Friday, July 20, 2018

SBTD July Blog Hop Card Re-Do


It's time to hop with the SBTD Blog Hop for July and this month we have been challenged to re do one of our earlier card designs. You may have just visited Susan's blog or perhaps you are starting your journey with me. I hope that you will enjoy our projects and help you to see that everything old can be new again with a make over. 

It was an interesting journey down memory lane and the card that I chose to remake is one of my earliest cards that I made as a new demonstrator with Stampin' Up! I had attended a card class with my Upline and we created this card and I loved it so much that I created my own version for a card class. As you can see, this card featured pastels and a lot of these colors no longer are in Stampin' Up!'s current color families. 
For my remake, I chose colors that were more vibrant and I added a touch of gold to my design. I chose Night of Navy cardstock for my card base and added a layer of Mango Melody cardstock. For my designer series paper, I used the Garden Impressions 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (item #146289) and chose to contrasting patterns and attached them to the Mango Melody cardstock with Snail adhesive. I used the Gold 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon (item #144146) around the middle of this layer, hiding the seam line. 

The stamp set I chose is Abstract Impressions (item #147513) and I stamped the flowers using So Saffron Classic ink and the leaves with Soft Sea Foam Classic ink onto a piece of So Saffron cardstock. The sentiment has been heat embossed with Gold embossing powder. I die cut the flower die from the Springtime Impressions Thinlets dies (item #146326) from Gold Foil and then fussy cut out a solid flower from Night of Navy cardstock by tracing around the small flower die and then layered them together and attached them to the corner with a Mini Stampin' Dimensional. To add a touch of bling, I added Basic Rhinestones to the center of the stamped flowers and the die cut flower. Then I layered it onto a piece of Mango Melody cardstock.
To put it all together, I used Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the layers and add dimension to the card design. I really love the new color combination and it was fun to take an old card design from my past and give it a fresh new look.

I love the Garden Impressions Suite with it's amazing products and the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper coordinates beautifully with the Abstract Impressions Bundle (item #148348, when you order the Abstract Impressions stamp set and Springtime Impressions Thinlets dies together as a bundle you can save 10%). 

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today and I hope that you have enjoyed my project. Now it's time to visit Lyndsay's blog and see what she has to share with us this month. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or you can use the Blog Hop Roll Call list below if you get lost along the way. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. Your feedback is appreciated. 



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Until Next Time.
Happy Stampin',




Tricia Butts
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Home Decor SU Style Blog Hop July 2018


Welcome to the Home Décor SU Style July Blog Hop, featuring demonstrators from all over the world, sharing their home décor projects. You may have just visited Libby's blog and been inspired by her wonderful ideas. I hope that you will enjoy this amazing blog hop and that it will inspire you to explore creating your own home décor projects.

I love exploring new projects featuring items you can find at hardware store. Today I decided to play with some tiles that I found that were inexpensive to create coasters. I love the texture of these tiles and wanted to create something with an organic feel to it using the new Blended Seasons stamp set (available to customers for a limited time in August 2018) and Stampin' Blends.

The first tile features the wonderful leaves image and I stamped it onto the tile with Stazon Jet Black ink. Stazon is the perfect ink for non-porous surfaces and has a relatively quick drying time. It is solvent based so you do have to be careful when using the alcohol based Stampin' Blends when coloring, as they can pick up the Stazon ink on the tips. To clean the tips of your Stampin' Blend markers, simply color lightly on a scrap piece of paper to remove any trace of the Stazon ink and they will be ready to use for your next project. For the leaves, I used the Light and Dark Old Olive and Light and Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Markers. As you can see, it is possible to blend them a little but not as much as you can on paper. I like the way I was able to get multiple colors on each leaf. Two of the leaves I added a touch of Light Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blend to get a darker Fall color to provide a bit more contrast.

The second tile has a Christmas theme and I stamped the holly bough image twice to create a border for the top and bottom of the tile. I then stamped the sentiment in the center to create a traditional look to the tile. All images were once again stamped with Stazon Jet Black ink. This time I chose the new Call Me Clover Light and Dark Stampin' Blends markers to color the leaves and the Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends markers for the berries. I layered the lighter colors first and then added the darker shade to create shadows and dimension. I really loved the way these colors worked together.

I am looking forward to exploring more design ideas featuring a variety of stamped images colored with the Stampin' Blends markers. A quick tip that I will pass along is to use the brush tip of the marker and using the side of the brush tip, lightly add color to the stamped image on the tile. This way you can control the amount of color you add and not damage the tip of the marker. 
The Blended Season stamp set is part of an limited time Promotion beginning August 1st. Stay tuned for more details to learn how you can take advantage of this wonderful promotion. 

I hope you have enjoyed my projects today and I hope that it will encourage you to try different surfaces for your stamping projects. There are so many wonderful surfaces to be found around the home and at your local hardware store. Now it's time to visit Andrea's blog and see what she has to share this month. I hope you enjoy your time on our blog hop. Please leave us a comment letting us know what you enjoyed about our projects. Your feedback is appreciated. 

Until Next Time.

Happy Stampin',

Tricia Butts

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator ®




Wednesday, July 11, 2018

What's New at SU Blog Hop Designer Series Paper


Welcome the What's New at SU Blog Hop, featuring Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all over the world. This month we are featuring the amazing Designer Series Paper that can be found in the New 2018-2019 Annual Catalog and that you can order as part of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Promotion. You may have just visited Teri's blog or perhaps you are starting your blog hop journey here. I hope that our projects will help inspire you to explore the wonderful variety of Designer Series Paper available.

Today I am showcasing the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper pack (item #146913) which features the most gorgeous floral designs. I have created two different clean and simple card designs that showcase these beautiful designs to make wonderful cards to give to family and friends. 

The first card was created using Fresh Fig cardstock for the card base and I cut the designer series paper to create a layer 5 1/4" x 4". I used the Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon (item #144213) to embellish the layer of designer series paper and heat embossed the sentiment with Silver embossing powder, then die cut it with one of the smaller oval dies from the Layering Ovals Framelits dies. To create the matte for the sentiment, I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to die cut an oval from Fresh Fig cardstock. To finish off the card design, I added Basic Rhinestones to embellish the sentiment. 

With my second card, I used Petal Pink cardstock to create the card base and added a layer of Very Vanilla cardstock. I attached a layer of the designer series paper to the Very Vanilla cardstock and added a piece of the Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon (item #144146). The sentiment was heat embossed with Gold embossing powder onto Very Vanilla cardstock and die cut the same as the first card. The matte for the sentiment was die cut from Petal Pink cardstock and I used Basic Pearls to embellish the sentiment.

With paper designs this beautiful, it is easy to create wonderful cards with minimal supplies. You can create cards for all occasions and they would make a wonderful gift set. There are so many amazing possibilities with this beautiful paper and I hope that I have inspired you to explore creating your own projects with it. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today and viewing my projects. Now it's time to visit Pat's blog and see what she has to share with us this month. Just click the Next button to visit her blog. We would love it if you would leave us a comment to let us know what you enjoyed about our creations. Your feedback is appreciated and helps us to create projects that will inspire you in the future. 





Until Next Time.
Happy Stampin',


Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator ®

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