Hello and welcome to this month’s OSAT Fall/Halloween Themed Blog Hop! If you are just starting out or if you have come from Jessie Holton’s blog I hope that you are having a wonderful time checking out all the great projects that the hoppers have created for you this month. Each month we have a different theme to create a card and a 3d project for you. This month’s theme fell just in time. My niece just got married a week ago and I needed to create a card for her and her husband, so they will be getting this card and gift box very soon. Here’s a look at my the projects that I created for this month’s hop.
Tips & Tricks:
- I wanted to create something that would represent Fall but also be very pretty for a wedding. I created the card first. I took a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock and stamped the three largest leaves from the Vintage Leaves Stamp Set in Pumpkin Pic, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, and Cherry Cobbler. Once I had them stamped I next colored them in with our new premier alcohol markers Stampin’ Blends (that will be coming out in the near future.) Demonstrators got to per-order early but we have not been told when they will release to customers yet. But, I will say that I actually like them a lot.
- After stamping & coloring the images I took the framelits to match the two images at the bottom and cut them out where only half of it cut. You do this by only placing the cutting pad over the part you want to cut, and then run it through the Big Shot as normal. Once this was done I marked a light line with a pencil and a t-square and cut the rest of the line out using my Stampin’ Trimmer. Once this was completed I attached to my card front with fast fuse. I layered a piece of Painted Autumn designer Series Paper (which is part of the Buy 3 get 1 Free designer series paper sale going on all month) on a piece of Cherry Cobbler which was matted on a piece of Very Vanilla Thick cardstock cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.
- I layered one of the Stained Glass leaves that I created two weeks ago along with a detailed leaf (which was created using the detailed leaf die in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits) together. I tied a bow with the Copper Trim and added a double flagged banner where I stamped the sentiment in Crushed Curry. I popped the banner up on Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added three pearls to complete the card. You can view my Stain Glass video tutorial here.
My box this month is a little unusual, if you are looking at it straight on it looks like a normal box, but if you turn it a little you will see that it’s quite different. Here’s a look at it so that you can see what I am talking about.
- I just love this box, it was created with two sheets of 12 x 12 cherry cobbler cardstock. I tried to get it out of one but there wasn’t enough left after cutting the first piece to get the second. I could have done it if I changed the size of the box but I wanted this to be a good size box.
- To decorate the box I used the same piece of Designer Series Paper as the card.
- I then turned around and used the reverse side and created a nice bow for the top of the box. It took me four and half punches with the Bow Builder punch to create it. I created it the same way as I would the normal bow with the builder punch, with one exception. Instead of only on the two sides I went all the way around in a circular motion and added the last part of the bow on the top with glue dots. I attached it to the top of the box using a stampin’ dimensional to give it just the right amount of lift.
- To finish off the box, I created a scalloped banner tag with Very Vanilla cardstock. I then stamped one of each of the leaves on my card and colored them in the same way. I added them to the box with mini glue dots. I tied a bow using the copper trim around the stem after adding another detailed leaf. I stamped the sentiment again in the same manner as on the card. I added three pearls to finish if off, but I moved them around the tag in a triangle pattern.
Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have fun hopping the rest of the way through the hop. Next on the hop is the very talented Marisa Gunn I know that she has created some wonderful projects for you this month. If you would like any of the products (besides the Stampin’ Blends) you can pick them up in my online store. If you find that you cann’t live without the Stampin’ Blend there’s only one way to get them; that’s by joining my team.
- Elizabeth Jeanne
- Jenny Hal
- Kelly Acheson
- Tina Riddle
- Dena Rekow
- Maria Willis
- Lori Mueller
- Melissa Davies
- Megan Thompson
- Jennifer Hill
- Sue Plote
- Pam Staples
- Jessie Holton
- Rick Adkins (You Are Here)
- Marisa Gunn