Monthly Archives: October 2017

Gratitude Card to Observe National Gratitude Month

By | October 30, 2017

Stampin' Up! Count My Blessings

Here’s What I Made

Today’s project can be a holiday card OR it can be the Go-To card for the other 364 days of the year. This is my first gratitude card to observe National Gratitude Month that begins in two days and of course culminates the third Thursday of the month with the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday.

Messages to express gratitude and kind thoughts plus pretty elements of nature make Count My Blessings from Stampin Up!’s Holiday Catalog the perfect set for November. 

The elegant Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate as a screen between gold embossed/watercolored foliage and the graceful sentiment make this simple design fancy.

Here’s What I Used

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Coffee, Tea and Crafts

If you are in the Inland Empire area of SoCal, I invite you to join me this Saturday, November 4 between 11 am and 1 pm. We will be crafting this project during my Saturday Morning Coffee, Tea and Crafts. Stampers of all skill levels are invited and welcomed to bring a friend. The fee is only $5. Supplies are limited so it’s best to reserve your spot to avoid disappointment. Call or text 951.782.8979 to get the details.
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Home for Halloween Card with Hometown Greeting Edgelit Dies

By | October 15, 2017

Just Stamp | Home for Halloween

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The Hearts Come Home Bundle from Stampin Up!’s Holiday Catalog brings home hearts for Halloween, too! Of course, it was designed for festive winter scenes but the set can also create scenes for the October 31 holiday, and other upcoming special days.

By choosing a Halloween color palette and pairing die cuts from other framelit sets, the Hometown Greetings Edgelits  create a spooky, haunted village with eery bats and bare trees.

What?! You don’t send Halloween cards? Think of Halloween as another opportunity to contact friends and family with a thoughtful greeting.

Click here for the Home for Halloween Card Project Sheet that includes project supplies and measurements.

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Just Stamp | Stampin Up! Home for Halloween Zoom

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Stampin’ Up! Ultimate Pink Blog Hop

By | October 8, 2017

Hello and welcome to the Second Annual Ultimate Pink Blog Hop.

For many of us, breast cancer has touched our lives in some shape or form. I’ve witnessed my mother successfully battle breast cancer, and I witness my dear friend at the American Cancer Society persistently working to bring people together to fund research, and make sure free information and support is available for those enduring the challenge.

Here’s What I Made

 

Stampin Up! Ribbon of Courage Close-up

 

The simple pink ribbon speaks volumes to express support for individuals with breast cancer. Stampin Up!’s 9-piece Ribbon of Courage stamp set includes the widely recognized ribbon in two sizes, hearts and flowers with pretty details, and encouraging words. It’s all I needed to create a simple and pretty greeting card to convey warm thoughts.

Repeatedly stamping the Sending Love and Hugs sentiment in Blushing Bride created a clean background for a Blushing Bride Stitched Circle. Mini and jumbo detailed hearts were heat embossed with gold powder and colored using Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Powder Pink and Lemon Lime Twist Stampin Write Markers.

A Foil Snowflake, Gold Metallic Thread, and Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape add finishing touches to the simple layout.

Click here for Ribbon of Courage Card Project Sheet that includes measurements and step-by-step instructions.

 

Stampin Up! Ribbon of Courage Detail

 

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A Quilted Background for Smitten Mittens Christmas Card

By | October 3, 2017

Stampin Up! Smitten Mittens On Quilt

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Smitten Mittens on their own would make an adorbs Christmas card with a heartfelt holiday greeting. By adding a beautiful quilted background crafted with the new Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the red striped patterned paper in the Quilted Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, the charm swells. To achieve the puffy, padded effect a quilt takes on after washing, I gently sanded the embossed patterned paper to reveal and enhance the stitching. This technique is featured on page 4 of the Holiday Catalog. Take a look at the Christmas Peace card on the spool caddy. So simply. So festive.

 

Stampin Up! Holiday Catalog Page 4

 

Here’s What I Used

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