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  
3. Christina Miller  
4. Luly Gonzalez  
5. Dawn Seelhoff  
6. Linda Cullen  
7. Rachael Rife  
8. Kim Quade  
9. Shannon Lorenz-Hatch  
10. Pam Nichols  
11. Danette Herrera  
12. Karen Page  
13. Gigi Melone  
14. Oksana Semenska

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Birthday wishes with Floral Essence and Garden Lane DSP

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features new products from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog! With the launch of the new catalog starting June 4th, it’s time for me to get creative and show them to you! For this card, I am using new designer series paper, ribbon, dies, and two stamp sets. If you haven’t seen the Garden Lane DSP (page 165), definitely give it a look! This DSP may have a lot of greens in it, but it was so easy to color coordinate the flower from Floral Essence with Stampin’ Blends.

For the card front, start with this design from the DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, enough Scalloped Lace Trim to tie into a bow around the DSP, and the sentiment is stamped in Garden Green ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, cut out with the 2ndsmallest Stitched Nested Labels:

For the flower, use your Stamparatus to first stamp the flower from Floral Essence in Smoky Slate ink on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. To color the flower, first use Light Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends around the edges of the flower petals, color the inner petal with the Dark Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends (avoiding the petal “veins”), I used the Light Mint Macaron again to blend in the line between the two colors on the petals, and then used Light Pineapple Punch to color in the “veins”. I then stamped the flower image again in Versamark ink, heat embossed with Silver Emboss Powder, and then fussy cut out. For the leaves, I stamped the image twice on Very Vanilla cardstock in Versamark ink, heat embossed with Silver Emboss Powder, colored in with Dark Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends and then fussy cut out:

The leaves are adhered to the back of the flower with glue dots and I used one of the largest Clear Faceted Gems for the middle of the flower:

The lace trim is adhered to the cardstock and the sentiment and flower is adhered with dimensionals:

The completed card front is adhered to a Garden Green cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, I adhered a ¾” x 4” piece of DSP to the side and stamped the sentiment in Garden Green ink:

Isn’t this a gorgeous card? While this designer series paper coordinates with the Magnolia Lane and Garden Lane Suites, I chose to just order this DSP for now so that I would have some pretty paper to play with and use other products. 

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!

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Stormy seas with High Tide

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is an easy card to make with the High Tide stamp set when you want to send words of encouragement. High Tide is one of my favorite stamp sets, not only does it have great sentiments, but I just love the lighthouse. I really wanted to create a card that was fairly muted or monochromatic and that the lighthouse would be the focal point. To create the monochromatic effect, Gray Granite ink is a great color to use, and I chose Poppy Parade ink for the lighthouse because I just loved how the color popped against the Gray Granite.

I first started with a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and used my Stamparatus to stamp ground under the lighthouse and the detailed lighthouse stamp in Gray Granite ink and then the second lighthouse stamp in Poppy Parade ink:

I then used a Stampin’ Sponge to sponge Gray Granite ink all around, going not quite to the lighthouse:

The wave stamp and the small “sand like” stamp are both stamped in Gray Granite ink. The small stamp is similar to the ground stamp for the lighthouse and that is used to fill in the ground:

I used my Stamparatus again to stamp the grass and the birds in Gray Granite ink three times each. I wanted them slightly darker, but still a bit muted:

This card front is then adhered to a Gray Granite card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”, with dimensionals:

For the inside sentiment, use another piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Gray Granite ink and then use the Poppy Parade Stampin’ Write Marker to color the word “hope”. The birds in the water are stamped in Gray Granite ink in the bottom right corner. **TIP-If you do not have a Stampin’ Write Marker, place the stamp on your Stamparatus and then mask the word(s) that you don’t want inked**:

So, what do you think? I just love how the Poppy Parade makes the lighthouse so striking against the Gray Granite! 

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!

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Fun with Florentine Filigree

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the new Florentine Filigree Bundle from the 2019 Occasions Catalog! I first saw this bundle when I was in Orlando in November for OnStage and just loved the Florentine Thinlits Die. This is such a beautiful and versatile die, which would create a great background for any card, but what about the coordinating stamp set? The Stamparatus is a must because you can stamp the coordinating stamps perfectly with the die cut cardstock layered on top! So today I thought I would show you how to create a beautiful card with this bundle, step by step. I will also include a link to Stampin’ Up! YouTube video for this bundle at the end of this blog.

