Saturday, August 29, 2009

Holiday Mini Blog Tour Stop #19

Welcome to stop #19 on Stampin' Addicts' Holiday Mini Blog Tour. This year’s Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini is chalk full of stamps, embellishment, new product lines and so much more. And they will all be available starting September 1. I am excited to show you the Decor Element line that is featured in the catalog: Holiday Mix and Decor Blocks. Holiday Mix is available in Black, White, Chocolate, and Red. Each sheet has 27 different elements including the letters to spell out JOY, SNOW, and NOEL – all for $9.95.

In my first project, I used the blocks to make two different letter configurations. The blocks are 3” tall and come four to a package for $9.95. I used the same blocks for both projects and just flipped them to put the other word on another part of the block.

Recipe: Decor Elements Holiday Mix, Real Red; Decor Elements Decor Blocks; Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Real Red Card Stock; Merry Moments Designer Series Paper; Old Olive 1-1/4” Striped Grosgrain, Real Red Polka Dot Grosgrain, Old Olive 5/8” Grosgrain; Ticket Corner and Scallop Edge Punches; acrylic paint.

For this project, I recycled a frame I had already. The paper, blue snowflake and ribbon are inside, and I applied SNOW to the outside of the glass to give it a 3D look. I still might add a photo to this in the upper right corner, but can you believe I don’t have a single snow picture of with both my boys?

Recipe: Decor Elements Holiday Mix White; Bashful Blue Card Stock; Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper; Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon; Snowflake #2 Big Shot Die; Scallop Edge Punch; Frost White Shimmer Paint.

And remember how I said there are 27 images on each sheet? The possibilities are really endless with all the other images. I used some of them to decorate up these Christmas Ornaments:

If you come back on Tuesday, I will tell you how to turn clear glass ornaments into these gorgeous sparkly ornaments and have a chance for some blog candy!

Recipe: Decor Elements Holiday Mix in Whisper White and Real Red; Old Olive and Real Red reinkers; Dazzling Diamonds; Old Olive and Real Red 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon.

I hope you have enjoyed this stop on the tour. Next stop is Linda’s Olive Stamps to see a sneak peek at the Charming stamp set. If you’ve enjoyed this tour, come check out Stampin’ Addicts too.

32 comments:

Ellie said...

OH it beginning to look allot like Christmas :) Love your projects love..and gave me a big smile this AM! Christmas is right around the corner isn't!

Marie said...

Fabulous projects and I love the idea of putting those Decor Elements images on the ornaments. They are so pretty!! Thanks for the great ideas!

Linda said...

I love the blocks and love the idea of the frame and the ornaments too! Such a creative idea!

Amy said...

Everything is beautiful! I can't believe you're making me order more stuff from the mini! LOL Great job on *everything*, Paula! Really, really lovely.

Come Stampin with Jamie said...

Great ideas, I will be case'in some of your ideas. Thank you for sharing.

Lisa said...

I like the ornaments a lot, but I think that SNOW frame is my favorite! Gorgeous stuff, Paula!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Wow Paula! Gorgeous projects! I love them all, but your Winter frame is fantastic!!! Wowie!!!

Crissy said...

I love the ornaments, so gorgeous! The blocks are adorable too!

lisa808 said...

Thanks for taking part in this fun blog hop. Love those blocks and ornaments.

Comeka said...

I LOVE your blocks! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Curry, Independent Demonstrator, Stampin' Up! said...

Your ornaments are beautiful and inspiring! I will take another look at this Decor Elements option now that I've seen your work!

Sarah said...

Oh my, I'm now dreaming of snow LOL :-)

Fab work Paula - loved em all :-)

Kat said...

I love the ornaments. I may have to break down and get these after all.

Stacy said...

I really like the snow frame - something about those colors that just makes me smile (but that could be the artist behind them too!) The projects are great and the ornaments are another cute way to use those supplies. Thanks for the ideas....

Deb (Debadoo) said...

You did a fantastic job Paula!! Love the DE on the ornaments.
Deb
Debadoo

PaperFairyKris said...

Love the ornaments! Can't wait to learn how you made them on Tuesday. Great ideas! You'll have to take a pic of your boys eating a snowcone for a "SNOW" pic until you get the real one. :-)

Lucinda said...

I love the ornaments!! And the way you made two different words by flipping the blocks over!

http://stampinlucinda.blogspot.com

Bandon, Oregon said...

Oh, I've got to learn about these ornaments...

Faith

Holly said...

Paula, your work is so pretty! I especially love that snow frame--hope you get an early snowfall this year, so you can finish it off with just the right family photo. Just don't let the grandparents see it--they'll want to take it home with them for sure!

Catrules said...

Paula I love everything! You did an awsome job!!! I really love your picture frame!! Great job!!!

Joyce said...

I'm going to have to go back to my mini catalog and take another look at those decor elements, your creations are so beautiful and inspiring! I love the picture frame (already have picked out a photo for it) ... endless possibilities with the blocks and ornaments. Thanks so much for sharing!

Ashley said...

Can't wait to see how to make those ornaments! Gorgeous projects!

Trina Caraway said...

Paula, I know it seemed like you had such a handful with these, but your projects turned out beautifully.

yaphastamps said...

I love that Snow frame. It is beautiful!

Michelle said...

I LOVE your blocks project!

Lyssa Zwolanek said...

I love it all!! I want it all!! You big enabler!!!

Beedubya said...

Have i told you how much you rock? Not lately? Well, you do.

xo B.

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Very fun projects to make the holidays sparkly and bright. Thanks for sharing the creativity and I'll be back for the details for sure!

Hugs from a sister demo - Jean

dmdezigns said...

Love the ornaments! All of the projects are so cute. I see my wallet getting lighter. . . .

Kim said...

These are so clever. Great uses for the products. I will be casing your snow project!

Twila said...

Great job, Love the decorated blocks!

Barbara Welch said...

I love the ornaments and the blocks. I ordered these and now you have inspired me to get them out and do something with them.