Stampin’ Friends February Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin’ Friends February Blog Hop. This month, we’re all playing with our favorite products.

Thanks for joining us today! Read to the end of the post where you’ll see a list of all the participating stampers. Click on any of the links to visit everyone’s web sites. Be sure to leave a comment along the way, as well. We love to hear from you!

As I mentioned, we’re showcasing our favorite things. I LOVE the beach, water, flamingos, and palm trees. So glad I can view palm trees every day living in Arizona. In fact, we just got a few small ones for our backyard. So, I had to use the palm tree images from the Timeless Tropical set for both my card and 3D project. The Tropical Oasis Suite can be found on pages 38-40 in Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.

The Card

Here’s a look at the card:

Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical Stamp Set

I tried to create a scene, envisioning myself sitting on the beach under a palm tree. I started with a Whisper White sheet of card stock measuring 5 x 3 3/4-inches. I also had a piece of Whisper White card stock that I ran through the die cutting machine using the second to the largest of the stitched rectangles from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I put a few swipes of SNAIL adhesive on the back side of the scallop rectangle and placed it on top of the Whisper White 5 x 3 3/4 piece. Using Stampin’ Up!’s Sponge Brayers, starting from the bottom, I applied Crumb Cake ink, Blueberry Bushel ink, and Daffodil Delight. I then pulled the pieces apart and started layering. I suppose I could call this the double-time sponging technique!

I used Stampin’ Write Markers in Garden Green and Early Espresso to color directly onto the palm tree stamp. I stamped it on Whisper White and then used the dies to cut it out. Popped it up and adorned with the pineapple Tropical Oasis Trinket.

Palm Tree Coaster

Now, onto the 3D item. I received inspiration for this coaster from Gina Shappa, another Arizona demonstrator. I placed the coaster in the corner of Stampin’ Up!’s stamp positioning tool, the Stamparatus. I inked the stamp with Stazon and stamped it about six  separate times. Super easy and super fun. The coaster was just a bit thick, so close and stamp carefully.

Stampin' Friends February Blog Hop

I haven’t sealed it yet nor tried to use it as an actual coaster. But you have to admit it’s pretty cute.

Thanks for stopping by the Stampin’ Friends February Blog Hop! I hope you’ve enjoyed my favorite things.

Kim

  1. Rachael Rife- https://rachthestamper.com/favorites-blog-hop/
  2. Jo Blackman (UK) – http://www.joblackman.com/2020/02/sf-2020-february-blog-hop-favourites.html
  3. Teri Pocock – http://www.stampinmagic.com/2020/02/stampin-friends-blog-hop-favourites.html
  4. Jean Bolen Beaulieu –https://danantmom.blogspot.com/2020/02/welcome-to-our-february-stampin-friends.html
  5. Stephanie Jandrow – https://stampinandscrappinwithsteph.weebly.com/home/stampin-friends-favorites-blog-hop
  6. Katja Ettig – https://www.kleine-stempelmiez.de/2020/02/20/stampin-friends-blog-hop-favorites
  7. Tiziana Milano – https://stampinwtiziana.blogspot.com/2020/02/welcome-to-stampin-friends-blog-hop.html
  8. Kim Quade (US) – https://kimplayswithpaper.com/home/stampin-friends-february-blog-hop/
  9. Kim Lamos- https://www.pinkzebrapapercreations.com/2020/02/stampin-friends-blog-hop-favorite-things.html
  10. Anne Marie Hile – http://www.stampinanne.com/2020/02/favorites-february-2020-stampin-friends.html
  11. Cheryl Taylor (UK) – http://cheryldiana.co.uk/stampin-friends-february-2020-blog-hop
  12. Heidi Collins – https://on-y-go-stamping.weebly.com/home/my-favorite-things
  13. Barbara Welch – https://creativestampinspot.blogspot.com/2020/02/stampin-friends-favorites-blog-hop.html
  14. Maureen Rauchfuss – https://crazystampinglady.blogspot.com/2020/02/sf-2020-february-favorites-bash-blog-hop.html\

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Maui Achievers Blog Hop: Pleased as Punch

Welcome to the Stampin’ Up! Maui Achievers Blog Hop. I’m featuring the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper.

Maui Achievers Blog Hop is live! We are a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world who have achieved the Stampin’ Up! bonus of the Maui trip. We want to celebrate this achievement by organizing a monthly hop which helps us to continue to inspire you creatively.

 
You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there is a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. Be sure to visit them all.
 

Stampin’ Up! Please As Punch Designer Series Paper

My Card

The card I’m sharing today uses the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper. It’s part of Stampin’ Up!’s Coordination Product Release. This is a limited-time release. It’s 12 sheets of patterned paper: 3 each of 4 double-sided designs–umbrellas, hearts, flowers, and tulips. All of the designs coordinate with one of Stampin’ Up!’s current punches. This makes card making so easy! The coordinating colors are Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, and Whisper White.

Here are some of the ingredients I used:

  • Whisper White card base
  • Basic Black card stock
  • Gorgeous Grape card stock
  • 6 x 6 Brights Collection Designer Series Paper
  • Pleased as Punch Designer Series
  • Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set
  • Gorgeous Grape ink pad
  • Heart Punch
  • Classic Label Punch
  • Stitched Shape Framelits
  • Layering Squares Framelits
  • Rhinestones
  • Whisper White 1/4-inch Crinkled Seam Binding colored with Highland Heather Dark Stampin’ Blend Marker

Click on any of the links at the very end of this post to be taken directly to my online store to purchase these products.

