Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – In The Pines Bundle

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Welcome to my blog and the latest Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!

The Artisan Design Team have created projects with products from the In The Pines Bundle.  This bundle consists of a stamp set called In The Pines and dies called Pine Woods.

This was one of the bundles I HAD from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalogue. The stamp set is a two-step stampin’ set, so perfect for quick projects. Combine that with the dies that cut everything out, you have ultra quick cards you can produce in your classes or to send at Christmas time.

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The first card I created is a square card that features pine trees, hills and an embossed background. I took a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and embossed it with the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder. I then stamped my trees with Black Memento Ink and took the matching stamp to add colour to the trees. The inks I’ve coloured my trees with are – Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzazz & Just Jade Inks. Once coloured I took the matching dies and cut them out.

There are two mountain dies in the set so I created to mountains – one in Soft Sea Foam Cardstock and the other in Whisper White Cardstock.  Between these layers I added another layer of Whisper White Cardstock that I tore to create a layer of snow.  I then added a strip of ribbon from the Flower for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack to add some interest. To finish off this card I added three Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

The second card I created also uses the In The Pines Stamp Set but this time instead of the two-step stamping, I coloured the trees with a combination of Blends (the colours I’ve used are listed below). Once the trees were cut with my Pine Woods Dies, I layered on my card with the same ribbon I used on my first card. This time I added three Blue Adhesive-Back Gems because I think they are so pretty!

For a different background on this card you will notice a mosaic effect look.  I decided to trim a Mosaic Gusseted Cellophane Bag and adhere with glue dots strategically placed under the dotted pattern on the bag. I actually like the look of the mosaic background and will try this again.


Thanks for looking at my cards. The next hop along the way is the wonderfully talented Nina Waldschmidt.  Nina and the team have created fabulous projects that will no doubt inspire you – click here or on the button below to continue along the hop.

2020 Artisan Design Team Roll

Caroline van der Straaten

Emma Goddard

Helene den Breejen

Jan Clothier

Lauren Alarid

Leah Fedynak

Manuela Geiswinkler

Marine Wiplier

Martha Groger

Martin Stone

Narelle Farrugia

Nina Waldschmidt

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Tammy Wilson

Zsuzsanna Balazs

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock,  Soft Sea Foam Cardstock

Stamp Set:  In the Pines Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Sahara Sand Ink, Pear Pizzazz Ink, Soft Sea Foam Ink, Just Jade Ink, Soft Sea Foam Blends, Just Jade Blends,

Other Products: Pine Woods Dies, Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack, Adhesive-Backed Snowflakes, Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems, Mosaic Gusseted Cellophane Bags, Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Curvy Celebrations

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The 2020 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team are back with an exciting hop for you. We’ve created projects featuring the Curvy Celebrations products. This new promotion features two early-release products from the January—June 2021 Mini Catalog, plus two exclusive products available for a limited time only!  As a demonstrator you are able to pre-order these products from 1st October 2020. If you’re like me, you’ll want to create projects as soon as possible to show your customers – so put in an order early to get creating.

Your customers can purchase Curvy Celebrations products beginning 3 November 2020. This promotion offers customers an opportunity to purchase early, gives them a first glance at the look and feel of the new mini catalog, and exclusive products perfect for Christmas crafting.

I’ve created a fun fold card that has both sides of the front panels cut with the Curvy Dies. I didn’t measure these, I just eye-balled what gap I would like and put it through my cutting machine.

The stamp set I’ve used for my card is the Quite Curvy Stamp Set. This stamp set combines perfectly with the Curvy Dies. I couldn’t resist adding two little birds (also from the Quite Curvy Stamp Set) as they are so darn cute!  The birds are stamped with Black Memento Ink and coloured really quickly with Crumb Cake and Highland Heather Blends.  The two little leaf stems are also made with the Curvy Dies.

