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Impressive Jewel Tones

Impressive Jewel Tones

Jewel Tones are one of my favorite color tones to work with.  These bright beautiful colors were a perfect fit with the Moroccan Suite.

Big News…  time for another inspiring  Artisan Blog Hop.

Today you will be inspired by a few amazing products-Moroccan Suite as well as the Thoughtful Banners Bundle.

 

Gathering the Colors Together

 

Fall, Stampin' Up!, Moroccan Suite

Fall, Stampin' Up!, Moroccan Suite

 

The colors in the Moroccan Designer Series Paper provided the perfect starting point to begin creating.

The color tones in the paper are fresh and instantly I think of a fall, although it’s definitely not limited to fall.

One of the colors I seem to love pairing together is Emerald Envy and Bermuda Bay.  When I add a splash of color such as Delightful Dijon and Early Espresso I’m instantly in LOVE.

You will see this in both of today’s cards.

 

Create a Background

Fall, Stampin' Up!, Moroccan Suite

 

Using the large border image in the Moroccan Nights stamp set created a perfect background.  I alternated the images by stamping a full on ink, and then immediately stamped again.   This is called generation stamping.

 

 

Fall, Stampin' Up!, Moroccan Suite

 

Tricks & Tips

  • The greetings were created using the Thoughtful Banner stamp set and the Classic Label Punch.
  • Add a strip of the Moroccan Designer Series Paper to add a bit of contrast to the card.
  • Stamp the large medallion image onto Very Vanilla cardstock, die cut using the Layering Circles Framelits, layer with Early Espresso scallop circle.
  •  Ribbon and Enamel Dots provide the perfect embellishment for any project.  Stampin’ Up! has a wide variety of coordinating  colors for each of these products.
  • Use the Gold Wink of Stella pen to add splatter.  Simply tap with your bone folder to create the splatter.

Fall, Stampin' Up!, Moroccan Suite

 

Shadow Stamping – Another Way

Fall, Stampin' Up!, Moroccan Suite

 

 

The last Artisan Blog Hop I shared a fun technique called Shadow stamping. This technique looks beautiful on color cardstock, but what about Very Vanilla or Whisper White.

In order to get the opposite look for this card,  stamp the Medallion using Bermuda Bay ink onto the Very Vanilla cardstock, then with the help of the Stamp-a-ma-jig  stamp over the same image using Whisper White craft ink.

Note how this created a softer tone of the Bermuda Bay ink and a unique look.

Fall, Stampin' Up!, Moroccan Suite

 

 

More Tips & Tricks 

  • Tap the Gold Wink of Stella for the addition of  splatter over the Medallion image. Note how this pulls more of the gold (a beautiful jewel tone) tones from the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate– on sale until September 14th 11:59.
  • Another great use for Washi Tape is to hold your Acetate in place on your project.
  • Most noteworthy for this card is adding the perfect accent. Try die cutting two Layering Squares Framelits together to create a frame. Off set the frame to add visual interest.

Fall, Stampin' Up!, Moroccan Suite

 

 

Time to Be Inspired and Create!

Now be inspired by the other Artisans and their projects.  Your first stop will be Krista Frattin’s blog.  Always a gorgeous project shared by her.  Don’t forget to sit and create yourself.  We can be inspired by the masses, but make sure you are putting the ideas to use.  Set aside time to create something pretty today.  Even if you only have 30 minutes.

Artisan Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!

 

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Flourishing Phrases- Artisan Blog Hop

Flourishing Phrases- Artisan Blog Hop

This week the Artisans are sharing projects using a few different sets and one of them is Flourishing Phrases.

Flourishing Phrases was my top pick with the timeless greetings to choose from.

 

Backgrounds Using a Greeting

Artisan Blog Hop, Flourishing Phrases, Stampin' Up!

 

The Flourishing Phrases has a beautiful selection of greetings inside of this set.  Have you ever considered using one of the greetings as part of your background?

For this card I simply stamped the Thank You greetings along the entire left side of the Whisper White cardstock using Sahara Sand ink.  I love how this gave the card more interest.

Artisan Blog Hop, Flourishing Phrases, Stampin' Up!

 

The flower was a simple addition using the Flourish Thinlits.  The florals within this collection are so intricate and delicate looking.

Artisan Blog Hop, Flourishing Phrases, Stampin' Up!

 

I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to attach the flowers and leaves to this card.  The fine tip on this glue makes attaching intricate die cuts a cinch.

I love the delicate touch this card has and the color combination jumped out at me.  Bermuda Bay paired with the Cucumber Crush has to be one of my favorites.  It’s a clean look and even more bold when you add Basic Black.

Artisan Blog Hop, Flourishing Phrases, Stampin' Up!

 

Creating a Shadow Image

My favorite image in the Flourishing Phrases stamp set is the large flower.

Instantly I thought of an old technique that would be fun to use with this large image.

Artisan Blog Hop, Flourishing Phrases, Stampin' Up!

 

Create It!

  • Stamp the large flower onto Crumb Cake cardstock using Whisper White Craft ink.  Let dry or use a heat tool to facilitate the drying.
  • Stamp the large flower again over the Whisper White flower using Watermelon Wonder ink and slightly offsetting the image. By offsetting the image, the Whisper White gives the illusion of a shadow.
  • This technique can be used with any stamp set, but tends to look the best using a large solid stamp.
  • According fold the 3/4″ music note strip of designer series paper from the This Christmas collection.  Attach to the 1″ x 4″ strip of Watermelon Wonder cardstock.  Attach 2 small pieces of a Delicate White Doily and attach to the Crumb Cake cardstock.

Artisan Blog Hop, Flourishing Phrases, Stampin' Up!

  • Stamp the greeting onto a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.  Die cut using the Layering Circles Framelits.  Wrap and attach a piece of Linen Thread to the underside of the die cut circle, attach to the card front.
  • Layer the Crumb Cake cardstock onto a piece of Watermelon Wonder cardstock and then onto a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″.
  • Attach a few sequins around the stamped flowers using a Fine Tip Glue Pen.

 

Artisan Blog Hop, Flourishing Phrases, Stampin' Up!

 

Wrapping it Up!

Timeless sets like Flourishing Phrases means you can use this set during anytime of the year and have a perfect greeting for any card.  That is exactly what I want to leave you with today.  Timeless sets like this one means you have so many great options to create a beautiful card with ease.

Artisan Blog Hop

For over 9 months the Artisans have been inspiring others with amazing projects using Stampin’ Up! products.  I believe it’s one of the most inspirational blog hops as you can see unique ways products can be used, many times using the same products.  Today’s hop I’m certain will inspire you.  Your first stop is Krista Frattin.  See what she has up her creative sleeve and make sure to leave comments along the way.  Your comments are much loved and cherished.  I promise.

 

Artisan Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!

 

 

Looking for more inspiring ideas at your fingertips? Click HERE!

PS- I survived my trip to the dentist.  It wasn’t bad at all. In fact I had worked myself up into such a tizzy that I felt ill after the procedure over my anxiety and not the actual procedure.  I’m a HOT mess.  No lie.

Here’s a Quick Way to Create For a Fiesta!

Create For a Fiesta

It’s true that Cinco de Mayo festivities have passed, but it’s not the only day we can have a FIESTA!

 

In fact, I love a good party so I don’t really need an excuse to have one.  There is always one thing that can get me to make up a party and thats beautiful paper.

 

Every year when I open the new Stampin’ Up! catalog I look at the designer paper and dream about the parties I can have and the ideas of creativity flow depending on the paper that I’m looking at.

 

I should also add that sometimes the fiesta’s I dream about don’t come to life, but in my head and with paper they do.

 

Instant Party in My Brain

One look at the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper and I was hooked.  Instant fiesta planning went into hyperdrive and I wanted to throw a big ole’ FIESTA.

Fiesta, Stampin' Up!

Make no mistake the party favors I was thinking about were off the charts.

I had to calm myself and speak reality to my big ears- Quick and Simple Kimberly.

Today I have a fun party favor idea for your own Fiesta, and of course you will want to thank your guests for coming to the BIG fiesta.  I have a quick thank you note to share too.

 

Fiesta Party Favor

 

Fiesta, Stampin' Up!

