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08/28/2009

Stampin' Addicts Holiday Mini Blog Hop

Welcome to the next stop on the Stampin' Addicts Happy Holidays Blog Tour! This tour will take you through more than 20 different blogs to showcase many of the new and exciting products in the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog. These products will be available for order starting September 1st. This tour runs from Saturday, August 29th to Monday, August 31st. Perhaps, you've come here via Cheryl Love to Stamp & Scrap fantastic blog. Where she just featured Merry and Bright, and Icicle Rubons! If you're just jumping on from here, have no worries! The tour will circle around to the beginning, so you can see all of the wonderful and inspiring projects! At the end of my projects is the link to take you to the next stop! The stamp set that I am featuring from the Holiday Mini is Serene Snowflakes item#115438. My first project that I am sharing is a card! The base is Sahara Sand, then Soft Suede, next is some of the yummy New Designer Series Paper Christmas Cocoa Specialty. I took the cutter kit and using the distressing tool I roughed up the edges. I stamped 3 snowflakes in Soft Suede and added a pearl from the Pretties kit in the center snowflake. I wrapped some Kraft Taffeta Ribbon around and added some more pearls. In the bottom right hand corner I used the saying from Four the Holidays (another Holiday Mini stamp set) I inked it in VersaMark and then in Soft Suede and stamped one the DSP. Next I poured clear embossing powder over it and heat set it. Viola one easy but elegant card done!


Supplies Used~

Stamp Set
~Serene Snowflakes, Four the Holidays
Ink
~Soft Suede, Versamark
Paper~ Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, DSP Christmas Cocoa Specialty
Acc.~Cutter Kit, Clear Embossing powder, Pretties Kit, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals

For my second project I created this cute little Purse Scrapbook! I used the Big Shot along with my Top Note die for the top. I stamped the snowflakes in Soft Suede Classic Ink on Soft Suede. I made my little medallion by stamping a snowflake in Soft Suede on Sahara Sand Card stock, I punched it out and layered it on Soft Suede, and Sahara Sand
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Inside view I flipped over the 1/2 polka-dot Soft Suede ribbon and used the back side with out the dots.



Supplies Used~

Stamp Set~ Serene Snowflakes
Ink~
Soft Suede
Paper~Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, DSP Christmas Cocoa Specialty
Acc.~ Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, 1 1/4 Circle Punch, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Pretties Kit, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, 1/2 polka-dot Soft Suede Grosgrain Ribbon

My 3rd project was a scrapbook page of my husband and I and our dog gizmo! My base was Sahara Sand I sponged Soft Suede ink around the edges. Then I took a piece of Soft Suede Textured card stock and stamped my snowflakes in Soft Suede randomly all over. I took a piece of DSP Christmas Cocoa Specialty paper and sponged the edges with Soft Suede and placed it in the center. I added the lattice cut out and set a pearl from the Pretties kit in the center of each. On my photo mat I sponged Soft Suede on the Sahara Sand card stock, then the Soft Suede I stamped the snowflakes around the edges. My journal piece is Sahara Sand, in the background I stamped the Snowflakes in Sahara Sand to give it that tone on tone effect. I sponged the edges with Soft Suede, placed it on dimensionals and added the pretties pin to it.



Supplies~

Stamp Set
~ Serene Snowflakes
Ink
~ Soft Suede, Sahara Sand
Paper
~Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Designer Series Paper Christmas Cocoa Specialty
Acc.~
Big Shot, Stampin' Up! Lattice Bigz Die, Pretties Kit, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Sponge

This completes my tour of Serene Snowflakes! Hope you enjoyed my projects now you want to head over to Paula's Bog Stamping with Paula were she is has some awesome projects featuring our Decor Elements and Wood Blocks from the Holiday Mini.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great hop! Holly

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