I added a panel of Sahara Sand Cardstock to the left side of my card. This creates a flap that opens and also a base for the vines and leaves to be adhered to.  I used dimensionals to raise the vines up so that when the right side is closed, the vines hold the sentiment in place – you can see this in the photo above. I also added a strip of Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding to tie both sides together.

The vine image has been stamped twice and cut with the matching die from the Curvy Dies set. I’ve coloured the vines in Soft Sea Foam and Light Old Olive Blends. The flowers that I’ve added to my vine leaves are also from the Quite Curvy Set. These flower images have been coloured with Highland Heather Blends, trimmed and added along the vine leaves to add some colour.

I hope you like what I’ve created. Make sure you check out the amazing projects the team have created.  I know after you see their creations, you’re going to want to get your hands on these products, like yesterday!
The next Artisan Design Team Member on the hop is the amazing Nina Waldschmidt.  Click here or on the button below to continue the hop.

 

2020 Artisan Design Team Roll

Caroline van der Straaten

Emma Goddard

Helene den Breejen

Jan Clothier

Lauren Alarid

Leah Fedynak

Manuela Geiswinkler

Marine Wiplier

Martha Groger

Martin Stone

Narelle Farrugia

Nina Waldschmidt

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Tammy Wilson

Zsuzsanna Balazs

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Sahara Sand Cardstock

Stamp Set: Quite Curvy Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Sahara Sand Ink, Soft Sea Foam Blends, Highland Heather Blends, Crumb Cake Blends, Old Olive Blends

Other Products: Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, Dimensionals, Metallic Pearls, Curvy Dies

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Poinsettia Place Suite

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Welcome to the latest Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop.  This month we are showcasing projects we’ve made with products from the Poinsettia Place Suite.

All of the products in this suite are AMAZING! I’ve been making a heap of cards with the Poinsettia Place Stamp Set, so this time I wanted to show off the pretty and perfectly coloured poinsettias that you can trim from the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper pack.  I also trimmed the leafy stem and pine cones images from the DSP and adhered them to my card.  The large leaves that I’ve paired with my poinsettia are stamped with the leaf images from the Poinsettia Place Stamp Set. They’ve been coloured with my Mint Macaron Blends.

I cut the card base with a Rectangle Stitched Die and daubed Sahara Sand Ink on the Thick Whisper White Cardstock.To add some texture, I ran this piece through my embossing machine with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. I then added a combination of papers from the Poinsettia Place DSP pack. Once I was happy with the layering of my poinsettias and sentiment, I then took my favourite Braided Linen Thread and layered it amongst the flower and leaves. Three Gold Glitter Enamel Dots finished off this card.

Like my first card, my poinsettias are trimmed from the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper and the leaves are stamped from the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set.  For this card, I added some stamped holly berries that have been cut with the Poinsettia Dies.

The DSP I’ve added to the base of my card is also from the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper pack. I took a piece of Sahara Sand Cardstock and daubed the edges before using my fingernail to rough up the cardstock.  One Gold Enamel Glimmer Dot was added to this card.

For my third card, I created my own poinsettia’s by cutting some poinsettia die cuts with the Poinsettia Dies. I took my Water Painter and some Sahara Sand Ink and added colour to the die cuts, adding a darker shade to the centre of the flowers.  I couldn’t resist adhering Beaded Pearls to the centre of the die cuts to make them pretty and bling-y. I kept my layering simple with this card to let the poinsettias shine.

I hope you like the projects I’ve created with these products. Make sure you check out all the wonderful projects the team have created. The next hop along the way is my very talented friend Nina Waldschmidt with her creations. Click here to take you to her blog or on the button below.

2020 Artisan Design Team Roll

Caroline van der Straaten

Emma Goddard

Helene den Breejen

Jan Clothier

Lauren Alarid

Leah Fedynak

Manuela Geiswinkler

Marine Wiplier

Martha Groger

Martin Stone

Narelle Farrugia

Nina Waldschmidt

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Tammy Wilson

Zsuzsanna Balazs

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Sahara Sand Cardstock, Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper

Stamp Set: Poinsettia Petals

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Sahara Sand Ink, Soft Suede Ink

Other Products: Poinsettia Dies, Braided Linen Thread, Beaded Pearls, Mint Macaron Blends, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Peace and Joy Bundle

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Hello stamping friends. It’s time for the latest Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!

