Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!  I hope you are having a good day and a relaxing one.  Although I know holidays are not always relaxing.  In my work life, I had to work more holidays than I was off so I really enjoy them now.

For today’s project I went a little wild with my turkey!  I hope you are awake because this will wake you up for sure.

 

 

Did this bright card wake you up or make you scream?  LOL!!  I colored the turkey before I had decided on anything else for the card.  I wanted him to be a bright and cheerful guy, so went with Poppy Parade and Pretty Peacock besides the turkey brown.

I could not find DSP that seemed to fit the turkey until I came across this feather piece from , you guessed it, Come To Gather DSP.  I know you think that is the only DSP I own!  But when I saw the feathers, I knew this was the perfect piece, plus it was in Pretty Peacock.

The Poppy Parade layers , and all of the layers, were originally going to be normal layout.  At the last minute I decided to go wacky with that as well.  Sometimes life gets wacky , but I am always still Thankful.  That is sort of what this card is about.

The sentiment layer is from the stamp set, but cut with some beautiful dies.  The Ornate Frames Dies are from the Spooktacular Bash Bundle in the Holiday Catalog.  WOOPEE!!! the dies are going to carry over!!  I love when something that is so different and flexible carries over.  So you will continue to see these beautiful sentiment backgrounds.

Before I go, please remember that tomorrow is the last day to order the Christmastime Bundle.  All of the products in the bundle are shown below and can be reviewed just by clicking on the picture.

Thank you for stopping in today.  Please return for another project tomorrow.

 

REMINDER:  The time is running out for the Christmastime Is Here suite of products, which includes the Christmas Rose Bundle.  They will be gone after November 30th.

 

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The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  The trimmer will be available for customer orders beginning on November 1st.  WooHoo!!

 

 

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Grateful for InKing Royalty Blog Hop

 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s November Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around GRATEFUL. Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and we are grateful you’ve stopped by. We are excited to share our Thanksgiving-themed or grateful-centered projects with you! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

The card I made is definitely a “grateful” card, but with a more monotone look to it.  My colors came from probably my most favorite designer series paper of all time, The Come To Gather DSP.

 

Stampin' Up!, Gathering Leaves, Come to gather, Jackie Beers

 

I have probably used every single piece of this DSP.  Today I paired two that are both of the same tone.  Maybe I misspoke on them being monochromatic.  Whatever they are, I love them!!

I die cut leaves using the Gathering Leaves Dies from Mint Macaron and Pretty Peacock.  The die both embosses and cuts the leaves.  I then added Clear Wink of Stella to the leaves for some sparkle.  I decided to add a touch more and went with the Leaf Punch and punched two leaves using the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate.

The sentiment is from A Big Thank You stamp set and is stamped using Pretty Peacock Ink.  It was then cut with the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  The background sentiment  layer is cut with these dies as well.  The sentiment layer was shortened using the technique of matching up the “stitched lines”.  I completed the card with a Whisper White Baker’s Twine bow.

For me It was very difficult to leave all of that open space.  But I sat on my hands and wouldn’t allow myself to add more!  LOL!!!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Brian King at Stamp With Brian. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

 

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  3. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  4. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  5. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  6. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  7. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  10. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping  ← YOU ARE HERE

 

 

REMINDER:  The time is running out for the Christmastime Is Here suite of products, which includes the Christmas Rose Bundle.  They will be gone after November 30th.

 

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The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  The trimmer will be available for customer orders beginning on November 1st.  WooHoo!!

 

 

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Wishing You Well

I have not shared the Nature’s Beauty stamp set very much.  It is on the last page of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  Stampin’ Up! is donating $3.00 from every stamp set sale to Mental Health Organizations.  Besides the great charity surrounding the set, it is a really beautiful set.  So I felt it needed some more Love from me!

 

 

All but the sentiment is from the Nature’s Beauty stamp set.  The sentiment is from the Merry Moose stamp set.

I went back to an “old school” technique for the trees.  I wanted a Fall look to them.  So I used my Stampin’ Write Markers to color on the Red Rubber stamps of the trees.  The trees are actually two different stamps, a double tree and a single tree.  I used Merry Merlot, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, and Old Olive to color the trees.  I stamped the leaves on the ground using Old Olive, Cajun Craze, and Mango Melody all stamped off once first.  There are green “hills” on the stamps, so I added a few more with the fine tip of the Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker.  I really hate that you cannot purchase a single marker any longer. 🙁

The little racoon guy is stamped in Early Espresso and colored with Stampin’ Blends.  As a final touch for the scene, I wrapped Old Olive Linen Thread around two of the corners.

Thank you so much for checking in today.  I hope you will give some love to older techniques, or at least some you h ave not used in a while.  Tomorrow is the monthly InKing Royalty Blog Hop.  Please come by and Hop Along with us.

Reminder:  The Christmas Rose suite of products only has another week and they will be gone.  You can look back at a few of the cards I have shared by clicking HERE , HERE, and HERE.

