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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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Cheerful Basket – Inspirations In Ink Blog Hop

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 Cheerful Basket 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 our Cheerful Basket Bundle Projects!

The cooler temperatures and changing colors of the leaves here in Maryland were the inspiration for my card. A basket full of colorful leaves in the Autumn seemed the perfect way to showcase the Cheerful Basket Bundle.

To create my card I started with the Artistic Mix Decorative Masks and a Blending Brush. I brushed Cherry Cobbler Ink on a piece of Basic White Cardstock to create a patterned layer, which I then adhered to a Cherry Cobbler card base. I used the Scalloped Contours Dies to die cut the 2nd largest rectangle from Cherry Cobbler cardstock and adhered it to my cardbase.

The leaves are die cut from the Full Basket dies. I love how these dies make the impression on the leaves. I die cut the in Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Mossy Meadow and Crumb Cake cardstock.

I added them to a piece of Basic White Cardstock, cut to 2-1/2″” x 3-3/4″, with glue dots one at a time. Once I had the leaves added, I stamped the basket on some Crumb Cake cardstock in Crumb Cake Ink and die cut it and added it just below the leaves. Then I adhered this layer to my card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Go To Greeting stamp set in Cherry Cobbler. Punching it out with the Double Oval Punch and adding it to the card. I also added a few leaves at the base of the basket. Wink of Stella brushed on the leaves added the final touch. For the inside of my card, I added a few leaves brushed with a Wink of Stella as well.

Blog Hop List

I hope you enjoyed my Cheerful Basket Just a Note 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.

Cheerful Basket Card Measurements:

  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score in half at 4-1/4″
  • Basic White Cardstock : (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2-1/2″” x 3-3/4″

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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Dragonfly Garden – Luv 2 Stamp Group Blog Hop

Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Group Blog Hop!

We hope you enjoy our Nature Theme!

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.

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!

July is world watercolor month so I decided to create my card with watercoloring and the Dragonfly Garden Stamp set. I still have the Stampin’ Up! Water Painter I bought years ago so I finally purchased a new set. I love these Water Painters! I used all three brush tips on my card. If you’ve never used them I highly recommend giving them a try.

I started stamping the flower image from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set on a piece of Masking Paper and fussy cut it out. Then I stamped the same image a piece of the Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper and used the Making Paper to stamp the images several more times. The Masking Paper helped with stamping the image over top of stamped images so make it look like a full field of wildflowers.

To paint my nature scene, I used the ink in the inkpad lids. The wide tipped brush was great for painting the blue sky, the medium brush tip was great for painting some of the spaces between the flowers and the fine brush tip was excellent for painting the flowers, leaves and stems.

I adhered the watercolor paper to a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock, then adhered the it to the Basic White cardbase.

I stamped the sentiment on a piece of Vellum cardstock with StazOn Ink and punched it with the Lasting Label Punch. I adhered the label to the card with Mini Glue Dots. I stamped the dragonfly image on a piece of watercolor paper and painted it. Then punched it out with the Dragonfly punch. I adhered it over the edge of the label with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. Last, I added a few of the Brushed Brass Butterflies.

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

Dragonfly Garden Card Measurements

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score in half at 4-1/4″
  • Rich Razzleberry Cardstock: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper: 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″

I hope you enjoyed my project. 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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You’re Absolutely Amazing

I had fun creating with the Color and Contour Bundle and a few of the 2021-2023 In Colors. The note cards and envelopes seemed the perfect choice for these cards.

To create my cards, I randomly stamped the flower image around the outside the card base. Then I used the shaded image of the flower to add color to the flowers. Stamping off the shaded image on my grid paper then on the flower allowed me to get different shades of the color on the flowers.

I die cut a piece of coordinating 2021-2023 In Color DSP Assortment with the Scalloped Contours Dies. I adhered the DSP with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I die cut several labels with the Tasteful Labels dies. I stamped the sentiments with the Color and Contour & the Enjoy The Moment stamp sets. Then added the labels to the Scalloped Doilies with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I also put a few glue does on the back of the doilies, to make sure they would stick when I added them to the cards.

