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NC Demo’s August Blog Hop – A Scenic View!

Hello everyone!  Thanks for visiting my blog today.  You may have just come from Frances Wagner’s blog, she always has wonderful projects that she shares with us.  Our theme this month is A Scenic View!  We have so many stamp sets that represent the outdoors so it was a little challenging to decide which one to use.  I love being outdoors whenever I can.  Even when it’s during our hot and muggy August weather, lol!  There’s just a measure of peacefulness to me to be out in nature and enjoying the sights and sounds.

This month I decided to try a different type of card to share.  Slim Line cards have been very popular lately so I decided to try my hand at one.  I searched to see if there was a standard size and there really doesn’t seem to be one.  So what I did was follow the sizing that I saw on a card that Patty Bennett shared, and she said she just went with the size that would fit into a legal-sized envelope.  I know we don’t sell legal-sized envelopes but most people have them on hand, or can easily pick them up just about anywhere.

Since we are coming up on my favorite season, I chose to do my scenic view in Fall colors.  This is actually the first time I’ve used the My Meadow stamp set and I honestly don’t know why!  It’s so easy to create your own little meadow 🙂  This card only uses stamps, paper, ink, and 2 dies.  Well, and of course, Wink of Stella!!

I used Thick Whisper White paper and cut it to 9 1/4″ x 8″, then scored it on the 8″ side at 4″.  Then I took the largest die from Stitched Nested Dies and cut the center of the card front.  And I actually DID measure where the die needed to be instead of just eyeing it up. Those of you that follow me know that I rarely measure anything, lol!  To make the frame, I used Pear Pizzazz paper and first cut a label, again using the largest die, and then I took the next size down and placed it in the center of the cut label to get my frame piece.  Then all that was left was the actual stamping.  Once I was done stamping, I applied a little liquid glue to the back of the Pear Pizzazz frame, and with the card closed, I just fit it inside the opening of the card front.  This is a much easier way than trying to place it in the exact spot on the inside of the card.  All that was left to do was stamp the sentiment, which I used from the Beautiful Autumn stamp set.

Here are the colors I used.  You can also see them listed at the bottom of this post.

This is what the inside of the card looks like.  And does anyone see my oopsy?  I’ll mention it at the bottom 😉

I just kept stamping until I was satisfied with the look.  Then I used Wink of Stella to color the leaves on the trees.  WOS is so dang hard to photograph, but it really does give the card some pop with the shimmery trees.

I stamped a few trees on the envelope front to help coordinate the project.

I hope you enjoy my first Slim Line card!  I’m certain I’ll be making more of them and trying different sizes.  Now please continue on with our hop and take a look at what Laurie has to share with us, I know you won’t be disappointed!

Happy Stamping,

Toni

NC Demos

Amy Kinler
Tina Lesson
Jo Anne Hewins
Frances Wagner
Toni Campana – YOU ARE HERE!
Laurie Meier
Tracie Evans Langley

PS – My oopsy is that I didn’t leave any white space to sign the card!  Oh well, I’ll make sure to do that on the next one!!

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NC Demos April Blog Hop

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Welcome to our monthly NC Demos blog hop!  Thank you for joining us.  You may have just come from  Tracie Evans Langley’s blog, and I know she had something fun to share with you.

I’d like to start off by saying Welcome Spring! It’s finally here and so far it’s been pretty pleasant!  Spring can be so iffy weather wise, it can be cold and wet or warm and sunny, sometimes on the same day, lol!  When Spring arrives it brings with it several holidays and events.   There’s Mother’s Day, Father’s Day,  Memorial Day,  graduations, weddings, etc.   We were to pick a Spring event for our theme this month and I decided to pick Father’s Day.  And I also chose to pick one of my all-time favorite stamp sets, Lovely As A Tree.  I am so very sad that this set will officially retire at the end of May.  It has been a go-to set for me for many, many occasions.  If you don’t have this in your collection, I urge you to get it.  It’s such a versatile stamp set.

I also wanted to use another retiring favorite, the Wood Texture Designer Series Paper.  It’s another great item that can be used so many ways.  The prints are so authentic and you get 48 6×6 pieces!  So it goes a long way too!  I’m definitely going to stock up on more of this for my private stash before it’s gone.  And if you love it as much as I do, I’d suggest you do the same!
Wood Texture DSP

I started out by punching several pieces of the DSP, using as many different patterns as I could.  I laid them out on a piece of 4′ x 5.25′ Very Vanilla cardstock until I had a pattern I was happy with.  Then I attached them with double-sided adhesive.

I then turned that over and trimmed off all the pieces that were hanging over the Very Vanilla layer.  Then that layer was placed on the card base using dimensionals.

Next, I stamped the Oak Tree image on to one of the patterns from the DSP pack and used the Layering Circle Framelits to cut that image and also a larger sized circle of Soft Suede.  Using scraps, I cut a strip of Soft Suede and stamped World’s Best Father from the Itty Bitty Greetings set.  To give it more of a rugged appearance, I used my fingernail to rough up both edges of the strip.  That was then taped to the card base and I added 2 Pearl Basic Jewels colored with the dark Soft Suede Blends on either side of the sentiment.  The Oak Tree circle layered on to the Soft Suede circle and it was applied to the card base using dimensionals.

 

Happy Father's Day with Lovely As A Tree Happy Father’s Day using Lovely As A Tree

 

 

 

 

This is a great layout for using up any extra DSP you have lying around.  The most time-consuming part was deciding which patterns to use!  I am going to make several of them using various packs of DSP and just save them for future card projects.

I hope you enjoyed this simple card!  Please continue on through the blog hop and visit our next talented demonstrator,  Anita Trippi. She always has amazing projects!

And remember that we are nearing the end of our current Annual Catalog.  The items that are retiring are only available while supplies last, so take a look at the Last Chance Product section on my website and order your favorites before they are gone for good!

 

 

 Toni Campana <<YOU ARE HERE>>

Anita Trippi

Tina Lesson

Jo Anne Hewins

Laurie Meier

Frances Wagner

Tracie Evans Langley

 

 

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