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Creativity Abounds Blog Hop...Christmas Packaging

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Welcome to the Creativity Abounds Blog Hop!  We are a group of international Stampin' Up!® demonstrators.  We hop together on the third Wednesday of every month.  Our hops focus around a particular bundle, holiday, occasion or product suite.  Every month we create a tutorial bundle. We also offer a quarterly stamp camp.  The next stamp camp will be in February 2023 and will feature a suite from the 2023 January-April Mini Catalog.  We look forward to sharing more information soon!

This month our theme is Gift Packaging/Gift Giving.  What a timely topic!  The projects we feature on this blog hop are different than the ones in the tutorial bundle.  We love sharing lots of ideas.

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I had so much fun coming up with this little box.  It would be perfect for a gift of jewelry or a beautiful chocolate truffle.  

  • Cut 2 Mini Pocket Envelopes from the Celebrate Everything DSP (Stampin' Reward choice).
  • Trim off the tabs along the bottom of the envelope.
  • Score 1-1/4" (3 cm) from the bottom edge.
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  • Trim off part of the side tab (portion that is below the score line) and cut from the bottom up to the score line as shown above.
  • Attach the tab edge to the straight edge of the second envelope. 
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  • Attach the remaining tab to the other straight edge.
  • Pinch the shorter sides in.
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  • Fold the bottom flaps in and secure with adhesive.
  • Punch two holes on the top (front and back).
  • Run Polished Pink ribbon through the holes and tie a bow.
  • Die cut 2 detailed holly leaves (1 large and 1 small) using the Holly Berry Dies in Silver Foil.
  • Die cut 2 solid holly leaves (1 large and 1 small) using the Holly Berry Dies in Parakeet Party Glimmer Paper.
  • Adhere the silver foil detailed leaves over the solid Parakeet Party Glimmer Paper leaves.
  • Color a small piece of White Glimmer Paper with a Polished Pink Stampin' Blend.
  • Punch 9 small circles.  I used the Dots and Spots die.
  • Attach the Polished Pink circles in 3 clumps of 3 circles to the leaves.
  • Attach the leaves to the box with Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Now it is time to check out what the rest of the team created.

 

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

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Place a $50 order through my online store and receive this bundle (13 tutorials!!)  as a thank you.  You can also purchase the tutorial bundle for $15.00.  Please contact me (sharon@astheinkdries.com) if you would like to purchase the tutorial.

 

Seasonal sale 11-2022

  • 10% off all punches
  • 15% of all stamps (Host stamp sets are not included in this sale)
  • 20% off all dies
  • 20% off all embossing folders
  • 20% off all non-specialty and non-assortment Designer Series Paper

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Celebrate Everything DSP Rosettes

It is time for another Festive Friday Challenge!  National Family PJ Day is the festivity we are featuring on the Festive Friday Challenge. What is the Festive Friday Challenge?  The Festive Friday Challenge is a bi-weekly challenge that has an Inspo List.  What is an Inspo List?  Every challenge has an Inspo list  aka as an inspiration list, that has 10 items on it and those 10 items were inspired by a particular holiday, celebration or festivity.  You need to use 3 items from the Inspo list on your project.  You do not have to incorporate the festivity into your challenge but if you want to, you can.  Here is a link to more information about how to participate in the challenge.

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This challenge was definitely challenging for me.  We are currently in the process of moving and have just a small selection of stamping supplies with me.  I had to really dig deep to figure out something to make for this challenge.  I ended up choosing paper folding, family sentiment, and circles from the Inspo List.  

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I started with the Peekaboo Treat Bags.  These bags are so handy and are great for packaging  gifts and are also food safe.  When you order them you will get 10 bags (5 in kraft and 5 in white).   The bags are gusseted so it can accommodate contents that are a little bulky.   I made little rosettes using the Celebrate Everything DSP.   This Designer Series Paper is a Stampin' Reward in the 2022 July-December Mini Catalog.  Stampin' Rewards are earned based on the order totals for an order whether from a party or an individual order. 

The rosettes were made using strips cut 3/4" and 1" wide and 12" long.  The DSP strips were scored at 1/4" intervals and folded alternating between mountain and valley folds.  The end was joined and brought together to form the rosette.  To secure the rosette shape I placed glue along the center and placed the circle on top.  I let them sit so the glue had a change to set up and then did the same on the back of the rosettes.  If I had a glue gun I would have used that as it would have set up faster.  

I searched the limited amount of stamps I have with me and couldn't find one that had a family sentiment. I then remembered that I just recently received the Alphabest bundle (stamp set and coordinating punch).  I stamped out my husband's name on another circle cut using the Stylish Shapes dies.  His name is the shortest and best fit on the little circle.  I finished the package up using some Black Baker's Twine.   The Peekaboo Treat Bags have little notches on the sides near the top opening which keeps the twine in place.  

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team.

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Melva Peters

Jaydee

Diane Evans 

Joanne James

Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to seeing your creation in the Festive Friday gallery!

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Creativity Abounds Blog Hop...Hues of Happiness

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Welcome to the Creativity Abounds Blog Hop!  We are an international group of Stampin' Up!® demonstrators that come together monthly to do this blog hop and we also prepare a tutorial bundle.  

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This month our theme is the Hues of Happiness Suite.  The projects we are sharing on the hop are bonus projects that will be demonstrated during the Hues of Happiness stamp camp's Facebook Lives this weekend.  We won't be posting any instructions on how to make these projects since we will be demonstrating them during the stamp camp.  If you have registered for the Hues of Happiness stamp camp you should have received the make and take card kits for the projects featured in the tutorial.   We will be announcing the next stamp camp soon!  Join my mailing list or subscribe to the blog feed for all the updates.

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I made this bag that holds  4-6 cards (depending on how chunky your cards are)  and envelopes.  I like to package my cards and gift them.  They make nice hostess/host gifts and favors.   

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You could also use this bag to package other fun things like a mug cake packet, spoon and birthday candle.  It is a useful size (4-1/2" x 6") and you can decorate it in all kinds of fun ways.  

Time to check out all the great projects the Creativity Abounds team created using the Hues of Happiness Suite.

Thanks for stopping by,

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Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Pick of the Crop

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Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop! We are all fans of this monthly crafting kit and want to share with you our enthusiasm for this box of fun and creativity. The beauty of the Paper Pumpkin kit is that you can follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as they were designed, or use the supplies as a starting point and let your creativity run wild. On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas with you on how to use the June 2022 Pick of the Crop kit.  This kit contains the supplies to create 9 cards and a muslin card sized tote.  The tote is perfectly sized to hold a gift of cards.  

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I needed to package a little gift and thought this card base would make a cute box.   To decorate the box I also used 2 sprigs of lavender, a tag and twine from the kit.  I used a  few Iridescent Rhinestones that are not part of the kit and a Night of Navy ink pad.  

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  • Starting at the fold along the printed card front, score at 1" and 3" and then trim of 1/4" from the front edge
  • Starting at the fold along the solid blue back of the card, score at 2" and 2-1/2".  Cut on the 2-1/2" score line.
  • Along the bottom edge of the card, score at 1".
  • From the bottom edge of the card cut on the score line up to the 1" score line. 
  • Cut off the 1/2" tab.

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Here's what I packaged in the box...lavender soap!  Pretty perfect huh?  

Now it is time for you to hop on to see what Charmaine has created for you with the Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin kit.

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Daffodils in a Bag

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  This week it is a color challenge.

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This color combination reminded me of the Flowering Fields 12" x 12" DSP.  Now I realize that Evening Evergreen is not listed as one of the colors in the DSP.  I think it was an oversight and that is what I am going with.  

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I cut two 6" x 6" pieces of DSP and created this little tote.  The Evening Evergreen handles were cut using a die in the All Dressed Up dies. The ribbon is the Evening Evergreen Windowpane Checked ribbon.  This is the first time I have used the ribbon and it is lovely.  I would love this ribbon in lots of different colors.  It is crisp, ties beautifully and holds its shape, all good things.  The sentiment is from the Flowering Tulips set and I love the font.

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Spring is coming!  The daffodils are beginning to pop up here and I thought a few daffodils for this bag would be cute.  In addition I will probably throw in some candy and a tea bag or 2.  This would be so fun to make as  favors for a luncheon.

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Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team created for the color challenge. 

