Friday, December 31, 2010

Stampin’ Addicts SU! Occasions Mini Blog Hop

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Welcome to Stampin’ Addicts Occasions Mini Blog Hop.  Once again we’re ringing in the New Year by showcasing many products found in the newly released Stampin’ Up! Occasions Mini Catalog.  These items will be available for purchase beginning January 4, 2011.

If you started this hop from the beginning, you just came from InkPaperStamps where Holly previewed some beautiful projects using the Petal Cone Die.  If you’re starting the tour at my blog, you can continue on to visit all participants by using the link at the end of my post.  If you get lost anywhere along the way don’t worry, you can find links to all the participants on the Stampin’ Addicts website.  All links will remain live until Sunday evening, so take your time visiting, enjoy and come back often!

I chose the Springtime Vintage fabric as my item to showcase.  I love the colors and patterns in this fabric, so bright and cheerful and definitely scream springtime!  I haven’t used any fabric in my paper crafting endeavors, honestly never once thought about the possibilities.

I dug in deep for my first project – have to admit making that first cut into PC300009bthese gorgeous fabrics was darn right scary … but once I did it, I never looked back!

This 5” square card started with the puffy heart in the center and grew from there, layering scalloped circles of fabric with a circle of card stock.  For more of a vintage feel I sponged the blue cardstock, if you look closely you’ll see I even sponged the edges of the blue scalloped fabric circle.  Ink on fabric, wooohoooo!!! 

My next project is also a card.  In case you didn’t know, I LOVE cards! PC310002b I also can’t get enough of butterflies so was super excited when this idea popped into my head.  It isn’t often when I am able to keep a project clean and simple, but this was one of those items that less was definitely more.

For the body and antennas I dyed white 1/8” ribbon to match the Not Quite Navy, then looped it around the back.  The butterfly is double stacked on dimensionals to give it extra lift.  I wish you could see this up close, it looks like it is really ready to take flight.

For my last creation I broke out of my comfort zone, dug out my sewing machine and dusted it off (it was REALLY dusty!).  Thank heavens it was still threaded (probably from the 1990’s) as I’m not sure I’d remember how to do it again.  PC300004b

I used one of those cardboard coffee holders from a local coffee store as a template, layered felt and fabric, hand gathered a strip of complimentary fabric for the ruffle and sewed it all together.  I decided it still needed “something” for more interest so I cut some flowers using the Big Shot and layered them all together, then added one of the new big buttons.  What did I end up with?  My very own one-of-a-kind coffee cozy!  (the red at the bottom of the cup is part of the cup design, NOT a sample of the Springtime Vintage fabric line)

Thanks for stopping by and visiting, I hope you enjoyed the projects I’ve shared with you.  I’ll post more details and project recipes during the next month.  Please continue on the hop and visit Lisa, who will be sharing some fun ideas using the Easter Blossoms stamp set.

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29 comments:

Heidi Baks said...

Wow! I'm glad you dug out that sewing machine - keep it out!! I love your fabric butterfly, just beautiful!

Kandi said...

Just gorgeous! Love all your fabric creations.

Yapha said...

Your first card is absolutely amazing! Love the butterfly, and your cup holder is fantastic!!

MaryR said...

beautiful projects! love the coffee cozy

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Fabulous projects Joyce!! What beautiful ways to showcase the fabric. I love your shabby little coffee cozy. I'm glad you dusted off your machine to make it. :)

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Gorgeous Joyce! I will definitely have to offer a fabric butterfly card at my technique classes soon! Super cute!

Carmen said...

Joyce these came out fantastic!!! I want that butterfly!!!

Amy said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! wow! Thank you!

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Oh Joyce, you did a really great job! I am loving all these coffee cozies I'm seeing. I also really love butterflies, so that one was right up my alley!

Lisa Young said...

Gorgeous fabric projects! Using fabric for the butterfly and putting it on a card was brilliant! Thanks for the inspiration.

Betty said...

Just beautiful!! The butterfly card is WONDERFUL!!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful uses of the fabric. Absolutely LOVE that first card!

Sunflower Stamper said...

Great projects! Especially love the butterfly card!!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Beautiful projects! I am glad you dug out the sewing machine too! Loved your last project!

Jen Timko said...

Stunning projects!! I, too, love the card and the coffee holder is a super idea (that I may have to use!).

Debra Burgin said...

The coffee cozy is brilliant!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Very cool. Ink on fabric makes me very happy!

Kim said...

Beautiful projects! Love them all.

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Oh Joyce, you've truly showcased this fabric! Love that butterfly, and the puffy heart, especially. . . .

Barbara Welch said...

I love all your projects Joyce, thanks for sharing.

Sarah said...

GORGEOUS Joyce - love em all :-)

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Love this fabric entry Joyce. Very creative uses. Hard to pick a fav but I love the feel of the Butterfly card a lot. The fabric style and the framed Tulip folder really fit together perfectly.

Hugs and thanks for a fabulous hop!

Cori said...

That coffee cozy is sooooo cute! Love it!

Cindy said...

Joyce, I absolutely ADORE that butterfly card! What a clever way to make the body and antennae, too! As a SB addict (yes, I am addicted to more than rubber and ink), I love that coffee cozy, too!

Tanya Boser said...

I LOVE that butterfly card, and that Cup Cozy is adorable!!

Allison said...

These are all really pretty! I especially love the butterfly card.

Twila said...

Joyce, great job using the fabric. Love the butterfly card.

Mickey Roberts said...

Wow, Joyce! You are so talented. Love the coffee cozy and the details you incorporated into all of your projects. They are all so touchable!

Melissa said...

Beautiful projects, Joyce! I loved them all, especially that butterfly card! Wowzers.

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