Wednesday, September 15, 2021

NEW AT SU Blog Hop Sweet Stockings Suite








Welcome to our NEW AT SU! Blog hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who are Hoppin’ with creative paper crafting ideas to share with you. This month we are featuring products from the July-December Mini catalog. Get ready to see some amazing projects feature Stampin' UP's


I fell in love with the Sweet Stockings Suite as soon as I saw it. The cats and dogs are so adorable and I love the new jolly felt. It is so easy to die cut!


My card is a pinwheel tower card. I love the way this card has multiple panels so I can use all my favorite products.






When I first started seeing Pinwheel Tower cards on Pinterest, I searched YouTube and watched some videos. I really like the ones from Linda Heller. She showed different sizes. I choose to make a standard A2 size card so it would fit in Stampin' Up! envelopes.

To make the tower, I used a piece of 4 1/4 by 4 1/4 Designers series paper. No need to use cardstock for this part because it just adds extra weight to the card. I score the paper at 1,2,3 and 4 inches. I used my bone folder to get nice crisp creases. I used a piece of Tear Tape on the smallest flap to make the tower.


After I made the tower I some Old Olive cardstock into 4 pieces. Each piece is 2 3/4 by 4 1/4 and then I adhered them to the tower. Next came the best part,  decorating each panel!  


My favorite panel has a stocking and a hat that I die cut from the Jolly felt. It cuts so easily. I stamped the dog in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and color it with the Stampin' Blends. I was trying to make her look like my sweet little doggie.




For the next panel, I just used some of the Sweet Stockings Designers Series Paper(DSP) with a simple sentiment because I didn't want to cover up all the adorable dogs and cats.



I stamped, colored, and die cut a few presents.


For the final panel, I fussy cut the beautiful dog from the DSP and added a sentiment.


Please contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator if you have any questions or to make a product purchase. I would be happy to answer any questions about the products or the techniques shown here. If you live in the USA and do not have a demonstrator, please contact me and I'll be happy to help with your Stampin' Up! purchase. Before you hop to, Diane Browning please scroll to the bottom of the page and leave me a comment. I love to hear from you.



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Monday, September 13, 2021

Stampin Up Cork Specialty Paper

 Stampin Up Cork Specialty Paper for Freshly Made Sketches  Challenge 502



It's been a while since I've done a sketch challenge. I am trying to get my groove back. For this card, I used the new Cork specialty paper.




Check out all the other cards made from this sketch at Freshly Made sketches

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

New at SU! Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop

 




Welcome to our NEW AT SU! Blog hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who are Hoppin’ with creative paper crafting ideas to share with you. This month the theme is Sale-A-Bration. Get ready to see some amazing projects feature Stampin' UP's exclusive Sale-A-Bration products. The products highlighted during this hop are not available for sale but you can get them FREE with a purchase !!

It's the most wonderful time of the Stampin Up' ! year. We have a new mini-catalog and for the first time ever Stampin' Up! is having a summer Sale-A-Bration. That's right 2 Sale-a-Brations in one year !! 

For my project, I am showcasing 4 of the products that are available. The Penguin Playmates Designers Series Paper(DSP), Counting Sheep stamp set.Sheep Dies, and the host set, In Your Words.


I love these adorable sheep! And there are matching dies so no fussy cutting.

I decide to do a double Z fold card because I wanted a 3-dimensional fence. The sheep are all ready to celebrate a birthday so they are jumping the fence to join their friends.





For the base of my card, I used the new 2021-2022 In-Color Fresh Freesia. The background is a sheet of DSP from the Penguin Playmates Designers Series Paper. a FREE with purchase Sale-a-bration product.

The cardstock base is 11 by 4 1/4 and is scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2

The Balmy Blue band that I have the fence on is 11 by 1 1/4 also scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2


DSP Layers: 2 1/4 by 4
5 1/4 by 4


For the inside sentiment, I cut a piece of Basic White using the Scalloped Contours Dies. And stamped the sentiment in Fresh Freesia. The sentiment is from , In Your Words, the exclusive Sale-a-Bration Host offer stamp set. If you host a show or place an order of $300 USD before tax and shipping you get this for FREE in addition to all the normal stampin' rewards.


