Saturday, September 8, 2012

Fall Favorites - SOTM Blog Hop


Welcome to our September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month Close to My Heart is offering a stamp set called "Fall Favorites". This set can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant for only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50.  CLICK HERE to start shopping with me and add it to your cart today.

(Stamp Set Images for Fall Favorites)

(Artwork by Close to My Heart Art Department using Fall Favorites)

In this hop, you will see projects featuring this fun stamp set from many talented crafty ladies! We hope you enjoy our blog hop today!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning
at Lucy's blog:  
If you came from Tina Gale of My Scrappy Ideas, then you are in the right place!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this stamp set.  It was so much fun to use!  I can't wait to use it on my layouts, and other projects.  For this hop, I couldn't decide on just one project.  So, I have 2 groupings for you today.  My first project is a bag and matching tag. 
My second project is a table centerpiece, name card and place setting.

Here are 2 gift bags with matching tags.  For the gift inside, I made a set of 4 Thank You cards with envelopes tied in raffia for each bag.  I gave these to Wyatt's preschool teachers Friday as a thank you for the "extras" they did this week.  Thank you Ms. Sherry and Ms. Tina!
The bags match our colonial white cardstock perfectly and they are a blank canvas for stamping!  I stamped using Fall Favorites in black ink and colored the images in using my COPIC markers.  I added a little bit of our bulk burlap ribbon and adhered it with liquid glass.  I used my Cricut to cut the tag at 3" with my Art Philosophy cartridge.  The stamp set tells you exactly what size to cut the image.  How great is that?  It made my crafting so much easier.  After coloring in the image, I tied it on with a little raffia.  Then, I wanted to create a few cards to slide inside the bag as a Thank You gift.  I thought thank you cards would be a popular choice for preschool teachers.  I kept them pretty simple by stamping the pumpkin image in the lower right hand corner and adding a "retired" thank you image.

Here is a close up of the 4 pack of cards with envelopes

Next, I created a centerpiece for my dining room table and fall place settings.
If you haven't purchased the NEW Artiste cartridge, you are missing out!  This cartridge has so many fun images, cards, boxes, etc.  It really made this project very easy and quick to make.  CLICK HERE to get yours today!

I cut the pumpkins using Sunset cardstock.  The leaves and vines were cut using Olive cardstock. 
The little pumpkins in the centerpiece are cut at 2".
The larger one in the centerpiece and on the plate are cut at 3".
I love how the centerpiece turned out!
I used the Clementine paper pack patterned paper to highlight the scarecrow image and "pick o' the patch" sticks. A fun burlap bow finishes off the centerpiece.

Finally, I used a little piece of scrap paper to create a name card for my place setting.  I just stamped using Fall Favorites, colored it in and added my name using the Trinity alphabet.

I hope you enjoyed my projects and they inspire you to create some fall themed projects using the new Fall Favorites stamp of the month.  Thanks for hopping with us today!

Your next stop on the Fall Favorites Stamp Set Blog Hop is Jennifer Kramer of 4 Hearts Scrapbooking.
Here is a complete list of the blog hop in case you get lost along the way:
Lucy :  Love 2 Create
Darla : Caution: Crafting is Contagious!
Shelly Mendenhall : Inky Wheeler's Artsy Musings
Eva Friesen : For The Love Of Creating
Judith Ashmore : My Blog Adventure
Stephanie : The Quilted Scrapper
TinaGale : My Scrappy Ideas
Maria Woodworth : Maria's Paper Craft Place  ~ You are Here
Jennifer Kramer : 4 Hearts Scrapbooking  ~ Next Stop
Carolyn : Nuts 4 Scrappin'
Madeline Morcelo : Inking From The Heart
Theodora : Celebrate Crafts
Laura W. :  Scrappinsweetie's Escape
Michelle Stewart : My Creations With Michelle

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own "Fall Favorites" projects.


My Creations with Michelle said...

Wowzers, your projects are amazing, know I want to make those too! Thanks for giving me inspiration to create more......those are just wonderful.

Madeline Morcelo said...


Darla Haverstock said...

Great projects! Thanks so much for joining us in this hop.

Eva Friesen said...

Love your projects! You did an amazing job

grammiej said...

Wow, love all your projects, they are fantastic.
You are so talented!

Julia Hammond said...

You have been BUSY! I love the centerpiece!

Theodora Stacey said...

Awesome! I never thought to make table decorations!

Lucy Kelleher said...

Yowsa Maria! All of your projects are just fabulous! You totally got me into the "fall" season frame of mind :) TFS


Camille Short said...

Great ideas...they are happy!

Liz said...

that centerpiece is so charming !

Stephanie said...

Amazing. I love the idea of the center piece. I now must do that!!!

Melissa said...

I really need to get this set out! I love everything you have done! Simply wonderful!

Jag said...

Lovely Maria! Your projects are wonderful! Luv the colours! Luv the detail! Wow! Great job!

Laura said...

I LOVE your tablescape idea! I may have to lift it! You did a wonderful job.

Helena Davis-Brown said...

I love all of your projects! Wonderful job!