Saturday, June 23, 2018

Ink & Share Blog Hop Summer


It's time for the Ink & Share Blog Hop and this month we are celebrating Summer. You may have just visited Sandrine's blog or perhaps you are starting your blog hop journey here with me. Summer is officially here in Colorado and I hope the projects that we will be sharing with you today will help inspire you.

I had a difficult time deciding what to create as there are so many wonderful things that I love about Summer. After much thought I decided to use the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper to create a card that reminds me of the wildflowers that can be seen in the Rocky Mountains when we visit this time of year. I chose to use Mint Macaron cardstock for my card base and I added a layer of Rich Razzleberry cardstock as a matte to the layer of pretty designer series paper. Doesn't it remind you of a field of wildflowers? I used a piece of Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Velvet Ribbon (item #147016) to embellish the layer.

For the main focal point of the card, I die cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies. I used the large background stamp from the Love What You Do stamp set (item #148042) to create the background with Mint Macaron Classic ink, first stamping off once on a scrap piece of paper before stamping onto the die cut oval. Using the large floral image, I stamped it with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Gold embossing powder. I colored the flowers using a Blender pen and Rich Razzleberry Classic ink. I adhered this oval to a scalloped oval that I die cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits dies and adhered it to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals, centering it over the ribbon.
To create the sentiment, I heat embossed it onto a thin strip of Whisper White cardstock using Gold embossing powder. I chose the Happy Birthday sentiment from the stamp set, You're Inspiring, because I thought the font fit the card perfectly. I used the Tailored Tag punch to flag the ends to create the look of a banner and attached it to the oval with Stampin' Dimensionals. To finish off the design, I added two Rich Razzleberry pearls from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls (item #146927) to embellish the sentiment. 
I hope you have enjoyed my floral summer design and I hope it will inspire you to experiment with this amazing designer series paper to creat your own wonderful projects. There are so many beautiful designs in this paper pack that will provide you with so many possibilities.

Now it's time to visit Rhonda's blog and see what she has to share with us this month. Please click the Next button below to go to her blog or use the Blog Hop Roll Call list below to find your way along our hop. I hope that you will enjoy what we have to share. Please leave us a comment and let us know what you enjoyed about our projects. Your feedback is appreciated. 


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Until Next Time.
Happy Stampin',


Tricia Butts
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Home Decor SU Style Blog Hop June 2018


Welcome to the first Home Décor SU Style Blog Hop, featuring 20 amazing Stampin' Up! demonstrators sharing their creative projects to help inspire you. You may have just visited Kim Oliver's blog or perhaps you are starting your blog hop journey here. I hope that you will enjoy what we have to share. 

Creating framed artwork can help you decorate your home or work place and I chose a small, simple frame to showcase my project. I love to add depth and texture to my projects so I chose to use the Colorful Seasons stamp set and coordinating Seasonal Layers Thinlets dies to accent the scenery I created using the Waterfront stamp set. Living in Colorado, I am blessed to enjoy the view of the Rocky Mountains every day, so I was inspired to create a mountain landscape. The Waterfront stamp set has a wonderful assortment of images to help you create a wide variety of scenes. I die cut a circle out of a piece of Pool Party cardstock to create a matte for my landscape and used Stampin' Dimensionals to create depth and dimension. 


To finish off my framed artwork, I added a chair and branch and drink die cut with the Seasonal Layers Thinlets dies to the matte. I liked the feeling that you could sit in the chair and enjoy the view after a long day. My father has spent time in hospital recently and I thought that having a frame like this in his hospital room would help provide a cheerful alternative to looking at the walls of his room. Thankfully he is back home and recovering but his recent experience inspired me to create this frame. I hope that my project may inspire you to create your own framed art for someone special in your life.

Now it's time to visit Sara Levin's blog and see what she has to share with you today. Please use the blog hop list below to visit all the wonderful blogs in today's blog hop. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you enjoyed about our projects. Your feedback is appreciated. 

Until Next Time.
Happy Stampin',

Tricia Butts
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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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