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Tin of Tags

It’s a great day to share the Tin of Tags Kit from Stampin’ Up!

This kit has amazing possibilities outside of the gorgeous tags you can create.

Are you ready?

This incredible kit is not just about Tags. In fact, you will be pleasantly surprised with all that you can do with this little kit.

A Little Housekeeping First

You may have noticed the silence around this blog but don’t worry… I’m back.

Three weeks of amazing fun in the sun, friends and one on one time with my bestie came to a halt this past Saturday.

I needed a day to be mopey, and then with the mopey came a cold.  Ahhhh!  That was not a welcomed gift.

I’m on the mend.  I’m off the couch and coming back to my normal bubbly self.

I’ll be sharing all the great things that happened this week.  SO much to share and tell.  It will be a doozy to post.

Let’s Get Creative!

Tin of Tags, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

 

Do you love a good crafting kit? Something that makes crafting a little easier when you are in a bind for time or creativity? I have a solution.

The Tin of Tags Kit is superb and the best part is you can crank out a few amazing cards with it as well.

Inside the Tin of Tags kit you will find lots of great embellishments that you could use on tags, or on a card.  Today I’m sharing ways to use this kit on cards.

The Tin of Tags kit has a coordinating stamp set called…. Tin of Tags.  This is a fantastic stamp set with a gazillion ways to use it on all types of projects.

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Here is the contents of the Tin of Tags Kit.  It’s pretty nifty.

Tin of Tags, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

 

My favorite pieces are the beautiful wooden snowflakes, Washi Tape and sequins.  All the pieces in this kit are delicate and beautiful.

Tin of Tags, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

 

Tips & Tricks 

  • I created watercolor wash on watercolor paper first.  I heat set the watercoloring with a heat tool and then stamped the snowflakes from the Tin of Tags stamp set.
  • A small strip of Washi Tape was used from the Tin of Tags Kit.
  • The greeting uses the Tin of Tags stamp set then die cut using the Tags & Labels Framelits.
  • I added a small wrapped thread from the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon.
  • There is a small strip of Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (1″ x 5-1/2″).  This was sponged first using Pink Pirouette Ink and the Sponge Brayer.
  • The music sheet paper comes from the This Christmas Designer Series Paper.  LOVE that paper.

 

Click the clickable links below of all the products used for this project.

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Tin of Tags, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

 

 

Beautiful Snowflakes 

 

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I love how this kit is filled with snowflakes.

You will notice on this card I stamped the snowflakes using Smoky Slate ink over the Whisper White, then added the silver snowflake doily under the greeting.

Tin of Tags, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

 

If you look closely, I used the Fancy Frost Designer Series Paper again on the right side, which is also filled with snowflakes. Sure love how this card came together.

 

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Seen above,  the silver metallic twine from the Tin of Tags kit is wrapped around the card several times and secured on the back side of the Whisper White cardstock.

 

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Lastly,  a few sequins and Real Red ink splattered across the top of the card.

 

Wrapping it Up!

Stampin’ Up! kits are a great product for anyone who has no time or needs a little assistance with creativity.  The kits provide all the products to create the project along with directions.  If you are someone who lacks time during the holiday season, this kit is one to think about.

 

Click the clickable links below of all the products used for this project.  

Ready to be inspired? Take a moment to hop around the Artisan world to see what the other Artisans have created using this amazing kit.  First up is Krista Frattin.  Click the button  below and be inspired.

Tin of Tags, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

Stampin’ by the Sea News!

BRAND NEW product release.

Stitched Shapes Framelits

You can get 25% off select stamp sets today until November 30th.  YAY.

Click HERE to see all the stamp sets available.  Get yours today.

 

Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

Purchase $50 from my Online Store… You will get this amazing tutorial FREE. 

Exclusive Tutorials, Stampin' Up!

 

 

Read more about this great tutorial and the back issues HERE.

Get the October Tutorial FREE when you purchase $50 in my Online Store.

Click HERE to start shopping!

Have an AWESOME day!!

Artisan Hop Stitched Framelits

Artisan Hop Stitched Framelits 

Today’s Artisan Hop is going to be AMAZING using the new Stitched Framelits.

If you haven’t seen this new product from Stampin’ Up!, hang on… they are AWESOME.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been doing cart wheels since the release.

 

Stitched Framelits

Why all of the excitement? I love stitching on cards.  It’s the frilly goodness that keeps my creative happiness in check.

