Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September Stampin' Pretty Pals Blog Hop

This month has just flown by!  I am so ready for fall because it is my favorite season of the year.  I love the cool crisp weather, the beautiful colors when the leaves begin to change, spending time outdoors after the long, hot summer, and last but not least, football season.  As you may have noticed, I am crazy about the Stampin' Up products for the fall season.  The Holiday catalog is full of fabulous bundles for your fall projects but don't forget about the sets in the annual catalog. The Stampin' Pretty Pals have been working hard on their projects for the blog hop this month,. So get ready to be impressed because this group is full of talented papercrafters.
Glad you could join us for some fun fall crafting with the Stampin' Pretty Pals! You've probably hopped over from Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts , I'm stop number 11 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for Stampin' Up! fall projects! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track.

I am sharing my interpretation of a Scarecrow Treat Box I orginally found on Pinterest.  It is made from Fancy Favor Bigz XL.  The first sample is very similar to the one done by Monika Davis.  I added Crumb Cake ink to the Square Lattice folder with my brayer to give depth to the texture.  The fringe around the top is made from the brown packing paper the comes in my Stampin' Up orders.  I am always looking for ways to repurpose it. 



The second version uses many of the same techniques with a few variations. I add the Crumb Cake ink to the opposite side of the Latice folder, which gives the texture a different look.  This scarecrow has an owl for a friend rather than the crow.  It is amazing what can be made with Stampin' Up punches.  
Treat Box Recipe
Paper: Very Vanilla, Coredinations Early Expresso, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Marina Mist, Orchard Harvest DSP, Early Expresso.
Ink:  Early Expresso, Crumb Cake
Punches:  3/4" Circle Punch. 1" Circle Punch, Owl Builder Punch, Petite Pennant Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Trim Border, Boho Blossom Punch.
Ribbon:  1/8" Pumpkin Pie Taffeta Ribbon.

Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping, stop number {X} on the Pals Fall Flair Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!

  1. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  2. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  3. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX
  4. Claire Crotteau-Hutt at stamppaperscissors
  5. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap With Susan
  6. Nicole Picadura at Scraps and Stamps
  7. Bobbi at My Therapy
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  9. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  10. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine
  12. Lynn at Cattaildesigns
  13. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  14. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  15. Naki Rager at ...notes from Naki
  16. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  17. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  18. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  19. Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin Stuff
  20. Lori Martin at The Rejoicing Papercrafter
  21. Diane Roberts at scoreatfourandaquarter
  22. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  23. Kris Kilcoyne at Kween Bee Kreations
  24. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair!
  25. Jennifer Takacs at Stamped in Full
  26. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping

I hope you enjoy the hop.
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  1. Cute, CuTe, CUTE! Well done, Sherrie!

  2. The scarecrows are just adorable and the Owl is a great topper.

  3. I love these! What a great idea, thanks so much for sharing.

  4. So very cute! I love the fancy favor box and am always looking for new ways to showcase it!

  5. So, so cute!! I love the scarecrows!!

  6. marvelous idea. loved the tip about using the brayer over the texture. really brings out the "burlap!"

  7. So stinkin' cute!

    Thank you for the tip and tfs!

  8. OH my goodie goodie goodie goodness treat bags those are adorable! You are the first person that I have seen that has said that they saw a project on Pintrest and actually created one alike! They did turn out simply adorable! Makes me want to run home and create my own Owl goodie bags! They are just so happy little bag pals! Thank you so much for sharing them with us on this fun new blog hop!

  9. So cute and clever. I LOVE your crow. He makes me smile :)

  10. Sherrie,these are so darn cute...i just love them! I can't stop staring at them.That was a fab idea using the brown paper from SU shipments and the little crow....he's so adorable.

  11. Great job! way to go with your fabulous creation :)