Thursday, August 8, 2013

Llama Mini Blog Hop

Many of our Hop friends are busy this time around so we are have a Mini Hop. We are sharing items from the Holiday Catalog.

My first two cards are birthday card using items from both catalogs.
  • The card base is Very Vanilla.
  • I used the wood paneling from Truly Grateful stamp set found on page 19 of the Holiday Catalog to stamp the card base with Baked Brown Sugar.  I also stamped it on Baked Brown Sugar CS that I cut as a banner flag.
  • I cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler CS as a banner flag.
  • I stamped the phrase from the Hostess set Express Yourself in Cherry Cobbler on a strip of Very Vanilla CS, then cut it as a banner flag.
  • I stacked the flags starting with the Cherry Cobbler flag, than added a piece of Natural Trim, than the Baked Brown Sugar flag, last the Very Vanilla flag.  I added the largest button from Naturals Designer Buttons with Linen Thread threaded through the holes. Adding it all to the card base,


  • The card base is Whisper White with a front of DSP from Season of Style DSP Stack found on page 22 of the Holiday Catalog.
  • I stamped the phrase from Bring On the Cake in Cherry Cobbler on a scrap of Whisper White and cut it out with the Circle Collection Framelits, I layered it onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler CS cut the next size larger and added it to the card front. 
  • I layered Season of Style Designer Washi tape on a scrap of Whisper White CS and punched 2 circles with the 3/4" Circle Punch. I covered a retired button with a second strip of tape from the same bundle. I threaded Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine through the button Holes. I added them overlapping on the sentiment,

  • The card base is Whisper White, I ran it through the Big Shot cutting an opening with the Labels Collection Framelits. I ran it through a second time in the Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder. I added a piece of Seasons of Style DSP on the inside of of the front of the card.
  • On the piece of Whisper White CS cut out from the front of the card I stamped the phrase from Christmas Messages found on page 34 of the Holiday catalog. I stamped it with Versamark and heat embossed it with a mixture of Cherry Cobbler EP mix with a little bit of Dazzling Diamonds to make it sparkle. I re-cut the piece with the next smaller Framelit. I then popped it up with Dimensionals on the DSP.
I hope you enjoy our small hop, the bloggers are:


  1. Kath, Beautiful projects. Such great ideas to CASE!

  2. Beautiful, as always, Kath! So classic and elegant.

  3. These are all so striking! Wonderful! - TFS

  4. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous cards and for the little details on how you made them. I especially liked the first card. Great masculine theme and I like wood paneling effect from Truly Grateful. Awesome.

  5. Love the wood paneling, that would make a great man's card all year round. Inspiring cards, thanks.

  6. Super hop/skip entry Kath. You really showed how keeping it simple can be artful and gorgeous in it's own way. That Truly Grateful set just looks better and better to me! Love it. Your design would be perfect for any occasion.