Carols of Christmas -- Deck the Halls Take 2

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I hope that you've had a chance to look over the Holiday Catalog.  With so many great new products, it's a little overwhelming to make a decision, isn't it?  I know I had that problem.  If you haven't had a chance to look at the Holiday Catalog, you can find it at the right sidebar of this blog page.  If you'd like a paper copy and live in the United States, I'd love to send you one.  Please e-mail me using the link on the right sidebar and I'll get one to you.

The Carols of Christmas stamp set was an early release from the Holiday Catalog and there have been lots of ideas out in the blog-o-sphere using this stamp set and the coordinating Card Front Builder Thinlits dies for the Big Shot.  Here's a card I designed for my August Stamp Clubs that features the Carols of Christmas stamp set.  This card uses the same design as the previous card made using this greeting (click here to see that card).  The difference is the background and the embellishments.  

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This card begins with a card base of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  A panel of Whisper White cardstock was randomly stamped with the poinsettia flower using Cherry Cobbler ink.  The small leaf stamp was stamped next to each of the flowers using Garden Green ink.  Be sure to move the leaf around the flowers so that it's not in the same general place for every flower.

Note that the leaf stamp has a space between the two leaf and single leaf sides of the stamp so that the leaves can sit on either side of a flower petal.  Since this is a red rubber stamp set, many of my stamp club members were concerned that they could not see where they placed the leaf stamp.  For this project, I advised them to note where the space was on the stamp label, then identify a flower petal to "surround", and just stamp.  While this was a creative stretch for many of them, they soon realized that as long as the leaves were near the flower, everything was OK.  Especially after they completed the card front.  This is because once the focal point is placed on the card front, the background is just that -- background.

The background panel was matted with a slightly larger panel of Garden Green cardstock.  The two panels were adhered at the center of the card front.

The "Deck The Halls" greeting was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Garden Green ink.  The flourished straight line image was stamped above "Deck" and below "Halls" using Cherry Cobbler ink.  The greeting was die cut with the Big Shot using the largest of the square Stitched Shapes Framelits.  The greeting was matted with a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock die cut with the Big Shot using the largest of the scalloped squares from the Layering Squares Framelits.  A piece of Gold 1/8" ribbon was folded in half and adhered behind the Cherry Cobbler mat so that the ends of the ribbon extend below the greeting.  The greeting was adhered at the upper center of the card front with the top, left, and right edges of the scalloped die cut 3/8" from the top, left, and right edges of the Whisper White background panel.

A piece of Gold 1/8" ribbon was tied into a bow and adhered at the upper center of the scalloped square mat using a rolled up Mini Glue Dot.  Paper Snips were used to trim the ends of the Gold ribbon extending below the greeting.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The poinsettia flower was stamped three times at the upper left and lower right corners of the liner using Cherry Cobbler ink.  The leaf image was stamped near each of the flowers using Garden Green ink.  The "Best Wishes for the Season" sentiment from the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set was stamped near the upper center of the liner using Garden Green ink.

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The poinsettia flower was randomly stamped across the flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using Cherry Cobbler ink.  The leaf image was stamped next to each flower using Garden Green ink.  [Tip:  Place a scrap piece of paper between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope to ensure that the stamping occurs only on the envelope flap.]

When you're thinking about making Christmas cards, it sometimes becomes a difficult decision whether to use one stamp set and make all the cards exactly the same (which can become tedious if you need to make a large number of cards) OR to purchase multiple stamp sets to make a variety of cards.  If you look at both of my Deck the Halls cards, you can see that the same colors were used for cardstock and ink for both cards; the Layering Squares Framelits and Stitched Shapes Framelits were used for both cards.  The background for the first card features an embossed panel vs the stamped background shown for this card.  The embellishment for the first card uses the Card Front Builder Thinlits to die cut the holly pieces and the second card features Gold ribbon.  Small changes, but a big difference in the look of each card.  

