Thursday, August 21, 2014

Another Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop

Wacky Watercooler First Anniversary Blog Hop

Welcome to another Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop!  This month we are featuring items from the upcoming Holiday Catalog, available August 28th.

You may have just arrived from Terri's blog (don't you love her creations?), and I appreciate you visiting my site.  If you've started here, just click on the buttons at the bottom to continue the circle; you'll go all the way around and end up back here.

Being a Stampin' UP! demonstrator definitely has its favorite is being able to pre-order new items from new catalogs before they go live.  The Holiday Catalog is just about to make it's debut, and one of my favorite sets is Holiday Home, along with the matching framelits.  I had all kinds of ideas for Christmas, but as I was playing, discovered little pieces of the set that make it perfect for (wait for it)--HALLOWEEN!  Look:

First up, a card.  This adorable set (photopolymer so you can see exactly where your stamped images are going) comes with everything you see here.  I stamped the house and colored with my Blendabilities, then cut it out with the Homemade Holiday framelits (LOVE).
Then I stamped the lamppost, trees and ghosts.  I masked the ghosts and moon and sponged my background.  Isn't that a scream?

This is layered on Tangerine Tango cardstock, and added to a Basic Black base.  Love it!

And then I got inspired:
How about a tag?  Same idea on a smaller "canvas", and punched with our Angled Tag Topper Punch.  The new White and Tangerine Two-Tone Trim is fed through the tag hole, along with some sequins (contraband from an upcoming Paper Pumpkin kit...shhhh...).  An adorable Blackberry Bliss In Color Clothespin holds my tag to a cute Mini Muslin Bag that I sponged using the Dots and Stripes Decorative Mask, Stampin' Sponges and Tangerine Tango ink.
Did you catch the little Jack-o-Lantern faces and ghosts stamped on the dots?

But I couldn't stop yet...I had to use the new Gift Box Punch Board and Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper for one more project:
This great paper (like all our DSP) has two sides, but this one is really great:  one side is Halloween-themed, but the other can be used all year round.  So if you purchase a pack and don't get to use the entire thing up by Halloween, you can still use it for other projects.

The Gift Box Punch Board makes boxes in a ton of sizes up to 4" on all sides.  This one is 4" x 4" x 3", plenty big enough for a special treat!  It's topped with our Tea Lace Paper Doilies and a rosette made with the Designer Rosette Bigz XL die.  I added a Tangerine Tango flower, punched with the    2-3/8 " Scallop Circle Punch.  But best of all:
flying bats--courtesy of the Elegant Butterfly punch (with a little nipping using a 1/2" circle punch).  These are attached to strips of Window Sheets and added to my rosette with Mini Glue Dots, giving an illusion that they are flying over my box.

Well I hope you enjoyed my sneak peek of lots of new goodies...these will be ready to find their way to your home on August 28!

Thanks for let's see what Stefanie has made for us!

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Crafty Medic said...

Love the sponging, great work!

Terri said...

I love your creations. The sponging effect is really nice!!! I'm glad you joined us and look forward to seeing many more projects from you.

Gail said...

Welcome to the Hop Priscilla! Love your Halloween-themed projects. I have that bundle, but haven't used it yet.

Deborah Smart said...

Shut the front door!!! OMGosh Priscilla - your hallowe'en projects are amazing! :) I love how you stamped the ghosts & pumpkins onto the muslin bag. So glad to have you as part of the Watercooler gang!

Created by Kath said...

I love the box, the punch board is on my wish list.

Heidi Weaver said...

Thanks for being part of our Blog Hop, Priscilla. I have to show your projects to my daughter---she is the Hallowe'en Queen around these parts. The ghosties and the houses are terrific as is the decorated muslin bag. Wonderful job on those colours! Your little box is great but the rosette topper puts it over the top.

Marsha Reed said...

Great projects, Priscilla! I have got to order that Holiday Home stuff!

Bev said...

The bats made with the butterfly punch is quite clever.