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Fun with Ribbon Stamping

Have you ever tried stamping on ribbon? It’s an easy and fun way to personalize ribbon for gift boxes, cards, bags etc. I stamped on both the Natural finish Ribbon and the Balmy Blue & White Variegated Ribbon for my gift boxes.

To create the box bottom, I cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock at 7″ x 7″, score on all four sides at 1-1/4″. Cut slits for the tabs. I added a few small pieces of Tear & Tape on each tab, then folded them to create the corners.

For the box top, I used a piece of By the Bay 6″ x6″ DSP, scored on all four sides at 3/4″. Again I cut the slits for the tabs. I added a few small pieces of Tear & Tape on each tab, then folded them to create the corners.

Next, I stamped hearts with the Country Bouquet Stamp set in Night of Navy directly on the Balmy Blue & White Variegated Ribbon. To keep the ink from smearing, leave the ribbon to try, I let this ribbon sit for about a half hour. You’ll want to wait longer for a heavier ribbon like the Natural Finish Ribbon that I used on a second box. Once dry I tied the ribbon on the box.

The tag is made with Tailor Made Tags Dies. I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy then, die cut the bird from the By the Bay DSP with the Seaside Bay Dies and adhered to the tag. To finish the tag I added a few Flat Pearls and tied it to the bow with White Bakers Twine.

I created this second box with the Country Bouquet Collection Suite.

Gift Box Measurements

  • Box Base: 7″ x 7″, score on all 4 sides at 1-1/4″
  • Box Top: 6″ x 6″, score on all 4 sides at 3/4″

I’d love to be your Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator. All the Stampin’ Up! supplies used to make my boxes are available in my online store. Simply click any of the product photos below!

Happy Stamping!

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Luv 2 Stamp Group Blog Hop Lucky Clover Treats

Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Group’s 2023 Blog Hop! We are excited to share projects with you again for the third year. This year we are shaking things up and bringing you all new monthly themes to inspire your next project!

Once you are done with each post, scroll down to the bottom and you will see a list of Blog Hop participants, you can click on their name to go to their post, or you can click the next button to go to the next post in line. Happy crafting!

Our first Blog Hop Theme of 2023 is Sweet Treats!

My festive St. Patrick’s Day Treats were inspired by the Jan-June 2023 Mini Catalog. Page 8 of the mini catalog I noticed these cute treats created with the Country Floral Lane Suite. These cute treats can be recreated for any occasion and they are quick to make.

I have been waiting for a St. Patrick’s Day stamp set, the Luck Clover Bundle first bundle I put on my mini catalog shopping list. It was perfect for creating these treat holders for St. Patrick’s Day or to just wish someone good luck!

To create the wrappers I started with a piece of Granny Apple Green Cardstock cut to 5-1/2″ x 6-3/4″. On the long side score the cardstock at 2″, 2-1/4″, 4-1/2″, 4-3/4″. Then I stamped the clovers in Granny Apple Green along the top and bottom edges. I used Tear & Tape to adhere the wrapper closed. The Dandy Designs DSP layer of the wrapper is cut to 4-1/2″ x 6-3/4″, for this layer of the wrapper I didn’t make any score lines, I just wrapped it around the cardstock layer and adhered again with Tear & Tape.

To decorate the font of the wrappers I used Basic White Cardstock and die cut the scalloped circle with the All That Dies and stamped clovers on them in Granny Apple Green. I stamped each of the sentiments in Granny Apple Green and snipped them out with my paper snips. I adhered them with Mini Glue Dots.

I stamped the large clovers in Granny Apple Green using the Stamparatus. I prefer to stamp with Stamparatus on larger solid images works better for me than using a clear block, this way I can re-ink and stamp the image if it’s not clear. I punched them out with the Lucky Clover Punch and added them to the wrapper with Mini Glue Dots.

