Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Stamp Review Crew - Dashing Deer

https://stampreviewcrew.blogspot.com/2018/10/dashing-deer.html

Welcome back to the Stamp Review Crew's latest hop! We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who get together on the first and third Monday of the month to inspire you by picking one stamp set (or bundle) and showing many ways to use it! Today we are focusing on another one of my favorite stamp sets in the holiday catalog, Dashing Deer. It's a nine piece red rubber stamp set (wood- or clear-mount) that coordinates with the thirteen piece Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies. Of course, they are available as a bundle with a 10% discount!

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Lauren Alarid was just before me, so you may have landed here from her blog, the Crafty Little Peach. You can follow the links to see what everyone has done, or click the banner above to see the whole blog roll.

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I got on a black & white and gold kick today. I love the stark elegance of that combination, and started by stamping the large deer in Jet Black StazOn on a gold foil sheet. The Stamparatus helped tremendously, because my first stamping didn't quite get the coverage I needed, AND I knew I could stamp again in exactly the same place!

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It's so hard to get a good photo when it's a dreary, cloudy day but I did the best that I could. The detail in this stamp is just amazing! The front of the card base and the white background behind the deer were both embossed with the Subtle Dynamic embossing folder. Again, poor lighting and hard to see - sorry!

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My next card uses the same die cut without the stamping. I added the swirly corners and heat embossed the greeting in gold on Basic Black. The Subtle Dynamic folder made an appearance here, too, on the black background.

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The deer was popped up on little pieces of dimensionals. (I save the edges for just these occasions.) Those Gold Foil-edged Cards (w/matching envelopes) saved me from having to do more layers!

Next up is the always awesome Mike Funke over at Stampin' Style. I just love his "thinking outside the box" style!

http://stampin-style.typepad.com/stampin-style/2018/10/stamp-review-crew-dashing-deer.html
https://craftylittlepeach.blogspot.com/2018/10/the-stamp-review-crew-dashing-deer.html

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Handmade Holidays with My Inky Friends

https://myinkyfriends.blogspot.com/2018/08/handmade-holidays-blog-hop.html

Thank you for visiting the My Inky Friends Handmade Holiday blog hop! We were given free rein on just what holiday we wanted to do, so it could be anything from Valentine's Day to New Year's. If you've been hopping since the beginning, you probably landed here from Rhonda's blog, The Stampin' Bunny. Weren't her Tiny Takeout Treats adorable?! You can continue on to the next stop (forward or backward) by following the links below.

Since my kids (and even my grand kids) are grown, I don't do Halloween stuff anymore. And since we live in a very rural area now we don't get any neighborhood kids Trick or Treating, either. So I challenged myself to make a couple of Halloween projects using the Toil & Trouble DSP that I had. I didn't get the Cauldron Bubble stamp set, or the Cauldron Framelits Dies that match the stamps and the DSP, but the paper was just too cute to pass up! And a little bit of fussy cutting made up for not having the dies.

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I've seen this little treat box on Pinterest using the Acetate Card Boxes, and thought it would be adorable filled with candy corn! It's super simple to make, too. Just cut an acetate card box in half crosswise and form it into an open-ended box. Cut the DSP 4-3/8" x 5" and score at 2-7/8" and 3-1/2". Fold on the score lines and insert the larger flap into the box. Add candy and fold the smaller flap over. You can add a glue dot to hold it while you decorate it. Add a belly band, or ribbon, or whatever your heart desires!

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My next idea was to use the sweet little witches' hats in the DSP as a Hershey's Kiss holder. I cut two hats and glued the very outside ends of the hat brim and the peak of the hat, leaving the bottom open. This little witch needed some googly eyes, which I just happened to have. *grin*

After adding a glue dot on the front and back sides of the kiss, I slipped the hat on down to the eyes and adhered it to the glue dots. And what witch doesn't wish she had that cute Glitter Organdy bow on her hat? So fetching!

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Up next is Mickey over at Paper Conversation, where she's going to show you projects using Making Christmas Bright. Thanks for stopping by!

http://www.paperconversation.com/2018/10/inky-friends-handmade-holidays-blog-hop-making-christmas-bright.html

https://thestampinbunny.blogspot.com/2018/10/tiny-takeout-box-for-inky-friends.html

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Saturday, October 6, 2018

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

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To celebrate this momentous occasion, I made a few cards.....in between washing dishes, doing laundry, cleaning the cat box and resisting the powerful urge to take a nap because I didn't get a good night's sleep last night. (Darn back acting up.)

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Anyway, I was inspired by this week's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches and I figured Happiness Surrounds was an entirely appropriate feeling (and stamp set). This is one of the two limited-time releases coming next month, and they are both awesome! I stamped off the Berry Burst blossom (say that five times fast) once to lighten the color a bit.

This is the sketch I used:


There are dies that fit the flower and the leaf (or snowflake, if you will) in the background, but I thought just simple stamping would be nice for a change. Well, I did use the Stitched Shapes for the squares, but you know what I mean.

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So, what did YOU make for World Cardmaking Day?

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