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Welcome to the new catalog!
Hopefully you’ve arrived from Stefanie’s wonderful Crafty Medic blog. Stef is indeed one crafty medic. She’s also one of our Canadian contributors. Her blog is definitely one I turn to when I need to jump start my mojo. She has some wonderful videos too! As usual you can follow this hop in a circle going either direction. Of course you can also return to the home hop site if you ever get lost along the way.
When there is a special event we dress up right? So today’s celebration of the new 2015-2016 Annual Catalog seemed the appropriate time to dress up with a vest and bow tie. After all…Father’s Day is just around the corner too. Thankfully these bow ties are made from paper with a punch. If you’ve ever seen me try to tie a real bow tie you’ll understand my relief. 😀
Take Out Box Vest
Hard to tell it’s a box from the top isn’t it? Here’s a side view:
And here are all the pieces. I left the inside sentiment blank so I can customize it when I’m ready to use it.
tip: To make your own template: First put the box together and then flip the box upside down with the top flaps folded out and draw around them on a piece of copy paper. Then cut out, place on top of your designer paper, trace and cut The perfect tool to use to fit your paper to the box. Easy peasy.
I’ll save the template pieces for future box decorations. Did you spot the new product? My favorite new paper stack…Pretty Petals. Trust me…you’ll be buying lots of this stack! And the Just Because sentiment is from the new stamp set Tin of Cards (this is one set you will find yourself using for just about everything!). The tag ends used the new Triple Banner Punch. The Note Tag and Bow Builder Punches are carryovers from the previous seasonal catalogs but new to the Annual Catalog.
Here’s all the pieces:
This card doesn’t unfold (unlike the take out box version). The inner card just slips out and you can write on the front or the back. You can also glue down or add a pocket for a gift card.
Can you spot the new products? Greetings Thinlit die (yep…a favorite already), Go Wild paper Stack and the sorta new punches I noted above. I love that the bow tie was created from the flip side of the vest paper. Way to go Stampin’ Up on coordination yet again.
Both versions of the vest have a pull out card where you can stamp or write your heartfelt sentiments. And the Take Out Box also opens (without destroying the card) to hold a lovely treat for the man in your life (though of course some of us women also like vests, ties and treats too!).
Stamps: Tin of Cards
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Suede
Paper: Kraft 12×12, Basic Black, Pacific Point, Pretty Petals Stack, Go Wild Stack, copy paper for template for box
Punches: Note Tag, 7/8″ Scallop Circle, Itty Bitty Accents Pack (star), Bow Builder, Envelope Punch Board
Other: Big Shot, Greetings Thinlits, Silver Basic Metal Buttons, Take Out Boxes, Stampin’ Trimmer, Craft Knife, SNAIL or Tombow multipurpose adhesive glue. Glue dots
Hopefully it’s clear which supplies apply to which version. The box uses the blue theme from a Pretty Petals page and the card uses the neutrals from the Go Wild stack along with coordinating cardstock papers. As I mentioned before I was jazzed that the flip side of the vest was perfect for the bow tie. Meant I used up most of one 6×6 page for the entire card. I don’t know about you…but I’m loving the new 6″x6″ paper stacks. So many projects only need one page where before they needed close to two! Perfect for some of the punch board projects too that start with that size!
The take out box version was inspired by our Demonstrator only, Stampin’ Success Magazine from May/June. Took a bit of figuring how those wonderful Stampin’ Up Artists put it all together but it didn’t take long. Of course other crafty demos quickly figured out how to turn this into a fun card as well. I CASE’d my version (with a tweak or two) from Sharon Armstrong, a sister demo.
Since I created these projects for a recent event as well as the hop I thought I’d simplify things for you by sharing the directions from the event as well as a link to a video that explained how the card version was created using the Envelope Punch Board.
Directions from Stamp Camp for both Vest projects: Sweater Vest Card or Box Directions by Jean Fitch
Video and post by Sharon: http://txstampinsharon.blogspot.com/2015/05/ics-blog-hop-celebrate-dad.html
That’s it for my share of the hop. Time to move on over to Miss Buffy’s wonderful post sharing her always creative outlook and gorgeous projects fashioned from new and old products from the new catalog.
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