Welcome to the November edition of the Creative Circle Blog Hop! You may have arrived from seeing Fran’s lovely ensemble or you may be just joining us – either way, we have some great stuff to show you!
This month we are working with Liz’ Simple Box pattern, and I chose a Fall/Thanksgiving theme for my project. I’m really finding it difficult to put the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set down, and it pairs so well with the Into the Woods Designer Series Paper! The first card in my set picks up the Rich Razzleberry and Mossy Meadow colors in the DSP. The leaf was stamped in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White, die cut with the Leaflets Framelits and then Mossy Meadow ink was sponged overall. The “Thankful” sentiment from Six Sayings Hostess Set was stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink onto Whisper White, then the corners were punched with the Curvy Corner Trio Punch – love it! The second card echoes the cover of my box and uses the lovely floral pattern from the Into the Woods DSP as it’s focal point. My third card went a bit rogue – I wondered if I could heat emboss the gold foil paper – turns out you can, but it’s a little tricky. It takes a steady hand to stamp onto the foil. The surface is so smooth and shiny that the inked stamp wants to slide around a bit, but I think the result is worth the extra effort. Black embossing over the Gold Foil is simply elegant!
The box to hold all these cards in is super simple to cut and assemble. It’s not your ordinary box, however – the front half of the box lid flips open so you can access your cards without having to remove the lid. Would you like to make one (or several) of your own? Liz is offering this pattern as a freebie! All you need to do is head over here
and download it! How cool is that?
I do hope you have time to hop along with us – Liz is next on our hop, and I’m sure her set is wonderful, as always!! Thanks for stopping by today. With the Holiday season nearing, please remember to take some time out for yourself and create – it’s a wonderful stress reliever!
Just in case you get off track, here is the order of our hop this month:
Barb (you are here)