Clubhouse and the Golf Club Dies

It doesn't happen often that I use a retired Stampin' Up! set for a blog post.  I needed to pull from my stash for the Festive Friday Challenge.  I have a smallish stash of sets that I keep for my personal use.   I kept  the Clubhouse stamp set and the Gold Club dies that  debuted in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog.  My spousal unit is a golfer which is his primary hobby so it was a given that I would keep these 2 items.  

Here is the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0085.

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To play along with the Festive Friday Challenge you need to pick 3 items from the Inspo List to use on your project.  I chose blue, plaid, golf, and brads.

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I used the Picture This dies (which is in the current Annual Catalog).  The plaid paper is from the Well Suited DSP paper pack, which is in the 2021 January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.  This pack of paper is unfortunately sold out. (check out the Last Chance list HERE, lots of great deals!) The rest of the images are from the Clubhouse stamp set.  It was fun playing around with the different elements and arranging them.

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If you are wondering the small black dots on either side of the banner are brads.  It is in  the Round & Square Brads.  It is nice to have some brads back in the catalog.  

I am happy that I have this card made and ready to give.  I am sorry that I had to use a bundle of products that you cannot order and I will try not to do this too often.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team created for this challenge.

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough   

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters

Judy Rozema 

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You're A Peach Happy Birthday

This week the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge is a sketch.

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I had a tough time with this one and am looking forward to seeing what the rest of the design team created.

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I used the You're a Peach DSP (Designer Series Paper) and the 2021-23 In Color 6" x 6" papers for the sketch.  I fussy cut the happy birthday from the Biggest Wish stamp set.  I have been using this stamp set a lot.  I really like the font and wish there were dies for this set.  Fortunately armed with my Paper Snips it isn't  difficult to cut out the words.  

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I added some tiny flowers cut using the Peach dies in Calypso Coral and Balmy Blue.  I added the Artistry Blooms Adhesive Backed Sequins to the centers of the flowers.  I like the little bit of shimmer that the sequins add.  

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Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop..Step It Up!

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Thank you for joining us for the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop!  We are an international group who have joined together for this fun hop.  The are a total of 24 stops on the hop!  The theme for this month's hop is Step It Up.  There are so many ways to interpret this theme.  It is going to be fun seeing everyone's take on it.

I chose to prepare a card progression.  I started with a very simple idea and  "stepped" it up.  Have you heard of SIP?  It stands for Stamps, Ink, Paper.  My first card is exactly that. Just the basics.  It is one that anyone.

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I started with Thick Basic White  Cardstock cut at 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2".  I stamped the sentiment from the Biggest Wish stamp set in Early Espresso ink.  Have you noticed that I use this stamp set a lot?  I am currently obsessed with it.  Next I used the Plentiful Plants set and stamped the pot using Cajun Craze ink.  The greenery was stamped in Evening Evergreen.  It took me longer to cut and score the card than it did to stamp it.  

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For the next step I again started with a 4-1/4" x 11" Basic White (Thick) CS card base.  I also die cut a tag using the Tailor Made Tags dies.  Instead of stamping directly on the tag, the plant and pot were stamped and then die cut using the Perfect Plants dies.   I assembled the plant and pot and attached them to the tag using Stampin Dimensionals (both sizes).  I fussy cut the sentiment and attached them to the tag using dimensionals.   The ribbon is the Early Espresso 1/4" Faux Suede Trim and also the Linen Thread.   i also attached a few Gold Metallic Pearls.  This card is still easy to make but it has a few more elements.

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This card is basically the same card as the prior one except I added the Paper Lattice.   I was thinking that I could have made at least one or two more step ups.  I like each of the cards for different reasons.  It was a good challenge for me and I plan to do this more often.

Now it is time for you to check out how Teri West interpreted the theme. 

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Here is the list of all the stops on the hop!

Jan Clothier - NZ

Leonie Stuart - AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Cazz Boylan - AU

Cheryll Miller - AU

Danielle Kassing - NL

Satomi Wellard

Pia Gephardt - DE

Ximena Morales - DE

Aurélie Fabre - FR

Emma Goddard - UK

Mikaela Titheridge - UK

Annette Ball - CA

Angie McKenzie - US

Wendy Lee - US

Shel Anderson - CA

Chris Smith - US

Anne Marie Hile - US

Brenda Nelson - CA

Tricia Butts - US

Elaine de Montmorency - CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert - US- you are here!

Teri West - US

Cheryl Hamilton - US

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Thank you for stopping by and  enjoy the rest of the hop!

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ICS Blog Hop... 2021-23 In Colors

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Welcome to the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop.   This month we are hopping with the focus on the 2021-23 In Colors.   I think this group of In Colors are the best ones yet.  

I couldn't decide what color to use so I pulled the stamps I wanted to use, Kangaroo & Company.  I was happy to find in the stamp case the kangaroo all colored and even more surprisingly colored using Pale Papaya.  

