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Inky Friends Time To Sale-A-Brate Blog Hop -- Hello Cupcake

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Hello!  And welcome to the Inky Friends Time To Sale-A-Brate! Blog Hop.  I'm so glad you stopped by.  This is the first stop on the hop; however, all the blog posts are linked so that whether you move forward or backwards through the hop, you'll be able to visit all the stops to see some of the great items available to you for FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration.  To see the lineup of talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators participating in this hop, click here.

My blog post features the Hello Cupcake stamp set.  I have three project ideas to share with you.  [Note:  The Hello Cupcake stamp set is a Photopolymer stamp set.  For best stamping results, use the Stampin' Pierce Mat below the area to be stamped.]

My first project uses the stamp set to create a simple Valentine's card.  

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The card base is Thick Whisper White cardstock.  The greeting was stamped near the bottom of the card front using Early Espresso ink.  Then the cupcake base was stamped above the greeting using Crumb Cake ink.  There are two stamps that comprise the top of the cupcake:  a thin piece that nests onto the top of the cupcake base that can be the color of the cake or a layer of icing.  I chose to make the entire top of the cupcake icing because that's the best part...right?  I think so!  The thin piece was stamped first using Lovely Lipstick ink and then the second swirly icing piece was stamped immediately above the top edge of the thin piece using Lovely Lipstick ink.  The heart pick was stamped at the top of the icing using Call Me Clover ink.  The sprinkles were stamped with Call Me Clover ink.

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The inside of the card was stamped with the "Sprinkled With Love" sentiment near the top center using Early Espresso ink.  The heart pick was inked with Lovely Lipstick ink, then a Blender Pen was used to remove the ink from the pick stem, and the heart stamped randomly at the upper left corner and lower right corner. 

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The Medium Whisper White Envelope flap was randomly stamped with the heart pick (minus the pick stem) using Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover, Early Espresso, and Crumb Cake inks  [Note:  Place a piece of scrap paper between the envelope flap and body of the envelope to keep the stamping confined to the envelope flap.]

Supplies I used to make this card --

Stamps:  Hello Cupcake (Sale-A-Bration); Inks:  Call Me Clover, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Lovely Lipstick; Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Blender Pen; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

Card Measurements --

Thick Whisper White:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length

My second project is a cute birthday tag to attach to a gift package or gift bag.  Alert!!  This project uses a boatload of punches.

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This tag begins with a cardstock base of Thick Whisper White cardstock.  The Tailored Tag punch was used to punch 7 tags from a 6" x 6" piece of Highland Heather Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper.  If you look at the bottom edge of the tag, you can see that the tags were arranged on the tag front so that the ends of two tags line up with the center point of the tag above it and below.  A smidge of white space is visible between the tags to break up the patterns.  Note that there will be overhang all around the tag base--just trim it off with Paper Snips using the edge of the tag base as a guide.  Punch one end of the tag base with the Scalloped Edge Tag punch. 

A piece of Highland Heather cardstock was punched with the Starburst punch and adhered near the bottom edge of the tag.  The "Happy Birthday" greeting from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Lemon Lime Twist ink and punched with the Classic Label punch.  A piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock was also punched with the Classic Label punch and layered under the punched Whisper White so that a thin bit of Lemon Lime Twist is visible at the bottom left and bottom edge of the Whisper White.  The tags were then adhered near the bottom edge of the Highland Heather Starburst punch.  

The cupcake base was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Crumb Cake ink.  The thin strip of cake/icing stamp was stamped directly above the cupcake base using Lemon Lime Twist ink.  The combined image was cut out with Paper Snips and adhered to the Highland Heather Starburst immediately above the "Happy Birthday" tag.  The swirled icing image was stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Lemon Lime Twist ink, cut out with Paper Snips, and adhered over the top of the cupcake base using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The smallest size of Pearl Basic Jewels were added to the icing image to create sprinkles.  The tag was finished with a length of Lemon Lime Twist ribbon from the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (another Sale-A-Bration item!).

