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A Busy Weekend!

Welcome! Hope you had a fabulous weekend. I was pretty busy... returned from vacation on Saturday and then hibernated in my studio for the remainder of my weekend. I was playing with new products and designing ideas that were in my head. Here's a breakdown of everything I got up to. ;)

The card above is a triangle twist & fold card that I demonstrated to my team today. I showed off several versions of it, but this was my favourite.

Since I was on holiday last week when my August Paper Pumpkin arrived, I couldn't wait to crack it open when I got back. Leave it to me to create an alternative project with it... even before creating the intended one. ha. If you've seen some of my other posts about my Paper Pumpkin, you know how much I enjoy "thinking outside of the box". I fussy cut the one image out from the card base and wanted to glue it to a white card base, popping it up and adding some of those awesome vellum leaves. Anyway, it wasn't until most of my project was glued down that I notice I had adhered it all to the back of one of the other cards. haha. So, I turned it into a display piece/greeting card. A happy accident, I think!

I mentioned above that I was playing around with some new products... well check out this awesome tree die from the new Holiday Catalogue (out September 5th). I cut several of the trees from all of the glitter colours I had, turned them upside down and layered them to create a Christmas tree. I love the sparkle!!

I also did a little scrapbooking on the weekend! I thought I'd get my honeymoon pictures all sorted... we'll be celebrating 10 years in September. hehe. Can you believe I've kept all the pamphlets and tickets and memorabilia all these years?! I used some of them on this layout. I have a regular 4x6 photo album (5 photos per page), but didn't want to just stick all the photos in there. So.... I started with two 10" x 12" pieces of cardstock and created my pages. Once everything was glued down, I cut the pages down (gasp!) to five 4" x 6" pieces to fit in all the slots. I think it gives the "boring photo album" a boost!

Remember that tree card above? Here's another project I created with some more of the dies from that same set. I was planning to created a frame card, but the project took on a life of it's own. It still folds flat, but became too bulky for an envelope. I turned it into a home decor piece instead. It'll be perfect for "decking my halls" this holiday season. It's hard to tell in the photo, but I added an window layer with sequins... it shakes like a snowglobe!

Lastly, I fixed up this piece I found at a second hand shop a few months back. The colours were perfect for my studio and it already had the clips to house projects. I added banners that read "inspire, create & share" using various punches and handstamped all the letters too. I couldn't resist to throw in one more little card/home decor piece on my display. Did you notice what I used to create that piece?

Thanks for popping by and taking a peek. Told you I was busy... hope you liked what you saw. ;)

Until next time, stay crafty!


Christmas in July, Part 2

Hello. Glad to have you here today. Thanks for checking out my Christmas in July projects. If you missed yesterday's post (and a Blog Hop with more awesome projects), you can find them here.

Today's card features the Pop of Petals Stamp Set again, as well as the coordinating punch. I love coordinating products and I'm quickly falling in love with this stamp set too. It's so versatile - you get several different flower images and lots of foliage variety too.

I started by stamping several of the images in a collage format in the bottom right corner of both my front and inside layers using Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Cherry Cobbler & Mossy Meadow Inks. Next, I heat embossed one of the flower stamps in silver on all four reds from Stampin' Up!. I thought this particular flower stamp could represent a poinsettia and the varied reds gave depth to the card.

To finish things off, I added some of the gorgeous 1/8" Real Red Ribbon and some bling. The sentiment is from the Half Full Stamp Set (also a great one to have) and I stamped that in Mossy Meadow.

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Until next time, stay crafty!

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Christmas in July!

Hello and welcome to another Blog Hop! This month it's Christmas in July! We're featuring Christmas cards using "regular" stamp sets from the catalogue.

I chose the Jar of Love stamp set because it's not one I use too often (but LOVE!) and it needed some inky lovin'. I thought it would pair well with a new set - Pop of Petals. Would you agree?

I did the majority of my stamping using Crumb Cake Ink and used my Cherry Cobbler Blends (Dark) to colour in the berries. I added several Pearls that were coloured with the Blends also. I felt it added some depth to the berries.

Did you notice the shelf I created for the jars? Well, here's a better look. I simply cut a 3/4" strip of Wood Textures DSP (part of the Buy Three, Get One Free Designer Series Paper Sale on until July 31st!!). Then I trimmed a corner and scored across. When I adhered it to the card layer, I added Mini Dimensionals behind the "front ledge" of the shelf and Tombow Liquid Glue to the top.

I kept the inside fairly simple, adding a few more berries and a sentiment from the Hearts Come Home Stamp Set.

For more inspirational Chrismtas in July cards, hop on over to the other bloggers & let me know what you think by leaving me a quick comment!

Thanks for popping by!

1. A La Cards (Leena)
2. Lolly & Sand (Sandy)
3. justBstamping (Barb)
4. Stamping with Jen (Jen)
5. Hofkissed (Steph) << You Are Here

Until next time, stay crafty!


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