Thursday, February 27, 2020

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - Lovely Day

Welcome to the February Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop featuring the Lovely Day Kit.  This hop will show alternative ideas for using the leftover pieces from the kit.  
I created 3 alternative projects, 2 cards and an over-the-top gift tag.  I used card pieces and stamps from the kit along with Stampin' Up! cardstock and accessories.
I stamped the cake image on Whisper White cardstock, used the Stampin' Blends to color in the image and cut it out.  I mounted this to the front of the card and stamped inside the punched out circle.
For this card, I used pieces from 2 cards that were cut apart, for the background layer. The flower, the white banner and the dimensional foam pieces are punch outs from the kit and mounted using dimensionals. 
For the tag, I used Rococo Rose Cardstock as the base, Petal Pink cardstock for the scallop square. The flower is a punch out from the kit and the background paper is cut from one of the cards.  I added ribbons and pearls to finish the tag.

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

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

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Stampin Friends Favorites Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin Friends February Blog Hop! This month's theme is Favorites.  If you are following along the hop, you have arrived from the blog of Heidi Collins.  Be sure to read through my blog post, comment below and continue along to the blog of Maureen Rauchfuss. If you happen to get lost along the way, you can find a list of the Blog Hoppers at the end of each blog.  
Here are the projects I created for this month's hop featuring three of my favorite stamp sets, Crafting Forever, It Starts with Art  and Under My Umbrella. All products used are from Stampin' Up!

Umbrella Card

I used the Under My Umbrella stamp set for all the images, stamped each in Memento Black Ink and colored in using Stampin' Blends. Card base is Seaside Spray, layered panel is Mint Macaron and Whisper White.  The Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder is sponged with Crumb Cake. Mint Macaron ribbon and a few basic pearls to finish.

Create Banner Project:
I made this banner at a retreat this past weekend.  It is using two of my favorite stamp sets, Crafting Forever and It Starts with Art.  The Follow Your Art DSP is used as the layering pieces and many accessories to make this showcase piece to hang in my Stampin' Studio.  

Blog Hop List:
  1. Rachael Rife
  2. Jo Blackman (UK) -
  3. Teri Pocock
  4. Jean Bolen Beaulieu
  5. Stephanie Jandrow
  6. Katja Ettig
  7. Tiziana Milano
  8. Kim Quade (US)
  9. Kim Lamos
  10. Anne Marie Hile
  11. Cheryl Taylor (UK)
  12. Heidi Collins
  13. Barbara Welch **YOU ARE HERE**
  14. Maureen Rauchfuss
Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you will feel inspired to be creative in your own way! I look forward to reading your comments.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Ombre Stampin' Up! Card Samples

Welcome to my blog, I am glad you are here.  As promised, today I am sharing the cards featuring the Ombre technique. These were created by me for my demonstration at Amy's Vintage Valentine Celebration.

Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Melon Mambo, and Calypso Coral
Stamp Set: Little Ladybug
Accessories: Tufted Embossing Folder and Stitched Shapes Dies

Colors: Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Real Red, and Merry Merlot
Stamp Set: Dressed to Impress
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Dies, Country Floral Embossing Folder, Real Red Cotton Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Wink of Stella, and Stampin’ Blends

Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, and Petal Pink
Stamp Sets: Peaceful Moments and Label Me Bold
Accessories: Poppy Moments Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Lace Embossing Folder, and Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon

Colors: Lovely Lipstick, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, and Petal Pink
Stamp Set: Timeless Tulips
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Dies, Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder, and Lovely Lipstick Grosgrain Ribbon

Colors: Petal Pink, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, and Rococo Rose
Stamp Set: This Little Piggy
Accessories: Layering Ovals Dies, Coastal Weave Embossing Folder, Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon, Stampin’ Blends, and Basic Pearls

Colors: Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, Flirty Flamingo, and Petal Pink
Stamp Sets: Beauty Abounds and Butterfly Gala
Accessories: Coastal Weave Embossing Folder, Butterfly Duet Punch, Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon, and Basic Rhinestones

Colors: Grapefruit Grove, Calypso Coral, Terracotta Tile, and Cajun Craze
Stamp Set: A Little Lace
Accessories: Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Subtle Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Blends, Grapefruit Grosgrain Ribbon, and Linen Thread

Colors: Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, Crushed Curry, and Daffodil Delight
Stamp Set: Daisy Lane
Accessories: Medium Daisy Punch, Delightful Tag Topper Punch, Tin Tile Embossing Folder, Classic Label Punch, Mint Macaron Sheer Linen Ribbon, Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon, Whisper White Solid Bakers Twine, and Gold Faceted Gems

