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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!

 

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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!

 

 

 

Thoughtful Branches

Thoughtful Branches

I’ve got BIG news- a NEW and exclusive stamp set… Thoughtful Branches!

I’m super excited about a sneak peek product I get to share with you today with our Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team and a jam packed Blog Hop using this set.

 

Thoughtful Branches, Stampin' Up!

 

A Bundle of Trees

First of all,  I was completely overjoyed with the intricate tree designs bundled with the matching framelits.  This means creating projects with ease. Therefore, no fussy cutting and easy release of the cardstock when using Stampin’ Up!’s Die Brush.

 

Thoughtful Branches, Stampin' Up!

 

Most noteworthy of this stamp set is the greetings and fonts.  They are sophistacated making this set easy to use for your stamping projects.

Tips & Tricks 

  • All of images were stamped on Whisper White cardstock and the coordinating framelits to die cut them.
  • The tree branch was stamped using Early Espresso Ink. The tree leaves stamped with Bermuda Bay ink, and the bird was stamped using Real Red ink.
  • Smoky Slate cardstock was added as it coordinates beautifully with the Bermuda Bay.  When you take the Real Red and Bermuda Bay together, Smoky Slate is a perfect color match  to coordinate with.
  • The designer paper is from the A Little Foxy DSP Pack.  This is a wonderful collection of patterns in this pack.

Thoughtful Branches, Stampin' Up!

 

 

A simple piece of Linen Thread was added behind the bird along with a few white sequins around the tree.

 

Thoughtful Branches, Stampin' Up!

 

Just look at the beautiful fonts used for the greeting.  This makes me EXTREMELY happy to see the beautiful fonts Stampin’ Up! has been including in our stamp sets.  WOW.

Adding Woodgrain to the Scene

Thoughtful Branches, Stampin' Up!

 

The second card I decided to create more of a scene with the trees and birds.  I also incorporated the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on Kraft cardstock to give the card more of the “wood” feel.  I love how it added just enough texture for this card.

Thoughtful Branches, Stampin' Up!

 

Tips & Tricks 

  • I stamped all of the images onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and then die cut the image using the Layering Squares Framelits (2-7/8 square).  I then layered with a scallop square (3″ scallop) using Dapper Denim.
  • The grass was stamped using Cucumber Crush ink.  I love how fresh this color looks next to the Dapper Denim.  The birds were stamped using Dapper Denim and Daffodil Delight.
  • The Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper added a little sunshine to the card.
  • Enamel Shapes (Regals) were added around the square die cuts for a finished look.

Thoughtful Branches, Stampin' Up!

 

Click the button below to tour the Artisan Blog Hop using the Thoughtful Branches stamp set.

Up next is the amazing Krista Frattin.

 

Thoughtful Branches, Stampin' Up!, Stampin' Up! Demo

 

 

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If you are a customer, this sneak peek into a new exclusive and limited time stamp set will be available for purchase next month starting on August 2nd.  Click HERE to see the stamp set and bundle.

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Have an AWESOME Thursday!!

Thoughtful Branches, Stampin' Up!

 XOXOXOXO

Creation Station -From the Garden

Creation Station -From the Garden

There is nothing better than Fresh Fruit from the garden, right?

The new Fresh Fruit stamp was excellent to use for a few thank you cards and a gift and even better for a new Creation Station blog hop.

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Fresh Fruit

Garden, Fresh Fruit, Stampin' Up!

 

Russ and I don’t have a garden but we do have a little orchard we are pretty proud about.

Last year we planted 2 plum trees and 2 orange trees.  One of our orange tree’s didn’t make it this year due to a cold snap, but the other orange tree is flourishing.  We are so excited to see all of the oranges on this tree.

I told Russ I’m ready for a lemon tree and I’ll be happy as a clam.

Garden, Fresh Fruit, Stampin' Up!

 

My first thought when I started stamping with the Fresh Fruit set was Strawberry Jam.  Homemade!!  My mom use to make homemade fruit jams when I was little and they were SO yummy.  I’ve never ventured into making homemade jam, so the next best thing is my strawberry thank you card.

Garden, Fresh Fruit, Stampin' Up!

Tips & Tricks

  • This card has many layers, most of which is cardstock and designer paper.  The Fresh Fruit set has the coordinating Fruit Stand Designer Paper- it’s SO fun.
  • Burlap ribbon was added by folding in accordion style and then stapled onto the circle die cut to stay in place.
  • The new Enamel Dots are perfect to add a small embellishment to your projects. Typically when I place these on my cards I always use 3.  If you follow your finger to each Enamel Dot, you can see it will form a triangle.  This keeps the card elements well balanced.

Garden, Fresh Fruit, Stampin' Up!

 

Basket of Fruit

Garden, Fresh Fruit, Stampin' Up!

 

Another idea I couldn’t get off my brain was a basket of fruit.  Except I didn’t want to make a basket.

The next best thing was to create a smaller version of a basket by weaving a few pieces of Kraft cardstock.

Garden, Fresh Fruit, Stampin' Up!

 

Tips & Tricks

  • To create the basket, I cut 12 strips of Kraft cardstock at 1/4″ x 3-1/2″.
  • Lay all of the strips vertically by placing only a small amount of adhesive at the top.  Then weave each of the remaining strips and adhere to the card front.
  • Underneath the Kraft cardstock I used the stamp set Touches of Texture to create the splatter background.
  • The added touches include a Delicate White Doily, a small strip of the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper and the Enamel Dots.

Garden, Fresh Fruit, Stampin' Up!

 

Sweet Thank You Gift

Garden, Fresh Fruit, Stampin' Up!

 

Lastly, I was at the ice cream shop the other day and this little shop has an entire wall of sweet candies that I can never resist.  The best part is the way they are displayed.  You can fill a mason jar with your desired candy.  I found the yummiest fruit slices and instantly thought about creating a thank you tag for the jar- perfect gift for a friend.

Garden, Fresh Fruit, Stampin' Up!

 

Wrapping it Up!

The Fresh Fruit stamp set is perfect for the garden lover or the paper crafter at heart.  Strawberries, pears, peaches, lemons, oranges, flowers… so many great ideas wrapped up into this one stamp set.

 

Click HERE to purchase the Fresh Fruit stamp set.

You can see all of the products used in today’s projects in the clickable links below.  

Now it’s time to see what all of the other great designers have in their garden.  Click the links below follow along on the blog hop.

Bringing Birthdays Back, Stampin' Up!

Bringing Birthdays Back, Stampin' Up!

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Have a wonderful 4th of July!  XOXOXO

Garden, Fresh Fruit, Stampin' Up!

Florida Living- I’m Totally Doing it Wrong!

Who Knew the Flamingo was HOT?

Living in a slice of paradise also known as Florida typically I think people associate Florida with one of 3 things:

  • Gators
  • Sunshine
  • Flamingos

I’m loving the sunshine that the sunshine state brings, however I think I’m doing this Florida living all wrong.

Why you ask?

 

I think I need a few pieces of flamingo yard art in my lawn.

I’m seeing flamingos everywhere lately.  I am sure Russ wouldn’t mind a few flamingo’s in our yard over a gator. HA HA HA.

Pop of Paradise

Flamingo, Pop of Paradise, Stampin' Up!

 

One of the newest suites in our annual catalog is the Pop of Pink.  It’s a suite that when you see it, you smile.  It’s hip, trendy and instant paper sunshine.

The flamingo was the first thing I noticed in the Pop of Paradise stamp set but all of the images are FUN.

Flamingo, Pop of Paradise, Stampin' Up!

I added some of the Pop of Pink Specialty paper to this card.  Love the mix of Black, Melon Mambo and Gold that is mixed within this designer paper.  I instantly think of party favors for the summer when I see this paper.

 

Flamingo, Pop of Paradise, Stampin' Up!

 

I stamped the flamingo onto the Scalloped Tag Topper and then continued layering with more designer papers and cardstock.

There is a bit of fussy cutting on this card for the leaves, but it wasn’t difficult.

 

Flamingo, Pop of Paradise, Stampin' Up!

 

I hope this card brings you a little sunshine today.

Important News!

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This makes me incredibly sad as I appreciate your business and have no way of thanking you.

 

 

We are currently hitting the streets of Paris, France with only a few days left of our trip.

XOXOXOXO

I’m Finally Sharing Something NEW!

I’m Finally Sharing Something NEW!

I know I’ve been sharing a lot of stamp sets that are retiring over the past few weeks.  I wanted to share as much as I could with you of GREAT images that I hate to say good bye too.

It’s time to move forward and I’ve pulled out the new sets.  I’ve had them sitting on my desk just waiting to be played with.  I’m super excited to share with you.

 

It’s not ALL about Birds!

Swirly Bird, Stampin' up!

 

I’m sure you have seen the Swirly Bird stamp set all over the internet already but I have to tell you this set is NOT all about the birds.  There is so much more to this set and I love it.

This Swirly Bird bundle is going to be a HUGE hit because it’s DIVERSE.  Flowers, kites, birds…. there is a little something for everyone in this set.

Swirly Bird, Stampin' up!

 

The biggest excitement held within the Swirly Bird stamp set- the coordinating framelits.  Hold on Nelly! They are fantastic.

Swirly Bird, Stampin' up!

 

I paired this stamp set with the Thoughtful Banners stamp set (new and AWESOME).  That little cute banner you see is a new punch.

I hope you can feel my excitement for this stamp set.  It’s going to be a must.

Stay tuned this week.  I have more Swirly Bird coming your way.

 

Important News!

SHOP May 21st-June 5th and you will receive a FREE InColor Ribbon sampler and a sample of MY favorite NEW Designer Series Paper.  Keeping that part a surprise… but you are going to LOVE! Minimum order $25.  
Free gifts will be shipped once I return from my big trip. 
 Click HERE to shop! Use the hostess code below.  This Hostess Code (see below) will be good until June 6th.  

Masculine, Stampin' Up!, Going Global, May Hostess Code

Please be advised- If you hit the no contact button I have no way of sending your free gift or the tutorial.  

This makes me incredibly sad as I appreciate your business and have no way of thanking you.

Swirly Bird, Stampin' up!

PS- I’m floating on the sea today possibly visiting some city in Italy.  I’m waving a BIG hello and I’m eating A LOT.  Really- I’m not holding back.

XOXOXO