Tuesday, October 26, 2021

PAPER PUMPKIN POSSIBILITIES BLOG HOP-PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS


Welcome to our Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop! Here we sample some amazing alternatives to your Paper Pumpkin kit!

I will say, however, this month it was a challenge!  Why?  Well because this kit is so pretty on it's own, it's really hard to top! lol I almost didn't want to change anything! But once I got going I couldn't stop! lol

So here's the featured card:


So I normally like to keep to what's in the kit for the alternatives-so you can see how to use just the supplies to change it up! 
But this month's kit coordinates with the Peaceful Place Suite Collection in the Fall Mini Catalog! I must say that this has surprisingly become my favorite suite in the catalog! I never thought of black/gray/white for Christmas cards! 
But Stampin' Up! has made this really feel like winter to me! I love it-even though I hate winter! lol So I had to go to the other products to create!

In this monochromatic card I used the dies to create this beautiful cabin! There is also a hint of the Gold Shimmer Vellum for the windows!  It looks like such a peaceful cabin on a snowy winter night!

Here are a couple of the others I did. Some of them use materials from the suite, but others are exclusively from the kit!


Just one of the stamps from the free stamp set that came with the kit! Oh, and a bit of pretty Real Red Sheer Ribbon!


Boy did I have fun with the negative vellum piece!!! Used them on multiple cards!


Below are the kit originals for comparison! Beautiful as is, right???




I hope you enjoyed this month's alternatives. Next up is Debbi! Be sure to check out what she has for you! Simply click her name or the icon below!!!

Happy Stampin'!


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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

NEW AT SU BLOG HOP-MASCULINE CARDS-TIDINGS AND TRIMMINGS


It's time to see what's New at SU! This month we are featuring masculine cards! Now these can be a bit of a challenge! We love to make things all pretty! And we have lots of "pretty" stamp sets! 

My theory on masculine cards is simple, clean lines. Minimal embellishments. But still something nice.

Here's my card:


So this is a masculine Christmas card. Masculine is always a challenge for me. And especially a Christmas card!  I am totally focused on Christmas crafting right now! lol It gets here so quickly! And I usually end up creating them so late that I don't have time to mail them before Christmas! lol This year-I'm on it!!!!!

I featured the Tidings & Trimmings Suite with this card. The stocking is cut using the Christmas Trimmings Dies, and the sentiment is from the                     Tidings & Trimmings stamp set!                                                                          All the DSP is from the Tidings of Christmas 6x6 DSP!
This beautiful suite can be found in our August-December 2021 Mini Catalog!

This is a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" fun fold! It's called an "easel card" because it can stand like an easel for display!
I used the amazing Holly Border Punch to create the "stopper" for the cover. It rests up against the strip so it stands for display! 



I added a pop of color behind the berries on the punch. I thought it worked nicely to bring in some color from the sentiment, Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels, and the DSP. Now I know "bling" isn't always great on a masculine card, but I mean, it's Christmas! lol The holly leaves on the stocking are actually the punch outs from the border strip! 

 

One little touch I've become fond of doing with this suite is the topper on the stocking. I stamped & die cut the top from the Snow White Velvet Sheets! It's like how the stockings have that fluffy top! Looks really cool in person. You really can tell it's textured!


The Tidings of Christmas 6x6 DSP is perfect for a nice masculine Christmas card! Lots of clean, simple lines. And the print is not a flowery & feminine! 

Now hop over to Annette's blog to check out her masculine card! Simply click on her name here or the icon below! Then keep hopping around the world-literally! We are a global blog hop! Please feel free to leave comments! We love to hear from you!

Happy Stampin'!



 If you are not working with a Stampin' Up! demonstrator already I'd love to share all our amazingness with you!! You can contact me HERE!  

You can find all the items above at my online store HERE

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

ICS BLOG HOP-PEACEFUL DEER


This month our Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop is featuring our favorite punches! Now the thing I love about our punches is how easy Stampin' Up! makes it! Many of them coordinate with a stamp set! Just punch & go!

Here's my card:


Now one of the reasons I chose this as my current favorite punch is that it's time for Christmas card crafting! And when you are making a bunch of cards, it's good to have something that is quick & easy yet absolutely glorious to look at! 

This little Deer Builder Punch makes it so simple! Now there is a beautiful matching stamp set-Peaceful Deer-that coordinates perfectly! You can stamp & punch for more detail! And of course you can purchase these as a bundle and save 10%!  
Here, however, I wanted the simplicity of the beautiful                                     Green & Red 12x12 Foil Sheets. Plus, it makes it so quick & easy!  Punch & go!

Of course, anything with this gorgeous Peaceful Place DSP is beautiful! I saw in my mind a silver embossed deer with silver embossed sentiment. Would've been beautiful, but it's Christmas! I wanted a bit of color. So I went traditional with the colors!

Again, I wanted to highlight the simplicity yet elegance of using our punches. Especially for "quick" crafting or making multiples quickly!

Other supplies used are Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels and                             Real Red Sheer Ribbon.

Now head over to Candy's blog & see which punch she chose as her favorite! Simply click her name here or the icon below! Then keep hopping! We love comments so feel free!

Happy Stampin'!


 If you are not working with a Stampin' Up! demonstrator already I'd love to share all our amazingness with you!! You can contact me HERE!  
You can find all the items above at my online store HERE

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