Mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop. It’s color week, and since we’ve opened up to using other challenges to help us with our designs, I bet we’re going to see a lot of fun projects. Be sure to check out all the offerings of the Ladies-Who-Hop!
Check out the colors….
And I found a fun sketch at Sugar Pea Designs! 🙂
Now – before I get to the card, I’ll give you a little peek at what Mr. Finn’s been up to. Just a taste….
So, the color scheme really drove me towards the Presents & Pinecones DSP. I know I’ve been using it a lot, but…it’s just so pretty (and it’s part of the buy-three-get-one-free sale)! When I combined it with a sentiment or two from Tin of Tags, and some pine boughs from the Pretty Pines Thinlits, this is what I came up with. Take a look-see:
I started with an Early Espresso card base to compliment the pine cones in the DSP. The first thing I did was to run my panel thru the Holly TIEF, to emboss the actual front of the card base. It added some texture to the card front – and even looks cool from the inside!
My sentiment, from Tin of Tags, is stamped in Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White. Then I cut it with a Circles Layering Framelits die. I matted the sentiment circle on an Emerald Envy and Mint Macaron scalloped circle mats.
The largest mat under the sentiment is a Delicate White Doily. First I colored it in Cherry Cobbler with a Sponge Brayer – then I cut the Doily with another of the scalloped dies in the Circles Layering Framelits. I SNAILd all the pieces and parts together, and then to the card front.
My embellishment is a couple of Emerald Envy pine boughs cut with the Pretty Pines Thinlits. I also added a shorter Mint Macaron bough and a couple of Cherry Cobbler berries. I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere them to the card front. To finish it off, I added a little bow tied with 3 lengths of Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine. I used Glue Dots to adhere two Mini Pinecones, then topped them with the Cherry Cobbler bow. And that was it for the card front!
Be sure to check out Tin of Tags if you haven’t – it’s a really great set of sentiments.
Now that you’ve seen my card, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Stampers Team blogs today!
If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!
Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!
Have fun on the Hop!
HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: PXSUUPGV
Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog!
Designer Series Paper Buy Three, Get One Free Sale
1 – 31 Oct 16, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!
Item # Product Name
141663 Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645 Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660 Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654 Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630 Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640 By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986 Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981 Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper
I think it’s pretty cool that two of the new designer papers from the 2016 Holiday Catalog are included in this sale, don’t you?
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Early Espresso Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (x 2 – mats for front DSP panels); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner); Pretty Pines thinlit die cuts
Emerald Envy Card Stock: 2 1/4″ scallop circle (mat for sentiment); Pretty Pines thinlit die cuts
Mint Macaron Card Stock: 2 1/4″ scallop circle (mat for sentiment); Pretty Pines thinlit die cuts
Presents & Pinecones DSP: 1 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ (x 2 – front panels); envelope flap
Whisper White Card Stock: 1 7/8″ scallop circle (front sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
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