Maui Achievers January Blog Hop

Welcome to the Maui Achievers January Blog Hop!

Maui Achievers January 2021 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Maui Achievers January Blog Hop. We’re a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who have achieved the Stampin’ Up! bonus of the Maui incentive trip. We celebrate this achievement by organizing a monthly hop which helps us continue to inspire you creatively.
 
You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there’s a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed – so if you’re looking for a demonstrator, these are top demonstrators in their country and would love to help you with your Stampin’ Up! shopping or if you’d like to join our Stampin’ Up! teams. Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment. We love to hear from you.

Blending Brush Backgrounds

Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2021 Mini Catalog features a host of brand-new products. It includes everything from exclusive stamp sets, coordinating dies and punches, Designer Series Paper, ribbon, embellishments, and tools.

The Blending Brushes (on page 70) offer a new opportunity to add dimension to your paper crafting projects. These brushes lend themselves to a host of techniques. I’ve started using these velvety soft brushes to create backgrounds.

Blending Brushes Flowering Cactus

The card above uses elements from the Flowering Cactus Product Medley. I’ve been “stuck” on the medley and thought the blending brushes create a beautiful background (just like the desert sunsets). The cactus sits against a soft scene created with Crumb Cake, Misty Moonlight, and Bumblebee ink sponged on with the brushes.

Maui Achievers January Blog Hop

The card above features two stamps each available free with a $50 purchase (before tax and shipping) during Stampin’ Up’s SaleABration promotion. (Card inspired by Theresa Huffman). Working from the bottom up, the blended colors are Misty Moonlight, Calypso Coral, and Bumblebee. I just love the soft effect delivered with the use of the Blending Brushes.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to visit all of the sites on the Maui Achievers January Blog Hop.

Kim

Maui Achievers January Blog Hop Participants

 

List of Product Used

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Approaching Perfection Free Stamp Set

Approaching Perfection Free Stamp Set

Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion has always been my favorite time of the year. It’s so exciting! Before I became a demonstrator, I saved my birthday and Christmas money. I splurged and received a bunch of new stamp sets and other crafting products. Who doesn’t love free product?

It’s that time again! Receive your choice of free and exclusive product when you make minimum purchases of $50 and $100. The promotion runs through February 28 and includes nine different stamp sets and Designer Series Paper. The selections make it easy for you to create a variety of cards for varying occasions. Here’s a PDF of the catalog. If you want a hard copy, please contact me.

The card above uses the Approaching Perfection stamp set and Oh, So Ombre 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper. Both are available with $50 purchases (before tax and shipping).

Approaching Perfection 2021 SaleABration

Approaching Perfection Free Stamp Set

Card details:

  • Blackberry Bliss card stock base
  • Calypso Coral Layer – 5 1/4 x 4 inches
  • Oh, So Ombre DSP – 5 x 3 3/4 inches
  • Calypso Coral strip – 5 x 1 1/2 inches
  • Oh, So Ombre strip – 5 x 1 1/4 inches
  • Layering Circles
  • Stitched Shapes
  • Calypso Coral ink

Be sure to watch the video below to see how I accomplished the masking technique and the ink to stamp technique.

Here are a few more card samples using this set. I have a bunch of birthdays this month, so these cards will be put to good use.

Approaching Perfection Free Stamp Set

This card using the Granny Apple Green design of the Oh, So Ombre DSP. I colored the ribbon with Stampin’ Up!’s Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends.

Approaching Perfection SaleABration 2021

I added Night of Navy card stock and Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels with the die cut from Stitched So Sweetly.

2021 Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration

Definitely a #simplestamping card here. Rubber stamps, ink, and paper in Petal Pink and Night of Navy.

Approaching Perfection Sale-A-Bration 2021

Another #simplestamping card using a free Sale-A-Bration item: Paper Blooms.

Approaching Perfection Free Stamp Set Video

 

Thanks for stopping by today! I appreciate your time! If you’re not currently working with another Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’d love to help you in your paper crafting journey.

Kim

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Friendly Flamingo Card Samples

Flirty Flamingo Card Samples

I have a confession! I’m a flamingo fanatic! Yes, these beautiful creatures speak to me. Well, not literally. But I love them. Of course, I’m excited about Stampin’ Up!’s new bundle, Friendly Flamingo. It’s available beginning today in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.

Today, I’m sharing cards samples and a video featuring this stamp set and its coordinating dies.

Friendly Flamingo Card Samples

Usually, I’m a Pinterest girl. When I get a new stamp set, I go to Pinterest and see what cute things everyone else has made with the set. Then, I find a sample that inspires, and I get to work.

