Hodgepodge Hardware

8th Day of Christmas: Hodgepodge Hardware Bookmark

My stamping club members are invited to attend a monthly class on the first Tuesday of the month.  I have a make-up class on Wednesday's too.  Here is another project they enjoyed making this month.


This Hodgepodge Bookmark project was demonstrated at the Stampin' Up! convention in July 2008 and I'm just getting around to giving it a try. 

1.Rubberstamp-40 Dawns Stamping Supplies

1.  Hodgepodge Hardware Label piece (designed to fit with the Designer Label Punch, retired 6/30/2011)
2.  Bravo Burgundy 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (about 24") 
3.  Always Artichoke 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (about 6")
4.  Lovely Letters Alphabet Set
5.  Bravo Burgundy and Always Artichoke ink or markers
6.  Word Window Punch

I did assemble it a little bit differently.  Here is a look from the backside.


I took a punch-out from the Word Window punch and cut it in half.  Attached it to the backside of the monogram initial (which was punched using the Designer Label Punch).  Then attached another Designer Lable Punch-out over that to create a clean backside.


I also used this as my swap for my downline meeting's 3-D swap last month.  I'm thrilled the way these turned out.  They went together surprisingly fast!

Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware #112454 $29.95 (retired 6/30/2011)

Add some hardware to your projects. Our high-quality metal Hodgepodge Hardware contains etched designs on brads and accents that coordinates with several of our punches. Each kit contains approximately 100 embellishments (10 of each) plus 100 3/16" brads.


Enjoy~ Dawn O

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11/15 Holiday Stamp-a-Stack: Are you coming?

There is still time to register - but only a few spots left!

November – Holiday Stamp-a-Stack

Date:  Saturday, November 15th

Time:  9:30am till 4:00pm (plan to stay about 4-5 hrs)

My home will be “open” during the above hours for you to get a jumpstart on your holiday cards.  I will have 4 of nine designs (total 36 cards) – designed, pre-cut and ready to stamp.  See below for one of the cards.


Lasagna lunch will be provided and is included in your fee. 


No stamping experience necessary!


FEE:  $55.00 ($5.00 discount for Club Members, $10 discount for Group Demos), due with registration/rsvp

Optional Add-on:  $7.00 for 40 envelopes (includes 10% disc)

TO GO FEE:  Card kits available for $50 for pickup or $55 for Priority Mail


SPECIAL:  Place a $40 order that day and receive a $5.00 rebate


DEADLINE:  November 10th



Winter Post: My Reindeer Gift Card Swap

Today ends the MN Leader Swap share and begins the Swap Sharing from my DOstamperSTARS shoebox swap meeting last week.  This was my personal swap for each of those meetings.

I really enjoyed making this card - which is actually a gift card holder. 


Stamp sets used: Winter Post (love it!!) and Short & Sweet

Papers used are:  Textured Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Frosty Day Designer Series Paper & Very Vanilla.

I used Chocolate Chip to stamp the reindeer.  It fits perfectly in the Styled Hodgepodge Hardware (this is the vanilla finish #112454 - which is now available to order).  I love the new redesigned kits, because you receive 10 of each item (see here for contents)!  I punched it out with the Designer Label punch.  I decided to use gold brads instead of the the brads that come with the kit.  I really like the contrast, don't you?

The fun part about this card is that it will hold a gift card inside.


This is so easy to make.  The card is base measures 4-1/4 x 10 (score at 4-1/4 & 8-1/2).  That's it!

Here's the finished card


Enjoy~Dawn O

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Hidden Garden Rub-On's - Convention Display

This Convention Display sample actually doesn't use any stamp sets at all.  Instead, the focal point is a rub-on image from Stampin' Up! new Hidden Garden rub-on pack (found on pg 178).

TIP:  After transferring the rub-on to Whisper White cardstock, I noticed that the circle dots in the middle, where actually holes.  So I added a little Rose Red ink with a sponge dauber.  Then I punched in out with the 1 1/4" square punch.  Quick & easy focal point!

TIP:  To add color to the Flower Ribbon Slide (from the Style Silver Hodgepodge Hardware kit), just add re-inker to Crystal Effects.  Use a toothpick to add to the slide.


Supplies Used:  Hidden Garden Rub-ons, Rose Red, Whisper White, Basic Gray Cardstock, Rose Red Patterns DSP, Rose Red Classic Ink & Reinker, Crystal Effects, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Ticket Corner, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Square Punches, Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Sponge Dauber

Enjoy~Dawn O

Flight of the Butterfly - Daughter

This page features my daughter, Becky.  This is one of her pictures she had on her "My Space" site - so I grabbed it for this 6x6 page I made for one of my Stampin' Up! Convention Display Samples.  The small flower image comes from the new Flight of the Butterfly stamp set.


Supplies:  Flight of the Butterfly, Wonderful Favorites stamp sets, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Rose Red, Whisper White cardstock &/or ink.  Rose Red Patterns DSP, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware


NEW - Hodgepodge Hardware Discount!

Starting today, the following Stampin’ Up! Hodgepodge Hardware finishes (found on page 188) are being offered at a special 25% off discount:

  • 105532    Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware
  • 105531    Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware
  • 105515    Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware

Regularly $27.95 – now only $20.96!  Heck of a deal!



Here's a better up-close look at the finishes and contents


Top row is Antique Brass

Second row is Pewter

The rest is Aged Copper


This promotion is only good while supplies last – so order yours now!





May's TT Club Project - Double Time Stamping

Here is the second stamping technique for May Hedgehog Stamping Club Members

One of the first stamping techniques that I learned when I first started stamping was called "Double Time Stamping".  I saw it in a stamping magazine many years ago.  I love this techniqe of "doubling your time".  Now a days - many people referred to it as "One-Sheet Wonder".  But I still prefer to call it Double Time Stamping.

Basically what it is: rather than stamping each piece separately, you stamp an entire sheet of cardstock and dividing it up for several projects.  A lot like creating your own paper paper.

We stamped a quarter sheet of Very Vanilla cardstock with Blossoms Abound and Sanded Background.  Then divided it up as shown below.




Here's all three pieces, 1) for the card, 2) for the bookmark, 3) for the instruction card

Contact me now to join a Hedgehog Stamping Club and you too can make projects like these! 


PS - check out www.Splitcoaststampers.com for One-Sheet Wonder templates.  You'll probably find them in forums under Stamping Stuff > Downloads > Templates

More MN Leader Stamp & Share Swaps

Here's a couple more MN Leader Stamp & Share Swaps...

Lynn W's card features Phrases for a Friend stamp set and the new rub-on's A Perfect Day & Scallop punch.  I like the scallop edge and the way she used the ribbon slide too!



This card was created by Lisa S using the In the Stars stamp set along with the large and small star punches.

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