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Welcome to the North Coast Creations November Release! We have some really cute new Christmas images & a matching Reindeer die this month! You are really going to love these for your Christmas card making.

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On my Santa Star card, I decided to make it into a shaker card. I really love shakers & I think they add a little something extra & kids love them. The shaker on this was made using a cellophane pouch I made out of a little envelope that embellishments come in. There’s not a lot of depth or bulk to it so it’s definitely mailable. 

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After die cutting the white top panel w/ the Double Stitched Rectangles, I positioned the largest Double Stitched Star die at an angle toward the top. The largest Sparkling Star die was used to cut the red frame behind it & I used the smallest star dies to die cut all the sparkly stars I put inside the shaker. After sealing it, I attached it behind the star opening & added a thin foam sheet under it give it a bit of room. I added a green paper star behind it before I attached it all to the striped paper. Santa was colored w/ Copics & fussy cut. The greeting was stamped on another star & the glittery presents added beside Santa.

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.
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Supplies:

Stamps: North Coast Creations – Ho Ho Ho
Paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white, dp (Pebbles -Welcome Christmas, DCWV -Christmas Collection)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Kaliedacolor fruitcake
Accessories:   ODBD  Double Stitched Rectangles, Pierced Rectangles, Double Stitched Stars, Sparkling Stars, Celebrate & Wish dies, Copic markers, Misti, sequins, WeR Memory Keepers Fuse Tool, foam sheet

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For my Rudolph card, after stamping & coloring him, he was die cut w/ the matching die. I found some paper in my stash that had a row of little red nosed reindeer on it so I cut just that strip & found some other papers that coordinated w/ it. The greeting was stamped on a Stitched Oval & backed w/ a plain Oval & I thought it needed a little something extra so I die cut the stars using the Splendorous Stars & Shining Star dies.
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Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.
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Supplies:

Stamps: North Coast Creations – Rudolph
Paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white, dp (Pink Paislee -Snow Village, TPS- The Shoppe on the Square, DCWV -The Christmas Collection)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Kaliedacolor fruitcake
Accessories:  NCC Reindeer die,  ODBD  Double Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Ovals, Ovals, Splendorous Stars, Shining Star dies, (insideDouble Stitched Circles dies), Copic markers, Misti, Spe

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Welcome to the North Coast Creations October Blog Hop! We have some super cute new images & some terrific dies to go this month! You are really going to love these!

Prize Information: 
Just for commenting on the Design Team Blog Posts, you have a chance to win a $10 Gift Code to the ODBD Website. You have until October 14, 2016 at 10:00 PM EDT to leave a comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win! Two random winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers blogs, the winners will be announced on the NCC Blog on October 15, 2016, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!
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For my first card, I colored Peaches the Parrot to look like a green wing macaw because in my opinion, green wings are one of the most colorful of the macaws. After stamping, I used Copics to color him then over stamped to sharpen up the details again. A Pierced Oval die was used to cut him out & I had to do a little out of the box to keep from cutting off his tail. I used larger Ovals & Pierced Ovals to make a 2 layered frame around him. Portions of a Flourished Vine were added, cut out of the same green as the frame. The Happy Birthday was die cut once out of black & once out of white & stacked, a little offset.Here’s a look at the inside..the images & greeting are from the Little Birdies set. Below it are the Copics I used.
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Supplies:
Stamps: North Coast Creations – Peaches the Parrot (inside- Little Birdies)
Paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white, grass green, black
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  NCC Happy Birthday, Flourished Vine dieODBD Pierced Rectangles, Ovals, Pierced Ovals dies, Copic markers,  Misti

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So how cute are these little Dinosaurs? Totally adorbs, I’d say! To me, the little guy in the middle looked like a baby w/ those big ol’ eyes of his, so I thought why not add a cracked Egg & complete the picture? The other two are either the proud parents or siblings. I used a die cut tree branch from the Who Loves You set & some fussy cut firs from the Happy Camper set to add a little scenery behind them. The blue clouds are from the Something Marvelous set.

