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Fancy Friday – Joyful Tag Card

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I am so excited to be able to share with you this month’s project with for our Fancy Friday monthly hop!  If you just came over from the amazing Jeanna, welcome to the next stop.  My friends and I want to be able to share with you our ideas in a monthly format.  We will use different themes each month – sometimes colors, sometimes a sketch, sometimes a stamp set focus.  The one thing you can count on is that it will be fancy!  Over the last year “fancy” became our word to describe the best projects, the best new clothes, even the best pedicure colors.  Now we want to share with you our take on “fancy” each month.  This month our theme is “Tags Tags Tags”!  ‘Tis the season for tags and they are not only great for packaging but also as an element on a card.

FF Dec - Joyful TagI used a mish-mash of things that were on my stamp table for this card.  Does this card feel familiar to you??  That is because the background of the card was a cast off from this card.  I first created this layer using Very Vanilla and then realized that I wanted it in Whisper White.  So this version has been sitting on my “to use” pile for months.  Well, I’m trying to move through that pile so I pulled it out again.  I also used elements from the awesome kits that I have been getting.  The “joy”  and the snowflake are from the Watercolor Winter card kit.  That kit is the creative gift that keeps on giving!  I made a tag from Gold Foil using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and round the edges with my Corner Rounder Punch.  I attached the vellum snowflake and the gold thread using a gold Metallic Clothespin.  I used the Baker’s Twine left behind from pulling off the gold thread (Gold Metallic Baker’s Twine) to attach to the top of the tag.

I hope that you find inspiration in this card.  With almost all my holiday crafting done, I had fun just “playing” to create this.  Combining elements, playing with textures…these are great to do.  I hope that you will have some time set aside during this holiday season to create just for the fun of it.

I have no posts planned over the next couple of weeks but if I manage to sneak in some crafting time of my own, I’ll be sure to share.  I hope that this season of joy finds you surrounded by love!  Thank you so much for visiting with me today!

Okay, off to go visit the awesome Mercedes Weber!  You will be wow’d, as always!

And you can click our logo above to get to the Fancy Friday Pinterest page!

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All twelve PDF/video tutorials for my Bright & Beautiful Edition are now available.  Just click HERE or on the picture to learn more!
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Click HERE to purchase these wonderful Stampin’ Up products!

Stamp:  Gorgeous Grunge; Paper:  Very Vanilla, Gold Foil; Ink:  Gold Encore; Accessories:  Mini Metallic Clothespin, Gold Metallic Baker’s Twine, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Light Molding Paste, Build a Banner Simply Created Kit (stencil), Watercolor Winter Card Kit

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Fancy Friday – Holiday Flower Gift Bag

Fancy Friday – Holiday Flower Gift Bag published on 3 Comments on Fancy Friday – Holiday Flower Gift Bag

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I am so excited to be able to share with you this month’s project with for our Fancy Friday monthly hop!  If you just came over from the amazing Jeanna, welcome to the next stop.  My friends and I want to be able to share with you our ideas in a monthly format.  We will use different themes each month – sometimes colors, sometimes a sketch, sometimes a stamp set focus.  The one thing you can count on is that it will be fancy!  Over the last year “fancy” became our word to describe the best projects, the best new clothes, even the best pedicure colors.  Now we want to share with you our take on “fancy” each month.  This month we are focusing on “pretty packages”.  Talk about timely!  I know you will love the ideas from our whole hop so make sure you go visit everyone!

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I am, and have been, in love with these Mini Muslin Bags from the day they first came out.  They are perfect for so many things so I always have a package of them on hand.  You can go minimalist with them or deck them out.  Either way, they are fabulous every single time!  For today’s project I kind of split the middle.  I stamped in a simple way but added some special embellishments.  It looks fancy (well, it IS Fancy Friday) but still not time consuming.  Win!  So the how-to.  I started with my bag and put a scrap inside to help make stamping easier.  I inked up the sentiment from Bright & Beautiful with Mossy Meadow and stamped right onto the bag.  Then I took some Always Artichoke Seam Binding and some Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and distressed them.  Just sprinkle with water, scrunch and dry.  With the Cherry, I pulled on a thread from the end of the ribbon and started bunching the ribbon together a bit.  Then I just wrapped it upon itself and hot glued it together from behind.  The Silicone Craft Sheet makes this a total breeze!  Then I took the Artichoke binding and some Venetian Crochet Trim (I’m addicted to this stuff!) and clipped them in a gold Mini Metallic Clothespin.  I hot glued the flower next to the clothespin and then glued the whole thing to the bag.  The Basic Pearl was colored with my Daffodil Delight Blendabilities.  I did add a touch of glue even though it has its own adhesive just to make sure it stays put.

