Happy Stampers Holiday Blog Hop – Stampin’ Up!

November Blog Hop

The Happy Stampers group is back with another blog hop!  Today, we have created projects with a holiday theme. This may be your first stop on the blog hop, or you may have linked to me from Amy Koender’s website. Either way, I hope you enjoy the projects I have in store for you today.  My projects today feature the Under the Tree Specialty DSP and the Festival of Trees stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  I just love how these turned out!

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For my birthday, my sister gave me a massage gift certificate, and I ended up winning a candle in a drawing from the spa.  I decided to create a custom box for the candle, using my gift box punch board and the fantastic Under the Tree Specialty DSP!

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The box fits the candle perfectly! I jazzed up the adorable package by creating a belly band and adorning it with a tag created using the Festival of Trees stamp set and coordinating Tree Punch.  I stamped my tree on whisper white card stock and then sandwiched it between two circles of craft card stock.  Add a star, and some other embellishments and presto… you have a super cute package that anyone would love to receive.

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For my card, I used the same elements to create a coordinated look.  I used the stars textured embossing folder on the card base, to add some extra dimension to the front of the card.  I like how it mirrors the star on top of the tree and adds extra texture to the design.  I also looped a little linen thread behind the tag to provide another interesting element.  I like how it all came together.

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I finished off the inside of my card, by adding a strip of the Under the Tree Specialty DSP to the inside of the card.  I am really pleased with how these projects turned out!

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Of course, a blog hop wouldn’t be complete without some blog candy!  One lucky reader who leaves me a comment will receive the Banner Blast stamp set and the Banner Punch.  To enter to win, leave me a comment telling me one of your favorite ways to use Stampin’ Up! products for the holidays.  I will announce the winner in my Tuesday Updates post on November 25th!  Good luck, I can’t wait to hear your comments.

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I hope you have enjoyed my projects today and that you will pin them to Pinterest.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list.  Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you are a fan of my work, and don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win that great blog candy!

Doing this blog hop has been a lot of fun.  Use the arrow buttons below to check out what Sandi MacIver has created for you today on the next stop of the journey.

If you happen to get lost, or want to go back and check out one of the posts, here is a list for you – and don’t forget to leave a little sweet comment on each blog for your chance to win blog candy!

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! Nov. 18-24

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through November 24th.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used for Today’s Projects

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Gift Box Punch Board Video Tutorial – Stampin’ Up!

Last week, I shared this adorable box that I created using the Gift Box Punch Board and the Bright and Beautiful stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  For this project, I altered the dimensions of the box, and I had several requests for a video tutorial to show how I did it.

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Your wish is my command!  By playing around with the Gift Box Punch Board, I discovered that the “start line” controls the size of the box’s base, and the size of the paper controls the height of the box.  However, if you change those things around, the diagonal score lines no longer match up, so you have to custom create the diagonals.  Check out my video to see how it is done.

 

 

I hope you are a fan of this project and will pin it to Pinterest for me.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list and card stock cuts.  Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you enjoy reading my posts.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  I also offer free catalogs to all of my customers.  If you are my customer or want to be my customer, please email me your name and mailing address.  I’ll be more than happy to send you a copy of our catalogs.  You can email me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

Blog Candy! Drumroll Please, and the winner is….

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I totally forgot to draw a winner for last week’s blog candy in my post yesterday!  The random number generator landed on comment number four, which was Elisha!  Please email me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com with your mailing address, and I will send you your prize!

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The Holiday Catalog is here… and it is AWESOME!

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WEEKLY DEALS for September 2-8.

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through September 8.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used for Today’s Projects

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.


Card Stock Cuts & Project Dimensions

For the box with the altered dimensions:

Card Stock: Lost Lagoon – 7-1/2″ x 7-1/2″

Start Line: I marked a line half way between the L and XL start lines and marked it on my punch board with a Sharpie marker.  I used this line for my vertical and horizontal score lines.

