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New at SU...Fireside Trimmings

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It is time for the New at SU! Hop Through!  This month the theme is Warm and Cozy.  What comes to mind when you think of being warm and cozy?    The first thing that came to my mind was sitting by the fireplace, so I turned to the Firside Trimmings bundle for my card.  This bundle is being retired (no longer available after January 4, 2021 or while supplies last) on the Year-End Close Out list and the dies are 30% off.  

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I have really enjoyed creating with the Fireside Trimmings stamp set and dies.   The stamp set is adorable but it was the different banners in the Fireside dies that really made me happy.  I have said it before...the bat garland!  For today's card I used both the greenery and the star banners along with the lanterns and the trees to decorate the mantel.  The fireplace was stamped on a sheet from the In Good Taste DSP pack and cut out using the dies.  I used a piece of Plush Poinsettia Specialty paper  (also on the Year-End closeout) for the "wallpaper", just to be fancy.  

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You know I love an easel card.  This one measures 2-1/8" wide, just a smidge narrower than the fireplace.  The Basic Black CS measures 2-1/8" x 6", scored at 2-1/8" and 5-3/8".  

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Now it is time for you to hop on to see what the creative  Mary Ann Kay has created for you!

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Thank you for stopping by!  Hope you are staying warm and cozy this December.  

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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.

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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.

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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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It is time for a new Festive Friday Challenge.  The Festive Friday Challenge celebrates a festivity and creates an Inspo aka Inspiration list inspired by the festivity.  This time the festivity  is  World Kindness Day.  Our world could certainly use more kindness.  

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All you need to do is pick 3 items from the list to include in your project and post it in the Festive Friday gallery.   It is very fun and easy to play along and we hope you will!

I chose die cut, pattern paper, flowers, sentiment and  a fun fold for my challenge card.

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The card base for this fun fold is Soft Suede CS and the patterned paper is the Poinsettia Place DSP (on sale at 15% off until 10/31).   The poinsettia flower was die cut from the DSP using the Poinsettia dies.  The Real Red berries  were cut using the Poinsettia dies.    Look closely at the Old Olive leaves.  These were cut and embossed using the Poinsettia dies. There are dies in the Poinsettia dies that cut the leaf and another that embosses them.  I have them taped together so they can be run together through the die cutting machine.

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Remove the belly band to reveal another layer.  Inside there are 2 more patterns from the Poinsettia Place DSP and more flowers cut from the DSP.  The sentiment is from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set.  

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Lift up the middle panel to reveal another sentiment from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set.  There is room to write on this panel.  Isn't this a fun card? I love the unfolding of the different layers of the card.  I hope you enjoyed today's card.  Be sure to check out how the rest of the Festive Friday Design team was inspired by the Inspo List for #FF0071!

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Melva Peters

Judy Rozema

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ICS Blog Hop...Fireside Trimmings

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It is time for the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop!  This month we are all playing with Fun Folds.  The bundle I am playing with is Fireside Trimmings.  This bundle has so many fun seasonal and everyday images to create  little fireplace scenes.  I would love to say I am a person who decorates beautifully for every season but sadly that would not be accurate.  I try but let's just say don't expect me to be sharing my real fireplace anytime soon.  This bundle lets me play at decorating and I find it so satisfying.

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Right about now I am sure you are wondering where is the fun fold?  Soon it will all become clear. It was so fun decorating the fireplace.  Can I say this bundle had me at the little die cut garlands. Love the holly garland and the star one is pretty special too!  However my absolute favorite is the bat garland that you can see here.   All the elements were colored using Stampin' Blends except for the flames which were sponged on using Real Red ink.  Early Espresso was the only other ink color used.  The little star from the All the Trimmings Embellishments fit perfectly,  it is almost like it was planned that way.

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Pull  up on the Real Red Sheer ribbon to reveal the messages.  Both of these sentiments are from the Fireside Trimmings stamp set.  The little holly leaves are from the Gift Wrapped stamp set.   

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Here you can see how this pull up works.  Let me tell you about a mistake I made.  I was concerned that using just the Heartwarming Hugs DSP for the pull up frame would not be strong enough so I thought I would line it with a piece of Whisper White CS. I used a piece of  Adhesive Sheet to back the DSP and proceeded to cut the frame.  The frame is cut 3/4" in from the 2 sides and 3/4"up from the bottom. Attach a 2-1/4" x 4-3/8" piece of Whisper White to the bottom of section of the DSP flap.  This is the mechanism that slides.  Attach a 3-1/4" x 4-1/2"piece of Whisper White CS to the Real Red layer.  This is what will be revealed when you pull up the middle section. Using Stampin' Seal+  I secured down the 2 sides and the bottom of the DSP and yes I never attached the Whisper White CS to the back.  I think the Adhesive Sheet adds a little more stability and strength to the pull up and am not sure how it would have worked without it.  I will have to try it and let you know or if you try it let me know.

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Originally I was going to add the cute little wreath to the front of the card.  My decorating went in another direction so I had to use it on the inside of the card, along with a strip of the Heartwarming Hugs DSP.

