Friday, September 20, 2013

September Festive Friday Blog Hop

Welcome to the September Festive Friday Blog Hop. You should have arrived here from The Sassy Scrapper - Theresa Miller, if so, you are on the right path. If you just happened upon my post this is a circular hop so just keep going to the next stop until you hop your way around to all of the posts.

This month I used the CTMH stamp set created for National Stamping Month, My Acrylix® You Are My Happy (CC1025).
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My Acrylix® You Are My Happy (CC1025)
You will find larger photos of this stamp set on my blog post National Stamping Month CTMH My Acrylix® You Are My Happy Stamp Set. That post also includes a video that shows some projects made with this stamp set.

For this month I created some simple cards. My first card is something that you could use for Valentine's Day.

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My second card is Easter/Spring inspired.

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Thank you for hopping with us today. I would love to know what you think of the cards I shared today. If you would like to see additional close-up photos of the projects or a list of products and a tip or trick I used to create each of my items, please scroll down, otherwise your next stop is Be"hoot"iful Scrapbooking - Scrappin' with Ash - Ashley Denny (permalink added 9:57am).


The hop is organized by Diane Tuggle and the entire list of stops on this hop is posted on her blog The Happy Scrapbooker.


Here are closeups of the embellishing on the Valentine's Day card.
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For the Valentine's card I used the Stitch Guide (Z1852), Foam Mat (Z1859) and Piercing Tool Kit (Z114) to create the border along the right side of the Hollyhock Cardstock (1246) which was then layered on top of a card from the 5 1/2" X 4 1/4" White Cards Envelopes Value Pack (X254). I used painter's tape on the ruler while piercing to help me line up the Stitch Guide with the edge of the paper to create the next heart. I used the 2" Scallop Circle Punch (Z1392 - currently in While Supplies Last) to punch the White Daisy Cardstock (1385). I stamped the heart with Hollyhock Exclusive Inks® (Z2128). I used some of my mother's decorative thread and the Spirelli technique to highlight the embellishment and enclose the heart in gold. I used 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151) to attach the embellished circle to the card and give it some dimension.

Here are a few variations I did with the Spirelli technique.

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Working clockwise from the upper left, I skipped 8 scallops when winding the thread. On the next sample I skipped 5 scallops. On the third sample I skipped 6 scallops and the final is what the scallop circle looks like before starting. As you can see, you can achieve many different looks just by changing the number of scallops you skip.

Here are closeups of the embellishing on the Easter/Spring card.

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I started with the new White Daisy Circle Spin Cards & Envelopes (Z1866) for my card base. I inked the outside edges of the card with Gypsy (Z2190) and Goldrush (Z2123) Exclusive Inks® with Sponge Daubers (Z726), but be sure not to dab too much or the colors will blend together and will turn brown. I also inked the circle focal point base. I used the Laughing Lola Paper Packet (X7170B) to cover the front of the card and the inside behind the opening (I did not cover the entire inside because I wanted to keep some room to write). I used the Edge Distresser (Z1297) before adhering the paper to the card base. I used the 2" Scallop Circle Punch (Z1392 - currently in While Supplies Last) to punch two White Daisy Cardstock (1385) pieces. I used Black (Z2105) Exclusive Inks® to stamp and the Watercolor Pencils (3505) and Blending Pen (3174) to color in the images. I used 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151) to attach the embellished circles to the card and give it some dimension.

If you are still here, thanks for continuing to read my [long] post. Your next stop is Be"hoot"iful Scrapbooking - Scrappin' with Ash - Ashley Denny.

8 comments:

  1. These are really great cards, love the Spirelli technique on the scallops!

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  2. Hi Brenda!!! Great cards, love your spirelli technique!!

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  3. Love the cards!! Great way to use thread!!

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  4. So cute! Thanks for the inspiration! I am going to use that set this weekend!

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  5. Your cards are super cute. I especially like your Easter card.

    Hugs,
    Mary Ellen

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  6. Nice clean & simple cards. I really need to get my piercing tool out. I love that!

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