Friday, September 7, 2018

Stamptember: Joy of the Season, Now Available!

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Hello and welcome to a Gina K. Designs blog hop that we are doing to help keep the party going for STAMPtember all month long at Simon Says Stamp!  Today we are showcasing Gina's new set for Simon Says Stamp, Joy of the Season! You can also get them bundled with its coordinating dies, shown below.  Be sure to comment as you go through the hop, each comment will count as one entry towards a gift certificate at Simon say s Stamp. Winner will be drawn and announced on Tuesday at StampTV.




Since it's still over 100 degrees here, I'm not quite ready to make my Christmas cards yet, but as soon as I saw these gorgeous tress I knew I was ready to check some home decor and handmade gifts off my list by making these simple embossed vellum wraps!  They looks so elegant during the day, and look like a miniature sun setting behind the trees when you add a tiny tealight at night!  These are a great way to change out a design on a candle jar to match your season or occasion, just slide it off when you are ready for plain glass or a new theme, and look just like etched glass but without the permanent commitment or hassle of executing that!  I decided to make step out photos this time to show the process.

You'll need a clear jar*, glass or vase with straight sides (straight is important, otherwise it won't lay flat on curved sides and you'll have to do some trimming/monkeying around) , stamp set, Versamark pad, white embossing powder, vellum paper, heat gun, large acrylic block, adhesive tape, and scratch paper for masking.

Tear your scratch paper unevenly to create hills and place over the bottom of your vellum, about 1/2" up.  Smash Versamark pad all over to completely cover this area. Remove paper.

 Pour on embossing powder and heat.
 Stamp trees image all the way across in Versamark, overlapping your embossed snow.
 Add powder and shake off excess. I didn't worry as much about getting every stray bit off, as it will just look like a few flakes coming off the trees!
 Heat. 
Turn vellum sideways and add a length of the tape to on end.
Remove backing from tape and wrap around jar, pressing one end on top of tape in the other end.  Make it tight enough so no wrinkles and doesn't wobble, but loose enough  you can still pull it off later.
 Voila! Looks gorgeous just sitting out, unlit!
But when it IS LIT, it's LIT!!

You can also make a wrap with the snowflakes or other images in the set, but with the light in side the snowy tree scene is my favorite, looks like you could step inside.  I love how the flame crates its own colors as the light diffuses to look just like a morning or evening sky!
 This idea will make great inexpensive gifts, that look so luxe!  So many ways to use pretty jars around the house, too, not just for candles!
I hope you enjoyed this idea and tutorial!  This is a limited edition set only available at Simon Says Stamp, and once it's gone it's gone! Get yours here.

Let's see what the rest of the Gina K. Designs team has with this set:

Gina K.
Beth Silaika

Cathy Tidwell
 

Donna Idlet
Karen Hightower
Lisa Hetrick
Emily Loggans
Melanie Muenchinger-you are here! Thanks for visiting!
Rema DeLeeuw
Sheri Gilson
Susie Moore
Hannah Schroepfer

*This is a Diamond Candle jar (after I finished the candle and popped out the remaining wax) the vellum is on my craft mat if you can see in the photo, measuring 6 by 10 inches, so the jar is a little taller, but has a wider lip at the bottom. I love the scent of Diamond Candles, and the surprise of the ring. That they come in a pretty jar you can use or upcycle is a bonus. TIP: To remove that last bit of wax, instead of heating and pouring it out, or chipping it out,  put it in the freezer! The wax will pop right out in one piece, no mess, clear jar ready to go!

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88 comments:

  1. love, love this idea. can't wait to get the stamp set and try this one out. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  2. Wow...love your ideas and your newest set. Stay cool our heat wave in Pennsylvania has finally broken.

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  3. I love your home decor creations, especially the snowy forest scene for a tea light!

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  4. I have never made anything like this. Thanks for the step-by-step directions.

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  5. I love this! Never thought to use vellum. These are absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Love it.. Stunning.. Will make great gifts too...

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  7. I love this. What a gorgeous candle!!!

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  8. I bet its been 15 years since I did a wrap! Thanks for bringing back this idea with this beautiful stamp set

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  9. Love your vellum wraps! So pretty!

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  10. Love this stamp set and it's so versatile as your candle shows. So beautiful!

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  11. I love that you showed other projects! This set is awesome!

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  12. Fabulous set! Love the row of trees you used for your project, and those beautiful snowflakes too! These are just lovely!

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  13. Beautiful project. Thanks for providing the great tutorial.

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  14. This is so beautiful, you did an awesome job. Thank you for sharing and giving the tutorial on how to make.

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  15. Stunning - both of these. Thank you so much for the tutorial. This new stamp set is perfect for these projects. I have to make one of these now:)

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  16. What did I learn - besides this awesome project - which I love - I learned you should not type your url in a google doc if you aren't wearing your glasses because you may inadvertently add an extra t

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  17. Beautifully designed vellum sleeve for your little jar which can be so versatile in uses too. I love it.

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  18. Wow the vellum wrap is an awesome idea! Love it!

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  19. OMG Melanie. I love these projects! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  20. wow - this projects is stunning - thanks for sharing how you made it:)

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  21. Wow wow Wow - how clever and beautiful thank you for sharing

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  22. Wow!!!!! Beautiful project! Such a great idea.

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  23. Oh my goodness, Melanie, what a fantastic idea. Your project is gorgeous!

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  24. Those Vellum wraps are such a great idea. Just beautiful!

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  25. this is AWESOME! what a great idea!.. love the trees and the snowflakes done like this.. thank you so much Melanie!!

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  26. I love this! Thanks so much for showing such a gorgeous project!

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  27. Aren't you clever!!!!! This is just beautiful, Melanie!

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  28. Great projects, can't wait to try it out!

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  29. This is your best idea to date. This looks so expensive but isn't. Thanks for the instructions. I may have to make a tree and a snowflake candle. Great Christmas gifts.

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  30. These projects are so beautiful and are not that hard to make. I just bought this set. Thanks for the great idea on a way to use besides just making cards.

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  31. Love this idea, it fact I just one with peacock feathers stamped on vellum. I love the tree stamp! TFS

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  32. I am in awe of you, Melanie...this is so unique and beautiful! Would make great gifts!

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  33. Wow this is fantastic ! So pretty! Thanks.

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  34. Oh my gosh, Mel. These are FABULOUS!!!! You are a genius! PINNING!!!!

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  35. Fun fun projects and so unique! I love what you did with this set! thank you!!

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  36. Wow, your projects are fabulous..

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  37. Beautiful wraps--love these trees.

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  38. Swoon worthy! Love all your ideas always!

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  39. By the way, how tall is your jar?

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    2. Oops, I thought I included that, good question. This is a Diamond Candle jar (after I finished the candle and popped out the remaining wax) the vellum is on my craft mat if you can see in the photo, measuring 6 by 10 inches, so the jar is a little taller, but has a wider lip at the bottom)

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  40. Love your project so nice to use your stamps for home decor projects and not just cards.

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  41. You win the hop! What an amazing creation! I love little projects!

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  42. LOVE this idea!!!!! Wow! I have GOT to give this a try sometime! Just Beautiful!! Thanks for the tutorial and inspiration!!

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  43. Love this idea! Wow! Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Fabulous idea. Wish this had to come before I got rid of some glasses I wasn't using.

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  45. This is stunning, I would not have thought to do this! I love this set and you just gave me 2 more reasons that it is a must have LOL. Thank you for sharing and for the instructions and inspiration.

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  46. Melanie...these are gorgeous. I see a run to the Dollar Tree is in my future!

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  47. This is so beautiful. I will be making these as soon as I get my set!

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  49. Wow! Your candles are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  50. O. M. GEEEEEEEEEEEE! This is stunning and I am so doing this! What a gorgeous way to use these stamps! I'm a new blog follower because I am totally inspired after checking out your blog. Thanks so much for sharing! You've also enabled me -- I'm BUYING this set now -- you just flipped me over the edge!

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  51. Brilliant! My favorite is the tree stamp in this set!

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  52. I love how you created these embossed vellum wraps! They look beautiful with and without light :)

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  53. Wow! In love with this set. These velum wraps would be beautiful on the mantel with a little greenery. Great idea

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  54. Oh wow, that is so cool, Love this idea!

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  55. What a beautiful unique idea! I will definitely try out your technique. Thank you for sharing this.

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  56. Beautiful, Melanie! I love both of them!

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  57. great idea to stamp on vellum then add to glass containers/jars.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  58. What a creative use for the stamps!

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  59. Wonderful idea, Melanie. I mostly make cards so am always excited to see other uses for stamps and what a beautiful set this is.

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  60. I love this idea! Stamping is my passion, but it was nice to see a different use for our stamps. And this set is perfect for winter table settings. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  61. I love your vellum wraps and gives me inspiration to try it. Just beautiful.

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  62. Wow, these are fabulous ideas! So pretty and easy to make!

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  63. Gorgeous and so wonderfully creative! Fantastic!

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  64. Beautiful. I love the Vellum wrap with the tree design. Great work.

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  65. Wow, I love this idea! I definitely want to try this myself. The trees with the snow covered ground is gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  66. I always turn to your creations first. I get inspired because your style is my style.

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  67. Wow! These card are beautiful! Thanks for sharing and for this opportunity.

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  68. Wow!!! That’s the best word I know to use for this idea. Tfs

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