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OSAT Holidays Blog Hop

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Good Morning and welcome to my blog.  Today I am over at the OSAT Holidays Blog Hop.  This month we are sharing our Christmas creations. Here is my card

  • Stampin Up Woodland Christmas
  • I got the idea for this card from a very talented fellow crafter Lisa Jones. For my card I choose to use the new Stampin Up Woodlands embossing folder. Which may be my all time favorite folder ever!!! I started with a Night of Navy card base. The next layer is a piece of Whisper White embossed with the Simply Falling folder. The top layer I started with a piece of Whisper White and before embossing it with the Woodlands folder I did the following to the folder : first I punched a 1 inch circle and taped it on the folder where I wanted the moon to be, and then I used my brayer and Marina Mist ink and went over the side of the folder that has the trees recessed (Tina this is another reason why you need this ink!!). Next I used Mossy Meadow ink and the trees stamp from the set Wonderland and stamped the trees randomly on the bottom side. Next I removed the circle mask I had taped down and put my cardstock in the folder and embossed. After removing the paper I used Baked Brown Sugar ink and my brayer and went over the trees.  Next I outlined the trees with a black Sharpie pen. I learned this technique from my very talented and creative friend Sharon White!! I used a white gel pen to give the look of falling snow. Next I attached this piece to the embossed white piece and added the strip of white grosgrain ribbon and then attached those pieces to the card base. I stamped the sentiment from Cozy Christmas in versamark on the navy cardstock and heat embossed in white and then fussy cut and popped it on the ribbon. Here is a closer pic of my card
  • Stampin Up Woodland Christmas
  • For my project I made an Envelope Mini Album that I learned from my friend Tina Lewis.
  • Envelope Mini Album
  • Envelope Mini Album
  • Envelope Mini Album
  • Envelope Mini Album
  • Envelope Mini Album
  • Envelope Mini Album
  • Envelope Mini Album
  • Envelope Mini Album
  • Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed my creations!
  • Make sure you follow the line up below to see all the wonderful things that our creative hoppers have made.  The button below will take you to the talented Elizabeth Thatcher
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  • This months line up is
  • Ginger – You are here 🙂
  • Elizabeth
  • Diane
  • Amanda
  • Wynne
  • Maria
  • Martie
  • Renee
  • Megan
  • Kim
  • Marisa
  • Dena
  • Lori
  • Tina
  • Raquelle
  • Jeanna
  • Andrea


OSAT Blog Hop – Christmas In July

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Good morning and welcome to the OSAT Christmas in July blog hop.  For my card I used Stampin Up stamp set Ornamental Pine for the background and sentiment and Hardwood for the wood border and the SU bird builder punch for the bird.  I outined the pine with my clear Wink of Stella brush and then accented the card front with glitter snow.

Ornamental Pine


For my project I created a bird house from a book using a form of art called book folding.  If you have never seen this search google and Pinterest for book folding and you will be amazed at the creations you will see.  After folding all 567 pages I used a circle punch and created a hole for the birds nest and then painted the inside black and filled with raffia and moss.  Next I grunged all the edges first with Tim Holtz Old Paper and then with SU Cherry Cobbler.  I added raffia to the top and the green ribbon hanger was the built in page marker in the book.  Next I used the SU bird builder punch and made one red bird and one blue bird and attached both to the birdhouse.  To finish I used SnowTex and spotted it around the roof to create a snow effect and then tied a strip of fabric on the bottom edge.



Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my creations.  Next in this hop is Diane Squires click the link below to get to her blog

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Maggie Mata —
Kim Smith —
Elizabeth Jeanne Thatcher —
Tina Rackley Riddle —
Andrea Tracy-Tucker —
Andrea Pancrazio —
Debra Vance —
Wynne Grob —
AJ Bodine —
Megan Thompson —
Holly Stene —
Martie Pollard —
Ginger Pelfrey —
Diane Squires —
Marisa Gunn —
Lori Mueller —
James Weber —
Justin Krieger —