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Stampin’ Up! Happy Thanksgiving

Good Thursday morning Everyone! It is time once again for our monthly Blog Hop with our friends in Canada. We have a color challenge and a sketch challenge. It is up to the individual whether to use one or both challenges. I am using both. Our Colors for this hop are:

And here is the sketch:

With these in mind, I opted to make a Thanksgiving card. Here goes! I hope you enjoy this hop as we have several very creative women participating today.

My card base is Tranquil Tide with a mat on the front of the Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper. This paper has the 3 required colors.

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I love the Copper Foil Sheets embossed, whether dry embossed or heat embossed. For today I dry embossed it with the Layered Leaves 3-D Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder, and mounted it on a mat of Tranquil Tide with Liquid Glue.

For the sentiment, I cut the word Happy with the Happy Birthday Thinlit from Tranquil Tide three times and stacked them. I used Liquid Glue to adhere this to the copper. I stamped the Thanksgiving portion of the sentiment from Pleasant Pheasants in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in Copper. This was cut with a Lakeside Framelit and adhered to the copper with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

After it was adhered, I wished I had edged the die-cut with Versamark and dipped it in the Copper Emboss Powder. Hindsight, you know. I might remove it and do that, but time doesn’t allow it right now. I do think it will improve the card.

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The small leaves are Tranquil Tide, embossed and cut with the dies from Nature’s Roots. One is also stamped and heat embossed with Copper Emboss Powder. The copper leaves are also from Nature’s Roots, dry embossed and cut. The berry branches are cut from Merry Merlot. The dies for these are from the First Frost Bundle

I dry fit everything then Liquid Glued them in place. This finishes the front.

On the inside a mat of the same Joyous Noel DSP as on the front frames a Whisper White sentiment panel. I flipped the mat over and die cut a berry branch (First Frost Bundle) from the center of it. This was attached to the sentiment panel with Liquid Glue. A leafy branch was cut from Merry Merlot card stock with another die from the First Frost Bundle, trimmed and adhered with Liquid Glue.

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The sentiment is from Pleasant Pheasants and is stamped in Merry Merlot. This sentiment panel is adhered to the mat with Liquid Glue.

The envelope has the trio of leaves on the front embossed with Copper Emboss Powder and more of the Joyous Noel DSP on the flap .

Now, to move on through the hop, just click on the ‘next’ button, or on any of the names to skip around.

Don’t forget to leave a comment, as I do appreciate that. Thanks for hopping with us!

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Julie Johnston-you are here

Sandi MacIver

Eva Dobilas

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CARD CUTS: Tranquil Tide: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4, mat for copper 3-1/8″ x 4-3/8″, Happy (cut 3) sentiment 3″ x 6″, leaves and sentiment banner 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″; Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper: front mat 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″, inside mat 4″ x 5-1/4″; Copper Foil Sheets: embossed panel 3″ x 4-1/4″, triple leaf, 2-1/2″ x 3″; Merry Merlot: berry branches and inside leaf 3″ x 4″

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Stampin’ Up! First Frost Sympathy

Good Wednesday morning All! It is otherwise known as Hump Day, or, to me, a meeting day, which seems to happen almost every Wednesday. Some of these meetings are in the morning, some in the afternoon and Kiwanis is always on Wednesday evening. Most churches around here have church meetings and Bible Studies on Wednesday as well as youth group meetings. I guess Wednesday could also be called Popular!

Anyway, my card for today is another sympathy card using the First Frost Bundle and Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper. This paper is too lovely for words. It has a soft sheen to it which I love. I am not much for BLING, and this is just elegant, not blingy. (Is that a word?)

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My card base is Smoky Slate. Over that is a mat of the Glossy White card stock. This serves well to showcase the Frosted Floral DSP paper.The DSP has a bit of texture as well, which, if you look closely at the photo, you can see it. Using the branch, or berries, or, how about berry branch? framelit from the First Frost Bundle, I cut 3 from the center of the Glossy White card stock before adhering it to the card base. I don’t like to waste good paper hiding most of it, so, I cut pieces from it whenever possible.

The sentiment is from Better Together. It is stamped in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White card stock and die cut with a Floral Frames framelit. I chose the Mossy Meadow to add a bit of color without it being TOO bright and colorful.

Behind this sentiment piece is a second one cut from Smoky Slate and cut in half lengthwise. This is adhered with Liquid Glue to the back of the sentiment making a nice mat. A Frosted Epoxy droplet is added just above the sentiment.

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I also cut one  of the branches from some Mossy Meadow card stock. This and the Glossy White ones are arranged behind the sentiment piece and Liquid Glued to the card front. Liquid Glue adheres the sentiment over them.

Card front – done.

Inside, after stamping off once, I stamped the berry branch in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White card stock.  The sentiment is stamped full strength over it. The sentiment is from Better Together. This panel is backed with a mat of the Frosted Floral DSP that is also used on the front.

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The envelope is one from the Silver Foil-edged Cards and Envelopes pack. I could have used the card as well, but had already started my card when I remembered I had those cards. I cut a piece of the same Frosted Floral DSP as on the card for the flap. Looks Great! It is very elegant and dressy. These will be nice for Christmas cards also.

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The front has a lone Mossy Meadow stamped-off-once berry branch from the First Frost Bundle. Stampin’ Up! has made it easy to coordinate a theme or style for your cards and scrapbook pages. And, several of their stamp and die sets are interchangeable with others, giving you nearly limitless design possibilities.2

This card and envelope are now ready for the post. I hope you like.

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Card Cuts: Smoky Slate: card base 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″, sentiment mat 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″; Glossy White: front mat and berry branches 4″ x 5-1/4″; Whisper White: sentiment piece 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″, inside liner 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″; Mossy Meadow: berry branch 2″ x 3″; Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper: front 3-3/4″ x 5″, inside mat 4″ x 5-1/4″, envelope flap 3-1/2″ x 5-3/4″

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