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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….

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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

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The cuteness level just jumped up x1000.  This set is adorable and the cards I’ve seen created using it is outstanding.

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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!


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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.



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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.

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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.


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Don’t forget…  

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Have an AWESOME day!!

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Omitting Technique!

Omitting Technique!

Hold me back because today I am pretty darn excited about something- Omitting Technique.

Well, it’s actually not anything NEW, but I think you will like the card I’m sharing today and the video that goes along with it.

First, let me tell you I’m not a huge fan of Poinsettia’s.  The reason is not a secret it’s honestly because I cannot for the life of me keep one of these plants alive.  I have a pretty green thumb, but not when it comes to this plant.  They hate me and quickly shrivel up and die.

Funny thing is, I buy a new one every single year only to watch it die and meet the trash can if I can savor it until Christmas day.  Sometimes it doesn’t make it that long.

One thing I cannot kill is a stamped Poinsettia.  HOWEVER, this stamp set was giving me a few fits.  That’s southern for PROBLEM!

The Reason for the Season stamp set is a beautiful stamp set on page 31 of the Holiday catalog and even has the Festive Flower Builder Punch that coordinates with it.  Perfect bundle to make beautiful 3D Poinsettia flowers.

But… I didn’t have time to really mess with the punch the other day and I wanted to use the stamp set.  I had a couple of ideas in mind but nothing was coming together right.

Then I created this….

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How it all started!

This card was totally inspired by a BIG FAT mistake. The irony is quite telling!

I was stampin’ along when all of a sudden I decided to stamp the leaves in Garden Green.  For whatever reason it looked completely off.  I almost dumped this entire card into the trash… but then I got an idea.

I decided to cover up my big color mistake and cover it up by creating the focal point at the top left of the card.

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All of a sudden this card just came together and isn’t it perfect that Jesus is the center? Right where HE should be.  This is where the omitting technique came into play.

No, we are not omitting Jesus. We are making Him front and center just as He should be in our lives.

If you are unsure what I mean by the Omitting technique, watch the quick video on it today.

Omitting Technique, Reason for the Season stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Bringing it all together!

Just as the stamp set title says, Jesus is the reason for the season.  I might have just created my personal Christmas card for this year.  This sweet simple card is very duplicatable for doing mass production and I love that my focal point draws you right to Jesus- the reason for the season!

The omitting technique is another inspiring way of looking at the beautiful Stampin’ Up! stamps we have to offer.  Take a look at the sets you have in your stamp room and see what other stamp sets you could use the omitting technique on.  You will be quite surprised.

You can see all the products I used for this project below.

Have an awesome Monday and make something pretty.

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