Apple Harvest Book Binding Chalkboard Card Stampin' Up! for the Creative Cardiology Team September 2022 Perfect Partners Blog Hop


Welcome to our Creative Cardiology Team September 2022 Blog Hop!  This month we're sharing projects featuring bundles from Stampin' Up!'s "Perfect Partners" collection available for a limited time only through September 30th.  My favorite bundle is Apple Harvest!  Fall is in the air here in upstate NY and that means apple season is upon us too!  
I've been wanting to try out the book binding fold and thought it would be fun to combine it with a twist on the chalkboard technique for a fun "back to school/teacher appreciation" card.
To achieve the chalkboard look I ran the Basic Black cardstock through the Timeworn Type embossing folder and then used a sponge dauber to rub White Craft Ink across it.  I love the texture of the embossed font and the look of chalk dust the craft ink gives!  I hope you'll give it a try too!
Card Base - Crumb Cake cardstock 4 1/4" x 11; scored at 5 1/2" and 6 3/4"
Layer 1 - Real Red cardstock 1" x 4", and 4" x 4"
Layer 2 - Gingham Cottage DSP 3/4" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3 - Basic Black cardstock 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"
Layer 4 - Crumb Cake cardstock 3/4" x 2 3/4"
Layer 5 - Basic White cardstock for stamped & die cut flower and apple

Thank you for visiting my blog  I hope you liked my Apple Harvest Book Binding Chalkboard Card!  Please click on the links below to visit the blogs of my Creative Cardiology Team and see what amazing "Perfect Partners" projects they've created for you!

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Waterfall Canyon Norwegian Fjords Card for the Stampin' Up! Trip Achievers September 2022 Blog Hop


Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Trip Achiever's August 2022 Blog Hop!  Thank you for visiting my blog  I'm excited to share the new Waterfall Canyon Bundle with you (part of the Perfect Partners collection available during the month of September 2022) in honor of my earning* the Stampin' Up! 2023 Incentive Trip cruise to Norway!  
Many, many thanks to my wonderful customers and Creative Cardiology Team who have helped me earn this amazing reward!  
Many of the photos I've seen of Norway include bright colorful little houses set against a backdrop of lush greenery and deep blue fjords so I set out to re-create that imagery in my card design.
The little houses are from the Ringed with Nature stamp set.  I stamped them in Starry Sky & Sweet Sorbet with Soft Suede roofs then fussy cut them.
The sentiment is from the Cottage Rose stamp set.  To say that David and I are excited to go on this trip is an understatement!  This will be the first incentive trip has held "in person" in over 2 years, and I just know 'It's Going To Be Fab"!  
The elements of this card - though busy - are actually quite simple.  I used a Tahitian Tide 4 1/4" x 11" card base, a contrasting layer of Crumb Cake 4" x 5 1/4", and stamped/placed all my elements on a layer of Basic White 3 3/4" x 5".  I did use an extra piece of Basic White to stamp and die cut the waterfall, stitched circle, and little houses.  Please view my video tutorial at to see how it all came together!  

Thank you for visiting our Stampin' Up! Trip Achiever's Blog Hop and my blog  I hope you enjoyed my Waterfall Canyon card inspired by the Norwegian Fjords!  To visit the other achiever's blogs and see what fun projects they've created for your inspiration please click on the links below.

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