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Friday, December 2, 2011

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Joins the Technique Junkie Newsletter

Happy Friday to you all!  Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and Technique Junkie Newsletter joint Blog Hop!  The Technique Junkie Newsletter is excited to showcase their new 3D and Fun Folds CD!  Can I just say that SNSS are a perfect match for these wonderful 3D projects and fun folds as you will see as you hop along with us today!

The Technique Junkie Newsletter has been publishing rubber stamping technique tutorials since 2002.  The 3D and Fun Folds CD contains 70 step-by-step technique tutorials in pdf format...perfect dimensions, perfect directions, and great pictures for every step.  Visit for more details about the CD and the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

A fantastic group of design team members from both Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and the Technique Junkie Newsletter, have helped put together this fabulous Blog Hop to kick off the 3D and Fun folds CD.

This is actually the fifth Blog Hop this week showcasing these wonderful techniques!  The Blog Hop happenings began on Monday with opportunities to win many prizes from some of the wonderful advertising companies!  If you're just discovering the Blog Hops today, I hope you'll take the time to go back and visit each blog for every day to see some amazing projects!  You have until 11:59pm EST December 2nd to leave comments on as many blogs as you can to win the grand prize!

Monday ~ Joint Blog Hop with Classy Cards 'n Such

Tuesday ~ Joint Blog Hop with Rogue Redhead Designs

Wednesday ~ Joint Blog Hop with The Paper Temptress

Thursday ~ Joint Blog Hop with Mark's Finest Papers 
a Heinrich Company

Friday ~ Joint Blog Hop with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

On Saturday, December 3, Pat, from Technique Junkie Newsletter, will announce the winner from each company.  Be sure to hop along on each day!  There will be FIVE WINNERS!  On Monday, December 5th, Pat will announce ONE LUCKY WINNER with a GRAND PRIZE with a bundle of prizes from all the participating businesses.

If you have been following along already you should have come from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog.  If you are only starting here, please head back to the Technique Junkie Blog and go from there.  You won't want to miss any stops along the way.  In order to win, you will need to comment on everyone's blog AND Pat Huntoon's Blog.  There will be an additional chance to win by playing along in her Blog Hop!

Here are my two projects I created for the HOP!  The first one is a "Pleated Front Card."

Creative Nugget:  I began with a craft card base and stamped the snowflakes and swirls from the "Snowflake Flourish" clear stamp set with Fresh Snow ink.  The card front was then scored and pleated.  Each edge was sponged with Fresh Snow ink and pierced.  The "Winter Friends" digi was sized to fit the front of the card and colored with copic markers.  Polar White Flower Soft, Diamond Stickles, a snowflake die, and several small gems add sparkle and texture to finish the card.

Here is what the inside of the card looks like.  This was a unique and fun fold to work with and is one of the techniques included in the new 3D and Fun Folds CD!

For my next project I used the "Goodie Box Tutorial."

Creative Nugget:  This is what the front of the box looks like.  A border punch was used for the edges.  The die cut candle image is from the beautiful "Christmas Light" clear stamp set and was colored with copic markers.  Graphic 45 DP was used to decorate the front panel.  Some Glossy Accents was used on the berries and the candle drips.

Here is another view of the "Goodie Box" so you can see the dimensions of the box better.  

I decided to fill my "Goodie Box" with little tea light candles since it fit the theme of my card.  When you open the box...

you will see a little pocket with a message tag on the left and a package of tea light candles on the right.  The wonderful thing about this fun fold is that it can be adapted to fit any occasion and makes such a lovely gift!

Your next stop on the hop is Jackie Kalchert, but just in case there are any hiccups, here is the whole list of celebrants on this Blog Hop!

Thanks for stopping by today...enjoy hopping!!


Pleated Front Card Recipe
Stamps: Snowflake Flourish, Winter Friends Digi (SNSS)
Ink: Fresh Snow (PTI)
Paper: Craft, Select White, Enchanted Evening (PTI), Cryogen White
Accessories: Labels Twenty, Oval Nestie (Spellbinders), Piercing Tool, Personal Trimmer and Scoring Tool (Fiskars), Canvas Impression Plate (PTI), Copic Markers E41, E43, E44, Y17, YR12, YR16, B93, B97, B99, BG0000, BG000R32, R46, R59, R89, 0 Colorless Blender

Goodie Box Recipe
Stamps: Christmas Light (SNSS)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler (SU!), True Black, Pure Linen (PTI), Graphic 45 DP
Accessories: Candle Die (SNSS), Border Punch (EK Success), Oval and Scallop Oval Nesties (Spellbinders), True Black Satin Ribbon, Canvas Impression Plate (PTI), Glossy Accents (Ranger), Copic Markers W3, W5, W7, W9, E31, E81, E97, YR30, Y13, Y17, YG21, YG63, YG67, R22, R29, R89


Manna said...

WOW, what gorgeous projects! Especially love the goodie box. The image is beautiful. I'll have to get me one. The border punch is also to die for. TFS!

stamping sue said...

My favorite is the pleated card with that adorable snowman on the front.
stamping sue

Chrissy D said...

Gorgeous card, Cathy!! Love the details you put into the projects THANK YOU for playing along with Blog Hop!

Donna said...

Fantastic projects!

slbt17 said...

2 great projects - love the folds on the first card!
Sandra ltb
slbt17 at yahoo dot com

Barb said...

These are both sweet, but I just love the pleated front card. I don't think I've seen this technique before. TFS

Carey said...

I love both of these. I would have a really hard time deciding which one I like best so I am glad you didn't ask!!

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy (the swap eating dog)
pedstamper at sbc global dot net

Priscilla said...

Love that pleated card! That snowman is so cute. The gift box is gorgeous. Looks so intricate. TFS

Unknown said...

I love both of these projects........

Rianne said...

love the goodie box Thanks

Else49 said...

Really nice projects again. That snowman stamp is a must have!

BarbaraW said...

Two beautiful projects. The front pleated card is so elegant and the box is fabulous for a gift.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Both are fabulous Cathy. The card looks so elegant! I didn't think I liked that technique, but you convinced my otherwise! The images are awesome and great embellishments. :o)

Donna said...

Wonderful projects! Love the stitiching on your card. Very unique fold.

Designing with Debbie said...

Love both projects. The goodie box is so pretty and the card looks so much like an envelope. Too cool.

Jeri said...

I've got plans to make that goodie box!!

Lois said...

I love the colors of your card -- blue and kraft/brown look so pretty together. And that goodie box is very clever.

Vickie Kertz said...

Cute projects. I love the first one. I am going to have to figure that one out. Thanks for the inspiration.

Dawnll said...

Both of these projects are beautiful! I love the pleated front card

Anonymous said...

Beautiful creations, I especially love that candle stamp, just lovely!
hugs Julie P

trisha too said...

Great images, and wonderful designs!

Super cards, Cathy!


judyjstamper said...

beautiful projects. I've enjoyed seeing your projects during this Hop!

Sue D said...

Fantastic projects--love the pleat on the card and the box is a great gift idea.

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Oh gosh, those are awesome projects!! I have the CD already and haven't done a thing...this Blog Hop is sure motivating! TFS!!

CherylP said...

great projects! TFS!!

meonlake said...

Awesome pleated card - love everything on it!! And who wouldn't enjoy receiving such a fantastic looking goodie box! Thanks for sharing.
Marsha E
cmc_marsha at bellsouth dot net

Cheri said...

OMGosh...your projects are just amazing! I absolutely love that sweet and sassy snowman on your pleated front card and the "goodie box" is gorgeous! I'm adding myself to your followers.

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are beautiful Cathy - I especially like how you colored the snowman in your first card. I just got that set thanks to Korin's generous sale and I am psyched to ink it up! :)

Rufus said...

Love the piercing on the pleated card and the colors are so pretty and soft. The goodie box is lovely, like the candle. Can't imagine anybody not being thrilled to get this!

farnorthstamper said...

These are really great. So much fun. And I enjoyed checking out a couple of your older entries and really liked the turkey box and the telescoping Nativity card. Very cool!
Bonnie S
stampin-ak at gci dot net

Susan said...

I LOVE both of your projects! That is a VERY NEAT card! i love the colors and papers and images you used on both creations!

Candy Meyers said...

These projects/cards are so inspirational. Thanks for doing them for us.
Candy Meyers

Ellen B said...

Fun, fun, fun. Love the inspiration!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful projects-- I love both of them- love the fold of the first card and the image on the 2nd card- beautifully done!