Friday, November 22, 2019

30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Day 22

Good morning!

So excited it's Friday!  We have a lot of family fun planned (which is pretty normal) but we're also going to get serious about getting those Christmas decorations up, hopefully can be finished by the end of the weekend (if the weather cooperates).  And I'm extra excited since the guys offered to help with all the decorations, which doesn't normally happen so I'll take it! 

Today's gratitude card isn't holiday themed but I was able to use several products that I haven't used up to now, which I always enjoy.  I started with Mint Macaron cardstock for the cardbase and then matted a piece of Garden Lane Designer Series Paper with Garden Green cardstock for the cardfront.

Next I used the Stitched Shapes Dies to cut a circle out of another pattern of DSP from the pack and matted it with a scalloped circle cut out of Mint Macaron cardstock using the Layering Circles Dies.  I took a piece of Gold 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon and Colored it with the Mossy Meadow Dark Stampin' Blends Marker for a custom color and tucked it behind the circle.  The greeting is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and was stamped on Very Vanilla Cardstock using Mossy Meadow ink and then cut out with the Stitched Shapes Dies and sponged around the edges with Mint Macaron ink before attaching it with dimensionals.  The final touch was to add some Gold Glitter Enamel Dots, from the newly released Christmastime is Here Product Suite (items in this suite are only available while supplies last!)

How is it possible that I haven't used this paper yet?  it's so beautiful!  I really love projects where you can let the DSP be the star and really shine, and this one does it for sure!

Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today's card:

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Have a great weekend,

Diana
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Thursday, November 21, 2019

30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Day 21

Good morning!

Sometimes we craft and we have lots of time and can play and just take our time and see where it leads us, and other times it's a time crunch but you still want something with a handmade touch.  It's in honor of those last minute cards that I made today's gratitude card which uses the Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack for everything but the stamp and the silver metallic thread accent (how awesome is that!)

I added Petal Pink cardstock for the cardbase and then cut down one of the 4"x6" cards to make the cardfront before adding one of the adhesive trim pieces along the left side.  I layered one of the 3"x4" cards for the greeting and stamped it using Basic Black ink and the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set.  The popped up flower is another adhesive piece from the cardpack and I just added some of the silver metallic thread looped underneath it and used a dimensional.

Love how this turned out, really pretty but I was able to make it in just a couple of minutes!

Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today's card:

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Enjoy,

Diana
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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Paper Craft Crew Inspiration Challenge #PCC359:Gather Together (30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Day 20)

Good morning!

I know I've been talking about Christmas quite a bit but I haven't forgotten that we are still in fall and we're about ready to celebrate Thanksgiving (which I'm so excited for) so this weeks Paper Craft Crew inspiration challenge is perfect to get a little more fall feelings in for today's gratitude card.  I fell in love with the Come to Gather Product suite this year as soon as I saw it, all those leaves and the cute little pumpkins, so I decided to get it a little inky again for today card.

I started with Cajun Craze cardstock for the cardbase and then added Early Espresso cardstock as the mat for the Very Vanilla cardfront (which was embossed with the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder and sponged with Soft Suede ink).

Next I took a piece of Mint Macaron cardstock and cut it out with the Layering Circles Dies before stamping the greeting from the Gather Together stamp set in Early Espresso.  I used the Gathered Leaves Dies to cut out lots of leaves in various sizes and an assortment of fall colors and then scrunched them up and sponged them with Soft Suede ink to distress them before attaching them to the cardfront to mimic the wreath in the inspiration picture.  The small pumpkins are Very Vanilla and stamped in Soft Suede and attached with dimensionals.  The final touch was to add a ribbon element using the Come to Gather Ribbon Combo Pack.

If this card doesn't make you love fall I don't know what will, love all the textures and dimension.  Make sure to check out the other cards the design team is sharing and we would love for you to play along and share what you create with this inspiration.

Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today's card:

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Enjoy,

Diana
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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge #328: Lots of Cheer (30 Day Gratitude Challenge - Day 19)

Good morning!

I'm ready to fully embrace Christmas being right around the corner (I even started putting up decorations last night, but it's a week process so it's not in everyone's face yet!)  So it's only fitting that this weeks Hand Stamped Sentiments inspiration challenge is all about Christmas and I decided to combine it with today's gratitude card.

I started with Cherry Cobbler cardstock for the cardbase and then used Early Espresso cardstock as a mat for the Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper.

I used the Lots of Cheer stamp set for the ornament and it was stamped in Momento Back ink on Whisper White cardstock before being colored in with my Stampin' Blends and being cut out with the Stitched Shapes Dies.




The greeting is from the Daisy Delight stamp set and was stamped in Early Espresso and cut out with the Stitched Rectangle Dies before being sponged around the edges with Cherry Cobbler ink.

The finishing touches on this card was a little bit of the Cherry Cobbler 3/8" Diagonal Stripe Ribbon and then I cut the star element out of Gold Foil using the Stitched Stars Dies (these are fabulous!)

I love any chance that I can get a little coloring therapy in and this card will definitely be put to use this season.  Make sure to check out the other cards the design team is sharing and we would love for you to play along with us.



Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today's card:

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Enjoy!

Diana
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