Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Joy Of Sets September Blog Hop Tri-Fold Card

 Welcome to the Joy of Sets September Blog Hop as we explore different ways to create tri-fold cards. This is my first time hopping with this wonderful group of stampers and I am excited to share my card design with you this month.

 This simple tri-fold card design features the Free as a Bird stamp set (item #149468) from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog along with the coordinating Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (item #149592). I love the soft, organic feel of this pretty paper and I chose my color combination from the colors used in this designer series paper.
 I chose to use Crumb Cake card stock for the card base, cut at 5 1/2" x 11" and scored at 3" and 7 1/4". The front flap is decorated with a piece of the designer series paper that is 5 1/4" x 3 1/2". The bird image from the stamp set was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock and I colored the image with Stampin' Blends Markers. To add a touch of shimmer, I colored over the bird with Clear Wink of Stella. I fussy cut the bird and attached it to a circle die cut from Pool Party cardstock using the Layering Circles Dies and layered onto an Old Olive scalloped circle cut using the same die set. I attached it to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. 
 For the inside side panel, I added a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 2 3/4" x 5 1/4" and I stamped the sentiment and flower with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored the flower with Stampin' Blends Markers. I attached a strip of the designer series paper cut at 1/2" x 5 1/4" and attached it to the panel so that the reverse side was showing, to provide a contrast against the front panel.
 The inside panel is a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" Whisper White cardstock that I stamped with the Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with the Stampin' Blends Markers. I was able to use the sentiments and images from the Free as a Bird stamp set to decorate the panels to coordinate with the designer series paper. For the sentiment on the front panel, I used the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set (item #151331) and stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and punched it out using the Classic Label Punch (item #141491) and attached the label to the circle element with Snail adhesive. To add a touch of bling, I added Basic Rhinestones to the sentiment label. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to try creating your own tri-fold card design and explore how you can use designer series paper to create your own projects. 

Now it's time to visit Angie's blog and see what she has to share with us this month. Just click the Next button to visit her blog or use the Previous button to visit Jane's blog. I hope that you enjoy our blog hop this month. 


Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,


Tricia Butts
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September is the month to take advantage of the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Promotion.
Choose from the select paper packs in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Colour Combo September Blog Hop

It's time to hop along with the Colour Combo September Blog Hop as we explore the challenge of using Mint Macaron, Coastal Cabana and Call Me Clover to create our projects. I love green but I must admit that I have never thought of using these colors together and I am excited to share with you what I came up with. You will be visiting with Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world along this blog hop as we share our creative ideas to help inspire you to give these beautiful colors a try in your own creations.
 For my card design today, I chose to use the Capture the Good stamp set (item #150388) from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. This amazing stamp set was designed by fellow demonstrator, Tami White, as a reward for earning $1 Million in Career sales. My husband is a photographer, so this stamp was a must have for me. I paired it with the Perennial Birthday stamp set (item # 151240) for the Happy Birthday sentiment to complete the card design.
 To create this monochromatic card design, I chose Call Me Clover cardstock for the card base and added a layer of Mint Macaron cardstock for the matte layer for the focal design. I stamped the camera image from the Capture the Good stamp set with Coastal Cabana Classic ink onto a layer of Whisper White cardstock. To create the background, I stamped the image using Mint Macaron Classic ink and stamping it off once on a scrap piece of paper before stamping it randomly to create the background. 
Using the small heart stamp image from the Meant To Be stamp set (item #148626), I heat embossed the hearts with Silver embossing powder to embellish the background. I also heat embossed the birthday sentiment from the Perennial Birthday stamp set with Silver embossing powder in the bottom right corner.
 The lens was created using the circle dies from the Layering Circles Dies (item #141705) and I die cut the smallest circle from Whisper White cardstock and I heat embossed the sentiment with Silver embossing powder. I layered it onto a larger circle die cut from Call Me Clover cardstock and attached them both to the Mint Macaron Scalloped circle. I attached the circles to the card front so that they covered the stamped image of the lens. To finish off the card, I added a Clear Faceted Gem that I colored using the Dark Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends Marker, for a touch of bling. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card design helps inspire you to try this fun color combination for your own 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 Bettina's blog and see what she has created this month. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 
Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,


Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
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 September is the month to take advantage of the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Promotion.
Choose from the select paper packs in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Kylie's Demonstrator Training Blog Hop September 2019

Welcome to Kylie's Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for September and our last blog hop together as part of this wonderful year of training and sharing with my fellow demonstrators from around the world. This has been an amazing experience and I have had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people and learn so much that has helped me grow as a demonstrator and as a person. I hope that you will enjoy our last blog hop together and be inspired by the amazing projects that we have to share with you all.

