July 20, 2022

Paper Crafting Blog Hop - Willow Tree Encouragement Card

We have a great blog hop for you this month. Our July Paper Crafting Blog Hop theme is encouragement. You will see many great projects and design styles from this group of talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the globe. Be sure to stop at each of our blogs to see each one! You may have arrived from Julia Q's blog. How much did you love her project?

Stay strong, my friend

I think we all need encouragement and getting a handmade card in the mail with encouraging words is even better! I love the "Stay strong, my friend" sentiment from the THROUGH IT TOGETHER stamp set (this set has many great sentiments you can use for any occasion).

I also love the elegance and whimsy of the Blushing Bride card base with the Gold Foil and the Brushed Brass Butterflies.



To give this card lots of texture and dimension, I used the Brushstroke 12x12 Specialty Paper in the Blushing Bride color and attached it to a Foam Adhesive Sheet before I used the WILLOW dies to cut out the leaf-filled branches for my tree. (enlarge the picture shown to see more detail).

I also die cut the tree trunk and branches and then ran it through the TIMBER 3D embossing folder. (If you try this and your tree trunk has pieces separate after "embossing," don't fret, just glue those pieces down next to each other onto your card).

For the complete supplies used please see the supply list shown after the blog hop links.



I really hope you have enjoyed my project. Post comments, or questions, in the comments section below. I love seeing your posts!


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Thanks for hopping with us this month. Now click on the "Next Blog" image to zoom to Annette's blog to see another fantastic project!

Joy 🌷


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Here's the list of hoppers just in case you get off the trail... 🐇

Shirley Merker

Sue Boerner

Julia Quinn

Joy Nelson  YOU ARE HERE

Annette McMillan

Julia Mazur

Terri Stewart 

Maureen Rauchfuss

Tracy Held    



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    May 18, 2022

    Paper Crafting Blog Hop - Slim Sayings Masculine Slimline Card

    We have a great blog hop for you this month. Our April Paper Crafting Blog Hop theme is masculine (often the most neglected type of product). However, you will see there are so many fun projects and design styles from this group of talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the globe. Be sure to stop at each of our blogs to see each one! You may have arrived from Annette's blog. Did you love her project?


    Slim Card Chevrons With a Masculine Twist

    This month's blog theme gave me the perfect opportunity to create a card for my sweet and helpful husband. With our anniversary coming up, I decided to create a card that would show him how much I appreciate him. I decided to use the SLIM SAYINGS bundle with the chevron die in the SLIM CARD dies included in this bundle. And since he is a big nature lover, I brought in my PEACEFUL DEER stamp set which has some great pine trees. (You can use those Christmas themed stamp sets for more than just Christmas)! 

    For my focal image: 

    • I created a ink blended background. First I taped off a masked border (be sure to use low tack tape or masking paper) on the Basic White cardstock and then used Pool Party ink and Blending Brush---concentrating more ink around the edges than the middle. 
    • I stamped my sentiment onto the blended background with Tuxedo Black Momento ink. 
    • For the pine trees I took 2 of the pine tree stamps and placed them next to each other on the clear block to stamp them together (one of the great benefits of photopolymer stamps). TIP: Stamp solid images using the Stampin' Pierce Mat to get the best stamped image results. 
    • Then I fussy cut the Evening Evergreen stamped pine trees using my Paper Snips Scissors. 
    • Lastly, I added some of the Classic Matte Dots in the Basic White color for a little extra embellishment. 

    I am really enjoying the fun background that the SLIM CARD dies creates. I will be very sad when it retires with the Jan-June 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. So if you like this look too, be sure to order it right away!


    Here's some more samples using these great SLIM CARD dies. And they are so easy to put together when you use the Adhesive Sheets! I always cut the die in at least 2 different cardstock colors and then make 2 different cards with the pieces. (Look closely and you will notice that my sample for this Paper Crafting Blog Hop uses pieces left over from my "Hello" card shown below. I just changed the card base color from Basic White to Evening Evergreen for a very different look).





    Want to see how to easy it is to piece together the elements from the SLIM CARD die cuts? Watch my YouTube video that was done "live" for the latest Global SU Share Fair Facebook group!


    I really hope you have enjoyed my project. Post comments, or questions, in the comments section below. I love seeing your posts!

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    Thanks for hopping with us this month. Now click on the "Next Blog" image to zoom to Tracy's blog to see another fantastic project!

    Joy 🌷


    P.S. Don't forget to leave your comments! (scroll down)

    Here's the list of hoppers just in case you get off the trail... 🐇

    Shirley Merker

    Julia Mazur

    Annette McMillan

    Joy Nelson  YOU ARE HERE

    Tracy Held

    Terri Stewart

    Julia Quinn

    Krissi Hannahs


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