Tuesday, December 29, 2015

SIP #28 Anything but Christmas

 Hello!  I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and are ready for an even better year ahead!  This week over at Stamp, Ink, Paper we have a challenge that couldn't be easier.  Are you ready... it's Anything But Christmas! How awesome is that!

After being sick for a few weeks and hurrying through getting a few Christmas Cards out at the last minute I can assure you, I was absolutely ready for something other than another Christmas Card!  Plus I just received an awesome new MFT Stamp Set called "You Have My Heart" and needed to make a Birthday Card (sorry Lisa.. yep I know, it's late!)

Yep, my fellow design team member, Lisa Altman, loves dogs as much as I do and I really do think she is "Pawsitively Awesome"!  I just love this set and of course I bought the coordinating dies but then didn't even use them on this one. lol

I used some of the Stampin' Up! Background DSP in Pool Party for the polka dot layer and then did some paper piecing of her dress in the same DSP.  I also used some MFT stitched rounded rectangle dies for my layers.  For my A2 Daffodil Delight Card Base, I used a corner chomper to round the corners of my card to match (somewhat, anyway) the rounded corners of the rectangles. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings & Happy New Year!!  Tina

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Stampin Friends December Blog Hop - Christmas

Hello and welcome to Stampin Friends December Blog Hop!  If you've already been hopping along you should have landed here from my friend Andrea Tracy Tucker's fabulous blog!  If you happened to have missed it, just click the previous button and you'll be there!


This month we are super excited to have 3 awesome guest hoppers! 
Here's my Christmas card. 

I have been having so much fun playing with these Snow Place stamp set and the coordinating Snow Friends Framelit Dies.  I knew as soon as I saw these that I would "need" them for my granddaughter's Christmas cards.  There is just no way to make a card with these that isn't adorable! 
For my project I wanted to make a cute little container to hold some "Reindeer Chow" 

 I used my mini baker's box thinlits and I must say it is the first time I've used them.  They sure make a super cute little treat holder.  I cut them out in Soft Sky and used the Home for Christmas Reindeer DSP panels on the bottom.  I ran some 1/4" real red cotton ribbon along the top of the DSP layers by using tear tape strips to hold it in place.  The "yum" word comes with the Mini Baker's Box thinlits so I cut that out and glued to the top of the box.  I tied a box with more of the 1/4" real red cotton ribbon on the top and attached a reindeer clip with some of the real red pom pom trim as well.  I think it turned out super cute and my granddaugher's will love their Reindeer Chow packaged up in these cute little baker's boxes :) 

Also, as you are hopping along today, you will notice this banner along the way!  So make sure that you get the needed detail from every hopper and email for your chance to win big!

And by the way, my favorite holiday is indeed Christmas!  Yay, we're almost there!
Thank you sooo much for stopping by!  Again, make sure you get my favorite holiday....Christmas, and follow the directions on the Scavenger Hunt banner for your chance to win big!  Next up is the very talented Mandy Reedyk.  Just click the next button and you'll land at her blog!
Here's the list of all of our fabulous bloggers:
5. Siara
13. Tina Riddle - You are here!!

Again, thanks so much for stopping by!  Merry Christmas to you and yours and blessings!  Tina

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

SIP #27 Thank You Card

http://www.stampinkpaper.comHello and Happy Tuesday!  Hopefully your week is off to an awesome start!  I'm back over at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge Blog with a Thank You Card Challenge today!

This week I used Ellen Hutson's Bold Blossom dies, a Unity Stamp Company stamp set (for the sentiment) and Stampin' Up! Cardstock and Ink.  Yep.. I was all over the place this week!

I started with a 4 1/2 " 11' piece of Thick Whisper White Cardstock scored at 5 1/2".  My next layer was another piece of Thick Whisper White that had been embossed with a woodgrain embossing folder.  Basic Gray Ink was sponged along the edges of the woodgrain layer before adhering to the base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.   I used my aqua painter and Mossy Meadow ink to make some splatters onto the woodgrain background.  I cut out the Ellen Hutson Bold Blossoms using Mossy Meadow for the leaves and Melon Mambo for the flowers.  After cutting them out, I sponged them with the coordinating ink to make them a bit darker.  Once dried I glued the die cuts onto the same color cardstock that they were cut from and then cut them out with my paper snips.   I adhered some with multipurpose glue and others with dimensionals.  My sentiment from the Unity Bouquet Bunch of Thanks Itty Bitty Stamp Set was stamped with Melon Mambo onto an 1 1/2" wide piece of the Thick Whisper White.  The Triple Banner Punch was used to banner cut the end.  I used my bone folder to put a wave into the flag and then adhered to my card with glue dots.  I added an button from the Home for Christmas Designer Button Collection and threaded it with some linen thread and made a couple of extra loops behind the button before adhering it with more glue dots.   Last but not least I added three gorgeous Pretty Pink Posh Dew Drops that I received from my friend, Andrea Tracy-Tucker for my birthday!  I love these and must buy more when I use them up! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Thursday, December 10, 2015

OSAT Blog Hoppers Thank You

Hello!  Hope you are having a wonderful week!  It's so hard to believe this year is almost over!  All of the Bloggers at One Stamp At a Time want to thank you for hopping along with us this year!  We've had some fantastic hops thanks to some super talented Bloggers and it's been a ton of fun!  If you have already been hopping, well then of course you landed here from my friend and partner in crime, Andrea Tracy-Tucker's blog!  Isn't she super talented??  I love Andrea's work!

Here is my card and project for you, I used some of my favorite sets on these... from Land to Sea, Wetlands, and Traveler.  Yep, if you know me at all, you know I LOVE these stamp sets!

I had a hard time photographing the sponging well enough that you can see the colors that I used.  Here's a close up of the card that is a little better.

For my card I started out with a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Night of Navy cardstock that was scored at 5 1/2" for a top fold card.  I layered on a skinny layer of Real Red cardstock that measured 4 1/8" x 5 3/8".  My top layer was Whisper White and I started by first stamping the Light House from the From Land to Sea set in Real Red.  Once I had the lighthouse in place, I cut some scrap pieces of cardstock to mask off sections for my rolling seaside hills.  I masked both the curves of the hills as well as the lighthouse itself.  I used Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, and Chocolate Chip for the hills. Once I had the hills the way I wanted them, I masked them off to sponge on the water in Lost Lagoon.  I used a straight piece of cardstock to separate the water from the sky.  Once I had the water sponged, I masked the water and sponged the sky.  I started with some Blushing Bride closest to the water, and then Soft Sky.  I sponged some yellow around the lighthouse to represent the rays of light coming from it. At the top section of the sky and on the sides of the sky, I sponged Night of Navy closest to the edge and some tempting turquoise blended into the Soft Sky.  On the bottom of my scene I stamped some Sea Oats from the Wetlands Set in both Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip.  I then tied a piece of 1/2" Real Red Cotton Ribbon across the bottom and tied it in a knot.  My sentiment from the Happy Notes stamp set was stamped in Red Red Ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the Lots of Labels Framelits Dies.  I also cut a larger Lots of Labels Die in Night of Navy for a mat and glued the sentiment on the mat and then adhered the mat with Dimensionals onto the upper right portion of my card. 

I found an awesome little Lighthouse notepad at Michaels that I thought matched my card so well that I decided to make a cover for it to go along with the card as a gift.  The notepad measured 4 x 8" and was 1/4" thick, so my measurements for the cover were 8 3/4"  x 8 1/4".  I scored the 8 3/4" side on my scoreboard at 4 1/4" and 4 1/2".  I used tear tape to adhere my pad to the interior back panel.  I then ran a piece of 1/4" cotton ribbon in Real Red and adhered it to my cover with tear tape on the front as well as the back of the cover.  My Real Red Panel on the front measured 3 3/4 x 7 3/4".  I positioned it in my scoreboard diagonally and scored every 1/2" for some interest to the cover.  Over the Real Red Panel, I made a port hole by using circles cut with my Little B Circles Dies in both Night of Navy and Red Red.  The Little B Circle Dies are super cool in that they can just cut circles or you can use a separate piece to cut the outer circle as well cut the holes inside the circle.   My ship from Traveler was stamped in Night of Navy on Whisper White Cardstock and punched out with a 2 1/2" Circle Punch.  The ship circle was adhered with multipurpose glue onto the Red Circle, and the Red Circle was adhered with dimensionals onto the Night of Navy circle and then glued with Multipurpose Glue onto the Front of the Notepad Cover.  

