Friday, October 18, 2013

WorldWin Papers and Inspired by Stamping Blog Hop!

Hello! And thank you for joining me for a Holiday Blog Hop! (I was able to get this project finished prior to the doctor kicking me out of my studio!)



Inspired By Stamping and WorldWin Papers has teamed up to offer you over 15 inspiring Christmas projects to jump start your holiday season. We hope that you’ll find just the right inspiration for your next Christmas themed project.

Christmas season is all about gift giving, and this hop is no exception. We have planned a very sweet giveaway for a lucky winner. 


$50 Gift certificate from IBS and $50 WorldWin Paper Pack

To be eligible for the giveaway, please visit each blog in the list, grabbing the “letter” code as you go. Once you’ve landed on our last blog, which is the Inspired by Stamping Blog, leave a comment with the secret phrase created. (You will create the phrase by putting together all of those letters that you collected from each blog.)

Winners of the giveaway will be announced on October 23rd on both the WorldWin Papers and Inspired by Stamping blogs.

The designers have worked hard to produce all of these fantastic creations, and we would like to invite you to leave some comments on their individual blogs as well. (There may even be extra prizes!)

So what are you waiting for…let the hopping begin! You should be coming to me from Katrina's Blog. If not, go back to the WorldWin Papers Blog and start the hop.

I created a gift set for you! I altered a gift bag, and also created a gift tag and a card!


My favorite color combination for Christmas is kraft, white, and red. The luscious WorldWin Papers ColorMates cardstock in Medium Coffee Brown was perfect for my project. The cardstock color is a pretty shade of....well...ofthe spiced chai tea I like to drink in the winter! The ColorMates cardstock has a smooth finish, perfect for embossing!


I used a 5 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 8 1/4 kraft gift bag. I love this size for giving small hostess gifts and such. I decorated the front of the bag with some printed paper (Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas) and an embossed panel of the ColorMates cardstock (Cuttlebug Christmas Countdown). I rubbed the embossed areas with white ink.



I used the IBS Holiday Expressions and December 25th Labels stamp sets to stamp the tag. I cut the tag out with a Spellbinders die (Back to Basics Tags). This is such a simple project that you could make these decorated bags in bulk. (To purchase bags in bulk, visit Bags and Bows by Deluxe.)

I have been trying to make a Christmas card here and there since I know I won't be able to crank them all out in early December (especially with my injury). I really love this one! (Yes, it jingles!)


I used more of the ColorMates cardstock - Medium Coffee Brown and Light Berry Red. The white cardstock is the WorldWin Premium White, which is perfect for stamping! This time I embossed the tan panel with the Couture Creations Jolly Christmas folder. I rubbed the raised areas with white ink. 



The printed paper is from the G45 The Twelve Days of Christmas 6x6 pad. I stamped an image from the IBS December 25th Labels stamp set onto the white cardstock. I used Spellbinders Floral Ovals to die cut the sentiment.



You know I must do something to the inside! I stamped a sentiment with the IBS Holiday Expressions stamp set.

I had some paper bits left over, so I made a tag to match the bag and card!



I die cut a tag from the ColorMates Medium Coffee Brown cardstock using the Tim Holtz tag die. I then embossed it with the Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder and rubbed the tag with some white ink. I used the Perfect Layers tool to make a slightly larger tag from the Light Berry Red cardstock. 

I confess...last year (or maybe two years ago!) at a post-Christmas sale, I purchased the Tim Holtz mini deer and "25" die set...and forgot I had them! I had stashed them in a box and forgot all about them, poor things! I found them in time to make some use of them this year! I die cut the deer from ColorMates Smooth Deep Creamy Cocoa cardstock. I cut the "25" from the Light Berry Red.


I sprayed the doily with some mist, but it is hard to see the shimmer in the photo. The sentiment is from the IBS Holiday Sentiments stamp set. I die cut it with circle nesting dies. (If you are wondering, the red ink is Stampin' Up Real Red - it's an OLD pad, but still juicy!)

Hope you had fun visiting me today! 

The letter for you to collect is: E

Now hop on to Colleen's Blog!

ColorMates Original: Light Berry Red, Medium Coffee Brown
ColorMates Smooth: Deep Creamy Cocoa
Premium: White

Inspired by Stamping: Holiday Expressions, December 25th Labels, Holiday Sentiments

Designer paper: Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas
Die cut shapes: Spellbinders Floral Ovals, Standard Circles Small and Large, Back to Basics Tags
Ink: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Real Red; Close to My Heart Olive; Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Creamy Brown
Embossing folders: Couture Creations Jolly Christmas; Cuttlebug Snowflakes, Christmas Countdown
Mist: Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Twinkling Tinsel
Twine: May Arts
Bell, button: Craft supply
Grommet: We R Memory Keepers
Pearls: Want2Scrap
Charm: Tim Holtz
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Glue Dots adhesive dots

52 comments:

  1. Hi Gloria!!! Your projects are breathtaking!! Love the different embossing folders used for each creation!! I love the kraft/red and white color combination too!! Absolutely gorgeous..as always!!

