Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop – It’s All About Christmas (or Hanukkah)

 

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Welcome to The December It’s All About Christmas (or Hanukkah) Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop.  As you make your rounds through the blog tour you will see fabulous projects from the Holiday and Annual Stampin’ Up! catalogs.   My projects center on Christmas and the Wonderland stamp set.

Before I share my projects with you, I want to remind you this is a circular Blog Hop. That means that wherever you begin, if you continue to go to the “next” blog on the list, you will eventually wind up right where you first started.  You will find the “next” button (and the “previous” button – if you want to go backwards) at the end of this post. The “home” button will give you a listing of all participating blogs.

If you have been moving forward through the hop you would have arrived here after visiting the marvelous Buffy Cooper’s blog.  Isn’t she incredible!

I know you’ll enjoy seeing all the other blogs too. Happy hopping!

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I’m going to share three projects I made using the Wonderland stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  The stamp with the tree(s) image is just gorgeous and I have had a lot of fun coming up with different ways to use it.

For this first card I’ve chosen a very simple but elegant card design. It makes me think of a classic white Christmas. By using the Softly Falling EF a white textured layer creates a nice snowy background.  I added layered white banners with the tree(s) imaged stamped on the top banner with Garden Green adding a slight pop of color.  To complete the card I complemented the theme with  a wooden snowflake.  It is so easy to make and might be the card I chose to mass produce for my Christmas cards this year.

 

My Tanglewood Cottage Wonderland White

 

Here’s a cute little gift bag I made with the same “White Christmas” theme.

My Tanglewood Cottage Wondeerland Gift Bag

 

This next card reminds me of frosted glass.  The trees are repeatedly stamped on a piece of Basic Black card stock with VersaMark and then embossed with Silver and White Embossing Powder.  To create the falling snow I rubbed VersaMark on the back side of the Softly Falling EF then placed the piece of Basic Black card stock with the tree images in the embossing folder.  I closed the folder and gently rubbed the outside of the folder to transfer the ink to the card stock.  Next I heat embossed using White Embossing Powder to create the falling snow.

The greeting is from the Reason for the Season stamp set.  Prior to stamping the greeting image I masked the word you with a piece of tape, inked up the stamp with VersaMark, then removed the tape prior to stamping on a a piece of vellum.  I used Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder to finish off the greeting. The die cut You is from the Hello You Thinlits.

To finish off the card and add some sparkle I added a piece of White Glitter Ribbon.

 

My Tanglewood Cottage Wonderland Vellum

 

For this last card I was actually inspired by the Designer Series Paper Home for Christmas. The images just said use the Wonderland set!  This is truly a simple card to make and comes together quickly.

I stamped the trees on Whisper White card stock, used a VersaMark pen to add ink, sprinkled a little White Embossing Powder, heated the powder, sponged on a little Pool Party, stamped the greeting, adhered the snowflake, and I was done!  Well, I did have to cut the paper first!  I’ve created  video to share with you on how to make this card and will link it to this post once it finishes uploading!

 

My Tanglewood Cottage Wonderland 11-15s

 

I’ve created  video to share with you
on how to make this Christmas card.

Home for Christmas

I hope you were inspired today and thank you for visiting.  It’s now time for you to hop on over to see what the talented Gail Allen has created for you to enjoy.  Until next time, happy stamping!

 

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Wonderland

The other day I was looking on Pinterest and saw a picture of the Northern Lights, and thought to myself, Wonderland would be a perfect stamp set to try with this technique.

I did a Google search to look at pictures of the Northern Lights and I found many beautiful pictures!  You can see the picture that inspired me here.  I chose this particular picture for inspiration because of the colors in it.

My Tanglewood Cottage Wonderland No LightsInk colors for the sky are Melon Mambo, Blackberry Bliss, Elegant Eggplant, Night of Navy, Soft Sky, and Marina Mist.  The trees are stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and then I used a Versa Marker pen to add ink in order to add white embossing powder.

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Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop – October Holiday Round-Up!

October 2015 BannerWelcome to The October Holiday Round-Up Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop.  As you make your rounds through the blog tour you will see fabulous projects from the Holiday and Annual Stampin’ Up! catalogs.   My projects center on Christmas, which seems to be just around the corner.

Before I share my projects with you, I want to remind you this is a circular Blog Hop. That means that wherever you begin, if you continue to go to the “next” blog on the list, you will eventually wind up right where you first started.  You will find the “next” button (and the “previous” button – if you want to go backwards) at the end of this post. The “home” button will give you a listing of all participating blogs.

If you have been moving forward through the hop you would have arrived here after visiting sweet Jaylin’s blog.  Isn’t she incredible!

I know you’ll enjoy seeing all the other blogs too. Happy hopping!

