Welcome to our Share the Season Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the stamps and thin cuts included in this special which runs through the end of September while supplies last.

If you have come here from Catherine Nowak’s Blog , you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.  To visit each blog for some great ideas just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

Supplies used (Close to My Heart): A Dash of Joy stamp set, Multi Square Windows Thin Cuts, Sapphire Exclusive Ink, Cardstock (White Daisy and Carolina), White Embossing Powder, and White Daisy Cards & Envelopes.
Also used laminating pouches.

I had this project in the back of my mind all week and wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to do. Then, I saw Jennifer McGuire’s video on embellished windows and I knew that would be a perfect technique to use with the Multi Square Windows Thin Cut. You sprinkle embossing powder in a laminating pouch and when you run it through the machine it melts creating this this cool effect! Thank you Jennifer!!
I debated putting the snowmen in front or behind the window and chose in front just because they stood out more but if you used a light amount of embossing powder, they would be cute “outside” as well. I cut the one bottom section out of the window to make the sentiment fit.
Here is a picture of it coming through the laminator, it is so much fun – like magic!

For this next card I used the Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder and created a shaker card. I also cut out more of the window for a new design. There is so much that you can do with this thin cut!

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: A Dash of Joy stamp set, Multi Square Windows Thin Cuts, Cardstock (Candy Apple, Evergreen), Black Exclusive Ink, Gold Glitter Paper, Gold Loose Sequins, Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder, and White Daisy Cards and Envelopes.
Also used laminating pouches.

I had to make one more trying the Silver Tinsel Embossing Powder but I ran out of foam tape. So I backed it with black paper to make it pop more and since our school colors are black and red, I changes this from a Christmas card to a graduation card!

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Giving Thanks stamp set, Reasons to Smile stamp set, Say It In Style stamp set, (Multi Windows Thin Cut, Binder Clip Label Thin Cut, Cardstock (Black and Candy Apple), Silver Tinsel Embossing Powder, Black Exclusive Ink, and White Daisy Cards and Envelopes.
Also used laminating pouches.

Now “Hop” on over to Melinda Everitt’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!

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Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month we are highlighting script stamps, lettering, and the Melissa Espin Penmanship series, This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you are coming from Lauren Moore’s Blog, you are on the right track!

Supply List: Cardstock (Lagoon, White Daisy, Black, Charcoal, Sage, Raspberry), Silver Foil Paper, Liquid Glass with Fine Tip Applicator, Complete Creativity Cricut cartridge, Today by Melissa Esplin stamp set, Joy by Melissa Esplin stamp set, Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad, White Daisy Exclusive Inks Pigment Pad, Melissa Esplin black pen, and Silver Glitter Gems.

I’ve only been doing a card here and there so it feels great to get a layout finished! I took a card design from the new Complete Creativity Cricut collection and resized the images in Design Space to transform it into a scrapbook page. I just love the Melissa Esplin stamps and they add beautiful fonts to this layout. The pens are very smooth and not only work for writing but can also be used for doodling. To add some dimension, I cut the white outline of the flower diecut five times and layered the cuts. Below is a closeup of this layering. I didn’t chose them for this layout but the Acrylic Hearts would combine nicely with this technique.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Terry Metzger’s Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

When it comes to celebrating Halloween, don’t settle for simply spooky when you can make it Spooktacular! From now through October 31, you can get the exclusive Spooktacular paper packet and coordinating cardstock, as well as the exclusive Frightful Friends stamp set and its coordinating Thin Cuts! Best of all, you can save 20% when you purchase a workshop kit that includes the papers, cardstock, stamp set, and Thin Cuts together with additional supplies for creating the simply Spooktacular artwork you see here!
There are many options to choose from: