Poinsettia

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I would like to show you a card I made with the Poinsettia Petals bundle. I have also provided the link to the video to make this card.

Poinsettia Petals

I loved making this card and in this months blog hop I have used the same bundle to make some home decor or it can be used as a gift. Be sure to subscripe to this blog so you will be notified when new items pop up.

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Dove of Hope bundle

Dove of Hope bundle step up cards

Hi! Today features the Dove of Hope bundle. I will show you three cards, each one stepped up a little from the last. I love all three and glad that I don’t have to choose because it is so easy to make them all with just a few items. Some of which you may already have. Let’s take a look at the first card I made withe the Dove of Hope bundle.

Simple stamping with this version

This is the first card I made with the Dove of Hope bundle. It is a thick white card base (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″), cherry cobbler layer (5 1/4″ X 4″) and a third whisper white layer (4 3/4″ X 3 1/2″). The wing is cut from whisper white cardstock using the Detailed Dove dies. The body is a die also from the Detailed Dove dies.The words Peace * Joy * Love are stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink and are from the Dove of Hope stamp set. Inside I stamped “May your season be filled with all the wonder and blessings of Christmas” also from the Dove of Hope stamp set. I have a 2″ X 4″ piece of Plaid Tidings designer paper. I used a gold metallic pearl for the eye.

Slightly stepped up version

This is the second card I made with the Dove of Hope bundle. It is a thick white card base (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″), cherry cobbler layer (5 1/4″ X 4″) and a third whisper white layer (4 3/4″ X 3 1/2″). The wing is cut from whisper white cardstock using the Detailed Dove dies. The body is a die also from the Detailed Dove dies. I added the little fern from the Detailed Dove dies cut from gold foil. The words Peace * Joy * Love are stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink and are from the Dove of Hope stamp set. Inside I stamped “May your season be filled with all the wonder and blessings of Christmas” also from the Dove of Hope stamp set. I have a 2″ X 4″ piece of Plaid Tidings designer paper. I used a gold metallic pearl for the eye.

The third version of this card

This is the third card I made with the Dove of Hope bundle. It is a thick white card base (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″), cherry cobbler layer (5 1/4″ X 4″) and a third whisper white layer (4 3/4″ X 3 1/2″). The whisper white layer I embossed with the Subtle 3D embossing folder to give it texture. The wing is cut from gold foil using the Detailed Dove dies. The body is also in gold foil using the Detailed Dove dies. I added the little fern from the Detailed Dove dies cut from gold foil and a second from some Cherry Cobbler scrap. The words Peace * Joy * Love are stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink and are from the Dove of Hope stamp set. Inside I stamped “May your season be filled with all the wonder and blessings of Christmas” also from the Dove of Hope stamp set.

Please comment and let me know which is your favorite. Feel free to share this link with your friends.

Here is a list of the products I used with a link to my store:

Whisper White Thick Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock

Cherry Cobbler Cardstock

Gold Foil

Cherry Cobbler ink

Dove of Hope bundle

Subtle 3D embossing folder

Metallic Pearls

SBTD ~ Leaves September blog hop

Welcome to our September blog hop
Leaves

Welcome to the Stampers By The Dozen September blog hop. September is a favorite time of month for me. Guess this is why I had chosen this month to get married! I have happily celebrated my 37th year married recently.

This month I have featured leaves, cut from the Nature’s Roots dies.

By cutting and embossing the leaves, I created a real leaf effect. There are many ways to use these leaves. Here you see the leaves were left just as they are in their card stock colors of Cherry Cobbler, Cinnamon Cider and Crushed Curry and attached with dimensional’s. A second way you could use them is to sponge the same colored ink. This would show some contrast. A third way is crinkling them before adhering them. Resulting in more dimension.

The card base I used is Cinnamon Cider. The layered card stock color used was Just Jade. Embossed with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder, adding more texture. If you wished to have some added depth, sponge some like colored ink.

I cut the Happy Thanksgiving from the Word Wishes dies.

The designer paper, which adds a wonderful layer, is from the Flowers for Every Season package.

When you get your Nature’s Roots, which coordinate with the Rooted In Nature stamp set, show me what you have created. I am always so excited to see what you have created with your stamps and dies.

Courtney Houston

Here’s a list of the items I used with a link to my store:

Nature’s Roots dies

Rooted In Nature stamps

Word Wishes dies

Pinewood Planks embossing folder

Flowers for Every Season designer paper

Crushed Curry card stock

Cherry Cobbler card stock

Cinnamon Cider card stock

Just Jade card stock

Very Vanilla card stock (inside layer)

SBTD Are Celebrating 3 Years Together

A big congratulations to the Stampers By The Dozen blog hop members, celebrating 3 years! I have only been a member for a short time, but just love seeing what everyone shares each month.

For this months card, Thinking of You, I have chosen a Christmas card using Winter Woods and A Wish For Everything stamp sets. These are two of my favorites and they get used quite often.

Thinking of you this season
The inside

The card base is Mossy Meadow card stock and I also used Very Vanilla card stock, gold foil sheets. I just love the way the Evergreen Forest 3 D embossing folder shows up on the gold foil. So much detail shows up with just a quick run through the cut & emboss machine. The embellishments are red rhinestones and Real Red sheer ribbon. I used the Timeless label punch (a gift at On Stage one year) and the In The Woods dies. Please be sure to contact me if you would like more information. This just might be my personal Christmas card this year, but who knows, it is still early. It is important to me to let friends, family and customers know I am thinking of you.

Again, a huge congratulations to the Stampers By The Dozen members celebrating three years. Click here if you want to check out last months blog hop.

Be sure to check out what Tricia has for you.

My Stampyourjourney.com New store is here!

Click here to check it out

Check out my Stampyourjourney.com new store. It is so much nicer and easier to use. Once you log in the images are bigger. You can add to a shopping cart, which will not disappear if you would like to log out and complete your order later. You can have up to 9 different wish lists which can be shared with friends and family. You can use the heart to like items.

If you already have an account sign in with that email and password. If this is your first time visiting my store, create your account to use all of the features I listed above and more. Be sure to bookmark the page for my store so you always have easy access.

This is the perfect time to also check out the new mini catalog and see all of the new holiday items. Just click on the What’s New words and see the whole catalog.

Here is the August host code: XU2UXGXG (you can copy and paste this code). Don’t forget if your order is $150 or more, you receive Stampin’ Rewards.

What does using a host code with your order do you ask? At the end of the month, I select a name from those who used the code and draw for a special hostess gift. It is a surprise, you will be notified if you win and the gift sent to you early in September.

If you are interested in the new Stampin’ Cut & Emoboss machine and do not want to wait until September, you can join my team today. Yes, if you join, the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss can be part of your kit.

Please check it out the new store HERE. Then come back and leave me a comment and tell me what you think.

I love my new store!

Tasteful Touches

The Tasteful Textures stamp set is brand new in the 2020-2021 catalog. Here I have used the spray and flower image from this set, along with one of the word stamps. This set has so much potential, especially with the different background images in it. One thing I did differently on this card (for me anyway), is that I embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder first and then stamped my images to create a bit of a distressed look. Tasteful Textures will be used many times, in many ways!