Thursday, August 20, 2020

August 2020 - Third Thursdays Blog Hop

Welcome once again to our Third Thursdays Blog Hop! This month, our theme for the hop is Holiday Debut, which will feature projects using products from the Stampin’ Up!® August - December Mini Catalog, which you can view HERE

I’ve listed all of the hoppers toward the end of the post, so make sure you stop by and see what everyone has to share today! 

All of the measurements for my projects are listed below and there is a full supply list at the very end of this blog post. 
For my card, I featured one of my favorite new bundles in the Mini Catalog: Dove of Hope. The Dove of Hope stamp set is beautiful on its own featuring some really wonderful holiday sentiments. Because 2020 has been an “interesting” year (to say the least) I think these sentiments are just really fitting right now. I always tend to look at the sentiments in stamp sets first and what I love about this set is that there are coordinating sentiments to use inside the card as well. That’s always a big deal for me with holiday cards! 
The Detailed Dove Dies not only work to cut out the stamped images but there are also dies in the set that work on their own to create a stunning dove (or even angels wings) and leafy sprigs. I made another card with the detailed dove that I will be sharing here on my blog really soon, so stay tuned for that. 
I really wanted the gold embossing to pop so I did something I pretty much NEVER do, I focused on a lot of white space. Sometimes less is more, right? I added the red in sparingly with the cardstock layers, the rhinestone berries and the simple bow. I also added a little bit of Wink of Stella to the dove for some added sparkle. I really liked how these swaps came out and I hope you do as well. I actually made a bunch of them for my team swaps this month, too. 

Tip: use the Thick version of Whisper White Cardstock for card bases as opposed to “regular” Whisper White. It’s much more sturdy and is meant to be used for card bases. 
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Thick Whisper White Card Base - 4 1/4” x 11”, scored at 5 1/2” 
  • Real Red Cardstock - 4” x 5 1/4” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 3 3/4” x 5”, embossed using the Woodland Embossing Folder.
  • Real Red Cardstock - scrap to die cut the 3 1/2”  scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Dies.
  • Whisper White Cardstock - scrap to die cut the 3 1/4” stitched oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies, heat emboss the “Peace on Earth” sentiment in Versamark ink and Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
  • Whisper White Cardstock - scrap to stamp the dove image and the branch image in Versamark Ink and heat emboss using Gold Stampin Emboss Powder. Pop up images on Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Tie a bow using the Real Red Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon and adhere to card front using a Mini Glue Dot.
  • Accent the dove image using Clear Ink of Stella Glitter Brush for added detail. 
  • Add six Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels to accent the berries on the images. 
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5 1/4”, stamp sentiment and ornament image in Real Red ink.
Finally a peek inside the card. I stamped a coordinating sentiment and a little ornament image in Real Red ink. Done! 

Thank you for visiting today! Your next stop on the Blog Hop is to visit my friend, the lovely Angie McKenzie, who has a beautiful project to share with you. Click on the button below to head on over to her blog.

August 2020 Third Thursdays Blog Hop:
Thanks for stopping by today! All of the products that I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

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Also, If you place an order over $50 (before tax and shipping) using the above host code, you will also receive a gift from me: a FREE Exclusive Project Tutorial PDFsee the sneak peek below. Each month, I partner with an amazingly talented group of demonstrators from around the world to create these project tutorials. This month’s tutorial features 12 awesome project ideas to inspire your creativity! 
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Thanks so much for stopping by. 
Have a HAPPY day today! 

-Anne Marie

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  1. Just gorgeous, one of my favorite sets in the catalogue.

  2. The gold emboss and the red jewels really make it pop. Beautiful.

  3. Beautiful card, Anne Marie! Both inside and out. Thanks for Sharing!

  4. I have resisted this set AnnMarie but I think you just tipped the scales !

  5. I like the embossed trees in the background, this is pretty!

  6. Beautiful Anne! The doves are on my wish list!

  7. Soooo pretty, I love the white on white with all the red and gold details. It's so elegant, but not overpowering. I really love the images in this stamp set, and I'm not usually one for "birds". Thanks for sharing! :-D

  8. Card is elegant looking and just enough goodies added for the final touch.

  9. Such an elegant red and white card! Love it especially since the embossing folder and oval dies are such pleasant surprises! Thanks for the inspiration as always! :)

  10. Hi Anne Marie! From Newfoundland Labrador, Canada.Stunning card! I love the Dove of Hope set and dies! I hope you don't mind.I cased your card for my Cards this Christmas...:) Thanks for sharing.


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Anne Marie