happy Thanksgiving for CutCardStock Fall Fun Blog Hop!

9/2/20 Top 3 at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog!
9/4/20 Top 3 at Cut It Up!
9/4/20 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!
9/6/20 Winner at 613 Avenue Create!

Hi everyone! A big huge giant WELCOME to the CutCardStock blog‘s Fall Fun Blog Hop going on Sunday and Monday – August 23rd and 24th! The hop was supposed to go live on Saturday but due to some technical difficulties, we’re starting today! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! COME HOP WITH US!

There is a $40 CutCardStock gift card up for grabs!

The winner will be randomly selected via number generator and announced on Tuesday, August 25th on the CutCardstock blog, Instagram story and Facebook page! To be eligible for the $40 gift card, you must comment at each stop along the hop (your name goes in once for the gift card) or upload a Fall-themed project (your name goes in twice for the gift card). We would absolutely LOVE IT if you link up a project with us PLUS it will increase your chances to win! ;)

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Now, let me side-track you for a minute or three to share my Thanksgiving card featuring Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, Basis Green cardstock, CCS Gold Glitter cardstock, Curious Metallic Gold Leaf cardstock, Pop-Tone Orange Fizz cardstock and Pop-Tone Wild Cherry cardstock! I CASE’d my own design from a few weeks ago, and despite it’s looks, this card was fairly easy!

The wreath is full of several types of die cut leaves in a variety of Fall colors. I used some traditional Thanksgiving patterned paper and did a little stamping in dark brown ink.

Here is a quick tutorial showing you my process for making this pretty card. I started by doing some alcohol ink blending on Yupo paper and added gold mixative at the end. I then die cut a bunch of leaves from the inked Yupo paper, Basis Green cardstock, CCS Gold Glitter cardstock, Curious Metallic Gold Leaf cardstock, Pop-Tone Orange Fizz cardstock and Pop-Tone Wild Cherry cardstock, along with a round frame cut from Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock on which to build the wreath.

I cut the card base and inside panel from Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock. I cut a patterned paper layer for the front and a strip for the inside, as well as front and inside layers (and a narrow strip for the inside) from Pop-Tone Orange Fizz cardstock. I adhered the panels and layers together, and then adhered the round frame to the front panel on the card base.

I arranged the leaves all around the frame, stamped the front sentiment on an oval punched from Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, and stamped the sentiment on the inside panel. I cut the top and bottom off of the oval sentiment for a little interest. I also punched an oval from the Pop-Tone Wild Cherry cardstock (not shown in photo) and cut the top and bottom off of it as well, and layered it beneath the sentiment.

I adhered the sentiment on the inside of the wreath, and added some bling and a plaid bow.

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: August Anything Goes w/ optional Washi Tape (no twist)
2. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #258 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
3. Creative Moments: #197 – Anything Goes
4. Cut It Up: #207 – Old School (old leaf dies)
5. Let’s Craft and Create: #162 – Lots of Layers
6. Paperbabe Stamps: #126 – Anything Goes
7. World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #08 – Anything Goes

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Baronial Ivory 80# cardstock
Basis Green 80# cardstock
CCS Gold Glitter 74# cardstock
Curious Metallic Gold Leaf 92# cardstock
Pop-Tone Orange Fizz 65# cardstock
Pop-Tone Wild Cherry 65# cardstock

Other products used:
Paper: Ranger Yupo paper, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad
Stamps: Paper Wings Productions Fall Mix It Up clear stamp set
Ink: Ranger alcohol ink- lettuce, lemonade, sunset orange, cranberry, eggplant, gold mixative; Memento Espresso Truffle
Dies/Punches: Cottage Cutz Oak Leaf Mini, Maple Leaf Mini and Leaf Mini dies; Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers dies, Stampin’ Up Extra Large Oval Punch
Accessories:  Ranger alcohol blending solution, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, plaid ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon Colors of Autumn Collection

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Okay, let’s get back to the hop! Here is the complete list of stops:

1. CutCardstock blog
2. Teri
3. Melly
4. Larissa
5. Leslie >>> you’re here! <<<
6. Judy
7. CutCardStock blog… C’mon, you know you want to link up… each upload is worth two entries! ;)

You should have arrived here from Larissa‘s blog and your next stop is Judy‘s blog. The linky tool is at the end of the post on the CutCardstock blog so that’s where you’ll want to head to link up your project – two projects per person!

I hope you are enjoying the hop and seeing all the Fall projects! If you get lost along the way or if you landed here in the middle of the hop somehow and want to join in the fun, be sure to head on over to the CutCardstock blog to read all the details and start from the beginning!

In closing, I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my Thanksgiving card and you’re inspired to get crafty AND hop with us AND link up a Fall-themed project! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for lots of crafty inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

happy Thanksgiving

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a great week! I’m happy to share that I’m guesting for Scrapping4funChallenges again! One of my projects was featured several weeks ago so I was asked to be a guest designer for Challenge #153 – Thanks / Thanksgiving / Gratitude. Bugaboo is sponsoring so come on over and play for a chance to win a prize!

I created a Thanksgiving card using Bugaboo’s Autumn Jar digital image which I colored with my Studio 71 alcohol markers. I just love this image, and as all Bugaboo images are, it was a pleasure to color!


I cut the image with a stitched mini scallop rectangle die, stamped a sentiment at the top, and layered it on foam and then the background created from three colors and patterns of paper from one of my favorite paper pads. Then I added several dark brown sequins.


I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the papers used on the front and then stamped a sentiment.


Here’s one more look… loving how this turned out! This month starts my absolute favorite time of year! ;)


Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #11 – Anything Goes
Color It Create It Show It Off: November Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: November Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #69 – November Anything Goes
The Paper Funday Challenges: #11 – Anything Goes with twist of Thanksgiving
Through The Purple Haze: #161 – Fall Everything

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up regular and thick Very Vanilla cardstock, K & Co. Essentials Dark Designer Paper Pad
Stamps: Bugaboo Autumn Jar digital image, Paper Wings Productions Fall Mix It Up clear stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Studio 71- BG3, BG13, N2, N3, YG7, Y7, Y9, Y11, YR4, YR14, YR15, E10, E11
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX die
Accessories:  MISTI stamping tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Pretty Pink Posh Espresso sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a project with us this challenge! Don’t you just love this time of year?! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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