Welcome to a new year and a new 2020 Stampin Friends Blog Hop!! We have so many amazing new hoppers joining us. We are jammed packed with new projects to share with you as well. The Birthday Bash theme is perfect to kick of the new year and have you ready to go with all your birthday events in 2020! Be sure to hop along and visit everyone's blogs, if you get lost, be sure to scroll down to the end of each blog to find a list of hoppers. I hope you came from Jo Blackman's blog, wow weren't her projects Awesome?? After you view my blog, continue onto Katja Ettig's blog, you're going to blown away. So let's dive in!
Today I have two fun projects for you using the new Stampin Up Peaceful Poppies Suite from the mini catalog. This Suite features not 1 but 2 stamp sets with coordinating dies. I think it is so pretty, I couldn't wait to use it!
The card was made using Rich Razzleberry as the card base and features the Peaceful Poppies DSP. Isn't it pretty? The Happy Birthday greeting is from the new Peaceful Moments stamp set included in this bundle. The flowers and leaves are from the Painted Poppies stamp set. I stamped on vellum with Versamark, and embossed the images in white. The flowers and leaves were cut out using the coordinating dies, Poppy Moments. If you were browsing through the catalog, you may have noticed this card with a different greeting! I actually made a whole bunch of these cards as part of a swap for a Stampin UP group I am in.
My next project is this huge box!!! I love to give candles to friends and families and normally I would just grab a giftbag and add a tag! But I thought what about a box. No problem right?? After a few failed attempts of trying to make a box on my own. I was ready to throw the towel in.
The flower and leaves were cut out with the Poppy Moments dies. I used Poppy Parade, Basic Black, Mossy Meadow and Old Olive. I layered them together and used the Fine Tip Glue Pen on the top of the flower to give it a shiny look. And I brushed the leaves with the Clear Wink of Stella.
I hope you enjoyed my projects. Be sure to leave a comment, I will love to hear your thoughts!
Continue throught the Stampin Friends Birthday Bash Blog Hop by clicking here to go to Katja Ettig's blog!!
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Happy Birthday, Happy Hopping and Happy Stampin
Sometimes the most full-filling projects I make are the ones that incorporate old and new! Once stamps or supplies retire, I find myself siting on a lot of leftovers. When I teach workshops and design for my clubs, I focus on new products only!!
For the these cards (except the pandas, I posted about those on Sunday) I was able to use up ribbon that I have had for a while!!!! I had enough of each color to create 2 cards of each! Perfect! I used the Picture Perfect Stamp set! Wild Wasbi, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride and Dapper Denim were the colors of my cardbases and inks, I also added Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst, So Saffron and Wisteria Wonder when stamping the candles.
Easy cards that were easy to be reproduced! And then ribbon was perfect!
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Does anyone else struggle with masculine cards like I do? I often feel like the products available for these types of cards are too specific. I don't like making cards with tool sets or ties, as the person receiving, do not wear ties or happen to be someone using tools. The of course I search and feel that I don't find anything more general. The masculine cards seem to be boring, older and quite frankly not fun to me! And well, the majority of my supplies are just to feminine and if I do make a more masculine card, it's too young looking??? Anyone feel my struggle??
So...the new True Gentlemen Suite is a nice addition to my supplies. But I am not a huge fan of the colors! But the DSP is really nice and very usable!! I do like the stamps! And I love that the set is bundled with a punch!!! Going forward, I want to work on creating my own patterns in colors I that I think is a little more appealing and modern!
I am still very happy with the designs of the cards!!! I know I will definitely have more use of this suite than those of the past!!!!!
Thanks for listening! I am open to suggestions as well!!!
Aren’t these cards simply magical!! I just love them!!!! I do not have many stamps for children that I have come across and thought I have to have them!!! I will admit, I thought the set was cute but had a hard time seeing myself using them!!! Once I started seeing all the wonderful projects that have been created with Myths & Magic Suite, I knew it was time to purchase!!!! I am soo glad I did!!