Here's a look at the inside of the Notepad...

I hope you've enjoyed my projects.  Next up on this hop is my friend Megan Thompson and I know she'll have something awesome to share with you.. she always does!  Just click the next button!

In case you've lost your way, here is a list of all of our talented Bloggers..

1. Ginger
2. Maggie
3. Elizabeth
4. Martie
5. AJ
6. Raquelle
7. Wynne
8. Marisa
9. Justin
10. Renee
11. Dena
12. Andrea Tucker
13.  Tina Riddle - You are here!
14. Megan Thompson
15. Kim Smith
16.  Lori Mueller 

Here are the Stampin' Up! Products used:
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Non Stampin' Up! Products Used:

Little B Circle Dies (Joann's)
Note Pad (Michaels)

Thanks so very much for stopping by!  Blessings!  Tina

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

SIP #26 Sketch Challenge - Traveler

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  It's time for another SIP challenge and this week we have a fun sketch for you!  I really LOVE sketch challenges!  I usually get a feel for the stamp set I want to use the first time I look at the sketch.  Do you do that???  

This week's sketch gave me a nautical feel so I went to my "go to" stamp set, Traveler!  

I just adore this set!  My two most used stamps in it are the ship and the train but since I was feeling a little nautical, the ship it was!  lol

On this one I started with an A2  card base of Night of Navy.  My rectangle mat was Real Red that measured 3 1/2" x 2 1/2".  I stamped the World Map stamp set on Whisper White Cardstock and cut that 3 1/4" x 2 1/4" and adhered to the red layer.  My banners were cut with my banner punch out of last year's Nautical DSP.. I may be hoarding it....lol  The ship was stamped in Night of Navy onto Whisper White and fussy cut and attached with dimensionals onto the left side of the rectangle.  My "thanks" die cut was a thank you gift that I received with my first order from Taylored Expressions.  It's the first time that I've used it and I LOVE it!  I will definitely use it again!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings!  Tina

Monday, December 7, 2015

Tag Time

Hi!  Hope your week is getting off to a great start!  Today I started working on some Christmas tags and I thought I'd share two of them.  As an added bonus a sweet stamping friend sent me this awesome Mixed Media "T" for a gift in a Secret Santa Swap so I photographed my tags with my awesome new "T"!

Both of these tags were super easy!  I used Thick Whisper White for my base and some of the Season of Cheer DSP layered over the white.  I dressed up the first one with a Whisper White branch and a punch out Cardinal that I made with my Bird Builder Punch.  I layered a To and From Punch and a snowflake to finish that one off.  The second tag also used a Thick Whisper White base with another of the Season of Cheer DSP layers.  I used my Perfect Pines framelits die to make my Christmas Tree and attached some of the Real Red Pom Pom Trim to the top along with 1/2" Real Red Cotton Ribbon and baker's twine.

I hope that you'll take the time to make some tags this year!

Here are the Stampin' Up! Products used:

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Thanks for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Sunday, December 6, 2015

CYCI98 Christmas Card

Hello!  Quick blog post to share a card that I made for the Can You Case It? Challenge based on the following sketch.  I LOVE sketches :)

Here's my card using the Unity Stamp set Small Stuff Christmas!  I just love this adorable little Charlie Brownish Christmas Tree!

On this one, I stayed pretty true to the sketch except that I fudged a little on my sentiment.. it's all interpretation, right? lol  

Thanks for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Perfect Pines Christmas Card

Hello!  Hope you a having a wonderful weekend!  I'm sharing a card made with Perfect Pines Framelit Dies.  This one came together super quickly which for mass production is always good!

 I started with an A2 Mossy Meadow Cardbase.  I topped that with a layer of Pool Party Cardstock that had been embossed with the Woodgrain embossing folder. My sentiment from the retired set Christmas Messages was stamped in Pool Party on Whisper White cardstock and punched out with the 2 1/2" circle punch.  I layered it on a tea lace doily.  I cut out my Pine Trees with the Perfect Pines Framelits Dies, the small one was cut out with Mossy Meadow Background DSP and the larger one was cut out with Mossy Meadow Cardstock.  Both pine trees were attached with Dimensionals.  Lastly I used my fine tip glue pen to attach a few of the retired Snowflake embellishments.  