 

Quick and simple party favors can be created using Stampin’ Up! Kraft 12 x 12 cardstock.

 

Fiesta, Stampin' Up!

 

You can click HERE to download a tutorial on creating this fiesta filled treat holder.

The Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper creates a colorful favor with a few added embellishments.  The treat holder is sealed at the top with a Golden Binder Clip and Whisper White Mini Pom Pom Trim.  This trim screams PARTY.

 

Fiesta, Stampin' Up!

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The inside of the Fiesta favor features Stampin’ Up!’s Gusseted Cellophane Bags filled with festive candies I found at a local candy shop.  The candy’s are just as bright and fun as the outside of the party favor.

 

Don’t Forget a Thank You!

I kept my thank you very simple using the Birthday Fiesta Photopolymer Bundle from Stampin’ Up!

 

Fiesta, Stampin' Up!

 

Fiesta, Stampin' Up!

 

Fiesta, Stampin' Up!

 

While simple it is, it’s elegant and packs a punch with the bold colors.  A thank you greeting was stamped using the Thankful Thoughts stamp set.

Click HERE to download a tutorial to create this card.

 

Fiesta, Stampin' Up!

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Are You Planning Your Own Fiesta? 

Hopefully the ideas shared today have sparked a little creative party fun so that you can plan our own Fiesta.  These ideas are simple enough to duplicate many and I’m sure to create joy to anyone that receives them.

 

You can purchase the Birthday Fiesta Bundle HERE to get started.

 

Today is the DAY!

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There has been much anticipation today leading up to the release of our first Tutorial Bundle.

Today the tutorial will go LIVE.  For those that have pre-ordered or purchased $50 in product you will automatically be sent the tutorial.

If you want to know more information about this amazing launch, click HERE for more information.

 

 

Here’s a Quick Way to Add Texture

Texture Using Thinlits

 

Is it any surprise that when we think of adding texture to a project we typically think embellishments?

This isn’t the case at all.

In fact you probably have the biggest resource of texture laden products sitting next to you- Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog.

Today not only do I have a blog hop by the magnificent Artisan designers I’m sharing, I’m also going to show you a way to add texture to a card that’s brilliant using a Thinlits die.

 

Flourishing Phrases & Coordinating Thinlits

Normally when I think of the word texture I think of do-dads that I can add to my card so that when I touch it I can feel bumpy or something.  That something could be a lot of things such as:

  • buttons
  • Enamel Dots
  • Ribbon

 

Obviously there are many ways to add texture to a project, but today I was thinking about adding texture that is subtle.  Something more flat in nature when applied to paper and one that will go through the postal system a little easier.

Flourish Thinlits

Texture, Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team

This week the Artisan team is focusing on the coordinating products Flourishing Phrases and Flourish Thinlits.

TWO fantastic products that can be bundled together to create texture filled projects.

I fell in love with the stamp set, but it was the Flourish Thinlits that tipped my love button all the way to the top.  This is a product that can add texture to a card in a way that is so subtle, and so beautiful.

Texture, Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team

 

By die cutting the thinlits in the same color as the card base, this intricate die cut added extreme interest to the card without adding a lot of bulk.

 

One thing I hear from paper crafters is this:

“Kimberly, I love all of the do-dads, but I’m not spending a dollar to mail my card filled with do-dads.”

 

Man, do I understand that statement.  Although the little voice inside my head says the same thing, I still send them.  Here is an alternative that you will not only love but I encourage you to try with other framelits/thinlits besides the Flourish Thinlits.

Texture, Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team

I decided to create 5 cards using the 2015-2016 In Colors along with the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and one image from the Touches of Texture stamp set.

The large flourish in the coordinating Thinlits was the perfect size to use for the background.  I used Whisper White, the same as the card base.  Next to the large flourish I used the large splatter image from Touches of Texture to add in color.

The Flourishing Phrases stamp set has all of the greetings you can imagine.

 

Texture, Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team

 

The coordinating of products could not be any easier for this project.  Simple pieces such as the In Color Doilies, ribbon and Designer series paper created ease when designing this project.

 

Texture, Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team

Each card is the same except for the color.

