Welcome!! Hopefully you have arrived here from Heidi's blog, if not then I'm sure you are missing out on something awesome!! So, just click on the Holiday Blog Hop banner above, and start from the beginning of our Hop! I'm sure you are all looking forward to trying out the latest & greatest goodies from Stampin' Up's holiday catalog, and we are here to tempt you further!
I'm really in love with all the beautiful papers in this year's catalog!!! So my designs are going to feature the newest papers, with an older technique - tea bag folding! What's that???
Tea bag folding is a kind of origami that was developed late in the 20th Century in Holland. Origami itself is a Japanese art of paper folding that dates back to antiquity. However, it has become a popular craft in many places around the world and has given rise to new designs and trends such as tea bag folding.
Tea bag folding was developed by a Dutch woman named Tiny van der Plas. She had been practicing origami for quite some time before she came up with this technique. The story goes that she was sitting at home one day having a cup of tea when she realized that she'd forgotten to get a birthday card for her sister. As she sat there, she began fiddling with the small paper envelope that her tea bag had come in. This gave her an idea for a new kind of origami.
This new kind of origami that Ms. van der Plas developed is made by using small square pieces of paper, like the packets that tea bags come in, and folding them in such a way as to create a three-dimensional interlocking design. Following the history of how this kind of origami was invented, tea bag folding is often used to create embellishments for greeting cards. They are also sometimes used to affix to gifts and certificates of achievement. They can also be used to embellish pages of scrapbooks and photo albums.
Pretty cool, huh?
Stamps: Christmas Messages
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Whisper White, Season of Style DSP paper pack
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Circle framelits, vintage faceted buttons, large pearl, mini glue dots, decorative label punch, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, dimensionals
Project #2Then you will so fall in love with the Winter Frost designer papers!! It features one of our latest colors Coastal Cabana, as well as the lighter shade, Pool Party! Also new are the foiled papers: Silver Foil (shown here), as well as Gold Foil, and the new Expressions framelits - for the perfect greeting. If you'd like to view a video to make this Christmas tree, you can view it here.
Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White, Brushed Silver, Silver Glimmer Paper, Silver Foil paper, Winter Frost DSP paper pack
Accessories: Bitty star punch, Expressions framelit, polka dot embossing folder, dimensionals, mini glue dots, Tombow multi adhesive
If you've seen the catalog already, you must have seen the gorgeous new Festive Flurries stamp set and matching framelits. Soooo yummy!!! And everyone is making the most gorgeous ornaments with them. Including me, lol! But I wanted to show something a bit different, so I again used a tea bag folding technique to show off the Winter Frost paper, while making a beautiful, sparkling ornament. Did you notice the new rhinestone embellishment in the center? And the super sparkly, silver ribbon? Both are new, and only available while supplies last in the Holiday catalog!!! (So get 'em while you can!) To see a video making this fold, you can view it here.
Stamps: Festive Flurries
Paper: Pool Party, Silver glimmer paper, Winter Frost DSP paper pack
Ink: Illuminate inkpad
Accessories: 1/8" silver ribbon, Frosted Finishes embellishment, mini glue dots, Tombow multi adhesive
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