STAMPlorations Stencil Blog Hop!

Monday, October 15, 2018

Welcome to STAMPlorations Stencil Blog Hop featuring the amazing stencil designs of Sanna Lippert!!  Hop along for tons of inspirations plus lots of fun, specials and prizes - whoo hoo!!

The hop starts on the STAMPlorations blog.  Leave comments for a chance to win one of 4 prizes. There will be one winner of a $20 gift certificate, one winner of a $10 gift certificate, and 2 winners of their choice of three (3) Sanna Lippert Designs stencils. Wow! Commenting closes October 21. Winners to be announced on November 10 in the October Winners post.

For my first card, I used a mossy green cardstock piece and used the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle die. For the background, I sponged several colors of distress oxide ink using the Molecules stencil. I then used the Dots All Over stencil with gold glitter paste.  The wreath/sentiment was stamped with the Peace Be With You Typografia set which I sponged, fussy cut and added glitter paste.  The cabin/tree image is from the Homespun Christmas stamp set.


Oh, before I forget, there's a super special I have to tell you about!  From October 8 to 21, all stencils are 15% off - no coupon needed. The discount is automatically applied in the shopping cart. AND if you use my discount code, you'll get an extra 20% off !!

Now, for my next project...

For this card, I created a distress oxide background using yellows, greens, rust and a touch of lavender.  Then, I used the Cornflower stencil to sponge a darker purple ink.  I stamped the Peace Love and Joy Topografia sentiment on white cardstock, sponged with purple distress oxide ink and edged with a black/gray color then die cut with one of the Tags #1 Nesting Dies; adding some seam binding ribbon.  To finish, I cut gold cardstock using the Christmas Angel die.


Simple Fall Foliage

Saturday, October 13, 2018

 I'm so ready for sweater weather and the changing of the leaves!  Cooler temps have finally reached us and I'm actually ok to put away summer capris and bring out the sweaters :)

For my card, I used several cool products from Reverse Confetti.  To start, I sponged a light distressed oxide ink with the Pointed Out Stencil onto Premier Polar White cardstock and stamped one of the images from the Pattern Blocks stamp set.  I then created several alchol ink backgrounds and used lift-ink to 'stamp' the leave images from the Fall Foliage set; die cutting the leaves using the coordinating Fall Foliage Confetti Cuts.

Thanks to these challenges for the inspiration...



Saturday Coffee Cafe - Autumnal Chic

Welcome to the Saturday Coffee Cafe! Grab a cup of your favorite roasted brew and visit for a bit.

Recently I was on a business trip to Maine.  We stayed at a lovely hotel on the water and the weather was typical New England fall!  One night, we were asked to dress in "Autumnal Chic".  I must admit, the group wasn't exactly sure what that meant, but we could have taken a 'family picture' because we all came up with the same look -- warm tans, neutral plaids with pops of green and brown!

So 'Autumnal Chic' - and the new Essentials challenge over at Ellen Hudson - were the inspiration for my card today!

I started by layering several patterns from one of my favorite paper pads from Carta Bella - Welcome Home.  I then stamped and die cut the coffee cup/bean images from an Essentials by Ellen set.  The sentiment was stamped on a vellum circle die cut and then the coffee-themed pieces were arranged on it.  To finish, I added a few light green sequins.

Thanks to these challenges for the design inspiration:

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a warm and cozy 'autumnal chic' kinda day :)

Reverse Confetti Fall-idays Blog Hop - Christmas Lights

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Hope you have enjoyed the last couple days of Reverse Confetti's Falli-days Blog Hop!  Today I have another project - this one for Christmas - to round out the hop.  Be sure to check out the amazing projects the rest of the Design Team and special guests are sharing today PLUS today is the last day to enjoy 15% off your entire order!

I always like to leave little gifts on my co-workers' desks during the holidays.  For my project today, I created a 3-D card/placecard that lights up with treat box.  These will be a pretty treat to leave on everyone's desk :)  I also plan to use these on our Christmas Eve dinner table, too!

For the card, I cut Premier Polar White cardstock using the Stitched Rays Cover Panel. I stamped and die cut the sprigs from Christmas Candles and arranged them on the card.  Taking the candle/holly/light beams from the set, I adhered them to a flameless votive candle and placed over the sprigs.  The 'peace' word was cut from gold cardstock using one of the Winter Words Confetti Cuts.

The little treat box was made using a Mini Clear Box, filling it with yummy treats (these are hazelnut Hersey kisses), tying up a satin bow and adding a couple sprigs to the top.


Pink & Main Christmas Wreath

It's beginning to look like least in my craft room because it's 90 degrees outside and the trees haven't really started changing yet - lol!  Christmas is my most favorite time of year and I love creating cards for this special holiday.

Today I'm using some awesome Pink & Main holiday dies!  After layering red and black cardstock, I cut white cardstock with the Stitched Rectangle Set 1 Dies and sponged with Antique Linen distress oxide ink.  Using the Wreath Base Die (love!), I cut a light and dark green cardstock and layered the wreaths on top of each other slightly offset from one another.  Then the super fun part, die cutting and placing the holly leaves/berries, sprigs, tiny gingerbread men and bow from the Winter Wreath Decor Dies!  To finish, I cut black cardstock using the Merry Christmas Dies and placed in the center.

The new Pink & Main October Release is coming soon!  Until then, be sure to subscribe to the Pink & Main blog so you won't miss a single project the Design Team shares!


Reverse Confetti Fall-idays Blog Hop - Thanksgiving Dinner

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Welcome back to Reverse Confetti Fall-idays Blog Hop!  Today the Design Team and some special guests are sharing Thanksgiving-themed projects.  Hope you'll hop along and be inspired PLUS enjoy 15% off your entire order October 8-10, 2018!!

Setting the table for Thanksgiving is as much a family tradition as our meal! There have been years that my daughter and I have go way out so much so that there was almost no room to eat dinner!  This year...we're going clean and simple!

With a simple rustic theme, I created these utensil pockets.  I cut Dark Roast cardstock using the Bag & Tags Creator and gold embossed one of the sentiments in the Fall Foliage set.  Using one of the patterns from the Abundant Autumn paper pad, I wrapped the pocket with it and a piece of wide natural ribbon.  The leaves from the Fall Foliage set were gold embossed on Dark Roast cardstock and cut.

I used the tag die from the Bag & Tags Creator to make the "placecard" which I haven't decided whether to place on a napkin ring or in a pinecone :)  

My daughter made us these wood cut name 'cards' last year (which I added one of the Fall Foliage leaves to) so we may just use both!



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