Friday, September 20, 2019

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop | Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper

Hello there stamping friends! Welcome to the September Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! Wait, What?? September?? Where has this year gone?


This month we are all about the amazing Designer Series Paper from the 2019 - 2020 Stampin' Up Annual Catalogue to coincide with the current Designer Series Paper Promotion that runs till 30th September - Buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE.

My project today uses the Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper for a traditional 12" x 12" scrapbook page. I thought the Follow Your Art DSP and the coordinating It Starts with Art Stamp Set and the Arts and Crafts Dies would be perfect for a 2019 Artisan Design Team commemoration scrapbook page. Stampin' Up! make it so easy to create themed projects by using products from a coordinating suite.

 I haven't made a scrapbook page for a long time but really enjoyed making this one to remember such a special time in my life. My papercrafting journey started nearly 20 years ago with scrapbooking but then it shifted to stamping and card making when I found Stampin' Up! products.


Because the DSP has lots of patterns and colours I wanted to start with a Whisper White 12" x12" base. Over that I die cut quite a few of the button strip die to create the texture button background. Once all the buttons were in adhered down, using the Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker I splattered the ink across the page. This adds a fun look and breaks up the white background.


I used a 1" x 4" piece of each of the DSP patterns to run down the length of the page. Then using the Take Your Pick tool, poked holes down the strips of DSP for a bit of hand sewing using the Calypso Coral Linen Thread from the coordinating Follow your Art Embellishment Kit. Just for something different and to add that bit of something, something, I sewed a portion from the top and then a portion from the bottom and then met them together on the page to tie them into a bow. Super cute, right?
 

Down the side of my DSP strips I accented it with the 'lace' die, die cut out of Coastal Cabana cardstock and then added two torn layers of the Follow Your Art DSP. The photo is then embellished with some more of the Follow Your Art DSP and some of the OH SO CUTE embellishments from the Follow your Art Embellishment Kit.


All finished off with some more dies and embellishments from the Arts & Crafts Dies and the Follow your Art Embellishment Kit. And really for a page like this all it needs is the simple 'Follow Your Art' sentiment that fits perfectly to the theme of my page. It really says it all.
 

I do hope that I've given you some inspiration with my project today, stepping away from my usual cards and venturing back into some traditional scrapbooking. 

Just remember the fabulous DSP promotion, Buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE. Contact me today for more information on this amazing promotion.

Next up is the amazing, amazing Stesha Bloodhart in the U.S. She gets me every time with her out of this world projects and what she has for you today will not disappoint. Click on the next button to Stesha's blog and then make sure you follow all the links around for all the stunning projects with all the AMAZING Stampin' Up! DSP!!!


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Friday, September 13, 2019

Just Add Ink #474 | Colour Challenge

Hello there stamping friends! Welcome! It's Friday again so that means it's new challenge day over at Just Add Ink. We have a super pretty colour challenge that just screams leaves and flowers to me.

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I've pulled out the hostess stamp set Believe You Can that I've had for a little while now and thought it needed some ink love. I had originally wanted to use my aqua painters to water colour the images but I wasn't happy with the way the card was tuning out so I opted for the Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers instead.


I stamped the image in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White Thick cardstock and then coloured the flowers and leaves with the Stampin' Blends markers. Once coloured in I die cut the image with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.

Before adhering the 'thank you' image to the card, I first covered the card front with a Gold Stampin' Emboss splatter and then over that a Blackberry Bliss splatter. Over the 'splatters' I layered some of the Sahara Sand Woven Threads Trim, a piece of Rococo Rose In Colour 6" x 6" DSP embossed with the Subtle 3D embossing folder, Rococo Rose Scalloped Linen Ribbon, Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim and the Mossy Meadow Linen Thread from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack. I just love layering different ribbon and trims that aren't 'meant' to go together.


I've finished the card off with some of the pink sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment. I'm just loving the contrast of the challenge colours against the crisp, fresh Whisper White.

What comes to mind when you see the challenge colours? Can't wait to see what you create with them.

