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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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!
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Catch the Bug Photo Inspiration

Howdy!

Doing something a little different today…I am using a digi stamp from Catch the Bug Challenge Blog! It’s a darling stamp and I was in the mood for a change of pace. I’m not much of a colorer, so it was time to challenge myself.

The challenge is from a photo…I used some of the colors, something flying, and flowers! Here’s the photo…

I had gotten a digi stamp from them quite awhile ago, and it made me think of summer, since that is when we can plant flowers up here in Montana. Heck, with all the rain and cool weather, I have not even done a potting of flowers yet!

Here’s the cool digi stamp

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Isn’t it so fun? I printed it on Whisper White cardstock and used my Stampin’ Blends and some Stampin’ Write Markers to color it. I happened to have all the perfect colors out of the few that I own! This was meant to be! I really like how the coloring turned out! What do you think?

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That is all I have for you tonight! Stay tuned…tomorrow is another fun hop! See you there!

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)

  • Cardstock:
    • Calypso Coral – card base
    • Rich Razzleberry – layer under the image
    • Whisper White – for focal image 
  • Stampin’ Blends
    • Rich Razzleberry, light and dark
    • Old Olive, light and dark
    • Cherry Cobbler, dark
    • Calypso Coral, light and dark 
  • Stampin’ Write Markers
    • Pool Party
    • Blushing Bride
    • Tempting Turquoise (retired)
  • Stitched Rectangles dies (these are truly a must have! I use them all the time!)
  • Leaf Ribbon
  • Stamp set is from Paper Pumpkin Aug. 2018 Blissful Blooms (You can only get past kits if you are a current member. See below to subscribe now!)
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Until July 10th…don’t miss out! Next month the kit will be coordinating with 3 different suites from the Annual Catalog! Yes, 3!! That is so cool! You can pick which one you like best and go to town making as many projects as you wish! Think of the fun!
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ICS – It’s a Spring Thing!!

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Howdy!

It’s the 1st Wednesday of the month so it’s time for the Inspire, Create & Share Blog Hop! I love hopping with these lovely ladies!

This blog hop is all about Spring! It’s here according to the calendar…just not according to our actual weather, although the snow is melting.

Since I have 3 Mother-in-Laws (Mom, Step-mom, Father-in-Law’s partner) and 1 mother of my own, I have Mother’s Day on the brain already. So, here is a card I made for one of the Mother-in-Laws…won’t say which one in case they see this. 😉

It started off as a sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch and a Color Throwdown combination 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and turned into this:

I like how it turned out! Soft and pretty, just like the lovely lady who will get this card! I even used some Wink of Stella on the embossed flowers. You can kind of see the sparkle in this photo. Subtle, but effective.

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Materials used on this card are:

 

Now you can hop along to Tricia Butts blog and see what she created for her Spring Thing! Enjoy the hopping!

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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 and CASE with me! I love to see what others create!

Blessings, June

 

Until April 10th…don’t miss out!
More about the April Kit from Stampin’ Up!
  • Makes 9 cards (3 cards of 3 designs)
  • Includes an adorable gift box—in addition to your 9 cards
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Mint Macron, and So Saffron.
What is a Distinktive stamp, you ask? It is a stamp that is a picture turned into a stamp! Very detailed and gorgeous! Here are a couple samples of what I mean:
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get well soon stampsget well soon stamps

 

If you like the looks of these stamps…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. 

 

Challenges this card is entered into:

  • CAS(E) this Sketch – #315
  • Color Throwdown – ctd#536 (darn…was too late! Bummer!)

 

 

Current Happenings with Stampin’ Up! Click on any picture to get more information!

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If you were still wanting some items from the Holiday catalog…check this out…until June 3rd!

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Sketch + Colors = Mom?

Howdy!

Was on a good creative roll this weekend and wanted to get the cards blogged before the challenges run out…seems to happen a bit to me lately!

So, here is the color combo from Fab Friday and the sketch from Sketch Saturday. They were some great inspiration for this card!

