NC Blog Hop for March 2023 Accessories Make Every Project Better!
March 26, 2023
Welcome to the NC Demo Blog Hop for March. As you know we are coming to the end of the January-April Mini and the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. The Last Chance List for both will be out on March 29th. There's just one more month for both. It's an in between time for all of us. Who knows, as we prepare, what is staying and what is going. So, we are focusing on our designer papers and embellishments. We are hoping that you can use some of our ideas and apply them with some of the new stuff that's coming. Oh, I can't wait for new stuff!!! How about you!
I'm using the By the Bay Designer Series Paper with my card. It's so pretty. I've made several projects and used this paper in a class. I have lots of scraps and decided to use them. You might be in the same boat. My base is Thick Basic White 4 1/4 x 11, scored and folded at 5 1/2. I cut the scraps into 3/4 inch wide strips. Some are cut to 3 3/4 and some to 4 1/8 inch lengths. Just start at the left and add the strips one at a time. I used our Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I like to lean the strips and overlap them a little. I used 8 of them. I tried to use several with gold for a kind of theme.
The saying is from the Dainty Delight stamp set. Stamp on a piece of Night of Navy scrap with Versamark and emboss with gold. The gold embossing powder is part of the Metallics Embossing Powders pack. Cut this out with the smallest rectangle from the Deckled dies. I also cut a banner from the Stylish Shapes dies using the Distressed Gold Specialty Paper. Cut the banner in half and glue the ends so that they stick out from each end. Add the banner with dimensionals in the center of the card.
This banner with all of the added parts is an embellishment. I cut up some of the shells from another piece of the designer paper to decorate it even more. It dresses up a plain card.
Ribbon is also an embellishment. I used the Night of Navy Bordered Ribbon to tie around the card and into a knot. I just happened to have a bow tied with the gold twine from the Elegant Trim in the Annual Catalog. I decided to add it just under the knot of the navy ribbon. I used a glue dot.
My last embellishment was to add some of the Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins from the Mini.
I'm loving this card!
Here is the inside of my card. I used another strip of designer paper and cut some more shells. The saying is from the Spring Blessings stamp set. I embossed the saying, but it did not turn out well. I used this mistake for another way to embellish the inside. I embossed it on Night of Navy and it out with the banner from Stylish Shapes dies again.
Thanks so much for joining me today, but I encourage to visit everyone on the hop. You'll be missing out if you don't. North Carolina has some serious talent!
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Tracie Evans Langley - the Sassy Stamper
Kelly Taranto - The Late Night Stamper
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I mentioned that the Last Chance Lists will come out for the January-April Mini and for the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog on the 29th of March. Let me remind you that there will be a color refresh with the next annual catalog. Retiring colors and items may go quickly. There will be some discounts beginning on April 4th. Some of the items discounted may be gone before April 4th. Just a warning: Retiring items are While Supplies Last. That means when they are gone, they really are gone. If there are some colors that you feel you can't live without, get them NOW! We don't know what will retire. I feel sure retiring colors will go fast! Don't forget cardstock, ink pads, Blends, Stampin' Write Markers, embellishments, ribbon, and your favorite designer series papers with the colors you love!
As an aside, SU demonstrators can see the new annual catalog online only beginning March 29th!