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Inky Friends Blog Hop -- Thankful For ... Designer Series Paper

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Hello!  Welcome to the Inky Friends Blog Hop where each of the hop participants has identified a Stampin' Up! item that they are "Thankful For...".  I'm sharing my thankfulness for Stampin' Up!'s wonderful Designer Series Paper.  To see the lineup of awesome Stampin' Up! Demonstrators participating in the hop, click here.  All of the stops on the hop are linked in a circle.  If you are traveling forward through the hop, you've arrived from Cindy's blog where she is sharing her thankfulness for AquaPainters.  If you are traveling backwards through the hop, then you're arriving from Sharleen's blog where she's sharing her thankfulness for the Making Everyday Bright stamp set.  

One of the best features of Stampin' Up!'s line of products is the color coordination.  This means that for a specific Stampin' Up! color, that color is the same whether you are looking at ink (Classic Stampin' Pads, Stampin' Blends, watercolor pencils, Stampin' Write Markers, etc.), cardstock, embellishments (ribbons, Stampin' Emboss powder, button, brads, etc.), or Designer Series Paper.  For Stampin' Up's Designer Series Paper, they take this color coordination a step further by ensuring that the designs and prints used in a specific package of Designer Series Paper coordinate for the group of colors used together in the paper pack.  For me, this is an awesome thing.  I just let the colors in the paper determine the colors I want to feature when I use that piece of paper to make a card, gift bag, tag, or scrapbook page.  I call this "letting the paper do the work".  To illustrate, let's look at the Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper.  The colors used for the prints in this amazing package of paper are:  Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Grapefruit Grove, Mint Macaron, Petal Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Tranquil Tide, and Whisper White.  Recently, I wanted to feature this paper and the coordinating stamp set, Rooted In Nature, for a stamp club project to demonstrate a technique using Stampin' Write Markers.  Here's the card I designed.

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However, I quickly realized that I with only two sheets of each print in the package of Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper, I had to come up with a couple of alternate versions of the card.  So I created a second card using the same color grouping of Garden Green, Old Olive, and Soft Suede.

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Since the first card featured a leaf print on the Designer Series Paper, I mimicked that by adding a randomly stamped leaf (using Soft Suede ink) on the wood grain paper used for this card.  But I still didn't have enough for all the folks in my Stamp Clubs.  So I created a third version of the card; but this time I had to adjust the colors.

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The colors for this card are Tranquil Tide, Shaded Spruce, and Soft Suede.  But it's still a leaf print and it's still the same tree image used and it's still the same markering technique.  The paper is "doing the work". 

So, here's how these cards were made:

  • The card front of the card base (Garden Green for the first two cards or Tranquil Tide for the third card) was embossed with the Big Shot using the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • The Designer Series Paper was matted with a slightly larger piece of Soft Suede cardstock
  • Two pieces of Crumb Cake Classic Weave ribbon were folded in half with the loops extending beyond the top left edge of the Designer Series Paper/Soft Suede panel.  The ribbon ends were adhered behind the panel using Scotch tape.  The panel was then adhered to the card front with the top, right, and bottom edges of the panel 1/4" from the top, right, and bottom edges of the card front
  • For the first two cards, the leafy area of the tall tree image (Rooted In Nature stamp set) was covered with Old Olive ink using the side of the brush tip of the Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker.  For the third card, Tranquil Tide ink was used
  • For the first two cards, Garden Green ink using the side of the brush tip of the Garden Green Stampin' Write Marker was applied to random areas of the leafy area and along the straight line at the bottom of the tree trunk.  For the third card, Shaded Spruce ink was used
  • Soft Suede ink using the side of the brush tip of the Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker was applied to the trunk areas running through the center of the leafy areas and to the tree trunk.  Note that the brush tip of the Soft Suede marker will pick up the green inks already on the stamp surface and carry them along the tree trunk.  This is OK.  In fact, it's great because tree trunks are generally a mixture of browns and greens.  To remove any remaining green ink on the brush tip, just squiggle the brush tip on a scrap piece of paper until it shows only Soft Suede
  • Huff on the stamp image to remoisten the ink and stamp on Very Vanilla.  Mat the Very Vanilla with a slightly larger piece of Garden Green (for the first two cards) or Tranquil Tide (for the third card) to create the focal point.  Adhere the focal point to the Designer Series Paper with the left edge of the focal point 3/8" from the left edge of the Designer Series Paper and 5/8" from the top and bottom edges of the Designer Series Paper
  • For the first two cards, use the side of the brush tip to ink the Be Strong (Soft Suede) Be Happy (Old Olive) Be You (Garden Green) image.  Huff on the stamp to remoisten the ink and stamp on Very Vanilla.  Using Paper Snips, cut each rectangle and adhere near the bottom right of the focal point using Foam Adhesive Strips.  For the third card, use  Soft Suede (Be Strong), Tranquil Tide (Be Happy), and Shaded Spruce (Be You) 

