Sunday, June 17, 2018

SSC181 Flirting with Flamingos

Time for a dynamic and fun color combination challenge at Sunday Stamps.  Does this remind you of a particular Stampin' Up! suite?  Broadway Bound perhaps?

I was really excited about the Tropical Chic suite in the new catalog, and I specifically bought Fabulous Flamingo to pair with the suite.  This week's color combo was the perfect opportunity to see these two sets play well together.

This card uses Global Design Project sketch #142.  My daughter loved this flamingo; she said he was bird-iful.

Here is this week's challenge.  Use a minimum of 3 colors and a neutral of your choice.

Stamps: Fabulous Flamingo, Tropical Chic; Paper: Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, Whisper White, Tropical Escape DSP; Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Lovely Lipstick, Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, Versamark, Basic Black marker; Accessories: Black Baker's Twine, White Embossing Powder, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Tropical Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals.


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Thursday, June 14, 2018

July 2016 PP: Teacher Gifts

Hi Everyone!  I have another example of some quick gifts with the help of Paper Pumpkin.  I pulled together some end-of-year teacher gifts using the July 2016 kit, What a Gem.

I filled the gem boxes with some chocolate goodies, and added coordinating mini notebook and pen.  The gem die-cuts were created with the help of the Silhouette Cameo, and then I pressed them straight into the ink pads to color them.

Paper: Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Naturally Eclectic DSP; Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy; Accessories: Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon, July 2016 What a Gem Paper Pumpkin Kit, Ticket Corner Punch, Scattered Sequins EF, Big Shot, e-cutter.

I also had a leftover hostess gift from years past, an altered notepad and envelope from the Thoroughly Modern office supply suite (the things you'll find while moving).  I added a coordinating Flirty Flamingo gem box to this one.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Inky Friends New Catalog Blog Hop


Hello Everyone, I'm joining a group of Inky Friends for the Fabulous at 30 New Annual Catalog Blog Hop, which features amazing products from the new Annual Catalog.  Sit back and enjoy some wonderful ideas using the newest stamping goodies!

If you have been following the blog hop in order, you have just come from Kris's blog featuring Sea of Textures.  She always has beautiful projects!  And today I will show you some projects using the set Lilypad Lake, which also can be bundled with coordinating Lakeside framelits dies.

In Color Lake ~

This card reminds me of my uncle's lake house in Michigan, and it uses the latest In Colors.  I was quite happy I was able to squeeze in all five colors.

It's fun how the watercoloring with Lovely Lipstick made a nice background glow for the setting sun.

Stamps: Lilypad Lake, Sunshine Wishes; Paper: Grapefruit Grove, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel, Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper; Ink: Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Gray Granite, Basic Black, Versamark; Accessories: White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Aquapainter, Watercolor Brush, Lakeside Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

Color Revamp ~

Here I combined a layout from Stampin' Up! artisan Emma Goddard and CAS(E) this Sketch #274 to create a sympathy card, focusing on incorporating some new and returning colors from the Color Revamp.

I'm keeping the card simple as it is intended as a masculine card.  I also placed the sentiment inside.  I love the soft look of the new Balmy Blue, and the Granny Apple Green is vibrant, light, and fun.

Stamps: Lilypad Lake; Paper: Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, Balmy Blue, Whisper White; Ink: Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, Balmy Blue, Gray Granite, Basic Black; Accessories: White Baker's Twine, Aquapainter, Lakeside Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

Make sure you check out the next stop to see what Yapha has put together using Handwritten. She has made some amazing projects!  

 



Thursday, June 7, 2018

3-D Thursday: Chalk It Up to Love

As each season of Stamp Club comes to an end, I always create a little thank you for my members.  This time I used August 2015 Chalk It Up to Love Paper Pumpkin kit to create altered mini treat boxes.  It's not big, just a little something to show my appreciation.  They came out pretty cute!

The instructions for the altered box came from Rachel Tessman.

It's worth repeating, having Paper Pumpkin kits on hand is key for quick birthday cards that my daughter always seems to need for friends' parties.  The 3-D kits are perfect for quick little thank you gifts for my downline, stamp club customers, or teachers' gifts.