 

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The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  The trimmer will be available for customer orders beginning on November 1st.  WooHoo!!

 

 

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Country Love

I am going to attempt to share only Fall and Thanksgiving cards this week.  Christmas is almost upon us and I don’t want to skip over Thanksgiving.  Although, I believe most of us have done that already.

 

 

I am thrilled with how this card came together.  My “Go To” Fall designer series paper has been the Come To Gather DSP.  I love every single piece in the package.  And both sides of each piece!  This is a print that I do not believe I have used previously.

The stamp set is the Country Home from the Annual Catalog.  I was thrilled that it carried over and it pairs so well with the Gathering Leaves in the Holiday catalog.  Everything except the “LOVE” is from the Country Home stamp set.  I stamped and then used a variety of Stampin’ Blends to color the arrangement.

The beautiful LOVE is from the So Many Stars stamp set.  There is a LOVE in the Country Home set, but this one had previously caught my eye.  I really adore the font of this one.

Thank you for dropping by today.  I hope you will return tomorrow for another new project.

 

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The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  The trimmer will be available for customer orders beginning on November 1st.  WooHoo!!

 

 

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Scalloped Thank You

I adore the Scallop Notecards from Stampin’ Up!  They are right up there with the Whisper White Notecards for my quick and easy Thank You cards.  I needed one yesterday and was able to make a really cute one in no time.

 

 

Yes, I am still using the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper.  It was on my desk and I only needed a strip.  I backed the DSP with a piece of Early Espresso card stock.  The sentiment is from the Goof Morning Magnolia stamp set.  The flower is from that set as well.  I stamped the flower in Smoky Slate Ink that was “stamped Off” once.

This Petal Pink notecard plays perfectly with the Magnolia Lane DSP.  This would be a great little gift of several Thank You cards that are just so darn cute.

Thanks for coming by today.  I hope you will return on Monday.

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The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  The trimmer will be available for customer orders beginning on November 1st.  WooHoo!!

 

 

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Make A Wish

I have backed off of holiday cards for the day and gone with the always needed Happy Birthday.  I supposed food is still on my mind however.  In choosing a stamp set, I went with the Birthday Goodness set.  Yes, that is the donuts and macarons!!

 

 

I paired Rococo Rose and Pretty Peacock for this project.  I love how they look together.  The designer series paper is from the Woven Threads DSP.  I colored the donuts to match the Rococo Rose color and the cake plate matches the Pretty Peacock paper.

I like to move my layers around a bit for a different look.  Instead of placing this card in regular 5 1/2″ tall with a fairly centered focal point, I turned it sideways and placed the focal off to one side.  It doesn’t take much of a change to get a totally different look.

Thank you for visiting today.  Please come back tomorrow for another new project!

 

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My November Host Code is BT4ZSDCJ.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

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The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  The trimmer will be available for customer orders beginning on November 1st.  WooHoo!!

 

 

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Laser Cut Gratitude

I have used the Bird Ballad Laser-cut cards previously.  They come in a gorgeous metal tin, which is a gift in itself.  I received one of the tin of cards at Brian King’s Fall event over the weekend and wanted to share the beautiful cards once again.

Brian had a Magnolia theme going at his event, and it rubbed off on me.  That is what I used as well.

 

Bird Ballad, Laser cut cards, laser cut tin, Jackie Beers, Stampin' Up!

 

I think these cards are so pretty on their own.  I added a piece of the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper behind the laser cutting.  The DSP is cut to 4 1/8 X 5 3/8 and has a rolled up glue dot in each corner to secure it.  The center decoration has Stampin’ Dimensionals behind it and they secure the DSP as well.

The center layer is a 2″ circle of the Magnolia Lane DSP that is layered on a Starburst punched piece of Petal Pink card stock.  The sentiment is from #Elfie and is punched with the 1″ circle punch.  It is backed by a piece of Mossy Meadow card stock punched with the 1 1/8″ scallop circle punch.

The couple of Thank you’s are from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.  They are punched using the Classic Label punch .  To get the flagged tip, I re inserted the end into the edge of the punch and punched again.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you are having a great day.

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My November Host Code is BT4ZSDCJ.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

UPDATES:

 

The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  The trimmer will be available for customer orders beginning on November 1st.  WooHoo!!

 

 

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Simply Creative Gift Packaging

I am continuing with projects from the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event this past weekend.  I had two friends, one is a downline of mine, coming in from Florida for the event.  As Atlanta weather goes we were having very chilly weather, especially on Thursday when they were arriving.  I found a little humorous gift for them and made a package for them.

 

 

I realize I have once again used the snowman products, but in this instance it was very appropriate.  Do you see the designer series paper theme?  It is mittens.  And that is what is wrapped in the tissue paper.  I found the little “one size fits most” pull on gloves.  I love these because I have really short fingers and they fit my fingers! LOL!!!  The added bonus is they are very inexpensive and great as little add on gifts.  Or in my case because I tend to loose at least one of them.