Well, one of them anyway.

The Stitched Framelits are available until the end of November, then they will take a slight sabbatical and come back in the new Catalog this June.

This is one product you will want to grab NOW if you have patience such as mine… NONE.

It gets better friends…. there are also stamp sets that you can purchase at a 25% discount.  YAH.  You can see all of the stamp sets on sale below.

Let’s create….

Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

 

I’m pretty excited to share two cards using the Stitched Framelits, but even more because two of the stamp sets are listed on the 25% off list.  WAHOO.

 

Merry Mice

Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

 

The cuteness level just jumped up x1000.  This set is adorable and the cards I’ve seen created using it is outstanding.

Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop, Merry Mice

 

Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

 

Tips & Tricks

  • Die cut several sizes of the square Stitched Framelits using Watercolor Paper.  Using an Aqua Painter, add Pool Party or Smoky Slate to each of the framelits.
  • Stamp the mouse onto Watercolor Paper.
  • I matched the large square Stitched Framelit with a scallop Layering Squares Framelit.  I love how the Square, Circle and Ovals have layering possibilities within all of these die cuts.

 

Blooms & Wishes 

I’m a bit excited about this card.  This flower set is beautiful and you can create all kinds of gorgeous flowers, including poinsettia’s.  You can also create a beautiful wreath.

This stamp set is also on the 25% off list.  YAY!

 

Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop, Blooms & Wishes

 

Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

 

Tips & Tricks

  • To create the wreath, use one the second largest circle stitching die cut and draw a circle on the inside of the circle to use as a template.  Create wreath by stamping all along the penciled circle using Old Olive ink.  Add full on ink of Old Olive as well as stamping off to get the lighter tones.
  • The flower was stamped using Watermelon Wonder and Real Red.  I inked the flower using Watermelon Wonder and then used a sponge dauber to add the Real Red.
  • The Joy greeting came from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set.  Perfect holiday greetings in that set.
  • The center of the flower uses the Botanical Builder Framelit Dies with Delightful Dijon Cardstock.

 

 

Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

 

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

Be Inspired!

Now its time to see more of the Stitched Shape Dies in action from the Artisan Design Team.

Prepare to be INSPIRED!

Click the button to visit Krista’s blog and see what she has created.

Stitching Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

 

Don’t forget to grab your Stitched Shape Framelits.

Stampin’ by the Sea News!

BRAND NEW product release.

These new Framelits are ONLY available in November.

dBUT… they will come back in the new Idea Book & Catalog coming out in June 2017.  If you want to play with them now… grab them HERE.

WAIT…. There is MORE greatness!!

You can get 25% off select stamp sets today until November 30th.  YAY.

Click HERE to see all the stamp sets available.  Get yours today.

 

Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

Don’t forget…  

Available NOW…. 

Exclusive Tutorials, Stampin' Up!

 

 

Read more about this great tutorial and the back issues HERE.

Get the October Tutorial FREE when you purchase $50 in my Online Store.

Click HERE to start shopping!

Have an AWESOME day!!

Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

Artisan Inspiration- Frosted Medallions

Artisan Inspiration

The Artisan Team has a special line up of inspiration today.

The Artisan team is winding down from a fantastic year of sharing our projects with YOU.

I could go on and on how this team has been so AMAZING, but I’ll save that for another day when I can get really sappy with you. I know, I know… you can barely wait.  Ha Ha Ha.

 

Quick Update

I’m back from a whirlwind trip to the Western Caribbean.  Oh my!  What an amazing trip with my best friends!

The highlight of my trip was many, but this picture below could sum it all up!  I’ll be sharing more pics soon.

Frosted Medallions, Kimberly Van Diepen

 

This was in Roatan, Honduras on a private beach.  The day was beautiful, but the fun was these crazy monkeys.  I have never been this close to a monkey- EVAH.  This was a memorable moment and made me smile the ENTIRE day!

Let’s Stamp! 

Today I’m sharing another set that was jumping out of my stamp cabinet to be used- Frosted Medallions.

Both of the cards I’m sharing were tough cookies to photograph with all of the white.

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I have to admit that New Year cards are might be the least occasion I create cards for.  Not sure why?

I do love the beautiful fonts in the Frosted Medallion stamp set and of course the gorgeous snowflakes.

Ha, I actually love stamps with snowflakes now that I’m in Florida.  Its the only type of snowflake I see.

