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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Waves of Inspiration

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Welcome to the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop!  We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators and hop on the 14th of every month.  This month our theme is Anything Goes.  I chose to use the beautiful Waves of Inspiration stamp set (available now and also in the 2022-23 Annual catalog, the Timeless Tropical stamp set with the In the Tropics dies(retiring soon), and the Waves of the Ocean DSP (available while supplies last and/or May 2).  

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The Waves of the Ocean DSP is a beautiful pack of paper and so unique.  This pack is only available until May 2 or while supplies last. I also used  Granny Apple Green and Pacific Point CS to coordinate with the DSP.  I used the Timeless Tropical stamp set to stamp the palm trees and unfortunately this stamp set has sold out and is no longer available.   There is another set, Paradise Palms which also has palm trees available in the 2022 Jan-June Mini Catalog.   The Paradise Palms is also currently available as a bundle with the Palm dies.   The sentiment is from the Waves of Inspiration set and stamped on a Stitched Rectangle.  The rhinestones I used were part of the Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels and unfortunately has since sold out.  

This card is a fun fold, a matchbook style card.  I have made matchbook cards before but this one is a little different.  I saw this card style
on Flowerbug's Inkspot.  The measurements:

Granny Apple Green CS: 4-1/4" x 6-1/2" scored at 5-1/2"

Pacific Point CS: 4" x 5" and 3/4" x 4"

Basic White CS (inside of the card): 3-3/4" x 4-1/2"

Waves of the Ocean DSP: 3-3/4" x 5-3/4" scored at 4-5/8" and  1/2" x 3-3/4"

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The DSP is the piece that tucks in and also lifts up to reveal the inside of the card.  I like that the sentiment is seen both when the card is closed and also open.  Super fun and easy card to make.  

Be sure to check out all the stops on the hop!

 

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Creativity Abounds Blog Hop...Symbols of Fortune

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Welcome to the Creativity Abounds Blog Hop!  We are an international group of Stampin' Up demonstrators that come together monthly to do this blog hop and prepare a tutorial bundle.  We also host a quarterly virtual  stamp camp.   This month our theme is the Symbols of Fortune Suite.  The projects we are sharing are bonus projects that will be demonstrated during the stamp camp's Facebook Lives next weekend.  We won't be posting any instructions on how to make these projects since we will be demonstrating them during the stamp camp.  

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The Symbols of Fortune DSP is so elegant.  Each sheet has a side that features gold foil accents.  The Calypso Coral flowers were cut out from the DSP using the Good Fortune Dies.    The other elements were also cut using the Good Fortune Dies.  The Polished Dots were colored using a Dark Calypso Coral Stampin' Blend.

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Inside a few Calypso Coral stamped dragonflies.  The next stamp camp will be in July.  I hope you will join us!

Here's a list of all the stops on the hop!

 

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Prized Peony and the Simply Elegant DSP

I wanted to share one last play with the Prized Peony stamp set, Peony dies, and the Simply Elegant DSP.  These products are all still available (last time I checked) but are on the retiring list and available only while supplies last.

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This card is similar to one I shared here.   On today's sample I used a new die set (coming May 1) called Stylish Shapes to create the gold frame and to cut out the square.  The card base is a piece of Simply Elegant DSP cut at  5-1/4" x 12" and scored at 4", 8".  The card base is on a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of  Basic Black CS.  The peony was colored using Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Real Red, and Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends. The sentiment is from the Color and Contour stamp set.

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Inside I added a piece of Basic White CS to make it easier to write a message.  You can also see the other side of the DSP behind the Basic White CS.

 

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Blessings of Home Fun Fold Card

The Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week is a beautiful color combination and it made me think about the beautiful florals in the Blessings of Home stamp set.   I knew this would be great choice to show off the colors in the challenge.  What are the colors?

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Let me say I never thought to pair Rich Razzleberry with Fresh Freesia.   Don't they look lovely together?  This is one of the reasons I think challenges are so important, it helps to shake things up and introduce you to new color combinations and layouts.

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The flowers were stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink and colored using Rich Razzleberry, Fresh Freesia and Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends.  Did you know that you can use Stampin' Up! Classic Stampin' pads with Stampin' Blends?   Yup, you can.  I loved using the Rich Razzleberry ink instead of black on this card, it added softness to the image.  

I used 2 different packs of Designer Series Paper (aka DSP) for this card.  The lovely floral paper is from the Heart & Home DSP and the bouquet is on  a pattern from the 2021-23 In Color DSP.    In addition to the Flowers of Home dies I used the Stitched so Sweetly (scalloped Rich Razzleberry frame) and Stitched Rectangles dies (sentiment label).  The sentiment is from the In the Moment stamp set.  

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Were you expecting this?  This is just little different kind of card.  The card base is a quarter sheet of cardstock and the place where you write your message is hidden behind the front Stitched So Sweetly label. 

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Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the design team created using this color combination,

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Creativity Abounds Blog Hop...Spring!

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Welcome to the Creativity Abounds Blog Hop!  We are a group of international Stampin' Up!® demonstrators.  We hop together on the third Wednesday of every month.  Our hops focus around a particular bundle, holiday, occasion or product suite.  We also do a quarterly stamp camp and have one coming up April 29th & 30th (Symbols of Fortune Suite).   Every month we also create a tutorial bundle.  This month the tutorial bundle features the Flowering Fields Suite or anything that celebrates Spring.  The projects featured in this blog hop are different than the projects in the tutorial bundle.  We want to share lots of ideas with you.

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I used both dies from the Flowering Fields Suite (Tulip and Windmill Field) and the Flowering Fields DSP.  The sentiment is from the Sweet as a Peach set.  

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This is a quick visual showing what dies was used from which set.

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This is an easel card that I call a One Armed Easel.  This fold was in last month's Creativity Abounds tutorial (Fun Folds) using another bundle of products.  The tutorial is still available for purchase from any of the Creativity Abounds team members.  I will also post the  information below.  

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Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out all the stops on the hop!  You will be inspired by all the creativity!

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Place a $50 order through my online store and receive this bundle (13 tutorials!!)  as a thank you.  You can also purchase the tutorial bundle for $15.00.  Please contact me (sharon@astheinkdries.com) if you would like to purchase the tutorial.

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This is the Creativity Abounds February tutorial all about fun folds!  It is still available for purchase ($15).  Please contact sharon@astheinkdries.com to purchase.


Creativity Abounds Blog Hop...Fun Folds!

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Welcome to the Creativity Abounds Blog Hop!  We are a group of international Stampin' Up!® demonstrators.  We hop together on the third Wednesday of every month.  Our hops focus around a particular bundle, holiday, occasion or product suite.  We also do a quarterly stamp camp and have one coming up April 29th & 30th (Symbols of Fortune Suite).   Every month we also create a tutorial bundle.  This month the tutorial bundle features fun folds and there are 13 tutorials in the bundle.  Keep on reading to the end I will share with you a peek at the card I created for the bundle.

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This is one of my favorite fun folds.  It is quick and easy to make.  Here are  the basic measurements.

  • Evening Evergreen Card Base- 4-1/4" x  7-1/4" scored at 5-1/2" ,  3" x 4-1/4"
  • Basic White CS- 4" x 5-1/4" Inside of the card
  • Evening Evergreen CS connector 3" x 4-1/4" used the largest Stitched So Sweetly label
  • Flowering Fields DSP: (Pattern 1) 1-1/2" x 4", (Pattern 2) 2-3/4" x 4"

You will also need Soft Succulent CS for the leaves and stems and Basic White CS for the flowers.

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The Evening Evergreen Stitched So Sweetly label connects the main part of the card base (4-1/4" x  7-1/4" ) to the  bottom portion.   I decorated the label using the Flowering Tulips bundle.   The tulips were stamped in Mango Melody and So Saffron ink.  The leaves were inked in Soft Succulent ink and stamped on Sot Succulent CS.

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The sentiment is from the Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Special Moments.   I am a little surprised to be saying this but this set is probably my most used and one of my favorite SAB stamp sets.  I love the sentiments.  There are sentiments for both the outside and inside of the card. 

Here's a list of all the stops on the hop!  So many fabulous fun fold cards to see!

 

Thank you for stopping by and check out a sneak peek below of what I created for the tutorial bundle.

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Place a $50 order through my online store and receive this bundle (13 tutorials!!)  as a thank you.  You may also purchase the tutorial bundle for $15.00.  Please contact me (sharon@astheinkdries.com) if you would like to purchase the tutorial.

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This is one of  the fun fold cards you will find in the tutorial bundle.

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I call this a one armed easel card.  It is a super fun one to make.  Purchase the bundle or place a $50 order to receive this tutorial and 12 more.


ICS Blog Hop...Time to Sale-A-Brate!

