Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Paper Crafting Monthly Blog Hop -- Sale-A-Bration

 

Hello friends!

It's that time again, welcome to our monthly Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring projects from talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world. We share fun projects and various design styles each month. You may have arrived from Sue Boerner’s blog. What a great project!

Sale-a-Bration (SAB) items are featured in our projects this month; SAB products are free with qualifying orders. My card features the SAB Happy Birthday to You stamp set along with a technique using the Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder. I've heard -- and I believe it -- free stamps stamp better!

A friend shared a Gina K video tutorial with me for creating backgrounds using a wax paper technique, inspiring my card (click here for Gina K's video tutorial). I had never heard or seen this wax paper technique before and couldn't wait to give it a whirl! Although the video tutorial recommends crumpling the wax paper before embossing, I found it wasn't necessary with the Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder I used. I embossed 3 pieces of wax paper at one go which made 6 backgrounds.
Wax paper background technique
You'll notice that the background design is not as prominent in some places - my ironing skills are not the best - but I think it just adds character! The pattern from the embossing folder is brought out by sponging with Highland Heather.
Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder background
I fussy cut the cake image before coloring it lightly in some spots with blends. Coordinating dies are now available for the Happy Birthday to You set so the cake with flowers, the flowers, and cake stand can be die cut separately. Yay for coordinating products!

Happy Birthday to You stamp set
What technique has struck your fancy lately? Leave me a comment and let me know. I love learning about new techniques!

The video tutorial recommends using 2 pieces of white cardstock for each piece of wax paper. I sponged Mint Macaron on my second piece, again showing my poor ironing skills...I'll be using this background on another card soon.
Mint Macaron Parisian Flourish background
Thank you for visiting our hop. There are even more fun projects ahead! Click on the Next Blog image below to hop over to Sandra Robert's blog to see her fun project.



Shirley Merker
Tracy Held
Sue Boerner
Terri Stewart  <-- You are here
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward
Krissi Hannah
Annette McMillan
Maureen Rauchfuss


Ingredient list:
Black cardstock (cs), 5.5 x 8.5"
Mint Macaron cs, 4 x 5.25"
White cs, 2 - 3.75 x 5" (makes 2 fronts), 4 x 5.25" (inside), and 3 x 3.75" (for cake image)
inks: Highland Heather, Memento Black
Blends: dk Daffodil Delight, lt Balmy Blue, dk Flirty Flamingo, lt Old Olive, lt Smokey Slate
Happy Birthday to You stamp set (SAB)
Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder
1/4" Mint Macaron textured ribbon
wax paper
sponge
dimensionals

The supplies used for my project can be ordered through my online store (click here).

If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to have you join my Stamping is Fun team. I'd love to chat and answer any questions you may have, so just give me a holler. Thanks for hopping with us!

Stamping is Fun!

Terri

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Paper Crafting Monthly Blog Hop -- Sale-A-Bration and Mini Catalog





Hello friends!

Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the globe. Our goal is to share fun projects and various design styles with you. You may have arrived from Sue Boerner’s blog. I think her project is fabulous!

This month our projects feature Sale-a-Bration (SAB) items and products from the new Mini catalog. My card uses the SAB Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Timeless Tulips stamp set from the Mini catalog. I love the beautiful, vibrant colors in the DSP--even better it's a FREE SAB selection. Yay!

I love a bargain and in my book free is the best bargain! What items from either the new Mini or SAB catalog tickle your fancy? Leave a comment and let me know!

My card was inspired by a similar card made by fellow demo, Jennifer Sunseri, which I saw on a demo-only site. Her version featured Perennial Essence DSP along with the new Timeless Tulips stamp set--which can be bundled with the coordinating punch. This design is perfect for birthday greetings, get well thoughts, thank you, etc. All of these sentiments, and more, are included in the Itty Bitty Greetings making it a go-to stamp set!

I used Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green inks for my stamped images to coordinate with the colors found in the Lily Impressions DSP. The coordinating Tulip Builder punch made easy work of punching out the larger tulip image. I fussy cut the smaller tulip image and popped them both up with dimensionals. Wink of Stella adds a little touch of sparkle to the leaves. Speaking of the leaves, did you know by stamping the opposite ends of one leaf image you can get two different leaves!
Wink of Stella adds a bit of sparkle to the leaves


Itty Bitty Greetings for the sentiment

Thank you for visiting our hop. There are even more fun projects ahead! Click on the Next Blog image below to hop over to Sandra Roberts’ blog to see the fun project she designed.



