Saturday, September 8, 2012

My Craft Spot Stamp Fall Release Blog Hop

If you click on the above picture, you can see it a lot bigger.


Hello everyone! IT's FINALLY the day you get to see the full reveal of the new stamps! If you came from My Craft Spot, you're in the right place. If not you will want to start at the beginning at My Craft Spot so you won't miss a thing! You can also see all the new stamp sets there too!
I made this awesome Halloween banner using the new Tiny Doilies Dies, Stampin' Around Fall, and the Spooky Treats Stamp sets for my project.
The banners were cut from Straight From The Nest at 7 inches. I used my sewing machine and sewed a zig zag stitch along the sides of the orange banners. I cut the witch's head out of chunky glitter paper from Happy Haunting. For the center banner I cut the frame from Happy Haunting and used my Gypsy to make it a little wider to accommodate the sentiment. I stamped that awesome sentiment from the Spooky Treats stamp set.
NOW, for the layered ornaments.....I saw something like this on Pinterest and LOVED it. Theirs (can be seen HERE) was made using Stampin' Up stamps and dies, and I set out to re-create one using my Cricut! This is a very time consuming project, but so worth it! I will give you a list of the cuts and quantity and then tell you how to assemble it.
Simply Charmed ornament- 15 at 2 1/2 inches out of white (cut off hanger) for each ornament- 30 total for 2 ornaments
Jolly Holidays- 15 at 2 inches out of black and white poka dot for each ornament- 30 total for 2 ornaments
Here is a cut out sheet for you to see as reference
I chose to stamp my orange and white ones, but you can easily do this with just pattern paper.
Fold all ornaments in half length wise. Assemble each petal by gluing 3 ornaments together. Here's what they will look like
When you get all of your petals assembled, you will glue them to the outside of a 3 inch circle
(these are shown is reverse colors)
Next you will cut a 1 1/4 X 12 inch strip of paper and score every 1/4 inch till the 12 inch end. Then fold back and forth on each other to create the pleated fold for the rosette center. Glue ends together and ink edges in black. Then glue rosette to a 1 inch circle. For the center of the rosette I used My Craft Spot's new Tiny Doilies Dies and layered them on top of each other. I stamped the center die with the pumpkin stamp from the Stampin' Around Fall stamp set and did a black stitching line. I glued them to the top of the rosette and pop dotted the rosette to the center of the circle using 3 pop dots layered on top of each other.
I thread all the banner pieces onto black yarn and tied Marmalade and Midnight Black crinkle ribbon in between each banner.

Now for the BEST part! Each one of us is giving away 1 one the new stamp sets! All you have to do is leave a comment on all the blogs through the hop, and that will give you a total of 9 chances!
 I am giving away the Tiny Doilies Dies!

Just leave a comment and you will be entered to win. We will announce all the winners on Monday September 10.
Now you're off to the very talented Robin!
Here is the hop order in case you get lost
Kimberly
GiGi  -You're Here!
Robin
Kate
Amber
Heather
Gwen
Ally 
Marlene
Have a great weekend and thanks for hopping along with us!

75 comments:

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

WOW!! What an AMAZING banner, GiGi!! How clever to use a Christmas cartridge for the decorations too. And the stitching is fabulous. This is such a wonderful way to decorate for Halloween!
(I'm just here to compliment you wonderful banner - not enter the draw.) :)

jessica said...

WOWZERS girl!! This is awesome!! I love the colors, the pattern papers and those adorable banner pieces....each with an awesome design!! Thanks for sharing your banner and for a great week of inspiration!!
Have a GREAT weekend!!
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

Tracy said...

Your banner is so pretty! I love how you used the ornaments!

Sue D said...

Fantastic banner and I like the layered ornaments you made.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Donna F said...

I Love, love, love that ornament. I have seen the Christmas version and loved it, this one is just as great! Thank you for sharing! Donna - allthatsamerican.blogspot.com

R said...

LOVE the banner! Thanks for sharing a fabulous project.

rhuan64@gmaildotcom

Paula Bee said...

Your banner is amazing!! I love the ornament petals you created!

My Crafting Channel said...

Beautiful banner, love the layering.

Nana
♥ My Crafting Channel ♥
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snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous banner, the Halloween ornament is fabulous...love it! Lee-Ann :)

Tonya said...

This banner is absolutely fabulous! The layering is fantastic. So much creativity. Thanks for sharing!

Gwen said...

Love it!! I never would have thought of using christmas for halloween, I need to think out of the box.

Anonymous said...

A-MAY-ZING! I am overwhelmed by your ingenuity of using three ornaments glued together, then assembled into a banner! And those Tiny Doilies Dies -- awesome!! Totally in love with those...

TK Watson

Lisa said...

GiGi
Love love love the banner! The layered ornaments turned out fabulous - can't wait to try it! TFS

http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/

Craftin Desert Divas said...

Just amazing! I love it. You are so creative. TFS


Tara

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Gorgeous banner, GiGi!! Your layered ornaments are amazing! I will have to give this one a try - thanks for the great tutorial and for all of your wonderfully creative projects this week! :)

Kimberly

Susan Martin said...

What an amazing banner!! I just love it!!! So much detail.. Its beautiful!!

Margie said...

WOWZERS GIGI! Amazing project! Very creative work with the ornaments.

Bloeffelbein said...

Wow this has to be the coolest banner EVER !!! totally going to try the this. The time is worth it if it turns out this way. Also love your stitching.
Brianna

Gramjak said...

TOTALLY awesome banner -- I am in love with all banners but this wins FIRST PRIZE! Such a fantastic tutorial, too!

Many thanks!

kastenc at sbcglobal dot net

Jen said...

Gorgeous banner!! Thank you for sharing all of the details. You did so much with it! Great job!

Candy said...

Wow Gigi what fabulous projects! I just love that banner and that ornament is really cool!!
Loved all your projects this week!
Candy

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Great banner!

Veronica (follower)
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Wow! Hoping I win! :)
Wendy
Wendysgoneshopping@yahoo.com

Bobby said...

That banner was an ambitious undertaking. It's very festive.

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

Fab banner!Love everything about it.Love how you made the flower with Christmas cuts.Your sewing is perfect.

Shelly said...

Gigi, this is amazing!! You did a fabulous job all week. Each of your projects were amazing-you always do a super job.
Hope you have a great weekend!
Shelly

Debbie said...

this is so stunning and amazing, and it does look like it its time consuming, maybe if i start now i could get one done for Christmas thanks for sharing on how it is done and the link
upnurse at aol dot com

Amanda said...

Oh my stars, your banner is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the layered ornaments idea..

Scrappy hugs,
Amanda :0)

Sew Sweet N Crafty said...

Great banner. Love how you styled it.

Sew Sweet N Crafty
SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com
SewSweetNCrafty@gmail.com

Sheri R said...

Wow! The banner is fantastic and is well worth the time and effort you put in to get the end result!

Sheri R

sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

Creative M said...

OH!MY!!!This is AMAZING!!Actually STUNNING and Beautiful!!WoW!What a Stunning banner!!
Migdalia
Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Wow, that banner is awesome! Love how you did the ornaments! Thanks for sharing your great ideas.
Claudette
rcabbe at gra dot midco dot net

Melinda Ells said...

WOW!! I love, love, love your banner, once again, you guys rock!!

Kat Stachowiak said...

The layered flower on your banner is off the hook! I have the simply charmed cartridge and have never used it. I am so digging that out and with your inspiration, giving that a whirl! Do you think I could use the Trim the tree as a substitute for the other ornament?
Beautifully done!
Kat
scrapnhappykat.blogspot.com

Pam said...

What a gorgeous banner! Just Fabulous!
Pam

Melissa said...

OMG Gigi, you are one amazing lady when it comes to crafting, you have rocked these projects all week, great job!

Karen said...

How clever to use Christmas ornaments as part of your banner. In never would have thought of that!
Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Wow very creative!! Love it, thanks for sharing how you made the rosette!!
Kristan
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

katieo said...

Fabulous. So many fun details
katieoscreations@gmail.com

Kim's Kreations said...

Wow! What a great banner. It really was worth the time. Thanks for sharing how to make it.
Ogdendoll @gmail.com

marg0006 said...

Just love it and will probly scraplift t myself. I don't own Jolly Holiday to cut the double circle ornamnt. Lo how would I do it.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

F said...

Just love this banner. Each element of the banner goes together so well! AWESOME!

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

Gigi, I love your banner, such a great Halloween decor project!

karensk said...

What a great project! Just what I needed a litttle motivation,
Thanks for sharing
karensk3

Rogena K said...

Gigi you are sooo talented!! Your projects are amazing! What I love the most is how you are so detailed with your instructions. Thanks so much!

Nikki said...

Amazing Project and what a great idea to use Chrismtas ornament into a Halloween prop :)

Sharla said...

Such an amazing banner, and made from ornament dies.. very clever!

Lisa R. said...

Wow, love the banner! Great release! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Alvina said...

Hi Gigi!!! Thanks for that awesome project, your banner is beatiful, thanks for sharing and for the chance to win this awesome dies!!!!

alvinadiaz@msn.com
alvinascreations.blogspot.com

mamawcindy said...

Oh,WOW!!! Love your Halloween Banner! I have been wanting to try to make a Banner and yours is AWESOME! Thanks for the Inspiration! I'm already a follower of yours! :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Donna said...

Your banner is awesome, my favorite one ever-may have to do a bit of scraplifting!!I love the stamps and die set, this release is extra special. TFS and inspiring me. Thanks also for the chance to win the dies.

Donna C.
goCricutgo

Rose Red said...

What a fantastic job you did on that banner!!! Love it!

Rose Red said...

What a fantastic job you did on that banner!!! Love it!

Karen said...

Such a cute banner! Love all the details you put into it and your machine stitching looks great! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Karen
craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

krafty kitty said...

WOW!! That was a lot of work, but so great!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Amazing Banner! Love all your details!

Carol and Kaitlyn's Krafts said...

Wow! Gorgeous! Has a very classy feel tp it!

Carol (Carol's Creations)
4evercarolscreations.blogspot.com

Paper Ribbons said...

That banner is gorgeous! I just love it!

Donelda M said...

These dies would be so versatile for so many projects !! Would so love to have them for upcoming Halloween crafts. Excellent details for making the banner - Love It !!

Gabriela Sandoval said...

What a beautiful banner.

Gabriela

gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

lydiawalker said...

such a fun and beautiful banner xxx

pruttybird said...

OMGoodness ... What a great banner! Soooo cute :)

pruttybird at comcast dot net

Saundra said...

Oh GiGi! Your banner is gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing how you made it! Awesome!!

Hugs,
Saundra :)

D- said...

Love your banner. TFS.
dmcardmaker (at AOL)
(email follower)

Karen said...

Gigi
phenomenal love everything about this banner. Karen

CarolynG said...

Your banner is adorable!! I LOVE this die set!

puffnstuff39 said...

What a beautiful banner! I really love it! Hugs, Jeanne

Denise Speigle said...

Great banner! Love the colors and prints you chose!

Kathy Salido said...

GiGi,
Your banner is so gorgeous!! You are so very talented :)
Kathy Salido
salido99 at msn dot com
3spoileddogs.blogspot.com

gma654 said...

Love your projects Thank you

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow Wee! Girl you are on a ball. And you did an amazing job on your banner. The colors are perfect and the banners are truly amazing. Job well done. TFS AJ-

Houses Built of Cards said...

Cute banner Gigi! LOVE that centerpiece! Amazing!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Olivia said...

Fantastic banner! Love all the great elements on it!

Cindy said...

GORGEOUS job with your AWESOME banner Gigi!!:)

Mike Moore said...

How clever to use Christmas ornaments as part of your banner. In never would have thought of that! Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com