Christmas Holiday 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!

When I sat down to figure out what I was going to create for this blog hop, I decided to use the Tags & Tidings stamp set from the Tags & Tidings Bundle. I originally missed this bundle when the Holiday Catalog came out, but I’m so glad I purchased it! Every year I make Christmas Tags and send them to family and this bundle makes it that much easier! One stamp and one thinlit die and you get 16 tags! This is a fun and easy way to use up your DSP and I always have leftover Christmas DSP after I have made my cards. My original idea was going to incorporate the Joyous Noel Specialty DSP, but since that is no longer available, I still wanted to create with the Tranquil Tide and Merry Merlot color combo. The sentiments used are from the November 2018 Paper Pumpkin, To You & Yours, which are super cute and perfect for this card!

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

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The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the Tags & Tidings stamp in Merry Merlot ink. This was very helpful to ensure that all the images where inked and stamped onto the cardstock. I also used my Tranquil Tide Stampin’ Write Marker to color in some of the little details:

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For the front of the card sentiment, I used the biggest Stitched Label Framelit to cut out a piece of the Tranquil Tide Glimmer Paper from the Joyous Noel 6” x 6” Glimmer Paper, cut at 6” piece of the Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible Ribbon and flag the ends with paper snips, the sentiment is heat embossed in Copper Emboss Powder on a 1” piece of Whisper White cardstock with the ends punched with the Banner Triple Punch:

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To complete this piece, I used glue dots to adhere the ribbon folded in half and then used liquid glue to adhere the ribbon to the glimmer paper. The sentiment is adhered with dimensionals across the middle:

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The base layer is adhered to the card base and then the sentiment piece is adhered with dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock and heat embossed in Copper Emboss powder. I wanted to add a little something extra for the inside, so I used the tree framelit from In the Woods Framelits on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and then sponged some Tranquil Tide ink on with a sponge dauber. I adhered this with mini dimensionals, used the ground cover stamp from the Winter Woods stamp set in Tranquil Tide ink and then used a little bit of Embossing Paste, which mixed with the ink and makes it look like there is “snow” under the tree:

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What do you think?? The Tags & Tidings Bundle really is a versatile set! If you missed out on the November 2018 Paper Pumpkin, you can easily substitute for any sentiment you already have.

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!

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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 Thanksgiving 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. Luly Gonzalez
3. Tina Wardell
4. Pam Nichols
5. Lori Mueller
6. Rachael Rife
7. Julie DeGuia
8. Christina Miller
9. Danette Herera
10. Rachel Nichols
11. Kim McPeek
12. Gianna Melone
13. Linda Cullen

 

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Thanksgiving Cards with Country Lane-p3

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are part three of my three-part Thanksgiving cards made with the Country Lane Suite! This is a great way to make your Thanksgiving cards and use up that Designer Series Paper by making eight cards from one sheet! If you missed my two previous blog post, part one shows you how to cut the DSP, the coordinating cardstock, and the first two card designs I made, and part two shows the next two card designs. Today we will be making the final two designs, which will give you a total of eight cards.

I used the final three pieces of Mint Macaron cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”, for the card base.

For the card on the left, I cut a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Galvanized Metallic Paper, embossed it with the Corrugated Dynamic TIEF, and adhered to the card base:

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For the front of the card, you will need a Galvanized Clip, Braided Linen Trim, the 4” x 2” piece of DSP, and the sentiment from Country Home stamp set is stamped in Mint Macaron ink, masking the bottom of the sentiment with tape, stamping on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, and cutting out with a Stitched Labels Framelit:

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To assemble, tie the linen trim in a knot, adhere the sentiment to the DSP, and then attach the clip. This is then adhered to the base layer with dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment and image stamps are stamped on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, in Mint Macaron ink:

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For the card on the right, use a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock, emboss with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF, for the base layer and then adhere to the Mint Macaron card base:

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For the card front, use the 3” x 4” piece of DSP, tie a piece of the Braided Linen Trim around into a bow, stamp the sentiment from Country Home in Blackberry Bliss ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the fourth largest scalloped square from the Layering Squares Framelits, adhere to the DSP with dimensionals, cut a 1 ½” x 2” piece of Galvanized Metallic Paper (this was a scrap piece that I had), punch one end with the Banner Triple Punch, adhere to the back of the DSP, and then adhere this completed piece to the base layer:

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The inside sentiment is a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment from Country Home is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink, the can and flowers are stamped in Memento ink, and these are colored in with Light and Dark Mint Macaron, Light and Dark Blackberry Bliss, Light and Dark Old Olive, Dark Cajun Craze, and Dark Mango Melody Stampin Blends, with Wink of Stella on the cotton blooms:

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Aren’t these easy?? The card on the right I made two of since I had two pieces of 2” x 4” DSP. This will give you a total of eight cards!! Isn’t this a great idea and inspiration when you have several cards you need to make, like for birthdays, thank you, and holidays! Thank you again to Ronda Wade for sharing this fun and easy idea and inspiring me!!