Shirley Merker
Tracy Held
Sue Boerner
Terri Stewart  <--- You are here
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward
Sue McDonald
Maureen Rauchfuss
Annette McMillan
Krissi Hannahs



Ingredient list:

Timeless Tulips with Lily Impressions DSP Get Well card
Thick White cardstock (cs), 5.5 x 8.5"
Melon Mambo cs, 4 x 5.25" and scrap for scalloped oval die
White cs, scraps for oval die cut and 2 tulips and .5 x 2" for sentiment
Lily Impressions DSP, 3.75 x 5" cut in quarters (at 1 7/8" and 2.5")
inks: Granny apple green, Melon Mambo, Memento Black
Timeless Tulips stamp set
Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set
Layering Ovals dies
Tulip Builder punch
Wink of Stella clear
dimensionals

The supplies used for my project can be ordered through my online store (click here).

If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to have you join my Stamping is Fun team. I'd love to chat and answer any questions you may have, so just give me a holler. Thanks for hopping with us!

Stamping is Fun!

Terri

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Monthly Blog Hop -- December Holidays!



Hello friends!

Welcome to our December Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop. Our projects this month feature ideas for the December holiday season. If you arrived from Sue McDonald's blog, you saw her wonderful project!

My project is a Christmas gift -- I  plan on making several tissue box covers to give as gifts. The Let it Snow specialty designer series paper (DSP) is perfect for this project as it has sparkly bling built in. And the coordinating Snowman Season stamp set was perfect for creating an embellished sentiment. Score!


The DSP paper has coordinating Christmas colors so its perfect to use for holiday gifts and the snowmen/winter themes mean the tissue box can be displayed (and used) long after Christmas. Double Yay!! Even better, three of the coordinating colors -- Real Red, Shaded Spruce, and In Color 2018-2020 Blueberry Bushel -- are on sale during the Online Extravaganza, November 20-22. Perfect time to order cardstock and ink pads in these colors!

The embellished sentiment on the side of the box was created by re-purposing the Layering Oval die cut from the lid; before cutting the flaps on the lid, I placed the oval die in the center of the lid, folded opposite edges in so they touched the long sides of the die and then ran it through my die cutting machine. Later, using the Layering Ovals dies, I die cut a scalloped oval for the sentiment from white cardstock to layer on the oval die cut of Shaded Spruce cardstock. Staying with the color theme of the DSP, I used Shaded Spruce for the sentiment and Pool Party for snowflakes from the Snowman Season stamp set.

The inspiration for this project came from a SplitCoastStampers tissue box cover tutorial; click here to view their tutorial. I tweaked the cutting measurements in the tutorial so only 1 piece of the 12x12" DSP is needed. My ingredient list and cutting measurements are below.

Back view
Side view


Another side view
Top view

Click on the Next Blog image below to hop over to Annette McMillan's blog if you joined us mid-hop, to check out her project.


Shirley Merker
Tracy Held
Sue Boerner
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward
Sue McDonald
Terri Stewart  <----You Are Here
Annette McMillan


Thank you for hopping with us!

Ingredient list:

Tissue box cover
Shaded Spruce cardstock (cs), 2 - 5 1/8 x 9.5" (sides), score at 1/2 and 5"; top - 6 9/16" sq, score 1" on each side
White cs, scrap for scallop oval die
Let it Snow specialty DSP, 4 - 4 x 4.25" (sides), 4 - .75 x 4" (lid sides), and 4 x 4" (top)
inks: Pool Party, Shaded Spruce 
Snowman Season stamp set 
Layering Oval dies (use oval lid cut out as backing for the Let it Snow sentiment)
Multipurpose Liquid glue
dimensionals

The supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store (click here).

If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to have you join my Stamping is Fun team. I'd love to chat and answer any questions you may have, so just give me a holler. Thanks for hopping with us!

Stamping is Fun!

Terri

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Paper Crafting Monthly Blog Hop -- Fall/Thanksgiving Projects



Hello friends,

Welcome to our Fall/Thanksgiving Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop. Our projects focus on celebrating the change of seasons and being grateful. If you arrived from Katie Johnson's blog, you saw her wonderful project!

My project incorporates Fall colors in a card that expresses gratitude. Although it features Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, and touches of gold, it uses several items with Christmas in their name, proving their versatility!

