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Impressive Jewel Tones

Impressive Jewel Tones

Jewel Tones are one of my favorite color tones to work with.  These bright beautiful colors were a perfect fit with the Moroccan Suite.

Big News…  time for another inspiring  Artisan Blog Hop.

Today you will be inspired by a few amazing products-Moroccan Suite as well as the Thoughtful Banners Bundle.


Gathering the Colors Together


Fall, Stampin' Up!, Moroccan Suite

Fall, Stampin' Up!, Moroccan Suite


The colors in the Moroccan Designer Series Paper provided the perfect starting point to begin creating.

The color tones in the paper are fresh and instantly I think of a fall, although it’s definitely not limited to fall.

One of the colors I seem to love pairing together is Emerald Envy and Bermuda Bay.  When I add a splash of color such as Delightful Dijon and Early Espresso I’m instantly in LOVE.

You will see this in both of today’s cards.


Create a Background

Fall, Stampin' Up!, Moroccan Suite


Using the large border image in the Moroccan Nights stamp set created a perfect background.  I alternated the images by stamping a full on ink, and then immediately stamped again.   This is called generation stamping.



Fall, Stampin' Up!, Moroccan Suite


Tricks & Tips

  • The greetings were created using the Thoughtful Banner stamp set and the Classic Label Punch.
  • Add a strip of the Moroccan Designer Series Paper to add a bit of contrast to the card.
  • Stamp the large medallion image onto Very Vanilla cardstock, die cut using the Layering Circles Framelits, layer with Early Espresso scallop circle.
  •  Ribbon and Enamel Dots provide the perfect embellishment for any project.  Stampin’ Up! has a wide variety of coordinating  colors for each of these products.
  • Use the Gold Wink of Stella pen to add splatter.  Simply tap with your bone folder to create the splatter.

Fall, Stampin' Up!, Moroccan Suite


Shadow Stamping – Another Way

Fall, Stampin' Up!, Moroccan Suite



The last Artisan Blog Hop I shared a fun technique called Shadow stamping. This technique looks beautiful on color cardstock, but what about Very Vanilla or Whisper White.

In order to get the opposite look for this card,  stamp the Medallion using Bermuda Bay ink onto the Very Vanilla cardstock, then with the help of the Stamp-a-ma-jig  stamp over the same image using Whisper White craft ink.

Note how this created a softer tone of the Bermuda Bay ink and a unique look.

Fall, Stampin' Up!, Moroccan Suite



More Tips & Tricks 

  • Tap the Gold Wink of Stella for the addition of  splatter over the Medallion image. Note how this pulls more of the gold (a beautiful jewel tone) tones from the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate– on sale until September 14th 11:59.
  • Another great use for Washi Tape is to hold your Acetate in place on your project.
  • Most noteworthy for this card is adding the perfect accent. Try die cutting two Layering Squares Framelits together to create a frame. Off set the frame to add visual interest.

Fall, Stampin' Up!, Moroccan Suite



Time to Be Inspired and Create!

Now be inspired by the other Artisans and their projects.  Your first stop will be Krista Frattin’s blog.  Always a gorgeous project shared by her.  Don’t forget to sit and create yourself.  We can be inspired by the masses, but make sure you are putting the ideas to use.  Set aside time to create something pretty today.  Even if you only have 30 minutes.

Artisan Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!


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Pineapple Express!

Pineapple Express!

Every time I turn around I see  either a pineapple or flamingo.  They are EVERYWHERE.


I know Pineapples have always been “around” but I think I’m seeing them more and more now since the release of the new Idea Book & Catalog from Stampin’ Up! I feel like I’ve boarded the pineapple express and I’m ready to fill my home with pineapples and flamingos.


 Stampin’ Up! is On Board!

It was no surprise that we have a beautiful Pineapple stamp set in our new catalog with the historic meaning the pineapple has- warmth, welcome, friendship and hospitality.

Those words- warmth, welcome, friendship and hospitality go hand in hand with Stampin’ Up! and creativity.

The question is HOW do we use this pineapple stamp to convey warmth, welcome, friendship and hospitality?


Let’s find out!

Pineapple, Stampin' Up!



Inviting Warmth with the Pineapple Stamp

There is no question if I was to receive any hand stamped card in my mail box it brings warmth to my heart.  I know the person behind the creativity of the card took the time to make the card which gives me the warm fuzzy’s knowing they care enough to spend time on ME to make it.

When I was creating my card I’m sharing today, warmth was definitely on my mind.  I want the recipient to know how much I care- hence my DOUBLE pineapple and a big thank you greeting to go with it!


Pineapple, Stampin' Up!

Get started with this fun Pineapple set today! Click HERE to purchase.


Adding a Warm Welcome with Color

The colors are inviting and welcoming.  Bermuda Bay, Cucumber Crush and Delightful Dijon inks compliment each other so well.  These fresh colors with a touch of gold to the mix instantly create that welcomed feeling.  I can imagine this pineapple being used on treat bags for all occasions such as birthday party’s, family gatherings, and even a wedding.  The beautiful thing about stamping is imagination.  Our imaginations is the force behind the creativity.  While I might have the traditional colors of a pineapple, don’t be surprised if you see me stamping a pink one next.  This image is screaming to be stamped with Flirty Flamingo and Cucumber Crush.


Pineapple, Stampin' Up!


Creating Hospitality & Friendships

Hospitality & Friendships- these are the two words that stood out the most to me pertaining to the pineapple.  When I think of stamping I instantly think of friendships and the lasting friendships I’ve created during my 13 years with Stampin’ Up! In fact… I’m celebrating 13 years as a demonstrator this month.

Gathering with friends to create is a highlight for me and relaxing.  It’s our creativity that binds us together.  I can’t think of a better stamping project to be created with a group of friends.  Pineapple cards, treat bags, boxes… or even a home decor piece as a Christmas gift for a friend or family.  This pineapple is sure to get a ton of stamping mileage throughout the year.

Pineapple, Stampin' Up!


Expand Your Creativity

When I started creating this card I literally let my thoughts of the purpose behind the card guide me.  I wanted to create something that was warm & inviting and something that spoke to the hospitality that was given to me.  As you know- I love to go over board at times when creating a card but this pineapple image is one that can stand alone.  You can stamp it and add a small embellishment and let it be. Now, if I can only learn to DO that.


Pineapple, Stampin' Up!


Tips & Tricks

  • The small pineapple comes from the Pop of Paradise stamp set.  The green leaves also come from that stamp set.  There is a little fussy cutting that needed to be done.
  • The greeting is from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set.  If you are looking for a greeting stamp set that covers many occasions, this is the set to pick.
  • I die cut the circle and scallop circle from the new Layered Circles Framelits.  You will find this collection of framelits has many sizes to choose from and will cover many of your “circle” needs.
  • Here are a few measurements for of the Scallops and Circles.                                                                                                          Scallops ~ 3-1/16, 2-13/16, 2-9/16, 2-1/2, 2, 1-3/4, 1-1/2, 1-3/16. These measurements are the cutting sizes and not the die sizes.
    Circles ~ 2-15/16, 2-11/16, 2-7/16, 2-1/8, 1-7/8, 1-5/8, 1-3/8, 1-1/8. Again, these are the cutting sizes.
  • The greeting is punched out using the Classic Label Punch.  This is a new punch and excellent for smaller greetings.


Click HERE to purchase the Pineapple stamp and start creating FUN projects!!

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.


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Swirly Bird, Stampin' up!

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