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The inside sentiment area of the first two cards was lined with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  The "You Are Wonderful" image was stamped at the upper center using Soft Suede ink.  The tree image, colored with Old Olive, Garden Green, and Soft Suede Stampin' Write Markers (using the same process used for the focal point) was stamped at the lower left corner of the liner (with part of the left side of the tree stamped off the side of the liner to leave more room to write).  

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For the first two cards, the tree image was colored with the Old Olive, Garden Green, and Soft Suede Stampin' Write markers (using the same process used for the focal point) and stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.

The inside sentiment area and envelope of the third card is the same as the first two cards except that the tree is colored with Tranquil Tide, Shaded Spruce, and Soft Suede markers.

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Card Measurements --

Garden Green/Tranquil Tide:  4-1/4" x 11"; Soft Suede:  3-1/8" x 5-1/8"; Very Vanilla:  2-1/4" x 3-3/4", 1-5/8" x 2", 4" x 5-1/4"; Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper:  3-1/2" x 5", Crumb Cake Classic Weave ribbon:  2 @ 2-1/2"

Another example of the Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper in action are these cards designed for a blog hop in August.  The papers used feature the colors of:  Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Grapefruit Grove, Mint Macaron, and Petal Pink.

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You can see that just like in the cards above, the Designer Series Paper is "doing the work".  This time the colors in the paper determined the colors I used for the accents around the greeting:  Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron, and Petal Pink for the card on the left, and Blackberry Bliss, Grapefruit Grove, and Petal Pink for the card on the right.  I have to say that I would never have come up with these color combinations on my own, but they are just yummy!  For more information about how these cards were made, click here.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  To continue the hop, click on the NEXT BLOG button to go to Sharleen's blog or the PREVIOUS button to go to Cindy's blog.

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Supplies I used to make these cards -- 

Stamps:  Rooted In Nature; Inks:  Soft Suede; Stampin' Write Markers:  Regals (Garden Green, Old Olive), Neutrals (Soft Suede), 2017-2019 In Color (Tranquil Tide); Cardstock:  Garden Green, Soft Suede, Tranquil Tide, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Nature's Poem; Embellishments:  Crumb Cake Classic Weave ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Foam Adhesive Strips; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Multipurpose Platform, Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope


Stamp Review Crew -- Dashing Deer

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Dashing Deer stamp set.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

The Stamp Review Crew is an international group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who gather for a blog hop the first, third, and (sometimes the fifth) Mondays of the month to review a single stamp set.  The number of participants varies from hop to hop, but the ideas are plentiful as we take a stamp set through its paces.  By the time you've traveled through the hop, you are sure to find a number of innovative ways to use the featured stamp set.  So sit back, relax, and get ready to start pinning ideas to your Pinterest board!

To see the line up of artists for this week's hop, click here.  If you've already joined the hop and are traveling forward, you've arrived from Kelly's blog where you were presented with an amazing project to inspire your creativity.  If you're traveling backwards through the hop, you've seen Debra's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

One of the most beautiful stamps introduced in the 2018 Holiday Catalog is the large deer in the Dashing Deer stamp set.  I just love the beautiful details etched into the red rubber of the stamp that translate into an amazing stamped image.  For this card, I couldn't help but use it as the focal point.