Here are the sizes of papers I used

  • Mossy Meadow CS card base 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4"
  • Whisper White CS inside of the card 4" x 5-1/4", 2-1/4" x 4-3/8" pull up tag,  3-1/4" x  4-1/2" , scraps for all the elements
  • Real Red CS 4-1/8" x 5-3/8"
  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"

Thank you for stopping by!  Hope you enjoyed my project as much as I enjoyed making it!

Time to check out what the talented Joni Metras has made for you.

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Daisy Lane & the Ornate Garden DSP

It has been a week!  Good news is that I am still posting every day (day 19)!  It has been challenging coming up with something new to share especially since I have not been feeling especially creative.  I continue to try new things to jump start my creativity.  Yesterday I went through my bin and folder  of samples and templates and pulled out some fun folds.  Today's card is a result of that activity.

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When you saw the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP, did this design with the daisy remind you of either the Daisy Lane set or the Daisy Delight set?  Here I paired it with the Daisy Lane set.  I punched out 2 daisies using the Medium Daisy punch, stamped the stem image in Old Olive ink on Old Olive cardstock and yes, fussy cut it out.  

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Are you wondering what color I used for the center of the daisy?  Doesn't it look like the center of the daisy on the DSP?  I inked up a scrap piece of So Saffron cardstock with So Saffron ink, inked it with VersaMark ink, sprinkled it with a mix of Clear Embossing powder and Dazzling Diamonds glitter, and then heat embossed it.  Kind of fun and I was happy with how close it looked to the DSP.

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The ribbon is Terracotta Tile from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack.  Love this ribbon, soft and easy to work with.  The Thanks is from the Ornate Thanks stamp set inked in Terracotta Tile.  

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This card is one I will be sending as part of my Host Code Thank you gift.  When you use the host code (HVP2CMS2) in April and place a $40 online order, I will send you 2 completed cards and a card kit to make each of those cards.  Since I cannot send out stamped images, the card kit will contain the cardstock, DSP, embellishments, punched elements, and you will need to use your own stamps for the sentiment.  The second card is a surprise.  

Let me know if you have any questions about how to shop online with me.  Thanks for stopping by and see ya tomorrow!

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Our Talks...

How are you?  Hope you are well.  Today is day 5 of my blog everyday challenge.  I am quickly burning through my stash of cards that I made a while ago that  I forgot about sharing.   Today's card is perfect for this crazy time we are going through!

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Even if you cannot meet face to face like these two, I hope you have been having some priceless talks during this crazy, scary time.  These two cuties are from the Special Someone stamp set and cut out using the Special Days Dies.  The Special Someone set is in the January -June 2020 Mini Catalog and the Special Days Dies are part of the Coordination Product Release.  The Coordination Product Release will be ending on March 31 (the same as Sale-A-Bration).  The large circle and flowers, Sending Flowers Die is also from the Coordination Product Release.  The sentiment can be found in the Thanks for the Laughs set in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.

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  • The Old Olive cardstock 4-1/4" x 6-1/2" scored at 1", 5-1/2"
  • The middle layer (Whisper White) is 4-1/4" x  5-1/2", scored at 1/2", 5"
  • The back (Balmy Blue) is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2", scored at 1/2", 5"

Stay well my friends and do something creative today!

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Small Bloom Punch

This is going to sound strange but this is the first time I used the Small Bloom Punch!  This punch is currently available as one of the 2020 Sale-A-Bration choices with a $100 (US) order.  It is a great size and perfect for cards.

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I made this card for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge 601, #CCMC601.  

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Old Olive is my go to color for foliage and the leaves in the Birthday dies are my current favorite for small leaves.  To go with the leaves I used the Small Bloom Punch for the Purple Posy flowers and the Pretty Peacock for the card base and flower centers.

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I wanted to add some additional texture so I also used the Shimmery White embossing paste.  The polka dot stencil is from the Basic Pattern Decorative   Masks which debuted in the 2019 Holiday Catalog and is still available on the 2019 Holiday Catalog Carryover List.  

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The Purple Posy layer is 5-1/4" x 8-1/4", scored at 2-1/8" & 4-1/4".  This is a simple and easy fun fold.  The embossing paste was only applied on the front panel.

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Are you wondering where those Pretty Peacock embellishments are from?  Here's how I made them.  

  • Ink up a scrap piece of Pretty Peacock cs with Versamark ink
  • Sprinkle Glittery Goodness (mix of Clear Embossing powder and Dazzling Diamonds glitter) over it and heat emboss
  • Punch out circles, place them in the center of the flowers, apply Shimmery Crystal Effects (Holiday Catalog Carryover item) over them, & set aside to dry

Now you can make glittery embellishments in any color.

Now it is time to check out what the other design team members made for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.

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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.   If you would like me to place the order for you, please email me  and I would be happy to help you.

The Host Code for February is VRH7HE4C.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $50 or more I will also send you 2 card kits with completed samples as a thank you gift.

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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Happy Birthday to You in Seaside Spray

Happy Friday and it is time  for the Festive Friday Challenge!   This time we are celebrating the festivity of Girl Scout Week!  Here's the Inspo List.

