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Blessing Mix Thanksgiving Treats - Birds of a Feather

Blessing Mix Thanksgiving Treats - Birds of a Feather
Thanksgiving and coming together with friends and family is such a wonderful holiday. I wanted to make something little and just for fun to give each of the people who come to our house for Thanksgiving and to give to my co-workers. Pinterest to the rescue! I found Blessing Mix is a popular item to give on this holiday and loved the idea. I found Jamielyn from ihearnaptime.net had produced a free printable Blessing Mix document with beautiful colors I knew would coordinate with my Stampin' Up products.








To decorate the Mason jar, I wanted a simple tag that could go with the Blessing Mix label. The turkey in Birds of a Feather is just adorable, and I knew that would be perfect. I stamped him in Memento ink onto Thick Whisper White cardstock so I could use Stampin' Blends without any smearing. I used Soft Suede to color the turkey, Pumpkin Pie for the apron, Mango Melody and Pumpkin Pie for the feathers, Cajun Craze for the w…
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Happy Thanksgiving - Gather Together

Happy Thanksgiving - Gather Together
I love traditional scrapbooking and using Stampin' Up products makes it come together nicely. Their products all coordinate beautifully, making it fun and easy to build layouts. 

The base of the layout is Pumpkin Pie with Early Espresso and mats in Cajun Craze. I stamped the pumpkin, leaves, and wheat ahead of time using Cajun Craze Classic Stampin Pad on Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze cardstock. Next I die cut the two larger leaves on the top left and embossed and die cut the leaves on the right with Gathered Leaves Dies. The colors I used for that are Mossy Meadow, Real Red, and Pumpkin Pie. The embossing leaves which die cut also are so fabulous! Spray the cardstock with a bit of water before embossing and the effects are fabulous! 
I am in love with Buffalo Plaid and notice plaids and checks everywhere in all the stores - Stampin' Up nailed it with the popularity of check and plaid. I made four panels of the Buffalo Check - being careful …
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Sip Sip Hooray and Seasonal Wreaths

Sip Sip Hooray and Seasonal Wreaths
I've always wanted Stampin' Up to come out with a stamp set that was for anniversaries. You need anniversary cards each year for often multiple people, and I've always felt anniversaries are important and need to be celebrated with a card. While Sip Sip Hooray and Sip and Celebrate Dies are not exclusive to anniversaries, they lend themselves well to the occasion! 
I have really been into Blackberry Bliss lately. I love how rich this color is and for an anniversary card, it's just perfect. I die cut the Whisper White frame with Stitched Rectangles dies and adhered the frame directly to the card base. 
The champagne glasses were stamped using Basic Gray and the for the champagne I used Blushing Bride. I then die cut the champagne glasses and before adhering them to the card base, determined where I would want the greeting Happy Anniversary so I could emboss it using Silver embossing powder. The Happy Anniversary greeting comes from B…
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Christmas Gleaming and Brightly Gleaming

Christmas Gleaming and Brightly Gleaming
I love when Stampin' Up comes out with suits and bundles that use punches. It opens the door to crafters who don't have expensive die cutting machines and it allows "mass" producing of cards. I'll be making 20 of these cards and while I've chosen to use an embossing folder, you could easily leave that decorative piece off the card and go with just Very Vanilla cardstock for an equally beautiful and simple-to-create card. 

This card was made with Stampin' Up's Christmas Gleaming stamp set, Gleaming Ornaments punch pack, and Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper. I started with a Thick Very Vanilla cardstock base and my first mat was Pretty Peacock. I embossed the second mat of Very Vanilla using Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder. While that embossing folder originally was intended for a Halloween suite - Monster Bash, it works beautifully with the designs of the ornaments.

Beneath the ornaments is ano…
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