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Merry Little Labels Artisan Hop

Merry Little Labels Artisan Hop

It’s time for another Artisan Hop and we are showcasing the Merry Little Labels Stamp Set.  I love when I can use a stamp set for creating gift sets.

 

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Merry Littel Label Gift Set

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One might think at first glance of the Merry Little Labels stamp set that it would only be used for creating tags for gifts. However, when you look at this adorable set you will notice it’s perfect to create your handmade cards as well.

It’s important to note that this bundle of products will help you create beautiful tags for the holidays with ease! Not only is the stamp set adorable, but look how fun and coordinating the Everyday Label Punch is.  You can zip through creating tags quickly.

 

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Merry Little Labels, Artisan Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!

 

I created a super simple tag for this card using Cherry Cobbler ink.  I love how the fonts stand out.

 

Just Add Little Details

I believe it’s the little details that add the mighty punch to any crafting project. That’s why I love to add the tiny details to my crafting when I can.  Okay… maybe that is all the time. Ha!

Here are a few little details I fell in love with…

  • I used the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch to add the small scallop border above the music note paper.  It added a little pop of color and a sweet little detail.  
  • The Black & White 7/8″ Striped Ribbon across the card added a smidge more accent to bring out the black and white from my pattern paper.   
  • The Delicate White Doily was added right underneath the ribbon for a delicate touch.  It’s no surprise that one of my little details would be a doily.  It’s hard for me not to add them to anything.  It just adds that extra frilly when I need it, which by the way is all the time.  
  • Lastly, one of my favorite new details is using the Bakers Twine doubled to create a fuller bow to my cards.  The twine behind the Bakers Twine is from the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon.  I simply separated the twine and used a piece coiled behind the Bakers Twine.  

What little details do you like to add to your cards? I’d love to hear.

 

The Complete Gift Set

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The Mini Pizza Boxes are one of my favorites right now.  I love how easy these boxes are to put together, plus factor in there is NO adhesive necessary and you have a BIG winner in my book.  Another flashy detail is how quickly and easily they are to embellish.  Plus you get 8 boxes in one package for only $6. Hello… that is awesome.

You may be wondering what can fit in this cute box?

  • 3 x 3 cards
  • Gift Cards
  • Candy (chocolate of course!)

To embellish I used a designer paper wrapped around the box then added some of my favorite little details.  The label was stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink to match my card.  Notice how this label fits in the coordinating punch.  It’s perfect.

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Be Inspired

Now it’s time to hop along to see what the other Artisans have created.  Your first stop is my friend Louise Sharp.  Her projects are always amazing!  Simply click the button to start the hop.

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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

 

MORE Inspiration using Merry Little Labels!

My October Tutorial showcases a 3D project using the Merry Little Labels set you don’t want to miss.  This tutorial is packed with other fresh and fun ideas from the Holiday Catalog including both handmade cards and 3D projects.  You get full instructions, measurements and photo details packed in this 67 page PDF. Click HERE to purchase.

Click HERE to see the entire Library of tutorials available.

Check out THIS card using the Merry Little Labels Stamp Set!

 

Products Used

 

Price: $110.00

Stampin’ Up! New Blends Artisan Hop

Stampin’ Up! New Blends Artisan Hop

The excitement has been building about the newest Stampin’ Blends Markers from Stampin’ Up! I couldn’t wait to get a hold of the markers and start coloring.  Coloring, in general, has always been a very relaxing activity for me.  I love how you can bring any image to life with color.  Today the Artisans are sharing beautiful projects using many different stamp sets and the Stampin’ Blends Markers giving you inspiration.

The Stampin’ Blends Markers are the perfect medium to make your stamp images pop!

Stampin’ Up!’s premier alcohol markers, Stampin’ Blends are high-quality, dual-tip markers that come in 12 of Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive colors, each with a light and dark shade. Maybe you don’t think of yourself as an artist, but you don’t need to be because these markers make it super easy to blend colors and create gorgeous works of art!

 

Today I’m sharing a card using the Holly Berry Happiness Photopolymer Stamp Set.  I love how beautiful the holly leaves turned out using the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends both light and dark shades.

 

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Tips & Tricks

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Here are a few tips when creating this card:

  • I stamped the Holly Berry Branch images onto Whisper White cardstock using Black Memento Ink, then colored in using the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  I started with the light Stampin’ Blend first.  Then added a few darker highlights using the darker Old Olive shade.  Once the image was colored, I used the lighter shade to go over the entire holly image to blend.
  • The bow was colored using the Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends.  Once stamped, I punched the image out using the Holly Berry Punch that coordinates beautifully with this stamp set.
  • I stamped the Cherry Cobbler cardstock randomly using Black Memento ink and the holly berry branch.  Then I attached the Cherry Cobbler cardstock to a piece of Whisper White cardstock using dimensionals, with a few of the colored holly branches placed underneath to add dimension.

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I finished off the card with a little Linen Thread under the bow and a small piece of a Delicate White Doily.

 

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Looking to order your Stampin’ Blends? Click the picture below to order your own set today!

 

 

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Be Inspired!

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Now it’s time to be inspired by the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Team.  Your first stop is Louise Sharp.  Make sure to check out her beautiful project today using the Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Simply click the button below to follow along with the blog hop.

 

 

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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

 

Need more INSPIRATION? Check out my Tutorial Library!

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October Tutorial Bundle Blog Hop

October Tutorial Bundle 

It’s a happy day as we share the new October Blog Hop from the tutorial designers.  Today I’m sharing a card with the Merry Little Labels Bundle.  This is a fantastic bundle using the stamp set and the Everyday Label Punch.

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Our team of designers is quite amazing.  You can see all of our designers below.

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You can find all of my previous tutorials HERE.  This is a great way to be inspired at your leisure when you are creating.

Here is the sneak peek of our latest tutorial.  It’s FILLED with great holiday projects!!

Tutorial Bundle Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!, Merry Little Labels stamp set

 

Merry Little Labels Bundle

Tutorial Bundle Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!, Merry Little Labels stamp set

 

 

This was a quick and easy card using the Merry Little Labels Bundle.  I love a coordinating bundle because it makes creating simplified.  Especially when my schedule has been busy with the kids.  My time to stamp lately has been little, so having a stamp set with a coordinating punch makes the process so much smoother.

 

Quick Tips 

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  • Stamp the background with the Sheet Music Background stamp using Tranquil Tide ink on Tranquil Tide cardstock.
  • I stamped the label onto Soft Sky cardstock using Tranquil Tide ink.
  • The label was layered with a Silver Foil Snowflake, a Delicate Doily along with twine and Whisper White ribbon.
  • The small strip of Designer Series Paper is from the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack.  LOVE the sparkle and shine this paper has.

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Be Inspired!

 

Now it’s time to be inspired by the rest of the tutorial designers.  Click the button below to see Linda’s creation.

 

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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

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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.

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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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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.

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

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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.

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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

Don’t Forget!

Looking for more inspiring ideas? Become a subscriber to my new Exclusive Tutorials.  Click HERE to find out more information,  or HERE to become a subscriber. These tutorials are exclusive and not seen anywhere on the internet.

 

 

 

Price: $110.00