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Friday, December 4, 2015

Flurry of Wishes Emboss Resist Christmas Card

Hello and Happy Happy Friday!  I hope you have had a fabulous week and will have an even better weekend!  Today I'm sharing a card I made with the Flurry of Wishes stamp set.  This beautiful set is thankfully being carried over along with the coordinating Snow Flurry Punch.

I started off with an A2 card base of Wisteria Wonder. I'm beginning to love the look of skinny   layers so my next layer was 5 3/8' x 4 1/8" of Pool Party.  For the top layer I used Shimmery White Cardstock that had snowflakes from the Flurry of Wishes set heat embossed in White on it. After I had heat embossed, I sponged Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party and Soft Sky Ink onto it and then used a paper towel to wipe any ink off of the embossed snowflakes. Next I added a Wisteria Wonder and Pool Party Lots of Labels Framelits die cuts to the center. I stamped the sentiment from Flurry of Wishes onto Whisper White Cardstock and cut it out with the Note Tag Punch.  I punched a hole in the end of it and added some lavender ribbon from my stash through the hole and then tied a thin blue ribbon in a bow onto the larger ribbon. I adhered the Sentiment tag with Dimensionals onto the Lots of Labels diecuts.  

The inside was a piece of 5 1/4" x 4" of Whisper White.  I stamped two of the snowflakes in the upper right corner with Pool Party that had been stamped off for a lighter image.  The Merry Christmas sentiment was stamped in Wisteria Wonder.

Here are the Stampin' Up Products used:

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings!  Tina

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Home for Christmas Magnets

Hi all!  I wanted to share these adorable magnets that I made for a recent craft fair.  If you've been following my blog, you know that I LOVE the new Home for Christmas DSP.  I've made various Christmas magnets before but I have to tell you this adorable DSP really makes these the cutest magnets ever!  Here's a look at the finished project in my basket and ready to share some Home for Christmas love!

The bag marbles that I used to make these was purchased at the Dollar Tree for yes, $1.00.   I believe they are sold by weight and I didn't count how many were in the bag but I'm guessing the bag I used this time contained about 50 marbles that are approx. 1" in diameter and flat on one side.  They are so super easy to make.   With my 1" circle punch I punched out many circles with this fabulous DSP trying to make sure that the image that I want to be prominent on my magnets was in the center of the circles.  Once I had all of my circles punched, I began gluing them to the flat side of the marbles using Crystal Effects.  You'll want to use enough to make sure that the DSP is solidly glued on the marble and can use a paper towel to blot off any excess.  Once the DSP is glued and fairly dry, you will glue on your magnet disc.  You can get a package of magnet discs at most craft stores or even in the craft department at your local Walmart.

To package my magnets or a gift or for sale, I used a 3"x 4 1/2" piece of cardboard as my base....  I used the white piece of cardboard that is in the back of our DSP packs. 
For my packaging, I placed 6 metal washers on the cardboard in the place that I wanted my magnets attached.  I drew a dot inside the center of the washers and then removed them and punched a hole in the circles by stacking two or three of these pieces together and punching with my Crop-a-dile.  Once that the holes were punched.  I glued the washers using Crystal Effects onto the cardboard.  Once dry the magnets are ready to place on the washers to keep them in place.  I used a clear 5 x 7" self-adhesive bag to package the magnets.  I made a topper with a coordinating DSP and attached with my Stampin' Up! Stapler (another product I LOVE!).  I tied ribbon around the header and tied it making sure that I was covering the staples.  I stamped the "Noel" Sentiment from the Antique Tags Stamp Set and punched it out with the Label Bracket Punch and attached to the Ribbon with Dimensionals. 
Super easy and really pretty.  These make a fun gift for co-workers or friends that you want to give a little something to. I hope you'll try them!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings!  Tina

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

ICS Blog Hop Perfectly Packaged

Hello!  I hope you've been having a wonderful Wednesday!  Since it is the first Wednesday of the month, that means it is time for the Inspire, Create, and Share Blog Hop! This month our theme is Perfectly Packaged and since it is the Holiday Season, packaging is probably on everyone's mind!  If you've already been hopping, you already know the theme and have landed here from the fabulous blog of Joni Metras!  Joni is super talented so if you happened to miss it, please make
sure you hop all the way back through!

