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This is my place to share my creative bits and pieces. My art has no rules, no limits and absolutely no order. My projects change with my moods but for the last few years, my main focus has been paper art. Cards, collage, mixed media and as many techniques as I can get to. My inspiration comes from everywhere.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

QUIETFIRE DESIGN CHRISTMAS 2012 BLOG HOP

Hi Everyone- I am excited to bring you my Christmas projects using the fabulous new Christmas stamps from Quietfire Design! This is Day Two of the Christmas Blog Hop and if you missed Day One, go see Yogi and Wanda. Remember to leave  comments as you go, to be eligible for the draw where you can win a grab bag of great Quietfire Design rubber stamps! See what I mean---exciting!
 
I used Rejoice and Hallelujah, and Christmas Cuddlers stamp sets for this little tree. The Simple Stories designer paper was wrapped around the blocks, the ends were lightly sanded, then sponged with Forest Moss or Frayed Burlap Distress ink. The top block (joy) and the lower block (Christmas wonder) have a panel attached with the words stamped and the edges inked. The second down block (Rejoice) was stamped directly onto the designer paper. To be honest, I messed up the stamping directly onto the top block (joy) so added the panel to correct it. The bottom panel was added for balance. :) Serendipity abounds because I like it better- it tamed some of the busy-ness.
Ribbon and hemp twine add texture and dots of Lumiere Super Sparkle add a tiny bit of shine.
The star was cut using the smallest die of the Nestibilities Stars, then the edges were inked and it was spritzed with sparkle shine spray. Then all the blocks were glued together and the star attched.
I have been un-mounting wood stamps (again) and the blocks worked great for this little tree.
The tree inspired me to add this card. It uses the same stamp sets, more distress inks and designer paper with the addition of a scallop circle wreath.
I hope you have enjoyed this look at just a few of the wonderful new Christmas stamps that are available now.
If you haven't already, please go see what Robyn has to show you today and don't forget to leave a comment on her blog too.
 
 
Make sure you’ve commented by midnight Friday, October 19th. Tell your friends!
 
Thank you for looking and have a wonderful HOP!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

71 comments:

  1. I just love your Christmas tree! What a super idea! I think this will be great fun for our young son to try using cardboard boxes! Beautiful card, super idea...I will be trying this one out! TFS!

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  2. I did not realize right away that you used rubber stamp blocks - great idea! I have lots of those in a drawer! All the special touches look great together! Thanks!

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  3. What a great tree! Love this idea. It turned out great!

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  4. this is just so cute. i love the idea and can see it with so many options. tfs!

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  5. Wonderful projects. I love how dimensional it is...fun to see stamps used on something different! The fonts on these stamps are drool-worthy!

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  6. So darn cute. What a great way to "gift" small things. Luv the tree colors and the card is stunning. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. What a beautiful centrepiece and you are all being so versatile and thinking outside of those blocks/box (so to speak!!) - Loved your card too!

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  8. Love both your projects! Great colors, stamps, papers, ribbons and all!

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  9. Your tree is such a great (and easy to follow) ornament for the holidays!

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  10. LOVE! the tree and especially the way you stamped on the scalloped circle wreath.
    what a great reuse for old stamp blocks.
    this is getting me into the Christmas spirit- must go shamelessly copy all these wonderful ideas!

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  11. Love your stylized tree, beautiful papers. The card is really lovely too.

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  12. I really like the tree Holly. Ingenious, and it's small enough to fit just about anywhere! Your card is fabulous too, love the simple background stamping of the sentiments.

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  13. cute idea, especially for those who don't buy trees... Have a great day

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  14. Love your little tree with it's old time feel and what a great way to use the wood blocks. These Christmas stamps are so versatile.

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  15. I love your little tree!!! Wow! You guys are pulling out all the stops in showcasing the versatility of these stamps!!

    Great job!

    Therese
    www.tmalakart.blogspot.ca

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  16. Oh, Holly, this is gorgeous! What a sweet idea. I love it!

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  17. Holly - Love you wooden altered tree - so inventive! Love the colors you chose and the Quietfire stamps look so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  18. WOW! Love your tree and card! What a creative way to use stamp blocks! Quietfire gave it that extra flair! Of course your card is divine also!

