Artisan Design Team – Sale-A-Bration Coordination Blog Hop

Hey Everyone

Welcome to my blog and the latest Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop.  Our hop feature products from the Coordination Product Release. This release is available for everyone (demonstrators and customers) to order now. These products will only be available until 31st March, so you might want to put in an order soon.

The cards I created on our last product release hop featured the Nature’s Thoughts Dies. Those dies paired with the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set. To see my previous post using these products, click here. I fell in love with the font in the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set ,so it was the one I reached for last week to add to cards for out latest hop. I felt this sentiment worked really well for my get well cards.

The cards I’ve created for this hop feature the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper from the product release.  This pack of DSP has gorgeous colours, patterns and images on the reverse side that coordinate with various punches.  Can’t tell you how happy I was to find that the Umbrella Builder Punch coordinates with the umbrella images on the DSP! The punch also cuts the handle of the umbrella on the DSP. So that means no fussy cutting which saves time and allows you more time to keep creating!

The first card I created is a square card that features the pretty gingham DSP in the background.  I then added four squares of Whisper White Cardstock and punched three different coloured umbrellas.  The sentiment and a Basic Rhinestone finished off this card.

The second card also features the Blushing Bride gingham DSP. I punched one umbrella and handle for this card.  Behind the umbrella I daubed the Whisper White Cardstock with Balmy Blue Ink and dropped some water directly to the cardstock to create an interesting background. You may notice the handle is longer on this second card. To extend the length of the handle, I cut it through the centre, moved it apart and layered the sentiment over the top to hide the join.  Three Basic Rhinestones finished off this card.


The next hop along the way is the fabulously talented Nina Waldschmidt.  Click here to take you to her blog or click on the button below. Make sure you check out the whole hop to see what samples everyone has created with all the products available.

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, Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper, Blushing Bride Cardstock

Stamp Set: Positive Thoughts Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Balmy Blue Ink

Other Products: Umbrella Builder Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Daubers

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #420

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Are you looking for inspiration for a card layout? Pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what fabulous sketch the talented Jennifer Timko has designed.  The past 419 sketches are there in case you’re needing ideas for a layout.

Here’s this weeks sketch:

I haven’t created a square card in ages!  I love this design and my card came together in no time.  The stamp set I’ve used on my card is a Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Lovely Lily Pad Stamp Set.  The lily has been stamped with Black Memento Ink and has been coloured with my Purply Posy and Highland Heather Blends.  I added some leaves from the To A Wild Rose Stamp Set and gave them some colour with my Mint Macaron Blends.  I wanted to add some texture to the background, so I took the closest embossing folder to hand, which happened to be the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder.  The Purple Posy DSP I’ve used in the background is from the Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper pack.  I wanted to use a long thin sentiment, so I found one in the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set that worked perfectly.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created amazing cards using the sketch. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #460

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge for you is to:

I really don’t experiment at all with emboss resist, so challenges like these are great to test me and push me out of my comfort zone.

I started my card by stamping the Happy Birthday sentiment from Perennial Birthday Stamp Set multiple times on my Stamparatus in Versamark Ink.  I then sprinkled over White Embossing Powder and set it with my Heat Tool.  I took my dauber and Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather Inks and created the ombre effect background. When I was happy with the background, I took a piece of cloth and wiped over the background to created the emboss resist effect.

I took off cut pieces of Highland Heather and Bermuda Bay Cardstocks and layered them over the background.  I embossed a circle punch with my Tin Tile Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and placed this over the strips of cardstock.  I then stamped the flowers and leaves from Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and watercoloured them with Bermuda Bay and Pear Pizzazz Ink.  After fussy cutting them out, I then layered them around my sentiment – also from Perennial Birthday Stamp Set.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful cards using this technique.  Make sure you head over to the challenge by clicking here and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Stampin’ Up! Artisan Team Blog Hop – Everything is Rosy

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Welcome to another Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop.  This hop the Artisan Design Team are focussing on the most amazing set of coordinating products.  These products are called Everything Is Rosy Product Medley.

I can’t tell you how excited I was to receive these beautiful products.  The colours, the ribbons, the stamps, the papers, the dies, the foil paper……….basically EVERYTHING in this box is stunning!

Don’t wait until tomorrow to order as these products will only be available to demonstrators and customers to order for the month of May.  I’m pretty sure these beautiful products will be snapped up in no time.  You don’t want to miss out on touching these pretties in real life.

In this Medley you receive the following exclusive products:
* Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c
* Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8″ x 1″ (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
* 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 6″ x 6″ rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
* Printed die cuts—2 sheets
* Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
* Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4″ (6.4 mm)
* Melon Mambo 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
* Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
* Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

For a little while now, I’ve been a lover of white on white as you all know, but these papers were singing to me and I’ve added a few of them to my cards to show you how pretty they are.

For my first card, I stamped the flowers in Mambo Melon and the leaves in Night of Navy Inks. For the centre of the flowers, I stamped So Saffron and Black Memento Inks.  I am loving that the sentiment I’ve used has the word pretty in it, as this is the word that I described this whole medley – PRETTY.  The sentiment has been stamped in Night of Navy Ink and die cut with my Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  The large DSP circle was cut with my 2 ½” Circle Punch.  I couldn’t decide which ribbon I loved best, so I added both! Easy to do, right?, when they’re both so lovely!  My Basic Pearls have been given a little sponging treatment with the uber gorgeous Rose Gold Shimmer Paint.

