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Stamp It Blog Hop — Falling into Spooky Halloween

Hello stampers and crafty friends! I'm so happy you are here.  Welcome to our September Stamp It Blog Hop!  You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from one of the other Stamp It members blog...either way, make sure to click the blog next in line to move along the hop and not miss all of the great inspiration.

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This month's hop theme is a selection that I find easy to create...Halloween & Fall!  They really go hand-in-hand...pumpkins of all sizes and changing colors in the leaves.  The only exception is that the Fall season really isn't all that spooky and scary.  :)

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I decided to go with a clean and simple card that didn't include any stamping.  Eeeek!  Sometimes, you just gotta let the beautiful designer series paper and framelits do all the talking.  The subtle pattern in this Cajun Craze piece from the Magic In This Night Designer Series paper pack is my favorite and is matted with Blackberry Bliss.

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The main focal point is made up of a layer of Metallic Mesh Ribbon, a Blackberry Bliss Ornate Frames die, a Silver Foil Ornate Frames die, and topped with the Playful Alphabet die cut from Black Glitter paper.  The Silver Foil portion was popped up with Black Stampin' Dimensionals.

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The silver shine from the Metallic Mesh Ribbon and the glitter from the word 'BOO' is the perfect subtle combination to create a fun, spooky Halloween.

Would you like to create this adorable Tag Topper?  I have posted the entire supply list below and made it easy for you to click on any of the images to add to your shopping cart from my online store.  I would be so very grateful to you and your support for shopping with me.  Check out my Dreamers Loyalty Reward Program...I love what I do and very much appreciate YOU.  So, I pay it back and reward my loyal customers with a FREE shopping spree. You fill my cup!

For more Halloween & Fall themed creations that I'm sure will help you get a jump start on your holiday creations, make sure you hop on over to the next Stamp It Group members blogs to see what amazing creations they have to share.  Thank you so much for stopping by....stop back again real soon.


 

STAMP IT BLOG HOP GIVE AWAY

Good Luck to all!! One very lucky paper crafter will win this wonderful Boho Indigo Product Medley Kit. To enter, you must leave a comment on any Stamp It Blog Hop post....AND, finally, you must include the correct hash tag...#stampitcontest with your comment.

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So with one click you can be on your way to soak in some more inspiration.

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What supplies do you need to create this Playful Spooky Halloween card? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!
 
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Creative Inking Blog Hop — Falling In Love With Fall

Hello stampers and crafty friends!  Today our amazing Creative Inking designers have created an inspiring group of projects themed as "Fall In Love With Fall".  You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from the very talented Colleen Vassos' blog. Please be sure to click the 'Next' button (found below) to move along the Creative Inking blog hop to see all the beautiful projects.

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Recently, I asked a question on my Stampin' Dreams with Lori customer page if there was one thing you could give up, which one would it be?  Resoundingly, the answer was COFFEE!  Yikes!  Some people had never tried it and some tried drinking coffee and didn't like it; therefore, won't be touching the 'stuff' again.  LOL!

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With that being said, I decided my project covering our theme would include COFFEE!  Teehehe!  I know, I'm such a rebel. LOL!  There's a new stamp set called Press On, that is perfect for the next point I want to make.  This stamp set includes images of coffee cups and coffee beans, buuuut, you can also use the coffee cups for hot tea, too. :)  I also have been aching to use my new Rectangle Tins that will hold a variety of chocolates, note cards, small gifts of jewelry, candies, etc.
 
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Instead of creating a belly band, I went with decorating the top of the tin.  The closure is very secure, so I was safe knowing the lid will not open on it's own without a little help.  It is Pumpkin Latte season, so I chose to use a Pumpkin Pie cardstock matte to one of the lovely patterns found in the Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" Designer Series paper pack.  The Detailed Trio punch was perfect to match with the rounded corners on the tin.
 
