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