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DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #260-Celebrate the Season

#260

Hi Stampers,

Back for another Stars Thursday Challenge. When I saw the colors, I thought what the heck? To be honest, not something I would pull together. Well, it is a challenge for a reason, right? LOL I actually like how my card turned out!!! Surprise, surprise, right? Right now, we are in the middle of a major snowstorm. My husband is out plowing the driveway and there is about 7-8 inches of the beautiful white stuff. It certainly puts you in the Christmas mood. Especially while I am inside where it is warm and cozy, crafting. LOL Got love that!!!

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I just love the basic black shimmer ribbon!! It is gorgeous in real life!! I hope I was able to inspire you in some way!!! Go get your craft on!!!

 


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #259-Let It Snow

#259

Hi Stampers,

We are having a sketch pad challenge this week!!! WOOHOO!! My fav!!! This card came together so fast it scared me!!! LOL I used this month's Paper Pumpkin stamp set for the sentiment.

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As I live in Michigan we are supposed to get our first accumulating snow this evening 1-3". This weekend we are supposed to get more. I can't wait!!! Time off from work, snowing, drinking coffee and having a craft day. It doesn't get much better than this!!

 

 

 


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #257-Smitten Mittens

#257

Hi Stampers,

I just love the above photo!!! I believe it is called buffalo check or buffalo plaid? It is EVERYWHERE this year!!! Very on trend to say the least. It reminds me of flannel shirts and warmth. I went looking through my DSP stack and came upon the Merry Little Christmas DSP from the Christmas catty. The papers are Basic Black, Old Olive and Whisper White. Well, I chose the black and white buffalo check and grabbed my Real Red sponge and went to town. It worked out beautifully!!

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I made my own!!! If you haven't done this--you need to!!! Very cool results. I then reached for my new Smitten Mittens bundle I just received this past week. I am so glad I purchased this set. Absolutely adorable!!! I used the Cut Apart Technique. You basically line the card score line at the 2" inch mark and cut. Move the cardstock over and cut again at 2" inches. Usually you would use the leftover piece of cardstock to bridge the card together but in this case I used the mitten diecuts to achieve this.

Of course, you have to add bling and a little white bow!!!

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DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #256-Santa Box

#256

Hi Stampers,

This week for our challenge we have a Color My World challenge. These colors just SCREAM Christmas to me. I just couldn't get that out of my head probably because when I am crafting I am listening to Christmas music. Our local radio station started playing it November 1 and it is one of my many guilty pleasures. I just LOVE it!!! Instead of making a card this week I thought it would be fun to make a 3D item, hence the Santa Box Treat Holder. I even typed up a pdf for you!!!

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Download Santa Box Treat Holder


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #254-Night in Bethlehem Eclipse

#254

Hi Stampers,

Back for another DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge. We are to showcase the Holiday Products. When I first looked at the catalog, the Night in Bethlehem was immediately #1 on my list.  It was a must have for me. The Edgelit dies cut out intricate shapes and in my opinion it is just gorgeous!!! I know this will be a favorite of mine for a long time to come. If you peruse Pinterest like I do, you should have seen the Eclipse Technique. It is where you die cut out words, or in my case, numbers. You then pop them up on dimensionals and put the die cut back in the cut to make an eclipse. I want the letter framelits so bad but I used what I had which are the numbers. I envisioned something different but it turned out okay. I am tired from work and it shows. LOL I was measuring it wrong -- twice!!!; put the die cut on crooked!!; put adhesive on the wrong side of the die cut..... I should have just called it a night but I didn't. I just kept cutting out the same thing. LOL I hope this happens to other stampers!!!

I definitely want to play around with different colors and sketches with this set. Hopefully I will get some time this weekend and be able to post soon.

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Remember, if you would like to recreate this card for yourself, you can order all the supplies in my online store.

