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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Piece of Cake Birthday Card

I’m sharing another card I received during my birthday month! This one came from Karen Page and uses Stampin’ Up!’s Piece of Cake stamp (found in the Annual Catalog on page 64). It’s paired with the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (found in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog).

Stampin' Up! Piece of Cake

Stampin’ Up! Piece of Cake

For the details on the Piece of Cake birthday card, see Karen’s post here.

If you look closely, you can see this card uses an item that can be earned free during Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration sale. It’s the So Saffron Metallic Baker’s Twine. (This free gift with purchase includes two rolls of sparkly baker’s twine and sequins).

Sale-A-Bration

This exciting promotion runs through March 31, so there’s still time to get in on the free stuff. There are three ways to take advantage of the savings: Shop, Host, Join.

Shop: Make purchases of $50 and $100 and get the opportunity to select fun and exclusive items from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Remember to look for the Product Coordination Release, fun goodies that complement some of the Sale-A-Bration offerings and items found in the January-June 2020 Mini.

Host: Host a party for your friends, get orders of $300 and earn the Little Ladybug stamp set free. (Or, create your own order to receive the set and additional benefits.)

Join: Do you have a large wish list? This is the perfect time to get Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit. For just $99 (plus tax), choose $125 worth of product (it’s all shipped free). In addition, you receive any stamp set of your choice, a mini paper trimmer, and a 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stack. Then, receive a 20 percent discount on future purchases. It’s a win-win situation. You’ll be joining a fun community of stampers who also receive fun perks from Stampin’ Up! What are you waiting for?

Also, beginning March 3, look for a second release of products you can earn free. There’s fun color vellum, copper foil paper, and new and exclusive stamp sets. Stay tuned! I just received the new brochures, so let me know if you want one.

Thanks for stopping by today! And, thanks to Karen for sharing her Piece of Cake birthday card with me!

Kim

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Peaceful Moments for All Occasions

Stampin’ Up!’s Peaceful Moments stamp set is perfect for all occasions. This ten-piece set includes sentiments for everything from sympathy, to birthday, to thank you, to congratulations, and friendship.

I know we don’t like to make sympathy cards, but it’s an important card to have on hand, and more importantly, to send.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Moments Sympathy

Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments Sympathy

It’s a Mega Suite

When combined with Stampin’ Up!’s Painted Poppies stamp set, your creative choices increase. These two stamp sets and their coordinating dies are part of a mega suite of products that provide the ingredients to create a variety of beautiful cards and git packaging.

The Peaceful Moments stamp set pairs with the Poppy Moments Dies, and the Painted Poppies stamp set coordinates with the Painted Labels Dies. When you purchase the stamp set with its coordinating die, you receive a 10 percent discount on the bundle. They can be found on pages 24-27 in Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.

But the coordination doesn’t stop there. In fact, the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper steals the show. I think it’s the centerpiece of this suite (even though I didn’t use it on this card). The suite also features Whisper White Seam Binding, Peaceful Poppies Sequins, and the Peaceful Poppies elements.

About the Card

For this particular card (inspired by a host of others found online), I used a Basic Black card base and the Gray Granite sheet from the Neutrals 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper pack. I stamped the poppy image and the sentiment with Black Memento Ink. I colored the poppy with the Dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend and the leaves and stem with the Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend.

Another of my favorite products (I seem to have a lot of them!) are the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. That’s what gives me the cool, scallop, stitched rectangle that you see in the picture above. I find myself reaching more and more for this fun die cuts.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card featuring Peaceful Moments, a great set for all occasions, and Painted Poppies. If you don’t need a sympathy card, the Peaceful Moments set provides a host of options.

Kim

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Flamingos for My Birthday

Flamingos for My Birthday

Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical Bundle

Flamingos for My Birthday!

I’ve been celebrating my birthday for a couple of weeks now! I received so many fun cards in the mail. This card came from friend and teammate Ginger Borneman. She’s all too familiar with my love of flamingos so she used them for my birthday card.

When I first got a look at Stampin’ Up!’s Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper, I knew I was going to purchase more than just one package. (I’m going to have to do some trading to get extra sheets of the pages with the flamingo design!) This awesome paper can be found in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog on pages 38-40.

But, even though I grew up in and lived in landlocked states, I’ve had a love of everything tropical for a few years. The Tropical Oasis Suite just speaks to me–from the palm trees to the hibiscus to the palm fronds and more–and especially the flamingos.

Here’s a link to see everything that’s included in the suite: https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/products/101023/tropical-oasis

Stampin’ Up! Tropical Oasis Suite

When you purchase the Timeless Tropical stamp set with coordinating In the Tropics Dies as a bundle (you receive a 10 percent discount when you purchase them together) and add in the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper, you qualify to receive one FREE Sale-A-Bration item. Choose from exclusive stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, a card kit, a flower punch, and more. These are great items to add to your crafting collection.

Thanks to everyone who sent cards, text messages, and email to help me celebrate my birthday. I’ll be featuring several other cards throughout the next few weeks. I know a lot of talented people!

Thanks for stopping by today. Look below to see a list of products Ginger used to create this card.

Kim

 

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