Monday, January 9, 2023

Kylie Bertucci's Monthly International Blog Highlights January 2023

I am so excited to be participating in Kylie Bertucci's Monthly International Blog Highlights to start off 2023. Our theme is Thank You cards and at this time of the year and you will have the opportunity to visit with talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world as they share their projects and ideas to help inspire you. I hope that we can help spark your creativity to help you create your own beautiful projects to start off the New Year. 
One of my favorite stamp sets in the new January-April 2023 Mini Catalog, is the whimsical Silly Goose stamp set. I just love the adorable images and fun sentiments that work for so many occasions. I wanted my card design to be fun and lighthearted, so I chose to create the background using one of the beautiful floral designs from the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper, which is a Level 2 Sale-a-bration Reward you can earn free with a qualifying order. This wonderful pack of paper has 48 sheets filled with beautiful designs and pretty color combinations, perfect for Spring and beyond. I thought the color combination for this particular design fit perfectly with the colors I chose to color the goose and the floral pattern doesn't feel to heavy for the design, if that makes sense. I chose to use my favorite Framed Florets Dies to create the frame for my goose and I created the flowers to embellish the frame using the Two Tone Flora Bundle to tie in with the background design. 
Products Used:
Silly Goose stamp set (item #160866)
Framed Florets Dies (item #160623)
Two Tone Flora Bundle (item #160414)
Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper (item #160836) Sale-a-bration Level 2 Reward
Calypso Coral Cardstock (item #122925)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Pale Papaya Classic Ink Pad (item #155670)
Calypso Coral Classic Ink Pad (item #147101)
Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink Pad (item #147104)
Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (item #132708)
Pale Papaya Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #155519)
Gray Granite Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154886)
Color Lifter (item #144608)
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (item #141897)
Basic Pearl Jewels (item #144219)
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (item #144108)
Calypso Coral Cardstock
Card Base - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Oval Frame die cut with the Framed Florets Dies
Basic White Cardstock
Oval die cut with Framed Florets Dies
Flowers & Leaves die cut with the Two Tone Flora Dies
Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4"
There is so much to love about this cute card design that I don't know where to start. The designer series paper gives this card such a cheerful feeling to it and I think it fits with the cute goose and his banner of thanks. I stamped the goose with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto the Basic White oval and colored it in with the Dark Pale Papaya Stampin' Blends Marker. To give the goose a bit of dimension, I used the Light Gray Granite to add some color and then used the Color Lifter to lighten it so that there is the slightest hint of gray to its feathers. For the banner, I used the Pale Papaya Stampin' Blends Combo Pack to tie it in with the designer series paper. To help step up the card design, I decided to add some small flowers that I created using the Two Tone Flora Bundle. I stamped the flowers using Pale Papaya and Calypso Coral Classic inks and for the leaves I used Pear Pizzazz Classic ink. I die cut the images using the coordinating dies and added them to the bottom of the oval on either side of the goose image. For a touch of bling, I added small Basic Pearls to the centers of the flowers to complete the design. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my Thank You card will inspire you to explore the wonderful new products in the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog and 2023 Sale-a-bration Catalog. There are so many wonderful ways to mix and match these products to help you get creative. 
I would love it if you would take the time to vote for my card design as part of January's International Blog Highlights. Simply click the Vote for me button below and click on the heart for my card design (#23). Please take the time to click on the other amazing cards in this month's highlights and share the love with my fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrators. You can vote for up to 5 cards a day for the next week, so I encourage you to visit each day and vote for your favorites. 

If you live in the U.S. and do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you with your creative projects. You may also visit my Online Store to place your order and have it shipped to you. 

Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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  1. What a great card Tricia. Love the DSP. Thanks for being part of my International Blog Highlights this month and all the best with voting!

  2. Such a cute card, Tricia! I love the colours! ~ Kim Kroeker