My second card (I think my favourite of the three…..) has the most GORGEOUS Melon Mambo and Rose Gold Foil pattern through it.  I added thin strips of Night of Navy Cardstock on either side of the DSP and placed it on the left side of the card base.  I added a 2 ½” Whisper White circle, a strip of Night of Navy DSP offcut from my first card and again, both ribbons are adhered under the sentiment. Would you believe that the flowers and leaves I’ve used on this card aren’t stamped images? Yep, they are printed die cuts! All you have to do is pop them from the sheet they come in and stick them to your card!  I’ve adhered mine with Dimensionals to give them a little height.

The third card I created was made with a wedding in mind.  I leave a lot of white space on wedding cards to give it that whole elegant feel.  Also a white on white card really lets the images and elements you add really pop. For this card, I created a frame with my Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and raised it up with some Mini Dimensionals.  I added a strip of DSP, ribbon and the Rose Gold Die Cut with sentiment stamped directly to the die cut.  I cut some Whisper White leaves with my Everything Is Rosy Dies and placed these under the Printed Die Cuts.  I then placed three Basic Pearls coloured with the Rose Gold Shimmer Paint.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects. The next hop along the way is Rochelle Blok – her cards are always amazing and so very striking.

 

Angela Meiritz-Reid

Ashley Van Camp

Aurélie Fabre

Emma Goddard

Jackie Aitken

Jennifer Picard

Kaylee van Es

Lauren Alarid

Maike Beimler

Manuela Geiswinkler

Mikaela Titheridge

Narelle Farrugia

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

 

Products Used:

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Night Of Navy Cardstock

Stamp Set: Everything Is Rosy

Inks: Black Memento Ink, Night Of Navy Ink, Melon Mambo Ink, So Saffron Ink

Other Products: Everything Is Rosy Product Medley, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Basic Pearls, Mini Dimensionals, Dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #354

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I’m back tonight with another card.  This time I’ve created a card for the newest sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch has been designed by Linda Callahan – a talented card creator who creates the most gorgeous and witty cards.

Christmas cards seem to be my thing at the moment – probably because of the new products I received in my last Stampin’ Up! order.

I was thinking I might make a series of these cards for my Christmas class.  So quick and easy to put together and the only stamping is the sentiment.  The stamp set the sentiment is from is called Merry Christmas To All.  I ran my deer die, from Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies, through my bigshot and then raised is up with Dimensionals.  The background is embossed with my Tin Tiled Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder.

The strips of designer series paper are from Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper.  The thin strips and the embossed background give me the fullness I like to my cards.  I then added some gold sequins and a bow made with thin Gold Ribbon to my deer.

I love the cards the Clean Team have created with Linda’s sketch.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #251

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It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our hostess is the fabulously talented and very sweet Cindy Hall.  Here’s her great sketch that I love because it has layers!!!

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I adore these sweet little flowers from Stampin’ Up!s Swirly Bird and I’ve teamed it with leaves from Flourish Thinlit Dies.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Birthday Blososms.  Here’s my card:

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As always the team will inspire you with their cards. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #219

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It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch hostess is the extremely talented Cindy Hall.  I just love everything she creates. Take a look at her sketch:

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I’ve been waiting for a balloon stamp set and matching punch forever and finally Stampin’ Up have made one.  The stamp set is called Balloon Celebration and it’s available in the current Occasions Catalogue. I was super excited when I opened the cattie and saw it in there!  The sentiment I’ve used is a 2016 Sale-A-Bration set called Perfect Pairing. Here’s my card:
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The Clean Team have provided wonderful inspiration for you so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #195

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Whenever I need a little inspiration to create a card, I find a a great sketch as my starting point.  Like this weeks fabulous sketch at Freshly Made Sketches that’s been designed by the talented Kim Singhdahlsen. This one’s a keeper for sure!

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I created this card for one of the girls at work who is retiring after being with us pretty much forever. I love it when a card comes together with ease. I was able to bang this one out in less than 1/2 an hour (that’s pretty good for me!).  The image and sentiment I’ve used are from Stampin’ Up! Hostess sets called Best Thoughts and Happy Birthday Everyone.  The “Thanks” sentiment is made with a die from Greetings Thinlits. The designer series papers are from Everyday Chic DSP.  I think I have every Black & White/Cream DSP pack that Stampin’ Up! has made!

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The team has (as always) created wonderful cards to inspire you – head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

The Paper Players Challenge #248, TGIF Challenge #6 & Pretty Pink Posh Watercolour Challenge

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The card I created today is different than I normally make. It has a bit of watercolouring (something I don’t do very often) and not many layers (something I do less often than watercolouring!).

I’m entering my card into three challenges – The Paper Players Masculine Themed Challenge, TGIF Watercolouring Challenge and Pretty Pink Posh’s Watercolour Blog Hop.

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To create my card I lightly watercoloured my background with Night of Navy & Pear Pizzazz Ink.  I then stamped the boat image from Stampin’ Up!s Moon Lake and coloured the tree with my blender pen and boat with Blendabilities. Because the lack of layers was doing my head in I actually coloured a second boat, fussy cut it out and raised it up with dimensionals – you can’t really tell this by my photo though. Here’s my CAS card:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #211

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I’m on fire with posts over the last 24 hours – I’m up to my fifth one!  Love being on hols as I can head out to my craft room and play when I want!  Paula has given a a fabulous sketch this week at Just Add Ink – take a look:

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I decided it was time to make a baby card – here’s what I came up with:

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The Design Team have created gorgeous cards with Paula’s sketch – head over to the challenge and take a look.  We’d love you to play along too!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle