Sunday, June 28, 2020

NC Demos Blog Hop June 2020

Welcome to the NC Demos Blog Hop for June 2020!

For this months blog hop the theme is Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue.


I had a digital craft day with my sister Jane who lives in Florida & my best crafting buddy Tracy who lives in Washington. Since I live in North Carolina I could not exactly borrow from them. We decided to try the Braided Fold Card inspired by, a card Maggie Trimble sent me as well as an item from Pinterest, so I think this qualifies me to check the box for Something Borrowed!

For something new, I used the new In-Color of Magenta Madness even though it really is indistinguishable from the Blackberry Bliss I used to sponge the background with some Mango Melody and Pretty Peacock. The Braid Fold is also new to me. We always try to do new techniques when we get together to keep it fun. Something New...Check!

For Something Old, I used the Bokeh technique which my sister has never done on top of my sponged background as well as the Christmas Layers Dies cut with Gold Foil Paper and Gold 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon. The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Christmas. Three out of four... on to Something Blue!

For something blue, I had the card all set up to use the Pretty Peacock as the card base but at the last minute I switched it out for a Blackberry Bliss one, so the sponged background will have to count for my something blue.

This card is spectacular in person! 

Make sure to check out these other amazing projects!!

Tina Lesson
Toni Campana
Jo Anne Hewins
Ariel Matera
Laurie Meier
Amy Kinler
Tracy Lewis
Sue Root
Tracie Evans Langley
Libby Foreman <- You are here

Martinette Horner

Before you go, here is a bonus card with my "discarded" Pretty Peacock base from above! This uses a piece of the retired Perennial Essence DSP, that I loved but never got around to using. It is layered with a sentiment heat embossed with Itty Bitty Birthdays and the butterflies are from the Butterfly Beauties Dies, cut with Gold Glimmer Paper and Vellum. The envelope is stamped with the Beauty Abounds Stamp Set. Thanks for stopping by!

Stampin' Up! products used:
  • Beauty Abounds Stamp Set
  • Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set
  • Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set
  • Christmas Layers Dies
  • Butterfly Beauties Dies
  • Perennial Essence DSP
  • Gold Glimmer Paper
  • Gold Foil Paper
  • Gold 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon
  • Vellum
  • Magenta Madness
  • Blackberry Bliss
  • Mango Melody
  • Pretty Peacock
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  1. Very pretty card, Libby! I love the braid! I haven't done it in awhile. Thanks for reminding me about it!

  2. Oh Libby! I love both of your cards:) They are both very pretty, TFS

  3. I have done the Bokeh technique is one of my favorites. I also love snowflakes. This is fantastic. I can only image it with some of the new catty coming out soon.

  4. Libby - Absolutely stunning cards! I love them both. The braiding brings in a great addition to your design. I hope you don't mind if I CASE :)

  5. I've never thought of doing the braid across the top of my card. That's so pretty. I have never tried the Bokeh technique. I don't know why.