Royal Blog Tour – Sharing Northern Hearts and Blog Candy!

Welcome to my little stop here on the Royal Blog Tour!  I hope you’ve been enjoying all the amazing and creative projects the princesses have been sharing along your journey.  For my stop, I wanted to share with you some simple yet fun ways to use the Northern Hearts stamp set.

This stamp set is a hostess set available in the 2010 Holiday Mini.  I originally thought it was just a nice simple set, but the more I started playing with it, the more I saw how it coordinates with some other new and super cute items.  I guess the fact that they are all named “Northern something” should have tipped me off, but I can be a bit slow sometimes.

Northern stuff thumb

Anyway, first I noticed that the large snowflake from the stamp set was the same as the large snowflake in the embossing folder.  So, I tried combining the two.  I added some shimmer paint to the stamp before I stamped to give it a bit of shine like snow when I stamped it on the Whisper White base.  I also sponged some of the shimmer paint onto the embossed image to sparkle up the Baja Breeze paper.

Next, I started playing with the wreath stamp from this set.  I had some fun with different color markers to give it a more mottled, natural look.  Then I started playing with punches but didn’t like how it was turning out so I ended up hand cutting out the wreath.  It was cute but a little bare, so I added in on of the birds from the love birds stamp.  Finally, what is a wreath without somewhere to hang it from, so I used the branches from that same bird set and after coloring with markers, stamped a few times to make it look like tree branches.  Add some DSP and fun ribbon, and you have another fun little card.

Finally, I decided I wanted to make one more project and so I went for a 3D gift box that you could decorate for the holidays or really for anytime.  I used the Snowflakes and the Love Birds stamps from this set to decorate this 3 1/4” x 3 1/4” box.  This is perfect for a stash of 3×3 cards or to fill with treats for your favorite someone.

I will be posting the instructions for this box on my blog when the tour is over.  So come back on November 9th to see more details!

Well, I hope you enjoyed viewing these projects since I sure had fun making them.

Blog Candy Time!

Leave me a comment letting me know what you think and you’ll be entered into a drawing for some BLOG CANDY (you must include your email address so I can contact you if you win).

What’s up for grabs?  You will get this box filled with some cards, some card candy (embellishments for you to use on your own cards), and some actual yummy candy!

102 responses to “Royal Blog Tour – Sharing Northern Hearts and Blog Candy!”

  1. Thanks for shaing your time and talents, great ideas and useful ways to incorporate so many products. The projects are FAB.

  2. The box is simply gorgeous. Yes – simple. And yes – gorgeous (well. Not simple to make. Just clean and simple – you understand….)

  3. I love this box, and then there you went and offered it up as blog candy!!! Thanks for the opportunity!.
    Amy Phelps
    dhaephelps at gmail dot com

  4. This is my first visit to your blog – great stuff. I’ll be back-can’t wait to see the project instructions. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Jennifer…Great Job coordinating everything…well you weren’t the only one who didnt put 2 and 2 together…I had no idea all these coordinated.Everything looks great. Love the add of shimmer to the first card and the 3D wreath on the second and of course the box that gets to be filled with endless possibilities. Thank you for being a Princess, sharing your artwork and the chance at YUMMY blog candy.
    Marisol Gutierrez
    atouchof_sol at yahoo dot com

  6. Your box and cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the opportunity to win that beautiful box.

  7. Using the bird stamp to make the branches on the the wreath card was very clever. I like seeing how to use stamps in unexpected ways.It makes the stamps so much more versatile.
    I’m looking gorward to your meet and greet this Sunday!

  8. Just found you today via the blog. Love your work.
    I am a resident of SF Bay Area as well. Looking forward for your newsletters.

    • Janice- I’ll be posting information on how to make the box after the blog tour is over on the 9th. I will also be including a full tutorial in my November newsletter and think it is a great idea to include those instructions for the blog candy winner too!

  9. These are all beautiful projects. Love the little box. Thanks for sharing.
    scrappingnana4 at yahoo dot com

  10. Hi Princess Jennifer – thanks for showing your ideas with the stamp set. I noticed it matched the letterpress plate but didn’t think about the embossing folder either. I keep looking at it but haven’t actually put it together to use. Now i have some ideas so I’ll be working with that this week. Thanks for sharing.
    Monika Davis

  11. Really great projects. The cards are lovely but I really like what you did with the box. I enjoy making little gift or favor boxes and always like to see what others do. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Great projects…Love them all, but I think I like the box most! Would love to win the blog candy! Thanks for the chance.

  13. Two beautiful cards. I love the first card. The design and torn edge look so pretty. The second card is so festive with the hanging wreath. Your box is gorgeous.

    lisawhs808 at aol dot com

  14. I love the box. I’m looking forward to the 9th to see how to make it! thanks for the chance to win!

    kellygrl at twcny dot rr dot com

  15. That’s what I like about SU, all of their products coordinate!
    And you have awesome projects, thank you for sharing!
    Ilene (iebyrne at yahoo dot com)

  16. Cute projects. Took me a while to figure out that the stamp set coordinated with the embossing folder. Your blog is the first time I’ve seen someone use both items in one project. Great job!

    Thanks for the chance to win blog candy!

  17. Your projects are gorgeous! I love how the wreath looks like it’s hanging from the branches…. and the box is spectacular!

    Thank you so much for sharing & the chance to win!!!

    okj83 at live dot com

  18. Wonder how many others of us didn’t realize all these “Northern” products were coordinates. You’ve done a fabulous job of showcasing for us. Thanks for the awesome blog candy offer.
    bdlakebum at yahoo dot com

  19. I certainly will be returning to your blog. The box was so sweet – I can’t wait for the tutorial.

    Penny Geigner

  20. Jennifer,
    This is my first time visiting your blog. Just love the cards and little box-so sweet! Projects that are very doable!

  21. Very nice projects. I especially like the box. thanks for the opportunity to win it as blog candy! Connie fouts
    cmfouts431 at sbcglobal dot net

  22. Wow, I love what you did with this simple unassuming set. That box is just stunning!!! Thank you for sharing your time and talent with us all and thank you for offering blog candy, it is always fun to dream of winning some fun stuff!

  23. Wow! Love all the coordination of Northern product you found to put together. That box really takes the cake though I loved all the projects. I’ve been playing with the Northern Trim letterpress and am loving it. Now I really have to CASE your box. Am eagerly awaiting the details. Truly love how doable and gorgeous these projects are.

    Jean Fitch
    jlfstudio at

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