Make sure you check out all the amazing inspiration from the rest of the JAI design team for this challenge over at the Just Add Ink Blog. Want to play along? All the details are on the JAI blog. With such gorgeous colours for this challenge, what will you create? 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine

Hello there stamping friends. Welcome! Welcome! I am thrilled to share my projects which I designed and have been shared by Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine Blog and their post can be found HERE.


With the very recent release of the new 2019 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue, I’m here today to provide you with some Christmas/Holiday craft inspiration. I’m using the Toile Christmas Stamp Set and the Christmas Cardinal Dies as the main focus for my projects today but also many of the products from the coordinating Toile Tidings Suite, which this stamp set and dies come from.


I’ve created 3 cards, one Gift Card Holder, some cute little party favours and as well wrapped and decorated some gifts with the coordinating Toile Tidings Gift wrap. How beautiful are the Real Red and Garden Green Colours for that traditional Christmas look?


For my first card start with a standard-sized card base using Shimmery White cardstock. Mine is 21cm x 14.8cm, scored in half to make a landscape orientation card.

Card Layers – Cut 2 pieces of Shimmery White Cardstock. 1 @ 14.6cm x 10.3cm, 1 @ 14.4cm x 10.1cm
DSP – Cut 1 piece of Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper 9 cm x 4cm

Stamp the branch image over the smaller Shimmery White Cardstock layer using Jet Black Stazon Ink in a random pattern. Then using an Aqua Painter colour in the image using Garden Green, Real Red and Soft Suede Classic Inks.

Adhere the two card layers together and then adhere to the card base. Add the Designer Series Paper piece to the front. Embellish with the Real Red 1” Ruched Ribbon, the Garden Green 3/8” Double-Stitched Ribbon, Linen Thread and Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots. Finish the card off with the sentiment panel which has been stamped with Whisper White Craft Ink on to Basic Black Cardstock and then heat emboss with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.


My second card is a fun square card. I love creating square cards for something different and a fun and cute look.

Card Base – Cut 1 piece of Garden Green Cardstock @ 10.16cm x 20.32cm – scored in half
Card Layer – Cut 1 piece of Garden Green Cardstock @ 9.85cm x 9.85cm and emboss with the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder. Adhere this to card base.

Die cut the wreath out of Garden Green Cardstock using the All-Around Wreaths Dies and then adhere it to the card front.

Stamp the Cardinal bird from the Toile Christmas Stamp set on Shimmery White Cardstock, using Jet Black Stazon Ink and then using and Aqua Painter colour in the Cardinal using Real Red and Crushed Curry Classic Ink. Once dry die cut using the Christmas Cardinal Dies and then adhere the bird to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Finish the card off with some die cuts from also from the Christmas Cardinal Dies, Linen Thread, Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots and the sentiment from the Tidings All Around Stamp Set.


My third card is again cut from Shimmery White cardstock but this time in the portrait orientation.

Card Base – Cut 1 piece of Shimmery White Cardstock @ 10.5 x 29.6cm
Card Layers – Cut 2 pieces of Shimmery White Cardstock. 1 @ 14.6cm x 10.3cm, 1 @ 14.4cm x 10.1cm

Stamp the wreath image from the Tidings All Around Stamp Set on the smaller Shimmery White Cardstock Layer using Garden Green Classic Ink and then stamp the small dots on the wreath using Real Red Classic Ink. Adhere the card layers and the card base together for the beginning of your card.

Die cut a Vellum Scalloped Circle, using the Layering Circles Dies, and adhere the circle into the centre of the wreath.

Cut the Real Read 1” Ruched Ribbon in half and layer that over the vellum. Finish off the card with a piece of Garden Green 3/8” Double-Stitched Ribbon, Linen Thread, Gold Glimmer Paper Die Cuts and the sentiment panel stamped on Crumb Cake Card Stock using Jet Black Stazon Ink.



Next up in my projects for today is a gorgeous Gift Card Holder for a standard ‘credit card’ sized gift card.

Cut 2 pieces Garden Green cardstock @ 9.5 cm x 6.4cm. Then using the Stitched Rectangle Dies die cut a Garden Green panel for the inside insert.
Cut from Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper – 2 x 9.5cm circles and 2 x 6.4cm circles (either use dies for this or trace and fussy cut circles that are of the same size).

Adhere the smaller circles on the shorter side of the 9.5cm x 6.4cm Garden Green Cardstock piece, and the larger circles on the longer side. Have it so that the circles are just touching each other when they are folded over. Adhere the second Garden Green piece to the back to ‘hide’ where you have adhered the DSP and also adhere the Stitched Rectangle Piece on the inside and decorate how you would like.

Cut a 1” Real Red Belly Band to hold the Gift Card Holder closed. Decorate with Garden Green 3/8” Double-Stitched Ribbon, Linen Thread, die cuts from the Christmas Cardinal Dies and the sentiment from the Toile Christmas Stamp Set, stamped on Basic Black Cardstock with Whisper White Craft Ink and then heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.


To also go with the fabulous projects so far are these super cute Mini Curvy Keepsakes Boxes. These are fabulous to fit a Ferrero Rocher or a couple of Lindt Balls in them as a gorgeous party favour or place setting for your Christmas Table.

Cut 1 piece of the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper @ 15.24cm x 15.24cm. Using the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Die, die cut the box (it cuts and embosses in one piece) and fold together.
Stamp the sentiment from the Toile Christmas Stamp Set and die cut the label using the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Die.

Attach the label using either Garden Green 3/8” Double-Stitched Ribbon or Real Red 1/8” Curly Ribbon. Add gold Jingle Bell with Linen Thread to add to that Christmas look and feel.

Last and by no means least I’m showing you the oh so beautiful Toile Tidings Gift Wrap. Yes! Gift Wrap! This elegant gift wrap coordinates with projects and cards that you make using the Toile Tidings Suite for that beautiful ‘everything matches’ look.

I’m just showing you two ways you can use the gift warp today but really you are only limited by your imagination. Combine the gift wrap with many of the ribbons that Stampin’ Up! has in their catalogues and use products like punches and Alphabet dies like the Hand-Lettered Prose to make personalised, coordinating gift tags.

I do hope that I’ve given you some inspiration using the products the Toile Tidings Suite and also inspiration to start those Holiday projects. Only 15 weeks till Christmas!
 

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Stampin' Up Artisan Design Team Corporate Blog Post | Good Morning Magnolia



This post originally appeared on the Stampin' Up! Facebook Page in the Notes section on 30th August, 2019. You can see the original post here.
Hello there, stamping friends! Rochelle Blok, here. I’m an Artisan Design Team member from Melbourne, Australia, and today I’m sharing two of my Stampin’ Up! loves—the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set (item 149298) and coloring with Stampin’ Blends. The very minute I saw the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set in the 2019–2020 annual catalog it was on my must-have list. 

Hands up if you just love to colour! ME, ME, ME!!!


I wanted my stamped images to look different from all of the other amazing creations out there that were made using this stunning stamp set, so I didn’t use Magnolia Lane Suite colours as displayed in the 2019 - 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

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For my first card, I made a template out of printer/copy paper and lightly traced the circle on Whisper White Thick Cardstock (item 100730). Then, after inking up the large magnolia image using the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (item 132708), I stamped it on my cardstock, making sure you could see most of the floral bloom on the bottom corner of the card—then just a small portion of it on the top corner of the card.

After coloring the magnolia using Stampin’ Blends, I added a piece of Basic Black Cardstock (item 121045) embossed using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder (item 151775). I then layered on Purple Posy 1/2" (1.3 cm) Scalloped Linen Ribbon (item 149706); Very Vanilla 3/8" (1 cm) Scalloped Lace Trim (item 149593); Sahara Sand 5/8" (1.6 cm) Woven Threads Trim (item 149499); and Linen Thread (item 104199). I then finished off the card with the “Hello” sentiment from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set, die cut using the Stitched Rectangle Dies (item 148551) and Pearl Basic Jewels (item 144219).

Stampin’ Blends used for this card:
  • Magnolia: Highland Heather Light (item 146881); Purple Posy Dark (Item 149565); Purple Posy Light (item 149564)
  • Leaves: Mossy Meadow Dark (item 148546); Mossy Meadow Light (item 148545)
  • Branch: Crumb Cake Dark (item 144581); Crumb Cake Light (item 144582)

For my second card, I stamped the large and small floral images from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set across the front of the Whisper White Thick Cardstock. Again, I made a template with printer/copy paper to help me stamp the images and place the rectangle die cut in the right place.

Once all of the images were colored, I added a Basic Black Cardstock “Stitched Rectangle” die cut plus a piece of Vellum Cardstock (item 101856) layered on top. I then used one of the cards from the Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack (item 149554) and trimmed a piece off to match. Got to have things matchy-matchy! The card was then finished off using the Sahara Sand 5/8" Woven Threads Trim, Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper (item 149611), Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine (item 124262), and the “Thanks” sentiment die cut from the Stitched Rectangle Dies (item 148551).

Stampin’ Blends used for this card:
  • Magnolia: Mango Melody Dark (item 147944); Mango Melody Light (item 147943); So Saffron Light (item 149555)
  • Leaves: Mossy Meadow Dark (item 148546); Mossy Meadow Light (item 148545)
  • Branch: Crumb Cake Dark (item 144581); Crumb Cake Light (item 144582)

My last card is a bit “pretty in pink.” I do love most things pink and this is no exception. For this card I did make a template again, but this time it was to mask the outside area (where I didn’t want stamped images) so I could create a frame for the floral images. I cut a piece of printer/copy paper sized the same as the card front and then die cut the paper where I wanted the rectangle to go.

Once that was cut, I placed my template on my cardstock and then stamped the floral images. Once the images were colored, I used two “Stitched Rectangles” to make my rectangle frame. Again, I finished off the card with another sentiment from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set and Rococo Rose 1/2" Scalloped Linen Ribbon (item 149704), Sahara Sand 5/8" Woven Threads Trim, Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, and some Mossy Meadow Linen Thread from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack (item 149485).

Stampin’ Blends used:
  • Magnolia: Rococo Rose Dark (item149571); Rococo Rose Light (item 149570); Flirty Flamingo Light (item 147031)
  • Leaves: Mossy Meadow Dark (item 148546); Mossy Meadow Light (item 148545)
  • Branch: Crumb Cake Dark (item 144581); Crumb Cake Light (item 144582)

I love how vibrant and bright these cards are, and even when I use the same or similar products, each card looks so different.
I hope that this will give you some more inspiration and maybe some out-of-the-box ideas. And if you don’t have this stamp set, you should get it TODAY!!
Rochelle Blok
2019 Artisan Design Team
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Just Add Ink #472 | Sketch Challenge

Hello there stamping friends. Welcome and thanks for joining me today. I hope you are having a fabulous day! I've had a little bit of a crafty break for a few weeks as life with my family and kids took over, as it sometimes does.

This weeks challenge over at Just Add Ink is a fun sketch challenge. I love that with a sketch challenge you are free to use what ever colours and images that are inspiring you at that time. Or sometimes is a fabulous way to break out new products to get familiar with them.


I've done the latter and used some new products to get familiar with them. Is it too early for Christmas Cards? All the products used today come from the new 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue, which customers can purchase from come 4th September 2019.


I'm using quite a few products from the Brightly Gleaming Suite. The Brightly Gleaming DSP is full of beautiful rich and regal colours like Night of Navy, Old Olive and Pretty Peacock and touches of Copper Foil. Just all round stunning if you ask me. Also in the suite is the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set of gorgeous bauble images and coordinating punches to punch out the baubles



I've used the Brightly Gleaming DSP layered on the angle as per the sketch and then combined it with a layer of Whisper White cardstock. How stunning is the contrast of that beautiful DSP on the Whisper White? Before layering the DSP on the cardstock, I embossed the Whisper White layer with the Scripty 3D embossing folder. The Scripty embossing folder coordinates with the script font in the Merry Christmas sentiment.


I've layered the different babbles on the front using Dimensionals to pop the baubles up, to make them look like they are just hanging there. Using tome on tone stamping and Copper embossing on Copper foil these baubles look stunning clustered together.


Wondering where the small Copper Ornament comes from? Also in this suite is the Brightly Gleaming Foil Accents which includes star, sprig and ornament copper foil accents for beautifully embellishing your projects. so pretty! Anything with metallic foil and you've got me intrigued. You had me at Copper.

While the colours in this suite aren't your tradition Christmas colours, it really does have that beautiful Christmas feel with this regal colours and the copper accents.

That's my card for today, stamping friends. I do hope that I've given you some inspiration for this weeks sketch and even some inspiration for the new Brightly Gleaming Suite from the 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue.

We would love for you and your crafty friends to play along. Stop by the Just Add Ink Challenge Blog for more amazing inspiration from the rest of the JAI team and while you're there check out all the details on how you can play along. Can't wait to see what you create.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Friday, August 16, 2019

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop | Shimmer Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper

Hello there stamping friends! Welcome to the August Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! August already! Boy time flies when you are having fun! This year is flying!


This month we are all about the amazingly beautiful Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper. The Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper includes delicately detailed laser-cut sheets with a touch of shimmer. Vanilla on one side, white on the other side. One design is a 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm) pattern; the other design has distinct patterns to cut out and use on card fronts.


So gorgeous and so pretty! Don't you just love it!

I'm using the white side of the Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper today and combining it with the new 2019 - 2021 In Colour - Seaside Spray, for that classic Blue and White colour combination and I've created a Gift Tag/Gift Card gift box. How crisp is the beautiful white paper against the Seaside Spray?



I've created a lidded box with a 'window' using a Window Sheet for the window opening and then attached the Seaside Spray 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Scalloped Linen Ribbon to the front flaps to be able to tie the box shut.


All the items fit in the box as well as some extra ribbon and linen thread for gift wrapping and then all together this makes a beautiful, hand-made gift.


Once all the gift tags and note cards have been used the empty box can then be reused again to 'regift'  to another recipient or you can use it to store some of your most precious treasures.


The Shimmer Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper has been adhered to the top and the bottom of the box and the sides have been reinforced with extra cardstock to make for a stronger box. Adhering the Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper to the cardstock does take a little bit of time but the results are just stunning for a beautiful 'WOW" creation. Using a hole punch, holes were punched in the front flaps for the Seaside Spray 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Scalloped Linen Ribbon to be threaded through. Once the ribbon was threaded through I adhered it in place with Hot Glue so as the ribbon would stay firmly in place.


For the circle gift tags I used two of the smaller patterns from the Laser Cut Sheets. I adhered the smaller square patterns on to cardstock first and then die cut the circle out for the tag. The 'Just for You' sentiment then comes from the Rare Blessings Stamp set. This was stamped onto Basic Black cardstock with Whisper White Craft Ink and then heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder.

This tag again uses a small portion of one of the Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper for a white on white look with a hint of Seaside Spray ink splattered on the tag and then accented with a Seaside Spray and white sentiment.


For the thank you note card I adhered the larger Shimmer Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper sheet to a sheet of Seaside Spray cardstock and then die cut the square Stitched Shape die to adhere to a 3"x3" note card. The 'Thanks' comes from the Inspiring Iris Stamp set for a gorgeous script sentiment.


You can make any sized box to decorate and put in any sized tags and note cards to make it you own. Why not try to colour the Shimmer Shimmer Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper first before you use it on your project? Or use the favourite colour combination of the gift recipient to make your project extra special. You are only limited by your imagination.

I do hope that I've given you some inspiration on using this amazing paper. Do yourself a favour and get this gorgeous paper today to use on your next project! You'll love it!!

Now on to the oh so fabulous Stesha Bloodhart in the U.S. with her shimmery creations! You will be blown away with her creativity. Make sure you visit each blog along the way as every one has something different to share with you all. You will not be disappointed!  

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