Spooky Sweets — Monday Montage #125

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of nine stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

Now that we have come to the month of October, it’s time to get serious about Halloween treats.  While I’m not all that excited about Halloween as a holiday, I do enjoy the treat making part of it.

The Spooky Sweet bundle was my set of choice this year.  Here are a couple of simple treats I pulled together with it.

I used a small paper sack for the first treat.  It holds a variety of miniature chocolate bars.  I used a strip of dsp from the Country Lane dsp collection and a scrap of black glimmer paper I found in my scrap pile.  I embossed the bats with black embossing powder to add a little shine.  The orange moon was punched from a piece of Mango Melody card stock.

My favorite accessory in the holiday catalog is the Black 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon.  It is so sparkly and is gorgeous!

For the second treat, I used one of the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes and the same supplies as used for the treat sack above.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.

 

 

 

If you should happen to get lost in the blog hop links, here is a list of all of those participating:

Amy O’Neill  —> you are here
Breelin Renwick
Cathy Casey
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Kaitlyn Zumbach –not participating this week
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Leaf Treats — Monday Montage #124

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of nine stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

My husband makes our weekly Costco trips.  He is good about sticking to the list, and he goes, gets what’s on the list, and gets out in about 20 minutes.  When I go, it doesn’t quite work that smoothly.  I take the list and while I’m on my way to snag the first item, I get distracted by something that’s not on the list but for the life of me I can’t figure out why that is.  One hour later and with a cart full of many more items than what were on my list, I am leaving the store wondering what just happened.  So last week when I went in for a rotisserie chicken and croissants, a container full of sea salt chocolate covered caramels (shame on those sample people) ended up in my cart.  After consuming too many of them the past few days, and with many more still in the Costco sized container, I knew I needed to get rid of them.  So I decided to package them up in cute packages and give them to my girls to give to someone at school to brighten their day.

I started by assembling the Kraft Pillow Boxes, which are cute and super easy to assemble.  You don’t even need any adhesive.  I then stamped some of the leaves from Falling for Leaves, which is now available in the Holiday catalog, using Memento black ink on thick white cardstock.  I colored them with my markers, and die cut them with the coordinating framelits.

I was inspired by the color challenge over at The Paper Players this week.  It made me think of Fall, and I added the yellow color in as the color of my choice.  I know purple isn’t really a common leaf color, but hey, maybe it should be!

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.

 

 

 

 

If you should happen to get lost in the blog hop links, here is a list of all of those participating:

Amy O’Neill  —> you are here
Breelin Renwick
Cathy Casey
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick — not participating this week
Kaitlyn Zumbach –not participating this week
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Fall Themed Treat Boxes — Monday Montage #102

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of ten stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

Now that it is officially Fall, I’ve been inspired to make Fall and Halloween themed treats.  I love the leaves in the Colorful Season Bundle, so that is what I decided to start with.  And since the Painted Autumn dsp has such beautiful Fall colors, I had to grab a sheet of that too.

I started by wrapping a strip of Painted Autumn dsp around a Clear Tiny Treat Box.  I then adhered a piece of burlap ribbon and the leaves, made with Tangerine Tango and Early Espresso card stock.  Some Crushed Curry Baker’s twine was wrapped around the box, and I tied on a tiny tag made with the Lots of Labels Framelits Dies (I cut off the bottom) with some Linen Thread.  The stamps on the tag came from the last Paper Pumpkin kit.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.

 

 

 

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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A Thanksgiving Place Setting — Stampin’ Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome to another Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!  There are 20 of us from around the globe who will be sharing our projects with you twice each month.  All you need to do to follow along is click on the link at the bottom of each post.

This is one of our “Open” hops, where we can use any of the products in our quarterly box. Now that Halloween is over, I am focused on Thanksgiving.  Of the 20 years I’ve been married, I’ve never hosted Thanksgiving or Christmas at our house.  We always either travel to my parents or my husband’s parents.  Well, this year Thanksgiving is at my house.  And I’m a little scared.  There will only be 12 of us, but I don’t have many of the serving pieces for a nice dinner.  One of the items I don’t have 12 of is napkin rings.  So here is what I’ll do instead.

placesettingI tucked a napkin and silverware into one of the Kraft Tag a Bag Gift Bags and decorated it with the Basket of Wishes stamp set.  The image was colored with a blender pen and ink pads.

placesetting-close-upI love this sentiment which is included with the stamp set.  It is phrased a little differently, but since I wanted to personalize the bags and use them as place cards as well, I selectively inked up the stamp to make the words work for me.  I just covered the words I didn’t want to stamp with washi tape and then inked up the stamp on the ink pad.  I then removed the washi tape before stamping directly on the bag.  Easy!

placesetting-longI hand wrote the names of all our guests on the labels, which were stamped with the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and punched out with the Classic Label punch.

