Llama Blog Hop: Fall-i-Days Finale (Don’t worry…we’ll be back with a new title next month!)

It’s the Llamas last Fall Hop!!

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Welcome one and all to the Llama’s Fall-i-Days Finale.  

The blog hop capper to our series of Fall Festivals and Holidays. 

Yes we are cheating just a tiny tad by including Christmas, New Years, Valentines and any other non fall holiday the mind of a Llama can imagine (I’ve heard rumors even Mardi Gras will appear in one of the posts) but…it is still technically Fall, Y’all!   Right up until December 21!     Hard to believe isn’t it what with snow on the ground, leaves off the trees and the sounds of Christmas Carols in the air.    Not to mention the glittery, frosty elegance of our Finale Banner that just screams party time (as in New Years, Mardi Gras and more).   Thanks Stephanie for once again creating banners and buttons with Stampin’ Up’s wonderful My Digital Studio program that puts us in the mood to celebrate.

If you’ve followed the listing on the Hop’s Home page then you’ve arrived from Buffy’s beautiful and festive edition of the Finale.  If you’ve arrived from somewhere else (Christine’s perhaps?) that’s fine too…we Llamas are very into finding our own path after all and the home button will always get you back to the list and we are set up in circle so you can circle round in either direction using next or previous buttons as indicated for your personal journey.  😀   We’ve also permalinked all entries so you’ll be able to circle the hop anytime you’ve a mind to in the future.

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Keeping it simple is the theme I’ve adopted.  Well…sort of.   Simple is not something I do easily after all.    It’s also a tad traditional or even vintage.  And possibly patriotic given the colors.

All images and die cuts copyright Stampin' Up!

All images and die cuts copyright Stampin’ Up!

Whether it’s for Christmas or for New Years you can’t go wrong with a bit of glitz and gold is as glitzy as it gets (without the shimmer paper that is).  You also can’t go wrong with a bit of Champagne.   Champagne shimmer paint that is…after all…you do want to be able to stamp straight right? 😀

With winter reaching out its grip the Northern Flurry embossing folder seemed the perfect choice.  Reminds me too of a vintage candlewick bedspread I had for years and years.   And for Christmas time Peace on Earth is my constant prayer.  Actually it’s my prayer all year long but seems very appropriate as we end one year and begin another.  A prayer, a wish and deep hope that fills my being.     I was so happy to find such a beautiful version of this text in the Holiday Catalog Stamp Set Greetings of the Season.   The set has my all time favorite Noel as well.   And now Stampin Up has carried it over through the Spring Catalog so you can get it to use and enjoy all the way up till May 31st (no word yet whether it will be in the next catalog)  or whenever you want to share that peace filled sentiment.

All images & die cuts copyright Stampin' Up!

All images & die cuts copyright Stampin’ Up!

Supplies:

Stamps:   Greetings of the Season

Ink:  Versamark, Stampin’ Gold Dazzle Marker

Paper: Naturals White, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake Cardstocks

Other: Big Shot, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Labels Framelits, Pearls, Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Champagne Shimmer Mist, Sponge Dauber, 3/16″ Corner Rounder Punch, glue dots, dimensionals

Basics of the Card:  Pearls were colored with the Gold Stampin Dazzle Marker (also carried over from the Holiday Catalog) and allowed to dry.  Naturals white layer was embossed with Norther Flurry ef.   Corners of base and two layers  punched with corner rounder.   Embossed Naturals White layered with Cherry Cobbler onto base.  Champagne Shimmer Paint daubed on centers of snowflakes and gold colored pearl applied to center.   Greeting gold embossed and die cut with matching die cut layer.   Tulle is cut in a 2″ strip folded over lengthwise and knotted. 

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From a Wish for Peace to an invitation to party!  The Celebrate is the energetic stamp from the Seasonal Sayings set in the Holiday Catalog.  The perfect set for our Fall-i-Days hop series at it will take you from Halloween right through to Valentines.  It’s also one of the sets that comes as single stamps up until January 2nd.    I picked up the single image Celebrate as I thought it perfect for New Years, Birthdays or really anytime a party or a sense of joy was called for.   

In this incarnation the Norther Flurry Snowflakes are doing double duty for fireworks.  Kinda works for that don’t you think?  Especially with the Champagne Shimmer Paint centers.   Much shinier and a tad more subtle in person.  And because we are partying for the New Year here I doubled up the Tulle knots too!     Though of course with tulle and fireworks and pearls and a party it could also work for Mardi Gras – might want to add some traditional Mardi Gras green & purple for that though!

All images and die cuts copyright Stampin' Up!

All images and die cuts copyright Stampin’ Up!

Supplies:

Stamps:   Seasonal Sayings

Ink:  Versamark, Stampin’ Gold Dazzle Marker

Paper: Naturals White, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake Cardstocks

Other: Big Shot, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Pearls, Crumb Cake & Cherry Cobbler  Scalloped Tulle Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Champagne Shimmer Mist, Sponge Dauber, 3/16″ Corner Rounder Punch, glue dots, dimensionals

 Card design basics:  Similar to the previous card just a different die cut and the added Cherry Cobbler Tulle knot.

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From the vintage and patriotic colors that ended and began our year to the softer sweeter and simpler tones of an old fashioned Valentines.   A Valentines Cookie House that is.   Yep…I’m still making these little cookie houses.   If you’d like to see another edition as well as the link to the video for making them check out this post from Hanukkah Hop.

Still using pieces from the Festival of Prints Print Pack from the Holiday Catalog (hurry and get yours before its all gone) for the roof I added Pink Piroutte and some Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding.    A die cut, a couple of stamped texts and you have the perfect and simple Valentines treat to share with friends, neighbors, classmates, teachers and anyone you can think of that would like a cookie and a reminder that you are thinking of them.    Of course you  could add a window sheet and then fill with peppermints or the traditional candy conversation hearts.   And the best part…sh!!…don’t tell anyone.  You can make one of these for less than 50¢ each once you have all the materials on hand.  Of course…the cookie is extra.  😀

All images and die cuts copyright Stampin' Up!

All images and die cuts copyright Stampin’ Up!

Supplies:

Stamps:   You are Loved, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink

Paper:  Pink Pirouette Cardstock, Festival of Prints Pack (holiday catalog)

Other:  Big Shot, Hearts Framelit, Simply Scored, Stampin’ Trimmer, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Crop-i-Dile, Sticky Strip, Paper Snips.

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That’s it for my edition of the Finale.   Now it’s on to Christine’s  fabulously creative entry (yep..I peeked!) – or Buffy’s if you are moving in reverse.  You can use the buttons below to advance in whichever direction you are moving.  If you find a broken link just click on the home button and you’ll find the list that will get you back on track.  Hop on my friends and enjoy the last few days of Fall with our Fall-i-Days Finale!

Hugs & Blessings – Jean

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