Thanksgiving Theme Blog Hop!

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Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Thanksgiving Theme Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller, I’m an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia, and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop or you have hopped on over from another site, thank you for letting me share my creation today! So, let’s get started!

For today’s card, I wanted to create something that the recipient would love to display with their fall décor and I thought a step card with the Country Lane Suite and Winter Woods Bundle would be perfect. If you’ve never created a step card, it is actually very easy and can be used for any occasion.

First, start with a base of 4 ¼” x 11” Early Espresso cardstock and score at 1 ¼”, 2 ½”, 4 ¼”, 6”, and 8 ¼”:

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You will start folding at the score lines at the 1 ¼” mark, folding up (mountain), next score line will be down (valley), and continuing to the last fold. This is what the end result will look like:

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For the front fold, I cut the striped design from the Country Lane DSP to 1” x 4”. For the second fold, I cut the braided design from the Country Land DSP to 3” x 4” and used the framelit from the In the Woods Framelits Dies to create the “hills” by cutting the paper twice to layer them:

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The additional elements are a piece of Chicken Wire Elements, cut at 1” x 4” (cutting with scissors is easiest), use the two tree framelits from In the Woods to cut out in Early Espresso cardstock, stamp the sentiment on a ½” Whisper White cardstock in Early Espresso ink, punch one end with the Banner Triple Punch, tie a piece of the Braided Linen Trim in a bow and adhere with a glue dot, and the flower pot is stamped in Memento ink (use your Stamparatus!) on Whisper White cardstock, cut out, colored with Basic Gray, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, and Early Espresso Watercolor Pencils, blend with an Aqua Painter, and then add Wink of Stella to the cotton buds:

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The card base is Early Espresso cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 5 1/8” and a piece of 4” x 4 7/8” Whisper White cardstock is layered on top. I created the scene by stamping the tree stamp from the Winter Woods stamp set in Early Espresso ink, stamped the small ground cover stamp along the bottom of the trees in Early Espresso ink, and then used Sponge Daubers with Balmy Blue, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Old Olive inks for the sun, sky, and ground:

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To start putting the card together, I started with the front fold, adhered the DSP to the base, used multipurpose glue to adhere the flower pot and one end of the Chicken Wire Element to the DSP, and then mini dimensionals for the sentiment to help adhere the other end of the Chicken Wire Element:

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For the middle fold, I adhered the DSP together to create the hill and then adhered the die cut trees:

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For the back fold, I adhered the Whisper White cardstock to the Early Espresso cardstock base, and then used adhesive on the back fold and placed the card base just above the bottom crease:

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Here is what it looks like folded together, I used a clear block to weight it down:

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For the back, I cut a piece of 2 ½” x 4” Whisper White cardstock for the sentiment, which is stamped in Crushed Curry ink and sponged Cajun Craze and Old Olive inks with a Sponge Dauber:

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Here are the dimensions again, especially if you just want to layer the folds:

Step card: cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and score at 1 ¼”, 2 ½”, 4 ¼”, 6”, and 8 ¼”

Front fold layers: 1” x 4” and ¾” x 3 ¾”

Second fold layers: 1 ½” x 4” and 1 ¼” x 3 ¾”

Card base: 4 ¼” x 5 1/8” and 4” x 4 7/8”

Sentiment for the back: 2 ½” x 4”

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

This month’s contest:

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The winner from the Halloween Theme Blog Hop is:

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Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your name and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop tour:

1. Tami White

2. Luly Gonzalez

3. Tina Wardell

4. Julie DeGuia

5. Christina Miller

6. Pam Nichols

7. Brenda Diaz

8. Rachael Rife

9. Danette Herera

10. Lori Mueller

11. Kim McPeek

12. Teresa Howe

13. Linda Cullen

14. Rachel Nichols

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Halloween Blog Hop!

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Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group Halloween Theme Blog Hop! For me, Halloween is the “kick-off” for my holiday card making season. Today’s card is a combination of products from the 2018 Holiday Catalog and September’s Paper Pumpkin, Frights & Delights and nothing says Halloween more than creepy, crawly spiders!