When I was designing this card, I wanted to create a card that could be sent in the Fall, not only at Thanksgiving. I had seen Libby Fen's Halloween card (click here to see it) and was inspired to include my favorites--Woven Heirloom Frame dies and 3D embossing folders.


For accents, I wanted to include the leaf sprigs in the Christmas Layers dies. Then I saw a card Vicki Boucher made with vellum springs that she sponged with Delicata Celestial Copper metallic ink and I was sold! Check out her card by clicking here.


In pulling these elements together, I realized DSP was needed. I found the perfect neutral in the Night Before Christmas 6x6" DSP stack.

Before I knew it, my gratitude card, with touches of Delicata Golden Glitz metallic ink on the embossed frame and the sprigs, came together. I added an oval of vellum in the center of the frame...what do you think? Have the Delicata metallic inks become your favorites? Are you also in love with the Woven Heirloom dies and embossing folders? I'd love to hear what your favorite products currently are. I know I am grateful for these products!



Click on the Next Blog image below to hop over to Shirley Merker's blog if you joined us mid-hop, to check out her project.


Shirley Merker
Tracy Held
Sue Boerner

Sandy Ward
Sue McDonald
Sandra Roberts
Katie Johnson
Terri Stewart   (you are here)

Thank you for hopping with us!

Ingredient list:

Crumb Cake cardstock (cs), 5.5 x 8.5"
Pumpkin Pie cs 4.25 x 5.5"
Very Vanilla cs, 4 x 5.25" (inside)
Vellum, 4.25 x 5.5" (2 sprigs and oval)
Night Before Christmas DSP, 3 x 5.5"
in​k:  Delicata Golden Glitz, Early Espresso
Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set
Woven Heirlooms Frame dies and 3D embossing folders
Christmas Layers dies
Whisper White Flax ribbon
Linen Thread
dimensionals

The supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store (click here).

If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to have you join my Stamping is Fun team. I'd love to chat and answer any questions you may have, so just give me a holler. Thanks for hopping with us!

Stamping is Fun!

Terri

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Monthly Paper Crafting Blog Hop - Birthday ideas


Hello friends!

Welcome to our August Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop focusing on birthday celebrations. If you arrived from Sandy Ward's blog, you saw her wonderful project!

My project is a birthday card that was inspired by a card I saw demonstrated at a Stampin Up event. I love replicating cards and putting my own spin on it!

I am a big fan of Coastal Cabana and was super excited when it returned with the color refresh last year. That might be why I wanted to recreate this card when I snapped this photo at the event...


Are you a fan of the Coastal Cabana color? I'd love to hear what your favorite color of the moment it is. Leave me a comment and let me know what color you're currently favoring. 

I tweaked the card a tiny bit; my card adds silver metallic edged ribbon and silver metallic pearls for a bit of bling.


Besides being drawn to the color of the card, I loved that this was a quick and easy card to assemble. Quick and easy are needed when you celebrate 8 birthdays in July and August as my family does!

Ingredient list:
  • Thick White cardstock (cs), 5.5 x 8.5" 
  • White cs 2 x 3.5"
  • Coastal Cabana cs, 4 x 5.25" 
  • ink: coastal cabana, smokey slate
  • Bloom and Grow stamp set
  • metallic edged ribbon - silver
  • metallic silver pearls
  • dimensionals
Thanks for hopping with us!

Click on the Next Blog image below to hop over to Sandra Roberts' blog if you joined us mid-hop, to check out her project.



The supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store (click here).

If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to have you join my Stamping is Fun team. I'd love to chat and answer any questions you may have, so just give me a holler. Thanks for hopping with us!

Stamping is Fun!

Terri

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Monthly Paper Crafting Blog Hop - Thinking of You

Hello friends!

Welcome to our April Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop focusing on products for celebrating the women in your life. If you arrived from Sandy Ward's blog, you saw her wonderful Bloom By Bloom project!

My "girly" project is a 2-fer...a card with a small gift box, both featuring Highland Heather cardstock; the floral card features Highland Heather Gingham Gala designer series paper (DSP) and the gift box, a mini pizza box, is just the right size for a gift card or other small gift.

Are you a fan of the Highland Heather color? I'd love to hear what your favorite color of the moment it is. Leave me a comment and let me know what color you're currently favoring. As you see below, Highland Heather is a current go-to for me!