This month the team have created  projects using products from the Peace and Joy Bundle. This bundle is available to order form the August-December 2020 Mini Catalogue.  Having these products early means that hopefully I will be ready with all of my Christmas cards and gift packaging.

We have all created three projects using this fabulous bundle. For each of our projects, we have created the following:

  • One sample using the Peace and Joy Stamp set only.
  • The second project using dies only from the Joy Dies.
  • And the third with both the stamp set and the dies.

To create my first card, I stamped various leaves from the Peace and Joy Stamp Set in Soft Sea Foam and Just Jade Inks. To create the washed background, I took my Light Soft Sea Foam Blend and coloured some Whisper White Cardstock. As you can see, I cut this piece around a third of the way down and added a piece of Sahara Sand Cardstock and torn Midnight Muse Cardstock underneath it.

I’ve used a combination of sentiments from the Peace and Joy Stamp Set.  I really love this combo of a large script-y sentiment and a solid background with white typed sentiment. I added some Braided Linen Trim and layered my circles over the top.  I then took the fussy cut leaves, berries and adhered them around the main sentiment.  Three white gems from the Flowers for Every Season Gems finished off this card.

The second project I’ve made is a shaker card using the Joy Dies. I started off with cutting a square piece of Whisper White Cardstock and a solid sentiment die. By using the solid sentiment for the shaker window, this then allowed me to cut the thin sentiment in Midnight Muse Cardstock to layer over my window sheet. I’ve probably thrown in way too many sequins, from the Sequins for Everything pack, behind the sentiment. I always either have too many sequins and then the next time, not enough….

To pair with my first card, I added a washed background with the Light Soft Sea Foam Blend and added a torn strip of Just Jade Cardstock. I also used three gems from the Flowers For Every Season Gems to bling up my card.

For my third and final project, I added texture and interest to the background by cutting multiple sentiments in Whisper White Cardstock and adhering them to the card base. I cut two circles, one in Midnight Muse Cardstock and the other in Whisper White Cardstock, with the 2 1/4″ Circle Punch. Keeping off-cut strips of cardstock is so handy when you need to tie in colours to maintain a consistency with your projects. I’ve added a Just Jade Cardstock strip to this card.

Because I LOVE Braided Linen Trim as if it were one of my own children, I couldn’t resist adding it to this card too. For the sentiment, I used the solid and thin sentiments dies for this card. I also added a stamped sentiment because I liked the solid typed font.  I then repeated the stamping I did for my first card with the same leaves and colours. This time only one gem was added – didn’t want to overpower the stamping with too much bling!

I hope you’ve enjoyed the cards I’ve made using the Peace and Joy Bundle. I loved playing with these fabulous products, not only because they’re gorgeous, but it’s given me more cards that I’ve added to my Christmas card stash.

The next talented Artisan on the hop is the lovely Nina Waldschmidt.  Click here to take you to her blog or click on the button below.

2020 Artisan Design Team Roll

Caroline van der Straaten

Emma Goddard

Helene den Breejen

Jan Clothier

Lauren Alarid

Leah Fedynak

Manuela Geiswinkler

Marine Wiplier

Martha Groger

Martin Stone

Narelle Farrugia

Nina Waldschmidt

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Tammy Wilson

Zsuzsanna Balazs

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Just Jade Cardstock, Midnight Muse Cardstock, Sahara Sand Cardstock

Stamp Set: Peace and Joy Stamp Set

Ink: Midnight Muse Ink, Light Soft Sea Foam Blend, Soft Sea Foam Ink, Just Jade Ink, Blushing Bride Ink

Other Products: Joy Dies, Sequins For Everything, 2 1/4″ Circle Punch, 2″ Circle Punch, Braided Linen Trim, Flowers For Every Season Gems, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Window Sheet.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Blossoms In Bloom Bundle

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Welcome to my blog and the latest Stampin’ Up! Design Team Blog Hop!

