Sunday, September 3, 2017

RemARKable Creations Blog Hop: Anything but the Holidays

Good evening!  I always love Labor Day weekend, because while it's the official end to summer it also tends to be a little more relaxing weekend which is awesome!  I'm taking a break from the family fun for a fun blog hop that is perfect for the recent release of the 2017 Holiday catalog.  While the holiday catalog is full of products for all the upcoming seasons and holidays today we're sharing ways to use some of these products for non-holiday projects.  At first this stumped me a little but I decided to combine 4 different stamp sets and lots of accessories to create this cute birthday card.

I started with Crumb Cake cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Early Espresso cardstock that I ran through the Big Shot with the Card Front Builder Thinlits to create the intricate frame.  Next I added a piece of Whisper White cardstock for the cardfront and added a piece of Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper (matted with Cajun Craze cardstock) using the leaf patter for a fall feeling.  I used some Copper 1/4" Trim to add a little sparkle.

I used the new Cat Punch and Soft Suede cardstock to make this fun cat and the Spooky Cat stamp set has a stamp to add the face for our little kitty.  For the basket and flowers I used the Basket of Wishes stamp set (that was actually in last year's holiday catalog and carried over) to make this fun basket of sunflowers.  To the center of the sunflower I used one of the new Black Rhinestones from the Halloween suite for some fun and the basket was stamped on a separate piece of paper and cut out with dimensionals so I could pop it up.

I had to build the greeting from a couple of different stamps, the "birthday" is from the Tabs for Everything set, while the "cheer" is from the Merry Café  stamp set.

There are lots of different elements to this card that really make you just want to touch and study it, which is lots of fun and I love seeing ways to use our products beyond the initially planned purpose, really expands their usefulness.  Make sure to check out all the other projects in the blog hop, there are lots of great designers sharing other ways to use these products, and I know you'll find some you fall in love with as much as I will!

Check out all the other creations the blog hoppers are sharing:

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

Product List

Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend!

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