So, even though my (fabulous) upline, Di Gibbs, is thousands of miles away, we still have a very strong connection via phone, text, emails and Facebook. Each month, we have an online Facebook meeting so that us out-of-towners can still interact with each other and be an active part of the team. Works pretty well, actually! Diana begins our meeting with a Facebook Live video presentation where she shows us how she made that month’s make-n-take project. This is what she demonstrated in October…
Di then sends a packet of ‘card guts’ (all the pieces) for that month’s project. We can then make the card exactly as she has done, or we can use them to create a different project. While Di’s cards are always sweet just as they are, I like to put my own spin on them, so this is what I came up with this month. What do you think?
I’ve been using the Cable Knit embossing folder on as many projects as I can – I just love it! I was blown away when I first saw the deep 3D impression it leaves in the cardstock… The Warmth & Cheer washi tape makes an equally strong statement on projects as well.
All the ingredients I used to make my card are listed below. If you’re so inclined to shop (wink, wink) just click on the photo and you’ll go right to my online store.
Thanks for stopping by today, and have a great Thursday!
Time for another Di’s Country INKers Blog Hop! This month we showcasing our Thanksgiving and Fall projects. I’m always a fan of Mary’s work, and this month’s project is no exception!
Here’s one of the cards I will be sending to family and friends this month. It uses products from the Paisleys & Posies suite. This one begins with a Night of Navy card base that is layered with a 5 3/8 x 4″ panel cut from the Navy/Copper-Foiled DSP sheet from the Petals & Paisleys Specialty DSP pack. The Layering Ovals Framelits were used to create the focal point. The largest oval was cut from the Copper-Foiled Dots DSP sheet (also Petals & Paisleys), the scalloped oval was cut from Copper Foil Sheets, and the top layer was stamped with a greeting from the Paisleys & Posies set and embossed with Copper Embossing Powder. The lower edge was finished with a strip of Copper Foil Sheet. Simple, elegant and quick!
One more thing I wanted to fill you in on – there’s a new Promo for the month of November and it’s a good one!! SU is giving us a sneak peek at something that will be coming out in next year’s catalog – Stitched Framelits!! I can’t tell you how long I’ve wished for these, and I’m thrilled that we will be able to get our hands on them early! If that wasn’t enough, there’s a whole list of stamp sets that will be on sale for the month of November too! Details can be found here. Once you’ve made your selections, place your order in my online store. Kind of like an early Christmas present, eh? Both offers will only be around this month – so don’t wait to get yours!!
Ok, now off you go to see what Kathya has in store for you! As always, thanks so much for stopping by…
If you get lost along the way, the stops on this month’s hop are:
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Boo! It’s time for a blog hop and this month we are featuring all things Halloween! Did Di’s project give you that haunted feeling? Ha!
My project was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest by Linda Callahan. It was the eyes peeking out from the left side of the card that got me and so I set out to CASE her spooky creation. Don’t know about you, but spiders generally creep me out and so I thought this was a perfect card for Halloween! I did change it up a bit to use spiders from the Jar of Haunts stamp set.
The brick wall background is from the Halloween Night Specialty DSP pack, and the jar is from Jar of Love. I can’t tell you how much I’m loving all the stamp sets that coordinate with existing stamp and framelit sets. Really helps stretch your stampin’ bucks!
Stampin’ Up! has two promos that begin today. The first, in honor of World Card-Making Day, offers several items at a discounted price – one of them is Fast Fuse adhesive! Time to stock up. A list of the sale items can be found here. This one only runs through October 5th, so get your orders in.
The second promo is Buy 3, Get One Free on DSP (Designer Series Paper) packs. This one starts today and runs through the end of the month. Two of the Christmas paper packs are included in the promo! The DSP packs that are eligible for the promo can be found on this flyer.
Hop back on the broom and we’ll send you over to see what Kathya is going to haunt you with. Thanks for stopping by – have a great weekend!
In case you get lost, here are all the stops!
Barb (you are here)
Ho, Ho, Ho! It’s blog hop time again and this month we are featuring projects made from the 2016 Holiday Catalog that went live this morning! Di’s projects are always adorable and this one is no exception. Hope you can hang with us for the whole hop – there’s some great stuff coming up!
Don’t know how they do it, but year after year, Stampin’ Up! manages to wow me with their Holiday Catalog products. One of my absolute favorites for this year is Cookie Cutter Christmas with a matching Builder Punch. I had my first Christmas Stamp-a-Stack class last week and one of the cards was done with this bundle. What do you think?
We started with a Crumb Cake base layered with a Real Red embossed panel using the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder. It puts an extra deep impression in the cardstock and really makes it look 3D – very cool!! Next we added a strip of Whisper White and another strip of DSP from the Candy Cane Lane pack. Three Gingerbread men were stamped with Soft Suede on Whisper White, punched out and popped up with dimensionals. Finally, we stamped and punched the bow ties with Real Red ink on Real Red cardstock.
We are on baby watch around our house – my second granddaughter will make her appearance any day now. Part of the Cookie Cutter stamp set has a darling little teddy bear in it – it’ll make a perfect addition to the gift I’ve got prepared! And, if you think the Christmas version of the Cookie Cutter set is cute – wait till you see the Halloween set that also matches the same punch! Even more bang for your buck..
Ok kids – off you go to see what Mary has to delight you with. I want to thank you for hopping with us. Make sure you get a copy of this latest Catalog – if you need one, please holler at me and I’ll get you taken care of, Ok?
In case you get lost:
Barb (you’re here)