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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Home in the City...

Welcome to the Anything but the Holidays Blog Hop!
Thank you for visiting me, Amanda Dickson, here at Home Designs by Amanda.
In this blog hop, Stampin' Up! demonstrators are using new product from the just released 2017 Holiday catalog to share ways of using the products that are not holiday in nature.
There is a long list of participants, so a ton of inspiration is awaiting you!

The new holiday products I chose to use are the Hearts Come Home stamp set 
and coordinating Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies set.
(Links for the products are at the end of the post...)

Here is one of the pictures of how they were used for the catalog...

Along with the Wonderful Life set.

Here is a preview of that set...

I took these adorable Christmas sets 
and made a Birthday card...

So, the concept for this card was something I saw on Pinterest, 
but I of course revamped it and made it my own...

However, I found this card rather difficult to make, 
and really didn't feel like making a second one,
so, there is no video to go with it!

I went with the Home in the City idea 
because it was going to a man that lives in a city...
a city that happens to be somewhat hilly too...

For the sentiments, I used the Glamper Greetings set from the annual catalog.
It is a photopolymer set, so it made it so I could bend what is actually a straight sentiment
 to angle some with the card.
I found that super fun!

I hope you are enjoying the blog hop
 and have a chance to see what all the other demonstrators 
have designed using holiday sets for non-holiday projects!

There are links below to the items I used to create this card...
Thank you so much for coming to Create with Me today!

"To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven:"
Ecclesiastes 3:1


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  1. Your card is so creative, I love it.

  2. Looks great. I can see this design in many colours.

  3. What a cute card.. good use of mixed dies.


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