 

 

 


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #253-Tootsie Pop Pumpkin Holders

#253

Hi Stampers,

Welcome back to this week's DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge. We are having a Home Sweet Home challenge. I drew inspiration from the pumpkins on the pillows. I immediately turned to the Christmas catalog drooling over the Pick A Pumpkin bundle. Since I do not own that set (yet--will be ordered this weekend!!!) Isn't it great that Stampin' Up! offers these in a bundle to save you 10%?

I decided to CASE a project I saw on Pinterest. I know they are simple but I am keeping with the theme of Halloween treat holders on my blog. It is this cute little tootsie pop sucker holder. All you need to do is cut out 6 of the "pumpkins" from the oval and circle layering framelits, fold in half and glue. When you come to your last pair to adhere, slip in your tootsie pop. I then measured the "stick" or "stem" and cut a piece of Old Olive cardstock and glued this around the stem. I cut two punched leaves from the new leaf punch and adhered onto the stem. You could run these through an embossing folder or stamp some great images but I didn't really feel the necessity because basically a child is just going to rip this open. LOL

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Easy peasy!!! I hope you are able to make some of this pumpkins for your pumpkins!!!!

Remember you can order off of my website to make your own Tootsie Pop Pumpkin holder (say that 3 times fast) LOL  in my online store.


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #252-Hello Fall

#252

Hi Stampers,

We are having a color challenge this week. Actually, these are not colors I would reach for and put together but I made it work. All three colors are in the Painted Autumn DSP making it easier. I chose a sentiment from the Merry Cafe stamp set and masked off part of the saying, only using Hello Fall. I also used the beautiful Pool Party satin ribbon and the leaf punch.

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I am LOVIN' the mini stampin' dimensionals!!! I used them to "pop" up the leaf punched framelit. They were the perfect size for this card. I also used them behind my sentiment.

Remember, if you would like to recreate this card for yourself, you can order all the supplies in my online store.

Thanks for hopping by!!!

 


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #250-Carols of Christmas

#250

Hi Stampers,

I hope you enjoy this week's DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge. It is a product spotlight, spotlighting the product suites. I actually used two different suites this week, Carols of Christmas and the sentiment from Snowflake Sentiments. I like the silhouette of the row of evergreens behind the tree and deer don't you?

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You can purchase supplies for this card and all my projects on my online Stampin' Up! Website by clicking on the catalog picture above right. 

I can't wait to see the rest of the STARS creations this week. 


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #249-I am Thankful for You

#249

Hi Stampers,

This week's sketch is all about home to me. At this time of the year, I always feel like "nesting". Don't you? Cooking, baking, decorating your home for comfort and what not. Well my card this week shows the beautiful fall colors showing in my neighborhood. Such a vibrant pallet and just plain gorgeous. I used sponge daubers in Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock to get the colors of my leaves. I then used the leaf framelit from Colorful Season to cut them out. Some of the leaves I "popped" up on dimensionals to give even more dimension. I also punched out some leaves from the new leaf punch. The wood textures paper  worked great for my background. I then cut out a wreath from the Swirly Scribbles and embossed the sentiment from Painted Harvest in gold. 

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Would you like to recreate this card for your own stash? Remember you can order everything from my website.  Thanks for visiting!!!

 


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #248-Thankful for Painted Harvest

#248

Hi Stampers,

For this week's challenge, the colors look like all about Fall!!! Naturally, I reached for my new stamp set that has not left my desk yet--you guessed it-Painted Harvest!!! The sunflowers look great in these colors and the sheen of the Basic Black ribbon is beautiful!!! I also used my new Pretty Label punch.

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After stamping for how many years and I am finally remembering to stamp on the inside of the card and envelope? Geez.....

 This bundle is a must-have for any card maker.  You'll find LOTS of uses for theLeaf Punch.  The Painted Harvest stamp set can be used all year-long as well.  Be sure to add the Painted Harvest Bundle #146021  (bundle and save 10%) to your shopping bag!