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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Color Challenge


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Ready for another fun blog hop?  This month the Stamper's Dozen blog hop theme is a color challenge.

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I just received my Holiday catalog pre-order (one of the perks of being a demonstrator, you get to pre-order!)  and I was itching to play with something new.   This was a little bit of a challenge since this color combination doesn't exactly scream Christmas.   I looked through the stamps I ordered and realized these colors just might work with the Beautiful Baubles stamp set.

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Don't you love all those colorful ornaments?  I embossed the image with silver embossing powder  and colored the ornaments in using an Aqua Painter and Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, and Melon Mambo ink refills.  I also used a new embossing folder, Swirls & Curls.  This is an embossing folder that can be used all hyear long.  The last sneak peek item is the Merry Christmas to All bundle.  Don't you love the big and beautiful "Merry"?  That was cut using the Merry Christmas thinlits and "Christmas" is from the coordinating stamp set.

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Be sure to hop along and see what the other members of the blog hop created with this color combination.

 

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Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop-Picnic Paradise

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Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! We are all fans of this monthly crafting kit and want to share with you our enthusiasm for this box of fun and creativity. The beauty of the Paper Pumpkin kit is that you can follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as they were designed, or use the supplies as a starting point and let your creativity run wild. On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas with you on how to use the July Picnic Paradise kit.

When I saw this adorable kit and those lovely apples all I could think of was caramel apples.  So, I set about working on making some caramel apples.

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How to make caramel:

    * Trace the shape of the apple on a piece of Crumb Cake card stock

    *  Cut a uneven edge to mimic the way caramel looks. 

    * Ink up the "caramel" with Versamark ink and heat emboss it using clear embossing powder. 

    *Repeat the above step one more time for  a smooth and shiny caramel.

Next I had to make a stick.  If you have some popsicle sticks that would be the easiest solution.  If you don't have any on hand here's what I did.

    *Cut So Saffron card stock 1/2" wide by 3-1/4" long, round one end

    *Ink it up with So Saffron ink

    *Insert into the apple and apply the leaves

I trimmed a piece of a plastic bag to fit my apple and used one of the gingham vellum pieces to set my apple on and tied it with the white twine from the kit.  The next thing I did was make one of the baskets in the kit.  I didn't attach the handle so it would accommodate my real caramel apple.  Off to the store I went to get a caramel apple.  Well, I found out that August is not the month for caramel apples so I scoured the shelves and came up with another idea.

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Did you know that the cute little cards in the Picnic Paradise kit makes the perfect cover for caramel apple lollipops?!  I followed the directions in the kit for the cards, the only extra step was I punched two little holes.  I inserted the lollipops and tied them up using the twine from the kit.

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Ready to see the whole project?

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A caramel apple lollipop bouquet!!  Wouldn't this be a fun little thank you gift?  I hoped you enjoyed this alternate idea of how to use the Picnic Paradise Paper Pumpkin kit!  Now it is time for you to hop on and see what Shirley has created for you!  I know it will be amazing!

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If you are not Paper Pumpkin subscriber now is the perfect time to try it out!  Contact your demonstrator or if you do not have a demonstrator I would love to help you.  You have until August 10th to sign up for Paper Pumpkin and get 50% off your first box.  What do you have to lose?

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Color Your Season-What's New at Stampin' Up! Blog Hop

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Welcome to the What's New at SU! blog hop. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from around the world who are Hoppin’ With Exciting Ideas to share with you. Today we will feature products from the Color Your Season suite. I know you will find a lot of wonderful ideas  on how to use the Blended Season stamp set,  Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies, and the new Watercolor Pencils assortment 2.

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Things you need to know.  The Blended Seasons stamp set and the Stitched Seasons Framelit Dies are only available in August and while supplies last.  The Watercolor Pencil Assortment 2 is also available in August and there is a cryptic note that says they may be available in a future publication. 

The Blended Seasons stamp set has so many beautiful images that are perfect to color using the new Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2.  The images in the stamp set will have you covered for every season.  I couldn't resist the beautiful flowers in the set and thought they would look great colored using the Gorgeous Grape watercolor pencil in the new assortment.   I used an Aqua Painter with the Gorgeous Grape and the Crushed Curry  watercolor pencils to color in the beautiful bloom.

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In the Stitched Seasons Framelit dies there are 3 sizes of this great shape.  I love the stitching along the edge of the label.  In fact the the cutting edge of the die is sandwiched between two stitching lines.  The paper you cut the shape from will also have stitching along the outline of the shape.  This makes for lots of possibilities.  The Mossy Meadow leaves were cut from one of the 10 dies in the Stitched Seasons Framelits.  The dies used to cut the "friend" is from the Petals & More Thinlits.

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Now it is time for you to hop along and see what the talented Karie has made for you!

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If you have just come from Karie's blog, then hop along this way and see what the talented Jenny has created for you.

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Thanks for hopping along with us and if you have enjoyed the projects shared on this hop be sure to leave a comment!  

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Please contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator if you have any questions or to make a product purchase. If you do not have a demonstrator, I would be happy to answer any questions about products, the techniques shown here. you can use the links below to order products from me or join my [stamp ladies] team.

 

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Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop...Broadway Star

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Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! We are all fans of this monthly crafting kit and want to share with you our enthusiasm for this box of fun and creativity. The beauty of the Paper Pumpkin kit is that you can follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as they were designed, or use the supplies as a starting point and let your creativity run wild. On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas with you on how to use  this month's Paper Pumpkin kit: Broadway Star.

This month's Paper Pumpkin kit is the first time the kit also coordinates with  a product suite in the Stampin' Up! Annual catalog.  Can you guess what suite it is?  It is called the Broadway Bound Suite and can be found on page 69 of the catalog.

When I opened the Paper Pumpkin box I was so happy to see a black and white striped card bases.  You know I have a thing for black and white and stripes.  

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The first thing that came to mind was to make a box.  This box and lid were made from 2 card bases.  In fact everything I used on this project was in the Paper Pumpkin box except for the Black Satin ribbon which is part of the Broadway Bound suite, the purple star candle, and the surprise inside of the box.

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Now you can see a little bit of what is inside.  I decorated the package with some of the many elements in this month's kit.  

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Have you figured out what the package is?  It is a packet that makes an individual brownie cake in the microwave.  The person who gets this will be able to make themselves a little cake and use the purple star to make a wish.  Honestly I have no idea what the cake tastes like.  I just think it is such a fun little gift. 

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Are you currently a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? If not, now is a great time to join in the fun.  Contact your demonstrator to get started or CLICK HERE* to subscribe.

Thank you for joining us as we share with you the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin, now hop over to blog to see what the talented Cheryl Hamilton has created.

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Anything Goes

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Welcome to another Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  The theme this month is Anything Goes!  

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I decided to us one of my favorite sets, Accented Blooms.  The flowers were colored using Stampin' Blends.  I decided to try something different so I fussy cut around some of the flowers and then used one of the Layering Circle framelits to cut out the rest.

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I also hand cut a layer around the sentiment/tag punch to make it stand out more.  To tie everything together I layered a piece of the Graceful Glass vellum on black card stock and then added the Accented Blooms.  I always get asked how I secure  vellum without the adhesive showing.  I always try and hide the adhesive behind something, in this case I used SNAIL adhesive to attach the vellum to the card stock in the area I was going to place the flowers.  I also used the Black Baker's twine to to secure the vellum to the black card stock.

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Thank you for stopping by!  Be sure to check out what the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop members created!



 


Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Color Challenge

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It is time for another Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  This month we have a color challenge.  

 

Flirty Flamingo is currently a 2016-2018 In Color and will be returning as a color in the Brights Collection.  Marina Mist will be retiring as a color in the Subtles Collection and Old Olive is currently a color in the Brights Collection and is being moved to the Regals Collection.

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Let me introduce the Accented Blooms stamp set.  This set is in the upcoming 2018-19 Stampin' Up! Annual catalog.   I love this set.  It is very versatile and oh so pretty.  The set will be available on June 1st.

I embossed the image with white embossing powder on Shimmery White paper. This is the paper I use most of the times when I color. I love the subtle shimmer of the paper and that it doesn't absorb water quickly, allowing me time to move around the color.  I used ink refills and an Aqua Painter to color in the image. 

 

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Be sure to check out what the other Stamper's Dozen Blog Hoppers have created for you!


Paper Pumpkin Pop-Up Blog Hop...You Are My Anchor

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Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! We are all fans of this monthly crafting kit and want to share with you our enthusiasm for this box of fun and creativity. The beauty of the Paper Pumpkin kit is that you can follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as they were designed, or use the supplies as a starting point and let your creativity run wild. On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas with you on how to use April's Paper Pumpkin kit: You Are My Anchor.

This may be one of my favorite Paper Pumpkin kits so far.  I didn't want to stop creating with it and I kept on thinking of ways to use the supplies provided.   I shared an idea on how to use this kit in my post yesterday.   Today I have 2 more project ideas for you.  

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I know you are thinking what is so special about putting life savers in the box?  Wait for it...

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Surprise!!  You can see that I attached the life saver ring to a strip of window sheet and attached to the inside front of the box.  I used Tear & Tape to secure the window sheet strip down and then covered it up with a strip of Pool Party card stock.  I wanted the inside of the box to look as good as the outside.  Because the window sheet is flexible it "pops" up when you open the tray.  Fun surprise for the person opening the box.  

The only extra supplies you will need to make this pop up is a strip of window sheet and a strip of card stock to place inside of the box.  Oh yeah, you will also need life savers.  

The next project I made is my favorite, at least so far.  I still have a lot of supplies left from my kit, so who knows what else I will make.

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You will need the following in addition to the Paper Pumpkin kit:

    *3-1/2" x 10" Pool Party card stock scored at 2-1/2", 5"

    *3" x 9-1/2" Island Indigo card stock scored at 4-1/2", 7"

    *2-1/2" x  3-1/8" Island Indigo card stock

The rest is from the kit.  I cut apart one of the box sleeves and cut a piece measuring 2-3/4" x 4-1/4" and 2-3/4" x 2-1/4"and a strip 1/2" x 2-3/4".  I cut one of the cards to use on the first panel 2-3/8" x 3" and used the remainder to cut a piece 2-3/4" x 2-1/4" for the last panel.  This card was so much fun to make and will fit into a note card envelope and is mailable.

Are you currently a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? If not, now is a great time to join in the fun. New subscribers receive 50% off their first 2 months with the Creativity Starts with Paper Pumpkin promotion which ends May 10th. Contact your demonstrator to get started or CLICK HERE* to subscribe. New subscribers use promo code: SAVEFIFTY0418.

Thank you for joining us as we share with you the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin, now hop over to Janey Backer's blog to see her fun creation.

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Take 2

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Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop Take 2!  We are in the last few weeks of Sale-A-Bration 2018 and I think this was one of the best ones yet!  There were so many great gift choices when you placed a qualifying order and Stampin' Up! has made it even better with even more choices!

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One of the stamp sets I adore is the Blossoming Basket stamp set.  This is part of a bundle that was in the second release of Sale-A-Bration products.  This beautiful stamp set is bundled with the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder which means you receive both with a $100 qualifying order.  The Basket Weave Embossing Folder will be available again in the 2018-19 Stampin' Up! Annual catalog but the Blossoming Basket stamp set will not.  If you want this beautiful basket image, butterfly, tag, and 2 sentiments you will need to get it during Sale-A-Bration.

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This fold is called a Center Step Easel Card and I first saw this style of card on Amanda Bates' blog a few years ago.  It is a very fun fold and once you get the pattern down it is not difficult to make.
 

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Beginning March 15, there will be even more choices available with a $50 and $100 qualifying order.  Click here.

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Time to head on over to see what Laura has created for you.

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Sweet Soiree Suite

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Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  This month we are focusing on the Sweet Soiree Suite.

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I decided to focus on the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit.  This kit features 2 sheets of vellum/silver foil die cuts, 2 sheets of printed card stock/silver foil, 1 sheet of white/silver foil numbers, 6 mini paper/silver foil tassels, a roll of white/silver 1/8" washi tape, 12 mini white clothespins, and a yard of Marina Mist scalloped velvet ribbon.  Whew, that's a lot of product.  

I started with a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"  piece  of the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate turned to the silver side (remember to remove the protective layer of plastic).  Cut a 1-1/2" x 5-1/2" strip of silver foil and adhere it on the acetate. Arrange the floral die cuts and attach them using Stampin' Dimensionals. Remove the jump ring from one of the tassels and place a Silver Metallic Edge ribbon bow on the tassel and add it to the foil using glue dots. Cut a Powder Pink love using the Sunshine Wishes thinlits and add it to the silver foil strip.  The card base is Thick Whisper White card stock 8-1/2" x 5-1/2".  Attach the acetate to the card base using adhesive hidden behind the flowers and the silver foil strip.  Apply tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid Glue behind the silver dots to secure the top and bottom of the acetate to the card base.  The silver dots will hide the tiny dots of glue.  

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Thanks for stopping by!  Now it is time to check out what Laura Milligan has created for you!

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January ICS Blog Hop Charming Cafe

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Happy 2018!   I hope your holidays were great.  It is now time to celebrate the start of both the new Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration.  I cannot think of a better way to start off than with the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop!  I am featuring one of my favorite bundles, Charming Cafe.  

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Honestly, the Charming Cafe bundle was not even on my radar until I really looked at the samples in the Occasions catalog and was intrigued by the dies and started thinking about all the possibilities.  Once I started working with the bundle I was indeed charmed by it.

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I paired the Charming Cafe bundle with the Sale-A-Bration choice Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes on page 14 of the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  I think sometimes it is easy to overlook the non stamp Sale-A-Bration offerings.  The pack contains 16 pre-printed card bases (4 each of 4 designs) and coordinating envelopes.  I am featuring 3 of the designs on today's blog post.  

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In case you are not familiar with Sale-A-Bration let me tell you about it.  During Sale-A-Bration for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) you get to choose a free product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  New this year there are even bigger rewards when you spend $100 (before tax and shipping).   The Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes are one of the choices at the $50 level.

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Did you notice that all the cards also feature a cute little bow?  These bows are from the 2017-19 In Color Bitty Bows.  

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Are you wondering why I did this?  Well, if you order the Charming Cafe bundle and the In Color Bitty Bows you would qualify for a $50 Sale-A-Bration reward and could get the Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes.  Pretty cool, huh?

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I really like using the pre-printed Tutti-Frutti card bases.  It eliminates some of the decisions and cutting and gets me to the fun part of designing and coloring a lot quicker.  Hope you enjoyed this look at the Charming Cafe bundle and the Tutti-Frutti Card Bases.  

Now it is time for you to hop on over to see what the talented Jenilee Pauls has created for you! 

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