Friday, April 30, 2010

Summer Mini Blog Hop

I'm so excited to be participating in this blog hop celebrating the new Stampin' Up! summer mini catalog on Stampin' Addicts. SA is my favorite online stamping community. It is a free website dedicated to supporting Stampin' Up stampers and demonstrators. It is loaded with awesome ideas and friendly stampers who are always willing to share their ideas.
If you are following the hop, you just came from Krystal's blog. Krystal is awesome! Don't you love that Go, Graduate stamp set? It's really versatile! If you are starting here, no problems. Keep hopping through; the blog makes a complete circle. I guarantee you won't want to miss a single stop out of this lineup! If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of all stops on the hop HERE.

The set I featured is First Day. I fell in love with it when I saw it and imagined all kinds of cute things I could do with it both as a parent and a teacher. So, let's get right to the projects:

I knew I wanted to make one of the gift boxes that were so popular at Christmas that held all the little gift tags. My daughter will go into third grade next year and they get lockers for the first time. There is a special day before school starts for students to go up to the school and decorate their locker. She's already excited. I thought this would be cute to sneak in her locker after she's finished. I resized and rearranged and this is what I ended up making. It contains pencils, a hand-held pencil sharpener, a stack of sticky notes (with a message from Mom), Hershey nuggets, shaped paper clips, and some binder clips. Notice that I stamped her initial "E" on both sides of the binder clip in Stazon ink. It makes it a little more personal.

My second project is a direct case from the Stampin' Up! big catalog. The bookmark is simple but makes an impact. You can find the original bookmark on page 147.

My final project is a card I will give my daughter on the first day of school. It's an odd size - 4.25 x 4.25. I based it on the Mojo Monday sketch 136. I bought First Day in the clear mount stamp so it made the placement of letters on the ribbon fairly easy. The sentiment is from the Crazy for Cupcakes set.


One final look at all three projects.

There is a story for this card. Check back the week of Monday, May 3, and I will post details about each project including supplies. Thank you for checking out my stop on the hop. Jump right on over to Rhonda's blog where she features a super-cute collection of summer items - including a DSP with fab colors, a new Big Shot die, and a matching stamp set. You definitely don't want to miss her projects. I can't wait for you to see what she made!

30 comments:

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Super cute projects Heather!! Love how youstamped on the ribbon. Great job with this set!

Cindy said...

Oh, Heather, these are adorable! She's going to feel so special.

Kim said...

So cute! What a great gift to give.

luv2stamp said...

I really love that modified gift-tag box idea! What a wonderful gift! Thanks for sharing.

Barbara Welch said...

Heather I love each of your projects, the gift box with all goodies is really cute.

Lora Oliver said...

These are all very creative and unique. Great job!

Melissa said...

Very cute, Heather! I just love your little gift box the most.. what a wonderful gift!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Such creative projects Heather!! Wonderful school inspired designs! Can't wait to get this set!

mauistamper said...

What clever projects! And I am impressed that you can think as far ahead as the first day of school :) Your organizer project could be adapted for so many things - tfs!

Anne

MaryR said...

great projects and i just love the cute first day locker gift set - what a wonderful mom you are!

Lisa N said...

great projects! loved them all

WebDeb said...

The locker kit is fabulous!

Debadoo said...

What wonderful gifts for your daughter. She will feel so very special on her special day. Really cute projects!
Deb B.

Rhonda Langley said...

Such great projects. Love the box full of goodies!

Michelle said...

What a great gift set!

Cynthia Ferenz said...

Love these projects. Makes me wish my kids weren't all grown up. But we do have a 5 yo step granddaughter starting school next school year and a grandson on the way - Yeah! Will have to keep this in mind for later. TFS!

Cynthia Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers
stampindragon at verizon dot net

Holly/catrules said...

Cute, Cute, Cute! love them all!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Oh. My. Goodness. How cute is that First Day supply box?!?!? And that bookmark is just darling--great work, Heather!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

What a great set of projects! I love that box and so will she!

Yapha said...

Great projects! I absolutely love that school supply kit!

mitz said...

Is it time for school yet ?? Just a wonderful job on the projects..

Carmen said...

Super cool projects!! i bet your daughter will love it!! This will be a great idea for a workshop!

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

A lot of fun projects here! I bet your daughter is going to jump up and down with excitement!

Jen Timko said...

Your box is a great idea and I love your card!

Trina Caraway said...

Great job with the gift box!

Allison said...

Wonderful projects! I love that box!

Tinkerin In Ink said...

Love that first day of school kit!

Twila said...

Super projects Heather , love the kit.

Mickey Roberts said...

Great projects, Heather! And here I was thinking that this stamp set would only be good for scrapbooking...silly me!

Lisa Young said...

Wonderful use of this stamp set Heather! I love all of your ideas especially the school kit! Too clever and cute!