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  19. Holly, this is just the impetus I need to unmount my wood block stamps! I love the vintage feel you achieved, and the card on ledger paper is swell, too!

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  20. That is beautiful!!!! I just love the homey feel you have with that and the card too! So warm!! Love them both!

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  21. Love your projects. I already have the blocks!! (gildamc@hotmail.com)

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  22. Holly I love both projects, but that tree is incredible and so creative!

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  23. This is beautiful Holly, very unique.

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  24. Your tree is so clever. I also like how you made the wreath with scallop circles.

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  25. Oh I just love that tree..i must have one, i must have one!

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  26. Such a cute little tree. Perfect for holiday dinner table decorations. Great way to recycle.

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  27. So cute I just might have to make some of my own. Love them!

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  28. Holly: I love this little tree (needed an idea to use up all of my wood mounts when I unmounted my stamps .... this is it). More ornament ideas. The card is a perfect addition with this little gem. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Holly, I totally LOVE your tree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And the card is wonderful too!!!

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  30. What a clever idea! I love finding new ways to use "scrapbooking" products. Excellent home dec item. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  31. Wow!!! That tree is adorable Holly!!! I love how you have used the Quietfire stamps on the card!!!

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  32. Oh I love love your tree! Have to make one of these with my stamp blocks!

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  33. What a neat idea for a tree. You could even put a little gift in each box. Thanks for the idea.
    Candy Meyers

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  34. What a great idea to use your stamps for home decor. Those tress could make great gifts as well. Your Card is lovely also.

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  35. I really like the card. Nice shading.

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  36. That is an adorable decoration tree. Did you use the wooden handles from your (unmounted) stamps? The tree and card would make a lovely hostess gift.

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  37. Cool tree stand and I just inherited a lot of wood blocks from a friend. Hmm...think I'll get crafty. Great idea! Love the card too. Thanks!

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  38. What a fun tree and lovely card!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  39. This is one of the most unusual and creative trees I have ever seen.
    Well done.

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  40. What great projects. I love the fonts on these stamps. You're so creative.

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  41. Very nice projects. They really make the stamps stand out well. The tree is very unusual.
    Thank you!

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  42. The tree is so pretty and such a cool way to "reduce, reuse, & recycle"!

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  43. Really like the tree idea - think I will use it at work on top of my filing cabinet. Thanks for the idea!

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  44. Amazing projects. Love them both.

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  45. Love the projects especially the 'tree'.
    Wendy R
    gargystamps at yahoo dot ca

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  46. Great use of fabulous stamps!

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  47. These blocks are lovely. The stamps look great! Now I know how to use up my leftover stamp blocks. Thank you for the great idea.

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  48. Really nice holiday projects - I'm partial to the card! Nelda

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  49. Great use of the stamps. Great idea especially for people who don't have room for a full-size tree.

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  50. What a great idea of a tree. love the colours, the style, everything!so far my fave of the hop

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  51. You stack of presents made me smile. Very cute idea. thanks as always for sharing.

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  52. I love this tree design. The papers used were perfect...they gave that vintage look that went perfectly with the Christmas stamps.
    Well done!!

    Karen Wilson

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  53. Holly, this is such a great vintage look. and so unique!!
    Gail R.

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  54. I might just have to steal your Christmas tree idea ... I love it!

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  55. Love the tree and matching card. Very creative!

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  56. Very clever! Cute for the country christmas!

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  57. So creative and unique. A wonderful decoration. I'm inspired.

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  58. What a wonderful tree! Love the colors & design.

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  59. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation!!!

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  60. Merry Christmas!

    all the best

    xoxo, anne a.

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  61. the parers and the stamps were the perfect complement toneach other - justvbeautiful!

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  62. The tree - What a novel idea

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  63. Your folk-art tree is wonderful, what a great idea!

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  64. Oh my, that box tree is absolutely adorable!

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  65. Thank you ALL for your kind comments on this blog hop post of mine. I enjoyed being a part of it. I hope you enjoyed all the days of the hop.
    There will be more to see from the design team, so please keep coming back to visit us all.
    Thanks again!

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  66. GREAT tree...so many possibilities!

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