 
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The focal arrangement uses a die from the Wreath Builder Dies set cut from Shaded Spruce cardstock.  It fits perfectly around the 2-3/8" Layering Circle die cut from Vellum.  The coffee/tea/hot chocolate cup image was inked in Soft Suede and stamped onto Very Vanilla.  I inked a second time and stamped the center 'sleeve' onto Soft Suede cardstock, but out and glued in place on the original image.  There are no dies or punches that coordinate with the Press On stamp set, so you'll have to 'fussy cut' (hand cut with Paper Snips) the cut image.

 

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Add the cup to the center of the wreath section with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The sentiment was stamped onto a Pumpkin Pie strip using Soft Suede ink, glued to the center of the 'sleeve', and garnished with a Linen Thread bow.  Adhere the whole panel to the top of the tin using Stampin' Seal+ adhesive.  Fill the tin with your gift of choice.  I found these wonderful Krispy Kreme Cappuccino Coffee Thins — 4 of them fit beautifully inside.  YUM!

Want to know how this card came together?  Here's my Facebook Live demonstration I did today sharing tips and tricks on how it all went together.

 

If you enjoyed this card, I'd love to have you join me each Sunday afternoon at 2:30P (CST) for my Sunday Stampin' Dreams facebook Live demonstrations.  To make sure you receive notifications when I post announcements, events, and creations using all my favorite Stampin' Up! products, click the "Like" and "Follow"buttons on my business page Lori Dreams Stampin'.

Now, if you have ever thought about getting more for your money purchasing all of your favorite Stampin' Up! products, I highly recommend that you purchase the "Happy Shopper" Starter Kit and save 20% with each purchase.  There really isn't anything to lose...only lots of product to gain!  But, until you make that leap to join my Stampin' Up! family and fill your starter kit with new Annual catalog products.  If you wish to start creating my project, you'll find the ingredients listed below.  I've set it up super easy for you to click on any of the images and add to your shopping cart in my online store.  I would be so very grateful to you and your support for shopping with me.  Check out my Dreamers Loyalty Reward Program...I love what I do and very much appreciation YOU.  So, I pay it back and reward my loyal customers with a FREE shopping spree. You fill my cup!



 

So with one click you can be on your way to soak in some more inspiration showcasing more "Mini Catalog Highlights" creations using supplies from any of the current catalog from the rest of the group.  Your next stop on the hop will be with our very creative, Dena Rekow.  I know her creation will be fabulous...she always shares a gorgeous creation (or two) to share with everyone. Click on the 'Next' button and you'll be at your next stop.  Have fun filling your inspiration bucket...don't forget to come back real soon.  :)

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What supplies do you need to create these adorable Press On coffee tin gifts? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!
 
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Stamp It Blog Hop — Happy Fall Y'all Candy Topper

Hello stampers and crafty friends! I'm so happy you are here.  Welcome to our August Stamp It Blog Hop!  You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from one of the other Stamp It members blog...either way, make sure to click the blog next in line to move along the hop and not miss a beat.

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This month's hop theme is one of my favorites—Happy Fall!  But, Fall can capture so many different aspects of the season...leaves, pumpkins, harvested crops, and cool, crisp mornings.

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One of my favorite Fall projects is to create tag toppers for yummy chocolates and snacks.  I mean, really, look at that CUTE pumpkin smiling right back at you adorning that tag topper!  I chose to incorporate two new stamp sets found in the August-December 2020 Mini catalogEverything Essential and Banner Year.  Both sets have a corresponding punch bundled with them, but I chose to use them just for the images.  They compliment each other well using smaller sentiments with single images.

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Using the candy wrapper as my color palette, I saw coordinating Stampin' Up! colors — Granny Apple Green, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Whisper White.  Isn't that funny how we relate all things in the retail world to the Stampin' Up! color families?  LOVE it!  The Granny Apple Green and Plaid Tidings designer paper tag topper was created using a couple of layers of dies from the Celebration Labels Dies set.  The pumpkin image was inked with Cajun Craze, stamped onto Pumpkin Pie and die cut using the Layering Circles Dies.  To accent the shiny candy wrapper, the image is matted with a scalloped Brushed Cardstock layer with 'messy' nest of Gold Linen Thread from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo pack.

