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It’s my turn to host the Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper Challenge (FS508) so a big congrats to Jeanne, aka Penny627! She has such a wonderful gallery & after much browsing, I chose THIS to case. I didn’t have a cute little Halloween girl, but I had a cute little Christmas girl. So I kept the basic layout & circle element, but I used different images, different colors & since there isn’t a die for this cutie, I did a complicated out of the box/into the window for her. 
Sigh…I’m not gonna took me quite a while to color this lovely, then it took me longer to figure out how I was going to handle her, since she’s a bit bigger than I thought when I ordered her. To make the circle opening, after a lot of consideration, I traced around the smallest Grand circle die & used a craft knife to cut away the area around her that fell inside the circle. I used the same circle along w/ the largest of the regular circle dies to cut the silver glitter layer & put it behind her. The card started out to be 5.5″ square, but I just felt uneasy w/ it, so I cut it down to fit A2 & added just a touch of snowflake embossing on the lower corners & strips of the silver glitter on either side. It changed the look a bit, but I like the partial circle a lot better. I added a die cut Joy out of the silver glitter above the Happy Holidays that is part of the red designer paper I used to back the image.

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the many Copics I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Penny Black – Fairy Holly (inside- Anita’s (no longer available)
Paper: Staples 110# white, X-Press It white, dp (Studio Calico -Magical, DCWV silver glitter)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black (inside -Versafine crimson)
Accessories:  Copic markers, Misti, Spellbinders lg circles, Grand circle dies, Sizzix Holiday thinlits dies, Crafter’s Companion embossing folder

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Congrats to Heather, the Featured Stamper on Splitcoast (FS374)! What a wonderful gallery! After much browsing, I finally chose her Triple Snowflakes to case. I kept the lovely layout and small squares, but changed the colors, the images and added a couple of layers.

The background layer was sponged with several colors from the Kaleidacolor ink pad, the I used a random dot image (Anita’s) on top in the same colors. The flower image (Judikins) was stamped on the left side and I sponged around the edges. The sentiment (Our Daily Bread designs) was added in the lower right corner.

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The little bird squares (Mike’s $/Studio 112/K&Co) were stamped on top of a separate piece which was also sponged. They were die cut w/ Spellbinders square dies as were the black squares behind them. I used a 1/2 inch circle punch to punch out a piece of an extra stamped square and a 5/8 inch circle punch for the black circle and attached them in the upper right corner and put a clear epoxy half round on top. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25.

Thanks so much for looking!


Stamps: Anita’s, Judikins, Studio112/K&Co, ODBD
Paper: Neenah white, black
Ink: Kaleidacolor Caribbean Sea, Ancient Page coal
Accessories: Spellbinders square dies, epoxy half round sticker, 1/2 & 5/8 inch circle punches
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Time again for the Divine Divas Inspiration Challenge! Today we have a cute image from Better Homes & Gardens.They have some really cute ideas over at BH&G. These little gift containers they made are such a great idea.

For my project, I decided to do something I rarely do: make a 3D object. Since the inspiration was containers for gifts, I decided to do the same. It also gave me a good excuse to play with my new Cricut! This little bag was an item included on one of the cartridges so it made my project really easy.

After I cut the bag, I cut two pieces of white card stock to fit the front and back. I stamped various Valentines phrases with red and pink inks then sponged some of the inks around the edges and rounded the top corners. A paper crimper was used on the pink band and a border punch on the red band below it.

The two sentiment tags were cut with the Cricut and I used a Bow Easy on the bow (this is only way I can tie a decent bow, lol).  I think this will make a sweet little gift bag for someone special! Finished bag is 5 inches tall, 4 inches wide and 1 3/8 inches deep.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure and visit the rest of the team to see what sweet treats they have for you to see. We’d love for you to join in on our challenge and if you upload to SCS, please put DDIC in your keywords.

Lori (chanteuse)
Chris (glowbug)
Anne (jdmommy)
Donna (donnarie)
Kerri (girlydecou)

stamps: Hero Arts, Anita’s (Inque Boutique), Studio G, All Night Media
papers: white, pink, red
ink: Ancient Page cardinal and pink pizzaz, Printworks English Rose, Memories pastel pink
accessories: paper crimper, ribbon, Martha Stewart double loop border punch, Cricut, Bow Easy

(This is also included in the Creative Belli challenge: CBC84 and The Pink Elephant challenge: TPE52)

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