Friday, June 23, 2017

Daisy Delight is Back! - A Simple Thank You

Hello from Texas!  We have moved from Minnesota to Texas this week and after 2 days of driving, I'm pretty exhausted.  We have yet to close on our new home, so I know I will be even more tired next week when we move in.

But I wanted to bring some good news to you!
The Daisy Delight Bundle is back in stock!  This set has been very popular and because the Daisy Punch has been on backorder, many have been anxiously awaiting to order it.  I cannot say how long this will last in stock, so if this is something you'd like, make sure you get your order in.

Here is a card I made with the set that is very simple.

I love all the little wild flowers in the set.

I hope to have my craft room set up by next weekend and be able to stamp some more for you.  I have lots of new goodies I cannot wait to play with!

Have a wonderful weekend!


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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Gift Bag - SU! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

Hello there!  I'm so glad you stopped by for today's Artisan Design Team blog hop!  We are a group of 20 global demonstrators that represent Stampin' Up! on a monthly basis (hopping on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month).  If you need to translate for your language, I recommend using google translator.  If you have any questions on any technique or product that you see, feel free to ask any of us!

I'm so excited with the projects I made using the (gorgeous) Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, Happy Birthday Thinlits Die and all of the coordinating products.  You can buy the stamps and thinlit seperately or bundle and save 10%!

Let's take a look, shall we?

While cleaning out my craft room, I found this tall gift bag that I thought would be perfect for a bottle of wine (which I also found in my pantry while packing).  1 - I don't drink, and 2 - I'm pregnant, so win win!  This was a perfect way to regift a bottle of wine for a friend's birthday coming up!

Since the bag was pretty boring on it's own, I decided to decorate the front with 2 different colors/prints of the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper, Happy Birthday Thinlit Die (layering with both Berry Burst and Whisper White carstock), one of the cute Berry Burst Mini Gift Bow, a Fresh Fig Mini Tassle (from the Eastern Elegance suite) and some of the new Gold Mini Sequin Trim!  Lots of beautiful product that really makes this bag special!

I also decided to stamp all over some tissue paper with the cute floral stamps from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set using Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist inks.  I splattered a little Fresh Fig ink too with an Aqua Painter and tied the bag together with some Lemon Lime Twist 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon.

Now for the coordinating card.  You almost don't need a card with a fun gift bag like this, but you have to write on something, right?

I decided to use the same flower and leaf stamps from the tissue paper.  I stamped on the stitched circle and the background at the same time to give it a cohesive look after adding some dimension with the scalloped circle.  I used the Layering Circles Framelits and some Fresh Fig Cardstock and bumped it up off the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The "you look gorgeous!" sentiment is framed with a stamp that also coordinates with the Classic Label Punch.  For the gold splatter, I took some Multipurpose Liquid Glue and watered it down with my Aqua Painter.  (You don't want to add too much water - just enough that you'll be able to "flick" the tip of the brush and splatter the glue - otherwise you will get wet spots on your card front.)  Once the glue is splattered, add some Gold Emboss Powder and heat it with your Heat Tool.

I added more of the Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP along the side of the card.  This paper is so gorgeous in person and a bonus is that the back of the paper is just like the retired Kraft cardstock - so I absolutely love it!  I added some more of the Gold Mini Sequin Trim and 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon in Berry Burst.

The final products look perfect together!  I can't wait to give this to my friend!

I hope that you make your way around the entire hop!  If you came from the wonderful Dani Dziama, thank you for continuing on to me!  Next up is my talented friend from New Jersey - Jennifer Sootkoos!  Click the next button below to see what she has created.

And as always, you can find the full list of products used and the entire lists of the Artisan Design Team members blogs below.

Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Allison Okamitsu
Aurelie Fabre
Cathy Caines
Dani Dziama
Holly Stene
Jennifer Sootkoos
Jessica Winter
Katy Harrison
Kimberly Van Diepen
Louise Sharp 
Maike Ulbrich
Martha Inchley
Mercedes Weber
Mindy Bingamon 
Miriam van Eyden
Paula Dobson
Rochelle Blok
Shannon Lane
Sylwia Schreck 
Tanya Boser 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Good Luck Grad! - Introducing Going Far & Hello Friend

Hello friends!  I hope you are doing well.

This morning I made a quick graduation card for a gathering we are going to tomorrow.  I misplaced the graduate's invitation, so I don't know her school colors.  So I decided I would just do something fun and a little less traditional for a graduation card.  The sketch is a stretch - but inspired by the sketch challenge at The Global Design Project.  It's been months since I've participated in a challenge on any blog and a sketch is the easiest kind to jump back in with!

The sentiment is from a new set called Going Far and the background is stamped with various stamps from the Hello Friend stamp set (which coordinates with a beautiful card kit in the new catalog!)

I really like this moroccan tile background stamp (in Peekaboo Peach) - I really was anxious to see this on paper.  I decided to stamp the wreath in Emerald Envy with Sweet Sugarplum flowers.  I originally thought of stamping this on a separate circle and layering this - but I'm glad I didn't - that way I can still see the Peekaboo Peach detail.

If you know me, you know I love lots of layers and details.  I added pearls, twine, some new 3/8" Emerald Envy Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.

I also added a little Soft Sky splatter with an Aqua Painter (not sure if you can see that in the picture).

Overall, I'm pretty pleased with this card.  Sometimes it can be a little difficult coming up with ideas for brand new stamp sets.  My suggestion is to start out simple and add more as you go.

Hope you have a great weekend!

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