I used the 6 X 8 Cello Bags for the gloves.  The topper is made by using a 6 X 4 piece of Poppy Parade Card Stock and added a 5 3/4 X 1 2/3 piece of Coastal Cabana to the front and back.  That is topped by a piece of 5 1/2 X 1 1/2 piece of the Let It Snow Designer Series Paper.  It is also on the front and back.  I folded this over the top of the bag and secured it with two staples, both placed towards the center.  I used the old SU stapler that is retired.  But any small craft or desk stapler would work fine.

For the tag, I used a 2 X 5 strip of Whisper White card stock.  It is punched at the bottom with the Banner Triple Punch and at the top with the Delightful Tag Topper Punch.  I stamped a scene from the Snowman Season stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  It is highlighted with the Stampin’ Blends.  The sentiment is one of my go to themes.  It is from #Elfie stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I will have a few more different projects for you in the next couple of days.

 

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UPDATES:

 

The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  The trimmer will be available for customer orders beginning on November 1st.  WooHoo!!

 

 

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A Royal Snowman

As I mentioned on Friday, I attended two Stamping Events Friday and Saturday.  Friday was an event from Brian King.  He is known to most of you stampers, and also is my Stampin’ Up! Upline.  Saturday was a Stampin’ Up! Event.  More about that later.

Brian’s event had a card swap included.  I am sharing my swap card with you today.  Let me just say that I am happy with how it turned out.  BUT…when you are making 50 of something, a lot of layers may not be the best way to go!!  LOL!!!

 

 

Isn’t the snowman just so darn cute?  I have used that suite of products several times.  He is so easy to work with and always makes me smile so I knew he had to be the focus of my swap card.

I paired the snowman with the Wrapped In Plaid Designer Series Paper Stack.  I adore these plaids prints. And what goes better with a cold snowy day than warm plaid.  To highlight the gold accent in the plaid, I placed a strip of Gold Foil behind the plaid.

The circles were what seemed to be the easiest method of producing a lot of backgrounds.  The snowman has the 2″ Circle Punch and the 2 1/4″ Circle Punch.  They are in Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce.  Those are also the colors in the plaid.  I chose the Night of Navy background partly because it is in the plaid, but also because I thought it would show off the snowman the best.

The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Christmas.  I love the font of the Christmas.  And I adore it when they do more than one font on a sentiment.  I added the Gold Foil behind the sentiment to compliment the gold stripe in the DSP.  I used the 1″ Circle Punch and the 1 1/8″ Scallop Circle Punch for this layer.

Thank you for coming back today to see my swap card.  I will have some more treat projects and card ideas from the weekend to share with you this week.

Here are the layer measurements,  other than the circles, for this card.

  • base is 4 1/4 X 11
  • white layer is 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • navy layer is 4 X 5 1/4
  • gold foil layer is 1 1/8 X 5 1/4
  • DSP layer is 1 X 5 1/4

 

 

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My November Host Code is BT4ZSDCJ.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

UPDATES:

 

The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  The trimmer will be available for customer orders beginning on November 1st.  WooHoo!!

 

 

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Cowtail Love

I am at OnStage in Atlanta today and am sharing with you the little treats I made to give to other demonstrators.  I love the sharing of ideas at these events.  So I am going to share with you the two treat holders I made.

 

 

A month or so ago I was looking for candy to use as treats for this event.  When I saw the Cowtails I knew it would be perfect to pair with one of my favorite stamp sets.  It is the Over The Moon set.  I love these cows!!

The box is an idea from The Paper Pixie.  I got it resized to fit two of the cowtails inside.  You can see Julie’s post HERE.   Her project fit a small Altoid tin.

My box is narrower and longer than Julie’s and is made with the Mango Melody card stock.  The measurements for the 2 cowtails is 2 1/2 X 10 1/2, score on the 2 1/2 side at 1/2 on each side.  Score the 10 1/2 side at 4 1/4, 4 3/4, 9, and 9 1/2.  Follow the directions from Julie on putting it together.  They are the same.

The second project is much faster to make.  I could not make too many of the boxes due to cramping hands. (Getting old stinks sometimes!)  So I went with a faster version.  This version utilizes the 3 X 6 cello bags.  I made a 3 X 3 piece that is folded in half and stapled to the bag, then layer the decorations to cover the staples.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  If you follow my Facebook page, Blue Line Stamping, I will be posting pictures from a Brian King (Stamp With Brian) event on Friday and Stampin’ Up! on Saturday.  At the last SU event we were able to share immediately new products that we received.  That was a big change from previous years.  Hopefully we can share this time as well.

Come back on Monday to see the card I made as a swap for Brian’s event on Friday.

 

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My November Host Code is BT4ZSDCJ.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

UPDATES:

 

The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  The trimmer will be available for customer orders beginning on November 1st.  WooHoo!!

 

 

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