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The sentiment is one of my favorites...Happy fall, y'all!  Although, I really don't talk that way in real life...only when I'm adding a pun to a conversation or spicing up a greeting with a group of friends.  :)

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The fun thing about this style of treat packaging is that your recipient will see the beautiful tag BEFORE they divulge into the chocolate candies, right?!!  Haha!

Would you like to create this adorable Tag Topper?  I have posted the entire supply list below and made it easy for you to click on any of the images to add to your shopping cart from my online store.  I would be so very grateful to you and your support for shopping with me.  Check out my Dreamers Loyalty Reward Program...I love what I do and very much appreciate YOU.  So, I pay it back and reward my loyal customers with a FREE shopping spree. You fill my cup!

For more Fall themed creations that I'm sure will help you get a jump start on your holiday creations, make sure you hop on over to the next Stamp It Group members blogs to see what amazing creations they have to share.  Thank you so much for stopping by....stop back again real soon.


 

STAMP IT BLOG HOP GIVE AWAY

Good Luck to all!! One very lucky paper crafter will win this wonderful All-inclusive Looking Up Card Kit. To enter, you must leave a comment on any Stamp It Blog Hop post....AND, finally, you must include the correct hash tag...#stampitcontest with your comment.

So with one click you can be on your way to soak in some more inspiration.

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Creative Inking Blog Hop — Gratefulness to Gather Together

Hello stampers and crafty friends!  It's November and the weather couldn't be more fall-ish and beautiful.  So, welcome to another episode of our Creative Inking Blog Hop!  You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from the very talented Colleen Vassos' blog. Please be sure to click the 'Next' button (found below) to move along the Creative Inking blog hop to see all the wonderful creations.

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Everyday should be a day of gratefulness, but November is the month that recognizes it the most.  I love the Gather Together bundle found in the Holiday catalog, and before the snow starts flying later this week, I wanted to get one more creation made to compliment the nice weather we've been having.

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This card is loaded with all of Gather Together Suite of products...right down to using each and every coordinating color connected to the Come To Gather Designer Series paper pack.  When I started laying out the different pieces — leaves, squares, ribbon, sentiment layer, etc., I systematically lined up everything in a straight line according to a grid.  Then, I got to thinking...leaves don't fall to the ground in a straight line!  So, the reason for the kitty-whompus arrangement.  LOVE it!

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The larger leaves were die cut from a piece of cardstock that was heavily spritzed with Rubbing Alcohol to help differentiate the embossed sections...plus, the leaves would dry with a little curl and bend.  The smaller leaf die was sponged with Early Espresso ink, then die cut from the cardstock.  The ink on the die transferred to the cardstock, adding a bit of color to the inlaid embossed sections.  Pretty cool, huh?!!

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Since the panel of leaves made the card a bit busy, it was only fair to add a bit of Ribbon and a small Cajun Craze bow to the wooden Tags & Feathers Element.  All nested on the woodgrain pattern from the Come To Gather Designer Series paper.  I can never get enough of woodgrain designer paper, can you?

Now, if you have ever thought about getting more for your money purchasing all of your favorite Stampin' Up! products, I highly recommend that you purchase the Starter Kit and save 20% with each purchase.  There really isn't anything to lose...only lots to gain!  But, until you make that leap to join my Stampin' Up! family and fill your starter kit with new Holiday catalog products you'll find the ingredients listed below, and I've set it up super easy for you to click on any of the images and add to your shopping cart in my online store.  I would be so very grateful to you and your support for shopping with me.  Check out my Dreamers Loyalty Reward Program...I love what I do and very much appreciation YOU.  So, I pay it back and reward my loyal customers with a FREE shopping spree. You fill my cup!



 

So with one click you can be on your way to soak in some more inspiration showcasing more Gratefulness creations using supplies from the Holiday catalog from the rest of the group.  Your next stop on the hop will be with our very creative, Dena Rekow.  I know her creation will be fabulous...she'll have a gorgeous creation (or two) to share with everyone. Click on the 'Next' button and you'll be at your next stop.  Have fun filling your inspiration bucket...don't forget to come back real soon.  :)

 

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Stamp It Blog Hop — Gather Together for The Season

Hello stampers and crafty friends! The fun never ends for papercrafters, especially when it's time for the October Stamp It Blog Hop!  You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from one of the other Stamp It members blog...either way, make sure to click the blog next in line to move along the hop and not miss a beat.

