I am excited to share with you October's Stampin Friends Blog Hop! The leaves are turning colors and the air is getting cooler! I just love the fall! Today is a beautiful sunny day with ble skies! It helped inspire me to be creative! This month's theme is Thanks, Thankful, Thank You! So basically anything Thanks.
I hope you are following along with our blog hop and you came from Jean Beaulieu's blog! I just love her projects, didn't you?? Be sure to continue to Anne Marie Hile's blog and make sure to leave comments so we know you visited!!
Many of you may have heard about World Card Making Day! This is a huge day for paper crafters all over the world. We strive to make as many cards as possible. But most importantly MAIL many cards! I had planned a quick online event to demonstrate the cards I would be working on. And.......technology had a different agenda for me. I started off with many technical issues and had to restart my Facebook Live - so needless to say an hour turned into 2. I wanted to thank the participants that rejoined with words of encouragement for me. So I made this cute little notepad holder using the Gilded Autumn Suite! I found a the little pack of notepads at the Dollar Tree. They come in a variety of different colors. Originaly, I just measured the cardstock to wrap over the notepad.
But I felt like it was missing that finished looked. The clock was ticking to finish before the weekend. So I searched and searched and came across this YouTube video from Kitchen Table Stamper and it was perfect! She even used the same notepads from the Dollar Tree. It's the perfect size and her directions include the pen/pencil holder.
I used the coordinating colors from the designer series paper. Cajun Craze as my cover. Next I layered Mint Macaron embossed with Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder and added 2 strips DSP from the Gilded Autumn Speciality Designer Series Paper. I stamped the leaves and acorns with Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and Mint Macaron ink from the Beautiful Autumn Bundle. The greeting I used is from the Country Home stamp set and I stamped it on Very Vanilla cut out using the Layering Ovals dies.
I'm so happy how the notepad cover came out! I have already hand delivered to my viewers that were local and they loved them!!!
Whenever I make cards, whether it's for a hop, challenge, order or event if I am in a need of a specific card, I always make 2. It's been a habit ever since the first Stampin Up event I eever attended. I normally only show 1 card since there's no need for both, especially if I make them the same. And we only need to share a card and a project for the Blog Hop. But today I am not just showing you 1 or 2. I am showing you 4 cards! I was on a role and I just kept going! I said "Why Not!"
For the cards above, they were so easy to make. And I used up some smaller pieces of DSP from the pack....which I sometimes, never know what to do with! For both cards, I used the same layout and Cajun Craze as the base. I scored the cardstock on the 11" side to 5 1/2" then on the 8 1/2" side, I cut at 4 1/4". My layers are as follows:
Cardstock 4 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Layer 4 1/4" x 3 1/4"
Cardstock 4 1/2" x 2 3/4"
Layer 4 1/4" x 2 1/2"
Layer 3"' x1"
Layer 3/4" x 2 3/4" (on the left card wrap with the Basket Weave and Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack) on the right, just the basket weave ribbon.
I stamped the leave on Cajun Crazy, using Cajun Craze ink and then stamped the greeting with Early Espresso. The images are from the Gather Together Bundle.
These cards were fun to make and I liked that I tried a slight stepped up version on the left. #stampinup #gildedautumnsuite #stampinandscrappinwithsteph #msscardchallenge22
These 2 cards are also made using the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper! I am going to be sad with this paper is gone! It's just so pretty!
The cardbase is cut the same as the previous cards and I used Early Espresso! The card on the left has Mint Macaron and Cajun Craze and the card on the right, is Early Espresso with Cajun Craze and Mint Macaron.
To make the card:
Cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
Layer 1 7/8" x 5 1/16" (you need 2)
Cardstock 2 1/2"x 1 1/2"
Layer 2 3/8 1 3/8"
Cardstock 1 1/2" x 1 1/2"
Layer 1 3/8" x 1 3/8:
Circles 1 1/2" and I 3/8"
Cardstock strip 1/2" x 1 7/8"
So easy to assemble!! Simple layers! #stampinup #gildedautumnsuite #stampinandscrappinwithsteph #msscardchallenge23
I hope you enjoyed the projects I have shared with you for this month's Blog Hop! Be sure to leave a comment and 1 lucky person will receive the notepad cover!
Continie to Anne Marie Hile's hop and see what amazing projects she is sharing this month!
Thanks for joining me
Below is a list of participants in this month's blog hop
Jean H Beaulieu
10/15/2020 02:30:32 pm
I just love the ideas I get from The Kitchen Table Stamper! I had good luck selling those same little notebooks at a craft show last year. No craft shows this year though.....
10/16/2020 11:57:06 am
Boy... I hear you on the technical challenges with FB live! Ugh! Good for you for sticking it out and making a beautiful set of cards and notepad set for your viewers. I'm sure they loved it!
10/16/2020 02:44:49 pm
I LOVE your collection! The cards are beautiful and the nite holder is adorable!!!( Thank you for MY gift!!! I am very blessed!)
10/17/2020 12:34:23 am
Beautiful projects, Steph! Love how you showcased the different patters of that awesome DSP, too. So pretty!
10/21/2020 01:37:24 pm
Yay, I just love the note pad cover! I have so many note pads I guess it is time to give them some covers, lol. Love all your cards also!
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