I started with Blueberry Bushel cardstock for my card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

The top layer of cardstock that will be cut out with the Florentine Thinlits Die, so I cut out another piece of Blueberry Bushel cardstock cut at 4 ¼” x 5 ½”:

The Whisper White cardstock that will be stamped on for underneath, is cut slightly smaller at 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”:

To ensure that the die would not move while cutting in the Big Shot, I just used a piece of washi tape across. Once cut, you will have several pieces cut out, which you can save for another card or discard, I put mine in a little bag. Once completed, this is your template:

Using my Stamparatus, I placed the piece of Whisper White cardstock down with one magnet on top, lined up the Blueberry Bushel cardstock, and then secured that piece with one magnet. I then positioned the stamp along the bottom, picked up the stamp with the plate, removed the Blueberry Bushel cardstock, then inked the stamp in Balmy Blue ink, and completed the “hinge-step technique” up the cardstock:

After completing, I lined the Blueberry Bushel cardstock up with the stamped image and then lined up the smaller coordinating stamp, removed the cardstock, inked up the stamp with Crumb Cake ink, and completed the “hinge-step technique” up the cardstock. NOTE: You can start at the top or the bottom when stamping, I just chose to start at the bottom:

When complete, place the Blueberry Bushel die cut cardstock on top, I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere to the Whisper White cardstock:

On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamp the circle design stamp once in Crumb Cake ink and once in Balmy Blue ink. Since this stamp coordinates with the Layering Circle Framelits, I used the 4thlargest circle to cut out the middle and then the 2ndlargest scalloped circle to cut out the stamped image for layering:

For the front of this card, I used the outside layer in Crumb Cake ink, the inside layer in Balmy Blue ink, enough Classic Weave Ribbon in Crumb Cake to tie around into a bow, and the sentiment from the set is stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink:

The ribbon is tied into a bow around the front, the scalloped circle layer is adhered on top, and the inner circle is adhered with dimensionals to pop it up. This completed piece is then adhered to the card base:

The inside sentiment is stamped on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock in Blueberry Bushel ink. I stamped the front image stamp along the bottom in Balmy Blue ink to tie into the front of the card design:

Pretty awesome! This was a pretty easy card to make and you can create a card from this set in any color combo! Which is great because I know making masculine cards can be a struggle! You can watch the YouTube video from Stampin’ Up! here.

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!

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Mmmm….cake!!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the new Amazing Life stamp set from the 2019 Occasions Catalog! This stamp set is actually part of a bundle, which includes the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies!! What?? Rectangle dies?? They feature stitching on the inside and outside the frame, so you can use either size! I won’t be using these today, however, but will share with you a quick and easy card using the stamp set.

To start, use Bermuda Bay cardstock for the card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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

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For the card front, you will use the Balloon Bouquet Punch on a piece of Champagne Foil Sheet, use Whisper White Baker’s Twine to tie around the end, on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, you will stamp the background stamp from Artisan Textures stamp set in Pool Party ink, stamp the sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink, and the cut out using the largest scalloped square from the Layering Squares Framelits Dies:

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I first adhered the balloons directly to the card base and then adhered the sentiment with dimensionals. I felt this needed a little something else added, so I opted for the Glitter Enamel Dots in Coastal Cabana:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Bermuda Bay ink, and I used a Blender Pen with Pool Party ink to color in the cake. The best part about this inside sentiment is that I was able to use my Stamparatus to position the stamps and stamp them all at the same time!

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Wasn’t that quick and easy?? I chose to use the scalloped square and the Striped Scallops TIEF for this card because I thought the combination of the two tied well together. I also chose Bermuda Bay and Pool Party for the color combo because I haven’t created with these colors in so long and wanted some fun colors for this card! I hope you like it!!

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!

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Incredible Like You

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which feature’s the new Incredible Like You stamp set from the 2019 Occasions Catalog! This stamp set coordinates with the Incredible Like You Project Kit, but I thought today I would make a card with just the stamp set, which is a photopolymer 2-step set. I really didn’t know what I wanted to create at first, so I decided to start with the 2-step flower stamps and chose the Calypso Coral and Grapefruit Grove color combo. I absolutely loved how the flower turned out, so I decided to use the Calypso Coral/Grapefruit Grove/Mango Melody color combo to complete this card. Let’s get started on this great, all occasion card!

The card base is Calypso Coral, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. Using the hinge-step technique with my Stamparatus, I inked up the striped stamp first in Calypso Coral ink for the top and bottom, Grapefruit Grove ink for the next step to Calypso Coral, and then Mango Melody for the middle:

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For the front of the card, you will need enough Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon to tie around the base layer into a bow, this design from the 6” x 6” Wood Textures DSP that measures 2 ½” x 2 ½”, and a piece of Whisper White cardstock that measures 2” x 2”. For the flower, I stamped the outline in Calypso Coral, the full flower stamp in Grapefruit Grove, the stem and leaves in Pear Pizzazz, and the dot stamp in Mango Melody. It really doesn’t show up very well, but I used my Wink of Stella pen along the Calypso Coral outline of the flower:

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To assemble the card front, tie the tulle ribbon around the base layer into a bow, adhere the squares together, use dimensionals to adhere the layered squares over the ribbon, and then adhere the base layer to the card base:

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For the inside, the sentiment from this set is stamped in Grapefruit Grove and the leaves from the set are stamped along the sides in Pear Pizzazz ink:

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I absolutely love card kits and the project kit that coordinates with this set makes 16 cards, but who doesn’t love seeing alternative ideas? It’s kind of like Paper Pumpkin, you want to see what others can create to inspire us!

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!

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