Quick & Easy

New Catalog Blog Hop with Bloom & Grow

Simple stamping with the Bloom & Grow stamp set!

I am happy to be here today with a project using brand new items from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog!  What's even more exciting is I am hopping with some of my Luv 2 Stamp team members!  We are each featuring a bundle from the new annual catalog.  You may have just visited Patty Bennett at Patty Stamps, where she featured the Floral Essence bundle.  Hop along with all of us!

 

This bundle was the first one I chose to create with.  The more I used it, the more I loved it.  The sentiments are perfection!  And the best part - it's so simple!  I love the clean look, and how the colors pop. I call this Simple Stamping!  

 

Mix in little pops of color to add interest to your project!

 

The Bloom & Grow stamp set is part of a bundle, pairing perfectly with the Budding Blooms dies.  I did not use the dies on this project, but they work so well together, I wanted to share them with you.

 

 

To create this card:

  • cut a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" for the base
  • cut a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock 3 3/4" x 5" for the layer
  • cut a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock 1" x 3 3/4" for the sentiment

I stamped the florets in Highland Heather ink, than added pops of color with Gorgeous Grape and Pineapple Punch, by carefully inking one floret, and randomly stamping throughout the cluster.  To do this, use washi tape or masking tape as a mask on your stamp, or just carefully ink the stamp on the edge of a stamp pad. 

 

I hope you enjoyed today's project!  Stop back Monday for a stepped up project featuring this bundle!

 

Now hop over to Cindee Wilkinson at Just Sponge It for a beautiful project using the To A Wild Rose bundle.  Or head back to Patty Bennett at Patty Stamps to see the Floral Essence bundle.  You can also visit Kurstan del Rosario at Stamp with Kurstan to see the Come Sail Away bundle.

 

 


Color Fusers Blog Hop June 2019

Color Fusers Blog Hop June 2019

 

Welcome back!  It's hard to believe June is here and it's time for another Color Fusers blog hop.  We hop on the first Monday of each month.  Thanks for joining us!

 

 

Color Fusers June 2019:  Blueberry Bushel, Real Red, Gray Granite, Black

This month's challenge is modern and contemporary.  I ran with this and used some scraps to create fun colorful circles.  Not only is this a great way to use some of your scraps, but it's fast and easy.

 

The stamp set I used is one of my go-to sets for birthday cards, Broadway Birthday.  I love the large bold sentiments and solid images.  It has coordinating dies as well, making it even better!  Now this stamp set and the coordinating dies will continue into the new catalog, however, it is currently bundled at a discount, which will end today! 

 

 

To create this card:

  • Cut a Thick Whisper White card base at 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2"
  • Cut a Whisper White layer 4" x 5 1/4", and emboss with the Subtle Embossing Folder

 

To make the colorful circles, I pulled scraps of the 4 colors we are working with this month and adhered them onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I used the circle die from the Broadway Lights Framelit set to die cut them, creating circles with varying color.  The 1" circle punch would work as well.  Arrange the circles onto the card front and add your sentiment.

 

Making Colorful Circles

 

Many of our favorite products are retiring to make room for exciting new ones.  In fact, today is the very last day to shop from the current catalogs!  Both the 2018-2019 Annual catalog, and the 2019 Occasions catalog are retiring!  Get those last few things on your wish list before they are gone for good.  And did you know many are even discounted?

 

Click on any of the links below to go to my store and check out the full list.  And thanks for hopping along! 

 

Check back tomorrow for an amazing project using products from the new 2019-2020 Annual catalog!  The new catalog starts tomorrow afternoon, and it is awesome!

 

Next up is Sarah. 

 

Go to Sarah Wills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or you may go back to Kelly. 

 

Return to Kelly Acheson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And in case you get lost along the way, here are all the Color Fusers:

Melissa Kerman

Tami Hewlett

Nicolle Belesimo

Bonnie O'Neill

Jo Anne Hewins

Barb Mullikin

Kelly Acheson

Melanie Hockin <-- You are Here!

Sarah Wills

 

Shopping is fun and easy using my online store.  And as my thank you, all orders over $25 using the June host code will receive a thank you gift from me!

Get a thank you gift from me when using the June host code with a qualifying order.

 

Would you like a new 2019-2020 Annual catalog?  If you live in the US and don't currently have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, contact me for your copy!

 

I'm now taking pre-orders for my 2019-2021 In Color club!  RSVP today to start your collection!

 

Details here!


Enjoy Life stamp set with Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper Card

Petal Promenade designer series paper and the Enjoy Life stamp set

 

Photorealistic designer series paper is not always my thing.  I just have not figured out how to use it well.  However, the Petal Promenade designer series paper from the Annual catalog is gorgeous!  I have used it a lot.  The colors work well together, and it carries a card so well.

 

On this project, I have chosen to pair it with the Enjoy Life stamp set, also from the Annual catalog.  It has some really great sentiments.  I especially like this one.

 

Petal Promenade designer series paper and the Share What You Love embellishment kit are FREE with a qualifying purchase until March 31st!

 

Since Sale-A-Bration is almost over -- GASP!! -- I wanted to get a little more use out of the extras that have been added as FREE gifts with purchase.  Did you know you can get this gorgeous paper FREE?  A whole pack of it!  In addition, you can get the Share What You Love embellishment kit FREE as well.  This little box is packed full of hidden gems, including this beautiful laser cut tag, which I used for the sentiment, and the adorable mini paper clip used as an accent.

 

 

 

To recreate this card:

  • cut a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock and score at 5 1/2"
  • cut a 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of Petal Promenade designer series paper
  • cut a 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of gold glimmer paper

 

Using the large scallop die from the Seasonal Layers thinlits, die cut a long scalloped edge on the designer series paper and glimmer paper before layering on your card.  Tie a piece of gold sequin ribbon around a mini paper clip, than tie it to the tag with a piece of Calypso Coral ombre ribbon.  Add some gold sequins for a finishing touch.

 

This card is quite simple to make and comes together quickly.  What do you think?  Try making a card with photorealistic paper and share it with me.  I would love to see it! 

 

Would you like to get a pack of the Petal Promenade designer series paper FREE?  Place an order of $50 or more in my online store by March 31st, and choose it as your FREE sale-a-bration gift!

Host Code March 2019

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Layered Leaves September Paper Pumpkin

Image result for september 2017 paper pumpkin

The September Paper Pumpkin consistently is my favorite each year.  I think it's the fall colors.  I am just ready for them.....and sweatshirt weather.....by the end of August.  This month's kit is extra cool because it makes cards -AND- gift/treat containers.  BONUS!

 

And the project comes together quite quickly.  The embossing on the box is so pretty, and a perfect touch!

 

 

 

Paper Pumpkin offers a great project, without the planning.  It is portable to craft on the fly, or perfect to create while you watch TV, the choice is yours!  Everything you need to complete the project, in a little orange box!

 

 

Plus, there's somethin' special coming, too!  The October and November kits are a two part kit!  Let Stampin' Up! get you ready for the holidays.  Here is a peek!

 

 

Doesn't that look fun?  Look forward to receiving your orange box.  Subscribe now! Subscribe by the 10th of each month to receive that month's kit.


Endless possibilities with In the City Host set

Welcome to the block card made with In the City host set from Stampin' Up!

I finally pulled out this stamp set and I am in love!  I will admit, at first all those little stamps where intimidating, but once I got going, the possibilities were endless! 

 

This was my first go.  I made the same basic card, with changes in the details, for 2 separate purposes.  The first was to welcome a friend into her brand new home, and the second, to help a friend welcome a beautiful baby girl.  I was able to customize the house to look like the real deal, and if you look closely on the second card, I swapped out the sun for a stork, delivering a baby girl.

  In the City host set makes the perfect baby card

 

 This set makes customizing a card, right down to the little details, a snap! 

 

In the City stamp set has all the little details, including a moving van!

 

Both cards were made using our convenient whisper white notecards & envelopes, and the background was made quick and easy with a layer of Pick a Pattern designer series paper layered onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock.  Once I created my mini scene, I used the 2" circle punch for the perfect sized circle to coordinate with the Starburst punch, which made the Real Red layer beneath it (Melon Mambo for the baby card).  The beautiful 3/8" shimmer ribbon in black was the perfect accent to finish it up, when layered with the sentiment. 

 

What is a host set you may ask?  It is an exclusive stamp set only available to customers who host a workshop, or place an order of $150 or more.  This entitles you to host rewards, AKA FREE stuff!  You may choose to spend your host dollars however you choose, which includes purchasing these exclusive stamp sets.  And this set is included.  It is an amazing deal for 60 stamps!  And I promise, it will not disappoint!

 

In the City Host set

 

 In addition, Stampin' Up! is offering an additional stamp set, Merry Patterns, FREE with any $300 order until October 31st!  Time to gather friends, or treat yourself, to get some amazing Stampin' Up! deals!  Let me help you!  Click on any of the products below to start shopping.

 

Merry Patterns stamp set, FREE with a $300 or more workshop or order!

 

Want either of these sets?  Contact me so I may help you be a host!

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

 

 

Price: $10.00


Quick & Easy Carols of Christmas Card

Carols of Christmas stamp set, Be Merry designer series paper and Quilted Christmas ribbon

 

Let's face it -- sometimes you want a quick & easy card.

 

The large sentiments in the new Carols of Christmas stamp set lend themselves to quick cards.  Now, don't get me wrong, there are some great stamps in this set to make amazing cards, but today, I wanted quick!

 

Be Merry designer series paper


I busted out my Be Merry designer series paper featured in the Annual catalog, for a traditional Christmas color combination, and added some gold glimmer paper to dress it up.

 

The Quilted Christmas 1/4" ribbon from the Holiday catalog was the perfect ribbon choice to pull my colors together.

 

The gold enamel shapes are a must with gold glimmer paper!

 

Quick Tip: Adding an embellishment, like enamel shapes, rhinestones, or pearls, can quickly pull a card together.

Dynamic Duo glimmer paper and metallic shapes

 

To recreate this project:

  • Cut a Cherry Cobbler card base 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4"
  • Cut a piece of Be Merry DSP to 3" x 4 1/4"
  • Cut 1 gold glimmer scalloped square
  • Cut a Whisper White square smaller than scalloped glimmer square (for sentiment)
  • Cut a 4 1/4" strip of gold glimmer paper with the Decorative Ribbon Border punch

 

Would you like a new Holiday catalog?  If you live in the United States and do not have a demonstrator, please contact me and I will get one right out to you!

 

Ready to start crafting for the holidays?  Click on any of the products below or click my Shop Now sidebar tab to browse my store!

 

Thanks for stopping by!