 

 

And here is my creation using these 2 wonderful inspirations!
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I used Wink of Stella on the wreath and the bow to give it a little more pizzazz…who doesn’t love a little sparkle, right? Here is a closer look…
Over all, I love the bright springy colors on this card! I am sure my Mother-in-Law will too!
Materials used were:
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

 

Until April 10th…don’t miss out!
More about the April Kit from Stampin’ Up!
  • Makes 9 cards (3 cards of 3 designs)
  • Includes an adorable gift box—in addition to your 9 cards
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Mint Macaron, and So Saffron.
What is a Distinktive stamp, you ask? It is a stamp that is a picture turned into a stamp! Very detailed and gorgeous! Here are a couple samples of what I mean:
holiday stampsholiday stamps
get well soon stampsget well soon stamps

 

If you like the looks of these stamps…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. 

 

Challenges this card is entered into:

 

 

Current Happenings with Stampin’ Up! Click on any picture to get more information!

New this month! Click on the picture to find out more!

Storage by Stampin' Up!

Until June 3rd

 

Occasions Catalog

If you were still wanting some items from the Holiday catalog…check this out…until June 3rd!

Holiday Favorites

Click on the picture to watch a video about the:

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Updated regularly! Check often! While supplies last!

Clearance Rack

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Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Poppin’ Birthday

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Howdy!

Well, it’s Spring Break for us here in Whitefish, Montana and I am loving not having to go to school! Haven’t gotten to sleep in, yet the days are more relaxing and it makes me so very ready for summer vacation! Bring it on! Ready to craft my heart out!

Today is our monthly blog hop for Paper Pumpkin Possibilities! We are all fans of this monthly crafting kit and want to share with you our enthusiasm for this 1 stop box of fun creativity. The beauty of the Paper Pumpkin kit is that you can follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as they were designed, or use the supplies as a starting point and let your creativity run wild. On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas with you on how to use this March Paper Pumpkin kit: Poppin’ Birthday.

Here are the cards that the instructions were for:

I normally make each of the instructed cards and then make alternates. Today I just dove right in, so this is a photo from Paper Pumpkin of what the cards look like. I will make one of each…later. So many ideas running through my head and all over the internet!

The card I made for today actually came to me in a dream last night! Yes, crazy, right?!? I was thinking about what I would make today and I fell asleep and when I woke up I remembered making a card in my dream…so I made it for real!

Here is it!

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It’s a tad dark because I had to lay it back a little so that the sequins wouldn’t all fall to the bottom. Yep, it’s a shaker card! Learned a few things…first, make sure you put the plastic sheet on the back of your cake BEFORE you put down the double sided foam tape! 🙂 Yeah, I didn’t…ugh! That wasn’t fun to pull back up. 

My goal is to always make Paper Pumpkin Alternates using as much from the kit as I can. I don’t want you to need to buy extra product if you are not in a financial position for it. Been there, done that. The only materials or items I used that were not in the kit this month were:

Oh, before I sign off and have you hop on over to Anastasia’s project, here is the inside of the card…just as dressy and fun! Picture a tad dark…something is up with my phone or my lighting today. I’ll figure it out before the next post!

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Until April 10th…don’t miss out!
More about the April Kit from Stampin’ Up!
  • Makes 9 cards (3 cards of 3 designs)
  • Includes an adorable gift box—in addition to your 9 cards
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Mint Macron, and So Saffron.
What is a Distinktive stamp, you ask? It is a stamp that is a picture turned into a stamp! Very detailed and gorgeous! Here are a couple samples of what I mean:
holiday stampsholiday stamps
get well soon stampsget well soon stamps

 

If you like the looks of these stamps…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. Oh, and do you like FREE products? If you buy 3 months or more of Paper Pumpkin Prepaid, you get Sale-A-Bration items for FREE! Find out more HERE

 

Now you can go see what Anastasia Radloff has for you! I am sure it will be amazing! Enjoy the rest of the hop by clicking through all the Next buttons on each blog post!

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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 and CASE with me! I love to see what others create!

