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Shaking It with the Stampin' Fancy Friday Design Team

Hello 2020!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. If you've been following my work for a while then you may have noticed I've been quiet over here. I have been crafting, but I'm finding it's so much easier to share over on social media than to write blog posts up these days.

My Fancy Friday friends agree and we've decided to shake things up this year! This is our last official 'blog hop'. Moving forward we'll be taking a more modern approach and bringing inspiration to you through Instagram and Facebook @stampinfancyfriday.

Fittingly, the theme for our Fancy Friday challenge today is 'Shake It'. I created this fun interactive slider card complete with a jiggly handmade tassel.

Tassels always make me think of my friend Krista Frattin.  She taught me how to make these fun embellishments during a Crafty Carrot Co exclusive class some time ago.

Speaking of The Crafty Carrot Co, the Piece of Cake stamp set I featured here is the same I'm featuring all month long in our Birthday Collection classes this February. It's not too late to join!  You will be set up SO well for sending birthday cards this year, trust me!⁠  Learn more: http://craftycarrotcollective.blogspot.com/

The fabulous Mikaela Titheridge is up next in the hop.  Click the link below to see her fabulous take on today's 'Shake It' challenge.

Supplies Used
Stamps:  Piece of Cake
Card: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Balmy Blue, Highland Heather
Paper: 2019–2021 In Color 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper, Brights 6"x6"Designer Series Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: VersaMark, Flirty Flamingo, Balmy Blue, Highland Heather
Accessories & Tools: White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Starburst Punch, Big Shot, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Silver Thread.
Adhesives: SNAIL or double sided tape, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tear 'n' Tape Adhesive

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Joy of Giving Tag Kit, The Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop

Next month we run our very last class series for 2019.  Over the last few years, we've chosen to feature project kits at this time of year as they are fabulous, fast and fun - perfect for a crafting fix during the busy festive season.

This November, we are sharing our twist on the Joy of Giving Tag Kit. This kit comes with ready to assemble cardstock pieces, embellishments, adhesives, a stamp set and ink spot for simple projects that will take your gifts from basic to brilliant this gift-giving season.

While the projects that come with the kits are amazing, the Crafty Carrot Co team enjoy putting their own twist on the kit contents so you get lots of alternate project ideas! 

This blog hop is a chance for us to have a little 'warm up' play with the goodies.  For my project, I've created a scrapbook layout.  I've embellished my 12 x 12" Soft Suede base with elements from the kit with a little vanilla card, a retired gold doily and a piece of retired Dashing Along newsprint pattern.

Click the 'next' link below to see what my fellow Crafty Carrot Co friends have created with the Joy of Giving kit. Next is Krista and you are going to love the fun cards she's made!

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Christmas Collection, The Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop

It's the Crafty Carrot Co Christmas edition!  We've got ALL your holiday craft needs covered this October.

This program has all the things you love about the Crafty Carrot Co online classes, but with a twist! Each Crafty Carrot tutor will be playing with a different holiday stamp set - that's right, not one but four featured sets!

Not only are we each using a different set, but we will be copying and sharing ideas from each other's tutorials so that you can see how to apply the class ideas to each of the four stamp sets.

So you're essentially getting 16 project ideas for the price of 4!  Don't miss out, subscribe to secure your spot today!

Today's hop projects!   

Today I'm sharing one project two ways. Here is a simple fast version for those creating cards 'just in time'...

and here is a stepped-up variation for those who have more time up their sleeves - so you are covered no matter what your schedule brings this season!

I chose to feature the Dashing Deer stamp set throughout October.  It is a carryover favourite from last year and is available from the Stampin' Up! annual catalogue.  I can't wait to see how my Crafty Carrot Co friends inspire me to get the most out of this set next month.

The Christmas inspiration continues next with the fabulous Krista Frattin.  She's chosen a brand new holiday catalogue favourite to share with you all!  Click the 'next' button below to see more:

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Registration is now open for the craft retreat I am cohosting with the fabulous Tanya Rees.  Come and enjoy a full day of crafting, prizes, bingo and plenty of fun Sunday October 27th 2019.  Who's in?

Finalise your booking by this Sunday and receive 2 x bonus bingo tickets!  Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/778296479291502/