Colors: So Saffron, Pineapple Punch, Daffodil Delight, and Crushed Curry
Stamp Set: Honey Bee
Accessories: Detailed Bee Dies, Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder, Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, White Bakers Twine, and Stitched Shapes Dies

Colors: Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, and Mossy Meadow
Stamp Set: Very Versailles
Accessories: Painted Labels Dies, 2 ¼” Circle Punch, and Layered Leaves Embossing Folder

Colors: Granny Apple Green, Call Me Clover, Garden Green, and Shaded Spruce
Stamp Set: Timeless Tropical
Accessories: Stitched Rectangle Dies, Scripty Embossing Folder, and Linen Thread

Colors: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, and Mint Macaron
Stamp Set: Dandelion Wishes
Accessories: Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Label Me Fancy Punch, and Mint Macaron Sheer Linen Ribbon

Colors: Blueberry Bushel, Pacific Point, Balmy Blue, and Pool Party
Stamp Set: Sweetly Swirled
Accessories: Tin Tile Embossing Folder and Basic Rhinestones

Colors: Balmy Blue, Pacific Point, Blueberry Bushel, and Night of Navy
Stamp Set: Geared Up Garage
Accessories: Stampin’ Blends, Subtle Embossing Folder, and Classic Garage Metal Elements

Colors: Seaside Spray, Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, and Night of Navy
Stamp Set: Sailing Home
Accessories: Subtle Embossing Folder, Layering Circle Dies, Stampin’ Blends, and Braided Linen Trim

Colors: Purple Posy, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, and Blackberry Bliss
Stamp Set: Tea Together
Accessories: Layering Oval Dies, Scripty Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Blends, and Linen Thread

Colors: Purple Posy, Highland Heather, Rich Razzleberry, and Blackberry Bliss
Stamp Set: Thoughtful Blooms
Accessories: Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder, Small Bloom Punch, Purple Posy Scalloped Linen Ribbon, and Basic Pearls

Colors: Sahara Sand, Gray Granite, Smoky Slate, and Basic Gray
Stamp Set: Country Home
Accessories: Stitched Rectangle Dies, Tin Tile Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Blends, and Linen Thread

Colors: Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, and Early Espresso
Stamp Set: The Gang’s All Meer
Accessories: Stitched Nested Dies, Subtle Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Blends, and Linen Thread

Thank you for stopping by.  I love to read your thoughts.  Please take a moment to leave a comment.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Ombre Stampin' Up! Colors Tutorial

Welcome to my blog. Today I am sharing a tutorial of how I made the cards showing the Ombre technique with Stampin' Up! Colors.
I had the privilege of demonstrating this at Amy's Vintage Valentine Celebration last weekend.  
Colors: Sahara Sand, Gray Granite, Smoky Slate, and Basic Gray
Stamp Set: Country Home
Accessories: Stitched Rectangle Dies, Tin Tile Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Blends, and Linen Thread
*This is just one of 19 sample cards. See the next blog post for more samples.

What is Ombré?
Ombré is the graduating effect from light to dark tones of colors that shade into each other.

How To Ombré

Cut four 1" x 5-1/4" strips of corresponding ombré colors.

Place the strips side by side inside an embossing folder making sure they line up to create one whole piece. Tip: Use washi tape on the back side (the side that will not be shown) to hold the four strips together to ensure they stay lined up correctly.

Run the embossing folder through the Big Shot. (Example of the washi tape on the backside to hold the strips together)

Adhere the embossed ombré piece to a 5 ½” x 4 ¼” piece of Whisper White 

Thank you for stopping by today. Check back tomorrow for more cards that feature this technique.  I hope this will inspire your creativity.

I love to read your comments, please let me know what you liked about my tutorial.

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Global Stamping Friends We Love Bundles Blog Hop

Welcome to the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop. Our theme for this hop is We Love Bundles. I am using my favorite bundle from the Stampin' Up! January - June 2020 Mini Catalog, Honey Bee Bundle.  

All items are from Stampin' Up! except for the journal.  I altered the journal by using the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper and Basic Black Cardstock to cover the design that was on the front and back of the journal.  I stamped the images from the Honey Bee stamp set and used the dies to cut them out.  I used Stampin' dimenionals to pop up some of the mages. I colored the bees with a Daffodil Delight Marker and I added Wink of Stella to the Wings of the Bees to make them sparkle.  As a finishing touch I tied some Daffodil Delight and Whisper White ribbons on the coils of the journal.

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.  Your next stop is Amanda Farlingerjust click on the arrow below and you will be on your way.
10. Barbara Welch   **YOU ARE HERE**

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