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Obviously my version today has a Christmas flair but this could easily be modified for many other uses by just changing the sentiment and seam binding colors.  See, now you will want to have a package of these bags at the ready too!

Okay, off to go visit the awesome Mercedes Weber!  You will love her project!

And you can click our logo above to get to the Fancy Friday Pinterest page!

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In case you missed the announcement, all twelve PDF tutorials for my Bright & Beautiful Edition are now available.  Just click HERE or on the picture to learn more!
B & B PDF Tutorials

Click HERE to purchase these wonderful Stampin’ Up products!

Stamp:  Bright & Beautiful; Ink:  Mossy Meadow; Accessories:  Always Artichoke Seam Binding, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Venetian Crochet Trim, Mini Metallic Clothespin, Mini Muslin Bag, Hot Glue

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Winner, winner!!

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I have a winner of my Color Me Autumn DSP blog candy!

Drum roll please…..

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Congrats to Melinda!!   Please contact me with your mailing info and I’ll get your sample pack off in the mail!

Thanks to all of you who left such sweet comments and played along with my Rafflecopter giveaway!

Don’t forget that sign ups are open for Month 3 of  Stamps on the Fly Bright & Beautiful Edition.  Am I allowed to say that I think this month’s projects are my favorites?!  Click the link for details on how to join the fun!

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Fancy Friday – Color Me Autumn

Fancy Friday – Color Me Autumn published on 26 Comments on Fancy Friday – Color Me Autumn

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I am so excited to be able to share with you this month’s project with for our Fancy Friday monthly hop!  If you just came over from the amazing Jeanna, welcome to the next stop.  My friends and I want to be able to share with you our ideas in a monthly format.  We will use different themes each month – sometimes colors, sometimes a sketch, sometimes a stamp set focus.  The one thing you can count on is that it will be fancy!  Over the last year “fancy” became our word to describe the best projects, the best new clothes, even the best pedicure colors.  Now we want to share with you our take on “fancy” each month.  This month we are focusing our creative energy on Designer Series Paper.  You know them, you love them….how could we create without them??!!

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I continue to be completely in love with this Color Me Autumn DSP so I thought I should share a card that lets the paper do most of the work!  In fact the paper is used for almost everything.  I started with this pretty diamond pattern as a background and cut it to cover the whole cad front.  Then I wrapped a Tea Lace Doily around the edge before adhering it to the base.  I cut a strip of this Blackberry Bliss striped paper to about 2″ wide and punched it with my Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and rounded the corners with my Corner Rounder Punch.  The leaves were cut from the DSP print.  I took a Basic Wooden Element banner and stamped it with the sentiment from And Many More with Soft Suede ink.  The little clothespin is one I have left from a kit (unnamed because I had it in with other stuff….sorry).  I sponged all the edges with Crumb Cake ink and then tied on a piece of Daffodil Delight Seam Binding that had been spritzed with water and dried with the low setting of my Heat Tool.

So I thought it would be fun to give out a little blog candy.

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What am I giving out??  Well, some of the gorgeous Color Me Autumn DSP of course!  Just use my Rafflecopter form to enter.  The comment on my blog post is mandatory to win but there are two ways to gain additional chances.  U.S mailing only.

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Okay, off to go visit the awesome Mercedes Weber!  You will love her project!

And you can click our logo above to get to the Fancy Friday Pinterest page!

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Speaking of DSP….today is the last day (Oct. 31st) to sign up for the Pick a Pack of Paper Promotion!  Join my team and enjoy a FREE pack of DSP each month for 6 months!  What an amazing deal!

Click HERE to purchase these wonderful Stampin’ Up products!

Stamp:  And Many More; Paper:  Whisper White, Color Me Autumn DSP; Ink:  Soft Suede; Accessories:  Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Tea Lace Doilies, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding, Basic Wooden Elements, Mini Clothespin

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Fancy Friday – Christmas Leaves

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Fancy Friday - Sept-001I am so excited to be able to share with you our second round of a new monthly hop!  If you just came over from the amazing Jeanna, welcome to the next stop.  My friends and I want to be able to share with you our ideas in a monthly format.  We will use different themes each month – sometimes colors, sometimes a sketch, sometimes a stamp set focus.  The one thing you can count on is that it will be fancy!  Over the last year “fancy” became our word to describe the best projects, the best new clothes, even the best pedicure colors.  Now we want to share with you our take on “fancy” each month.  This month we have a sketch that I designed for the team.  And you know what?  You can join in too!  Just use our sketch and post a comment with your link on any of the Fancy Friday team’s blogs.  And you can click our logo above to get to the Fancy Friday Pinterest page!

FF Sep - Christmas Leaves

I wanted to focus on this beautiful hostess stamp set, Bloom with Hope, and thought the “out of the box” technique with a framelit would be perfect for the sketch.  How did I take the image out of the box?  Well, I have created a little video to show you!

