My project for this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge is a clean & simple card with a sneak peek at a gorgeous new Designer Series Paper, Garden Walk (available Sept. 6).
Here’s this week’s inspiration board.
I went across the bottom with Free, Leaves, CAS (Clean and Simple) Design. I also made Tic Tac Toe going down the middle with Frame It, Gold or Silver, and Leaves. This card came together fast!
Card Base (Basic White Thick): 5-1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
Cardstock Layer (Poppy Parade): 4 1/4″ x 3
DSP (Garden Walk): 4″ x 2 3/4″, 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, 1/2″ x 6″ & 2″ x 6″ (envelope)
Scrap (Mossy Meadow): to punch stem from Bough Punch & 1 3/4″ Circle Punch
Scrap (Basic White) to stamp and die cut (Stylish Shapes) sentiment
Gold Twine (Simply Elegant Trim): ~5″ for bow
I also created this book style gift box for a team member who recently promoted. (She is a former librarian and loves books as much as I do!)
This book box is the perfect size for gift cards or other small gifts or treats.
The ribbon is another sneak peek and I love it! It’s Calypso Coral Braided Linen Trim and it’s so easy to work with! It makes a nice “bookmark” (paired with a retired gold tassel) for my little box. *This project makes Tic Tac Toe on it’s own going down the middle.
I love the color combination used for these projects.
The Garden Walk Designer Series Paper is one of my favorites in the upcoming Mini Holiday Catalog. It has all the colors in my color combination for today’s projects. Look at these beautiful patterns and all the different colors.
Trust me, you are going to want to add this to your wish list for September 6th! Pretty patterns & colors, and versatile…that’s a winning combination!
I hope you will join us for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week. Be sure to check out what the other designers created.
Have a great day! I appreciate you stopping by!
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Thanks for stopping by today! I am celebrating my 10 year anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator this month (as well as my birthday)! I’m feeling grateful and blessed that I get to do what I love and share this amazing milestone with you! You have supported and inspired me with your comments, card swaps, orders, and more! I am having so much fun celebrating with 10 Days of Giveaways! Today everyone can be a winner! Keep reading to find out how!
I had so much fun playing with colors this weekend. I created several cards.
I love black & white with a pop of color! As I was looking back at some of the cards I’ve created over the past 10 years, this one caught my eye.
I created this card back in 2016. (Notice there’s no watermark on my card. I had just started blogging at the time and had no idea what I was doing! LOL) This card was one from my first ABC Series, The ABC’s of Stampin’. If you are new to stamping, this is a great series to browse through. There are lots of tips and short videos explaining (almost) everything you need to know about the basics of stamping, Stampin’ Up! products and how to use them. Just click on the categories bar and select ABC’s of Stampin’. Unfortunately it will start backwards with the last entry. If you want to start at the beginning, Click HERE or go to the Archives and start at September 2016. It starts September 5th with “A is for Adhesives“. (*If you want my favorite adhesives, see the special offer below for my Adhesive Tote.)
I always need birthday cards and I bet you do too! This one has a cool gift card holder too!
This is a fun card that you could use for many different occasions…just change the sentiment inside for Mother’s Day, Anniversary, Graduation, etc. I got the inspiration for the gift card holder from my super talented friend and team member, Rosanne Mulhern. You can check out her Easter card HERE.
I changed up the measurements a bit because I was thinking I wanted my card to be horizontal. I made these cards both ways. Which way do you like better?
I heat embossed the flower from the Irresistible Blooms stamp set with White Embossing Powder on Shimmery White cardstock. It is so easy to watercolor when you heat emboss first!!! The ink doesn’t stick to the embossing and stays inside the lines. Makes me feel like an artist and I love the look you get!
I used Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, and Pool Party ink/cardstock/ribbon. Do you have a favorite? Here’s a closer look at each one.
I used two different stamp sets for the inside of the cards. I like both sentiments and they have different fonts (which I love).
You can view the complete list of products used below.
Today everyone can win in my 10 Days of Giveaways! Here’s how… Let’s have a card swap! I would love to showcase some of your creations. We all need birthday cards so let’s do a birthday theme card swap. I prefer you use current products (so we don’t disappoint anyone when they want to recreate your card but can’t get what they need) but it is not mandatory. I want you to have fun creating and participate in the swap! Mail your card to me along with a self-addressed stamped envelope by March 24th. (Don’t wait to create!!!) I will swap out the cards and send you a card someone else has shared. I will showcase all the cards on my blog. I am excited to see and share your creations! Who’s in? Here’s how you win today’s 10 Days of Giveaways…All you have to do is participate in the card swap. Make sure to leave a comment below letting me know you are participating (so I know how many cards to make), then create your card and mail it to me. When I send you a swap card you will also receive one of my cards from today. So you’ll get two for one!
Mail cards to me:
28583 Ninth Drive
Easton, MD 21601
Let’s get to today’s random winner…. Nancy H. Congratulations Nancy! Email me your address and I will put your Paper Pumpkin Box of goodies in the mail to you!
Here’s our winners so far!
Day 1- Dawne– Hello, Irresistible card kit & tutorial
Day 2 – Mary Hopfner – bay window fun fold card kit
Day 3 –Nancy H. – Paper Pumpkin Box
Day 4 – ???? – My birthday card/gift card holder swap card
Everyone who participates in my birthday card swap will get Two for one card swap! *You must leave a comment below if you plan to participate so I can make a card for you.
Have a great day! Go create your birthday swap card!
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New Year’s Eve is always a day of reflection for me. I also think about goals for the year ahead. I’m a firm believer in finding joy in every day! I admit some days are harder than others but I try to look for something good in each situation and it’s usually there if I look hard enough. This past year has certainly had it’s ups and downs…I lost my mom, adopted a nine year old rescue dog, remodeled and organized my craft room, and had many fun adventures with family and friends! One goal I definitely have for the new year is to blog more often. I have been creating a lot but unfortunately so many projects never make it on the blog. I miss interacting with you! As I look back at the past year I thought I’d share some of my favorite projects. *Click on the image to view the original post with all the details.
Do you have a favorite project from the past year? I’d love to hear from you!
Feel free to share an accomplishment from 2022 or a goal for 2023.
Wishing you and yours a Happy Healthy New Year!!
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