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Welcome to the Inspire Create Share blog hop!  We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who gather together on the 2nd Tuesday of the month for this blog hop.  Every month we have a theme and this month it is, Time to Sale-A-Brate.  In case you are not familiar with Sale-A-Bration it is a fun  promotion that occurs twice a year.  This period of Sale-A-Bration runs from January 4 to February 28th.  During Sale-A-Bration you can choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration  product with a qualifying purchase.  You can see the Sale-A-Bration products HERE.

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For my project I am using 2 Sale-A-Bration choices, Driving By stamp set and the Sunshine & Rainbows DSP.

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 This card has a little secret it opens in a different way than  a regular card.

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Kind of fun right?  The right edge folds back which allows the card to open.  Here are the details.

  • Midnight Muse card base- 5-1/2" x  7-1/2" scored at 3-1/4" and 6-1/2"
  • Sunshine & Rainbows DSP Granny Apple Green pattern 3" x 5-1/4"
  • Sunshine & Rainbows DSP Midnight Muse pattern 3/4" x 5-1/4"
  • Basic White CS 3" x 5-1/4" inside of the card
  • Basic White CS 3" x 3" cut using the Layering Circle die 2"-3/8"
  • Midnight Muse CS 3" x 3" cut using the Layering Circle die (scallop) 2-1/2"
  • scrap pieces of Basic White for the balloons.

You can see that I omitted part of the sentiment.  I used a self adhesive page marker to cover up the "hi" and then inked up the stamp.  Be sure to remove the page marker before you stamp the sentiment.

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I also added a few dots using a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker.  This marker is a handy one to have.  I could have also used the Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to color in the sentiment instead of an ink pad.  If I had used the marker I wouldn't have had to use the page marker to cover up the word.  

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The inside sentiment is from the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set.  I also masked the car to stamp only the balloons.

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This time I used a post it note to cover up the car before i inked up the balloons.  

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

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Thank you for stopping by, enjoy all the fabulous stops on the hop , and remember Sale-A-Bration ends February 28th!

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Place a $50 order through my online store and receive this bundle (12 tutorials!!)  as a thank you.  You can also purchase the tutorial bundle for $15.00.  Please contact me (sharon@astheinkdries.com) if you would like to purchase the tutorial.

 


Cute Halloween

It is Friday and time for a new Festive Friday Challenge!

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Not familiar with the Festive Friday Challenge?  The Festive Friday Challenge is a bi-weekly challenge.  Every challenge has an Inspo list which is inspired by a festivity.  To play along with the challenge you need to use 3 items from the Inspo List and post your creation in the Festive Friday gallery.  The list of all the rules can be found here.  

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I used cat, orange, heart, and texture from the Inspo List on my card.  The cat was punched out of Basic Black CS and textured using the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder.   The orange can be found in the Cute Halloween DSP, the cat's rhinestone eyes, and the orange glitter heart on the cat's collar.  The eyes are rhinestones colored using a Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blend.  The orange glitter paper is a coveted scrap of retired Glitter Paper.  I miss the days when we had more colors of Glitter paper.  The "boo" is from the Banner Year stamp set stamped on a label from the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  The bat and sparkly, swirly wreath are from the Seasonal Swirls Dies.

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The Black Glittered ribbon unties to show 3 panels.  It opens and sort of twists and swings out to reveal the rest of the card,

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This is the middle panel and also the section you would use to write out your message.  The sentiment and the bats are from the Sparkle of the Season stamp set.

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Here you can see how the card twists and fold out.  

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team.

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert - you are here!

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters

Jaydee

Diane Evans

Joanne James

Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see your project in the Festive Friday gallery!

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Sale-A-Bration Penguin Playmates Shadowbox Card

One of the cutest packs of paper in the Sale-A-Bration catalog is Penguin Playmates DSP 12" x 12".  This adorable pack of paper coordinates with the Penguin Place bundle in the July-Dec Mini Catalog and can be earned FREE with a qualifying order of $50 US (before shipping and tax).  

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These 2 penguin cuties were punched out from the DSP using the Penguin Builder Punch.  The little hat and bow were stamped using the Penguin Place stamp set and then fussy cut out.  The striped background is also from the Penguin Playmates DSP.

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Inside is the shadow box featuring more cute critters cut from the Penguin Playmates DSP.  The die cut snowflakes are from the  So Many Snowflakes dies.  The cute sentiment is from the Classic Cloche stamp set.

