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NC Demo’s September Blog Hop – All Things Fall!

I could NOT be any happier about this month’s theme, All Things Fall 🙂  This is my absolute favorite time of the year.  It’s my birthday month, and yes, I try to celebrate ALL MONTH, lol!  This year we actually took a couple of days and stayed at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.  It was so nice to get away and the change of scenery was very much needed!

You may have just hopped over from Jo Anne Hewins blog, wasn’t her project amazing?  She always does amazing work!  I have to admit, I have a LOT of Fall themed stamp sets.  I always purchase the new offerings when they come out, I just can’t help myself!  We have some amazing sets in our Aug – Dec Mini catalog, but the set I used for the main part of this card is actually found in our Annual Catalog, it’s called Arrange a Wreath.  This set of stamps and dies is so versatile!  It covers several holiday themes, Valentines. Spring/Easter, Fall, and Christmas.  For my card this month, I actually only used one stamp from the set, but several of the dies.  The sentiment for my card comes from the Celebrations Tidings stamp set (Aug-Dec Mini Catalog).  And while it would be perfect for a Thanksgiving card, you could easily change out the sentiment for any number of occasions!

 

The card itself doesn’t have a lot of parts to it, but there was a little bit of busywork that I needed to do before I could start putting it together.  I combined the DSP and punches from the Gilded Autumn Suite.  When SU! introduces punches in a suite, there is generally a sheet of DSP that has coordinating images to match the punches.  As in the case with this paper and punches.  In order to get as many images punched from the paper as possible, you do need to fussy cut sections of the DSP so that you can manipulate the punches to get every full image available.  I just sat one evening while watching TV and punched out all the acorns, and oak and maple leaves.  Then I hand cut the smaller leaves.  Another demonstration recently posted that when she finished cutting the acorns, oak and maple leaves she ended up with 136 images!!!  The punches in the bag in the lower right-hand side of the picture are extras that I was able to salvage from the leftover cardstock scraps when I die cut the 2 wreath circles.  We paper crafters NEVER waste cardstock, lol!  I’ll use those punches for a future project ;).

In addition to the Autumn Punch pack, I also used the Banners Pick a Punch for the sentiment.  This punch is great for using up all the extra strips of cardstock that tend to accumulate in my stamp room.  In fact, my plan is to take a day and just stamp multiple sentiments on those strips and save them for later.  It will be a nice timesaver to have ready-to-go sentiment banners.

I featured this card at this month’s card class and everyone just loved it.  Some of the new class attendees had a chance to use the new Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine for the first time and there were lots of positive comments about it.  I had to remind them that we no longer have to run the dies back and forth to get a clean cut, this machine does it on the first pass!  The only time I’ve had to run it through more than once is if I have applied the adhesive sheets to the back of my cardstock.  Once they had their cut pieces, it was easy going for putting this card together.  I had the punched leaves all ready for them in a separate bag so they just had to apply them.  And I found that our mini glue dots made it a breeze to add those tiny leaves to the wreath.

I hope you enjoyed my All Things Fall card!  I can’t wait to play around more with the Arrange a Wreath bundle, the possibilities are endless.  Now, please continue checking out the rest of our bloggers this month.  Tracie Evans Langley is up next and I know she has an amazing project waiting for you.  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

OH!  One last reminder!  There’s only a few days left in our Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion!  Revisit my earlier blog post for all the details 🙂 – https://wp.me/p4tAAw-uY

 

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Toni Campana >====YOU ARE HERE!
Tracie Evans Langley
Tina Lesson
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Amy Austin-Kinler

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NC Demos June Blog Hop – New Beginnings

Welcome to our monthly NC Demos Blog Hop!  It’s really hard for me to grasp that we’re at the end of June and knocking on the door of July!  I think we should request a general “do-over” for this year, because it’s been a real mess!  But one of the constants that have helped me through the stress is stamping.  I can lose myself for hours in my craft room and it does allow me to clear my head of all the noise that’s going on.  I think that is true for many of us crafters.  And speaking of, you may have just hopped over from Tina Lesson‘s blog and I know she had a wonderful project that she shared!

This month’s theme was interesting!  It is something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue!  And this is what I designed based on that criteria.

So, here’s the breakdown:

Something Old – Tailored Tag Punch 

Something New – Indigo Boho Medley

Something Borrowed – I saw this card layout on one of our Dutch Demonstrators Blog – Janneke Dijkstrade Jong (Happystampin.nl) – and borrowed it!

Something Blue – I used Night of Navy and Misty Moonlight inks, as well as the various DSP patterns from the Indigo Boho Medley.

I knew as soon as I saw this Medley in the new Annual Catalog that I was going to be at the top of my wish list.  Blue is my favorite color so this was right up my alley!  Medley’s are a great way to start off your stamping experience.  The only things you need to add are acrylic blocks to mount the stamps and adhesive.

As I mentioned above, the inspiration for the card layout came from one of our demonstrators in the Netherlands.  I loved how she used the Tailored Tag but modified the width of the cardstock she was using to produce a different looking tag.  She used a 1 1/2″ width of DSP to get the result.  It’s always fun to find new ways to use the tools we have on hand!

When I purchased the Boho Indigo Medley I knew that at least one of my projects was going to incorporate yellow because I just love the pairing of blue and yellow.  And when I placed a piece of the Bumble Bee In Color DSP next to the DSP found in the medley, I knew I had a winner!  I’ve included a PDF Tutorial for my card at the bottom of this post 🙂

Inside of Card

 

Just a reminder that there are a few days left to take advantage of a couple of amazing specials going on.  The first is the Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration where you can earn additional rewards with a qualifying order.

The second special is the Pick A Free Bundle Starter Kit Promotion!  For a limited time, when you become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, you can choose any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE. There could not be a better time to make your dreams of having your own Stampin’ Up! business come true, OR, just join for the discount!  There’s no pressure to make this a business, many demonstrators sign up simply to keep their stash full of amazing products at a discounted cost. 🙂

Please continue through our hop and enjoy the amazing creativity of our next blogger, Jo Anne Hewins.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Toni

Printable Instructions – Boho Indigo Card – Toni Mari’s Creations

 

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Ariel Matera
Laurie Meier
Amy Kinler
Tracy Lewis
Sue Root
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Libby Foreman
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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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