Friday, January 17, 2020

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop | From My Heart

Hello there stamping friends. Welcome to the first official Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop for 2020. I'm so excited for this day, that it has finally arrived and I'm super excited to be sharing my creations with you for this year.

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For our first official blog hop for the 2020 Artisan Design Team we are sharing all the love with the gorgeous products from the From My Heart Suite which can be found in the 2020 Stampin' Up! Jan - June Mini Catalogue, Pgs. 8 - 10.

This stunning suite is full of the gorgeous Real Red and Flirty Flamingo colours and is so very perfect for Valentines Day cards, packaging, treat bags and more with fun and playful products.

While the suite is full of red and pink colours I wanted to team the suite products up with Smoky Slate and Basic Black to tone down those 'pretty colours' for projects that you could give to your boyfriend or Husband with out being too in your face pink and red.

For my card I started with the Smoky Slate card base and then layered on that some of the From My Heart Specialty DSP and then some more layers of Smoky Slate. I stamped repeatedly the word 'Love,' from the Heartfelt Stamp Set and then flicked over that the brush tip end of the Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Marker.

How gorgeous is the Heart Doily? These come in Colour on the front - Flirty Flamingo and Real Red, and then white on the other side which you can colour to use on any project you desire. Layered over the Heart Doily is a Vellum heart punched out using the Heart Punch Pack Punches, some more DSP, Real Red 3/8" Double- Stitched Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread and Silver Metallic Thread and then Happy Valentines Day Heart also from the Heartfelt stamp set which I heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder on Basic Black cardstock.

My mini white Pizza Box has been created in a similar way to my card. This makes the projects a bit 'matchy-matchy', which I love and really adds to the coordination of the card and the treat box. I just changed up the DSP in the box as to what I used on the card. The colours in both DSP patterns are the same so you still get that colour coordination but by changing up a few little things you get a bit of a different look.

Both projects were finished off with the super pretty and super gorgeous From My Heart Faceted Gems, which are so perfect to finish off any project when you want that added bling.

I hope that you like both my projects today and you have been inspired to get creating with this stunning suite. It still may feel like Valentine’s Day is a while away, we are all still getting over Christmas, right? But if you want to make something special for your Valentine, you may want to start now so that you have something made in time. 

While these products do lean towards Valentine's Day, you don't have to exclusively use them just for that day. Make a project for your best friend or even for your children to convey how much you love them. I'm sure they would appreciate a card or treat from you using these products too.

Click on the picture to purchase all the products from this suite in one hit from my online store or click on the individual products used below to purchase them individually.

  The Artisan Design Team will be hopping again in a few weeks so be sure to check back often. Make sure that you follow us on our blogs, on Instagram, on Facebook, on all the socials so that you don't miss a thing! Let's get social!

 The so very amazing and super talented Stesha Bloodhart is next up on the hop. I'm sure you will 'love' her so very gorgeous projects.

Zsuzsanna Balazs

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Saturday, January 4, 2020

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop | Coordination Campaign

Hello there stamping friends! Welcome to the very first Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop for 2020 and welcome to the Stampin' Up! Coordination Campaign Promotion Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. 

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We are showing you today the products on offer for the Coordination Campaign Promotion. For a limited time now (3rd Jan - 3rd Feb 2020) demonstrators can pre-order these exclusive products now before they go live 4th Feb 2020 for customers to order. These products coordinate with products from both the Sale-a-bration and the Jan - Jun 2020 Mini. So grab yours now so you can start planning your Sale-a-Bration and Jan - June 2020 Mini Coordination Classes.

The Coordination Campaign promotion features Brand New products that coordinate perfectly with select Sale-A-Bration items and select Jan - Jun Mini Catalogue Items, for you to purchase. The Coordination Product Release is an exclusive, limited-time collection of products that has everything you need to let you celebrate your creativity.

These Coordination Products really add to the versatility of the products they coordinate with and really make it easy for all types of crafters - Beginner, Casual and Avid; to have a positive crafting experience. The other point to note about these products is that there is no more fussy cutting to the products they coordinate with! All I can say is YAY, YAY, YAY! No more fussy cutting!! The dies coordinate with stamps from Sale-a-bration and the Jan-Jun Mini Catalog, and the DSP Coordinates with a Punch!

My projects today a using the Pleased as Punch DSP #153558 and the Builder Umbrella Punch. This DSP also coordinates with the Heart Punch Pack and the Tulip Builder Punch all from the 2020 Jan - June Mini Catalogue. So much versatility!

For my first project I've started with my all time, most used DSP Shimmer White and given it a watercolour wash background using Pool Party Ink. Once the ink was dry I then splattered droplets of water over the ink for that splatter look and to also make the background layer look like it was raining.

For some more added texture I embossed the water colour background layer with the Subtle 3D embossing folder. Once this was all dry I arranged the umbrellas on the card that I had punched out from the Pleased as Punch DSP with the Builder Umbrella Punch, for a fun layered look. The card was finished off with some linen thread and a sentiment embossed on Basic Black with White Stampin' Emboss Powder.

My second project again uses the Shimmery White Cardstock and again I've run the background layer through my die cutting machine with the Subtle 3D embossing folder but this time I've made a Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder Splatter on the background layer, again to create the look of rain drops.

To make the 'glue' for the embossing powder splatter, mix a little Multipurpose Glue with Water - I usually squeeze a little out of an Aqua Painter, on your Silicon Mat. Pick up the 'glue' mix with your Aqua Painter Brush and then splatter it over your card front. Pour over your chosen embossing powder colour and then pour off the excess. Heat the embossing powder splatters on your card with your heat tool until the splatters have all melted. Once cooled you have a fun background layer for your cards.

Finish the card off with your punched out umbrellas, linen thread and your chosen sentiment. You could add more ribbon, trim and embellishments to step the card up more or you can leave as is for a quick and gorgeous project.

By punching out all the elements from the DSP you have some quick cards that you could easily make and easily reproduce if you had to make multiples. Team your cards up with the pattern side of the DSP for more of a layered look.

Make sure you as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator get these exclusive products on your preorder NOW! The sooner you get these fabulous products in your hands the sooner you'll be able to make beautiful samples and cards.

Preorder Details:
  • All orders must be placed as demonstrator orders.
  • Limit one per demonstrator for non-consumable items.
  • Limit two per demonstrator for consumable
  • Products are not part of Sale-A-Bration, and they must be purchased individually or redeemed as Stampin’ Rewards on qualifying orders. 
 Customers will be able to purchase Coordination Product Release products on February 4th, 2020. Or if you join the Stampin' Up! family today you too can get your hands on these products. Ask me how or Join Up with me HERE today. 

Just remember demonstrators this is a limited time offer or while stocks last so get the Coordination Product Release products today. Don’t wait until tomorrow!

Next up on the hop is my Artisan hop neighbour from 2019, the ever amazing Stesha Bloodhart in the U.S. This gal is amazingly creative and I'm sure will spark your imagination with her Coordination Campaign projects. Click on the next button below to visit Stesha's blog

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!
Live in Australia?
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 Recreate these projects at home using the following Stampin' Up! products. Click on the images below to see the product information and to shop from my online store.