Today is a BIG day! Our Craft Lounge‘s new sets are released today and to celebrate that there will be a blog hop. Make sure you visit each blog and leave a comment. You can win one of the new sets on each blog!!! The blog hop ends at midnight CST.


You can win the set Love Notes on my blog. I love that set. The swirl, the backgrounds, the gorgeous hearts….I love them all.

For my sample, I created a matchbook candy holder. I missed making a sample for this great tutorial Theresa wrote during our Holiday Blitz. Surprise, surprise…..I used Chocolate Chip cardstock as my matchbook holder base. The edges were sponged with Walnut Stain ink.


The 2 1/4″ square of Sundress paper was distressed, sponged with Vintage photo ink and sewn to a 1/4″ bigger piece of Vanilla Cardstock that had been sponged as well. A 1 1/8″ x 1 1/2″ piece of Coastal – Curious Double Take paper was distressed, sponged and adhered to the left hand side. Small clear Kaiser Rhinestones were added. The layers were attached to the matchbook with Scor-Tape.

Cream Taffeta Ribbon was tied around the matchbook. Next I punched a scalloped circleout of Chocolate Chip cardstock and sponged the edges. I attached it over the ribbon and small paper piece with dimensionals. For the circle center, I stamped the solid background of Love Notes in second generation Vintage Photo, then added the script background in full Vintage Photo. I punched out a 1 3/8″ circle, distressed the edges and sponged them with Vintage Photo. Last I added a stitched edge.

I stamped the heart in Walnut Stain, cut it out, sponged it first with Fired Brick, then with Walnut Stain ink. I attached it with dimensionals over my circle, then added Crystal Effect and sprinkled Dazzling Diamond Glitter over it. The sentiment is from the new set The Journey. It was stamped in Walnut stain, punched out with the small oval punch and sponged with Vintage Photo ink.


I covered the side behind the pocket with Vanilla/Sundress layers that mirrored the ones on the front. The pocket was covered with a piece of Coastal – Curious Double Take paper. Three Clear Circle Rhinestone Bradshold the pocket to the matchbook (along with more Scor-Tape). I punched out a half circle out of the top of the pocket with the 3/4″ circle punch to make it easier to get to the chocolate. 🙂


The inside top flap was layered with a 2 3/4″ square of Very Vanilla cardstock. It had been sponged with Vintage Photo ink. The swirl from Love Notes was stamped randomly on the edges with the same ink. A 5/8″ x 2 3/4″ strip of the Coastal paper was added to the lower edge of the square and partly sewn on.

A small heart was stamped, colored and treated like the big heart in the front and adhered to the flap with dimensionals to finish it off. Please excuse the bad quality of my pictures. It was dark when I took them. I usually only photograph with natural light. But the last few days it was hard since it starting getting dark around 4:30 p.m. I miss the South!

Have fun blog hopping and checking out the other blogs.  Don’t forget to post at each blog for a chance to win! You can find a complete listing of the blogs on theOur Craft Lounge blog. Or check the list below!

Bird and Groom –Beth
Hang it Up Cupid – Carol, Vicki
Hearts & Hugs – Holly, Joy
The Journey – Charmaine
Life is – Amber
Love notes – Heather, me
Out for a spin – Pam
Fairy Dust is a must – Broni, Cami
Grandma’s Truffles – Val
Jungle Love – Deb, Kendra
Shamrock Blessings – Cindy
Sweet on you – Kisa
Wanted – Lila

Come back at 9:00 a.m. for another blog post. I know…ambitious me. I am in two blog hops today! Good luck with winning the OCL sets.

Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

68 Responses to “Our Craft Lounge – Blog Hop and Blog Candy!”

  1. I just love the candy holders they are so easy and can be used for any occasion! Love this stamp set! hope I win!!

  2. This is awesome Beate!!

  3. great card- wow- and great blog hop!!

  4. I love this set, it is so romantic looking. Great idea with what you did with it also!

  5. OMGoodness Beate! So sparkling gorgeous and delicious in every way! 🙂

  6. Fabulous set Beate – would love the chance to win this fantastic blog candy.

  7. Ein tolles Set Beate!
    Liebe Grüße

  8. What a cute set! Thanks for the chance to win

  9. Hi Beate! Love the new stamp sets! And I can’t wait until after the holidays to get started on all the projects you have recently posted tutorials for…just have to finish my 100+ Christmas cards first!! Love this time of year!!
    Enjoy the day~
    Terri Zimmermann

  10. THUD! Holy smokes Beate, this is GORGEOUS!

  11. WOW! What a beautiful card! The pocket for the chocolate is just great. 🙂

  12. You are so talented! Thanks for sharing!

  13. This looks like a wonderful set. I love your matchbook project, Beate. Blog hops are such fun and so inspirational! Thanks for the chance to win!

