Friday, June 2, 2023

Global Stamping Friends June Blog Hop Coordination Is Key

Welcome to the Global Stamping Friends June Blog Hop as explore the theme, "Coordination is Key". One of my favorite things about Stampin' Up! is the way their products coordinate to make creating simple and stress-free. Our wonderful Design Team will be sharing their projects and ideas to help inspire you to take a look through the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog and see all the wonderful possibilities inside. 
For my card design today, I wanted to share the benefits of color coordinating products as well as how bundles can make your creative life so much easier. I used a Sketch created by fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Dawn Griffith, for my card layout and I love that she provided measurements for the different elements. 
The color combination for this card features Berry Burst, Bubble Bath and Basic White with a splash of color for the dancing leopard image. You may notice that the cardstock, designer series paper and colors for the skirt on the leopard all coordinate. This is because Stampin' Up! has coordinating ink, paper and embellishments to take the stress out of creating. They also have bundles, in this case the Zany Zoo Bundle, which has a stamp set and coordinating die set to make life easier. No need to fussy cut the individual stamped images plus there are additional dies that add elements to decorate your projects, such as the cute flowers that decorate the card front. 
Products Used:
Zany Zoo Bundle (item #161315)
Go To Greetings stamp set (item #158763)
Stylish Shapes (item #159183)
Decorative Circle Punch (item #159174)
2 3/8" Circle Punch (item #161354)
Countryside Blossoms Embossing Folder (item #161473)
Brights 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (item #161643)
Berry Burst Cardstock (item #144243)
Bubble Bath Cardstock (item #161718)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (item #132708)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154897)
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154883)
Bubble Bath Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #161675)
Berry Burst Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #161681)
Basic Rhinestone Jewels (item #144220)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Berry Burst Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Strip - 1 1/4" x 4 1/2" Embossed with the Countryside Blossoms Embossing Folder
Large Circle punched out with the 2 3/8" Circle Punch
3 Flowers die cut with the Zany Zoo Bundle
Bubble Bath Cardstock
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4"
Basic White Cardstock
Decorative Circle punched out with the Decorative Circle Punch
Dancing Leopard image stamped and die cut with the Zany Zoo Bundle
Inside Layer - 5 2/4" x 4"
Sentiment Label die cut with the Stylish Shapes Dies
Berry Burst Designer Series Paper
Pattern 1 Strip - 3/4" x 4"
Pattern 1 Strip 0 1/2" x 4" (Decorative strip for inside panel)
Pattern 2 Square - 2"x 2"
This sweet and pretty card showcases how you can take designer series paper, cardstock and some ink (in this case Stampin' Blends Markers) to create a beautiful design. I love the way the Berry Burst layers pop against the Bubble Bath card front. The cute leopard image has been colored with a variety of Stampin' Blends Markers, including Bubble Bath and Berry Burst, to tie in the image with the color combination for the card design. I used the Zany Zoo stamp set to stamp the image with Tuxedo Black ink and die cut it out with the coordinating Zany Zoo Dies. When you order the Zany Zoo Bundle, you get both of these products together and save 10%, which is great for your crafting budget. 
I used the Countryside Blossoms Embossing Folder to add some texture to the Berry Burst cardstock strip and I love how the embossed flowers coordinate with the die cut flowers that I used in the background. These flowers were die cut using the Zany Zoo Dies. Did you notice that the Decorative Circle layer fits inside the 2 3/8" Circle? Once again, Stampin' Up! has thought of ways to help us layer elements for our projects to make life easier. To decorate the inside of the card, I added a small strip of the Berry Burst Designer Series Paper to the inside layer to coordinate with the front design. Whether you love playing with color or having fun combining products to create your design, Stampin' Up! offers so many wonderful ways for you to get creative.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will inspire you to explore the wonderful coordinating products in the new 2023-2024 Annual Catalog. 
Now it's time to visit Jan's blog and see what beautiful projects she has to share with us. Just click on the Next button below to visit her blog. We would appreciate it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope 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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  1. What an adorable card 💖 I didn't realize that the decorative circle layered on the other circle like that - so good to know! Thanks for sharing :-D

    1. Thank you Kimberley. I love how these circle punches layer. It's so much fun experimenting with different products and seeing how they coordinate to create new projects.

  2. Love this card, Tricia!💕 The Zany Zoo is one of my favorite sets too. Thanks for sharing this!

    1. Thank you Jan. I love this suite, it's so much fun and so cute.