Saturday, July 13, 2024

Golden Greenery Mini Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!

Ready for another Artisan Blog Hop?!  Yesterday we hopped with most of the team with our BISTRO BURGER hop.  Today ... a few of us are hopping with projects we made using the ☆ NEW  Online Exclusive Bundle called Golden Greenery.  This is part of the Online Exclusive Season of Green & Gold Suite ... which is a STUNNING suite!  The suite includes this gorgeous Golden Greenery Bundle plus the fun Greetings of the Season Bundle ... with fun seasonal greetings & labels.  But ... add on the Everyday Greetings Stamp Set and these products are gorgeous to use all year long.  Which is what we are using on our hop today!  

So let's get going with the fabulous projects we have to share with you today! 

Have to pause and mention that I am a bit obsessed with this color combo.  Haha.  Pool Party, Peach Pie, and Lemon Lolly.  Well ... and Basic White.  I love how these subtle, but so cheery, colors all look together.  It makes me happy just to look at them.  Here are some more photos so you can see them better.

First up ... the Pool Party card!

Colors Pool Party, Peach Pie, Lemon Lolly, Basic White
Inks: Pool Party, Peach Pie, Lemon Lolly, Versamark
Cardstock/Papers: Pool Party, Peach Pie, Lemon Lolly, Basic White, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Golden Greenery, Everyday Greetings
Tools:  Golden Greenery Dies, Greetings of the Season Dies, Water Painter, Heat Tool
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powders, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Iridescent Faceted Gems

I used one of the label/tag dies from the Greetings of the Season Dies to make a frame for the card front.  I die cut it from the center of the card front, stamped it with one of the stamps from the Golden Greenery Stamp Set, splattered with ink, & then sponged the edges with a Sponge Dauber to make it all pop.  

Then I watercolored a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper in Lemon Lolly & Peach Pie & adhered the Golden Greenery Die-cut over it, so it would be "peeking out" when the frame was added.  Then adhered the card front using dimensionals, and add the greetings ... 

I love how this card turned out and want to make more with different color combinations, etc.  

Now here are some photos of the second card: 

Colors Coastal Cabana, Peach Pie, Lemon Lolly, Basic White
Inks: Peach Pie, Daffodil Delight, Versamark
Cardstock/Papers: Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lolly, Basic White, 2024-2026 In Color 6"x6" Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Golden Greenery, Everyday Greetings
Tools:  Golden Greenery Dies, Greetings of the Season Dies, Water Painter, Heat Tool, Cute Crochet Embossing Folder
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powders, Linen Thread, Peach Pie 3/8" Bordered Ribbon, Iridescent Faceted Gems

A few things to point out with this card: 

🍃  Stamp & splatter the Peach Pie Designer Series Paper.  Then distress the edges.  This gives some fun textures before you add the focal piece.  

🍃  Stamp the Lemon Lolly cardstock with Daffodil Delight ink using the two different "Congratulations" fonts at a diagonal.  Cut out using one of the tag pieces from the Greetings of the Seasons Dies. 

All in all ... I really love how this card came together also.  I love the pop of the white greenery die-cut, the subtle but vibrant color combo, the mix of fonts with the greetings, and how the fun textures & details all create a fun layered look.  

And now ... guess what?!   Time to keeping hoping and check out the projects my fellow Artisan Design Team members made!  You won't want to miss them! 


Daniela: @edelpappe

Her projects are STUNNING and you are going to love them!  Over on Instagram is the best place to see them!

Full list of hoppers: 

Monique:  @stampin_met_monique  
Ashley: @designwithink  ☆  This is me!  ☆
Daniela: @edelpappe
Maheswari: @maheswarirajaguru
Su: @aromasandart

Enjoy checking out all their gorgeousness!  Let me know if you have any questions on anything! I would love to help you with all your papercrafting needs!  And if you need any help getting your hands on any Stampin' Up! supplies ... most definitely would love to help there!  (If you are in the United States.)  So just send me a message and let me know! 


Friday, July 12, 2024

Bistro Burger Fun!!! Let's "Meat Up" With An Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!

Burgers make the world go 'round! Several of the 2024 Artisan Design Team are showing off some stampin' skills all while featuring the Bistro Burger Bundle. It is officially over on Instagram, but some of us are posting to our blogs also.  So here we go!  

One of the best things about being on the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team is the relationships you form with the team.  This hop is a result of that.  Hee.  It all started on a team call with LOTS of giggles.  And in this call with giggles ... we had the idea to take the Bistro Burger Bundle and highlight it in a Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!  So here we go! 

