Friday, October 10, 2014

Stampin' Addicts Winter Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Winter Holiday Blog Hop from Stampin' Addicts where we are featuring those Winter Holiday themed products from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. And there are some gorgeous new products and stamp sets so I hope you find lots of inspiration in this blog hop. I am featuring the Partridge & Pears stamp set, which is a beautifully stylized set with a tree image and two coordinating sentiments.
Partridge & Pears stamp set has this stylized version of a pear tree with the partridge (of course!) perched on one of the lower branches. I stamped this image onto Whisper White cardstock and then colored it with my Blendabilities Markers, although this image also colors very well with Blender Pens or Brush Tipped Markers as well. I added a few layers of cardstock with lots of Big Shot Embossing, including the Fancy Fan and Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. Our new Venetian Crochet Trim is so lovely and lacy. I layered the Venetian Crochet Trim over the banner and then added the Christmas wishes sentiment over this. The sentiment is punched with the Extra Large Oval Punch. The narrow mat of Old Olive underneath is punched from the Decorative Label Punch and then I snipped it across the middle to pull it a little wider to create a curvy mat for the Oval piece.
Stamps: Partridge & Pears
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Old Olive, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Memento Black, Blendabilities Markers
Accessories: Argyle TIEF, Fancy Fan TIEF, Venetian Crochet Trim, Extra Large Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch

Here is an Spinner Hanging Tag I made using the same colors and pieces as the card above. This is a great gift tag with a To/From banner added to it and then it can be added to your Christmas tree. I colored two images of the tree and partridge and then die cut these with the Circles Thinlets. I love that I can get an exact placement of the Circle Die onto the stamped image using the Thinlets Dies and with the Magnetic Platform - a stampers dream! I also die cut two large star frames using the largest and second largest stars from the Stars Thinlets.
TIP: To create a perfectly balanced frame, place both dies on the cardstock at the same time. In addition to saving a rotation through the Big Shot machine, this also helps in the placement of the inner star and gives you a very balanced frame (instead of one that is off center on one side.)
To put the hanging tag together, I adhered a long loop of Gold Baker's Twine down the center of one Circle stamped image and used Mini Glue Dots to adhere it to the bottom and top of the Star Frame. Then I used plenty of adhesive to layer the other Circle stamped image cut to the back of the front piece. Finally, I adhered the second Star Frame to the back of the front Star Frame. To finish the Gold Baker's Twine hanger, I tied several knots and slid them together at the top of the Star Frame and one final knot at the end of the Baker's Twine pieces to create the hanger.

As I colored a few tree images with this partridge, I found myself coloring it the same color each time - however, what color is a partridge really? So for this card, I used my new FAVORITE color Blackberry Bliss. I stamped the image in Basic Black ink and then Heat Embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder.  I used a Blender Pen to color this tree, including a Blackberry Bliss, bright and oh-so-richly-jewel-toned, partridge.These are definitely not traditional Christmas colors, but this is my favorite card so far using this Partridge & Pears stamp set. I used part of a sentiment from Visions of Santa stamp set for the 'Tis the season tag, on a Real Red mat with the Ticket Duo Builder Punch.

Stamps: Partridge & Pears, Visions of Santa
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Blackberry Bliss, Real Red
Ink: Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Blendabilities Markers
Accessories: Clear EP, Stylish Stripes TIEF, Blackberry Bliss Satin Stitched Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Be sure to click through to all the blogs on the Stampin' Addicts Winter Holiday Blog Hop. Use the Next and Previous buttons below to see more inspiration and ideas from Stampin' Addicts members. I also listed the Blog Roll at the bottom of this post. You'll find tons of creativity and inspiration! Happy Blog Hopping! 

Blog Hop Order:

1) Cindy (CindyE) -- Cheerful Tags and the Gift Box Punch Board
2) Twila (tjdstamosalot) -- Wonderous Wreath Bundle
3) Kim (s1itcher45) -- Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlet
4) Betty (kittystamp) -- Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlet --
5) Mary T. (nuhddad) -- Holiday Home Bundle
6) Yapha -- Mingle All the Way
7) Jennifer (jentimko) -- Newborn King
8) Tina (tina123) -- Christmas Bauble
9) Heidi (hlw966) -- Festival of Trees
10) Paula (scrapshappen) -- Bright & Beautiful
11) Debra (WebDeb) -- Ornamental Pine
12) Tanya (tanya27) -- Visions of Santa
13) Rhonda (rhondag) -- Get your Santa On
14) Mary R. ( MaryR) -- Partridge & Pears

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Mary's Stamping Happenings said...

I love your Spinning Tag that is super. Of course everything is great. Thanks for sharing.

Mary's Stamping Happenings said...

I love your Spinning Tag that is super. Of course everything is great. Thanks for sharing.

Yapha Mason said...

Gorgeous cards, Mary! Your coloring is spectacular!

Kim said...

I too love your spinning tag! Great ideas for this stamp.

Jen Timko said...

Such lovely variety! I just love this stamp and you have used it beautifully. Pretty coloring!!

Tanya Boser said...

Oh Mary, these are all just so gorgeous I don't know where to begin! I am going to have to make some of those spinner ornaments very soon!

Heidi Baks said...

Your cards are beautiful, and I really love that ornament!

Heidi Baks said...

Now I see it is a spinning tag. I've got ornament on the brain. Would be perfect either way.

Paper Art Garden said...

The coloring on all three projects is beautiful. I love the star ornament.

Cindy said...

I adore the TOTALLY different looks of the two cards, and can't even decide which one I like the best - they both a awesome! And the tag/ornament is equally gorgeous, as well. TFS!

Betty said...

Stunning color combos and coloring! Each is so pretty.

RhondaG - The Stampin' Bunny said...

Beautifully rich colors and details! I especially love your ornament!

Twila said...

Mary, such beautiful projects. Love your color choices. The spinning star ornament is so fun. Great job.

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