Blessings, June

Challenges this card has been entered into:

 

Current Happenings with Stampin’ Up! Click on any picture to get more information!

 

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Occasions Catalog

Click on the picture to watch a video about the new tote, then ask me how to get yours NOW!

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If you were still wanting some items from the Holiday catalog…check this out!

Holiday Favorites

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Updated regularly! Check often! While supplies last!

Clearance Rack

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Happy Tails are Meant to Be!

Howdy!

How are you all today?! I am on my first day of Spring Break and happy for it! What better way to start it than telling you about this cute card I came up with to enter into the Sketch Saturday Challenge? I have fun with sketches and this one turned out cute!

Here is the sketch:

I figured I would change it up a bit and instead of going with circles, I went with a heart and puppy dog! Here is mine:

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And, since I am into different ways of folding cards lately…I went with a new fun one that I learned…it’s a double door kind of fold. First card I made I had the heart straight up, half on one side, half on the other. Then at my card class this week, Crystal said she was going wonky and I really liked that idea…so I went with a wonky heart too! I like this one better!

Materials used for this card are:

Here are 2 pictures of how it looks when you open it:

I left the inside blank so that I can write whatever to the person who gets the card. I may choose to put Very Vanilla cardstock inside to make writing easier because the inside is textured as well. Oh…when you use the paw and bone to stamp all over the front…stamp before you emboss…it’s easier! Just saying because I forgot to do it that way. 😉

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

Challenges this card has been entered into:

 

Current Happenings with Stampin’ Up! Click on any picture to get more information!
Until April 10th…don’t miss out!
More about the April Kit from Stampin’ Up!
  • Makes 9 cards (3 cards of 3 designs)
  • Includes an adorable gift box—in addition to your 9 cards
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Mint Macron, and So Saffron.
What is a Distinktive stamp, you ask? It is a stamp that is a picture turned into a stamp! Very detailed and gorgeous! Here are a couple samples of what I mean:
holiday stampsholiday stamps
get well soon stampsget well soon stamps

 

If you like the looks of these stamps…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. Oh, and do you like FREE products? If you buy 3 months of Paper Pumpkin Prepaid, you get a Sale-A-Bration item! Find out more HERE

Until March 31st

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Occasions Catalog

Click on the picture to watch a video about the new tote, then ask me how to get yours NOW!

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If you were still wanting some items from the Holiday catalog…check this out!

Holiday Favorites

Click on the picture to watch a video about the:

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Updated regularly! Check often! While supplies last!

Clearance Rack

Ongoing

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A Fairy Celebration

Howdy!

I’m having a lovely time subbing in that 2nd grade classroom, even with this cold. They are so sweet and behaving so wonderfully! It makes it so much easier!

In the interest of time, so that I can go crawl into bed and get a good night’s sleep to face another day of 2nd graders, I will make this fairly brief. If you have any questions about what or how I did something, please feel free to leave a comment below!

I started with a sketch from Sketch Saturday that looked like this:

Then it turned into this:

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I actually used a new technique that I hadn’t done on a card before…I used black embossing powder to outline my stamped image and then colored it using Stampin’ Blends. I am not very good at coloring with them, but I keep giving it a whirl. I’m liking how this card turned out!

Here is my supply list:

Lastly, some Wink of Stella on her pretty wings to make them shimmer as a fairy’s wings should. Not easy to photograph, but I think you can see it well enough in this picture.

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Inside I kept it simple, yet magical…

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I like the idea of using the black embossing powder to help me color with the Stampin’ Blends. It looks cool, too! So, what do you think?

Time for me to sleep and heal, heal, heal! This cold needs to go away as I have plenty of ideas of what I would rather be doing! 😉

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

**If you like items that you saw me use, please contact your SU Demonstrator. If you don’t have a demonstrator yet, I am happy to assist you with your stamping and crafting needs! You can order by clicking on the blue words in the text or Click Here Now. Or you can leave me a comment and I will contact you to help you with your order. If your order is less than $150, please use January Hostess Code 3S9KHWAN 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 card and gift from me in the mail as well!**

Challenges this has been entered in to:

Current Happenings with Stampin’ Up! Click on any picture to get more information!

