Friday, April 3, 2020

Global Stamping Friends Twisted Blog Hop

Welcome to the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop. If you came from June's blog, thank you for continuing the hop. Our theme for this hop is Twisted. We are taking a product and using it in a different way than it was originally intended. 
My card and framed art project features the colors, Real Red, Blueberry Bushel, and Whisper White. All images and products used are from Stampin' Up!

I used Real Red Cardstock for the card base, Blueberry Bushel for the second card layer, and Whisper White for the card front.  I used the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder for the background on the Whisper White card layer.  I stamped the umbrella from Under My Umbrella Stamp Set onto the In-Color DSP using Blueberry Bushel ink. I punched the image using the Umbrella Builder Punch and the umbrella handle from Blueberry Bushel cardstock.  I stamped the boots and flower cluster images onto Whisper White using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I used Stampin' Blends to color the images.  I fussy cut the images and adhered to the card layer using Stampin' Dimensionals.  I stamped the saying from Peaceful Moments Stamp set using Blueberry Bushel onto Whisper White cardstock. I used the Label Me Lovely Punch to punch the saying, and one from Blueberry Bushel cardstock.  I cut the Blueberry Bushel one in half and adhered to the top and bottom of the punched saying.  Adhere to the card front.

For the framed art piece, I used the wavy ribbon die from the Arts & Crafts Dies for the stripes of the flag. I die-cut 16 pieces from Whisper White and Real Red Cardstock.  I glued each one onto a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock starting at the bottom and working up to the top, layering every other color.  After all layers are added, trim the ends to be even.  A square of Blueberry Bushel cardstock is adhered in the upper left corner and the stars are die-cut using the Stitched Stars Dies from Whisper White cardstock. I adhered this onto a Blueberry Bushel layer.  The saying is stamped from the Peaceful Moments Stamp set in Blueberry Bushel ink onto Whisper White cardstock and punched using the Classic Label punch.  I used Whisper White Crinkled Ribbon on the left side and tied the stamped label to the corner.  A die-cut from the Stitched Stars Dies and Blueberry Bushel Grosgrain Ribbon is adhered to the outer edge of the frame.

I hope you have enjoyed my take on this month's theme and I know you will want to continue on through the hop to see what others have shared.  Please take a moment to leave a comment, I enjoy hearing from you.  

Your next stop is Marieke Bartjust click on the arrow below and you will be on your way.  
Blog Hop Roll Call
9. BarbaraWelch - *YOU ARE HERE*
11. Jan Musselman

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - No Matter the Weather

Welcome to the March Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop featuring the No Matter the Weather Kit. This hop will show alternative ideas for using the pieces from the kit.  The designs on the cards made it easy to create the three panels for my card.  I wanted to show 3 types of weather - rain, cloudy, clear.  Sometimes we can see that all in one day. 
I used Basic Gray cardstock for my card base, Grapefruit Grove cardstock for the next layer, and cut pieces from the cards in the kit for the 3 panels. I stamped the raindrops, clouds, and sentiment with Basic Gray ink. I used pieces that are from the kit (bunny, boots, label, circle, twine, raindrop and clear dots).  I stamped the small flowers with Daffodil Delight ink onto Whisper White cardstock and fussy cut them.  I stamped the basket of flowers and the dashed lines with Basic Gray ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  I colored the flowers and leaves with Stampin' Blends and then fussy cut the image.  I adhered those pieces to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Are your ready to see more alternatives for this kit?  Visit each of the blogs for more creative ideas.

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I am so happy you stopped by today. I look forward to reading your comments. Have a creative day! 

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

NEW The Creative Tutorial Collection - Ornate Garden Suite

Hello Stampers!
The Creative Tutorial Collection - Ornate Garden Suite - is compiled of (8) project tutorials in PDF format featuring projects created from the Ornate Garden Suite of Stampin' Up! products available April 1, 2020.  These full-color step-by-step instructions also include product lists to make it easier than ever to recreate these exclusive projects - you won't find them anywhere else!

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Have a creative day!
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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Stampin Friends March 2020 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin Friends March Blog Hop! This month's theme is Congrats, Grads, Brides and Babies.  If you are following along the hop, you have arrived from the blog of Steph Jandrow.  Be sure to read through my blog post, comment below and continue along to the blog of Tiziana Milano. If you happen to get lost along the way, you can find a list of the Blog Hoppers at the end of each blog.  

Let's get right to my projects that I created for this month's hop. I think the card and gift box would be perfect for a bride.  All products used are from Stampin' Up! ©   

Blog Hop List:

  1. Rachel Rife
  2. Teri Pocock
  3. Katja Ettig
  4. Jean Beaulieu
  5. Kim Quade (US)
  6. Maureen Rauchfuss (US)
  7. Anne Marie Hile (US)
  8. Steph Jandrow
  9. Barbara Welch (US) - **YOU ARE HERE**
  10. Tiziana Milano
Thanks for visiting my blog,  I know you will want to continue the hop, so next up is the blog of Tiziana Milano. I hope you will feel inspired to be creative in your own way! I look forward to reading your comments. Have a creative day!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Hello stampers!  I wish you all a Happy St. Patrick's Day. I hope you are wearing green to avoid being pinched.  Today I wanted to share some altered items I created with items from the Dollar Tree using Stampin' Up! products.

The wreath and the shamrock were unfinished wood items I purchased at the Dollar Tree.  I glued Stampin' Up! cardstock and DSP to the shapes using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Sponged the edges with Call Me Clover Ink. The letters are from the Hand-lettered prose Dies and words from the Merry Christmas Dies.
I found these black pots in packs of 5, the gold coins and Werther's candies at the Dollar Tree.  I made these adorable little shamrocks for my Pots of Gold using the Stitched Be Mine Dies for the hearts, the Classic Label Punch and saying from the Itty Bitty Greetings Set for the tiny banner in the center.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my projects. Have a creative day!

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

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