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

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Monthly Paper Crafting Blog Hop -- SAB edition


Hello friends!

I hope you are enjoying our February Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop highlighting products from the 2019 Sale-A-Bration (SAB) and the new Occasions catalogs. During SAB you can earn for FREE items with every $50 order...and new free items were just added! Fellow Stampin Up demonstrators from all over the globe are participating in this hop.....we have many wonderful projects to share with you!

You may have arrived from Darla Roberts' blog. Her Lasting Lily project is fabulous!

I was inspired by a pop up slider card Louise Jarosz posted on a closed demo site. I had intended to use the Well Said stamps and Well Written thinlits on this card. I can't quite remember why those plans were tossed aside....but in the end I did create a pop up slider (shout out to Barb Mullikin for her tutorial! click here). I love cards with a movement element. This card is also a full sized card, with the pop up feature attached to the card front providing plenty of space inside for a personal message. Bonus!

My project features the SAB Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the SAB Organdy ribbon combo pack, both available only during SAB. I love Barb's idea of using the rectangle stitched framelits to cut the opening and guesstimating where to score....these framelits are my latest obsession, I can't seem to make a card without them! The framelits and the Beauty Abounds stamp set (featured in this project) are from the Occasions catalog, another reason to love this catalog!

Without further ado, my pop up slider card.....
Pop Up slider featuring Beauty Abounds stamps and Botanical Butterfly DSP


pop up slider card -- closed
pop up slider card - "popped"

Please leave a comment below, I'd love to hear your thoughts on this card and if you're also a fan of cards with movement.

I tweaked Barb's measurements a bit to suit myself; measurements and ingredient list:

Botanical Butterfly DSP Pop Up Slider card 
Thick white cardstock (cs) 11 x 4.25", 3 1/8 x 5 1/4", and scrap for 2" circle punch

Highland Heather cs, 4 x 5.25", scrap for 2 1/4" circle and small oval punch

Botanical Butterfly DSP, 3.75 x 5"
inks: Highland Heather, memento black
Beauty Abounds stamp set
"pull" stamp (non-stampin up)
Rectangle stitched framelits
Organdy ribbon combo (SAB item)
Punches: small oval (retired), 2" circle, 2 1/4" circle
Wink of Stella clear (not captured in the photos, but I used clear Wink of Stella to add some sparkle to the DSP)
Tear and tape adhesive

Thanks for hopping with us!

Click on the Next Blog image below to hop over to Katie Johnson's blog to see her fabulous Lovely Lattice project.


Sue McDonald
Anastasia Radloff

Shirley Merker
Tracy Held
Sue Boerner

Darla Roberts
Terri Stewart
Katie Johnson
Karie Beglau
Elizabeth Green
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward 
 



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. Give me a holler so we can chat. Thanks!

Stamping is Fun!

Terri

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Monthly Paper Crafting Blog Hop, celebrate Sale-A-Bration!


Hi friends!

I hope you are enjoying our Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop highlighting products from the 2019 Sale-A-Bration (SAB) catalog that you can earn for FREE! Fellow Stampin Up demonstrators from all over the globe are participating in this hop.....we have many cool projects to share with you!

You may have arrived from Sandy Ward's blog. Her So Hoppy project is fabulous!

My project uses the Lovely Lattice stamp set. I attended Stampin Up's big birthday bash in Orlando in November and got a sneak peek at this stamp set; I was smitten. Floral stamps generally don't speak to me, but this one did!
 

This stamp set is so versatile--perfect for birthdays, Mother's Day, thinking of you, cheery hello, etc!

As my card came together, it whispered to me that it was a Get Well card. And I couldn't help but add some of my newest craft items from the Occasions and SAB catalogs. The checked Designer Series Paper (DSP) is Botanical Butterfly--a free SAB item, the Feel Better sentiment from the Humming Along stamp set and the yummy All My Love ribbon combo also from the Occasions catalog, as is my newest framelit love---rectangle stitched framelits!

