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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Holiday Catalog Inspiration

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Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  This month we are giving you a sneak peek into the upcoming Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  Every stop along the hop will feature some of the fun and fabulous products that can be found in the "Creativity Delivered" 2017 Holiday Catalog.  The catalog will go live on September 1 and run through January 2, 2018.   This catalog is packed with so much holiday goodness that you will be covered from  Halloween to Valentine's Day!  As a demonstrator I was able to pre-order products from this catalog and all I can say is that it was my largest pre-order to date!  Once you see the catalog I think you will totally understand why.

The biggest problem I had was trying to decide what to share with you for this hop.  I decided to start with Halloween.  I know not everyone enjoys Halloween but the beauty of this bundle, Season to Sparkle is that you can use it for lots of other occasions not just Halloween.  I will be sharing more ideas with you in upcoming posts.

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A spooky chandelier!  The Season to Sparkle stamp set has 25 photopolymer stamps.  There are sentiments and lots of different bling to decorate your chandelier.  The chandelier in the stamp set is different than the one in the coordinating thinlits.  In other words the thinlit doesn't cut out the stamped image.  This gives you 2 different chandeliers to play with!  All the other pieces coordinate with the stamped and die cut chandelier.  Lots of possibilities to create lots and lots of fun chandeliers.  

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I love this fun fold.  It is fun to receive and open and like a lot of fun folds easy to make.  The hardest part may be choosing which of the fabulous designs in the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper to feature.

 

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Here are the measurements if you want to recreate this card fold.

Basic Black:   Card base  4.25" x 11" scored at 2.75", 5.5"

                         Chandelier panel 3.25" x 9.75" scored at 4.25", 7"

Very Vanilla:  Card base  4" X 5.25"   

                          Chandelier panel 3" x 4",  2.5" x 3"

Spooky Night DSP : Card base  2.5" x 4"

                                      Chandelier panel 2.5" x 3"

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Now it is time for you to see what the fabulous Laura Milligan has created for you!

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...June Edition

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Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!   This month's theme is masculine cards.   Yikes!   Fortunately, I had an idea which actually passed the masculine card judge aka as my husband. 

Marbled background www.sharonburkert.com 

I kept the card very simple focusing on a strong color combination and the gorgeous marbled background.  Before you go looking at your catalog to see what pack of Designer Series paper this is from, I will tell you it is a stamp!  This is the new Marbled background stamp.  I know, it is amazing!  This is going to be a fun stamp to play with.   

Marbled background www.sharonburkert.com

Since the card is pretty simple I decided that adding a little fun fold would make it a little more interesting.  

Marbled background www.sharonburkert.com

I have featured this fold before and have even written a tutorial for it!  You can see other ideas using this fold here,  here, and here.  If you are interested in the tutorial here is the link.  

Marbled background www.sharonburkert.com

 

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 Now it is time to hop on over to see what the talented  Laura Milligan has made for you.

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Sneak Peeks

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Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  This month we are sharing Sneak Peeks of products that are featured in the upcoming 2017-18 Stampin' Up! Annual catalog.   As SU demonstrators we were able to pre-order a selection of products that will be in the new catalog.  The catalog will go live on June 1!  

It was a difficult decision trying to decide what stamp set to share for my project.  I decided on Tranquil Tulips, which is one of the new stamp sets available as part of the hostess reward program.   I couldn't wait to get a hold of this stamp set.  I love the water colorish,  dreamy look  of the flowers.

Tranquil Tulips www.sharonburkert.com Berry Burst

I used the new In Color 2017-19 In Color, Berry Burst.  Love this happy and bright color.  Here's a rundown of the products Berry Burst products I used. The new 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon available in the new In Colors is a dream to tie.  See the strip of DSP?  That is from the Color Theory DSP stack.  I used one more item in Berry Burst but you will have to to see it.

Tranquil Tulip www.sharonburkert.com

Now you can see the Berry Burst Glitter Enamel Dots.   The sentiment is from the Eastern Beauty stamp set.  You can see the Eastern Palace bundles that are available now for you to purchase.  These special bundles are only available in May.  

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Tranquil Tulips is a 2 step stamp set.  I inked the detailed image in VersaMark ink and then in Berry Burst ink. I  heat embossed the image in a mix of  Clear embossing powder and Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  I thought a little bit of sparkle would be pretty.

I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek of one of the stamp sets you could choose as part of your hostess rewards.  The hostess reward stamps in this catalog are fantastic.  

    Now it is time for you to hop on over to see what Laura has created for you!

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...April Edition

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Welcome to the April edition of the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  This month we are all using one or more of the following stamp sets:

Dragonfly Dreams 
Jar of Love 
Banners for You 
Touches of Texture  
Swirly Bird
Beautiful You

Jar of Love stamp set www.sharonburkert.com

I decided to use a set that I have not used much lately, Jar of Love.  I didn't want to use the jar image and instead wanted to create a springtime wreath.   I used one of the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits as the wreath form and built my wreath on it.  

Jar of Love www.sharonburkert.com

There was definitely a lot of die cutting going on!  Lots and lots of leaves were stamped and cut, this could be why I chose not to cover the entire wreath with flowers and leaves.

 

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Next up on the hop is Laura Milligan.  I know she has something beautiful to share with you!

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Food!

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Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  The theme this month is FOOD!  I will be the first to admit that my project may be on the fringes of this theme.   When I first got the idea I was so excited and was convinced it would be a good fit.  Now I am not so sure.  Just keep in mind that cake is food and so is gum.

Party Pop-Up Thinlits, www.sharonburkert.com

See that cute little cake from the Endless Birthday Wishes set on the tag?  Cake, that's food right?  

Party Pop Up thinlits www.sharonburkert.com

Let's see what is inside the box?  Birthday Cake gum, now that's food too, right?  This little box would also be the just right  for a big cookie. 

Party Pop Up Dies www.sharonburkert.com

Now go and check out what Laura Milligan has created for you.  I know it will be a real treat!

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Thanks for hopping along with us this month.  The Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop is a monthly hop that goes live on the evening of the 14th.   

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Color Challenge

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Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop.  This month we are working with a color challenge.

Yes, I had a bit of trouble with this combination until I realized that this combination is part of the colors in the Sale-A-Bration Carried Away DSP.  I used one of the designs from the paper pack and from there things got much easier.

Special Reason Bundle and the Flourish thinlits www.sharonburkert.com

I created my own glimmer paper by inking up some Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder card stock with VersaMark ink and then heat embossing it with a custom blend of  Dazzling Diamonds glitter and Clear Embossing powder.  I used these pieces as my base for the flowers I cut out, using the Stylish Stems Framelits.  

Special Reason bundle, www.sharonburkert.com Flourish thinlits

I cut out leaves and buds using the Flourish thinlits.   I tucked in the leaves and buds around the sparkly flowers.  I also used the Sunshine Wishes thinlits to cut out the "congrats".   I just realized that I did not use a single stamp on this card.

Stylish Stems framelits, Flourish Thinlits www.sharonburkert.com

 

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Thank you for stopping by.  Now it is time to hop on over to Laura's blog and see what she has created for you.

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Punch Art

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Welcome to another Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  This month we are focusing on Punch Art.  Honestly, I was a little stumped on what to share with you until I remembered I had another card from the Bunch of Blossom stamp camp that I never shared.   I know I shared the tree but this card not only features a cute punch tree but a fun fold too.

Bunch of Blossom bundle www.sharonburkert.com

The tree and star are all from the Blossom Builder punch.  I loved the versatility of this stamp set and punch.

Bunch of Blossom bundle www.sharonburkert.com

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Here's a side view  of the card.

Bunch of Blossom bundle www.sharonburkert.com

It is time for you to hop along to the next blog.  This month you will go to Carol Payne's blog.  I know she has something adorable to share with you.

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...September edition

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Welcome to the September Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  This month the theme is Cards that Move.   I love a fun fold and one that has some movement is even better.  I had a plan in mind of what I wanted to make and when I was done making my card I was pretty happy with how it turned out.  This should have been my first clue that something was awry.   I had to run a bunch of errands so I decided to take my  pictures and then complete my blog post when i got back.  While I was out I realized that somewhere along the way I strayed from my original card concept and  I really did not make a card that moved.  I also knew thatI wouldn't have time to remake the card, take new pictures and write up a post before the hop went live.  So, please use your imagination and play along with me and act surprised when the reindeers pull out of a secret(imaginary) pocket.  

Santa's Sleigh bundle, www.sharonburkert.com,#stampinup

Now here is where you have to pretend that the reindeers  pull out of a secret pocket.  

Santa's Sleigh bundle, www.sharonburkert.com, #stampinup

Unfortunately, what I actually made was a Z fold card.  I was going to try and rationalize that it moves to open but every card does that.  It still is pretty cute even if it doesn't move.  

Santa's Sleigh bundle. www.sharonburkert.com #stampinup

 

Thank you for stopping by and playing along with me and my card that doesn't really move.  Be sure to head over to Laura Milligan's blog.  I know she  has a super cute card that actually does  move for you.

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop....Shaking it Up!!

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Welcome to another fun Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  This month we are shaking it up with shaker cards!  Don't you love a shaker card?  Lots of ideas went through my head but I just couldn't settle on the right combination of stamps and things to shake.  So, what do I do when I need a jump start?  I organize!  As I was going through one of the many stacks in my room guess what I found...  Shrink Plastic!  Remember shrink plastic?  I know Stampin' Up! doesn't currently sell it and it may not be in vogue right now but oh I love me some shrink plastic!

The shrink plastic I found was just in a file folder and it is very thin.  I remember buying it a long time ago and being able to use my punches to punch out shapes to shrink.  Do you see where I am going with this?  If I can punch it, then I can die cut it!  Now this opened up a whole range of possibilities.  

Bear Hugs www.sharonburkert.com

I stamped the fish from the Bear Hugs set in Stazon ink and colored them in with Sharpies and then shrank them using my heat tool.   I added some silver beads and sequins to help the little fishes swim. The little fish shrank from 1-1/8" to about 3/8", just perfect for a shaker card.  

Do you know what else is perfect for making shaker cards?  The Foam Adhesive strips (141825) on page 182 of the Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog.  These long thin strips(1/8" x 9") are perfect to use to attach your frames and corral your shaker items.  They are also great to use as dimensionals when you are securing little pieces, since you cut what you need.

Well, it is time for you to hop on over to Laura Milligan's blog and see what she's got shaking!  I know it is going to be amazing!

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Two Step Stamping

Blog hop headerWelcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Two Step Stamping!  Today I am sharing with you a brand new stamp and framelit that will be available to purchase on August 2.  As a demonstrator, I was able to pre-order it and it is truly a beautiful set.  I know it isn't nice to share something you cannot order yet but I couldn't resist playing with the set.  

Thoughtful Branches stamp set www.sharonburkert.com #stampinup

Isn't the flower so pretty?  I stamped over the die cut with Pink Pirouette ink and then decided I wanted to add some sparkle so I stamped again using VersaMark ink and then heat embossed it.  Thank goodness for the Stamp-a-ma-jig!   I used a mixture of Clear embossing powder and Dazzling Diamond glitter to emboss.  

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I really love the font used for the sentiments in this set, it looks very modern and fresh.  I wish my handwriting looked like this!

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Be sure to check out the awesome card that France has made for you!

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Also BJ has a beautiful card to share!

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