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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Thanksgiving Cards with Country Lane Suite

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are part one of my three-part Thanksgiving cards made with the Country Lane Suite! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, going to Orlando for OnStage, and then family coming right after that, it was time to get on those cards! I chose the Country Lane Suite from the 2018 Holiday Catalog for my Thanksgiving cards this year, but where to start?? Sometimes when Designer Series Paper is a little “busy” it can be overwhelming and you may not use that side of the paper, but I wanted to challenge myself. Recently I watched a FaceBook video from Ronda Wade (8 cards in about 20 minutes, her page is @trainingwithrondawade) and she showed how to make 8 cards from one sheet of Designer Series Paper and I loved the simplicity of the cuts! Instead of taking my favorite design from the Country Lane DSP, I took a sheet that I probably would not use and cut it right up, which inspired me to make my 8 cards that I’m sharing with you.

You will start with a 12” x 12” sheet of DSP and cut it into three 4” strips. The first strip you will cut two pieces to 5 ¼” and save the scrap leftover. The second strip you will cut two pieces to 3”, one piece to 4”, and save the scrap leftover. The third strip you will cut one piece to 5 ¼”, one piece to 2”, and then save the leftover piece for accents:

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You will also need four sheets of coordinating cardstock, so I used one sheet of Blackberry Bliss, one sheet of Thick Whisper White, and two sheets of Mint Macaron. The sheet of Blackberry Bliss and Thick Whisper White cardstocks were cut into two pieces measuring 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and the Mint Macron sheets were cut into two pieces measuring 4 ½”x 11”, scored at 5 ½”.

For the card on the left, I used Blackberry Bliss cardstock for the card base, one sheet of DSP cut at 4” x 5 ¼” for the base layer:

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For the front of the card I stamped the sentiment from the Country Home stamp set in Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the second largest Stitched Shapes oval, I cut a piece of the Chicken Wire Element in half, used the biggest Stitched Labels Framelit to cut out in Crushed Curry cardstock, and you will need enough Braided Linen Thread to tie around the front panel into a bow:

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To assemble the front, place a small amount of adhesive on the DSP to adhere the Chicken Wire Element, adhere the layered sentiment on top with dimensionals, and tie the linen trim around into a bow:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink, and I cut the scrap leftover in half (this will give you two piece of ¾” x 4”) and adhered along the bottom:

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For the card on the right, I adhered the leftover scrap for accents (measures 4” x 4 ¾”) to the Mint Macaron card base:

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The sentiment is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the second largest Stitched Shapes square, adhered two of the Leaf Trinkets with glue dots, and embossed a 1 ¾” x 4” piece of Galvanized Metallic Paper with the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF and used a sponge dauber with Early Espresso ink over it, which gave it a slight purple/pink sheen:

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The embossed paper is adhered to the card base and then the sentiment is adhered with dimensionals:
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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock and the sentiment and shape are stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink:

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So, I made two of the card on the left and one on the right, which gave me 3 cards so far. On my next post I will show you the next two card that I made from this one sheet of DSP, so stay tuned!!

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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Not so spooky Halloween card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper! This is a fairly simple card that I created for Halloween and fussy cutting the pumpkins from one of the designs was very easy to do! To help blend the white edges along the pumpkins from cutting, simply sponge the edges with Cajun Craze ink.

To create this card, start with Pumpkin Pie cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼” for the card base:

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The base layer is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The next layer of DSP is cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

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I cut four of the pumpkins from the DSP, sponged the edges in Cajun Craze ink, cut the largest Stitched Labels Framelit from Black Foil Paper, and you will need some Gold Metallic Thread. I adhered three of the pumpkins to the Black Foil cut out, and then placed some adhesive on the back to adhere some of the Gold Metallic Thread:

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Adhere the DSP to the base layer, adhere that to the card base, and then used dimensionals to adhere the cut out to the card front:

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The inside is a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment from Spooky Sweets stamp set is stamped in Pumpkin Pie ink and the remaining pumpkin is adhered to the bottom left corner:

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Pretty easy, right? This is a great card to make multiples of and using up that Designer Series Paper! I chose to use the pumpkins for the focal point of the card as kind of a “alternative” Halloween 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!

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Lilypad Lake Z Fold Pop-Up Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super fun and easy Z Fold Pop-Up Card! I made this a birthday card for dearest sister-friend, who loves Lilypad Lake stamp set! I’ve posted on Facebook a couple of other cards that I made, so I figured why not show you how easy it is to make, which you can do out of ONE piece of cardstock!