To create this card, start with the card base in Night of Navy cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Designer Series Paper from Toil & Trouble, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The next layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

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To create the scenery on the Whisper White cardstock, use a Sponge Dauber with Pineapple Punch ink to create the moon. I then used my Stamparatus to position the triple tree trunk stamp from the Winter Woods stamp set, stamping in Versamark ink, and using the Hinge Step Technique, which stamps them perfectly across the cardstock. Then the trees are heat embossed in Black Emboss Powder:

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I used the side of the Sponge Dauber with Pineapple Punch ink to fill in the tree trunks, to make it look like they are glowing from the moon and used another Sponge Dauber with Night of Navy ink to fill in the rest of the cardstock. TIP-if you use the side with Night of Navy ink it will fill in-between the trees easily:

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Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock to 1 ½” x 5” and use the “hill” framelit from the In the Wood Framelits (the cardstock is a little longer than the framelit, so you will have to cut the ends). I then used the two different sized spider stamps from September’s Paper Pumpkin, stamping them in Versamark ink, and heat embossing in Silver Emboss Powder. The hill is then attached with dimensionals:

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To make the spiders look like they are falling from the trees, I removed the jump ring from two of the Spider Trinkets and then used Silver Metallic Thread to tie a knot to the ring, leaving enough thread that can be adhered to the back of the cardstock. I used a Glue Dot on the back of the spider to adhere it to the front:

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To complete the front of the card, adhere the cardstock to the base layer, and then adhere this to the card base:

For the inside sentiment from September’s Paper Pumpkin,  I stamped both spider stamps in Memento ink, starting at the bottom right corner and worked my way around and up to the upper left corner. The sentiments are in Lemon Lime Twist and Night of Navy inks and the pumpkin is in Mango Melody ink, using the Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Write Marker to color in the eyes, nose, and mouth:

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So did all those spiders freak you out?? I hope not! Lol Didn’t get this month’s Paper Pumpkin? No worries, you can always stamp the hill with Whisper White Craft Ink to make it look like a “fog is rolling in”! That would be super cute too!!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

This month’s contest:

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The winner from the Fall Theme Blog Hop is:

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Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your name and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop tour:

1. Tami White
2. Julie DeGuia
3. Pam Nichols
4. Lori Mueller
5. Christina Miller
6. Rachael Rife
7. Luly Gonzalez
8. Rachel Nichols
9. Kathi Desmarais
10. Linda Cullen
11. Tina Wardell
12. Oksana Semenska
13. Teresa Howe
14. Kim McPeek
15. Dawn Seelhoff
16. Gianna Melone-Sardella

 

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Fall Theme Blog Hop!

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Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Groups Fall Theme Blog Hop! Can you believe the official start of Fall is only 3 weeks away?? Today’s blog hop is a great way to get your mind set (and ready) for the upcoming holiday card and craft making! The card I am sharing today features the Rooted in Nature stamp set with Mango Melody, Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, and Copper accents. This is a very easy card to CASE and change the colors used to make it your own creation!

To create this card, start with Cajun Craze cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½” for your card base:

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The base layer is Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I then used both of the leaf stamps from Rooted in Nature in Mango Melody, Cajun Craze, and Mossy Meadow ink. I stamped off the leaf stamp after inking and randomly stamped them on the Very Vanilla cardstock:

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You will need a piece of Copper Trim long enough to go across the front of the card and one of the Leaves Trinkets in copper. From the Stitched Labels Framelits, I used the bigger of the two circle dies to cut out a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock and the label framelit to cut out the sentiment in Copper Embossing Powder on Very Vanilla cardstock:

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The adhere the Very Vanilla sentiment across the middle of the Cajun Craze piece and then use glue dots to adhere the Leaves Trinkets:

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Use some adhesive on the back of the base layer to secure the Copper Trim and I used some dimensionals to secure it on the front before adding the layered sentiment piece:

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I applied adhesive directly to the card base so when I set the base layer on top, it would have some extra adhesive to secure the Copper Trim:

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The inside is a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and I stamped the larger leaf stamp in Mango Melody ink and the smaller leaf stamp in Cajun Craze and Mossy Meadow inks down the side:

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Wasn’t that easy?? Another great color combo would be Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, and Old Olive! Any sentiment from the Rooted in Nature stamp set could be used for this card, it just depends on the occasion!

The 2018 Holiday Catalog will be live September 5th, so if you would like a complimentary copy please contact me for more details!!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, or joining my team!

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

This month’s contest:

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And the winner from the Christmas in July Blog Hop is:

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Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your name and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop tour:

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Christmas in July Blog Hop!

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Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Christmas in July Blog Hop!! Even though Christmas is a few months away, it’s never too early to get some great inspiration and ideas from all the talented ladies in this blog hop! For the card I created today, I wanted to go outside the typical Cherry Cobbler/Garden Green and Real Red/Old Olive color combinations and used Poppy Parade and Call Me Clover! I also used the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set and the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies, which were carried over from the 2017 Holiday Catalog to the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. This was one of my favorite Christmas sets from the Holiday Catalog, so I was excited to see it carried over!!

