Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Warm Winter Wishes- Blog Hop

You made it! Thanks for stopping by!! : )

Carolyn King's new set is so much fun and versatile, you are sure to have many creations!! But better yet, Carolyn is donating 100% of her proceeds to the Alzheimer's Association in memory of her grandmother! AWESOME! Keep reading and you will see how you can WIN one of your own!

I have two projects to share with you.... the first is definitely to keep you warm!

I created a little box/holder that can hold up to 4 packets of hot chocolate or your own mixture in a bag or two packets with a small packet of marshmallows. I used Basic Grey's Mellow collection for the DP and the die cut girl. I couldn't resist using the mug from Carolyn's set and adding that to the girl. I used my decorative scissors for the snow on the bottom and MSC snowflake punch for a little wintery touch. I then used my largest scallop circle nestibilites for the topper, embossed, and stamped the sentiment repeatedly between Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip. I added a few more die cuts from the DP collection to the topper and finished it off with some brads and self adhesive crystals. Everything is popped up and the heart on the mug has a touch of Ranger Glossy Accents. A simple little gift that anyone is sure to love!

The second project is a pop up card. For the front, I started using the sewing machine to make uneven lines on the mat and added some Basic Grey Figgy Pudding DP to the bottom. I added some Chocolate Chip SU! Grosgrain ribbon and punched out two snowflakes with my MSC punch. I punched out the sentiment circles and faux stitched around that. I finished it off by adding some silver Stickles to the snowflakes and some self adhesive metal dots to the bottom.

For the inside, I followed the instructions on making pop up cards which you can find in the Resource section of SCS. I stamped the snowman from the set and colored him in using Copics. I added a smidgen of Stickles to the snow and then added Versamark to the entire image and heat embossed in clear. Once heated and cooled, I cut him out. I took the sentiment block in the set that says "Love" all over and stamped that throughout my scalloped circle nestibilites. I finished off the inside with a small strip of DP to match the front and sponged the edges with Cranberry Crisp. I have also included a side view.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

For even more inspiration visit Carolyn King - the Illustrator of Warm Winter Wishes and the Idea Center gallery HERE.

Then, check in with Carolyn's special guest designers:

And, finally stop by these GinaK Designer's blog participating in the hop tonight:
and our CenterStage Spotlight Team:
Joy Hadden
Kay Simmons
Linda Payne
Lori McAree

GinaK will be giving away a copy of Warm Winter Wishes on her blog tonight - so pop over there to leave your comment on her blog for your chance to win the set for free! (If you've already purchased the stamp set, we can swap it out for another GinaK stamp set valued at $19.95 or less.)


  1. What wonderful creations! I really love that pop up card, too cute!

  2. How awesome Deb---what a cute hot cocoa holder. So cool! And I LOVE your pop up card--fantastic! Thanks so much, gf!

  3. Love these projects! That pop up card is too fun!

  4. Love the fun stitching, great papers, and the pop-up, Deb! All are just adorable!

  5. WOW... LOVE them both!!! Great little girl with the mug... hee hee.

  6. The little popup snowman is perfect! Such a good idea!

  7. AH! A pop up Snowman! How cute is that?!

  8. Fabulous cards Deborah! Love the scene you created with the little BG girl and her cup!

  9. Oh gosh those are sweeeet!! I love the snowman pop up!!!


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