Friday, August 27, 2010

Holiday Mini Blog Hop!

Welcome to another fun filled Blog Hop! We are all very excited to show you a sampling of the new Holiday Mini that starts September 1, 2010. There are so many amazing things in the new Mini,  it's almost hard to know where to start! Well, we are here to help you decide which items you have to have the most, lol.

I am the last stop on the tour, so you may have arrived here from Candace's Blog featuring Christmas Postcard. Don't you just love her ideas?!  If you want to see the full list of blog stops and navigate from there, just click on the banner above.

Well, I am going to show you several ideas with the set Filled with Love. It is available as a Clear Mount set (#121154 $16.95) or as a Wood Mount set (#120839 $22.95) and coordinates with the Full Heart punch, Heart Small punch, 3/4" circle punch, and the Heart Treat Cups. And as you will see, this set can be used for far more than Valentines Day!

 This first bunch is a gift ensemble with a gift bag and a little 3x3 card and a box of tea light candles. O have made these candle box gifts many times and people tell they are too pretty to use! You can find a tutorial on the candle and boxes here
The 3x3 card has a tab at the side to pull out so that you can get to the treats in the treat cup without destroying the card.
The bag is a plain old lunch bag with the top trimmed down a couple inches and punched with the scallop edge punch (with the bag still folded up and closed) and then stamped to coordinate with the card and candle box.
  • Stamps: Filled with Love, Grateful Greetings
  • Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, tissue paper and copier paper
  • Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Old Olive
  • Other: 1-3/8" circle punch, 1/16" punch, Early Espresso 1/8" taffeta ribbon,  Stampin Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, paper cutter with scoring blade, Bone Folder, Heat gun, Acrylic block,  Scallop Edge punch, Full Heart punch, Ribbon edge punch, Scallop Square punch, Heart Treat Cup
ETA: I have burned these tea lights without any problems. The tissue paper does not not cause a flare of flame when the candle is burning.

Here is an 8x8 2 page scrapbook layout. Yes, I did say 8x8 :) We are getting 8x8 albums in the new Holiday Mini! I am so excited!!! See how you can make this set feel like Autumn and a little masculine?! Notice the shine on the little hearts on the right hand page? I covered them with Crystal Effects to give them shine and dimension, then popped them up on dimensionals. There was a lot of stamping off on these pages so that the images would be subtle.
  • Stamps: Filled with Love
  • Paper: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede
  • Ink: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede
  • Other: Signo White Gel Pen, Full Heart punch, Heart to Heart punch, Heart Small punch, Crystal Effects, Stampin Dimensionals, Bitty Buttons, crochet thread with a needle, Glue Dots, SCallop Square die with Big Shot.

This is a pair of cards I made using the Faux Reverse Letterpress technique. I really wanted to use the new Letterpress plates that are coming in the Holiday Mini, but they were not available to preorder... I will have to wait until Sept 1st like everybody else, sigh. But these are cool too! I used the texture plates with the Big Shot and inked up the plates before running the card stock thru the machine. I didn't have my brayer with when I made these so I just rubbed my ink pads right on to the texture plates and that worked great too! The card on the right was made using a Sketch Challenge over at Stampin Addicts.

Tic Tac Toe card
  • Stamps: Filled with Love
  • Paper: Soft Suede, Pear Pizazz, Pink Pirouette
  • Ink: Soft Suede, Pear Pizazz, Pink Pirouette, Cherry Cobbler
  • Other: Big Shot with Friend texture plate from Texture Plates kit #4, Full Heart punch, paper piercer with mat pack, Organza ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals, Sticky Strip (to adhere the ribbon)
Paisley Card
  • Stamps: Filled with Love
  • Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Naturals White
  • Ink: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red
  • Other: Big Shot with Paisley texture plate from Texture Plates kit #4, Heart Small punch, Cork with the Blossom Party die and the Big Shot, Stampin Dimensionals, Glue Dots
The little hearts stamped on the cork circles are from the Feb 14 stamp, and the polka dots are made with the circle of rubber that was die cut out of the O in love. LOVE that little circle! And you won't get any extra ink in the middle of your O this way either. 

And my last group of projects are some quick 3D projects. Another gift bag (this one is holding spools of retired ribbon a customer bought), a matchbox using the Faux Reverse Letterpress technique again, and a couple of Mini Milk Cartons.

