Father’s Day Blog Hop!

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Hello and welcome to the May’s Stamp It Groups Blog Hop and Giveaway! This month’s theme is Father’s Day and this Gate Fold Card is made with a combination of new products that will be available June 1st in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. I hope you are excited as I am for the new catalog and enjoy the card I am sharing with you today!

The card base is Mint Macaron cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 2 1/8” on each end:

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The first two panels are from the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper, cut at 2 1/8” x 5 ½”:

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The second set of panels are Tranquil Tide cardstock, cut at 2” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:

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To make the window piece, I used the largest and third largest squares from the Layering Squares Framelit Dies on a piece of Tranquil Textures DSP, the largest square for the window sheet, and the third largest for the Whisper White cardstock:

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The shoreline along the top is from the Waterfront stamp set in Sahara Sand ink and the waves are from the Lilypad Lake stamp set in Tranquil Tide and Soft Sea Foam inks:

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On a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the heron in Gray Granite ink, the lilypad and sailboat are stamped in Memento ink and colored in with Stampin’ Blends. These are all cut out using the coordinating Lakeside Framelit Dies. The Window Sheet is adhered to the DSP frame with Tear & Tape Adhesive:

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These are then adhered to the square and I trimmed part of the heron off. The sentiment is from the Rooted in Nature stamp set, on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Tranquil Tide ink, the waves from the Lilypad Lake stamp set is stamped in Soft Sea Foam ink, and then cut out using the smallest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits:

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To complete this card, adhere the embossed Tranquil Tide cardstock panels to the Tranquil Textures DSP panels, and then adhere to the Mint Macaron card base:

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Before adhering the scene to the right side panel of the card, you will have to trim a little off the right side because the window frame will be adhered to the left side panel with Foam Adhesive Strips and you will need to allow for this:

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I placed a strip from the Foam Adhesive Strips on the left side only, this will allow the card to close properly. The sentiment is then adhered with dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Tranquil Tide ink. For the scene along the bottom, I first stamped the sailboats in Memento ink, masked them, and then used the wave stamp in Tranquil Tide and Soft Sea Foam inks. The sailboats are colored in with Stampin’ Blends and the grass is in Tranquil Tide and Mint Macaron cardstocks from the Lakeside Framelits Dies:

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Here is step by step pictures of how the card closes:

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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, or joining my team! I hope today’s card 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 Contest:

Last Month’s Winner!

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Don’t forget to leave your name and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop tour:

1. Tami White
2. Rachael Rife
3. Pam Nichols
4. Lori Mueller
5. Linda Cullen
6. Tina Wardell
7. Christina Miller
8. Carol Tennant
9. Marie Moreken
10. Bobbie Crouch

 


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Mint Macaron 8-1/2

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Mother’s Day Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group Mother’s Day Blog Hop and giveaway for April! I’m so excited to be participating in another blog hop with such a talented group of ladies!

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When I started out to create this card, I wanted to keep up with the “challenge myself” theme that I’ve been doing by using up products that are on the retirement list! We have to make room for the new products that are getting ready to come out in the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, right?? So, I chose to use the Painted with Love Designer Series Paper and created from that!

The card base is Rich Razzleberry cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Painted with Love DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The next layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3” x 4 ½”:

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I used the Timeless Textures stamp set to stamp the background images in Powder Pink and Blushing Bride inks on the Whisper White cardstock layer:

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I used the Letters for You stamp set to stamp MOM in Rich Razzleberry ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and then cut out with the coordinating Large Letter Framelits:

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The dragonflies are cut out on Gold Foil Sheet using the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies and I snipped the top and bottom dragonflies off. The middle part is adhered to the Whisper White base with glue dots and then the letters are adhered on top with dimensionals:

Using the Labeler Alphabet stamp set on a ½” piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the letters and image in Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo inks, trimming the ends with the Banner Triple Punch:

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To put the card together, adhere the base layer to the card base, adhere the Whisper White cardstock on top of this, use Mini Dimensionals to adhere the two dragonflies that I snipped off and the little sentiment:

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The inside sentiment is from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, stamped in Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride, and Powder Pink inks:

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I love how this card turned out and hope this inspires you to “challenge yourself” when you make not just your Mother’s Day cards, but all cards!

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 Contest:

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Last Month’s Winner:

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Don’t forget to leave your name and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop tour:

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Easter Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group Easter Blog Hop and giveaway for March! I’m so excited to be participating in another blog hop with such a talented group of ladies!

