Thursday, September 22, 2016

SOA Candy Cane Lane Collection....

Have you seen the latest Collection from Stamp of Approval?  It is the Candy Cane Lane Collection and it is adorable!  And today you can head on over to the SOA blog and sign up on the wait list so this amazing box can be YOURS!  :)

Here is one more quick, CAS card I made using the goodies in the box.....

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I stamped the sentiment on the table and then added in the candy canes.  I attached the label to a scored card base and done!  Super easy to mass produce for Christmas!

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Head on over to the Stamp of Approval to learn all about this latest collection and how to get a one for your own!  Thanks so much for coming by!

Laurie

Monday, September 19, 2016

Stamp of Approval Blog Hop...

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Hello there!  I am so excited to be hopping along with the ladies over at Stamp of Approval.  IF you don't know what Stamp of Approval is....


Stamp of Approval is a hand picked, exclusive collection of products that were designed just for the box (the boxes are adorable by the way) that releases quarterly. The products from this collection won’t be available for individual sale until much later this year! The first box released last year and sold out within hours, so be sure to subscribe to the Wait List so you will be emailed when the collection goes on sale to the WL on September 21st! Not only do you get a box FULL of amazing stamps and dies, but you’ll get a downloadable PDF Project Guide (for free!) with tons of project tutorials using them!

The newest Collection is called Candy Cane Lane and it is beautiful!  Here are 2 samples I have made, using products from the box.  

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For this first card, I stamped the Peppermint Stick Background for the card base.  I took the sentiment  from Hip Holiday and stamped it in black ink and then took the images from Merry and Bright Boughs and created a fun design.  I popped this card front up on fun foam, leaving a little of the peppermint stick background showing. 

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This next card would be super simple to mass produce for the holidays....

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I used the Peppermint Stick Background on the card base again.  I matted it with a white sheet of card stock to leave about 1/4" of the background showing.  Next, I used that gorgeous embossing die and the sentiment and images from Merry and Bright Boughs, and created a fun panel for the card front.  

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To order this Candy Cane Lane Stamp of Approval Collection be sure to follow this link and get your name on the email notification list. These sell out pretty fast so  head on over to Cathreine's blog to learn more and get your own box!  You will get all signed up and Catherine will email you the instant this collection goes on sale on September 21st. As per the perks of being a StampNation member, you will get the notification one hour before the public notifications go out. Head on over and sign up!

Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog along the hop for your chance to win a box!

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So glad you came by today!  Here is the full blog hop list!  Don't forget to stop by and comment on each blog.  Have a great day!

Laurie Willison - you are here! 
Lisa Harrolle  
Jennifer Ingle  

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Supply Lists:

Card #1


Stamps: Peppermint Stick Background (Catherine Pooler Designs), Hip Holiday (Catherine Pooler Designs), Merry and Bright Boughs (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Paper: Neenah Solar White Card stock
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Simply Chartreuse (PTI), Dark Chocolate (PTI), Pure Poppy (PTI), Harvest Gold (PTI)
Misc: Fun Foam 



Card #2


Stamps: Merry and Bright Boughs (Catherine Pooler Designs), Peppermint Stick Background
Paper: Neenah Solar White Card Stock
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Pure Poppy (PTI), Simply Chartreuse (PTI), Harvest Gold (PTI)
Misc: Merry Labels Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs)


Thursday, September 15, 2016

PTI Release in Review...

Its release day over at Papertrey Ink!  I have just a few projects left to share using the new stamps!

First up, Splits: Merry & Bright....

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I took a ruler and added a light pencil line down the center of the card and then stamped the image in gold down the middle 3 times.  Next, I stamped the "merry & bright" in black and added in a pen dot in between each sentiment.  I added this card front to a black card base to finish it off. 

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This next tag uses Holiday Swoosh and Holiday Greens Borders...

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I did a blended ink background for the sky and then added in the border in Simply Chartreuse.  I added in some berries and the swoosh sentiment.  

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I created another tag using the new set, Gifts of the Season.  

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I love this stamp because it is so easy to line up and add the second bit of color to the packages.  I cut them out with the open dies and then popped it up on the tag with foam tape,. I added in a sentiment and finished it off with the ribbon and twine. 

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This is it for me today.  Stop over to Nichole's blog to see more of today's release!  Thanks so much for coming by!  

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Trimming the Tree....

Christmas is my favorite holiday!  Pulling out the tree and all the ornaments, always takes me back to being a kid.  I remember all of the traditions that we had back then and it has been so much fun to create new ones with my kids.  Today's group post, for the September Papertrey Ink Release, is all about trimming the tree.  There are some beautiful new sets all about the ornaments.

First up, a card using the new set called Vintage Ornaments II.

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I created a tree in the background using Holiday Greens.  Then I grabbed some Pinterest inspired, Vintage Ornament color combos and stamped out these beautiful ornaments.  Last, I stamped the sentiment in black ink.  I also added some Stickles to the centers of the ornaments for a little bling.

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There is a new set in the What the Doodle line, called What the Doodle: Ornament.  

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I took the holly image from the set and created this tag.  I colored in the leaves with Copics and then stamped the sentiment along the bottom in black.  I added in some Pure Poppy Saddle stitch ribbon with some twine and bells. 

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Last is a new die in the Stitched Die collection.  These amazing new dies create several different felted ornaments.

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This ornament is the Sequin ornament.  It was so easy to put together.  I added in some regular stitching in white floss and then attached the sequin with french knots.  

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I ran a piece of twine through the center of the ornament to create a loop at the top and then used the tails to add in some bells.  I finished the ornament off with a red bow!  

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Head over to Nichole's blog to check out the rest of the Design Team and their ornaments. Thanks so much for stopping in today!  Have a great day!
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Classic Holiday Inspirations...

It's Day 2 of the PTI Countdown and today is all about classic holiday inspiration.  I loved seeing all the Christmas cards come in the mail when I was little.  So many bright colors and lots of glitter and shimmer.  I did some Pinterest surfing and took inspiration from many different "vintage" cards and prints and decor.

For this first card, I decided to create my own plaid and add these 2 adorable little critters from the new set Christmas Critters.

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These little guys are so easy to stamp and OH so cute!  I added a popped up sentiment and some brown pearls for eyes, to finish this card. 

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If you look under Vintage Christmas Cards on Pinterest, you will see how I found inspiration for this next card....

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I created a simple scene using the new images from Winter Village.  I added in some blending in the background and glitter on the evergreens.  I did a soft Fresh Snow ink border around the Spring Rain card base to give it that vintage feel.

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Here is a list of stops to check out to see more Classic Holiday Inspiration!



See you back tomorrow for another day of the PTI Countdown!

Laurie


 
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