My message?  If you want to contain your costs for Christmas cards, do your research.  Use Pinterest, Google searches, Splitcoast Stampers, etc. to see all the great projects using the stamp set you're interested in to decide whether it will lend itself to the kind of variety that will ensure that the cards you make meet your vision of the kind of greetings you want to send your friends and family.

Card Measurements -- 

Cherry Cobbler:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length; Garden Green:  4" x 5-1/4"; Whisper White:  4" x 4", 3-3/4" x 5", 4" x 5-1/4"; Gold 1/8" ribbon:  2 @ 6" each

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Carols of Christmas, Holly Berry Happiness; Inks:  Garden Green, Real Red; Cardstock:  Garden Green, Real Red, Whisper White; Embellishments:  Gold 1/8" ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Layering Squares Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Snowflake Sentiments -- Wrapped in the Warmth of Christmas

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Today's a big day in the Stampin' Up! world.  It's the debut of the Holiday Catalog!  Therefore, today's post is a card I designed for a 3-2-1 Stamp Team full card swap using items from the Holiday Catalog.

My BFF, Terry, is a HUGE fan of snowflakes as she grew up in the Northeast.  She also attends my Christmas card classes each year; so I look for an item from the Holiday Catalog that features snowflakes.  This year's Holiday Catalog has a few items that feature snowflakes and you'll find them in the card below.

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This card begins with a card base of Old Olive.  A panel of Real Red cardstock, slightly smaller than the card front, was adhered at the center of the card front.

A piece of Whisper White cardstock was stamped with the label outline image from the Labels to Love stamp set using Old Olive ink.  The "Wrapped in the Warmth of Christmas" sentiment, from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set was stamped at the center of the label image using Real Red ink.  The 1/8" handheld circle punch was used to punch holes just inside the label outline at the center right and left edges of the label image.  Then the label image was punched from the cardstock with the Everyday Label punch.  A piece of Red Mini Tinsel Trim was folded in half and inserted into the hole at one side of the punched label, the ends threaded through the hole on the opposite side, and the loop snugged up against the cardstock.  This process was repeated for the opposite side of the label.  Stampin' Dimensionals were adhered at the back of the label.

A panel of Shimmery White cardstock was embossed with the Big Shot using the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The greeting label was adhered at the center of the embossed snowflake, the ends of the Mini Tinsel Trim folded to the back of the embossed cardstock, and the Tinsel Trim adhered to the back of the cardstock with Mini Glue Dots.  The embossed cardstock was adhered at the center of the card front using Foam Adhesive Strips (an alternate would be Stampin' Dimensionals; however, I like the Foam Adhesive Strips when raising a panel this large on a card front because the foam used for the foam strips doesn't compact as easily as the foam used for the Stampin' Dimensionals).

The large and small snowflake thinlits, from the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits, were used to die cut Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with the Big Shot:  three large snowflakes and three small snowflakes.  A small snowflake was adhered at the center of a large snowflake with a Mini Glue Dot to create three snowflake embellishments.  These embellishments were adhered to the card front using Mini Glue Dots placed at the back of the large snowflake.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The "May the miracle of Christmas fill your heart with joy." sentiment, from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set,  was stamped near the upper center of the liner using Old Olive ink.  The three snowflake image, also from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set, was stamped above and below the sentiment using Real Red ink.  

The large snowflake thinlit was used to die cut Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with the Big Shot.  This snowflake was adhered near the upper left corner of the liner with a Mini Glue Dot.

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The "Merry Christmas from our family to yours" greeting, from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set, was stamped near the upper center of the envelope flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using Old Olive ink.  The three snowflake image was stamped below the greeting using Real Red ink.

I can't wait to show Terry this card.  The large snowflake embossed on Shimmery White cardstock is really beautiful--the photo just doesn't capture the sparkle embedded into the cardstock.  

