Casually Crafting Blog Hop - Tic Tac Toe


I'm back with another casual card for the Casually Crafting Blog Hop. We're a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that love to stamp and love to share.  We share card and projects that are simple and easy to create with a few products and are perfect for the beginner and casual stamper.  Our blog hop goes live on the third Saturday of each month.  I hope you'll join us and "hop" around our group to be inspired!

This month the theme is based on a Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  I chose to use the bottom line - Green, Orange and Metallic.  It seems that the obvious choice for this card is a Thanksgiving card.

Here's my Thanksgiving Card featuring the Pretty Pumpkins Bundle.  I used a sketch that was part of a recent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Training that I participated in.

I love this sketch and I know that I'll use it again (Thanks Allison Okamitsu).  Here's my card.  I really liked how it turned out.

  1. Cut Early Espresso card stock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and fold in half to form card base.
  2. Cut Crumb Cake card stock 4" x 5 1/4".
  3. Stamp the leaf and vine image randomly on Crumb Cake card stock using Crumb Cake ink.
  4. Cut Designer Series Paper 2" x 4" and adhere to the Crumb Cake piece about 3/4" from top and left hand side using Stampin' Seal.
  5. Cut Very Vanilla card stock 2 1/4" x 3 1/4"
  6. Stamp pumpkins using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  7. Colour the pumpkins and leaves using Pumpkin Pie and Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends.
  8. Adhere to the Crumb Cake piece about 3/4" from right hand side and 1" from top and bottom using Stampin' Seal.
  9. Wrap twine around Crumb Cake piece about 2" from bottom and tie a bow on left hand side.
  10. Cut Very Vanilla card stock 1" x 2 3/4".  Cut tag end using Paper Snips.
  11. Stamp sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
  12. Adhere to bottom of the stamped image using Dimensionals.
  13. Adhere to the card base.
  14. Adhere Brushed Metallic Dots to the card base.
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Your Creative Escapes Retreat - Holiday Edition

We're so excited to be host our Your Creative Escapes Retreat - Holiday Edition.

While we'd all like to be able to get together to stamp, that just isn't possible yet. The retreat will be held on Friday, October 22nd from 7-9pm and on Saturday, October 23rd from 8am to 8pm! The event will be hosted on Zoom as well as streamed to a private Facebook Group for the Make and Take Sessions.

The cost is $105 CDN which includes:
  • TWO stamp sets - Delivering Cheer (from the July to December Mini) and Tidings and Trimmings (from the Annual Catalogue)
  • Package of Brushed Metallic Dots
  • 6 Make and Take projects (includes the supplies, but you provide the adhesives and inks) and PDF instructions
  • Pillow gift
  • Prizes throughout the day
Sign up and pay by September 26th and you'll be entered into a draw for a Bundle AND you'll receive a Sale-a-Bration item (Level 1) of your choice.

Deadline for sign up is October 6th at 11:59pm Pacific.

There will be a raffle (tickets are extra) for additional prizes at the end of the day.

If you already own the Delivering Cheer stamp set, you can substitute another stamp set ($24 value).

If you already own the Tidings and Trimmings stamp set, you can substitute another stamp set ($24 value)

Add on Options
  • Christmas Trimmings Dies (coordinates with the Tidings & Trimmings stamp set) $38.00
  • Tailor Made Tags Dies $37
When you register, select the options that you want. Diane or I will be in touch with the information about payment (e-transfer, cash or cheque).

We're really excited for the day!  Don't miss out!  Registration closes on October 6th to get the stamp sets and Make and Take kits.  Or sign up by September 26th to be entered in the early bird prize draw.

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    1. Wow! That sketch layout works perfectly with your image. Thanks for hopping with us this month x

    2. Lovely card, thank you for sharing! - Ann

    3. Perfect combination of the tic tac toe challenge and sketch! :)


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