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VC Rocks July Blog Hop – Daydream Medallions Extras!

I am so excited to be part of the VC Rocks Blog Hop this month.  We are sharing gift and non-card projects.  You probably came from June Reister's blog – www.junescreations.blogspot.com .  If you ever get lost along the way, you can always start at the beginning – www.vcrocks.blogspot.com

One of the stamp sets I ordered for my Sale-A-Bration rewards this year was Daydream Medallions.  It was one of the most expensive stamp sets in the catalog.  Here is the stamp set (it does come with 2 stamp boxes):

Daydream Medallions stamp set

This is a great set all by itself, but did you know there are EXTRA parts?  Be careful when you are mounting your stamp set – save all the extra rubber die cuts.  Why you ask?

Daydream Medallions


See those larger three stamps?  They each came with a diecut inside that easily pops out.  Lovely, perfect circles.  DO NOT THROW THESE OUT!  Instead, find some extra blocks and mount those circles.

Daydream Medallions Stamp Set Extras

I have used these circles more than the actual Daydream Medallions stamp set. 

One of the new stamp sets from the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog is Googly Ghouls.  I knew I had to have it!  I created a fun little gift tag for a spooktacular treat:

2012 VC Rocks Blog Hop July Halloween Tag

I used Wisteria Wonder card stock and stamped the circles in Wisteria Wonder as well.  I used the Labels Collection Framelits with my Big Shot for the tag.  Then I embossed the Frankenstein, bat, and booo phrase in a mixture of Black and Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  I covered the top of the beaker with the new ribbon in the Holiday Catalog attached the tag with white Baker's Twine.  I popped up that little bat with a Stampin' Dimensional.  Here's a close-up of the tag:

2012 VC Rocks Blog Hop July Halloween Tag Close


Another project I created with those fabulous circles is this recipe scrapbook page:

VC Rocks Blog Hop July Scrapbook

This is the punch I serve at my annual Catalog Pick-Up Party.  It is a crowd pleaser to be sure.  The wine glass stamp is from the new Embellished Events stamp set, and the "cheers!" stamp is from the new Happy Hour stamp set (another favorite of mine).

I hope you've enjoyed this stop on the blog hop.  Karen Gibson's blog – www.kraftingwithkaren.blogspot.com – is your next stop.  Enjoy!

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Jul 20, 2012 - 11:07:49
Karen Gibson said:

wow Jane great tips, and wonderful projects. You never disappoint!

Jul 21, 2012 - 06:07:18
karen gibson said:

Thanks for the tips Jane, cute little project!

Jul 21, 2012 - 09:07:09
Elizabeth Kratzer said:

Jane, I kept my "insides" also!  Great examples using them.  The Halloween treat is so cute!

Jul 21, 2012 - 12:07:36
Brenda H said:

Jane, loved your projects and the sneak peak of the googlie eyes and stamp set.  Also thanks for sharing there are "extra" pieces to that stamp set!

Jul 21, 2012 - 12:07:44
Tania said:

Beautiful projects. What a great idea to use the circles. I wasn't sure I was going to get this set… now I'm tempted, because you've just doubled it's value.

Jul 21, 2012 - 12:07:41

Jane, these are both fantastic!   That beaker is so stinkin' cute, and that punch sounds yummy.  Do you think it would turn out ok if I used ginger ale instead of champagne? Thanks for the tip about the stamp set, too!  That one will be coming to me this week!

Jul 21, 2012 - 01:07:42

What great projects. I just love your tag with Frankstein and the bats, oh so cute!!!!  Thanks for sharing such awesome tips about the stamp set. I probably would have thrown the extra parts away. Now I know to be more careful.

Jul 21, 2012 - 03:07:02
Jeanette said:

new to SU!  Where do you get the extra blocks?

Jul 21, 2012 - 08:07:03
Vickie Kertz said:

Some really cute projects.  I love the Halloween set.

Jul 21, 2012 - 08:07:34
barb said:

Great tips….I don't think I have this set….going to have to get it

Jul 21, 2012 - 09:07:54
Ellen B said:

Great ideas, Jane. Thanks for sharing. I have this set on my shelf, waiting to get inky!

Jul 22, 2012 - 01:07:53
Cindy Ferenz said:

Thanks for the fantastic tip on the Daydream Medallions set. I plan to do that. Loved the beaker project! TFS!

Jul 22, 2012 - 03:07:15
Carey Rogers said:

Great job and that punch sounds yummy.  I will be over for some soon.  Just please make it without the Asti… I get even goofier if I drink.
Carey and Roscoe

Jul 22, 2012 - 05:07:43
Rhonda said:

Great great great projects

Jul 22, 2012 - 10:07:28
Cherie Gibson said:

Thanks for the great tip!  Thankfully I hadn't used my set yet, so I still have the circles!  Love your card and the little Halloween treat!  You show us such great projects!  TFS!

Aug 11, 2012 - 11:08:53
Jane said:

Years ago, I had a customer who liked clear stamps. Before we had the clear option, she’d take our stamps and use them with her system and gave me her blocks. I’m still using them! You could also use extra SAB stamp sets or look online.