Thursday, August 28, 2014

Happy Stamper's Holiday Catalog Blog Hop

Happy Stampers Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Blog Hop

 


Stampin' Up! Wonderous Wreath stamp set creation by Trude Thoman http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com


 Hello!
Welcome to our Blog Hop, thanks for stopping by.

I have two fall projects (and a bonus) created with the Wondrous Wreath stamp set. I wanted to show you that this set is versatile. You can use it for more than Christmas projects. It just takes a little switching out of the colors.

In this case I chose to use the baby wipe technique because it allows me to add spots of color quickly without coloring in each individual leaf. You can view a You Tube video of this technique here. I like to make multiple cards at one time when I am using this technique so that I get the best use of my supplies.

Stampin' Up! Wonderous Wreath stamp set fall card by Trude Thoman http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com

I stamped the kraft paper background with the acorn trio from the "For All Things" stamp set. I used VersaMark watermark ink.

For the banner I used the banner and sentiment from the "For All Things" stamp set. I used Hello Honey ink and stamped off once before stamping the banner onto Whisper White card stock. I used Rich Razzleberry ink for the sentiment, also for the ribbon and Rich Razzleberry card stock for the small pennant.The ribbon is 1/8" Crushed Curry Taffeta.

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The second project is a bag topper. I used a cellophane bag, but the kraft paper bags in the catalog would be cute too! Do you like the foggy effect on the bag? That is what happens when the room temperature is over 90 degrees and the cookies come out of the freezer and straight into the bag! It's a frosty effect, just for fall ☺.
Stampin' Up! Wonderous Wreath stamp set fall treat bag topper by Trude Thoman http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com

Stampin' Up! Wonderous Wreath stamp set fall treat bag topper by Trude Thoman http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com

I used the Tangelo Twist ink for the ribbon on this wreath. I punched a circle of Rich Razzleberry card stock and attached it behind the wreath so that it would 'pop'. For this project I chose the gold Baker's twine as the ribbon. I attached it to a base created with Kraft paper and the Window Frames collection framelit which is stamped with Rich Razzleberry ink and the swirl stamp from Everything Eleanor.

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For the bonus project I created a place card holder that is also a treat box.I used kraft paper, my pre-made wreath (remember, I stamped all the wreaths at once to get the most out of my supplies), and Hello Honey 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon. Here's the video tutorial that I followed to create this box.
It is quite easy and would really look cute on a Thanksgiving table next to each place setting.

Stampin' Up! Wonderous Wreath stamp set fall place card holder/ party favor by Trude Thoman http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com

These are the products I used for both of these projects:

Kraft card stock #133674
Very Vanilla card stock #101650
Rich Razzleberry card stock #115316
Cellophane Bags #133770
Polka Dot Tag and Bag Gift Bags #135503 (cute alternative to the cellophane bags)
Gold Metallic Baker's Twine #132975
Hello Honey 3/8" stitched Satin ribbon #133671
Crushed Curry 1/8" Taffeta ribbon #134585
Everything Eleanor stamp set- wood #131987, clear #124164
For All Things stamp set- wood #135152, clear #135155
Wondrous Wreath stamp set and matching framelit bundle- #137624
Tangerine Tango reinker #111841
Hello Honey ink pad #133643
Tangelo Twist ink pad #133646
Rich Razzleberry ink pad #126950
Rich Razzleberry reinker #115664
Old Olive reinker #100531
Sahara Sand reinker #105220
VersaMark watermark ink pad #102283
Angled Tag Topper punch #133324
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One of my lucky blog readers will receive this Library card journal that I made, a package of Baker's twine, and a stack of hand made designer paper envelopes.

Blog Hop Candy

Journal pages
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List of blog hop participants:

Trude Thoman (that's me) -  http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com/2014/08/happy-stampers-holiday-catalog-blog-hop.html
Kristi Gray –  www.stampingwithkristi.com
Sandi MacIver - www.stampingwithsandi.com
Amy Koenders –  www.stampwithamyk.com

Please 'follow' my blog. I share ideas regularly and sometimes even add some blog candy! If you follow my blog you won't miss it ☺

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Have a Happy Stamping Day!
Trude 

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56 comments:

  1. Wow Trude, your projects are beautiful! I love the colors that you used...and your "frosty" cookies look just yummy to me. :)

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  2. I LOVE all of your projects. This has made me want to do the baby wipe technique again. (forget about this) Thank you for the chance to win your blog candy!!!