Colors Misty Moonlight, Lemon Lime Twist, Pecan Pie, Granny Apple Green, Basic White
Inks: Misty Moonlight, Pecan Pie, Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Peach Pie, Stazon Black, Versamark
Cardstock/Papers: Misty Moonlight, Costal Cabana, Basic White, Basic Black, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Bistro Burger
Tools:  Bistro Burger Dies, Metal Plate Embossing Folder, Water Painter, Heat Tool
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powders, Iridescent Foil Gems

One of the big source of giggles and inspiration for the hop was the pickle in the stamp set.  Also known as a gerkin in some of the countries represented on the design team.  So I had to give them a highlight on
 my card.  Hee.  

I also really loved the flame die-cut so I cut some of those out and adhered them onto a piece of Basic White cardstock embossed with the Metal Plate Embossing Folder.

The background Misty Moonlight Cardstock piece is stamped with the fry stamp for a fun detail as well.  

Here is one last look at the full card then it is on to hop around to see more inspiration! 

Now are you ready for some more "Meat Up!" fun?!  

Here is the full list of hoppers: 

Next up in our Burger Hop is ... Narelle!!! Check out her blog HERE or go find her over at @narellefarrugia !!! She has a fabulous card to share & I am excited for you to see it! Full List of Hoppers:
Su @aromasandart Bree @craftsomnia Elizabeth @seeinginkspots Teri @alaskastamper Yvonne @thecreativeteacup Mikaela @thecraftyoinkpen Verena @simple_stamper Ashley @designwithink *** YOU ARE HERE!! Narelle @narellefarrugia Daniela @edelpappe Dani @danisthoughtfulcorner Maheswari @maheswarirajaguru Monique @stampin_met_monique Alana @sleeplessstamper Kim @simplyfairies_kimfee

Enjoy the hop!  Let me know if you have any questions on anything! I would love to help you with all your papercrafting needs!  Also would love to help you get any Stampin' Up! supplies you are in need of!  

Thank you for visiting!


Thursday, July 11, 2024

Mini Alphabet Gift Flair!

Need to spruce up a gift while adding a personalized touch to the gift?!  Well then I have a solution for you!  This was a quick & fun way I added a "gift tag" to a present that I plan on doing many more times.  😃 

Cute, right?!  Just a fun bamboo skewer with some birthday flair on top with the name of the gift recipient!  On the back (not pictured, sorry!), I added a fun punched shape with a birthday greeting on it.  So functional as well.  😍

And shout out to the Mini Alphabet Dies because they are SO much fun & so easy to use.  ***TIP:  add Adhesive Sheet to the back of the cardstock before cutting out the letters to make them stickers and easy to place & adhere! 

Then here it is in the gift ... such fun little birthday flair addition!  A fun tip:  I always grab some ribbon whenever I see it on Stampin' Up!'s Clearance Rack because it is fun to use for things like this! 

Hope you try this on your next gift!  Let me know if you have any questions!  Would love to help you with all your paper crafting needs! If you need any Stampin' Up! supplies coming to your door ... I can help with that too! 💕


Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Cap & Gown Thanks!

Remember all the graduation cards I shared?!  Well - my daughter also had some thank you cards for all the support she received from friends & family to send out.  So these were the quick, easy to mail, graduation thank you cards we made!  This would be an easy card to replicate and change up for any occasion you need!  I still used the Cap & Gown Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! along with the My Small Business Stamp Set.  

Colors  Azure Afternoon, Gray Granite, Black, Basic White
Inks: Azure Afternoon, Memento Tuxedo Black, BLENDS: Gray Granite, Pecan Pie
Cardstock/Papers: Basic White
Stamps: Cap & Gown, My Small Business
Tools:  NONE!
Accessories: NONE!

Just some white cardstock, a few ink pads, a greeting, and a themed image, & how cute! 💕

I always love a fun stack of cards!  It makes my heart happy! 

Thanks for visiting! Hope you enjoy! If you have any questions, please let me know!  Would love to help you with all your paper crafting needs!  And if you need any Stampin' Up! supplies ... would love to help there also! 

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Round We Go Floral Frenzy Banner!

I am excited to share a fun floral birthday banner today using the Round We Go Bundle!  These flowers are made in just a few fun and easy steps and make it so convenient to share bright and happy birthday cheer with anyone special you are celebrating!

Creating gorgeous WOW! projects is easier than you might think—and these paper flowers are the perfect example of that! When you have such a fun bundle like Round We Go to work with, in just a few simple steps these gorgeous paper flowers are ready to wow! Turning the flowers into a festive birthday banner gives you a convenient decoration to display anywhere to surprise your loved ones on their special day!

