Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Holidays

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Welcome to this month’s “Blogging Friends Blog Hop!”

Who are the ‘Blogging Friends’? We are Stampin’ Up! demonstrators all across the U.S. and Canada. Most of us haven’t met in person, but love Stampin’ Up and want to share with you! Please join us on the 1st of every month to see what wonderful things we have created!  Each month we’ll have a different theme; this month it was a choice, and I picked Christmas!!

Before I get to my projects, if you’ve come here from Lorene’s blog you already know… but, we have a special guest this month!  It’s Brian King! YAY!
A while back, I shared a picture <click here to see that post> of when I got to meet up with him at one of our Stampin’ Up Events. I didn’t want to only share the same picture again, so I dug around a bit, and found an older one! July 2014 to be exact. Brian is quite the character and I believe this was a “quick, Brian’s gonna grab the camera and do a selfie” type of picture. . LOL.

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Welcome Brian!  And now…. here are a few of the projects I’ve put together for this month’s hop!

Since it’s almost the end of the Christmas craft fair season for me, I thought I’d share a few of the cute little treat holders and tags that I’ve put together:

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These all use the adorable Cookie Cutter Christmas set with the coordinating punch. I’ve seen a lot of projects like these floating around the web, and I just had to make some myself! I bet folks will love them!

The next project is a super quick card I put together using the Merry Mice set. I found a cute card I had in my sample box from a while back (with retired items) and decided to update it with the mice, sequins, and Wink of Stella! The snowflakes come from the Tin of Tags set, and the sequins are the Fancy Frost Sequins. All of these can be found in the Holiday Catalog. 🙂

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The next cards I will share are from a recent Stamp Camp I atended. I am so glad I get the opportunity to go to these, as they are a blast!
Many of these use the new copper foil sheets, I love the copper in them, it gives them such a nice shine and regal look.
This one highlights the Pretty Pines Thinlets Dies with the pine cone and pines. The background uses the Cable Knit embossing folder.

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The next one also uses the pine cones – along with the Merry Medley background stamp embossed in copper.:

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Isn’t the copper so pretty?  Here is one that uses the Copper Foil with the Brick Wall embossing folder:

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The holly swag is from the Holly Berry Happiness set. It has a coordinating punch for the bow and leaves! The mini pine cones are also copper and hang from the Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine.

This next one is one of my favorites!  It’s using the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set with matching Thinlit die set.

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It’s hard to see in the picture, but it’s actually put together so it looks like a picture frame! The shiny copper sleigh really makes the card pop. The sentiment is from the Wonderful Year stamp set, which is perfect for all your holiday cards!

This last project doesn’t use copper, instead it gets the sparkly-ness from the glimmer paper! Both red and gold glimmer paper here on top of an ornament from the Merriest Wishes Stamp set and Merry Tags Framelits. Add some pines with the Pine Bough embossing folder, and you’re all set.

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I hope you enjoyed these projects! Many of these products are in the Holiday Catalog, which will end on January 3rd. So – if you want anything from it, don’t delay!
Stampin’ Up will be starting their Year End Closeout today, and you’ll want to check out the store to see all the discounts – but hurry because some items will be as only as supplies last.

You can click here to get to my online store.  🙂


Now…. Please take the time to hop on through the rest of the Blog Hop today, you will be heading over to Tammy, and I hope you have fun looking through all their projects, too!

In case you’ve never ‘done’ a blog hop before, it’s really easy!
Click on the image below, and you’ll be taken directly to Tammy’s post, the next blog in the hop. Keep clicking on that image at the bottom of each blog post, and you’ll hop through all of the participating blogs, back to where you started!  If you’d prefer to hop about at your leisure, you can click on the individual links for each blog. Happy Hopping!

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Participating Blogging Friends, in order of appearance:

Rick Adkins
Guest Blogger: Brian King
Crystal Komara
Anna Masciovecchio
Anne Power
Mary Blocher
Danica Ferrante
Jessica Mink
Jodi Horsley
Leanne Johnson
Michelle Clark
Lorene Yoshimura-Tanigawa
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Tammy Gill
Jenny Gauthier

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14 responses to “Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Holidays

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  5. Love your projects. They are so cute.

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  6. Mary Ann – such a fun picture! So glad you shared it. These projects are AMAZING! So many wonderful products on these sweet and clean cards! I love the layers in your “thinking of you” card and the “wonderful time of year” with the sleigh. Gorgeous!

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    • Thank you so much. I wish I could take full credit for designing all these, but I can’t. 🙂 I made some of them at a Stamp Camp run by my upline Linda Bauwin (she’s wonderful!), and some of these were included. We always make such fantastic projects there!

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  7. Love the Early Espresso and gold together! So rich looking, I must give it a try. Loved all your projects Mary Ann!

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  8. WOW! So many great projects all in one post! I love every single one of them. I can’t wait to try some of these cards. thank you for sharing.

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  9. SO many great projects! Loved them all. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I love all of you projects – such Ah-Mazing work! I’d love to hear how you made the tag holders – such an awesome idea. I’m so excited to be getting my Pines Bundle today. I just love your Be Joyful card too. Ugh, I see a CASE in my future! lol

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  11. OMG, I’m so jealous, you got to meet Brian! Actually, my BFF Laurie would be even more jealous! Your cards are simply stunning this month, Mary Ann! I can’t decide which is truly my favorite, but the one with the gold scalloped oval and pinecone really catches my eye! Have a wonderful holiday season. Crystal

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  12. Great projects. Love them all, but especially the cable knit one!

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