Thursday, November 17, 2016

Stampin' Friends - November Happy Holidays Hop!

Welcome everyone!  Today is blog hop day!  This week I am hopping along with my buddies at the Stampin' Friends Blog Hop.  If you are visiting all the blogs, you have just arrived from Robyn's page.  I hope that you are enjoying all the creations and that mine will not disappoint!

As the holiday's are fast approaching, now is the time to think about making those handmade greeting and gift card holders.

As I recently attended a Stampin' Up event, I needed to create a gift card holder for a organized swap I was participating in.  With my life running at the speed it is, of course I didn't begin my gift card holder until 8:00 the night before..... eek!  I guess I work better under pressure.  I finally dozed off about 2:00 in the morning, but I was able to create 20 of them for swapping.  

In coming up with my GC creation, I decided to use items from the Stampin' Up Holiday catalog.  I loved the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and the coordinating builder punch so much, I made a greeting card using the same stamp set and DSP accents to create the greeting card.

For the card front and the base of the GC holder I used the crumb cake card stock.  Basic black and real red were my accent color combination.  There are so many beautiful designs on the Candy Can Lane designer series paper.  I used my blender pen to color in the antlers of my Reindeer and of course he had to be Rudolph!

My gingerbread man was a little spiffy with a bow tie and a touch of bling with the rhinestone accent.  The real red stitched edge ribbon was used as a decorative piece as well as the pull tab as it wrapped around the gift card.  Isn't the mini jingle bell adorable?  The best part of this card holder is that I could cut 4 out of one sheet of card stock.

I hope you have enjoyed my items that I have shared.  Be sure to leave a comment for an opportunity to win multiple prizes.  Hop along with the rest of the gang!  Be sure to include #SFNovHop as part of your comments.  For every blog you comment on with the hash tag, the more chances you have to win!   It is almost like Christmas!!!  Ha ha!

We would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season.  Enjoy your friends and family!  As always, Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

OSAT Blog Hop - Let it Snow

Welcome to the November One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop!  Can you believe that we are already in November.....bling and it will be 2017... eek!

I am happy you decided to join in following along with this month's hop.  The theme for this month is "Let it Snow".

With this challenge I decided to go with a non-traditional color combination that we used in a recent demonstrator meeting with my up line - Diane Squires.

The colors I used were Sweet Sugarplum, Smoky slate and of course Whisper White.  The Flurry of Wishes was the stamp set used to create this cute snowflake card.

I accented the sentiment by embossing in silver on vellum and attaching to the front of the smoky slate card stock.

I added a little bling to the card by attaching rhinestones to the middle of the snowflakes.

I continued with the silver accents with the addition of the ribbon to the side of the vellum pennant.

As the holiday's are quickly approaching I decided to do a coordinating gift card holder.   I love the way this holder has a sliding insert that holds the gift card.

I am so glad that you decided to join us for this month's blog hop.  I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!  If you would like a new catalog annual catalog, holiday catalog or would like an upcoming Stampin' Up Occasions catalog, please let me know.  I will be happy to send one your way.

Check out the rest of the group's projects by clicking the next button below or directly on the name to be connected to the link.  Next up on the hop is Kelly Acheson.  Happy Stampin'!

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