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.

Do Something Creative Every Day!
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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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Happy Stampin'