The card base is Call Me Clover cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I used the edge die from the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies along the bottom of the card front:

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The base layer is from the Brights 6” x 6” DSP in Poppy Parade and white stripes, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The next layer is Call Me Clover cardstock, cut at 3 ¼” x 4 ½”, use the same edge die from the card front, and used the largest oval die from the Layering Ovals Dies:

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The last layer is another piece of DSP in Poppy Parade and white dots, cut at 3” x 4 ¼”:

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The front sentiment is from the Snowflake Sentiments stamped in Poppy Parade on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and then cut out with the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. This is then adhered to the Call Me Clover oval:

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The snowflakes from the dies are cut out with Sparkle Glimmer Paper and a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock cut at ½” x 5 ½”, which is adhered to the inside of the card:

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The DSP is adhered to the Call Me Clover cardstock, tie a bow around this with a piece of 1/8” Sheer Ribbon in Whisper White, and then adhere the sentiment with dimensionals:

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The DSP base layer is adhered to the card base, and then use dimensionals to adhere the sentiment piece:

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I used three of the sparkle snowflakes around the sentiment that are adhered with glue dots:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Call Me Clover ink. I used the three remaining sparkle snowflakes around the sentiment with glue dots and then stamped the three-snowflake stamp along the bottom in Poppy Parade ink:

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Don’t you love the Poppy Parade and Call Me Clover color combo for Christmas?? With the color revamp this year, what new colors would you create to use for the holidays? How about Merry Merlot and Shaded Spruce? Lovely Lipstick and Granny Apple Green? Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow?

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, or joining my team!

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

This month’s contest:

Last month’s winner:

Congratulations Julie Schoonover!!

Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your name and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop tour:

BLOG HOPPERS

1. Tami White
2. Pam Nichols
3. Tina Wardell
4. Linda Cullen
5. Liz Holloway
6. Rachel Nichols
7. Christina Miller
8. Carol Tennant
9. Lori Mueller
10. Gianna Melone-Sardella
11. Kathi Desmarais
12. Marie A Moreken
13. Rachael Rife

 


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Patriotic Blog Hop!

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Hello and welcome to the June Stamp It Group Blog Hop and Giveaway! This month’s theme is Patriotic/4thof July and the card I am showing today can also be used as a cute invitation if you are having a celebration to invite friends and family! I used a combination of the Pick A Pennant Bundle (page 173), Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (page 219), and the Brights 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper (page 191) to create this fun and patriotic card!

The card base is Poppy Parade cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Pacific Point cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and is embossed with the Simple Stripes TIEF:

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I used the Adirondack chair die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies to cut out the three chairs using the white-washed wood from the Wood Textures 6” x 6” DSP and the Poppy Parade and Pacific Point from the Brights 6” x 6” DSP:

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To make the template for the pennant from the Playful Pennants Framelits Dies, cut a 2 ½ x 6 ½ piece of Whisper White cardstock, and then cut out the pennants:

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Another reason the Stamparatus is a must, you can line up the stamps from the Pick a Pennant stamp set easily to stamp onto your pennant template! I used Poppy Parade and Pacific Point inks to stamp the sentiment:

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Using the same Poppy Parade and Pacific Point 6” x 6” DSP for the Adirondack chairs, I flipped the DSP over and to cut the bow from the Playful Pennants Framelits Dies, adding a Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the middle of each:

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Adhere the Adirondack chairs to the base layer using Mini Dimensionals cut in half (**Tip-when cutting the Mini Dimensionals in half, cut from point to point and then you will have a flat edge that is easier to line up and hide behind your image):

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Mini Dimensionals are used to adhere the pennants and bows across the top, snipping off the excess cardstock:

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The base layer is adhered to the card base using Dimensionals:

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For the inside sentiment, I used the Celebrate stamp from the Tabs for Everything stamp set in Pacific Point ink, and the stars from the Pick a Pennant stamp set in Poppy Parade and Pacific Point inks:

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Isn’t this a fun card?? I’m so happy to see Poppy Parade back, love this bright and cheerful color!! Don’t forget about the pennant template! This can easily be stored with your stamp set or with your other templates and can be used again and again for future stamping!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, or joining my team!

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

This Month’s Contest:

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Last Month’s Winner:

Congratulations Deb Schuh!!

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Don’t forget to leave your name and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop tour:

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1. Tami White
2. Pam Nichols
3. Rachael Rife
4. Gianna Melone-Sardella
5. Carol Tennant
6. Christina Miller
7. Bobbie Crouoch
8. Linda Cullen

 


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Father’s Day Blog Hop!

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Hello and welcome to the May’s Stamp It Groups Blog Hop and Giveaway! This month’s theme is Father’s Day and this Gate Fold Card is made with a combination of new products that will be available June 1st in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. I hope you are excited as I am for the new catalog and enjoy the card I am sharing with you today!

The card base is Mint Macaron cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 2 1/8” on each end:

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The first two panels are from the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper, cut at 2 1/8” x 5 ½”:

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The second set of panels are Tranquil Tide cardstock, cut at 2” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:

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To make the window piece, I used the largest and third largest squares from the Layering Squares Framelit Dies on a piece of Tranquil Textures DSP, the largest square for the window sheet, and the third largest for the Whisper White cardstock:

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The shoreline along the top is from the Waterfront stamp set in Sahara Sand ink and the waves are from the Lilypad Lake stamp set in Tranquil Tide and Soft Sea Foam inks:

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On a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the heron in Gray Granite ink, the lilypad and sailboat are stamped in Memento ink and colored in with Stampin’ Blends. These are all cut out using the coordinating Lakeside Framelit Dies. The Window Sheet is adhered to the DSP frame with Tear & Tape Adhesive:

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These are then adhered to the square and I trimmed part of the heron off. The sentiment is from the Rooted in Nature stamp set, on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Tranquil Tide ink, the waves from the Lilypad Lake stamp set is stamped in Soft Sea Foam ink, and then cut out using the smallest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits:

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To complete this card, adhere the embossed Tranquil Tide cardstock panels to the Tranquil Textures DSP panels, and then adhere to the Mint Macaron card base:

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Before adhering the scene to the right side panel of the card, you will have to trim a little off the right side because the window frame will be adhered to the left side panel with Foam Adhesive Strips and you will need to allow for this:

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I placed a strip from the Foam Adhesive Strips on the left side only, this will allow the card to close properly. The sentiment is then adhered with dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Tranquil Tide ink. For the scene along the bottom, I first stamped the sailboats in Memento ink, masked them, and then used the wave stamp in Tranquil Tide and Soft Sea Foam inks. The sailboats are colored in with Stampin’ Blends and the grass is in Tranquil Tide and Mint Macaron cardstocks from the Lakeside Framelits Dies:

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Here is step by step pictures of how the card closes:

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Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, or joining my team! I hope today’s card inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

This Month’s Contest:

Last Month’s Winner!

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Don’t forget to leave your name and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop tour:

1. Tami White
2. Rachael Rife
3. Pam Nichols
4. Lori Mueller
5. Linda Cullen
6. Tina Wardell
7. Christina Miller
8. Carol Tennant
9. Marie Moreken
10. Bobbie Crouch

 


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Mother’s Day Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group Mother’s Day Blog Hop and giveaway for April! I’m so excited to be participating in another blog hop with such a talented group of ladies!

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When I started out to create this card, I wanted to keep up with the “challenge myself” theme that I’ve been doing by using up products that are on the retirement list! We have to make room for the new products that are getting ready to come out in the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, right?? So, I chose to use the Painted with Love Designer Series Paper and created from that!

The card base is Rich Razzleberry cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Painted with Love DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The next layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3” x 4 ½”:

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I used the Timeless Textures stamp set to stamp the background images in Powder Pink and Blushing Bride inks on the Whisper White cardstock layer:

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I used the Letters for You stamp set to stamp MOM in Rich Razzleberry ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and then cut out with the coordinating Large Letter Framelits:

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The dragonflies are cut out on Gold Foil Sheet using the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies and I snipped the top and bottom dragonflies off. The middle part is adhered to the Whisper White base with glue dots and then the letters are adhered on top with dimensionals:

Using the Labeler Alphabet stamp set on a ½” piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the letters and image in Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo inks, trimming the ends with the Banner Triple Punch:

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To put the card together, adhere the base layer to the card base, adhere the Whisper White cardstock on top of this, use Mini Dimensionals to adhere the two dragonflies that I snipped off and the little sentiment:

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The inside sentiment is from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, stamped in Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride, and Powder Pink inks:

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I love how this card turned out and hope this inspires you to “challenge yourself” when you make not just your Mother’s Day cards, but all cards!

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

This Month’s Contest:

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Last Month’s Winner:

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Don’t forget to leave your name and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop tour:

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