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This Fall season has been flying so we will be sharing all sorts of handmade cards and giftable projects that hit several occasions...Fall, Thanksgiving, and even Christmas. YIKES!  I chose to stick with the current weather and focus on the few days of Fall that we'll see before the snow starts flying.

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For my card, I'm featuring the Gather Together Suite of products.  I'm super happy to see one of the patterns from the Come To Gather designer series paper pack is a woodgrain pattern.  That just never seems to get old for me and is a natural and neutral pattern to include for any style of creation.

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When I first saw the Gather Together stamp set, the first thing I got excited about was the one large leaf image.  I haven't done the Diaper Wipe technique in ages and it seems like the last time I played with it was creating a fall-type card.  Funny!  I chose to use the coordinating colors from the Come To Gather designer series paper pack — Pretty Peacock, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and Pear Pizzazz to create my own "ink pad".  You start with a strofoam plate (or something that won't soak through to your work surface) and one baby wipe folded in half, then in half again.  To create your color palette that will be your "ink pad" for the leaf image, place 5-6 droplets of each ink color on the baby wipe.  Continue to do this with each color, filling in big gaps and let the droplets 'wick' together naturally.  Ink up your leaf image and stamp on the Whisper White piece of cardstock to create your own 'designer paper'.  You'll see magic when the image picks up the ink that you randomly dropped onto the baby wipe.  So cooool!

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I loved the idea of stamping the sentiment on one of the wood pieces from the Tags & Feathers Elements packs, but I did find it a bit difficult to get any of the Classic ink colors to show up with a crisp and clear image. The ink wanted to soak into the wood piece, so I suggest using Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp onto the wood piece.  It is a more permanent ink and will less likely fade into the wooden element.  The wooden piece rests on a Cajun Craze scalloped circle and is garnished with a Cajun Craze linen thread bow (comes from the Come To Gather Ribbon Combo pack).

Would you like to create this super easy card trying your hand at the baby wipe technique? Check the supply list I have posted below and click on any of the images to add it to your shopping cart in my online store.  I would be so very grateful to you and your support for shopping with me.  Check out my Dreamers Loyalty Reward Program...I love what I do and very much appreciation YOU.  So, I pay it back and reward my loyal customers with a FREE shopping spree. You fill my cup!

For more Annual catalog favorites, you'll want to make sure you hop on over to the next Stamp It Group members blogs to see what amazing creations they have to share.  Thank you so much for stopping by....stop back again real soon.


 

STAMP IT BLOG HOP GIVE AWAY

Good Luck to all!! One very lucky paper crafter will win this wonderful All-inclusive Notes of Kindness Card Kit. To enter, you must leave a comment on any Stamp It Blog Hop post....AND, finally, you must include the correct hash tag...#stampitcontest with your comment.

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So with one click you can be on your way to soak in some more inspiration.

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CONGRATULATIONS to our last month's Blog Hop Winner!

 
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These tutorials are a wonderful resource for your business.  In this months Tutorial Bundle, you will find excellent ideas using brand new products from the Annual & Holiday catalogs.  My project is featuring the Wonderfully Wicked stamp set.


 
 
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What supplies do you need to create this woodsy, Fall card?  All the items used are Stampin' Up! products and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below.
 
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Creative Inking Blog Hop — Gathering Together for Octoberfest

Hello stampers and crafty friends!  It's October 20th; and that means another series of our Creative Inking Blog Hop!  You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from the very talented Colleen Vassos' blog. Please be sure to click the 'Next' button (found below) to move along the Creative Inking blog hop to see all the wonderful creations.

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The temps have really been on a roller-coaster in my area...low 80's one week, then close to freezing temps the next.  As the leaves change color and blow around the yard, I'm realizing that Fall is here and winter is not far behind.  We never have a very long time to enjoy my favorite season....Fall.

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So, I'm playing with my Gather Together Suite of products and really loving all of it.  The Gather Together stamp set, coordinating Gathered Leaves Dies, and each beautiful sheet included in the Come To Gather Designer Series paper pack.  I've been on a hot streak creating cards that use more than one pattern...simply because they all compliment each other so well.  Aren't the concept artists for Stampin' Up! just sooo smart!  They have very keen eyes, that's for sure!

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Fall leaves can include very vibrant colors, so I chose to use the Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Cards & Envelopes pack.  I just LOVE the texture of the card bases.  It is different than our Crumb Cake cardstock...more natural and warm in touch and appearance.  Also, it really shows off the beautiful color of the Pretty Peacock cardstock that mattes the 3 designer paper patterns.

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I went very simple with this card and only wanted to use embossed leaves in Cajun Craze, Pear Pizzazz and Copper as the focal point.  The Ribbon comes from the Come To Gather combo pack and oh-so soft to tie bows and knots. YUM!!  This layout could sport any occasion, but the "Wishing you well" sentiment was inked in Pretty Peacock and will be going to a male friend of mine who has been experiencing some health issues for a while.  I hope it brings a smile to his face and warms his heart. :)

Now, if you have ever thought about getting more for your money purchasing all of your favorite Stampin' Up! products, I highly recommend that you purchase the Starter Kit and save 20% with each purchase.  There really isn't anything to lose...only lots to gain!  But, until you make that leap to join my Stampin' Up! family and fill your starter kit with new Holiday catalog products you'll find the ingredients listed below, and I've set it up super easy for you to click on any of the images and add to your shopping cart in my online store.  I would be so very grateful to you and your support for shopping with me.  Check out my Dreamers Loyalty Reward Program...I love what I do and very much appreciation YOU.  So, I pay it back and reward my loyal customers with a FREE shopping spree. You fill my cup!



 

So with one click you can be on your way to soak in some more inspiration showcasing more Octoberfest creations using supplies from the Holiday catalog from the rest of the group.  Your next stop on the hop will be with our very creative, Dena Rekow.  I know her creation will be fabulous...she'll have a gorgeous creation (or two) to share with everyone. Click on the 'Next' button and you'll be at your next stop.  Have fun filling your inspiration bucket...don't forget to come back real soon.  :)

 

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Check out our AMAZING Stamping Around The World Tutorial Bundles
October offers 12 amazing tutorials to inspire you each month
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This bundled package is all jam packed with creative ideas using current Stampin' Up! products.  YAY!! There are three ways you can get this Tutorial Bundle (a total of 12 bonus tutorials, in all!)  Click here to learn how you can earn this bundle for FREE!  If you have any questions, simply email me!

Are you a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

These tutorials are a wonderful resource for your business.  In this months Tutorial Bundle, you will find excellent ideas using brand new products from the Annual & Holiday catalogs.  My project is featuring the Wonderfully Wicked stamp set.

 

 
 
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Creative Inking Blog Hop — Autumn Vibes and Harvest Hellos

Hello stampers and crafty friends!  I'm so excited to have you join me for the September Creative Inking Blog Hop!  You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from the very talented Colleen Vassos' blog. Please be sure to click the 'Next' button (found below) to move along the Creative Inking blog hop to see all the wonderful creations.

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I've been in high-speed Halloween cardmaking mode since the new Holiday catalog went live, so I'm extremely happy that I get to switch gears a bit.  Well, there's only a slight difference when it comes to using pumpkins...scary or cute pumpkins to patterned or subtle, home natured pumpkins...both used for decorations, but the mood does have a distinct difference.

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I received the Harvest Hellos stamp set as a Prize Patrol gift during the Stampin' Up! incentive trip to the Greek Isles back in July,  and can you believe that this is the first time I've cracked open the case?!!  There is a really cute punch that coordinates with the images in the set, too, but I keep forgetting to add it to my demo order!  What the heck is wrong with me?  GEESH!   Note to self:  ORDER the Apple Builder Punch! It's part of a bundle, so plan to save 10% with the purchase. Sooo, as you see it, I cut out my pumpkin the old-fashioned way...fussy cut using my Paper Snips.  It's not a hard image to cut out, but having a coordinating punch sure does make my crafting sessions go so much faster.  :)

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When I think of Fall/Autumn, I think of dried leaves that have changed colors from various shades of green to shades of brown, yellows, reds, orange and copper.  So, I started by inking the pumpkin image with VersaMark and stamping onto Terracotta Tile cardstock.  Then covered it with Copper Embossing Powder and setting with the Heat Tool.

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I'm still having lots of fun playing with the Pigment Sprinkles Watercolor Crystals and thought a background of Mango Melody would throw a little contrast behind the pumpkin setting it up to be the focal point.  I used regular Whisper White cardstock, gave it a slight water bath using the Aqua Painter before lightly sprinkling some of the Mango Melody Pigment Sprinkles over the damp area.  Because the Sprinkles are stored in a "salt shaker" style container (which I absolutely LOVE), there isn't full control as to where the Crystals 'sprinkle' themselves to on the cardstock.  To set the strayed sprinkles, I spritzed them with a Stampin' Spritzer filled with water, then used the Aqua Painter to 'wash' the colorful background.  You'll want to let sit to dry, or you can use the Heat Tool on low to help speed up the drying process.

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In this picture, you can definitely see the Copper Embossed image in all its shine and glory.  Sooo pretty!  The Copper Trim was pulled/stretched and added behind the pumpkin for balance and separation from the Pigment Sprinkles.  The sentiment was inked with Mint Macaron and stamped onto a strip of Soft Sea Foam cardstock to match the cardbase.

Now, if you have ever thought about getting more for your money purchasing all of your favorite Stampin' Up! products, I highly recommend that you purchase the Starter Kit and save 20% with each purchase.  There really isn't anything to lose...only lots to gain!  But, until you make that leap to join my Stampin' Up! family and fill your starter kit with new Holiday catalog products you'll find the ingredients listed below, and I've set it up super easy for you to click on any of the images and add to your shopping cart in my online store.  I would be so very grateful to you and your support for shopping with me.  Check out my Dreamers Loyalty Reward Program...I love what I do and very much appreciation YOU.  So, I pay it back and reward my loyal customers with a FREE shopping spree. You fill my cup!



 

So with one click you can be on your way to soak in some more inspiration showcasing more Holiday catalog sneak peeks from the rest of the group.  Your next stop on the hop will be with our very creative, Dena Rekow.  I know her creation will be fabulous...she'll have a gorgeous creation (or two) to share with everyone. Click on the 'Next' button and you'll be at your next stop.  Have fun filling your inspiration bucket...don't forget to come back real soon.  :)

 

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BUY 3 GET ONE FREE DESIGNER PAPER SALE!

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Back by popular demand, one of the favorite sales of the year is baaack!  Stock up and save on select favorite designer series papers.  You can mix and match; or, select 3 of the same and choose a different pattern for your FREE pack.  You choose!

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See how well this pattern from the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper fits into the subtle, country mood of this card?  All of the patterns in this pack are amazing and lovely, AND part of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free promotion!  YAY!!  So, don't be afraid to mix patterns from other product Suites to fit any season you are creating for.Shop Now Cloud-Lori-2


 
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Lots of Stampin' Up! Christmas Holiday Stamps on the Clearance Rack!

 

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For the first time ever, Stampin' Up! has loaded the Clearance Rack with stamp sets!!  This is not something they have ever done in the past—and they don't know if they'll do it again, buuuut, go take a gander and check it out!  There are a mix of Christmas, Halloween, and Fall holiday stamp sets that are available in either Wood mount, Clear mount, and Photopolymer.  Only available while supplies last.

 

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FOR THE LOVE OF FELT — HELP END ALZHEIMER'S FUNDRAISER

 
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It's not too late to join the fight to End Alzheimers and help me reach our team $1,000 fundraising goal. I have TWO ways that you can help.
 
