Friday, October 14, 2016

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop - Fun Folds

 Hi Stampers!
Thanks for joining this month's blog hop!  This month is a FUN FOLD month! Since Thanksgiving is on the horizon, I thought I would share a fun fold card made for a friend. 
 I used the amazing specialty designer series paper and coordinating copper foil sheets and copper embossing powder to make this card as special as my friend. I used the lovely Very Vanilla 1/2" lace trim and the Jewel basic pearl to add softness.
 Here is a photo of the fancy fold.  The base is 4.25" x 9" scored at 5.5"  The Delightful Dijon piece of cardstock is 3" x 8" scored at 4". 
Here is the inside of the card. I used the flourish from First Sight (because my Paisley and Posies stamp set is out on loan)  The sentiment is from Bunch of Blossoms and the texture dots are from Timeless texture.  I hope you like this card and consider making one for a special person in your life. Wouldn't you LOVE to get a card like this in the mail?!?  Go ahead...make somebody's day!! 

Now, it is time for you to hop over to the next blog and see what  Rachel has for you. Or, hit the "Previous" button to see Carol's post.  
Happy Stampin'!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Mix and Match Birthday

Hello Stampers!
I stamped for fun so had plenty of fun mixing and matching stamp sets and framelits!!  My granddaughter turned 4 since the last time I saw her. She is coming to visit this weekend so I got a picture of what I created for her. I took the color theme from the gift wrap that I already had.

Can you guess all the sets and accessories I used? One is retired...sorry!!
While you are is a "head's up".... This huge paper sale is starting tomorrow: Oct 1st
Don't miss out!!
Let's see how well you did. I used Perfectly Wrapped on the packaging along with the Triple Banner and Scalloped Tag Topper punches and the Layering Circle framelits.  I used the tag a bit differently. Instead of attaching it to a ribbon that was already tied around the package, I put Thick Baker's Twine around the package and fed the ends up through the tag and tied a bow. I love the look and it is easy-peasy!!
Oops...don't know how to rotate this. Grrrrr.

For the card, I chose Pretty Kitty and Number of Years stamp sets. As you can see, I used the Large Numbers framelits to die cut the 4 out of our beautiful Silver Glimmer paper.  A retired punch pack is where I got the cute little balloon punch. I sure hope they bring that back -OR- get a thinlit with several balloons in a row to cut out. Either would be great, right?

Gotta run and get ready for the festivities!
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Stampers Dozen Blog Hop - Cards that Move

Hello Stampers!
Thank you for joining our blog hop!! Today we want to show you "Cards that Move". I hope you have arrived from Carol Payne's blog.  If not, be sure to click on the "previous" button below.
I am "cheating" this month, in that, I have asked a good friend and team member, Loretta Howard, if I could showcase her swap card in this month's "Cards that Move" themed blog hop. And she said YES!!  I think this is an absolutely fantastic card!  I hope you will be inspired to try one yourself.

Loretta told me she learned the technique for assembling the card from a YouTube video made by Dawn Griffith (a super talented lady!!) You can watch it HERE

Now, with no further ado, you can click on Next Blog to see what the fabulous Rachel Yurkanin.