This month we are featuring products from the really pretty Blossoms In Bloom Bundle. This bundle consists of the Blossoms In Bloom Stamp Set and the matching Many Layered Blossoms Dies.

 

I’ve created two cards with this bundle – my first card features both the stamp set and the dies and the second card features the dies.


For my first card I stamped the flower image in Pool Party Ink on Whisper White Cardstock.  I  took the outline flower die, the  stamped flower image and lined up my plate and only ran it through a part of the image.  This allowed me to create a partial die cut on the side of the image. I accentuated the partial die cut by raising this layer up, adding a strip of Basic Black Cardstock and a strip of Whisper White Cardstock that was embossed with the Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.

I ran a piece of Whisper White Cardstock with the outline flower die through my machine and layered this over the stamped flower image. To create a difference to the centre of the flowers, I cut another outline die cut of Copper Foil and trimmed the centre of them. I lined the centres up and adhered them to the middle of the blooms. A heat embossed sentiment with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Basic Black Cardstock was added to my card. The ends of the sentiment were trimmed and raised up with Dimensionals.

For my second card, I started off with an embossed piece of Whisper White Cardstock with my Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.  I daubed the background with Pool Party Ink and layered it over a piece of Basic Black Cardstock at an angle. I took the Many Layered Blossoms Dies and cut the inner flower with Whisper White Cardstock. I then took some Copper Foil and cut the outside layer. As the centre of the flowers popped out with the die cut, I cut small pieces of Basic Black Cardstock and put them behind the centre of the blooms.

I then heat embossed the sentiment (also from the Blossoms In Bloom Stamp Set) with Versamark and White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I had a Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding bow siting on my desk, so this was added along with three Flowers For Every Season Gems.

I hope you like what I’ve created with this bundle. I know you’re going to love what the team have made. The next person on the hop is the very talented Nina Waldschmidt. Click here to take you to her blog or click on the button below.

2020 Artisan Design Team Roll

Caroline van der Straaten

Emma Goddard

Helene den Breejen

Jan Clothier

Lauren Alarid

Leah Fedynak

Manuela Geiswinkler

Marine Wiplier

Martha Groger

Martin Stone

Narelle Farrugia

Nina Waldschmidt

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Tammy Wilson

Zsuzsanna Balazs

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Basic Black Cardstock, Copper Foil

Stamp Set: Blossoms In Bloom Stamp Set

Ink: Pool Party Ink, Versamark

Other Products: Many Layers Blossoms Dies, Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing Folder, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding, Flowers For Every Season Gems, Glue Dots, Dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Flowers for Every Season Suite

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I am so excited to share the cards I’ve made for the latest Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop.  You may’ve guessed that I LOVE anything floral, so when I saw that the suite we are featuring products from is the Flowers For Every Season Suite, I was beside myself!

All of my cards feature beautiful floral backgrounds. These floral backgrounds are from the Flowers For Every Season Memories and More Card Pack. I’ve cut them and created floating panels for each of them to showcase them with different layouts.

The first card I created features items from the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle.  In this bundle you get the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set and the Sunflowers Dies. The sunflowers in the stamp set are gorgeous and perfect for colouring.  I gave my petals colour with a combination of So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake and Smoky Slate Blends. The Smoky Slate Blends were added to the centre of the petals to add shadows and create depth to the images. Instead of adding green leaves to my card, I added Whisper White Cardstock leaves created with the Sunflowers Dies. The sentiment is from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set and it created the third panel on my card. The last embellishment I added to my card was a bow of Misty Moonlight/Silver Bakers Twine from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack.

As well as a background from the Flowers for Every Season Memories and More Card Pack, my second card features products from the Jar Of Flowers Bundle.  I added three strips of the M&MCP that have been raised with Dimensionals.  In the Jar Of Flowers Bundle you receive the Jar Punch that coordinates with the Jar Of Flowers Stamp Set.  The stamp set has a jar image as well as four posies of different flower types. The posy I’ve used on my card has been coloured with a combination of the following blends: Real Red, Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo & Smoky Slate Blends. I added a strip of hand cut Basic Gray Cardstock that I thinly trimmed with my scissors.  I roughed it up with my fingers and hope it resembles the stick type things that you get sometimes get in flowers…..

The jar image has been lightly coloured with the Light Petal Pink Blend.  I took some more Misty Moonlight/Silver Bakers Twine from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack and looped it around the jar twice and tied a knot. The sentiment is from the Celebrate Flowers Stamp Set and again, I have created floating panels by raising it with Dimensionals and adding it to the side of my card.

For my third and final card, I’ve used a combination of products from both bundles. For a different floating panels layout, I cut four rectangles of card from the Flowers For Every Season Memories & More Card Pack.  I added a strip of Whisper White Cardstock across the centre of the card – initially for a sentiment, but I couldn’t make a sentiment fit. So instead, I stamped a sentiment and quickly trimmed around the sentiment and layered it over the image.

The jar image has been stamped and coloured lightly with my Light Seaside Spray Blend.  I then took the Jar Punch and punched out the jar. The lid of the jar is stamped with Black Memento Ink and fussy cut out.  I cut a strip of Whisper White Faux Linen Ribbon and the Misty Moonlight/Silver Baker’s Twine and tied them around the jar. When you google “decorated mason jars”, I see a lot of them have flowers added to the side of the jar, so I added a sunflower image coloured with Flirty Flamingo and Real Red Blends. The straw-like images have been stamped with Real Red Ink and fussy cut out – I couldn’t resist adding them for some height and for some interest. Whisper White Cardstock leafy die cuts were adhered to the mix as I had them sitting on my desk left over from my first card.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the projects I’ve created. I know you’re going to love what the Artisan Team have made using these fabulous products from the Flowers For Every Season Suite.  The next hop along the way is my creative friend Nina Waldschmidt.  Click here to take you to her blog or click on the button below. Enjoy the hop!

2020 Artisan Design Team Roll

Caroline van der Straaten

Emma Goddard

Helene den Breejen

Jan Clothier

Lauren Alarid

Leah Fedynak

Manuela Geiswinkler

Marine Wiplier

Martha Groger

Martin Stone

Narelle Farrugia

Nina Waldschmidt

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Tammy Wilson

Zsuzsanna Balazs

 

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Flowers For Every Season Memories and More Pack, Basic Gray Cardstock

Stamp Set: Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set, Jar of Flowers Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Real Red Ink

Other Products: Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack, Jar Punch, Sunflower Dies, Stampin’ Blends – Real Red, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Crumb Cake, Seaside Spray & Real Red, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Make A Splash

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Can you believe it’s May already? I can’t. The Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team are hopping again.  The team are featuring projects that have been made with Hostess Stamp Sets from the Annual Catalogue.  I sometimes forget to look at these sets, so I have to remind myself to point them out to my hostesses and guests at the start of a workshop.

The set I got the pleasure of playing around with was the Make A Splash Stamp Set. Have a look at these cute lil fishies!

Check out the fun projects I’ve made with this set. My card and gifts cards feature watercoloured backgrounds with fussy cut fish and crab images raised up with dimensionals. I also took my Aqua Painter and flicked Bermuda Bay Ink to create ink splatters over each of the cards.

For my first card I created the watercoloured and ink splattered background.  I took my Heat Tool and quickly dried off the cardstock. Because the fibres in cardstock loosens once wet, I needed my Stamparatus to stamp the fishbowl image with Black Memento Ink. The image didn’t quite come out dark enough on the first go, so I was able to re-ink the stamp still on the Stamparatus and stamp again. This time it was dark enough to stand out against the Bermuda Bay watercoloured background.