Incredible Like You and Rooted in Nature card
Highland Heather cardstock (cs) 5.5 x 8.5"
White cs, 2.75 x 2.75 stitched square, 3 x 4", and 4 x 5.25" (inside)
Gingham Gala DSP, 4 x 5.25"
inks: Highland Heather, Old Olive, Soft Suede
Incredible Like You stamp set
Rooted in Nature stamp set (sentiment)
Stitched Shapes framelits
dimensionals

The inspiration for this card came from Liz Miller; click here see her card and blog post.

Although I used several retired items to create my mini gift box, there are many current products that can be used to create a similar project--and I've listed them below. This little box came together surprising fast!





Country Floral gift box

Highland Heather cardstock (cs) 3.25 x 3.25", scraps for flower punches, scallop oval punch
White cs, 3 x 3", scrap for small oval punch
inks: memento black
Beauty Abounds stamp set (sentiment)
Country Floral embossing folder (can substitute Swirls & Curls embossing folder)
Botanical Butterfly DSP (Sale-a-bration item; can substitute Butterfly Gala stamp set)
Butterfly Duet punch
small scallop oval punch (retired; can substitute Layering Oval framelits)
small oval punch (retired; can substitute Layering Oval framelits)
Itty Bitty punch pack (retired; can substitute Bitty Blooms punch pack)
ribbon 3/8" whisper white taffeta (retired; can substitute 3/8" classic weave whisper white ribbon)
mini pizza box
Rhinestones
dimensionals

My gift box was inspired by Caroline Manwaring's box and cards; click here to check them out!

Thanks for hopping with us!

Click on the Next Blog image below to hop over to Sue MacDonald's blog if you joined us mid-hop, to check out her project.


Sue McDonald

Shirley Merker

Tracy Held

Sue Boerner

Anastasia Radloff

Sandra Roberts

Katie Johnson

Sandy Ward

Terri Stewart -- you are here!


The supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store (click here).

If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to have you join my Stamping is Fun team. I'd love to chat and answer any questions you may have, so just give me a holler. Thanks for hopping with us!

Stamping is Fun!

Terri

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Monthly Paper Crafting Blog Hop -- Sale-a-Bration Birthday ideas


Hello friends!

Welcome to our March Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop focusing on products from the 2019 Sale-A-Bration (SAB) and the new Occasions catalogs for celebrating birthdays. If you arrived from Sandra Roberts' you saw her fabulous birthday project!

During SAB you can earn FREE items with every $50 order...and there are many items to choose from! Once again fellow Stampin Up demonstrators from around the world are participating in a hop this month sharing wonderful birthday projects!

My project is a quick and easy birthday card featuring the SAB Painted Seasons bundle which includes the Painted Seasons stamp set and the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper (DSP). 
NEWS FLASH.......the DSP is now available outside of the bundle as an individual SAB item, free with a $50 purchase! How sweet is that! 

My inspiration was a card I saw on Sandy Hancock's blog (click here to see it). I loved the colors as well as it's quick-and-easy design. 

I added the flower image from the stamp set as a background on the Petal Pink card base and on the stitched circle framelit. Stampin Up creates products that coordinate--paper, ink, and stamps. They do the hard work of coordinating so I can make a super easy-to-create card in minutes!!! 

Do you find it easier to create when products coordinate? Leave a comment, I'd love to hear your thoughts on coordinating products!

Painted Seasons stamps and DSP birthday card 

Painted Seasons stamped flowers as background
coordinating stamping inside





Painted Seasons birthday card
Petal Pink cardstock (cs) 8.5 x 11" and scrap for stitched circle framelit
Early Espresso cs, 3.25 x 4.25", scrap for scallop circle framelit
Painted Seasons DSP, 3 x 4" (SAB item)
White cs, 4 x 5.25" (inside)
inks: Early Espresso, Petal Pink
Painted Seasons stamp set (SAB item)
Well Said stamp set (birthday greeting)
Stitched Shapes framelits
Layering Circles framelits
dimensionals

Thanks for hopping with us!

Click on the Next Blog image below to hop over to Sandy Ward's blog and check out her birthday project.



The supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store (click here).

If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to have you join my Stamping is Fun team. I'm happy to chat and answer any questions you may have, so just give me a holler. Thanks for hopping with us!

Stamping is Fun!

Terri