Purchase the For The Love of Felt stamp set (Item #149650) and Project Kit (Item #149507) purchased together through my online store using Host Code 9JSHGF7Z, I will donate $10 of that purchase to the Alzheimer's Association. PLUS, with your purchase, your name will be entered into a drawing for a wonderful Stampin' Up! bundle...Above The Clouds stamp set and coordinating Balloon Bouquet punch. Offer valid June 16-30, 2019. Drawing to be held on July 1st.
 
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**This special donation event (The Longest Day) is not sponsored by Stampin' Up!, it is solely valid through me, Lori Mueller.
 
 
OR, NOT A PAPER CRAFTER, BUT WANT TO HELP END ALZHEIMER'S?
That's awesome!! Visit our Team page to submit your donation. Your donation to the Alzheimer's Association for The Longest Day is 100% tax deductible. Under the United States tax law, the Alzheimer's Assocation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit organization. Donors who write a check made out to the Alzheimer's Association, or who give by credit card online and include their name and mailing address, will receive a receipt once the donation has been processed.
 
 
 

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Stamp It Blog Hop — Country Home Thanksgiving Holiday

Hello everyone and welcome to our October Stamp It Bog Hop.  I'm super excited to share a card focusing on this month's theme — Thanksgiving Holiday.  I can't believe that I'm going to say this, but I'm getting hungry for the traditional Thanksgiving feast...turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and, let's not forget...pumpkin pie!  YUM!!  Since I know I won't be eating any of those foods soon, let's take a peek at what I have to share with you today!

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If you have been traveling along the Stamp It Group Blog Hop, or, if this is your very first stop, I want to thank you so much for stopping to visit me Lori Mueller, Stampin' Dreams. If you like to skip and hop and happen to get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

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When I was preparing another card using this Country Home stamp set, I had stamped a couple of the images so that I could practice coloring with the Stampin' Blends.  With the philosophy of 'waste not, want not', I thought I would use one of them for this card.

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It's typical that I use Designer Series Paper on my projects, but this time, the colored image gave me direction for a stamped background and color combinations.  Can you believe that this card is the first time that my Buffalo Check Background stamp has seen ink?  GASP!  I inked it with Basic Gray ink and stamped onto a layer of Mango Melody.  Both the background and focal image are matted onto Blackberry Bliss cardstock to help accentuate the artichoke in the floral image.

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One of my ultimate favorite things to do is add more than one color to the sentiment.  Since there is more than one font featured, it just seemed fitting to ink with Blackberry Bliss and Mango Melody.  Love the added character.

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To bring in a little bit of country, the Linen Braided Trim is the perfect touch.  I love the softness...and, it ties beautifully into a little bow.

 

For more Thanksgiving inspiration, make sure you hop on over to the next Stamp It Group members' blogs to see what projects they have to share.  Thank you so much for stopping by....stop back again real soon.


 

STAMP IT BLOG HOP GIVE AWAY

Good Luck to all!! One very lucky paper crafter will win this wonderful All-inclusive Notes of Kindness Card Kit. To enter, you must leave a comment on any Stamp It Blog Hop post....AND, finally, you must include the correct hash tag...#stampitcontest with your comment.

 

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From the bottom of my heart, many, many "thanks" to you for you stopping by to visit me.  I love the visits and wonderful thoughts you share with your comments.  It is always my passion to inspire you with my papercrafting projects.  I hope I have peaked your excitement to get your dreams stamped out onto paper using some of the products that I have shared with you.  I truly live to inspire!! But, if you want to become a "Happy Shopper" and get all of your favorites on your wish list at a discount, you can purchase the Starter Kit and join my Stampin' Up! family...fill your Starter Kit with what YOU want (up to $125 worth of product)!  How exciting is that?!!   I am always very, very appreciative of your shopping excursion through my online store, too.

 

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Are you a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

These tutorials are a wonderful resource for your business.  In this months Tutorial Bundle, you will find excellent ideas using brand new products from the annual catalog.  My project is featuring the Falling For Leaves stamp set! 

