Monday, October 10, 2011

Glitter Queen October Blog Hop - Day 1

Welcome to the Glitter Queens October Blog Hop!

For the next three days myself along with the other Glitter Queen Team members will be hosting a blog hop featuring Fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving inspired projects. Each day when you visit the hop, you will enjoy some amazing creations designed by some very talented Stampin Up Demonstrators, along with chances to win some fabulous Blog Candy!

Today's project is a card set showcasing the Always Thankful stamp set, located in the 2011 Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog. The details in this stamp set, combined with the awesome patterns and colors in the new Spice Cake designer series paper makes these autumn cards true beauties.

To make these cards, I started with a base of Chocolate Chip cardstock measured at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4" for each card. Then I layered a 5 1/4" by 4 " piece of More Mustard cardstock on top of the base, trimming the left edge with the scalloped trim border punch. Attached to the More Mustard piece is a 1 1/2" by 5 1/4" strip of Spice Cake designer series paper for card one that is displayed vertically and a 3" by 4" piece of designer paper adhered to card two that is displayed horizontally. Each card was then wrapped with some Pool Party ruffled ribbon for some added color contrast.

Both focal images for the cards were colored in with my Stampin' Write markers. Card one used the colors of  Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, and Old Olive. While card two used the colors of Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Basic Grey, and So Saffron. Then each focal image was matted onto coordinating cardstock and attached to the card. For image one the mat measurements are 3"by 4 1/2" for the chocolate chip piece, 2 3/4"by 4" for the More Mustard piece and 2 1/2" by 3 3/4" for the Whisper White piece. The Happy Thanksgiving sentiment, from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set was then stamped in chocolate chip ink.

For image two, the mat measurements are 4" by 3" for the chocolate chip piece, 3 3/4 " by 2 3/4 " for the More Mustard piece and 3 1/2" by 2 1/2" for the Whisper White piece. The Grateful sentiment also from the Always Thankful set was stamped in Chocolate Chip ink, punched out with the large oval punch and matted onto a piece of chocolate chip cardstock that was punched out with the large scallop oval punch.

I hope you've enjoyed today's project. Please let me know what you think by posting a comment below.

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Thanks for joining me today.  Don't forget to join us tomorrow for another Fall creation.  Next up on the blog hop is Anji Clements. Click here to see the lovely creations from Anji. If you happen to have missed a few Glitter Queens along the way, check out the links below.

Happy Stamping!


  1. candace, your coloring is phenomenal! awesome first projects!

  2. Thanks for sharing these cards. I'm always on the fence about what to color with and your coloring with the su markers is beautiful.

  3. Stunning cards and always glad when measurements and items used are given, being new to cardmaking, this helps. Thanks so much

  4. Beautiful fall cards!! I've signed up for your newsletter as well, looking forward to seeing the Christmas cards!!

  5. Candice, you have done an outstanding job on these two cards! The colors are so vibrant! Love it!! I am looking forward to see what you are sharing tomorrow!

  6. gorgeous cards, I love that background paper. So pretty.
    Eva :0)
    I have a giveaway on my blog

  7. This is such a beautiful card. I love that you put the measurements. I am new to crafting and need that boost. I am a fan of the Glitter Queens. TFS I hope I am lucky and win a little blog candy also.:)

  8. I am a new follower. Your cards are beautiful.

  9. Love these cards. Thanks for sharing.
    Kristie G.
    thisday at ne dot rr dot com


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