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Saturday, November 1, 2008

H&M blog hop- Festive Favorites

Hi everyone! The H&M stamps DT members have some awesome projects to show you for this month's blog hop. The theme this month is festive favorites. I made 2 candle and card sets to show you.

For the candles I stamped the images onto tissue paper and adhered them to my candle with wax paper and a heat tool. I then added stickles to them for some sparkle

For this card I stamped the holly leaves with my essential glue pad and sprinkled it with green glitter. I stamped the berries and painted royal red shimmerz over them.

I thought I would just show you how I made the snowflake wreath. First, I drew a circle in pencil using my CM circle cutter as a template.

Next, I started stamping my solid snowflakes around the circle lining up the notches on the snowflakes with the circle. I also started toward the bottom of the wreath so if it overlapped on the bottom the ribbon would cover it. I love these stamps for this because they are clear you see through them for perfect placement. I am sorry but this photo is a bit blurry but I hope you get the idea.

I then used my line snowflake stamp and stamped them in between the solid snowflakes using the line on the snowflakes to fit on the circle. This photo shows it a little better.

Continue stamping so the entire circle is filled then erase your pencil line. I also did one using only the line snowflake.

I like the combination of the solid and line snowflake images together though. I accented the snowflakes with stickles and a rhinestone in the center. I added my bow at the bottom and used my Marvy scallop corner punch on the top corners of the card. Here is a closer view of the finished card.

All of my projects use the H&M Stamps Create a bulb stamp set. If you have any questions please just let me know.

Be sure to check out the other DT members projects and see what terrific ideas they have. There is going to be an awesome prize given if you would like to play along with us. Here are the deets:

Here's what you need to do to "hop" along -

There will be one winner chosen for each category from all the DT's blogs combined.

1. Post a comment with the link to your project here on this post using H&M Stamps for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to H&M Stamps

2. Post a comment with the link to your project here on this post using other companies stamps for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to H&M Stamps

3. Leave a comment here explaining your favorite Christmas Treat/Memory/Gift, etc. for a chance to win 10 yards of ribbon from H&M Stamps.

All entries/comments due by Friday 11/7/08

Are you ready to start hoppin' along? Here's the list of participants -

1. Julie
2. Carolina
3. Debbie
4. Kim
5. Emma
6. Nancy
7. Julia
8. Neva
9. Shannon
10. Heather
11. Tracy

One last thing before you hop away...H&M Stamps is offering 40% off of all Fall Sets and FREE SHIPPING until Christmas...not to mention Heather has already slashed prices by 20%! H&M Stamps is here to help you through the holiday hustle and bustle!


Mary said...

What a great gift. TFS

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

Adorable gift sets! I just love the candles!
My favorite Christmas memories are obviously from when I was a child. Every Christmas morning my little brother would wake me up at 5am to go downstairs to see what Santa brought us. My parents rule was that we could open 1 gift before they woke up, but had to wait to open the rest (they usually got up around 7ish). I was always annoyed with my brother since we had to sit around forever, but now I love to think back to those mornings!

Kimberly said...

Fantastic! That wreath idea is just awesome!!!

cricketpe said...

I love the wreath idea; thanks for the tutorial. It's adorable. My favorite holiday treat was the fudge my aunt always made. I was allergic to chocolate though, so I always got in trouble for eating it.

Emma F said...

Love your projects ... and the great details on how you achieved it all. Perfect.

Carolina said...

What beautiful cards and candles! Thanks for t a great tutorial too!

Stitchinwitch said...

Gorgeous cards and candles. Thanks for the tut too *rushes off to use the technique on my cards*

SueB said...

I'm LOVIN' the snowflake wreath - maybe I'll make one for my Sis for Christmas - TFS!

Robyn said...

I really love your wreath card too! Thanks for sharing and showing how it's done!

Sue Strozyk said...

Love these!! Love anything with snowflakes on it!

Anonymous said...

WOW! These are so beautiful!! :) Love the candles!! TFS!

Deb said...

This wreath is beautiful! I have a pinecone stamp I'd like to try it with! Thanks for the great tutorial so I don't have to struggle to figure out how! :)