The card base is Balmy Blue cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 2 ¾” and at 5 ½”:

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The front fold is Balmy Blue cardstock, cut at 2 1/8” x 11”, and scored at 2 ¾” and at 5 ½”:

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The inner strip to create the “pop-up” part is Balmy Blue cardstock, cut at 2 1/8” x 11” and scored at 7/8”, 3 5/8”, 4 1/8”, 6 7/8”, 7 3/8”. You will then fold into a “Z” and use strong adhesive on the “mountain” of the folds (I used Tear & Tape):

The panels for the card base are Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and 2 pieces cut at 2 ½” x 4”:

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For all the card base panels I wanted to make them look like the sky, so for the two smaller panels, I placed them next to each other and created a mask for clouds using the cloud dies from the Up & Away Thinlit Dies and sponged Balmy Blue ink onto the cardstock:

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For the bigger panel, I first used a sponge dauber with Pineapple Punch ink in the upper left corner and then used the sun stamp from Lilypad Lake in Crushed Curry, stamping several times for the effect. I then used the same cloud masks with a Stampin’ Sponge and Balmy Blue ink for the rest of the sky:

Since I knew I was making the bird from Lilypad Lake stamp set into a Heron, I wanted to make it look like he was “walking on a dock” for the front fold piece, so I used a piece of Wood Textures 6” x 6” DSP cut at 2” x 5 ¼”, embossed it with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF, and then sponged Early Espresso ink to give the embossing a darker definition:

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For the smaller two front fold panels, I cut two pieces of Whisper White cardstock at 2” x 2 ½”, sponged Balmy Blue ink, and then used the wave stamp in Balmy Blue and Blueberry Bushel inks. I also stamped the wave stamp in Blueberry Bushel ink on the front panel of the inner strip:

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I stamped the Heron in Memento Ink and then colored with Light and Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the sailboats 5 times in Memento Ink and then colored them in with Light and Dark Pineapple Punch, Light and Dark Call Me Clover, Light and Dark Poppy Parade, Light and Dark Highland Heather, Light and Dark Lovely Lipstick, Ivory, Bronze, Light Granny Apple Green, Light Bermuda Bay, Light Night of Navy, Dark Pool Party, Dark Petal Pink, Dark Flirty Flamingo, and Dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends Markers:

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Attach the panels to the card base and to the front fold base:

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I used Tear & Tape on the ends of the front fold and then attached to the card base:

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Next place the inner strip in the “box”. The easiest way I have found to make sure this piece is correct and the card folds over, is to adhere the end pieces first, and then fold the card closed and the two inner pieces will adhere correctly:

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The final step is to adhere the Heron and all the sailboats! For the inner strip, I used glue dots at the bottom of the boat and then for the front fold panels I popped the smaller ones and the Heron up with Mini Dimensionals. I also used Wink of Stella on all 3 of the front fold panels:

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After I put this all together, I felt like it needed a little bit more. So, I used the birds from the High Tide stamp set and heat embossed the sentiment from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Copper Embossing Powder on Whisper White cardstock. This was then cut out with the smallest circle from the Stitched Labels Framelits and I also used the heart framelit from this set to cut out from Copper Foil Sheets:

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I just love how this turned out! Now I will admit these are not my instructions, I got them from Splitcoast Stampers! Having great instructions make it so easy to make and share creative ideas!!

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!

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Heat Embossing with Rooted in Nature

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy card featuring the Nature’s Poem Suite. This is a great “any occasion” card that uses the front and back of one sheet of Designer Series Paper from Nature’s Poem, creating a very soft look, and I heat embossed the leaves in white to coordinate with the DSP.

To create this card, start with Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer of DSP is cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and the next layer of DSP is cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾”:

For the sentiment and leaves, stamp the sentiment from Rooted in Nature on Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the largest Stitched Labels Framelits die, cut a piece of 3/8” Classic Weave Ribbon in Crumb Cake long enough to wrap around the bigger piece of DSP, and then on Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, and Cajun Craze cardstock, stamp the leaves in Versamark ink and heat emboss with White Emboss Powder, then cut out with the coordinating die from Nature’s Roots Framelits:

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Adhere the two layers of DSP together, adhere the ribbon across (Hint-to help keep the ribbon in place, I use some adhesive along the backside of the ribbon), and then adhere this piece to the card base:

I used glue dots to adhere the leaves to the front and back of the sentiment piece and used dimensionals to adhere to the card front and added 3 of the Gold Metallic Pearls:

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The inside of the card is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and I adhered a leftover strip of the DSP along the bottom, leaving this open for any occasion:

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That was quick and easy! The sentiment really makes this for any occasion, birthday, condolences, pick me up, and well, you get the picture!

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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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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