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December 2020

ICS Blog Hop...Butterfly Gala

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Welcome to the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop.  This month the theme is Thankfully Yours.  We can all use thank you cards, right?  I hope you won't be disappointed but the only thing I am using from the Butterfly Gala set is one of the sentiments.  My idea was to share a quick and easy card and also give you a little sneak peek of what's coming in January.  



This thank you note uses the DSP and a sticker from the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley.  The card base is 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2".  The Real Red layer is 3-1/4" x 4" and the DSP is 3" x 3-7/8".  The DSP is then cut to 3 strips measuring 1" x 3-7/8".  The sentiment is from the Butterfly Gala set stamped on Whisper White CS and cut out using the Stitched Rectangle dies.  The Whisper White layer is 4" x 5-1/4" embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3-D embossing folder.  Love the Real Red Sheer ribbon!


This one uses the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP found in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog.  Love this fresh floral with Early Espresso and the super cute Gingham Bumblebee ribbon.


The next cards all use the Flower & Field DSP.  Where do you find this DSP?  This DSP will be available during Sale-A-Bration.  This year Sale-A-Bration is a little different.  There will actually be 2 Sale-A-Brations!  Double the fun and free gifts!  The first Sale-A-Bration period is January & February 2021 and this lovely paper is one of the free gifts with a $50 purchase. This is one of those packs of paper that I love both sides of the paper.  There are fun floral designs on one side and the other more classic patterns like polka dots, stripes, chevrons.  


Don't you love the florals and the polka dots?  The colors in the Flower & Field DSP pack include Basic Black, Bumblebee, Cherry Cobbler, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Shaded Spruce and So Saffron.  Lots of beautiful colors that all play well with each other.


I love this color combination of Basic Black and Pool Party.   So fresh and happy!


Simple thank you cards that spotlight the beautiful patterned paper.  These cards come together quickly, the hardest part is deciding which one to use and that is a great problem to have.

Now it is time for you to check out what the talented Deb Naylor has created for you!

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Thank you for stopping by!  


The Year-End Close Out has started!  Check out what is on the list HERE.  Lots of deals on the list so be sure to shop early for the best selection.  


Plush Poinsettia

Do you like non traditional colors for your Christmas cards or are you more of a traditionalist?  I am all over the place on this issue.  Today's card is definitely a little wild and bright!


This gorgeous Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper is part of the Year End Close Out that starts on Tuesday the 8th.  There are so many items on the Close Out list and many are available at a  big discount.  I encourage you to shop early to avoid being disappointed.  Products are only available while supplies last.  

I have made this card style many times but I think this is the first time I used vellum for the sleeve.  The Poinsettia Dies were used to cut out the flowers in Magenta Madness, Vellum Card Stock and Whisper White.


The sentiment is  from the Dove of Hope stamp set.  This set is retiring and will no longer be available after January 4th.  

Be sure to check out the Year-End Close Out and if you have any question please contact me.  



Sweetest Time

It is Fun Fold Friday!  I have been playing around with the Bridge card.  This is a very fun card that folds flat for mailing and still stands up so nicely.


This is the Sweetest Time Bundle . The card base is Mossy Meadow and measures 4-1/4" x 8", scored at 1-1/4", 2-1/2"5-1/2", &  6-3/4".  The little polka dot paper  is from the Heartwarming Hugs DSP and measures 1" x 4". The sentiment is stamped on a 2-3/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White CS.  It is important to adhere this panel before you attach the "bridge".  I cut the Sweetest Borders die in Pear Pizzazz CS  so the length measures 5-1/2".  The  bottom portion of the holly is backed with a strip of Mossy Meadow CS and the holly berries were filled in with Real Red CS.  In the next picture you will see how the holly strip is attached to the card base.


The candles were stamped in Real Red and Daffodil Delight ink and then fussy cut out.  You can see that the candles were attached to the "bridge"  using pieces of Stampin' Dimensionals.  I attached a 2-3/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White CS to the back of the card where I can write a little note.  

Thank you for stopping by, below is a list of all the product used with links to my store.

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Most Wonderful Time Product Medley

This week the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge is a sketch.  


I decided to use the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley.  The Product Medley has a stamp set, dies, DSP, gold foil card fronts, sticker sheets, gold star embellishments, and a super fun eyelash fringe tinsel trim.  One of the best things is that there is a refill kit for the Product Medley.  


I used the deer and tree cardstock stickers for my focal point.  I used one of my favorite papers in the Product Medley for the background.  Many of the papers contain gold foil accents, which adds shine and a little glitz to the card.  


The gold stars are also in the Product Medley and you get 58 of them.  The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  I used 2 different embossing folders, Scripty 3D and Tasteful Textile (one of my favorites).  

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Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the design team created for this challenge.



Christmas Gleaming Holly

I planned to get up early and post to the blog.  After I got my cup of coffee brewed the power went out!  I am grateful that it waited at least until I had a cup of coffee made or it would have been worse.  It was a little too dark to read and my phone was only half charged so I decided that I would get my daily walk done.  I bundled up and headed out and yes, it was cold.  The one good thing I noticed about my cold morning walk is that I walked a little faster than usual.  Shortly after I got home the power came on, yay!  Not having the lights on or heat, puts things in perspective real quick.  

We started decorating the house.  The tree and stockings are up and some assorted other things and it is looking a little more festive in here.  I'm working on getting in the Christmas spirit.  


I used the Christmas Gleaming stamp set and stamped the holly multiple times and then colored in the image using Shaded Spruce and Real Red Stampin' Blends.  The sentiment is also from the Christmas Gleaming set.  The stamp actually reads "& be jolly this season".  I left off the & and inked the rest.  The twine is from the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack.  The sparkly gems are part of the Flowers for Every Season Gems.  


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Thank you for stopping by and remember to be jolly!