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Friday, September 9, 2011

Blog Hop, Hopping Just for the Fun of It!

Thank you for hopping today with us, Hopping Just for the Fun of it.  Today's theme is ALL HOLIDAYS, meaning just that, we all need to have cards ready for just that special holiday ahead of time or maybe we will have a test card first, before making all the cards needed for the holiday... Plan on visiting us each month, the next hop will be the first Saturday of the Month.

  You may of came today from Stop # 4, The Creative Stamptuary.  I happen to be Stop # 5 of 18 stops along the way this month. I have two Christmas Cards to share with you. I love how both turned out.

For my first card I used the stamp set Lovely as a Tree. I wanted the trees to look wintery, but using just the white embossing powder was way to overwhelming. I decided to try mixing white embossing powder with dazzling diamond glitter. It worked beautifully. I used Chocolate Chip Craft ink to stamp and emboss my "mixture". The DSP is from the Letters to Santa Collection. I can't forget the great Scallop Polka Dot ribbon in Chocolate Chip.

  All of my Christmas Stamp-A-Stackers loved this card.

Here is a close-up of the trees, you can see the glitter a little bit better in this picture.

My second card uses the stamp set "Winter Post", Bashful Blue card stock, DSP from the Beau Chateau Collection, Scallop Trim Border punch, and the texurizing was done using the Vintage Wallpaper Impressions Embossing folder.  The shaker was created using Stampin'Up!'s New Mica Flakes and Shaker Frames from the New Holiday Mini.

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Don't forget we love comments if possible.  To continue the hop, the next Stop # 6, is Stamin Ldyglfr62 .  I am sure you will enjoy her project this month.  If you should happen to get lost anywhere thru the hop, you can go to the main blog, Hopping Just for the Fun of it, or use the following list here below.  Thanks for hopping with us. 

1                  Bluegrass Stamper Studio
2                  Life with a Wiener Dog
3                  Stamper Shirley
4                  The Creative Stamptuary
5                  Stampin' and Scrappin' News
6                  Stamin Ldyglfr62
7                  RaissaStamps
8                  Stampin' Fevre
9                  My Little Patch of Dirt
10                InkPaperStamps
11                Scrappy Stamps and Ink   
12                Stamping with Janice
13                Technostamper
14                My Creative Impressions                
15                Pretty Inky                   
16                Artful Imagination       
17                The Love of Stamping  


Patrice Herrera said...

Shelly, your cards are very pretty. I love both of them. That stamp set is such a classic "Must Have".

Krafting Karen said...

like them both!

Veronica said...

Beautiful cards! TFS.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful cards. I love all the shiny stuff! I am so ready for Christmas! (Well only in the stamping dept. Lol)

Nichole said...

Shelly, I love your elegant cards!

Kym said...

Great cards. I especially like the Lovely as a Tree card.

Carey said...

Absolutely gorjus. I love using my glitter too.

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy (the swap eating dog)

Barbara Furlong said...

WOW I love that idea of mixing the embossing powder with the diamond glitter...I really like that card and of course I love Lovely as a Tree..thanks for hopping with us, Barb

inkedx2 said...

Great cards! Love the background on Lovely as a Tree.


Cynthia Ferenz said...

Very pretty! Would never have thought of going all chocolate for a Christmas card, but it works. TFS!

Cindy Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

Janice said...

Love those trees, what a great idea, I will casing.

MJ said...

Super samples. You can never go wrong with Lovely as a Tree. And the shaker card is perfect. Great job.

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Your trees are very Lovely. Pun intended.

PaperFairyKris said...

I love the shimmery mica flakes on your Merry Christmas card. They are both beautiful!

stampershirley said...

Both your cards are so very nice! I too mix my embossing powders and get some great results! I just have to always remember to label them for the next time! Thanx for sharing with us!

Pat Jandacek said...

Several months later but am cleaning off my desk :) and ran across a note about your Lovely as a Tree card. I still like it, lol! I also like your blog and am going to start following you. TFS