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    freaky friday, ghoulish greetings, stampin up holiday 2014 catalogueWelcome to the September Pals Blog Hop!

    This month we are showing off our favorite new products from the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. We hope you enjoy our projects!

    You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from #1 Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

    First of all, I’m absolutely head over heels for the whole holiday catalog. In fact, I had a harder time deciding what not to buy as opposed to what to buy. That’s a good kind of problem, in my opinion!!

    My daughter’s birthday is in October, so every year we have a full on fabulous kids’ birthday bash with tons of fun details and games for the kiddos. And this year, for her 7th birthday party she’s requested a Friendly Monster Mash (complete with dance party). Below was the invitation I created and shared last week on the blog. (Note: these papers are not in the holiday catalog, but all of my projects below ARE!)

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    By the way. Nothing is wrong with the invitation in case you’re wondering. I’ve blurred out our address and my cell phone number so we don’t have unexpected guests crashing our awesome party! 😉 I hope you understand.

    This week, I’m working on all the other details to go on cupcakes, glasses and all the hundred other details party planners like me love to incorporate into festivities.  I have to start on all these details early so I have a great time creating and don’t get stressed out trying to throw it all together at the last minute. Plus, we have 5 weddings to put together between now and the big party, so no time to waste!

    Here are the cupcake topper and signature drink details and tutorials I’ve created so far to share with you today…

    Monster Mash Cupcake Toppers

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    This project is super simple. Just get popsicle or cake pop sticks (they’re really the same thing) from Michael’s or any craft store. They will look really long, but remember you’re sticking this all the way through a cupcake. So only about 1/2 (or less depending on how high your frosting is) will be sticking out on top.

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    Stamp your image as many times as you’ll need. Space out according to the desired size of your punch.

    Punch your images out. If you’d like to do a 2nd layer like we did here, you’ll need to punch that as well.

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    Glue your layers together. Add additional embellishment if desired (like this sentiment – “Om nom nom” seemed the perfect choice to me for cupcakes) and also add a backing paper punched out as desired to hide your assembly.

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    Now you need to adhese the paper to the popsicle stick. You can either use the glue dots (which work VERY nicely) or hot glue. Just remember to remove all your glue strings that often happen if you do use the hot glue gun (which is why I prefer the glue dots for this particular project).

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    Voila! Monster Mash Cupcake Toppers that are sure to please adults and kiddos alike! You could also use this for an embellishment if you’re sending treats to school with the kiddo to share with friends! Have fun getting creative with it. 🙂

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    Monster Mash Signature Drink Details

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    This project is also simple. It’s just going to be a little more time consuming.

    You’ll notice for many of my at-home parties and photo shoots, I use this shape glass consistently. The reason is simple. My grandmother has a love (or addiction?) to frappuccinos and cannot bring herself to recycle them. So she gives them to me …. which means at any given time I have about 500 of these in storage just waiting for some serious scrubbing and TLC. Now while I love up cycling these frapp bottles, a word of warning.

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    No matter how many times we scrub these or use things like goo gone to remove the adhesive from those Starbucks labels, the sticky never ever goes away completely. Which is annoying and freaks people like me out who hate anything sticky to get on their hands (I realize the irony as a crafty chick, but still there you have it). If you look closely at the image above, you’ll still see the shape of the label that was on this bottle. They have some serious glue over at Starbucks! So anyway, the solution I’ve come up with is to add some details that work with whatever theme I’m playing with at the time. So just keep this in mind and don’t say I didn’t warn you if you want to try using naked frappuccino bottles. 🙂

    Secure ribbon around frappuccino bottles with hot glue.

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    Stamp your image as many times as you’ll need on desired paper. Space out according to the desired size of your punch.

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    Punch your images out.

    Adhere to doily with minimal glue.

    Adhese layered doily and embellishment to ribbon and also to glass with hot glue gun to make sure that it hugs the curve of the bottle.

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    This is a variation I created punching out the DSP for a backing paper. I can’t decide which one we’re going to use for the party….. I’ll have to sit with this decision for a couple of days. Hmmmmm.

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    I hope you enjoyed these fun and simple crafts today! 

    The next stop is #3 Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you next month.

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    1. Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp
    2. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events  << you are here
    3. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
    4. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
    5. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
    6. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
    7. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
    8. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
    9. Katy McGloin at Just fun Stamping
    10. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
    11. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
    12. Shannon Jaramillo at www.EZPeasyCards.com
    13. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
    14. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
    15. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
    16. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
    17. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
    18. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
    19. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
    20. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
    21. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
    22. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
    23. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
    24. Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com
    25. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
    26. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
    27. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
    28. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
    29. September Gray at SeptemberGray.com
    30. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
    31. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
    32. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
    33. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
    34. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
    35. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery

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    18 Responses so far.

    1. Katy McGloin says:

      Natalie, but I do want to visit your party!! These are seriously fun party items. Off to pin, Pal!!

    2. Sue Becker says:

      I love your party layouts Natalie. I’m thinking you make the other mom’s a little crazy because they’re thinking they need to keep up with the Bradley’s!

    3. Patti says:

      Fun projects for a fun party–yes, I would love to crash it!!

    4. DIane Roberts says:

      Such wonderful party elements!

    5. Rae in Reno says:

      Natalie… such a cute party idea. Great!

    6. Maggie Mata says:

      Those suckers look real! You gave me a great idea though… just stick the stickers to real suckers! yayyyy! Thanks for the inspiration.

    7. Dawn Tidd says:

      Wow! All the makings for a really fun birthday party!!

    8. Oh wow! How neat! I love all the little touches on these projects. The kids are going to love it all!!!

    9. What a lucky girl to have such an awesome Mom create such a wonderful party. Very cute projects!

    10. Wow, my kids were lucky to get a cake! You do some great party decorations, that is for sure! I love your ideas and agree about the upcycled bottle stickiness issue. They really need to think about us crafters more! Wonderful projects! TFS

    11. Great invitation and party décor!

    12. Y’all are all so very kind. Thank you so much!!

    13. Carol Carriveau says:

      What a fabulous birthday party this will be! Love all of your ideas and my most fav is probably the drink bottles…I would use the orange and white stripped paper…looks like it would fit in more for the age group. Happy Birthday to your daughter!

    14. Jane Knudsen says:

      These party favors are great! You are so patient and crafty to do all of these! I suspect that if you were ever (or are) a room mother – the kids love you! When I was growing up I had a room mother in 2nd and 4th grades that created unique and super cool things like you! I could hardly wait for the next party!