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Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop...Knotty Ways

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Welcome to the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop!  This month we are featuring ribbon ( get it knotty ways?!) and Christmas projects.  I have 2 cards to share with you both featuring the Carols of Christmas stamp set , Card Front Builder Thinlit dies and the Metallic Edge ribbon.   The Carols of Christmas stamp set and the Card Front Builder thinlits are now available for purchase.  As a demonstrator I was able to pre-order stamp set and dies in July and it is a bundle that has a lot of potential.  The bundle is part of  the Merry Little Christmas suite of products and oh what a fabulous suite of products it is!

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Aren't those trees gorgeous?  They were cut using the Card Front Builder dies.  I cut the trees in both Silver Foil and Silver Glimmer Paper.  I love the mix of textures and shine.  The sentiment is from the Christmas Pines set and I thought it fit the card so well.  The ribbon is the Silver 3/8" Metalllic-Edge Ribbon.  The edging on this ribbon is beautiful and because it is a satin ribbon it is soft and ties easily.  I created the edge using the Swirly Scribbles thinlits.  For more information on how to create this edge, go to this post for all the details.

Since I shared with you the Silver 3/8" Metallic -Edge Ribbon I thought I should also show you the Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon.  

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This card uses the Carols of Christmas stamp set and the Card Front Builder thinlit dies.  The Card Front Builder dies made the great cut out detail around the edge of the card.  The sentiment I heat embossed with a custom embossing powder mix that I made.  I mixed Gold Embossing powder and Gold Glitter together and created the sparkly sentiment.  I used the Thick Very Vanilla card stock for the base of the card.  I just love all the gold on this card with just pops of Real Red.  

Now it is time to head on over to see what Cheryl has created for you!  I know she has some beautiful knotty ideas for you!

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Carols of Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to the Carols of Christmas blog hop!  We are all showcasing the beautiful Carols of Christmas stamp set and the Card Front Builder thinlit dies.  These two products were available as pre-order item for Stampin' Up! demonstrators in July.  Yes,  it is just one of the many benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  This lovely stamp set and thinlits will be available for everyone to order on August 1.  

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Don't you love all the gold? I didn't have any black and gold paper patterned paper so I layered the Basic Black card stock card base with the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, creating my own designer paper.  The Carols of Christmas stamp set has a couple of bold sentiments.  I wanted to highlight the sentiment so I mixed some gold embossing powder with gold glitter to create a gold sparkly embossing powder.  I heat embossed the sentiment using this glittery gold mix and created the sparkly sentiment.  The trees are dies in the Card Front Builder thinlits and they were cut in the Gold Glimmer paper and the Gold Foil paper. I like that the trees have different textures.

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 I added a strip of the polka dot Fabulous Foil acetate over a strip of black card stock to finish the inside of the card.  Don't you love the ribbon?  This is the Gold 3/8" Metallic Edge ribbon.  It is a vanilla satin ribbon trimmed with a gold edge.   This is a luxurious ribbon that is easy to tie and definitely adds a beautiful finishing touch.  

 

Remember you have just one day left (both of these promotions end July 31) to take advantage of the Bonus Days promotion and the Christmas in July (ultimate stamping kit) promotion.  If you have any questions please contact me and I would be happy to assist you.  

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Wonder of Christmas and the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge

I have really enjoyed stamping with the Wonder of Christmas stamp set.   This set is retiring and I am going to miss the sweet angel.  I wanted to use her for this week's Create with Connie and Mary sketch.

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I used a new doily that will be available on January 4th as part of the Occasions catalog.  What is especially neat about these doilies is that on one side they are white and the other vanilla.  Isn't that too smart?  I did just a little coloring on the angel  Aqua Painters and re-inkers.  I used Wink of Stella on her wings to add some extra shimmer.  

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I also used the Fancy Frost Specialty DSP.  This DSP is great and adds a lot of texture.  I finished the design off with the ever luxurious Silver Satin ribbon.

I have a lot of stamping to get done and quick!  Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team created for this challenge.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will join in the fun and submit a project!

