GSF Blog Hop – Foil and Glimmer

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Howdy Everyone!

Welcome to another hop with the talented ladies of the Global Stamping Friends! We are all demonstrators from around the global and love to share our crafting joys! This month’s theme was Foil and Glimmer.

Here is the card I made… 

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I used the So Many Stars stamp set and the Stitched Stars dies (which are carrying over, thank goodness!) I used a faux embossing technique that I CASEd from Lauren Alarid when I hopped along the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop. I cut out a bunch of the star swirls in the Shaded Spruce and then put them all over the Shaded Spruce panel. What a great idea! Although in the future, I would cut them after putting the paper on sticky paper. Gluing was tedious! Don’t let that stop you, though! It looks so cool!

I had an idea for this set that I am still going to do, but there were 2 challenges that caught my eye and inspired this card…

 

EDITED/UPDATED: This card was a winner for this CAS Colours & Sketches challenge! Yippee!

 

So, that is it for me today. Now it is time to see what lovely project Jan Musselman has to share with us! Click the next arrow, please.

Blog Hop Roll Call

  1. Rachel Macleod
  2. Amanda Farlinger
  3. Tricia Butts
  4. June Olsen
  5. Jan Musselman
  6. Libby Dyson
  7. Angélique Stempelkeuken
  8. Marieke Bart
  9. Kimberley Anne Morris

Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your own Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey! Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts about this project. Feel free to CASE my projects and share them in the comments below! I love to see what others create!

Blessings, June

 

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December Kit details:

First, it features 13 carefully selected sentiments to help you have just the right words for almost any occasion! And, 12 full-sized, beautifully designed cards (plus coordinating envelopes) which are suited for everything from weddings to birthdays and everything in between.

Card size: 4 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating colors: Crushed Curry, Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, Terracotta Tile

If you like what you see then you will definitely want to sign up for Paper Pumpkin! Contact your demonstrator to get started or ***CLICK HERE*** to subscribe with me as your demonstrator. I would be happy and blessed to have you join my Paper Pumpkin Club!
Challenges this project is entered into:
CAS Colours & Sketches – Challenge #350
Fusion – Christmas
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ICS Blog Hop Color Challenge

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Howdy, Everyone!

It’s that time of the month when the ICS Blog Hop happens! WooHoo! I love hopping with these ladies!!

Yes, it has been awhile since I posted anything again. Life has a way of doing that sometimes. I had lots of visitors during August and then also went to see my sister in Septemeber, who is slowly losing her battle with cancer. I’ll be leaving again next week for a long weekend. Sadly, it will be the last time I see her. Please bare with me and have patience if my posts are scattered for while. I’ll get myself on track again soon!

Ok, enough sad stuff…it is time for the monthly Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop and I am ready this month! It’s a color challenge and for me it was a time to get Happy for Halloween!

Here are the colors we needed to use:

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Aren’t those some fun colors?! They totally screamed HALLOWEEN at me, so I went for it!

My Silver Metallic ink is on back order (yes, a necessary evil at times) and so I made do with all the other colors and tossed some Silver Metallic thread on there instead!

I used the new Harvest Hellos stamp set and matching punch for the pumpkins and sentiment. I also used a new technique…well, new to me…bubble wrap stamping. How cool is that?! I rolled a bit of bubble wrap onto my ink pad and then rolled it onto the card stock! Did I take a picture, you ask? Um, nope. 😦 But I promise to next time, for sure! I plan on using this easy technique a few more times! Keep an eye out for it!

Another new thing I did was to use the Tailored Tag punch, which I affectionately call the Hampton Inn punch because it is shaped the same as their sign. 🙂 Kinda funny! I drive by there daily and it makes me want to go home and use this punch! So, today I did! I stuck a strip of cardstock across the middle of it and punched out what I actually needed since the punched image would have been way too big. Cool, eh? 2 new techniques in 1 post! I amaze myself. 😉

So, here is my card. What do you think? Please do comment below!

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Supplies are listed below as well as other current Stampin’ Up! specials and information you need to know! For now, you can hop on over to Lisa Ann Bernard and see what these colors inspired her to create!

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Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey! Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts about this project. Feel free to CASE my projects and share them in the comments! I love to see what others create! 

Blessings, June

 

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When you place an order, please use the September Hostess Code F7MQN2D9.  Any orders of $25 or more will receive a handmade ‘Thank you’ card from me! If you place an order of $150 or more, please enjoy your rewards as well as a handmade card!! Thank you!

 

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October Kit

Kit details: Makes 10 cards and envelopes

Card size: 4 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

November Kit

Kit details: Makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs.

Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

The October and November kits coordinate; however, each kit is all-inclusive and can stand alone.

If you like what you see then you will definitely want to sign up for Paper Pumpkin! Contact your demonstrator to get started or CLICK HERE* to subscribe with me as your demonstrator. I would be happy to have you in my Paper Pumpkin Club!
Ready for the holidays this fall? Check out the awesome new Holiday Catalog! Just CLICK on the picture and be whisked away to stampin’ dream land!