These cards were inspired by Kristal Bell, Stampin’ Hoot, and Mercedes Weber! Thank you ladies for you’re awesome creations!
The Myths & Magic Suite can be found on pages 36-37 of the Occasions Catalog!
Contact me to receive your Occasions Catalog!!!
I have been working on refreshing some of my cards that I sell in a local boutique! My go to for inspiration is Pinterest! I love finding a design that works for my needs and I am very grateful for the demonstrators who share their creations!!! Todays’ cards were inspired by Patty Bennett, combining Party Pandas and Picture Perfect Birthday stampsets. Such a fun and simple card to make! I used the colors that are found in the Perfect Party DSP! The combination of Bermud Bay, Berry Burst, Lemon-lime Twist and Peakaboo Peach really makes a bright and cheery card!!!!
The entire Picture Perfect Party Suite can be purchased for just under $60! But the best part is you can earn the Party Pandas stampset for free, during Sale-A-Bration!
How great is that!!!!
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Welcome to our April Stampin Friends Birthday/Celebration Blog Hop! We have 14 talented crafters involved in the hop, including 1 Guest Hoppers.
Please, make sure you check everyone's blogs out. After reading my blog, scroll to the end, and please leave a comment for your chance to win a little blog candy from me!
If you have visited my blog from Elizabeth Jeanne Thatcher's site, thanks so much for continuing with the Blog Hop. A full list of Blog Hop participants are listed at the end so you can continue along the hop!
This Month's Guest Hopper is:
Jennifer Knape Cerizo
For the April Blog Hop I chose a bundle that I purchased awhile back when the Occasions catalog first went live! I have barely used it! The colors intimidate I think! And the DSP is more on the masculine side, which I don't typically make many projects out of!
The card I chose to make uses all Stampin Up products.
The bundle I chose was from the Party Animal Suite on page 4-5 of the Occasions Catalog and the stamp set is the Balloon Adventures. I also used the matching framelits (Balloon Pop-up) and Party Animal embellishments and Emerald Envy taffeta ribbon.
I used a Paper and ink combination of Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Emerald Envy and Pacific Point.
The card is pretty easy to make
I used Emerald Envy for my cardbase and a piece of DSP cut to and 1/8" shorter than the cardbase.
I cut out the balloon background with the Balloon Pop up framelits, then I trimmed the edges to the size I wanted it to be on the front of the card.
Stamped the balloons using the Balloon Adventures and Balloon Celebration stamp sets.
Punched them out using the Balloon punch.
I stamped the banner and cut it out by hand.
I added clear Wink of Stella on the balloons, banner and strings. I also added some Basic Rhinestones.
At the moment the bag is filled with Smarties. But I will be changing it up when I give it to my Aunt on Easter Sunday for her birthday. I plan to fill it with some of her favorite candy's and a gift card she can use shopping!!
I hope you enjoyed the projects I made for you! Please leave a comment for your chance at winning some blog candy!!!
Click on the next blogger, Lana Staab, below - you are at Steph Jandrow, incase you forgot along the way!
Back in March, I blogged about bringing birthdays back. I offered a challenge to anyone who commented or emailed me that I would send you a birthday card that you could use. You can read the original #imbringingbirthdaysback post here.
The original #imbringingbirthdaysback was started by Shannon West and a stamp was designed. Love it!!! You can read about Shannon West's challenge here.
So my challenge was: I challenge you to mail birthday cards out to those that you know the dates on. AND...comment on my blog with the #imbringingbirthdaysback and I will mail you a birthday card, handmade from me.
After commenting, I will need to ask that you email me your full name and address so I can mail you the card. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
I received a wonderful response via email, which is great!!!! I know most won't want any personal information on a website. Soo with that said, I am going to offer this challenge again and I am going to offer this challenge from now until December 31st. With the exception, I am going to send you 2 birthday cards, (a traditional style birthday card and a non-traditional (may be seasonal or holiday themed)).
For more information on the #imbringingbirthdaysback stamp, you can click on the image below.
There's no purchase necessary and no soliciting! You will receive the cards from me in approx 7-10 business days, depending on the response and whether I need to create more cards.
I really you will except this challenge, I look forward to hearing from you all again!!!
I was in need a few birthday cards. Usually if I need a birthday card, I search through my stash of cards to find one that fits my needs. Most of the time I am ok, But eventually I run out of kid cards. Rather than just making the 1 I needed, I decided to make a handful.
I chose the Biggest Birthday stamp set and Wish Big Framelits. I bought this bundle a while ago and used it for the first time. Love it!!! I stuck with different shades of blue. I was able to whip up these cards so easily. I love the results.
The cardstock is Marina Mist and I used Pool Party, Dapper Denim and Night of Navy for the other colors. The Whisper White cardstock layer is embossed with the Confetti Embossing Folder.
The greeting and little banner is from the Birthday Banners stamp set and Bunch of Banners Framelits.
I used the Gold Wink of Stella for the candle flame and on 2 cards I colored in a few stars with the Gold Wink of Stella. I used the Clear Wink of Stella to highlight around the cake to make the frosting look like its sparkling.
The greeting on the inside of the card is from an old retired set. I don't have the original set name. I believe it may have been called Birthday Greetings. If you remember the name, feel free comment or message me!
I hope you like my cards.
If you need an Annual Catalog or Holiday Catalog or if you are interested in any of the products used to make this project, please feel free to contact me.
Thanks so much
Today's card was inspired by Valerie Perlin.
I came across this card and I loved it. I just couldn't wait to recreate it. So easy to make. The colors in the Festive Birthday DSP are so bright! I just love them all.
I chose a different pattern from the pack. The guitar, sombrero, pinata, etc it all screams birthday. And I have a friend whose birthday is coming up, this card is perfect for her.
I used a Melon Mambo cardbase, cut a layer of Whisper White just an 1/8" smaller and the same with the DSP. I chose to use the colors featured in the paper to stamp with. Emerald Envy, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie. I used the Lots of Labels Framelits, stamped the cacti and little flowers and used the Fiesta time Framelits to cut the out. Layered it all together.
For the inside of the card, I just had fun stamping the streamers and cacti again.
I love this card! This set is so fun to work with. I made 2 cards in no time at all!!! I love finding a CASE that is fun & easy when I am in a pinch to get a card in the mail!!!
Thank you for visiting. Please feel free to contact me if your interested in any of the products used to make these cards.
Today I decided to make a birthday card for a family member who is very much a fan of the great outdoors. I knew The Wilderness Awaits. I started with my color choice, Night of Navy. I created the cardbase, a layer of Whisper White at just an 1/8" shorter, a layer of Night of Navy at a 1/8" smaller than the Whisper White and another layer of Whisper White at again 1/8" shorter. I assembled everything except the smallest layer of Whisper White.
Punched a 2" circle out of a post-it note, making sure some of the adhesive is part of the punched area. I put the circle on the cardstock and sponged around the entire piece, starting off darker and gradually get lighter. I removed the post-it note and I have a perfect white circle for the moon. Masking technique is so easy.
I took the moose image and stamped in Basic Black. At first, the plan was to black out the whole image to make it appear as a shadow. I think the moose looks great, but I didn't like coloring the mountain/hill part. So I lightly sponged that area so you could still see the detail. I stamped the Happy Birthday from the Butterfly Basics stamp set. Seemed a little big for the card. Just didn't do it for me.
So on the second card, I did the same masking technique, colored the moose in black but left the mountain. I inked just the mountain part and stamped it over to extended the detail to the bottom of the card.
I tied a bow around the layer with equal lengths of Thick Whisper White Baker's Twine and Night of Navy Baker's Twine.
I debated on adding a sentiment. But I eventually decided on the sentiment from the Best Birds stamp set. Finished it off with 3 Basic Rhinestones for a little feminine touch.
I love how it came out! If you are interested in any of the products used in the cards, please feel free to contact me.
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