A very warm welcome to Stop no. 11 on the Stampin’ Addicts New Catalog Blog Hop – you just arrived from Cindy at Heart’s Delight Cards where she showed you beautiful things she made with the versatile set Pennant Parade.

Every stop on this hop is showcasing a brand new stamp set that debuted in this new Catalog and today I am going to show you things that I made using the set Jack Of All Trades…now you might think this set is just for Halloween, but I want to show you that you can use it for more than that…especially if you know a Harry Potter fan!

Please read on to see my projects and for details of my delicious Blog Candy…and to get a better look, you can click on each photo for a closer view…

As soon as I saw Jack Of All Trades I knew I had to have it – my girls are both reading the Harry Potter books with a passion and when I saw that hat image in this set  it called out ‘I could be the sorting hat’ to me!  If you’ve read the books or seen the movies you will know what I mean…

So for my first item it got me to thinking…my girls LOVE these books so how about making a cool Bookmark for each?

Now in the movies the walls of Hogwarts are filled with moving portraits in beautiful frames…and when I saw the stamp set Frame It in the new catalog I just knew I had to incorporate some of those images with my Harry Potter theme…so here is my Bookmark that I incorporated into my card…it would make a great little gift for a booklover…

See what I mean about that hat?  COOL for those Harry Potter fans!  Come back here on Monday and you will find the dimensions and the how-to so that you can create your own…

Now I got onto thinking about Halloween and about how I could make a Harry Potter themed box full of treats…now this idea my girls came up with…they thought about making a box containing jelly beans which is a perfect fit for the books…if you’ve read them, remember Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans?!

Sooo here is my box full of Berite Botts’ Beans…along with what every good self-respecting Wizard needs…a fabulous Wand…

I think these two items make fabulous Halloween treats for Harry fans…what do you think?  It was hard to take a great photo of both items together but on Monday I will show you close-ups of that box…it is BEAUTIFUL with more words on the other sides too…

And when you come back on Monday I will have more photos and a free tutorial for that box so that you can make one too – it’s fun!

Back to the Jelly Beans….my girls got to choose what colors to put in the box (um, all of them LOL)…needless to say, we were choosing beans for quite some time at the store and the bag got heavier and heavier!!!  They are also creating their own Harry Potter themed items which I promised to show on my blog next week…I cant wait to see what they come up with…

For my next item we are staying with the Halloween theme…I was looking at the big pumpkin shapes in this set and they are so big and beautiful that I realised they would be perfect for decorating a Candy Apple…and with an apple inside it’s a bit more healthy…well kind of…ok then, not really, but I LOVE them…

I used the pumpkin and stem stamps and added that face – Jack of All Trades comes complete with two jack-o-lantern face stamps making it quick and easy to stamp these images – and if you go with the clear mount version, it is super fast too because placement of the faces onto the pumpkins is sooo easy…

And now onto my final items…with all this talk of the upcoming holidays – which I cannot wait for because of the very intense hot summer we are having – I started thinking about Thanksgiving and decided to make a card fit for this wonderful holiday…

I wasn’t sure that I liked where this card was going whilst making it but I love how it turned out!

Again I used those two pumpkin stamps, some gorgeous ribbon and some DSP which I think really sets this card off…it looks so pretty on my shelf that I’m not sure I can ever part with it!

Well, don’t forget to come back and visit me on Monday for more details, photos and tutorials about my projects…and of course to find out the winner of my Blog Candy…speaking of which…

Leave me a comment to let me know which item is your favorite and you will be entered into a prize draw – the winner will be chosen by random.org on Monday and one lucky winner will win a Harry Potter Bookmark Card PLUS a roll of Grosgrain Ribbon in the color of their choice!

Thank you for visiting – now you’re off to visit Tanya at Tinker in Ink where she will show you some cool things that you can make using the set Dinoroar…enjoy!

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  • July 29, 2011 at 8:43 am

    All are great projects. I like your out of the box thinking and really enjoy the Harry Potter bookmark. It is very hot here too for weeks, so the fall card is my pick for my favorite. Fall is always my favorite time of year too.

  • July 29, 2011 at 8:48 am

    I thought the same thing about the hat in Jack of all Trades. We just came back from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida, so, this is great for me. I have to say that I love the candy apple project the best, but, they are all great.

  • July 29, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Wow, you really amaze me with the wonderful creations you make at the last minute!

  • July 29, 2011 at 11:42 am

    All are great projects but I really like the clean and simple look of the pumpkin card. Oh, and that apple certainly made my mouth water.

  • July 29, 2011 at 11:51 am

    I was trying to think of something to say that would tell you how much I like these projects and the I really enjoy the Harry Potter twist to it… but I am totally distracted by that yummy looking apple. Can I come to your house for Halloween? ;)
    Seriously – great projects. Such good ideas and so professionally done. TFS!

  • July 29, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    I liked them all, but I really liked the apple decoration. Thanks for sharing

  • July 29, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    As always, picking a favorite is not easy. The bookmark card is such a great idea, the ‘healthy’ apple with the cute pick looks so yummy, and the pumpkin card is CAS, but I’ll go with the cute box as my favorite. I look forward to the tutorial.

  • July 29, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    I agree with Adriana that apple looks yummy. I love all the projects but I think my favorite is the bookmark and card. Would make a great gift for my book loving friends. Great job.

  • July 29, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I thought “sorting hat” as soon as I saw that set, too! Sarah, these are all such fabulous projects….it’s difficult to pick a favorite. I guess the box of Bertie’s Bott’s Beans. :-)

  • July 29, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    My favorite the pumpkins! Not into Halloween, do like the Harry Potter bookmark card.

