ICS Blog Hop – Beautiful Baubles

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Hello, Hello!

It’s time for another Blog Hop with a new group that I joined called Inspire, Create, Share, or ICS for short! It’s a monthly Blog Hop and I am excited to be playing along with these very talented ladies! This month’s theme is Christmas Cards Galore. WooHoo! Let’s get started!

Today I want to share with you one of my favorite stamp sets and matching framelits: Beautiful Baubles! I drooled over this for awhile and then finally told myself to just order it! I am so glad I did!

I made a card with it for another Blog Hop…check that out here. Now I have come up with 2 other cards. The first I CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) from a card I got in a swap I did with Holiday Catalog products from a demonstrator named Jacqueline Schulz. I liked how she had offset the ornament. 

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Hers was copper and brown tones, I used the Gold Glimmer paper for the ornament and ran it through the Big Shot using the Precision plate because it is such a detailed framelit. I topped it off with some Black Shimmer Ribbon tied in a knot with the ends trimmed up. A piece of All Is Bright DSP (Designer Series Paper) is my patterned paper. I liked the greenery. Cherry Cobbler cardstock as my middle layer and Very Vanilla as my card base. I distressed the Very Vanilla with Shaded Spruce ink and a sponge. I also used Cherry Cobbler behind my ‘THE’ and Shaded Spruce cardstock behind my ‘deck’ and ‘halls.’ I used basic rhinestones and discovered that I don’t need to use a sharpie to color them (Thank you, Connie Stewart!)…I can use my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends markers instead! Yay! Perfect color matching, which is one of the things I love most about Stampin’ Up products!! I stamped the sentiment outside and inside using Momento Tuxedo Black.

For the inside I used the bough from my Nature Sings stamp set to decorate the corner. I stamped in Shaded Spruce and stamped off 3 times to make it get lighter and lighter. Looks like 3 different shades, but it is just 1 inking of the stamp and then stamping it 3 times. One of my favorite techniques. Then I used the curved stamp to make it look like a heart from the Christmas Pines stamp set. 

My next card was more simplistic:

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I used Old Olive cardstock for my base, a small piece of DSP from the Under the Mistletoe packet. I used Real Red ink to stamp the stars and distress the edges of the card. I trimmed off a small portion of the top of the card to allow the DSP to show and used a square Stitched Framelit to cut out the square. Then I stamped the Whisper White square with the ornaments in Momento Tuxedo Black. I stamped that 3 more times in Tuxedo Black, Real Red, and Old olive and then ran them through the Big Shot. I colored some ornaments on the black stamped images. Then I used dimensionals to place the colored ornaments over the plain black ones on the square. It gives them pop and color!

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Well, I think that is it for me. Thank you for joining us, you can now see what Ginger has in store for you! Click on the next button!32855853_10216915229217746_6139564322663170048_o

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 with me! I love to see what others create!

Blessings, June

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Snowflakes Abound!

Hello, Hello!

It’s that time of year when I start thinking about snow! We live in Whitefish, Montana and when you live here you have to pick a winter hobby…besides staying inside crafting all the time, which would suite me, but not my guys! 😉

We chose snowmobiling! And this year we are all set with avalanche gear (of which I trust we NEVER have to use!) Now we wait for snow! It’s late this year, see my bare backyard?! I thought maybe if I start making snowy cards, it would start snowing…you think?

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And, since the…

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promotion is still going on until November 30th…I figured now was as good a time as any to play with snowflakes! In my last post, I was playing with the Happiness Surrounds stamp set that is quite versatile…it’s not just for Christmas, which is why I bought it!

For this new card I used the snowflake thinlits dies to make all my snowflakes with Whisper White cardstock.

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Then I brought out an old stamp set, that I haven’t even used yet (I got it when we moved and had no time to play with it) called Santa Stache! It is so darned cute! I plan on using this one for a couple cards this year. My hubster has a ‘stache almost like this and the beard to go with it!

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Oh, and before I get into details about the card…EVERYTHING I used, except the stamp set, Big Shot, and snowflakes IS ON SALE 10% OFF UNTIL MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY 11/28. Click on the blue words and they will take you to my store. The snowflakes will not be sold after the 30th (Friday) of November. Don’t hesitate if you like what you see!

Together with Shaded Spruce cardstock for a base, Cherry Cobbler ink for the inside sentiment and distressing, Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends for coloring the hat, Dashing Along DSP for the triangle swatch of paper, and Whisper White cardstock for the rest, this is the card that I came up with:

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First I ran the thinlits through the Big Shot using the Precision Base plate, which is really really good for detailed dies like the snowflakes! Then I just dropped the snowflakes on the card to see what would look good. Once I made up my mind on the flow of the flakes, I had to glue them…I used the Tombo Liquid Glue and my silicone mat. Later I remembered that I have the Fine-Tip glue pen and would have made less mess had I used it! *sigh*

Then I stamped the Santa in Tuxedo Black Momento Ink on Whisper White cardstock and fussy cut using snips. I had already run the mustache through the Big Shot when I did the snowflakes. Why they didn’t do a framelit for the heads of this set when they did the mustache, I have no idea. At least it was not too detailed, so it was easy to fussy cut.

Usually I leave a small white border when I cut images out, just like the thinlits do, but this time I wanted the black edge. If I goof and don’t get all the white off or cut a little on the inside, then I use my Stampin’ Write black marker to “fix/hide” my errors.

I used dimensionals on the Santa and the sentiment to raise it up off the snowflakes. Also on the ‘stache to raise it off the face. I used a swatch of the Dashing Along DSP just to give it a pop of color. The sentiment on the outside and inside layer are distressed in Cherry Cobbler ink using my trusty sponge quarter. I also used the other sentiment from the set for the inside and it is stamped in the Cherry Cobbler. Love that deep red! Then I took the leaf stamp from the Happiness Surrounds stamp set and, using my Shaded Spruce ink pad, I stamped it 3 times without reinking. That’s a favorite technique of mine! Then I put adhesive on the back of the cardstock and stuck it inside the card.

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So, one last time. Here is my card. What do you think? Cute, huh? Love the 2 sentiments using “stache!” If you don’t believe me about my hubster, you can check out his ‘stache and beard in this previous post Here.

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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 and feel free to share with me! I love to see what others create!

Blessings, June

**If you like items that you saw me use, please feel free to order them from your SU Demonstrator or , if you don’t have a demonstrator allow me to become your demonstrator and click here now. If your order is less than $150, please use this Hostess Code and I will send you a personal Thank You card and gift. If you place an order over $150, enjoy the rewards you’ve earned and receive a special Thank You from me in the mail!November Hostess Code

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Thru November 28th: Tools, inks, adhesives, thinlits, embossing folders, and more 10% off! Click on the picture now!

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Challenges this card has been entered into:

  1. HIMCR – #380 Any Holiday
  2. Crafting by Designs – Something Sweet
  3. A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge – Challenge #80 – Anything Goes
  4. Creative Craft Cottage – #113 Christmas is Coming
  5. Through The Craftroom Door – TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge Week 27th November
  6. 613 Avenue Create – #215 Anything Goes
  7. Crafting with Friends Challenge Blog – #76 Anything Goes

Global Stamping Friends Bloghop

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Hello!

I love blog hops, don’t you?! I haven’t done any in awhile and now I have 2 back-to-back!

This one is with a group I have hopped with in the past. We are called Global Stamping Friends and this month the theme is Card Sets.

Since I am on a Paper Pumpkin kick right now, I chose to use Birthday cards from past Paper Pumpkin(PP) sets. This set is actually going to be a Give-Away for next week’s new Paper Pumpkin promotion. Keep reading to the end to find out more! I may even toss a few other items inside next week, maybe a few sheets of PP grid paper, that would be fun and useful…we shall see…

The “holder” for the card set is a Paper Pumpkin themed trash bin! I even have the blue tissue paper that your PP kit comes wrapped up in! There is also a PP pen inside so that you always have a pen to add a personal touch to the cards!

Here are the 5 different cards that are in the bin with envelopes. 2 are gift card holders or just little notes to add to a gift. 1 is a little 3″ x 3″ card to add to a gift. Then there are 2 full sized cards, one of which has a banner wrapped around it and comes off for the birthday person to be able to hang up. For this one, I had it say “Enjoy.” These were all fun and simple to make. That’s what is so awesome about Paper Pumpkin…it’s easy-peasy and simply delightful! For beginners or experienced folks and young or older alike.

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When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, you get a lovely red box in the mail each month…from it you can either make what comes in the box following the instructions, or you can make alternate items. It is all a matter of what you are comfortable with. Check back tomorrow to see some alternates from September’s PP kit!

Then stay tuned for next week’s give-away of this card set!

Now on to Angélique‘s blog to see what card set she created! Enjoy!

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Coming next week…Paper Pumpkin FLASH SALE! Don’t miss out. Check with your demonstrator to start getting your box of crafting fun in the mail. If you don’t have one, I am happy to get you started with your subscription to Paper Pumpkin! Check back tomorrow for more details on this FLASH SALE!

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 with me!

Blessings, June