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Creativity Abounds Blog Hop...Gift Packaging

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Welcome to the Creativity Abounds Blog Hop.  We are a group of international Stampin' Up! demonstrators who hop together monthly.  The Creativity Abounds Blog Hop goes live the third Wednesday of the month.  We  create monthly tutorial bundles-see below to see how you can receive then and also quarterly virtual stamp camps.  This month we are focusing on gift packaging on both the blog hop and the tutorial bundle.  Enjoy the hop and all the ways you can wrap it up!

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Need a cute way to gift some chocolate?  This little box is an Acetate Card Box cut in half.  You can fit 9 Nuggets in it.  

  1. Cut the Acetate Box in half.  Fold the tabs and close up on end of the box.
  2. Adhere the 4-3/8" x 2-7/8" DSP to the outside of the box ( back/outside of the box).
  3. Adhere the strip of DSP to the Real Red CS.  The strip will fit between the score lines.  
  4. Apply Stampin' Seal + to the Real Red CS (below the 2nd score line on the same side as the strip of DSP.
  5. Insert the Real Red CS into the box and secure.  This will cover up the adhesive showing from step 2).
  6. Tie the ribbon around the flap and make a bow.
  7. Attach the Snowflake to the flap using Stampin' Dimensionals.  Secure the ribbon down with a dimensional.
  8. Wrap the Nuggets with 1" x 3-1/8" strips of DSP.

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You can hide a gift card behind the nuggets.  Coffee and chocolates, what a great little gift!

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You could also fill the little box up with tags.  

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These tags were made using the Tailor Made Tags, Stitched Rectangle dies, Frosted Gingerbread stamp set, and the Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP.

I know there are many other little treats that would fit in this little package.  Be sure to let me know what you put in your box!

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Now it is time to check out all the other stops in the hop!  

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Thanks for stopping by!

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I used a few items that are available on the Seasonal Sale (Nov. 16-18)  10% off Cardstock, 15% off Ink Pads (Stampin' Up! colors), 20% off Dies (Annual Catalog).

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Place a $50 order through my online store and receive this bundle (14 tutorials!!)  as a thank you.  You can also purchase the tutorial bundle for $15.00.  Please contact me (sharon@astheinkdries.com) if you would like to purchase the tutorial.


Christmas Season Tag

Time for a new Festive Friday Challenge!  What is the Festive Friday Challenge?  The Festive Friday Challenge is the challenge that has an Inspo List aka Inspiration List that is inspired by a festivity.  This challenge the festivity  is National Cookie Day.  What a fantastic festivity!  I am always up for a good cookie!  

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To play along with the challenge you need to pick 3 items from the Inspo List and use them on your project.   You can always use more than 3 items from the list.  Your project doesn't have to be based around the festivity but it can.  

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I was surprised to find that I didn't have a cookie image among my stamp sets.  Cookies are among my favorite baked goods and I thought for sure I would have a cookie stamp somewhere.  I found cakes, cupcakes, and even figgy pudding but no cookies.  I chose from the Inspo List circle, brown, ivory, and swirls.  

The circle is the piece of wood that is the base of the tag.  The brown is the fabulous acorn made using the Christmas Season stamp set.  It is a 2 step stamp and I used Early Espresso and Soft Suede ink and cut it out using the Seasonal Labels Dies.   The ivory is represented by the Very Vanilla CS that all the images were stamped on.  Finally, the swirls are a little hard to see but they are in the background cut from white glitter paper.  The die is a retired Stampin' Up! die set,  Swirly Scribbles.  I was also going to also list cookies but since these are store bought shortbread cookies and the only thing I did was put them in a plastic sleeve, I decided it might not really count.   

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Once the cookies are consumed the tag can be used as an ornament.  

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For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team.

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert you are here

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters

Jaydee

Diane Evans

Joanne James

Thanks for stopping by!
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Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop...3-D Projects


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Welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday blog hop!  Today on this international blog hop there are 22 stops.  You will hop from New Zealand to Hawaii with lots of stops and time zones in between.  The theme for this month is 3D projects.  

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I love a fun bag and so I used the All Dressed Up die and the True Love DSP to create this one.  I will warn you, I generally try and use just one or 2 stamp sets or dies on a project but on today's project I went a little wild and just pulled dies from lots of different sets.  I wanted to up the cute a little so I made some bag charms to dress up my tote.

