Thursday, October 20, 2022

Merry & Bright

Good morning!  I just wanted to quickly pop in and give you a peek of a card I shared on the Pretty Pink Posh blog yesterday. It uses those amazing Winter Foliage Dies again.  I’m quite fond of this one.  You know me and simplicity. ;) You can check out my post HERE. And it happens to be part of another day of hopping, so by commenting over there you will have another chance to win a gift certificate.  Just sayin’. :)

Monday, October 17, 2022

Pretty Pink Posh October Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

Good morning!  Welcome to Day 1 of Pretty Pink Posh's October Release Blog Hop!  You should have arrived from the amazing Tammy Stark.  

Alright you guys...I am super excited to share this card with you today.  I've been waiting for weeks! (And my family can tell you how patient I am when I want to share something I'm really excited about...just ask my sister who I have already begged multiple times to let me give her her birthday present early because I just don't think I can wait until the end of the month.) 

Okay, I am completely smitten by the new Winter Mugs Dies.  I love them!  LOVE love them!  I've totally decked them out for Christmas here, but the dies actually include some darling Halloween and Fall elements as well.  

Truth be told, the inspiration for this card came from Pottery Barn.  They had a photo of some stacked Christmas mugs, and I knew instantly that I wanted to create my own version of that. I pulled out Concord & 9th's Poppy and Evergreen cardstock and got to work.  

I die cut three mugs and dressed up each one.  The evergreen mug is adorned with a snowflake (also included in the Winter Mugs Dies), the white mug is stamped with "joy" found in the new Pine Wreath Stamp Set, and the poppy red mug is decorated with holly leaves and berries from the new Winter Foliage Dies.  Then I filled it to the brim! 

A little note about the berries.  It's actually just one circle berry die, but I wanted it to look like the berries overlapped, so after cutting the berry, I put the circle die partially over the die cut and cut a notch out of it.  By doing this, the notch perfectly lines up with the other berries.  

Okay, onto the fillers.  I used a shimmery grey cardstock to cut lots and lots of berries, pines, and leaves using the new Winter Foliage Dies. (Spoiler alert: these are hands down my favorite dies.  You'll see in the coming days that I literally cannot stop using them.  They make an appearance on pretty much everything I make these days, and if they aren't on there, I exercised some serious restraint to not use them.)  I stuffed my cup full of foliage, and then I added two layered candy canes from the Winter Mugs set.  

On my slimline card base, I blended Dove ink lightly through the Layered Snowflakes Stencils.  Then I stacked my mugs a little skiwampus.  The mugs have a slit cut in them, which makes them easy to fill and stack.

This card is extra special because I actually die cut extras and had a card making session with my mom and aunt who was visiting from across the country.  It brought me a lot of joy to see how excited they were with their cards when they were finished making them.  

Thanks so much for visiting today!    You are in for a real treat as you finish hopping along.  Your next stop is the super talented Kristie Marcotte.  Just in case you missed a stop, I'll include the full hop list below. 

Blog Hop

Don't forget to leave a comment at all the stops.  There are three $30 gift certificates up for grabs (one winner for each day of the hop).  Winners with be picked randomly along the hop.  Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 10/24/2022.  (Winners will be announced on the PPP Blog).