You’re ready to hop on over to The Netherlands and visit Chantal de Kaste’s blog by clicking on the link below.  You can use Google Translate for any blogs for which you need translation help.  It’s so fun to hop around the world!

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End of School Year Treats — Monday Montage #70

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Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of ten stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

This is the last week of school for my kiddos.  Summer Vacation!!!  I’m excited to have them home full time for the summer, and I know they’re excited too.  But I’ll bet we’re all not nearly as excited as their teachers!  My daughters wanted me to make them some little treats to hand out to friends on their last day of school.  I used the new Perfectly Wrapped stamp set to whip up some cute little sacked treats in no time.

I started with some mini paper sacks.  I stamped the Happy Day stamp from Perfectly Wrapped with Flirty Flamingo ink (I love this color) and the circle outline in Daffodil Delight.

Happy Day TreatsThe banners are strips of Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz cardstock, Flirty Flamingo 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon, Silver Sequin Trim, and Pop of Pink Specialty DSP.

Happy Day Treats SingleI put some little candy treats inside. I am really loving this fun color combination, and can’t wait to use it again.

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You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing!

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Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

A Grateful Bunch for K — Stampin’ Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome to another Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!  There are 20 of us from around the globe who will be sharing our projects with you twice each month.  All you need to do to follow along is click on the link at the bottom of each post.

Our theme for this month is “May flowers.”  We had three different stamp sets from which to choose, and for this hop I chose the Grateful Bunch stamp set and coordinating Blossom Bunch Punch.

Letter KI have a daughter whose favorite color rotates between yellow and orange.  She loves sunny, happy colors.  And her name starts with a “K.”  I found these fun wooden letters at a local big box store and decided to decorate one for her room.

I stamped these fun flowers using Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist and Pumpkin Pie ink and punched them out using the coordinating punch.  This is a project that looks like it would take a long time to create because there are so many flowers.  But it really didn’t take that long because the stamp and punch make three flowers at a time.  I just used glue dots to adhere all of the flowers to the monogram.

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I made a bow from the Pumpkin Pie 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon and a few strands of the White 1-1/4″ Jute Ribbon and a Very Vintage Designer Button.  I had to get a little ribbon-tying lesson from fellow Artisan, Connie Collins.  She ties beautiful bows and was so kind in giving me a quick lesson across the miles.  Love her!

K Grateful Bunch NotecardI made a little coordinating gift card to enclose with the monogram letter.  I used the Epic Alphabet for the letter “k.”

K Grateful Bunch Notecard Close Up

You’re ready to hop on over to The Netherlands and visit Chantal de Kaste’s blog by clicking on the link below.  You can use Google Translate for any blogs for which you need translation help.  It’s so fun to hop around the world!

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Enjoy your Thursday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Grateful Bunch, Epic Alphabet
Ink:  Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Pumpkin Pie
Paper:  Whisper White
Embellishments:  Blossom Bunch Punch, Pumpkin Pie 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon, White 1-1/4″ Jute Ribbon, Very Vintage Designer Buttons, White Baker’s Twine

A Cucumber Marquee

I’ve got a sneak peek for you today using the Marquee Messages stamp set, which will be available for purchase on June 1.  Here are two samples using Cucumber Crush:

Cucumber Marquee CardI made a card using sponge daubers to create a giant polka dot pattern on the card base.  I watercolored the stamped image with Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, and Daffodil Delight ink.

Cucumber Marquee BagI also made a little bag using the Gift Bag Punch Board.  I embossed the sentiments with white embossing powder and added gold Wink of Stella to the stars.  Little Rhinestone Basic Jewels were added to all of the lights on the arrow.

This stamp set has some really fun sentiments and I love the fun, retro feel of the images.

I have more cards to share using this set and some of the other In Colors in days to come.

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!