Thursday, November 16, 2017

Merry Little Labels Tag Set: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog hop. There are 20 of us from around the world so be sure to follow along to see everyone's projects. You should have just come from Holly's blog.

The team is featuring Merry Little Labels this month. This set is great for cards and for tags/labels.

I decided to make a bunch of tags and labels and package them up in a clear stamp case. This project can be great as a gift for someone or just keep it for yourself. :) I wanted something where I could have my tags, labels and a pen all in once place. So once I'm done with my gift wrapping I will be all ready with my tags and labels.

Grab some coffee and enjoy all of the projects. I have a LOT of photos for you today!

For my tags,  I used the Merry Little Christmas DSP as the base. I love the basic black and green colors in these papers. It works great with any colors. I chose to just stick with red to go with the DSP.

To start, I used the Old Olive buffalo plaid DSP for the outside of the clear stamp case. I decorated the front with one of the stamps from the set and layered it with a medallion from the Eastern Medallion thinlits dies and gold mini sequin trim. All of the tags use the same elements, just different DSP and stamps. The second photo shows everything packaged up in the case. There are 9 tags, 8 labels, 8 mini gift bows and a pen.

Here are all of the tags and labels. I stamped each of the stamps on Real Red cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Then I punched them with the Everyday Label Punch or die cut them with the Stitched Shapes framelits. The stamped imaged was layered on a medallion from the Eastern Medallion thinlits. I used the different green DSPs for the medallion. Then I used the back and white DSPs for the tag. I punched the top of the tag with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. Each tag had gold mini sequin trim behind the red stamped image. All of the tags have Crumb Cake classic weave ribbon on the top that was tied with White Baker's twine or Red tinsel trim.

For the back of each tag, I stamped the For, From stamp on Crumb Cake cardstock and punched. I put a small amount of snail on the back so that if you want to remove it and reuse the tag, you should be able to.

After making all of the tags, I wanted to make some labels as well. I stamped the images on white card stock and then put them on the multipurpose adhesive sheets. Then they were punched or die cut. So once you're ready, just peel off the back and stick them on your package.

Once you put your label on your package you'll need some cute little bows too! I cut a small rectangle from the window sheets and add the mini gift bows with glue dots. You can then peel them off and stick them on your package.

Just look how cute those tags look on those gift bags above! These tags are perfect for dressing up some simple bags.

Alright, have you made it through all of that! I had such a fun time making all of these tags. They really did not take that long to do. Once I figured out the designs for the tags, the assembly went fairly quick. And it's great knowing that I all ready for my Christmas gifts. Now I just need to do my shopping and get these gifts!

Now head on over to Jessica Winter. Click below to check out her amazing projects!

Here is the link list of the full Artisan Design team for you to browse:

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

GDP113 - Merry Christmas Cheer

Hello! I'm back this week with another card for the Global Design Project challenge. I had the honor of being chosen as one of the winners for last week's challenge. How fun! Check out the winners HERE.

Now onto this week's challenge. It's a color challenge.
I really like this colors together. Since the holidays are coming, I went with a Christmas themed card. 

I was glad to use Pear Pizzazz. This challenge reminded me how much I really like this color and it hasn't gotten any love lately. I totally forgot about it. Another perk of these challenges is using colors you haven't used in a long time or it uses a color combo you wouldn't have thought of.

I used one of the medallions from the Eastern Medallion framelits to make the "ornament" on the Pool Party card stock. I also stamped the Pool Party card stock with one of the sentiments from the Seasonal Lantern set. Behind the Pool Party card stock are 2 strips of Pear Pizzazz punched with the Decorative Ribbon border punch. Another item I haven't used in a long time. Isn't it so pretty?

To finish off the card I added Cherry Cobbler ribbon and Glitter enamel dots.

This is a quick post today as I'm off to do cleaning, laundry and other fun household chores! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Little Bears - GDP112

Hi Stampers! I'm back with another card for the Global Design Project challenge from this week. I had fun making the dino card (HERE), that I wanted to make a girl version of the card.

I used the same stamp set (Patterns and Pieces). This time I used the bear, flower and little circle stamps from the set. The little bear is so cute too! I colored him with the Ivory and Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends.

After coloring in all of the images, I outlined everything with the light Pool Party maker and then filled in some of the white space with the marker too. I added a couple of rhinestones that I colored with the dark Pink Pirouette marker. 

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock. I added a little banner with the Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper and then added some Lemon Lime Twist ombre ribbon. Such a cute card!!

Look how cute these 2 cards are next to each other!! Which one is your favorite??

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 6, 2017

GDP 112 - Colorful Dinos

Happy Monday! This week I decided to play along with the Global Design Project challenge. Find the challenge HERE. The challenge was to CASE Connie Collins. Her cards are always fabulous so I wanted to play along.

Here is the project that I CASE'd.
Of course I wanted to play with the new Stampin' Blends. I scoured my stamps looking for a line image set that I wanted to use. I decided to use the Pieces and Patterns set. It hasn't seen too much use and I really wanted to use that cute little dino.

Grrrr isn't he so cute! I stamped him random times on Whisper White card stock and colored them in with Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends. The sentiment was stamped in Night of Navy.

If you look closely, I colored the 2 strips of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper with the Pool Party Blends. I also colored the rhinestones as well.

I hope you enjoyed today's card. Be sure to head over to Global Project Design and play along with the challenge this week too!

Have a great day!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Stampin' Blends: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog hop. There are 20 of us from around the world so be sure to follow along to see everyone's projects. You should have just come from Holly's blog

Stampin' Blends are here and the team is focusing on them this week!! So what are Stampin' Blends?? Stampin’ Up!’s premier alcohol markers, Stampin’ Blends are high-quality, dual-tip markers that come in 12 of Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive colors, each with a light and dark shade. Maybe you don’t think of yourself as an artist, but you don’t need to be because these markers make it super easy to blend colors and create gorgeous works of art!

Let's get on to the projects.

Each member of the team is working with different stamp sets to show you how versatile the Blends are. Seasonal Lantern may not have been your first thought on a set to use the Blends on, but any set with line images will work great with them.

My first card uses the lantern, the gourds, leaves and the bow. The great thing about the blends is that there is a light and dark coloring so it makes blending so easy. For the lantern I used the 2 Crumb Cake blends. The gourds were done with Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie. The leaves were done with Old Olive and the bow was done with Rich Razzleberry.

I die cut all of these images with the coordinating framelits. Then I layered them on some elements from the Color Me Happy Project Kit. (A cute new kit to use with the Blends). If you notice after I stamped the sentiment, I swiped the light Daffodil Delight marker across the greeting for a little extra something.

My next card using one of the card bases from the Color Me Happy Project kit. So in my first card I die cut a circle from this card base. This card is the leftover from that cut out. You can't let that go to waste. I stamped a bunch of the leaves and colored them with the light Daffodil Delight maker and the light and dark Old Olive markers. I glued them around the circle. I cut and colored a candle and glued it to the inside of the card.

I stamped the sentiment on the inside of the card. This is such a cute and fun card. It really took no time at all to put it together either. 

What do you think? Have you tried the Blends yet? Do you love them? They are my new favorite thing! Stay tuned for some other fun cards I've done with them.

Next up is Jessica Winter. Click below to check out her amazing projects!

Here is the link list of the full Artisan Design team for you to browse:

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