Do you agree this is definitely a Feel Better Soon card? I envision it sitting on the table next to the sick bed, bringing a little sunshine to someone feeling under the weather 😃

I was inspired by a triple panel card created by Jeanie Stark; click here to see Jeanie's card and her tutorial on her Just Stampin blog. I tweaked the card size a bit from Jeanie's tutorial. I went with a standard A2 size, scoring at 1.25, 2.25, 6.25, and 7.25"; the front panel is 3.5 x 4" and the back panel is 3.75 x 5.25".

I embossed the image with black embossing powder, used clear Wink of Stella with Lovely Lipstick, Old Olive, and Crushed Curry ink pads to color the flowers.
Sentiment from the Well Said stamp set on the back side of the card

I'd love to hear what you liked about my design. Thanks for hopping with us!

Click on the Next Blog image below to hop over to Tracey Gouraud's blog to see her awesome SAB project.


Shirley Merker
Tracy Held
Sue Boerner
Sue McDonald
Anastasia Radloff
Elizabeth Green
Sandy Ward
Terri Stewart   <--- You Are Here
Tracey Gouraud

Katie Johnson
Darla Roberts
Sandra Roberts

All 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. Give me a holler so we can chat. Thanks!

Stamping is Fun!

Terri

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Monthly Blog Hop


Hello friends,

I hope you are enjoying our Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop featuring December holiday projects. Demonstrators from the UK, and the US are participating so we have many fun projects to share with you! You may have arrived from Sue Boerner's blog. She has a fabulous project!

I decided to share a card featuring one of my favorite stamp set bundles from the Holiday catalog, Dashing Deer, and coordinating framelits, Detailed Deer. My card was inspired by a card made by Michele Chard; click here to check out her video.



I was looking for a project to showcase Frost White Shimmer paint and came across Michele's card---not only did it use shimmer paint, it featured my favorite stamp set bundle, AND I learned that shimmer paint can be used like ink to stamp an image. Jackpot!

My project features pine trees (Nature's Root stamp set) stamped with Frost White shimmer paint and Whisper White cardstock spritzed with Frost White shimmer paint---lots of shimmery sparkle! The sentiment, found in the Winter Woods stamp set (another favorite!), is stamped with Balmy Blue ink. I used silver glimmer paper for my deer and added a flower die cut from the Detailed Deer framelits, topped with a rhinestone for added bling.

What do you think? Are you a fan of the Dashing Deer bundle? I'd love to hear what you liked about my design, so please leave a comment. Thanks for hopping with us.

Now click on the next image below to hop over to Ginger Rabesa's blog to see her holiday project.


Terri Stewart, US -- You are here

All the supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store (click here or on products below).
If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to have you join my Stamping is Fun team.

If you have questions, use the Contact form on the right.

Stamping is fun!
Terri

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Applying for a Stampin Up Display Board Stamper spot

Hi friends!

If you know me, you know I'm passionate about stamping, Stampin' Up!, and sharing my love of stamping with everyone. Knowing that about me it should come as no surprise that I want to take that passion to the next level by becoming a display board stamper for Stampin' Up!'s big 30th birthday bash in Orlando!

I'm registered for the OnStage event and can hardly wait for November to roll around so I can hang out with my downline and thousands of other Stampin' Up! demonstrators in Orlando!

Below are a few of my best recent projects. I believe they show my passion for stamping and demonstrate (haha 😄, see what I did there?) that I've got the "right stuff" to be a Stampin' Up! display board stamper. See you at the big birthday party in Orlando!


Waterfront stamp set, Seasonal Layers thinlits, Layered Leaves embossing folder
Waterfront Seasonal Layers card

Crumb Cake Cardstock (cs), 5.5 x 8.5" and 3.25" square for Stitched Shapes circle
Coastal Cabana cs, 4 x 5.25" 
white cs, 4 x 5.25 (inside), 2.5 circle, and scrap for thinlit 
inks: coastal cabana, crumb cake, old olive, early espresso 
Waterfront stamp set
Seasonal Layers framelits
Layering Circle framelits or 2.5" circle punch
Stitched Shapes framelits
Layered Leaves Dynamic embossing folder
5/8" Burlap ribbon
foam adhesive strips




