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Artisan Hop- Carols of Christmas

Artisan Hop- Carols of Christmas

Carols of Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Blog Hop

It’s time for another Artisan Blog Hop and I’m excited to share the fun new Carols of Christmas Bundle.  The best news is you can order this new bundle and save 10% the entire month of August.

 

Mix it Up!

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One of the things I love is looking through my stamp collection and putting stamps together to create a card.  While I love the bigger greetings in the Carols of Christmas, I wanted to focus on the FANTABULOUS Card Front Builder Thinlits that comes with this bundle and pair it with the Star of Light stamp set.

Carols of Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Blog Hop

 

I love, love, love these beautiful trees and even more fun to add a little Dazzling Diamonds to the trees for a little sparkle.

Carols of Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Blog Hop

 

Tips & Tricks

Here are a few tips to create this card:

  • I used the moon and stars thinlit at the top of the Crumb Cake cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″) using the Big Shot, then I placed a piece of Whisper White cardstock the same size behind the Crumb Cake.  The card base is Whisper White Thick Cardstock 4-1/4″ x 11″.
  • The greeting was stamped onto a piece of Whisper White scrap cardstock and die cut using the Lots of Labels Framelits.
  • The label was placed on top of a piece of White Delicate Doily, 3/8″ Soft Sky Classic Weave Ribbon and a small 1/4″ sliver of Silver Foil.
  • I added a small strip of the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper for a little pop of color on the Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • The sweet little deer was stamped from the Carols of Christmas stamp set and then die cut using the coordinating Thinlits.

Carols of Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Blog Hop

 

Be Inspired!

Now be inspired by the Artisan Design Team and see more greatness using the Carols of Christmas stamp set.  First up is the great Lousie Sharp.  Simply click the button below to start the hop.

Don’t forget, save 10% on the Carols of Christmas bundle. Click HERE to order today.

Carols of Christmas, Stampin' Up!, 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

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Colorful Seasons Artisan Hop

Colorful Seasons Artisan Hop

It’s time for another Artisan Blog Hop, and it’s all about the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  YAY! I can’t wait to show you what I created for today’s hop.

Let me add in something really quick because I know a few of you are wondering.  I’m ALIVE.  I know I’ve been absent and for many reasons.  I have some splaining to do and that is coming, soon!

But first… a pretty!

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Colorful Seasons

I’m not sure you can look at this stamp set and NOT think about all of the beautiful seasons wrapped into ONE set. This bundle rocks my stampin’ world for a few reasons.

  • Fabulous greetings with wonderful fonts!
  • Stamps that coordinate!
  • Layering Framelits that are so beautiful!
  • A beautiful scallop Framelit that makes me happy happy happy!

As I started to create these cards, I chose the colors for each of the seasons first and then ran with the theme.  Each card has a layer of Watercolor Paper and a finely placed color wash for a background.  Nothing is too fancy, yet simple and elegant for each card.

Next, I stamped the “just breathe” onto a layer of coordinating cardstock.  I love how this greeting pops on the card.

Lastly, I layered the coordinating die cuts onto the Watercolor Paper.  You will notice that many of the layered die cuts I dabbled with a little watercolor on them. Note, I used Watercolor Paper for the die cuts as well.  I love the texture of Watercolor Paper.

Now let’s take a peek at each of the cards.  I would love to hear what your favorite is.

Summer

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I can’t help but start with summer.  It’s blistering hot here in Florida.  Thankfully I live close to a beach.  Sadly, I haven’t seen it enough.  More on that later.

 

Fall

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The fall card was so fun as I used the gorgeous Fresh Fig color palette.  I love how vibrant this color looks.

 

Winter

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I always enjoy a fun snowflake card.  Living in Florida, it’s the only snowflakes I’m going to see.  I love how this card looks so “icy” using the Bermuda Bay and a mix of Pool Party for the water coloring.

 

Spring

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Spring always brings such a fresh look.  The new Berry Burst was the perfect addition to the flowers along with the soft Powder Pink.

 

What’s Your Favorite?

I would love to hear what your favorite season is and which card you love the most.  I love how we can all love a different season for different reasons.  It’s what makes us all unique, right?

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Make sure to see click the next button below and be inspired by the great Lousie Sharp.  You can also click any of the links below to hop around and stay on track.  Maybe even share this post so others can be inspired as well from the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Team.  This team is filled with amazing artists from around the world.

