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Beauty & Joy for Festive Friday

Ready for a challenge?  It is time for Festive Friday Challenge #FF0047!  This time we are being inspired by Thanksgiving.  What does that mean?  Check out the Inspo list below.  You use at least 3 elements from the Inspo List which were inspired by Thanksgiving, for your project and post it in the FF0047 (Festive Friday Gallery).  It is so fun and easy with the Inspo list to enter the challenge.  

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I chose to use gold, leaves, and glitter for my elements from the Inspo List.

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I used the Delicata Golden Glitz Ink pad.  It has the prettiest metallic shine, that unfortunately I am not able to capture.  Besides the shine they also dry fairly quickly but not instantly so you can use them with embossing powder too.  

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I have a tutorial for you if you want the measurements and all the details on how I made this card.  Just CLICK HERE for the tutorial.  

I really hope you join in the challenge!  It makes all of us on the Challenge team so happy to see lots and lots of entries in the gallery.  Looking forward to seeing what you create!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

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The Host Code for November is GXTNX6G7  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in December. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Home Decor

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I am a slow crafter.  Believe me I can take a long time making even the simplest of projects.  I am also a master procrastinator which coupled with being slow well, it is just not a good combination.  I am working on overcoming my issue with procrastination but you know the joke I will get to it sometime later.  

This week has been extra busy and I realized  I had just a short time period to make my home decor project for this hop.  What to do?  I found this frame in my stash and decided to make another sampler.  However, I didn't have the time to create little pieces of stamped goodness for each little space.  What to do?!  

Night Before Christmas Memories & More Card pack to the rescue!!  

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The middle row of images and the "Tis the Season" are all Memories & More cards cut down to fit the frame.  I added a few rhinestones, a star, and a little bit of glitter but otherwise they are straight out of the box.

The top right is a card front from the Night Before Christmas Memories & More Cards & envelopes.  I added the Santa's sleigh die which was cut from the Jolly Season dies.  I painted on some Wink of Stella so there is a little shine on the sleigh and reindeers.

On the bottom left, I made a wreath using one of my favorite dies, All Around Wreath dies.  I cut 2 wreaths one in Mossy Meadow and the other in Old Olive and layered them.   The berries were created using Sparkle Glimmer paper with a little Cherry Cobbler ink daubed over it.  The ribbon is the beautiful Cherry Cobbler Diagonal Stripe ribbon.   The star paper is from the Night Before Christmas 6" x 6" DSP.  

On the bottom right I cut the words using the Merry Christmas dies in Sparkle Glimmer paper.  The background paper is also from the Night Before Christmas 6" x 6" DSP.

I also sprinkled snowflakes cut from Sparkle Glimmer paper using the Seasonal Layers and the Christmas Layers dies   around the frame.

I am now a believer in the Memories & More card packs.  It was so easy and quick, even for me to put this project together.  I look forward to making a bunch of cards using the rest of the cards and the card & envelope pack but you guessed it, I will get to that later.

Now it is time to  hop on over to see what the talented Carol Payne has created!

Here's a list of all the stops on the hop!

Stamper's Dozen November 2019 Blog Hop

  1. Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s - Stamping in My Flops
  2. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  3. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  4. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  5. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  6. Rachel Yurkanin – Stamping with Rachel
  7. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  8. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  9. Laura Milligan – I’d Rather BEE Stampin’
  10. BJ Peters – StampinBJ

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The Host Code for November is GXTNX6G7  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in December. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 


Christmas Gleaming Holly and Berries

I tried something a little different using the holly stamp from the Christmas Gleaming set.

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I started with a piece of Mint Macaron card stock.  I stamped the image using the Delicata Silvery Shimmer Ink pad and embossed it using silver embossing powder.  I colored around the images using a Dark Basic Black Stampin' Blends.  The leaves were colored using both the Light and Dark Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blends.  The berries were colored using the Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends.  The panel is layered on a piece or silver foil.

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The sentiment was also stamped in Delicata Silver Shimmery pad and embossed using  silver embossing powder.  I used the Scripty 3-D folder to emboss the Basic Black layer. The card base is Mint Macaron.

This was a fun coloring technique to try.  Next time I will work on the black so it is darker and more even.  Hope you liked this and will try it out.  

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for November is GXTNX6G7  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in December. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

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Beauty & Joy Christmas

If you have followed my blog for a while you know that I am a fan of topiaries.  When I saw Beauty & Joy in the Holiday catalog I knew I would have to own it.  

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The pretty plaid paper is from the Wrapped in Plaid 6" x 6" Specialty DSP in the Holiday Catalog.  Love the gold foil lines in the plaid, so pretty!  I added Red Rhinestones to the topiary to dress it up a bit and a Gold Glimmer paper star.  The Merry Christmas sentiment is from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set.  The front panel is embossed using the Scripty 3-D embossing folder.

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The Cherry Cobbler flap lifts up and now you can see the Wrapped in Plaid DSP a little bit better.  

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The plaid flap folds down to reveal the inside sentiment which is from the Frosted Foliage stamp set.  Isn't this a fun fold?  It is like a little present that you unfold to discover the inner secret of a Christmas greeting.  Even though there are more layers than a typical card it is still flat enough to easily mail.

