Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The Spot Challenge- #133- Color Challenge


The Spot challenge this week, Spot Challenge #133, is all about color. Our project can be anything but needs to feature the colors Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie and Pretty Peacock! You can click the link before this and you can join in the fun too! Contest closes Sunday, 25 October at 12PM CST!  Each week a new challenge is posted to keep our creative juices flowing! How Fun!!! 

I chose to use Crumb Cake as my card base, along with the card front layer cut at 3 3/4" x 5", layered on a piece of WW cut at 4" x 5 1/4".  I stamped off once and then used the Birch background stamp on my Crumb Cake layer to add some texture with crumb cake ink.  

For the Pretty Peacock color I chose to stamp the fern directly onto the Crumb Cake layer three times. Then I stamped the large daisy in Pretty Peacock on Pretty Peacock CS 3 times and punched out with the Large Daisy Punch. 

For Rich Razzleberry, I stamped three of the small daisies on Rich Razzleberry CS and punched them out, and I did the same with the Pumpkin Pie daisies as well! 

I added the White Crinkle Ribbon and colored it with my Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blend, and added the sentiment on a 1 1/2" circle punch in Rich Razzleberry. To finish it off, I added Wink of Stella to all of the punched daisies for a bit of sparkle and bling! Because that is always needed! 

I hope you have enjoyed my version of this color challenge!  If you don't have a current Stampin' Up! ® demonstrator and would love some of these products, you can shop my Shop Now link above and order through me! 

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin'! 

Paper Crafting Blog Hop- October 2020- All About DSP- Fall Card


Hello Crafters and thank you for stopping by today as myself and fellow Stampin' Up! ® Demonstrators from around the world take you on our monthly hop! This month our main focus is to feature Designer Series Paper (DSP) as there is a variety of them on sale this month through October 31st!  I am sure you will see a great variety of papers used this month and will for sure want to buy some of them!  You may have arrived from Terri's blog and she made a wonderful project for us!  

I decided to feature the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP from the Mini Catalog for my card this month.  I paired it with the Arrange a Wreath Stamp Set and Wreath Bundle Dies from the Annual Catalog.  While this is not one of the DSP packs on sale, several are and you can always add this one at full price because you save on others! You can never have enough DSP in your craft stash!

I decided to feature 3 different patterns of this DSP and do a Scrappy Strip technique card that was made famous by Bruno Bertucci, Kylie's husband in Australia!  I started with a base layer of Early Espresso CS cut at 4" x 5 1/4", and then cut my scraps of DSP at different angle and widths a bit longer at about at least 5 1/2" to allow for room to adhere them! The first one you glue is most important as you want a straight edge on one side of your CS to start.  You then just glue pieces across the CS, your silicone mat comes in way handy for this as the glue won't stick to it!  Once all glued allow it time to dry before cleaning up the edges!

While that dried, I used the Brushed Metallic CS and die cut out 2 of the thin leaves wreaths from the dies, and numerous leaves in Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze CS.  This will become the focal point on the front of my card!  I also stamped the sentiment Give Thanks from the Arrange A Wreath stamp on Very Vanilla CS and cut it out with my 1 1/2" circle punch.  

Once my Scrappy Strips dried, I trimmed off all access pieces and then used my Paper Trimmer and trimmed the entire piece down to 3 3/4" x 5" for a nice, clean look.  I then adhered that to a piece of Early Espresso CS cut at 4" x 5 1/4" and then adhered that to a piece of the Brushed Metallic CS cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8". TIP: Cut out the center of the metallic CS with a big rectangle die to not waste this beautiful paper as it won't show!  

I used Liquid tombow glue and a sponge and my silicone mat to glue my wreath and then adhered to my scrappy strip layer.  It glue it but not solid.  But when I adhered the die cut leaves with dimensionals and glue dots that helps to secure it. I centered my sentiment in the center. I didn't add any more embellishments as the metallic paper is plenty! 

For the inside, being my card base is Cajun Craze I used Very Vanilla cut at 4" x 5 1/4" and just adhered a strip of the DSP cut at 3/4" x 5 1/4" to right hand side! 

If you YouTube the Scrappy Strip technique you will see how easy it is to do! It can be a bit messy but the end result is terrific!  

I hope you have enjoyed hopping with us this month! And I hope you gain some good inspiration, and reach out to you demonstrator to stock up on the DSP that is on sale!  Click the link below to go to Amber's blog where another great project awaits you!  

Below is the Blog Hop Link list so you can hop full circle: 

If you don't currently have a Demonstrator and need some of these supplies you see, please click my Shop Now button above and use the host code on the right hand side of my blog when placing you order! Each order will guarantee you a thank you card in the mail from me with a small gift included! 