 

 

Tips & Tricks

Texture, Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team

 

A couple of tips & tricks when creating this project…

  • The Big Shot Die Brush is amazing when working with intricate dies.  HOWEVER, if you look closely at my cards above, you will see that not every intricate piece did I remove.  I loved how beautiful this looked with some of the small pieces still stuck inside the die cut.  It only added more interest.
  • Use a Glue-Pen when attaching intricate die cuts. It dries quickly and you can reach very intricate pieces with it’s very fine tip.
  • The designer paper pattern you see on each of the cards comes from the 2015-2017 In Color 12 x 12 Envelope Paper.  Gorgeous and thinner.

Texture, Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team

See products used for today’s projects below in the clickable links and shop Online 24/7!

Your Turn! 

I’m anxious to hear what other dies you find to use this simple but effective technique when adding texture to a card.

Don’t forget to share with me or leave a comment telling me your favorite thing you love to use when adding texture to a card.

 

It’s time to take a tour and see what the other Artisans have created using the Flourishing Phrases and Flourish Thinlits.

Click the button below and your first stop will be Krista Frattin’s blog.  Let’s see her amazing creativity today.

Texture, Stampin' Up!

 

 

Don’t Forget!

Did you receive an awesome coupon from Stampin’ Up! last month? Don’t forget to redeem them before August 31st.

 

Camping, Stampin' Up!

 

Have You Heard the News?

 

I’m super excited about this amazing collaboration.  Click HERE to see all of the excitement.

 

 

Touches of Texture- Artisan Blog Hop

Touches of Texture- Artisan Blog Hop

Touches of Texture!

 

Just the title had me squeal for joy at first glimpse of this stamp set.

 

Let’s Create

 

I couldn’t wait to put this stamp set, Touches of Texture to good use and play.

I wanted to bring a few products and ideas together so I started this card with a completely different design than normal.

 

Touches of Texture, Stampin' Up!

 

Tips & Tricks

Touches of Texture, Stampin' Up!

Typically, I start every single card with a 4-1/4″ x 11 card base.  Not today!

My hope is today’s card  will inspire you to try something completely different and create away.

Here are a few instructions to help you create today’s card.

  • The base of the card is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Whisper White cardstock. Attach a 1″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Moroccan Designer Seriers Paper to the right edge of the card base.
  • Attach a piece of Whisper White cardstock (3-3/4″ x 11-1/4″, scored at 5-1/2″) to the card base using dimensionals to create the card. When attaching this piece, make sure to leave a 1/4″ edge so you can see the Designer Series Paper.

Touches of Texture, Stampin' Up!

  • Attach a new piece of Moroccan Designer Series Paper (3″ x 4-3/4″) at a slight angle over the new card front so that the left edge meets the edge of the card base.

 

  • Now its time to embellish.  Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to  3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″.  On the right side stamp the large splatter image using Delightful Dijon ink.  At the bottom stamp the long splatter image using Bermuda Bay ink.  Stamp the flower images over the previous image using Early Espresso ink.
  • Attach Moroccan Designer Washi Tape to the right edge of the cardstock.  Place a 1/4 piece of White Delicate Doily, 1/4″ x 3″ strip of Moroccan Designer Series Paper, and a wrapped piece of Linen Thread over the flower image.  Staple in place using a hand held stapler.
  • Stamp a greeting onto Bermuda Bay cardstock.  My greeting was from the Suite Sayings stamp set.  Die Cut image using the Tags & Labels Framelits.  Attach getting near Designer Paper strip.
  • Attach the card front to the card using Dimensionals.  Place Bermuda Bay Enamel Shapes to the card.
  • Enjoy!

 

Touches of Texture, Stampin' Up!

 

While I’m sure this design is not unique, it definitely is a new one for me to try.  I love the layers and the designer paper that peeks out each side as well as the color combination.

 

 

Touches of Texture, Stampin' Up!

 

See products used for today’s projects below in the clickable links and shop Online 24/7!

Time to Hop!

Touches of Texture has the perfect amount of texture images as well as florals all mixed together.

Now take a few minutes to see the designs from the other Artisans.  Up first is Krista Frattin.  Her ideas are always light and fresh with a beautiful simplicity on every project.

Touches of Textures, Stampin' Up!

Touches of Texture, Stampin' up!