Merry Patterns Artisan Blog Hop

Merry Patterns Artisan Blog Hop

Merry Patterns, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Blog Hop

Merry Patterns, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Blog Hop

 

 

It’s time for another Artisan Blog Hop using the Merry Patterns Stamp Set.  I’m in love with this beautiful deer image.  Today I have a special little Pizza Box that I created using this stamp set and some 3 x 3 cards that coordinate.  It’s a quick project I think you will enjoy.

This adorable FREE holiday stamp set is only available until October 31st by simply hosting a qualifying workshop ($300 US/ $375 CAD).  Watch the video below to see this stamp set in action!  Contact your demonstrator today if you have questions on how you can get the Merry Patterns stamp set FREE.

 

 

Make sure to check out THIS post using the Merry Patterns stamp set! 

Sweet Cards & Pizza Box

When I first started this project I honestly had no idea where it was going.  I knew I wanted to create something 3D but wasn’t sure exactly which way to take it.  It wasn’t until I looked at a large pile of products stashed on my desk that the idea came flooding to my brain.  In that big stash sat the sweet Mini Pizza Boxes.

Once I started I was giddy with excitement.  The boxes are SO easy to put together!  This makes creating little gift packages QUICK and EASY!  Seriously, I need QUICK and EASY with my lifestyle right now.  Even better when we have the best stamp images to make something go from drab to FAB.

 

Getting Creative

The hardest part of my entire project was figuring out my color choice.  Once I had that in place it all came together quickly.

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Here are a few quick tips to create this belly band for the Mini Pizza Box.

  • I used a mix of the Wood Textures DSP for the belly band around the Mini Pizza Box, and the Coffee Break DSP on the top of the box.
  • The deer is stamped with Island Indigo Classic Ink, with the outline stamped using Archival Basic Black onto Whisper White cardstock then die cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Then I layered the deer image onto a piece of Silver Foil die cut with the Layering Squares Framelits using one of the scallop framelits.  You will notice a peek of a doily between the layers.
  • One of my favorite trims to use is the Jute Twine.  I love to take this twine and separate the threads.  I wrapped this around the belly band and tied a bow.

 

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The Inside Surprise

Every good gift needs something fun inside. I decided to create some very simple 3 x 3 cards that can either be used as sweet little notes or even better use it as a tag.  Either way, this is a fun gift to give that packs a mighty punch of happiness.

 

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Tips and Tricks

  • I stamped the outline of the deer using Island Indigo Classic Ink randomly over the Island Indigo Cardstock.
  • The greeting was stamped onto a piece of the Coffee Break DSP and attached to a small Early Espresso scallop layer using the Decorative Ribbon Border.
  • Quick embellishments included the Metallics Sequin Assortment and 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon.  I filled the Mini Pizza Box with six of these 3 x 3 cards.

 

Be Inspired!

Now it’s time to be inspired by the other Artisan Designers.  Click the button below to see what my friend Louise has created using the Merry Patterns Stamp set.

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Artisan Designers 

Allison Okamitsu
Aurelie Fabre
Cathy Caines
Dani Dziama
Holly Stene
Jennifer Sootkoos
Jessica Winter
Katy Harrison
Kimberly Van Diepen
Louise Sharp 
Maike Ulbrich
Martha Inchley
Mercedes Weber
Mindy Bingamon 
Miriam van Eyden
Paula Dobson
Rochelle Blok
Shannon Lane
Sylwia Schreck 
Tanya Boser

 

You can see all of the products used for today’s project in the clickable links below.  

PS-I’ll be updating you with my latest adventures in the next few days.  Lots of happiness happening!

Need more inspiration? Check out my latest tutorial filled Holiday Catalog ideas plus many more tutorials by clicking the button below. Be inspired by more ideas HERE.

 

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October Tutorial Bundle Blog Hop

October Tutorial Bundle 

It’s a happy day as we share the new October Blog Hop from the tutorial designers.  Today I’m sharing a card with the Merry Little Labels Bundle.  This is a fantastic bundle using the stamp set and the Everyday Label Punch.

