Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Colour Combo November Blog Hop

Welcome to the Colour Combo November Blog Hop as we explore this month's wonderful Colour Combination. For November, we have been challenged to create a project using Sahara Sand, Pineapple Punch and Highland Heather. I hope that you enjoy the card design that I created using these colors. 
 This clean and simple card design focuses on ink, paper and stamps with just a little embellishment. I chose to use the Beautiful Friendship Photopolymer stamp set (item #149252) from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog to create this pretty card. This stamp set has a wonderful range of images and sentiments that makes it easy to create a wide variety of designs for all occasions.
 I started by using Highland Heather cardstock for my card base and added a layer of Sahara Sand cardstock to create the matte for the focal layer. I chose to use Whisper White cardstock to stamp my design on using a variety of images from the stamp set using Highland Heather, Pineapple Punch and Sahara Sand Classic ink pads. 
For the sentiment, I heat embossed the image using Silver Embossing powder onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and I created a banner on one end using the Banner Triple Punch (item #138292). I added a strip of Highland Heather cardstock along the bottom of the sentiment label and trimmed it at the point. Across the top, I added a piece of Pineapple Punch 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon along the top of the sentiment label and trimmed it at the point. I love how this makes the sentiment pop against the background. For a touch of bling, I added Basic Rhinestones to the card front to finish it off.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to experiment using this color combination to create your own amazing projects. If you live in the U.S. and do not already have a demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you.

Now it's time to visit Angelique's blog and see what she has created with these beautiful colors. Please click the Next button to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List to find your way along our blog hop. 

Roll Call List
  1. Sue McDonald (UK) 
  2. Caroline Peck  (USA)  
  3. Tanja Klingler-Selinger (AT)  
  4. Tricia Butts (US)  
  5. Angélique Nederpel  (NL)  
  6. Katie Johnson (US)
  7. Birgit Heßdörfer 
  8. Sue Allen - Australia 
  9. Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia  
Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
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Monday, November 11, 2019

Kylie's Demonstrator Training Monthly Blog Hop November

Welcome to Kylie's Demonstrator Training Monthly Blog Hop for November as we showcase products from Stampin' Up! This month I will be sharing with you a card that I created using the beautiful Christmastime is Here Suite that is available while supplies last. 
 My card design combines the Christmas Rose Bundle (item #153944) with the wonderful Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper (item #152154) along with the Detailed Lace Dies (item #147053) from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. I love that this card design is perfect for a masculine Christmas card and the Gold Foil adds a touch of elegance that makes it extra special. 
 For this card design, I chose Merry Merlot cardstock for the card base and I added a piece of the Mossy Meadow tone on tone designer series paper to the card base. Using one of the Detailed Lace Dies, I die cut it from Gold Foil and attached it to the card base, slightly overlapping the bottom edge of the designer series paper. 
To create the sentiment, I used the dies from the Roses Dies (item #152144) using Merry Merlot cardstock for the label base and Very Vanilla cardstock to heat emboss the sentiment from the Christmas Rose stamp set (item #152431)with Gold embossing powder. I attached the sentiment to the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals so that it slightly overlaps the Gold Foil. This is a wonderful clean and simple design that you could easily create multiple cards to send out to friends and family for Christmas. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that you have enjoyed my card design and that it helps you to see that this suite has so many possibilities beyond the rose images. 

Now it's time to hop along and visit the amazing demonstrators participating in this blog hop. Just click on the names in the list below to visit with each one and be inspired by their incredible projects. 

 The Christmastime is Here Suite provides so many wonderful options to choose from and works well for so many projects beyond Christmas. I hope that you will take the time to explore this limited suite before it disappears. 
If you live in the U.S. and do not already have a demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you with your creative projects. 

Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,


Tricia Butts
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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

ICS Monochromatic Blog Hop

It's time to hop along with the ICS Monochromatic Blog Hop. We have been challenged to use just one color to create our project for today's hop using Stampin' Up! products in that color. We are also allowed to use Whisper White or Very Vanilla for our design. For me, the hardest thing about this challenge is deciding what color to choose. 
For today's card design, I decided that I wanted to use some of the products from the Toile Tidings Suite in the 2019 Holiday Catalog. The cardinal image from the Toile Christmas stamp set (item #150469) is so beautiful and when I saw that one of the colors in the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper (item #150432) was Real Red, I knew that was the color I wanted to use for this monochromatic challenge. 
 To create this card design, I started with Real Red cardstock for the card base and added a layer of the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper to create the background. I just love the vintage design of this paper. I stamped the cardinal image using Real Red Classic ink and die cut it using the coordinating die from the Christmas Cardinal Die set (item #150640). Both the stamp set and die set can be ordered as the Toile Christmas Bundle (item #152367) at a savings of 10%. To color the cardinal, I used Clear Wink of Stella to give it a soft water color shimmer. 
Using the Stitched Labels Dies (item #145372), I die cut the largest oval from Very Vanilla cardstock and layered it onto a scalloped oval die cut from Real Red cardstock using the Layering Ovals Dies (item #141706). I attached the cardinal to the Very Vanilla oval using Snail adhesive and the attached the ovals to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

The sentiment was stamped onto Real Red cardstock using Versamark ink and I heat embossed it with Shimmer White embossing powder (item #149511). I die cut the sentiment with the coordinating die from the Christmas Cardinal Dies and attached it to the card front with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. To embellish the sentiment, I added two of the small Basic Pearls for a little bling. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. This card design has the feel of an old fashioned Christmas and I love that I was able to create it with just Real Red and Very Vanilla as my colors. I hope that my card design helps inspire you to try creating your own projects using just one color. It is a great way to explore your creativity.

Now it's time to visit Lisa's blog and see what she created for this month's theme. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 
Lisa

One of the best things about Stampin' Up! is their range of beautiful colors and the color coordination of their products that takes all the stress and frustration out of planning your projects. If you live in the U.S. and do not already have a demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you with your creative projects. 

Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,


Tricia Butts
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Monday, November 4, 2019

Kylie's International Blog Hightlights November 2019

Welcome to Kylie's International Blog Highlights for November as we showcase Stampin' Up! products to help inspire your creativity. You will have the opportunity to visit with demonstrators from around the world as they share their creations to help encourage the people around us. 
 For my card design this month, I chose the beautiful Christmas Rose stamp set from the Christmastime is Here Suite available while supplies last. This beautiful stamp set is so versatile and I wanted to show how you can use it to create a card that is not for Christmas.
 This clean and simple card design features Old Olive cardstock for the card base and I stamped the focal image onto a layer of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. To color this beautiful rose design, I used the photopolymer stamp images included in the stamp set with the Stamparatus. I love how simple this technique makes it simple to color this rose with just a few ink colors. For the rose I used Poppy Parade Classic ink and Blushing Bride Classic ink, for the leaves I chose Old Olive Classic ink and for the berries I chose Cherry Cobbler Classic ink. I stamped the pine cones separately using a small clear block using Soft Suede Classic ink. The sentiment I chose is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and I heat embossed it with Gold embossing powder and added three small Basic Pearls that I colored with the Light Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Marker.
As you can see, this pretty card design has so many wonderful possibilities for a variety of occasions and you can change the colors to give it a completely different look.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card design helps inspire you to try using this beautiful stamp set and explore the different options available to color this pretty image. I would love it if you would click the link below and vote for my card this month. Just click the Vote for Me button to vote for my card and four of your other favorite cards. I warn you that it will be tough as they are all amazing. 


The Christmastime is Here Suite is full of wonderful coordinating products to help you create beautiful projects for the holidays and beyond. I encourage you to take a moment to look at this amazing suite and see how you can use these products for your projects.
 If you live in the U.S. and do not already have a demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you. 

Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,


Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
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