You can find the Holiday Catalog along the right sidebar of this blog post.  Be sure to check out all the great new products for Fall, Halloween, Christmas, and Winter.  What's your favorite?

Card Measurements -- 

Real Red:  4-1/8" x 5-3/8"; Old Olive:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Shimmery White:  4" x 5-1/4"; Whisper White:  2" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper:  3 @ 1-1/4" x 2-1/2", 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"; Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack (Red):  2 @ 5-1/2"

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Snowflake Sentiments, Labels to Love; Inks:  Old Olive, Real Red; Cardstock:  Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White, Shimmery White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper; Embellishments:  Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Foam Adhesive Strips; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Everyday Label punch, 1/8" handheld circle punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Multipurpose Platform, Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits, Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Window Shopping -- Make A Wish

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Today's post provides the how-to's for creating one of the cards designed for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Window Shopping stamp set.  To see a line up of all the Stampin' Up! artists who participated in the hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.

Since this blog hop features the Window Shopping stamp set, I wanted to make a card that featured a window.  

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I created the window from a piece of Gold Foil Sheets using the Stampin' Trimmer to cut the windows.  It's a bit of a process, so an alternate way to create the windows would be to use the 1-3/8" square framelit from the Layering Squares Framelits.  However, if you want to try the Stampin' Trimmer, here's how you do it (I would suggest trying this on a piece of scrap paper first):

  1. Cut a piece of Gold Foil Sheets to 3-1/2" x 3-1/2"
  2. Place the paper on the trimmer (the trimmer has the cutting strip on the left) so that the left side of the paper resides along the 1/4" mark (just a smidge beyond the left side of the cutting strip)
  3. Using the vertical ruler on the blade slide, insert the blade tip at the 1/4" mark and move the blade up to the 1-3/4" mark and lift the blade slide
  4. Leaving the paper in place, move the blade to the 1-7/8" mark on the vertical ruler and put the blade slide back down, pressing the blade into the paper
  5. Slide the blade up to the 3-1/4" mark and lift the blade slide
  6. Turn the paper 90 degrees and repeat steps 2 through 5
  7. Turn the paper 90 degrees and repeat steps 2 through 5
  8. Turn the paper 90 degrees and repeat steps 2 through 5

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Place a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 3-7/16" x 3-7/16" centered under the window.  Using a pencil, mark the corners of each window.  (You can see that I missed a corner...)

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Place strips of ribbon along the Whisper White cardstock as shown.  I used Fast Fuse to adhere the ribbon to the cardstock.  Crushed Curry Mini Chevron ribbon was placed first, then Island Indigo Ombre ribbon, then Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon, then Calypso Coral Ombre ribbon, and then a second strip of Island Indigo ribbon.  This process covers the top two windows.  Repeat the process for the bottom two windows.

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Using the candles thinlit from the Window Box Thinlits, die cut four pieces of Bermuda Bay cardstock with the Big Shot.  Adhere the four panels over the ribbon strips using Mini Glue Dots placed at the back of each corner of each panel.

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Trim the ribbons along the right and left edges of the combined Bermuda Bay panels.  Place the window over the Bermuda Bay panels using Mini Glue Dots adhered behind each corner of the window.

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Mat the window focal point with a slightly larger piece of Basic Black cardstock.

The card base is Crushed Curry cardstock.  Apply Pick A Pattern Washi Tape to the card front with the arrow tape placed first with the bottom edge of the tape 1/4" from the bottom edge of the card front, the wide dots second with the bottom edge of the tape flush with the top edge of the arrow tape, and the narrow vertical stripe tape flush with the top edge of the wide dots tape.  [Tip:  The easiest way to line up the tape is to use Grid Paper.  I've shown how this is done with the envelope flap below.]  Using Paper Snips, trim the tape flush with the right and left edges of the card front.  Adhere the window to the card front with the edges of the matted window 3/8" from the top, left, and right edges of the card front.

Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp the "Make A Wish" greeting on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch the greeting from the cardstock using the Classic Label punch.  Punch a piece of Basic Black cardstock with the Classic Label punch and cut in half vertically.  Adhere one half of the cut label behind the left side of the greeting with 1/8" of the Basic Black label extending beyond the left side of the greeting label.  Adhere the remaining half of the cut label behind the right side of the greeting with 1/8" of the Basic Black label extending beyond the right side of the greeting label.  Adhere the matted greeting label at the center of the window using Mini Glue Dots.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The Pick A Pattern Washi tape was adhered along the lower area of the liner with the bottom edge of the arrow tape 1/4" from the bottom edge of the liner and repeating the process used for the card front.

Stamp the "Happy Birthday" greeting near the upper center of the liner using Bermuda Bay ink.  Using Stampin' Write Markers, color the small birthday cake stamp using Dapper Denim for the cupcake paper, Calypso Coral for the icing, Lemon Lime Twist for the candle base, and Crushed Curry for the candle flame.  Stamp the cupcake to the left of the "H" in "Happy", reink the stamp, and stamp again to the right of the "Y" in "Happy".

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The Pick A Pattern Washi Tape was adhered along the back flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope.  The photo below shows how the tape was applied to the envelope flap using Grid Paper to assist with lining up the tape.  

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Once the tape is applied to the envelope flap, use Paper Snips to trim the tape along the edges of the envelope flap.

I really like the graphic look of this card.  It's not a style that I use very often as I prefer softer, more fluid styles.  The great thing about this card is that it can be used for any age or gender birthday so it's a great "generic" card to have around when you need a card quickly.

Card Measurements -- 

Crushed Curry:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Bermuda Bay:  4 @ 1-5/8" x 1-5/8"; Basic Black:  3-5/8" x 3-5/8", 3/4" x 3"; Whisper White:  3/4" x 3", 3-7/16" x 3-7/16", 4" x 5-1/4"; Gold Foil Sheets:  3-1/2" x 3-1/2"; Crushed Curry Mini Chevron ribbon:  2 @ 4"; Calypso Coral Ombre ribbon:  2@ 4"; Island Indigo Ombre ribbon:  4 @ 4"; Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon:  2 @ 4"

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Window Shopping; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Bermuda Bay; Stampin' Write Markers:  Regals (Crushed Curry), Subtles (Calypso Coral), 2017-2019 In Color (Lemon Lime Twist), 2016-2018 In Color (Dapper Denim); Cardstock:  Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheets; Embellishments:  Pick A Pattern Washi tape, Crushed Curry Mini Chevron ribbon, Calypso Coral Ombre ribbon, Island Indigo Ombre ribbon, Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Grid Paper, Classic Label punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform & Precision Base Plate, Window Box Thinlits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Window Shopping -- Thinking of You

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If you follow my blog you may have noticed that I'm way behind on providing the how-to's for all the projects I've been creating for the recent blog hops.  I'm hoping to use the next couple of weeks to get caught up on sharing all that information.  Thanks so much for your patience!  

So, today's post provides the how-to's for creating one of the cards designed for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Window Shopping stamp set.  To see a line up of all the Stampin' Up! artists who participated in the hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.

Once I got my "feet wet" with the embossing paste, I decided to use it again for a focal point.  This time, I wanted to add some color to the embossing paste.  

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This card begins with the focal point because embossing paste needs some time to dry before you can add color or die cut around it.  The floral die from the Window Box Thinlits (designed to die cut the box top of the hexagon box) was used to die cut a Window Sheet to create a mask for the embossing paste.  [Tip:  Use the Precision Base Plate to achieve best die cutting results with detailed thinlits.  You'll notice that there will be a "crackle" noise as the Window Sheet is die cut by the thinlit.  Keep rolling the sandwich back and forth through the Big Shot until you no longer hear the Window Sheet "crackle".]  