Click on these links below to visit all of the blogs on the hop. Look for a variety of awesome cards created by talented demonstrators.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoy all of the projects!

Kim

 

 

 

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Forever Lovely Valentine Card

Forever Lovely and Heartfelt

Stampin’ Up! Forever Lovely and Heartfelt

This Forever Lovely Valentine card combines elements from two of Stampin’ Up!’s stamp sets–Forever Lovely and Heartfelt–that are perfect for celebrating this special day, which is just two weeks away.

This card comes together pretty quickly. It starts with a Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock base, followed with a Cherry Cobbler layer, and another Very Vanilla layer on which I stamped the hearts from the Forever Lovely set. On a separate Very Vanilla scrap, I stamped the heart from the Heartfelt set and then punched it out with the Heart Punch. I used the Heart Scallop Punch with Cherry Cobbler card stock. I layered the two hearts and used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the hearts onto the card.

Forever Lovely can be found on page 81 of the Annual Catalog and Heartfelt and  its coordinating punches can be found on page 10 in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog. 

At the very end of this post, look for a list of ingredients to create this Forever Lovely Valentine. Click on any of the graphics to be taken directly to my online store where you can shop 24/7.

Remember: Sale-A-Bration is underway. Through March 31, receive your choice of a free product when you make purchases of $50 and $100. Choose from exclusive stamp sets (have you seen The Gang’s All Meer?), Designer Series Paper (the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper is amazing), the Small Bloom Punch (such cute little flowers), and more. There’s still time to get your favorites.

And, February 4, Stampin’ Up! is releasing a host of coordinating products. See the flyer below to get a look. The dies and  Designer Series Paper coordinate with products from both the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration brochure. These items are available while supplies last, so if something catches your eye, I recommend you order right away February 4. Contact me for more information or to help you order.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting!

Kim

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Music from the Heart Valentine

Stampin' Up! Music from the Heart

Stampin’ Up! Music from the Heart

Music from the Heart, a brand-new Stampin’ Up! stamp set in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog, is perfect for any music lovers in the your life, and it also makes a great Valentine card. The set was designed by demonstrator Dawn Olchefske, who is a Stampin’ Up! Million Dollar Achiever. Look below for instructions on creating this fun card. There’s some heat embossing involved, and that’s always a fun technique for beautiful cards. At the very end of the post, I’ve included a list of supplies. Click on any of the graphics to be taken directly to my online store.

Just a reminder that Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration sale is ongoing. You get to choose free product for your purchases at $50 and $100. There are some awesome choices, including exclusive stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, dies, and more. Contact me if you have any questions about this promotion. There are still two months left to take advantage of getting free product.

Thanks for stopping by today! I’d love to be your demonstrator if you’re not already working with one!

Kim

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Music from the Heart (151674), Detailed Bee Dies (151526)
  • PAPER – Whisper White (100730), Real Red (102482)
  • INK – Versamark Pad(102283), Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (100082), Shimmer Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder (149512)
  • OTHER –Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Detailed Bee Dies (151526), Paper Trimmer (152392), Heat Tool (129053), Fine Tip Glue Pen (138309), Stamparatus (146276), Ruler or straight edge

 

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Whisper White – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Whisper White- 4” x 5 ¼”
  • Real Red Scraps – 2 ¾” x 4 ¼” (for hearts)          

 

Instructions:

  • Using a ruler or straight edge, draw 5 lines diagonally across the 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White using the Black Stampin’ Write marker. Lines are approximately ½” apart.
  • Stamp the Treble Clef, notes and greeting using versamark, add the Shimmer Black embossing powder and heat set
  • Die cut the small hearts from the Detailed Bee dies in Real Red. Note: The smaller hearts were used on the notes, and one of the larger ones by the greeting. Attach using glue.
  • Attach project to the card base using dimensionals.
  • Create shine/dimension on the hearts by carefully using the Fine Tip Glue pen on them, let dry.

 

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Maui Achievers Blog Hop: The Gang’s All Meer

Maui Achievers Blog Hop is live! We are a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world who have achieved the Stampin’ Up! bonus of the Maui trip. We want to celebrate this achievement by organizng a monthly hop which helps us to continue to inspire you creatively.

 
You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there is a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. Be sure to visit them all.
 
My card below uses a blend of two stamp sets you can earn free during Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion: The Gang’s All Meer and Sending You Thoughts.
 
Maui Achievers Blog Hop

Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration: The Gang’s All Meer and Sending You Thoughts

You can earn each of these stamp sets free with a $50 purchase (before tax and shipping) in the US. This is Stampin’ Up!’s most exciting promotion of the year, and it runs through March 31. See the Sale-A-Bration brochure here. (Look for more items to be added March 3.)

With my recent move to Mesa, Arizona, I was drawn to the cactus in the Gang’s All Meer selection. With a little watercoloring and a little masking, I made a desert come to life. I added a couple of pieces of patterned paper from the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper.

Here are some of the measurements if you’d like to create this card at home. From the top down:

Shimmery White: 2 x 3 3/4″

Designer Series Paper: 2 1/2 x 3 3/4″

Cajun Craze: 2 3/4 x 3 3/4″

Designer Series Paper: 3 3/4 x 5″

Whisper White: 4 x 5 1/4″

Cajun Craze base: 4 1/4 x 8 1/2″ (scored and folded in half)

Thanks for stopping by today to view the Maui Achievers Blog Hop. Below is a list of all of the people participating. After this list of hoppers, I’ve included a list of the supplies I used to create this card. You can shop for any of them 24/7 from my online store.

 

 

 

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