I die cut the fence from Crumbcake cardstock a daubed a little Crumbcake ink onto it. The dies cut and emboss the fence. 

I added a little grass to the band and a sun in the sky die cut from Daffodil Delight.


Please contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator if you have any questions or to make a product purchase. I would be happy to answer any questions about the products or the techniques shown here. If you live in the USA and do not have a demonstrator, please contact me and I'll be happy to help with your Stampin' Up! purchase. Before you hop to, Jeanette Gauthier please scroll to the bottom of the page and leave me a comment. I love to hear from you.


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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

New At SU! Designer Series Paper Blog Hop

 




Welcome to our NEW AT SU! Blog hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who are Hoppin’ with creative paper crafting ideas to share with you. This month the theme is Designers Series Paper (DSP). Get ready to see some amazing projects feature Stampin' UP's beautiful DSP and best of all many of the Designers Series Paper that we are showcasing are on sale.

For my cards I am featuring THe Bloom Were You're Planted DSP.  The foliage on this paper is gorgeous! And like all of Stampin' Up's Designers Series Paper it coordinates beautifully with their cardstock and embellishments. I love how easy they make it coordinate the colors. On the back of every pack of DSP there is a list of coordinating colors. I choose to use the Evening Evergreen and Just Jade cardstock.


When I saw this beautiful paper I thought it would be perfect for a set of one sheet wonder cards. So I went online and found a template for 12 by 12 paper and I chopped a piece up and started creating cards. I made 8 cards and today I am showing you 2 of them


 


The new Scalloped Contours Dies make it so quick and easy to create this beautiful mat and the tag I used for the sentiment. The flower pot was fussy cut from the DSP



I really like the die in the set that lets you make a beautiful scalloped edge. I cut the first edge on the card base and then layered 2 more on top of it. 


Please contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator if you have any questions or to make a product purchase. I would be happy to answer any questions about the products or the techniques shown here. If you live in the USA and do not have a demonstrator, please contact me and I'll be happy to help with your Stampin' Up! purchase. Before you hop to Diane Browning,  please scroll to the bottom of the page and leave me a comment. I love to hear from you.


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July 2021 New at SU!: Designer Series Paper

 

Tricia’s Stamping Creations: Tidings of Christmas DSP

Stamping the Cape: In Good Taste DSP

De Kijkkast: Hand-Penned DSP

Creative Juice by Loni: Expressions in Ink DSP

Moore Fun Stamping: Hand-Penned DSP

The Flying Stamper: Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP

Gifted Hands, Ink!: Simply Elegant Specialty DSP

Joni in the Spotlight Stamping: Expressions in Ink Specialty DSP

Stamping Flair: Sweet Symmetry DSP

Mamie & Papyrus: You’re a Peach DSP

Playing with Papercrafting: Hand-Penned DSP

Scraphexe: In Color DSP

Stamping with the Copper Cropper: Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP

24/7 Inkspiration: Bloom Where You're Planted DSP

 



Wednesday, June 9, 2021

New at SU! - Bloom Where You're Planted

BLOOM WHERE YOU'RE PLANTED





 Welcome to our NEW AT SU! Blog hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who are Hoppin’ with creative paper crafting ideas to share with you. This month we will be featuring our favorite suites from the new  Stampin' Up! 2021-2022 annual catalog.

I choose the Bloom Where You're Planted Suite feature on pages 80-81 of the catalog. My card was inspired by one of the samples pictured on page 80. In the catalog, it is a small notecard, but when I saw it I immediately thought fun fold card. So I CASE'd the notecard and used it as the front flap on my card with a few minor changes.



For the catalog sample, they heat embossed the paper lattice with white embossing powder. I only wanted to change the color a little so I sponged frost white paint over the paper for a very subtle change.




Cutting & Scoring Dimensions for Joy Fold Card:

Large Card Base = 4 1/4" x 8 1/4", score at 5 1/2" on long side. 

