Thursday, December 14, 2017

Merry Cafe Love Card: 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.

Well this is my last blog post as a member of the 2017 Artisan Design Team. I cannot believe how fast this year has gone and how fast my time on the team has been. It's been a great experience being a part of the team. I've met some great new people that hopefully I can meet in person one day! I loved being able to chat with these gals from all over the world. And I feel like I have grown as a stamper. This experience has made me use some products I normally wouldn't use and has gotten me to stretch my creative brain. :) Plus I also loved the freebies we got as well!!!

But let's move on to the project for this month. The team focused on the Merry Cafe set. I think this set is just so fun!! I love how you can use it for several different occasions. I decided to make a valentine's card with it. But with a few color changes you can make this same card as a Christmas card in case you are still making your cards. :)

I used some of the Coffee Break DSP and I made my own patterned paper by embossing the diagonal stripe stamp on Smokey Slate card stock. The coffee cup was cut with Night of Navy card stock. For the holder, I used the corrugated die cut and Crumb Cake cardstock. Then I stamped the heart sentiment, some leaves and cut them out.

For an extra fun touch I decorated the inside of the card as well.

I needed to use that mini coffee cup die somewhere because it is so adorable!! I stamped the "perk up" stamp in Smoky Slate and die cut it. Since I didn't want to use that sentiment, I stamped "Love is Brewing" on Pink Pirouette card stock and cut it so that it covered the middle of the coffee cup. I added a strip of Coffee Break DSP and some of the cute enamel shapes to coordinate with the front of the card. How fun right!!

I think this would be such a cute card for a guy or change up the colors a bit and have these ready for any guy to give to his gal!

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:

And now here is the new team for you to check out! Congrats to all of these ladies! I can't wait to see what they have in store for us next year.


United States
Connie Collins (returning)

Cathy Caines (returning)

United Kingdom



Sylwia Schreck (returning)

Jessica Winter (returning)

New Zealand
Susan Wong (returning)

Jennifer Frost (returning)

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

GDP116 - Christmas Cheer

Hello! Happy Hump Day! I'm playing with the Global Design Project challenge again this week! I am loving these challenges. I squeezed in a little time to get a little crafty, even though I should be getting ready for the holidays. I still have quite a bit of shopping to do!

This week's challenge was to CASE the designer. Here is the project to CASE.

I decided to make another Christmas card. I don't think I really need any more but I'm still in the spirit of holiday cards.

Ever since I've had a few Starbucks drinks, I've been inspired to make a card with a coffee cup similar to their cups. I love their holiday cups this year. So this is my take on it.  I cut out a cup with the Just Add Color DSP. I colored the leaves with the Light and Dark Old Olive blends.

Zoom in on the picture so you can see the shimmery leaves. After I colored them, I add Wink of Stella to them. For the cup holder I stamped and embossed some of the sentiments from the set on Real Red cardstock. I layered this on Wood Textures DSP and added 2 Tranquil Tide snowflakes and some sparkly sequins.

That's it for today. I hope everyone has a great day!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Ombre Color Me Pretty Thank You: Stampin' Up! Artisan Design 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.

This week we had an open hop and most of the team to decided to focus on the Color Me Happy Project Kit, Stamp set and Stampin' Blends. Have I told you I LOVE the Blends?!?! I already loved coloring and these make it so much more fun.

I decided to work with the large Thank You sentiment. I colored it to give it an ombre look. I started at the top with light Pink Pirouette, followed by dark Pink Pirouette and then the light Calypso Coral marker at the bottom. The dark Calypso Coral marker was used for the shadowing.

From the kit, I used the Rich Razzleberry base along with the Pink Pirouette banner. I also used a strip of Pool Party and cut the ends with the Triple Banner Punch. Are you wondering where the cute white background is from? Well, it's the inside of one of the envelopes!! How cool!

I really liked this pattern and wanted to use it on the card. As much as I like doing the kit as is, I do love trying to come up with new things with the elements from the kit. For this, I opened up the envelope and cut it to fit my card front. I did color the leaves with the light Smokey Slate marker just so there was a little bit of color in the background.

I'm thinking I may try this out with some of the other envelopes too! It's a fun way to add some different "DSP" to your cards. I hope you give it a try too!

Let's head over to Jessica Winter to see what she has created this week. 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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Monday, November 27, 2017

November Swap - Holiday Ornament - GDP 115

Hello!! I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. We hosted around 20 people last week so I was busy cleaning and getting ready so it was quiet on the blog last week. But now that it's over at least I have a somewhat clean house and a decorated house. And now that I don't have to worry about getting ready for Thanksgiving, I had a little bit of time to relax and get crafty. I had to work on my swaps for the monthly group that I'm in. (Nothing like waiting until the last minute!) Our theme this month was a flat ornament. I don't normally share my swap on my blog until after everyone gets it, but this time it worked perfectly for the theme challenge at Global Design Project. I love getting the chance to play along with these challenges.

Since the swap theme was flat ornament and the GDP challenge was Christmas Joy, I thought that was a perfect match. My idea of Christmas Joy is ornaments. I love all of the fun ornaments we have for our tree. Of course now a days it's filled with all sorts of disney and cartoon related figures but that's ok, it's still cute.

I chose to use the Seasonal Lantern set to make these pretty ornaments. I LOVE that there are matching framelits for all of these elements. They make it so much easier to make multiples.

If you notice only one of these ornaments have sequins on them. I wasn't sure if I liked how it looked. I think it's nice but I chose to keep them off on the rest of them. What do you think? Which do you like better?

The Wood Textures DSP makes the perfect background for the lantern. I love this DSP so much. I think I pretty much used up the whole stack.

And look how cute it is on your tree! I layered everything on a scalloped circle that was die cut with the thick whisper white paper. This way it's a little sturdier for hanging on your tree. I had so much fun making these ornaments. Maybe I should try to make up a few more in some other colors!

Thanks for stopping by!

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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