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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

Merry Patterns, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Blog Hop

 

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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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Exquisite Berry Burst

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Exquisite Berry Burst

It’s been so fun sharing all of my display samples with you so far, and I can’t believe we are on Day 9!  I’m sharing another card using the exquisite Berry Burst and Label Me Pretty stamp set.

 

Berry Burst, OnStage Displays, Stampin' Up!

 

There are many great color combinations I think Berry Burst will look fantastic with, however today I kept with the purple hues and I love how it turned out.

Here is the color combination I used for this card.

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The Rich Shades of Purple

I’ve never been a fan girl of purples.   In fact, it took forever for me to warm up to the Sweet Sugarplum InColor.  Berry Burst appears to be brighter, but as you can see the rich shades of each of these colors really stand out together. The Berry Burst looks especially rich next to the Fresh Fig.  WOW!

 

Berry Burst, OnStage Displays, Stampin' Up!

 

 

When I started creating this card I wanted to work around the wooden heart element from the Hearts & Stars Elements.  I love how the wood elements have detail added to them.  Although the Summer Sorbet stamp set is retiring, it worked perfectly for this card and coordinated with the wooden heart.

 

Tips & Tricks

I’ve shared many projects using the Label Me Pretty stamp set, and once again I loved how this set worked for this card.

  • If you look closely, the thank you greeting has a tiny heart.  Adding the other heart elements to this card created the perfect balance.
  • When I use the Enamel Shapes, I love to add 3 shapes around the focal area to give the card balance.

Berry Burst, OnStage Displays, Stampin' Up!

 

Elegant Pink & Gold

Berry Burst, OnStage Displays, Stampin' Up!

Lastly, I created an elegant but simple card using layers of the Bundle of Love Designer Series Paper.  Undoubtedly, the gold in this designer series paper packs a mighty punch and the heavier weight will be great to create boxes.

Berry Burst, OnStage Displays, Stampin' Up!

The new Basic Black 3/8? Shimmer Ribbon is so soft and shimmery.  I love how this ribbon can be wrapped and placed under any element.  To keep the ribbon set in place I simply staple it before attaching the card front to the card base.

 

 

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Be Inspired

It’s time to be inspired by the other Artisans and their displays.  The last 8 days have been incredible to see their work.

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Aurelie Fabre
Cathy Caines
Jessica Winter
Kimberly Van Diepen  YOU ARE HERE!
Maike Ulbrich
Martha Inchley
Paula Dobson
Shannon Lane
Tanya Boser

 

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Get Acquainted with Berry Burst

Get Acquainted with Berry Burst 

Man o man!  Every single new InColor makes me happy! After water coloring with the new Berry Burst Classic Ink pad, I was amazed! It’s beautiful.  Berry Burst reminds me of a color we had years ago, Purely Pomegranate.  I’m so pumped to use these new colors, and I know you will be too.

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Delicate Flowers from Orange Blossom Stamp Set

 

Berry Burst, OnStage Displays, Stampin' Up!, Orange Blossom

 

Today I’m sharing another card using the Orange Blossom stamp set.  I love the opportunities this stamp set provides with the many delicate flowers and even an orange. I’ll be telling you a funny story about that “orange” blossom stamp soon.

I loved the new products I was able to use on this card:

  • Orange Blossom Stamp Set
  • Touches of Nature Elements (wood elements)
  • Berry Burst Cardstock & Ink
  • White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon

Berry Burst, OnStage Displays, Stampin' Up!, Orange Blossom

 

Tips & Tricks

Here are a few tips when creating this card:

  • I started this card using Berry Burst 4-1/4″ x 11″ for the card base.  Then I added the Powder Pink cardstock 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″  to the Berry Burst card base.
  • Next, I used Watercolor Paper and added a very light watercolor wash using Berry Burst Classic ink and my Aqua Painter.  Then I heat set the ink using my Heat Tool.  Once dry I went back over the first layer of watercolor with another layer of Berry Burst ink.  This time I went a little darker.
  • I added splatter to the card using my Aqua Painter with Berry Burst ink.   Create the splatter by tapping the Aqua Painter with a bone folder over the watercolor paper.

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  • I stamped the florals onto Whisper White cardstock using Berry Burst and Old Olive inks and then stamped the greeting using Archival Basic Black Ink.  Once stamped, I die cut the image using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
  • The floral wooden element was attached using Tombow Multipurpose Glue.  I added a bow using the new 1/8″ White Sheer Ribbon paired with Linen Thread.
  • One of my favorite things on this card is the lace border die cut.  This die cut is from the Flourish Thinlits.  This is carrying over into the new catalog, and I’m SUPER happy!

 

Add a Touch of Elegance!

To finish this card, I added two products that always add a touch of Elegance- Delicate Doilies, and Pearls.

I loved how this card turned out.  I’m not sure if it’s my love affair with the stamp set or the Berry Burst that drives that emotion, but either way, the card made me happy!

 

Berry Burst, OnStage Displays, Stampin' Up!, Orange Blossom

 

One More Sweet Project… 

 

Berry Burst, OnStage Displays, Stampin' Up!, Orange Blossom

 

One of the other stamp sets I had the privilege to work with- Label Me Pretty.  This stamp set coordinates with a new fun punch called Pretty Label Punch.  Label Me Pretty not only has beautiful images, but gorgeous fonts used for the greetings.

I created this tag using the Perfect Mix stamp set in the Occasions Catalog on page 35.  This stamp set is retiring, so grab it fast if it’s one you love.

Take note of a few things on this card:

  • Crumb Cake 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon
  • Tranquil Tide Cardstock & Ink
  • Pretty Label Punch

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Be Inspired!

Time to hop along and be inspired by the other Artisans and their incredible work.  Simply click the next button or use the links below.  Most of all, enjoy it. Be inspired, and create something fun and exciting today.

 

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Aurelie Fabre
Cathy Caines
Sylwia Schreck
Dani Dziama
Jessica Winter
Kimberly Van Diepen
Maike Ulbrich
Martha Inchley
Paula Dobson
Shannon Lane
Tanya Boser

You can find AVAILABLE products in the clickable links below. 

Did you miss the last few days of OnStage Display samples?  Click HERE for the first day and HERE for the second.

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Every month I release a new EXCLUSIVE tutorial.

April’s tutorial is filled with out of the box ideas you will love.

Simply click the photo below to purchase -OR- Spend $50 and receive the Tutorial for FREE!

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

Frosted Medallions, Stampin' Up!, Artisan

 

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.

 

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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.

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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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Available NOW…. 

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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.

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Awesome Designer Paper Promotion happening now.  

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

 

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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.