  14. Great stamp set. love your matchbook card . Thanks for a chance to win

  15. Love this candy holder, so pretty but not too feminine. Nice work, as always.

  16. Wow Beate! This is so cute and you have added so many details! Beautiful! I’m going to try making one of these! I love that stamp set! Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. Wow, what a great project, So many fabulous details! And what a beautiful set! Fabulous all the way around!

  18. Love your matchbook project which holds the candy. Great little gift idea. Love the new stamp sets and thanks for sharing and a chance to win too. Phyllis M.

  19. Oh what a great idea, lovei it!

  20. Wow! You are amazing. What a beautiful sample!

  21. The swirly hearts – awesome!! And love what the crystal effect did to your card – just beautiful!

  22. Absolutely gorgeous! Beate, some people can’t get with it in the morning until they have their coffee….I don’t drink coffee….but I get my get up and go from stopping here and seeing your work for the day. You absolutely inspire me to no end! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I’m crossing my fingers and hoping I get to win that terrific stamp set.


  23. Beautiful sample of a matchbook card and LOVE the set!

  24. WOW – this project is amazing!!!!

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  26. Fabulous as always! This would be great for that little something added to a gift. Thanks for the beautiful artwork you do and for sharing with us that aren’t as creative! Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

  27. Amazing! You are da bomb (as Cami would say!). Love the rich colors on this and to add chocolate…. that’s just brilliant! 🙂

  28. oh wow…its been a long time since I participated in a blog hop. Boy I’ve got work to do. But this is the only type of work I do VERY happily. lol

  29. What a beautiful matchbook candy holder!! I love that stamp set and your vintage treatment with it! Just lovely!

  30. Beautiful rich colors! Nice!

  31. Great project and CUTE set! Love it!

  32. awesome…. love your cards!

  33. This is such a cute idea. What a great way to use scrap papers and make something so sweet!

  34. Beate, this is absolutely STUNNING!!!

  35. I love you project and these colors are wonderful and warm! 🙂

  36. This is so beautiful, Beate. Love the colors you used and the vintage feel of it.

  37. so beautiful! I really like it! The colours are wonderful!

  38. Love the cards — the ribbon certainly does the trick in making them look rich and delicious.

  39. Great ideas – thanks for sharing. Love blog hops and seeing new ways to do things!

  40. the stamp set is absolutely beautiful and I just love what you did with it.

  41. OMG, Beate!! This is amazing!!! I LOVE the sparkly, grungy look of it!! Just gorgeous!!

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  43. Your candy holder is awesome and so inspiring. I just love this set and love the colors you used. Thanks for a chance.

  44. Awesome card Beate! Love it.

  45. Wow this card is just amazing!! I am still working on Christmas cards but I have been thinking about Valentines too. I love those hearts too! Great job!

  46. So pretty and I love the glitter!

  47. Love your project – I say that every week!! THe hearts are awesome

  48. What a great set! And your chocolate holder is adorable, Beate! Thanks for the chance to win.

  49. Fabulous job with that beautiful set.

  50. This is so beautiful,

  51. Ok, this is a new company for me and I am likin’ it! Cool stuff.

  52. Rich colors that look wonderful on these projects!

  53. HOLY COW….this is amazing Beate!

  54. I always love your projects. This is one of my favorite blogs for inspiration.

  55. i love your style! and the new stamps sure are purty!

  56. Pretty set. Gorgeous matchbook!

  57. What a beautiful matchbook! And, such gorgeous stamps for candy! Yummy! Thank you for the chance!

  58. I love your matchbook it great very pretty!Hugs Sarah K

  59. You are amazing! I love little candy holders. How nice that would be to give to everyone at work. (and not to expensive) Love ya!

  60. this makes a gorgeous gift! thanks for the chance to win some yummy blog candy!

  61. I love what you’ve done with this set, Beate! Beautiful!

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  62. Love your card. You are such an inspiration to me. I always check your blog for great ideas. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

  63. I love your work. I found your creations through Just Rite Stampers site. I feel in love with your beyond beautiful cards. I only aspire to create like you. You did another amazing job with this stamp set. They appear to be so versatile. This would be a great prize to win. I feel honoured to be able to see creations such has yours. You have been truly gifted from God.

  64. Another gorgeous creation, Beate! WOW!

  65. this is amazing, I love it.

  66. oh…i would love a chance to win this cute stamp set! what fun it would be to make these adorable candy holders…love your blog and all that you create.

  67. Great designs – very inspiring

  68. How creative!! I absolutely love your designs!

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