Holiday Catalog

 

Clearance RackUpdated regularly! Check often! While supplies last! They just put STAMP SETS on here for the first time…click on the banner and go check them out! Remember to use the Hostess Code, please!

Click here to go to the New Annual Catalog! Get ready to drool!🙂
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Belated Thanks!

Howdy!

Have you ever gotten sidetracked and forgotten to send Thank Yous to people you know you really should have? Yes, me too! Even as a card maker, I sometimes don’t get the cards out that I should! Well, today I got super motivated to make the Thank You cards for the baseball sponsors…yeah, I know…baseball regular season ended a month ago! Shame on me! I have had the sponsor team pictures sitting in my Creation Studio for awhile, then I bought the frames, then just needed to make the cards…and then got sidetracked with life.

I am taking responsibility for my tardiness, though…and made my first Belated Thank You cards! I used the team colors for each card and a simple sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch!

This one was great for using some of my old baseball stamps…yeah, sorry, these stamps are long since retired…they are from before clear and photopolymer stamps were evenaround and are still on wood! They are Stampin’ Up! though!

Here are my cards…

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I used Aqua Painters to make the swishy water color bottoms of the cards. I like the subtleness of it! I used the two main colors of the teams for the thanks and the swish. Gray is obviously a common color theme for our teams. They all wear gray pants. I like the colorful words vs the words being in gray and the swish being in color.

I know…lots of white for this girl! And no distressing the edges…Wait! What? Yes, no distressing! I like them! What do you think? Feel free to leave me a comment about them! I love comments!

Below I will list the supplies and how I used them. That’s it for today! Off to the mountains for some camping and fishing! WooHoo! See you next week!

Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey! Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts about this project. Feel free to CASE my projects and share them in the comments! I love to see what others create! 

Blessings, June

Supplies Used (click on what you like and it will take you straight to my online store)
When you place an order, please use the July Hostess Code QK2442YC. Any orders of $25 or more will receive a handmade ‘Thank you’ card from me and a package of clear Rhinestonesclear rhinestone jewels
If you place an order of $150 or more, please enjoy your rewards as well as the above gifts!! Thank you!
CLICK the picture below to see a sneak peek of August’s Paper Pumpkin kit!! It’s going to be fun!
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  • Makes 6 fall-themed gift bags
  • Makes 12 fall-themed gift tags
  • Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Merry Merlot, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Pretty Peacock, and Soft Suede
Then, if you like that…they are providing an ADD-ON kit of cards to go with this kit of packaging! Isn’t that awesome? 
  • Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle (item 152885)
  • Price: $10.00
  • Includes 24 card bases of 2 different designs with coordinating envelopes (note card size)
  • Product dimensions
    • Cards: 5″ x 3-1/2″ (12.7 x 8.9 cm)
    • Envelopes: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ (13 x 9.2 cm)
  • Available August 1, while supplies last
  • Not included with an August Paper Pumpkin subscription

Important note: The Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle is not needed to complete the August kit projects.

If you like what you see then you will definitely want to sign up for Paper Pumpkin! Contact your demonstrator to get started or CLICK HERE* to subscribe with me as your demonstrator. I would be happy to have you in my Paper Pumpkin Club!

 

Challenges this has been entered into:

 

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Click here to go to the New Annual Catalog! Get ready to drool! 🙂
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Meant To Be

Hello, Hello!

I have been a card making fool the past few days! Time to get them all blogged and entered into their respective challenges! Then I need sleep! My scratchy throat is a warning that I haven’t slept as much as I should…and I substitute all week in a 2nd grade classroom, so sleep is a priority this week!

It’s now time for another sketch from CAS Colours &Sketches! Here is the sketch:

For this sketch, I knew I wanted to use the Meant To Be stamp set that is in the Occasions Catalog, along with the Be Mine Stitched Framelits! What an amazing set! I have used a few times already! It’s bundled and that means it’s 10% off! Gotta love it and have it! Click on the picture and it will take you right to the bundle! Or you can click on anything in blue and it will take you right to that item as well! Easy-peasy!

Meant To Be Cling Bundle

After the stamp set, I needed to figure out the colors. I chose Lovely Lipstick, a current In Color 2018-2020, Whisper White, and Powder Pink, also an In Color 2017-2019.

Here’s my card and then an explanation of how it came together…

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I used the Lovely  Lipstick cardstock for the card base, stamped hearts, and cloud of hearts using a framelit. I used Whisper White cardstock for my front layer and the smaller rectangle. Then Powder Pink cardstock for the frame of the small rectangle. Those Rectangle Stitched Framelits are really versatile!

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I also used Tuxedo Black ink for the sentiment, which is actually from the Part of My Story stamp set out of the Sale-A-Bration brochure and is FREE with an order of $50 or more. Gotta Love FREE! Part Of My Story Cling Stamp Set

Overall, I am happy with this card and really like the sketch! If I had more time tonight, I would run down to the Creation Cave (new name for my craft space) and make one of these in a Christmas card since I have vowed to make Christmas cards all year long instead of Nov/Dec crush time! Alas, it is almost bedtime and I have full days of subbing all week…maybe next sketch!

That’s it for today! Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share and CASE with me! I love to see what others create!

Blessings, June

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