Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November Blogging Friends Blog Hop -- It's Lovely (as a Tree)



It's the first of the month, so that means its time for a Blogging Friends Blog Hop, and I welcome you!

If you are new to the blog, we are a group of Stampin' Up demonstrators from all over the  country and Canada who share a love of paper crafting.  Our blog hop happens monthly on the 1st and the hops are always LOADED with great projects and inspiration.  If you are unfamiliar with blog hops, here's how they work:  At the bottom of my post, you will see an image to continue on to the next blog which will take you directly there.  There is also a list of all the participants and their blog links.

If this is your first visit to my site - Welcome!  Be sure to subscribe using the box on the right side of your screen. You can subscribe either by email (you will get an email notification every time there is a new post), or you can subscribe by clicking on "follow".  If you have a moment, I'd love for you to leave a comment below.  I love hearing from everyone!

This month's theme for the blog hop is to share projects using the stamp set Lovely as a Tree.  This set is the oldest of Stampin' Up!'s stamp sets, and it' not surprise that it has been around for such a long time (10+ years) -- it's just a beautiful, or should I say "lovely" set!

The first card I made is a window card.  I seem to be making quite a few of those these days. They're just so cool and easy to make!  It doesn't show up on the pictures, but I covered the tree leaves with Wink of Stella  for a bit of sparkle.  The tiny tan pearls are not SU.






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The second card is a simple embossed Christmas Card.  I liked the contrast betwent the Night of Nay and the Whisper White mat and silver embossing.




                    

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My last card is a sympathy card using the new Copper Embossing Powder.  It doesn't show up at all in the picture, but it is just a stunning look.  The background on the card is a very retired Just Jeans background stamp.  I just love the texture of it.  The sentiment is also embossed and is from the Thoughts and Prayers set.


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I hope you've enjoyed these projects.  To continue on to the next blog, simply click the icon below or click on any of the listed blogger names.

Happy Hoppin'!
Anna


Anna - You Are Here


13 comments:

  1. Lovely cards Anna, can't wait to
    CASE the window card!

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    1. Thanks! I've been on a window card kick lately!

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  2. These are very pretty, love the simple elegance of your samples, reminds me of our Stampin' Up! roots, it's easy to get caught up in die cut die cut and sometimes you end up with no stamping at all on a card! These are great!

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    1. Thanks Anne! Yes, sometimes less is definitely more!

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  3. Love these cards, Anne! I love these great examples of how to use this stampset. I love how you used the embossing over a stamped background image.

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    1. Thanks, Tammy. I notice that I've been heat embossing A LOT lately!!

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  4. Beautiful cards Anna! Love the window card idea.

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  5. These are all great cards, Anna, but I really LOVE the first one with the tree in a scalloped frame!! I might have to CASE that one! Happy November!

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    1. Thanks, Crystal! That rectangular frame was a bit tricky (I made it with square framelits).

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  6. AS always great cards Anna! I really need to get this set!!! I keep telling myself if it carries over I will :)So many different occasions you can use it for...you did an awesome job of showing it off!

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    1. Sorry Anna...I was signed into my other account:) It's me jessica from the Hop....

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    2. Thanks for your comments, Jessica. I just used the set for a class this weekend featuring the new copper embossing powder, and we used it for a fall card (the leaves), a sympathy card (the short tree) and a Christmas card (the set of trees). So many, many uses!!!

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