 

Frosted Medallions, Stampin' Up!, Artisan

 

Create It!

When I started creating this card I was instantly drawn to the colors Black, White and Silver.

I couldn’t help but grab the beautiful snowflake pattern paper from the This Christmas Designer Series Speciality Paper. It’s GORGEOUS and this is just ONE pattern I love.  This paper pack also has the beloved music notes.  It’s beautiful.

 

Tips & Tricks 

  • Card base is Whisper White Thick cardstock (4-1/4″ x 11″).  A small strip of Silver Glimmer Paper (1″ x 5-1/2″) is attached on the far right side.
  • Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/2″).  Add a small strip of Basic Black cardstock (1/4″ x 5-1/2″) to the right side.  Adhere to card base using Dimensionals.
  • Add the This Christmas strip (1-3/4″ x 4-1/4″) across the Fancy Frost DSP.
  • Stamp the Happy New Year greeting at the bottom of the Whisper White cardstock (2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″) using Basic Black ink.
  • Stamp the snowflakes using Basic Black ink, then emboss using Clear Embossing Powder.
  • Wrap Basic Black twine along with the Silver thread.  Add two Jingle Bells by threading them using the Silver Thread.  Tie securely into place then add another knot just below the bells.  Trim ends.  Add a small piece of the Silver Glitter Ribbon and staple into place.
  • Attach a doily behind the Whisper White cardstock then attach to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add sequins to finish the card.

Frosted Medallions, Stampin' Up!, Artisan

 

Big Big Snowflakes!

This card definitely was NOT easy to photograph, hopefully you can see the gorgeous white embossed snowflakes from the Frosted Medallion stamp set.

It could be my aging eyes….

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I love the white on white look and how elegant the snowflakes look embossed.

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The colors remind me of a beautiful snowy day…. but with a touch of elegance.  I love the Silver Glimmer Paper added with the Silver Glitter Ribbon.  Just brings it all together.

 

Frosted Medallions, Stampin' Up!, Artisan

See all the products used for both projects in the clickable links below.  

The last little bit that I added was the Christmas Trinket embellishment to the Glitter Ribbon.  This was a simple task using a sewing needle and the Silver Thread.  Once attached I tied the thread in bow.

Tip: Double the thread will make it easier to tie the bow.  It’s a very very thin thread.

 

Wrapping it Up!

The Frosted Medallion stamp set is perfect for winter cards or New Year’s.  Truly a beautiful set with gorgeous snowflakes.

The Frosted Medallion has a beautiful suite of other products that coordinate.  Make sure to check it out HERE.

 

Be Inspired!

Now most importantly go and view the beautiful projects from the other Artisans.  Click the button below and see what the amazing Krista Frattin has created today.

Artisan Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin’ by the Sea News!

It’s a NEW month and a BRAND NEW product release.

Seriously over the moon about this product- Stitched Dies!

YAHOOOOOO!

These new Framelits are ONLY available in November.  BUT… they will come back in the new Idea Book & Catalog coming out in June 2017.  If you want to play with them now… grab them HERE.

WAIT…. There is MORE greatness!!

You can get 25% off select stamp sets today until November 30th.  YAY.

Click HERE to see all the stamp sets available.  Get yours today.

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Don’t forget…  

Available NOW…. 

Exclusive Tutorials, Stampin' Up!

Read more about this great tutorial and the back issues HERE.

Get the October Tutorial FREE when you purchase $50 in my Online Store.

Click HERE to start shopping!

Price: $110.00

Stampin’ Up! Artisan Hop-Basket of Wishes

Basket of Wishes

Welcome to another Artisan Blog Hop.

Get ready for loads of sharing and one of the stamp sets on tap is the Basket of Wishes.

 

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Calling All Watercoloring Enthusiasts

If you love to watercolor, Basket of Wishes stamp set will be one to have.

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Look at the 4 gorgeous images that fit into the baskets.  My favorite is the succulents.

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They worked perfect for placing in the big basket.

 

Tips & Tricks

  • Stamp the basket and succulents onto Watercolor Paper, then die cut using the Tags & Labels Framelits.
  • Use the Layering Squares Framelits to create frames.  This fun scallop frame was the perfect addition using the Copper Foil Sheets.
  • Stamp and emboss the greeting using Copper Embossing Powder, then separate the greeting and add to card.

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Add a small strip of a scallop border under the designer paper (Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper) to bring out more of the copper.

