Celebrate Wedding – For the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

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Time for this month’s blog hop – yay!!!  This month it’s all about celebrating and since I am knee deep in Christmas cards, I thought I would make a card to celebrate weddings.   We should all have some of these in our stash.

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Isn’t it gorgeous?  It took way less than time than I was expecting since the card focuses on the beautiful foiled holiday paper that came out this year.  But enough gushing, let’s get down to how it was made.

The card base is top-folding 4-14″ x 5-1/2″ using Basic Black cardstock.  Next is a mat of the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper cut 4″ x 5-1/4″ to leave a thin border of black to balance all the glitz.  Next I cut a length of Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon and wrapped it around the center of the mat, securing to the back using Fast Fuse.  On top of this came a layer of Gold 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon wrapped around the mat and secured with Fast Fuse.  This was adhered to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Love how it helped break up the busy patterned paper.

Then I cut a piece of Champagne Foil measuring 2-3/4″ x 4″ using a stitched rectangle die and embossed it with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder and the Big Shot.  Love how embossing the foil gave it added dimension and interest.  This was popped up on the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set using Versamark, covered it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it with the Heat Tool.  The oval was die cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Big Shot.  It looked great, but needed a little extra to help it “marry” with the foil layer so I rolled the edges of the oval across my Versamark pad, dipped it into the Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and again heat set it.  I did this twice for a thicker layer and it was well worth the effort.  Gorgeous!  This was popped up on the foil panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The finishing touch was the addition of the gold hearts from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.

And there you have it!  It probably took me less than 30 minutes to make the card so is great if you need a last minute wedding card.

I hope you enjoyed this card and will give it a try.  If you need any help with it just pop a comment below.  You can order the materials by clicking on the Shop Now button in the upper right corner.

Now to continue the fabulous hop, click on the Next blog button below or the Previous blog button if you started with me.  You can also click on any of the links in the list to go to a specific person’s blog post.  Ta for now!

          

 

  1. Karen Finkle
  2. Jaimie Babarczy
  3. Julie Johnston
  4. Mary Deatherage
  5. Sue Prather
  6. Linda Richenberg
  7. Jari Francis 
  8. Jackie Trimble
  9. Amy Koenders

Creativity overload!

We have done so much traveling that I haven’t had much time to craft (no wonder I have been grumpy LOL).  So this past weekend I locked myself in my craft room and had lots of fun as well as learned something new!

My first project was a scrapbook layout.  This was a totally new method of crafting for me but I have wanted to do something with the pics of my DIY wedding for years.  Pink and white and floral all over, just like our decor on the big day!

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Then I moved on to a couple of 3D projects – the more I do these, the more I really enjoy them!  The penguin box was inspired by a crafter who made lovely treat boxes using the Windows Thinlits dies.  And since I was up to my elbows in Hershey’s and Reese’s this seemed like the way to go.  The second project – a lovely post-it note holder with slot for short pen – is one I make frequently.  They are perfect as little gifts and Christmas is a great time for them.

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And you know I couldn’t leave my craft room without making at least a few cards, especially since I just received the Remarkable You stamp set.  This first one uses the calla lilies against a die cut background (yup, not even winter and I am ready for spring).

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Of course, Ms. Bella had to make an appearance.  This is such a fun birthday card and gave me another opportunity to use my much loved Stampin’ Blends!

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This last card is just for me – again using an image from the Remarkable You stamp set.  I love magnolias, especially the pink ones you see in spring on the tulip magnolia trees.  I also used a different card size than usual – tall and skinny.  I love it!

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Well, I hope you enjoyed seeing how I spent my weekend.  Hope you found a little time amidst all the hustle and bustle of the season to sit down and decompress through crafting.  If you would like instructions on any of the above, leave a comment and I will be happy to do that one in an individual post.

Ta for now!

Make Their Holiday Shopping Easier!

Do the people in your life complain that you are a hard person to buy for?  I know, mine do but now that I am a crafting fanatic, shopping has become so much easier for them.   And, I’m about to make it easier for your shoppers too!

You know I love the new Blends!  The more I use them, the more I realize what a great coloring tool they are.  Everyone who likes to color needs a set and Christmas is the perfect time to ask for them.  And, here’s an easy way to drop a large hint about what you really want for Christmas.

Save the below pic and print off a dozen or twenty copies to give to anyone who might be scratching their head wondering what to get you.  I have been known to put suggestions for my Christmas gifts under hubby’s coffee, in his sock drawer, under the sun visor in the car and the always popular taped to his bathroom mirror.  Subtle, no?

 

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Just tell them all the info they need to get you this fabulous Christmas gift (website address and stock #) is on the pic.  When they get to my blog tell them to click on the Shop Online with Me button in the upper right and it will take them directly to my store.  There they can enter the stock # and complete their purchase.

And if you’ve been really good (and of course you have) remind them that along with the Blends you will need something to color – perhaps the Remarkable You stamp set (#139894) or Just Add Color Designer Series Paper (#144180)?

Easy peasy and no running around on their lunch hour fighting traffic and throngs of frenzied shoppers. Now you are armed with the info to help make your holiday shopper’s life stress free when they are searching for just that right gift for you.

I hope Santa fills your stocking with the Blends and other coloring goodies which you will enjoy throughout the year.  Ta for now!