Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Monthly Blog Hop -- December Holidays!



Hello friends!

Welcome to our December Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop. Our projects this month feature ideas for the December holiday season. If you arrived from Sue McDonald's blog, you saw her wonderful project!

My project is a Christmas gift -- I  plan on making several tissue box covers to give as gifts. The Let it Snow specialty designer series paper (DSP) is perfect for this project as it has sparkly bling built in. And the coordinating Snowman Season stamp set was perfect for creating an embellished sentiment. Score!


The DSP paper has coordinating Christmas colors so its perfect to use for holiday gifts and the snowmen/winter themes mean the tissue box can be displayed (and used) long after Christmas. Double Yay!! Even better, three of the coordinating colors -- Real Red, Shaded Spruce, and In Color 2018-2020 Blueberry Bushel -- are on sale during the Online Extravaganza, November 20-22. Perfect time to order cardstock and ink pads in these colors!

The embellished sentiment on the side of the box was created by re-purposing the Layering Oval die cut from the lid; before cutting the flaps on the lid, I placed the oval die in the center of the lid, folded opposite edges in so they touched the long sides of the die and then ran it through my die cutting machine. Later, using the Layering Ovals dies, I die cut a scalloped oval for the sentiment from white cardstock to layer on the oval die cut of Shaded Spruce cardstock. Staying with the color theme of the DSP, I used Shaded Spruce for the sentiment and Pool Party for snowflakes from the Snowman Season stamp set.

The inspiration for this project came from a SplitCoastStampers tissue box cover tutorial; click here to view their tutorial. I tweaked the cutting measurements in the tutorial so only 1 piece of the 12x12" DSP is needed. My ingredient list and cutting measurements are below.

Back view
Side view


Another side view
Top view

Click on the Next Blog image below to hop over to Annette McMillan's blog if you joined us mid-hop, to check out her project.


Shirley Merker
Tracy Held
Sue Boerner
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward
Sue McDonald
Terri Stewart  <----You Are Here
Annette McMillan


Thank you for hopping with us!

Ingredient list:

Tissue box cover
Shaded Spruce cardstock (cs), 2 - 5 1/8 x 9.5" (sides), score at 1/2 and 5"; top - 6 9/16" sq, score 1" on each side
White cs, scrap for scallop oval die
Let it Snow specialty DSP, 4 - 4 x 4.25" (sides), 4 - .75 x 4" (lid sides), and 4 x 4" (top)
inks: Pool Party, Shaded Spruce 
Snowman Season stamp set 
Layering Oval dies (use oval lid cut out as backing for the Let it Snow sentiment)
Multipurpose Liquid glue
dimensionals

The supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store (click here).

If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to have you join my Stamping is Fun team. I'd love to chat and answer any questions you may have, so just give me a holler. Thanks for hopping with us!

Stamping is Fun!

Terri

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