Cheer - Words of Cheer - Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop November 2021

Cheer - Words of Cheer - Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop November 2021


Hello and welcome back to my blog. You are visiting Ann Alexander from Australia. Today I have a card for the "Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop". Our theme this month is "Use Your Stash ". 

Now this month's theme is a very broad one but with Christmas coming soon, my mind went to a Christmas set. One of my favourites from the current Mini Catalogue is the Words of Cheer stamp set and coordinating Christmas Cheer dies. 

I also used the Wintry Embossing Folder, Red Velvet Paper , Gold Metallic Specialty Paper and Classic Matte Dots (available in the new Jan-June Mini). Given that we are about to hit summer here in Australia, I decided to choose non-traditional colours for my Christmas card.




Instructions:

- Use a piece of Basic White card A4/Letter cut in half lengthwise and folded. Stamp leaves from the Words of Cheer stamp set onto Basic White card using Versamark Ink and heat emboss with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder. Attach a Vellum overlay to the card and adhere the Vellum/Basic White to the card base.

- Emboss a piece of Coastal Cabana with the Wintry Embossing Folder (branches) and then adhere Gold Metallic Specialty Paper on either side. Adhere this to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

- Die cut the "Cheer" and its silhouette from the Christmas Cheer Dies using Basic White and Red Velvet Paper. Also cut some flowers from the Red Velvet Paper using the small floral/star dies.  

- Adhere the flowers/stars together and then add a white Classic Matte Dot to each and adhere to the card. Add some additional colour by using a Real Red Stampin' Blend and adding dots to the Vellum like splatter.

Measurements:

- Basic White Card base A4/Letter cut in half lengthwise and folded

- Vellum/Basic White: A4 5 3/8" x 3 5/8"/ 13.9 x 9.5 cm or Letter 3 3/4" x 5"

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Joy - Whimsical Trees - FMS512

Joy - Whimsical Trees - FMS512


Hello again! Today's card is one I have entered into the Freshly Made Sketches #FMS512 Sketch Challenge this week. 

For this card I used the Whimsical Trees Bundle, the coordinating Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper, Gold Metallic Specialty Paper, Ever Eden Specialty DSP, the Wintry 3D Embossing Folder and Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots.

Instructions:

- Use a piece of Basic White A4 card, cut in half lengthwise and folded. Mat with a piece of Evening (embossed with the Wintry Embossing Folder) with strips of Gold Metallic Speciality Paper and adhere to the card base. Use a strip each of the Whimsy & Wonder DSP and Ever Eden DSP and attach to the Evening Evergreen card.

- Emboss a piece of Vellum with Versamark using the dotted tree stamp from the Whimsical Trees set. Heat emboss with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder. Attach to a Basic White card circle. Use either a circle punch or circle die to cut a circle from the Vellum/Basic White card and then attach to the card.

-  Die cut trees using the Christmas Trees dies from the Gold Metallic Specialty Paper, the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP and the Ever Eden Specialty DSP and attach to the card. Stamp a sentiment from the Whimsical Trees stamp set using Evening Evergreen ink onto Basic White card and mat with a piece of the Ever Eden Specialty DSP. Add a small bow using the Simply Elegant Trim and attach to the card. Add some Gold Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots to the card.


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Congratulations - Hand - Penned - #GDP318

Congratulations - Hand - Penned - #GDP318


Hello again! My card for today is one I am entering into Global Design Project's  Sketch Challenge #GDP318 this week.

I used one of my all time favourites the Hand-Penned Petals Bundle and the coordinating Hand-Penned DSP as well as the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder and Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper.

Instructions:

- Use Basic White A4 card for the card base. Mat with a piece of Smoky Slate card which has been embossed with the Timeworn Type Embossing Folder and the raised areas dabbed with Whisper White Ink. 

- Use two coordinating pieces from the Hand-Penned DSP and adhere to the card. Die cut the large floral from the Penned Flowers Dies using Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper and Basic White x2. Offset and then adhere the Rose Gold onto the two Basic White florals. Adhere to the card.

- Stamp a sentiment from the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set using Smoky Slate ink onto Basic White. Die cut a piece of floral paper from the Hand-Pended DSP using the long border die in the Penned Flowers set. Adhere the DSP and sentiment to the card. Add some Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack (retired) and Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card.
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Happy Wishes - Words of Cheer - Casually Crafting Design Team Blog Hop - November 2021

Happy Wishes - Words of Cheer - Casually Crafting Design Team Blog Hop - November 2021


Hello and welcome back. Today I have a card for the Casually Crafting Design Team October 2021 Blog Hop. This month we have a Colour Challenge using Basic Black, Basic Gray and Basic White. 


So who are we?

The Casually Crafting Design Team are a group of Independent Stampin' Up!® demonstrators from around the world that want to share our love of crafting with you all. We all love simple and easy cards, so you will see cards that are ideally suited for beginners and casual crafters. Sometimes we will also be showing stepped up versions for the more avid crafter.

We will sharing what we love every 3rd Saturday of the month. Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's creative projects using the links below. 

For this month, I decided to use the Words of Cheer stamp set and combined it with a piece of coloured Paper Lattice as well as some heat embossing.

Instructions:

- Use a piece of Basic White card A4/Letter cut in half and folded. Stamp the large floral image  from the Words of Cheer stamp set using Versamark Ink and heat emboss with White Stampin' Emboss Powder. Stamp this image multiple times over the Basic White card. 

- Use a piece of Paper Lattice coloured with Basic Black Stampin' Blends. Splatter and dot Wink of Stella onto Basic Black card (same size as Paper Lattice) then adhere the lattice to the Basic Black card. Attach this to a piece of Basic Gray leaving a narrow border and adhere to the card. 

- Stamp the large floral image from the Words of Cheer set using using Tuxedo Black ink onto Basic White and use Basic Black Stampin' Blends to colour parts of the image. Fussy cut this image out and adhere to the Paper Lattice. Stamp a sentiment from the Words of Cheer set onto Basic Gray with Versamark Ink and heat emboss with White Stampin' Emboss Powder. Adhere to the card. Add some Classic Matte Dots to the card. 

Measurements:

- Basic White A4/Letter cut in half lengthwise and folded in half.

- Basic Gray A4 5" x 3 3/8"/ 12.6 cm x 8.5 cm or Letter 3 3/8" x 5"

- Basic Black/ Paper LatticeA4 4 7/8 " x 3 1/4"/ 12.3 cm x 8.2 cm or Letter 3 1/4" x 4 7/8"

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Products used (available in Jan-June 2022 Mini Catalogue):
- Classic Matte Dots

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