I then stamped the plant images with Bermuda Bay Ink and fussy cut them out. The fish image has been stamped in Crumb Cake Ink and also fussy cut out.  I love my Braided Linen Trim and couldn’t resist adding this under my sentiment. I roughed up the ends of the trim and stuck it down with Glue Dots.  I had an off cut piece of Bermuda Cardstock laying on my desk.  I tore the edge of this and adhered it to my cardstock base. Three Rhinestone Basic Jewels finished off this card.

My little set of gifts cards are 7cm and 7cm in size. I created them with the same watercoloured background and fussy cut images. Braided Linen Trim was also added to these cards, because I’m addicted to it and I couldn’t help it. I added a mix of all the images with the various sentiments in the Make A Splash Stamp Set. These gift cards would be perfect to make at a workshop. They are quick and easy to put together and would wow your hostess with watercolouring and flicked background techniques.

I hope you’ve liked the projects I’ve made and I have inspired you to create your own fishbowl and fish-y themed cards. The next hop along the way is the talented Nina Waldschmidt. Click here to take you to her blog and make sure you check out all the wonderful projects the team have created.

2020 Artisan Design Team Roll

Caroline van der Straaten

Emma Goddard

Helene den Breejen

Jan Clothier

Lauren Alarid

Leah Fedynak

Manuela Geiswinkler

Marine Wiplier

Martha Groger

Martin Stone

Narelle Farrugia

Nina Waldschmidt

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Tammy Wilson

Zsuzsanna Balazs

 

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Bermuda Bay Cardstock

Stamp Set: Make A Splash Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Bermuda Bay Ink, Crumb Cake Ink

Other Products: Braided Linen Trim, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Glue Dots, Dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team – Country Club Suite & Mountain Air Bundle Blog Hop

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Welcome to April already and welcome to the latest Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop.  This month the team have created projects showcasing products from the Country Club Suite and the Mountain Air Bundle. I’ve made two cards this month – both with the fabulous argyle print DSP from Country Club Designer Series Paper.

Masculine cards don’t come to me as easy as feminine cards,  However, I was surprised to find that it didn’t take too long at all to come up with these cards. Must’ve been the great products I was working with! 🙂

My first card was made mostly with goodies from the Country Club Suite.  I wanted to show off the wooden elements from the Country Club Elements pack. Even though I wanted to use them all, I only went with two so as to not overload the card. I used the golf club and the argyle type edgelit in my layering.  The two Smoky Slate Cardstock trees have been cut with the Majestic Mountain Dies. The golf ball image has been stamped in Black Memento Ink and coloured with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush – the photo doesn’t show how glittery the ball is though….. I added a little bit of colour to the grass with my Call Me Clover Blends. Basic Black Twine, from the Country Twine Combo Pack, was roughed up on the ends and layered under the sentiment – the sentiment is also from the Clubhouse Stamp Set. All of my layering is attached to a Whisper White Cardstock die cut with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.

When it came time for a second card, I reached for the argyle print DSP again so that it tied in with my first card. I’d planned to run a class with these cards and by keeping the products the same, I won’t have to carry too items along – hopefully I’ll be seeing my class girls together again soon to run this class…..

I also wanted to demonstrate a different style of folded card.  This card opens under the label dies where the Basic Black Cardstock meets the Whisper White Cardstock. The card edges are held together with the tip of the WW die cut and the Basic Black Twine.  I punched two holes on the Smoky Slate Cardstock die with the Label Me Fancy Punch and threaded the Basic Black Twine through them and adhered it to the right side of the card.  The WW die cut has been stamped with the trio of birds stamp from the Mountain Air Stamp Set and adhered to the left side of the card.

Another way I matched this card to the first card was by using the same tree die cuts from the Majestic Mountain Dies. This time I cut them out of Bermuda Bay Cardstock.  The sentiment I’ve adhered to this card is from the Golfhouse Stamp Set.


As you can see, the card opens under the Stitched Nested Labels Dies. It’s a really easy fold and the card is held closed by the die cut and knotted twine.

