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Jan 1, 2007

Stampin' in the New Year!

This is the group shot of the projects I completed on New Year's eve/New Year's day. I was in the mood for Basic Grey Blush can you tell? I hadn't broken into my 12 X 12 pack and it was about time. I am in love with the striped paper I used, but now it is gone. *sigh* I NEED more!

This is a Slim Jim can. LOL I covered it with paper using sticky strip tape. I punched holes all around the outer top of the lid and then tied LOTS of American Crafts ribbon on the lid to jazz it up. You'll need an anywhere hole punch to punch the holes. For the lid, I stamped the cocoa beans on pink patterned paper, then stamped the sentiment on another piece and adhered them all together. It is adhered with glue lines and then a matching piece is glued to the inside of the lid to hide all the adhesive. It is filled with chocolate.

I had to revisit my hot cocoa pack next. Inside this is a Mocha Kit Kat. I used the same basic layout as I did for my hot cocoa packet. I added an oval piece of hardware to the top and tied it closed with lots of yummy ribbon.

This is a Hershey's mocha candy bar. I made a sleeve out of pretty in pink card stock. I stamped some cocoa beans on it and did a little sponging. Then, I added some Basic Grey, a tag and some ribbon. It was a fairly simple project, but sure dresses up a $.50 candy bar.

This is a simple pocket note card. I purchased the pack of 30 cards and envelopes from Stampin Up. There is stamping on this card, but it's inside. It reads: you make life sweet! :) Awwwwwwww!

This was my favorite piece to the collection. This is a Boston Baked Beans candy tin from the Target dollar spot. I removed the handle first. Then, I removed the hinged lid. I sanded off all visible areas of the container that would show when open. I added the strip of striped patterned paper to the center and then put the handle back on. The front and back were decorated with a piece of patterned paper. I finished it off with a chipboard heart ensemble and and a tag hung with some O rings and a heart charm. I squealed when I was done with it. LOL Too cute! I will fill it with something fun for the recipient.

Happy New Year everyone! :) How did you spend your New Year's Eve? Me? I stamped in the New Year! I invited a friend and her 4 children over. She is a fellow stamper and my Stampin' Up up line. Her husband is in Iraq with the US Army and my husband was working a 48 hour shift so I thought it would be great if we could spend it together instead of being alone. :) When she got here, my FIRST order of business was to finalize the ribbon order. I showed her the colors I chose and she loved them just as much as I did! Then, I went through the ordering process. I am VERY careful during ordering. LOL I don't want to end up with 50 spools of pixie pink ribbon KWIM? So... after 1 hour and 10 minutes the order was done! Now is the nervous, waiting for the ribbon stage. I am crossing my fingers that there are no back orders. I have to be a *little* apprehensive about that since I ordered 15,000 yards of ribbon! YIKES! I think it sounds better if I say 150 spools, so we will go with that instead! No mention of the 15,000 yards or I may faint. LOL Ooooooooo I can't wait until it gets here. You can look forward to color matches for:

pixie pink
pink passion
certainly celery
cameo coral
garden green
mellow moss
bravo burgundy
close to cocoa
pumpkin pie
chocolate chip
lovely lilac
brocade blue
ballet blue
always artichoke
night of navy
buckaroo blue
barely banana
so saffron
creamy caramel
cool caribbean
going grey
bashful blue
more mustard
pretty in pink
regal rose
real red
yo yo yellow
very vanilla
only orange
basic black

There are a few other colors that work, but those are the BEST matches! I have careful color matched the ribbon against Stampin Up card stock as well as other ribbon companies. In an effort to send you the BEST matches, I have ordered from 2 different companies. Not all colors are created equally and I HAD to get the best from both. :) Look for updates here on the ribbon order. I will keep you posted step by step. :)


  1. OMG!!!!! These are so stinkin' cute! I am so jealous of you guys! Happy New Year to you too!

  2. WOW! What great paper!
    How exciting to see the ribbon colors........I'm so excited for the ribbon to come in!
    Happy New Year!

  3. Happy New Year Jody. These are amazing, I love your work and I am so looking forward to all of your wonderful creations in 2007! Great big gooey hugs!

  4. Hey Jody! All your BG goodies are adorable! That paper is fab!! Thanks for all your hard work w/ the ribbon order--cant wait for it! :0) Happy New Year, Hugs to you!!

  5. JODY, you did some fab work...they are absolutely beautiful. You gave me some ideas on what to do the the BG paper i purchased...Have a grear new year...look forward to seeing you at SST.
    How r your wonderful kiddos doing...Ty sends you all a Happy New Year!

  6. Wow, Jody, you ROCK!!! I can't thank you enough for your hard work and effort on this. I'm looking forward to having ribbon to match almost any project! Thank you!!!!!

  7. Your collection is beautiful! I haven't used much BG paper but every time I see it, I think it is beautiful! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

  8. Jody, I'd love to know where you are ordering the ribbon from. Please, please, please??!!


    Tracey Shaver

  9. Wow, i came to your blog and was floored by your beautiful work. (as always)
    These are so super Jody. I love that paper too!

    I bought a few pages the last time I went to the LSS. :)
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful works or art.

  10. WOWEE! I got your email and I sooooo wish I could have participated, b/c I wanted to so badly!!!! But I was short on $$$ after the holidays - I definitely want to participate next time - so keep me in the loop :) oh and btw - all those creations are gorgeous!

  11. simply stunning projects as always Jody!! love everything!! can't wait for the ribbon either - too fun!! :)

  12. oh my gosh, I am so stinkin excited! Your stuff rocks! and I could not be more stoked about the caribbean matches?!?! I've been making mine with reinkers, but this will be SO much better!

  13. I am so excited! You SO ROCK!! I will be (un)patiently waiting for my ribbon...
    Love your latest creations!

  14. LOVIN' Your blog!! I'm so in love with that Basic Grey paper! I'm so glad I came across this. You are truly a talented lady!! :)

  15. Beautiful job! That paper is absolutely delicious looking.

  16. These are such lush and yummy looking projects. You really are one talented lady!!


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