I can’t resist adding a little bling to my projects and for these fun treats I added a few Iridescent Pastel Gems. Before slipping in the chocolate bar I wrapped a piece of the Burlap Ribbon from the Real Red & Burlap Ribbon Combo pack around the bar. Then tied them at the top with a piece of White Crinkle Seam binding colored with Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends.

Be sure to Hop along with all of our Blog Hop participants and see all their amazing projects! Just click on their name in the list below to go to their post, or you can click the next button to go to the next post in line.

Luck Clover Sweet Treats Measurements

  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock – 5-1/2″ x 6-3/4″, score on the long edge at 2″, 2-1/4″, 4-1/2″, 4-3/4″
  • Dandy Designs DSP – 4-1/2″ x 6-3/4″

I hope you enjoyed my Sweet Treat project! All the Stampin’ Up! supplies used to make my treat sleeves are available in my online store. Simply click any of the product photos below!

Happy Stamping!

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Luv 2 Stamp Group Blog Hop-Seaside Bay

Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Group Blog Hop!

We are excited to share projects with you again this year. We hope to inspire you to create beautiful new projects using Stampin’ Up! products. For our theme this month we are featuring New Products coming on January 5th!

Once you are done with each post, scroll down to the bottom and you will see a list of Blog Hop participants, you can click on their name to go to their post, or you can click the next button to go to the next post. Happy Crafting!

One of the Stamp sets I received with my pre-order is the Seaside Bay Stamp set. I I love the crab image in this set. It reminds me of the summers when I was a kid, we spent a week at the beach with my grandparents. Every year one night for dinner we would have a bushel of steamed crabs. Grandad taught us how to open them, pick them and crack open the claws.

To create my card I started with a Balmy Blue Cardbase. I selected 3 patterns from the By The Bay Specialty Designer Series Paper. I cut 2 strips of the DSP to 1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and attached them to the front of the cardbase. I love the pattern of the Night of Navy DSP pattern it looks like water.

With a second pattern of the By the Bay DSP I trimmed it to 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ and adhered it to the cardbase.

To create the label, I selected a 3rd pattern of the By the Bay DSP and trimmed it to 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″. I adhered it to the Night of Navy pattern cut to 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″. On a piece of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy and added the sand stamp in Sahara Sand. I die cut it with the Something Fancy Dies. I attached it to the label layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped the crab on Basic White in Pacific Point and fussy cut it out and adhered it to the sentiment.

To finish the front of the card I added a few Iridescent Pastel Gems! I love a bit of sparkle on a card.

Inside the card I added a Basic White panel with a strip of DSP cut to 1/2″ x 5-1/2″.

All the amazing products I used to create my card, Seaside Bay Stamp Set, Something Fancy Dies, By the Bay Specialty DSP (pictured below with the Iridescent Pastel Gems) will be available beginning January 5, 2023!!

For more inspiration from the Luv 2 Stamp Group Blog Hop Team, click on the image below to visit the talented Kurstan del Rosario. Don’t forget to continue following links on each blog to see everyone’s projects!

Seaside Bay Card Measurements

  • Balmy Blue card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score and fold in half
  • By the Bay DSP: (2) for card front 1/2″ x 5-1/2″
    • 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″
    • 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″
  • Basic White inside panel: 4″ 5-1/2″
  • By the Bay DSP: (1) for inside card 1/2″ 5-1/2″

I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek at some of the new products coming in the 2023 Jan – April Mini Catalog. They will be available January 5th, add them to your list now! You can shop for all the other products I used now. Just click any of the images below to shop.

Happy Stamping!

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Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop-Framed Florets

Welcome to the Demonstrator Training Blog Hop! We are so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop for ideas and creative inspiration. We are a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up!® business and reach some goals we have set. We really appreciate your support.

You may be starting here or have come from another blog – either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post today.