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The fun tassel was created by cutting a 1" strip of DSP and then cutting 3/4" or so slits the length of the DSP.  I then rolled it up and glued as I rolled to form the tassel.  The little Magenta Madness butterfly was cut using the  Butterfly Beauty dies and attached it to a little black circle.  The heart was cut using the Snail dies and mounted on the tag from the Hydrangea dies.   I added some Shimmer Crystal Effects to the heart and oh I love the shine, dimension, and the little bit of glitter it adds.

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This is  a teabag.  It holds the 3-1/8" x 3-1/8" Acetate Card box filled with color coordinating tea.  Yes, I bought this tea because of the color.  Do you ever do that?  The acetate box holds 4 teabags and fits perfectly in the tote.  

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I wrapped a 2-1/4" strip of the DSP around the acetate box.  The white ribbon is from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo pack.  I do like this ribbon a lot, it ties nice crisp bows.  I added a few flowers that were cut using the Pierced Blooms dies.  I added the Shimmer Crystal Effects to the center of each flower.  

I hope you liked my TeaBag!  Now it is time to hop on over to see what the talented Teri West has created for you!

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Here is a list of all the stops on the hop.

Jan Clothier - NZ

Leonie Stuart - AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Cheryll Miller - AU

Melissa Gifford - AU

Danielle Kassing - NL

Satomi Wellard

Ximena Morales - DE

Aurélie Fabre - FR

Mikaela Titheridge - UK

Annette Ball - CA

Angie McKenzie - US

Wendy Lee - US

Shel Anderson - CA

Chris Smith - US

Anne Marie Hile - US

Brenda Nelson - CA

Tricia Butts - US

Elaine de Montmorency - CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert - US- you are here

Teri West - US

Cheryl Hamilton - US

 

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Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

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Sweet Strawberry Treat Box

Sweet Strawberry Sunday!  Have you seen the Love You Always Treat Boxes?  They are on page 11 of the 2021 Jan-June Mini Catalog.  They are a matchbox style box and what I love about them is that they do not require any adhesive to put the box together.  The boxes are easy to assemble so you can focus your energy on the other important things like decorating them and what to put in them.

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I used the True Love Designer Series Paper and cut a piece 4" x 9-1/2" to wrap around the box sleeve.  I cut a large circle using the Layering Circles die and used that as my base to attach my strawberries, leaves and flowers to.  The sentiment which is also from the Sweet Strawberry stamp set was stamped on an oval cut from the Layering Ovals dies.  

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Inside I put some yummy strawberry candies.   This box is a good size and a great one to have in your stash.  It is easy and fun to decorate. 

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Thank you for stopping by and hope your Sunday is a sweet one!

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Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop...Tag Team

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Welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop!  We are Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all over the world sharing projects around a common theme.  This month the theme is Tag Team.  No we are not talking about wrestling (that was instantly what I thought of when I heard the theme!)  We are focusing on creating 2 projects that coordinate with each other.  Isn't that sooo much better than 4 sweaty wrestlers in tights?  

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I haven't used the Harvest Hellos stamp set and coordinating Apple Builder punch in a while.  Living in Washington State apples are a big deal.  Did you know Washington is the nation's top apple producing state?  It only makes sense that it also is the  state fruit.  Just a little trivia for you.  I paired the apple with the Heartwarming Hugs DSP.  The color palette just seemed to work and the designs fit the whole apple theme.  I will let you in on a secret, this pack of paper was not on my radar at all.  I just looked right past it so many times.  It took  a while for me to  see the  versatility of the the Heartwarming Hugs DSP and now I reach for it often.  This pack of paper has some of my favorite designs like polka dots, gingham, and stripes. 

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Both of the sentiments are from the Cute Fruit stamp set.  The Cute Fruit stamp set can be found in the Beginner Brochure.  Aren't the sentiments just a great fit with the Harvest Hellos set?  Here are the measurements of the paper I used.

  • Real Red 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (card base),  3-1/4" x 4-1/2" (cut using the Stitched So Sweetly die), 1-1/4" x 5" scored at 4" , 3' x 3" (Layering Circle die), 2" x  2-1/2" (apple)
  • Whisper White 3-1/4" x 4-1/2" (Stitched So Sweetly die),  2-3/4" x 2-3/4" (Stitched Shapes die), 3/4" x 2-3/4" (Stitched Rectangle die)
  • Heart Warming Hugs DSP 4" x 5-1/4",  2-5/8" x  3-3/4", 1" x 4"
  • Pear Pizzazz scrap pieces for 6 leaves
  • Soft Suede scrap piece for apple stem

Ready for the tag team project?