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While I was taking pictures today I was thinking about how the flowers behind the card(s) truly don’t go with the theme of the cards I was photographing.  We are still experiencing summer weather here in Oregon.  Today was in the low 80s (crazy)!  My flowers are still blooming and for the most part still look good.  I do love the flowers, and outdoors seems to be the best place to take my pictures.  I know many other places don’t experience the seasons like we do and have warm weather in December.  So, I guess the location and flowers will work for my pictures!

First up – Wonderland

I was truly having a creative block when I made this card.  All I knew is I wanted the trees from the beautiful set Wonderland to be on an oval.  Not much to work with for me.

After many trials and errors (lots of errors!) I decided to stamp the trees using Versamark ink and then emboss them with Silver Embossing Powder.  I cut out a circle and adhered it with temporary adhesive to the oval, tore a piece of a sticky note and placed it beneath the trees for a mask and began sponging with Night of Navy ink.  Once done sponging I removed the masks and sponged a little ink under the trees.

Wonderland 10-15The greeting was stamped prior to embossing the Whisper White layer behind the oval and banners.  The layer was dry embossed using the Softly Falling Textured Embossing Folder.

Next In Line – Christmas Cuties

The stamp set Christmas Cuties truly has cuties in it!  All three images are adorable!

It is so easy to achieve this brick wall look by directly applying Cajun Craze Ink from the ink pad to the Brick Wall EF on the front inside of the folder.  Then, lay your Cajun Craze card stock in the folder and emboss!  If you get your folder a little messy that’s good, it adds a lot of character to the look.

Christmas Cuties 10-15Can’t you just image a little elf dancing around the room while getting ready to “deck the halls”?

Last by not least – Christmas Cuties (again!)

I really enjoyed making this card.  Unlike my first card for this hop, I had the design in my mind before I even sat down to make it.

The boy image from Christmas Cuties is so darn cute that it makes me want to squeeze his cheeks if I could!  He looks like one happy little fellow with that smile.

Christmas Cuties Boy 10-15Marina Mist and Smokey Slate were brayered on to the front inside of the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder before laying the Whisper White card stock on the EF and running it through the Big Shot.  The little boy was colored in using a Blender Pen and ink.

Well, that’s all for today.  Thank you for stopping by My Tanglewood Cottage.  I hope you were inspired to create!

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Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop – The September Mix Up

Welcome to The September Mix Up Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop.  As you make your rounds through the blog tour you will see fabulous projects from the Holiday and Annual Stampin’ Up! catalogs.  

Before I share my projects with you, I want to remind you this is a circular Blog Hop.  That means that wherever you begin, if you continue to go to the “next” blog on the list, you will eventually wind up right where you first started.  You will find the “next” button (and the “previous” button – if you want to go backwards) at the end of this post.  The “home” button will give you a listing of all participating blogs. 

If you have been moving forward through the hop you would have arrived here after oohing and aahing over Heidi Weaver’s projects.  I always love seeing what she has to share. 

I know you’ll enjoy seeing all the other blogs too.  Happy hopping!   

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Serene Silhouettes

I was outside earlier listening to the birds.  I find it interesting that this time of year the bird sounds are more of a chirp.  It is as they are talking about life!  During the spring the sounds are a happy song with many melodies blending and rising all around me in an expectation of new life.  I do love listening to the birds anytime of the year – it is so relaxing.  

For this first card I used the bird stamp from the Serene Silhouettes stamp set which is found in the Annual Catalog.  Can’t you image the birds talking?  



The Basic Gray piece of card stock is dry embossed using the Woodland Textured Impressions EF which is from the Holiday Catalog.

I stamped the tree from Sheltering Tree set on the Calypso Coral.  This set is also in the Annual Catalog.

Happy Scenes

Let’s shake things up a bit!  To create this shaker card I used a set from the Holiday Catalog, Happy Scenes.  The opening is cut using the large leaf die from the Leaflets Framelits Dies.

I embossed the image with Black Embossing Powder prior to water coloring the sky and ground.  When I was done water coloring I colored in the pumpkins and leaves with markers.  

My biggest challenge with this card was the beads, they kept sticking to the acetate sheet – static clean!!

Wonderland

Wonderland is a fabulous set found in the Holiday Catalog.  The trees stamp alone make a beautiful card or can be used with so many other stamps.  I posted a “Walk Down Memory Lane” card earlier this week using a retired set and the Wonderland set.  You can check it out here, it is the second card of the post.

I wish I could have capture the elegance of this card with my camera.

I first embossed the trees with White Embossing Powder, stamped again (offsetting a bit) with VersaMark, and then embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.  I used a Silver Foil Sheet for the layer behind the stamped image.  

Thank you for stopping by My Tanglewood Cottage.  I hope you were inspired!

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