October Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Big City Featured November 27
Amaryllis Definition Featured November 28
Mountain Selections Featured November 29
Just a Note Featured November 30
Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on December 1, 2012 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday November 30, 2012.
As you all know November is the time to gear up for Christmas shopping. So many sales and crowds, well stick with us we have some great deals for your Holiday Shopping needs.
The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
Continuing again on the quick, easy and inexpensive Christmas/hostess/birthday gift ideas, I have two more to share showcasing today's featured set.
Now I love shopping in the store dollar sections, or just a plain dollar store to find a lot of my ideas. So my first project today is a quick and easy gift using some of the coffee bricks you can find each year during the holiday in the Target $1 spot along with some matching candy.
I started out by stamping two coordinating layers of card stock with Just A Note using Tim Holtz pine needles and fired brick distress inks. Then, taking a scrap piece of snow storm, I stamped various Christmas Selections images in memento black before coloring with koh-i-noor pencils and a blender marker. Once my coloring was finished, I stamped the saying from All Is Calm then stippled Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink around the edges. Here's a close up of the finished gift bag topper.
Then taking a glassine gift bag, I added some pre-shredded paper to the bottom before adding two Ghiradelli© Chocolate Peppermint caffe bricks, some Ghiradelli© Peppermint Bark bars tied up with green/gold bows, and then some Hugs© Candy Cane kisses before stapling the bag top shut and then adding my gift bag topper using staples to make sure it stays shut. This gift only takes about 10-20minutes to make depending on how detailed, and how much stuff you want to add inside the bag.
My second project uses an acrylic photo frame I picked up at Michael's in the photo section (again dollar stores work just fine) took out the paper insert and traced onto snow storm card stock the size of the insert before trimming it down 1/4inch. Then I inked up Just A Note in memento black, stamped it on the trimmed down card stock, and layered onto masonary red card stock. Then taking the birdhouse from Tweet That, I stamped the birdhouse in memento black onto snow storm, colored with prismacolor markers before stippling with tumbled glass distress ink then layering and re-inserting into the frame. Turning the frame on it's "back", I added a small set of post it notes for messages and - PRESTO! My own handmade notepad to keep by a phone.
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day and don't forget to stop by the rest of the design team blogs to leave some love for a chance to win today's featured set.
Stamps: MFP Just A Note, Christmas Selections, All Is Calm, Tweet That
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Pine Needles, Fired Brick
Card Stock: MFP Snow Storm, Masonary Red, Evergreen, Scarlet Linen
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Koh-I-Noor Pencils, Stipple Brushes, Acrylic Frame, Post It's, Glassine Gift Bag, Stapler, Candy, Shredded Paper