Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Under the Tree Bow Wreath - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome to another Artisan Design Team Blog! Today we are sharing our last projects from the November box. You know by now that everyone is amazing and you don't want to miss anything, so remember to click the next button to visit everyone.


I love this little Christmas wreath, but this is actually my third idea for it. I originally wanted to have bows all the way around the wreath. However, I didn't have enough bows and it wasn't as full as I had imagined. The next idea was to use the Cherry Cobbler Sheer Ribbon to make a burlap loop style wreath with a few bows on the side. Obviously this ribbon doesn't have the same texture as burlap, so it didn't hold in place. Onto Plan C - still some bows on the side, but instead of looping the ribbon I came up with a unique weave.

The heavier Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper was great for making the bows. This sturdier paper holds up so nicely and you can tell they will last for quite a while. I made the bows fuller with the Gift Bow Die to resemble what I think of as a Christmas bow. I simply cut out four of the double loop pieces and one single loop piece and layered them on top of one anther. Hot glue is the best and easiest adhesive for this.


I happened upon this braided look with the Cherry Cobbler Sheer Linen Ribbon by accident when trying to achieve the loop look. All I did was weave the ribbon back and forth through the center of a wire wreath frame. I love the look it created! It is something totally different than any other wreath I've seen. This is totally not what I had planned for this wreath, but I'm really happy with how it turned out and it will definitely be used this Christmas!

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Kaitlyn


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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Four Feathers Thanks - Monday Montage


Hey! Welcome to another Monday Montage Blog Hop! I'm excited to share this card with you today. I need to send out some thank you cards, so I pulled out one of my favorite stamp sets to make this gorgeous card.


I started making this card with a few other colors, but decided that Blackberry Bliss and Gold was perfect for an elegant fall card. The "thanks" from Another Thank You pairs beautifully with the Four Feathers stamp set. A little bit of Gorgeous Grunge add some interest and fun to the card.


What makes this card really special is all those layers. Some Gold Foil Vellum, Blackberry Bliss Ribbon, Venetian Crochet Trim, stitching, and Gold Baker's Twine all work together to bring this card over the top. The feathers are also heat embossed, in clear and gold, to add some shine and extra love. 

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I know everyone else has something great to share with you, so hit the next button to check it out!

Smiles :)
Kaitlyn


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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Gratitude for Days Boxes - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hi all! Are you ready to see some amazing projects??? This week on the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop, we are sharing the projects we created to be featured on Stampin' Up!'s Facebook. As always, click the next button at the end of each post to visit everyone.

The Gratitude for Days Simply Created Kit is adorable, but I didn't have much use for it as it was intended. So I started thinking about what else I could make with it. Since treat boxes are always a favorite of mine to create, I used those little pockets from the kit to make these gems.


I paired two matching pattern pockets for the front and back and made side pieces with card stock that matched the inside of the pockets. What would have been considered the front of the pockets is what I attached to each other for the bottom of the box. One of those cute office clips from the kit keeps it closed perfectly!


I love the thick gray twine that is included in the kit and had to find a way to use it. As it turns out, it is great for tying closed some treat filled cellophane bags to put in the boxes!


There are enough matching pieces to make ten boxes. (You will only find nine here because one of my favorite furry friends got a hold of one with a cookie in it. See the tenth one on Facebook tomorrow.) Of course you could get 15 if you mixed some patterns. Totally up to you!


I decorated all of the boxes with the note cards and some of the stickers that are also included in the kit (this kit has so much in it!). I  trimmed the note cards down slightly to fit the front better. Most of the stickers were cut in half so that they could be seen behind the sentiments while hiding the numbers.


I also used the Gratitude for Days stamp set and coordinating inks to bring life into these boxes. Some ribbon and twines were perfect for some texture to finish them off. So what do you think? Now you totally want the Gratitude for Days Simply Created Kit, don't you?

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Kaitlyn


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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Christmas Photo Booth - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hey all! Welcome to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! Let me just tell you that all of these ladies are truly awesome! I'm so incredibly grateful to be included in the same group as them. Today, I am super excited to share this project with you!


When I seen the Festive Designer Kraft Paper Rolls, I thought the would be perfect for a photo booth backdrop. It couldn't be any easier; just hang up a couple of sheets of one pattern and you are done!


Then I made a bunch of photo booth props to go with the backdrop. I decided to with a Christmas theme and made a Santa hat and beard, elf hat and glasses, snowman top hat and carrot nose, reindeer antlers and nose, and a simple "Merry Christmas" banner.


I just hand drew the shapes on pieces of card stock and cut them out with my Paper Snips. Then I just hot glued a wooden skewer on the backs of them. It took no time to make all of them with such simple shapes! 


I put all of my props in a little metal bucket decorated with some Cherry Cobbler Linen Ribbon. I added a little tag to encourage people to take some photos! I think this photo booth would be great at any holiday party! You wouldn't even need a camera set up - just let everyone take photos with their smart phones.


I tried to get some action shots with my dogs as the models, but that didn't go so well. Every time I got down on their level, they just wanted me to love them! Still, I think you get the idea and how much fun it would be!

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Kaitlyn


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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Blendabilities and Vellum - Monday Montage


Welcome to another Monday Montage Blog Hop! These ladies always have awesome projects, and I can't wait to see what they have created! The card I have to share with you is simple, but very pretty.


On this card, I colored the flowers from the Flower Shop stamp set with Melon Mambo Blendabilites. Instead of stamping and coloring them on Whisper White Card Stock, I embossed the image on Vellum Card Stock and colored on the back of the image. This creates a soft look that is really pretty and delicate.


As you know, I love a simple card that still has a wow. On this card I let those flowers, punched out with the Pansy Punch, be the star. I framed them with the Apothecary Accents Framelit Dies and added a touch of Silver Ribbon for some shine. 

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Smiles :)
Kaitlyn


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