Thursday, June 21, 2018

Summer Themed Stampin' Friends Blog Hop

Welcome to the Summer Themed Blog Hop with Stampin' Friends! This month we will showcase projects with a summery theme, which could mean different things to different people. You will see links for the rest of the hoppers below my post. 

When I think of summer, I think of tropical foliage, flowers and lots of green.  For my project, I have used a couple of new stamp & die bundles from Stampin' Up! called Tropical Chic and Stitched All Around. 


I must admit, I am really "stamp challenged" by two things: using up the lovely Designer Series Paper that I had to have and 3-D projects. Several days ago, I saw a post by a wonderfully talented stamper named Kerstin Kreis. She had made an explosion type card (mini-album?) that I fell in love with. Click HERE to see her project. I was instantly inspired to try to create one of these little card/mini-albums myself. I CASED her inside quite a bit, but changed up the front. 


I used the new Granny Apple Green Woven Ribbon for the tie that closes the project, which measures 5in x 5in. 

The photo below shows how it looks when first opened. 


And with the top and bottom flaps opened:


The back cover:


Card detail:


Doesn't that Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon make you swoon? I know I am going to be using it on all kinds of projects. And what about the black die cut pieces I have used to layer under the sentiments on both projects? Those are from the Stitch All Around Bundle and I know I'm going to get a ton of use out of those. The interesting edges add such a nice touch. 


If you live in the Springfield, MO area and would like to take an in person class to make the mini-album, click HERE for more information. Class size is limited! 

Supply list below. If you are reading this in an email, you will need to click on over to the actual post to see the list. 





Do you have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator? If not, I would love to be your source for these amazing products and hopefully give you a good dose of inspiration from time to time. Live in the US and need a catalog? Place an online order with me and let me know you need a catalog. This is not just a hobby for me, it is a passion! Click on the header above to find out more info on how you can earn free stamp sets just by shopping with me. Earn Frequent Buyer Rewards!



As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Global Design Project #141

There are two things that give me a huge creative block. One is if someone asks me to make a "cute" card. I don't always do well with that. The other is being given specific colors that I have to use. However, I force myself to think outside the box when asked or if I see a challenge online that I think might be a good creative exercise for me. The GDP Challenge this week is to use specific colors: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry. 


I still had the Rooted In Nature Bundle on my craft desk, so decided to use it again. This card was pretty simple to create. I white embossed the leaves on watercolor paper, then just spot painted the leaves the three different colors before using the matching die to cut them out. (used a bit of ink in the lid with my Aquapainter) I think it turned out pretty well and it was quick. With summer being here and me working lots of hours in a busy tourist town, I need quick. All products Stampin' Up!


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Do you have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator? If not, I would love to be your source for these amazing products and hopefully give you a good dose of inspiration from time to time. Live in the US and need a catalog? Just let me know. This is not just a hobby for me, it is a passion! Click on the header above to find out more info on how you can earn free stamp sets just by shopping with me. Earn Frequent Buyer Rewards!



As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Rooted In Nature Bundle: Bold & Beautiful Samples

The Rooted In Nature Bundle just about knocked my socks off when I first saw it. There are so many ways you can go with this bundle. Vintage, traditional nature inspired, bold & contemporary (like the samples below), etc. Prepare to see many samples from me using this particular bundle, as I already have quite a few that I haven't posted yet. The trees & leaves all have their own dies!! 


For the card below, I simply stamped the bold wood cut image, then stamped the tree on top of it, slightly off setting it. I stamped the sentiment and trimmed it out, layering it on top of a piece of bakers twine I had tied around the card. A simple, quick card with an awesome look. This could be done in many different colors. 


I am IN LOVE with the card below. It looks hard, but is SO easy. Just cut a piece of black cardstock and a piece of white card stock the same size. Lay them next to each other and secure to your work surface with a bit of washi tape so they don't move when you stamp the image. Stamp the image with Versamark ink. Emboss the black cardstock with white embossing powder and the white cardstock with black embossing powder. Layer all up on your card base and layering pieces. Many sentiments would work for this card, but I used the word "thank you" trimmed from a longer sentiment from this set. I think this card really has a ton of wow factor!


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Do you have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator? If not, I would love to be your source for these amazing products and hopefully give you a good dose of inspiration from time to time. Live in the US and need a catalog? Just let me know. This is not just a hobby for me, it is a passion! Click on the header above to find out more info on how you can earn free stamp sets just by shopping with me. Earn Frequent Buyer Rewards!



As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Clean & Simple Cards and New Catalog Starts At Noon MT!

Good Morning! It is a super exciting time for Stampin' Up! demonstrators and customers. THIS IS THE DAY. New catalog ordering capabilities should be up and running by noon mountain time. Just look at the cover! (click on it and it will take you to the pdf version of the catalog).  




The samples below were made using the Varied Vases Bundle, available in the new catalog. It is a darling stamp set with matching punch that punches out the vase shapes and a few other pieces from the set. There are more than a few reasons I knew I needed this set. Besides being amazing, this set is honoring my upline Mary Fish for reaching $1,000,000 in sales with Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that reach that milestone, get to have a stamp set made in their honor and they even help design it! How cool is that? 

For both cards below, I die cut a "frame" using the largest 2 squares from the Stitched Framelits dies. I only cut one frame, then snipped at the corners to create the little "shelf". 

I stamped the vase with Bermuda Bay and Tuxedo Black Memento ink, punched it out and popped it up using Stampin' Dimensionals. 


For the card below, I simply cut a vase from a piece of one of my left over acrylic abstracts I had painted on watercolor paper. (I dabble in several types of art) This could just as easily be done with our designer series paper. 



The samples below don't get any easier! I positioned all of the flower stamps on the clear block at once, then stamped the flowers with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I punched all of the vases out for the first card from of some of my scrap acrylic abstracts and adhered them with Stampin' Dimensionals. The second card was some left over watercolor paper that I had "smooshed" inks on. I think these would be great cards to have on hand, stamping the inside sentiment as you needed them. 





Look at all you get in the bundle!



Do you have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator? If not, I would love to be your source for these amazing products and hopefully give you a good dose of inspiration from time to time. Live in the US and need a catalog? Just let me know. This is not just a hobby for me, it is a passion! Click on the header above to find out more info on how you can earn free stamp sets just by shopping with me. Earn Frequent Buyer Rewards!



As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Let's get social!