  • July 29, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Not a big HP fan, but that candy apple sure looks yummy! Great projects.

  • July 29, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Wow Sara! Amazing projects! I LOVE the simple pumpkins, but the HP frames and bookmark card is my absolute favorite. I can’t swear I don’t need this set now!!! Great job!

  • July 29, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    I’m not a halloween or hp fan, but, can’t wait to see the tute for that box! A chocolate apple, wow! lol Really love the sparkly pencil for a wand and the way you did the bookmark card!

  • July 29, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    I love all the cards but the pumpkin one is my favorite – so simple and yet so elegant for Fall!

  • July 29, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Wowowow! I loooooove the box o beans! Can’t wait for the tut on that! The card
    as always is gorgeous…. You do inspire me. Awesome job

  • July 29, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    What a nice variety of things you gave us to choose from but I’m awful at making decisions. They are all wonderfully done. I am a chocoholic and when I saw the apple it triggered the impulse to immediately treat myself to some (chocolate). I look forward to the box tutorial, a great idea for Halloween. I hope I win the blog candy ’cause I think the bookmark card is great and I love grosgrain ribbon. But my decision for favorite is the CAS Thank You card, which is really striking. TFS all your talents.

  • July 29, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    All projects are great! My favorite is the bookmark. You are so creative, and I am anxiously awaiting your tutorial

  • July 30, 2011 at 4:14 am

    I really liked the box. Love Harry Potter. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • July 30, 2011 at 4:42 am

    Clever twists on this set, Sarah! Adding the frames was really neat–but my absolute fave’s the fall card. . . How many more days til it gets here?

  • July 30, 2011 at 6:29 am

    Beautiful assortment of projects. I love them all!!!

  • July 30, 2011 at 7:00 am

    Wow! My grand daughter loves Harry Potter and all your ideas are fantastic. My favorite would be the bean box.

  • July 30, 2011 at 7:13 am

    All of them are great but my fav is the Harry potter box. I’ll be back for the instructions..
    Barb S (FL)

  • July 30, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Love your creative ideas with the HP theme!! Also the pumpkins start me thinking about cooler weather

  • July 30, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Sarah, As always I love them all but the pumpkin card is so “makeable” and fun! That apple looks yummy and I love its decoration.

  • July 30, 2011 at 7:47 am

    I love all of them equally so it is very difficult to pick out one of my favorites. I have to say the first card with bookmark is pretty special. Since I am an avid reader this drew my attention. Thank you for the inspiration.

    Carey Rogers
    aka Roscoe’s mommy
    pedstamper at sbc global dot net

  • July 30, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Such great projects…how could I chose one favorite? Maybe the beautiful Thanksgiving card or the awesome bookmark card? TFS.

  • July 30, 2011 at 8:14 am

    I just love all your ideas (all the time) and it was so hard to choose, as usual! I think my favorite is the topper for the candy apple! Neat idea. Thanks for being so generous with us and offering tutorials next week!

  • July 30, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Great ideas. Loved each one. Thanks for sharing.

  • July 30, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Wow! You really rocked this set! These are all amazing — I love the Harry Potter stuff! And that candy apple, yum!!

  • July 30, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Hi- All are GREAT but I like the pumpkin apple the best!!!

  • July 30, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Love the “box of beans” and the wand! SO cute!

  • July 30, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    We are HUGE Harry Potter fans here so I am lovin’ all of these! The colors you have chosen are delightful!!

  • July 30, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Really everything is fun but I think the bookmark card is one of my favorites!

  • July 30, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I absolutely love all three projects! You always come up with the most beautiful cards and ideas. I will definitely come back for the tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

  • July 30, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    I am not really a H/P fan but I love the bookmark card! One of my best buds is such a fan and she would love this! Now, that apple looks pretty tasty too. Who doesn’t love jelly beans and the box is so fun! But, then the coolness of the fallish pumpkin card is a hit. It has been so darn hot here too. So, there is something to love with all the projects but I really think the bookmark card is the best! Can’t wait to see how you made it.

  • July 30, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Love the projects you did! I am not much into Halloween sets but you have me looking at this one.

  • July 30, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    What wonderful ideas you shared! My favorite is your HP bookmark. So clever! I love your pumpkin card too and it was very hard to choose. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • July 31, 2011 at 6:58 am

    Love the Potter bookmark card…….GREAT idea for the hat! As always a beautiful job on all your projects for the blog hop.

  • July 31, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Just awesome, Sarah! I look forward to seeing that box tutorial. Thanks for sharing your talent!

  • July 31, 2011 at 8:57 am

    The sweet treats of Berite Botts Beans is just too cute. YUM! YUM! Love the box. And what little wizard wouldn’t love to have his very own Harry Potter magic wand – HOCUS POCUS everyone.

  • July 31, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Sarah, all your projects are fabulous, but I have to say I like the Thanksgiving card the best.

  • July 31, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Love the bean box but the Thanksgiving card is my favorite!

  • July 31, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Sara, these are great projects. I love how you went upscale on the HP stuff and the card with the hat!

  • August 1, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Yummy apple and decoration. The bookmark is so cool, I bet all the girls’ friends will want one too. And the frames are so appropriate for Hogwarts!

  • August 2, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    OMG I want all of these for myself .. gonna have to case them! Well done!

  • August 7, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Great job. What kid wouldn’t love to get Harry Potter items. We are all kids anyhow.

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