The inside of my card was decorated with a strip of the DSP, a sentiment and the birds from the Clubhouse Stamp Set.  I always keep off cut strips of DSP just to decorate the inside to coordinate with the card front.

I hope you like the projects I’ve created. Make sure you check out the whole hop and see all the gorgeousness the team have created.  The next hop along the way is the talented Nina Waldschmidt.  Click here to take you to her blog or on the button below.

2020 Artisan Design Team Roll

Caroline van der Straaten

Emma Goddard

Helene den Breejen

Jan Clothier

Lauren Alarid

Leah Fedynak

Manuela Geiswinkler

Marine Wiplier

Martha Groger

Martin Stone

Narelle Farrugia

Nina Waldschmidt

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Tammy Wilson

Zsuzsanna Balazs

 

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Country Club Designer Series Paper, Bermuda Bay Cardstock, Smoky Slate Cardstock, Basic Gray Cardstock

Stamp Set: Clubhouse Stamp Set, Mountain Air Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Call Me Clover Blends

Other Products: Country Club Elements, Country Club Twine Combo Pack, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Label Me Fancy Punch, Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush, Majestic Mountain Dies

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team – Ornate Garden Blog Hop 2

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Welcome to my blog!  The Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team have are hopping again with projects created with the Ornate Garden Suite.  This suite has been available to demonstrators to buy for a couple of weeks now.  But as of 1st April, 2020, customers can now order this suite or any of the products separately!  This suite is an early release from the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue – so make sure you take advantage of getting your hands on these goodies before the cattle comes out!

This is our second hop creating projects using the gorgeous products from this suite.  The cards I made for the previous hop can be seen by clicking here.

My previous projects featured the amazing floral image from Ornate Garden Stamp Set and Ornate Border Dies.  This time I wanted to change things up and feature the Ornate Layers Dies with the Ornate Garden Stamp Set.

The products in this suite really are versatile. The samples I’ve created show how you can keep a card quite simple by letting the image be the main focal point and how you can a create a layered and more detailed card by adding diecuts to the image.


The first card I created has a strip of the pretty gold embossed Mint Macaron DSP, from the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper, along one side.  I kept the card pretty clean as I wanted the detailed image from the Ornate Garden Stamp Set do all the work.  The flowery image has a variety of blooms and leaves.  I added colour to the flowers with a combination of Purple Posy, Highland Heather and Smoky Slate Blends. The leaves have been coloured with my Mint Macaron and Smoky Slate Blends.  I tend to use my Smoky Slate Blends to add shadows and definition to creases of the images, but this time I also coloured the smallest flowers with them.

The sentiment I added to my card is from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set.  I used the smaller sentiment as I didn’t want to cover up too much of the image. I spent way too long colouring to hide my work!  I added a diecut from the Ornate Layers Dies in Whisper White Cardstock under the image.  This diecut has been cut in half with just the edges peaking out from under the cluster of flowers.  I added some Gilded Gems, three as always, to add some bling to my card.

The second card I created is layered and features die cuts from the Ornate Layers Dies as well as some of the pretty DSP I added to my first card. I like to create cards in ranges and keep them consistent.

I took some Purple Posy Cardstock and diecut the first layer.  The die I used gives the cardstock a really pretty frame around the edge. I added another diecut cut with Whisper White Cardstock and layered it under the image.  The image has again been coloured with a combination of Blends.  The sentiment I added to my card is simple and one that I could give to so many people in my life at the moment.  Because of the many details on this card, I only added one Gilded Gem.

I hope you like the cards I’ve created using the products from the Ornate Garden Suite.  Don’t forget this is a special early release suite from the upcoming catalogue. It feels a bit spesh to be able to get a sneak peak of a catalogue item this early!

The next hop along the way is the talented Nina Waldschmidt.  Click here to take you to see her gorgeous projects or click on the button below.

