Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Paper Crafting Blog Hop January 2021- Circle Celebration


Hello everyone and thank you for joining us today for our monthly Blog Hop!  We have talented Stampin' Up! ® Demonstrators from around the world that are participating today!  We hope you enjoy the hop and make the full circle to get some great inspiration using brand new products available in the new Mini and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. They are both so full of wonderful new things and my wish list keeps growing.  You may have arrived from Terri's blog and she shared a wonderful project with us today. 

I am choosing to use the new stamp set from the Mini Catalog called Circle Celebration. This stamp set pairs well with a couple of our circle punches and also with our layering circle dies in the annual catalog.  It doesn't have any sentiments so for my card today I am pairing it with the Happy Thoughts stamp set also from the mini catalog. 

I began by picking my colors for my circles and I am going with Magenta Madness, Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody, Coastal Cabana and will also include Memento Black. My card base is a Thick Whisper White, cut at 4 1/4" x 11", then scored at 5 1/2".  My layer is a Whisper White cut at 4" x 5 1/4". You could also easily use the new Basic White, but I am simply using my stash of Whisper White up first.  I also gathered both my 1 1/2" and 2" circle punches as well. 

I started with Magenta Madness using the dotted small circle, then added Gorgeous Grape with the Flower image, then the starburst image in Mango Melody, and finished filling in with the hash tag looking stamp in Coastal Cabana.  Finally I added the dots with Memento Black to fill in my background layer. 

I took the large solid image and stamped off with coastal cabana and then stamped the leaves with Magenta Madness.  I stamped the dashed circle with Gorgeous Grape.  I punched them with the coordinating punch and then also punched a 1 1/2" circle of Mango Melody DSP from the 6x6 paper packs.  

I then stamped my inner sentiment inside on the thick whisper white card base with Memento black ink before assembling anything else. I added two of the starburst mango melody images as well. I stamped my front sentiment on a piece of whisper white scrap that measures 3/4" x 4" in Memento black ink. 

To assemble the card I used Tombow glue to add the stamped layer to the card base.  I layered the 2 smaller circles behind the large punched circles and used dimensionals to secure them together and placed them in the mid upper left of my card.  I then added my stamped sentiment with Tombow glue on bottom of my card. I finished by adding a few basic rhinestones for some bling. 

I hope you have enjoyed the card I made for you today and inspired you to get this set through your demonstrator or myself if you shop with me. The patterns and color opportunities with this set are nearly endless and you can add any sentiment you want. Thank you for hopping with us today. Click the next button below to be sent to Julia's blog where another great project awaits you. Below that is the complete hop list in case you can't remember where you started! See you all next month. 


Shirley Merker
Tracy Held
Annette McMillan
Sue Boerner
Amber Meulenbelt
Terri Stewart
Krissi Hannah
Julia Mazur
Nancy Reynolds
Maureen Rauchfuss
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward

If you don't have a demonstrator and live in the USA please click the shop now button under my header to head to my store and purchase all the great things you discovered through the hop today. I would be happy to help you as well.  If you have questions please contact me at

Monday, January 11, 2021

Bruno & Kylie Bertucci's Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop- January 2021- Hello Dear Friend Card Kit


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.

I have chosen to use the All-Inclusive Card Kit featured in the new Mini January-June 2021 catalog.  It is called Hello Dear Friend and includes everything you need to make 12 cards! I chose to make all of mine Thank You cards instead of what the directions called for, and these will be used for my January orders for my customers and for my teams members sales.  This kit was so easy to put together, and I did all 12 cards in under 45 minutes. 

I chose to only use product from the card kit and added nothing else just to show how easy it is to create with an all-inclusive kit!

I hope you have enjoyed my cards I made for this hop using this new all-inclusive kit.  If you live in the USA and don't have a demonstrator please reach out to me via email or click the Shop Now button above to order any products you may need to get creative. 

Here is a Complete List of all Blog Hoppers this month! I hope you enjoy everyone's cards! See you all next month!