Supplies I used to make this project --

Stamps:  Hello Cupcake (Sale-A-Bration), Itty Bitty Greetings; Inks:  Crumb Cake, Lemon Lime Twist; Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White, Highland Heather, Lemon Lime Twist; Designer Series Paper:  Gingham Gala 6" x 6"; Embellishments:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (Sale-A-Bration); Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Classic Label punch, Scalloped Tag Topper punch, Starburst punch, Tailored Tag punch, Stampin' Pierce Mat

Project Measurements -- 

Thick Whisper White:  2" x 4-1/4"; Highland Heather:  2" x 3"; Lemon Lime Twist:  1" x 3"; Whisper White:  1" x 3", 2 @ 2" x 3"; Gingham Gala 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper:  6" x 6"; Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack:  9"

My third project uses the stamp set to create a birthday card with a fun fold.

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This card begins with a card base of Thick Whisper White cardstock (4-1/4" x 11").  The card is scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length to fold the card in half.  Then the bottom edge of the card front was folded back to the center fold (or score at 2-3/4" from the bottom edge and fold back to the fold line at the center).

The large and small scribble flower images were randomly stamped on a piece of Daffodil Delight Gingham Gala 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.  The Designer Series Paper was matted with a slightly larger piece of Balmy Blue cardstock.  A piece of Balmy Blue ribbon from the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (Sale-A-Bration) was wrapped around the Designer Series Paper/Balmy Blue cardstock and knotted near the left edge.  The Designer Series Paper/Balmy Blue cardstock were adhered at the center of the folded back flap of the card front.

The "Sprinkled With Love" greeting was stamped near the bottom edge of a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Early Espresso ink.  The cupcake base was stamped immediately above the greeting using Crumb Cake ink.  The thin strip of cake/icing was stamped immediately above the cupcake base using Balmy Blue ink.  The Whisper White cardstock was matted with a slightly larger piece of Early Espresso cardstock.  The left 1/3 of the focal point was adhered to the folded back flap of the card front centered along the fold line.  The swirly icing image was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Balmy Blue ink.  The sprinkles were stamped on top of the icing using Early Espresso ink.  The swirly icing was cut out with Paper Snips and adhered above the cupcake base using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was stamped with the "Celebrate Your Day!" sentiment using Early Espresso ink near the upper left center.  The large and small scribble flowers were randomly stamped along the right edge using Daffodil Delight ink.

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The large and small scribble flowers were randomly stamped across the Medium Whisper White Envelope flap using Daffodil Delight ink.  [Note:  Place a scrap piece of paper between the envelope flap and body of the envelope to keep the stamping contained to the envelope flap.]

Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Hello Cupcake (Sale-A-Bration); Inks:  Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso; Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Early Espresso, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Gingham Gala 6" x 6"; Embellishments:  Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (Sale-A-Bration); Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Stampin' Pierce Mat; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

Card Measurements -- 

Thick Whisper White:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Balmy Blue:  2-1/2" x 4"; Early Espresso:  2-5/8" x 3-5/8"; Whisper White:  2-1/2" x 3-1/2", 1-3/4" x 2-1/2"; Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper:  2-1/4" x 3-3/4"; Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack:  9"

I hope you were inspired to give add the Hello Cupcake stamp set to your Sale-A-Bration Wish List.  You can earn the Hello Cupcake Sale-A-Bration stamp set for FREE with a merchandise order of $50 USD. 

Now it's time to see more of the great items you can earn for FREE during Sale-A-Bration.  If you are traveling forward through the hop, click on the Next button below to see Kris' projects using the Butterfly Elements.

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Inky Friends Blog Hop -- Thankful For ... Designer Series Paper

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Hello!  Welcome to the Inky Friends Blog Hop where each of the hop participants has identified a Stampin' Up! item that they are "Thankful For...".  I'm sharing my thankfulness for Stampin' Up!'s wonderful Designer Series Paper.  To see the lineup of awesome Stampin' Up! Demonstrators participating in the hop, click here.  All of the stops on the hop are linked in a circle.  If you are traveling forward through the hop, you've arrived from Cindy's blog where she is sharing her thankfulness for AquaPainters.  If you are traveling backwards through the hop, then you're arriving from Sharleen's blog where she's sharing her thankfulness for the Making Everyday Bright stamp set.  

