Global Friends Bloghop – Holidays with a Twist

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Hi BFF’s!  Welcome to this month’s Global Friends Bloghop where demonstrators from around the world all participate in a theme and give you ideas to use with all those wonderful stamp sets you buy.

We’ve been very busy this summer. We haven’t even had time to go to the beach yet. The summer is flying by. The only good part about that is that Christmas is closer. Today’s hop is using a stamp set that is not necessarily for holidays and making it a holiday card. I used two sets to do just that.

This little tree reminded me of the Christmas tree from Charlie Brown.  I’ve used the branch from the new set Colorful Seasons and the grass and ornament from the stamp set, High Tide.  The good thing about photopolymer stamps is that you can bend them when you put them on the clear block.  That’s how I got the tree to curve under the weight of the ornament.  The sentiment is from the winter set called Flurry of Wishes.

I did have to do another card for my son.  Since I had bought the Coffee Cafe’ set, my son has seen a poop in the whipped cream.  He’s 5 and since we are not very mature around here, I thought I’d make a card for him using it.  The sentiment is not Stampin’ Up! but I’ve used it for years at my Christmas parties for favors and gifts.

Click Next to go on check out Lou Kitzelman’s Twist on the Holiday.  There’s a list of people below if you’ve missed any.  Thanks for hopping by!

Your BFF,

Jenn

Blog hop participants

1. Sarah McDermott 
2.
Kristie Neal Walthall 
3.
Rebecca Urban
4.
Courtenay Heuston

5. Lisa Ann Bernard
6.
Georgia Missy Gaydos
7.
Jenn Curtis Charles
8. 
Lou Kitzelman 

9. Sharon Dalton
10.
Kimberley Anne Morris
11. 
Angélique Stempelkeuken
12.
Amber Thompson
13.
Marieke Bart
14.
Ellen Woodbridge

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Global Stamping Friends – Blog Hop #4 – All Wrapped Up!

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Hi BFFs!

Glad you could join us for the 4th Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop!  This month our theme is “All Wrapped Up!”

It was so fun coming up with different ways to wrap various gifts for Christmas!

The first thing I made was a peek-a-boo box using Stampin’ Up’s! White Gift Boxes. Stampin’ Up! provides easy to alter gift packaging. The boxes are 3″ x 3″, so a pretty good size. I made a couple things with the boxes and also used the Petite Cafe Gift Bags for the cute paper bag. Fun fact: the Petite Cafe gift bags are poly-lined, which means you can put food inside and nothing will show on the outside of your bag. They are great for those cookie or fudge gifts!

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On this white gift box, I made a bow using the patterned paper. I absolutely love these little mugs using the envelope punch board. Such a unique way to wrap up candy or give a gift card.

And speaking of gift cards, no Christmas would be complete without a Santa gift card holder.

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Last but not least, I made a cute sour cream container using the Petals & Paisleys specialty designer series paper. This Star of Light stamp set and thinlets are definitely my favorite item of the season.

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I hope you enjoyed our projects and hopefully found some ideas to spruce up your gift wrapping this year.


Take a look at what our Global Friends have created!

  1. Kimberley Ann Morris
  2. Kristie Neal Walthall
  3. Christine Wrede
  4. Marieke Bart
  5. Sarah Mcdermott
  6. Lisa Dehaine & Jenn Charles

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Your BFF’s,

Jenn & Lisa


Stampin’ Up! Year-End Closeout Starts NOW!!

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Oh boy! Oh boy!  There are some great deals to be had!  Below are links the to Stampin’ Up! products that are retiring.  Some have been discounted, others have not.  However, today through January 3, 2017 is your last chance to get them!

Who should shop? Husbands who want some awesome Stocking Stuffers for their crafty Wife!  Children who want to give Mom the BEST Christmas gift ever! Mother-in-Laws who just can’t seem to figure their Daughter-in-Laws out (or vice versa)! Moms that just want to stock up on some GREAT deals!

ANYONE AND EVERYONE SHOULD BE SHOPPING THIS SALE!

Make sure to check the list for all those stamping bundles that you’ve wanted, but have been waiting to buy.  This is your last chance to get them!  Don’t miss out!

The list is long.  Take your time!  If there isn’t a discounted price listed, then it’s not discounted – however it is retiring!

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bow Obsession!

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Obsession: n. the domination of ones thoughts or feelings by a persistant idea, IMAGE, or desire.  Bow: n.  said image.

It’s true!  I have become obsessed with the Stampin Up! Bow Builder Punch!  I can’t use it enough!  I’ve used it with glitter paper, DSP and solids that are embossed!  I’ve been playing around with Christmas cards and Birthday cards all day today.  These are just two of my little sneak peeks – and they are rough drafts done in a rush before I had to pick the boys up from school.

Jenn and I are getting ready to run our first BFF Stamping Booth selling our handmade cards at the Barnett Elementary School Holidays on December 11.  If you want to see the finished product and maybe even purchase a box of Christmas cards or Greeting cards come on over and see us!

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If you want to purchase the Bow Builder Punch and have a little fun yourself, here is a supply list that will give you all the items you need to make a really cool Christmas Card!  Share your Bow pictures…cause I can’t get enough bows!!


Beautifully Simplistic Snowman Card

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This simple Snowman Christmas card uses just paper, stamps and ink.  

Beautifully Simplistic Snowman Card

Beautifully Simplistic Snowman Card

The items I used are from Stampin Up!

  • Whisper White 8 1/2 x 11 Card Stock ($8.50 Item#100730)
  • Cucumber Crush 8 1/2 x 11 Card Stock ($7.00 Item#138335)
  • Work of Art Stamp Set in Wood ($30 Item# 134111)
  • Cucumber Crush Classic Stamp Pad ($6.50 Item#138324)
  • Pumpkin Pie Classic Stamp Pad ($6.50 Item# 126945)
  • Real Red Classic Stamp Pad ($6.50 Item#126949)
  • Back Memento Stamp Pad ($6.00 Item#132708)

You can find all these items our BFF Stampers Store at BFF Stampers!

*Inspired by Stampindoe at Splitcoaststampers.