New Years Blog Hop!

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Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s New Year’s 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!

While we send or give out cards for Christmas, what about New Year’s? Whether you are attending a New Year’s get-together, hosting a get-together, or maybe have other needs for a New Year’s card, what better way than to make one with shine and bling?

To start, use Thick Whisper White cardstock for your card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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You will need two pieces of Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, one for the card front base layer and the other for the inside base layer:

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From the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series, you will use this design, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

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For the front of the card, you will use the celebrate from the Celebrate You Thinlits to cut out one piece in Gold Glimmer Paper and another piece in Basic Black cardstock (you can use either of the base layers for this). The two balloons are punched out using the Balloon Bouquet Punch (smaller balloon) in Basic Black and Gold Foil Paper. I used the balloon fill-in stamp from Happy Birthday Gorgeous to heat emboss Black Emboss Powder on the gold balloon and Gold Emboss Powder on the black balloon. The gold balloon is tied off with Basic Black Baker’s Twine and the black balloon is tied off with Whisper White Baker’s Twine. I used the pennant from the Playful Pennants Framelits Dies in Basic Black cardstock and used the numbers from the Pick A Pennant stamp set, which are heat embossed in Gold Emboss Powder (I created a template for my Stamparatus to make stamping easier). The tassels from the framelits, which are cut out in Gold Foil Paper:

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To assemble the front of the card, adhere the two base layers to the card base, use your Fine Tip Glue Pen to layer the Basic Black celebrate to the back of the Gold Glimmer celebrate, and then adhere to the DSP.  I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the tassels to the pennant, trimming the ends, and then used Mini Dimensionals to adhere to the DSP. The balloons are then adhered with Dimensionals:

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For the inside sentiment, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 ¾” x 5”, the sentiment from the Warm Hearted stamp set is stamped in Memento ink, and the accent stamps from the set are heat embossed in Gold Emboss Powder. This piece is adhered to the other piece of Basic Black cardstock and then adhered to the card base:

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What do you think?? Isn’t this a pretty easy card to make? Another great use for a New Year’s card, is that if you hand out cards to the service professionals in your life and maybe you aren’t going to see someone until after Christmas, well here you go! This would also come in handy if you need a non-traditional holiday card!

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 Giveaway:

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Winner from last month’s Christmas Theme Blog Hop:

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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. Luly Gonzalez
4. Pam Nichols
5. Tina Wardell
6. Christina Miller
7. Liz Holloway
8. Rachel Nichols
9. Rachael Rife
10. Danette Herera
11. Linda L Cullen
12. Gianna Melone-Sardella

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Broadway Bound One Sheet Wonder-Part 2

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are another “one sheet wonder” from a 12” x 12” Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper! On Monday I shared one template that made 7 cards from a single sheet of DSP and today I am sharing another template that I was able to make 8 cards and 1 invitation! I chose this particular design of paper because I wanted to see what other colors that I could use to make these, aside from the coordinating Lemon Lime Twist and Lovely Lipstick.

Today’s template is courtesy of Elizabeth Jeanne Thatcher that I found on Pinterest! Below is the DSP and the template for cutting:

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I wanted to make a template that I could easily refer back to and not try to remember where I found it at. Below is a picture of each card I made, inside and out, with a brief description:

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The card base is Flirty Flamingo cardstock, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”

The base layer is the DSP cut at 4” x 5 ¼”

I used the Celebrate Thinlit Die to cut out once on Champagne Foil and twice on Whisper White Cardstock, glued layers together, and then adhered with mini dimensionals

The balloons are cut out of Champagne Foil, Petal Pink, and Gorgeous Grape cardstock with the Balloon Banquet Punch. I used the Softly Falling and Seaside TIEF to emboss the balloons, tied Whisper White Baker’s Twine, and adhered with dimensionals

The inside sentiment is from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set in Flirty Flamingo and Petal Pink inks

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This is an invitation, the base is Blueberry Bushel cardstock, 4 ¼” x 5 ¾”

I used the bottom of the 4” x 5 ¼” diagonal cut to create a pocket (carefully use liquid glue to create a thin line around the sides and bottom)

The “invitation” is on a 3 ½” x 4 ¾” piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink with the Balloon Celebrations and Pick a Pennant stamp sets

I punched out two of the larger balloons in Gold Foil with the Balloon Banquet Punch, heat embossed in Black Embossing Powder on one balloon “Birthday” and “Party” from the Tabs for Everything Stamp set, and then then adhered the balloons to the cardstock to create a tab pull for the cardstock

The front sentiment is using the Pick a Pennant stamp set, the Playful Pennants Framelits Dies, and heat embossed Gold Embossing Powder

I used Gold Metallic Pearls for accents

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This card uses the top of the 4” x 5 ¼” diagonal cut DSP

The card base is Gorgeous Grape cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer is Petal Pink cardstock, embossed with the Simple Stripes TIEF

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, heat embossed in Gold and layered with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Layering Ovals Framelits.