One of the best features of Stampin' Up!'s line of products is the color coordination.  This means that for a specific Stampin' Up! color, that color is the same whether you are looking at ink (Classic Stampin' Pads, Stampin' Blends, watercolor pencils, Stampin' Write Markers, etc.), cardstock, embellishments (ribbons, Stampin' Emboss powder, button, brads, etc.), or Designer Series Paper.  For Stampin' Up's Designer Series Paper, they take this color coordination a step further by ensuring that the designs and prints used in a specific package of Designer Series Paper coordinate for the group of colors used together in the paper pack.  For me, this is an awesome thing.  I just let the colors in the paper determine the colors I want to feature when I use that piece of paper to make a card, gift bag, tag, or scrapbook page.  I call this "letting the paper do the work".  To illustrate, let's look at the Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper.  The colors used for the prints in this amazing package of paper are:  Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Grapefruit Grove, Mint Macaron, Petal Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Tranquil Tide, and Whisper White.  Recently, I wanted to feature this paper and the coordinating stamp set, Rooted In Nature, for a stamp club project to demonstrate a technique using Stampin' Write Markers.  Here's the card I designed.

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However, I quickly realized that I with only two sheets of each print in the package of Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper, I had to come up with a couple of alternate versions of the card.  So I created a second card using the same color grouping of Garden Green, Old Olive, and Soft Suede.

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Since the first card featured a leaf print on the Designer Series Paper, I mimicked that by adding a randomly stamped leaf (using Soft Suede ink) on the wood grain paper used for this card.  But I still didn't have enough for all the folks in my Stamp Clubs.  So I created a third version of the card; but this time I had to adjust the colors.

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The colors for this card are Tranquil Tide, Shaded Spruce, and Soft Suede.  But it's still a leaf print and it's still the same tree image used and it's still the same markering technique.  The paper is "doing the work". 

So, here's how these cards were made:

  • The card front of the card base (Garden Green for the first two cards or Tranquil Tide for the third card) was embossed with the Big Shot using the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • The Designer Series Paper was matted with a slightly larger piece of Soft Suede cardstock
  • Two pieces of Crumb Cake Classic Weave ribbon were folded in half with the loops extending beyond the top left edge of the Designer Series Paper/Soft Suede panel.  The ribbon ends were adhered behind the panel using Scotch tape.  The panel was then adhered to the card front with the top, right, and bottom edges of the panel 1/4" from the top, right, and bottom edges of the card front
  • For the first two cards, the leafy area of the tall tree image (Rooted In Nature stamp set) was covered with Old Olive ink using the side of the brush tip of the Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker.  For the third card, Tranquil Tide ink was used
  • For the first two cards, Garden Green ink using the side of the brush tip of the Garden Green Stampin' Write Marker was applied to random areas of the leafy area and along the straight line at the bottom of the tree trunk.  For the third card, Shaded Spruce ink was used
  • Soft Suede ink using the side of the brush tip of the Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker was applied to the trunk areas running through the center of the leafy areas and to the tree trunk.  Note that the brush tip of the Soft Suede marker will pick up the green inks already on the stamp surface and carry them along the tree trunk.  This is OK.  In fact, it's great because tree trunks are generally a mixture of browns and greens.  To remove any remaining green ink on the brush tip, just squiggle the brush tip on a scrap piece of paper until it shows only Soft Suede
  • Huff on the stamp image to remoisten the ink and stamp on Very Vanilla.  Mat the Very Vanilla with a slightly larger piece of Garden Green (for the first two cards) or Tranquil Tide (for the third card) to create the focal point.  Adhere the focal point to the Designer Series Paper with the left edge of the focal point 3/8" from the left edge of the Designer Series Paper and 5/8" from the top and bottom edges of the Designer Series Paper
  • For the first two cards, use the side of the brush tip to ink the Be Strong (Soft Suede) Be Happy (Old Olive) Be You (Garden Green) image.  Huff on the stamp to remoisten the ink and stamp on Very Vanilla.  Using Paper Snips, cut each rectangle and adhere near the bottom right of the focal point using Foam Adhesive Strips.  For the third card, use  Soft Suede (Be Strong), Tranquil Tide (Be Happy), and Shaded Spruce (Be You) 

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The inside sentiment area of the first two cards was lined with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  The "You Are Wonderful" image was stamped at the upper center using Soft Suede ink.  The tree image, colored with Old Olive, Garden Green, and Soft Suede Stampin' Write Markers (using the same process used for the focal point) was stamped at the lower left corner of the liner (with part of the left side of the tree stamped off the side of the liner to leave more room to write).  

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For the first two cards, the tree image was colored with the Old Olive, Garden Green, and Soft Suede Stampin' Write markers (using the same process used for the focal point) and stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.

