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Friday, August 27, 2010

Stampin' Addicts Holiday Mini Blog Hop 2010


Welcome Stamping Friends!

You've likely arrived from Sara's Ink Spot Blog where you enjoyed Sara's Fang-tastic projects with the Fang-tastic set! Should you get lost or want to chat about the blog hop, visit the Blog Hop Chat Thread on Stampin' Addicts for a list of all the participating blogs in order.

I'll be showing some of the fun things you can make with Stampin' Up!'s new Big Shot Candy Wrapper Die.

On the left is a Back To School or teacher appreciation gift using the apples from the Tart and Tangy set as well as the adorable school boy and girl from the Greeting Card Kids set in the big catalog. To make the hostess thank you candy wrapper on the right, I simply used the Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper with the Friends Never Fade Set. The new punches and dies really made these round tags quick and easy!


Halloween is looming on the horizon, so here is a sweet Halloween example using the Fang-tastic set.  You don't have to only make a wrapped candy shaped container. You can also make a few cuts and seal one end of the die into a flat bottom and leave the top open as shown in the Holiday Mini. To fill the mini bag, I made white chocolate covered (dyed orange, purple and green) pretzel stick Witches' Wands for extra fun.  Her wand is simply a piece strip of Certainly Celery cardstock with Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the end.  I paper-pieced her hat so that she would fit on the container with just a little out of the box, and the Rich Razzleberry 3/8 inch taffeta ribbon sweetens the pot. I love this set.


I love the way the peppermint striped paper design from the Candy Cane Christmas Designer Serier Paper makes the candy wrapper die remind me of a peppermint in fluffy, scrunchy cellophane.  Just add a cozy scarf-wrapped penguin tag from the Tag Alongs set and a quick Christmas treat is ready for giving!
For this next candy wrapper I imagined something one might give for a teacher gift with a few chocolate kisses inside.  How about a Christmas pin too? The Deck the Halls designer series paper and fabric with matching seam binding give us a variety of great Christmas craft possibilities. 


I used the small flower from the Island Floral Big Shot Die to cut three small-size poinsettia layers that are a nice small scale for a brooch. When combined with what I consider a poinsettia designer brad, they make a sweet pin (that I obviously think would look nice on a jean jacket). I edged one of the fabric poinsettia layers with a Real Red marker (Cherry Cobbler looks brown on the fabric) for added homespun appeal, but it certainly wouldn't have to be there if that isn't the look you are trying to attain.  The Cherry Cobbler cardstock circle can be a part of the pin or not...I'm going to let my Christmas Gift Class customers decide that for themselves.

Now it is time to click and continue to the NEXT STOP on our tour for Krystal's lovely display featuring the Paisley Prints set on Krystal's Cards and More.

   

39 comments:

Jen said...

Awesome work with the die Rhonda!!! I adore all of your projects!

fa_stamper said...

Great work Rhonda. I really like the last one. The layered broach is just my style.

Lisa Young said...

Ok you sold me on this die! I love it!

Amy said...

Really amazing, Rhonda! I wasn't gonna buy that die! lol Beautiful, beautiful projects! Love 'em!

Sally said...

Amazing at the things you can do with that die. Awesome work

Mickey Roberts said...

Rhonda your projects with this die are great! I was on the fence with this one, but you sold me!

Tinkerin In Ink said...

Now I have to have that die! Love all your ideas!

Adriana Benitez said...

Great ideas! TFS!

Nicole Tugrul said...

Amazing project! I want that die now!

Melissa said...

What great ideas for the little die! I know this is definitely on my list now!

Kim said...

Just adorable! Love the pin and the pretzel holder!

Jen Timko said...

All of these ideas are so fun! The pretzel holder is a great idea!

Deb B. (Debadoo) said...

Really great projects, I hadn't noticed leaving this open for bigger things.

Kathy said...

Love your attention to all the little details! Great job, Rhonda.

Holly/catrules said...

Love all of them the Halloween one is still my favorite! :)

Jackie L Watson said...

awesome projects Rhonda, I just love the peppermint taffy one. Thanks for sharing.

Yapha said...

What great projects! I love that little witch! I thought I didn't need this die, but hmmmmm....

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

I am so mad I didn't order this die yet! Such great projects!

Debbi said...

Great projects Rhonda! Love the little witch - too cute.

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

As a pretzel fiend you caught me with the pretzel wand picture right away...but I forced myself to move on and found even more stamping goodness. Loved the idea of a coordinating fabric pin. Thanks for sharing...hopping on...

Julie Temple said...

Too cute! So many great ideas...thank you!

WebDeb said...

Very fun projects -- love the fabric pin!

Cindy said...

Darn you, Rhonda! That die was about the only thing I DIDN'T have on my list, and now it's going to be added, too. These are so splendid. I love the way you thought "outside the box". (Get it? LOL)

Karen said...

I am so excited to see these projects! I splurged on that die and I now have some super ways to use it. Thanks!!

prsd4tim2 said...

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl said...

Oh my goodness, that candy wrapper die is just SOOOOO cute! Great job with it.

Rhonda Langley said...

So many different ideas from one little die! Love them all!

PaperFairyKris said...

The pin turned out so cute! My other favorite is the back to school one with the apple stamped on the candy wrapper die in the background. I like how you layered the red mat behind the main image. Very cute!

Candace Lawlor said...

Beautiful projects - I can't wait to get this die. Especially love the one you left open - so cute!

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Fabulous job Rhonda!! Love the diffferent styles of each project. And the fact that you can use it for so many occasions. I can't wait to get this die!!

Michelle said...

WOW - great inspiration! I have this die, but haven't played with it yet. I'm inspired now! :)

Janice said...

Rhonda, I love your die projects! Wish mine looked this good!

Elsa L said...

That die is super cute. I can't wait to get my hands on one. I liked that you added so much to the candy wrappers to make them more special.

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Oh how cute, Rhonda! My favorite is that peppermint penguin pouch--just the thing for a little Menthos treat!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks for the tip about cutting the one end and folding in the other end on this die cut. I didn't know that. After seeing your great projects, I'm now interested in getting this die! TFS!

Allison said...

I love your projects! I'm so glad that I ordered this die--now I just need to open it up and use it. :)

Carmen said...

I can't wait to get that die!! You used it perfectly .. love each of your projects!

Sarah said...

All are fab but my fav is the stand up candy holder - cute :-)

Barbara Welch said...

Love your ideas Rhonda, the candy wrapper die is a must have.