You can find all of the products I used for these cards in the links below.

Artisan Hop, Colorful Seasons, Stampin' Up!

 

 

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

 

 

Price: $110.00

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Make sure to check out my digital tutorials!

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New Products & Artisan Hop

New Products & Artisan Hop

 

Is there any stamper that doesn’t love NEW products? I don’t think so. What about a new Christmas bundle?   Stampin’ Up! has released a brand new product that demonstrators can pre-order from July 1st-31st.

I have lots to tell you and a fun card to share using this new stamp set.  PLUS,  the Artisan blog hop will inspire you with you lots of great ideas using this stamp set.

 

A Fantastic Promotion!

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The Carols of Christmas stamp set and Card Front Builder Dies are the perfect way to get ahead start on your Christmas cards this year. There are a few great promotions with this stamp set.

Demonstrators can purchase this bundle now and save 10% when you purchase the bundle.

Even more exciting… right now customers can earn coupons during our Bonus Days Promotion.  For every $50 you spend from July 1st-31st you will get a $5 coupon to use from August 1st-31st.  Customers can then use your coupons to order the Carols of Christmas stamp set.

But wait… there is more!

Become a demonstrator now until July 31st, and you can also get your hands on this fun stamp set and MUCH more!  Click HERE to see the July Recruiting promotion you don’t want to miss out on.  Click HERE to join my team!

 

Carols of Christmas = Versatile!

When I first started playing with this stamp set, I was drawn to the two large greetings included with the set. At first glance, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the peace on earth image.

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I love how this image fits perfectly inside one of the Layering Circles Framelits.  Instantly I thought to create a globe. This was super simple using Watercolor Paper and a little Gold Embossing Powder.

Once I had the image embossed, I watercolored over the gold embossing using Pool Party, Bermuda Bay inks to create the water.  Then I used Crumb Cake and Soft Suede to create the land.  This was simple to watercolor using my Aqua Painter.

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I layered the die cut onto another piece of Watercolor Paper along with a few of the trees that I die cut from Whisper White cardstock. The trees were die cut from the Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies that coordinate with the Carols of Christmas stamp set.   A few layering additions such as a Delicate White Doily and twine finished off the card front.

Of course, I couldn’t help but add a little more splash of color by adding the Pool Party scallop edge from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.  I love that big scallop, and it’s perfect to add along the edge of a card.

The last detail I added was some Perfect White Accents. I love how these look on any project I create.

 

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Be Inspired!

The Carols of Christmas bundle will be a favorite in our upcoming Holiday Catalog.  The good news is you don’t have to wait! Grab this set now and get a head start on your Christmas card planning.

Now be inspired by the rest of the Artisan Design Team.  Just click the button below to see what my friend Louise Sharp has designed and enjoy the rest of the blog hop using this fantastic bundle.

 

New Products, Carols of Christmas, Stampin' Up!

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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Need more ideas? Inspiration? 

Make sure to check out my digital tutorials!

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Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Happy Birthday Gorgeous

It’s time for an Artisan Blog Hop! It’s always exciting to bring 20 Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world and see how we can take a stamp set and create in so many different ways.  I’m using the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set I think you will love.

Not only does the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set have lots of beautiful images, the coordinating framelits is perfection.

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Create a Fun Background

I didn’t realize how fun the Happy Birthday Framelit would make a sweet background for my card.  Plus the Wisteria Wonder and Fresh Fig inks looked gorgeous together.

 

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Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, Artisan Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!

 

Tips & Tricks

  • I decided to create a fun background for my first card by creating a watercolor background first using Wisteria Wonder Ink on Watercolor Paper.
  • Once the watercolor had set in place, I die cut the Happy Birthday image using the Happy Birthday Framelits, however, I left the die cut in place.  I love how this looks and love that you can still distinguish the greeting very well.
  • The new ribbons from Stampin’ Up! are perfect for creating an accordion fold and then securing with a staple.
  • I added a little splatter by loading my Aqua Painter with Fresh Fig ink, then holding the Aqua Painter over the image, I tapped the Aqua Painter using a Bone Folder.
  • I layered a few pieces of Designer Series Paper, ribbon and a doily at the bottom with the greeting and a sweet little flower for a finishing touch.
  • Lastly, I added the Glitter Enamel Dots.  They are one of my FAVORITES to embellish a card with.

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A Completely Different Look

Here is another card I created with a completely different look but just as fun.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, Artisan Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!

 

I love how delicate these tiny flowers look.  I stamped and embossed some of them directly onto the Shimmery White cardstock layer and then stamped a few and fussy cut to add dimension to the card.  The flowers are super simple to fussy cut.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, Artisan Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!

 

One of my favorite things to do is bring products together such as framelits.  I used one of my favorites such as the Stitched Shapes Framelits as well as a new one from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  The scallop edge is by far one thinlit that will get a TON of use.  I’ve always been a big sucker for scallops.

 

Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, Artisan Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!

 

You Choose

I’m not sure which one I’d choose as a favorite as both are very different in the way they are laid out.  I do love that each has the delicate flowers embossed giving them a little more elegance.  I do love the smaller greeting fonts in this stamp set because I love to create thin banners.  The smaller fonts are perfect for this.

Which is your favorite?

 

Be Inspired!

Now it’s time to be inspired by the rest of the Artisan Design Team.  Next up is Louise Sharp.  One of my favorite designers who creates the softest beautiful cards that always inspire me.  Simply click the button below to be inspired.

 

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Artisan Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!

 

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

Price: $110.00

HAPPY JUNE- NEW Exclusive Tutorial!

Click the photo to purchase the June Tutorial -OR- Receive this tutorial FREE when you purchase $50 in my online store.

June Exclusive Tutorial

Need ideas? Check out my Tutorial Library.  Create in the comfort of your home.

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Birthday Delivery-Artisan Blog Hop

Birthday Delivery

What an exciting day this is.  Not only is it an Artisan Blog Hop but today the new catalog goes live at noon Mountain Time.

I have an extensive list of stamping goodies I’m ready to mark off my wish list and get them into my hands.

Finally today, I was able to sit down and use one of the sets from my pre-order called Birthday Delivery.  I love how sweet and vintage this stamp set looks.  It’s from the Birthday Memories Suite and one of the new bundles you can purchase starting today.

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Watercoloring on Crumb Cake Cardstock

When I started creating this card I pulled out all of the beautiful patterns from the coordinating suite, Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper.  Instantly my eyes went to the crumb cake background and the sweet little chef.  This was the key piece that inspired me to create this card.

I started with a fun technique I love to use from time to time-watercoloring on Crumb Cake cardstock.

Here are a few tips when coloring the chef:

  • I stamped the chef image using Archival Basic Black ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock.  I like to let the Archival ink dry for a few minutes or heat set using a Heat Tool.
  • Whisper White Craft ink created the perfect muted white background I was trying to achieve for the chef coat and hat.
  • I colored the remainder of the images using Pacific Point, Crushed Curry and Real Red inks.
  • Something I have found useful when coloring on regular cardstock with my Aqua Painter is to load the pen with a light coat of ink.  This way I don’t have too much water over the image making blending easier and less pilling of the paper.

 

Birthday Friends Framelits Dies

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One of my favorite things about this bundle besides the adorable images is the coordinating framelits. One of the big reasons I’m drawn to the framelits is the size of the images along with how many of the framelits fit perfectly over the Designer Series Paper.

Normally I find myself very frugile when I use designer paper, but I love how each of the pieces in this pack of paper coordinates so well, making my layering attempts so easy.

Birthday Delivery, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Blog Hop

 

You can see how each of the layers coordinate together and I’ve added a few dimensionals to create depth for this project.

 

Be Inspired- Artisan Blog Hop

Birthday Delivery, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Blog Hop

 

You can find all of the products I used for this project in the clickable links below.  

 

Now it’s time to be inspired by the rest of the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Team.  Simply click the button below to be inspired on your first stop, Louise Sharp.  Seriously, this girl rocks my world with her amazing projects EVERY. SINGLE. TIME!

 

Birthday Delivery, Stampin' Up!

 

You will find the entire blog hop list below!

 

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

HAPPY JUNE- NEW Exclusive Tutorial!

Click the photo to purchase the June Tutorial -OR- Receive this tutorial FREE when you purchase $50 in my online store.

June Exclusive Tutorial

Need ideas? Check out my Tutorial Library.  Create in the comfort of your home.

Tutorials, Stampin' Up!