10/26/2012

Fiskateers Third Annual ORANGE Blog Hop

     Welcome to the Third Annual Fiskateers ORANGE Blog Hop! If you're hopping along, you should have come from Donna #6036 www.scissorsstampsandscrapbooks.blogspot.com/  (If you are joining us in the middle, go to www.fiskateers.com to start from the beginning.) Today we are celebrating Fiskars' signature color, ORANGE. Almost everyone is familiar with Fiskars' famous orange-handled scissors, but Fiskars makes so many other wonderful products for crafting, sewing, gardening, and more. Each stop along our Hop will feature different Fiskars' products with a big helping of ORANGE! There will also be a giveaway from Fiskars for a lucky few who visit all the hops. And, I have a prize to giveaway too! Make sure you read this post all the way to the bottom for info on how to enter.
    
     Orange Christmas? Yes, of course, you can use orange - and turquoise - for Christmas! I'm a bit of a rebel when it comes to expected colors and using stamps and punches for their intended purpose. So, when I was asked to join this blog hop and the rules said I had to use orange I thought why can't I use orange for my Christmas tags. Here's my take on the challenge.
     The rectangle tag measures 2.5" x 5.5" and the circle tag is 4" across. I used four different Fiskars products to make these tags, but you should feel free to change them in any way and make them your own. Let's take a closer look at the round one.
1.  Cut a 4" circle in turquoise cardstock and run it through a crimper. 
2.  Cut a 3.5" circle in orange cardstock.
3.  Line up the two circles and punch holes for the ribbon.
4.  Stamp turquoise snowflakes of your choice on the orange circle making
      sure to stamp one over the hole you just punched. Allow some of the
      snowflakes to fall past the edge of the circle. Also stamp flourishes
      as desired.
5.  Adhere circles together with foam tape.
6.  Stamp sentiment, mat with crimped turquoise and adhere with foam tape.
7.  Apply turquoise gems to snowflake centers and tie on ribbon.
Supply list is at the end of this post.
 
Now for my giveaway! I have a Fiskars border punch to give to a lucky blog-hopper. All you have to do to enter is sign up as a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this blog post. If you are already a follower, you may just leave a comment letting me know you were here and are a follower.
     Thanks so much for hopping with me today. It's always fun to have you stopping by.
    
 For more information about Fiskars and the Fiskateer program, you can go to http://www.fiskateers.com/join/. Now, hop along to the next stop! Shannon #6394 www.scraplady324.blogspot.com

Supply List
Fiskars Simple Stick rubber stamps from the Vintage Christmas collection
Fiskars Simple Stick rubber stamps from the Winter Wishes collection
Fiskars Simple Stick rubber stamps from the Seasons Greetings collection
Fiskars crimping tool
DCWV orange cardstock
Stampin Up turquoise cardstock
Martha Stewart circle cutter
EK Success corner rounder
ColorBox turquoise pigment ink
Studio G gems
Offray ribbon
foam tape

39 comments:

Cindy deRosier said...

Your tags are gorgeous! Orange and turquoise is unexpected and non-traditional, but it totally WORKS! The gems are the perfect final touch.

Shannon White said...

super cute! love the color combo!

Dot said...

Such pretty tags!

Amy Jones #8546 said...

Your tags are so pretty Pam!!!! I love that you used different colors than what is expected. They turned out wonderful. Great job. Your so creative and I love that about you. Oh and of course I am a follower of your blog. :)

Debbie said...

Love the colors and the tags!

Sandy said...

You can add these tags to my Christmas anytime! I love the colors and stamps you used. I'm already a follower and very glad I am.

Divinity said...

Love the color combo!!! Very pretty tags :)

Debby said...

Go Rebels! I love it when crafters go outside the expected norms. that's creativity. Great job

Rosalee said...

These Tags are adorable. I love the turquoise and orange color combo. BEAUTIFUL. Its so hard to find a color that goes well with Orange but I do believe that you found a keeper Pamela. TFS. I'm an old follower.
Hugs, Rosalee #5977

Jennifer Ashley DeGough said...

What beautiful tags. I love the orange blue combination. I haven't seen those paired much before. :)

Already a follower.
Jennifer Ashley #6361
http://asecretvintage.blogspot.com/

weze said...

just plain cute!

Kelly Sas said...

Very pretty tags for Christmas and I personally think orange and blue go good together for any holiday! I just became a follower of your blog (under the name buckskinbelle through Google). I was surprised that I had been a follower already.
Kelly #6558

Jessal said...

Good morning from AK! Very lovely tags!

Maya Oren-Dahan said...

They turned out so lovely! Orange with turquoise is one of my most favorite color combos!

Rhonda Miller said...

These tags are soo cute. TFS.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I love the orange and turquoise combo and the shape of your tags. TFS.... and I am a follower.

michelle said...

I too love that color combo and your tags are wonderful. I am following you now!

Sylvia said...

Very unique color combo but it works...I love it!

Grandma Jean said...

I adore this color combination! It's really pretty! The crimping adds nice texture and the little jewels are just the right touch of bling. Great job! Jean#8889

Donna said...

OH MY!! What an unexpected pleasure!! Great combo and really cute card

Sue in CT said...

OF course an orange Christmas. (You mean not everyone has an orange one?) I love your tags and those little rhinestones really make it complete. Great Job! (Oh yeah, I am a follower)

TracyM #6773 said...

What a fab colour combo and fun Christmas tags Pamela!!!
Love your layers, especially with the crimping :)
... I'm already a follower but I'm international too, so don't include me in your fab prize draw.

Stephanie Earls said...

Cool Christmas colors! I have to dig my crimper out now!

kellystar said...

You rebel you! What a great idea to break out f the Christmas colors box and start your own trend! great tags!

marla said...

Super cute tags and with very unusal holiday colors but very cute. I am a new blog follower. Thanks

JOYCE AKERS said...

Love your tags, goes to show that any color combo can make beautiful decorations!

Groovy Deborah said...

Pamela you go for it pushing the color buttons lol! It looks GREAT as all your projects do and I happen to love those two colors together. Orange at Christmas makes me think of those huge Christmas bulbs we had when we were kids for the Christmas tree!
Deb♥

Regena said...

Ur tags are beautiful!! Love the color combo u picked..TFS
Hugs Regena #6124

mish said...

Gorgeous Tags and the color combo of Orange/Teal is Great! I am a follower now! Michelle #7586

sandyh50 said...

I love the color combo! I am following you now!
Sandy 4165

Suzi said...

Another great project, even if you are a rebel! The colors are surprise, but a gorgeous combo! Hope your day is brilliant! I'm going to sit right here in my recliner all day, I think, unless you can come for tea! :o)

Tona said...

Love your color combo!

BethW said...

I love the colors also-and great use of the crimping tool! Aging hippies like me always love rebels-rock on Pam!

Sue D said...

Very fun and different for the holidays!
I am a follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

stampaholic85/Barb said...

Who would of thought of orange as a Christmas color, looks great with the turquoise....

MamaBirdy said...

These colors totally work! I always like seeing what people do with the crimper- it's one of my favorite tools.
Tanya #5407

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

I am trying to get my Christmas cards started When I told Cindy I would like to be part of the blog hop I thought of doing a Christmas card with orange and I immediately thought of you! I have been following along on your blog seeing the pretty colors you have used already. I'm glad you were part of the hop! Oh, I have been a follower!

Scrappy Rat said...

I adore orange and turquoise together, too! :) Great project

Scrappy Rat said...

I forgot to leave my Fiskateer #: Veronica 1135

Thanks!