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Mystery Hostess plus Blog Hop Details

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As part of my celebration of the Free Shipping being offered by Stampin’ Up, I am offering a chance to be a Mystery Hostess!!  You qualify if you make a $30 or more (before tax) order from my Online Store by Monday at 6p Eastern using this Hostess Code:  DHH32PGZ.  Where do you enter the code?  Take a look at the screen shot below and in the lower left corner you can see where to enter it.  This is the Checkout page and your order has to have the code entered to qualify.

Screen Shot 2013-04-07 at 1.41.24 PMYou can also contact me with your order and payment information at the email address in my blog header and I’ll be happy to enter it for you!!  I will need to be able to contact the winner after 6p Eastern to find out their hostess requests.

Ok…now onto the blog hop details.  If you missed the hop, you will want to go take a look!  The Stampin’ Addicts celebrated the Color Refresh by highlighting the retiring colors.   My color was Riding Hood Red!

SA Color Refresh Hop - Sailboat

 

I think this is a lovely rich vintage red and it makes fabulous boy cards.  It is particularly nice with Early Espresso!  I used my Stampin’ Write Markers to color this sailboat from Moving Forward.  I just love this little stamp!  This lined print from Storytime DSP is one of my favorites in that pack (and I love that pack).  It added a wonderful tone-on-tone feel to this layout!  I have been using it a lot lately.

SA Color Refresh Hop - Angel

 

To create this angel card I pulled out my Ovals Framelits and the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder.  First I found the right sized oval for the angel and then grabbed the next one up.  Using Very Vanilla card stock, I cut out the oval first and then embossed the layer with the embossing folder.  I took the cut out oval and then put the smaller framelit on it to cut the right sized piece for stamping (and almost no wasted card stock).  After stamping the angel it seemed to still need a little something so I sponged the edges of the oval and the embossed panel with Crumb Cake ink.  Then, I tied up a shabby bow out of Very Vanilla Seam Binding and tied it up with a Vintage Faceted Button and some Linen Thread.  I used the words this way for some other Christmas cards last year and really liked it so I did it again here.  It keeps the sentiment subtle but highlights the reason for the season!  Both the oval and the embossed layer are popped up on Dimensionals and the bow was attached using Sticky Strip.

I hope you enjoyed these projects and I look forward to seeing who the winner is of the Mystery Hostess benefits!!  Thanks so much for stopping back by today!  See you tomorrow for the latest SUO Challenge!

Card 1 – Stamps:  Moving Forward, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper:  Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Storytime DSP; Ink:  Riding Hood Red, Early Espresso; Accessories:  Neutrals Buttons, 1-3/4″ Square Punch, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine

Card 2 – Stamp:  Rejoicing With You; Paper:  Very Vanilla; Ink:  Riding Hood Red; Accessories:  Big Shot, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Ovals Framelits, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Jewelry Tag Punch, Vintage Faceted Buttons, Linen Thread

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