I decided to make packaging for wine along with a card.  You know packaging doesn't mean you can't see the gift, it can be something as simple as a beautiful wine tag and a big bow!  I have a confession..... I absolutely adore the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper and am thinking seriously about buying some extra to hoard!  It has so many gorgeous patterns!  I used two of the patterns on the wine tag and another of the patterns on the card. Since all of the patterns had Real Red, Mossy Meadow, and Very Vanilla, they coordinated perfectly!  I also carried over the poinsettia theme from my wine tag to my card by using the awesome Reason for the Season Stamp Set and Festive Flower Builder Punch bundle!  I love love love Bundles!  Who wouldn't want to save 15%?!

If you haven't made a wine tag before, they are super easy to make!  I started with a piece of Real Red Cardstock that measured 10" x 3" and the 10" side was scored at 3 1/2".  I used my 1 3/4" punch to punch out the hole for the bottle neck and rounded those corners.  I added a piece of 2 3/4" x 6 1/4" DSP to the bottom portion.  I cut  banner ends on a piece of 2" wide Mossy Meadow Cardstock and a Piece of 1 1/2" wide coordinating DSP.  I stamped the "Noel" sentiment form the Antique Tags Hostess Stamp Set in Real Red on Vanilla Cardstock.  I used my Label Bracket Punch to punch it out and backed it with Dimensionals on a 2" Real Red Cardstock Circle.  I added a piece of Very Vanilla Subtles Stripes 1 1/4" Satin Ribbon and knotted it on the left side of the wine tag and then ran a piece of Real Red Pom Pom Trim through it.  After placing the wine tag on the wine, I added a bow onto the neck of the wine bottle in more of the Very Vanilla Subtles Stripes 1 1/4" Satin Ribbon.  I think it was a beautiful presentation and would make a lovely gift for any wine lover!  

My card was an A2 Card base of Mossy Meadow.  I added a layer of Very Vanilla that measured 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" and then a layer of DSP that measured 5 1/4" x 4".  3 pieces of the Very Vanilla Subtles Stripes 1 1/4" Satin Ribbon were attached to the upper right portion with Tear Tape.  I stamped my Poinsettia Leaves from the Reason of the Season stamp set tone-on-tone using Real Red and Mossy Meadow Cardstock.  After stamping all of my leaves I punched them out with the Festive Flower Builder Punch.  The center of my Poinsettia was punched in Hello Honey cardstock.  I used my bone folder to give the leaves some dimension before attaching to each other and finally to my card.  The sentiment was also from the Reason for the Season Stamp Set and was stamped in Real Red Ink on Very Vanilla cardstock.  I cut the sentiment out using my Lots of Labels Framelits Dies and cut a Real Red Label to mat the sentiment.  The red mat label was glued onto my card with Multipurpose glue and the sentiment was attached using Dimensionals.  

Thanks so much for hopping along with us today!  The next stop is Terri Takashige's awesome blog!  Terri always has such great projects!  Just click the Next button and you'll be there!

Here are the Stampin' Up! Products used today:

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings!  Tina

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

SIP #25 Cardmaker's Choice - Easel Card

Hello and Happy Tuesday!!!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend!  I had a craft fair on Saturday that I took part in and had a great day with some great friends!  That always makes for a wonderful weekend!    The Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge this week has me tickled pink.. yep, I'm a happy camper because it is a Cardmaker's Choice which means I can make whatever card I want to make! I hope you'll head over and link up a card of your own!

I decided to make a card that is a triple treat! It's a card, a post-it note holder, and a calendar all in one!  I sold quite a few of these at my craft fair and I had a few friends in the One Stamp At A Time Facebook group request instructions.  I'm planning on doing another craft fair in 3 weeks so I thought it would be a great time to make a few more and blog the super easy instructions!

I started out with a piece of 11" x 4 1/4" Blackberry Bliss cardstock that was scored at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2" so that it folds up like an easel.  I added a piece of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Blackberry Bliss and attached it with multipurpose glue to the back section of the uppermost part of the easel card base.  Here are two pictures that may be helpful with the fold and attachment of the 2nd piece of cardstock.

I used lighter cardstock for the pictures so they would be a little easier to see.  