Place the Window Sheet over a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and use repositionable tape to hold the mask in place over the cardstock.  Apply the embossing paste with a palette knife and then IMMEDIATELY remove the mask to remove the embossing paste from the mask and palette knife under running water.  Pat both sides of the mask dry with a paper towel.  Set the cardstock aside to dry for a while--about 1/2 hour.  [Tip:  You can speed up the drying time by using the Heat Tool.  However, it is important to note that if you get the embossing paste too hot, it will begin to bubble.  For some images, this may be a good effect to achieve but probably not for this project.]

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Once the embossing paste has dried, replace the mask over the embossing paste and tape the mask down with repositionable tape.  Use a sponge dauber to apply color to the embossing paste.  I used Fresh Fig for the center flower, Peekaboo Peach for the three large rosette flowers, Night of Navy for the small rosette flowers (they have a stem), Emerald Envy for the stems of the small rosette flowers, and Lemon Lime Twist for the dotted filler coming from the center flower.  

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Once the sponging is complete, carefully remove the mask (rinse the ink off the mask with water and pat dry with a paper towel).  Note that the ink will take a little longer to dry than normal when applied to the embossing paste.  Just set the cardstock aside until you've assembled the rest of the card front.  [Tip:  You can speed up the drying time of the ink by using a Heat Tool on the low setting keeping the tip of the heat tool about 4 inches away from the cardstock.]

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Night of Navy cardstock was used for the card base.  A piece of Burlap ribbon was wrapped around the front of a panel of Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper just slightly above center with the ends of the ribbon adhered at the back of the paper using Mini Glue Dots.  The "Thinking of You" greeting, from the Window Shopping stamp set, was stamped at the center of a strip of Very Vanilla cardstock using Night of Navy ink.  Two strips of Night of Navy cardstock were punched with the Decorative Ribbon Border punch and adhered behind the strip of Very Vanilla cardstock with the scallop edge showing just above the top edge and just below the bottom edge of the strip.  The strip was adhered near the bottom edge of the paper panel with the right and left edges of the cardstock strip flush with the right and left edges of the paper panel.  The paper panel was adhered at the center of the card front.

A piece of Night of Navy cardstock was die cut with the largest of the scallop edge circle dies from the Layering Circles Framelits.  The largest of the circle dies from the Layering Circles Framelits was used to die cut the sponged focal point.  The two pieces were adhered together and then adhered to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals with the focal point centered over the Burlap ribbon near the left edge of the card front.

A "bunny bow" created from Peekaboo Peach Crinkle Seam Binding ribbon was adhered at the right edge of the focal point on top of the Burlap ribbon using a Mini Glue Dot.

A heart-shaped gold Metallic Enamel Shape was adhered next to the "U" in "You" on the Very Vanilla cardstock strip.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Peekaboo Peach Stampin' Write Markers were used to color the small flower with leaves from the Window Shopping stamp set:  Fresh Fig for the flower petals, Peekaboo Peach for the flower center, and Lemon Lime Twist for the leaves.  The flower was stamped three times at the upper left corner of the liner, re-inking for each stamping.  [Tips:  When applying ink to stamps with markers, use the side of the brush tip for best ink application results AND to minimize damage to the brush tip.  Once the ink is applied, "huff" on the stamp to remoisten the ink.]

Using Versamark, randomly stamp the small flower with leaves stamp across a strip of Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper.  Punch a strip of Night of Navy cardstock with the Decorative Ribbon Border punch and adhere behind the top edge of the paper strip so that the scallop edge of the Night of Navy strip is just visible above the top edge of the paper strip.  Adhere the paper strip along the bottom edge of the liner so that the left, bottom, and right edge of the paper is flush with the left, bottom, and right edge of the liner.

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Using Versamark, randomly stamp the small flower with leaves stamp across a piece of Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper.  Adhere the paper to the back flap of a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  Open the envelope flap and use Paper Snips to trim the paper along the edges of the envelope flap.

Needless to say, this project is not one that can be completed in a few moments but I think the results were well worth the time investment.

However, if you find that this project may be just a little much to take on, then think about the individual elements that you might want to incorporate into your projects:

  • Use a small stamp with Versamark to create a background on cardstock or Designer Series Paper
  • Think about your thinlits dies as a potential mask.  You don't have to use embossing paste with the mask; just use the sponge and inks.  Store the mask with the thinlits or coordinating stamp set

Card Measurements -- 

Night of Navy:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 3-1/2" x 3-1/2", 3 @ 3/4" x 4-1/4"; Very Vanilla:  3/4" x 4", 4" x 4", 4" x 5-1/4"; Window Sheets:  4" x 4"; Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper:  4" x 5-1/4", 1" x 4", 2-1/4" x 6"; Burlap ribbon:  5"; Peekaboo Peach Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon:  10"

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Window Shopping; Inks:  Emerald Envy, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach, Versamark; Stampin' Write Markers:  2017-2019 In Color (Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist), 2016-2018 In Color (Peekaboo Peach); Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Window Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  Naturally Eclectic; Embellishments:  Metallic Enamel Shapes, Burlap ribbon, Peekaboo Peach Crinkle Seam Binding ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Sponge Daubers, Decorative Ribbon Border punch, Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform and Precision Base Plate, Window Box Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Repositionable Tape


Inky Friends Suite Designs Blog Hop -- Naturally Eclectic

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Welcome to the Inky Friends Suite Designs Blog Hop.  We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who have gathered to introduce you to the Product Suites from the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  To see the line up of Stampin' Up! artists participating in the hop, click here.  If you are traveling forward through the hop, you've arrived from Shelley's blog where she featured projects using the Delightful Daisy Suite.  If you are traveling backwards through the hop, you just saw some great projects made by Cindy using the Color Theory Suite.  It really doesn't matter which way you travel through the blog hop, though; all the blogs are linked in a circle and eventually you'll visit all the stops by clicking on the NEXT or PREVIOUS buttons contained in every blog post.  I hope you enjoy your travels!

The Naturally Eclectic Suite is featured on pages 132-133 of the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  The Oh So Eclectic stamp set and coordinating Eclectic Layers Thinlits for the Big Shot contain floral elements in a graphic style that lends itself to a wide variety of styles.  The Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper contains a beautiful array of watercolored designs in the colors of Berry Burst, Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky, and Whisper White.  Seam Binding ribbon returns to the catalog in a Crinkled version in the colors of Berry Burst, Emerald Envy, Night of Navy, and Peekaboo Peach.  A fun addition to this suite is a set of Card Overlays made from Window Sheets that feature a variety of designs in gold, silver, and white.

I have two projects to share with you using many of the elements of the Naturally Eclectic Suite.

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Supplies I used to make this project -- 

Stamps:  Oh So Eclectic; Inks:  Berry Burst, Night of Navy; Stampin' Write Markers:  2017-2018 In Color (Berry Burst), 2016-2017 In Color (Emerald Envy); Cardstock:  Emerald Envy, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  Naturally Eclectic; Embellishments:  Emerald Envy Crinkle Seam Binding ribbon, Naturally Eclectic Card Overlays; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Fine Tip Glue Pen; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform and Precision Base Plate, Eclectic Layers Thinlits

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Supplies I used to make this project -- 

Stamps:  Oh So Eclectic; Inks:  Night of Navy, Soft Sky; Cardstock:  Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Soft Sky, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Naturally Eclectic; Embellishments:  Night of Navy Crinkle Seam Binding ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform and Precision Base Plate, Eclectic Layers Thinlits

I'll be back soon with the details for making these projects, so please return for another visit.  

To visit the next stop on the hop, click the NEXT button to visit with Cindy and projects made with the Color Theory Suite or the PREVIOUS button to visit with Shelley for projects made using the Delightful Daisy Suite.

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