The inside sentiment area and envelope of the third card is the same as the first two cards except that the tree is colored with Tranquil Tide, Shaded Spruce, and Soft Suede markers.

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Card Measurements --

Garden Green/Tranquil Tide:  4-1/4" x 11"; Soft Suede:  3-1/8" x 5-1/8"; Very Vanilla:  2-1/4" x 3-3/4", 1-5/8" x 2", 4" x 5-1/4"; Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper:  3-1/2" x 5", Crumb Cake Classic Weave ribbon:  2 @ 2-1/2"

Another example of the Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper in action are these cards designed for a blog hop in August.  The papers used feature the colors of:  Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Grapefruit Grove, Mint Macaron, and Petal Pink.

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You can see that just like in the cards above, the Designer Series Paper is "doing the work".  This time the colors in the paper determined the colors I used for the accents around the greeting:  Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron, and Petal Pink for the card on the left, and Blackberry Bliss, Grapefruit Grove, and Petal Pink for the card on the right.  I have to say that I would never have come up with these color combinations on my own, but they are just yummy!  For more information about how these cards were made, click here.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  To continue the hop, click on the NEXT BLOG button to go to Sharleen's blog or the PREVIOUS button to go to Cindy's blog.

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Supplies I used to make these cards -- 

Stamps:  Rooted In Nature; Inks:  Soft Suede; Stampin' Write Markers:  Regals (Garden Green, Old Olive), Neutrals (Soft Suede), 2017-2019 In Color (Tranquil Tide); Cardstock:  Garden Green, Soft Suede, Tranquil Tide, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Nature's Poem; Embellishments:  Crumb Cake Classic Weave ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Foam Adhesive Strips; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Multipurpose Platform, Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope


Inky Friends Handmade Holidays Blog Hop -- Making Christmas Bright

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Welcome to the Inky Friends Handmade Holidays Blog Hop featuring items from the Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog.  If you're like me, you've found loads and loads of Holiday wonderfulness in the catalog but may be wondering what you could make with these great stamp sets.  Stampin' Up! includes photos of great projects, but I'm always looking for more ideas.  This blog hop will certainly provide some great crafting inspiration.  To see the line up of the very talented Inky Friends Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who are participating in this blog hop, click here.  However, all of the posts for this blog hop are linked via NEXT and PREVIOUS buttons below, so you can start here and continue right through the hop.

Since I was a little girl, I have always loved strings of Christmas lights.  All the bright colors running along the edge of the roof, winding through the Christmas tree, framing the picture window, twinkling in the outdoor greenery.  These days the big bulbs have been replaced by tiny LED lights that are brighter, but for some reason I still like the large bulbs--even if they aren't as energy efficient.  When I first opened this stamp set, I thought about the colors I wanted to use for the bulbs and it occurred to me that the 2018-2020 In Colors of Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick, and Pineapple Punch were absolutely perfect!  

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This card begins with a card base of Call Me Clover.  The string of lights image was stamped across the card front repeatedly to cover the card front using Call Me Clover ink.  [Tip:  This stamp set is comprised of photopolymer images.  For best stamping results, place the Stampin' Pierce Mat below the cardstock.]  

A piece of Pineapple Punch cardstock was embossed in the Big Shot using the Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder--with the corrugation going vertical.  The embossed cardstock was adhered to the cardfront using Multipurpose Liquid adhesive with the top edge of the embossed panel 3/4" below the top edge of the card front and centered between the right and left edges of the card front.

The curved string image was stamped near the top of a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The four hanging stars image was stamped along the string using Pineapple Punch ink leaving space between the hanging lines for the bulbs.  The Whisper White cardstock was matted with a slightly larger piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock and adhered at the center of the embossed Pineapple Punch cardstock using Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.

The "merry" light bulb was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Lovely Lipstick ink, the "and" light bulb using Blueberry Bushel ink, and the "bright" light bulb using Call Me Clover ink.  The bulbs were punched from the cardstock using the Christmas Bulb Builder punch.  The light bulb cap was stamped three times on Silver Foil Sheets using Staz-On Jet Black ink.  The light bulb caps were punched with the Christmas Bulb Builder punch.  A light bulb cap was adhered at the top of each light bulb using a Mini Glue Dot.  The bulbs were "hung" on the string using Mini Glue Dots.  Blueberry Bushel Grosgrain ribbon was tied into a bow and adhered at each end of the string using a rolled up Mini Glue Dot.

