Have you had a chance to check out the new 2018 Holiday Catalog? It’s been out for several weeks and my wish list is crazy long. Lol!
After perusing the catalog several times I finally noticed several “you can make it” groupings. I thought huh, that’s something new and interesting. When I started really looking at what these were all about I realized they had created groupings that provided everything needed to create the accompanying projects shown. Wow, wow, wow!!! were my first words!
It got me thinking “I want to create my own grouping” and that’s how this fun variety grouping of projects came about.
When I placed my first order from the 2018 Holiday Catalog I purchased the Takeout Treats stamp set, Buffalo Check Background stamp and Spirited Snowmen stamp set. Yes! that was all the stamps I purchased, along with other accessories, embossing folders and designer paper. This was even before I had decided to create this group of projects. So I’m thinking this was meant to be. Lol!
Here are the items I chose to made up my grouping — Takeout Treats Stamp Set, one set of Notecards & Envelopes, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad, Real Red Ink Pad, Call Me Clover Ink Pad, Blender Pens and Clear Block D. Yes, everything you will need to create these projects I just listed. Well, there are few things that you will have in your craft area. They are scissors, thin metal ruler, post-it notes, sponge (from your kitchen is fine) and a pencil.
TIERED Z-FOLD CARD AND MINI BAG-A-LOPE (PROJECTS 1 AND 2)
This Tiered Z-Fold card was the first design I created. I had watched Dawn Griffith’s 4-fold card and thought how I could create it with just notecards. I finally was able to make it work with two notecards. Woohoo! It only needs one envelope so that left an unused envelope. I remembered the oldie but goodie Bag-a-Lope.
CARD-IN-A-BOX AND HALF MINI BAG-A-LOPE (PROJECTS 3 AND 4)
The valentine heart told me it could be made into a flower. Another cool fun fold card in the Card in a Box. The Call Me Clover green panels are created by taking your Blender Pen and putting green onto your clear block, then spritzing lightly and stamping onto your piece of cardstock. It creates an amazing watercolor effect! This one took two notecards as well. So that left an envelope to turn into another project. I thought a cute party gift box would be fun. I used the same bag-a-lope idea but cut the envelope in half and made two small party gift box sizes. Adorable!
LOVE YOU LOTS VALENTINE, THANK YOU MUG AND LESS TRICKS AND MORE TREATS CAULDRON HALLOWEEN CARDS (PROJECTS 5 THRU 7)
I finally stepped back into the traditional card box and these fill several more holiday card needs.
The first is the Love You Lots Valentine card. The double lines behind the hearts are the edges of the clear block inked with Read Red and stamped twice next to each other. Yes! Another use for your clear block.
The second is the Thank You Mug. My trimming the top off the rectangular image you get the shape of a mug and the handle is the edge trimmed away from the hearts on the Card-in-a-Box. It’s hard to see but there is steam rising from the mug I created this by taking the small grouping of hearts and inking the black ink and stamping off several times then into the card.
The third is the Less Tricks and More Treats Halloween card turning the rectangle image on its side into a Cauldron. The Call Me Clover is sponged to create steam rising. Hey, it’s the best thing I could think of for Halloween.
I’m very happy with how my projects turnout with limited supplies and colors. This was WAY OUTSIDE my comfort zone but I think they are pretty cool. AND……if you haven’t already noticed, there is no bling on any project. That’s right NO BLING! Lol!
I set out to combine the most versatile stamp set, ink pads and paper to create the most varied of projects. Well, do you think I hit the mark? With making multiples of each project I was able to create a total of 25 items, yes 25 items. Hang on……I will share in just a moment. The “you can make it” groupings in the Holiday Catalog range from $43.50 to $75.50. My grouping total is $74.00 (plus tax and shipping). That is $2.96 per item……YES! If you purchase just one more package of Notecards and Envelopes this drops down to $1.61 for 50 items! Sweet!
Here are how many of each project can be made.
- 3 — Tiered Z-Fold Cards
- 4 — Mini Bag-a-Lopes (perfect for a full-size Hershey’s Candy Bar)
- 2 — Card-in-Box
- 10 — Half Size Party Gift Box Bag-a-Lopes
- 2 — Each of the Valentine, Thank You and Halloween notecards
- STAMP: Takeout Treats
- PAPER: Notecard & Envelope Pack (20 ea)
- INK: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Call Me Clover
- ACCESSORIES: Blender Pens, Clear Block D
- HOME ITEMS: Scissors, Thin Metal Ruler, Post-it Notes, Sponge, Pencil
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed today’s projects. Have a great day and get your hands inky!
Sparkly Hugs, Carol