Friday, September 14, 2018

SBTD September Blog Hop Fall Florals



It's time to hop with the SBTD (Stampers By The Dozen) Blog Hop and this month our theme is Fall Florals. Now that September is here, we begin to see the leaves change color as Fall approaches and the flowers change from bright summery colors to warm, rich Autumn tones. I hope that you will be inspired by the projects in this blog hop and be encouraged to create your own Fall projects.


My card today does not feature what you would think of as traditional Fall colors. I chose to use Blackberry Bliss and Mint Macaron for my card design, colors from the Country Lane Designer Series Paper pack (item #147804) in the new 2018 Holiday Catalog. I just love the way these two colors look together. The card base was created from Blackberry Bliss cardstock and I added a layer of Mint Macaron cardstock that I embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item #143706) to add a touch of texture.

Next I added a piece of one of the papers from the Country Lane Designer Series Paper cut to 3"x4" and attached it to the Mint Macaron layer. I embossed a 1"x4 1/4" strip of Blackberry Bliss cardstock with the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder and attached a piece of 3/16" Braided Linen Trim to the strip. I then attached this strip to the card front, covering the seam line.
For the sentiment, I punched out a circle from Whisper White cardstock with the 2" Circle Punch. Using the floral image from the Country Home stamp set (item #147678) I inked up the image with Mint Macaron Classic ink and stamped off once on a scrap of paper before stamping the image onto the circle. I then stamped the sentiment with Blackberry Bliss Classic ink over the top of the floral image, centering it in the circle. I layered the Whisper White circle onto a Blackberry Bliss cardstock circle punched with the 2 1/4" Circle Punch and attached it to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. To finish off the card, I colored three small Basic Pearls with the Dark Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Blends Marker (item #147910) and attached them to the sentiment. 

This clean and simple card design can be recreated using any of the beautiful paper designs in the Country Lane Designer Series Paper pack along with the coordinating cardstock to create beautiful Fall cards. You could create a variety of designs as a gift set for someone special.



Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you have enjoyed my card and I hope it helps inspire you to create your own Fall cards. Now it's time to visit Courtenay's blog and see what she has to share this month. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List to find your way.



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Until Next Time.
Happy Stampin',
 

Tricia Butts
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GSF Extraordinary Blog Hop: 2018 Holiday Catalog

Welcome to the GSF Extraordinary Blog Hop where we are featuring products from the new 2018 Holiday Catalog. We have Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all over the world sharing there wonderful projects to help inspire you.

Today I thought I would share with you a stamp set that often gets missed in the catalog. It is the Timeless Tidings stamp set and coordinates beautifully with the Timeless Tidings Project Kit (item #148028) to create 20 amazing cards with coordinating envelopes. The lovely sentiments and images in this stamp set also work well to create beautiful Christmas cards when combined with other products and that is what I am sharing with you today.

I chose a Cherry Cobbler cardstock card base for my card and added a layer of Dashing Along Designer Series Paper, which is part of a special Host promotion for the month of September. You can earn this pack of designer series paper for Free when you host a qualifying party. The designs and colors of this pack are perfect for traditional style Christmas projects.

I stamped the sentiment from the Timeless Tidings stamp set with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Gold embossing powder onto a Whisper White cardstock circle that I die cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies. 

On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the Poinsettia image and heat embossed it with Gold embossing powder. I then fussy cut the image and attached it to the large circle and then popped everything up with Stampin' Dimensionals. Using the Leaf Punch I punched out two sets of leaves from Gold Foil and attached them to the card front with the stems behind the circle. To finish off the card I added small Pearl Rhinestones to the center of the Poinsettia to add a touch of bling.

As you can see, you can make simply beautiful cards with this stamp set and using the variety of sentiments and images, you can create a variety of designs with a few simple supplies. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope you have enjoyed my Christmas card. Now it is time to visit Libby's blog and see what she has to share for this hop. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Blog Hop Roll Call List to find your way. I hope you enjoy the rest of your journey.


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Until Next Time.
Happy Stampin',
 

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator ®
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