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Click on the picture to watch a video about the new tote, then ask me how to get yours NOW!

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An Animal Outing Double Challenge

Hello, Hello!

I recently got this great stamp set during the Online Extravaganza called Animal Outing. It is so adorable and also comes with the Animal Friends Thinlit dies as a bundle…yep, gotta love Bundles! (click on the picture if you gotta have it, too!)

Animal Outing Clear-Mount Bundle

I have been wanting to make a card using this set and just wasn’t getting a color combo idea in my head, so off to The Color Throwdown Challenge site, I went! And they had this great color combo that I probably wouldn’t have thought of myself!

For my colors I used So Saffron, Old Olive, and Basic Black, plus I needed Smokey Slate (you’ll see why).

Then, I figured I needed a sketch to really help my creative juices roll, so I went to CAS(E) this Sketch, another favorite challenge blog of mine, and found this lovely sketch:

And then the creative juices started pouring out of my head and I came up with this card that I think is so stinking cute!!

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I ended up turning it on it’s side and then it just came together and I love it! What do you think? Isn’t that rhino a cutie?

For the card base and branches I used Old Olive cardstock. I used Versamark for the background inking of the branches. So Saffron cardstock for the sentiment portion and the bird on the rhino’s horn. Then I used Basic Black cardstock for the Stitched Cirlce Framelit, another regularly used and favorite framelit set! Plus, I used Tuxedo Black ink for the distressing around the card base, smudging of the sentiment piece, and for the sentiment itself. Then I added Smokey Slate cardstock for the rhino cutout and Basic Gray ink for the rhino image.

Well? Let me know what you think of this card! I haven’t done a sentiment on the inside yet because I am thinking of making it a Valentine’s card…the sentiment makes me think of that…we’ll see! Oh, and speaking of which…this stamp set will coordinate with the upcoming Paper Pumpkin kit for January…so subscribe now and don’t miss out! More info below so check it out!!

That’s it for now. 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

Here’s the exciting info about paper Pumpkin! 3 days left to subscribe! Click on the picture NOW!

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**If you like items that you saw me use, please contact your SU Demonstrator. If you don’t have a demonstrator yet, I am happy to assist you with your stamping and crafting needs! You can order by clicking on the blue words in the text or Click Here Now. Or you can leave me a comment and I will contact you to help you with your order. If your order is less than $150, please use January Hostess Code 3S9KHWAN 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 as well!**

Card Challenges this card is entered into:

Current Happenings with Stampin’ Up! Click on any picture to get more information!

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#GDP170 – Sketch Challenge

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Christmas Day ended up being a play day for us here in our little family. The guys played on the computer and I found this challenge to work on! Happy Day!

I have decided to pick a few challenges to do each week/month and stick with them on a regular basis. Since Global Design Project is all Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, I figure it’s a good one for me to find inspiration with our products and learn a thing or two from some very talented folks!

Here is this week’s challenge sketch…actually, due to the holidays, it’s 2 weeks. I’m a jump ahead! WooHoo!

And here is my take on the card using my current favorite color combination in all areas of my life right now…purple and green…Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green in Stampin’ Up! color names.

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I had ordered a stamp set called Amazing Life from the 2019 Occasions catalog and thought I would use it along with the lovely Organdy Ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. January 3rd will be here soon! 

My base is Whisper White cardstock with Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green cut with the new Stitched Rectangles. I use the Stitched Squares and Circles a lot and knew that I would have to have the rectangles in my collection! Plus, it was a Bundle, and who doesn’t like bundles?! They work a little differently because they show a stitching on both sides of the cut. I will have to practice more with them as I had to run them through a few times to get it cut all the way through. I am sure it was user error! Feel free to leave me a tip below if you have one! 