I used some Gold Metallic Thread as an accent

The inside sentiment is from the Balloon Celebration stamp set in Petal Pink and Gorgeous Grape inks

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The card base is Calypso Coral, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer is the DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”

The third layer is Grapefruit Grove cardstock, cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾”

The fourth layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3” x 4 ¼”, stamped with one of the background stamps from Picture Perfect Birthday in Calypso Coral ink

The front sentiment is heat embossed in Gold from Picture Perfect Birthday, hand trimmed, layered on Gold Foil, and some Gold Metallic Thread adhered to the back

The inside sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is stamped in Calypso Coral and Grapefruit Grove inks

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These two cards are the same, except I used Merry Merlot and Basic Black as accent colors

The card base is 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer is the DSP cut at 4” x 5 ¼”

I layered the 1 ¾” x 4” DSP on a piece of 2” x 4” Gold Foil

The balloons are made with the Balloon Banquet Punch, using the coordinating stamp from Balloon Celebration and heat emboss in either Black or White.

I stamped the “balloon string” in Memento Ink and then used a piece of Whisper White Sheer Ribbon to tie a bow

The inside sentiments from Picture Perfect Birthday and Balloon Celebration stamp set are in Merry Merlot, Memento, and Gray Granite inks

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These two cards are the same, except the base color of Real Red or Pineapple Punch

The card base is 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer of Whisper White is 4” x 5 ¼”, using the candle base stamps from Picture Perfect Birthday in Night of Navy, Real Red, and Pineapple Punch inks, and the candle flame is heat embossed in gold

The 1 ½” x 4” of DSP is adhered across the base layer

The sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is stamped in Night of Navy ink and used the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies

The accents are the Gold Metallic Pearls and a gold candle from Candle Embellishments

The inside sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy ink with either Pineapple Punch or Real Red ink for the confetti stamp

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The card base is Gorgeous Grape cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer is Petal Pink cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Striped Scallops TIEF

I used the last two pieces of DSP and punched them with the Banner Triple Punch

The sentiment is from Picture Perfect Birthday on Whisper White cardstock in Petal Pink and Gorgeous Grape inks, punched out with the 1 ½” Circle Punch, and layered on Gold Foil punched out with the 1 ¾” Circle Punch

Gold Faceted Gems are used to accent the front

The inside sentiment is stamped in Gorgeous Grape and Petal Pink inks

WHEW!! I didn’t realize until I was completely done that I had made so many from ONE sheet of DSP!! So, I have made a total of 15 cards and 1 invitation from TWO sheets of DSP so far and I will be sharing another version in my next post! Stay Tuned!!

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!

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Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Animal Outing stamp set, Animal Friends Thinlits Dies, and the Animal Expedition Designer Series! If you follow me on Facebook then you know last week I shared that some of the thinlits dies can cut some of the images from one of the DSP designs, so I thought I would create a card doing this! If you are in need of a quick card, then this comes in handy!!

I first started hand cutting part of the DSP that I will be using the dies on:

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Here are the images that I cut out with the dies:

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The card base is Call Me Clover cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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Next, I used this design from the DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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I used the largest scalloped square from the Layering Squares Framelits to create the “window” and then cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 4” x 4”, which will be the base layer for under the DSP:

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Using Stampin’ Sponges, I colored the Whisper White cardstock with Balmy Blue ink to create the sky and then Call Me Clover and Lemon Lime Twist inks to create the grass:

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For some added texture, I used the cloud mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks with White Embossing Paste and the Palette Knives:

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While the Embossing Paste Dries, I cut out on Whisper White cardstock two banners from the Playful Pennants Dies, then used two of the pennant stamps from the Pick a Pennant stamp set in Call Me Clover and Lemon Lime Twist inks:

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To stamp the sentiment on the banner, I used a template that I created to keep them in place on my Stamparatus. The letters are then stamped in Call Me Clover ink:

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By now the Embossing Paste is dry, to I used Snail adhesive to place the animals towards the center and overlapping each other:

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On Call Me Clover cardstock, cut out six of the leaf images from the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies:

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Flip the DSP over and place some adhesive along the bottom of the square cut out and adhere the leaves. Then use more adhesive along the rest of the square to adhere the Whisper White cardstock with images:

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Use Mini Dimensionals to adhere the banner to the front and then snip off any overhanging pieces. I used some 1/8” Grosgrain Ribbon in Call Me Clover to tie a bow around the DSP:

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This is then adhered to the card base with Dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment is from the Animal Outing stamp set on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. The sentiment is stamped in Call Me Clover ink and the frog on a tree limb is stamped in Memento Ink, colored in with Call Me Clover, Lemon Lime Twist, and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Markers:

What I love about this card is that not only do the dies save you time, but this is a great card to give from a group! The Pick a Pennant Bundle is a great way to customize your card!!

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!


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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:

BLOG HOPPERS

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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