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1.15.2019

Life's Too Short...

Hello!! It's our monthly Stamping Symphony Blog Hop! It seems the only time I blog lately is for this hop... but you can always see what I'm up to on Instagram or Facebook. ;) This month we're sharing new Occasions & Sale-A-Bration products.


There's not a whole lot involved with my card this time around, but I am using some new and fabulous products, plus, it's a "fun fold" card, and those are always worth blogging about. I actually designed this card for my Monthly Card Fix class this month (you can make it and three others).



Stamping aside (you can use whatever sets you have, or check out exactly what I used below), when the card is closed, it looks like a normal card front, but then you soon discover that it unfolds in a unique way. I think it would bring lots of happy to someone's face! I chose a single colour pallet and I love the coordination Stampin' Up! offers... there's nothing like it! I was able to easily create this card by matching cardstock, ink & even ribbon - ribbon that you can earn for FREE with a $60 order (until March 31st).

Now back to the stamping part, I only used one colour of ink for the card and achieved the different shades by "stamping off" my images. I did do a little bit of colouring with my Highland Heather Blends.


The fold is pretty easy. The card base is a normal A2 fold (4-1/4" x 5-1/2") and it's the inside that needs a little tweaking. I used a piece of Whisper White Cardstock cut to 6" x 5-1/4" and scored along the 6" side at 2" & 4". Once scored, fold in like an accordion and glue the left side into your card.

For the front of your card, you can die-cut (or cut or punch) any shape that you want. Whatever shape you choose, you will fit that back through like a puzzle piece and glue it to the front of your folded panel on the inside. Make sure to only add glue where necessary and don't glue your card shut.



Speaking about cutting out that shape, let's just ooooooh and aaaaaaah over those Rectangle Stitched Framelits, shall we?! Not only am I in love with anything that faux stitches (I don't sew, but love the look), but these dies stitch the positive AND negative pieces!! How awesome is that?!

I'll end my post here because I can't really top that excitement. haha. But seriously, thanks for stopping by & I hope you will give this "fun fold" a try. It's one of the easier ones out there and you can get so many different looks depending on the shape & stamps you choose. If you do give it a try, I'd love for you to share it with me (find me on most social platforms @hofkissed).

Don't forget to hop along to all the other awesome people below. ;)

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!

Steph



Product List
Glue Dots
[103683]
$7.25
Big Shot
[143263]
$150.00

12.15.2018

Happy New Year... Almost!

It's time for our monthly Blog Hop! I can't believe how fast the time is going by... the holidays are almost here and 2019 is just around the corner! To celebrate, I created a card for this month's Stamping Symphony Blog Hop. Check it out:


It's a fairly simple card & uses mostly paper... lots & lots of beautiful glimmer & shimmer on this card! I die cut several pennants from various papers using the Playful Pennants Thinlits Dies & my Big Shot. I opted not to use the coordinating stamp set (Pick A Pennant) on this card.


Here's a better look at all that shimmer. It was difficult to get it all to show up at the same time. I didn't have a "Happy New Year" stamp (and again, I could've stamped that with the coordinating Pick A Pennant Stamp Set), but I chose to use a sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings instead. I think it works AND I definitely recommend that stamp set in your stash.

Did you notice those numbers on the card? I cut those out from the Broadway Bound Speciality Designer Series Paper.


On the inside, I left plenty of room for a message and added a couple more pennants to the top. Clean & simple!


Here's one last look at some of the elements. To make that "celebrate" pop a little, I die cut one from black & one from white & offset them slightly. It makes it look a little 3D, but without all that bulk!

So, that's it from me today. Thanks for stopping by & make sure you hop along to all the other awesome people below. ;)

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!

Steph


Product List
Big Shot
[143263]
$150.00

11.15.2018

Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop

Welcome to another Stamping Symphony Blog Hop! This month we're sharing projects using Holiday Catalogue goodness. If you still need a copy, let me know... or check it out online here.

I'm sharing a Christmas card project using lots of wonderful products, including some scripted word dies. These have been sooooo popular and are currently on back order. But don't worry, you can still order them and they'd ship out before the end of November. ;)


I started with a Gray Granite card base (5-1/2" x 4-1/4") and Cherry Cobbler layer (5-1/4" x 4") and then I did some stamping in Cherry Cobbler on a DSP layer (5-1/8" x 3-7/8") using the swirly image from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set.


I layered all my pieces of ribbon & trim together and then popped my die cut & embossed circle over top. After stamping "merry" on a piece of Whisper White (3/4" wide) I flagged the ends with my Snips and adhered to my circle with my die cut "Christmas". Check out the video below on a trick for that!


Of course you never should forget the inside of the card either... I kept it pretty simple, but brought in a strip of the DSP again and stamped in Cherry Cobbler & Gray Granite inks.


Did you notice that gold shimmer along the edges of the card base & layers of the card? That's the Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint... it's been described as Wink of Stella on steroids. It's AMAZING and you're going to want to have some in your crafty stash. We carry it in four colours. Again, check out the video for some tips & tricks on how I applied it.

Here's a video walk-through of how I created the card. This was one of my #FastAndFabulous videos from a few weeks ago on my Facebook Page. Check it out!


I hope you enjoyed this project, I really love the rustic/country look of this card and I hope you do too! Don't forget to hop along and get some more inspiration!

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!

Steph


Product List
Big Shot
[143263]
$150.00