Happy Thursday! The Tic Tac Toe Challenge is back from the holidays - YAY! I love this challenge because it has so many options. Rarely have I ever thought "what can I make that fits this board?" And usually I use more than just my 3-in-a-row elements because there are so many good inspiration points.
For my card I picked the left column - Heart, Red, Die Cut but it also fits the middle row - Red, Patterned Paper and Valentine!
I used the adorable set from Stampin' Up! called Fluffiest Friends. This set is an online exclusive; it is not available in any catalog. I'm a cute critter lover and this stamp set has several including a hamster, cat and bear. I can't wait to play with it some more!
I colored the beaver with Stampin' Blends in Pecan Pie for the body and the Deep combo (SU100 and SU200) for the tail and paws.Quick coloring is great for critters becuase you don't have to blend perfectly and it makes them look a bit shaggy.
The Tree Rings 3D embossing folder is a perfect backdrop for the beaver. I cut a rectangle from Crumb Cake using the largest Deckled Rectangle die then embossed it. Using a light touch and blending brush, I hit the edges and raised portions with some Pecan Pie ink. The Tree Rings embossing folder is a hybrid meaning it comes with dies so that you can cut out the individual rings.
The sentiment is what really makes this card. I used the Mini Alphabet dies to create a custom message on the front. The inside is from the sentiment set Throughout the Year.
Right now is Sale-A-Bration at Stampin' Up! - where you can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products with every $50* you spend! Purchase the Fluffiest Friends Bundle and you will qualify for a FREE product. If you spend $100 you will earn TWO free-with-$50 products or one free-with-$100 product!
AND I am having my own personal de-stash giveaway! I am cleaning out years of stamps, dies and DSP! For every $50* you spend with me I will send you a retired stamp set or die set from my stash ($100 earns a bundle while available!) Some of my sets are lightly used, but many are brand new! Spend at least $200 and I will also include some retired DSP. This is while supplies last so act now!
*Before tax and shipping
Use this Host Code ZKZ9XRKP when shopping with me in January. If you spend $150 do not use the Host Code so YOU get the Host Benefits! Just please make sure you are shopping with Jeanne Knobbe in order to qualify for my de-stash give away!
Keep checking back for more card ideas with the new products (and some from the Annual Catalog as well)!
I also entered this in the Can You Handle the Pressure embossing folder challenge. It's a fun one that challenges us to use embossing folders!
Products used (all Stampin' Up!):
- Stamp/die bundle: Fluffiest Friends (online exclusive)
- Stamps: Throughout the Year
- Dies: Deckled Rectangles, Mini Alphabet
- Embossing Folder: Tree Rings Hybrid Embossing Folder
- Stampin' Blends: Deep Combo, Pecan Pie Light and Dark, Real Red Light and Dark
- Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Real Red, Most Adored Specialty DSP (Sale-A-Bration free with $50 purchase)
- Ink: Memento Black, Pecan Pie
- Other: Small Blending Brushes
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