Thankful

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Time once again for another Amy’s Inkin’ Krew blog hop and this month’s theme is giving thanks.  The Country Home stamp set and Country Lane DSP are perfect for creating a card that is all about being thankful for those special people in your life.

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I wanted to use at least some non-traditional colors, so went with the richness of Blackberry Bliss as the main color.  The card base is a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock that is cut 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″.  That makes it a side-fold card which gave lots of room for the lovely stamped images.  I used a pice of Whisper White measuring 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ for the design panel and stamped as follows:

  • Milk can was stamped using Gray Granite ink and colored in with both the light and dark Smoky Slate Blends.  I then stamped the oval with Tuxedo Black stamped off and then stamped Love in the center with the same ink, again stamped off.
  • The floral cattail and leaves image was stamped in Gray Granite and colored in with Soft Suede dark for the cattails, Blackberry Bliss light and dark for the leaves, Old Olive light and dark for the artichoke, Crumb Cake light for the smaller leaves and Daffodil Delight dark for the berrries.
  • The sentiment was stamped in Blackberry Bliss.

The design panel was then glued to a piace of Blackberry Bliss cardstock measuring 3-5/8″ x 4-5/8′.  I wrapped a length of Braided Linen ribbon beneath the sentiment and secured to the back using Mini Glue Dots.  I then mounteda piece of the beautiful Country Lane DSP which measures 4″ x 5-1/4″ to the front of the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  The design panel was placed on top of this using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Lasty, I added three ofthe silver metallic pearls for accents.

I hope you enjoy the card and will give it a try.  Below is a list of all items used to make it.  Now on with the hop!  Just click on the Next or Previous buttons to see more thankful creations!

    

And here is the list of everyone blogging today – just click on the link next to their name to go to their post:

  1. Julie Johnston – https://wildwingcreations.com/?p=7877
  2. Karen Finkle – https://karenscardkorner.blogspot.com/2018/10/stampin-up-painted-harvest-for-inkin.html
  3. Karen Ksenzakovic – https://creativestampingdesigns.com/?p=328
  4. Jaimie Babarczy – https://stampitupwithjaimie.com/?p=8310
  5. Linda Richenberg -You are here!
  6. Connie Troyer – https://constantlycreating.me/?p=786https://wp.me/p8xvI6-cG
  7. Shirley Gentry – https://stampinwithshirleyg.com/?p=2205
  8. Mary Deatherage – https://stampsnlingers.com/?p=24092
  9. Sue Prather – https://stampwithsueprather.com/?p=2851
  10. Aurora Lopez – https://craftystamperdesigns.com/?p=781
  11. Amy Koenders –https://stampwithamyk.com/?p=46385

 

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Dashing Deer/Winter Woods Bendy Card

Dashing Deer and Winter Woods are fabulous bundles – the stamps in both sets are gorgeous, but last night we are made a fun fold card where we used only the dies from each to decorate it. So grab a cup and see below for the instructions!

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I wish I could capture the sparkle in this card on camera but you can really see it in the video tutorial here:

It really is an easy card to make with the shortcut I give you in the video for attaching the arms.  I hope you will give it a go.

Below is the product list – you can click on any of the item pictures to order and it will take you directly to my shop.  Thanks so much for watching!

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Frosted Floral Holiday Card

How about a nontraditional holiday card? The Frosted Floral designer series paper is beyond beautiful! As soon as I opened the package I knew tonight’s card would feature it as well as the First Frost bundle. This suite will rock your world!

Let me know if you have any questions about how the card was made or how to shop on this page for supplies.  See you Saturday for another fun project!

Birthday “Fishes” – For the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Time once again to participate in the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop and this month it’s all about birthdays!  So be sure to hop through the list at the bottom to see lots of great birthday cards.

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I just opened up my box of goodies from the new 2018 catalog and one stamp set in particular just “jumped” out at me – All The Good Things.  Koi are my favorite fish so I knew I would be making a card right away with this stamp set.

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This one went together very quickly as the Koi image and the sentiment I chose are both quite large so not much other stamping needed to be done.  I started with a card base of Rich Razzleberry (standard A2 size of 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored and folded at 5-1/2″) and topped that with a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of the gorgeous Nature’s Poem DSP.  Next I cut another piece of the Rich Razzleberry card stock – this time measuring 3-3/8″ x 3-7/8″ and set it aside.

