Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop ~ Christmas

Once again  I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop,  we are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from Deb Naylor’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is CHRISTMAS ~ this is my first Christmas card for 2019!

We are still having 90+F temperatures here in North Texas and it is a little difficult to think of Christmas so I have gone with contemporary colors that sound ‘summery’ ~ Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana!

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Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop ~ Children / Friendship

Welcome to the  Ink & Share Scrapbook blog hop,  we are  group of international Stampin UP! demonstrators sharing our ideas and creativity with you.

You will have either arrived from Lisa’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month we have a Children / Friendship theme.

Once again I have chosen to use a 12 x 12 page – mainly because Stampin’ UP! has 12 x 12 card stock in all its colors which gives me a fantastic choice but also because they have the 12 x 12 Page Protectors and Albums.

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New Neighbor Card with Gather Together

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We have new neighbors! The house next to ours has just sold for the 3rd time in 5 years! – not sure if that is a reflection on us or just that previous owners were young couples with growing families running out of space!  hopefully it is the latter!

Of course a welcome to the neighborhood is always nice and I had a new stamp set from the 2019 Holiday Catalog I wanted to play with Gather Together which I paired with the Delightful Day Stamp set because it has a teeny, tiny stamp that says ‘ on your new home’ – how simply perfect for my card!

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Butterfly Gala and Mango Melody Thanks

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My favorite card to make is a Thank You one.  I have shared on more than one occasion how important I think saying thank you is and having a handmade card to do that is even better!

Today I have paired up the pretty Butterfly Gala Stamp Set with Mango Melody, a very bright and happy color and kept it very simple with a couple of punched butterflies and Gold Metallic Pearls

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Free as a Bird, Blender Pens and Monster Bash DSP.

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Today’s card comes with a video sharing a technique using Blender Pens and Watercolor Pencils.  I made the card for a friend of mine who celebrated a birthday in August.

A perk of being a demonstrator is being about to get my hands on goodies about a month before the 2019 Holiday Catalog goes live and I had just received a delivery from Stampin’ UP! with my pre-order .  One of the new Halloween Designer Series Papers – Monster Bash –  has a strong Halloween theme BUT if you flip the paper over it has more general theme – perfect for a bunch of other occasions – so that was the starting point for this card, which you might not have thought would have gone with the Free as a Bird Stamp Set.

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Snow Globes with the Still Scenes Bundle from Stampin’ UP!

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It is a couple of weeks since the 2019 Holiday Catalog was released with lots of different holiday themed goodies for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and a little Valentine.  To be honest I have focused mainly on Halloween but not yet started on Christmas.

I thought I would share one of Stampin’ UP!’s video’s featuring the Still Scenes Bundle which allows your to create cards with  a snow globe – amongst other things – I am so excited to see the Snow Globe Scenes Dies which has a great tree scene, polar bear AND  reindeer.

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Crumb Cake and Good Morning Magnolia

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Today’s card is a very simple design – using the beautiful Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set.  I try to use just one stamp set on a card and I particularly liked that this set has 3 great greetings that will fit into the punch I wanted to use as well as smaller flowers and leaves for decorating my envelope and the inside of the card.

I chose to use the ‘thinking of you’ sentiment, perfect for almost any occasion, the ‘hello’ sentiment would be perfect for a birthday and the ‘thank you’……. just speaks for itself 🙂

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Happy Birthday with a Cross Stitch Bear

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Most crafters do  more than one craft, papercrafting is my first love closely followed by embroidery – mainly counted cross-stitch these days although I used to do a lot of free-form embroidery back in the day!

My great-niece turned 6 at the beginning of this month so I decided to  marry my two favorite crafts together by stitching a small piece then building a card base to fit it in – it was a lot of fun I might try it again sometime!

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Wiper Card using Come Sail Away ~ Video Tutorial

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I love fancy folds and have shared many on my blog – some of them with video tutorials – today I have a really super fold and have designed it for the fellas in our lives!

By making it a guy card I was able to use one of my favorite suites  from the 2019 – 2020 Stampin’ UP! annual catalog – Come Sail Away – stamp set, dies, designer series paper and embellishments that all compliment one another beautifully making my designing so much easier!

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Magnolia Blooms, Scalloped Note Cards with a touch of Watercoloring

Hello Paper Crafting Friends ~ welcome back to my corner of the world.

Tucked away  on page 168 of the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog are some of the cutest notecards – they have a dainty scalloped edge to the card as well as the envelope.  The Scalloped Notecards and Envelope pack contains 20 cards with envelopes – 5 each of 4 different colors.

I chose to use these along with the Magnolia Blooms Stamp Set and some water color pencils to make the Thank You cards for my lovely customers who shopped with me for their Stampin’ UP! supplies in July.

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