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This card begins with a card base of Real Red cardstock.  A piece of the All is Bright Designer Series Paper was matted with a slightly larger piece of Gold Foil Sheets and then adhered at the center of the card front.  A length of Striped Burlap ribbon was folded under at the left end (using Mini Glue Dots to hold the fold in place) with a banner tail cut into the right end of the ribbon.  The ribbon was adhered across the Designer Series Paper using Mini Glue Dots with the top edge of the ribbon 2" below the top edge of the Designer Series Paper.  

A piece of the All is Bright Designer Series Paper (the reverse side of the piece already adhered to the card front) was die cut with the Big Shot using the 2-7/8" circle framelit and matted with a piece of Gold Foil Sheets die cut with the Big Shot using the 3" scallop circle framelit -- both framelits from the Layering Circles Framelits.  The circles were adhered to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals with the left edge of the circles 1/4" from the left edge of the Designer Series Paper and the top edge of the circles 5/8" from the top edge of the Designer Series Paper. 

The large deer image was stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock using Crumb Cake ink and die cut with the Big Shot using the corresponding framelit from the Detailed Deer Thinlits.  The deer was adhered to the circles using Stampin' Dimensionals (deer body) and Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (head and antlers).  

The "Happiest Christmas Wishes" greeting was stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock using Real Red ink.  The greeting was die cut from the cardstock using the Big Shot with the large sentiment framelit from the Merry Christmas Thinlits.  The greeting was matted with a piece of Gold Foil Sheets die cut with the same sentiment framelit.  However, the sentiment framelit was cut in half horizontally with the top half adhered behind the top half of the sentiment die cut and the bottom half adhered behind the bottom half of the sentiment die cut with 1/16" of the Gold Foil Sheets die cut extending above and below the sentiment.  The sentiment was adhered to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals with the right and bottom edges of the sentiment 1/4" from the right and bottom edges of the Designer Series Paper.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  The "Remembering you this season with warm thoughts and a wish for everything merry." sentiment was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Real Red ink.  A strip of Designer Series Paper was adhered across the bottom edge of the liner with the left, bottom, and right edges of the Designer Series Paper flush with the left, bottom, and right edges of the liner.  A thin strip of the reverse side of the Designer Series Paper was adhered across the top edge of the Designer Series Paper with the left and right edges of the thin strip flush with the left and right edges of the liner and the top edge of the thin strip flush with the top edge of the wider strip of Designer Series Paper.  The smaller solid deer image was stamped along the top left edge of the Designer Series Paper strips using Crumb Cake ink.

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The "Happiest Christmas Wishes" sentiment was stamped along the bottom left front corner of the Medium Very Vanilla Envelope using Real Red ink.  The small solid deer was stamped above "Happiest" using Crumb Cake ink.

Before I finish up this blog post, I want to mention that this is the first time I've used Designer Series Paper with photographic images for the prints as I worried that using the photograph in the background would overtake the focal point on the card front.  I'm glad to find out that my worries were groundless.  What I learned was that the print on the reverse side of the photographic print is a wonderful complement to the photograph making coordination with the photograph side of the paper amazingly easy.  I'm definitely going to be giving this type of Designer Series Paper a much closer look in the future!

Card Measurements -- 

Real Red:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Very Vanilla:  1-1/4" x 3", 2-1/2" x 3-1/2", 4" x 5-1/4"; Gold Foil Sheets:  3-1/4" x 3-1/4", 4" x 5-1/4", 1-1/4" x 3"; All is Bright Designer Series Paper:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 3-1/4" x 3-1/4", 1-1/4" x 4", 3/8" x 4"; Striped Burlap ribbon:  4-1/2"

Be sure to visit all the stops on this week's hop to find more ideas for using the Dashing Deer stamp set for your projects.  Just click on the NEXT or PREVIOUS buttons below to continue.

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Here's a list of the Stampin' Up! Artists participating in the hop --

  1. Debra Burgin 
  2. Bronwyn Eastley 
  3. Lou Kitzelman 
  4. Mary Haugen 
  5. Tanya Boser 
  6. Heidi Baks 
  7. Ann Schach   
  8. Holly Krautkremer 
  9. Lauren Alarid
  10. Cindy Elam
  11. Mike Funke 
  12. Charlet Mallett 
  13. Stesha Bloodhart
  14. Kelly Kent 
  15. Mickey Roberts

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Dashing Deer; Inks:  Crumb Cake, Real Red; Cardstock:  Real Red, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  All is Bright; Embellishments:  Striped Burlap ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Detailed Deer Thinlits, Merry Christmas Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope


Inky Friends Handmade Holidays Blog Hop -- Making Christmas Bright

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Welcome to the Inky Friends Handmade Holidays Blog Hop featuring items from the Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog.  If you're like me, you've found loads and loads of Holiday wonderfulness in the catalog but may be wondering what you could make with these great stamp sets.  Stampin' Up! includes photos of great projects, but I'm always looking for more ideas.  This blog hop will certainly provide some great crafting inspiration.  To see the line up of the very talented Inky Friends Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who are participating in this blog hop, click here.  However, all of the posts for this blog hop are linked via NEXT and PREVIOUS buttons below, so you can start here and continue right through the hop.

Since I was a little girl, I have always loved strings of Christmas lights.  All the bright colors running along the edge of the roof, winding through the Christmas tree, framing the picture window, twinkling in the outdoor greenery.  These days the big bulbs have been replaced by tiny LED lights that are brighter, but for some reason I still like the large bulbs--even if they aren't as energy efficient.  When I first opened this stamp set, I thought about the colors I wanted to use for the bulbs and it occurred to me that the 2018-2020 In Colors of Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick, and Pineapple Punch were absolutely perfect!  

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This card begins with a card base of Call Me Clover.  The string of lights image was stamped across the card front repeatedly to cover the card front using Call Me Clover ink.  [Tip:  This stamp set is comprised of photopolymer images.  For best stamping results, place the Stampin' Pierce Mat below the cardstock.]  

A piece of Pineapple Punch cardstock was embossed in the Big Shot using the Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder--with the corrugation going vertical.  The embossed cardstock was adhered to the cardfront using Multipurpose Liquid adhesive with the top edge of the embossed panel 3/4" below the top edge of the card front and centered between the right and left edges of the card front.

The curved string image was stamped near the top of a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The four hanging stars image was stamped along the string using Pineapple Punch ink leaving space between the hanging lines for the bulbs.  The Whisper White cardstock was matted with a slightly larger piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock and adhered at the center of the embossed Pineapple Punch cardstock using Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.

The "merry" light bulb was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Lovely Lipstick ink, the "and" light bulb using Blueberry Bushel ink, and the "bright" light bulb using Call Me Clover ink.  The bulbs were punched from the cardstock using the Christmas Bulb Builder punch.  The light bulb cap was stamped three times on Silver Foil Sheets using Staz-On Jet Black ink.  The light bulb caps were punched with the Christmas Bulb Builder punch.  A light bulb cap was adhered at the top of each light bulb using a Mini Glue Dot.  The bulbs were "hung" on the string using Mini Glue Dots.  Blueberry Bushel Grosgrain ribbon was tied into a bow and adhered at each end of the string using a rolled up Mini Glue Dot.

The "Making Spirits Bright" greeting was stamped on a strip of Whisper White cardstock using Lovely Lipstick ink.  Paper Snips were used to cut the left end of the strip into banner tails.  The strip was adhered to the card front with the right end of the strip flush with the right edge of the card front and the bottom edge of the strip 1/2" from the bottom edge of the card front. 

