ICS Blog Hop Christmas Cards Galore

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Thank you for hopping around with us as we showcase Christmas Cards Galore. You may have arrived from Janey Backer’s blog and her fabulous project. My project is below.

I decided to create custom designer series paper using the Spirited Snowmen stamp set. I first stamped the skating snow peep in pacific point in the center of an 8.5×11 whisper white cardstock. Additional images were stamped in “triangles” around the center image.

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Next, “winter cheer” was stamped in blackberry bliss filling in the open spaces.

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Last, the snowflakes were stamped in pacific point ink to fill in…

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a fun little trio of images and colors…

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The sheet was cut to 4×5 inches. Then the blackberry bliss ink pad was applied directly to the edges to give an illusion of another layer. I wanted the Swirls and Curls embossing on the balmy blue card base to show through a little so did not want to add another paper layer. Decorated the envelope back too!

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Color the carrot nose with the pumpkin pie Stampin’ Write marker and add a frosted epoxy dew drop embellishment for the hat tassle….

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All the supplies used…

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My design was inspired from a custom sheet that my sister Tricia created. The stamp set took 3 trips up the interstate before she completed the sheet. She plans to use the sheet to create a scrapbook page.

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Please leave a comment and let me know how often you create your own custom designer series paper.

Thank you for hopping with us. Now click on the next image below to travel to Terri Takashige’s blog to see her fabulous project.

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Ink, Stamp and Share Blog Hop Christmas packages

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Welcome to our Ink and Share Blog Hop featuring projects designed by my fellow Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators and me. This month, we are featuring Christmas packaging. If you are hopping around, you have arrived from Rebecca-Jo Unwin’s blog and her fabulous project.

I decided to make a Christmas party favor crate…

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a few mints fit inside…perfect for after dinner…

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embellishment fun using the Pretty Pines framelits…a vellum bow adds whimsy

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All the supplies used plus the pretty label punch and the Big Shot too!

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Thanks for stopping at my blog! Now click the next image to hop to Deb Naylor’s blog to see what fabulous project she designed.

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Here is a list of the participating demonstrators in case you hop off the trail.

Tricia Butts

Laura Mackie

Sandrine Jse

Ginger Rabesa

Sandra Roberts

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Shirley Merker

Deb Naylor

Jo Blackman

If you do not already have a demonstrator, all the supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store here . Please use the host code in the right column of my blog if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, do not use the host code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Holidays Paper Crafting Blog Hop

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I hope you are enjoying our Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop featuring Christmas projects. Fellow demonstrators from all over the globe are participating so we have a wide array of fun projects to share with you! You may have arrived from Ginger Rabesa’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

The Christmas Pines stamp set and coordinating Pretty Pines framelits have finally arrived in my house. I thought my sister Tricia purchased them when they were introduced with the bundle pricing. We would discuss getting the products several times this year until I finally wanted to use them. I asked if I could borrow them and she said she did not get them. So off I went to purchase them with my demonstrator discount. That really helps stretch the paper crafting dollars.

I am so happy with this card. It’s made festive with the pine cone and sprig embellishments cut using the Pretty Pines framelits. The Wood Crate framelits make cutting a wooden crate easy. The decorated crate is my favorite part of this greeting card.

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Add a red rhinestone jewel to make it sparkle…Add a few if you would like. There are 220 jewels in a package.

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All the supplies used to create this extra special hand stamped greeting card…

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Thanks for hopping with us each month. Now click on the next image to zoom to Katie Johnson’s blog and see what fun project she designed.

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Here is a list of hoppers in case you get off the trail…

Shirley Merker, US, YOU ARE HERE!

All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store here. Please use the host code found on the right side of my blog when ordering through my online store if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, don’t use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours. Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Join my Super Awesome Stampers Team for the best benefits! Click the Contact button above to get the conversation started.

 

ICS Blog Hop Christmas is Coming

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Thank you for hopping around with us as we showcase holiday gifting projects. You may have arrived from Audra Monk’s blog and her fabulous project. My project is below.

I decided to create a belly band around our acetate gift boxes. The patterned paper is from the Under the Mistletoe package and measures 4×12 inches. Custom fold around the box for easy decoration.

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The middle candy cane is popped up on mini dimensionals. The outer two are adhered with glue dots. Our candy cane builder punch also includes a bow. The bow was the perfect accent to dress up the silver metallic edge ribbon bow.

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All the supplies used…

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These boxes fit about 5 greeting cards and envelopes or a pillow gift for my downline while at #onstage, our convention celebrating Stampin’ Up!’s 30th anniversary! I hope she likes it!

Please leave a comment and let me know what you would tuck inside the boxes.

Thank you for hopping with us. Now click on the next image below to travel to Debbi Green’s blog to see what fun colors she used in her project.

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Ink, Stamp and Share Blog Hop Tic Tac Toe

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Welcome to our Ink and Share Blog Hop featuring projects designed by my fellow Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators and me. This month, we are featuring a Tic Tac Toe Challenge. We pick 3 squares from the grid in tic tac toe form and design using the options in the squares. If you are hopping around, you have arrived from Sandrine Jse’s blog and her fabulous project.

My hop design features the Alpine Adventures stamp set and Alpine Sports Thinlets.

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I added Red Rhinestones for my embellishment, used Whisper White Baker’s Twine for the ribbon and a Pearlized Doilie for the circle.

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The Swirls and Curls textured impression embossing folder adds just the right texture to an early espresso card base to complete the snow scene. Other cardstock is whisper white and real red along with Wood Textures designer series paper.

All the supplies used and a Big Shot too!

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Thanks for stopping at my blog! Now click the next image to hop to Ginger Rabesa’s blog to see what summer themed project she designed.

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Here is a list of the participating demonstrators in case you hop off the trail.

 

If you do not already have a demonstrator, all the supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store here . Please use the host code in the right column of my blog if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, do not use the host code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley