First Friday's Blog Hop - Fall

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Gourd Goodness Stampin' UP!Hi Everyone! Double excited..why? Not only is it First Fridays Blog Hop day but also the first day everyone can order from the new Holiday Catalog! Yippee!!

Our theme this time is Fall. And for me, nothing kicks off my fall decorations like sitting out gourds and pumpkins. And the NEW Stamp Set, Gourd Goodness screams fall to me!

  Gourd Goodness Stampin' UP!And seriously, how good is this Burlap Background Stamp? So good! Gourd Goodness is a 2-Step Stamp Set - you stamp the bottom image then layer another image on top of it! The pumpkin images are 1 stamp. I created a mask of the pumpkins using a Post-It Note.  Here's the steps to create the layered look.

With the pumpkin background image - ink in Pumpkin Pie - Stamp off on a scrap piece of paper. Without reinking, stamp on project. 
With the pumpkin top image - ink in Pumpkin Pie and stamp over the background image.
Cover pumpkin image with Post It mask (needs to be thin paper).
Right gourd - bottom image with Crushed Curry ink - stamp so image overlaps mask so it looks like it's behind the pumpkin. Stamp top image with Pear Pizzazz.
Left gourd - bottom image with Pear Pizzazz, top image with Pumpkin Pie.

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Cardstock Measurements:
Pumpkin Pie Cardstock 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 for base
Crushed Curry 4x5-1/4
Pear Pizzazz 3-7/8 x 5-1/8
Very Vanilla 4 x 51/4
Use largest die from Lots of Labels and die cut Soft Suede
With 2nd large die from Lots of Labels, die cut Very Vanilla

General Instructions:
Stamp gourd images on die cut Very Vanilla as per above. Layer on Soft Suede. With 1/8" hole punch - punch holes and tread twine thru and tie a knot.
With Soft Suede ink, stamp Burlap image on Pear Pizzazz cardstock. Layer with Crushed Curry and add to card base. 
Stamp sentiment and punch out with 1-1/4" Circle Punch. Layer on 1-3/8" Circle Punch ed circle from Soft Suede. Layer all stamped pieces with Stamin' Dimensional foam dots.
Add Wink of Stella on gourds for a subtle, shimmering look.

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Now it's time to check out the next awesome Hopper, Michelle!

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And all the First Friday Blog Hoppers!

Dawn Griffith
Tracy Bradley
Dee Slater - You are Here
Michelle Veller
Davette Strange Miller
Debi Galloway

 

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2017 Stamp-A-Palooza!

2017 Stamp-A-PaloozaHi Everyone! We are THRILLED to offer our 2017 Stamp-A-Palooza! 

It features products from the upcoming Holiday Catalog by Stampin' UP!

What’s Included:

  • 5 Make & Takes – Fall and Winter projects will be featured using products from the 2017 Stampin’ UP! Holiday Catalog!
  • Shipping Included for Palooza in the Mail (Kit to Go)  OR Box Lunch, Drinks & Snacks for in-person attendees
  • Prize Patrols – Everyone wins one! Prize Patrol is a hand-made gift using new products!
  • Display Boards - Pictures will be available for Palooza in the Mail
  • Optional Swapping with other Attendees * In Person Only
  • Online Access to videos and tutorials
  • Event Bag for your goodies!
  • Pillow Gifts! just to keep the fun coming :)
  • 2 BONUS Make & Takes - Short and Sweet and Easy to Replicate!
  • All Attendees gifts - We want to spoil you!

Cost is $65 and you can read more details and register HERE!

 

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First Fridays Blog Hop - Designer Paper Showcase

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Hi Everyone! Welcome to our First Fridays' Blog Hop!

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We each picked a Designer Paper to show you a few projects! I choose the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack - in comes in a 6x6 stack size. The design is actual wood that's photographed. It's AWESOME. If you struggle for that masculine touch, this pack is perfect for that!

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First is my card which pairs copper accents with a Wood Textures Designer Paper. I so will be using copper and wood! The woodgrain sheet I choose looks exactly like my paper storage shelf it's sitting on!

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 Here I stamped  image from Wood Words in VersaMark and used Copper Embossing Powder to heat set the image on one of the light wood textures from the pack.  I also stamped the sentiment and embossed as well then punched out with the 1" Circle Punch. Next layer on top of a 1-1/4" Early Espresso Cardstock. Die cut copper foil sheet using stitched shapes framelit.  Add some Copper Metallic Ribbon for the finishing touch!

Cut Materials:
Whisper White Cardstock 8-1/2 x 5-1/2
Early Espresso Cardstock 4 x 5-1/4
Wood Textures Designer Paper 3-3/4 x 5

 

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 Next is a teeny tiny treat box! You can get 2 out of (1) 6x6 sheets! They hold 1 or 2 kisses or fill with a snack pack of loose M & M's. This pack will go a long way if you need or want to mass produce a little wintery treat!

I have them decorated with the Card Front Thinlits - which you can buy separately or part of a bundle THIS MONTH - it's part of an early release special! It's part of the Carols for Christmas Bundle.

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How to make:

Start with a 3x6 sheet of Designer Paper. Score along the 6" side at 1-3/8, 2-3/4, 4-1/8 & 5-1/2

Turn and score at 1" along the 3 " side.

Position the section with the 1/2 section on the right side as shown above. Cut out the bottom , lower right section and angle cut the section. Add tear and tape. Cut up to the 1" score line creating 4 tabs at the bottom. Flip over and add tear and tape to one of the bottom tabs.

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 Connect the sides with the tear and tap tab and fold the bottom flaps together - save the bottom tap with the tear and tape until last.

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Pinch in the sides. Now you are ready to fill with a treat then keep closed with a Gold Library Clip! Die cut images. Add embossing paste to tree. Stamp and punch sentiment using Tabs for Everything stamp set and the 1/2" Circle Punch.

 Here's a tutorial on how to make!

 

Let's Keep Hopping! Up Next is Tracy!

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Dawn Griffith               

Dee Slater - You Are Here 
   
                     
Tracy Bradley                   

Michelle Veller                    

Davette Miller                    

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First Fridays Blog Hop - Coffee Cafe' Bundle

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Hi Everyone! Welcome to our First Friday's Blog Hop! This month's theme is sharing a new BUNDLE from the 2017-18 Stampin' UP! Catalog. My 2 projects feature the Coffee Café Bundle.

First is a tag you can make with the largest coffee cup die. Tie it to a coffee drink for a thank you gift! How to make a tag that opens up so you can jot a little note on the inside - other materials:

  • Whisper White Cardstock 6x3 folded in half to make a 3x3 notecard
  • Garden Green and Early Espresso Classic Ink
  • Big Shot and optional Magnetic Platform
  • Multipurpose Glue and Mini Dimensionals
  • Linen Thread
  • Crumb Cake 3/8" Classic Weave Ribbon
  • Classic Label Punch
  • Crimped tool

General Instructions: Stamp the cup image so the top is off the fold line of the notecard. Die cut with matching cup die making sure the top of the die is past the fold line (see pictures below). Stamp lid with Early Espresso and die cut. Stamp sentiment with Garden Green and die cut. Punch classic label and run through crimper. With 1/8 hole punch - punch hole in lid. With Linen Thread, tie tag to ribbon.

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Next I have a great card to give to a friend!

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Materials:
Soft Sky Cardstock 4-1/4 x 11
Pear Pizzazz Cardstoc 4 x 5-1/4
Chocolate Chip 3-3/4 x 5
Coffee Break Designer Paper 3-1/2 x 4-3/4
Whisper White Cardstock for the inside 4" x 5-1/4

Make 2 coffee cups -
With Basic Black Archival Ink - stamp lid on Vellum Cardstock, the cup on Soft Sky Cardstock, and the whip cream on Whisper White. Die cut images.
Die cut straw out of Whisper White. With Pear Pizzazz ink, stamp straw stripes. Cut straw in half.
With 1/4" hole punch, punch holes in lid. Straws go into hole from top.
With Early Espresso Cardstock, die cut 2 cozy wraps. Add heart images from Corrugated Elements.

Layer front of card - assemble cups - add sentiment for inside of card.

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Up next is Dawn! Please visit all the hoppers! (Note - if you are visiting early Friday am..there may be a few glitches in the links. Click on the next person until they are worked out!)

Dawn Griffith - Up Next!
Michelle Veller
Tracy Bradley
Davette Strange Miller
Carla Perea
Dee Slater - YOU ARE HERE

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Team Swap Cards - June '17 Theme: Fun Folds

VID03156Hi Everyone! Last month our team got together to make shoe box swaps with the theme FUN FOLDS. Since it was just our local teammates swapping this month, we did it shoe box style. We each bring supplies for others to make our swap card.

 I have a video at the end of this post so you can see the cards in action! Here are the Doll's designs!

 

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Summer's Fan Fold with Flaps Card

Above is Summer's Fan Fold Card. OMGoodness what a fun Fun Fold! The accordion sides pairs with panels is super cool!
And I love the balloons added to the Sheltering Tree image.

 

DSCN6354Below is Beth's Die Cut On the Fold Card! She showed us how to die cut a circle on the fold and make this constantly changing look! So clever.

 

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Beth Bolinger's Die Cut on the Fold Card

Each time you fold out, you get a different look...A great way to show case your Designer Paper until you get to the inside layer.