The "Making Spirits Bright" greeting was stamped on a strip of Whisper White cardstock using Lovely Lipstick ink.  Paper Snips were used to cut the left end of the strip into banner tails.  The strip was adhered to the card front with the right end of the strip flush with the right edge of the card front and the bottom edge of the strip 1/2" from the bottom edge of the card front. 

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The "friends make the season shine" sentiment was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Blueberry Bushel ink.  The strings of small stars image was stamped along the left top edge of liner beginning at the left side and 1-1/2" toward the right edge shortening the length of the strings a bit with every stamping of the image.

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The "friends make the season shine" sentiment was stamped near the bottom center of the envelope flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using Blueberry Bushel ink.  The strings of small stars image was stamped across the envelope flap from the left to right edge of the envelope flap; shortening the length of the strings around the sentiment.  [Tip:  Place a scrap piece of copy paper between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope to keep the stamping contained to the envelope flap.]

One of the great things about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is that you have a community of demonstrators to tap into to share ideas.  This card was created for just that purpose:  as a swap card to share Holiday Catalog ideas with other demonstrators in my group (upline, downline, and sidelines).

Card Measurements -- 

Call Me Clover:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Lovely Lipstick:  2-3/4" x 3-3/4"; Pineapple Punch:  3-1/2" x 4-1/4"; Whisper White:  2-1/2" x 3-1/2", 1/2" x 3", 2" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; Silver Foil Sheets:  3/4" x 3"; Blueberry Bushel Grosgrain ribbon:  2 @ 8"

To continue the hop, click on the NEXT button to visit Sharleen's blog where she features Christmas projects using the Making Every Day Bright stamp set.  Or if you are moving through the hop backwards, then you'll want to click on the PREVIOUS button to visit Cindy's blog featuring fun Halloween projects using the Cauldron Bubble stamp set.

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Making Christmas Bright; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, Staz-On Jet Black; Cardstock:  Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, Whisper White, Silver Foil Sheets; Embellishments:  Blueberry Bushel Grosgrain ribbon; Adhesive:  SNAIL, Multipurpose Liquid, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Christmas Bulb Builder punch, Big Shot w/Multipurpose Platform, Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Inky Friends Design Challenge #10 -- Merry & Bright

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Welcome to Inky Friends Design Challenge #10.  Every 4th Friday of the month a new design challenge is posted.  This time around we are working with a color combination from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog on page 115 using the colors of Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, and Poppy Parade.

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Today's project uses the challenge colors to create a Christmas card using the Merry Christmas To All Bundle from the All is Bright Suite of products featured in the 2018 Holiday Catalog (pages 4 & 5).

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This card begins with a card base of Poppy Parade cardstock.  A panel of Granny Apple Green cardstock was embossed with the Big Shot using the Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The panel was matted with a slightly larger panel of Daffodil Delight.  [Tip:  Use Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive when adhering embossed panels to another piece of cardstock or Designer Series Paper.  This is important for two reasons:  1.  For embossed panels with large areas of raised embossing, it would be difficult to obtain a satisfactory adhesion with SNAIL; and 2.  Embossing folders break down the fibers of the paper that is embossed which may cause the fibers to break apart when the tape runner is rolled over the paper.]  Wrap a piece of Whisper White Classic Weave ribbon around the panels.  Place a piece of Daffodil Delight Double Stitched ribbon inside the first tie of the Whisper White ribbon and tie the Whisper White ribbon in a knot on the front with the knot slightly left of center.  The bottom edge of the ribbon is 1-1/2" above the bottom edge of the Granny Apple Green cardstock.  Adhere the panels at the center of the card front.

Apply Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to the back of three pieces of Poppy Parade cardstock.  Using the Big Shot, die cut the "Merry" thinlit from the Merry Christmas Thinlits for each of the Poppy Parade pieces of cardstock.  Remove the adhesive backing on one of the "Merry" die cuts and place the die cut over another one of the "Merry" die cuts.  Remove the adhesive backing from the remaining "Merry" die cut and place the die cut over the previously stacked "Merry" die cuts.  Remove the adhesive backing on the three stacked "Merry" die cuts and adhere the stacked die cuts to the card front at an angle in the area above the the ribbon.

