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.
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!”
Can’t wait for the project instructions…thanks!!!
I love your projects, especially the box and especially since it will be given as blog candy. Thanks for the chance to win.
What am amazing Box I can’t wait to hear about all the details that went into making it.
I love the way you tore the embossed section to show the stamping on the first card. It looks great!
Love your projects, especially the box! Can’t wait for the instructions! It looks like it’s a fantastic size! TFS!
Love the box! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Thanks for shaing your time and talents, great ideas and useful ways to incorporate so many products. The projects are FAB.
All your projects were great. Love that box, can’t wait for the details. And thanks for a chance to win.
Jennifer, I love all your projects but the first card to me is stunning, I love the box too as I am a 3d girl but the card got me first.
Love them all! You do great work! TFS!
Jennifer you did an awesome job on your projects, I just love that little box
What beautiful projects, love the box.
What a sweet little box, Jennifer. I would absolutely love to win that. And now you’ve given me some great ideas for using that stamp set. Thanks!
LOVE the little box. all yur projects are awesome. thanks.
This box is too cute! I love the detail on the side of the box lid
What a cute box. Will be back for instructions!
Thanks for sharing!
These are beautiful projects. I am looking forward for you instructions for the box
beautiful projects….the little box is adorable. Thanks for sharing
scrappybit at msn dot com
Your projects are all beautiufl. The box is my favorite.
Cute projects and am going to be back to check out your awesome box tutorial. Thanks for your creativity!
The box is simply gorgeous. Yes – simple. And yes – gorgeous (well. Not simple to make. Just clean and simple – you understand….)
I love the card with the wreath and I can hardly wait to get the instructions for making the woderful box.
the box is my fav! can’t wait to see how to make it;
kraftinkathy at verizon dot net
Your cards are so pretty and that box is adorable! TFS!
I love this box, and then there you went and offered it up as blog candy!!! Thanks for the opportunity!.
dhaephelps at gmail dot com
so funny – I never connected the northern hearts hostess set to the other northern items til i read your post – – guess i am a bit slow too. Love the 1st card!! thanks
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.
Love the projects! Thanks for sharing!
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.
atouchof_sol at yahoo dot com
Love the embossed snowflake card the best but all the projects were great.
I love all your projects especially the box too cute. Hugs and happy stamping Lori Watson
Your box and cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the opportunity to win that beautiful box.
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Awesome job with the Letterpress Die, I can’t wait to get home from vacation to try this — your box is beautiful. I love these birds and have already used them in projects. thanks for the tip about the snowflake matching the Embossing Folder — didn’t know that. Love to win this box – it is gorgeous. Thanks for the chance.
Your work is great! I’m looking forward to the tutorial for the box.
Thanks for letting me in on that “northern” matchup……..I missed that too, but it now is all making sense. whew! Anyways great projects. Love your creativity.
Thanks for the opportunity to win your Fab blog Candy.
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!
Such a cute stamp set! Love the box!
Wow Janice, love the blue and white card and the box too! Very Clever!
Sharon Field – RBT HQ Crumb Cake Castle
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.
YOUR BOX IS MY FAVORITE! I LOVE YOUR IDEAS!!
TIONYALYNN AT YAHOO DOT COM
The box is adorable and what a great prize! Instructions on how to make will be included too?
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!
I love your projects — they have inspired me to try some.
I love this box. So cute…I can think of many things to fill it with. Thanks for sharing!
What wonderful projects!…..and all made with a set that truly did not inspire me. LOVE them all….what a terrific job you have done….can’t wait for the tutorial on the box.
Such fun projects! The box is awesome! My favourite is the snowflake card. TFS.
I love your website and the great projects you have! Thanks Jennifer!
Beautiful projects. I love the Scandanavian flair of the gift box and would love to win it.
I love your projects ~ especially the snowflake card. Great sounding blog candy.
Great projects!! I really love that box, it’s adorable.
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love your projects . the box is so cute. Dianne Bell email@example.com
What neat projects you have shared! I really like the box and what a great idea that would be for christmas! Thanks!
These are all beautiful projects. Love the little box. Thanks for sharing.
scrappingnana4 at yahoo dot com
Love your projects. Thanks for sharing.
awesome projects. Love your box
Love your projects, especially the box! TFS and for a chance to win the box filled with goodies!
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers
Love your projects. Thanx for the inspiration!!!
Jennifer: What a beautiful job you’ve done. I love your little box! Thank you for being part of the tour.
Jennifer, really awesome projects! Thank you for sharing your time and talents!
Love the box the best!
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.
Love that folder and didn’t realize that stamp matches, wow thanks for that great tip.
Your work is awesome and I’ll be back 🙂
I just love that set…mine should be arriving any day now…Thanks for helping me decide the first thing I will make with it. Marie Warda
I love your work!
what amazing blog candy; I love your projects & can’t wait ’till you release the tutorial of the box!
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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.
Great projects…Love them all, but I think I like the box most! Would love to win the blog candy! Thanks for the chance.
Well Princess you have out done yourself this time. Your cards and box are fabulous. I can’t wait for those instructions either.
Barb Slaughter (FL)
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
Great cards and box. The box is adorable! TFS
brendah1951 at gmail dot com
Love the box and great that’s the blog candy! Thanks for sharing your talents.
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
Your projects are stunning. I especially like the box. I will be back to get the tutorial.
Thanks for offering neat blog candy.
Theresa in Kitimat
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)
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!
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
Loved your projects! Thanks for sharing.
I liked your box the best. Great projects.
apriljackson19 at frontier dot com
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
I certainly will be returning to your blog. The box was so sweet – I can’t wait for the tutorial.
I absolutely love your projects! I live in the Bay Area too!! Woo-Hoo!!
This is my first time visiting your blog. Just love the cards and little box-so sweet! Projects that are very doable!
Love all these, but that sweet box at the end is so pretty. Love the shimmer on the snowflake card also. Lovely job!
Awesome cards. The snowflake is so beautiful. Pam
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Jennifer, your creations are adorable. I love all of these. Hugs and blessings,
Martha Lucia Gomez
Everything was great, but LOVE the box!
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streed1 at juno dot com
I Love the box!! its so wonderful! You are really truly talented
Love your blog and your ideas!
Thanks for sharing how you made them. Thanks also for the chance to win blog candy!
Love all the things you made. I didn’t pick any of these up and now I’m sorry I didn’t I really love them now.
I love these cards-very elegant and soft colors.
TFS with us. I love the box….
Jennifer, Love your designs and especially the box! Great job!
Thank you for sharing your time and talent with us on the RBT!
The box is so cute! I love the ribbon handle. Thank you for sharing your wonderful projects.
Beautiful Projects! Love them all!
Tara Macfarlane – firstname.lastname@example.org
Very nice projects. I especially like the box. thanks for the opportunity to win it as blog candy! Connie fouts
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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! email@example.com
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.
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I really like your snowflake card. I live in Florida, so snowflakes also get me in the holiday spirit.
Love, love, LOVE this set!!! You did a FANTASTIC job with that box!!!! LOVE it!!!
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