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Our team of designers is quite amazing.  You can see all of our designers below.

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You can find all of my previous tutorials HERE.  This is a great way to be inspired at your leisure when you are creating.

Here is the sneak peek of our latest tutorial.  It’s FILLED with great holiday projects!!

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Merry Little Labels Bundle

Tutorial Bundle Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!, Merry Little Labels stamp set

 

 

This was a quick and easy card using the Merry Little Labels Bundle.  I love a coordinating bundle because it makes creating simplified.  Especially when my schedule has been busy with the kids.  My time to stamp lately has been little, so having a stamp set with a coordinating punch makes the process so much smoother.

 

Quick Tips 

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  • Stamp the background with the Sheet Music Background stamp using Tranquil Tide ink on Tranquil Tide cardstock.
  • I stamped the label onto Soft Sky cardstock using Tranquil Tide ink.
  • The label was layered with a Silver Foil Snowflake, a Delicate Doily along with twine and Whisper White ribbon.
  • The small strip of Designer Series Paper is from the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack.  LOVE the sparkle and shine this paper has.

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Be Inspired!

 

Now it’s time to be inspired by the rest of the tutorial designers.  Click the button below to see Linda’s creation.

 

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Painted Harvest Artisan Hop

Painted Harvest 

It doesn’t seem possible that my summer is coming to an end.  If there is one thing I do love about the upcoming season it’s the beautiful images that Stampin’ Up! produces for fall and the holidays.  The new Painted Harvest Stamp Set is one that I fell in love with quickly.

As you know, I love a stamp set that has versatility. One that I can use over and over again throughout the year.  Painted Harvest is that set!  It’s time to get inspired by the Artisan Team!

 

Vibrant Colors

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I love sunflowers and the vibrant colors you can use to stamp them. The  Painted Harvest Suite was perfect to use when creating this card and Mini Treat Bag.

Tips & Tricks 

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  • The Mini Treat Bag Thinlits creates the perfect mini treat bag for quick favors.  I used the Painted Autumn Cardstock Pack (Kraft Cardstock) to create the bag.
  • Watercolor Paper was die cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits largest circle, then watercolored using Daffodil Delight Classic Ink.   I stamped the sunflowers using Pumpkin Pie, and Peekaboo Peach Classic Inks, once the area was dry.
  • I stamped the greeting using Early Espresso ink.
  • To create a thinner Jute Twine, I simply separated the twine to three threads.  Then I wrapped this around the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper belly band.
  • Lastly, I stamped the tissue paper for the inside of the mini treat bag using the same classic inks mentioned above.  Love how this brings the entire project together.

 

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  • I created the background using Whisper White cardstock punched from the Leaf Punch.  I love how this gave texture to the card front along with a unique look.
  • Stamping the sunflowers, I used Daffodil Delight, then I used the rock n roll technique with a touch of Pumpkin Pie ink.  The inside of the flower was stamped using Early Espresso.
  • There is a little fussy cutting for a few of the leaves and one sunflower.
  • I added a few wood flowers from the Touches of Nature Elements.  I love how this all coordinates.

 

Gather Together & Give Thanks

Whether you are looking to create beautiful fall handmade cards or have a love affair with the sunflowers, the Painted Harvest stamp set is a perfect addition to your stamp collection from the Holiday catalog.

It’s time to be inspired by the rest of the Artisan Team. The next stop is my friend Louise Sharp.  Simply click the button below to see what the creative Louise has created.

Painted Harvest, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Blog Hop

Click the links below for amazing ideas!

Allison Okamitsu
Aurelie Fabre
Cathy Caines
Dani Dziama
Holly Stene
Jennifer Sootkoos
Jessica Winter
Katy Harrison
Kimberly Van Diepen
Louise Sharp 
Maike Ulbrich
Martha Inchley
Mercedes Weber
Mindy Bingamon 
Miriam van Eyden
Paula Dobson
Rochelle Blok
Shannon Lane
Sylwia Schreck 
Tanya Boser

 

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Products Used

 

Price: $16.00

Price: $110.00

September Tutorial Bundle Hop

September Tutorial Bundle Hop

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It’s time for another Tutorial Bundle Hop and this month it’s all about the Holiday catalog. The September tutorial is amazing filled with detailed projects.