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The top white layer was die cut using the Double Stitched Rectangles & it was matted onto a piece of orange polka dot paper.  

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.
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Surprise! No orange Copics on baby. I just used a base of the Y18 & colored/shaded w/ the R21, R22 & R05 on top.
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Supplies:

Stamps: North Coast Creations – You are Dino-Mite, Something Marvelous, Happy Camper, Who Loves You
Paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white, grass green, dp (ODBD -Birthday Brights paper)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress inks tumbled glass
Accessories:  NCC Dinosaur, Owl Family diesODBD Double Stitched Rectangles, Rectangles, Easter Egg dies, Copic markers,  Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A

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My last card, features the brand new Bunny die to go w/ the super cute Hippity Hoppity set. The challenge for me with this one was to try & make a card using a bunny & not have it be an Easter card.  So I stamped, colored & die cut 2 bunnies then made a bow tie for the boy (the bow from the Peaceful Poinsettias dies was the perfect size!) & a hair bow for the girl (from the Circle Ornaments dies).
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I die cut the layers of white, blue & blue polka dot papers using Rectangle & Pierced Rectangle dies, then used a Circle die to cut out the opening on the side for the little girl bunny to peek around. The greeting circles were cut & I added some Mini Double Stitched Hearts below the greeting. It just looked a little blank in the right corner, so I added a white Gilded Gate across the bottom.

Here’s the inside, using some leftovers…originally, the greeting circles were bigger & I cut them down a size & these are the leftover rings. Below this are the Copics I used. bunny-love-inside-09912 bunny-love-copics-09905

Supplies:

Stamps: North Coast Creations – Hippity Hoppity, (inside-You are Dino-Mite)
Paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white,  (ODBD- Old Glory paper)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, (inside -Distress inks faded jeans)
Accessories:  NCC Bunny dieODBD Rectangles, Piereced Rectangles, Circles, Pierced Circles, Gilded Gate, Peaceful Poinsettias, Circle Ornaments, Mini Stitched Hearts dies, Copic markers,  Misti

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Julie * Lori * Sandee * Dawn * Robin * Lisa

 

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Welcome to the September Challenge for Serendipity Stamps!
This month the challenge is Add Fabric! You can get all the details over on the 
Serendipity Challenge Blog.     September’s  “Stamp of the Month” is 50% off  & this month- it’s the Postoid Cling set Be sure to check out the Yard Sale items and the great deals on the Clearance Stamps! And as always, we have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player.
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Since the challenge is to NOT color the image, I thought I’d sneak in under the radar by coloring the faux stitched circles on the narrow panel underneath.  I saw a card Jennifer Dove made where she drew the faux stitched circles & I thought how fun it would be to try it. So I used a circle maker to draw all the circles & added the stitch lines, then I colored them in. My circles need a bit more practice but all in all, it was fun. Except for the part where I used the long banner I already had (out of other card stock) instead of cutting it again out of X-Press It. I tested the red Copics on it (which are notorious for bleeding out of the lines) & they were fine. I didn’t test the turquoise. It spread like crazy! So I redid those on the other paper, hand cut them & glued them on top. What a pain! At least the rest of the card was easy…just some die cuts.

Here’s the inside made with the rest of my test cases (except the turquoise…I did those on the X-Press It) which were also fussy cut. Below it are the Copics I used for my faux stitched circles.
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Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Cat, Meow Mix cling set
Paper:  Staples #110 white, red, turquoise
Ink:   Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx 
Accessories:   Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, classic ovals dies, Copic markers, stitched rectangles, black Micron pen, circle maker, ODBD Surprise Box die (insert only)

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Jenny Gropp

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Karen Amidon

Marybeth Lopez

Miriam Napier

Patti Kehl

Carol Mayne

Vickie Zimmer

Jeanne Jachna

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