From the moment I saw the Hats Off Bundle in Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog, I knew I needed it in my collection. I figured I would use it a lot for my husband’s family — a family of avid baseball fans. It’s been rewarding to create hats for everyone’s favorite team using the Playful Alphabet Dies.
See this blog post for a sampling of other cards created with the fun bundle.
And, this bundle came to the rescue again as I needed a baby boy card. I was happy to create a fresh and fun looking, handmade greeting card with supplies I actually have on hand.
Playful Alphabet Baby Card
I used the following products for today’s card:
- Hats Off Bundle (#158361). Includes the Hats Off stamp set and Hat Builder Dies. Buy them as a bundle and save 10 percent.
- Stitched with Whimsy Dies (#155314)
- Playful Alphabet Dies (#152806)
- Subtles 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stack (#155229) — Balmy Blue pattern
- Foam Adhesive Sheets (#141825) — these are used to “pop” up the letters and give them some depth.
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Welcome to Team Stamp It’s monthly blog hop! Thanks for taking the time to join us. Today, we share Halloween- and fall-themed, handmade greetings cards and paper crafting projects. I hope you find inspiration as you visit each blog on the hop using the list at the end of this post. Be sure to leave a comment with the hashtag #stampitcontest. You could win a Lots of Happy Card Kit.
My card features a host of products and a fun technique, most importantly the rubbing alcohol and Stampin’ Blends technique. I love the results this technique produces. See this additional blog post for other examples of this.
Rubbing Alcohol and Stampin’ Blends Technique
Here are some basic directions to achieve this cool background.
- Scribble or color with your choice of Stampin’ Blends on a piece of Stampin’ Up!’s vellum.
- Pour some 91 percent Isopropyl Alcohol into a small container.
- Dip a paint brush into the alcohol and drip and/or touch the liquid to the colored markings.
- Watch it do its magic or use a straw or your breath to move the colors around.
- Let it dry.
- Once the vellum is dry, I adhere a piece of Stampin’ Up!’s Adhesive Sheets to the back of the vellum.
- I remove the adhesive backing and attach it to a piece of card stock. The example above shows Basic White.
- For today’s card, I die cut the piece with a layer from the Stitched Rectangle Dies.
- Use the piece any way you like!
Playful Alphabet Halloween Card
I also used a few other products to complete this design:
Here’s a quick video to help you understand the process.
Remember, visit all of the blogs on the hop and leave a comment with the hashtag #stampitcontest. You could win the Lots of Happy Card Kit.
Congrats to last month’s winner: Linda Danis
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My husband, Pat, recently celebrated his birthday. He’s a huge baseball fan, and the Yankees are his favorite team. Stampin’ Up!’s Hats Off Bundle provides the perfect starting point for this card.
I also used:
- Picture This Dies
- Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder
- Playful Alphabet Dies
- Real Red, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, and Basic White
Here’s another post that features more samples using the Hats Off Bundle.
August-September Sale-A-Bration Begins August 3
It’s exciting that Stampin’ Up! offers TWO Sale-A-Bration sales this year. It gives the ability two times each year to earn FREE product with qualifying purchases of $50 and $100. You choose from exclusive stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, and die cuts. I love these 10 offerings and can’t wait to show you projects in upcoming posts.
Starter Kit Special: More Free Product
Have a long wish list? There’s a great starter kit offer during Sale-A-Bration in August and September. Choose $125 worth of any product from the Annual Catalog or mini catalog for just $99 + tax (shipping is included). And, receive your choice of a free bundle below from the mini catalog:
- Frosted Gingerbread (p. 65)
- Christmas Season (p. 66)
- Christmas to Remember (p. 66)
- Whimsical Trees (p. 67)
- Peaceful Deer (p. 67)
- Sweet Little Stockings (p. 68)
- Penguin Place (p. 68)
- Peaceful Cabin (p. 68)
- Arctic Bears (p. 69)
- Beauty of Tomorrow (p. 69)
- Gorgeous Leaves (p. 70)
- Nature’s Harvest (p. 71)
After you purchase the starter kit, you receive a 20 percent discount on your future purchases. You’re not required to have parties or host workshops, just enjoy your discount.
In addition, you become a member of an awesome stamping community. Stampin’ Up! offers a host of perks, including:
- a demonstrator-only Facebook group filled with card samples and tutorials;
- a weekly email newsletter;
- invitations to special Stampin’ Up! only events;
- special catalog sneak peeks and an opportunity to order early.
You also become part of Kim’s Paper Krafters. We’re a fun group of demonstrators who have enjoy and support each others’ paper crafting. Through my private Facebook group, I give free tutorials, offer card-making inspiration, present a monthly challenge, and more. I also organize in-person meetings and stamping events.
Please contact me if you have questions about this awesome opportunity. Or click here to start the process. (Remember: the extra, free bundle offer begins August 3.)
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Hats Off Bundle Birthday Card Supplies List
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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
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.
- 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
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.
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List of Products Used for Daisy Lane 2021 Calendar
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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
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:
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