Using Granny Apple Green ink, stamp the "&" and "Bright" images on Whisper White cardstock.  Using Poppy Parade ink, stamp the lined tag frame so that the "&" "Bright" is in the center of the frame.  Die cut the tag frame using the corresponding framelit from the Merry Christmas Thinlits.  Adhere the tag to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals with the right edge of the tag flush with the edge of the Granny Apple Green cardstock and the bottom edge of the tag 3/8" above the bottom edge of the Granny Apple Green cardstock.  [Tip:  The Merry Christmas To All stamp set is a photopolymer stamp set.  Therefore, for best stamping results be sure to place the Stampin' Pierce Mat below the item(s) to be stamped.]

Using Fine Tip Glue Pen, adhere white sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment across the card front.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The "Season's Greetings from our home to yours" was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Poppy Parade ink.  Using Granny Apple Green ink, stamp the large flourish below the sentiment.  Add the right and left-facing holly images to the flourish using Granny Apple Green ink.

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The large flourish image was stamped diagonally across the envelope flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope.  The "Merry" image was stamped above the flourish using Poppy Parade ink.  The "Christmas" image was stamped below the flourish using Poppy Parade ink.  The left and right-facing holly images were added to the flourish using Granny Apple Green ink.

So, are you inspired to create with this color combination??  I hope so!  And when you do, please share your creation with the Inky Friends!  Each challenge will run for two weeks and at the end we'll pick a winning project.  Here's how it works:

  1. Every 4th Friday of the month a new sketch can be found on the Inky Friends blog by clicking HERE
  2. Because this is a color challenge, the colors you must use are Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, and Poppy Parade (you can use compatible colors and add neutrals as needed)
  3. Create something new that has not been posted before
  4. Post your creation on your blog or online gallery and please provide a link back to our challenge to the Inky Friends blog – provide a direct link to your project or post to the Linky which you can find at the END of our Inky Friends blog post
  5. YOU HAVE TWO WEEKS TO PLAY ALONG – then the challenge will be closed and WE PICK A WINNER – it could be you!

I can't wait to see what you'll make!

Card Measurements -- 

Daffodil Delight:  4" x 5-1/4"; Granny Apple Green:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8"; Poppy Parade:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 3 @ 2" x 4-1/4"; Whisper White:  2" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; Whisper White Classic Weave ribbon:  14"; Daffodil Delight Double Stitched ribbon:  3"

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Supplies I used to make this card --

Stamps:  Merry Christmas To All; Inks:  Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade; Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Whisper White; Embellishments:  Whisper White Classic Weave ribbon, Daffodil Delight Double Stitched ribbon, Iridescent Sequin Assortment; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform and Multipurpose Platform, Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Merry Christmas Thinlits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Inky Friends Holiday Catalog Showcase -- Beautiful Blizzard

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Welcome to the Inky Friends Holiday Catalog Showcase Blog Hop featuring items from the Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog.  If you're like me, you've found loads and loads of Holiday wonderfulness in the catalog but may be wondering what you could make with these great stamp sets.  Stampin' Up! includes photos of great projects, but I'm always looking for more ideas.  This blog hop will certainly provide some great crafting inspiration.  To see the line up of the very talented Inky Friends Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who are participating in this blog hop, click here.  However, all of the posts for this blog hop are linked via NEXT and PREVIOUS buttons below, so you can start here and continue right through the hop.

I have two projects to share with you.  My first project features colors you wouldn't normally associate with a snowflake card -- Old Olive and Shaded Spruce.

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This project begins with the Silver Foil Edge Cards & Envelopes.  The center white area was removed from the card front (inside the silver border) using the Stampin' Trimmer.  A piece of Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper was die cut with the Big Shot using the Blizzards Thinlit.  The snowflakes were removed from the Designer Series Paper and set aside.  The paper was adhered to a piece of Silver Foil Sheets using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  The Silver Foil/die cut Designer Series Paper was adhered at the back of the remaining Silver frame of the card front using a thin line of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  [Tip:  When adhering the Designer Series Paper to the Silver Foil Sheet and the combined piece to the card front frame, use acrylic blocks to hold the pieces in place until the adhesive takes hold--just a couple of minutes.]

