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Colorful Seasons Artisan Hop

Colorful Seasons Artisan Hop

It’s time for another Artisan Blog Hop, and it’s all about the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  YAY! I can’t wait to show you what I created for today’s hop.

Let me add in something really quick because I know a few of you are wondering.  I’m ALIVE.  I know I’ve been absent and for many reasons.  I have some splaining to do and that is coming, soon!

But first… a pretty!

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Colorful Seasons

I’m not sure you can look at this stamp set and NOT think about all of the beautiful seasons wrapped into ONE set. This bundle rocks my stampin’ world for a few reasons.

  • Fabulous greetings with wonderful fonts!
  • Stamps that coordinate!
  • Layering Framelits that are so beautiful!
  • A beautiful scallop Framelit that makes me happy happy happy!

As I started to create these cards, I chose the colors for each of the seasons first and then ran with the theme.  Each card has a layer of Watercolor Paper and a finely placed color wash for a background.  Nothing is too fancy, yet simple and elegant for each card.

Next, I stamped the “just breathe” onto a layer of coordinating cardstock.  I love how this greeting pops on the card.

Lastly, I layered the coordinating die cuts onto the Watercolor Paper.  You will notice that many of the layered die cuts I dabbled with a little watercolor on them. Note, I used Watercolor Paper for the die cuts as well.  I love the texture of Watercolor Paper.

Now let’s take a peek at each of the cards.  I would love to hear what your favorite is.

Summer

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I can’t help but start with summer.  It’s blistering hot here in Florida.  Thankfully I live close to a beach.  Sadly, I haven’t seen it enough.  More on that later.

 

Fall

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The fall card was so fun as I used the gorgeous Fresh Fig color palette.  I love how vibrant this color looks.

 

Winter

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I always enjoy a fun snowflake card.  Living in Florida, it’s the only snowflakes I’m going to see.  I love how this card looks so “icy” using the Bermuda Bay and a mix of Pool Party for the water coloring.

 

Spring

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Spring always brings such a fresh look.  The new Berry Burst was the perfect addition to the flowers along with the soft Powder Pink.

 

What’s Your Favorite?

I would love to hear what your favorite season is and which card you love the most.  I love how we can all love a different season for different reasons.  It’s what makes us all unique, right?

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Make sure to see click the next button below and be inspired by the great Lousie Sharp.  You can also click any of the links below to hop around and stay on track.  Maybe even share this post so others can be inspired as well from the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Team.  This team is filled with amazing artists from around the world.

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

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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

 

 

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Totally Trees Stamp Set-Stampin’ Up!

Totally Trees Stamp Set

Today’s card is all about the trees using the Totally Trees stamp set!

If you are looking to create any seasonal tree this is a perfect choice.

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Creating Fall Scenery

The name of this stamp set explains it all. Trees, trees and more trees!

If you are looking to create any seasonal tree there are abundant choices within this stamp set.

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Totally Trees stamp set, Stampin' Up!

 

Creating a fall scene was easy by adding a few fall color combinations such as Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry ink.

 

Tips & Tricks 

  • The card base for this card uses Crushed Curry cardstock (4-1/4″ x 11″).
  • The top Whisper White panel measures 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″.
  • Create dimension by layering the top Whisper White panel onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock (4″ x 5-1/2″) with a (1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″) strip of Moroccan Designer Series Paper.

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  • To create the multicolored tree use a Sponge Dauber with Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie Ink.
  • Create the banner using Crushed Curry cardstock (1/2″ x 4-1/4).  Tuck the right side under the Whisper White top panel.
  • The greeting comes from the Basket of Wishes stamp set.

 

Create Any Season 

Like I’ve said earlier, this stamp set gives you plenty of options to create any season simply by changing the color combination.

Here are a few color combinations for different seasonal trees you could try:

Winter Scene

Spring Scene

Summer Scene

Fall Scene

You can let your imagination run wild with all of the color combinations and the different types of trees available to work with using the Totally Trees stamp set.

 

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Another tree set to consider and it’s an oldie but goodie is the Lovely As A Tree stamp set.  By far one of the most widely used stamp sets by customers and again, you can create many beautiful scenes.

Finally, the choice is yours.  It’s what I love about stamping.  There are tons of options for us to create any beautiful tree scene.

If Totally Trees stamp set is on the top of your list, click HERE to purchase your stamp set today.  Get started creating beautiful handmade card sets for family and friends.

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

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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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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.

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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!

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

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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.

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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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Fall Handmade Cards

Fall Handmade Cards

If you love stamping fall handmade cards I have a quick and simple card to share today.

 

Vintage Leaves

One of my favorite stamps to use for fall handmade cards is Vintage Leaves.

The images in this simple leaf set look authentic and the added value is the coordinating framelits, Leaflets Framelits.

 

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The Many Colors of Fall

One of the things we love about creating fall handmade cards is color.

When thinking of fall instantly we can think of the beautiful colors associated with the leaves changing.   That gorgeous color pop of yellows, oranges and deep reds paints a beautiful picture of fall.

One color that is perfect in addition to the golden tones of fall is blue.  Dapper Denim is a perfect deep blue for fall.

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Dapper Denim and Delightful Dijon color combination is eye catching!  Moroccan Designer Washi Tape was added to pull more blue and a bit of Early Espresso for additional color pop.

In addition, Gold Glimmer Paper was the perfect to add a little sparkle to this card.

 

Tips & Tricks 

  • A sponge dauber was used to create the background for this card.  Simply add the color in a circular motion with the sponge dauber.
  • Create splatter using the Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, and Aqua Painter. Tap the brushes with your bone folder over the card.
  • The greeting for this card comes from the Suite Seasons stamp set.  Suite Seasons has a variety of sayings for all of the upcoming holidays.

Click HERE to download the instructions to create this card.

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Get Started 

While our fall season is rather short, now is the perfect time to get started on creating fall handmade cards.

Most noteworthy of the fall stamps from Stampin’ Up! are the following:

  • Vintage Leaves
  • Paisleys & Posies
  • Totally Trees
  • Basket of Wishes
  • Lovely As a Tree

Each of these stamp sets have trees, baskets, leaves and greetings perfect for your fall handmade cards. Links to purchase at the bottom of the post.

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Start creating beautiful fall themed cards today!

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