Saturday, December 10, 2011

December Reveal & Blog Hop

Are you ready? Today is the day that the newest SP & Company stamps are available for purchase! Oh, happy day!!! I'm going to showcase Circletastic for you today.  It is one FABULOUS stamp, let me tell ya! But first, let me give you all of the deets on the Blog Hop today.

This month's color is GREEN! Not only does the Design Team get to play with this color, but YOU do too! After you're done hopping around today, make sure you play along with this month's green challenge (click here for details) for a chance to win some awesome SP and Company prizes!  

*And don't forget that the random prize patrol is watching so leave a comment on every blog today to be eligible for the prizes!!*


Now, onto the projects using Circletastic (See? I told you it was an awesome stamp!):




OK, my first project is a fun one.  I've been dying to make some ornaments and I knew this background stamp would be perfect for them.  Instead of using ink, I got gutsy and I used white acrylic paint! I stamped the image directly onto some clear acetate to create that floating look in the background there.  I cut out the clear shape using a freebie image I found HERE.




I simply stamped, colored (Copics) and cut out the Snowman head (Christmas Medley set) and adhered to the painted acetate.  Then, I rolled it up and stuck it inside the ornament.  I flattened it all out using tweezers.  I'm lovin' his green hat! I dumped some glitter in the bottom so when I shake it, it sticks to the sides and looks like snow.



I made a second one using the Santa image (Yes, I LOVE this set).  I know this one isn't green, but I made it for my 2 year old.  She would probably freak if Santa wasn't wearing red.  :-)  I still wanted to share it with you, just so you can see another example.  I mean, this can be done with virtually any stamped image, photographs, anything you can think of that you can adhere to acetate and roll up to fit in there.  And I really think that background makes the ornament.  It looked so BLAH without it.  Can we say versatile stamp?!




I couldn't stop myself - I also made a really sweet vintage tag using Circletastic.


I die cut the tag, stamped it with VersaMark, threw some twine and ribbon on it with the chipboard accent and... Voila!!!!! Super simple, beautiful vintage tag! So easy for mass production!!!



Now, make sure you check out the SP Blog and see what Samantha did with the new stamps! Also, Patty, Stephanie, Kelli, and Jen all have projects for you today, so stop by their blogs and check out what they have been up to.


Thanks for stopping by today!!!












Cardstock: Cricut (Green, Tag), Clear Acetate (Unknown, Ornaments), 65# Cougar (White, Ornaments)
Ribbon: American Crafts (Rose, tag), PTI Twine (Tag), Ribbon on ornaments (Unknown)
Chipboard Accents: K & Company (Tag)
Stamps: SP & Company
Ink: VersaMagic, VersaMark
Other: Silhouette, Cuttlebug, Acrylic Paint, Copic Markers, ATG

16 comments:

  1. What a clever project--great use of that new stamp! I'm impressed!!!

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  2. Very cute and creative! I heart that you used it for this ornaments. One of a kind!TFS!^_^

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  3. WOW such truly amazing projects. YOu did a GREAT job. I especially love the vintage tag!!

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  4. Very cool Chrissie! Great way to use that background stamp!

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  5. I'm flippin' out over those ornaments! I'm making ornaments this yr. & I'm using the glass 1's like u used~now I have another idea 4 s/t 2 decorate them w/;) I've got 2 get some glitter & acetate now! Where do u get acetate? Such a wonderful idea 4 an ornnament! New follower via GFC & I'll b back often! Thanx~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I'm flippin' out over those ornaments! I'm making ornaments this yr. & I'm using the glass 1's like u used~now I have another idea 4 s/t 2 decorate them w/;) I've got 2 get some glitter & acetate now! Where do u get acetate? Such a wonderful idea 4 an ornnament! New follower via GFC & I'll b back often! Thanx~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Those ornaments are really neat. They are simple enough that my kids could make them as gifts. Thanks for the idea.

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  8. Amanda, the acetate came from my little "I'm a Hoarder Stash" I have, but I know you can buy transparencies at Office Max or Staples for under $5! Thank you for the sweet comments!!!

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  9. What a fun, creative way to use this image! Gorgeous job on the ornaments!

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  10. How clever. Love the ornaments. Thanks for sharing.

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