We have 6 New Stamp Sets Released: Brick Wall, Bells on Bobtail, Christmas Postage Due, Bold & Free, Muscial Holiday and Welcome Home. For your convenience, all 6 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!
For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the design team members' blogs TODAY. On Saturday, (November 13, 2010), a winner will be chosen from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for today. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day of the blog hop. You DO NOT have to comment every day. However, the more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!) If you miss a day, you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning!
Again I have created two projects with today’s sets – Christmas Postage Due and Bold & Free.
My first card for Christmas Postage Due is a paper-pieced project using the nutcracker stamp. Not a lot of explanation needed for this one. The DP is from Basic Grey’s Marrakech paper pad. I used some Flower Soft on his hair and beard – and a Martha Stewart punch topped with a strip of DP to make the “ribbon.”
My second card is an accordion card, using all three of the postage stamp images from today’s set, along with several images and sentiments from various other MFP sets. The poinsettia is from a 12” Spellbinders border die, and the reindeer and tree are from Spellbinders Fanciful Holiday diecut set. I know you can't see it, but I couldn’t resist putting a red nose on that reindeer.
This buffalo head in the laurel wreath from Bold and Free is very dramatic, so I didn’t want to have too much more activity on my card to take away from his “awesomeness.” I made a frame using some DP from 7Gypsies Avagnon pad and an oval of brown. After coloring the buffalo with Copic markers, I added a little Nut Brown Flower Soft on his forehead to give him that shaggy look of buffaloes. I added the sentiment and the two small feathers as a subtle embellishment.
I am giving this stationery set to my best friend for Christmas. She loves anything Southwest.
Following the SCS tutorial, I made this stationery box using some heavy two-sided patterned paper from my stash. Inside the box are six A2 notecards, four 3x3 notecards, and some tags – along with a little booklet of lined paper, some postage stamps, and a pen.
These are the cards and tags included.
While the Indians on these salt and pepper shakers are not Southwestern (as you can see, the shakers are souvenirs of Pennsylvania), they were the closest ones I could find in my collection that seemed appropriate.
Be sure to visit the rest of the team to see what they did with these beautiful sets and comment on each blog. You have a chance to win one of the stamp sets to be released next month.
Here is the Blog Hop LINE UP for today, but LOOK for a NEW LINK LIST TOMORROW!!!
Lois (that’s me)