The beauty of this card is that it does lay flat and can be mailed in an A-2 envelope.
Basic Measurements

Just Jade card base: 4-1/2" x 11" scored at4-1/2", 5-1/2", 10", 4-1/4" x 6-1/2" scored at 1', 5-1/2"

Whisper White: 4-1/4" x  5-1/2" scored at 1/2", 5"

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WHimsy & Wonder

Join me and 12 talented friends from the International Creativity Abounds Design Team on September 17 and 18 for our second stamp camp featuring the Whimsy & Wonder Product Suite!
 
About this Event
Are you ready for 13 amazing projects featuring the Whimsy & Wonder Suite?
Your Whimsy & Wonder Stamp Camp includes:

  • The Whimsy & Wonder Product Collection - includes the Whimsy & Wonder Bundle (stamp set and dies), Designer Series Paper, Blushing Bride Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon and Wonderful Snowflakes.
  • Make and Takes* for 13 projects and an awesome PDF for you to follow along while creating.
  • YouTube videos for each of the projects for your reference
  • Access to an exclusive FB group where additional LIVE presentations will be held during the 2 days weekend (you can watch later, as well)!

*Card stock will be prepped and ready for you with any of the die-cutting done that is not part of  your bundle.

*You will provide your own ink and adhesive and will use the Designer Series Paper, Ribbon and Snowflakes from your purchased suite.

*Your kit will include card stock for you to stamp on, but you will do the die cutting. 

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

Registration is now open and ENDS September 5th and the Make-n-Take kit is estimated to ship by September 9th. 
 
How do you register for the event?
Simply head to my online store ( use Host Code GECFPUU7) and purchase the Whimsy & Wonder Suite (Item 156276 - $80.25 or an equivalent amount of product $80.25 before shipping and taxes) if you’ve already got the suite. Note:  You need the suite to complete the make and takes!  You will earn a Sale-A-Bration item of your choice (Level 1) with your order.  Use of the Host Code GECFPUU7 will let me know you are registering for the Whimsy and Wonder stamp camp.

 


ICS Blog Hop...Pansy Petals DSP

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Welcome to the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop.  This month we are sharing projects using Designer Series Paper.  In the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog there are some beautiful packs of paper and we wanted to share some ideas on ways to use them.

I chose to highlight the Pansy Petals DSP which coordinates with the Pansy Patch bundle.

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The Pansy Petals DSP is full of beautiful pansies, leaves and gingham!  I really like the gingham!  The pansies on the belly band were all cut from the DSP.  The leaves were cut from cardstock using the Pansy Dies...check out the embossing on them!  

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In the centers of the pansies are the 2021-23 In Color Jewels.   These jewels are pretty pops of In Color iridescence.  The belly band has a strip of Fresh Freesia cardstock that was embossed using the polka dot folder  from the Checks and Dots folders.  The ribbon is the Bumblebee Gingham.

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Here you can see how this card opens.  The whole fold  is quite simple.

Scoring Directions

  • 5-1/2" x 11" Basic White CS
  • 1-1/4", 5-1/2", 9-1/4"

You will be able to see how the fold works after you see the photo sequence.  

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Inside another pretty design from the Pansy Petals DSP and a space to write your message.  I added a 1/2". Fresh Freesia strip embossed with the Dots folder and a couple more pansies cut from the DSP pack.

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Now it is time for you to hop along and check out what Cheryl Hamilton created. 

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Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you enjoy the hop and seeing lots of ideas using Stampin' Up!'s pretty Designer Series Paper.

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Be sure to check out the 9 packs of Designer Series Paper currently on sale!  Pansy Petals is one of them!

 


Hydrangea Haven

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  This week we have a color challenge.  

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I was a little stumped on how to combine these colors until I realized they are some of the colors in the Hydrangea Hill DSP.  This gave me just the spark I needed.  This color combination  uses two 2019-21 In Colors (Rococo Rose and Seaside Spray) that will be retiring soon.  If you like these colors be sure to order ink refills, Stampin' Blends and cardstock before they are gone.  

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I used the Hydrangea Hill DSP to create the flower and also as a backdrop for the hydrangea.   The ribbon is the Gorgeous Grape 3/8" Sheer Ribbon and I would like this ribbon in lots of colors.   It is so pretty, easy to work with and the width is perfect.  Generally, I like ribbon that is at least 3/8" wide unless it  is twine.  

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When you pull the ribbon a couple of messages get revealed.  All the sentiments and images are from the Hydrangea Haven stamp set.  It really is a complete set, with beautiful images and fantastic sentiments.  

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This is a fun card and I love that it is ready to display.  The pop up mechanism sits on a Gorgeous Grape card base so there is plenty of room to write a note.  

 

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Connie & Mary design team created for this challenge.  

Thank you for stopping by!

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