Thursday, October 10, 2013

Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop: Everything Fall

Thank you so much for joining us for the October Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad Blog Hop! This month we are focusing on the Fall season. It’s the time of year when fireplaces start crackling with warmth and we dig out our sweaters. This month’s blog hop will showcase many of the Stampin’ Up! products that are available to make Autumn themed creations. We hope you enjoy seeing how we use the products to create our projects and feel inspired to come up with some great projects of your own. You should have just left stop number 9 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad blog hop – Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn’t work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.
Today I'm sharing a card and coordinating treat box using the Truly Grateful stamp set.  This stamp set has so many great images that will work on a variety of projects, it's awesome.  For the card I started with a Very Vanilla cardbase and sponged around the edge with Sahara Sand ink.  Next I took a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock and Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper.  A piece of Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon was wrapped around the paper and tied with a knot.

For the main stamped image I stamped the wheat image in Chocolate Chip ink on Very Vanilla cardstock.  I colored in the image with Stampin' Write Markers and then cut it out with the Big Shot and the Deco Labels Framelits before sponging around edge with Sahara Sand ink.  I used dimensionals to attach the stamped image over the ribbon. The final touch was to add the greeting that was stamped on Sahara Sand cardstock with Chocolate Chip ink.  Dimensionals make the greeting pop up as well.

Every Thanksgiving I like to make a special treat for all the kids at our celebration so I decided to make a coordinating treat box that's perfect. I started with a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock for the bottom of the box and Sahara Sand for the top.  I scored around all four sides and cut up on the tabs to make the box.  Before assembling the top I stamped all over with the wood chevron image from the Truly Grateful stamp set. 
After the box was assembled I added a belly band with the Sweater Weather DSP and used the same DSP and the Decorative Label Punch to cut out the Chocolate Chip accent piece.  The greeting is stamped on Pumpkin Pie ink and sponged with Sahara Sand ink.  I also stamped the acorn image on Crushed Curry cardstock, cut it out with Paper Snips, sponged around the edge, and used the Sahara Sand Stampin' Write Marker to color in the top of the acorn.  The final element was to tie a know with the Natural 7/16" trim.
I really like how the box turned out and think the kids will love opening them and enjoying their special treats. 
I hope I've given you some inspiration and remember you can use any of these designs and projects for different holidays and occasions.  This set also makes great masculine cards, the possibilities are endless. 
I hope you take the time to continue on along the blog hop and see what the other designers have to share, and if you're just starting here, don't worry you can continue on along the hop all the way back to the top, next up is Annie and you're going to love her projects. 
Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  2. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  3. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  4. Jennifer C. of Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  5. Cynthia R. of Ink-a-Doodle Creations
  6. Jamie H. of Unique Ink
  7. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  8. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  9. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  10. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  11. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  12. Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin'
  13. Bree R. of Craft-Somnia
  14. Anastasia R. of Stampin' Blondie
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  1. Love these... great projects!

  2. Super cute! Love your box idea!

    1. Thanks Cynthia. I can definately see using this box for all types of events.

  3. Love what you are doing with the stamp set - totally creative!! - Pam W

  4. I love your projects.. super duper cute!!!!

  5. Ooh...this is great! Love that they coordinate! I think my favorite part is how you used the background stamp in the Truly Grateful set to stamp the lid! Such a simple, but perfect addition! Beautiful projects, Diana!


    1. Thanks Heidi! I have to admit the chevron background stamp is what initially sold me on this stamp set, but now I love them all.

  6. What a great job! I need that stamp set but I need to earn it! I'd love to see a tutorial on that box! ;) Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Thanks Pam. You'll love this stamp set, it's also great for masculine cards, especially the background stamp.

  7. Love the stamp set that you used for both of your projects! Wish it was in my craft room so I could create what you did! SO CUTE!

  8. Beautiful card and box. Love the stamping on the box. It must have taken a while but is so pretty. I love the Sweater paper. It is some of my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

  9. What a fun treat box for all of the kids...they will love it ! Both the box and card are beautiful!


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