Watercolor the  succulents using the following inks:

  • Cucumber Crush
  • Pool Party
  • Mint Macaron

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Another Take On Basket of Wishes

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While strawberry’s may be more of a springtime fruit, it goes to show you how versatile the Basket of Wishes stamp set is.

Think about this set as a year round stamp set that can be used anytime and perfect for birthday celebrations.

 

 

Basket of Wishes, Stampin' Up!

 

Tips & Tricks 

  • A perfect embellishment for this stamp set is the 5/8″ Burlap ribbon.
  • Stamp the baskets and strawberry’s on Watercolor Paper die cut using the Lots of Labels Framelits.
  • Create a mask using a post it note to set the strawberry’s perfectly into the basket with no line showing.  Color the strawberry’s using Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush ink with a hint of Emerald Envy ink to highlight the leaves.
  • Add a few of the White Perfect Accents for an added embellishment.

 

Simply click the links below to add to your cart or click HERE to shop in my Online Store.

 

Time to Hop!

Now check out the amazing Artisans and the designs they have created to showcase today.  Remember that we love to hear from you, comment below.  Click the button below to visit Krista’s Blog and her amazing creativity.  I am a huge fan of her work and continually feel inspired when I see her designs.

 

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Stampin’ Up! Promotions

 

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Awesome Designer Paper Promotion happening now.  

If you are a paper lover, stock up!  Click the photo to SHOP NOW.  

Check out these fun ideas and card templates using Designer Series Paper HERE.

Don’t forget! When you spend $50 in my Online Store, you will receive my September Tutorial FREE.

Forgive Me, I Can’t Stop! Jar of Haunts

Jar of Haunts

Forgive me because I can’t stop.  The Jar of Haunts has been one of my favorite Halloween stamp sets!

I put the stamp set on the shelf.  I told myself it was time to move on.

What happened?

Well, it was time for an Artisan blog hop and I couldn’t help to pull out this cute stamp set.

 

Cute Always Gets Me!

The fact is, if something is cute I’m going to love it.

Jar of Haunts cute factor sold me right away.

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Now if you add in the Pool Party to this entire Halloween mix… I have now hit the edge of Halloween glory.

Jar of Haunts, Stampin' Up!

 

Jar of Haunts, Stampin' Up!

 

Tips & Tricks 

  • Start coloring of the jars with a blender pen.  When blending color on Whisper White with a Blender Pen, be careful not to blend the pen in one area for too long.  This will create what I love to call “paper boogers!” The paper will begin to peel.
  • To create  brighter color after using a blender pen, try taking a Sponge Dauber and sponge lightly over images.
  • The Everyday Jar Framelits coordinates perfectly with the Jar of Haunts stamp set.

 

 

Nothing Haunted Here!

Jar of Haunts, Stampin' Up!

 

There was nothing haunted about this next card.  The pumpkins were stamped onto Watercolor Paper, then watercolored using an Aqua Painter.

Jar of Haunts, Stampin' Up!

 

The pumpkins were masked to give the illusion of the pumpkins stacked to gather.

Tips & Tricks

  • To achieve the look of the pumpkins stacked together, stamp a pumpkin onto a post in note.  Cut around the image as close as possible.
  • Stamp one pumpkin onto Watercolor Paper.  When stamping the next pumpkin, apply mask over first pumpkin.  Now stamp the pumpkin next to the first one.  Do you see how the pumpkin you just stamped looks like its behind the other?
  • Watercolor the pumpkins using Pumpkin Pie ink first.  Then watercolor using Tangerine Tango around the edges to darken the color.
  • Watercolor the sky using Soft Sky ink.

Jar of Haunts, Stampin' Up!

 

There is Still Time!

There is still time to create plenty of Halloween and fall projects.

Whether it’s mummies, ghosts, witches or pumpkins, Stampin’ Up! has a variety of fun halloween sets to choose from.

Click the links below to see all the supplies used for the projects I shared today and continue to enjoy the Artisan’s inspiring projects on the hop.

Take a hop over to Krista Frattin’s blog to see her amazing project.

Artisan Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!

 

Awesome Designer Paper Promotion happening now.  

If you are a paper lover, stock up!  Click the photo to SHOP NOW.  

 

Designer Series Paper promotion, Stampin' Up!

 

Check out these fun ideas and card templates using Designer Series Paper HERE.

Don’t forget! When you spend $50 in my Online Store, you will receive my September Tutorial FREE.