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.
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! 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.
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.