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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fall-i-Days Christmas Blog Hop adventure

WooHoo - it's time for another Stampin' Llamas blog hop!  I'm so excited to see everyone's Christmas and other winter holiday projects!  You probably have hopped here from Jean's Rogue Thoughts blog - aren't her blue and silver cards sweet? If you haven't been there yet, you can go Back using the link at the end of this post.  You will also find Next, which will take you to Kath's All That Scrap, where her beautiful water coloring and an equally beautiful but easier to recreate card will surely inspire you!  From there you can keep going all the way around - you could end up here again, if you keep going ;)  There is also a Home link where you'll find a click-able list of all the hopping llamas (yes, I still have that silly mental video of llamas popping up and down on two feet)!

Several of us are also swapping cards, so we may see some sneak peeks of those cards, which is exactly what I've got for you:
stamp set - Teeny Tiny Wishes; ink - Certainly Celery, Gumball Green; card stock - Champagne Glimmer, Certainly Celery, Garden Green, Gumball Green (regular and Core'dinations); Big Shot with Apothecary Accents,  Bitty Banners and Holiday Collection framelits and Fancy Fan, Lacy Brocade and Square Lattice textured embossing folders; Stampin' Sanding System, Stampin' sponge, Stampin' dimensionals
I had two different inspirations, one with three embossed trees in neutrals and one with the Apothecary Accent frame on a sanded textured Cherry Cobbler background, with a "note to self" that it might look nice in all green.  I ♥love♥ how this turned out, with the sponged embossing on the lightest tree echoing the sanded embossing of the background. It's a bit Big Shot intensive, since each die cut piece and each embossing folder had to be cranked separately.  To make 15 swap cards I calculated 249 passes through the Big Shot!  Have I mentioned before that I don't think I could get along without my Big Shot?

Months ago I was playing with the Big Shot and my Mini Milk Carton die, which I convinced myself I *needed* after seeing so many cute ideas on Pinterest.  I made this little ornament, based on one of those cute Pinterest ideas, and saved it for this hop, but almost forgot about it:
 
card stock: Silver Glimmer, Soft Suede, Gumball Green, Early Espresso Core'dinations, Crumb Cake; designer series paper - Be of Good Cheer; punches - Word Window, 1-1/4" scallop circle, Itty Bitty Shapes scallop circle, Scallop Edge border; Big Shot with Mini Milk Carton die and Holiday Collection framelit; Simply Scored tool, Dazzling Details silver & Cherry Cobbler, Cherry Cobbler Bakers twine, Victoria 5/8" crochet trim,  Stampin' Dimensionals

I hope you've enjoyed our hop so far, please visit Kath's blog and check out her awesome contribution!









11 comments:

Jackie said...

Such neat projects Kath!! I kept thinking about making a milk carton house and never got around to it! I"m glad that you did!

Debbie Martin said...

Wow, two great ideas. I especially like the tree card, this one will show up on my card buffet. Thanks

Stephanie Osgood said...

Both projects are very cute. I love the embossed trees on your card. It gives them texture and makes them come alive for me. I have totally flipped for your milk carton. I will be making a few of these in the near future. So cute!

Linda (Nutty4Stampin) said...

wow! Your gingerbread milk carton may be the cutest I've seen, and I just love how all the different greens and textures work together on your card. Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful projects on the hop!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Kathe these are too too cute. I love your card with the triple tree grouping, but that little gingerbread house ornament is too stinkin' cute! Love it. Hugs.

buffycooper said...

CUTE! Love the houses, and all the greens on the tree card.

Marsha J Reed said...

Love these projects, Kathe.

Kath Ricks said...

Kathe your projects are wonderful, I love the different textures on your trees in the first card.

Bev said...

Great ornament milk cartons. I bet they took you quite a bit of time.

Carol Carriveau said...

The tree card is wonderful! I need to pull out my milk carton die as well, it is wonderful and can be used all year long! Thanks for the inspiration from both of your projects!

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Thanks Kathe for the reminder to break out that mini milk carton die. I love gingerbread and bird houses and this is the time of year for creating ornament versions! Love the green trees too. That Lacy Brocade folder adds so much to any card and the multi textures of the entire card really floats my boat. Thanks for sharing the labors of love.