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The Kangaroo & Co bundle from the 2021 January-June Mini Catalog will be retiring.  I will miss this adorable bundle.   In addition to the Kangaroo & Co bundle I  used the cake and hat from the Party Puffins stamp set, the sentiment from the Artistically Inked set,  and the scallop edge was cut using the Scalloped Contours die (part of the Color & Contour bundle).  I cut the scallop from the front of the card positioning the die about 3/4" up from the edge.  

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The cute little butterflies are also from the Kangaroo & Company stamp set.  I did have to use the Stamparatus to stamp a mirror image of the butterfly and fussy cut it out.  The ribbon is the Pale Papaya & White 1/2" Ribbon.   The DSP is from  the 2021-23  In Color  6" x 6" Assortments.

The Kangaroo & Company card did not take very long to create so I made another card using the In Color Polished Pink and the same layout.

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This color just makes me smile!  It is a bright pop of color.  I am  sad that the Snailed It bundle is retiring.  I have used this bundle a lot.  These are snails I love seeing and playing with.  The hello is from the Biggest Wish stamp set.   I am a little obsessed with it.  I send a lot of cards and often it is just to check in with someone so the hello is the perfect sentiment.  

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Don't you love those little envelopes?  I covered up the hearts on the envelope with the 2021-23 In Color Jewels (they are back in stock!). The ribbon is the Polished Pink 3/8" Open Weave that comes in all the 2021-23 In Colors.  

Now it is time for you to check out what the talented Joni Metras has created for you.

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Saying Goodbye to the True Love DSP

It isn't a secret that black & white with a pop of color is one of my go to color combinations.  When the True Love DSP debuted in the 2021 January-June Mini Catalog I was so happy.  This pack of paper has both pretty floral designs and lovely patterns all in black and white.  The black and white florals were so fun to color  which sometimes made it hard to choose which side of the paper to use.  

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I colored the True Love DSP with Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, and Old Olive  Stampin' Blends.  I fussy cut the flowers out which fortunately was easy to do.  One thing I do after I fussy cut, is  run the side of the brush end of  a Stampin' Write  Black marker around along the cut edge.  This colors the edges and helps cover up some of my cutting mistakes and just gives it a more finished look.

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The card base is 4-1/4" x 7" scored at 3-1/2".  The Stitched Rectangle is positioned so the top of the rectangle to the bottom of the card base measures a total of 5-1/2".  This means it will fit in the standard A-2 envelope.  

I just checked and the True Love DSP is still available.  Here is a list of all the items that are retiring from the 2021 January-June Mini Catalog.  There are some amazing deal so be sure to check the list.  If you find something you need, you can shop with me here.

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Hand-Penned Suite Collection

Are you a fan of the Hand-Penned Suite?  I am a big fan of the suite,  so much so that I am participating in an International Stamp Camp featuring the Hand-Penned Suite Collection which includes the Hand-Penned Petals bundle, the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper (12" x  12") and the Genial Gems).   

Let me tell you about the Hand-Penned  Stamp Camp.  The camp features 9 projects (one project from 9 different demonstrators),

  •  PDF for each project
  • video tutorial for each project
  •  make and take packet for each project (the materials provided are for items not in the Hand-Penned Suite Collection) These will be mailed to you June 14th. 
  •  a bonus Facebook group featuring additional projects using the Suite. (the lives will take place June 25-26)  

Wow, that is a lot!  What does it cost?  All you need to do is purchase the Hand-Penned Suite Collection (155503) using the Host Code 3M9KUB3Y from my online store.  That is it!  So for the price of the Suite Collection you are getting a 9 project stamp camp+make and take packets+PDFs+video tutorials+Bonus private FB group content!  It is VERY important that you use the Host Code, i will be using that list to  see who has registered.  If you do not live in the US please contact me: sharon@astheinkdries.com and I can refer you to someone in your market.  

Here are a few projects some I have shared before featuring the Hand-Penned Suite. 

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Here I used the beautiful dies to create a background and did a little coloring of the flower from the Hand-Penned Petals.

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Stamped the image multiple times and colored the flowers using Stampin' Blends.

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This one I haven't shared before and uses all of the items in the Hand-Penned Suite Collection.  Love how versatile the Hand-Penned Suite is.  

Hope you will join me for the Hand-Penned Stamp Camp.  The last day to register is June 10th.  Please contact me if you have any questions, sharon@astheinkdries.com.

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Stitched Greenery

Every Thursday I participate in the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  The weekly challenge alternates between sketches and color combinations.   I like both types of challenges.  This week it is a color challenge.

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Love this color combination.   Right from the start I had an idea of the products i wanted to use, which makes things so much easier.  I just received the Stitched Greenery die and was looking forward to using it.  The Stitched Greenery Die is a standalone die in other words there is not coordinating stamp set.  There are a few samples in the catalog showing the die (page 82 & 83).  I was intrigued by it so I had to order it.

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Isn't it a great background?  It is subtle and yet adds so much texture and interest.  I used the You're a Peach DSP and framed it with one of the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  This pack of paper offers a lot of great peachy, floral, and  basic designs in a pretty and fresh color combination.  The striped paper is also from the You're a Peach DSP.  I added a few flowers and leaves cut using the Pierced Blooms dies.   These are my current favorite flower dies.  The flower centers were simple punched from Pale Papaya CS and covered using the Shimmery Crystal Effects.  The glossy lacquer contains flecks of glitter for a subtle sparkle.  