 


Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Punch Art

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Welcome to another Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  This month we are focusing on Punch Art.  Honestly, I was a little stumped on what to share with you until I remembered I had another card from the Bunch of Blossom stamp camp that I never shared.   I know I shared the tree but this card not only features a cute punch tree but a fun fold too.

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The tree and star are all from the Blossom Builder punch.  I loved the versatility of this stamp set and punch.

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Here's a side view  of the card.

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It is time for you to hop along to the next blog.  This month you will go to Carol Payne's blog.  I know she has something adorable to share with you.

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If you just came from Carol's blog you can head in the other direction and see what BJ Peters has stamped up for you.  I know you will love it.

 

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Thanks for stopping by and hopping along with the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!

 


Try Stampin' on Tuesday

Are you scrambling and working on getting your Christmas cards and shopping finished or are you all done?  Whether you are rushing about or kicking back I hope you take some time and join us in the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge.   

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This fun sketch was created by one of the Design team members, LeAnne.

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I used the fun and happy Presents and Pinecones DSP to make the 3 panels.  I stamped the  Merry Medley stamp in Emerald Envy and cut it out using the Stitched Shapes framelits.  It is hard to see but I covered the circle with VersaMark ink and then embossed it using a mix of Clear Embossing powder and Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  I wanted to add a little sparkle to the card.

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Please be sure to check out all the other fabulous cards the other members of the design team created.   I hope you can take some time and join in the challenge.

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Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #436

It is Thursday and time for a new Create with Connie and Mary Challenge.  This week it is a color challenge and it took me a bit to figure it out.  Let me show you the colors.

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I will be honest, Sweet Sugarplum is not one of my favorite colors.  Part of the problem is that I never have taken the time to figure out all the colors it looks good with.   After playing with this combination I think I am beginning to understand Sweet Sugarplum a little more.   After all visions of them will soon be dancing in my head, or so the story goes.

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I made a little holder for Merci chocolates that were inspired by emery board holders shared by Kerstin.   I was surprised how much I liked this color combination and what a fresh look it was for Christmas.  I guess Stampin' Up knew this since they used this color combination in the Fancy Frost Suite in the Holiday Catalog.  The Sweet Sugarplum ribbon is so glittery and best of all easy to work with.  

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Here are the different products I  used:

sentiment: Merriest Wishes

ink: Archhival Black ink

paper: Sweet Sugarplum, Soft Sky, Whisper White, In Color DSP stack, Silver Glimmer paper 

dies: Stitched Shapes, Delicate Ornament Thinlits

other: Sweet Sugarplum 3/8" Glittery Ribbon, In Color Enamel Shapes, 1-3/4"circle punch, Envelope Punch Board

Be sure to check out what the design team created and I hope you will also join in with the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge.

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Try Stampin' On Tuesday #299

Ready for a fun sketch challenge?  Well, the Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge definitely qualifies as a fun sketch challenge.  Here is the sketch.

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Here's the card I made inspired by the sketch.

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Be sure to check out what the other members of the Try Stampin' on Tuesday design team created for the challenge.  I hope you will participate in the challenge.  I would love to see what you make with the sketch.

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Flurry of Wishes and the 24 Hour Deal


The Easiest Gift Card Ever

I trust you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving.  I am grateful to have my son at home for the weekend!  Anyway back to the easiest gift card ever.  

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The front of the easiest gift card holder is pretty simple.  I used the Starlight Thinlights and Silver Glimmer paper to create the beautiful star.  I stamped the sentiment and then embossed the front of the card using the Softly Falling embossing folder.  I scattered a few silver sequins from the Metallic Sequin Assortment.

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I used the Real Red 12" x 12" card stock that is available in the Holiday Catalog and cut a piece 4-1/4" x 12 and scored it at 5-1/2" and 11".  The 1"  flap flips up and becomes a pocket for the gift card, cash, whatever will fit.   I told you it was easy.   A good reason to be sure to keep a stash of 12" x 12" card stock.

 

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