Thursday, 14 November 2019

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - Nov - Toile Tidings

Good Day Crafty Friends

Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop for November. This month we have the pleasure of showcasing the TOILE TIDINGS SUITE. This traditional patterned and coloured suite is full of goodies, including two stamp and die bundles, DSP, Ribbons, Embellishments AND coordinating wrapping paper. You can find all the coordinating products on Page 7 of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.

I have a couple of projects to share with you today.  I decided to make a few decor items for my house to show the versatility of this suite - My house is going to have a very Red & White feel this year which is perfect as I have a White Christmas Tree.

The first project I am excited to share is a curled DSP wreath using the Toile Tidings Gift Wrap for the wall next to our dining table. A few Sheets of the Gift Wrap have been cut down into 12" squared sheets and then I have taken the 12"x 12" and cut it down into 1" strips. To construct the wreath you will need a polystyrene wreath, dressmaker pins and loads of curled strips of DSP.  Once the DSP strips have been curled - I used a bone folder, simply take a pin, place into one end of the curled DSP strip and poke it into the wreath.

I thought the wreath looked like it was missing something so I decided to add the Poinsettia and Ribbon. The Poinsettia Flower has been created using the leaf dies from Nature's Roots Dies. Real Red & Call Me Clover card stock has been lightly spritzed with water before die cutting and embossing the two different sized leaves, using the dies with an embossing mat.  Before attaching the Flower, White Flax Ribbon and Real Read Ribbon were adhered to the wreath using a Hot Glue Gun.

The little house gift boxes will look fantastic on the table on Christmas Day. These house shaped boxes will hold bags of Russian Fudge - just lift the tab that forms the "roof" to reveal the treats inside. To decorate the boxes, Toile Tidings DSP has been die cut using the Stitched Nested Label dies, then a few Air Dry Clay Star Shaped tags were attached to the outer two boxes. 

The wreath that adorns the front of the middle gift box has been created with the All Around Wreath Dies. The "banner sentiment" is from the Toile Christmas stamp set and has been gold heat embossed on vellum, die cut and then adhered to a plain whisper white die cut - this ensures the heat embossing is not lost in the busy pattern of the DSP. A few Cherry Cobbler embellishments from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels were then scattered around the wreath.

Using the Toile Tidings Gift Wrap, I took the Dark Pool Party Stampin' Blend and coloured in the vanilla background. I then used this sheet to create a couple of cards combing products outside the suite. A few felt embellishments from the Let It Snow Embellishment Kit were used for the card on the left. For the card on the right I have used the Snow Globe Scene dies and the "tis the season" die cut from the Jolly Season Dies.  

I did manage to use the Gift Wrap for its intended purpose and wrapped a trio of boxes that will sit on our Coffee Station on Christmas Day, along with the rosette banner. I have used wooden letters to match the timber on Coffee Station but these can be substituted with die cut letters or an alphabet stamp.

The last set of projects I wanted to share is a few gift boxes made from A4 sheets of Very Vanilla card stock and then decorated using Blushing Bride, Real Red card and Toile Tidings DSP.  These boxes are perfect for my daughters smaller sized gifts, enabling multiple facial scrubs and lip glosses to fit into each one.

As with the trio of boxes above, I have used the Real Red 1" Ruched Ribbon along with some Real Red 1/8" Curly Ribbon. The "Joy" gift tag attached to the large gift bow was created by stamping the letters j,o and y from the Lined Alphabet stamp set. These were then fussy cut and attached to a Very Vanilla Stitched Circle with Multi Purpose Adhesive.

And that is all from me today. Be sure to keep hopping all the way through the Blog Hop for loads more inspiring projects by the Artisan Design Team using the Toile Tidings Suite.

Up next is my super talented and wonderfully creative friend, Jennifer Picard with her gorgeous projects - enjoy x

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Jackie Aitken 

You can find some of the products used in today's blog post in the item list below.

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  1. Gorgeous, Jackie! The wreath is AMAZING!

  2. Oh my ... Jackie you're not bored creating with this sequel! What creations! I like the idea of ​​tinting the DSP Pool Party, it's an idea so off the beaten path! xxx


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