Let’s Play Tic Tac Toe

Hues of Happiness

Welcome to the Stamping with Friends Blog Hop! Today’s challenge was to create a card using a Tic Tac Toe grid—what a delightful twist! I’m thrilled you’re here, and I hope you’ll join us on this creative journey.

Tic Tac Toe – 1

For my card, I decided to check off the following boxes from the grid:

  • Yellow: Because who can resist the sunny charm of yellow roses? They’re my absolute favorite!
  • Fun Fold: I love experimenting with different folds, and this card features a unique twist.
  • Free Space: Sometimes, it’s liberating to break the rules a little, right?

I chose the Stippled Roses stamp set for my design. The delicate blooms and intricate details make it a perfect choice. To complement the yellow roses, I used designer paper from the Bee Mine pack. The combination of yellow and blue creates a fresh and cheerful look.

Stippled Roses

And here’s my simple card! I decided to cut off the bottom edge for added interest—it gives the card a touch of uniqueness.

Now, I’m off for a quick walk to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Thanks for hopping along with us today! Be sure to explore the other fantastic creations in the blog hop links below. Happy crafting!

 

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Blueberry Bushel 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Grosgrain Ribbon

Blueberry Bushel 1/8″ (3.2 Mm) Grosgrain Ribbon
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$6.00

 

 

 

February Stamptasic Friends Color Challenge

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Thank you for joining us for this month’s Stamptastic Friends hop, where we are showcasing cards with a beautiful color combination. I’m so happy that these colors are some of my personal favorites!

Color combinations are a wonderful way to inspire your card making. I decided to use the Painted Lavender bundle, but I changed the lavender colors to Berry Burst. Flowers can come in any color you like, so don’t be afraid to experiment with different color schemes. I had a lot of fun creating with these vibrant colors. I was so immersed that I made two cards.

My first card features the gorgeous Perennial Lavender Designer Paper. The texture and delicate designs are a stunning background for the lovely Berry Burst flowers. Brass butterflies add a touch of whimsy to the card.

painted lavender

My second card highlights the three colors of the design. Deckled Rectangles create texture and soft edges to the cardstock. And of course, Wink of Stella adds sparkle and shine to both cards. I love how enjoyable card making can be when we have versatile supplies.

Painted Lavender

Make sure you click the links below to see more beautiful creations. If you are reading this on email please click on the header so it will take you to my blog where you can see the links.

 

For your shopping convenience I have listed the supplies for these projects at the bottom of this post.

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Shop Now button to go directly to my online store or drop me an email: ginnyharrell@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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Happy Birthday from Stamping with Friends

Hues of Happiness

Stamping with Friends is back with another round of birthday cards. Do you love dreaming about outer space travel? Kids (and grown-ups) are amazed by space travel and planets, so this stamp set is ideal for a 10-year old’s birthday card. I enjoyed using Reach for the Stars. I haven’t used this set much, but making this card today brought me joy. The DSP with the colorful planets is the perfect complement to this stamp set. I just can’t resist Designer Series paper with bright colors!

reach for the stars

 

Can you spot the sneak peek of a new product? The Berry Burst and Basic White Glimmer Paper will be available in March 2024. Glimmer Paper is one of my favorite accent elements! I stamped the astronaut in Memento Black and embossed him with clear embossing powder. It gives his suit a subtle shine without being overwhelming. The astronaut and sentiment are adhered with dimensionals to create texture and lift.

Thanks for stopping by today. Click the next name in the links below to get even more birthday inspiration.

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For your shopping convenience I have listed the supplies for these projects at the bottom of this post.

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Shop Now button to go directly to my online store or drop me an email: ginnyharrell@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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Stamping with Friends Share Z-Fold Cards

Hues of Happiness

Greetings on this lovely Saturday! Time flies so fast, doesn’t it? It feels like we just celebrated Christmas a few days ago! Today we are exploring Z-Fold Cards. I searched on Pinterest for some inspiration and discovered at least 29 different ways to make a Z-fold card. There are countless variations. You will be amazed by the creativity of this hop as each stamper will have unique designs.

My card features the Double Z-Fold design. The cool thing about this fold is that it can be either horizontal or vertical. I adore it! Trusty Tools Bundle grabbed my attention as soon as I saw the mini catalog. Today is the first time I have used it, but it will not be the last! This fun set is perfect for the men in your life, even if they are not really into woodworking or tools. The sentiments are also bold and large, which I love.

Trusty Tools

Are you ready to hop along? Here is my Trusty Tools Z-Fold card. I went with a vertical layout for this card. I am in love with this tool box! Can you think of any other uses for it? Maybe an Easter basket, makeup holder, flower box?

Trusty tools

Trusty Tools

Trusty Tools

The bonus for this card is all the tools are cut from the matching Designer Series Paper. Trusty Toolbox DSP is FREE with a $50.00 (US) purchase. Win. win!

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For your shopping convenience I have listed the supplies for these projects at the bottom of this post.

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Shop Now button to go directly to my online store or drop me an email: ginnyharrell@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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Sale-a-bration and Mini Catalog Showcase with Stamptastic Friends

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Welcome to the Stamptastic Friends blog hop, where we are featuring some amazing projects made with the new products from the January – April Mini Catalog and the Sale-a-bration rewards. Sale-a-bration is the most exciting time of the year for Stampin’ Up! fans, as we get to enjoy FREE products with every $50.00 US purchase. There is no limit to how many free items you can earn, and this year’s selection includes gorgeous papers and versatile and cute stamp sets.

For my project, I decided to use the Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper, which is one of the free Sale-a-bration choices. I love this paper because it is so elegant and suitable for many occasions. You can see how lovely it looks on my card.

To make this card, I also used the Adoring Hearts Bundle, which costs $53.00 US and qualifies you for a free Sale-a-bration item. This bundle includes the Adoring Hearts stamp set and the coordinating dies, which are ideal for creating romantic and sweet cards. Don’t you agree?

Measurements:

Balmy Blue Card Base 11” x 4 ¼” scored at 2 ¼” and 5 ½”. On the 2 ¼” end make a tiny mark at 2 1/8”, the cut at an angle to the 2 ¼” crease line. This will create a point that you fold back.

Petal Pink  4 1/8” x 3 1/8” (cut 2), 4 1/8” x  5 3/8”, & a 2 7/8” square.

DSP 4” x 3” (cut 2), 4’ x 5 1/4”,

Basic White 2 7/8” square for inside sentiment, 2 5/8” square for front.

Make sure you click the links below for more inspiration. We woild also love it if you leave us a comment or two!

 

For your shopping convenience I have listed the supplies for these projects at the bottom of this post.

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Shop Now button to go directly to my online store or drop me an email: ginnyharrell@gmail.com if you have any questions.

 

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New Years Celebrations by the Stamping Diversity Team

My blog is called Celebrate the Journey because my husband and I are passionate about traveling. We always have a trip planned and sometimes more than one trip at a time. One of our dream destinations is Thailand. I was curious about how they celebrate the New Year in Thailand. 

Songkran is the name of the Thailand New Year celebration.  Songkran falls on April 13 every year, but the holiday period lasts from 14 to 15 April. They also observe the January New Year, but the official holiday is in April. Songkran comes from a Sanskrit word meaning ‘to move’ or ‘movement’. It refers to the movement of the sun from one position to another in the zodiac. Water is a key element of the Songkran Festival. It symbolizes cleansing, renewal, and blessings. People splash water on each other, on statues of Buddha, and on animals. Other symbols of Songkran are exotic flowers, elephants, sunshine, beach scenes, and lots of playful fun.

I wanted to create a card that captures the spirit of Songkran. After looking through my stamp sets and dies I came up with this happy, colorful card. Itis so cool how we can use our stamps to celebrate different cultures and traditions. I hope this card is a good tribute to this wonderful holiday.

If you want to learn more about Songkran, you can click HERE.

I’m sure the other bloggers have some interesting insights on other New Year celebrations. #StampingDiversity 

Click the links below to see what they have to share.

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For your shopping convenience I have listed some of the supplies for these projects at the bottom of this post.

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Shop Now button to go directly to my online store or drop me an email: ginnyharrell@gmail.com if you have any questions.

 

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