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The "friends make the season shine" sentiment was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Blueberry Bushel ink.  The strings of small stars image was stamped along the left top edge of liner beginning at the left side and 1-1/2" toward the right edge shortening the length of the strings a bit with every stamping of the image.

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The "friends make the season shine" sentiment was stamped near the bottom center of the envelope flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using Blueberry Bushel ink.  The strings of small stars image was stamped across the envelope flap from the left to right edge of the envelope flap; shortening the length of the strings around the sentiment.  [Tip:  Place a scrap piece of copy paper between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope to keep the stamping contained to the envelope flap.]

One of the great things about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is that you have a community of demonstrators to tap into to share ideas.  This card was created for just that purpose:  as a swap card to share Holiday Catalog ideas with other demonstrators in my group (upline, downline, and sidelines).

Card Measurements -- 

Call Me Clover:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Lovely Lipstick:  2-3/4" x 3-3/4"; Pineapple Punch:  3-1/2" x 4-1/4"; Whisper White:  2-1/2" x 3-1/2", 1/2" x 3", 2" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; Silver Foil Sheets:  3/4" x 3"; Blueberry Bushel Grosgrain ribbon:  2 @ 8"

To continue the hop, click on the NEXT button to visit Sharleen's blog where she features Christmas projects using the Making Every Day Bright stamp set.  Or if you are moving through the hop backwards, then you'll want to click on the PREVIOUS button to visit Cindy's blog featuring fun Halloween projects using the Cauldron Bubble stamp set.

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Making Christmas Bright; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, Staz-On Jet Black; Cardstock:  Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, Whisper White, Silver Foil Sheets; Embellishments:  Blueberry Bushel Grosgrain ribbon; Adhesive:  SNAIL, Multipurpose Liquid, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Christmas Bulb Builder punch, Big Shot w/Multipurpose Platform, Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Stamp Review Crew -- Buffalo Check

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Buffalo Check background stamp.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

The Stamp Review Crew is an international group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who gather for a blog hop the first, third, and (sometimes the fifth) Mondays of the month to review a single stamp set.  The number of participants varies from hop to hop, but the ideas are plentiful as we take a stamp set through its paces.  By the time you've traveled through the hop, you are sure to find a number of innovative ways to use the featured stamp set.  So sit back, relax, and get ready to start pinning ideas to your Pinterest board!

To see the line up of artists for this week's hop, click here.  If you've already joined the hop and are traveling forward, you've arrived from Betty's blog where you were presented with an amazing project to inspire your creativity.  If you're traveling backwards through the hop, you've seen Tanya's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

"Back in the day" before we had Designer Series Paper and embossing folders, creating a background for your focal point meant some creative stamping or a background stamp.  At that time, I had a pretty large collection of background stamps and making the decision on which background to use for a project held just a much angst THEN as the decision for which Designer Series Paper or embossing folder to use NOW.  That doesn't mean that I don't use background stamps anymore...it's just that they're not the first thing I reach for.  All that being said, when I saw the Buffalo Check background stamp in the Holiday Catalog, I was tickled to see it but wasn't sure how I would incorporate it into my projects.  So I did not order it with my Holiday Catalog pre-order.  However, when I began seeing projects online using this stamp, I started envisioning projects I could make with this stamp.  My Buffalo Check stamp arrived just a few days ago and I put it to good use right away.  This will be one of my October class projects.

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This card begins with a card base of Crumb Cake cardstock.  A panel of Mossy Meadow cardstock was stamped with the Buffalo Check background stamp using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  [Tip:  If you plan to stamp this image multiple times for a stack of cards, I would suggest using the Stamparatus to ensure that the image stamps straight.  (That's if you purchase the stamp in the Clear Mount configuration, of course.)]  A strip of paper from the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper was matted with a slightly larger piece of Gold Foil Sheets and adhered across the stamped panel with the bottom edge of the Gold Foil mat 1-1/8" above the bottom edge of the stamped panel and the right and left edges of the paper strip/Gold Foil mat flush with the right and left edges of the stamped panel.  The panel was adhered at the center of the card front.

