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OSAT Blog Hop -- A Cozy Christmas Holiday!

Good Morning Stampers!

I am so excited to have you join me for the November series of the One Stamp At a Time Blog Hop (aka OSAT).  You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from Dena Rekow's blog.  However you found me...YAY!! Please be sure to click the 'Next' button at the end of this post so that you get to enjoy the next set of inspiring projects as you travel through the blog hop. If you get off track at any time, the full line up below will help you move along from blog to blog.

Do you ever have one of those days, one of those weeks, and one of those "whatever"?  Well, that has been my story...I tackle all requirements, deadlines, and tasks as they come at me.  I have been falling short on time....A LOT lately and my MOJO has not been tip-top shape.  So, what better thing to try and kick start the creative juices, but to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) a card I found in the Holiday catalog showing off the Cozy Christmas stamp set.  Are you ready?  Let's see what you think.


Creative Tips:

  • Sometimes a card doesn't need a whole bunch of Designer Series paper to make it look pretty.  Instead, use one of the stamp images in the set and ink it up using the same color of ink as the card base.  They call this stamping technique 'Tone-on-Tone'.
  • The simplest cards can easily be mass produced because there isn't a whole lot of detail.  It doesn't mean that it's not me, your recipient will love it 'simply' because it is handmade.  :)

Since I didn't think CASE-ing one card from the Holiday catalog was enough, I decided to try a 2nd one using the same stamp set.  Gotta love it when you can get more than one card from the same stamp set, right?!!  Teehehe


  • Notice the sleigh and reindeer across the top?  Yep!  Another feature of Tone-on-Tone background stamping.
  • I love images that render the desire to use different colors of Stampin' Write markers to ink up the various parts of a stamp.  NOTE:  As you color your image with markers, then stamp onto cardstock, your colored image will stamp darker the 2nd time.  My sentiment shows off the first time coloring and stamping.  If I had just taken the time to color with markers and stamp again, the image would have been more crisp and not so faded.  The more often you do this without cleaning in between, the crisper your stamped image will turn out.  Give it a'll definitely see the difference.

Thanks for taking part in our One Stamp At a Time blog hop.  I am very thankful that you have stopped to visit me.  There are a good number of hops to travel, which means many more ideas and inspiration to fill your creative won't want to miss a single one! Remember you are currently at (Lori Mueller's -- Stampin' Dreams blog), so please check the blog hop line up below and be sure to click the next blog participant's name on the list.


1. Ginger Pelfrey

2. Elizabeth 

3. Diane Squires

4. AJ Bodine

5. Wynne Grob 

6.  Maria Willis 

7. Martie

8. Renee Ondrajka

9. Megan Thompson

10. Kim Smith

11. Marisa Gunn

12.  Dena Rekow

13.  Lori Mueller <= (You are here!)

14.  Tina Riddle

15. Raquelle Clifton

16. Jeanna Bohanon

17. Andrea Tracy-Tucker


Thank you for Shopping with Lori



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