Here are the products you will need to make your own banner!

Round We Go Bundle (163730)
Countryside Corners Dies (161471)
Bough Punch (157711)
Petunia Pop Cardstock (163801)
Summer Splash Cardstock (163797)
Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock (144245)
Peach Pie Cardstock (163799)
Pretty in Pink Cardstock (163793)
Basic White Cardstock (159276)
Basic Black Cardstock (121045)
Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper (149612)
Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad (147107)
VersaMark Ink Pad (102283)
Water Painters (151298)
Stampin’ Spritzer (126185)
Petal Pink & White 1/4" (6.4 mm) Diagonal Trim Combo Pack (163417)
Flat Adhesive-Backed Pearls (160449)
Basics Wow! Embossing Powder (165679)
Hole Punch
Rubbing Alcohol

And now are some tips to help you make it yourself! 

Stamp a confetti image in VersaMark ink on watercolor paper, then emboss it with white embossing powder. This creates a “resist” for the ink, so when you add color, the stamped images still show. Color the banner piece over the embossed images by using a Water Painter and Pool Party ink. Tip: Before opening the ink pad, squeeze it together so that the lid is squishing onto the ink pad. This creates a little pool of ink in the top of the lid, making it easy to grab the ink with your Water Painter.

Paper flower time! Die cut six large scallop shapes from cardstock. Stack the layers together and staple twice in the middle, overlapping the staples. Grab a Stampin’ Spritzer filled with rubbing alcohol and spritz the top flower layer. Scrunch that layer up towards the center. Repeat by spritzing the layers and scrunching them up, creating the full flower. Gasp as you see a few flat layers of cardstock become something so special and gorgeous! Repeat with different color cardstocks and/or the pointy scallop die to make as many flowers as you want!

Die cut five daisies. Using a Mini Glue Dot between each layer, adhere the layers together, alternating the petals. Then, just pull the petals up towards the center and add a Flat Adhesive-Backed Pearl to the center.

Adhere the flowers to the banner pieces, scrunching them close to each other for a full look. Add some leaves with the Bough Punch and any greeting you want!

This was such a fun project to make!  I hope you enjoy!  If you have any questions ... please let me know!  Would love to help you with all your papercrafting needs!  And if you need any help getting any Stampin' Up! supplies, and live in the United States, let me know!  Would love to help!  

Thank you for visiting! 

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Saying Hey Meets Watercolor World!

I love the fun Saying Hey Stamp Set in the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  And Stampin' Through the Catalog is showcasing this stamp set this week!  So a fun time to use it, right?!  I agree. 😃  Hee.  

Colors Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist, Smoky Slate, Basic White
Inks: Coastal Cabana, Memento Black, Versamark
Cardstock/Papers: Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic White, Country Lace Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Saying Hey, Watercolor World
Tools:  Perennial Postage Dies, Dashing Designs Embossing Folder
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powders, Adhesive-Backed Sequins Trio

I paired it with the Watercolor World Stamp Set, because I thought it was perfect for this greeting. And I love how it turned out. 

This card was quick to put together also.  

    🌎  Stamp the Watercolor World stamp onto Coastal Cabana cardstock in Coastal Cabana ink.

    🌎  Emboss the Coastal Cabana cardstock with Dashing Designs Embossing Folder.  Distress edges of cardstock.  

    🌎  Stamp "hey" onto Whisper White cardstock in Memento Black ink.  Emboss "I miss your face" onto Lemon Lime Twist cardstock in Versamark & emboss with white embossing powder. 

    🌎  Cut the largest postage shape from Perennial Postage Dies from Basic White Cardstock. Adhere Coastal Cabana Cardstock to the postage shape with dimensionals.

    🌎  Adhere a piece of the Smoky Slate Country Lace Designer Series Paper to a card front.  Add the postage shape focal piece to the card front.  Add sequins & greeting!

I hope you enjoy!  Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Would love to help you with all your papercrafting needs! 


