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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

Glitter Candy Cane Christmas

Glitter Candy Canes

 

Over the last few weeks I’ve had a whirlwind of major fun.

My paper crafting pile of projects is sky high and I’m on pins and needles ready to share with you…

Finally I have a minute to sit and share one project that’s glittery and sweet! Maybe TWO!!

After today, I’ll be sharing projects from the recent cruise as well as the Stampin’ Up! conference, truly a ton of paper goodness!

 

Banners for Christmas

Recently I shared this card in my bi-weekly newsletter (make sure to subscribe!!).  I wanted to share a few more photos of this card because I loved the glittery shine it has and the elegant gold embossing.

Glitter Candy Cane, Stampin' Up!

 

Glitter Candy Cane, Stampin' Up!

 

The banners in the Banners for Christmas stamp set rock my world.  I love how the banners wrap over the candy cane and mistletoe images and especially when the banners are embossed.

Glitter Candy Cane, Stampin' Up!

 

The Real Red Glitter Stampin’ Emboss Powder was perfect for the Candy Cane image.  I’m calling this PERFECTION.

If you are someone who is not a fan of glitter, the embossing glitter is a bonus. This is glitter that doesn’t rub off.  YAY!

Glitter Candy Cane, Stampin' Up!

 

Glitter Candy Cane, Stampin' Up!

 

 

The picture never does a card justice because you can’t see how the glitter gives a shimmer when you move the card around.

Tips & Tricks

  • Create a watercolor wash onto Watercolor Paper using Pink Pirouette and Watermelon Wonder Inks.
  • The Watercolor paper measures 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ placed onto the Whisper White card base.
  • The Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape is perfect to complete this project.  Simply place a strip along the edge of the card front. Adhere Watercolor Paper over card base using Dimensionals.

 

One Last Project

I couldn’t help share ONE last cute project I created for the cruise last week.

Glitter Candy Cane, Stampin' Up!

 

One of the highlights of the cruise was the swaps.  AMAZING swaps.  This was created for the tag swap.  I’ll be sharing all of the projects later this week so hang tight.  You don’t want to miss them.

The Greetings from Santa Bundle was used to create this fun tag. My favorite little detail is the Mini Jingle Bells.  SO cute and just a little added detail to make this tag POP.

View all of the products used on these projects below in the clickable links.  

Supply List

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.

 

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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!

More Fun With Paper- Creating Paper Loops

Creating Paper Loops

Friday’s should always be a day to celebrate and what better way than to create?

Today I’m sharing a fun video on creating paper loops that will add a little interest to your card.

It’s also a great reminder of the sweet season of Christmas.

 

Grab Your Designer Papers!

While I’m using the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, this technique I’m sharing can be used with any design.

It’s also a good reminder to stock up on your Designer Series Paper with Stampin’ Up!’s current promotion.

Click HERE to read all about it.

Creating Paper Loops, Stampin' Up!

 

This card was completely inspired by these candies below.  Have you ever had them?

Creating Paper Loops, Stampin' Up!

 

When I started playing around with the Candy Cane Christmas Suite, the candies instantly came to mind.

I had to put the idea to the paper test and see if it could come to life.

Click on the video below to learn how I created the fun paper loops.

 

Creating Paper Loops, Stampin' Up!

 

 

Tips & Tricks 

 

  • Card base measures 4-1/4″ x 11.  The two pieces of Crumb Cake cardstock measure 4″ x 5-1/4″ and 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.
  • All of the products used on this card are from the Candy Cane Lane Suite. See below for the products in this suite.
  • The Layering Squares were used to create the scallop under the Label with the greeting.

 

 

Creating Paper Loops, Stampin' Up!
Creating Paper Loops, Stampin' Up!
Click the clickable links below to create your own paper loops card today using the Candy Cane Lane Suite. 
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Supply List

Stampin’ by the Sea News

Designer Paper Promotion is winding down.  Make sure to stock up!

Promotion ENDS OCTOBER 31st!

Designer Series Paper promotion, Stampin' Up!

 This tutorial below is FREE with $50 purchase until November 22nd or you can purchase it.

Click the photo below to purchase.

Exclusive Tutorial, Stampin' Up!

Jolly Friends- A New Take On Rudolf

Jolly Friends

Have you ever had a stamp set that makes you giggle like crazy?

First of all, Jolly Friends stamp set was feeling slightly neglected.

It’s been sitting under a pile of stamp sets and when I found it I couldn’t stop laughing.

Instantly I had an idea with Mr. Moose! He’s the new Rudolf.

Jolly Friends, Stampin' Up!

 

A New Take on Rudolf

If there is one thing I love about stamping it’s the ability to use my imagination.

While I’m sure not everyone sees my crazy imagination in the sense that I do, my hope is that you can feel the same way about your own imagination.  FREEDOM!

As a result of my crazy imagination I found my new Rudolf.  Why must he be a reindeer? Why not a MOOSE?

Jolly Friends, Stampin' Up!

As I was creating this little guy I was laughing.  Instant joy in how crazy cute he was and the red little nose was the icing on the cake.

 

Take a Peek

Take a peek at this amazing set.

Jolly Friends can definitely open your imagination with all of the goodness inside this stamp set.

 

There are 21 photopolymer images inside this set that will set your imagination on fire.  WOW.

The best part of this stamp set, the punch that coordinates.  The Jolly Hat Builder Punch gives you the freedom to create all kinds of hats that YOU want.

 

Jolly Friends, Stampin' Up!

 

Jolly Friends, Stampin' Up!

 

Let your imagination run wild and enjoy the creativity with this stamp set.

 

Tips & Tricks

  • Stamp the moose onto Crumb Cake cardstock and stamp again to cut out the moose ears.  Use a Sponge Dauber to color the ears using Early Espresso ink.
  • Using a Sponge Dauber on the ears makes the ears appear like suede.  It’s an awesome look.
  • The Tag of Tins stamp set has the best snowflake image to use on cards or other projects.
  • It’s a Celebration stamp set was used for the “celebrate” greeting with Early Espresso Ink.
  • To create the red nose, stamp the image onto Crumb Cake cardstock using VersaMark ink.  Sprinkle the Real Red Glitter Embossing Powder and heat.  Punch the nose out using the 1/4″ Circle Punch (currently on the clearance rack).

 

Let Your Imagination Run Wild

If you are looking to let your imagination run wild, Jolly Friends stamp set is a great choice to start with.

Enjoy creating fun holiday cards with these adorable images.

Remember, receive a 10% discount on this bundle. Click HERE to order.  

Click the links below to purchase the supplies used for today’s card.  

Visit my Online Store to shop for more amazing crafting supplies.  

Jolly Friends, Stampin' Up!

 

Other products that coordinate with this stamp set:

Time is running out.  Stock up on your favorite Designer Papers now.  Offer ends on October 31st.

Have an AMAZING week.

XOXOXO

Time To Escape The Crazy

Time To Escape The Crazy

 

Sometimes my little family lets me escape the crazy, crazy life that is.

This weekend it’s happening!

About a year ago my dear friends and I planned a get away.

Escape the Crazy, Hang Your Stocking, Stampin' Up!

Crazy Happens Before the Escape!

Let’s face it… in order to escape the crazy things have to get really crazy!

I can attest that the last two weeks have been SERIOUSLY crazy in our house.

I’m not kidding…

  • The new gymnastics club we joined we also quit due to professional issues.  We joined a new one unfortunately same distance of 45 minutes each way.
  • Russ breaks his ankle which creates a driving fiasco but blessed he didn’t need surgery and he’s in a walking cast.
  • Volunteering and the daily motherly crazy.

 

The interesting part is when I’m this crazy busy, I’m really organized and my time management is AWESOME.  I don’t understand it, but I get things done as if I had a super power.  It’s crazy and awesome all at the same time.

 

Should I Stay or Should I Go

When Russ broke his ankle, I was seriously considering canceling my escape.  I had an over whelming guilt over flowing leaving the Prince as he hobbled around.

The Prince would not hear of it.  Then it was like he was going to prove he was completely fine to manage the household.  He’s done amazing.

I’m feeling like he has got a good handle on the crazy and ready to hobble the house like a Prince.

Now I’m really going to escape.

I’ll be floating on a big big boat in the middle of the Western Caribbean.  Yahhooooo!

 

Stamping Retreat

This trip is actually a stamping and scrapbooking retreat.

Oh my word!!  Escaping to stamp and scrapbook on a cruise?

Pinch ME!

Those attending have created swaps as well.  I’m pretty excited.

Here is the card I created for the card swap.

Escape the Crazy, Hang Your Stocking, Stampin' Up!

 

I used the Hang Your Stocking stamp set and Christmas Stockings Thinlits to create this card.

Below are a couple tips & tricks when creating this card.

Escape the Crazy, Hang Your Stocking, Stampin' Up!

 

Tips & Tricks

  • Create the snowflakes using the snowflake from the Tin of Tags stamp set.
  • The Designer Series Paper comes from the This Christmas Designer Series Paper.
  • The color combination is Smoky Slate, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay. A color combination that I’m in love with.

Escape the Crazy, Hang Your Stocking, Stampin' Up!

 

  • Metallic Enamel Dots completed this card.  I love how these enamel dots look on any projects.

You can see all the supplies I used for this card below in the clickable links.  

Escape the Crazy, Hang Your Stocking, Stampin' Up!

While I’m Away…

While I’m escaping the crazy… I’ve got a line up of fun projects I’ll be sharing with you as well as a new video next week.  Make sure to check back.

The latest October Tutorial is available.  Oh boy… is it AMAZING!!

You can purchase it HERE -OR- purchase $50 in my Online Store and receive the tutorial FREE!

Exclusive Tutorial, Stampin' Up!