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Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - August 2019


Welcome to the August 2019 edition of the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop!  You are currently visiting Angie McKenzie from the USA.  The theme this month is HOLIDAY CATALOGUE SNEAK PEEK!

By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring a sneak peek of the Peaceful Boughs Bundle, Ice Stampin' Glitter, Shimmery Crystal Effects, Snowfall Accents Puff Paint by Stampin' Up!; #pineboughs  #christmascards #peacefulboughsstampset #peacefulboughsbundle #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #3dprojects

The Christmas season has always been my favorite time of year!  And with the unusual summer weather we have experienced thus far here in NW Ohio, I am hoping that we will have some nice white, fluffy stuff on Christmas.  But just in case, we don't, I am ready to at least make sure that my Christmas cards will enjoy some of this white fluffy stuff!

By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring a sneak peek of the Peaceful Boughs Bundle, Ice Stampin' Glitter, Shimmery Crystal Effects, Snowfall Accents Puff Paint by Stampin' Up!; #pineboughs  #christmascards #peacefulboughsstampset #peacefulboughsbundle #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #3dprojects

Nature lover that I am, the Peaceful Boughs Bundle (available September 4th to customers) was at the top of my wish list!  There's nothing like the smell of evergreens and scented pinecones to get you thinking of this wonderful season.

By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring a sneak peek of the Peaceful Boughs Bundle, Ice Stampin' Glitter, Shimmery Crystal Effects, Snowfall Accents Puff Paint by Stampin' Up!; #pineboughs  #christmascards #peacefulboughsstampset #peacefulboughsbundle #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #3dprojects

To create this card, it is best to prepare all the die cuts first as they are the focal point of the card.

By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring a sneak peek of the Peaceful Boughs Bundle, Ice Stampin' Glitter, Shimmery Crystal Effects, Snowfall Accents Puff Paint by Stampin' Up!; #pineboughs  #christmascards #peacefulboughsstampset #peacefulboughsbundle #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #3dprojects

Embellish the Vellum sprigs with Shimmery Crystal Effects and Ice Stampin' Glitter.  Embellish the Shaded Spruce sprigs with Snowfall Accents Puff Paint.  TIP:  The instructions suggest that you use a thin line of the paint... the heavier the line, the puffier it gets while heating; a process that is a treat all in itself! 

The Stamparatus makes it easy to stamp the sentiment by using the label negative.  Stamp the sentiment in Crumb Cake ink onto the Small Grid Paper and center the negative image around it.  Place the label into the negative space and dust it with the Embossin' Buddy. Clean the stamp with the Simply Shammy and stamp with Versa Mark ink.  Apply Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder.  Using the Heat Tool, heat from the underside to prevent scorching.  Stamp the large pine cones in a similar manner using Crumb Cake ink.  Set aside.

Stamp and off stamp the medium and small-sized pine sprigs in Crumb Cake onto the top folding vertical Crumb Cake card front.  Repeat on the Crumb Cake card layer measuring 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  Emboss this layer with the Subtles Embossing Folder to create a beautiful linen look.

By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring a sneak peek of the Peaceful Boughs Bundle, Ice Stampin' Glitter, Shimmery Crystal Effects, Snowfall Accents Puff Paint by Stampin' Up!; #pineboughs  #christmascards #peacefulboughsstampset #peacefulboughsbundle #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #3dprojects

Adhere two pieces of Foam Adhesive Strips trimmed to 3-7/8" to the Shaded Spruce/Gold 3/8" Striped Ribbon and color the lengths of the foam strips with the Dark Shaded Spruce Blends Marker.   Center on the card front layer, attach and wrap around the back side securing with Tear & Tape Adhesive.  Adhere the sentiment layer with Tear & Tape Adhesive centering as shown.  Secure the decorated sprigs with Tear & Tape Adhesive wrapped around the stems and adhere to the card front layer using the Bone Folder to apply pressure to the layer.  Curve the stamped pine cones downwards on all sides using the Bone Folder in a rolling stroke.  Adhere to the card front with a Stampin' Dimensional on each.

