Wednesday, April 14, 2021

New At SU April Blog Hop Techniques With 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Retiring Stamp Sets

Welcome to the New At SU April Blog Hop as we say goodbye to our favorite retiring products from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. You will be visiting with talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators as they share wonderful techniques to help inspire you to create your own wonderful projects. 
Today I am sharing a version of the Scrappy Strip technique using a variety of strips of designer series paper in shades of purple to create a fun background. This technique is a great way to use up your scraps that you may have laying around, left over from other projects. I paired this technique with a retiring favorite, the Dandelion Wishes stamp set (item #151345). The wonderful thing about this technique is that you can use strips of any size and any color combination to create unique and fun designs. 
Products Used:
Dandelion Wishes stamp set (item #151345) - Retiring
Stitched Shapes Dies (item #152323) - Retiring
Brights 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (item $152487) - Retiring
Subtles 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (item #153072) - Retiring
2019-2021 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (item #153071) - Retiring
Gorgeous Grape Cardstock (item #146987)
Highland Heather Cardstock (item #146986)
Purple Posy Cardstock (Retired)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
White Embossing Powder (item #109132) - Retiring
Whisper White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (item #151326)
Basic Pearl Jewels (item #144219)
Measurements:
Gorgeous Grape Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Strip Background - 5" x 3 3/4" (Trimmed down to 5" x 3 5/8")
Stitched Circle die cut with Stitched Shapes Dies
Purple Posy Cardstock 
Background Layer - 5 1/4" x 4"
Designer Series Paper Strips - Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape & Purple Posy
3/4" x 3 1/2" - 2 strips of each color
I love the strong contrast of colors created by this color combination and it was a fun way to use up some left over scraps I had. I arranged the strips onto the Gorgeous Grape cardstock layer before adhering them to work out the spacing. Once I adhered all the strips down, I trimmed the layer to 5" x 3 5/8" to create an even border around the strip design. The sentiment and image from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set look amazing in White embossing against the Gorgeous Grape cardstock and really stands out as a focal point for the card design. I added the Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and Basic Pearls to step up the design and add a touch of bling. This design layout can be created in a variety of colors and you can change up the patterns or use cardstock to create the strips. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my fun scrappy strip technique will help inspire you to explore creating your own fun projects. It is a wonderful way to use up your paper scraps to create beautiful backgrounds.
Now it's time to visit Nicole's wonderful blog to see what she has to share with us. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you enjoyed about our projects. We appreciate your support. I hope that you enjoy the rest of our blog hop.

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Around The World On Wednesday April Blog Hop Monochrome Rainbow Challenge

Welcome to the Around The World On Wednesday April Blog Hop and this month we have a very special Monochrome Rainbow Challenge. Each time zone has been assigned a different color of the rainbow and we have been challenged to create a monochromatic project with that color. You will be visiting with talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world as they share their ideas and projects to help inspire you.
The rainbow color for my time zone is yellow so I decided to use a combination of Bumblebee and So Saffron with Basic White to create my card design. For the background design, I chose to use one of the patterns from the Flowers For Every Season 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (item #152486). I loved the monochromatic floral design and it fit perfectly for this color challenge. The sentiment I chose is from the Happy Thoughts stamp set from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog and I love the beautiful fonts in this stamp set. 
Products Used:
Happy Thoughts stamp set (item #154507)
Flowers For Every Season 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (item #152486) - Retiring 
Stitched So Sweetly Dies (item #151690)
Bumblebee Cardstock (item #153077)
So Saffron Cardstock (item #105118)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Bumblebee Classic Ink Pad (item #153116)
Bumblebee 1/4" Ribbon (item #153622) - Retiring
2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots (item #152480) - Retiring
Measurements:
Bumblebee Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
So Saffron Cardstock
Layer 1 - 5 1/4" x 4 "
Flowers For Every Season 6"x6" Designer Series Paper 
Card Front Layer - 5" x 3 3/4"
Basic White Cardstock
Sentiment Label die cut with Stitched So Sweetly Dies
I love creating clean and simple card designs and with Stampin' Up!'s coordinating products, this card was easy to put together. To step up the design, I added the Bumblebee Enamel Dots to embellish the sentiment label and the Bumblebee Ribbon to add texture to the card design. I love how the Basic White sentiment label pops against the designer series paper. While I chose to create a Thinking Of You card, this card design would be beautiful with any of the other sentiments from the Happy Thoughts stamp set. 
This color challenge really helped me to step outside my comfort zone. I don't normally use a lot of yellow in my projects, so creating a card design using just this color opened my eyes to new possibilities. The designer series paper worked wonderfully to add texture and depth to the background. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design helps inspire you to explore creating with this theme and all the wonderful possibilities it has to offer. Whether you choose yellow as I did, or one of the other pretty colors of the rainbow, I think you will find it a fun challenge to take.
Now it's time to visit our special guest, Wendy Weixler, and see what she has to share with us on her blog. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List below to find your way. Please leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. We appreciate your support. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