Once I had the 2nd piece of cardstock in place, I used 4" x 5 1/4" Bohemian DSP layers for the upper and bottom portion of the card.  I attached my Post It Note Pad on the bottom with Tear Tape.  The 3 x 2 1/4"calendar on the upper portion was attached to 3 1/4" x 2 1/2" piece of  Blackberry Bliss cardstock with tear tape and then attached with tear tape to my card. Delightful Dijon Dotted Lace Trim was tied across the upper portion and knotted on the left side.  I stamped my sentiment from the Feel Goods stamp set in Blackberry Bliss Ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock and punched out with a 2" circle punch.  I backed that with a piece of Blackberry Bliss cut out with one of the Starburst Framelits and attached it with Dimensionals onto my card over the lace.  I stamped the Butterfly from the Papillion Potpourri Set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Delightful Dijon Cardstock and punched it out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch.  I used my bone folder to curve the wings before attaching it with glue dots onto my card.  I also attached some pearl jewels to the butterfly as well as some pearls to some of the curly ends of the letters. 

I love that this card folds flat and can be mailed!

Here are the Stampin' Up Products Used:
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Other Products Used:  
Post It Note Pad (Staples)
Tear Off Mini Calendars (Taylored Expressions)

Thanks so much stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

SIP Challenge #24 Color Challenge - Peaceful Pines

Hello and Happy Tuesday before Thanksgiving!  Do you have your meal all planned out yet?  I'm super excited to be going to my Son and his girlfriend's home for Thanksgiving.  She is an awesome cook and that leaves less for me to do!  I spent way too many years cooking the entire Thanksgiving dinner so this is definitely been a blessing! 
Well since it Tuesday, that means another Challenge over at Stamp, Ink, Paper!
This week I had a challenge for myself!  Do you ever challenge yourself to try something different?  I really tend to overthink cards and make them more complicated than they should be so my challenge was to do something simple and have a lot of white space.  That should be easy but for me...not so much!  lol   I'm still a work in progress!

On this  card, I started with an A2 Basic black card base.  I added a piece of 5 1/4" Watermelon Wonder Dotted Lace Trim on both the top and the bottom of my card base with snail adhesive.  I stamped my trees from the Peaceful Pines set in Cucumber Crush onto Whisper White cardstock.  The stars on the trees as well as the "Tis the Season" sentiment were stamped in Watermelon Wonder.  I tore a couple of pieces of Whisper White Cardstock for the snowbanks and glued onto the bottom of the top layer.   I added a layer of Frosted Lace Stickles to the torn edges to add some definition on the snow banks and then attached the top layer to the Basic Black and lace base. 
That was it!  I had more white space on this card than I have ever had.  Again.. I'm a work in progress but I'll get there!  lol
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!  Blessings, Tina

Thursday, November 19, 2015

November D's Stamping Team USA Christmas Blog Hop

Hello!  Hope you are having a wonderful Thursday!  I am so excited that Thanksgiving is almost here and it's time to start getting Christmas cards finished and mailed.  I absolutely love making Christmas cards and love receiving them too!  D's Stamping Team USA's Christmas Blog Hop is here with some inspiration for you!  If you have already been hopping you should have landed here from Jen Guarino's blog!  Isn't she fabulous?

Here's my card using the Cup of Cheer Stamp set and the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper.

I have to tell you that I absolutely LOVE the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper!  There are so many awesome designs.  The one I used today is one that I haven't seen used much yet but it is such an awesome vintage look to me!  I started with an A2 Mossy Meadow Cardbase.  I topped that with a layer of 5 1/4" x 4" Very Vanilla Cardstock and then layered with a 5" x 3 3/4" piece of DSP.  I used sponge daubers in Mossy Meadow and Cherry Cobbler to apply the ink to my stamp from the Cup of Cheer Stamp Set and then stamped it on Very Vanilla Cardstock. I punched it out with a 2 1/2" circle punch and then backed it with one of the awesome Gold Foil Doilies.  I ran a piece of Very Vanilla seam binding across the top of the card and tied it in a bow.  I really love that it looks like such a pretty classic Christmas card.  I believe this one is a winner!  Hope you like it too!

I hope you'll continue hopping by stopping by Jeanne Moss's awesome blog!  Just click the next button and you'll be there!

