Hello! Welcome to the November OSAT Winter Holiday Blog Hop! We just got our first taste of some winter weather here in North Florida.  We had our first day with a low in the 30’s!  It was kind of nice to be outside with the trick-or-treaters on Halloween in what felt like winter weather, instead of wearing shorts and flip-flops!  For the first time I felt like the holidays were approaching!

This month’s theme is Winter Holiday.  I love the holidays for many reasons.  Spending time with friends and family ranks at the very top of my list of reasons.  It is always my hope that I have the chance to spend some time with my favorites over my break from work (my day job) in both November and December.

Wine is such a fun holiday gift.  I especially like it as a gift when visiting friends or family and need to bring something that doesn’t take a ton of time, because let’s be honest, lots of us find ourselves running short on time.  Insert wine tag.  Instant FANCY!

And of course, a matching card:

Oh, the wood background!  I kissed it when it was all finished…I LOVE it!  I saw this card {swoon} made by Shannon Lane, one of Stampin’ Up’s Artisan designers, and have been wanting to bring it to life in my craft room ever since!

To make the background, I started with a base piece of cardstock measuring 5 1/4″ x 4″.  I chose crumb cake so that if there were any gaps in my Wood Textures DSP strips that it wouldn’t be so obvious.  I next cut several strips of the Wood Textures DSP to 3/4″ and a few is 1/4″.  I then began to lay them out, kind of like playing with a puzzle, staggering the places where the strips met ends.  When it “looked” like I wanted, I started to glue them into place, using liquid glue so I had a little wiggle room.  When all the strips were glued down I used my trimmer to cut off all of the ends and pieces hanging over the four sides of the Crumb Cake base layer.  I then added it to another layer of Crumb Cake just a smidge bigger for an itty bitty mat.

The Half Full stamp set is PERFECT for any wine gifting!  I stamped the label and wine bottle on Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored them in using the BRAND NEW Stampin’ Blends!  They are our newest coloring tool, premium alcohol markers!  You can blend and shade with them.  Dreamy!

I finished the wine bottle (green portion) and the grapes with a little bit of Fine Tip Glue Pen so that they looked glassy and shiny!

Project by Jennifer Hill for OSAT Blog Hop, Half Full, Wood Texture DSP. For more details, click through to my blog!

The inside of the card is finished off with a strip of the Wood Textures DSP and a little more stamping and coloring!

Project by Jennifer Hill for OSAT Blog Hop, Half Full, Wood Texture DSP. For more details, click through to my blog!

I love coloring with the Stampin’ Blends.  They are so easy and make me feel like a real artist (like a painter artist!).  I hope you will give them a try, I know you’ll love them, too!  But, in the meantime, I know you’ll love what Pam Staples has to share with you…so click the next button below to check it out:

Make sure you don’t miss any of the stops along the hop, here’s the full list:

Jenny Hall
Tina Riddle
Rick Adkins
Megan Thompson
Sue Plote
Melissa Davies
Dena Rekow
Lori Mueller
Kelly Acheson
Renee Ondrajka
Jennifer Hill – You are HERE
Pam Staples
Maria Willis
Marisa Gunn
Jessie Holton
Andrea Tracy-Tucker

Thank you for stopping by and hopping through!

Hugs,

xoxo Jennifer

See below for all of the supplies used for today’s projects.  If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to take care of you!  Shop in my online store HERE and use the following host code to receive a present from me:

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