Warm Heart gift bag
  • Stamps: Filled with Love
  • Paper: Riding Hood Red
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red
  • Other: Heart Small punch, Scallop Edge punch, Basic Rhinestone, Early Espresso 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Signo white gel pen, Crop-A-Dile to punch holes for ribbon
Warm Heart Mini Milk Carton
  • Stamps: Filled with Love
  • Paper: Pink Pirouette
  • Ink: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Early Espresso
  • Other: Mini Milk Carton die with Big Shot, Heart Small punch, Stampin Dimensionals, Bone Folder, Sticky Strip, staple and stapler
Dotty Love Mini Milk Carton
  • Stamps: Filled with Love, Tiny Tags
  • Paper: Peach Parfait, Soft Suede, Naturals White
  • Ink: Peach Parfait, Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze
  • Other: Mini Milk Carton die with Big Shot, Heart Small punch, 3/4" circle punch, Basic Rhinestone, Stampin Dimensionals, Bone Folder, Sticky Strip, staple and stapler
Paisley Matchbox
  • Stamps: Fille dwith Love
  • Paper: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Naturals White
  • Ink: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip
  • Other: Matchbox die and Paisley texture plate from Texture Plates kit #4 with Big Shot, Full Heart punch, 3/4" circle punch, Basic Rhinestone, Whisper White Satin ribbon Stampin Dimensionals, Bone Folder, Sticky Strip
I hope you enjoyed your stop here on my blog. Now on with the show!


Amy said...

Tanya, those gift bags are dangerously cute! All your projects are amazing, as usual! Great job!

fa_stamper said...

Great job. I especialy like the candles.

Mickey Roberts said...

OMGosh! All your projects were wonderful, but I especially liked your scrapbook pages. The colors were stunning!

Sally said...

Great ideas. Love the craft bag..

Adriana Benitez said...

Great job with the projects. (And, yes, the candles are too pretty to use!)

Lisa Young said...

Super duper job Tanya. Love your scrapbook pages! And the craft bag is just too cute!

Melissa said...

Wow, Tanya! I'd never seen your tea light gift sets before.. I can see why everyone loves them! Great ideas for this set.. you've definitely sold me!

Kim said...

All the treat items are so cute! Beautful scrapbook page.

Jen Timko said...

I love how you used this set for the scrapbook page. All of your projects are so great!

Cindy said...

They are all fabulous, but the candles are to die for!!!

Holly/catrules said...

Cute and awesome! Love all of your projects and I got some of them :) The scrapbook pages are awesome! I didn't want this set at all now I do thanks a lot! lol

Deb B. (Debadoo) said...

You did a fantastic job! Love the sb pages, and tea lights. I'd meant to make those and totally forgot about them, so am glad for the reminder. Love all the color combos. Have you tried burning any of the candles, or is that not a good idea? They are too pretty to burn, but yanno someone is gonna want to.

Yapha said...

I love the candles! They are incredible!!! All your projects are gorgeous!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

WOW! Great sets of projects. The scrapbook page is my favorite--very cool!

Jackie L Watson said...

Awesome cards and projects. Love the milk cartons. Thanks for sharing.

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Everything is gorgeous, but the bags and matchbox are my favorites!!!

WebDeb said...

You have excellent projects -- I have loved your tealight candles since you first showed them, and these are terrific. The red Faux Letterpress card is an inspiration for me!

prsd4tim2 said...

Thanks for doing scrapbook pages. Love the fall look. Great ideas.

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Wow managed to pack a lot into just a few photos and a single post. Scrapbook page is a stunner. My fav of the set though the others are packed with great and CASEable ideas I'll be borrowing too (especially the candles). Good point about the masculine possibilities of the the set. So easy to forget the everyday uses of a Valentine set sometimes.

Thanks for closing the hop with inspiration and creativity. Gotta go make another round and just enjoy the view....

Cheryl said...

I'm going to have to check out the tutorial on that cute tealight set. Nice job!

Karen said...

Nice work! I will definitely be checking out your tutorial for stamping on those tiny tea-light candles!

Betty said...

Wow! you outdid yourself with ALL these projects! Love the candle/box set especially.

Rhonda Langley said...

Wonderful scrapbook page! Love the tea lights!

Candace Lawlor said...

Love that scrap layout... beautiful projects with this set - definitely shows its versatilty!

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

As always Tanya, your projects are amazing!! Love the tea light candles. How fun are those?! No wonder no one wants to use them. Love all you gift bags too. Great job!

Allison said...

Great projects! I especially love those adorable little candles!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tanya, I love all of your ideas! I really love the tealights and the box. This is an idea I will be using in the near future. Please tell me is there an danger lighting the candles with the tissue paper in them. I know the ones that are wraped around the side always say to not burn the paper. Thanks for your share and help.

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Terrific projects, Tanya! Your scrapbook spread is stunning, but I'm partial to you 'L is for Love' gift bag--brown paper never looked so good!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Tanya, totally awesome projects. Loved the gift bags and the scrapbook pages. Both really wonderful! TFS!

Carmen said...

So much fun!!! I love making those candles too!

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh - love em all - especially those milk cartons and the bag - CUTE :-)

Barbara Welch said...

Your projects are all very nice, I really like the box of candies and the gift bags.

Created By You said...

Beautiful projects Tanya.. I LOVE your scrapbook pages!


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