Thanksgiving Theme Blog Hop!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sentiment for the back: 2 ½” x 4”

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

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

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

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

This month’s contest:

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The winner from the Halloween Theme Blog Hop is:

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

1. Tami White

2. Luly Gonzalez

3. Tina Wardell

4. Julie DeGuia

5. Christina Miller

6. Pam Nichols

7. Brenda Diaz

8. Rachael Rife

9. Danette Herera

10. Lori Mueller

11. Kim McPeek

12. Teresa Howe

13. Linda Cullen

14. Rachel Nichols

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Creating a fall wreath with Winter Woods

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which was inspired from the card examples in the 2018 Holiday Catalog for the Winter Woods Bundle! I really wanted to CASE the trees and create my own version of a fall wreath, which is pretty easy to do. In case you haven’t noticed, some of the dies sets now come with multiple dies of some of the smaller pieces, which makes it so much easier if you have several pieces to cut, just like this wreath!

To create this card, start with Garden Green cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½” for the card base:

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The base layer is a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Galvanized Metallic Paper, embossed with the Corrugated Dynamic TIEF:

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To create the wreath, start with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and use the largest and third largest circles from the Layer Circles Framelits. I used sticky notes to keep them in place when die cutting:

Next, I used the pine needle leaf from the Winter Woods stamp set and stamped around in Garden Green, Cajun Crazy, and Mango Melody inks:

For the front accents, you will need a piece of Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon tied into a bow, stamp the pinecone stamp on Crumb Cake cardstock in Early Espresso ink, and stamp the pine needle stamp on Garden Green cardstock with Garden Green ink, Cajun Craze cardstock with Cajun Craze ink, and Mango Melody cardstock with Mango Melody ink. These are cut out using the coordinating die from In the Woods Framelits Dies:

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To create the tree trunks, I cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock at 3 ½” x 3 ½”, use my Stamparatus to stamp them in Early Espresso ink, and then used a Blender Pen with Whisper White Craft ink to color them in. Tip-I have a designated pen that one end is used only for the craft ink as it will not completely come off. You could also use the White Watercolor Pencil instead of the craft ink:

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The wreath base is adhered to this piece, the die cut leaves are arranged around, then adhere the pinecones with Mini Dimensionals and use a Glue Dot for the Crumb Cake bow. After this was put together, I decided to add three Rhinestone Gems that I colored with Dark Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blend:

Adhered the embossed base layer to the card base and then adhere the front layer with dimensionals:

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For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, and stamp the leaves and pinecones along the bottom left corner:

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Have you ever been inspired by an example found in the catalog? I just loved the white on the tree trunks and was inspired to CASE it! This card may seem a little overwhelming with details, but having multiple dies made this card very easy!

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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Elements of Fall

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a great combination of stamping, embossing, and die cutting for this super cute fall themed card! Nothing says fall like plaid and cable knit, right? But wait, where did this plaid background come from? By creating my own using the Buffalo Check background stamp! You can create your own plaid background by using the Buffalo Check stamp, Stampin’ Write Markers, and a ruler! This is a fun and easy way to create your own custom color plaid background.

To create this card, the card base is Mossy Meadow cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The plaid background is created by stamping the Buffalo Check background stamp in Cajun Craze ink on a piece of 4” x 5 ½” Very Vanilla cardstock and I used a ruler to create the lines with the Crushed Curry (brush tip end) and Mossy Meadow (fine tip end) Stampin’ Write Markers:

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For the card front elements, punch a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with the 2 ¼” Circle Punch, then emboss with the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF, stamp the pinecones in Early Espresso ink on Early Espresso cardstock with the pinecone stamp from the Winter Woods stamp set, cutting out with the coordinating die from In the Woods Framelits Dies, use the tree dies from In the Woods to cut out two trees in Crumb Cake cardstock, and enough Braided Linen Trim to wrap around the card front and tie into a bow:

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The plaid cardstock is adhered to the card base, I used a glue dot at the tree base to adhere the trees to the embossed circle, two of the pinecones are adhered with Mini Dimensionals and the other two are adhered with a glue dot at the bottom of the trees, this is then adhered to the card with dimensionals, and I tied a piece of the Braided Linen Trim in a bow around the front:

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The inside is a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Very Vanilla cardstock with the pinecones stamped in the upper right and lower left corners:

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Creating the plaid background was very easy and you can create your own combo by using the fine tip or the brush tip for the accent colors! It all depends how prominent you want your accents colors to be. Need a more masculine card? Try this one for your occasion!

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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Monochromatic Bridge Fold Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a monochromatic bridge fold card featuring the Winter Woods Bundle, from the 2018 Holiday Catalog, in Gray Granite! This card is very easy to make and rather than using DSP for the panels, I first created the scenery on cardstock and then cut the pieces so you see the scenery from any angle. This looks super cool and is a fun card to send!

To start, cut a piece of Gray Granite cardstock at 4 ¼” x 8”, and score at 1 ¼”, 2 ½”, 5 ½”, and 6 ¾”. For the panel across the front, this is also Gray Granite cardstock, cut at 1 ¼” x 5 ½”:

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Normally for the panels you would cut four pieces of DSP or cardstock at 1” x 4” and for the back panel one piece at 2 ¾” x 4”, however, I combined the measurements and cut one piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 6 ¾”:

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Using the hinge-set technique with the tree stamp from Winter Woods doesn’t work on the Stamparatus, however, I still used it as a guide for lining up my stamp. I used Gray Granite ink to stamp the trees twice:

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To make the masks, I used the 1” circle punch for the sun and the Pretty Label Punch for the clouds. I sponged Gray Granite ink with a Stampin’ Sponge, moving the cloud mask down a little each time. Once I completed the clouds, I lightly sponge the middle and the sun and used the small ground stamp below the trees:

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To create the panels, I cut the cardstock 1” (twice) from each end and this will give you the four 1” x 4” panels and the 2 ¾”x 4” back panel. I adhered these to the card base with adhesive:

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For the die cut trees, I sponged Champagne Mist Shimmer paint on a piece of 3” x 4” Vellum cardstock, placed a piece of Sizzix Adhesive Sheet on the back, and then adhered to a piece of Gray Granite cardstock. This is then ran thru the Big Shot using the two tree framelits from the In the Woods Framelits Dies. Tip-due to the thickness of the papers, I highly recommend using the Precision Base Plate and run it through several times, back and forth:

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For the front panel, I cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 1” x 5 ¼”, used the “hill” die from In the Woods to cut it, and flipped one side over to create a crisscross hill:

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I adhered one of the pieces to the Gray Granite base and used Glue Dots to adhere the trees. I then stamped the pine cone stamp in Gray Granite ink, lightly sponged some Gray Granite ink on the Very Vanilla cardstock (whatever was already on the sponge), and attached the top hill layer with Mini Dimensionals:

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To attach the front panel piece, I used two pieces of Tear & Tape on each end and then attached to the outer front panels:

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For the back, I used a piece of 2 ¾” x 4” Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped the sentiment and pinecones in Gray Granite ink:

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Isn’t that super cool and easy?? This really is a great card to make and just think of all the sceneries you can make! I just love the shimmer on the trees and yes, you could sponge the shimmer paint directly on the cardstock, but I wanted to give it a little bit more effect with the Vellum and it makes the trees a little bit sturdier!

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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Halloween Blog Hop!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This month’s contest:

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The winner from the Fall Theme Blog Hop is:

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

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

 

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