2020 Artisan Design Team Roll

Caroline van der Straaten

Emma Goddard

Helene den Breejen

Jan Clothier

Lauren Alarid

Leah Fedynak

Manuela Geiswinkler

Marine Wiplier

Martha Groger

Martin Stone

Narelle Farrugia

Nina Waldschmidt

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Tammy Wilson

Zsuzsanna Balazs

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper, Purple Posy Cardstock, Highland Heather Cardstock

Stamp Set: Ornate Style Stamp Set, Ornate Thanks Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Blends – Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate, Highland Heather, Purple Posy, Black Journaling Pen

Other Products: Gilded Gems Embellishments, Ornate Layers Dies, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team – Best Dressed Suite & Sale-A-Bration Second Release Blog Hop

Hey Everyone

It’s time for another Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Hop.

Sale-A-Bration is an exciting time of the year—and it just got even better with more fantastic products to
earn! More products mean more creative possibilities to experiment with!  Sale-A-Bration would have to be my favourite time of year. For every AU$90 I spend from the Annual Catalogue or the January – June Mini Catalogue, I earn a free Sale-A-Bration item! Who wouldn’t love free product just for doing what I normally do?  Spending is pretty easy with the current catalogues we have.

Sale-A-Bration is available until 31st March and now there’s more items to choose from with a Second Release Brochure. The Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team have created one project using products from the January – June Mini Catalogue and the second project showcases items from the second release earned during the SAB period.

The card I created on the left has been made with the following items from the Mini Catalogue:

  • Dressed To Impress Stamp Set $31.00.
  • Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ .Designer Series Paper $20.00
  • Best Dressed Tassels $14.00
  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock $14.25
  • Petal Pink Cardstock $15.25
  • Petal Pink Ink $13.00.

By buying these products and spending AU$90, you then qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item free.  You can choose your free item from the first or second Sale-A-Bration brochure.

To create my card, I stamped one of the background stamps from the Dressed To Impress Stamp Set with Petal Pink Ink.  I then fussy cut a combination of flowers and perfume bottles from the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment I’ve added to my card is from the Dressed To Impress Stamp Set also.  The sentiment has been stamped in Black Memento Ink. I added a strip of Petal Pink Cardstock under the sentiment to tie all the colours together.  One of the Best Dressed Tassels finished off my card.

For my second card I added a flower from the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper. This pack of DSP is the item that I earned free for spending $90 before 31st March. As you can see, I fussy cut the flower and leaves directly from one of the papers. This pack of DSP is perfect for the avid crafter! The images and patterns on this DSP are perfect for adding colour to.  You can sponge, brayer, daub or use your Blends like I’ve done.

The flower is coloured with my Petal Pink Blends and the little buds are coloured with my Calypso Coral Blends.  I gave the leaves some colour with both of my Old Olive Blends. The bottle of perfume is from the Dressed To Impress Stamp Set. It’s been coloured with my Petal Pink Blends and Smoky Slate Blends.  You can’t quite see it in the photo, but I also gave some glitter to the lid of the bottle with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. I had one fussy cut bloom left over from my first project, so I added it to near the lid of the bottle.  To be consistent, and to tie it in with my first card, I added a Best Dressed Tassel to my perfume bottle.

Dont forget! The Sale-A-Bration earning period ends on March 31, 2020. To get your hands on these products, make sure you get your order in by then.

The next amazing Artisan Design Team member on the hop is the talented Nina Waldschmidt.  Click here to take you to her blog, click here or on the button below.  Make sure you check out the whole hop to see the wonderful designs the team have created.

2020 Artisan Design Team Roll

Caroline van der Straaten

Emma Goddard

Helene den Breejen

Jan Clothier

Lauren Alarid

Leah Fedynak

Manuela Geiswinkler

Marine Wiplier

Martha Groger

Martin Stone

Narelle Farrugia

Nina Waldschmidt

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Tammy Wilson

Zsuzsanna Balazs

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper, Petal Pink Cardstock

Stamp Set: Dressed To Impress Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Petal Pink Blends, Old Olive Blends, Calypso Coral Blends

Other Products: Best Dressed Tassels, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle