Welcome! Today we are participating in a wonderful charity blog hop organized by Kat Scrappiness. It's for The Coffee Oasis - a very worthy cause benefitting homeless youth. You can find out all about the cause and hop on the Kat Scrappiness blog here:
As a sponsor, we are giving away a set of the two dies used in my Snowman Double Spinner card. Two lucky winners will each receive the Spinner Square and Snowman die sets. (Winners may opt for a $30 store credit in lieu of the dies if they already own one or both)
There are two ways to participate and enter prize drawings in this blog hop.
- Option One: Create a winter themed card and enter it into the blog hop. If you are entering your card to the blog hop, just click on "Add Your Link" at the bottom of the list (scroll all the way to the bottom of the post to find the list) and follow the instructions, it's quick and easy! If you have any questions on how to enter the blog hop, please contact Kat Scrappiness and they will be happy to help.
- Option Two: Leave a comment on the blogs and YouTube channels participating in the hop! We will pick a super commenter to win a prize too!
You have until December 13, 2018 to enter with either comments or by adding a card to the hop. (Or both!)
Earlier this week I posted a video tutorial for our monthly designer challenge
teaching a Double Spinner Tag Card. Here is that video:
I love this technique so much that I wanted to show another version. Here is the video tutorial. It is the exact same double spinner technique a in the video above, just modified for a hand-cut tag card. I also show a fun technique for creating a deboss pattern using die cut shapes and cutting pads.
For this version I cut my own tag card and made it a little taller than the ones made using the Tag Book
die set. The snowman card measures 3.75" x 6" when closed. A snowman peeks through the window from the side, even giving a little wave with his stick arm.
As the card opens you get a glimpse that all the snowman parts are separated. The spinners start to move everything into position.
Once open, the snowman is assembled. The greeting stamp
is from Stacey Yakula for Purple Onion Designs.
If you'd like to make this card you'll need just two dies, some cardstock, a scrap of transparency for the window pane, enamel dots or rhinestones for buttons, a greeting stamp (or hand write your own) and ribbon for the scarf and tags. Here are some shopping links:
One last thing before I send you hopping with the links below. Please consider a donation of any amount to this wonderful cause. You can learn more about them here: Coffee Oasis Youth Programs
. Here's just a little snippet from their website:
Our goal is to be “out there.” Wherever they are. In the midst of whatever they’re going through.
To compassionately guide troubled and at-risk youth into lives of dignity, integrity and responsibility.
To see not just youth lives changed, but the world around them change and become a place that cares for hurting youth.
The Coffee Oasis offers all resources, services, activities, and programs without regard to religious beliefs, race, color, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.