Here are the Stampin' Up Products that I used on my card:

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Stampin Friends Thanksgiving Blog Hop

Hello!  Hope your Thursday is off to a fabulous start!  It is so hard to believe that we are just a few days away from Thanksgiving but we sure are!  This month's Stampin Friends Blog Hop is all about Thanksgiving.

We are blessed with 3 super talented Guest Hoppers:  

This month we have a fun surprise for you!  Do you love crafty supplies?  If so, comment on all 12 posts in this hop and email Elizabeth everyone's favorite color to happystamper508@gmail.com. 
What do you get? In addition to enjoying all of this group's creations, you'll be entered to win a fun crafty present from every one of the bloggers! That's 12 crafty presents! Just a little thank you for your time!

If you've already been hopping you should have landed here from Wynne Grob's fabulous blog!  She is always so creative!  If you haven't been there yet, make sure you click the Previous button so you can go back and check it out!  

I used one of my favorite stamp sets on today's card, Lighthearted Leaves!  I decided since I've been using this set with such traditional fall colors that I wanted to include a not so traditional color on today's projects.. so I added some Rich Razzleberry and I love how it turned out!  I am particularly blessed this year in that my son's sweet girlfriend, Kaci, has invited us to her new home for Thanksgiving dinner.  I made this card and gift for her and I know that she will appreciate the colors in this one!

I have a card and an LED candle that I embellished with Burlap Ribbon and some watercolored background leaves.

My card started with a Rich Razzleberry A2 cardbase and was topped with a 5 1/4" x 4" Hello Honey Cardstock.  My top layer was Watercolor Paper that has a background created with the Reverse Smooshing method.  I applied Rich Razzleberry and Hello Honey ink directly from the stamp pad to wax paper.  I spritzed the wax paper with water and then spritzed the watercolor paper with water as well.  I pressed the wax paper ink side down on the watercolor paper and smooshed the ink by pressing the back of the wax paper.  After removing the wax paper, I blotted excess ink with a paper towel and then dried the background with my Stampin' Up! Heat Tool.  I heat embossing the sentiment with Gold embossing powder.  The large leaf was stamped with Black Archival Ink onto Watercolor Paper.  I used my aqua markers and various inks to color in the image.  The other leaves were created by using the same technique as the background on an additional piece of watercolor paper.  I stamped the leaves over the watercolored background with Black Archival Ink.  I used my Leaflet Framelits Dies to cut out all of the leaves.  I tied them together at the stems with Linen Thread and glued the bottom leaf down using Multipurpose glue and then attached the other two using Stampin' Dimensionals.   I used a little multipurpose glue mixed with water and an aqua marker to create a splatter of glue on my card and then added some Gold Stampin Glitter.  

For my LED candle, I attached the Burlap Ribbon to the candle with Beacon 3 in 1 glue.  I created a watercolor wash of Rich Razzleberry and Hello Honey and used Black Archival Ink to stamp the leaves over the background once it had dried.  I cut out my leaves with the Leaflet Framelit Dies and tied 3 of them together with Linen Thread.  I attached to the Burlap Ribbon using more of the Beacon 3 in 1 glue.  

Oh and though I didn't use my favorite color on today's card, it's Turquoise!  Don't forget to email Elizabeth and get entered in the drawing!  

Next in line for some awesome Thanksgiving inspiration is the fabulous Deana Benson's blog!  Just click the next button and you'll be there!

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

SIP #23 Sketch Challenge

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I hope your week has gotten off to a good start.  Over at Stamp, Ink, Paper we have a fun sketch challenge for you this week.

I made a super easy card using some of the awesome Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper.

I love cards that are easy to mass produce and this is definitely one that will be an easy Christmas card.  That's the cool thing about sketches.. they really can help kick start your creativity.  This one started off with an A2 card base of Real Red.  A layer of 5 1/4" x 4" Season of Cheer DSP that has a piece of Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding around it and knotted on the left side of the card was glued down next. I cut Whisper White Cardstock with a Lots of Labels Framelits Die.  The sentiment stamped in Real Red was from a retired set called Christmas Messages.  I cut two trees with the Tree Punch.  The smaller one was inserted back into the punch from the top and partially pulled back through to cut shorter.   The trees were attached with Stampin Dimensionals on the bottom and multipurpose glue on the top.  I added a reindeer clip to the top of the label and added a candy dot for the nose.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Blessings,  Tina