Welcome to our August blog hop! Today we are featuring projects that reflect summertime. The weather here in Northern Illinois can get pretty hot and steamy about this time of year, but we’ve been having some really pleasant days this last week or so. Temps in the mid to upper 70’s with very tolerable humidity. Kind of rare for us – not that I’m complaining!
I can’t seem to put the Abstract Impressions stamp set down for very long. Here’s another one, this time in purples and greens; yet another color combination that I love! I recently held a Stamparatus class, and this was one of the cards I demonstrated. I started off with a base that is 4.25″ x 11″, scored at 5.5″. I ran the front through the Big Shot with the Subtle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The flowers in the focal point were stamped in Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather; the foliage is Soft Sea Foam and Granny Apple Green. That panel was layered over a piece of the Subtles 6″ x 6″ designer series paper – the thin striped Soft Sea Foam pattern and adhered over a length of Whisper White 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon that was attached in a ‘Z’ fold pattern. Thank You was stamped in Gorgeous Grape and punched out with the Pretty Label Punch. It’s a little difficult to see in this photo, but I ran the brush end of my Gorgeous Grape marker around the edges of the punched sentiment to give it a little more accent. It’s a very quick and easy card to put together, especially when you use the Stamparatus for perfect alignment every time!
Next up in our hop is Kathya and I know you’re going to enjoy what she has in store for you! Thanks for stopping by, and if you get lost on our hop, the full line-up is listed below as are the ‘ingredients’ for today’s project. Thanks for stopping by!
Welcome to this month’s blog hop! Today we are featuring projects for Mother’s Day.
When I think of Mother’s Day, images of sunshine and flowers generally come to mind for me. While we sometimes get a nice sunny day, quite often its anything but nice out, and this year spring has been delayed so long that I’m not sure how many flowers we’ll have by the time Mother’s Day comes along. If I can’t have real flowers blooming in my garden, at least I can make sure I’m crafting with them, and I certainly do that. Florals are by far my favorite type of stamps and paper to work with. My card today starts out with lots of elements from the Share What You Love product suite that everyone can order starting today!
How It’s Made:
I started with a Crumb Cake card base and ran a piece of Mossy Meadow through the Big Shot with the Lovely Floral Dynamic Textureed Impressions Embossing folder. A floral panel from the Share What You Love specialty designer series paper pack was added over that along with a few strips of DSP from the same pack. The Apron, tools and greeting are all from the Apron of Love bundle. The apron assembly was layered over a 2 1/4″ circle of Rich Razzleberry cardstock and a Pearlized Doily and accented with a bow made from the Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ velvet ribbon.
Share What You Love Early Release
Pearls are the traditional gift for a 30th Anniversary. This year is Stampin’ Up’s 30th year in business, but we are the recipients of the pearls. the Share What you Love suite of products is loaded with pearls and pearlized accents. Can you see the pearl sheen on my card? The doily is pearlized, and there are lovely Artisan Pearls as part of this suite as well. Did you know that customers can order these products today before the catalog goes live? There are three different bundles to choose from, and each bundle contains free product! Head over to my online store to see the new releases!
Well, I could go on and on, but I bet you’re ready to see what Kathya has created for you. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Take some time to create this week – it’s a great mental vacation!
P.S. The green cardstock I used on my card is Mossy Meadow. It used to be an In-Color but will be back as part of the Neutrals collection in June!
This month’s hoppers are:
Barb http://www.beelinestamping.com (you are here)
Happy Easter, everyone! C’mon in and take a peep peek at our April blog hop…
Silly me forgot to snap a photo of the Easter card I sent out to my family this year, so I’ve chosen to show you another card that I did for a fellow co-worker who recently retired. She was moving out of state and taking very little with her, so a bouquet of roses simply wouldn’t have been practical as a gift. The Petal Passion Suite came to my rescue and I made her a card with roses that would last forever!
I stamped the roses from Petal Palette stamp set and colored them with Stampin’ Blends markers and die-cut them with the Petals & More Thinlits dies. The sweet little bird is from the same stamp set and also has a coordinating die to cut him out with. With so many images in this stamp set, it wasn’t difficult to find a greeting and additional flowers to complete the front panel. The Basic Black card base was layered with two of the lovely patterns found in the Petal Passion designer series paper pack. A little Whisper White 1/4″ Organza ribbon and a few rhinestones were all the accents needed to complete this card. With 15 images in the stamp set, 10 dies in the coordinating die set, and the gorgeous papers, ribbon and embossing folders, this suite is by far one of my most favorite in the Occasions catalog!
If only spring would arrive in my neck of the woods. As I write, it is a brisk 23 degrees out which feels like 14 with the wind chill. Yes, it’s April and we are still talking about wind chill factors! I’m heading back to my studio to stamp some more birds and flowers and dream of spring. I hope you’ll head over to Kathya’s blog and see what she’s stamped for you today.
P.S. If you get lost – here are this month’s hoppers:
I’m using Sale-a-Bration products to celebrate the launch of my brand-spankin’ new blog design! Whaddya think?
I started messing around with the half star burst stamp from the Sale-a-Bration set called Amazing You and realized that by stamping it twice, it kind of looked like a burst of fireworks. Fireworks made me think of red, white, and blue and since I just happened to have red and blue Brusho crystals on my desk, a 4th of July card started happening. I had white embossed starbursts, but the piece just needed more sparkle – enter the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies (Also a Sale-a-Bration award!) and some Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper – the perfect touch!
March begins the final month of Sale-a-Bration – the best promotion of the year! Don’t wait too long to get your favorite choices – things will start selling out, and are only available while supplies last. And, for the first time ever, The Celebrate You Thinlits as well as the Basket Weave Embossing Folder will be carried over into the upcoming 2018/2019 Annual Catalog!
Off you go to see what products Kathya has been playing with. Thanks so much for stopping by!
It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and this month we’ve chosen to show off some of the projects we’ve been creating for our loved ones. I am over the moon about the Painted with Love Specialty DSP pack, and wanted to make a card that showed off as much of this beautiful paper as I could. The pack is full of designs that have an abstract brush stroke look with gold foil accents. It’s bold, flashy and sweet all at the same time – I just love it!!
My project begins with a tent-fold card base made from Whisper White Thick card stock which is layered with a 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ piece of Powder Pink card stock. I used the Sweet & Sassy Framelits to cut a heart from the Powder Pink layer, and then backed it with a bit of the bold brush stroke patterned DSP. The two smaller hearts were also cut from the Sweet & Sassy set, one from Gold Glimmer Paper, and one from another Painted With Love paper. The smallest heart was heat embossed in gold with the tiny leaf pattern from Heart Happiness. The “love” was die cut from Gold Foil paper using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits. The striped pattern at the bottom is also from Painted With Love. A few sequins from my stash were used as accents.
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project – all the products I used are listed below and can be found in my online store by clicking on the images. It’s time to send you off to see what Kathya has to show you. Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Our hoppers this month are:
Happy New Year! Today we are featuring projects from Stampin Up’s new 2018 Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs that go live in just two days! I don’t know how they do it, but Stampin’ Up! always manages to wow me with each new catalog they release, and this one is no exception. The very first suite of products that caught my eye was Sweet Soiree beginning on page 12 of the 2018 Occasions catalog. I love to make birthday cards, and I especially love florals, so of course, these coordinating products really tickled my fancy!
Here I’ve paired Powder Pink cardstock with a strip of DSP from the Sweet Soiree pack. It’s accented with some Silver washi tape from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment pack. The gift was stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed in silver. I used reinkers and an Aqua Painter brush to color in the florals with Berry Burst, Calypso Coral and Old Olive ink. That was fussy cut and layered with some Silver Metallic Thread. I did a wash of Rich Razzleberry right on the card base and popped up the gift with dimensionals. The ‘For You’ greeting was heat embossed with Silver powder and die cut with the oval from the Coffee Cups Framelits set. A few scattered rhinestones finished off the piece.
Start getting your wish list together – these catalogs and Stampin’ Up’s best sale of the year launch on January 3rd! With every $50 in merchandise ordered, you earn your choice of free products from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. This year, there are two $100 level choices as well! Cute stuff – if you haven’t gotten your catalogs yet, let me know and I’ll be happy to get a set out to you.
Off you go now to see what Kathya has to show you! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop. In case you get off track, the hop stops are shown below.
* Barb Stencel, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator The content of this blog is my sole responsibility as an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator and the use of, and content of, the classes, services, or products offered on this blog is not endorsed by Stampin' Up!