Let’s get started!

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Click the photo above to purchase the Holiday Edition Tutorial

Spooky Cat

This month I used the Spooky Cat Bundle to create my project for the tutorial and today’s project.  If you have been around my blog for some time, you already know Halloween is one of my favorite times to create.  Not only do I love the images, but I also love the color combinations you can use for Halloween.

 

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The Spooky Cat Bundle makes me smile with the Cat Punch.  Especially because you can use the Cat Punch past the holidays.

 

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Quick Tips

Below are a few quick tips creating this card.

  • I stamped seven cats onto Fresh Fig cardstock using the Spooky Cat image with Fresh Fig ink.  Once punched, I attached the punched images to Fresh Fig cardstock (3-3/4 x 5-1/2″).
  • The designer paper is a 1″ strip using the Spooky Night DSP.
  • I embossed the greeting onto Basic Black cardstock using White Embossing Powder.
  • I  stamped the mouse onto Pumpkin Pie cardstock onto a Circle Tab punched.  SOOO cute.

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Be Inspired!

Finally, let’s get started on this sensational blog hop! Up next is the creative Lorri Heiling. Simply click the next button to continue the hop or make sure to use the blog roll of participants below to follow along.

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Click the button above to purchase the Holiday Edition Tutorial

Products Used

 

Price: $18.00

Price: $110.00

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Merry Patterns Artisan Hop

Merry Patterns Artisan Hop

I love a great promotion and Stampin’ Up! has a great one for you! For a limited time starting September 1st, get the Merry Patterns Stamp Set FREE when you host a party with $300 in sales.

The beautiful thing about this promotion is getting this exclusive holiday stamp set in addition to your Stampin’ Rewards when you host a qualifying Stampin’ Up! party.  This promotion runs until October 31st.

Now let me share a sneak peek of this fun new stamp set along with our amazing Artisan Team.

 

Gorgeous Holiday Images

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When I first had a glance at this stamp set my eye balls quickly was drawn to the beautiful deer.  I love both of these beautiful images.  I also love the large greeting fonts.

 

Outlines and Patterns

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You will notice this is a two step stamp set with lots of outlines and patterns.  This gave me so many options to play around with colors to coordinate or mix and match.

 

Quick Tips

  • When I started stamping with the Merry Pattern stamp set, I grabbed my Stamp-a-ma-jig to help layer the greetings for two step stamping.  This doesn’t have to be done, but it definitely helped to get things perfectly straight.
  • While the fussy cutting was a little intricate, I do love how this looks.  I stamped the deer onto Whisper White cardstock using Soft Sky ink.
  • The bow was created using a thread from the Burlap Ribbon.  I doubled the thread and then tied a bow and secured it with Tombow Multipurpose Glue.

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Be Inspired

Merry Patterns, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Blog Hop

 

Now it’s time to be inspired by the Artisan Team.  Simply click the button below and enjoy the gorgeous projects using the Merry Patterns stamp set. Your next stop is Louise Sharp.  Always creative in the most beautiful way.

Merry Patterns, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Blog Hop

 

Artisan Blog Hop 

Allison Okamitsu
Aurelie Fabre
Cathy Caines
Dani Dziama
Holly Stene
Jennifer Sootkoos
Jessica Winter
Katy Harrison
Kimberly Van Diepen
Louise Sharp 
Maike Ulbrich
Martha Inchley
Mercedes Weber
Mindy Bingamon 
Miriam van Eyden
Paula Dobson
Rochelle Blok
Shannon Lane
Sylwia Schreck 
Tanya Boser

 

Products Used

 

Price: $110.00

New & Exciting…  

I have a sneak peek of the September Holiday Edition Tutorial. Oh, MY word… AMAZING! Subscribers will have this tutorial emailed to them on September 1st.  Not a subscriber? Click HERE and become one. Today is the LAST day to subscribe to this 6-month tutorial.   You will receive the August tutorial immediately once you have signed up!
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