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Artisan Finalist Blog Hop Day 8

It's Day 8 of the Artisan Finalist Blog Hop!  If you started from the beginning, you've just visited Holly VanDyne's blog.  She's a hard act to follow!   You'll be able to follow the blog hop all the way through by clicking on the links at the end of this post.

Today's card was actually the very last project that I created for the Artisan Award contest.  I had procastinated on making it because I wanted this last card to have a vintage-y, shabby chic feel to it.  It didn't turn out exactly as I had envisioned it, but that was okay.  It ended up being one of my favorites.

The fun thing about this card is that I was able to use up a bunch of scrap Designer Series Paper.  I actually just grabbed anything with a green pattern!


This card has a lot of sparkle thanks to the silver glimmer snowflakes and the red & silver glimmer brads.  You'll notice that I did sponge all the edges of the cardstock to give the card that vintage look.


The topper of the tree was a double-loop seam binding bow on top of a silver glimmer snowflake.  I pulled the ends of the ribbon to created the ruffled ends.


I've noticed that quite a few of the Artisan finalists decorated the inside of their cards.  This card is no exception!

There is a complete supply list for this card at the end of this post.  Many of the items on this card have retired, but I've got a special treat for you!

At convention this year, all of the finalists participated in a card swap.  I recreated this card with current Stampin' Up! product.  Because this is such a FUN card, I am going to have a video tutorial available on my blog on Monday.  You'll probably want to subscribe to my blog so that you can receive the updates, including this tutorial.

This blog hop will take you in a complete circle, but if you happen to lose your way, here is a list you can refer to. Be sure to check back every day this week for more great stamping and paper crafting ideas!

  1. Connie Collins
  2. Holly VanDyne
  3. Melissa Stout  (you are here!)
  4. Amy O'Neill
  5. Sandie Conner
  6. Amy Rogers
  7. Mercedes Weber
  8. Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin
  9. Mindy Bingamon


You are now ready to visit Amy O'Neill.  She's got a great project to share with you today!



STAMP SET:  Petite Pairs

INK:  Soft Suede, Real Red

PAPER:  Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Garden Green, Everyday Enchantment DSP, Paisley Petals DSP, Nursery Nest DSP, Silver Glimmer Paper

ACCESSORIES:  Big Shot, Perfect Pennants Die, Northern Frost Die, Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, Basics Glimmer Brads, Brights Glimmer Brads, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, 1-1/4” Square Punch

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