Monday, December 8, 2008

Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge Hosted by Emilia

What an exciting day for Kitchen Sink Stamps. Hosting today's challenge is Emilia, the winner of the first Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge. Today Emilia asked us to alter a tin or box or bag to give as a gift for a friend using Kitchen Sink Stamps and no designer paper. You can see the fabulous gifts Emilia has created to inspire us and read the rules for her challenge here.

I had stockpiled a bunch of Christmas pins last year during my after-Christmas bargain shopping knowing they would make beautiful gifts for my friends this year. I bought every one of these beautiful crystal poinsettias which they had. Who knew Maria would design the perfect poinsettia this year with which to decorate my tins!!!

I covered the top of my tin with Bravo Burgundy paper which I had embossed with gold Christmas trees. Gold braid was then attached around the lid of the tin with super sticky tape. The tag was created with my square Nestabilities. I embossed the sentiment in gold and added the cut out and popped up poinsettia. The flower center was added with gold Stickles.

Stamps: Poinsettia Multi Step Clear Stamps and Playful Christmas 1 Multi Step Clear Stamps
 by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Bravo Burgundy and US White by Stampin' Up, Metallic Gold Paper

Inks: Bravo Burgundy, Cranberry Crisp, Wild Wasabi, and Handsome Hunter by Stampin' Up

Embellishments: Gold Embossing Powder, Ribbon, Gold Braid, Gold Stickles, Dimensionals

Please view all the wonderful creations by the Kitchen Sink Crew inspired by Emilia's challenge!

Lori Tecler
Nicole Cooke
Julie Masse
Tammy Hershberger
Dee Jackson
Angela Knopf

A HUGE thank you, Emilia, for inspiring us today!! This was such a fun project and absolutely perfect for the decorative pins I purchased for my friends this year!!


  1. Hello Lynn, the project you created is wonderful. I love the pattern paper you created with the KSS Xmas trees.
    Thanks for the lovely comment you left me, it's really a honor to receive it from such a talented stamped like you are.

  2. A perfect duo, that poinsettia stamp and poinsettia pin!! Love the burgandy with this. So rich in color and design. Some will be a very fortunate receipient.

  3. Lynn this is so pretty!! I didn't even realize that was paper you made until I read it - I thought the tin was decorated - so beautiful!! Those pins are just perfect with the set too! BeautifuL! :)

  4. Okay I love the embossed trees on the lid!! I thought that was wrapping paper. It's gorgeous. This tin is so elegant and perfect for the pins.

  5. Your embossed paper is gorgeous, Lynn! What a perfect presentation for your gifts!

  6. Oh my!!! Lynn, your tin is as beautiful as the crystal pin!!! Such a elegant way to give a gift! Drop dead gorgeous!

  7. I love the pin and of course the gorgeous tin! I love that you embossed the paper then attached it to the lid. Simply Smashing!

  8. A beautiful gift, Lynn! I love how you stamped the trees to make the background paper!


Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and leaving a comment on my work! I sincerely appreciate it!!