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.

Number of Years stamp set, Blog Hop, 95th birthday, Stampin' Up!,

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.

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



Cookie Cutter Christmas is Eclipsed!

There is a card making technique going around that, I believe, is fairly new – eclipse. (See my musings about eclipse technique at the end of the post!) I decided to try combining eclipse with a fun fold. The Santa from the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set was just what I was looking for!

Cookie Cutter Christmas, eclipse technique, Stampin' Up!,

Design Notes for Cookie Cutter Christmas Eclipse Card:

This card was deceptively easy! I used regular weight Whisper White card stock and first stamped then colored in the Santas. Next, I used the Large Letter Framelits to cut out the letters. I mounted the Whisper White piece on a base of Real Red card stock. After that, it was time  to replace the letters. I like to use the Foam Adhesive Strips to adhere the letters. Obviously, I cut the strips down a bit!

Cookie Cutter Christmas, eclipse technique, Stampin' Up!,

The final step is to replace the inside of the letter o. I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue for that since I could move it around a bit if needed.

When I was finished with the Santas and the lettering, I felt it still needed something. A bit of color? A little anchor? Something to structure perhaps? AH HA! Garden Green Washi Tape across the top. I felt better.

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I hope you liked my first eclipse card!


Why is this called the eclipse technique? I looked up eclipse and, of course, learned lots about solar eclipses. The only other meaning that could be related is “a falling into obscurity or decline”. Perhaps because the background paper becomes obliterated? Maybe because the letters are somewhat hidden? Let me know if you find out!