Then it was time to work on the design panel.  This piece of Whisper White cardstock measures 3-1/4″ x 3-3/4″.  I laid this into my Stamparatus as the Koi stamp is quite large and I knew I would be stamping it in two different inks.  I then took the Koi stamp from the All The Good Things stamp set and positioned it on the paper and closed the plate to pick up the stamp.  Now for the fun part!  The Koi stamp has an attached sentiment which is lovely but not what I wanted for this card so I masked the sentiment with tape before doing any inking.  Once that was done I chose two colors of ink, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry.  Now you don’t need to use two inks but I wanted to see if I could give it a little extra color so it would more closely resemble the Koi I have seen.  I first inked up the stamp with Cajun Craze ink, removed the tape and stamped it on the design panel.  The coverage you get with this stamp is awesome so I didn’t need to go back over it.  Next, I wiped off the stamp,  inked it up this time with the Crushed Curry ink (remembering to mask the sentiment with tape) and stamped it.  This is where the Stamparatus really comes in handy as you know it is going to stamp in exactly the same spot as before.  And you can see some of the Crushed Curry ink on the image giving it more of that two-tone look.

Now that I had my image stamped, it was time for a sentiment.  The one I chose is from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set.  A wonderful Koi fish needed a wonderful sentiment, right?  I inked it up using Rich Razzleberry ink and stamped it to the left of the Koi.  Perfect!!!  I then grabbed the mat I had cut previously and attached it to the back of the design panel with Multipurpose Liquid Glue, skewing it off kilter for added interest.  This was then attached to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  For a few additional design elements, I cut up one of the Pearlized Doilies and affixed with the Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the bottom left of the design panel and then to the upper right behind the Rich Razzleberry mat.  A few rhinestones and the card was finished!

So be sure to grab the All Things Good stamp set – it really is a lovely one.  Now on to the rest of the hop.  Just click on the Next or Previous buttons below or on any of the links in the below list.  Happy hopping!

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  1. Jaimie Babarczy – https://stampitupwithjaimie.com/?p=7451
  2. Shirley Gentry – http://stampinwithshirleyg.com/can-it-be-your-birthday/
  3. Karen Finkle – https://karenscardkorner.blogspot.com/2018/06/stampin-up-half-full-and-tuscan.html
  4. Julie Johnston – https://wp.me/p8SzmQ-1W2
  5. Mary Deatherage – https://wp.me/p5snyt-5D6
  6. Linda Richenberg – https://wp.me/p8GiKS-sW
  7. Nanette Tracy – http://nanettetracy.com/birthday-bows/
  8. Sue Prather – https://wp.me/p5yitZ-vx
  9. Amy Koenders – https://wp.me/p2SFwf-bm1

 

Share What You Love Potpourri Box – Saturday Anything Goes series

Small Thank You gifts should always be a part of our stash. Today we will make a cute potpourri holder using the Windows Thinlets dies, decorated with Share What You Love DSP. So grab an iced tea, sit back and enjoy!

Supply list:
Mint Macron 8-1/2 x 11″ cardstock
Share What You Love Designer Series Paper
Window Box Thinlits Dies
Detailed With Love Stamp Set
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
Rich Razzeberry 1/4″ Velvet Ribbon
Silver/Pool Party Baker’s Twine

I hope you enjoyed this project.  To order supplies click the Shop Now icon above or click here.  Remember May 2nd is the prerelease – you will be able to order some of the new products then!

See you next week!

Share What You Love DSP box – Saturday Anything Goes series

Today’s project is a lovely gift bag using the Share What You Love DSP from Stampin’ Up!. This bag goes together quickly and only uses two 12 x 12 sheets of DSP. It is perfect for holding medium size gifts and very sturdy. I hope you enjoy it!

 

Supplies:
Two sheets of 12 x 12 thick patterned paper of your choice
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Ribbon of your choice
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Sentiment Stamp of your choice
Whisper White card
Rich Razzleberry card stock
Scoring board
Bone folder
Scissors

To purchase supplies from my online store, please click here.

Thanks for watching!  See y’all Tuesday night!

Peaceful Reflection – Saturday Anything Goes series

Thanks to all who joined this afternoon’s Saturday Anything Goes series.  I hope you found it enjoyable.

If you missed the FB live session, you can watch the video below.  Happy Saturday!

The new stamp sets, DSP and embelishments used on today’s card will be available starting June 1st.  You can easily make this card using current products though so I hope you will give it a try.  Drop me a comment if you have any questions.

To purchase supplies, you can click on the Shop Now icon in the upper right or click here