Who Are The Blogging Friends?
Three years ago, I organized a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators located all across the U.S. and Canada who had never met before. Well, actually, we still haven’t met yet (in person). . . But, through our common bond of Stampin’ Up! and a shared love of paper-crafting we have created a fun blog hop.
Please join us on the 1st of every month to see what wonderful things we have created for you!
In case you’ve never ‘done’ a blog hop before, it’s really easy. At the bottom of this post, you’ll see a "next" image and when you click on it, you’ll be taken directly to the next participant in the hop. Keep clicking on that image at the bottom of each blog post, and you’ll hop through all of the participating blogs, back to where you started – and you’ll see all of the amazing projects created for your inspiration.
I promise, you won't want to miss a stop! We try and wow you each month with our creativity!
This month the theme of our blog hop is an inspiration photo. Using the image shown above, I have created two cards to share with you today. Both cards were inspired by the rich autumn hues of the photo and the pumpkins.
For the first card, I have used the new "Pop on By" stamp set and coordinating framelit dies. I'll be honest that this wasn't as user-friendly as I would have liked for a stamp set! The coordinating dies to this set are supposed to create a pop up house for the inside of your cards, but I just found the dies to difficult to use in the time I had to create! So my "Pop on By" card is well, pop-less!
The second card I created for today's hop using the same inspiration photo was made using the Barn Door stamp set and coordinating framelit dies. The sliding barn door does in fact move from left to right (shown in the photos below):
Thanks for visiting, I hope you have enjoyed today's fall inspired cards!
You don't want to miss out on the rest of the Blogging Friends Blog Hop adventure, so, click below to advance to directly to Libby's website. She is super talented and I know you'll be impressed with her creativity! Or, click below on any of the other names to see what they have created for you.
Hello readers and happy Fri-YAY! It turned out to be kind of a beautiful week here (if you don't mind 90 degree temperatures)! But, call me crazy, I prefer a little spring BEFORE my summer starts!
So, there is a funny story behind today's card. . . It all started with the "farmhouse chic" challenge theme from Stamp, Ink, Paper. Despite growing up in a 200+ year old farmhouse in the middle of nowhere Maine, I don't "do" farmhouse chic. I don't "do" farmhouse anything. I am very contemporary minimalist, but I had to make my Country Living magazine reading mama proud! You see, my mother's house is the epitome of rustic/vintage farmhouse. She collects furkins and butter churns and her TV stand is a hoosier! A Hoosier. (You don't even need to Google that one, I've provided a link for you because I know you're dying to find out what in Sam Hill a hoosier is!) Oh, and we won't talk about the outhouse wallpaper border she once had in the bathroom. . . Yup, that's right my friends, I grew up in the boondocks on Hee Haw and John Deere.
You'd think I'd have an edge up on this kind of challenge.
I pulled out my Barn Door stamp set for the very first time and it sat there on my desk. For. A. While. I didn't watch any of the videos on how to actually put this card into motion, like swinging barn door action and all. But, then I remembered my house was 200 years old. There were a heck of a lot of things that didn't work right in that house and doors were one of them.
Heat was another. . .
So, no, these barn doors do not open, but if they did, I imagine there would be a hay loft full of cock-a-doodling roosters and field mice roaming about inside. And I don't have the stamps for that nonsense.
The barn doors on this card say farmhouse. The rhinestones on the wreaths say chic.
Nailed it, Mom!
*Full supply list at end of post.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Crumb Cake cardstock. Using the Gina Marie Scalloped Nesting Rectangle dies, I cut the next layer from Daffodil Delight cardstock. Using the Barn door stamp, I stamped two doors onto Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and die cut them with the coordinating framelits. I adhered the doors directly to the center of the card. I made the door handles and door hinges from Early Espresso cardstock. Next, I stamped the two wreaths in Old Olive ink and again in Daffodil Delight ink for the flowers. I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the flowers on the wreaths. I stamped the "hello" sign in Daffodil Delight ink and die cut it. Both wreaths and the hello sign were attached to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
Lastly, I thought the card needed a little more dimension, so I stamped a flower pot (company unknown) on the Wood Textures DSP in Early Espresso ink and fussy cut it out. Using a retired punch, I punched a few flowers from Daffodil Delight cardstock and put them in the flower pot. I colored three Rhinestone Basic Jewels with a black Sharpie marker and added these to the center of the flowers. Both the flower pot and flowers were adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals for added depth.
Here is the challenge banner from Stamp, Ink, Paper that inspired today's card:
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative weekend!
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