Friday, November 20, 2015

Give Thanks Blog Hop

Welcome to the Give Thanks Blog Hop!

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Today's hop is full of great projects all about Thanksgiving and being thankful.
So let's get hopping!

I decided to create some monochromatic (orange) thank you cards.
The first card I used "word art".  I gathered up all my "thank you" stamps and placed them on a clear block larger than my background.  This was NOT my first attempt.  I learned some valuable information.  Not all clear stamps are the same depth!  Therefore, several "thank you's" didn't stamp.  After I learned this I took off all the thinner ones and just stamped the thicker ones.  Then I placed the thinner ones in place on the block and took off the thicker ones.  Finally getting my desired look!  I found the centerpiece when I search hexagon cards on Pinterest.

I used 4 colors of orange ink and several hex stamps from both Stampin Up and Close to My Heart stamp sets and my trusty old Creative Memories hex punch.

 On the last card I created a window.  I punched the spot where the hex should be then used the same hex (trimming a bit so it would pop through) to stamp the sentiment.  I used pop dots and mounted the sentiment hex on the inside of the card!  Kind of a peek a boo effect.

Stampin Up Pumpkin Pie, Dusty Durango
Distress Spiced Marmalade
Ranger Adirondack Butterscotch
Close to my Heart Honeycomb & Always Grateful
Stampin Up Six Sided Sampler set
Creative Memories hex punch
Spellbinders hex dies
Vanilla card stock
Creative Memories patterned paper
misc ribbon
misc flower

Thank you stamps from:
Hampton Arts Sentiments
Avocado Arts Wishes and Kind Thoughts
CTMH Typed Note, Just to Say and Casual Expressions
TPC Thank You
Avery Elle "Merci"
SU Six Sided Sampler

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  1. WOw, I love ll the detail on the cards TFS your talent with us

  2. What a fantastic card! Love it! Thanks for hopping with me!

  3. Love the card styles...very unique. TFS!!

  4. I am loving every one of these cards. I actually have a hexagon stamp and punch and rarely use it...I feel inspired to pull it out but I don't think I could do nearly the job you did with it. Thanks for sharing your experiences with the stamp depth...things you don't think of until you're working with them. Love that hexagon centerpiece, too. I could go on and on, but I need to hop to the next blog!

  5. Love the quilting look of your cards and the monochromatic is very effective.

  6. This is truly inspirational. I am always trying to look for different ways to use the materials and tools that I already have and these three cards inspire me to dig out my own Creative Memories hexagon punch. I love the colors, too (brown is my favorite color.)

  7. Awesome cards! Love them all. Thanks for hopping with me.

  8. What a fun layout. Beautiful colors.

  9. Your cards are fantastic!! Love them!!

  10. They are all beautiful! Might need to dig out my punch :)

  11. Beautiful cards, thanks for the stamping tip.


  12. Those hexagon cards are positively amazing. Just love those fall colors.

  13. Love the hexagon pendant with the great fall colors and patterns! Thanks for joining the Pink and Main monthly challenges! DT Member Pam

  14. Fabulous hexagon cards and colors, especially like your window card! Glad you joined us at House of Cards! Donna HOC DT

  15. I love the fall colors. These cards have such a warm feeling to them. Perfect for Thanksgiving.

  16. Beautiful cards!! love those fall colors !!!

  17. You are always so creative. Totally awesome that you could do so many different things with orange tones and hexes. I love the varied-stamps effect of the Thank You stamps. I might have to try something similar sometime. It was great hopping with you.

  18. turned out fab--thanks for sharing the tip about the thickness--who knew! I love the centerpiece!

    HOC DT

  19. What a beautiful card! I LOVE the great colors you used--and the dimension is WONDERFUL! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  20. This is lovely - great colours! Jo x Naughty or Nice Challenges

  21. Terrific card — and the orange is perfect for fall and the Thanksgiving season. Thanks for joining us at Naughty or Nice Challenges!

  22. Gorgeous card. Love your take on our stamped cut window! Thanks so much for joining us at House of Cards!

  23. Fabulous take on the technique challenge and lovely warm colours too, Thank you so much for entering our November Challenge. I hope we see you again for the December challenge Karen P (DT House of Cards)