Thursday, October 25, 2012

Festive Friday Blog Hop

     I recently decided to take a look at some things from Stampin' Up and after receiving the catalog from one of the demonstrators I found these really cool stamps and dies set.  I very rarely spend a lot of money on my crafts, but I liked this set a lot and after spending quite a bit of time thinking about it I decided to treat myself and get them.

      In the past, things like embossing powders and glitters and I haven't gotten along, but I wanted to try them.  They always have ended up more of a mess for me then anything.  I decided now was the time to give them another try and embossed the pattern onto the die cuts.  I'm now hooked on embossing powders and have been playing more with glitter, too.  I love the shine this powder has added to the ornaments.  It reminds me of real ornaments that have the pattern in glitter.  I love those types of ornaments! 

     After I created the ornaments I dug into my stash to find this old paper line and as I looked for it I found my missing spool of twine and decided to use it, too. This card turned out better than I had pictured it and I'm really excited about it.

     Are you looking for another fun blog hop?  Join The Robin's Nest Design Team on Saturday, November 3rd for the Home for the Holidays Blog Hop with The Robin's Nest and Helmar Adhesives.  Someone from every blog on the hop will win a $10 gift certificate to The Robin's Nest Online Store and one grand prize winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to the site. This is another hop you won't want to miss! 

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  1. I like the ornaments! A Lot! Your embossing is great! All of the blog hop's cards are so beautiful and anyone would be proud to receive them! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. VERY VERY COOL!!! I love those ornaments!

  3. I love, love this card, I wanted to make one with ornaments too, but had to improvise with what I had in my office yesterday. great job!!!

  4. Such a striking color combination Peg and I love the beautiful ornaments and all that glitter. xx

  5. What a lovely card! I was just looking at these stamps and dies yesterday, so glad to see how they work together!