Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Paper Craft Crew Challenge #403

 


Welcome to this weeks Paper Craft Crew Challenge!

Our challenge, #403, is an Inspiration Challenge - Holiday Reflections.
When I first looked at this challenge I thought about the Holiday Reflections. With what is going on in the world, thinking about how different this holiday season is going to be for most of us, me included, I chose to think about the snowy graphic pam provided us with. The Stampin' Up! Snowflake Splendor suite of
products was one of my 1st choices from the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. I live in the mountains outside of Denver in a little town called Evergreen. Snow is a big part of my life. As a matter of fact I woke up to  snow falling this morning. Had to reschedule an appointment as I would need to have the driveway plowed out before I would be going anywhere. That is just a fact of life where I live. But I love snow days. There is nothing better than sitting at my desk, stamping, coloring, or just crafting and watching the snow fall.
My project this week showcases one of the prettiest snowflake window dies I have ever seen. It is part of the So Many Snowflakes Dies which coordinates with the Snowflake Wishes Stamp set which can be bought as a bundle (saving you 10%) or separately. I chose to use it as a sort of frame. I had embossed a sheet of the Feels Like Frost SDSP with the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder. Lightly colored the trees with a Sponge Dauber and some Balmy Blue Ink. I embossed a piece of Whisper White Cardstock with the Subtle 3D Embossing folder, die cut that with 3rd largest Stitched Rectangle Die. Then die cut the Stitched Snowflake window  in the Stitched Rectangle center. I die cut one of the smaller Snowflakes on the Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper. The Sentiment was stamped with Misty Moonlight Ink and  die cut with one of the Ornate Frames dies. I die cut a scrap of Misty Moonlight Cardstock with the Ornate Frames Die, cut it in half horizontally and adhered it to the back of the sentiment with some Liquid glue so that it showed above and below the sentiment. The Card Base is Whisper White Thick and the Card Front, The inside layer strip and the Envelope Flap are all from the Snowflake Splendor DSP. 

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Third Thursdays Blog Hop


 Welcome to the 3rd Thursdays November Blog Hop!

Our theme for this month is Gratitude & Gatherings. I am grateful for so many things and people. I am a high risk  for the Pandemic having had Leukemia for many years. I have been in remission for the past 7 years. But contracting a virus of any kind finds me 1st in line. So Thanksgiving will be via FaceTime this year.  My son & his family live in Indiana so we always have FaceTime calls on holidays. Just being able to see their smiling faces is a very good thing.


My projects for this theme were created with some products that were made available to Demonstrators who attended the On Stage At Home event online. One of the perks I really enjoy. I was able to purchase this collection ahead of the event and was able to create both of these cards before the event. 

I don't know about you but I am always in need of Thank You cards. So that was my focus. The 1st one I did, on the right, I Stamped the large spray of flowers with Tuxedo Black Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock and colored them with my Watercolor Pencils. That was fun, I hadn't pulled those out in quite a while. I stamped the Sentiment with Mossy Meadow Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. I die cut the Sentiment & the Flower Spray with the Stitched Rectangles Dies. I matted both of them on Mossy Meadow Cardstock, I had already punched out the Large Dragonflies on one sheet of the new Dandy Garden 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper with the new Dragonflies Punch. I cut a Card Base from a sheet of Bumblebee Cardstock and added a Card Front from the Dandy Garden DSP. I also used a leftover Strip of that Card Front DSP on the bottom of my Inside Layer. I tied a bow around the bottom of the Flower Spray layer with the new Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim and popped it up on the Card Front with Dimensionals. I popped up the Sentiment layer with Dimensionals too. I chose a dragonfly with Bumblebee wings and added this to the Card Font. Do you see that cute little Lady Bug. It's just the right size for a Mini Glue Dot to apply it to your card. 

For this card I've used my Ornate Layers Dies to die cut the Card Front from another one of the wonderful images available in the Dandy Garden DSP pack. I layered that die cut onto a Whisper White Stitched Rectangle. I Tied a bow around those layers. I wanted to pick up on the yellow dandelion so I used the other Bumblebee Card Base. I embossed a loft over Mossy Meadow piece of cardstock with a Greenery Embossing Folder and adhered that strip to theCard Base. I popped up my Card Front on the Card Base with Dimensionals. The Sentiment was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Whisper White and die cut with the Tasteful Labels Dies.
I die cut another Tasteful Label on Bumblebee Cardstock, Cut this in half and adhered those pieces to the back of the Whisper White Sentiment Label allowing a little edge of the Bumblebee Label to show. I popped up the Assembled Sentiment Label onto the Card Front with Dimensionals. I adhered another Dragonfly to the Card Front with Dimensionals, tucking it under the Sentiment Label. And of course I added another Lady Bug.

These products are not available for Demonstrator Pre Order until December 1st. So if you would like to join my team now you too could take advantage of that Pre Order and you could also make purchases from the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog a part of your starter kit.

Now it is time to take a look at Susans Gratitude & Gatherings Inspiration.


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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Paper Craft Crew Challenge PCC402

 


Welcome to this weeks Paper Craft Crew Challenge!

Our challenge, PCC402, is a Vertical Sketch Challenge. I love a good sketch that I can play with and this one certainly is a good sketch. This is the 1st play with the Snow Wonder Bundle. I quickly decided that
beautiful snowman would be just fine stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. But I did add a couple of pops of color. Real Red for the Scarf & Berries and Shaded Spruce for the Holly Leaves. How do you like  that watercolored background? I didn't do it. It comes from the beautiful Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper (DSP). My Whisper White snow bank has been embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to add a little texture to the card. I also used some of that gorgeous Red Velvet Paper for my Fish Tailed Banner and I punched the ends with the Banners Pick-A-Punch. The greeting is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, I heat embossed it onto some Basic Black Cardstock with the White Stampin' Embossing Powder. After looking at several Card Base Possibilities I chose the Real Red Card Base. I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels to finish this card front. 

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