Tuesday, July 13, 2021

ICS Blog Hop: Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper


Hello, and welcome to the July Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! Thank you for hopping along with us!! 

July's theme is "Fun with Designer Series Paper". Did you know that select packages of Designer Series Paper (DSP) is on sale for the month of July? You can get a pack of for less than $10.

 Here is the list of those on sale:

I chose to use the Beauty of the Earth DSP. Isn't gorgeous?! I love the prints and the color combinations!

I made a Tri Fold card, because I like how it showcases both sides of a piece of DSP. And, it also uses almost every inch of a 6" x 6" piece of paper. I love minimal waste, especially when it comes to my Stampin' Up! DSP!

I hope you like the card, and enjoy the rest of the hop! Leave me a comment, and then click on the "next" button to see which fabulous DSP the talented June has selected to use, and what she created with it. Keep following along on the hop to see what the others have been inspired to share with you!! Then, grab some of these DSP packs before the sale ends!!

Until next time...

Happy Craftin!

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Iconic Dies - Day 5

Here is the final card I made using the Iconic Dies, page 163 of the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. These dies are so versatile. They can be paired with most any sentiment. I truly think they are overlooked in the catalog. There are only 3 samples made using them. I hope you will check them out!!

Here are the 5 cards I made using them during my June Creative Crafternoon's:

How fun are these?!! Go ahead, grab a set and let me see what you come up with!

Until next time...
Happy Craftin'!

Monday, July 5, 2021

IDEAS Blog Hop: Hand-Penned Petals

Hello crafters!  I'm so excited that you are here to participate in our July IDEAS Blog Hop today. We are featuring projects that highlight the amazing suites in the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. Six of the ten suites are showcased in this month's bundle!

Here is a graphic that shows a snippet of one of each demonstrator's projects:

I chose the Hand-Penned Suite. I love the line art images that can be colored in using a variety of mediums, ink, pencils, chalks, or Blends, and using a variety of techniques. The Dies, they cut out the flowers and leaves,  so no fussy cutting is needed. The Designer Series Paper is gorgeous with its soft colors, flowers on one side, and patterns on the other; it can be used with more than this suite. The pretty Genial Gems, with the gold running through them, finish the suite off nicely.

So, while, my actual tutorial designs are secret and exclusively shared in the bundle, I do have another project to share with you. It was made using the same products as my bundle projects.

Hope you like it my bonus project! 

This month's bundle is over 40 pages of 
amazing creative ideas, and includes designs by 10 global demonstrators. That is a minimum of 20 projects as each designer features at least one card and one 3D project, some include multiple projects. 

Would you like a copy of the tutorials for these projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact your member demonstrator or me.  There are three options to acquire the IDEAS tutorial bundle from me:

1. Place a $35 order online with my host code, click here.

2. It is free for all of my team members, join here.

3. Purchase it for $15 USD. (PayPal or Venmo, accepted)

 Once you have received the tutorials, please remember not to share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your use. If you know someone that would like to purchase the bundle, please direct them to me to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support!

Now click on the arrow to see MaryKate's peachy project!


Tuesday, June 29, 2021

PPP Blog Hop: Expressions in Color


Welcome to the monthly Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop. We love Paper Pumpkin and love to share our enthusiasm for this monthly box of fun and creativity with you. The Paper Pumpkin kit is designed so you can follow the instructions provided in the kit to make the projects, or use the supplies as a starting point to let your creativity run wild (as we have!) Hop along with us, as we will share alternate ideas on how we used the June Paper Pumpkin Kit: Expressions in Color.


This month's kit coordinates with the Expressions in Ink Suite, found on pages 96-97 in the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. It was designed to make 9 cards, 3 each of 3 designs. Here are the cards as designed:

If you have followed my blog, you will know that I love making little boxes from the Paper Pumpkin card fronts. So, true to form, I had to use this beautiful card front for my alternate project. 

I cut apart the vellum flowers, and using the Blending Brushes, colored the backside of them. I used Wink of Stella on the front of the flower. It did take awhile for it to dry, and the picture doesn't really show it. 

Here is the box inside: 

Everything came from the kit, except some ink colors and the Blending Brushes. I had to improvise on a punch for the finger hole on the front of the box, since we no longer carry circle punches. I used the hump in the heart punch, and it worked beautifully! Where there is a will, there is a way!!

Since I had some pieces left over of the flowers, and the other vellum piece, I used the remnants to make a card. It also uses everything from the kit. 

I am glad you could join us, and hope you have been inspired to get your kit out and create. Click on the pumpkin below and hop on over to Cheryl's blog to see how she has used this kit to express herself!


It would be awesome if you leave a comment on our projects along the way!! 

Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Iconic Dies - Day 4

This card using the Iconic Dies, page 163 of the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, and several of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP) patterns. 

These dies are so versatile. They can be paired with most any DSP and any sentiment. 

I love how the little bird looks cut directly from DSP. 

Wonder what other dies would look great cut from DSP?

You will have to wait until next week for the 5th and final card in this series, as I have been showcasing them on my Facebook page, as a live video weekly, and the last one doesn't air until next Tuesday. 

Until next time...

Happy Craftin'!

Friday, June 25, 2021

Iconic Dies - Day 3

 Me again, with another card featuring the Iconic Dies. See them on page 163, of the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. This is a super simple card, and doesn't take much supplies, but I love the cut out fern and how the Designer Series Paper shows through.

Hope you are enjoying the different cards using these dies. Let me know when I have convinced you to purchase them, lol!

Wonder what other images could be used like this?

Until next time...
Happy Craftin'!

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Iconic Dies - Day 2

 Here again to showcase the Iconic Dies, page 163 of the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. These are only used like 3 times in the catalog, and do not coordinate with any stamp set, so just seem to get lost. I saw them and saw all the potential, so am trying to raise awareness.

Here is my 2nd card:

Love these little mushrooms!!

So many other fun images!

Enjoy, and until next time...
Happy Craftin'!