You'll want to start collecting these Paper Pumpkin kits for yourself for a breadth of supplies for last minute projects. Make sure to subscribe by the 10th of the month to receive the next kit.


Because perfectly coordinated products have always been one of Stampin’ Up!’s key strengths, we designed June’s Paper Pumpkin kit as a stepping stone to the spectacular Broadway Bound suite on p. 68–69 of the 2018–2019 annual catalog.

Our uniquely designed June kit and coordinating suite give you the opportunity to expand your experience from crafting with a single kit to creating with a full range of products offered by Stampin’ Up!.  Make sure to subscribe by June 10 to get in on this fun colorful kit!



Sunday, June 3, 2018

SSC180 Sea Textures Birthday

Hello Friends! Time for another Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.

It's always fun to pull together a card quickly with coordinating products... Stampin' Up's specialty!

Here's this week's sketch by Amy.

Hope you'll consider joining us this week!

Stamps: Sea of Textures, Silhouettes & Script; Paper: Soft Sea Foam, Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Tranquil Textures DSP; Ink: Soft Sea Foam, Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy, Fresh Fig; Accessories: Night of Navy Baker's Twine, Triple Banner Punch, Watercolor Brush, Under the Sea Framelits, Ovals Collection Framelits, Big Shot.



Saturday, June 2, 2018

May 2018 PP: Manly Moments

Hello Paper Pumpkin Fans!  How fun are the manly cards this month?  I just love the mountain and trees scene.  And it's always good to have some masculine cards on hand when you are stumped.



The badge reminded me of a National Park Service badge, so what's better than a wilderness scene on the badge??  Gives the card such a great "cabin in the woods" kind of feel.

Stamps: Labeler Alphabet; Paper: Mossy Meadow, Whisper White; Accessories: 1/8" Black Cord, May 2018 Manly Moments Paper Pumpkin Kit, Banner Punch, Banner Triple Punch.


Alternative ideas and projects are a great way to get more use out of your Stampin' Up! product.  As part of the exclusive Paper Pumpkin Gurus group of demonstrators, my Paper Pumpkin subscribers receive 11-13 FREE private tutorials & exclusive project ideas each month.  Each tutorial includes photos, step-by-step instructions, all measurements, and full supply lists.  Here's a sneak peek at this month's alternative projects. 

And a quick look at how this month's kit was originally designed.

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Because perfectly coordinated products have always been one of Stampin’ Up!’s key strengths, we designed June’s Paper Pumpkin kit as a stepping stone to the spectacular Broadway Bound suite on p. 68–69 of the 2018–2019 annual catalog.

Our uniquely designed June kit and coordinating suite give you the opportunity to expand your experience from crafting with a single kit to creating with a full range of products offered by Stampin’ Up!.  Make sure to subscribe by June 10 to get in on this fun colorful kit!



Friday, June 1, 2018

The New Catalog is Here!

Hi Everyone!  Tomorrow I'll be hosting a $100k sales / 10-year anniversary celebration party (yay me!).  In order to kick off the new catalog, here's one of the planned make & takes.

For the sketch, I used Paper Players Challenge #395.  This Rooted in Nature set is really versatile, and I love that the framelits working together with the embossing dies.  As a first pass, I cut the leaf outline, and then ran through the Big Shot again by lining up the die-cut with the embossing die.

Stamps: Rooted in Nature; Paper: Cajun Craze, Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron, Tranquil Tide, Whisper White, Nature's Poem DSP; Ink: Cajun Craze, Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: 1/2" Tranquil Tide Ribbon, Linen Thread, Nature's Root Framelits, Big Shot.

Speaking of the new catalog, it's online and ready for your orders (starting 12pm MT).  Click on the catalog photo below to download your PDF copy.  You may also browse ONLINE HERE.  Grab your favorite beverage, sit and soak in the beauty!


Contact me to book your next party now!  And use your hostess dollars to purchase the Starter Kit.  Learn more about joining Stampin' Up HERE.  When placing an ONLINE ORDER, please use hostess code G442VJYY for orders under $150.