Thursday, July 16, 2020

July 2020 Stampin Friends Blog Hop--Anything Goes

Welcome!  I am glad you have are here.  
Our theme this month is ANYTHING GOES!
I hope you have joined me from Teri's blog.  A complete list of Stampin Friends is found at the bottom of my post.  I hope you will take the time to look at everyone's cards and projects.  We love it when you make a comment.

These past few months have been challenging for us all in different ways.  I have a dear friend in a senior care center who has been quarantined since March.  She misses the family and friends who haven't been able to visit her regularly.  I have tried to cheer her up with a card or call everyday.
My card and project are ones I created with her in mind. 

Hinged Lid Chocolate Treat Box

She LOVES chocolate (as do I!), so I made a little treat box containing four Hershey Nuggets.  Once again The Paper Pixie was my inspiration.  Find her easy to follow directions for making the hinged lid box.

What I used:
6 x 6 inch piece of Just Jade Designer Series Paper for box and chocolate wraps (153070)
1 x 3 inch scrap strips of Misty Moonlight designer series paper for chocolate wraps (153070)
Copper foil paper for leaf embellishment  (142020)
Pretty Peacock card stock for leaf embellishment (150880)
Copper ribbon (retired)
Copper embossing powder (retired)
Versamark ink (102283)
So Sentimental stamp set for the Yummilicious tag (151691) 
Forever Flourishing die cuts for the leaves
Mini Curvy Keepsake die for the little "enjoy" tag (retired)

The Card

When my friend was younger and in her own home, she collected copper mugs and proudly displayed them on her fireplace mantle.  I know she will love this copper embossed card.  I tried a "new to me" embossing technique.  I liked how it turned out.

What I did:

1. Covered the front inside flap of the embossing folder with Versamark ink.

2. Placed a piece of Perfect Peacock card stock in the folder and ran it through my cutting and embossing tool.

3. Sprinkled copper embossing powder over the entire surface of the Perfect Peacock embossed paper and heat set it.

Here is a close up of the copper:

What I used:
Posted for You stamp set for the front greeting (152621)
Forever Flourishing dies for the leaves
Free as a Bird stamp set for the inside greeting (149468)
Stitched so Sweetly die for the inside greeting
Tin Tile 3D embossing folder (151801)
4 x 5 1/4 inch copper foil piece for the mat AND the large leaf 
Here's a paper saving hint: Before adhering the copper piece, cut a copper leaf out of the center--the opening created by the die cut will be hidden once the layers are put together.
Just Jade card stock of card base and two leaves (153079)
Just Jade ink (153115)
Pretty Peacock card stock for the embossed piece 
Pretty Peacock ink (150083)
Vellum card stock for the leaf embellishment (101856)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope my card and project will inspire you to create something wonderful of your own! Be sure to follow these links to the other Stampin Friends' blogs for even more wonderful stamping ideas:

  1. Jean Beaulieu (You are here)
  2. Lisa Ann Bernard
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My July hostess code is AKSUJQW7.

Until next month, keep stamping, keep healthy, keep safe.....

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  1. The name on the outside of your box makes it DELICIOUS even before you open it up!!! Cute cute cute! And your card is very pretty!!!!

  2. What a lovely card for your friend.She will love it!

  3. Very pretty and I love that you're sending your friends cards so frequently. I'm sure she'll love this little gift.

  4. Such gorgeous projects .... I especially love the embossing it's beautiful! xxx

  5. What a great friend you are to put so much thought & love into your daily gifts. I love how creatively you incorporated the copper in your card. I’m sure your friend will feel special when she receives her chocolate & copper. Very nice job!

  6. Love the nugget box! I will have to try the embossing folder heat embossing. I really liked the way it turned out!

  7. Love chocolate and love the holder! Very pretty projects!

  8. I love inking up an embossing folder but I have never done it with versamark and embossing powder! Eeek! To the craft room I go...

  9. Wonderful projects, Jean! I'm sure your friend will love all of the beautiful details you added. Love that embossing folder technique and the little treat box is just too cute!

  10. Jean, that background on your project is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  11. That techniques on the card is just stunning! I live it and the paper saving tip. I always forget to do that.

  12. This is gorgeous love the patina it gives, thank you for the inspiration and love your cute little box too x

  13. Your projects are so gorgeous! I love the metallic look on them. Thank you a lot for sharing!