The wreath image from the Wishing You Well stamp set was stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Mossy Meadow ink.  The "Season's Greetings" image was stamped inside the wreath -- just a bit above the center -- using Cherry Cobbler ink.  The wreath was die cut with the Big Shot using the "straight edge" 2-3/8" circle framelit from the Layering Circles Framelits.  The die cut wreath was matted with a piece of Gold Foil Sheets die cut with the Big Shot using the 2-1/2" scallop circle framelit from the Layering Circles Framelits.  Loops of Gold Metallic Thread were adhered behind the wreath and the wreath adhered to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The bottom edge of the wreath mat is 1-1/2" above the bottom edge of the Mossy Meadow panel.

The bow image was stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Cherry Cobbler ink and cut out with Paper Snips.  The bow was adhered at the bottom right of the wreath using a Mini Glue Dot.  Isn't this bow image AMAZING???  I just love the new DISTINKTIVE stamps.  The images are just stunning!

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  A thin strip of Gold Foil Sheets was adhered behind the top edge of a strip of Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper and the strips adhered across the bottom edge of the liner with the left, bottom, and right edges of the strips flush with the left, bottom, and right edges of the liner.  The "Season's Greetings from our home to yours" image, from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set, was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Mossy Meadow ink.

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The wreath image was stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Very Vanilla Envelope using Mossy Meadow ink.  The bow image was stamped at the lower right corner of the wreath using Cherry Cobbler ink.  And the "Season's Greetings" image was stamped inside the wreath using Cherry Cobbler ink.

I've mentioned before that when I design Christmas cards, I like to make sure that the design is simple, the colors are vibrant, the message is meaningful, and that the card can be mailed with one stamp.  I think this card meets those criteria, don't you?

Card Measurements -- 

Crumb Cake:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Mossy Meadow:  4" x 5-1/4"; Very Vanilla:  3" x 3", 2" x 2"; Gold Foil Sheets:  1-1/2" x 4", 3" x 3", 3/8" x 4"; Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper:  1-1/4" x 4", 1" x 4"; Gold Metallic Thread:  60"

Be sure to visit all the stops on this week's hop to find more ideas for using the Buffalo Check background stamp for your projects.  Just click on the NEXT or PREVIOUS buttons below to continue.

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Here's the listing of all the artists on the hop:

  1. Tanya Boser   
  2. Ann Schach   
  3. Dawn Tidd    
  4. Cindy Elam 
  5. Holly Krautkremer   
  6. Bronwyn Eastley   
  7. Adriana Benitez   
  8. Heidi Baks   
  9. Debra Burgin   
  10. Mike Funke  
  11. Nikki Spencer   
  12. Mary Haugen   
  13. Stesha Bloodhart   
  14. Linda Callahan   
  15. Betty Traciak   
  16. Mickey Roberts   

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Buffalo Check, Wishing You Well, Merry Christmas To All; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow; Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  Festive Farmhouse; Embellishments:  Gold Metallic Thread; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Layering Circles Framelits; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope

 


Inky Friends Design Challenge #10 -- Merry & Bright

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Welcome to Inky Friends Design Challenge #10.  Every 4th Friday of the month a new design challenge is posted.  This time around we are working with a color combination from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog on page 115 using the colors of Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, and Poppy Parade.

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Today's project uses the challenge colors to create a Christmas card using the Merry Christmas To All Bundle from the All is Bright Suite of products featured in the 2018 Holiday Catalog (pages 4 & 5).