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  2. All beautiful, Gloria!!!

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  3. Wow terrific set, love the colour combo, great use of all the different IBS stamps : )

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  4. gorgeous set of goodness!

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  5. What a great colour combo. Great projects. TFS.

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  6. These are my favourites so far, love what you've done and you had enough leftover for a tag too!

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  7. Love, love, love this set!!! That is a great color scheme, especially for this time of year. I love how you seamlessly put everything together to make it look like it was made to be together. I wouldn't mind getting a gift in that pretty packaging!

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  8. As usual just amazing projects! Love, love, love the gift bag!

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  9. Wonderful !! I loved the textured craft base n red color combo a lot.Thought all three look fab..I loved the tag most :) !

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  10. Wow, I love the colors, red, white, and Kraft. How lovely they look together, who'd a thunk?
    Well, I am certainly re-thinking my Christmas color schemes. The regular red and green is getting old, don't ya think? LOL
    Thanks for sharing absolutely lovely cards, love that embossed look, it's stunning!

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  11. Lovely, just lovely. Everything you do is so beautiful. I always look forward to your posts. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Love this festive ensemble. You always go above and beyond, Gloria. There's a quality in your work that is just so hard to find elsewhere. So glad you gave the reindeer and the 25 a purpose in life! LOL

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  13. Gloria, these projects are so stunning. I am in awe of your talent. Thank you for the inspirations.

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  14. Ah-mazing projects!

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  15. Very pretty projects ,,, they are all so coordinated :)

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  16. Ohhhh love the Kraft embossed like this! Beautiful!

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  17. stunning work as always my friend :)

    such a mean doctor!! at least mine just tells me to change jobs not stop crafting!! lol

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  18. Gorgeous projects Gloria, I love the combo of red kraft and white, Cathy x

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  19. Love your festive projects.

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  20. Stunning trio with the 3 colors!!

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  21. "E"xceptionally beautiful!!!! Love all the embossing and stamping, you always rock your projects.

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  22. love the card n the tag so pretty.

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  23. Your colour choices are now my favourite choices. The embossing is so crisp using this beautiful cardstock. I'm blown away! As always the Inspired by Stamping stamps are gorgeous!

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  24. These are awesome. I have that embossing folder but have never used it. Thank you for the inspiration!!!

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  25. What a gorgeous gift set! Whoever gets this will love it!

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  26. All of your projects are beautiful

    Blessings,
    Kathleen

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  27. Absolutely gorgeous!

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  28. Talented lady! A wonderful job sharing so much inspiration. Great job!

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  29. Love the colors and the embossing. Thanks for your inspiration!

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  30. Amazing card and gift bags - love the colors and the embossing.

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  31. Gorgeous projects! I love that color scheme.

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  32. What a gorgeous set. Sooooo gorgeous

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  33. OH MY.......I love the whole set!! Stunning! Amazing job!

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  34. Beautiful projects. Love this color combo.

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  35. I KNEW you'd knock it out of the park, and you did! Love the beautifully coordinated set of gift bag, tag and card! You always do such beautiful work! Now I need to go find that Tim Holtz miniature reindeer die...

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  36. Stunning projects!! Lovely gift bag,tag and card, go so nicely together! So beautiful! Love the embossing!

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  37. Must, must have these stamp sets!! Beautiful cards!!!

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  38. Oh wow Gloria your inspirational ideas are fabulous...love your use of the craft with the red and all the embossing really adds pop to the items.. thank you; neat Christmas sentiments too

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  39. Wow this set is gorgeous. I'm loving the kraft white and red combo.

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  40. I adore each of your projects. I love chai tea latte too & these colors are fab! Gives me a new idea for colors. Hugs~Patti

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  41. I can see why kraft, red and white are your favourite christmas colours. The three items you made are eye catching and just lovely.

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  42. What a gorgeous set! I love how you rubbed the white ink on the embossed areas!

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  43. What amazing projects. Thanks.

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  44. Love the color combo!!! Such a terrific set.
    <3 J

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  45. These are wonderful! Love all of the embossing!

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  46. Gorgeous papers and stamps! Beautiful gift ensemble!

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  47. Gorgeous work (but it's always this way!)

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  48. Oh Gloria - your projects are just wonderful! I'm in LOVE with the colours you've used and the vintagey feel!

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  49. Gloria, I just love these!!! You just rocked them! Hugs, Katrina

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  50. I love your projects! Always look forward to seeing what you have created!!

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