However, this time I just started created. I let the process work itself. One idea led to another, and soon I had a handful of cards ready to send. I’ve just scratched the surface with the cards I’m showing you today. In the next few months, look for additional techniques and cards featuring the fun bundle.

Friendly Flamingo Card Samples

Enjoy these samples. I used Stampin’ Up!’s colors of Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, and Magenta Madness. Look for a shopping list at the end of this post. Please contact me if you have any questions about products or techniques.

Friendly Flamingo Card Samples

The card above features Flirty Flamingo card stock and ink. I colored the pearls with Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends. The Embossing Folder is Tasteful Textile 3D.

Stampin' Up! Friendly Flamingo

The above card is created on Stampin’ Up!’s note cards and envelopes (20 pre cut and scored note cards for $7). These are an awesome option when you need to create quick cards. The featured colors are Magenta Madness and Just Jade.

Friendly Flamingo

This card uses Melon Mambo as its base color.

Friendly Flamingo

Love that Designer Series Paper on the card above? Get it (and four other packages FREE) when you purchase Stampin’ Up!’s Start Kit for just $99 + tax. Shipping is free. Choose $125 worth of ANY product and get 200 sheets of free DSP.

Friendly Flamingo Card Samples Video

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Kim

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Daisy Lane 2021 Calendar

Welcome to our monthly Maui Achievers Blog Hop. We’re a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who have achieved the Stampin’ Up! bonus of the Maui incentive trip. We celebrate this achievement by organizing a monthly hop which helps us continue to inspire you creatively.
 
You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there’s a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed – so if you’re looking for a demonstrator, these are top demonstrators in their country and would love to help you with your Stampin’ Up! shopping or if you’d like to join our Stampin’ Up! teams. Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment. We love to hear from you.

Daisy Lane 2021 Calendar

Daisy Lane 2021 Calendar

These 2021 desktop calendars make great gifts. Easy to make, they can be adorned and embellished with any number of stamps, papers, dies, and/or punches.

These calendars make use of the Daisy Lane stamp found in Stampin’ Up!’s 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. I l love that this set also coordinates with the Daisy Punch and the Medium Daisy Punch. Also, the calendar on the right uses the Playful Alphabet Dies.

Both feature the Flower & Field 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper which is a free item you can earn from Stampin’ Up!’s upcoming Sale-A-Bration promotion. Beginning January 5, this package of 12 sheets (2 each of 6 double-sided) designs is available free with a $50 purchase. Look for a host of other stamp sets and papers available free with minimum $50 and $100 purchases before tax and shipping.

Measurements

  • Black base measures 11 x 4 1/2 inches, scored at 5 1/2 and 8 1/4
  • Flower and Field DSP measures 5 1/4 x 4
  • Bumblebee is cut at 5 1/4 x 4 for both the top and bottom pieces
  • Black mat for the Post It Note measures 3 1/2 x 3 1/2

 

Daisy Lane 2021 Calendar

Daisy Lane 2021 Calendar

Desktop Calendar Video

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Be sure to visit all of the blog on the hop for a host of paper crafting inspiration.

Kim

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List of Products Used for Daisy Lane 2021 Calendar

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Happy New Year 2021

Happy New Year 2021

Welcome to Team Stamp It’s December Blog Hop. We’re excited to share our New Year’s themed cards and projects with you. Visit all of the blogs on the hop using the link at the end of the post. Be sure to leave a comment on each one. You could win a Simply Citrus Card Kit. Use the hashtag #stampitcontest.

Happy New Year 2021

Happy New Year 2021

I know I’m looking forward to putting 2020 behind me and moving onto the new year. And, I wanted my new year’s card to reflect the joy and anticipation of a fresh start! In the past, I’ve gravitated toward the black and silver combinations and black and gold combinations.

Today’s card features one of the many designs from the Playing with Patterns 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper. Find it in Stampin’ Up!’s 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The sheet I chose speaks “confetti” and celebration.

I also used an assortment of other Stampin’ Up! products:

  • Nothing’s Better Than photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating Love You More Than Dies. (Purchase these two items as a bundle and save 10 percent.)
  • Playful Alphabet Dies
  • “This Calls For” sentiment from So Sentimental stamp set. (Just a hint: I used the Night of Navy Stampin’ Writer marker from the Neutrals Stampin’ Writer Markers collection to color just the words I wanted to use.)
  • Nature’s Thoughts Dies
  • Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels

I hope you’ve enjoyed my new year’s card! Please leave me a comment with the hashtag #stampitcontest. Visit all of the blogs on the hop to gain inspiration for your own paper crafting projects.

Congratulations to last month’s winner: Michael Haugland.

List of Blog Hoppers

 

List of Products Used

 

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