Wacky Watercooler October Blog Hop

Finally made time to join this wonderful blog hop again, the Wacky Watercooler!

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Our theme is fall, of course!

I created a nice little array of items.

The first is a simple, elegant card –

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Love these colors together! Very elegant and classy!

The third is a wonderful interactive card –

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Pull up on the viewable area to see this –

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…and did you see that the adorable main focal image moved up to?

Lastly, I always make some sort of Gratitude Journal for myself and as a Card Buffet item around this time. Here is the one for this year –

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Inside it has 10 sheets of paper to notate what you are ‘grateful’ for. This is one of our Tag A Bag Gift Bags folded over and decorated.

I would love to read what you think about my Blog Hop projects before moving on to the next blog! And, if you attend my Card Buffet this weekend, you may or may not see these projects again, just sayin’!

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In case you needed to see the previous one, Christine, again.

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To continue on to Heidi’s blog.

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In case you need to see who you missed!

Thanks for joining us this month! Card supplies listed below.

Happy Stampin’
Libby

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  • Suite Seasons stamp set
  • Very Vanilla, Island Indigo card stocks
  • Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
  • Gold Foil
  • Island Indigo Ink
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive
Slider Thankful Card
  • Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set, Acorny Thank You
  • Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch
  • Halloween Night Specialty DSP
  • Layering Ovals Framelits
  • Kraft Rope Trim
  • Stampin’ Write Markers
  • Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Shimmer White card stocks
  • StazOn  Black Ink, Early Espresso Ink
Grateful Journal
  • Vintage Leaves stamp set
  • Leaflets Framelits, Season Frame Thinlits (currently on Clearance Rack!!)
  • Kraft Tag A Bag Gift Bags
  • Copper Foil Sheets
  • Seasonal Frame Thinlits
  • Cajun Craze, Garden Green, Crushed Curry card stocks
  • Layering Ovals Framelits
  • Cajun Craze and Garden Green Inks
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Happy Thanksgiving

Just a quick post to wish everyone Thanksgiving wishes.

Whether you are alone or surrounded by a crowd of people, my you find some joy today.

I made these shaker cards now several times –

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I truly loved them.

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Each set had different shaker pieces. These had glimmer paper and the corrugated paper.

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I just had to share these one more time. They brought me joy to send them out.

Happy Thanksgivin’
Libby

 

Gratitude Journal Box Tutorial

If you attended my October Card Buffet, or you saw my posting yesterday for the Blogging Friends Blog Hop, then you saw this –

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It’s a nifty decorated box resembling an acorn.

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But, when you open it, it’s whats inside that is the greatest part.

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It’s a 15 page accordion style mini  journal. Enough space for 30 entries.

Here is how I made it. I took one of our Tiny Treat Boxes and removed the lid and flap portions.

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I made a new lid out of Early Espresso measuring 4 x 4, scored at 7/8 on all four sides. I also cut an additional piece 2 x 2, with no score lines.

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I took my scissors and made a hole in the center of the lid. Nothing fancy, ribbon will be threaded through it later. I also trimmed the lid portion. At this point I ran my original sample through the Big Shot with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.

After embossing, add Tear & Tape Adhesive to the box lid and the 2 x 2 square. (FYI, I have the Tear & Tape placed wrong in the picture.)

Make your lid.

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Take a 4 inch piece of ribbon and run it through the hole. On the inside, tape it open.

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Insert the 2 x 2 piece inside the top to secure the ribbon and finish it off neatly.

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At this point you can decorate the lid however you’d like. (My sample here was not embossed.)

I added a few leaves and a punched sentiment all tied off with 1/8 gold ribbon.

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For the accordion insert, I scored a whole sheet of card stock every 1 3/4. (You will end up with a 1/2 inch piece at the end that you use to secure each strip together.) Cut strips at 1 3/4.

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I used 2 long strips, plus a small strip of 3 solid squares to make 15 squares, 30 entries.( Sorry, picture isn’t clear on the score lines.)

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Accordion fold the strips. Adhere the three strips together on the 1/2 strip using Tear & Tape.

Decorate. I used the in color washi tape that was on the Weekly Deals a few weeks ago. It was perfect because there are 5 colors and 30 squares, each color repeats 3 times. I tore off about an inch so it could wrap from front to back.

I stamped ‘grateful’ and ‘thankful’ randomly on the front and back of the small squares.

It folds nicely into the box.

I am grateful for my wonderful, faithful customers and the lovely blogging ladies I’ve been sharing creative projects with for the past couple of months.

Questions, comments, compliments are always great to read!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

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November Blogging Friends Blog Hop

Welcome to the second monthly Blogging Friends Blog Hop!

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Please join us the first of every month to see what wonderful things we have created!

Since Thanksgiving is in just a few short weeks, I created this to share –

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It’s a silverware holder and a little acorn box.

The acorn box looks simple at first, but when you peek inside the little box –

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……and pull out what is contained –

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It’s a 30 day gratitude journal!

This makes a lovely table place card decoration, don’t you think?

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I hope I have inspired you! Check here to see how I created this sweet little box.

Please leave a comment. Then, hop on over to the next person on the list –

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Or, click on the name below to check out the others on the list –

 Libby Fens – you are here!
Happy Stampin’
Libby

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Shakin’ It Up a Bit

So, I got inspired by a magazine article about organizing a craft space. I’ve been so wrapped it cleaning and purging that I haven’t spent a lot of time paper crafting – and, yikes I have a Card Buffet next weekend.

I’m all over the map. I’ve halted the purge – sad face – and started working on cards for next weekend.

I had a few requests this month. One for a shaker card. I am really great at designing these, it’s just my execution or something. They shake for a while and then…..then no more shakin’. The pieces don’t want to move about. Sad face.

In an attempt to try a new way, I created this –

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It’s flat because when I stood it up, all the pieces fell and you couldn’t tell it was a shaker card. Yes, it probably needs more pieces. 

My pieces are sequins removed from the string and tiny die cut leaves from the Square Pillow Box Thinlit.

Another request was fall themed cards. My favorite. I’m all about fall.

I will keep tweaking…….got to get it right by next weekend.

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Vintage Leaves Birthday

Taking a moment out to share a card from the last Buffet.

We always look to make a masculine card that works. I created this and think it works quite well –

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Don’t you agree? It was a popular choice too. Simple, with a little color and even some twine! It’s nice to be able to sneak that sort of stuff in a guy card. Although, this could go either way!

I used the new Archival ink here. Not bad. It does take a little longer to dry, fyi.

Go make a card and make someones day!

Happy Stampin’
Libby