November Blogging Friends Blog Hop

Hello November!!!! Hope you Halloween was fun, festive and safe!

Welcome to another Blogging Friends Blog Hop!

Our theme this month is the stamp set, Lovely as a Tree! You know it, a classic that’s been around Stampin Up forever!

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Here is my first card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Lovely as a Tree, Christmas Pines, Layering Ovals Framelits, BFBH

I decided to mix way old (Lovely as a Tree) with way new (colors and stamp set) and go with a Christmas card.

libbystamps, stampin up, Lovely as a Tree, Christmas Pines, Layering Ovals Framelits, BFBH

I love these colors together too! I’m a true red and green gal when it comes to decor and personal style, but I love expanding the Christmas color pallet and trying new combinations. This. I. Love.

Of course, when you hear the name, Lovely as a Tree, the image in this card is what come to mind. I’m most certain –

libbystamps, stampin up, Lovely as a Tree, Christmas Pines, Real red 3/4 Stitched Edge Ribbon, BFBH

It’s the classic image!

libbystamps, stampin up, Lovely as a Tree, Christmas Pines, Real red 3/4 Stitched Edge Ribbon, BFBH

I just had to create something using it. I once again mixed way old and way new using the same stamp set. The addition of the glimmer paper and ribbon is very elegant.

As I put these two clean stamps away, I noticed a tiny leaf stamp in the box. Sure enough, it’s part of the set too. I just had to use it because I can’t say I really have ever seen it used before!

libbystamps, stampin up, Lovely as a Tree, Acorny Thank You, Layering Ovals Framelits, Copper Foil, Copper Metallic Thread, BFBH

Mixed with the Copper Foil – a WINNER!

libbystamps, stampin up, Lovely as a Tree, Acorny Thank You, Layering Ovals Framelits, Copper Foil, Copper Metallic Thread, BFBH

The Copper Metallic Thread helped too! This turned out to be a very fall-like card. But, oh so lovely!

libbystamps, stampin up, Lovely as a Tree, Christmas Pines, Acorny Thanks You, BFBH

I hope you enjoyed my spread of Lovely as a Tree cards! Please leave some happy reading! Bloggers love to read comments!

Head on over to Anne Power to see what she has done with this stamp set!

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Happy Stampin’
Libby
First Card Supplies
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You can check the others on the hop here –

Lovely as a Fabric Softener Sheet

Lol. funny title right?

As I’ve been telling you – showing you all week – cards that I designed and didn’t use for my Christmas Card Class – today it yet another share. I believe the last one too.

I had been collecting used well worn unscented dryer  sheets for a while. Slightly annoying the husband. But, “hey, I can use that in a craft, right?”.

This is what I was going to create with those sheets –

libbystamps, Christmas, Lovely as a Tree, Dryer Sheet Technique, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

A lovely card with a technique!

So very hard to see in this photo, but the dryer sheet is applied over the stamped image. While the glue is still tacky, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter is dumped onto the card and shaken off. It will stick to glue that has bled through the porous dryer sheet. The result is stunning in person. Very glittery in a subtle way.

I used one of our glue sticks rubbed all over the entire surface of the card then applied the dryer sheet. I quickly trimmed it before the glitter step. Clear as mud? Email me if so.

The finishing touch was the (retired) Cherry Cobbler Ribbon. This one has vanilla in the pattern, the current one has white. I preferred the subtleness of this vanilla.

I’d love to hear what you think. Reading comments makes my day. So far, I cleaned cat vomit (I didn’t know she could eat that much) and I spilled a green thick juice drink all over the kitchen! Sigh…..

Happy Stampin’
Libby