Easter Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Easter Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop tour or have hopped on over from another blog, thank you for letting me share my creation with you today!

When it comes to holidays, I always send out cards to family and friends, not just so they know that I’m thinking of them, but also so they will get some happy mail and brighten their day! Depending on how many people are on your list, it can be overwhelming. The card I’m sharing with you today, is actually one that I “mass produced” using the Timeless Tulip Bundle and the So Very Vellum Specialty DSP. If you are like me, I just love stamp sets that can be used for a variety of occasions and the Timeless Tulips is one of those stamp sets!

The base layer for this card is the So Very Vellum Specialty DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, in Soft Sea Foam:

For the front of the card, you will need:

1. Cut a 5” strip of the Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon and also use enough of the ribbon to tie into a small bow.

2. Use the large tulip stamp, first inking in Grapefruit Grove ink, and then use a Sponge Dauber with Mango Melody ink along the bottom, to stamp on Whisper White cardstock. This is then punched out with the coordinating Tulip Builder Punch.

3. Use the largest oval Stitched Shapes Die to cut out of Whisper White cardstock. I used Mossy Meadow ink to stamp both stem stamps, the curved stem stamp is the tallest and the straight stem stamp for the two shorter stems. I also stamped a leaf in Mossy Meadow next to the tallest stem (if you are looking at the stamp case, it is the middle leaf stamp). I used the smallest tulips stamp (coloring the same way as the large tulip) to stamp on the smaller two stems.

On the vellum base layer, I used my grid paper to help line up the ribbon, placing a small amount of Snail on the back of the ribbon (in the middle) to keep in place and then a small amount of Snail on the back of the base layer to adhere the ends of the ribbon to the back. I adhered the die cut oval to the Vellum DSP, used dimensionals to adhere the large tulip to the tallest stem, and a glue dot to adhere the bow to the ribbon:

This completed piece is adhered to a Thick Whisper White cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. The adhesive is placed on the back of the vellum, behind the oval and tulip:

The inside sentiment is stamped in Grapefruit Grove ink, which I used my Stamparatus so I would have a nice and even stamped image:

Here are my cards using each of the So Very Vellum Specialty DSP:

As I stated earlier, these cards are “mass produced” and here is how I made 18 cards:

1. I cut and scored all the Thick Whisper White cardstock card bases first.

2. I used one sheet of each color from the Vellum DSP, cutting first at 4” (you will have three pieces) and then turning to the 12” side to cut at 5 ¼” (this will give you two base layers). The leftover small strip is put to the side. 

3. Die cut all the ovals at the same time, I cut 3 ¾” strips of Whisper White cardstock (along the 8 ½” side), and this allowed me to get four ovals from each strip.

4. For the large tulips, I cut a 2 ½” strip of Whisper White cardstock (along the 8 ½” side), stamped the inked/sponge tulip as many times as I could, and then punched out. No, I did not clean the stamp each time and did not see any ink transfer of Mango Melody ink to the Grapefruit Grove ink pad.

5. I first made all the bows and then cut the 5” strips of ribbon.

6. For the stitched oval, I first stamped the stems and leaves and then stamped the two small tulips (use your Stampin’ Pierce Mat underneath). I felt that stamping this way not only made it go faster, but I wasn’t tempted to accidentally ink the stamp in the wrong color. Keeping only the Mossy Meadow out for the stems and leaf and Grapefruit Grove and Mango Melody out for the small tulip.

7. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the inside sentiment to all the card bases. Do not fold and burnish the card base at the score line, leave it flat. Line up the bottom what would be the inside to the top of the Stamparatus edge (the hinge side is at the top), place the sentiment on the plate (which would be the bottom of the plate, closest to you) then ink and stamp away.

8. I assembled the card as directed above.

I did try to figure out the best color combination for the tulips, which makes it easy for “mass production”, and I really liked how the tulips look no matter what color of vellum was used! What do you think?? If you want to, you could always maybe stamp some tulips along the bottom of the inside or cut down those leftover vellum strips to adhere along the bottom of the inside.

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.

