Well, well, well… what a fun day! My friends over at Simon Says Stamp! invited me to make something with some of their new STAMPtember products and share it as part of their STAMPtember Blog Hop.
So yeah. You know me. Any reason to get crafty? I’m pretty much there. So yeah. Here I am. AND DUDE! I am PUMPED!
And again. You know me. I couldn’t stop at one thing. I made a couple things to share with you today. Consider yourselves warned. (Hee!) Here we go.
Meet card #1.
The green panel was cut with the new Giving Thanks die. And those feathers? Well, I decided to use them more as a graphic element than traditional feathers. And how did I make them? Well, I stamped and cut them with the Thanksgiving Table stamp set and Thanksgiving Feast dies.
Meet Card #2.
This time, I whipped out the new Thanks Card die. I die-cut it three times (from gray, green and blue cardstocks). I sponged on the star pattern (from the Mosaic Stars pattern stencil) with blue ink. And then I did some stacking.
I stacked the green panel onto the gray panel, allowing just a little bit of gray to peek out.
Then I cut off part of the blue Thanks Card panel like so.
I adhered the whole lot together and ended up with a little something like this.
By the way, I set a little bit of white cardstock behind the open space. I also used foam tape to adhere the Thanks Card panel down, which really gave it a lot of extra depth.
I love that popped look.
I also made some journaling cards to share with you today. Say what?! Sure, I make a lot of cards but I’m also pretty passionate about pocket page memory keeping. And I was totally geeked out to realize that both the Giving Thanks and Thanks Card dies can be used with pocket pages. They are just the right size to slide into a pocket.
I always like to make some journaling cards ahead of time so that I can later pull them out and put them in my scrapbooks when I really am in the scrapbooking zone. Besides the Giving Thanks and Thanks Card dies, I used Simon’s new Thanksgiving Table stamp set and Thanksgiving Feast dies to make these.
And, just for comparison, I slid one of my journaling cards into a pocket page so you can get an idea of how they fit.
So that’s what I have!
Oh yeah, wait a minute! Leave a comment on my post here. That’s because one of you is going to score an exclusive STAMPtember® prize pack. Be sure to comment by 6:00pm EST on Thursday September 11, 2014. A complete winners list (because there are giveaways on the blogs of EVERYONE taking part in today’s hop) will be on the Simon Says Stamp! blog on Sept. 12th.
OK. For real. Going back to the next stop, it’s the blog of the lovely Kathy Racoosin! Happy blog hopping! (And, if you get lost, be sure to check the Simon Says Stamp! blog for the complete list of hoppers.)
Have a great day, guys! And thanks for stopping by!