My Customer Thank You cards were created using the Framed Florets Bundle and the Fitting Florets DSP. I love the font of the sentiments, and all the flowers in the Fitting Florets DSP. Don’t forget, the Fitting Florets DSP and Gold Adhesive Backed Swirls that I used on my card are available while supplies last, be sure to order them before they are gone.

I decided to change things up a bit, I have a video for you today to show you have quick and easy this card is to put together. As you watch, keep in mind I recorded this early in the morning before I had enough coffee 🙂 So without further ado…here it is bloopers and all!

I hope you enjoyed the video and my card. Don’t forget to hop along by clicking the links below to see all the other amazing projects we have for you this month.

Framed Florets Card Measurements:

  • Cardbase:
  • Polished Pink Cardstock: 3-3/8″ x 4-7/8″
  • Fitting Florets DSP: 3-1/4″ 4-3/4″

I’d love to be your Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator. All the Stampin’ Up! supplies used to make my card are available in my online store. Simply click any of the product photos below!

Happy Stamping!

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Demonstrator Training Blog Hop-Fitting Florets

Welcome to our Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop!

We are so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop of ideas and creative inspiration we have to share with you. We are a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up!® business and reach some goals we have set. We really appreciate your support!

Today we are featuring the new Fitting Florets Suite!! As part of this beautiful suite, the Framed Florets bundle is an early release from the coming soon Jan-June 2023 Mini Catalog. Stampin’ Up! has also released several exclusive products in this suite that are available while supplies last, Gold Adhesive Backed Swirls, Fitting Florets DSP and just in time for Christmas the Framed & Festive Stamp set! Click here to shop the Fitting Florets Suite.

I chose to do a Book Binding Fun Fold for my card. It’s an easy way to add a fun fold element to a standard size card.

To create this card, start with a 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece of Basic White Thick cardstock. Score the cardstock, on the 11″ side, at 4-1/2″ and 5-1/2″ inches. This will create a 1 inch “book binding” section on the card. Fold the card in half on the 5-1/2″ score line.

Inside the card add a bit of glue between the two score lines to adhere this section of the card close. Once the book binding section is secure, the card front will open at the point of the second score line.

Next, I cut 2 pieces of Fitting Florets DSP, 3/4″ x 4″ and 4″ x 4-1/4″and adhered them to the front of the card.

To create the label, I heat embossed the sentiment from the Framed & Festive Stamp set with Silver Embossing Powder on basic White Thick cardstock, and die cut it with the second largest frame from the Framed Florets Dies. Then die cut the largest frame with Vellum. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals I adhered the Basic White oval to the Vellum oval, then added adhered them to the card with Mini Glue Dots. I die cut a few leaves from the Framed Florets Dies with Vellum and adhered them with Mini Glue Dots under the edges of the Vellum Oval.

To complete this pretty card, Tie a bow on the book binding with some Glittered Organdy Ribbon. I also wanted to add a pop of color so I also added a few Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

You may be starting here or have come from another blog – either way you click on the link list below so that you can see every blog post today.

Framed Florets Merry Little Christmas Card Measurements

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 11 “, score at 5-1/2″ and 4-1/2”
  • Fitting Florets DSP: 3/4″ x 4″, 4″ x4-1/4″

I’d love to be your Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator. All the Stampin’ Up! supplies used to make my card are available in my online store. Simply click any of the product photos below!

Happy Stamping!

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Inspirations In Ink Blog Hop-Season of Chic

Welcome to the Inspirations In Ink Blog Hop! Thank you so much for hopping along with us! This month we are featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Season of Chic Bundle. Once you are done with each post, scroll down to the Blog Hop List participants, you can click on their name to go to their post. We hope you find some inspiration and enjoy all of our Season of Chic Bundle Projects!

The the Textured Chic Suite has so many beautiful products in the suite. The Season of Chic Stamp Set has images for all seasons and the Chic Dies to cut them out, the gold foil in the Textured Chic Designer Series Paper and Distressed Gold Specialty paper. And don’t miss the matching Textured Chic Memories and More Cards, and the Textured Chic Memories and More Cards & Envelopes. So many possibilities!

Let me show you how I created this pretty card. I started with a Textured Chic card base and created a Z-fold by scoring the front panel of the card base at 2-1/2″and folding it back.

I cut 2 strips of Textured Chic DSP and adhered them to each of the inside sections of the folded panel. Then I adhered another piece of Textured Chic DSP on the inside on the right. With so many beautiful patterns in this DSP pack, I chose to use 3 different patterns.

Next, I stamped the sentiment in Evening Evergreen on Basic White cardstock and die cut it with a square from the Stylish Shapes dies. Then adhered it to with Stampin’ Dimensionals to one of the Textured Chic Memories and More cards.

I die cut a few leaves with the Distressed Gold Specialty Paper that I thought would go well with the leaf images in the Memories and More Card, and adhered them to the corners of the square. I adhered the Memories and More card to the folded front panel. Remember when adding this to your card to put adhesive on just one side of the card back so your card will open properly.

On the inside of the card I wanted the Basic White pane to show just a bit like a frame for Memories and More card on the font. To do this I cut the a piece of Basic White cardstock to 3-1/2″ x4-1/2″, which is just a bit bigger than the Memories and More Card and adhered to the inside of the card. It worked out perfectly, then I added a few of the leaves I cut earlier. Finally, I added a few Champaign Rhinestone Basic Jewels to bring out the gold foil of the Designer Series Paper.

Blog Hop List

I hope you enjoyed my Season of Chic Thinking of You card. As mentioned at the top, this is a blog hop so make sure you ‘hop’ around to all the amazing projects on this hop! Click on the links below to visit them.

Season of Chic Card Measurements:

  • Textured of Chic card base from Memories & More Cards & Envelopes
  • Textured Chic card from Memories and More Card pack: 2″ x 4″
  • Textured Chic DSP: (2) 1-7/8″ x 6″, 4″ x 6″
  • Basic White Cardstock 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″

I’d love to be your Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator. All the Stampin’ Up! supplies used to make my card are available in my online store. Simply click any of the product photos below!

Happy Stamping!

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Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop- Go To Greetings

Welcome to the Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop!

We are so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop for ideas and creative inspiration. We are a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up!® business and reach some goals we have set. We really appreciate your support.

For this months Customer Thank You cards I wanted to highlight the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper. This is one of my favorite Designer Series Paper Packs in the Annual Catalog. I love all the beautiful colors and flowers so I used a few different patterns of this DSP to create my thank you cards.

To create my cards, I selected the patterns of DSP first then the colors of cardstock and ink to complement the pretty paper. I love how they turned out. I cut all the cardstock for the card bases, the cardstock layer and the DSP and adhered the layers together. Then I stamped the Thank You sentiment using the Go To Greetings stamp set and die cut them with the label from the Natural Prints dies. The contrasting cardstock behind the labels was created using a circle and banner from the Stylish Shapes Dies.

I adhered the sentiment to the circle, then adhered the circle to the banner. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the labels to the card. I added a few Glossy Dots to give it a little sparkle.

I used Masking Paper to create the image for the inside of the card. I stamped a flower from the Happiness Abounds Stamp set on Basic White Cardstock. Stamped the same image on masking paper and fussy cut it out. I put it over my stamped flower image and then stamped the leaves. I used Sponge Daubers to add some color to the flowers and leaves.

You may be starting here or have come from another blog – either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post today.

Customer Thank You Card Measurements:

  • Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score and fold in half at 4-1/4″
  • Cardstock Layer: 3-3/4″ x 5″
  • Hues of Happiness DSP: 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″
  • Basic White Inside Layer: 4″ x 5-1/4″

I’d love to be your Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator. All the Stampin’ Up! supplies used to make my card are available in my online store. Simply click any of the product photos below!

Happy Stamping!

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