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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Colour Combo July Blog Hop


Welcome to July's Colour Combo Blog Hop as we explore this month's color combination of Balmy Blue, Night of Navy and Petal Pink. I hope you will enjoy your tour around our blog hop as you visit with demonstrators around the world, sharing their projects inspired by this color combination. You may have just visited Sue's blog or perhaps you are starting your journey here. I hope that our creations will inspire you to experiment with these colors in your own projects. 
For my card today, I decided to create a Get Well card using the new Healing Hugs stamp set, which features beautiful images and wonderful sentiments to cheer up someone when they are feeling down.

I started with Balmy Blue cardstock for my card base and added a layer of Night of Navy cardstock which I embossed with the Garden Trellis Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Next, I die cut an opening using one of the dies from the Stitched Seasons Framelits dies, a sneak peek of what will be available in August as part of the Color Your Season Promotion available for a limited time only.
The insert has also been die cut using the same die from Petal Pink cardstock and I stamped the rose image in the center and the leaves around the edge with Petal Pink Classic ink. I heat embossed the sentiment with Gold embossing powder and added Basic Pearls to embellish. 

The Night of Navy cardstock layer is attached to the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals and the Petal Pink cardstock insert is attached using Snail Adhesive. The die cut bow and floral embellishment were die cut from Gold Foil using detailed dies from the Stitched Seasons Framelits and attached using Snail adhesive. For the finishing touch, I added a Basic Pearl to the center of the flower die cut.
I hope you have enjoyed my project today and I hope that it has inspired you to try creating with this amazing color combination. It really is fun to step outside your comfort zone and explore new ways to create with color. Now it's time to visit Tracy's blog and see what she has created this month. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog. Please leave us a comment to let us know what you enjoyed about our projects. We appreciate your feedback.


Until Next Time.
Happy Stampin',


Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator ®

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