 The inspiration for this card came from the card in this post http://www.confessionsofastampingaddict.com/2018/04/waterfront-card.html


Rooted in Nature stamp set with Nature's Poem DSP
Rooted in Nature with Nature's Poem card

Gray Granite Cardstock (cs), 8.5 x 5.5" 
Soft Suede cs 4 1/8 x 5 3/8" and 2.5 x 3.5"
vanilla cs, 2.25 x 3.25"  and 4 x 5.25" (inside)
Nature's Poem DSP 4 x 5.25" 
inks: Sahara Sand, Grapefruit Grove
Rooted in Nature stamp set 

linen thread


Petal Promenade DSP with Time for Tea and Picture Perfect Birthday stamp sets


Petal Promenade Time for Tea Interlocking Gate-fold card

Petal Pink Cardstock (cs), 8.5 x 5.5" scored at 2 1/8"
Petal Pink cs scrap for oval frame (use 2 dies)
Mossy Meadow cs 2 - 2 x 5 3/8"
Vanilla cs 4 1/8 x 5 3/8" (inside) and scrap for oval
Petal Promenade DSP 2 - 1 7/8 x 5.25"
inks: mossy meadow, crumb cake, petal pink, soft sea foam
Time for Tea stamp set
Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set (for birthday sentiment)
Layering ovals framelits
liquid glue


Tea Room DSP decorating a pocket tissue box 

inside view
back view 

Pocket Tissue Pack box
Coastal Cabana Cardstock (cs), 6.5 x 8.5" score @ 1 and 5.5", turn and score at 2.5, 3.5, 6, and 7"
coordinating scrap cs for 1.25" circle punch (fussy cut a DSP flower and adhere circle behind it)
Tea Room Specialty DSP 4 3/8 x 7 7/8", cut 2 - 2 3/8 x 4 3/8" and 2 - 7/8 x 4 3/8" leaving 1 - 1 3/8 x 4 3/8"
    TIP: if you want DSP to match at sides, make DSP cuts in order (2 3/8, 7/8, 2 3/8, 7/8)
white cs scrap for words
Rich Razzleberry cs scrap for scallop framelit
inks: memento black 
Rooted in Nature stamp set
1.25" circle punch
Detailed Trio punch (for corner rounder)
oval punch (retired)
Layering Circles framelits
Tea Room Coastal Cabana ribbon
Pearlized doilies
tear & tape
clear Wink of Stella
dimensionals


 The inspiration for this card came from Jen Floyd; she posted the dimensions on a facebook page for stampin up demo. You can check out photos of her samples here  https://www.facebook.com/letscreatewithrnjen/photos/a.239969366451907.1073741827.239719556476888/429631990818976/?type=3



Silver Mini Gable Box
Silver Mini Gable box
Silver Mini Gable box
Powder Pink Cardstock (cs), .5 x 11", .5 x 1.5", .75 x 11" and, .75 x 1.5" (use the shorter pieces to bridge the gap from the 12" long DSP strips); 1.25" circle punch
vanilla cs scrap 1" circle punch (for words)
Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty DSP, use vanilla side of the border pieces
inks: memento black 
Animal Outing stamp set
1" circle punch
1.25" circle punch
Vanilla Polka Dot Tulle ribbon
Petal Pink rhinestone
multipurpose liquid glue
tear & tape
dimensionals

This one is my own design, hard to believe but true!


Tea Room DSP and Thoughtful Banner stamp set team up to capture some fun family memories!


Tea Room DSP and Thoughtful Banners Scrapbook page
Tea Room Specialty DSP
Coastal Cabana, Old Olive Cardstock, and Black (cs) for matting photos, amazing thinlit, and for Large Letters framelits
inks: memento black 
Thoughtful Banners stamp set
Triple Banner punch
Tea Room Vanilla ribbon
Large Letters framelits
multipurpose liquid glue
Journaling Pens
Foam Adhesive Strips


Again, my own design!

Stamping is fun!


Terri