I used my Big Shot to cut not only the stitched Rectangles, but also the ‘Amazing’ from the Celebrate You thinlits. I did it in Basic Black and Granny Apple Green to help it stand out a bit more. I used Gorgeous Grape for the cake and Granny Apple Green for the corner designs. Tuxedo Black was used for the side sentiment on the Granny Apple Green cardstock. I like making the pieces a little wonky…kinda like me! 😉

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You can see the layers. I used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to adhere the words to each other and to the ribbon. Then I used the Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere it all to the card.

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Inside I put another sentiment and added some embellishment. Not sure who started the trend of putting the embellishment in the corner and the sentiment on the bottom, but I saw it on a You Tube video from Connie Stewart and thought it looked neat. What are you thoughts on it? We’ll see when I send this card how I like it. It’ll be weird to write above versus below. 🙂

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

**If you like items that you saw me use, please contact your SU Demonstrator. If you don’t have a demonstrator yet, I am happy to assist you with your stamping and crafting needs! You can order by clicking on the blue words in the text or Click Here Now. Or you can leave me a comment and I will contact you. If your order is less than $150, please use December Hostess Code MHSJJNKY 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 as well!**

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A little bit of CASE-ing

Hello, Hello!

Merry Christmas to you all! I trust it has been an enjoyable day for you! We have been relaxing and playing all day in our pajamas! Gotta love a pj day! I made some more cards that I will share this week!

One way for me to keep the holiday time fun and not so stressful is to keep creating! After the last posted card, I was tidying up my things to go to dinner with my son and husband and saw this card from the Swap that I participated in a couple of months ago. It is from Theresa Panny.

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And, BAM! I got such an overwhelming desire to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) that card right then and there! An idea and popped into my head and I had to give it a whirl right away before it was gone! I sent the boys off to bring dinner home while I made this card!

I really loved how she showcased the bow, which I don’t have, and how the DSP was allowed to shine. I just knew I had to follow this wonderfully styled layout! I have had some other great ideas to do for birthday cards as well…you know I will show them off here when I get them done! 😉

Here is my version of the card using the ornament from the Beautiful Baubles thinlits that I have not seen used much! (psst…that set is in the Holiday Catalog which ends Jan. 2nd, order it now if you want it!)

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I made the ornament in cardstock colors Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Whisper White by running it through the Big Shot. Then I realized as I layered them that I needed something solid. So, I took the small pieces from the Cherry Cobbler and the Garden Green and filled them into the Whisper White. Good thing I like puzzles! This was not easy for all pieces! A few were pretty tricky. I put tape on the back side of the white ornament and pressed the little buggers into the tape to make them stick. And it worked! Yay!

I tied the three ornaments with Silver & Whisper White Baker’s Twine and used dimensionals to keep it in place. Of course, before I did all that, I used a piece of Whisper White cardstock as my base and cut and adhered a piece of Dashing Along DSP at an angle over the card top. I think that is one of the design elements that I liked the most about Theresa’s card! Then I added the sentiment at the bottom to tie it all together. I chose to leave the red ribbon off the sides, because I liked it without for my card. I am getting more into Clean and Simple cards, it seems. Although, at times they are more challenging to create than “busy” ones. LOL

Anyway, this turned out to be one of my favorite cards this year! Besides the purple snow globe…love my purple! If you missed it you can see it here.

This is the last Christmas card I will showcase for this year…I think…maybe…I’m kinda still on a roll! Hahaha! I am going to be doing some of the Christmas Challenge Blogs each week in 2019, so you’ll see more. Maybe by the time I get to next Christmas, I won’t be cramming so hard! I didn’t even get to send cards to everyone, there just wasn’t enough time. Some assembly lining will be in order for next year, I think! My goal is to have most of my cards made before Thanksgiving! I do say that almost every year, but for 2019, I’m going to really work on it! You’ll see!

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

**If you like items that you saw me use, please contact your SU Demonstrator. If you don’t have a demonstrator yet, I am happy to assist you with your stamping and crafting needs! You can order by clicking on the blue words in the text or Click Here Now. Or you can leave me a comment and I will contact you. If your order is less than $150, please use December Hostess Code MHSJJNKY 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 as well!**

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