Friday, October 12, 2018

My Inky Friends Handmade Holidays Blog Hop

Welcome back to another Inky Friends Blog Hop.  This time we are focusing on our favorite holidays and handmade projects that you too can make. If you hopped here from Sharleen's blog, then you have already seen some great projects featuring the Making Everyday Bright set.  So much fun!

It's not much of a secret that my absolute favorite holiday of the year is Thanksgiving, probably because it focuses on family, friends and food.  (Some might add football, but that's not really my thing).  Also, my birthday is always close to Thanksgiving, so that's an added bonus.  I have loved playing and creating with the Country Home Suite in the Holiday Catalog.  It's perfect for Thanksgiving decorations and maybe even a cute little favor to set on your Thanksgiving table.

Colors: Gray Granite, Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Smokey Slate, Daffodil Delight.  Stamps: Country Home.  Big Shot: Tin Tile and Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders and Stitched Shapes Framelits. Accessories: Stampin' Blends, Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper, Galvanized Metallic paper, Chicken Wire Elements, Braided Linen Trim, Clear Embossing Powder, and Heat Tool..  Other: 12" Wooden Box Frame
Stampin' Up! featured a beautiful framed piece made with this suite and so many of my customers commented on it, I felt like I needed to offer something similar at my class last month.  I had this frame in my stash from a local unfinished wood craft shop.  After staining and sealing it, I added a layer of wood grain paper from the Festive Farmhouse to the background.  After I ran the Galvanized Metallic Paper through the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, I applied Gray Granite and Crumb Cake ink to it to draw out some of the details.  Then I matted it in Mint Macaron and Gray Granite cardstock.  I stamped the milk can and flowers in Memento ink and colored them with the Stampin' Blends. I stamped the greeting in Gray Granite and then added a little clear embossing powder and heat set it to add dimension.  I layered those with a bit of the Chicken Wire Elements and the Braided Linen Thread.  So cute, right?

Colors: Copper, Merry Merlot, Crushed Curry, and Whisper White.  Stamps: Country Home.  Big Shot: Takeout Thinlit Dies, Merry Christmas Thinlits, Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Punches: Sprig Punch.  Accessories: Galvanized Metallic Paper, Bright Copper Shimmer Paint, Merry Merlot and Copper 5/8" Reversible Ribbon and Suite Seasons Specialty Washi Tape.   
This little favor box came about while I was just playing around with the Galvanized Metallic Paper, the Tin Tile Embossing Folder and the Bright Copper Shimmer Paint.  I originally envisioned that I would just rub a little of the shimmer paint on the paper to highlight the embossed image.  But then I rubbed more on and I loved that it was a beautiful dull copper finish, perfect for a Thanksgiving tablescape.  And this ribbon is super yummy.  If you haven't had a chance to use it yet, what are you waiting for?
Here's another view from the top so you can see the tag.  I used a marker on the stamp so that I could omit the "happy" from the "harvest blessings" stamp in the Country Home stamp set.  Then I die cut it with the larger label from the Merry Christmas Thinlits.  I took the copper striped tape from the Suite Seasons Washi set to had a little sparkle to the die cut.   Finally, I added a sprig punchy in Crushed Curry to add a bright pop of autumn color.   To see even more projects using the Takeout Thinlits, be sure to check out Rhonda's stop on this blog hop.  It really is such a fun little box.

Thank you for stopping by on the Inky Friend's Homemade Holidays hop.  Now you are off to Mary's take on Merry Christmas to All which is another one of my favorites from the Holiday Catalog (I have too many favorites to count.)


Mickey Robert: Paper Conversations
Sharleen Luciano: Stampin' with Sharleen
Paula Wright: Stampin' with Paula
Mary Haugen: Center Stage Stamping
Rhonda Griffin: The Stampin' Bunny
Cindy Elam: Heart's Delight Cards


Mickey Roberts said...

Paula, your projects are just awesome! I just love all the special details your incorporated into the takeout box.

Sharleen Luciano said...

Such cute projects Paula :-) I especially loved the framed project. I never think to make pretty frames. TFS :-)