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Creating this Easter card was the perfect opportunity for me to play with the Sweet Little Something stamp set from the Occasions Catalog, along with my Stamparatus! This card really is a labor of love, I tried different techniques and colors for the bunny so he wouldn’t be too light or too dark with this three-step stamp set. I also experimented with the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to create a basket for the bunny before I finally decided on the tarnished foil technique.

The card base is Soft Suede cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and is embossed using the Simple Stripes TIEF. The base layer is from the Tutti-frutti 6 “x 6” Designer Series Paper, cut at 5” x 4”.

To create the bunny, I found it easier for me to start with the stamp that has the least amount of detail, then the more detailed stamp and then finally the solid silhouette stamp. On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, I used Soft Suede ink for the first stamp, Crumb Cake ink for the next stamp, used a Stampin’ Sponge to dab Crumb Cake ink onto the solid silhouette stamp, and then the image is cut out (I used Black Rhinestone Jewels for the eye and these are now retired!). The bow is a piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine that I folded three times before I tied it into a bow and is adhered with a glue dot.

To make the basket, first start with a piece of Silver Foil Sheet, cut at 3 ½” x 3”, use the Versamark ink pad on the inside of the top folder piece (with the Stampin’ Up! Logo), place the foil sheet inside and then run thru the Big Shot. Using Gold and Copper Embossing Powders, randomly sprinkle on the embossed sheet and set with the Heat Tool. Once cooled, lightly drag the Memento ink pad across and carefully dry again with the Heat Tool. Using Paper Snips, I started at one corner and cut at an inward angle and then used the cut piece as a guide to cut the other side so they would be even to look like a basket. The top corners where rounded with the Envelope Punch Board, then about a ½” was cut along the top, flipped upside down, then adhered with Mini Dimensionals to complete the basket look.

The flowers from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits in Blushing Bride and So Saffron card stock. The leaves are punched out in Garden Green and Vellum cardstocks using the Leaf Punch, then layered together and adhered to the back side of the basket with Mini Glue Dots. The flowers were arranged along the top of the basket, adhered to the outside with Mini Glue Dots, and then the smallest Pearl Basic Jewels are placed in the center of each flower. The sentiment from this stamp set is stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Pear Pizzazz ink, with the end punched out with the Banner Triple Punch.

To put this card together, I adhered the cut-out bunny with Snail, the sentiment and the basket with Stampin’ Dimensionals, so it looks like the bunny is peaking out, all on the DSP base layer. The DSP is then adhered to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals as well. I still felt like this card need something else, so I added the heart shaped embellishments from the Subtle Enamel Shapes to coordinate with the flowers and the clear raindrops on the leaves from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes.

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I hope you like this card as much as I do, wasn’t too bad once I figured out the bunny and basket parts!

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

This month’s contest:

Last month’s winner:

Don’t forget to leave your name and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop tour:

BLOG HOPPERS

1. Tami White
2. Brenda Diaz
3. Tina Wardell
4. Lori Mueller
5. Pam Nichols
6. Sheri Meyer
7. Rachael Rife
8. Linda Cullen
9. Christina Miller
10. April Mohn
11. Julie DeGuia
12. Gianna Melone-Sardella

 


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Spring Fling Blog Hop!

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Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group Spring Fling Blog Hop and giveaway for February. This is my first blog hop and I am excited to be participating with such an incredibly talented group of ladies!

Nothing says spring like a basket of fresh cut flowers and with the Sale-A-Bration second product release, I could not wait to play with the Blossoming Basket stamp set and Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

The card base is in Crumb Cake card stock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, the base layer is from the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and then use another piece of Crumb Cake card stock, cut at 4 ¼” x 4 ¼”, which will be used with the Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF.

On a Whisper White card stock, stamp the flower basket and butterfly images in Memento Ink, letting them completely dry before coloring in with the Stampin’ Blends. For the basket, I used Light Crumb Cake and Bronze, for the flowers and leaves, Light and Dark Pink Pirouette, Light and Dark Calypso Coral, Light and Dark Daffodil Delight, and Light Old Olive, and for the butterfly, Dark Pool Party and Light Bermuda Bay. Both images are then fussy cut out using Paper Snips. The sentiment is stamped in Bermuda Bay ink on ½” piece of Whisper White card stock with the ends punched out using the Banner Triple Punch. A piece of Bermuda Bay Shimmer Ribbon is added to the bottom of the embossed Crumb Cake card stock.

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The card is then put together by adhering the Bubbles & Fizz DSP to the card base, adhere the embossed card stock, and then adhere the basket and flower image. Finally, both the butterfly and the sentiment are adhered with Mini Dimensionals.

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

Congratulations to last months winner!

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This months contest:

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Don’t forget to leave a comment with #stampitcontest and keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop tour:

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