Saturday, October 31, 2020

Saturday Thinking Of Christmas

Today's Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop theme is "Thinking of Christmas" which I've been doing a lot of lately. I'm a little over halfway finished with my Christmas card making, woohoo! One holiday set I haven't played with is the Arrange a Wreath bundle, and since I haven't made a square card in eons, it seemed the right thing to do with the wreath.

I inked up the wreath stamp with Just Jade using a sponge dauber and stamped it on 3-7/8" x 3-7/8" Whisper White. It was embossed with the Subtle 3D folder then adhered to a 4" x 4" Just Jade mat and then onto the 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" card base.

The polka dot Shaded Spruce (Classic Christmas DSP coming next Tuesday!) was cut with the wreath die and adhered on top. I used the Red Velvet Paper to cut the bow and popped it up on a mini dimensional. The greeting was die cut using Ornate Frames and also popped up on dimensionals and a few Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels finished it off.
That's my share for today. Now click the Next button to jump to Libby Fens at Libby Stamps, or the Back button to see what Mary Brown at Stamper Camper's Corner made!

Stampin' Up! products used:
  • Arrange a Wreath Bundle
  • Whisper White and Just Jade Cardstock, Classic Christmas DSP, Red Velvet Paper Pack
  • Just Jade and Real Red Classic Stampin' Pads
  • Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Ornate Frames Dies
  • Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, October 30, 2020

Look, Ma, No Stamping!

Tomorrow is the last day for the 15% off Designer Series Paper sale, so I thought I'd whip up a cute card using only DSP. Trimming the Town DSP is one of the ones on sale, and the images in it make building a scene a breeze. Especially since the Home Together Dies fit many of the DSP images!

And to make it even easier, there's a whole sheet of greetings (in English, French, and German) so you don't even have to stamp a sentiment.

All I did was cut the snowy hill from Whisper White and adhered it to the mountain scene. The I die cut the house, trees, and greeting and adhered them with glue or mini dimensionals. Some Snowflake Adhesive-Backed Embellishments finished the card.


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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Saturday Spooky Halloween

Today's Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop theme is "Spooky Halloween." I'm not entirely convinced this card is spooky, but it was the best I could do! I was so happy with the glitter bat and bow on last week's Halloween favor that I had to use it on a card, too.

The greeting from Hallows Night Magic was heat embossed (white on black) and cut with one of the Ornate Frames. Then the larger filigree frame was cut from Black Glitter Paper for the frame behind the greeting.

The rest was easy peasy - just added some of the Magic In This Night DSP for a background and stamped the inside with the bats (Smoky Slate, stamped off) and Happy Halloween (Memento) greeting.

That's my share for today. Now click the Next button to jump to Libby Fens at Libby Stamps, or the Back button to see what Mary Brown at Stamper Camper's Corner made!
Stampin' Up! products used:
  • Hallows Night Magic Bundle
  • Basic Black Cardstock and Black Glitter Paper
  • Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper
  • Smoky Slate Classic Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black, and VersaMark Ink
  • Heat Tool and White Stampin' Emboss Powder
  • Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine and Ornate Frames Dies
  • Glittered Organdy Ribbon and Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Stampin' Seal and Mini Glue Dots

Monday, October 19, 2020

GRATITUDE, from the Control Freaks

This month the Tour de Freaks are focusing on gratitude! Despite this crazy year, there is still much to be thankful for, and I count my blessings every single day. I'm first on the blog roll this month, but you may have landed here from Connie's blog, Stamp and Art Squared. Either way, welcome! There are seven of us this time, so be sure to follow the links at the bottom of each stop to visit all the Freaks.

I chose the oldie but goodie Country Home set, because I really liked the greeting. I am thankful for ALL the good things. (And sometimes even for the bad, because it makes me appreciate the good all the more.) Instead of using the milk can or pitcher image to place the bouquet in, I opted to use the bouquet as a background for the sentiment.

Some Cinnamon Cider was sponged around the edge of the image panel to give it a bit of an aged look after coloring and embossing.

On this next card, I did use the pitcher for the cotton boll bouquet. At first I was going to just use the DSP (In Good Taste) as the background, but then I had the idea to pop the frame up for dimension, and make it look like a still life painting. 

I think it turned out kind of neat! It needed a smaller sentiment, so I used Itty Bitty Greetings for the expression of gratitude.

That's all I have to share today. I wanted to do more, but Mom is here for a two week visit, so I haven't had a lot of time to create.

Up next is Tami at Swimming in Stamps, so hop on over to see her project!

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Stamp Review Crew - Wrapped In Christmas


Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's Wrapped In Christmas edition! The "Crew" is made up of a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who pick a stamp set or bundle to highlight on the first and third Mondays of each month, with a bonus hop if there is a fifth Monday. If you landed here from Kelly's blog, My Papercraft Journey, welcome! There are only three of us today, so it will be a short hop, but one filled with inspiration!

The Wrapped In Christmas cling stamp set is filled with nine sentiments (and a small design) suitable for the holidays, and coordinates with the Warm Hugs stamp & die bundle; all part of the Heartwarming Hugs Suite.

I LOVE the Heartwarming Hugs DSP and wanted to use it to show off the sentiments (with some die cuts). Oh, and a little embossing on this first card. 😊

I used a little copper foil for the greeting's mat to coordinate with the copper stars. That's the only bling, can you believe it?! The next card has a wee bit more.

This greeting just really gets right to the heart of the matter, doesn't it? It gave me warm fuzzies, so I had to use it. The little tree is from the Warm Hugs set, which is photopolymer, so I inked it using sponge daubers to get a crisp image.

That's my share for today, so jump on over to see what Mike at Stampin' Style has made!

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