ICS April Blog Hop It's A Girl Thing

Welcome to the ICS April Blog Hop as we celebrate "It's A Girl Thing". It's a perfect opportunity to create pretty, feminine projects for the girls in our lives. You will be visiting with talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators as they showcase their wonderful ideas and projects to help inspire you.
With Mother's Day coming up next month, I thought I would share this soft and pretty card design featuring the beautiful Ornate Borders Dies (item #152724) to create a delicate lacy background. For the sentiment, I used the Strong & Beautiful stamp set (item #148732) with the Ornate Layers Dies (item #152726) to complete this simply elegant card design. For the color combination I chose Soft Sea Foam, Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla cardstock with Gold Foil flower accents to coordinate with the Gold embossing for the sentiment.
Products Used:
Strong & Beautiful stamp set (item #148732) - Retiring
Ornate Borders Dies (item #152724) - Retiring
Ornate Layers Dies (item #152726)
Soft Sea Foam Cardstock (item #146988)
Blushing Bride Cardstock (item #131198)
Very Vanilla Cardstock (item #101650)
Gold Foil Sheets (item #132622)
Gold 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon (item #144146) - Retiring
Basic Pearl Jewels (item #144219)
Measurements:
Soft Sea Foam Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Detailed Sentiment Label die cut with the Ornate Layers Dies
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Layer 1 - 5 1/4" x 4"
Sentiment Label die cut with Ornate Layers Dies
Blushing Bride Cardstock
Layer 2 - 5" x 3 3/4"
3 Floral die cuts, die cut with the Ornate Borders Dies
Gold Foil Sheet
2 Medium Flowers die cut with Ornate Border Dies
The lace background is the star of this card design and is easy to create. I attached the three floral die cut pieces to the Blushing Bride card front and trimmed the edges. I love the way the Gold Foil flowers and Gold embossing step up this design and I added a small piece of the Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon to coordinate. To finish off the card design, I added small Basic Pearls to the centers of the Gold flowers for a touch of bling. This pretty Spring themed card is a perfect way to help someone celebrate Mother's Day. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help to inspire you to create your own feminine cards and explore the amazing products that Stampin' Up! has to offer. 
Now it's time to visit Charmane's blog and see what wonderful ideas she has to share with us. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 


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Tricia Butts
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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Colour Combo April Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the Colour Combo April Blog Hop as we explore creating projects with this month's color combination of Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron and Old Olive. You will be visiting with talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world as they share their ideas to help inspire you.
As we count down to the end of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I thought I would share this beautiful birthday card created with the To A Wild Rose stamp set (item #149452) and the coordinating Wild Rose Dies (item #149547). Sadly they are both retiring and can be found on the Last Chance Products Sale List and are available while supplies last. For the sentiment, I chose to use the Happy Thoughts stamp set (item #154507) from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog. I love the beautiful fonts and lovely sentiments in this stamp set that make it a must have for creating beautiful cards for a variety of occasions. 
Products Used:
To A Wild Rose stamp set (item #149452) - Retiring
Wild Rose Dies (item #149452) - Retiring
Happy Thoughts stamp set (item #154507)
Subtle 3D Embossing Folder (item #151775) - Retiring
Thick Basic White Cardstock (item #159229)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
So Saffron Cardstock (item #105118)
Old Olive Classic Ink Pad (item #147090)
Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (item #132708)
Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154880)
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154892)
So Saffron Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154905)
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush (item #141897)
Gold Glitter Enamel Dots (item #152155) - Retiring
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (item #144108)
Measurements:
Thick Basic White Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Basic White Cardstock
Sentiment Label die cut with Wild Rose Dies
Scrap for stamped and die cut rose and leaves using the To A Wild Rose stamp set and Wild Rose Dies
So Saffron Cardstock
5 1/4" x 4" - Embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
This clean and simple card has a classical elegance to the design. I colored the rose image with the Cherry Cobbler and So Saffron Stampin' Blends Combo Packs, using the Light and Dark So Saffron to add highlights to the petals and the center of the rose. For the leaves, I used the Old Olive Stampin' Blends Combo Pack. I embossed the So Saffron cardstock layer with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to add texture to the background and added the sentiment label with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. I added the rose and leaves to the card front, overlapping them over the top left corner of the sentiment label. For a touch of bling, I added Gold Glitter Enamel Dots and Clear Wink of Stella to the rose for a touch of shimmer. This card design would work well for a variety of occasions to send to the people you care about.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design helps to inspire you to explore creating with this color combination. The Stampin' Blends Markers are a wonderful way to add color to your stamped images to step up your card designs. 
Now it's time to visit Karen's blog and see what she has created with this month's color combo. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you enjoyed about our projects. Thanks for your support and I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop.


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Tricia Butts
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