Friday, November 16, 2018

SBTD Christmas Blog Hop


Welcome to SBTD's November Blog Hop and this month our theme is Christmas. You will be visiting Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all over the world with their ideas for Christmas projects to help inspire you. You may have just visited Susan's blog or perhaps you are getting started here with me. I hope that our blog hop will provide you with a variety of ideas to help you with your holiday planning.

Today's card design features the Santa's Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper and the coordinating Santa's Signpost Framelits dies (item #147911), both from the 2018 Holiday Catalog, to create a fun, whimsical Christmas card. I just love the cute images from this designer series paper and the ability to die cut select images makes creating projects quick and easy. I chose this adorable Santa, checking his list, as my focal point for this card design.

For this card, I chose to use Garden Green cardstock for my card base and added a layer of Whisper White cardstock as a matte for the Real Red cardstock layer that I embossed using the Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item #147912). 

I added a 2" x 5 1/4" panel of the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper, which is now available to order for a limited time (item #149903) to the Real Red layer and used the Silver 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon (item #144213) to create a border on either side. 
For the sentiment, I liked the small font from the Peaceful Noel stamp set (item #147694) and heat embossed it with Silver embossing powder onto Whisper White cardstock. I punched it out using the 1 1/4" Circle punch and layered it with a Real Red circle punched out with the 1 1/2" Circle punch and added it to the card front with dimensionals. 


Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card design helps inspire you to have a little fun with your Christmas cards this year. Now it's time to visit Courtenay's blog and see what she has to share with us this month. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog. I hope you enjoy our blog hop


Until Next Time.
Happy Stampin', 

Tricia Butts
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Colour Combo November Blog Hop

It's time for the November Colour Combo Blog Hop and this month we have been challenged to use Crumb Cake, Basic Gray and Soft Suede to create our project. You may have just visited Anastasia's blog or perhaps you are getting started here with me. I hope that you will enjoy the projects we have to share with you today.

For my card today, I decided to use the Winter Woods stamp set from the 2018 Holiday Catalog. This is a beautiful stamp set with detailed images and I thought it would be fun to show how you can create a masculine birthday card with this stamp set. 

The color combination this month seemed perfect for a masculine card. I used Basic Gray cardstock to create the card base and added a layer of Crumb Cake that I embossed using the Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I just love the texture this added to the card design and I lightly sponged the edges and raised sections of the cardstock with Crumb Cake Classic ink using a Sponge Dauber. 
For the focal design, I stamped the detailed trees image with Versamark ink onto Soft Suede cardstock and heat embossed it with Silver embossing powder. I then sponged the edges of the cardstock with Crumb Cake Classic ink and burnished the trees to make them pop. I sponged Soft Suede Classic ink along the bottom of the cardstock to create the ground.

I wrapped a piece of Braided Linen Trim around the Soft Suede cardstock and attached the sentiment which I stamped onto a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock with Soft Suede Classic ink and punched out with the Classic Label punch. I layered it onto a piece of Basic Gray cardstock that had been die cut using the smallest oval die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies. The sentiment has been attached using Stampin' Dimensionals. 

This was a fun card to create and I loved working with this color combination to create this masculine card and the way the Silver embossing popped against these neutral colors. The detailed tree images really look great when they are heat embossed.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to look at holiday stamp sets in a different way and explore the different possibilities they offer for your projects. Now it's time to visit Cheryl's blog and see what she has to share this month. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog. Thank you for taking the time to visit our blog hop today.



Until Next Time.
Happy Stampin', 

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator ®

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