 

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Linda Leighty's Double Dutch Card

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And last but certainly not least is Davette's Banded Fold Out Card

 

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Davette Miller's Banded Fold Out Card

The new Daisy Delight Bundle was so uber popular with us Demonstrators during our pre order the punch went out of stock! We cannot even order just yet but will again in a few short week. It rocks! and I'm sure will be on everyone's list once available.

 

When you slip off the band,  the front unfolds allowing for many areas to add images, pretty pictures and designer paper.

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Here is a video that I hope show cases these awesome cards my friends created.

 

 

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First Friday's Blog Hop - Twist Open Gate Fold Card

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The new Stampin' UP! Catalog is so full of wonderful new colors, stamps, punches and dies for us! Above is my First Friday card. Our theme this month is to show a new product from the new catalog!

 It's a Twist Open Gate Fold. Here are the measurements to make. The card base is 7 1/2" x 4 1/4".

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This is a really fun, interactive card to make!

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It uses the new bundle Label Me Pretty. I love a great stamp set and punch combo and this is definitely a great one!

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Other Dimensions:
Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock: 4" x 2-1/4"
Whisper White Cardstock: 3-3/4" x 2"
Scrap of Shimmery White Cardstock for embossing sentiment.


General Instructions: Fold card base as shown. With Fresh Florals Designer Paper, make triangle pieces for the front of the card. With VersaMark, stamp image on Whisper White and heat emboss with gold embossing powder. Punch out image. With Aqua Painter, pick up ink color and swirl. Die cut circles and layer. Stamp inside

Video Tutorial!

 

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Eastern Palace Suite - Let's Be Friends Forever

Eastern BeautyHi Everyone! Eastern Palace Suite is an EARLY RELEASE from next month's new catalog!

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It has THE BEST Thinlit set called Eastern Medallions. It creates BEAUTIFUL images. The set coordinates with the Layering Circles Framelits Dies to create numerous combinations.  This was my team swap card in April (demonstrators could get a month early!)

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And the inside:

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*Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
*Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
*Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)

I've used 2 of the 3 in this card!

Layers:
Fresh Fig 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 card base
Tranquil Tide 4 x 5-1/4
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Paper 3-3/4 x 5  and 3/4 x 3-1/2
Copper Foil Sheets 1 x 3-3/4
Very Vanilla 4 x 5-1/4 inside of card

General Instructions:

  • With Very Vanilla, die cut medallion using both Eastern Medallion Thinlets and Layering Circles. 
  • Heat emboss stamped circle element with Copper Embossing Powder
  • Stamp sentiment with Fresh Fig
  • Die cut scallop (Layering Circle Framelit)
  • Layer all elements. Use Stampin' Dimensional for sentiment.
  • With Gold Wink of Stella - flick gold specks.
  • With Fresh Fig - stamp inside of card.

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First Friday's Blog Hop - Retiring In-Colors & Custom Tee

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Hi Everyone! It's First Friday's again and time to Hop! This month's theme is the retiring 2015-2017 In Colors. It's always sad to say goodbye to retiring products, but it means we can make room for new trends and colors!

I focused on the retiring In- Colors of Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, and Delightful Dijon for my color pallet. And the umber fun Custom Tee Bundle with the Tie Dyed Stamp Set. 

Here's an idea for Dad's birthday or Father's Day Card...for your Rad Dad. Gotta get the muscle shirt out for summer - since he's BBQing, fishing, mowing or by the pool!

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Card Base - 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 Mint Macaron - After the card front is run thru the Big Shot with the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Folder - I trimmed to  a card base of 5-1/2 x 4-1/8. The embossing shortens a side by a smidge.
Delightful Dijon 4-1/8 x 3-1/8
Whisper White 4 x 3

General Instructions: Stamp Rad Dad down both sides of Whisper White layer - alternating ink colors. With Tie Dyed Stamp, stamp tie dye in 3 colors. Die cut out t-shirt. With Archival Basic Black, ink around the tee to give it definition. Layer elements.

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Vintage Birthday Card - something 25 years old is officially vintage! So not just for girls of a certain age :)

Layers:
Card Base 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 Mint Macaron
Delightful Dijon 5 x 4-1/4
Watermelon Wonder 4-1/4 x 3-1/4
Whisper White 4 x 3

General Instructions - Emboss Delightful Dijon layer with Decorative Dots Embossing Folder. With 3 colors - stamp tie images. Die cut using female T-Shirt die. Ink around the edges for definition. Stamp Vintage in 3 colors on the whisper white. Stamp and fuzzy cut (hand cut) the sentiment. Die cut banner. Layer all components.T

Tie Dyed Stamp Set is very addictive, just like tie dying...you want to keep playing with color combinations to see what you get!

 

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Up next is DAWN!

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Dawn Griffith Up Next!
Tracy Bradley
Kathie Steffke
Dee Slater  You are Here

 

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