I stamped and die cut a flower for each of my cards, and adhered them with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the labels. Finally, you guessed it, I added a few of the2021-2023 In Color Jewels to the center of each flower for a perfect touch of bling.

I hope you enjoy these cute note cards and are inspired to create a few. All the Stampin’ Up! supplies used to make my card are available in my online store. Simply click any of the product photos below!

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Easter Friends – Luv 2 Stamp Group’s Blog Hop

Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Group’s Blog Hop!

We are excited to share projects with you again this year. We hope to inspire you to create beautiful new projects. Each month we will have a different theme based on the next month’s celebrations using Stampin’ Up! products.

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! This month’s theme is Easter.

For this month’s Easter theme my cards feature the cute bunny in the Easter Friends Stamp Set. I decided to try something a little different using Watercolor Paper and Watercolor Painters. The grass was created using Granny Apple Green and Garden Green reinkers by brushing the color with Watercolor Painters along the bottom of the Watercolor Paper.

Then using a Blending Brush and Balmy Blue Ink pad I brushed the ink onto the watercolor paper to create the sk. Using the 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum and the Peach Dies, I added a few little flowers with Mini Glue Dots. Then layered the Watercolor cardstock on Soft Seafoam Cardstock and then on a So Saffron and Balmy Blue card base.

I stamped a couple of bunnies in Gray Granite and Smoky Slate on Basic White cardstock. I used the Light Flirty Flamingo Blends to color in the bunny nose, then fussy cut them out. I’ve added them to my card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The sentiment is stamped in Tuxedo Black on Vellum. I trimmed them down and punched the end of the strip with the Banners Pick a Punch. I put 2 Mini Glue dots on the back of the Vellum by rolling the up into tiny little strips and placing them behind the H in Happy and the S in Easter. To finish them off I added a few Iridescent Rhinestone Jewels.

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

Easter Friends Card Measurements:

  • So Saffron Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score in half at 4-1/4″
  • Watercolor Cardstock: 4′ x 5-1/4″
  • Soft Seafoam Cardstock: 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″

Thank you so much for hopping by today! All the Stampin’ Up! supplies used to make my card are available in my online store. Simply click any of the product photos below!

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Happy Stamping!

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Gingerbread & Peppermint Treat Box

Today I have fun treat packaging idea to share with you. I dressed up a Mini Paper Pumpkin box with the Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories & More Cards Pack and the Adorning Designs Decorative Masks. The Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories & More Cards can be used for so many projects, not just cards. So, let me show you how I did it.

Decorating the Box

To begin, with the Mini Paper Pumpkin box laying flat, I used some painters tape to hold the Decorative Mask in place. Using a Blending Brush and Poppy Parade ink pad, I brushed the ink on the top of the box, the front edge and the back edges. I love the candy cane stripe background that the mask gives for the layers I added on the top of the box.

Next, I fussy cut the star from on the Memories & More Cards Pack and using the Scalloped Contours Dies, die cut the rectangle in Poppy Parade cardstock. I adhered the Poppy Parade rectangle to the Mini Paper Pumpkin box with Liquid Glue, then added the Star with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The little snowflakes are stickers from the Memories & More Cards pack. I added some Subtle Shimmer Sequins to give it a little sparkle.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my project!

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

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Give It a Whirl with a Stellar Birthday

This fun bright colored card was inspired by a sample in the the Annual Catalog, using the Give It A Whirl Dies and the Stellar Birthday stamp set.

To start I created a template for the wheel to help place the stamped the images. I cut the wheel out of a piece of Vellum Cardstock, then traced the cut out shape from the wheel dies on the Vellum. Then I die cut out the window shape from the wheel. The window shape die is the same size as the cut out on the wheel. Now I have a handy template to stamp images on the wheel.

Once I had the template it was super easy to stamp the images I wanted to use on the wheel. I fussy cut out the little astronaut and die cut the top layer of the card. I use Stampin’ Blends to color in the astronaut and the images on the wheel. On the top layer of the card I heat embossed the stars with White Embossing powder and then brushed on Misty Moonlight ink with a Blending Brush.

For the card Base I used Pumpkin Pie cardstock cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/4″, I stamped the stars and planet images along the edges in Pumpkin Pie. I die cut the stars in Silver Foil Cardstock.

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