Who Are the Blogging Friends?
Almost 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!
The theme: "Recycling"
The theme of our hop this month is "recycling." There could be a variety of ways in which one interprets this month's theme.
I actually "recycle" cards a lot in that I cut them up (sorry!) and make new cards, or, I will simply put a new sentiment inside the original card and re-send it! Please don't be offended - it's like the gift that keeps on giving! I loved your beautiful card so much, I want someone else to enjoy it too!
The three cards you see in the photo above are cards that were sent to me from fellow cardmaking friends.
In the photos below, you will see how I took various components of the original cards to create all new cards. See if you can recognize which components I recycled!
If you do not already own un-du get yourself a bottle. STAT. This stuff is amazing and it's my secret to taking cards apart without harming any of the original cardstock or embellishments!
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The recycled results:
Thanks for visiting, I hope you have enjoyed my "recycled" projects today!
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 Mary'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 Sunday! I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far! I am sitting here anxiously awaiting my mother's arrival this afternoon from Maine. I'm so excited to spend the next week with my very best friend.
After sharing today's card with you, I'll be taking a few days off to spend time with her.
Yay! (Insert vacation happy dance here.)
I hope you enjoy today's Clean and Simple (CAS) wine themed card for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.
I'll be back here on June 1st for the monthly Blogging Friends Blog Hop.
See you then!
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Merry Merlot cardstock (available beginning June 1). I ran a piece of Whisper White cardstock through my Big Shot using a Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die by Gina Marie Designs to create the first layer. After I die cut the rectangle, I ran it through my Big Shot again using a retired polka dot embossing folder. I stamped three of the wine bottles in Versamark ink onto Merry Merlot cardstock and heat embossed them with White Stampin' Emboss powder. After these images cooled, I fussy cut each bottle with my Paper Snips. I adhered the three wine bottles to the center of the card using Stampin' Dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink on a strip of Whisper White cardstock and adhered some Gold 1/8" ribbon underneath the cardstock strip before adhering the sentiment over the wine bottles. Lastly, I added two coats of Clear Wink of Stella to the wine bottles for added sparkle.
Today's card was inspired by the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches:
I hope today's card inspires YOU to create something beautiful!
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day!
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Some say the glass is half-empty and some say it's half-full. Either way, I say there's room for more wine!!
Hello and happy Fab Friday my friends! TGIF!
Thanks to a rather busy June and July, some hectic work scheduling and that hiking conference I'd like to forget about in August, I haven't been able to participate in card challenges for most of the summer. While it has been a pleasant break, I truly have missed the inspiration and I'm hoping to start participating regularly again starting with today's card for theFab Friday sketch.
This wine themed card features a new stamp set called Half Full (available in the 2017 Holiday Occasions Catalog starting September 1). Since I hoarded copious amounts of retired Blackberry Bliss cardstock two years ago, I thought it would be a perfect compliment for this new stamp set. In fact, since it's officially retired from Stampin' UP! now, I'm giving it a new name. . . meet Midnight Merlot! Perfect.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Blackberry Bliss/newly named Midnight Merlot cardstock. *Suggestion: Try using Rich Razzleberry as a similar deep purple hue. The first matted layer was a piece of random scrap paper from my "purple" basket. This paper measures 5 1/4" x 4 1/8". Using the Scalloped Stitched Rectangles from Gina Marie Designs, I cut a rectangle from Crumb Cake cardstock. Using the Stitched Rectangle dies also from Gina Marie Designs, I cut and adhered a nesting rectangle from Whisper White cardstock. I stamped the two wine glasses in Blackberry Bliss/Midnight Merlot ink on Whisper White cardstock and fussy cut them adhering them onto the white rectangle with Stampin' Dimensionals. I heat embossed the wine bottle in Stampin' White Emboss Powder and fussy cut it out. I heat embossed the sentiment on another random strip of purple scrap paper and lastly added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels for added fizz or sparkle.
I used Crystal Effects (retired) to get a glossy wet look on the wine glasses:
Here is the sketch from Fab Friday that inspired my card:
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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