Friday, November 30, 2012

December SOTM Blog Hop!

Thank you for stopping by to enjoy our December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring this month's SOTM: Year-Round Cheer S1212!
 
If you've just arrived here from
Judy's blog then you are on the correct path.

This month I have used every single stamp image in the set to create my artwork! The artwork shown in the Idea Book really inspired me, so I decided to use the six 3x3 cards shown there (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Jul, and Sept) to help me design a full set of twelve Event Calendar Toppers. All of the designs shown below can be made as 3x3 Cards OR turned into Event Calendar Toppers simply by mounting the 3x3 design on a 3.5" x 3.5" square of Desert Sand Cardstock instead of on a card base. I've included all of the cutting dimensions for you below as well as a list of the materials I used
so it will be easy for you to duplicate if you want to!
 
 January through June (above)

 July through December (above)

Wishes - Middle Ground (p. 19)
3.5" square - Desert Sand CS
3" square - Twilight CS
3" x 1" - Bamboo floral B&T
3" x 1/2"- Goldrush leaves B&T
2" square - Bamboo CS
1.75" square - Colonial White CS
1/2" x 2-3/8" - Goldrush CS (sanded)
Inks - Black, Desert Sand (daubing), Twilight

 Wishes - Mini Combination (p. 84)
3.5" square - Desert Sand CS
3" square - Twilight CS
 1.5" x 2.75" - Flirty Yellow B&T
1/4" x 2-7/8" - Goldrush CS (sanded)
1.75" square - Bamboo CS
1.5" square - Colonial White CS
1/2" x 2-1/8" - Bamboo floral B&T
 Inks - Cranberry, Desert Sand (daubing), Twilight

 Originals - Stage Right (p. 122)
3.5" square - Desert Sand CS
3" square - Colonial White CS
1.5" x 3" - New England Ivy vines B&T
.5" x 2-7/8" - Bamboo floral B&T
1/4" x 2.75" - Twilight CS
1.75" square - Bamboo CS
1.5" square - Colonial White CS
1/2" x 1.75" - Goldrush CS (sanded)
Inks - Black, Desert Sand (daubing), New England Ivy
 
Originals - Pieced Panels (p. 12)
3.5" square - Desert Sand CS
3" square - Bamboo CS
3" x 1" - Twilight CS
1" x 2" - Goldrush leaves B&T
1.5" square - Colonial White CS
7/8" x 1.5" - Bamboo floral B&T
Inks - Black, Desert Sand (daubing), Goldrush, Twilight
paper-piecing technique on the umbrella
 
 Originals - Stage Right (p. 122)
3.5" square - Desert Sand CS
3" square - Bamboo floral CS
1.5" x 3" - New England Ivy vines B&T
1.5" square - Bamboo CS
1.25" square - Colonial White CS
5/8" x 1.5" - Bamboo floral B&T
Inks - Black, Cranberry, Desert Sand (daubing), New England Ivy
paper-piecing technique on the flowers 
 
Wishes - Right Away (p. 84)
3.5" square - Desert Sand CS
3" square - Twilight CS
3" x 1" - Goldrush leaves B&T
1.5" x 2.25" - Bamboo CS
1.25" x 2" - Colonial White CS
5/8" x 2-1/8" - Bamboo floral B&T
Inks - Black, Desert Sand (daubing), Goldrush

Originals - Fun Flap (p. 65)
3.5" square - Desert Sand CS
3" square - Twilight CS
1.25" x 3" - Flirty yellow B&T
2" x 2.25" - Bamboo CS
1.75" x 2" - Colonial White CS
1/2" x 2.25" - Goldrush CS (sanded)
Inks - Black, Desert Sand (daubing), Goldrush, Twilight

Wishes - Middle Ground (p. 19)
3.5" square - Desert Sand CS
3" square - Twilight CS
3" x 1" - Bamboo floral B&T
3" x 1/2"- New England Ivy vines B&T
2" square - Bamboo CS
1.75" square - Colonial White CS
Inks - Black, Desert Sand (daubing)

Originals - Side Accent (p. 58)
3.5" square - Desert Sand CS
3" square - Twilight CS
2" x 3" - New England Ivy vines B&T
7/8" x 1.5" - Flirty yellow B&T
1.5" x 2" - Bamboo CS
1.25" x 1.75" - Colonial White CS
1/2" x 2.25" - Bamboo floral B&T
 Inks - Black, Cranberry, Desert Sand (daubing), New England Ivy

 Originals - Top It Off (p. 111)
3.5" square - Desert Sand CS
3" square - Goldrush leaves B&T
1/2" x 3" - Bamboo floral B&T
2.75" x 1.5" - Bamboo CS
2.5" x 1.25" - Colonial White CS
1/2" x 2.25" - Goldrush CS (sanded)
Inks - Black, Desert Sand (daubing), Goldrush
Optional: color in the moon with Goldrush ink
and a blender pen or paint brush
(or just use a Goldrush marker if you have one)

 Originals - Squares & Overlay (p. 65)
3.5" square - Desert Sand CS
3" square - Bamboo CS
(TWO) 1" squares - New England Ivy vines B&T
1" square - Goldrush leaves B&T
1" x 2-3/8" - Colonial White CS
Inks - Black, Desert Sand (daubing), Goldrush

Wishes - Right Away (p. 84)
3.5" square - Desert Sand CS
3" square - Bamboo floral B&T
3" x 1" - New England Ivy vine B&T
1.5" x 2" - Colonial White CS
Inks - Cranberry, Desert Sand (daubing), New England Ivy
paper-piecing technique on the ornament

I am so excited to be offering this
Event Calendar to you as my first ever
ONLINE WORKSHOP KIT! 
Simply purchase any products you want/need this month online from my website:
 
(refer to the supply list below to be sure to include 
all of the supplies you will need for the project!)
When the order totals $50 or more, you can add the stamp set for just $5 more!
Then, as a special bonus from me (at no additional charge!)... 
I will mail you a set of all of the pre-cut papers you will need to make the 12 Event Calendar Toppers
(or use the pieces I send to make Cards instead if you prefer)! 
Order $100 or more online and I will send you TWO full sets of the pre-cut papers! 
*This special is only available through me with all online orders starting
December 1st and throughout the month of December!

NEW deeply discounted "while supplies last" items 
will also be available to order online only
starting at 12:00 AM (MST) on December 1st...
so you will want to check out those deals as well! 
To sweeten these deals even more, from December 1–31, all online orders that reach or exceed $50 will also include a free Bonding Memories® glue pen (Z553)—a $4.50 value!
Shop early for the best selection of "while supplies last" items!

Supply List:
Purchase these or any other products (to total $50)
and add the Stamp-of-the-Month for only $5
to get a FREE pre-cut paper workshop kit from me!
If you already own any of these items, then just order the items you don't have.
   
Z126 Event Calendar ($8.50)
Z1764 Just Blooms Floret Paper Shapes ($5.95)
Z1371 Buttons Blue Assortment ($5.95)
Z906 Bamboo Waxy Flax ($3.95)
Z1706 Durables Studs Round ($3.95)
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape ($5.95)
Z1294 Sanding Kit ($3.50)
Z726 Sponge Daubers ($3.95)
Z534 Micro-Tip Scissors ($9.95)
 Z2105 Black Ink Pad ($5.25)
Z2116 Cranberry Ink Pad ($5.25)
Z2118 Desert Sand Ink Pad ($5.25)
Z2123 Goldrush Ink Pad ($5.25)
Z2135 New England Ivy Ink Pad ($5.25)
Z2160 Twilight Ink Pad ($5.25)
Y1003 2x2 Block ($6.50) 

Then be sure to ADD...S1212 Year-Round Cheer stamp set ($5.00)
 
 **X7160B Flirty Paper Pack ($9.95)
**1301 Bamboo Cardstock ($14.50)
**1388 Colonial White Cardstock ($9.50)
**1273 Desert Sand Cardstock ($14.50)
**X5666 Twilight Cardstock ($14.50)
** PLEASE NOTE you will not need to order all of these additional papers when you qualify for the pre-cut paper kit by ordering $50 or more and the $5 Stamp-of-the-Month. The kit I send you will already include the papers pre-cut for you. I am listing them here for informational purposes only or in case you plan to cut your own paper
to create multiple Event Calendars.

One final tip...don't be afraid to CUT YOUR STAMPS!!
Using a pair of sharp Micro-Tip scissors you can carefully and cleanly cut the sentiment part of each stamp apart from rest of the attached image. I even cut off the heart, the sun, and the stem and leaves from the apple so I could stamp them separately with separate colors. While masking and paper-piecing techniques do work well with this stamp set (be sure to use paper-piecing where noted above!), it is so much faster and easier to cut the stamps apart and use just the part of the image that you want wherever you want! :)

Now you can continue on with our Blog Hop 
to be inspired by more creativity using this stamp set
by visiting Lalia's blog next! Enjoy!!
 

9 comments:

Wendy Coffman said...

I love all the details with the flowers and staples! Thanks for sharing!

Adeline E. Brill said...

Jen- your artwork is always so inspiring!

Katy said...

I just LOVE how you offset all the sentiments with pennants, banners, etc.! LOVE!

Joy said...

You're such a pro- VERY nice calendar, Jen.

Beth Naumann said...

Love it! :-)

Maureen said...

You really out did yourself! Loved your event calendar from last year, but this one tops it!

Michelle said...

Jen, these are absolutely adorable! I LOVE them!! And thank you so much for sharing the dimensions with us too!!

Haley D. said...

Your toppers are WONDERFUL!

Helen Onulak said...

Thank you for coming up with the other 6 ideas to go with the ones shown in the Idea Book. Adorable set of cards...and even lovelier as an Event Calendar. Awesome!