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The only stamping on this card is the hello from the Biggest Wish stamp set.  I stamped the hello using Versamark ink on Calypso Coral CS and heat  embossed it using white embossing powder.  I fussy cut it out and popped it up using dimensionals.  Love how it turned out.   You can also see that I decorated the inside of the card using a strip of the DSP and another flower.

This color combination is so pretty and fresh and definitely one to use again.  Be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created using these colors.  

Thanks for stopping by!

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Simply head to my store  and purchase the Hand-Penned Suite (Item 155503 $66.25)--or an equivalent amount of product if you already have the Hand-Penned Suite.  You must use the Host Code 3M9KUB3Y when you purchase the Suite or equivalent.  You will need the Hand-Penned Suite to complete the projects.  If you have any questions please email me: sharon@astheinkdries.com.  Registration ends June 10th.

 

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Painted Poppies

There are certain flowers that are associated with specific days.  The red poppy is the symbol of remembrance to honor fallen soldiers.  It even has its own day, May 28, 2021 was designated as National Poppy Day. 

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Sweet Simple Sunday

Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday.  Just checking in with a sweet and simple card using the Measure of Love stamp set.    This was one of the sets I just plain wanted.   I think it was those cherries and their little stems or maybe the bowl with the hearts.  I cannot really explain it, I just wanted it.  

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I paired it with the happiest pack of paper, Pattern Party (only available as part of the Stampin' Rewards program).  I  think these two were made for each other.  I stamped on Basic White CS die cut using the Stitched Rectangles dies.  I was surprised how easy it was to line things up, even the stems on the cherries!   I used Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green, Crushed Curry, and Pool Party for the colors,  all of which are in the Pattern Party DSP.

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The "sweet" sentiment is from the Sweet as a Peach stamp set.   The cute Poppy Parade flower was cut using the Pierced Blooms dies.   The center of the flower is from the Playing with Patterns Resin Dots.

Do you see it?  The inside of the card?  Doesn't it look like a punched out circle of the Pattern Party DSP?   It isn't, this was stamped using two stamps from the Measure of Love set. This is the another reason I think the Pattern Party DSP and the Measure of Love stamp set were made for each other.  

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So cute , right?  This was such a fun discovery.  It took me a couple of tries to figure out how these two stamps went together.  How did I finally get it right?  I looked at the DSP and there was the answer, after that it was easy.  I found it was easier to stamp the centers and leaves (Granny Apple Green) first and then the flowers (Poppy Parade).  

Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you have any question about any of the products I used today.

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Stitched Banner Birthday

I purchased the Stitched Triangles dies a few months ago and wait for it...never used them!   I hate it when  I do that.  I know I had lots of ideas on ways to use the dies which is why I purchased them but it wasn't until I had to make something for the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0085 that I pulled them out. 

Are you familiar with the Festive Friday Challenge? Every challenge has a festivity it is celebrating  and an Inspo list inspired by the festivity. The Inspo List is a 10 item list you can choose from to create your project.  Incorporate THREE of the items from the Inspo list in your project and post to the gallery. And guess what? Your project doesn’t have to be about National Flag Week, which is the theme for this challenge.

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I chose from the Inspo list stars, bright colors, and banner/flag die.

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I used the banner die from the Stitched Triangles die set and cut it in rainbow colors.  I used  Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay, and Gorgeous Grape.  The little stars were cut out of the Rainbow Glimmer Paper.  The Real Red stitched scalloped borders were cut using the Penned Flowers dies. 

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The sentiment is from the Sweet as a Peach set and stamped in Real Red ink.  Inside I added a few more stars cut from the Rainbow Glimmer paper.  Be sure to check out what the rest of the Festive Friday design team created.

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert-you are here!

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters

Judy Rozema 

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Join me and eight talented demonstrators from the Creativity Abounds Design Team on June 25th and 26th for our International Stamp Camp featuring the Hand-Penned Product Suite!  

Register by heading to my online store and purchasing the Hand-Penned Product Suite, item # 155503 (which includes the Hand-Penned Petals Bundle, the  Hand-Penned 12”x12” Designer Series Paper and Genial Gems) AND use the Host Code 3M9KUB3Y.  If you already own the suite purchase an equivalent to the suite ($66.25 before shipping & tax) through my online store and use the Host Code.  Please note that you will need the suite to complete the make & takes.

*You will receive a make and take packet for 9 projects, a PDF tutorial for all 9 projects, and a video for each project.  Card stock will be prepped and ready for you.  Die-cutting will be done for any dies not included in the suite. You will provide your own ink and adhesive and will use the Designer Series Paper and Genial Gems from the suite.

*You will also be invited to an exclusive Facebook group where additional presentations using the Hand-Penned Product Suite will be held June 25th & 26th.

I hope you join in the fun! This is a beautiful product suite and you are going to love how versatile it is!

Registration ENDS June 10th and the Make-n-Take kit is estimated to ship by June 14th.