Diagonal Lines:  custom

2014 Holiday Catalog Blog Hop – Stampin’ Up!


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I have a special post for you today… It’s the Happy Stampers Holiday Catalog Blog Hop!  This may be your first stop on the blog hop, or you may have linked to me from Sandi MacIver’s website.  Either way, I hope you enjoy the projects I have in store for you today.  Yes, that’s right, projects, plural.  I have a trio of coordinated projects for you today featuring the Bright and Beautiful stamp set from the brand new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, which is live as of today!  You can finally order all those great holiday items that you have been waiting for!  I used many of the new products for today’s blog hop, and I’m excited to tell you all about them.

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My first project for you today is a shaker card created with the Bright and Beautiful stamp set.  I heat embossed the beautiful star images using silver Stampin’ Emboss powder, and cut out the window using the coordinating Stars framelits die.

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For the confetti, I punched tons of little stars using the brand new Star Confetti Punch from the holiday catalog.   I used a combination of Glimmer Paper and Silver Foil Sheets to add just the right amount of sparkle.  I also punched some matte stars from Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White card stock.  I just love how this card came together.

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For my second project, I continued the theme by maintaining the same color scheme and embossing technique for this adorable box and gift tag set.  The box was created using one of my new favorite tools, the Gift Box Punch Board!

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As I played around with the board, I found that if you change the paper size, but follow all the other directions, it changes the height of the box.  For this box, I used a 7-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ piece of card stock and scored at the Large vertical mark, and the XL horizontal mark.  (Note, when you change the dimensions, you have to do custom diagonals, by lining up the corners with the diagonal score groove.)

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What’s inside the box is almost as good as the box itself!  I just love these gift tags created using the Merry Everything stamp set and the new Note Tag Punch.  I am jumping for joy over these two.  They make creating gift tags a total breeze.  I also used my Scalloped and Angled Tag Topper Punches for some added dimension, but you could easily punch out a ton of gift tags and put them right on the top of a present without the extra layer.  In fact, I’ve got some sticker paper around here somewhere that is going to get a lot of stamping love this holiday season!

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Of course, a blog hop wouldn’t be complete without some blog candy!  So, I decided to create a gift card envelope for you using the same design elements as my box and card.  This one is created with another item that is sure to become a staple in my gift giving repertoire… the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies.  If you would like the chance to win this darling gift card holder and the decorative dots embossing folder, please leave me a comment to let me know what you think of my blog hop projects today.  I will announce the winner in my post next Tuesday, September 2.

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I hope you have enjoyed my projects today and that you will pin them to Pinterest.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list.  Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you are a fan of my work, and don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win that great notepad!

Doing this blog hop has been a lot of fun.  Use the arrow buttons below to check out what Amy Koenders has created for you today on the next stop of the journey.

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If you happen to get lost, or want to go back and check out one of the posts, here is a list for you – and don’t forget to leave a little sweet comment on each blog for your chance to win blog candy!

Amy Koenders – www.stampwithamyk.com

Marian Anderson –   http://craftingwithmarian.stampinup.net/blog

Trude Thoman – http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com/

Kristi Gray – www.stampingwithkristi.com

Denise Melia – www.Fivebichonsandme.blogspot.com

Sandi MacIver www.stampingwithsandi.com

Heather Van Looy http://www.handcraftingwithheather.com (You are here.)

 

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

The Holiday Catalog is Here!

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Visit my online store here.


$51 in FREE products ends Today!

Whether you are a hobbyist or someone interested in building your own business, this week will be a great time to join Stampin’ Up!  For one week only from August 21-28  for only $99 you will get your choice of $150 worth of product.  In addition, during the month of August you can order from the new Holiday catalog before it is available to the public (on August 28).  If you have at least $99 worth of product on your wish list, you really should consider this opportunity.  Being a demonstrator has SO MANY awesome benefits and the opportunity has zero risk!  If you are interested in learning more please contact me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com or click here fore more information.


WEEKLY DEALS for August 26 – September 1

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through September 1.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used for Today’s Projects

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.