Good morning! With the end of summer vacation we’re settling into the school/work routine that includes lots of activities, scouts, baseball, TKD, etc. that keep up on the go and enjoying every moment. This also means I’m getting a little more regular crafting time in the studio that is oh so welcome and needed (for my sanity!!) Today over on the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration blog it’s time for our monthly blog hop and this month’s theme is mystery supply challenge. We’ve done these in the past and boy are they fun. We each send another team member three items (stamped images, designer series paper, ribbon, accessories, etc.) and then we have use those three items to make a project. I have to say this month I was stumped when I got my goodies from Darcy. She sent me some accessories from the holiday catalog and then stamped images from the Sitting There stamp set, including a little cat and dog, that really made me think (and I had to be careful since I don’t have this stamp set I couldn’t retry if I messed up, which I did my poor dog just not workout).
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I started with Crumb Cake cardstock for the cardbase and then added a Basic Black mat behind the piece of Designer Series Paper from the Warmth and Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack (I like how there are lots of patterns in the pack that aren’t strictly holiday prints and can be used year round). I also added the small strip along the middle (this happens to be the print on the reverse of the star pattern piece) and tied a couple pieces of Gold Twine from the Baker’s Twine Trio Pack (also in the holiday catalog) and then tied a bow.
The greeting is from the Jar of Love stamp set and stamped the greeting with Real Red ink on Very Vanilla cardstock before cutting it out with the Layering Ovals Framelits. I did sponge around the edge with both Crumb Cake and Basic Black ink for a fun effect before attaching it with dimensionals.
Make sure to check out the rest of the blog hop for lots of other great ideas. If you click the “Next” button, you’ll go to Carrie's’s site but you can also access any of the hopper’s site from the full blog list below.