The Stamp Market Holiday Release Blog Hop

October 5, 2018

Happy Friday, blog friends! It has been quiet around here, because I have been prepping for quite a few events, but this is going to be a happening place for the next few days! Up first, today I am so excited to be participating in The Stamp Market's Holiday Release Blog Hop! I will add the full link list at the bottom of my post, but how about we get to my projects first.

I've created two different projects today, but let's first start with these adorable treat boxes using the Scalloped Gift Box die and No Peeking stamps & die set.

I am happy to say that I was able to create a process video for this card. You can view it here, or in HD on my YouTube channel.

I hope that you liked a little look into my creative process! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you did, and subscribe to my YouTube channel if you haven't yet. Now that I've gotten everything figured out on my new laptop, I will be posting more consistently to it!

I know that not everyone loves to watch process videos, so I will still continue to do write-ups for projects too. To start I diecut the scalloped gift box die two times from each Christmas themed patterned papers. These papers are an older collection from Webster's Pages called Gingerbread Village, which I doubt is available any longer. But this will work with any papers you have in your crafting stash, and there are a ton of adorable new Christmas collections out right now! Once all the pieces were diecut, I adhered them together with Scor Tape.

Next I diecut the bow three times from different glitter papers, then adhered them together with Scor Tape as well. Quick tip: to help round out the bow curves after assembly, put a pencil or pen into it and re-shape them.

Next I stamped & diecut the images from the No Peeking stamp set using Catherine Pooler inks in the following colors: It's A Girl, Tutti Fruiti & Mint To Be. I always use my MISTI with these inks as I never feel like I get a good impression the first time, so it is nice to be able to stamp 2-3 times.

With all the stamping, diecutting & assembling finished, it was time to put the treat boxes together. I filled a treat bag with 8-9 Snickerdoodle cookies {I used this Snickerdoodle recipe, and they are AMAZING. Even my husband liked them.} Then I tied them shut with some baker's twine and the tags I created from some patterened papers & the stamped images. And finally I added the glitter bows to each tag to finish.

Up next is a card using the new Floral Bouquet & Merriest Greetings stamp sets. The florals in this set are BEAUTIFUL, and they can be used for any time of year....not just Christmas!

To start, I stamped & heat embossed the grouped floral image & sentiment to a block of Arches watercolor paper in Brutus Monroe Gilded embossing powder.  Arches paper is quite expensive, and being 9x12...I always have little pieces left. I don't like to waste papers, especially ones that are expensive, so I also stamped & heat embossed some of the smaller floral & leaf images to the leftover piece of Arches paper.

Next I colored the floral & leaf images using my Pinkfresh Studio liquid watercolor in the following colors: Bubblegum & Emerald City. I love that because these watercolors are so highly pigmented, that you can achieve different shades with just one color. Then I added a few splatters with the leftover watered down paints just by flicking them to the front with my watercolor brush. I wanted them to stay faint, so I picked the excess up with a paper towel immediately to keep the colors soft.

Next I mounted the watercolor block to the front of a Bazzill pink cardbase with foam adhesive. Then I fussy cut the extra florals & leaves, and added them to the front of the card for some added dimension to the card. Then I covered the edges of the cardbase, and flicked gold paint splatters to the front.

Once the splatters were dry, I accented the card with some sequins and flat-backed jewels by Lucy's Sequins. And the finishing touch was adding some shimmer to the florals & leaves with my Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen.

Those are my projects using the new holiday release from The Stamp Market! As I mentioned this post is part of a blog hop, and here is the full link list:

Lea Lawson --- {you are here}

Before you move along with your day, I wanted to invite you to follow me on social media. I hang out on Instagram a lot, and share my work in progress in my stories...along with REALLY cute photos of my dogs! :) Plus, I just started my YouTube channel, and while there are only a handful of videos right now...I will be adding new content consistently now that I've gotten the video process all set up on my new laptop.

Have a wonderful rest of your Friday and happy hopping!

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  1. Fantastic projects! I love your card a lot :)

  2. Love seeing your beautiful projects. This release is darling!!!

  3. Lea, what great projects you created, so beautiful! The gift boxes are so fun and I adore the card, embossing is one of my favorite techniques! Lovely job!

  4. Simply gorgeous projects! Thank you for sharing!

  5. love your little gift boxes and the cards you created with the floral bouquet are gorgeous!

  6. these are great gifts and LUV the card designs!!!

  7. Such beautiful and sweet projects!

  8. Love your adorable treat holders and your card is amazing. So beautiful.

  9. LOVE the treat boxes and your fabulously gorgeous floral card! Wonderful projects for the hop! I'm inspired!

  10. The treat boxes and your card are so cute!

  11. This is really beautiful! I love the embossed gold paired with the rosy pinks of the flowers! Bright and cheerful!

  12. Your treat boxes are adorable and the card is gorgeous!! Enjoyed the video.

  13. Very cute projects!! Love your gift boxes!!


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