Wednesday, August 26, 2015

August Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop

Welcome!  I'm so excited... this is my first "blog hop"!  This month we are featuring our "Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek"... and lots of talented stampers are involved, so enjoy!  

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Glenda Travelstead, Stand Up Stamper,  or perhaps you're dropping in from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below my project will help you move along from blog to blog so you won't miss a project.

I've decided to start with a fun fall Stamp Set,  Lighthearted Leaves, Item # 139712 - it's a Photopolymer stamp set, 10 stamps for $26.00 - Of course you will also want the coordinating Leaflets Framelits set from the "Big Book" - Item #138283 $25.00 Cuts 6 different leaf shapes!
Let's start easy...

I love the simplicity of this layout - And just two colors, Very Vanilla and Tip Top Taupe.  We have the standard card base, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and folded to be the 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card.  Tip Top Taupe layer is a 3" square, then a 2 3/4" square of Very Vanilla - notice the detail!  I've run the Vanilla square through the Big Shot with our NEW Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing folder (#139673 $8.50)  I've stamped the leave with Tip Top Taupe Ink onto Tip Top Taupe Cardstock, then cut with the coordinating Framelit. I crumpled it a bit, attached with Stampin' Dimensionals  Add the greeting which is included in the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set... and you are done!    Too easy? 
Then this next one is for you!

Love this card!  I came across a similar card somewhere, probably on Pinterest... and just adapted it to our Stampin' Up! Products!  I used the stamp stamp set, framelits and embossing folder... 
TO MAKE THE "FUNKY PUMPKIN" - You start with a 4 1/2 x 4 inch piece of Pumpkin Pie Cardstock, Run through Big Shot with the Woodland Embossing Folder, Round 4 corners, then CUT INTO 1" strips - SPONGE all edges with Cajun Craze Ink, Round each strip a bit with your bone folder, then attach with Stampin' Dimensionals - You can "free hand cut" your stem, or if that's an issue for you :)  I used the Bow Builder punch and cut the main piece in half on an angle... walah!  A stem... Leaves are stamped with Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze and Old Olive on coordinating cardstock and cut with Leaflet Framelits.  Greeting is from another new stamp set "A Little Something" and comes wood mount #139827 for $23.00 or Clear mount rubber #139830 for $17.00 includes 9 fun stamps, it's featured on Page 41 of the NEW Holiday Catalog!  Contact me if you need a copy! 

I hope you enjoyed my two projects... remember I'm a "rookie blogger" ... so be patient with me... nothing like using the "sink or swim" theory here and just jumping into this pool with a BLOG HOP... woo hoo!
Remember, you're at Glenda Travelstead's blog, so just click the next name on the list here to continue the hop.... LOTS of talented stampers with lots to share today!


  1. You did it, Glenda!! Good job! I love your cards almost as much as I love you! :)

  2. Glenda, I love your blog title! Haha! The pumpkin card is Too Cool!

  3. Loved both cards. I put my name on your e-mail list!

  4. I love both of your cards, but I am going to "borrow" your pumpkin card. My favorite! TFS

  5. Great cards Glenda! I love the first one with the distressed leaf as that really appeals to me. Also wanted to say - Nice red blog!! Congratulations on Founders.

  6. What fun! I love the simplicity of the first card - just 2 colours and a lovely layout, and the 2nd card is too cute.

  7. Such a clever use of the embossing folder on the layers here. I am in LOVE with Tip Top Taupe, and also love the fall the top card is my favorite here too.

  8. Congrats on getting started on a blog! Love your cards. The first one is simple and gorgeous! I just love it!