Friday, June 28, 2024

Ice Cream Swirl Sweet Treat! TGIF Challenge #479

We have a fun themed challenge for you over on the TGIF Challenge Blog this week!  Can't wait to see what you come up with!  I used the Ice Cream Swirl Stamp Set & Dies from Stampin' Up! for my card today ... and I think you will know why when I show you the theme of this challenge!  Hee.  I have been wanting to use these for awhile, so I was so excited to put them to work!  😁  

Colors Pretty In Pink, Fresh Freesia, Peach Pie, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake
Inks: Pretty In Pink, Fresh Freesia, Peach Pie, Coastal Cabana, VersaMark, BLENDS: Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Crumb Cake
Cardstock/Papers: Coastal Cabana, Fresh Freesia, Crumb Cake, Basic White 
Stamps: Ice Cream Swirl
Tools:  Ice Cream Swirl Dies, Small Blending Brushes, Sponge Dauber, Dashing Designs Embossing Folder
Accessories: Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Iridescent Faceted Gems, Basics WOW! Embossing Powder

Can you guess what the challenge may be?!  If you guessed a SWEET TREATS themed challenge ... well you are correct! 💖  But my card goes even further ... I basically just made my card like this challenge graphic!  🤣  The crazy part ... I didn't even mean to!  I had making this challenge card on a "to do" list of mine - but I just wrote down what the challenge was.  I hadn't seen the graphic in awhile.  Then when I went to look at the graphic - I realized I basically made this card!  Haha.  How funny it turned out like that?!  😍

Here are a few photos of the details on the card and then I have a few photos showing how I did some of the details!  

Want to know how I did that ice cream?!  I really love how it turned out!  But basically ... I used a piece of Basic White cardstock, a few Small Blending Brushes, some ink, and a Water Painter!  Just blend some ink in the colors of your choice (I used Pretty In Pink, Fresh Freesia, and Peach Pie) onto the cardstock, and then splatter some water from the Water Painter onto the blended ink.  Dab with a paper towel, and you have that fun splatter! 

I have done polka dots like this before, so if you have followed me for awhile, sorry for the repeat!  😁  But I just took a sponge dauber, inked it up, place it on the cardstock and "swirl" the dauber in place - just to get a good concentrated polka dot.  I love doing this!  So easy to have such a cute polkadot background in any color you want! Then I just embossed the cardstock panel for some more texture! 

So what do you think?  I think I am ready to go grab an ice cream cone!  Hee.  I hope you enjoy this card!  Now you can head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog & see what fun inspiration the other designers have for you!  Then make your own and share with us!  Can't wait to see what you make! 

Thanks for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions or need help getting your hands on any Stampin' Up! supplies!  


Thursday, June 27, 2024

Life Is Sweet With Artisan Alternatives! Paper Pumpkin June 2024!

The Life Is Sweet June 2024 Paper Pumpkin kit is one of my favorites.  And I get to share a few alternatives using this kit!  I have already posted one of them, as well as photos of the kits contents (to see that post, click HERE), and today I am sharing a second one! 

This card is made using pieces from the kit as well as the stamp set in the kit, the EXCLUSIVE Paper Pumpkin subscriber die set that coordinates with the April, May, & June kits, & the Seaside Wishes Bundle.

This photo below may make you think this is just a regular card, but it is much more than that!  This card is actually a fun group card AND bonus mini album!  Want to check it out?!  

This is the card from the front.  I love how the Peach Pie ribbon pops against the Pretty In Pink card base.  The floral frame is from the kit, and the vellum underlay is also from the kit ... I just embossed that piece with the Exposed Brick Embossing Folder.

Then you untie the ribbon .... 

...and flip the Pretty in Pink card front to partly open the card.  I love the die cuts and stamps from the Seaside Wishes Stamp Set & Dies.  Then the fun frame is from the Paper Pumpkin EXCLUSIVE Die set, Thanks & Beyond.  😍  (This is available as an add-on purchase for Paper Pumpkin subscribers ONLY!) 

Then flip the Summer Splash card and ...

... SURPRISE!!!  A place for a photo and some cards (in the pockets of the envelope used to make this card!) 

Both envelope pockets have cards inside where you could either put more photos and journaling or have your group write notes to the recipient!  You could even add more cardstock pieces if you needed to!  

Here are a few more pics of the details: 

I used a lot of the card bases and pieces from the kit as accents.  And the stamp set from the kit as well for the sentiments.  

Want to know how I made it?!  Well here you go!  It is so easy! 

You take two envelopes from the kit, and adhere them to a piece of Thick Basic White cardstock.  Then repeat for the other side with another piece of cardstock ... so the envelope flaps and sandwiched between the two.  This creates a really sturdy album.  

Then you just add all the pieces to decorate!  

This was so much fun to make!  Let me know if you have any questions on making one yourself!  

Thank you for visiting!  I would love to help you with all you papercrafting needs so don't hesitate to reach out! 


Golden Greenery Mini Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!

Ready for another Artisan Blog Hop?!  Yesterday we hopped with most of the team with our BISTRO BURGER hop.  Today ... a few of us are hopp...