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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Wacky Watercooler Holiday Hop adventure



I hope you're enjoying this Holiday edition of the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop.  If you arrived here from Stamp with Bev, welcome!  If you're starting here, all the hop participants link in a circle and you'll arrive at Bev's again if you keep clicking Next buttons throughout the hop.  You can also find a "clickable" list of all the blogs at the Home site.

We're loving the new stamps, paper, and tools in the Holiday catalog and want to share our excitement with you.  If you've been here before, you know I make and send a LOT of Christmas cards.  Since I don't really send cards for the other holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving, I don't usually buy many holiday-specific products.  I like the set Tags 4 You because there's a stamp for each of the popular winter holidays, a nice generic "to: - from:" stamp, AND there's a matching punch, so it has a lot of versatility.  I used it for both of my projects.  For Halloween, I also used the washi tape, which Stampin' Up!® gave conventioneers this year:

stamp set - Tags 4 You; ink - Pumpkin Pie; card stock - Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla; washi tape - Witches' Brew; punches - 1/34" circle, Label Bracket: Big Shot with Chevron embossing folder; Stampin' Dimensionals  


I probably would have bought the washi tape if I hadn't brought it home from convention - the three coordinating rolls come in one low priced package, it's incredibly easy to use and makes a fun embellishment.

For Thanksgiving, I splurged on the fall designer series paper Sweater Weather because I like the colors and patterns, and they're not holiday specific.  I think Mindy likes, them, too - they're the colors she chose for Fab Friday 26.  I used the Just Us Girls sketch and the Sunburst piecing technique that's been popular recently:

stamp set - Tags 4 You; ink - Pumpkin Pie; card stock - Sahara Sand; designer series paper - Sweater Weather; punch - Label Bracket; 7/16" Natural trim; Stampin' Dimensionals

Because I do make and send a lot of Christmas cards, I bought the Festive Flurry stamp set and framelit bundle as soon as I could - you may have seen some of the cards I've made using it.  I also wanted to try making an ornament based on the package tag you can see on pages 12 and 13 in the Holiday catalog:

stamp set - Festive Flurry; ink - Metallic Encore Silver; card stock - Brushed Silver, Silver Glimmer, Whisper White;  Big Shot with Festive Flurry framelits; Antique brad
 
Unfortunately I forgot to order that fabulous 1/8" Silver ribbon on page 28, so it's not ready to hang yet, but I still have a little time.

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16 comments:

Gail said...

Hi Kathe.
Love your projects! The Sweater Weather DSP looks great in the Sunburst design. I need to try that technique.

Christine Alward said...

Sweater Weather colours are for me. Like the simplicity of your Halloween card. Well done, TFS.

Christine Alward said...

Kathe, just wanted to point out that the "Previous" button does not work. The other two work, but not the third one.

Bev said...

The sunburst Thanksgiving card is my favourite of yours - Wonderful!

Terri said...

I love your projects Kathe!! Thank you for sharing and being a part of the hop!

Mary said...

Love your project and very pretty cards too!

Deborah said...

Fabulous card designs, Kathe! Seeing the chevron embossing on the Hallowe'en card reminds me of Charlie Brown :)

Queenie Jeannie said...

WOW!! Love it all!!! Your cards are great and the ornament is amazing! I still haven't learned the technique for scoring the snowflake like that, but it looks so cool! I think I will have to CASE your Thanksgiving card too! Bravo!

Susan said...

Hey Kathe! I love your projects. That sunburst card has beautiful colors (much prettier than mine!). Nice job!

snellmisty said...

Love your creations! The Halloween card is beautiful. The fall card is pretty...been wanting to do that with the paper as I've seen such lovely cards made that way. Absolutely love the snowflake :)
Misty

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Oh cute! What a great idea to use the starburst technique for our colors! LOVE it! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Kathe, I'm discovering I didn't comment on several posts, and can't imagine why I didn't get to yours.

Love your use of the Washi tape on the Hallowe'en card. It dresses the card beautifully and compliments the chevron design in the embossing.

That full sunburst of DSP in your Thanksgiving card certainly displays the Sweater Weather DSP well. What a clever idea! And so effective.

I, too, fell in love with the Festive Flurry bundle and love what you've done with it. The ornament is gorgeous.

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creations.

Beth Steel said...

VERY nice, Kathe. I have almost used up all of the Sweater Weather paper already! And I love the washi tape. It is so versatile.

Karen Huber said...

hi kathe, what great designs! love the simplicity of your halloween card. i don't have the festive flurry set but between yours & terri's ornaments, i'm thinking i have to get it! my favorite is the sunburst card! like you, i bought this paper because of the colors/designs are great for any occasion. so glad i got to meet you at convention! thanks for sharing ~ smiles, karen ;-)

Amanda Mertz said...

Great use of the Sweater Weather DSP for a sunburst! Looks great! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Brenda said...

Very pretty starburst card!! Thank you for joining us at Fab Friday!!