Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pretty Cute Stamps October Release Blog Hop

OOOH do we ever have some awesome projects for you today!! If you have come here from Dawn's blog - Sunnyside Up, then you're in the right place. If you happened to stumble across this post and want to start at the beginning of the hop you can head over to the Pretty Cute Stamps blog. All the Design Team members are sharing projects from the new October stamp releases available at the Pretty Cute Stamp Store

I am so excited to feature the Christmas Cheer stamp set from Pretty Cute Stamps - one of the new releases that you can pick up at the Pretty Cute Stamps store!  I always make a few special tags to give to those people who love and appreciate all things crafty - people who you just know will appreciate all the hard work and inky fingers you put into making something for them :) I just felt like these two adorable elves needed to be added to some tags for just this purpose!

Check out these sentiments and snowflakes!!

For the backgrounds I sprayed Dylusions Inks through a snowflake Dylusions stencil with 2 blue mists.  Then I sponged on Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers and added Chipped Sapphire around the edges.  I just love this colour combo, especially for a snowflake background! I used all the fun little snowflakes included with this set (I just love the details...) and white heat embossed them on top of my background.  How fun is that?!

I stamped on watercolour paper and watercoloured these cuties with Tombow Markers using Perfect Pearls mist instead of water so that their sweet little outfits shimmered! I simply had to stamp a sentiment above them - that is one of my favourite things about these sets - all the amazing coordinating sentiments!

I stenciled the red stripes with the Dylusions stencil and some Festive Berries Distress Ink and layered on a glittery red strip of paper.  I stamped another cheery sentiment for each tag, embossed some snowflakes with clear Crystal embossing powder and sponged with Distress Ink, which resisted the snowflakes. Along the bottom, I stapled some embellished ribbon for just another layer of frosty goodness!

For the ribbon I stamped some sweet snowflakes onto some seam binding ribbon with blue Stazon ink and then used Tumbled Glass and Pewter Distress Stains to colour the ribbon.  I came across the jingle bells after my girls had found them in the bottom of a drawer, where they had been "safe" for quite some time, lol! It just didn't seem right to leave them there, so they finally made their way out and onto a project, yay! The red bakers twine added to them on the top of the tag just brought it all together, coordinating with the red at the bottom of the tag.

I had so much fun creating these tags! I will just have to decide now who to give them to... 

All these sets are now available in the Pretty Cute Stamps shop.  These new releases will be on sale!! through October 28, 2014! In case you are finding it hard to choose -you can save even more by purchasing them as a New Release Bundle! How cool is that?! You can also pick up the coordinating SVG files, included in the above sale as well!!

We also have an exciting prize for you! A $15 Gift Certificate for Pretty Cute Stamps!! What will you buy if you win?? 

For your chance to win, 
1) become a follower of each blog
2) leave each of us a comment. 
3) For an extra chance to win LIKE Pretty Cute Stamps Facebook page and/or sign up for the Pretty Cute Stamps mailing list and leave a comment on the Pretty Cute Stamps blog that you did. 

A random winner will be chosen on Friday, October 24, 2014.

Here's the hop line up in case you get lost along the way-

I hope you have an awesome week!! Thanks for taking the time to comment :) It makes my day! Be sure to hop on over to the Pretty Cute Stamps Store to pick your favourites!
Linked up to:
DL Art - Thankful Thursday October Linky Challenge
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog - Something forgotten/never used (Jingle Bells)
Pile It On Challenges - Use a Cheerful/uplifting message


  1. These are too cute Karla. I love how you did the background.

  2. Adorable! I love the heat embossing on a colorful background like this! Heard about the PP mist but haven't gotten the nerve to try it yet lol! These little images are so cute....love their expressions. Great job on the tags! Thanks for sharing

  3. LOVE the colors!! These are so so cute!

  4. Karla, I just love your tags! Those elf's are too cute and the sentiments are perfect! I'm also a new follower! :)

  5. These are just beautiful! I love all of the techniques you used to create these tags! Thank you so much for creating such gorgeous projects for our hop today!

  6. Amazing details and beautiful Christmas gift tags! Thank You for sharing. disneynut 4 life 22 at yahoo dot com

  7. I love the snowflake background and these little elves look so HAPPY!!!

  8. Oh goodness--I LOVE the shimmery goodness you have going here and addition of the jingle bell is brilliant! Love it!

  9. Your tags are brilliant! So very cute, I love the ribbon you used at the bottom. I sure have enjoyed the stamp set I won from you. I have a card on my blog today using it!

  10. These tags are adorable. Love your background colors. TFS

  11. These are so adorable - I love all the extra details and the little jingle bells. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  12. Super cute tags. Those Elves are adorable! Thanks. Robin~ MorphMania@gmail.com

  13. Hey Karla!!! Your little Santa helpers are so cute. Your background is amazing too!! Your gift tags are wonderful!! Nicely done.

  14. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 199 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too. x

  15. Fabulous tags! Such a fun little elf. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!