Tuesday, December 6, 2011

DT Challenge: IHP and MSS hop!

Welcome to the i {heart} papers and Market Street Stamps combined teams blog hop!  We're so excited to have you join us, and we know you're in for a real treat!
I am the first stop on the hop and I welcome you!  You'll go from there to the blogs of our designers and finish up at the Market Street Stamps blog.  If you get lost, both company blogs have the complete list of links.
msscardI have two projects to show you today and a sale to tell you about and a GIVEAWAY!  But first, a little about our two companies.
about i {heart} papers:
i {heart} papers is proud that we recently celebrated our 3rd anniversary in October. We’ve grown by leaps and bounds and have not strayed from our core principle of stellar customer service with FAST and FREE shipping. You ALWAYS receive free shipping with your $50 US order/$150 CAN order with no gimmicks or restrictions like so many other companies, and orders are almost always shipped within 24 business hours. We’re thrilled to be hopping along with the MSS team today and to be carrying the MSS line of stamps. If you’ve never ordered from us before, please mention that you learned about us on this hop for a free gift with your first order!  Please visit us at www.iheartpapers.com, “like” us on Facebook (where you'll find over 1900 other IHP fans!) and follow us on Twitter (@iheartpapers).  
SALE ALERT:  Enjoy the hop! If you order by Wednesday midnight EST, all MSS sets are 15% off
GIVEAWAY ALERT:  Leave UNIQUE comments along the hop to be entered in a drawing to win one free MSS set. The more you comment, the more chances to win!  You have until Wednesday at midnight...winners will be announced on the ihp blog on Friday!
about Market Street Stamps:
Market Street Stamps, LLC, was founded in January 2010 by Angelica and Jorge Suarez, a husband and wife team who create unique stamps made from peach-tinted photopolymer, the best available on the market today! Market Street Stamps' goal is to produce durable, high quality designs that you'll turn to again and again! We are thrilled to be hopping with i {heart} papers and their incredibly talented design team today! Be sure to "like" us on Facebook for the latest releases and project ideas from our Design Team!
For the card above, I used Prancer and pieced together a greeting from Essential Holiday Elegance.  I LOVE that greeting set and is so pretty and versatile.  (Note about Prancer from MSS:  Due to the small nature of this stamp, some of the intricate details in the antlers and hind leg may not be completely evident depending on your ink/stock selection.)   I got very good results using smooth cardstock and Memento inks.
I stamped him 3 times with Burnt Umber ink and then added some red Stickles to make Rudolph and then added some red metallic velvet ribbon.  It is SO sparkly (and comes in several other colors including green, white, silver, and more) and was the perfect addition to fill the space in the corner. 
For my second project I created a little treat box for Reindeer Food using one half of a clear card box.  Then I scored and adhered some paper from December 25 using i {stick} papers (our exclusive redline tape – packaged and wound especially for us - comes in 60 yard rolls and has an extremely high temperature resistance so you could emboss with it if you wanted to).  It’s also ultra strong and clear so you don’t see it peeking through on your project.  I stamped Prancer on some smooth vanilla cardstock and used the greeting from the set.  I punched some holes in the side and made a handle using some dark green pom pom trim (it’s very slightly wired so it stands up on its own and you don’t need to knot it through the holes – bonus!)   Lastly I mounted Prancer using my Circle Nesties and added some Zva bling.
For the treat bag, I used a clear card envelope A2 size and filled it with:
  • 1 cup uncooked oats
  • Cookie decorating sugar crystals in red and green
  • White dusting flakes (for cake decorating)
msssihp1 Some recipes will tell you to use craft glitter but if you’re spreading it outside, squirrels and birds will eat it and the glitter is dangerous.  So please only use sugar.   Be kind to the animals!
I sealed the envelope, used some coordinated paper from the same line and then printed the poem.  My template is here if you’d like to use it.
Phew…I know that was a lot to read!  Thanks for sticking with me!  From here, you're headed to Amy Kolling’s blog.  Enjoy the hop!  Thanks for your comments!  Remember to order your MSS from IHP before Wednesday to get the 15% discount!
i {heart} papers <---you’re here
Amy Kolling
Brenda Weaver
Carolyn Mustopa
Deb Felts
Dobea Alberts
Gretchen Belknap
Julie Day
Kendra Wietstock
Loretta Lock
Lori Tecler
Lynn Mercurio
Michele Gross
Samantha Casey
Stephanie Muzzulin
Stephanie Washburn
Tifany DeGough
Tracy Schultz
Market Street Stamps

    See you again soon!


    Miriam Prantner said...

    Great projects! I love how you added the red nose on the card. So cute!

    Deb said...

    Absolutely adorable, Kate! Love these!

    Kendra said...

    Fun projects Kate!

    Lynn Mercurio said...

    Cute, cute, cute, Kate. Such a fun little project and your reindeer images really make the PERFECT combination for this festive project.

    Gretchen said...

    ooo I like the reindeer! Cool project :)

    Kelli Hull said...

    One thing I ADORE About you KAte... you are ALWAYS looking out for the furry guys!!!!

    PS The red line can be used to HEAT Emboss??? WHAT??? OK, that is COOL STUFF THERE!!!!! EXCELLENT Big project you completed!

    Samantha Casey said...

    Super cute projects! I love the card you made, the reindeer flying off the pages is such a cute idea!

    DoBea A. said...

    What a cute idea for the reindeer treats! I love the holder!! So glad we could hop along with you today!

    Maggy_Tronche said...

    Super cute card!!! Love this stamp and the colors!!! TFS! Hugs.. Maggy :)

    sharon g said...

    The handle is so darned cute!

    B. Poteraj said...

    I like how the circle hangs off the bag.

    Emily Keaton said...

    What a cool project! My kids would love this. :)

    Becky Sorensen said...

    Awesome card and reindeer food goodie. I think its a great idea and am going to make some for the little boys this week to sprinkle Christmas eve!

    Michele Gross said...

    Love your projects! Super fun :)

    Lori said...

    Adorable set! Love the sparkly red nose on the reindeer and the matching sparkly red ribbon.

    DeniseP said...

    I love that reindeer stamp! The holiday greetings stamps are pretty neat, too! Thanks for sharing your projects!

    Gail said...

    Love Rudolf's red nose!
    I too make reindeer food, and always only use the sugar sprinkles!

    whoistracy said...

    Hmmm I've never heard or reindeer food. But this is really cute! Love what you did with this stamp.

    Marianne S. said...

    Super cute projects, Kate. Love the idea of using half a card box for the holder, awesome! You do indeed provide super service and quick shipping. Thank you for sharing. Now off to check out the DT projects.

    Tammy V said...

    Love the projects!

    B. Poteraj said...

    I love how you added bling to the nose!

    Katie said...

    Really great gift! Love how you made it with the pom pom handle, and love that reindeer! Thanks for sharing!

    Katie B.