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Vacation Blog Hop | Mountain Air Cabin

 By Angie McKenzie for the Crafty Collaborations Vacation Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring a SNEAK PEEK of the upcoming Peaceful Cabin Cling Stamp Set along with the Mountain Air Photopolymer Stamp Set and Lovely You Cling Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!; #justbecausecards #mentalvacation #stamping #peacefulcabin #mountainair #lovelyyou #scallopedcontourslabel #20212022annualcatalog #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #stampinupink #handmadecards

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Hello friends!  I hope you are doing amazing on this thankful Thursday.  Today I am hopping with some Crafty Collaborators along the Vacation Blog Hop as we share lots of inspiration for vacations.  There are several of us hopping today - you will find the list to follow along towards the bottom of my blog post - so sit back and enjoy your favorite coffee, tea, water or smoothie as we share some handmade projects with you!

Today's Project

By Angie McKenzie for the Crafty Collaborations Vacation Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring a SNEAK PEEK of the upcoming Peaceful Cabin Cling Stamp Set along with the Mountain Air Photopolymer Stamp Set and Lovely You Cling Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!; #justbecausecards #mentalvacation #stamping #peacefulcabin #mountainair #lovelyyou #scallopedcontourslabel #20212022annualcatalog #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #stampinupink #handmadecards
Once in awhile we just need to take a mental vacation - just because!

Ten years ago, our family had the best vacation ever!  My hubby, son and I together with my brother, his wife and two daughters gifted my parents with a week long family vacation in an amazing log cabin on Dandridge Lake in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee to celebrate my parents' 50th wedding anniversary.  This was my first experience with renting a house large enough to accommodate three families with young children.  Viewing the cabin online and trusting the process was definitely outside of my comfort zone.  Much less the stress of having to coordinate the work schedules of my brother and hubby - thankfully me and my sister-in-law were stay-at-home moms and my parents were retired!  My parents persistently insisted that they would pay for everything, but my brother and I stood firmly together with our resounding "no thank you" stance.  My parents had no idea what was in store for them.  They ended up having the surprise of a lifetime when their brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews came to visit us all for a surprise anniversary party!  The look on my momma's face when she saw her sisters when she walked in the door after a ride down to the lake is a moment I will forever cherish.

By Angie McKenzie for the Crafty Collaborations Vacation Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring a SNEAK PEEK of the upcoming Peaceful Cabin Cling Stamp Set along with the Mountain Air Photopolymer Stamp Set and Lovely You Cling Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!; #justbecausecards #mentalvacation #stamping #peacefulcabin #mountainair #lovelyyou #scallopedcontourslabel #20212022annualcatalog #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #stampinupink #handmadecards

Project Details

Sponge the Peaceful Cabin (SNEAK PEEK! from the upcoming July-December Mini Catalog, pp. 36-38) image with Crumb Cake ink and a sponge dauber onto the Basic White Cardstock used as an inset. Stamp the Mountain Air trees with Garden Green ink randomly and repeatedly across the bottom and sides of both Basic White card layers.  Place the inset layer on top of the larger Basic White Cardstock layer, stamp the tree line image with Garden Green ink across the top portion of both card stock layers.  Remove the top layer and stamp the image a second time.  

By Angie McKenzie for the Crafty Collaborations Vacation Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring a SNEAK PEEK of the upcoming Peaceful Cabin Cling Stamp Set along with the Mountain Air Photopolymer Stamp Set and Lovely You Cling Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!; #justbecausecards #mentalvacation #stamping #peacefulcabin #mountainair #lovelyyou #scallopedcontourslabel #20212022annualcatalog #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #stampinupink #handmadecards

Add the water with Misty Moonlight ink and a Blending Brush.  Add the sunset sky with Calypso Coral ink and a Blending Brush.  Adhere the stamped backgrounds to slightly larger Crumb Cake Cardstock layers and adhere to the Crumb Cake card base.  Die cut the sentiment label with the Scalloped Contours Die and thread with Crumb Cake Baker's Twine tying it off with a bow.  Adhere to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

By Angie McKenzie for the Crafty Collaborations Vacation Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring a SNEAK PEEK of the upcoming Peaceful Cabin Cling Stamp Set along with the Mountain Air Photopolymer Stamp Set and Lovely You Cling Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!; #justbecausecards #mentalvacation #stamping #peacefulcabin #mountainair #lovelyyou #scallopedcontourslabel #20212022annualcatalog #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #stampinupink #handmadecards

No card is complete without stamping the inside!  Repeat the layers and stamping to compliment the card front allowing plenty of room to correspond to the recipient.  And for an extra special touch, stamp the envelope front and flap, too! 

More Inspiration

I hope you have been inspired to create a card to remind you of your favorite vacation so you can take a mental vacation once in awhile.  Now it's time to continue along the blog hop - you're currently with me, Angie McKenzie, at #13 - to get more inspiration from the others... so look at the list below and continue along.  You definitely don't want to miss any.

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!
By Angie McKenzie for the Crafty Collaborations Vacation Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring a SNEAK PEEK of the upcoming Peaceful Cabin Cling Stamp Set along with the Mountain Air Photopolymer Stamp Set and Lovely You Cling Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!; #justbecausecards #mentalvacation #stamping #peacefulcabin #mountainair #lovelyyou #scallopedcontourslabel #20212022annualcatalog #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #stampinupink #handmadecards

You Can Make This Yourself!

What You'll Need to Get Started

BASIC SUPPLIES:

  • Clear Blocks C, H, I; Stamparatus; Small Grid Paper; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Paper Trimmer; Paper Snips; Multipurpose Liquid Glue; Stampin' Dimensionals; Sponge Daubers and Blending Brushes

STAMPS:

    • Peaceful Cabin Cling Stamp Set (Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Sneak Peek), Mountain Air Photopolymer Stamp Set and Lovely You Cling Stamp Set

      PAPER:

      • Basic White and Crumb Cake Cardstocks

      INK:

      • Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Misty Moonlight and Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pads

      OTHER:

      • Scalloped Contours Dies and Baker's Twine Essentials Pack 
      You can purchase any of these supplies from my online store if you live in the USA and do not already have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.

      Time to Use Your Paper Trimmer!

      PAPER CUTS:

      • Crumb Cake -  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and score at 4-1/4" (card base); 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" (x2); 3-5/16" x 4-1/8"
      • Basic White -  4" x 5-1/4" (x2); 3-1/4" x 4"; scraps (for die-cutting label)   

       

      #justbecausecards #mentalvacation #stamping #peacefulcabin #mountainair #lovelyyou #scallopedcontourslabel #20212022annualcatalog #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #stampinupink #handmadecards

      5 comments

      1. Love your card and love the Smoky Mountains!

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      2. Wow! This is a masterpiece. And, I loved your story. What a great memory!

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      3. As always, totally inspirational Angie! TFS :)

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      4. Awww, such a special memory of a special family vacation, Angie. Love your card and the inspiration behind it. ❤️

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