The Beauty & Joy stamp set is located on page 51 of the Holiday catalog.  It is in kind of an odd spot but definitely worth looking for!

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Look...No Stamping!

It is rare but occasionally  I make a card that has no stamping on it.  

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These little snowpeople crack me up!  Their little faces are so expressive.  I punched them out of the Let it Snow Specialty DSP.  This pack of paper is so darn cute and sometimes I wish it wasn't double sided.  I know that is a terrible thing to say but I like both sides and it hurts me to have to choose!

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The star dies are part of the Mini Curvy Keepsakes box dies.  In addition to the cutest little box there are 5 different little tag shapes, a snowflake, and greenery dies, 10 dies in all.  Very cute and useful.

The glittery sentiment is from the Jolly Seasons dies.  Don't you just love it?  

 

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Beauty & Joy Christmas

Don't you love it when a card comes together quickly?  Believe me, it doesn't happen to me often enough.  

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I found the stamped image above and the cut DSP stuck in the Beauty & Joy stamp case.  There were even card stock layers for the oval and the DSP in the case.  I don't remember when i did this or why I didn't finish the card but I am just happy it was there.  The only thing I had to do was cut a card base and decide where to place the image and the sentiment.  This took longer than it should considering there are not that many options.  

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Holly Jolly Christmas

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

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I decided to use the Holly Jolly bundle with the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series paper.  

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Don't you just love the die cut sentiment?  I love the font and would love more die cut words in this font.  Santa was colored in using Stampin' Blends and he's pretty cute too!  I am a big fan of the Let it Snow Specialty DSP.  This DSP is so fun and I really like the designs on both sides of the paper.  It is a very difficult decision deciding which side of the paper to use.  

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Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team created using this sketch. 

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Sneak Peek: Snowman Season

This will be a quick post.  I am running late and planned to have this post up much earlier.

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This is the new Snowman Season stamp set and Snowman Builder punch aka as the Snowman Season bundle (save 10% when you purchase the bundle).  The bundle includes a 12 piece photopolymer stamp set and a punch that cuts out the snowman, hat and "arms".   The adorable Let it Snow Specialty paper is another one of the items that coordinates with the Snowman Season bundle and is part of the Let it Snow suite of products.  I love the fun and fresh color palette. 

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Frosted Foliage and the Festive Friday Challenge

It is time for the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0041!  

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One of the cool things about the Festive Friday Challenge is that you have a choice of which theme to use.  You can use either or both for your challenge entry.  I chose Metallic.

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You have probably figured it out that this is also a Holiday catalog sneak peek post.   The upcoming Stampin' Up!® Holiday Catalog(debuts September 4) is full of  beautiful stamps, paper, dies, punches and embellishments.  Many of the Designer Series Papers have metallic foil accents.  The Feels Like Frost Specialty Paper has gorgeous photographic images on one side and silver foil designs on the other.  The only bad thing about this paper is choosing which side to use.  

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Here's how I made this card

    1. Card Base-Cut Thick Whisper White card stock  4-1/4" x 11" , scored at 5-1/2"

    2. Layer-4" x 5-1/4" Feels Like Frost DSP.  Adhere to the front of the Whisper White card base.

    3.  Frame-4-1/4" x 5" Silver foil.  Die cut using the Frosted Frames dies.  Attach to the Feels Like Frost DSP.

    4. Basic Black Layer- 2-3/4" x 3". Die cut using the Frosted Frames dies

    5.  Rub the Basic Black card stock with the Embossing Buddy.Stamp sentiment from the Frosted Foliage stamp set in Silvery Shimmer Delicata                        Metallic ink and sprinkle with Silver embossing powder.  Heat  emboss using the Heat Tool.   

    6.  Attach the Basic Black labet to the Silver frame using Stampin' Dimensionals.

    7.  Cut snowflakes using the Frosted Frames dies from a scrap piece of Silver Foil.  Attach to the corners of the Basic Black label.  Attach rhinestones to          the corners of the label.

I hope you will join in the fun of the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0041.  I would love to see your project in the Festive Friday gallery.

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Vertical Greetings Quick and Easy Gift Card Holder

Are you like me and still working on Christmas gifts?  Here's a quick and easy gift card holder/ Christmas card.   I am using the Vertical Greetings stamp set, All is Bright DSP, and sentiments from Signs of Santa and Dashing Deer.

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I was looking through my stamp sets and the very last set ( I store mine alphabetically) was Vertical Greetings.  I thought I could dress up one of the topiaries for Christmas.  What do you think? 

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Here's how you make this easygift card holder.  

Card base: 4-1/4" x 11"  scored at 4-1/2", 10"

Inside of card: 4" x 4-3/4"

Adhere the inside of the card to the card base.  Use two 1" strips of Tear & Tape adhesive and  create a pocket by securing the 1" sides to the card base.  This shallow pocket will hold the gift card.  The card fits in a medium envelope (A-2) and comes together very quickly.  Perfect way to package some last minute gift cards.

 

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Time for me to get back to Christmas list!

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