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Another Path to Peace for #GDP012

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“All that we behold is full of blessings.”

~William Wordsworth

Last week I made the front of this card with the shepherd and sheep traveling a path of peace, and this week I’ve made the back with the three Kings traveling the path of peace for the Global Design Project Challenge.  This week it is a “Case the Designer” challenge and  I’ve turned Brian Kings hill of snow into a hill of sand. : )

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The “peace” on the little road of peace was made by masking off the single word from the longer sentiment in the “All Ye Faithful” stamp set.  This card is being made as a little mini crèche to display during Advent, Christmas and Epiphany.   Hope you can play along this week over at http://www.global-design-project.com  Stamping Peace, Dawn.



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“Grateful, grateful, truly grateful, I am.”

~John Bucchino

This was a card that we made at stamping classes last week and was our first attempt at “dry embossing.”  The technique, which can be found on YouTube, uses a handmade template made with three thicknesses of the cardboard that is in the back of a package of Designer Series Paper (DSP) and leaves a blank space in whatever embossing folder we are using.  (Just cut out the design you want left blank with an exacto knife…in this case it was a rectangle to accomodate the Woodgrain embossing folder, but it can be a circle, it can be the outline of a tree, an acorn…anything we want!  On this card it left a space for the beautiful “Thankful” stamp from the new “Six Sayings” hostess stamp set.  I added some of last year’s wooden embellishments inked with Cajun Craze and Tip Top Taupe and some gold cord to complete a card to express how thankful I am to you, my Stampin’ Up! friends, for sharing your artistry and your friendship.  Happy Thanksgiving!

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Dove of Peace Gift Tag

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“Fill us all with peace.”

~Advent Bulletin

Good Morning!  This was our backyard at 5:00 this morning.   We heard the city plow go by before that and everyone flew out of bed to see how much snow we had…the first snow is always so exciting!  It is like a blanket of peace falling from the sky.    This tag has an aura of peace as well.  It was inspired by a card that Shawn over at Shawnstamps made for the Global Design Project last week, and is a prototype that I made this weekend for tags for our “Giving Tree” at church.  The Giving Tree is put up during Advent (the four weeks before Christmas) and parishioners take a tag, bring it home and purchase a gift suggestion that is written on the back of the tag.  We then bring the gift back to church, with the tag attached to the front of the gift, and  then the gifts are distributed to different organizations in our area.  The tag is made with the Dover of Peace Stamp Set, heat embossed with silver on vellum.  The background is stamped with Marina Mist Ink with a stamp from the Work of Art set.  The little sliver of DSP (Designer Series Paper) on the bottom is from the Season of Cheer paper.  The “To/From” stamp is from the Cozy Christmas stamp set.

Enjoy the first snow today…a perfect day for stamping some peace! xoDawn

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Sideline cards

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“The great work of living is living with others.”

~from the film “Desperate Crossing”

One of our Thanksgiving traditions is to watch the documentary film “Desperate Crossing”.  This quote comes from the final words in the film…”the Indians taught the Pilgrims that the great work of living is living with others.  That is the true importance of the Pilgrim story.”  The narrator then goes on to tell what happened to each character and he says that William Bradford, governor of Plymouth colony, and Massasoit, Leader of the Wampanoag Indians when the Pilgrims arrived, kept peace between them for the rest of their lives.  What came after is another story, but we had a good beginning.  Interesting stuff!

These are my Thanksgiving cards for my “sideline” (formerly known as “downline”, but I never cared for that term!)    Yesterday I read the term “sideline” on Debbie Henderson’s blog, and I’ve adopted it.  Thanks Debbie!

I made this card back in August, inspired by either Leena Gersa or Understand Blue (funny funny lady, I don’t even know her name even though I read her blog!), and just love it. (I went back on their blogs to try to find the original card, but couldn’t find it).  Her card had the leaf panel, I just added to it.   I sectioned off the card with Frog Tape of all things, then sponged Marina Mist onto the rectangle.  Then I stamped with the “En Francais” background stamp, then heat embossed the three “Vintage Leaves” with white embossing powder.  I then sponged Pear Pizzaz and Cajun Craze over the leaves.  The postmark stamp and the “dotted line” are from the “Butterfly Basics” stamp set, and the sentiment is from the “For All Things” stamp set.  The first card I made with Cajun Craze candy dots, but after running out, I had to switch to homemade “dots” made with a hole punch.  : )  Now that I see the card up on the computer screen, I see that I should have put the dots up in the left hand top corner for balance.  So much to learn! : ) (Or, I may have been covering up a smudge, I can’t remember) : )  Have a great week-end, Dawn

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