Direct link to YouTube video tutorial here

Once I had my image panel created, I used my Stampin’ Distress Tool on the edges and sponged them with Crumb Cake ink.  Under the Tree Specialty DSP is a perfect match for this image and I used two different prints.  The Garden Green print is so cool for the background.  Then I took a piece of the diamond Cherry Cobbler print that was cut with my Large Scallop Framelit and paired it with some Venetian Crochet Trim to create the sketch layers.  I popped the image up on Dimensionals and added this great sentiment.  Know which set it is from?  It is a sentiment set called Good Greetings.  Truthfully it should be called “Awesome Greetings” because it is really, well, awesome!  This set is a hostess exclusive for hosting a $300 workshop and you can earn it now!  Let me know if you need more details.  I stamped in Momento Black ink (just like the image) and then distressed and sponged it too.  I anchored it with a  Gold Basic Button tied Linen Thread.  The card base is Kraft Card Stock, which is my new obsession!

And congratulations to Lauren!  She is the winner of the Seasonally Scattered stamp set from last month’s giveaway!

Okay, off to go visit the awesome Mercedes Weber!  You will love her project!

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Don’t forget….sign ups will open soon for the second round (month 2) of my Stamps on the Fly Bright & Beautiful Edition.  Come back on October 1st for all the details!

Click HERE to purchase these wonderful Stampin’ Up products!

Stamp:  Bloom with Hope; Paper:  Very Vanilla, Kraft Card Stock, Under the Tree DSP; Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Crumb Cake, Blendabilities – Old Olive, Skin Tones, Cherry Cobbler; Accessories:  Big Shot, Chalk Talk Framelits, Large Scallop Framelits, Venetian Crochet Trim, Basic Pearls, Stampin’ Distress Tool, Sponges

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Fancy Friday – Faux Painting

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10603969_507387439394481_1743873333853894643_oI am so excited to be able to share with you a new monthly hop!  If you just came over from the amazing Jeanna, welcome to the next stop.  My friends and I want to be able to share with you our ideas in a monthly format.  We will use different themes each month – sometimes colors, sometimes a sketch, sometimes a stamp set focus.  The one thing you can count on is that it will be fancy!  Over the last year “fancy” became our word to describe the best projects, the best new clothes, even the best pedicure colors.  Now we want to share with you our take on “fancy” each month.  This month we have a color challenge that the whole team will be using as inspiration.  And you know what?  You can join in too!  Just use our inspiration piece (all or some of the colors) and post a comment with your link on any of the team Fancy Friday team’s blogs.

FF Aug - Watercolor Kindness

For my card I wanted to show you this new technique I learned in a Watercolor for Card Makers class I have been taking.  I love the idea of being able to paint an image but that is definitely NOT my talent.  Thank heavens for the artists at Stampin’ Up who create them for me!  But I can cheat and look like I know how to paint.  How?  Well, I inked up my flower from Gifts of Kindness using my Stampin’ Write Markers in the colors from the challenge and stamped it on Watercolor Paper.  Then, using a paint brush dipped in water, I blended the colors and the lines to create this image that looks like I painted it by hand.  Then I took my Aquapainter and added the Island Indigo (really watered down) around the edges of the paper.  Once everything was dry, I added some water drops to it and the sentiment from the same stamp set.  The image here is the star of the show so I simply attached it to an Early Espresso card base using Dimensionals (a lot of them since the paper tends to curl after all the water was added).  I had so much fun with this that I’m looking for more stamps I can use with the technique!

Wanna chance to play along and with the challenge and have a chance to win the Seasonally Scattered stamp set? Be sure to leave a comment on any of our blogs with a link back to your creation, and ONE lucky participant will win! Here are the rules for the challenge: 1. Leave a comment on one of our blogs with a link to your creation, comments/links MUST be left by Friday, September 19th 7:00 PM MST in order to be eligible for the prize. 2. Please use the color palette provided. You can use any combination or all of the colors provided as well as any neutrals. Although SU colors are listed, you can use any colors you have on hand as long as they are similar. 3. You MUST put a link in your post back to the challenge.  **Winner will be announced during the September Fancy Friday Blog Hop! (the last Friday of September).**

Okay, off to go visit the awesome Mercedes Weber!  You will love her project!

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Don’t forget….signs up are open now for Stamps on the Fly Bright & Beautiful Edition

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Click HERE to purchase these wonderful Stampin’ Up products!

Stamp:  Gifts of Kindness; Paper:  Watercolor, Early Espresso; Ink:  Real Red, Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist, Island Indigo, Early Espresso; Accessories:  Aquapainter, paint brush, Dimsensionals

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