Friday, October 21, 2011

October 2011 Blog Hop: Holiday Hoopla

Welcome to the October SUStars blog hop.  I have some fun for you today.  This hop uses some of the new and great products from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog.  I chose to use the Warmest of Wishes Hostess stamp set.  I love this set because it uses my punches (I love my punches) with the stamps.  I made a Halloween treat box card and a Fall or Thanksgiving card.  Plus I got to use my new Simply Scored from the Mini Catty.  I love that and didn't even know I needed one.  How did I exist without one before? 

Let's get to it.  My inspiration for this box came from Splitcoast Stamper's tutorial by Melanie.  Here is the link if you are interested in learning more.

With the card I used one of my favorite and versatile dies for Mr. Big Shot - Tags.  I also used the 1-3/4" Scalloped Circle punch.  The Design Series Paper (DSP) in the catalog is Pick Your Poison but this bad person didn't get it int time this year.  I used the DSP from last year which isn't available any longer.  The colors were Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie.  Besides the Warmest of Wishes stamp set from the Mini Catalog I also used Wicked Cool from the big Catty.  To make the window in the box to show the candy I used the Modern Label punch.  The tutorial will show you how to do this.

The card and box already cut with some paper.  This is the front of the card.

Here's the other side of the box.

This view is the card closed with the box not put together.

The box put together with the card on the right.

For the Owl's costume I made the skirt out 2 of the scalloped circle punched papers.

The scalloped circle punch scored with the Simply Scored from one side of the petal to the other.  Then I cut one petal and accordion folded it.                
The darling owl in her costume.

To make the owl's costume I first stamped her in  Rich Razzleberry on Whisper White and punched her out with the Owl Builder.  Then to make the mask and bag I stamped them in Rich Razzleberry on Pumpkin Pie paper and cut them out.  I  added some rhinestones to the sides of the mask.  To make the witch's hat and boots I stamped and embossed from the Wicked Cool stamp set using black embossing powder.  The moon behind her is the 1-3/4" circle punch of Pumpkin Pie and sponged the edges.

I bet you have been asking what do I put in the box portion.  I used Hershey's Nuggets.  My personal favorite is the extra creamy Milk Chocolate with toffee and almonds, mmmmm.  I cut my paper 1"x3" and wrapped it around the nugget.  I really wish I had the It's a Wrap Holidays stamp set from the Mini Catalog  but it didn't get here in time since I didn't order it in time (duh).

The finished product.

Isn't this card and box set great?  I am really excited about this and can't wait to make more for Christmas presents.  Do you think I should make this for all my co-workers at the hospital?  I think it would be a ball and I would only need to make about 40 of them. 

My next project was a card I made for a Fall/ Halloween card exchange.   It isn't the same exactly since I added a few things.  Of course, I got to use my Mr. Big Shot to make the impressions on the three papers. 

I used Basic Black CS and Cherry Cobbler CS to mat the wreath stamped in Early Espresso on Whisper White paper.  I punched it out first with a circle punch in the middle then the rest of the wreath with the large scalloped circle punch.  The leaves were colored with my Stampin' Write Markers in all the colors used as CS. 

Here are the particulars of the card. 
Cardstock:  Garden Green, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, and Whisper White
Punches:  1" circle, large 2-3/8" scalloped circle, scallop oval, and large oval
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder: Square Lattice, Vintage Wallpaper, and Perfect Polka Dots

I really enjoyed making these projects.  If you have any questions let me know.  Thanks for coming by.  The next blog on the hop is Janice's.  There are 13 lucky blogs on this hop.  If you get lost go back to the SUStars home page.  Thanks for stopping by and hugs to you from me and licks from Roscoe (the swap eating dog).