Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Gobble, Gobble (It's a Thanksgiving Hop!)...

Welcome to the Holiday Hop!

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the hectic holidays can make for some harried times. A group of Stampin' Up demonstrators hope to help ease the creative burden with a little holiday inspiration! From rubber stamps, designer paper, to embellishments, and much more, Stampin' Up! has a lot to offer. TIP: Save the date on your calendar for the next hop...Christmas/Winter!

Thanksgiving/Fall – (Today!)

Christmas/Winter – December 1, 2009

Hop How-To

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For my hop project, I decided to focus on one of my favorite color combinations (Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Really Rust, and More Mustard) and pair it with a special Thanksgiving card. The holidays have been hard for our family the past few years as we seem to keep moving farther and farther away from our loved ones as my husband changes jobs. I thought I would share a bit of our holiday celebration across the miles in this nifty recipe "card" that is as easy as 1-2-3.

To begin, I took three sturdy white envelopes (regular A2, in this case) and adhered the flaps together, covering each panel in Texturz-embossed cardstock. I added my own designer paper by stamping the leaf image from Darling Dots in my chosen colors.

For the inside, I covered the backside of each envelope with a snippet of Autumn Vine Designer Series Paper and kept the rest of it simple, with only a stamped image signaling each of my three courses, courtesy of the From the Kitchen Of stamp set.

Then, I added my recipes, choosing a bread, side dish, and dessert -- I figure no one will really need a main course recipe, as it IS Turkey Day! To finish off, I added a pretty Sage Shadow bow and the apropo greeting. We'll certainly be giving thanks for all we have to be thankful for...won't you?

BEAN NOTES: (Unless otherwise noted, all materials are Stampin' Up**) From the Kitchen Of, Darling Dots, and Holiday Best Stamps; Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Really Rust, and More Mustard Classic Dye Ink; Autumn Vine Designer Series Paper; Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Really Rust, and More Mustard Cardstock; Sage Shadow Grosgrain Ribbon; Sizzix Texturz Small Dots Embossing Plate; Big Shot; 1-1/4" Circle and 1-1/2" Scallop Circle Punches; Wide Oval Punch; Pigma Micron Brown Fine-Point Drawing Pen

HAPPY BEANS: Favorite Family Recipes!

**If you would like to order these or any other current Stampin' Up products, please feel free to contact me HERE.

Now hop on over to the Margaret Moody's blog and get those creative juices going! Happy Thanksgiving!

1. Kris (Kween Bee Kreations)
2. Carla (Carla's Scraps)
3. Linda (Stampin' Seasons)

4. Mary (Stampin' Pretty)
5. Trish (Soul Stamper)
6. Jill (Stamping Heart)
7. Liz (DIY Paper Creations)
8. Kim (Stamp, Scrap, Get Kreative)
9. Kalshelia (Stampin' Fabulousity)
10. Regina (The Stampin' Bean)
11. Margaret (Margaret Moody)
12. Debbie (Stampin' Sunshine)
13. Ann (The Stampin' Schach)
14. Gina (Cards by Gina)
15. Lourdes (Cozy Crafty Corner)


Linda Callahan said...

What a perfect little gift to give your guests after dinner! Great project - love that little elegant bow!

Cards by Gina said...

Oh, wow, Regina, do I love this idea and the execution of it! What a wonderful recipe card! You do such incredibly terrific work! This definitely goes into my Idea File.

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Darling Dots is one of my favorite stamp sets. I miss it!

I too, love that color combination.

Great job on the fall project. It's a hit!

Kelly said...

Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for Nov. 11. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stampinuplnstampers/

Kim said...

Love this Regina!! What a great idea - beautifully done

Veronica said...

I love this project and will be making it soon! Thanks for sharing.

Patti MacLeith said...

Wow Congrats on the Yahoo Group Late NIght Stamper's blog feature! I love your idea. Did you write those cards yourself? They are exremely neat and cute!

Carla said...

Awesome Regina, what a terrific project. I will have to made one. Hugs,

Stampin' Diva said...

As usual, amazing work!! I love this and its such a perfect gift!!!! It is totally on my to do list.

Mary Fish said...

Brilliant. Perfect way to share recipes with style. Hugs, Mary

Ann Schach said...

What a neat idea! I am so going to make these as "stocking stuffers"!

Lourdes Torres said...

Nice!!! You inspired me to make a project like that for my Daughter-in-law who lives in Japan with my son, so she can cook an ol'puertorrican Christmas dinner there!! Thanks for sharing.

Margaret Moody said...

Oh, Regina! I love this! You are so creative and so clever! Great idea for passing along favorite family recipes to family members or friends! Love the simple, clean look and the beautiful color palette, too! Thanks for sharing this idea!

Two Happy Stampers said...

Very cute project! Thanks for sharing the details. =)

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Wonderful project and thanks for the how to's. Now if only I could still get the products! Looks like Autumn Vine was popular enough to clear the clearance rack in no time flat :D Luckily the project will still look wonderful with other stamps and papers and From the Kitchen is still available so I'm looking forward to CASEing once I get my hands on that set. Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

Hugs from a sister demo - Jean