Friday, June 15, 2018

SBTD Blog Hop Cards or Gifts for Children



Welcome to June's Stampers By The Dozen (SBTD) Blog Hop and this month we are focusing on cards and gifts for children. I love creating projects for kids because it is so much fun to play with bright colors and cheerful images. 

When I think about cards for kids, I think of birthday cards and celebrating reaching that one year older. I fell in love with the Postcard Pals stamp set from the New 2018-2019 Annual Catalog and thought it would be perfect for kids. 

I chose to use Blueberry Bushel cardstock for the card base as I love this beautiful vibrant blue from the new 2018-2020 In Colors. It works perfectly with the layer of Coastal Cabana cardstock, which is a returning color joining the revamped color collections. I embossed the Coastal Cabana cardstock with the Ruffled 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to give the appearance of waves. I added a layer of Blueberry Bushel Designer Series Paper from the 2018-2020 In Color 6"x6" Designer Series Paper pack (item #146963), along the left side of the card. I loved that the small polka dots gave the appearance of bubbles. 
The pelican image has been stamped onto a Whisper White cardstock circle using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The circle was die cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies using the largest circle. I colored the cute pelican with Stampin' Blend Markers. I love the bright colors of these markers and they really helped bring him to life. The sentiment was stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock with Blueberry Bushel Classic ink and I flagged the ends to create a banner using the Tailored Tag punch. To add a little sparkle, I added silver sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortmant using Mini Glue Dots. 


This adorable card would be perfect for either a boy or a girl and the Postcard Pals stamp set has a variety of sentiments that you can choose from to personalize your card design. This is just one of the cute images in this stamp set and I can't wait to try the others.

I hope you have had fun visiting my blog today and I hope my card helps inspire you to create fun cards for your children. Now it's time to visit Lyndsay's blog and see what she has created for this month's challenge. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog. 


Until Next Time.
Happy Stampin',
Tricia Butts
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Colour Combo June Blog Hop


Welcome to June's Colour Combo Blog Hop. This month we have been challenged to use the color combination of Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake and Petal Pink. I am excited about this month's combo as it includes a brand new color, Petal Pink, along with a returning color, Blackberry Bliss, to help challenge our creativity. You will be visiting blogs featuring projects created by Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all over the world. I hope that you enjoy the journey. 

For my card design, I chose to use Crumb Cake cardstock for my card base. This color is a wonderful neutral and I love the way it makes the layer of Blackberry Bliss cardstock stand out. I layered a piece of Petal Pink Designer Series Paper from the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper pack (item #14626) onto the Blackberry Bliss layer and I love the way these colors contrast. 

I added a 1 1/4" strip of Blackberry Bliss cardstock for the sentiment and chose the Thank You sentiment from the Love What You Do stamp set (item #148042) and heat embossed it with White embossing powder. 

I layered a Pearlized Doily behind the Blackberry Bliss cardstock to add a little detail to the card front. To finish off the card design, I added Basic Pearls to both sides of the sentiment. It's hard to tell from the photos, but both the designer series paper and the doily have a lovely pearlized sheen to them and the pearls coordinated perfectly.
The Share What You Love Suite has beautiful products that coordinate to help you create simply elegant cards and projects. I love the way the stamp set, designer series paper and doilies all work together to create this lovely card design. 


Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that you enjoyed my card and I hope it helps inspire you to try some of the new colors and products from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. 

Now it's time to visit Tracy's blog and see what she has to share with us this month. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog. I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop. Please leave us a comment and let us know what you enjoyed about our projects. We appreciate your feedback.




Blog Hop Roll Call List

  1. Elisabeth Pirolt
  2. Angela Köber
  3. Sandra Roberts
  4. Sue McDonald
  5. Tricia Butts    You Are Here
  6. Tracy Marie Lewis
  7. Zsuzsánna Balázs
  8. Jo Blackman
  9. Kimberley Morris
  10. Manuela Geiswinkler

Until Next Time.
Happy Stampin',
Tricia Butts
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Sunday, June 10, 2018

2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop New Annual Catalog


Welcome to the 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop. Today I am excited to share with you some of the amazing new products from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog as we visit blogs from Stampin' Up! demonstrators all over the world. I hope that our projects will inspire you to explore this wonderful new catalog.


My card today features the wonderful new Animal Outings Bundle which features the Animal Outings stamp set and the coordinating Animal Friends Thinlets Dies. When your purchase both together as a bundle, you save 10%. I fell in love with this bundle the moment I saw it and I couldn't wait for it to arrive. As a salute to my Australian homeland, I had to choose the adorable kangaroo image with the sweet little koala in its pouch. I love that there is a thinlet to die cut the image, making life so much easier. 


I chose a Crumb Cake cardstock card base and added a layer of the new Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper pack (item #146926) to create the background. I just love the leaf pattern and I thought it worked perfectly with this bundle. 

The kangaroo and koala were colored in using the Stampin' Blend Markers and I layered the die cut onto a Whisper White cardstock circle die cut with the largest circle die from the Layering Circles Framelits dies using Stampin' Dimensionals. To create the look of the sky, I cut a second circle from Pool Party cardstock and layered it behind and slightly above the Whisper White circle. The sentiment was stamped with Old Olive Classic ink below the kangaroo.


For a little shimmer and sparkle, I added some iridescent sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment (item #144214) to the background with Mini Glue Dots and I lightly colored the kangaroo and koala with Clear Wink of Stella (item #141897). 


I love that this card works well as either a masculine or feminine design and is suitable for young and old. It is the perfect card design to have in your card stash when you need a card in a hurry. Who could resist those sweet little characters. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I would love it if you would leave me a comment letting me know what you liked best about this card design. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Now it's time to visit Jacqui's blog and see what she has created this month. To visit her blog, just click the Next button below or you can click on the links in the Blog Hop Roll Call list below if you get lost along the way. I hope you enjoy your journey along our blog hop today. 




June 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call




Until Next Time.
Happy Stampin',

Tricia Butts
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