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Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - November 2019 - Christmas

By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Dog Builder Punch, Merry Christmas to All Stamp Set, Merry Christmas Dies, So Many Stars Dies and Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies by Stampin' Up!; #christmascards #dogs #dogbuilderpunch #merrychristmastoallstampset #merrychristmasdies #minicurvykeepsakesboxdies  #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup  #3dprojects



Welcome to the November 2019 edition of the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop!  You are currently visiting Angie McKenzie from the USA.  The theme this month is CHRISTMAS!

Today's project is inspired by some special family members of mine - their parents (my cousins-in-laws) are puppy raisers with Guide Dogs of America!!!  The training process for these dogs is rather incredible and like all schools, unfortunately, not all of them pass...  My cousins-in-laws have been fortunate to adopt the ones that they were able to adopt (they've raised 12!!!).  So without further ado, here's my inspirational picture:

Dave and Pamela McKenzie's dogs | Inspiration Photo for today's blog post! | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Dog Builder Punch, Merry Christmas to All Stamp Set, Merry Christmas Dies, So Many Stars Dies and Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies by Stampin' Up!; #christmascard #dogs #dogbuilderpunch #merrychristmastoallstampset #merrychristmasdies #minicurvykeepsakesboxdies  #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup  #3dprojects
  
Sawyer (Puppy in Training), Augie, Murphy, Grayson (Retired Guide Dog), Bristi 
and a friend (Guide Dog)

By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Dog Builder Punch, Merry Christmas to All Stamp Set, Merry Christmas Dies, So Many Stars Dies and Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies by Stampin' Up!; #christmascards #dogs #dogbuilderpunch #merrychristmastoallstampset #merrychristmasdies #minicurvykeepsakesboxdies  #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup  #3dprojects

The Dog Builder Punch was perfect to create the silhouettes of these awesome dogs!  Their hats were fussy cut from the Let It Snow Specialty DSP and adhered with a touch of liquid glue at the perfect angle to cover an ear or two.  The Whisper White layer with embossed with the Winter Knit 3D Embossing Folder and adhered to a Blueberry Bushel top folding vertical card base.  The Whisper White star from the Stitched Stars Dies was covered with Shimmery Crystal Effects and Ice Stampin' Glitter and adhered to the embossed layer with a Mini Glue Dot.  The sentiment from the Merry Christmas Dies was die cut three times from Real Red cardstock and layered with liquid glue.  The coordinating sentiment from the Merry Christmas to All Photopolymer Stamp Set was inked with VersaMark onto Real Red cardstock, embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder, tightly trimmed with large blade scissors for precision and adhered to the card front with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Dog Builder Punch, Merry Christmas to All Stamp Set, Merry Christmas Dies, So Many Stars Dies and Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies by Stampin' Up!; #christmascards #dogs #dogbuilderpunch #merrychristmastoallstampset #merrychristmasdies #minicurvykeepsakesboxdies  #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup  #3dprojects

The inside of the card compliments the card front by using embossing on both sides of the interior Whisper White panel.  The sentiment was stamped in VersaMark and then Real Red ink to prevent the ink color from discoloring the stamp.  The flap of the envelope was also embossed to compliment the card.

By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Dog Builder Punch, Merry Christmas to All Stamp Set, Merry Christmas Dies, So Many Stars Dies and Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies by Stampin' Up!; #christmascards #dogs #dogbuilderpunch #merrychristmastoallstampset #merrychristmasdies #minicurvykeepsakesboxdies  #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup  #3dprojects

Since this card was created with family and dogs in mind, a little coordinating 3D project was made quickly by using the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies.  A full sheet of Whisper White cardstock makes two (2) of these adorable boxes that were individually embossed with the Cable Knit 3D Embossing Folder.  One of the tags uses the same stamp set and embossing process as the front sentiment.  While a second tag was created with another die from the same dies to die cut around a matching hat (perfect for dog mini treats)!

BBy Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Dog Builder Punch, Merry Christmas to All Stamp Set, Merry Christmas Dies, So Many Stars Dies and Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies by Stampin' Up!; #christmascards #dogs #dogbuilderpunch #merrychristmastoallstampset #merrychristmasdies #minicurvykeepsakesboxdies  #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup  #3dprojects


By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Dog Builder Punch, Merry Christmas to All Stamp Set, Merry Christmas Dies, So Many Stars Dies and Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies by Stampin' Up!; #christmascards #dogs #dogbuilderpunch #merrychristmastoallstampset #merrychristmasdies #minicurvykeepsakesboxdies  #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup  #3dprojectsBy Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Dog Builder Punch, Merry Christmas to All Stamp Set, Merry Christmas Dies, So Many Stars Dies and Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies by Stampin' Up!; #christmascards #dogs #dogbuilderpunch #merrychristmastoallstampset #merrychristmasdies #minicurvykeepsakesboxdies  #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup  #3dprojects

By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Dog Builder Punch, Merry Christmas to All Stamp Set, Merry Christmas Dies, So Many Stars Dies and Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies by Stampin' Up!; #christmascards #dogs #dogbuilderpunch #merrychristmastoallstampset #merrychristmasdies #minicurvykeepsakesboxdies  #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup  #3dprojectsBy Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Dog Builder Punch, Merry Christmas to All Stamp Set, Merry Christmas Dies, So Many Stars Dies and Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies by Stampin' Up!; #christmascards #dogs #dogbuilderpunch #merrychristmastoallstampset #merrychristmasdies #minicurvykeepsakesboxdies  #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup  #3dprojects

After seeing the inspirational picture, can you see why I created this card?!?  Did it bring a smile to your face?  What better way to say Merry Christmas than with a card full of dogs, right?!?

By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Dog Builder Punch, Merry Christmas to All Stamp Set, Merry Christmas Dies, So Many Stars Dies and Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies by Stampin' Up!; #christmascards #dogs #dogbuilderpunch #merrychristmastoallstampset #merrychristmasdies #minicurvykeepsakesboxdies  #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup  #3dprojects

I hope this card has inspired you to get creative with your Christmas cards.  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!

November 2019 Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop:


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 the Dog Builder Punch, Merry Christmas to All Stamp Set, Merry Christmas Dies, So Many Stars Dies and Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies by Stampin' Up!; #christmascards #dogs #dogbuilderpunch #merrychristmastoallstampset #merrychristmasdies #minicurvykeepsakesboxdies  #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup  #3dprojects

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