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Blog Anniversary + Season's Giving Blog Hop & Giveaways!

Happy New Year! Every January 1st I greet you with a full heart, thankful for a new day that marks in so many ways a new beginning, not only for a new year but also for new projects and personal goals. Today also marks a special significance in my calendar because this month I celebrate my Blog Anniversary! It's been 3 years since I first had the courage to write my first post. I've grown so much creatively that all I can do is share my joy and gratitude with you, my followers, with a massive celebration!
Best of 2016
One of the things that motivated me to jump in and start sharing my love for crafting with the world was an exciting online event... The amazing group of blogs that come together every year to celebrate the Season's Givings Blog Hop! So why not merge two awesome events into one incredible giveaway?

Today, to help me celebrate, some wonderful friends from the industry and I have come up with over $100 in prizes! I am giving away 3 prize packages to 3 lucky winn…

2016: A Year in Review - Easy Cardmaking Techniques to Try Out!

Foil Stamping: 3 ways
This year I tried out the trendy look of foil on cards in as many ways possible. Here are 2 different techniques I used to stamp with foil:

Foil Stamping using Rubber Stamps Foiling without expensive tools, using traditional rubber stamps is possible. This technique requires a bit of time and patience and won't give you perfect, even foiling as when using a laminator, but the result is equally stunning!

Foil Stamping using Digital Stamps Though some still haven't jumped into the world of digital stamping, "digis" have proven to be so versatile over and over again. Use a laser printer and a laminator for a quick foiled result (here) or use a regular ink jet printer, embossing powder and a heat gun (here).
Foil Stamping using clear stamps Though you can use clear stamps to foil images just as you do with rubber stamps, this technique uses embossing powder and a laminator which makes the task even easier. 
Ombre Backgrounds
Embossed Ombre Background Use…

Decofoil Stamping: Mixed Media Poinsettia Card + Christmas Freebies!

Merry Christmas! I couldn't miss the opportunity to share my final Christmas card of the year with you! This time I am sharing a mixed media card in warm traditional colors. I got the chance to use some mediums I had almost forgotten I had, so that makes my little crafty heart happy!




Supplies:
Dies Cuts: Spellbinders - Heirloom Oval, Damask Motifs, Layered Poinsettia, 5 x 7 Matting Card Basics A, Exquisite Labels 11 / Poppystamps - Holiday Winterberries / ODBD - Fancy Foliage / Die-namites - Budding Branch
Stamp: Graciellie Design Distressed Poinsettia Digital Stamp Set
Inks: Ranger Distress Inks - Barn Door, Vintage Photo
Adhesives: Thermoweb - iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive, Decofoil Hot Melt Adhesive Sheets
Tools: Evolution Advanced die cutting machine / Mini Minc / Ranger Ink Blending Tool / Umbrella Crafts Sponge Dauber / Small brush / SU Paper piercing tool / Samsung ML2020W Laser Printer
Embellishments:  May Arts - 1" Ivory Crinkle Ribbon, 3" Olive Tulle, 5/8" O…

Layered Poinsettia Canvas
- DIY Christmas Crafts & Holiday Decor -

'Tis the season to be crafty... Yes, it's time for holiday crafts! If you've followed my tutorials you've noticed that I've made a few DIY Christmas decor projects since last year. Today I have a poinsettia canvas with lots of layers for a full, tridimensional look. My Christmas decor theme is usually white, cream, gold and bronze. I went ahead and used elements in the same color scheme for my mini media canvas too.





Supplies:
May Arts Ribbon - 1 inch Gold Faux Suede Leaves, STRING/BURLAP – IRIDESCENT WHITE, 1.5 inch White Lace with Ivory Satin Center Ribbon, 3/4 inch Ivory Lace with Pearl Center Ribbon, 3/8 Inch Multi-Size Beaded String – Ivory, 1 Inch SOLID/WRINKLED – IVORY, 5 inch Ivory Tulle
Die Cuts - Spellbinders: Layered Poinsettia / Prima: Forest Leaves
Stamps - Justrite: Festive Poinsettia
Embellishments - Eyelet Outlet: 12mm sticker jewels in white, gold and flower / Twinklets Diamond Dust / Bead Landing word beads / Miscelaneous: Vintage buttons, large pearl …

New Christmas Collection Stamps
- Available Now on Etsy -

We are ready for our last stamp and paper release of the year! We've prepared a versatile selection of digital goodies that will make your printables, cards and tags stand out this season.

Here is our 2016 Christmas Collection.



These images are perfect for paper crafters! Use them as they are for a monochromatic look or foil them for a modern finish, These of course are easy and great to color too, so you will have lots of fun with each of these sets.


Our special edition papers are too so lovely! They are a mix of vintage and elegant designs that I know you will enjoy working with. Here are some beautiful projects created by Autumn from Sew Paper Paint using our Christmas papers in even non-holiday cards. (more on her projects here).



All the sets shown above are available individually or as a bundle! Make sure you visit the SHOP today. Bundles may only be available for a limited time, so get them before they're gone!  Find our new Christmas Collection here Find our new Christmas…

Fall Fest Blog Hop DAY 2
All Fall Stamp Sets on Sale

Welcome to DAY 2 of our Fall Fest Blog Hop celebration. If you missed DAY 1 click here. We are giving away a new prize every day so don't miss the chance to win!

Besides the inspiration and giveaways we have ALL our Fall inspired stamp setsON SALE at Graciellie Design, no code needed. Click here to visit the SHOP




Stop by the links below and leave a comment letting us know which is your favorite Fall inspired stamp set. Helen Holmes Karen Heins Graciellie Design on Facebook
For an extra entry: 1. Like, share and leave a comment on today's post at Graciellie Design's official Facebook page.  2. Like and tag a friend in a comment on today's post at Graciellie Design's official Instagram page.

- Winners will be announced on Graciellie Design's Facebook page on October 29th. - 
Make sure to come back tomorrow for DAY 3 of our Fall Fest blog hop. See you then!