Friday, August 27, 2010

Stampin Addicts Holiday Mini Blog Hop!


As long as you keep clicking on to the next blog at the bottom of each post, you'll get to see a parade of projects from the wonderful stampers at Stampin Addicts! This time, we're featuring all new products from the 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog. If you've come from Betty's blog, Kitty Stamp, you've seen her great ideas for the new Stampin' Up fabrics! 

My projects feature the new Bigz XL die, Tasteful Trim. You know how I love my Big Shot! One of my favorite features about the Big Shot dies is that they cut such a variety of materials!

We have had many invitations to bridal showers the last few months, and still a couple more to go, so my thoughts were leaning in a kitchen direction when my Tasteful Trim die arrived. I used iron-on, lightweight interfacing behind all the fabric cut with the Tasteful Trim die.


The napkins are embellished with the bead trim from Tasteful Trim. I ironed our Deck the Halls fabric onto lightweight interfacing, cut, and then appliqued (which is just a fancy word for sewing it down securely with a sewing machine!) it across the corners of the napkins. I think it looks lovely! The coaster set features the large and small ricrac trims. I used fabric glue to attach it to cork, and then put the cork through my Big Shot with the Scalloped Square die.



Sorry for the shadows on this one! These are super-soft white dishtowels I purchased and then added the large ricrac trim (again with applique)! What a great way to personalize a gift or just to dress up your kitchen for the holidays! Fortunately for me, the Deck the Halls fabrics already match my kitchen colors. {smile}

I think we'll be making more of these personalized kitchen ensembles for future shower gifts. They were easy to do and will make a fun gift.

There is ONE more trim from the Tasteful Trim die I haven't shown you yet.



Aren't they the cutest fish on the block??? I admit this idea came to me in the middle of the night {laugh} And it came out even better than I had visualized. How often does that happen???

I used the In Color Hostess Color Pack and cut about 8 pieces 1 inch by 6 inches from the scalloped edge trim. The Tasteful Trim die cut easily through all the layers! Then I sponged and curled my strips (they had a hot date with a cold fish!) and added them one by one to my fish shape. A few brads, buttons, ribbon, and a spritz of Vanilla Shimmer, and they're all off to the "school" dance!

There are SO many possibilities with this die! I hope you'll give it a try and let me know what you make with it!

38 comments:

Beedubya said...

You rocked it, sistah! I shall grumble your name the whole day as I was determined not to get that die. Curses, foiled again!

xo B.

Paula said...

Those fish are awesome! I love everything you did with the die and now I'm glad someone enabled me to buy it early on. :)

fa_stamper said...

LOVE THE FISH! My DS has ocean week coming up. Thanks for the idea.

Sally said...

Gorgeous ideas. Love the napkins and towels.

Lisa Young said...

Those fish are just wonderful. I wish I would get great ideas like that during the night. Great projects Amy.

Mickey Roberts said...

Amy, your fish are just terrific! When I first saw them I thought you had made potholders with them. Love the dishtowels, too. Great idea!

Adriana Benitez said...

How fun! TFS!

Melissa said...

Great projects, Amy! Love those little fish.. how adorable!

Kim said...

Great projects Amy! Love those fish! Those cork coasters are a great ideas for club.

Jennifer said...

Just fantastic...those little fish are too cute! Thanks for the ideas!

Paula said...

Fabulous! Love the dish towels with the large ricrac, Wow! Thanks for Sharing, have a Great day!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Wow! Love them all, but the fish---So wonderful Amy!!! Great work!

Kathy said...

How creative!!!! Love the towels. A 'just right' gift for whenever. And great middle-of-the-night idea with the fishes. Love it all.

rubberredneck said...

Love these!! yep they would make great christmas presents wink, hint, wink :) I love your fish those would be fun to make! Great job!!

Holly/catrules

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Awesome! LOVE THE FISH!

Jackie L Watson said...

Gorgeous, who would have ever thought of making kitchen gifts. You rock girl, well don't get going about the fish.

dlburgin said...

I love the dish towels -- thanks for practical tips on how to use this die!

Anita said...

Amazing projects! The fish are my favorite.

Allison said...

I love it! Great ideas! I'm off to find some towels to alter. :)

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Very fun ideas Amy! The fish are amazing even if a bit less practical than the towels and napkins. Although...when I first saw the picture I thought you had made hotpads! Wouldn't these be cute put together with fabric and made into hotpads? A lot of work though so maybe I'll stick with the paper version instead :D

Betty said...

Lovely kitchen items! I tend to put the iron in the "sewing" category and not pull it out very often. Will have to dust it off now thanks to your great projects.

Yapha said...

The towels are beautiful, but those fish rock!!! Love these projects! What great ideas!

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh, Amy, those fish are just too much! What a wonderful, unique way to use the scallops!!!

Elaine said...

Fabulous projects, love those fish

Tandra said...

AMY!!!! girlfriend!! Are you ROCKIN the BS or WHAT!! I LOVE all your projects!!!!!!

prsd4tim2 said...

I'm sure I just HAVE to order this die now. The fishies are just too cute. Thanks for the great ideas.

Cheryl said...

Absolutely love those cute fish!!

Karen said...

What nice gift ideas you presented! I must admit that I just love those little fish, even if they were an afterthought! They will be such cute cards for little ones.

PaperFairyKris said...

Love the cork coasters. They remind me of gingerbread cookies.

Rhonda Langley said...

Awesome projects! I have to admit I love the fish the best!

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Fabulous projects Amy!!! I love the fact that you did everything without sewing! The napkins would look gorgeous on any holiday table. Great job!

Michelle said...

These are so great! The fish are the best though! :)

Tinkerin In Ink said...

Way to use that fabric! And I am sure that the brides will love their new personalized gifts :) ANd those fish are adorable!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Amy I love all your projects... the fish are so cute! I never thought too much about this die cut, but after seeing what you've done with it I'm inspired.

Carmen said...

OMG how stinkin' cute!!! love the creativity on these!! Fabulous job!!

Sarah said...

How CUTE are they all? Utterly Fabulous :-)

Barbara Welch said...

Amy your projects are awesome. I love the fish, very creative!

Candace Lawlor said...

So cool Amy! I love what you've done with this die. Wow!