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 giveaway:

The winner from last month’s Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop is:

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

1. Tami White  
2. Tina Wardell-Tina’s Crafty Ink Spot  
3. Luly Gonzalez  
4. Dawn Seelhoff – Dawn’s INKlings  
5. SHANNON LORENZ HATCH  
6. Lori McBride  
7. Pam Nichols  
8. Christina Miller  
9. Rachael Rife  
10. Karen Page  
11. Lori Mueller – Stampin’ Dreams  
12. Kim Quade

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Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop tour or have hopped on over from another blog, thank you for letting me share my creation with you today!

For my card, I have combined some of my favorite Sale-A-Bration products with products from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and a little sneak peek of a new Sale-A-Bration Vellum DSP that will be available for purchase on March 3rd! The Lovely Lily Pad stamp set is one of my favorites and I love how versatile it is to color, stamp, and cut out with the coordinating dies, you can truly create whatever colors you like!

The base layer is Pretty Peacock cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. The next layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”. I mixed up a little bit of Embossing Paste with a small drop of Pretty Peacock ink refill on my Silicone Craft Sheet. On a scrap piece of paper, I taped the Whisper White cardstock down (on the sides) and then taped down the diamond decorative mask over top. I smeared the colored Embossing Paste from the top left corner to the bottom right corner over the mask:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. A strip of this design from the Lily Impressions DSP, cut at 1” x 4”.

2. Cut a ¾” x 4” of the Pretty Peacock Foil Sheet and use the decorative die to cut out.

3. Use the 2 ¼” Circle Punch to punch out of the Pool Party So Very Vellum Specialty DSP (this comes in Pool Party, Purple Posy, Soft Sea Foam and is embossed!!).

3. On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the large lily stamp first in Versamark ink, then in Pretty Peacock ink, and then on the cardstock. I then heat embossed the image in Clear Emboss Powder (a great way to emboss in the color of your choice!). The lily was then colored in with Dark Pretty Peacock, Light Bermuda Bay, and Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blends and cut out with the coordinating die.

4. For the leaves and lily pad, I stamped them in Versamark ink and Mossy Meadow ink on Whisper White cardstock and heat embossed with Clear Emboss Powder. I colored them with Dark Old Olive and Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends, using the Color Lifter to lighten the center of the leaves, and cut out with the coordinating dies.

5. You will also need two of the 5mm and four of the 3mm Pretty Peacock Rhinestones.

The leaves are adhered to the back of the lily with glue dots, the lily is adhered to the lily pad with glue dots, and this piece is adhered to the vellum circle piece. The decorative foil piece is adhered to the DSP with liquid glue:

I adhered the two cardstock layers together and then the DSP strip across the middle:

The lily pad piece is adhered with dimensionals and then I placed the rhinestones in the blank corners:

This completed piece is adhered to a Whisper White cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, I cut a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and layered a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”, on top. The sentiment is stamped in Pretty Peacock ink and the lily in the corner is stamped and colored the same way as the lily on the card front:

Isn’t this a fun card?? I usually like to stamp the lily on colored cardstock and then cut out with the coordinating die, but I really liked how the lily turned out using Stampin’ Blends! This is really a great way to create lilies in the colors of your choice! 

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.

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 giveaway:

The winner from last month’s Valentine’s Day Blog Hop is:

Don’t forget to scroll down to leave you FIRST and LAST 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. Christina Miller  
5. Pam Nichols  
6. Shannon Lorenz-Hatch  
7. Lori Mueller  
8. Mary Bush  
9. Rachael Rife  
10. Lori McBride  
11. Kim Quade  
12. Karen Page  
13. Dawn Seelhoff – dawnsinklings.com  
14. Linda Cullen  
15. Gigi Melone 

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Valentine’s Day Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Valentine’s Day Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop tour or have hopped on over from another blog, thank you for letting me share my creation with you today! Let’s get started!!

I thought I would create “little goodies” for my Valentine’s Day, which are perfect for co-workers, friends, or even if your child has a or attends a Valentine’s party! These are quick and easy, which is awesome if you have several to make. I combined the Heartfelt Bundle and the Honey Bee Bundle, with just a hint of the Golden Honey Specialty DSP, for this super sweet mini card and treat holder.

For the 3” x 3” mini card:

1. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3” x 6” and score at 3”. Tip-if you use 12” x 12” Whisper White cardstock, you can make 8 of these cards with no leftover scraps.

2. On a piece of Gold Foil Sheet, stamp the stitched heart and sentiment in Stazon ink and punch out with the heart punch. 

3. Use the double heart die from the Detailed Bee Dies to cut out of Gold Foil Sheet.

4. Stamp the bee in Memento ink on Whisper White ink, color in the body with a Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Write Marker, and cut out with the coordinating die.

5. Use the honeycomb die to cut out a piece in Basic Black cardstock.

Adhere the honeycomb and die cut hearts to the card front and then use dimensionals to adhere the bee and heart. The sentiment is stamped on the inside with Memento ink:

The treat holder is for a piece of Ghirardelli candy (have you tried this one?? Crème Brulee is delicious!!):

1. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 2” x 5 ½”, punch each end with the Delightful Tag Topper punch, and fold in the middle. Tip-if you use 8 ½” x 11” cardstock, you will make 8 of these with only a ½” strip left over.

2. Cut a 2” x 2” piece of the Golden Honey Specialty DSP and use the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners.

3. Stamp the bee on Whisper White cardstock, color in the bee with a Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Write Marker, and cut out with the coordinating die.

4. Cut a piece of Black Satin Ribbon to tie the treat holder closed.

The DSP is adhered to the cardstock and the bee is adhered with a dimensional. The candy fits perfectly if you fold the flaps in:

To tie this all together, I stamped the heart sentiment on the 3” x 3” envelope in Pineapple Punch ink, the bee’s in Memento ink, and colored them in with a Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Write Marker:

Isn’t this just adorable?? This is a fun and easy way to make a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day! I really like it when I can combine different products for special occasions and the Honey Bee Bundle pairs perfectly with the Heartfelt Bundle.

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.

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 giveaway:

The winner from last month’s New Years Blog Hop is:

Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your FIRST and LAST 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. Christina Miller  
4. Pam Nichols  
5. Tina Wardell  
6. Rachael Rife  
7. Shannon Lorenz-Hatch  
8. Dawn’s INKlings  
9. Gigi Melone  
10. Karen Page  
11. Kim Quade  
12. Linda Cullen  
13. Lori Mueller  
14. Margaret Wiley  
15. Lori McBride 

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New Years Theme Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Groups New Years Theme Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop tour or have hopped on over from another blog, thank you for letting me share my creation with you today, so let’s get started!

I chose to create a card to celebrate the new year, which can be perfect for invitations if you are having a get together, a service professional, or even if you missed someone on your Christmas list! Whether it’s one card or several, this is very easy to make!

To start, your base layer with be a piece of Gold Foil Sheet, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and then a piece of Basic Black cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”, to layer on top of the Gold Foil sheet:

I used two stamps from the Little Twinkle stamp set to create a “starry night” by heat embossing with Gold Emboss Powder:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Use the Balloon Bouquet Punch to punch out the balloons from the Gold Foil Sheet (the Basic Black cardstock will hide this) and use the numbers two and zero from the Make a Difference stamp set to heat emboss “2020” in Black Shimmery Emboss Powder.

2. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 1 ½” x 4 ½” and heat emboss the single star stamp with Gold Emboss Powder.

3. Use the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies to cut out of Gold Glimmer Paper to spell “Cheers”.

To assemble the card, adhere the embossed Basic Black cardstock on top of the Gold Foil Sheet, adhere the embossed Whisper White cardstock piece in the middle, and use Multipurpose Glue to adhere the die cut letters to the embossed Whisper White cardstock:

The balloons are adhered with dimensionals and then this completed piece is adhered to a Thick Whisper White cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, use the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to ink the “Happy New Year” part of the stamp from Itty Bitty Christmas, and heat emboss more stars with Gold Emboss Powder:

Wasn’t that a fun and easy card to make? I chose to cut an extra piece of Whisper White cardstock for the inside, this way if you make a mistake, just flip it over and start again! For me, it never fails that I make some sort of “boo-boo” and this just makes it easier! I also love it when I’m challenged to make a card and try to figure out what I have on hand to make something for an occasion that I normally wouldn’t make!

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.