The "Snowflakes are Unique in their own beautiful way" sentiment was stamped on the removed white cardstock from the card front using Shaded Spruce ink and die cut with the Big Shot using the 2-3/8" circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  The sentiment was adhered at the center of a die cut circle of Shaded Spruce (2-5/8" from the Layering Circles Framelits).  A piece of Old Olive cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using the 2-3/4" scallop circle from the Layering Circles Framelits.  A piece of Silver Metallic Edge ribbon was folded in half and adhered across the center of the scallop circle with the tails of the ribbon extending to the left and the fold of the ribbon extending slightly on the right.  The white and Shaded Spruce circles were adhered over the scallop circle and ribbon using Stampin' Dimensionals.  Paper Snips were used to trim the ends of the ribbon.  Three of the small snowflakes from the die cut Designer Series Paper were adhered to the sentiment cardstock with Silver Metallic Pearls placed at the center of each snowflake.  The sentiment was adhered near the lower right corner of the card front.

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The "And You are extraordinary" sentiment was stamped at the upper center of the inside sentiment area of the card using Shaded Spruce ink.  The bunch of snowflakes image was stamped at the upper left of the sentiment using Old Olive ink.  The image was stamped again at the lower left using Shaded Spruce ink.  One large and two medium die cut snowflakes were adhered over the stamped snowflakes using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.

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The bunch of snowflakes image was stamped four times within the white area of the envelope flap of the coordinating Silver Foil Edge Envelope.

Card Measurements --

Old Olive:  3" x 3"; Shaded Spruce:  3" x 3"; Silver Foil Sheets:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8"; Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8"; Silver Metallic Edge ribbon:  9"

Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Beautiful Blizzard; Inks:  Old Olive, Shaded Spruce; Cardstock:  Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, Silver Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  Under the Mistletoe; Embellishments:  Silver Metallic Edge ribbon, Metallic Pearls; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Multipurpose Liquid, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Plate, Blizzard Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits; Other:  Silver Foil Edged Cards & Envelopes

My second project uses the Blizzard Thinlits die as an embossing plate.

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This project begins with a piece of Shimmery White cardstock cut to the same size as the Blizzards Thinlits die cut plate.  The die cut plate was used to emboss the cardstock with the following Big Shot "sandwich" (from bottom to top):  Big Shot Platform with Thin Die Adapter, Shim (included with the embossing mats), Foam Embossing Mat, cardstock, die cut plate with cutting edge facing the cardstock, White plastic cutting plate.  The embossed cardstock was matted with a slightly larger piece of Powder Pink cardstock and then adhered at the center of the Rich Razzleberry card front.  [If you zoom in on the picture you can see the embossing--no matter how I tried to take the photo, I could not seem to get the embossing to show up better.] 

A 1/2" strip of Whisper White cardstock was stamped with the Season's Greeting sentiment using Rich Razzleberry ink.  The bunch of snowflakes image was randomly stamped over the strip using Powder Pink ink.  Powder Pink Mini Ruffled Ribbon was adhered behind the upper and lower edges of the greeting strip and the greeting strip adhered across the lower part of the embossed cardstock using Stampin' Dimensionals.  Iridescent Sequins were adhered to the embossed cardstock and at the center of one of the snowflakes on the greeting strip using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The "Thinking of you with Love" sentiment was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Rich Razzleberry ink.  The bunch of snowflakes image was stamped at the upper left of the sentiment and at the lower right corner of the liner using Powder Pink ink.

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The "Season's Greetings" sentiment was stamped at the center of the envelope flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope.  The bunch of snowflakes image was randomly stamped over the envelope flap using Powder Pink ink.  [Tip:  Place a scrap piece of copy paper between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope to keep the random snowflake stamping contained to the envelope flap.]

Card Measurements -- 

Powder Pink:  4" x 5-1/16"; Rich Razzleberry:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Shimmery White:  3-7/8" x 4-7/8"; Whisper White:  1/2" x 3-7/8", 4" x 5-1/4"; Powder Pink Mini Ruffled ribbon:  2 @ 3-7/8"

Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Beautiful Blizzard; Inks:  Powder Pink, Rich Razzleberry; Cardstock:  Powder Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Shimmery White, Whisper White; Embellishments:  Powder Pink Mini Ruffled ribbon, Iridescent Sequin Assortment; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue Pen; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Multipurpose Platform, Embossing Mats, Blizzard Thinlits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

Now it's time to travel to the next stop in the blog hop, Sarah Wills, for her Signs of Santa projects.

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Or if you are traveling backwards through the hop, then you'll want to visit Twila Davis' projects featuring Dashing Deer.

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