 My card design today features the beautiful Woven Threads Designer Series Paper (item #149497) from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. I love that the new 2019-2021 In Colors coordinate perfectly with the wonderful patterns in this paper pack and make it simple to create projects using these colors. The combination of Terracotta Tile and Seaside Spray made me think of how we are transitioning from Summer into Fall, I thought these colors worked well together. The Overlay Fun Fold is a wonderful card design that I discovered from fellow demonstrator, Susan Campfield, and I thought would work beautifully with this pretty paper. 
 The sheet of designer series paper that I chose from the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper pack predominantly features Seaside Spray with hints of Terracotta Tile. I chose to use Terracotta Tile cardstock for the base of my card to create a nice contrast.  To create my daisy, I stamped the images from the Daisy Lane stamp set (item #149325) on Whisper White cardstock using Seaside Spray Classic ink. I stamped the medium daisy image twice and then punched both of them out using the Medium Daisy Punch (item #149517) and layered them together with a Mini Glue Dot. I then stamped the large daisy image twice and punched them out using the Daisy Punch (item #143713) and layered them together with a Mini Glue Dot. To complete the daisy, I layered the medium daisy on top of the large daisy and attached them together with several Mini Glue Dots. Did you know that when you order both the Daisy Lane stamp set and coordinating Medium Daisy Punch as the Daisy Lane Bundle (item #151118), you can save 10%? It's a great way to help you with your stamping budget. 
For the inside panel of the card, I attached two 3/4"x4" strips of the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper to the sides of the 5 1/4"x4" Whisper White cardstock insert and then attached it to the inside of the card. This provides and area to write a message that will be hidden behind the front panel of the card.
 For the front of the card design, I attached a 3/4"x5 1/4" strip of the same designer series paper across the top of the Terracotta Tile card base, which has been cut to 5 1/4" x 5 1/2" and scored at 1" along the 5 1/4" side to create a small flap. I attached a 5" x4" piece of Terracotta Tile cardstock to the inside of the card flap using Tear & Tape Adhesive for added strength, lining up the bottom of the piece with the base of the back of the card base. For the design area, I added a 3"x3 3/4" Whisper White cardstock layer to the Terracotta Tile layer. I heat embossed the sentiment from the Magnolia Blooms stamp set (item #152729) with Copper Embossing Powder onto the Whisper White cardstock. 

I punched out two of the leaves from Pear Pizzazz cardstock using the Leaf Punch (item #144667) and attached them to the card front with Snail Adhesive so that the stems would be underneath the daisy. I also attached a piece of the Terracotta Tile 1/2" Scalloped Linen Ribbon (item #149705) between the leaves so that it would stick out from underneath the daisy. To finish off the card, I attached the Seaside Spray daisy onto the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals, making sure to center it so that it the leaves and ribbon were visible. For a touch of bling, I added a Clear Faceted Gem (item $144142) to the center of the daisy and lightly brushed the petals with the Clear Wink of Stella for a touch of shimmer. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card design will inspire you to try this fun fold and explore using the amazing designer series paper that Stampin' Up! has to offer. Remember that there is a special promotion during the month of September. See the link below my signature for more details. Please take the time to visit all the wonderful blogs listed below for more fabulous projects from my fellow demonstrators. I hope that you enjoy our last blog hop. 

A big thank you to Kylie and Bruno Bertucci for this wonderful training experience and for all the amazing information and support during this past year. I am so happy to be a part of the Stampin' Up! family and for having the chance to get to know you and meet you. 

Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,


Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
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September is the month to take advantage of the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Promotion. Choose from the select paper packs in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. Click the link below for more details.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

2019 Kre8tors Blog Hop Brides & Babies

Welcome to the 2019 Kre8tor's Blog Hop as we celebrate with projects for Brides and Babies. These special occasions can often be a challenge, so I hope the projects and ideas that we have to share with you today will help inspire you to create your own designs for that special occasion. 
Today I thought I would share a Wedding card design created using the beautiful new Feels Like Frost 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (item #150444) from the new 2019 Holiday Catalog. This simply gorgeous paper has photo realistic designs on one side and Silver Foil designs on the other. For today's card, I chose to use this pretty paper to create a classically elegant card design.
 I chose to use Seaside Spray cardstock to create the card base and added another layer of Seaside Spray cardstock that I embossed using the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder (item #150665) to create a delicate texture to the background. I added a 2" x 5 3/8" strip of the designer series paper to a layer of Whisper White cardstock and attached it to the card front with Snail adhesive. To embellish the card front, I took a piece of the Seaside Spray 1/4" Metallic Ribbon (item #150446) and attached it along the edge of the Whisper White cardstock. I then tied a bow with another piece of the ribbon and attached it with Mini Glue Dots.
For the label, I heat embossed the sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set (item #151407) using Shimmer White Embossing powder for a touch of sparkle, onto Seaside Spray cardstock. I die cut the label using the Frosted Bouquet Dies (item #151800) and die cut a piece of Silver Foil with the slightly larger die to create the matte for the sentiment. 
 I embellished the card front using several of the dies from the Frosted Bouquet Dies from Sparkle Glimmer Paper (item #146957) and attached them to the back of the label with Snail adhesive. I then attached the label to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. To finish off the card, I attached the card front to the card base with Stampin' Dimensionals and added Basic Rhinestones to the sentiment label for a touch of bling. I really love how this beautiful paper transforms this Wedding card into something very special to commemorate a milestone event.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today and I hope that my card design will help inspire you to create your own creation for that someone special. Most of the products I used to create this card design, can be found in the new 2019 Holiday Catalog and it just goes to show that they are suitable for so many wonderful occasions beyond the obvious. 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 Su's amazing blog to see what she has to share with us this month. Just click on the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List to find your way. I hope that you enjoy the rest of our blog hop.

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Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,


Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
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