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 giveaway:

The winner from last month’s Christmas Theme Blog Hop is:

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

1. Tami White  
2. Dawn Seelhoff  
3. Pam Nichols  
4. Luly Gonzalez  
5. Tina Wardell  
6. Christina Miller  
7. Shannon Lorenz-Hatch  
8. Kim Quade  
9. Linda Cullen  
10. Gigi Melone 

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Thanksgiving Theme Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Thanksgiving Theme Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop tour or have hopped over from another blog, thank you for letting me share my creation with you today, so let’s get started!

For my card, I chose to combine products from the Annual Catalog and the Holiday Catalog to create this fun and easy Thanksgiving Card. The new Snowfall Accents Puff Paint was a must for me, not just to create fun snow accents, but I immediately thought of the Country Home stamp set, specifically the stamp with cotton stems, and what a fun way to accent this stamp! Combining Copper Foil with the beautiful colors from the Come to Gather DSP will certainly make your card stand out!

I first started with the jug and fall flower stamps on Very Vanilla cardstock in Memento Ink. TIP-Use your Stamparatus to help these images line up on your cardstock:

Color in the leaves with Dark Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends, the flowers and “berries” with Dark Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends, and color the “flower head” (not sure exactly what this is called) with Light Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends. The jug was first colored along the outline with Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends and then I used Light Soft Suede to blend with the Dark Soft Suede, to bring the border of the jug together. Use the Dark Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends in the very middle and then Light Pumpkin Pie around the Dark Pineapple Punch. I went back and forth between Light Pumpkin Pie and Dark Pineapple Punch coloring in until I achieved a “coppery” look. If you need to add any more brown, use Light Soft Suede:

This completed piece is “fussy” cut out and I used my heat tool with the puff paint on the cotton buds:

For the rest of the card front you will need:

1. A 2 ¼” piece of Copper Foil Sheet and embossing with the Hammered Metal 3D embossing folder. The foil sheet is slightly longer because it will lose some length (very slightly) from the embossing folder.

2. A 2” piece of Come to Gather DSP, in this design.

3. The completed jug.

4. A piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink, and cut out with the largest die from the Stitched Labels Dies:

The base layer is Merry Merlot cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”, the card will open from right to left. First adhere the embossed foil sheet to the card base and then adhere the DSP. (Sorry the picture is a little blurry!):

I adhered the sentiment and flower jug with dimensionals to the foil and DSP layer and added three of the smallest Holiday Rhinestone Jewels in Pumpkin Pie:

For the inside sentiment, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp and color the jug the same way as you did for the card front, and stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink:

Don’t you just love this card?? I really love the combination of the colors used! If “fussy cutting is not your thing” (totally understand!), you can cut the cardstock out with one of the Stitched Nested Labels and still stamp and colors as I did. I would also flip the sentiments, using the smaller inside sentiment on the card front and then the large card front sentiment on the inside! 

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.

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 Giveaway:

The winner from last month’s Halloween Blog Hop:

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

1. Tami White  
2. Tina Wardell  
3. Luly Gonzalez  
4. Christina Miller  
5. Pam Nichols  
6. Dawn Seelhoff  
7. Rachael Rife  
8. Kim Quade  
9. SHANNON LORENZ HATCH  
10. Karen Page  
11. Lori Mueller  
12. Gigi  
13. Danette Herrera  

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Halloween & Fall Theme Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Halloween Theme Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop or have hopped over from another blog, thank you for letting me share my creation with you today, so let’s get started!

For me, Halloween is the kick off for Holiday cards and crafts! This year’s Holiday Catalog has some super cool products that are just perfect for Halloween! I chose to use The Raven stamp set, Monster Bash Enamel Shapes, and the Stylish Scroll Embossing folder for my card that I’m sharing with you today.

The base layer is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder:

I wanted to give the embossed cardstock an “aged” look, so I lightly took my Versamark pad across the raised side of the cardstock and then sprinkled Gold Emboss Powder across. Before I heat set it, I took a small paint brush that I have a went around brushing off any embossing powder that was in the middle of the scrolls, I then heat set the powder, and lightly used a small nail buffer block to buff down the embossing powder so it was not so shiny and ruffed up the edges with my Paper Snips:

To create the “spooky sky”:

1. Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 2 ¼” x 5”.