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The cute Little Treat Box which is big enough to hold my treat.  Hmm, what could it be?  Let's first talk about what I used to make the treat holder.  Since I am creating a coordinating treat I used another print from the Heartwarming Hugs DSP, the same ribbon used on the card, Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack, the Harvest Hello stamp, and the Apple Builder punch.  The apple was stamped in Mossy Meadow ink on Pear Pizzazz cardstock in fact Mossy Meadow ink is the only ink pad I used for both projects.  The leaves are Mossy Meadow CS and the stem Soft Suede CS.  The sentiment is from the Beauty Abounds stamp set.  The size of the sentiment was just right.

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The last time I went to the store I bought some "prop" candy and this is one of the things I bought.  It was a lucky purchase since it was perfect fit for the Little Treat Box Dies.  Here are the measurements of the paper I used.

  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP 5-3/4" x 7"  (this can be cut using a 6" x 6" piece of DSP)
  • Pear Pizzazz  CS 2" x 2-1/2"
  • Mossy Meadow CS scrap for 2 leaves
  • Soft Suede CS Scrap for the stem

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Now it is time for you to hop on over to see what the talented Teri West has created!

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Here's a list of all the stops on today's Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop!

Angela Meiritz-Reid - NZ

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Cazz Boylan - AU

Cheryll Miller - AU

Satomi Wellard - JP

Melissa Gifford - AU

Danielle Kassing - NL

Ximena Morales - DE

Aurélie Fabre - FR

Mikaela Titheridge - UK

Angie McKenzie - US

Mary Deatherage - US

Shel Anderson - CA

Chris Smith - US

Anne Marie Hile - US

Brenda Nelson - CA

Tricia Butts - US

Elaine de Montmorency - CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert - US

Teri West - US

Cheryl Hamilton - US

Thank you for stopping by! 

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ICS Blog Hop...Petal Pink

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Welcome to the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop!  This month we are hopping and sharing projects with the theme of It's a Girl Thing, Monochromatic style. 

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I have to tell you that it has been a struggle!  I had the hardest time figuring out what I wanted to make.  This is probably the 3rd or 4th thing I have made and well time is getting short so I am sticking with this one.  

I am a fan of Petal Pink.  We haven't always gotten along but it has definitely grown on me and I use it a lot.   This is an easy and fun way to package a treat.

  • 5-3/4" x 9-3/4" piece of Petal Pink CS scored at 2-3/4" x 7"
  • Seal up the back creating a flat open ended packet
  • Use the Ornate Floral 3-D Embossing Folder and emboss a 4" x 5-1/2" piece of Petal Pink Vellum (Perennial Essence Vellum)
  • Create Petal Pink Vellum flowers using the Magnolia Memory dies and the Perennial Flower punch.  Layer the two smaller 3 petal dies, then the Perennial Flower punch, and then the center in Petal Pink CS.  The circle in the middle of the flower is Petal Pink CS heat embossed with a mix of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and Clear Embossing Powder. 
  • Attach the flowers to the embossed piece of Petal Pink Vellum using Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Use glue dots or dots of liquid glue and apply to the back of the vellum where the flowers are.  This will prevent adhesive from showing through when you attach it to the packet.  Now adhere it to the front of the Petal Pink packet.  
  • Punch a hole in the center near the top of the packet (punching through the front and the back).  Insert one end of the Petal Pink ribbon through both holes. Place the brownie mix in the packet between the ribbon.  Push the brownie mix down into the packet until it is hidden.  Tie a bow at the top and cut the ribbon
  • Stamp in VersaMark ink the sentiment on Petal Pink CS and sprinkle White Embossing powder.  Emboss using the Heat Tool.  Cut out using the die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  Attach it to the front using a Stampin' Dimensional.

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This would make a great little favor or gift for a friend or co-worker.  Think of all the different kind of treats you could package like this!  Now it is time to check out what the talented Deb Naylor has made for you.

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