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Altenew Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to the Altenew Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!

You should have arrived from Jessica‘s blog. Here is the full list for your reference:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Monday, November 27th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Wednesday, November 29th.

Here is the layout I created for this hop:

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I started by stamping the floral image included in the Best Mom stamp set four times on smooth white card stock. I varied the position of the stamp to create two main clusters on opposite corners of the page. The Christmas colors in the picture called for reds and greens. The new Artist Markers Set C has the perfect shades of red, which I combined with the R318 included in Set A.
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As you can see in the pictures, the flowers have different shading. Some are darker in the middle and lighter on the petals, others have darker tips and lighter centers. I thought it would be fun to vary the look a little bit. The greens I used are from the previously released Set A.
Next, I built a few layers behind my picture. All the patterned paper, as well as the heart wood veneers, are from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection. I used one of the red markers (R217) to color the wooden hearts and make them match the other colors on the page.
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The title comes from one of the words included in the Holiday Script Words Die set. I cut it three times and adhered the layers together to make it thicker. All the other die cuts on the page are cut files from my stash.
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I finished the layout with pearlescent Liquid Pearls, as well as Wink Of Stella glitter pen.

These markers are fantastic. They blend easily, and the colors are rich and vibrant.

Thank you for stopping by today. Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win. Your next stop is Sveta‘s blog.
Blog · Cards · Cut files

The Cut Shoppe – Thanksgiving Cards

Happy Thanksgiving week! I can’t believe it’s already here!

For today’s post, I have decided to create a set of cards that are perfect for this time of the year. I used two new cut files included in the Thanks And Giving set, as well as some leaves from the Autumn Acres set.

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Thanks And Giving Watermark

Autumn Acres

The first card is very simple. I backed the beautiful Give Thanks design with several patterned papers from the Heart of Home collection. I didn’t add much around it, other than the cluster in the left lower corner, as I didn’t want to take away from the elegant cut file. I just made the cluster a little bit fuller with some leaves from the Autumn Acres cut file set and fussy cut roses.

TCS - Thanksgiving Cards - 1

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The second card allowed me to incorporate lots of patterned papers from the same collection. I love cut files like this one. They are versatile and fun.

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I used foam dots to adhere it down for added dimension and embellished it with some fussy cut daisies and enamel dots.

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TCS - Thanksgiving Cards - 2 - CloseUp

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you will feel inspired to create a set of Thanksgiving cards with the new Thanks And Giving cut file set.

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Pink Paislee – Thanksgiving: Give Thanks Layout

Hello Pink Paislee friends! Enza here, and today I’m excited to share a Thanksgiving layout with you. To celebrate the people I am most thankful for in my life, I decided to go big with a title that takes up most of the page. I wanted it to make a statement and give the idea of what the layout is about at once.

Enza Gudor - November 20th - StyledI started by cutting the title out of the gorgeous floral patterned paper in the Turn the Page collection. I knew I wanted to stitch all around it, but I was short on time. I had to find an easier and faster way to create my stitching pattern. Instead of manually pocking the holes along the edge of the cut file, I decided to let my Silhouette do all the work. The trick here is to create an outline around the image you want to stitch and then make it into a dotted line before sending it to cut. Easy peasy! Stitching on paper has always been an enjoyable pastime for me. I also love the texture and definition it adds to my projects!
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I picked a different colored thread for each of the letters as I wanted to make the title pop a little more. Once the background was ready, I worked on building several layers behind the picture. I used lots of die cuts, wood veneers, stickers, as well as fussy cut flowers and leaves.

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Enza Gudor - November 20th - Eye CandyI love all the bits and pieces in the Turn the Page collection so much!

A big title and a bit of stitching can make your Thanksgiving layout shine! @pinkpaislee @enzamg #ppturnthepage #thanksgiving #layout #stitchingThat is all for today! I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and will feel inspired to celebrate the people you are most thankful for in your next layout.