It’s Blog Hop Time With Number of Years!

Today is the day! Kylie Bertucci’s International  Blog Hop starts today! The theme was life changes. I may have not quite followed that but I think I consider turning 95 an amazing event. I wanted to honor a lady I know who will be turning 95 soon. So, I  created a special card using the Number of Years stamp set.

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Here are the links to follow the rest of the hop. Be sure to check them out. Amazing cards!

Design Notes for Number the Years Card:

I have been having so much fun with the Large Letters Dies that I realized I had to have the Large Numbers Framelits Dies and the accompanying stamp set, Number of Years. The sweet leaves and flowers are all included in the Number of Years stamp set. Love it! I used the eclipse technique to make the numerals stand out, then I surrounded the sentiments and “95” with leave and flowers.  Next, I cut out the “9” and “5”. Finally, I added some Wink of Stella on the flowers and on the 95. Really, a pretty simple card.

Supply List for Number the Years Card:

 

 

Be sure to keep hopping! You will see some fabulous projects!

Dianne

 

International Blog Hop – Teacher Gifts

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Thanks to all of you who voted for my project a few weeks ago. Now I am participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Hop. Pretty Exciting. Our task was to create a teacher gift. Turns out this was well timed. My goddaughter, Anne Marie, asked me to make some cards for her daughter Lia’s new pre-school teachers. What makes a card better? Candy! I got a chance to use the new Acetate Card Boxes. The boxes hold eight pieces of Ghirardelli Chocolate nicely!

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Here’s a peek at the goodies!

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Design Notes for Teacher Gifts

These box fronts were really pretty easy to create. I wanted to make something that looked like a chalk board. (Does anyone use chalk boards anymore?) So I stamped the Thank you with White Craft Ink and wrote the names with A Stampin’ Chalk Marker.

I’ll bet you have already figured out where the apples came from. I used petals from one of the flowers from the Flower Shop stamp set. Carefully cut out one and you have an apple for the teacher. May sure you’ve shined your apples with a little Wink of Stella.

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More Stops on the International Blog Hop!

There are other fabulous stampers on this hop. Be sure to check them out. The hop goes live at 6 PM (EDT).

Hurricane Harvey Help:

Remember, for all orders placed in September, I will contribute 20% of that order to the Houston Food Bank. On-line orders or any order will count! Thanks so much!

Dianne

Help for Hurricane Harvey Victims

I’m sure that many of you out there are like me and wondering what you can do to help victims of the devastating hurricane in Houston. I know you are as concerned as I am to see the loss of life, of homes, the complete alteration of lives. It will take a long time to recover from Hurricane Harvey. Like me, you want to help. Here’s one little way.

Please shop with me in September, and help make a difference in the lives of those affected by the storm. I will donate 20% of your order total (before tax and shipping) to the Houston Food Bank (See Charity Navigator here.)

  • All orders must be placed between by September 30.
  • You can place your order by emailing me, [email protected] We can work out what you want, payment, etc. You can also call.
  • If you are coming to any of my classes you can order then.

You can order directly on-line. To get to my 24-7 on-line store, click on the icon below.

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Paper Pumpkin Deal:

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Yes, it’s true. If you have never subscribed to Paper Pumpkin before, you can subscribe now and get 50% the September Kit! You have just a few more days to take advantage of this deal so act quickly.

Here’s the link to the Paper Pumpkin Website. Be sure to use the code HALFOFF0917 when sign up.

 

Clearance Rack Bargains:

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Stampin’ Up! recently added some new items to the Clearance Rack. Check it out! You will find some great bargains!

 

Be sure to stop back tomorrow. I am participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Hop!

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Thanks,

Dianne