By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring a sneak peek of the Peaceful Boughs Bundle, Ice Stampin' Glitter, Shimmery Crystal Effects, Snowfall Accents Puff Paint by Stampin' Up!; #pineboughs  #christmascards #peacefulboughsstampset #peacefulboughsbundle #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #3dprojects

Stamp the inside to compliment the card front along with a ribbon overlay.  Adhere to the inside card base.

By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring a sneak peek of the Peaceful Boughs Bundle, Ice Stampin' Glitter, Shimmery Crystal Effects, Snowfall Accents Puff Paint by Stampin' Up!; #pineboughs  #christmascards #peacefulboughsstampset #peacefulboughsbundle #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #3dprojects

Be sure to stamp the Very Vanilla Medium Envelope to compliment the card!

So what happens if you enjoyed cutting out a few too many sprigs and don't have enough to make another card?!  Well, I did just that and decide to turn a Kraft Pillow Box inside out and decorate it!

By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring a sneak peek of the Peaceful Boughs Bundle, Ice Stampin' Glitter, Shimmery Crystal Effects, Snowfall Accents Puff Paint by Stampin' Up!; #pineboughs  #christmascards #peacefulboughsstampset #peacefulboughsbundle #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #3dprojects

Stamp the snow all over the separated Kraft Pillow Box with Whisper White ink.  Adhere the lengthwise flap with Tear & Tape Adhesive for a secure fitting.  Stamp the sentiment in Spruce Green.  Attach the sprigs where you'd like.  Wrap Linen Thread through the square cutout. Tie around the back and back up through the opposite square cutout.  Cross the thread without knotting, string on three Jingle Bells and tie off with a bow.

By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring a sneak peek of the Peaceful Boughs Bundle, Ice Stampin' Glitter, Shimmery Crystal Effects, Snowfall Accents Puff Paint by Stampin' Up!; #pineboughs  #christmascards #peacefulboughsstampset #peacefulboughsbundle #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #3dprojects


Today's Color Palette by Nature's INKspirations | Aug 15, 2019

By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring a sneak peek of the Peaceful Boughs Bundle, Ice Stampin' Glitter, Shimmery Crystal Effects, Snowfall Accents Puff Paint by Stampin' Up!; #pineboughs  #christmascards #peacefulboughsstampset #peacefulboughsbundle #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #3dprojects


I hope these projects have inspired you to get creative with your Christmas cards and to get a head start for this upcoming holiday season.  You are currently visiting Angie McKenzie.  Now it's time to get more inspiration from the other stampers that are part of this Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop by clicking on the list below.  You sure don't want to miss any!

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Thanks for hopping by my little corner of the world and I'm looking forward to seeing ya'll again soon!!

Have a blessed day!
By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring a sneak peek of the Peaceful Boughs Bundle, Ice Stampin' Glitter, Shimmery Crystal Effects, Snowfall Accents Puff Paint by Stampin' Up!; #pineboughs  #christmascards #peacefulboughsstampset #peacefulboughsbundle #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #3dprojects

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10 comments

  1. Wow Angie, your projects are awesome! TFS

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    1. Thanks so much, Jan! They were so fun to create! :)

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  2. Wow - stunning projects! Love your colour and element choices, layouts ... well everything!

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  3. Awesome work. I love both your projects. Thanks for sharing

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  4. Love your coordinated projects Angie. I love how you have used all the new shimmer white 'stuff'. That Puff Paint is like magic!

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    1. Thanks so much, Rochelle! Yes, the new items are sooooo much fun to play with!! :)

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  5. WOW!! Just loooooooove your projects! Might CASE this in the near future ;)

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    1. Awwwww, thanks, Angelique! So glad you love them so! Can't wait to see your CAS(e)!!! :)

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