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ICS Blog Hop Fabulous Fall

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! We are hopping with the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop today! The theme this month is Fabulous Fall and I am BEYOND EXCITED about this one! I love everything Fall! Colder weather, cozy snuggles, glowing candles, warm beverages… Ahhh! So much YES! Join us as we celebrate my favorite season with some beautiful Fall inspired projects!

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I decided to take a Christmas set and turn it into my Fall inspiration for this blog hop. I used the Tidings All Around bundle from the brand new Holiday Catalog (which is live TODAY!) with some of our brand new In Colors to create this wonderful wreath.

The sentiment “I am thankful for you” came from a classic set, Painted Harvest, which is available in the Annual Catalog. It’s a beautiful set, one which I almost used for this month’s project, but I opted to challenge myself and see how I could turn a Christmas stamp set into a Fall project.

The wreath was cut from some Pretty Peacock cardstock, and the branch and “wheat” top accents are done with Early Espresso and Terracotta Tile. I really love the punch of rusty-orange the Terracotta Tile lends to this project. I think it really ties together the colors and screams Fall!

I’m so THANKFUL that you stopped by to see my project today! Don’t forget to hop along to Audra’s blog to see what exciting project she has created for you! Click the Next button below!

Measurements

Very Vanilla Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Crumb Cake: 1″ x 3″
Scraps of Pretty Peacock, Early Espresso, Terracotta Tile

Materials

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Stampers Showcase Blog Hop Babies

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! We are hopping with the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop today! The theme is Babies & Children, and I’m super excited about this one because I’m expecting my first baby very soon! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post and click that Next button when you’re done here to hop along to the next amazing project!

For this card, I decided to keep it super simple and let the coloring really shine through. I stamped the mother and baby fox in Stazon Jet Black ink so that I could use the watercolor technique and prevent the black lines from bleeding.

This image was really fun to color in. I decided to use Pumpkin Pie as the main color, and accent the darker areas of the fox with Cajun Craze. I colored in the little ear insides and the nose with Blushing Bride. The tail and chins I used super light Pumpkin Pie just to keep them from looking too white.

I added a few of the Basic Jewel Rhinestones around the fox to add a little more interest to the card. I love how quick and simple this card was to make, and coloring in the foxes was very soothing.

These clean and quick cards are the perfect baby shower accompaniment, or could make a gift themselves when done in packs of 3 or 5 with some envelopes to go with. You could even add in a package of rhinestones and leave them off the cards so the recipient gets to put them on for fun!

Don’t forget to hop along to the next blog to see what exciting project Rebecca-Jo has created for you! Click the Next button below!

 

Measurements:
Whisper White Thick Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″

Materials:

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ICS Blog Hop Beautiful Bundles

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! We are hopping with the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop today and we have some very fun bundles to share with you! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post and click that Next button when you’re done here to hop along to the next amazing project!

I’ve decided to showcase the Sailing Home Bundle today, along with a few extra bits from the suite of products that coordinate beautifully. I’ve scoured Pinterest for some layout inspiration and came across Heather Klump’s beautiful project which you can see here. My layout is almost identical to Heather’s, but she used an older Stampin’ Up! set for her focal pieces.

I rarely make square cards, or any card that isn’t the standard 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, but this one really stood out to me. I loved the tile look and the floating accents in the foreground. It was a lot of fun to put together and not as time consuming as I thought it might be.

And I absolutely love the Sail Away Trinkets! They just add a pop of shine. I did color mine with an Old Olive Dark Stampin’ Blend alcohol based marker, but it would look beautiful heat embossed in some copper or gold embossing powder as well.

Check out my video tutorial below to see exactly how this card came together, and subscribe to my YouTube channel for more video tutorials!

Don’t forget to hop along to Cynthia’s blog to see what exciting Bundle she has worked up for you! Click the Next button below!

Measurements:

Card Base: 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Card Mat: 4″ x 4″
Tile Background: 3-3/8″ x 3-3/8″
Tile DSP: 3″ x 3″

Materials

Paper Snips

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If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?

If your order is over $150, don’t use a hostess code because you qualify for your own Stampin’ Rewards!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code Z4BZJ49J when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making videos for you to enjoy.

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Occasions Unboxing!

IT CAME TODAY! Oh my goodness, I am so in love with the items in the new Occasions Catalog! There are some gorgeous things and I can’t wait for you to see them, too! This first order is small but POWERFUL because it has one of my FAVORITE colors!

There are SOOO many new and amazing items that will be available to customers on January 3rd. If you just can’t wait until then, why not join my team? We are always looking for new friends to get crafty with us!

I hope you enjoy this sneak peek and I will be back with some great videos using these new products very soon!

Don’t forget to use the current hostess code C994BZVS when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month!

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Halloween Goodie Bag – Assembly Line

There are only 10 days left until Halloween! But, that should still be plenty of time to order some supplies to make your Halloween Goodies stand above the rest!

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This fun Halloween Goodie Bag uses the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper to create fun pockets you can use to gift candy, tea bags, gift certificates, and more!

The silver and pumpkin pie glimmer papers really add some sparkle to this spooky project!

You can get all your materials 24/7 at my shop, HERE. Or click on the links below to see them specifically.

Materials used:
-Spooky Fun Bundle
-Halloween Night Specialty DSP
-Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
-Paper Snips
-Silver Glimmer Paper
-Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper
-Project Life Corner Punch
-Halloween Night Baker’s Twine

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CREDITS
This project was inspired by Mary Hanson of Up North Stampin’s Halloween Treat Bags. You can see more on this project HERE.

Melissa