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    1. Yup, the baby wipe technique is an oldie but goody. I use it about once a year on stamps that look lovely with a profusion of colors. It is so much easier than individual inking with a marker!

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  3. totally adorable projects today Trude and those cookies look yummy!

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  4. I think this wreath is going to be my favorite item in the holiday catalog - so versatile!! And the work of art stamp set in the new catalog. I think I've used it more than any other stamp set ever!
    Your cards are beautiful!! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

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    1. You are right, that's what I think too. I have a card ready to post that is a Christmas wreath, but non-traditional, so keep watching my blog. Better yet, subscribe so you don't miss it!
      How about a pink or blue baby card using the wreath? ☺ Just doing a bit of brain-storming here!

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  5. I guess this is a stamp set that I must order. I love the way you made it fall. Beautiful cards and bags Trude. thanks for sharing

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  6. I love your projects! I am a fall type of gal. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
    Blessings, Deborah

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    1. Thanks for commenting Deborah. Fall is full of beautiful colors and I tried to bring that into my creations. :Please follow my blog so that you can see what else I have planned for this set!

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  7. Fabulous Fall wreath...I must get out the baby wipes and try that! Love the colors you used.

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    1. Yes, you should try it! One hint, to get more color spots on the stamp area, use small dots of color distributed around the baby wipe. They do start blending quickly but I was able to get about 4 good wreath prints before the colors started looking muddy. Good luck with it.

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  8. Oh please don't make me select just one of your fabulous creations! All of them are amazing!!! I just love how you made them for packaging. The uses are endless in this fashion. The Wreath is going to be perfect for all seasons I can see it now! Thanks for the inspiration!


















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    1. LOL, I won't make you choose. I think I see a springtime card using this baby wipe technique...don't you?!

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  9. Love the Fall colors, and the bag topper is super cute!

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    1. Did you see the blog candy? It reminded me of the journals that we created (your idea) at church 5 or more years ago, to record things we were thankful for. These would be perfect for that too!
      Thanks for looking and commenting. Follow my blog to see more!

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  10. I love the fall colors in your projects. I plan on casing a few.
    My favorite product is the gift card thinlet...at least for now.

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    1. I don't have the gift card thinlet yet, but a friend does, and I'm waiting to see what she creates with it.
      CASE away! Then share with me what you have created!

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  11. Love the Fall wreath, I see this set as being very versatile. Janet/jrghathcoat@yahoo.com

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    1. Yes, in the catalog it looks nice, but when you start playing with it you will come up with many great ideas for its use. Thanks for the comment Janet.

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  12. My 2 favorite products from the Holiday mini-catalog are both stamp sets: For All Things on page 41 of the catalog and Seasonally Scattered on page 43 of the catalog. Both have lots of options. This is a great Holiday catalog.

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    1. I have used the 'For All Things' set on several projects so far. In fact, if it is a fall project, I find myself reaching for it over and over again! I just created my first project with the Seasonally Scattered, so stay tuned...in fact follow my blog so you don't miss it! I agree, I like this holiday catalog...at least about 95% of it!

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  13. I absolutely love your colorful wreath's. How pretty with the Rich Razzleberry added in there. Just great project idea's. Thanks so much for sharing! So very nicely done!

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    1. Thank you. Yup, I haven't used Rich Razzleberry very often, but in this project I think it really called for it.

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  14. Love the color combo used on the wreath, you did great on all three projects.

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    1. Thanks LM. There are so many fall colors to choose from and Stampin' Up! has such a big selection, that sometimes it is hard to decide!

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  15. Beautiful projects Trude! I love the wreath in fall colors.

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    1. There are so many color possibilities though. I can imagine it in spring colors, but I haven't figured out a summer version yet.

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  16. Beautiful colors! Love your wreath.

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  17. Nice use of the wreath stamp. I love the Makinng Spirits bright stamp set. I think its funny and can make cute cards for lots of occassions. Thanks for the blog hop.
    (this is my second post since I did not see my first post) - Amy S

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    1. Hmmm, lost in cyberspace I guess.
      Yes, I can see that set being used for more that just holidays.
      Thanks for commenting, twice ☺☺

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  18. My favorite is Endless Wishes. I see "endless" possibilities with this one!! Great fall wreath. K. Boyer

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    1. Thanks for commenting. Yes, I was wondering when someone would mention that set. The snowflakes are cute (I like snowflake stamps) and the font is fun. I guess I should add it to my wish list!

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  19. the wondrous wreath is my favorite thanks

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    1. Thanks for commenting Marge.
      Wondrous Wreath is a great set. I love the sentiments in the set too. I'm looking forward to seeing what others do with this set.

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  20. I love the fall wreaths! Ornamental Pine may be my favorite from this catalog; can't wait for it to arrive. An anxious to try a variety of wreaths. I LOVE the library card mini - so clever. Oh, how I would love this. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. but if you win the journal, who will I announce was the winner....anonymous! ☺
      I wonder if the Ornamental Pine is too large to create some wreaths with...hmmm.
      Probably would have to be a very large card or a gift bag or a scrapbook page. Thanks for your comments anonymous ☺

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  21. Oh, Trude! Those wreaths are just soooo cute! I love the technique hints and am anxious to try the baby wipes ;-) Fellow teachers that we are . . . I really just love all the color you used!
    I just got a box of goodies to try and can hardly wait to use the Holiday Home . . . so much versatility! Who can resist teeny tiny bats and spider webs?! And, that cute lamp post! Wow! So much to try ;-)
    nancy p

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    1. You're right...we are going to be busy creating so many pretty cards and projects with all these fun stamps!
      Yup, I've been stuck on Holiday Home too and will be posting some of the results here on my blog soon.
      Thanks for your comments Nancy.

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  22. There are a lot of products I am in love with in this catalog but this wreath set is at the top of my list! And the technique is fantastic. Going to give it s try for sure!

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    1. I agree with you, there are many sets in this catalog that are on my wish list, or that I already have and just need to sit down and try! I think the leaves in the For All Things set would be fun to try the baby wipe technique on too.

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  23. Fabulous projects. Love the fall colors. My fav item in the catalog is Holiday Home. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

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    1. Stay tuned for some cards that I have created with Holiday Home. In fact, "follow" my blog so that you see what I do with the set!

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  24. For all things, Endless Wishes, stars EIF & punch, festival of trees w/ punch, I'm thankful for & trim the trees dsp pack are my favorites--hope multiples is ok :) Andrea H

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    1. LOL, couldn't choose just one! Me neither ☺. I like all of your choices too and hopefully will soon have all of them. The Stars are on my next order.

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  25. Love how you used your wreath stamp on your goodie bags - great bag!

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    1. Thanks, I don't think of doing bags often, but this wreath just begged me to be on one! ☺

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  26. Great job on the fall set. I hadn't thought of using the wreath like that and will reconsider ordering it! I still think my fave in the catalog though is the star set!

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    1. I think you would find other things to use it for, future occasions, the base for a spring floral wreath?
      Yes, I have seen some real elegant cards with the star set. Can't wait to get my hands on it.

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  27. Hi Trude,
    How do you get the nice sharp image on the photopolymer stamp? I've tried and it just doesn't work so well for me. Thanks so much.

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    1. Hi Susanne,
      What type of ink pad are you using? If you are using the old style with the woven top you will get a slight "pattern". If you are using the new foam pads there are several things you can try: You can rub the surface of the stamp with your thumb, this usually helps the ink stay distributed more evenly on the photopolymer stamps. If that doesn't take care of the problem (usually works for me) you might try washing the die with dish soap to make sure any mold release that was used in the manufacturing is removed. If you still have a problem, try using a white eraser on the surface, very gently. Also make sure that your foam ink pad isn't starting to dry out, or that it doesn't have dry spots in the most used areas, just be careful not to over-ink the pad.
      If you are having difficulty only when you are doing the baby wipe method, make sure that your baby wipes have a smooth surface, the first ones I tried had dots on the surface and you could see it in the stamped wreath. Also, I always fold my baby wipes so that there are several layers. Let me know if you are still having problems.

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    2. Oh, I forgot to mention the paper. If you are using Stampin' Up! Whisper White paper you will get a better result because the surface is smoooooth. If you use some other store brands of card stock there is more of a texture and it will not produce as crisp of a stamped image.

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    3. Thank you so much! I appreciate your help and I really LOVE following all the creative things you do.

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