Thanks for following along with our December blog hop! What did you think of Di’s project? She always shows the cutest stuff!
From the moment I saw the Cheerful Christmas stamp set and the Filigree Frame embossing folder at Convention, I was in love! I’ve done several cards with this set, but this one is by far my favorite. The color combination of Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow and Very Vanilla just screams Christmas to me.
I started with a standard card base of Cherry Cobbler and layered it with a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock that was embossed with the Filigree Frame folder. I stamped the Nordic motif from Cheerful Christmas in Mossy Meadow on a 2 5/8″ square of Very Vanilla and layered it on a 2 3/4″ square of Cherry Cobbler cardstock. I colored in the little hearts and berries in the motif with my Cherry Cobbler marker. I used two of the Petite Petals punched flowers and one flower punched with the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack to form the floral accent in the center of the motif. I added some bling with Cherry Cobbler seam binding and Rhinestones that were colored with the darkest of the Old Olive Blendabilities markers.
Speaking of Blendabilities – don’t forget that today only, while supplies last, all 12 colors of the Blendabilities markers are on sale as a bundle for 30% off! That is an amazing deal! If you were to buy each color individually, you’d be spending $143.40, but today you can get bundle #140388 for just $100. Get your order in a quickly as you can, because I can guarantee you that this deal will sell out fast!
Update as of 9:00 am – The Blendabilities bundle has sold out already – sorry! But there are plenty of other deals to be had!
Thanks for stopping by, now off you go to see what Kathya has to show you!
Just in case you get lost, our players on this month’s hop are:
It’s time for another Di’s Country INKers Blog Hop! Wasn’t Diana’s project cute?! This month we are focusing on anything with an Autumn or Thankful theme. My project combines a little of both!
Do you recognize the background I used on this card? Didn’t think so… Its actually the ‘Thanks’ stamp from Seasonally Scattered. I inked it with Hello Honey, then took my Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze and Old Olive markers and “Thumped” them on top of the Hello Honey before stamping. Cool, eh?
The Pumpkins were inked in Tangelo Twist, then I used a dauber loaded with Cajun Craze around the edges to give it that shadowed look. With the old-style ink pads, we used to be able to do a technique called Rock ‘n Roll, but the new pads are too juicy to do that any more. The dauber is a pretty close substitute tho.
My greeting is from the Good Greetings set that we could get for free in October with a $150 order. Makes me sad that its not around any longer cuz it was Really Good!
Ok my darlings – I’m sending you off to Kathya to see what fun stuff she has for you. As always, thanks so much for hopping with us, and we’ll see you again in December!
In case you get off track, here are some links to get you back on board:
Hi, and thanks for hopping along with us today! You may be just joining us, or, you may have been sent over from Kathya’s project. What did you think? Great stuff, eh?
Each month, we decide on a theme for our hop. For October, we thought we’d all do projects that relate to fall. We added a fun little twist this month, though. You see, our fabulous upline, Diana Gibbs, has been named to this year’s Advisory Board, and as a tribute to Diana’s accomplishments, we have each selected one of her past blog post
projects to CASE. I thought it would be appropriate to go back in the archives to the day that I joined the Stampin’ Up! family under Diana. So, let’s turn back the hands of time to June 22, 2010, and see what Diana was working with way back then:
So cute! Makes me want to run out to Coldstone and get something yummy… Of course, just about everything on that card has long since been retired, so I turned to the Color Me Autumn designer series paper along with stamps and matching Framelits from the Fall Fest set. Here’s my interpretation of Diana’s project:
I just love all the colors in this paper! With the assistance of the Fun Fall Framelits, this card came together in no time – so much easier and precise than fussy cutting, especially when you use the Big Shot Magnetic Platform!
Ok, now off you go to see what loveliness Crystal has in store for you. Thanks for stopping by today. If at any point you lose your place, the hoppers are listed below.
Hiya! Thanks for taking time from your Labor Day Weekend to join us on our September Blog Hop! Maybe you arrived from Diana Gibbs’ blog, or maybe you’re just joining us. Either way, we have some fun stuff to show you, so grab a cup of coffee and hop along!
This month’s theme is anything from the new Holiday Mini catalog that just released a couple of days ago. There’s so much great stuff in this Mini that it was hard for me to decide what to show you today! In the end, the For All Things stamp set and Color Me Autumn DSP won out. I started with a base of Cajun Craze layered with Very Vanilla. It’s all topped off with an embossed panel of Mossy Meadow and the DSP, along with some 3/8″ stitched satin ribbon also in Mossy Meadow. I did some tone on tone stamping with Crushed Curry on a Chalk Talk Framelit die cut in the same color, then stamped the greeting in Early Espresso. My favorite part of this card has to be the wooden leaves from the Autumn Wooden Elements. I wasn’t happy with them in their natural color, so sponged a little Cajun Craze ink on them – so easy! Here’s a closer look:
The colored pearls above the greeting is my next favorite element on this card. I started out with my Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities markers to color them, but they were a bit too bright for the card. I turned to Skin Tone Assortment Blendies and added a little of the Mocha to bring down the brightness and match the color scheme a little better – didn’t know you could blend on a surface so small, did you?!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Now, off you go to see what fun stuff Kathya has for you…
A complete list of the ingredients used on this card can be found below; clicking on them will take you right to my online store!
If at anytime you get lost, the links below will help you on your way…
Welcome to our August Blog Hop! You may have hopped over after seeing Diana’s cute project, but if you’re just joining us, please take a minute and see what the rest of the Di’s Country INKers have for you!
This month, we have chosen to highlight the Big Shot and the ‘Buy a Big Shot Get a Bundle’ promotion. Through August 31, get an exclusive Framelits and Stamp Set Bundle for FREE when you purchase a Big Shot. Or, if you already own a Big Shot, get a 15 percent discount on select bundles. Check it out here!
One of the perks of attending Convention this year was that we were able to buy and take home product from the Holiday Catalog. One of the first things I jumped on (and will be available as one of the promo freebies!) is the Bright and Beautiful Stars bundle. The stamp set is called Bright and Beautiful, and it coordinates with the Stars Framelits – here’s the first card I made with the set. I started out CASE-ing the sample from the catalog, but remembered that I wanted to try Blackberry Bliss accented with gold and red in some of my Christmas cards this year. I’m loving it! I started with a base of Brushed Gold cardstock layered with Blackberry Bliss. I did some heat embossing over Brushed Gold and Shimmer White cardstock for the stars and colored the rhinestones with my Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities marker.
I experimented a little with the embossing powder and added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to white which is what I used on the bottom and top stars. It’s hard to photograph sparkly stuff, but this might give you the idea…
Photos, of course, just can’t capture all the sparkle and shine. You’ll just have to come over and see the card for yourself…
Thank you so much for stopping by -it was lovely visiting with you today. Now, off you go to see what Kathya has made!
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