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NC Demos October Blog Hop – My Favorite Things

Welcome to the October NC Demos Blog Hop!  You may have just hopped over from Tina Lesson’s blog, wasn’t her project great?!

This month our challenge was to share our favorite thing or things from the Annual or Holiday catalog.  I definitely had to narrow it down because my post would be like a small novel if I didn’t!  I was able to zero in on one particular stamp set from the Holiday catalog.  I’m am a big fan of penguins. I have always loved them, I just think they are so cute.  Back when I first started dating my husband, he knew how much I loved them and while on a trip, he brought back this guy for me 🙂

And when we got married, he really stepped up his game!  This was his wedding gift to me, a beautiful black diamond penguin necklace.  Needless to say, he’s a keeper!

So, when I saw the new stamp set, I knew I had to add it to my collection.  We’ve had a number of stamp sets in the past that featured penguins, but they were always more whimsical.  I love the real look of these little guys.  And the fact that we can put hats and scarves on them just makes them even better.

This is one of the cards I made recently for an NC Demo Quarterly swap.  There is very little stamping required, it’s more about layers and embellishments.

I love the new 6 x 6 Wrapped in Plaid DSP.  I’ve always been a fan of plaid and I love the colors used in this DSP.  Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy and Shaded Spruce look very elegant together.  And this DSP can easily be used for non-holiday themed cards.

I used Shaded Spruce for the card base and ink for stamping the background on the front flap.  The card base is 6.5″  x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″. The penguin was stamped using Black Memento on a piece of Whisper White that was cut using one of the Stitched Nested dies.  I added a bit of Mango Melody color to his beak.  Wink of Stella was applied to the penguin (have I told you how much I LOVE Wink of Stella?) The scarf was stamped on a scrap of Whisper White and colored using light Shaded Spruce blends, fussy cut and attached to the penguin. I colored one of the rhinestones using the light Cherry Cobbler Blends and attached that to the scarf.  I used the Stitched Nested dies to cut a larger piece of Gold Foil paper, then mounted the stamped penguin piece to that using dimensionals. 

The finished piece was layered on to the front panel of the card and a piece of the Shara Sand/Night of Navy Bakers twine was wrapped around the front panel and tied in a bow.

The inside has panels of Whisper White and Wrapped in Plaid DSP (2″ x 5 3/8″) with the sentiment stamped in Night of Navy.  I used a small piece of leftover DSP scrap to break up the Whisper White cardstock.

I hope you enjoyed my card!  Now please follow along to see the rest of the NC Demo’s blog posts.  Laurie Meier is next and I know you’re going to love her project 🙂

Note* – for easy shopping, you can click on any photo of my featured card and see the list of products used to make it.  Then you can select which items you might need to make your own!

Happy Stamping!

Tracie Evans Langley

Tina Lesson

Toni Campana – YOU ARE HERE!

Laurie Meier

Erin Cook

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Merry Moose Card

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Welcome!  Today I’d like to share a card with you that uses the Merry Moose bundle from our Holiday Catalog.  It also uses several punches from the Annual Catalog as well. I love bundles because they give you everything you need to make great projects at a discounted price.   You can see a list of all the supplies I used at the bottom of this post.  I tend to not give my punches the love they deserve.  They are a quick way of pulling a card together without a lot of time and effort.

I think the punches give you instant gratification, and who doesn’t like that?  I’m also sharing a little tip on using the Classic Label punch.  Did you know you can ‘extend’ the label beyond the punched length?  You can punch the label and cut it in half.  Then take either end and attach it to the label with your sentiment, as shown below.

 

I mounted the Moose using dimensionals to give it a little more depth.  And although it’s not in the list of supplies, I brushed Wink of Stella on his antlers to make them stand out a bit.

This card could be used for a lot of occasions just by changing out the sentiments.  It definitely has a bit of a masculine feel to it, but it’s really appropriate for anyone!

 

If you’d like written instructions for this card, simply comment here and I’ll send them to you.  And I’m really excited to inform you that I now have my own YouTube channel!  It’s the same name as my blog, Toni Mari’s Creations and I would LOVE it if you’d pop over and like my video and subscribe to my channel.  I’m really trying to make more of a social media presence, and the more subscribers I get the more I can do with it 🙂

 

 

 

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