Friday, May 1, 2020

GSF May Blog Hop Stitched

It's time to hop along with the Global Stamping Friends (aka GSF) May Blog Hop and our theme this month is "Stitched". Stampin' Up! has so many wonderful products that give the look of stitching and I can't wait to share my card design with you. 
 For my "Stitched" card design, I chose to use the retiring Bonanza Buddies Bundle (item #153815) from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog combined with the Stitched Rectangles Dies (item #148551) from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. I am sad to say goodbye to all the wonderful products in the Birthday Bonanza Suite (item #153929) that are also retiring, so my card design is a chance to put them in the spotlight one more time before they go. 
 For my card base, I chose to use the retiring Grapefruit Grove cardstock and I added a layer of the retiring Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (item #151313) to create this fun, cheerful background. I love the vibrant colors in this designer series paper and I used several of them in my card design. 
To create the focal image, I die cut a tag using the tag die from the Bonanza Dies from the Bonanza Buddies Bundle. I love this set of dies because it makes creating with this bundle so easy. I also used the dies to die cut the Koala stamped image, the party balloons and the party hat. 
To create the Koala, I stamped the image with Gray Granite Classic ink onto Whisper White cardstock and stamped the face image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and the die cut it out. For the party hat, I die cut the shape from a scrap of Grapefruit Grove Designer Series Paper from the 2018-2020 In Color 6"x6" Designer Series Paper Pack and embellished it with on of the Bermuda Bay Pom Poms from the Assorted Pom Poms (item #151310). To create the presents, I stamped the images using Bermuda Bay, Mango Melody and Coastal Cabana Classic inks and fussy cut them out. I attached them to the bottom of the tag with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. I stamped the strings for the balloons using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto the tag background and then added the Koala image to the tag with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, lining it up with the strings and making sure it stood on top of the presents. I die cut the balloons from scraps of Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight and Grapefruit Grove cardstock add attached them to the tag on top of the strings. Using a piece of Daffodil Delight 1/4" Ruched Ribbon (item #151311) I added it to the top of the tag through the hole a the top and tied a knot. I attached the tag to the left side of the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals. 
To complete the card design, I created the sentiment by stamping the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and die cutting it with one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I attached the sentiment to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals, slightly overlapping it with the tag. To embellish the card, I colored Basic Pearls with the Dark Mango Melody Stampin' Blend Marker and added them to the sentiment label. I love the detail that the stitched lines add to this fun birthday card and Stampin' Up! has a wonderful variety of stitched dies to help you create this detail on your projects. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card design inspires you to explore using the wonderful stitched products that Stampin' Up! has to offer to help you create your own beautiful designs. 

Now it's time to visit June's blog and see what wonderful ideas she has to share with us this month. Please click the Next button to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List below to find your way. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you enjoyed about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop.

Blog Hop Roll Call
1. Amanda Farlinger
2. Rachel Macleod
3. Jan Musselman
4. Sharon Dalton
5. Tricia Butts
6. June Olsen
7. Angélique Stempelkeuken
8. Kimberley Anne Morris
9. Libby Dyson
10. Jenn Curtis Charles
11. Marieke Bart
12. Stephanie Nash

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Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,
Tricia Butts
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  1. Awesome, sweet project, Tricia. Love this stampset a lot and it will not retire in my stamproom :-)

  2. Great Project Tricia! One of my favorite birthday sets. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Super cute card and I totally forgot about this tag! Love the cheery bright colours too. Thanks for sharing x

  4. I am so, so sad these stamps and dies are retiring...they are so cute! Well, I'll probably hang onto mine forever. They are perfect for kids' cards, and sweet enough to use for adults, too. Thanks for sharing :-D

  5. Such a cute card, Tricia. Love your colour combinations and the whole design. Thanks for sharing.

  6. What a fun card! Perfect for kids of all ages. ;)

  7. Love this cute card with the Koala <3 Adorable for any age children <3 Cheers Shaz

  8. A fun card - I will miss this stamp.