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Seaside View- Swap Card Fun Fold


Hello everyone and thank you for stopping by my blog today! Today I am featuring a card I made for a card swap I do monthly with some people on Facebook and our theme this month was fun fold; therefore the possibilities were endless! I chose to use my Seaside View stamp set as I hadn't used it yet, and well in the crazy of 2020, we probably all need to take time for ourselves!

I chose to do a simple watercolor for my image, using watercolor paper and my coastal cabana and crumb cake inks to watercolor a beach and ocean scene.  I just used my ink pads with ink pressed in the lid, and used my water painters with water. Next I stamped my images and sentiment, once dry in Bermuda Bay ink.  

For the card itself, it is a called a Corner Tuck fold card that I found on YouTube from Stamptastic Designs about a year ago and it is now one of my go-to fun folds!  The base is cut at 4 1/4" x 11", then cut to 8", and scored at 5 1/2".  Don't throw that extra piece away as it makes the perfect mat for your focal image as seen above.  That piece would be 3" x 4 1/4", and therefore your watercolor paper piece would be 2 3/4" x 4".  

You will need a piece of DSP cut at 2 1/4" x 4" for flap of card base.  And then a 2" x 2" piece that you cut diagonally in half and can make 2 cards with that piece! You will also need a piece of WW or VV cardstock for the inside layer cut at 4" x 5 1/4".

At this point you have to decide how you want to your card to open, vertical or horizontal.  Put the triangle DSP glued in correct corner for however you want your card to open. Only glue two sides, not middle section or you won't be able to tuck your card! 

Layer the 2 1/4" x 4" pice of DSP on flap! Decorate your mat layer and focal image of your choice!  When adhering to your flap piece, only adhere adhesive or dimensionals on left portion so you don't glue your card shut!  Embellish the inside and outside and your card is complete! 

If you love this card, and need any supplies to make it, please visit my store HERE.  I would love your order if you don't have a demonstrator already in the USA, and each person who orders from me using the host code on right hand side of my blog receives a personal thank you card and perhaps a small gift. 

Thank you for stopping by my blog today, comments are wonderful but not required. I just love to share my creativity with others! 

Monday, October 12, 2020

Demonstrator Training Blog Hop October 2020-Customer/Team Thank You Cards


Hello and thank you for joining us today for our Stampin' Up! ® Demonstrator Training Monthly Team Blog Hop.  We have a monthly hop where you can gets loads of creativity and inspiration to use your products and we are so happy that you could join us today.  Our focus for our hops this year is to show our customers/team members cards they can receive in the mail when they order each month to help us reach our goals! A simple thank you in this world goes a very long ways!  We are a group of Stampin' Up! ® Demonstrators from around the world who are participating in a training to help us grow our business and reach the goals we have all set for ourselves.  Thank you so much for your support by stopping by the Blog Hop this month. A comment on the blog post is always welcomed, but not necessary.

You may be starting here on my blog or have come from another blog-- either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so you can click on each one to see so much wonderful creativity and inspiration! No matter if you start here or came from another blog to here, keep clicking because the inspiration is absolutely wonderful! 

For my cards this month I decided to use our brand new In-Colors and the DSP from the Flowers for Every Season 6x6 pack.  For my Sentiment I chose the use the So Sentimental stamp set! These cards are very easy to make and will be my customer and team thank you cards this month!  So for every person that places an order with me you will get a card like either of these two are very similar!  My card bases are cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4".  My first CS layer is cut at 4" x 5 1/4" and my DSP is cut at 3 3/4" x 5".  I also added a 3/4" x 5 1/4" strip of DSP inside to my WW layer cut at 4" x 5 1/4".  I did use VersaMark and gold embossing powder for my sentiment and the dies that match the So Sentimental stamp set.  I added a piece of coordinating In-Color Ribbon and popped the sentiment with dimensionals.  I added a few gold enamel dots for a touch of bling as well. 

Here are my two cards I did with two different color bases and layers and DSP.  

If you do not have a demonstrator and need any of these supplies to make one of these cards please click HERE to be taken directly to my store to place your order! 

Thank you so very much for stopping by today.  This blog hop is filled with amazing projects by Stampin' Up! ® Demonstrators from around the world that are here to inspire you!  So please be sure to not miss one of the posts in this blog hop!  You won't be disappointed.  Remember you are currently on my page, Krissi Hannahs- USA, so please see who is below me to keep on hopping!

We do this hop each and every month and hope you will join us next month for more inspiration!