MerryChristmasToAll_Merry-n-Bright

This card begins with a card base of Poppy Parade cardstock.  A panel of Granny Apple Green cardstock was embossed with the Big Shot using the Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The panel was matted with a slightly larger panel of Daffodil Delight.  [Tip:  Use Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive when adhering embossed panels to another piece of cardstock or Designer Series Paper.  This is important for two reasons:  1.  For embossed panels with large areas of raised embossing, it would be difficult to obtain a satisfactory adhesion with SNAIL; and 2.  Embossing folders break down the fibers of the paper that is embossed which may cause the fibers to break apart when the tape runner is rolled over the paper.]  Wrap a piece of Whisper White Classic Weave ribbon around the panels.  Place a piece of Daffodil Delight Double Stitched ribbon inside the first tie of the Whisper White ribbon and tie the Whisper White ribbon in a knot on the front with the knot slightly left of center.  The bottom edge of the ribbon is 1-1/2" above the bottom edge of the Granny Apple Green cardstock.  Adhere the panels at the center of the card front.

Apply Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to the back of three pieces of Poppy Parade cardstock.  Using the Big Shot, die cut the "Merry" thinlit from the Merry Christmas Thinlits for each of the Poppy Parade pieces of cardstock.  Remove the adhesive backing on one of the "Merry" die cuts and place the die cut over another one of the "Merry" die cuts.  Remove the adhesive backing from the remaining "Merry" die cut and place the die cut over the previously stacked "Merry" die cuts.  Remove the adhesive backing on the three stacked "Merry" die cuts and adhere the stacked die cuts to the card front at an angle in the area above the the ribbon.

Using Granny Apple Green ink, stamp the "&" and "Bright" images on Whisper White cardstock.  Using Poppy Parade ink, stamp the lined tag frame so that the "&" "Bright" is in the center of the frame.  Die cut the tag frame using the corresponding framelit from the Merry Christmas Thinlits.  Adhere the tag to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals with the right edge of the tag flush with the edge of the Granny Apple Green cardstock and the bottom edge of the tag 3/8" above the bottom edge of the Granny Apple Green cardstock.  [Tip:  The Merry Christmas To All stamp set is a photopolymer stamp set.  Therefore, for best stamping results be sure to place the Stampin' Pierce Mat below the item(s) to be stamped.]

Using Fine Tip Glue Pen, adhere white sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment across the card front.

MerryChristmasToAll_Merry-n-Bright_Liner

The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The "Season's Greetings from our home to yours" was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Poppy Parade ink.  Using Granny Apple Green ink, stamp the large flourish below the sentiment.  Add the right and left-facing holly images to the flourish using Granny Apple Green ink.

MerryChristmasToAll_Merry-n-Bright_Envelope

The large flourish image was stamped diagonally across the envelope flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope.  The "Merry" image was stamped above the flourish using Poppy Parade ink.  The "Christmas" image was stamped below the flourish using Poppy Parade ink.  The left and right-facing holly images were added to the flourish using Granny Apple Green ink.

So, are you inspired to create with this color combination??  I hope so!  And when you do, please share your creation with the Inky Friends!  Each challenge will run for two weeks and at the end we'll pick a winning project.  Here's how it works:

  1. Every 4th Friday of the month a new sketch can be found on the Inky Friends blog by clicking HERE
  2. Because this is a color challenge, the colors you must use are Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, and Poppy Parade (you can use compatible colors and add neutrals as needed)
  3. Create something new that has not been posted before
  4. Post your creation on your blog or online gallery and please provide a link back to our challenge to the Inky Friends blog – provide a direct link to your project or post to the Linky which you can find at the END of our Inky Friends blog post
  5. YOU HAVE TWO WEEKS TO PLAY ALONG – then the challenge will be closed and WE PICK A WINNER – it could be you!

I can't wait to see what you'll make!

Card Measurements -- 

Daffodil Delight:  4" x 5-1/4"; Granny Apple Green:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8"; Poppy Parade:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 3 @ 2" x 4-1/4"; Whisper White:  2" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; Whisper White Classic Weave ribbon:  14"; Daffodil Delight Double Stitched ribbon:  3"

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Supplies I used to make this card --

Stamps:  Merry Christmas To All; Inks:  Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade; Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Whisper White; Embellishments:  Whisper White Classic Weave ribbon, Daffodil Delight Double Stitched ribbon, Iridescent Sequin Assortment; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform and Multipurpose Platform, Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Merry Christmas Thinlits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope