Saturday, October 16, 2010

SU Stars Blog Hop "Season of Friendship" Thank You Cards and PPA64



Welcome to the SU Stars blog hop! Thank you for stopping at my blog. You might have just visited Mary Campbell's blog. She has great Christmas Thank You cards on her blog. If you'd like to start at the very beginning of the blog tour, you can click here which will take you to the home page.

Here are my projects for this exciting weekend! Keep reading to find my blog candy being offered to those who comment on or subscribe to my blog!


I had signed up to make a "thank you" card instead of a "Thanksgiving" card for this blog hop.
The first one I made was the fall tree.



I colored the leaves with five different Stampin' Write Markers.
 
Then I stamped a couple of extra ones, cut them out, and put them on with Stampin' Dimensionals to give the leaves a 3D effect. I love Stampin' Dimensionals!



I was very happy with this card. However, with the fall leaves and the sentiment, it looked more like a "Thanksgiving" card than just a random "thank you" card.
So, I decided to make the same basic card, but with green leaves instead of the fall ones.



I colored those leaves with four different colors and also cut a few extras out to put on with Stampin' Dimensionals.


Now, I have two cards that I ended up being very happy with for the tour.
I hope you enjoy them both, too!
I used the following Stampin' Up Products for both cards:
 
Season of Friendship Stamp Set
Early Espresso Classic Ink for the tree
Very Vanilla Card Stock for the background of the tree and inside of the oval
Crumb Cake Card Stock for the background of the card
Scalloped Oval and 1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval Punches
Stampin' Dimensionals

The fall tree card also used the following SU Products:
Grateful Greetings Stamp Set
Cherry Cobbler, Tangerine Tango, More Mustard, Always Artichoke, and Soft Suede Stampin' Write Markers
Tangerine Tango Card Stock
5/8" Early Espresso Satin Ribbon

The green tree card also used the following SU Products:
Thank You Kindly Stamp Set
Wild Wasabi, Old Olive, Garden Green, and Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Markers
Wild Wasabi Card Stock
5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon


For blog candy, I am offering 2 feet of the 5/8" Early Espresso Satin Ribbon or 2 feet of the 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon. Leave a comment and a random number will be selected to identify the winner. If you are a subscriber to my blog and your number is selected, you'll win both!


Now, to see the next stop on the blog tour, go to Angie Valle-Peters blog to see the amazing projects she created! They are awesome!
The fall card also fits with the inspirational fall photo on Pals Paper Arts Challenge 64. You can see the photo and other beautiful cards here.
Happy Stamping!

17 comments:

Carey said...

You and Frank did a great job on these. I really like the clean and simple look. I am trying to hard to do those now.

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

Deborah said...

Very nice. I like the dimension you added with popping the some leaves.

jmniffer said...

Great cards with a favorite stamp set. I like the addied dimesnion with the cut out and popped up leaves. Thanks for sharing.
jmniffer at comcast dot net

Jackie L Watson said...

Angela, your cards are gorgeous and I love your technique and thanks for sharing it with us. Please put me in for the drawing. Love Espresso.

Theresa said...

I love what you did with this stamp set. It is on my list of sets I "need" to buy.
Theresa in Kitimat

lisa808 said...

I really like both cards. Love the popped up leaves.

Ellie Cornell said...

This design is SO versatile! I can see the fall colors with a Thanksgiving saying; spring tree with a pair of birds to celebrate an anniversary, etc., etc. Thanks much for turning my head on!

jguyeby said...

I love all the different looks from this one set. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for offering the ribbon for blog candy.
jguyeby@verizon.net

Texas JennyWren said...

Very cute and simple cards. Thanks for sharing with us.

NWFlamingo said...

Tree - mendous!

Martha Lucia Gomez said...

Beautiful Cards!!! I love how you used this set. Thank you for sharing with us.
Hugs and blessings,
Martha Lucia Gomez
http://stampartpapel.blogspot.com

Barbara Furlong said...

Even thro I did not want to buy anymore wooden stamps, I might have to buy this set....thanks for hopping with us....
Barb
http://www.theloveofstamping.com

Lynn Powell said...

Great cards. Love how you have used the markers

Carolyn Sharkas said...

These are awesome! I need to pull that set out again. Thanks for sharing.

Brenda Hugar said...

Angela (love that name--it's my daughter's, lol), I love your cards. They are gorgeous!

Courtney Johnston said...

too cute! I love the choice of colors for these cards! thanks for sharing!

Raissa Spatola said...

I was away this weekend, so I'm just getting around to the hop. I love the colors you choose! Very appropriate very clean! TFS!
Rubber hugs,
Raissa

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