DSP layer for inside of Large Card Base = 5 1/4" x 4"

DSP layers for outside & inside of left flap on Large Card Base = 2 1/2" x 4"

Small Card Base = 3" x 8", score at 4" on long side, fold in half. Fold will be on right side for Joy Fold Card.

DSP layer for small card base = 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"

Basic White layer for inside of small card base = 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"

Please contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator if you have any questions or to make a product purchase. I would be happy to answer any questions about the products or the techniques shown here. If you live in the USA and do not have a demonstrator, please contact me and I'll be happy to help with your Stampin' Up! purchase. Before you hop to Pat Ertman please scroll to the bottom of the page and leave me a comment. I love to hear from you.


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June 2021 New at SU!: Favorite Product Suite
 

Tricia’s Stamping Creations: Beauty of the Earth

Creative Juice by Loni: You’re a Peach

Stampin’ Scrapper: Tidings of Christmas

Lilypad Stamper: Beauty of the Earth

De Kijkkast: Simply Elegant

Scraphexe: Expressions in Ink

Sugar & Scraps: Hand-Penned

Stamping Flair: You're a Peach

Stamping with the Copper Cropper: Bloom Where You’re Planted

Gifted Hands, Ink!: Bloom Where You’re Planted

Playing with Papercrafting: Simply Elegant

24/7 Inkspiration: Sweet Symmetry

StampinMak: You’re a Peach

CarterIe Plus: Beauty of the Earth

 


Wednesday, March 10, 2021

NEW AT SU- Hydrangea Hill

 NEW AT SU- Blog Hop  Hydrangea Hill





Welcome to our NEW AT SU! Blog hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who are Hoppin’ with creative paper crafting ideas to share with you. This month we will be featuring products from the  January-June 2021 Mini catalog

My projects will all be featuring the Hydragan Hill Suite of Products. This suite is so AMAZING!  So glad Stampin' Up! has that easy suite order feature where you only have to enter one code number to get the complete suite because I just had to have every product in this suite. 


For my first card, I used the Hydrangea Haven stamp set. I die cut a circle and adhere it to the white card base with some temporary adhesive Then I used the new blending brushes to create the background. Once I finished sponging I removed the circle and stamped the images using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Then I color the image with the Stampin Blends Alcohol  Ink markers.


I used the same technique for my second card but instead of coloring the image I die cut the flowers and adhered them with some Tombow Mono glue and then I added a bow made from the Gorgeous Grape 3/8 Sheer ribbon.



For my final card, I used some of the beautiful Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper (DSP)  The paper is in beautiful shades of purple and blue. For this card, I used a Gorgeous Grape card base.  I colored the image with Highland Heather, Misty MoonlightSeaside spray, and Gorgeous grape.



The outside of the card is simple and subtle but then you open it up and a surprise pops up. 

Measurements:


Gorgeous Grape Cardstock:
5 1/2 X 8 1/2
White : 3 1/4 X 4 1/4 and 1 X 11 (scored at 2 3/4, 5 1/2,
8 1/4)
DSP: 3 X 4 and 2 X 5 1/2 

Please contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator if you have any questions or to make a product purchase. I would be happy to answer any questions about the products or the techniques shown here. If you live in the USA and do not have a demonstrator, please contact me and I'll be happy to help with your Stampin' Up! purchase. Before you hop to Mary Ann Kay Rossiter please scroll to the bottom of the page and leave me a comment. I love to hear from you.


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March 2021 New at SU! Hop: January-June Mini Catalog
 

De Kijkkast: Brushed Blooms

Chase & Main: Handsomely Suited

Sugar & Scraps: Ice Cream Corner

Tricia’s Stamping Creations: Springtime Joy

Lilypad Stamper: Art Gallery

Carterie Plus: In Bloom Bundle

Creative Juice by Loni: Shark Frenzy

Mamie & Papyrus: Kangaroo & Co.

24/7 Inkspiration: Dandy Garden Suite

Stampin’ Xime: Hydrangea Haven

Stampin’ Scrapper: Hydrangea Hill Suite

Stamping Flair: Ride the Range

Scraphexe:

Playing with Papercrafting: Simply Succulents

Stamping with the Copper Cropper: Hydrangea Hill

StampinMak: Snailed It