Monday, October 26, 2020

It Was A Good Monday

Mondays get a bad rap, but I've always loved the fresh starts they represent.  Being at church the day before fills my spiritual tank so when Monday rolls around, it feels like an opportunity to begin again and "make it great".  Last Monday was REALLY great because I got to stamp the day away with Cathie, Traci, and Kathy (3 team members)!


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Look at the cute sign Cathie made to welcome us!  She was the best hostess, making us all feel at home and comfortable.


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Cathie's husband even served us lunch so that we wouldn't have to stay away from our stamps, paper, and ink for too long.  Wasn't that so kind?  

We brought project kits to share with everyone and ended up making 6 cards.  I already showed mine in this post here.  Below you'll see 3 more with the steps to make them.  Just click the images to be taken to a full supply list, where you can add any of the items to your cart to recreate these beauties!


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Designed by Cathie L., our hostess

πŸ‚ Thick Whisper White cardstock - 5-1/2"x8-1/2", folded in half at 4-1/4"
πŸ‚ Crushed Curry cardstock - 4"x5-1/4"; cut (2) 1" slits, the first 2" down from the top of the long side and the second 3" down; emboss with Dainty Diamonds 3d Embossing Folder.  Watch my Facebook Live replay at the 15:00 mark here to see how to do these.
πŸ‚ Stamp sentiment from Many Mates in Basic Gray ink on the "bridge".
πŸ‚ Glue a 1-3/4"x4" piece of Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper (15% off this month!) to a 2"x4" piece of Basic Gray cardstock.  Slip behind the cuts and glue in place.
πŸ‚Cut leaves from Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron cardstock using Stitched Leaves Dies.  Glue to card.
πŸ‚Tie bow with Linen Thread and glue to card.

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Designed by Cathie L., our hostess

 πŸŒ²Rococo Rose card base - 5-1/2"x8-1/2", folded in half at 4-1/4"; use the Evergreen Forest 3d Embossing Folder to emboss the front of the card 
 πŸŒ²Whisper White cardstock - 3"x5-1/2"; drag a Rococo Rose ink pad down the lower half of the cardstock to create that luxurious matte look
 πŸŒ²Stamp the trees from Merry Moose in Basic Gray and Rococo Rose inks.  Stamp several times without re-inking to get the lighter shades of the trees.
 πŸŒ²Glue stamped piece to a 3-1/4"x5-1/2" piece of Silver Foil and glue that finished piece to card.
 πŸŒ²Glue down a piece of Metallic Mesh Ribbon.
 πŸŒ²Punch a 3/4" wide of Whisper White cardstock with the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch.
 πŸŒ²Stamp greeting from Itty Bitty Christmas in Basic Gray ink and glue on top of ribbon.
 πŸŒ²Add Adhesive-Backed Snowflakes and little bow tied with the twine from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack (pull the Misty Moonlight twine from the strands before tying in a bow).
 πŸŒ²Load up a Water Painter with Frost White Shimmer Paint and flick over the card.


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Designed by Kathy W.

πŸŽ„Thick Whisper White cardstock - 5-1/2"x8-1/2", folded in half at 4-1/4"
πŸŽ„Real Red cardstock - 4"x5-1/2", glued to card base and distressed with Paper Snips (run blade along edges).
πŸŽ„Use Tailored Tag Punch to punch 5 of each color: Real Red, Whisper White, Garden Green
πŸŽ„Arrange and glue in a pattern on a 3-3/4"x5" piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Trim excess and glue to card. 
πŸŽ„Cut a 4"x5/8" piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas in Shaded Spruce ink.  Bend and shape cardstock and glue to card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
πŸŽ„Cut from Silver Foil a tree using the Pine Woods Dies and glue to card.

The other 2 cards we made will each have their own blog post because they are fancy folds (with a surprise in one of them!).  I'll have a video for each of them so you can easily follow along.


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