Summer/Patriotic Blog Hop – June 2021

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Summer Lovin’ Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner. Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop tour or you have hopped on over from another blog, thank you for letting me share my card creation with you today!

Have you checked out the new super-cool kits Stampin’ Up has to offer? You have your choice of two different kinds of kits, card or crafting! Now, if these look familiar, they are previous Paper Pumpkin Kits, but, if you are new to Stampin’ Up! or missed out on these adorable PPK, you are in luck! So, I thought I would show you an alternative card with one of these available kits, A Little Smile. While I always love the kits themselves, it’s always fun to see alternative inspiration!

The base layer is this design from the In Good Taste DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I distressed each side of the DSP with my snips and then dragged each side through my Pool Party and Gray Granite ink pads. As you can see, I even let the face of the DSP touch the ink pad for that added distress look:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. I took apart one of the envelopes from the kit and used the second largest rounded Tailor Made Tag to die-cut out and also dragged the edges of the die-cut through the Pool Party ad Gray Granite ink pads.

2. The reinforcer for the tag is die-cut out of Pool Party cardstock.

3. From the kit you will need one of the laser-cut vellum circles, two of the laser-cut palm trees, two of the laser-cut leaves, and one each of the laser-cut glimmer starfish and sand dollar.

4. Using one of the laser-cut labels for the sentiment, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment twice in Pool Party ink (this makes it nice and a little darker as PP ink can be a little light), and inked the edges in Pool Party and Gray Granite inks.

5. Cut a piece of Pool Party ribbon long enough to tie around the ribbon whole for the die-cut tag.

6. I used some of the Gray Granit Baker’s Twin from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack to make a loop-braid, which looks like a rope.

For the tag, you will glue the reinforcer to the die-cut tag, loop the ribbon through to tie, and snip off the excess ends. The laser-cut circle is placed in the middle of the die-cut tag, the laser-cut palm trees are glued over the circle, and the sand dollar and starfish are glued along the bottom as shown:

I used a small drop of liquid glue to adhere the baker’s twine (one on each side of where the dimensional is placed) to the DSP base layer and place a dimensional in between. The laser-cut leaves are adhered to the back of the sentiment with glue dots and place a dimensional on each end to adhere over the baker’s twine. The die-cut tag is adhered to the DSP base layer as shown and then this completed piece is adhered to a Pool Party cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5”, use your Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment twice in Pool Party ink, cut a ¾” x 4” piece of DSP, distress and ink the same way as the card front, adhere along the bottom, and use glue dots to adhere two of the laser-cut vellum corals and one of the laser-cut sand dollars as shown:

Isn’t this a fun and easy alternative card with this super cute kit?? What better way to send some Summer vibes than with a card? Now, if you love this kit, be sure to check out the You are My Anchor Kit!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog!

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

This month’s giveaway:

The winner from last month’s Father’s Day Blog Hop is:

Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your FIRST and LAST name and a comment with the #stampitcontest and keep hopping on the blog hop tour:

1.Tami White – Stamp With Tami
2.Linda Cullen – Crafty Stampin’
3.Luly Gonzalez – Painted Ladies Journal
4.Christina Miller – Christina’s Creative Corner
5.Sarah Schatilo – Sassy Paper Crafts
6.Tina Wardell – Tina’s Crafty Ink Spot
7.Dawn Seelhoff – Dawn’s INKlings
8.Pam Nichols – Just Dreamin’ Stamps
9.Kim Quade – Kim Plays with Paper
10.JaNette Howard – Let’s Get Inky
11.Shannon Lorenz-Hatch – Stamping with Shannon Hatch
12.Lori McBride – Cards and Creations by Lori McBride

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

18 thoughts on “Summer/Patriotic Blog Hop – June 2021”

  1. This was my FAVORITE paper Pumpkin monthly kit ever. Loved your background, loved your card. I am at the beach this week and the ONLY reason that I am inside is for lunch for the crew. Your card fits right in!


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  2. I think the Stampin Up Kits are the best new invention in a while. It’s the perfect way to get people who are hesitant about crafting involved. I like what you did with this kit in an alternative way. Very nice

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