 

 


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What supplies do you need to create this card? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!

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OSAT Blog Hop — Fall Brings Ghouls, Goblins and Gourds

Hello-Hello stampers and paper crafters!  Welcome to my blog and the October One Stamp At a Time (OSAT) Design Team Blog Hop!  This may be your first stop on the hop, or you may have hopped over here from the previous OSAT designer. Either way, in order to view all of the blog participants sharing their wonderful craftiness, click on the next person in line within the list of blogger's posted at the end.

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This month's theme is "Ghouls, Goblins and Gourds".  I didn't have anything to fit the bill for Goblins and Gourds, so I stuck with the cute Ghouls found in the Toil & Trouble Designer Series paper.

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There is a definite tint of Highland Heather in those little ghosts, so it made for a good matte behind the designer series paper and an accent to help show off the Labels To Love sentiment.

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I'm not one to use one color with any of our neutrals, so I added some of the gorgeous Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon tied with a knot.  If you love ribbon, you are going to absolutely fall in love with this ribbon...OH. MY. GOSH!!  You need to get some...just sayin'!!  Sooo pretty and soft...to tie a knot or bow couldn't be any easier.

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You all know how much I love dimension, so I inked the sentiment in Jet Black StaZon and stamped a 2nd time onto Pumpkin Pie to pop up on the original stamped image.  There are more dimensionals behind the main sentiment, too.  I hope you enjoyed this little "Ghoul" card...it came together so easy.

 


Takeout Treat Box with Bats

Wouldn't you agree that all those cute Ghouls need to be accompanied by a little Takeout Treat box covered with bats?!!  I stayed with the same color combinations of Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather and Basic Black.  The photo doesn't show it, but the bats were punched from the Black Foil paper using the Spooky Bats punch, both found in the Holiday catalog.  The sentiment came from the September Paper Pumpkin kit embossed with Whisper White Embossing powder.  Sooo cute!!

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At this time, you are now ready to hop on over to the next OSAT designers blog.  You won't want to miss traveling on as I know they will have something fun and exciting to share with you.  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can click your way through the blog list found below.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing!

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I'm so very grateful; and I'm not sure I can say thank you enough to everyone that stops to visit me.  I love the visits and wonderful thoughts you share with your comments.  If you've ever purchased a stamp set, dies, paper, ink, embellishments, etc. from m online shop, I literally did a little happy dance with your order came in.  And, if you've ever shared a card or other bit of handmade kindness using Stampin' Up! products, my heart leaps for joy.  I appreciate you and all of your wonderful support of my favorite stamping business.  If you haven't already, please share and invite your friends to stop by, too.  Oh, and subscribe to my blog so that you don't miss a single post.  I can't express how very passionate I am to share my love for papercrafting with you. If you are a new visiting crafter looking for a demonstrator to shop with, I would be ecstatic and honored to be your creative coach.


 
October's Tutorial Bundle
12 AMAZING exclusive Tutorials $15 (US)
 
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We appreciate your support purchasing the bundle as it will keep us creating more & more of these types of bundle packages—all jam packed with creative ideas using current Stampin' Up! products.  YAY!!  If you have any questions, simply email me!

Are you a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

These tutorials are a wonderful resource for your business.  In this months Tutorial Bundle, you will find excellent ideas using brand new products from the annual catalog.  My project is featuring the Falling For Leaves stamp set! 

  

Thank you for Shopping with Lori

Host Code

  • Use Hostess Code RS6F3DWM to get a FREE GIFT from me when you order $50 or more.
  • STAMPIN' REWARDS:  Orders over $150 receive $15+ additional free product (you do not want to use the Hostess Code noted above...this is so YOU receive the Hostess benefits).
 

 

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS?  Please holler if you do.  I love and appreciate your comments.

ARE YOU A FACEBOOK FAN?  I would love it if you would "Like" my Lori Dreams Stampin page.

DO YOU CRUISE PINTEREST?  If you enjoy Pinterest, you can find my creations on Pinterest, too.

 
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What supplies do you need to create these projects? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!
 
 

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