Posts Tagged ‘blog hop’

STAMPtember Blog Hop!

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Welcome to our STAMPTEMBER blog hop!  We’re glad you have joined us and I hope you’ll enjoy the fresh inspiration from the ladies who are participating today!

We were each give a fun postage strip die set by Memory Box to create with- it includes a border die and a strip that cuts out 5 identical postage stamps.  This die is on sale right now for 25% and as you’ll see in the hop, it’s very versatile and a lot of fun!

I decided to make a tri-fold card and use the border die along the right cut edge.  I used my Scor-Buddy tool to measure the first fold (based around the layers I wanted to create behind my tag, it was 3.5″) then marked the second scoring line based on a standard 4.25″ card width. Once the border was cut, I was left with a center panel that is 4.25″ and two side panels that are 3.25″ each.  It’s a tricky fold to photograph… but here’s a look at my ‘closed’ card:

I stamped a small sentiment onto a postage stamp die and adhered it to my right panel, which I inked up with Distress Ink and misted with water for some subtle texture.

My tag features a Distress Oxide background on a kraft tag.  I die cut some words from Tim Holtz/Sizzix and paired them with a paper doll die cut.

The finishing touches on my tag are some yummy brown crinkle ribbon (dyed with the two colors of Distress Ink I used to ink the side panel on my card), a vintage key charm and a mini safety pin which I added a few seed beads to as a fun throwback to my childhood (tell me I’m not the only one who loved making ‘friendship pins’ and trading them)!  The layer of olive corrugated paper adds more fantastic texture, which is always an important element on my projects!

I hope you like my project… and I’m so excited for you to see what everyone else has done!  I love product based challenges like this because it’s so fun to see the variety that comes from working with a single item!  Happy hopping, and happy shopping!  There’s a lot of great product on sale in the store right now and tons that is fun & new!

 

Now.. check out the other great projects in today’s Blog Hop!  If you find any bad links or get lost along the way, please stop back here, all the links are listed below!

  1. Tara Nixon Cox  (that’s me and you are HERE)               
  2. Karla Yungwirth                  
  3. Amber Trubiak                                  
  4. Nancy Frustaci                                      
  5. Julia Chupik                        
  6. Karen Warner  
Inky hugs,
Tara
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Tuesday with Tara {take 108} Christmas in July Blog Hop!

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!  It’s July 25 and we’ve got a treat for you… another fun blog hop, this time with some Christmas in July fun!

The ladies have some really fun projects in store for you, all of them featuring a funky stocking die by Dee’s Distinctively!  The exciting news (apart from all the inspiration you’ll be getting!) is that this die is a FREE GIFT with purchases over $50 right now!  Yay for freebies!  You’re also going to see some gorgeous sparkle paper used in today’s hop, and it’s also available in the store, available in a multi pack or individual colors.

Unfortunately for me, I haven’t gotten my die in the mail yet to create with… so I haven’t got a new project to share with you today!  You can bet I’ll be making something fun with it when it arrives though, and I’ll share it with you even if it means a bit of ‘Christmas in August’ 😉  Just so I’m not completely out of the loop, here’s a flashback post for you to some cards I made that feature another Dee’s Distinctively die, a fun stacked tree.

Now let’s get on with the BLOG HOP fun!  Here’s the list of fabulously creative ladies that are hopping with us today:

Tara Nixon Cox  (that’s me and you are HERE)               
Karla Yungwirth                
        
Amber Trubiak                                  
Nancy Frustaci                   
Niki Stone                           
Julia Chupik                        
Karen Warner                    

Thanks for visiting and checking out our Christmas in July Blog Hop!  I hope it’s as fun for you as it has been for us!  And I hope you enjoy the free gift with your $50 purchase in the online store… happy shopping & happy hopping!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Busy Beaver Blog Hop Winners!

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Thanks to all of you who joined in our Busy Beaver Blog Hop! From the comments you left, it sounds like you had as much fun visiting our blogs as we did creating our projects!

I used random.org to select four winners from the comments left on the blogs (FYI, I first used it to select which blogs then to select a winner from the comments in that blog!)

Here’s a list of the lucky ladies…

Three names were chosen to get $50 gift certificates to the Scrap n’ Stamp online store:

Snappy Scrappy

Trish Sullivan

Cathy

and Christine is the winner of the Busy Beaver Stamp & die set!

Congrats ladies!  Enjoy your winnings and thanks again for helping us celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday!!!

If you won, please send us a message on facebook or use this form so we can get your prize headed your way 🙂