2020 Backstage

2020 Backstage

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

ICS Blog Hop: Whale Done


Hello, and welcome to the August Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! We are so glad you are hopping along with us. 

 

This month, our theme is "Punch It Out". The projects you will see will all include some of the awesome Stampin' Up! punches. Hopefully, we can inspire you to get your punches out and do some creating! 




I used the Whale Builder Punch, the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, and our 2 1/4" Circle Punch on my card. I also used the Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper from the recently released August-December Mini Catalog. I love the sparkle of the Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper!! And I used the Fine Tip Glue to cover the whale to give him a glossy wet look. 



Don't forget your card inside, and envelope:



Leave me a comment, and then follow the hop to see what the others have been inspired to share with you!! The talented Darla is up next, let's go see what she has for us!!


Monday, August 3, 2020

IDEAS Blog Hop: Positive Thoughts



Hello crafters!  I'm so excited to share our August IDEAS Blog Hop with you today. Our theme is:  Floral Fun – Simple and Stepped Up Cards. Our tutorial is full of amazing cards that start with just Stamps, Ink & Paper (SIP), and then those that are a little or a lot more stepped up. I used the flower from the Positive Thoughts Bundle for my cards. 

This graphic is a sneak peek at the some of the August projects in our bundle. This looks so beautiful, like a flower bouquet!


And now, I am going to show you my SIP card, but the two stepped up ones will remain a mystery, until you purchase the bundle! 


What additional things could you think of to dress this one up? I wonder if we thought alike?! Would love to see what you come up with. 

This month's bundle features over 60 pages, 11 designers, and since each tutorial showcases at least two cards, and most have three, that is a lot of cards to choose from! Would you like a copy of the tutorials for these projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact me.  There are several ways to acquire our IDEAS tutorial bundle:

1. Place a minimum $35 order here with my online host code: NPFH796W

2. All my team members get it for free, join here

3. Purchase it for $15; PayPal, Venmo, or Zelle. \

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, or their participating demonstrator, to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support!

Now click on the arrow to see Odette's fun creations! 

Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

 





Manic Monday


Tuesday, July 28, 2020

PPP Blog Hop: Summer Nights



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 February Paper Pumpkin Kit: Summer Nights.

 

This month's kit made 9 postcard style cards, 3 each of 3 designs, AND 9 cute little tealight bags! Here are the cards as designed:



I took one of the tealight bags, and cut the front off of it, so I could use the "burst" as a template. I then sponged a variety of colors on the front of a white gift back using sponge daubers, so it would look like fireworks going off. 


I cut one of the postcards down to make a tag, and then added the tissue paper from the Paper Pumpkin kit wrapping for inside the gift bag. I like how it turned out! It will be a fun gift bag to fill for my friend with a summer birthday!


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 Tricia's blog to see what fun she has created to share with you!

 

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


Until next time...Happy Craftin'!


It's time to celebrate the everyday champions in your life! Join us and use the August Paper Pumpkin kit to show appreciation for the "World's Greatest" at making our lives better!


Click here to subscribe with me, if you don't have a demonstrator! 


Monday, July 6, 2020

IDEAS Blog Hop: Lovely Labels Pick a Punch




Hello crafters!  I'm so excited to share our July IDEAS Blog Hop with you today. We are featuring projects with punches! We have so many fabulous new punches, and some great ones that carried over! Our tutorial is full of amazing creative ideas from 14 demonstrators from all over the world! Yes, we have added some new demonstrators to our fun group! Which means you get more project ideas!


This is a fun fold design with the new Lovely Label Pick a Punch, which is what I used on my actual project.  My actual tutorial design is secret and exclusively shared in the tutorial, but I wanted to show you yet another idea to use this punch!! It is a goodie; one you will want it in your craft arsenal!


I love that the punch has 3 different sizes so it makes the perfect layered label! And it makes two different style labels! 




Each tutorial designer features at least one project this month, 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.  I offer  three options to acquire our IDEAS tutorial bundle:

1. Place a $35 order with my online host code, shop here, using Host Code 6BEK2HXC

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

3. Purchase it for $15.

 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!


I hope you enjoy the my project. Please leave comments before you hop to the next one. Now, go with me to Sherry's blog and see what she has done with circle punches!
 

Manic Monday


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

ICS Blog Hop: Tasteful Touches Bundle



I am so happy that you could join us on the June Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! 


This month, we are focusing on our favorite bundles in the new 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. I chose the Tasteful Touches Bundle. I seem to use it quite a bit, but it is so easy to create with!

I chose a new (to me) fun fold. It is called the Building Block Fun Fold. Once you get the initial scores and cuts done, it goes together pretty easy. 


Here is the top view, so you can see how it looks from that angle. 


And the flower is so pretty cut out and colored with the Wink of Stella. Love the sparkle it adds!


Leave me a comment, and then follow the hop to see what the others have been inspired to share with you!! The talented Sharon is up next, let's go see what she bundle she has used, and what she has created with it!!


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

PPP Blog Hop: Box of Sunshine



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: Box of Sunshine.

 

This month's kit makes 8 cards, 2 each of 4 designs. It includes lots of extra items to create your own additional cards....along with stuff to decorate the unique Paper Pumpkin box so you can pass it along to a friend, sharing some sunshine with them! 


Here are the cards as designed:



For my alternate project, I wanted to make something other than a card, and settled on a banner. This turned out so bright and cheery! I love it! 


Unfortunately, I couldn't get a great photo of the banner, so I took some individual ones of each element. The only things I added were some Thick Whisper White card stock, the Gold Edged Ribbon, and a "friend" sentiment from a past Paper Pumpkin kit.




Glad you could join us, and hope you have been inspired to get your kit out and create, Once you have your card(s) made, fill the box with all things yellow to send to a friend! Click on the pumpkin below and hop on over to Darla's blog to see what fun she has created to share with you!

 

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


Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

ICS Blog Hop: Field of Flowers


Thank you for joining us on the Inspire Create Share Blog Hop. This month, to celebrate a new catalog and one of the things we love about a new catalog, we are featuring the 2020-2022 In Colors! Stampin' Up! gave us some terrific colors this year, don't you think?!


I couldn't decide on which color to showcase, so I showed them all. Everything about this card is new stuff, except the Thick Whisper White card base and the Whisper White layer. The punches, the Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the ribbon, all new!! And you can start ordering this stuff now too!! 

Without further ado, here is my card:


The little flowers were a happy accident. I punched the first flower out of a scrap of the DSP, and it had the polka dot in the middle. I liked how it looked, so made sure to get the polka dot in the center (or close to it) of all of the little flowers. They are just the sweetest and so easy if you use the Confetti Flowers Border Punch, that coordinates so nicely with the Field of Flowers Stamp Set. So well, in fact, you can get them as a bundle and save 10%!

I know, I cannot wait to see how the other bloggers have used the new In Colors, and I hope you will hop along with me to check them out. If you are inspired and see some projects you love, please leave us a comment. We so appreciate your support! Click on the next button to see what Deb has created for you!!



Monday, June 1, 2020

IDEAS Blog Hop: Tasteful Touches


Hello crafters!  I'm so excited to share our June IDEAS Blog Hop with you today. We are featuring projects that highlight the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog that goes live on June 3rd. Yes, in 2 days!! Our tutorial is full of amazing creative ideas!  For my tutorial, I used the "In Good Taste" Suite. 

The below graphic is a sneak peek at the some of the projects in our June IDEAS Tutorial Bundle.


My actual tutorial designs are exclusively shared in the tutorial, but I m sharing the same type of card just using different product with you today. 

My card is a fun fold called an Open Book Easel Card. My friend, Claudia, shared the project with me and then, she showed me and some others on our team how to make it. I, in turn, wanted to share it with you all, cuz it is so clever!! 



The book folds down to be a little flatter. But it is not one to go into a regular envelope, or it may be squished. 

What do you think of it? Want to see another? Buy the tutorial and you will! You will also get the step by step instructions. measurements (imperial and metric) and color photos, too.

Each tutorial designer features at least one card and one 3D project, some include multiple projects. You are getting over 20 project ideas for one low price. Would you like a copy of the tutorials for these projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact your participating demonstrator or me.  I offer three options to acquire our IDEAS tutorial bundle:

1. Place a $35 order with my online host code BJ7FDMAV. Shop here

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

3. Purchase it for $15.

 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, or their participating demonstrator to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support!

Now, leave a comment, and then click on the arrow to see what Janey has to share with us!

Until next time...Happy Craftin'!