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To play along with the challenge you need to pick a minimum of 3 items from the Inspo List for your project.  Easy peasy!  Lots of possibilities and inspiration to fuel your project.

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From the Inspo List I chose blue, silver, birthday sentiment, and cake. 

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This week I have been focusing on the Coordination Products Release and today's card uses the Birthday dies.  I paired the Happy Birthday to You (Sale-A-Bration set) with the Breathtaking Bouquet stamp.  I think these 2 sets go together so beautifully.  

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This card opens in just a little different way as you can see in the picture above.  Using the Birthday dies makes it easy to cut out the flowers as there is a die that cuts out them out.  I separated one of the flowers with just a few snips since most of the work was already done for me by the dies.

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If you would like a tutorial for this card, guess what I have made one for you!

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In fact, did you know that every Festive Friday Design Team Member posts a tutorial of how they created their project?  Be sure to check out what the rest of the team created.

Festive Friday Design Team

Kelsey May Webster 

Miranda Webber

Anne Marie Hile

Nicole Watt

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert (you are here)

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 February is VRH7HE4C.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $50 or more I will also send you 2 card kits with a tutorial and a completed sample as a thank you gift.

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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Special Someone

Ready for another Festive Friday Challenge?  

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How do you play along?  Just pick 3 items from the Inspo list to include in your projects and submit it to the Festive Friday gallery by the due date.   The project you create doesn't have to celebrate Valentine's Day but it does need to include 3 items from the Inspo List.  Here is a link to how to play along with the challenge.

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I chose to use hearts, doilies, and red from the Inspo List. I could even claim glitter since he is holding a glittery red heart.   Isn't the raccoon from the Special Someone set so cute?  From the first time I saw the catalog I knew the set would have to be mine.  Beginning on February 4th, the Special Day dies that coordinates with the Special Someone set will become available.  As a demonstrator I was able to pre-order them which is what I used to cut out Mr. Raccoon.  

Let's Make It

  • Cut out 2 tags from the Golden Honey Specialty DSP (Sale-A-Bration choice)  using the tag die from the Bonanza dies.   
  • Score the bottom of the tags 1-1/4" .  This is how big the item I wanted to insert measures.
  • Apply adhesive to one of the 1-1/4" rectangles and place the other tag over it. 
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  • Secure the treat in the holder with adhesive.  I used a Ferrero Rocher.
  • Thread a 4" piece of Real Red ribbon through the tag holes and tie a bow around the ribbon using White Baker's Twine
  • Stamp the outline raccoon image in Basic Gray ink.
  • Ink the bold raccoon stamp in Basic Gray ink and stamp off once on a piece of scrap paper and then over the outline raccoon image.
  • Cut out the raccoon using the Special Day dies or fussy cut.  
  • Using Stampin' Dimensionals attach the raccoon to a red heart doily
  • Stamp "for you" on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out using the banner die from the Clubhouse bundle.
  • Cut 2 hearts out of Red Glitter paper 
  • Attach one heart to the raccoons paws using a part of a Stampin' Dimensional.
  • Attach one heart to the banner.  Attach the banner using SNAIL adhesive to the doily.
  • Using Stampin' Dimensionals attach the doily to the treat holder.

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Cute and simple little treat to give to your friends, co-workers, or anytime you need a little treat holder.  Now it is time for you to figure out what you are going to make for the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0051.  

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

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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 January is FTCKVA4N.  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 Champagne Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in early February. 

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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Painted Poppies Trifold

Last week there were a lot of hearts, reds and pinks on the blog.  This week it is Black, White, Red, and poppies, at least for today and tomorrow.

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This is the first time I used the Painted Poppies stamp set and it only seemed right to pair it with my favorite Sale-A-Bration choice, the Golden Honey Specialty DSP.  This is a tri-fold card and I haven't made this card style in quite a while.  You can see a tutorial HERE.  The scoring and products used are a little different but the concept is the same.  

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This isn't a difficult style of card to make at all.  It is a fun way to show off how nicely your DSP patterns coordinate.

  • Basic Black CS 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 3" and 7"
  • Black & White stripe from the Golden Honey Specialty DSP 2-3/4"x 4" and  1/2"x 4" (inside of the card)
  • Black & White hexagon pattern 3-3/4" x 4"
  • Whisper White (inside of the card) 2-1/4" x 4"
  • Largest Circle die from the Layering Circles 
  • #7 Circle and #7 scalloped circle (#1 being the smallest circle)
  • 5 Tiny butterflies cut from the Butterfly Beauty dies out of Black Glimmer paper (unfortunately this is a retired product.  It was so perfect for the project, I decided to use it!))

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Inside I used one of the die cuts from the Peaceful Poppies Elements, strip of DSP and a black glitter butterfly.  

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I colored the poppies with the Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Combo pack.  It is quick and easy to color in.

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Hope you enjoyed today's project.  Below I have listed all the products I used to make this card with links to where you can find them.

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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 January is FTCKVA4N.  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 Champagne Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in early February. 

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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