Monday, December 28, 2020

Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop - December


Quick blog hop today featuring some alternatives with this month's Paper Pumpkin kit! This kit featured these adorable bears of all kinds to send hugs to all your friends and family!


I loved the die cut bears so much I decided to make these alternative projects as well!


This one uses the demonstrator stamp set called "Let's Create Together" for the sentiments...


And these cuties are backed onto an embossed background I used the new blender brushes to add a bit of pop to!


Next month's kit is going to be an excellent one again! It includes 8 full sized Valentine's cards and the option to purchase an add on kit starting January 1 that will allow you to make some super cute treat boxes.

In the meantime, check out what some of my friends did with this same kit!


And get your own kits pre-paid so that you'll get them in the upcoming months!
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Monday, December 14, 2020

Christmas Card Swaps

I'm sure you're all done your Christmas cards for this year right? Lol, I'm sooooo not done yet. I may not have even started... But I did participate in a Christmas card swap and wanted to share the results here!

First off, here are my cards...



And here's the ones I received in return!

























Hopefully this inspires you to finish up your Christmas cards and gives you some ideas! Lots of these cards had details on the inside as well, so stay tuned and check back to see how you can make sure your cards aren't going out naked!

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Friday, December 11, 2020

#StampingDiversity Swap

I shared this card with you last week, which I made for a #StampingDiversity swap. It celebrates LGBTQ2+ individuals "coming out". I particularly wanted to highlight the struggles of children and youth, many of whom are disowned and abandoned when they come out. Some of these young people are lucky enough to find a 'chosen family' who supports them and allows them to be the best they can be.


Here's a look at some more cards from this swap! I've included links to more information on some of the holidays, occasions, and celebrations these cards represent so that you can learn more about them.

Carolyn Hansen-Henderson made this beautiful card for Remembrance Day, a day observed in many countries around the world by different names on November 11. 


Diverting to the more fun and cuddly, let's not forget to congratulate new fur-parents with this card made by Catherine Brown.


Danielle Diaz made this fun fold card perfect for a wedding for two women!



International Coffee Day is another important observance that Jill Phillips shared with us!


Laurie LaRose made this bright and colorful Diwali card. This festival of lights is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs around the world.


Linda Briel shared a beautiful card with an Arabic saying often used by Muslims when celebrating Eid al-Fitr, or the breaking of the fast after Ramadan.


Lorraine Pye introduced us to "gotcha" day, which is a celebration of the anniversary of an adoption.



Michele Cox made this stunning solstice card featuring aurora over a forest scene.


And finally Michelle McGeorge made this super cute card for National Donut Day, complete with a spot to put a Tim Hortons gift card!



Thank you all who participated in this swap for your wonderful work, and everyone who has supported and embraced #StampingDiversity!

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