2. Create a mask for the moon with the 2” Circle Punch and color lightly in with a Sponge Dauber and Pineapple Punch ink:

3. I used my Stampartus to stamp the tree branch with Memento Ink twice so I would have a good stamped image.

4. I used the negative mask from the punch to cover the moon and then used a Sponge Dauber with Gray Granite ink to color in the sky, dark around the edges and lighter in the middle.

5. Create another mask with the Pretty Label Punch to create the clouds and then remove the mask over the moon, using any ink already on the Sponge Dauber lightly around the moon.

To complete the “spooky sky”, the sentiment is heat embossed with Shimmer Black Embossing Powder and then I added three of the crows from the enamel shapes to the tree branch:

I used my snips to rough up the edges of this piece, adhered with black dimensionals to the embossed base layer, and then adhered to a Basic Gray cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside sentiment is on Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment and feathers are both heat embossed with Shimmer Black Emboss Powder. Then use a Stampin’ Sponge with Gray Granite ink around the edges:

So, are you spooked?? Lol The Raven stamp set and Wonderfully Wicked Bundle are both a must for my Halloween cards and crafts, what are you most excited to create with?

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.

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 giveaway:

The winner from last month’s Fall Theme Blog Hop is:

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

1. Tami White – USA  
2. Luly Gonzalez  
3. Tina Wardell  
4. Christina Miller  
5. Dawn Seelhoff  
6. Pam Nichols  
7. Gianna Melone  
8. Kim Quade  
9. Karen Page  
10. Danette Herrera  
11. SHANNON LORENZ HATCH  
12. Rachael Rife

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Fall Theme Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Fall Theme Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop or have hopped over from another side, thank you for letting me share my creation with you today, so let’s get started!

So, what comes to mind when you think of fall? Is it the crisp, fresh air? Is it the warm spices and fall scents? How about sitting around a fire with friends and family and enjoying time together? All of the above?? Me, too!! My original card that I was creating for today started off completely different with the sunflower stamps from the Painted Harvest stamp set. While I stamped the outer layer in Crusted Curry ink, the inner layer in Terracotta Tile ink, and the center in Soft Suede ink, the Crushed Curry and Terracotta Tile combo looked like a “fire” to me, so then I thought about how I could create a “fire pit”? After some experimenting I created today’s card, which I hope you will enjoy!

To create the “fire pit”, start my cutting a piece of Gray Granite cardstock at 2 ¾” x 3 ¼” and use the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners. I used the largest Layering Oval Dies to cut out the middle of the cardstock (I just “eyed it” till it looked right”, embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder, and then added Gray Granite and Merry Merlot ink with a sponge dauber to give the fire pit some distressing:

Stamp the outer layer of the sunflower in Crushed Curry ink and the inner layer and the center in Terracotta Tile ink. I fussy cut these out and then added some more Crushed Curry ink around the edges with a sponge dauber. Cut the flowers in half and use three of the pieces with liquid glue to create the fire. Trim off any excess piece of the flower that may be sticking out of the sides and then “round off” the pointed corners:

The base layer is Very Vanilla cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and I used my Stamparatus to stamp the trees several times in Early Espresso ink, I wanted extra dark, but not black:

To create the ground, I masked just above the tree trunks and used a sponge dauber with Old Olive ink to color in. I then placed the mask over the ground and colored in the sky with sponge daubers using Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, and Merry Merlot inks. After removing the mask, I blended the line using what ink was left on the Old Olive sponge dauber:

I cut out two Adirondack chairs out of Crumb Cake cardstock and then embossed them with the Subtle 3D embossing folder. Before adhering anything down, I first lined everything up on the base layer. I used liquid glue to adhere the sides of the chairs to the fire pit, cut up six mini dimensionals to use on the back of the chairs, and used more liquid glue on the back of the fire pit to adhere to the base layer:

The base layer is adhered to a Mossy Meadow cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, use a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, I used part of the sentiment from Winter Woods stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink (you can use either a Stampin’ Write Marker or mask part of the sentiment and ink with the stamp pad), and stamp the pinecones in the corners with Early Espresso ink:

Isn’t this a fun card?? It really is a great “all occasion” card that you can send to anyone! I just love it when you can create a completely “outside of the box” cards, just use your imagination!!

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.

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 Giveaway:

The winner from the New Catalog Theme Blog Hop is:

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

1. Tami White  
2. Tina Wardell  
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