Wednesday, April 15, 2015

It's a Guy Birthday - Stampin' UP Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome back to the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! We are in the middle of our April 2015 box from Stampin' UP. This box was full of more brand NEW products from the Stampin' UP Occasions Catalog and some Annual Catalog products as well! This month, we Artisans have select a certain product to showcase each week. 
BUT this week we are showing you the details for our Facebook projects which we decided to use whatever we wanted to use from the box. Should be fun!
Every Thursday of each week, all 16 of us from all over the world will post on our blogs an inspiring project for you! Be sure to get Google Translate so that you can read in your language all about how they created their projects too. Now on to my Facebook project this 3rd week...
Why do people say it is so hard to make handmade cards for guys? Not for me! With the right products, I can whip up a card in no time. I wanted to focus on the masculine designer series paper stack called Moonlight from the Annual SU catalog. Love that confetti pattern with the color combo of Lost Lagoon, Crushed Curry, Basic Gray and Sahara Sand. I cut my card 1/2" off so that I could put the DSP strip of Basic Gray hexagon pattern on the inside of card. Remember last week's post where we showed you several ways to use the Birthday Surprise Stamp Set? Well here is one more! Love that greeting! The Mustache Framelit just says GUY all over it so I had to use it. I cut some strips of Kraft cardstock for the prop sticks. I think my favorite part is that pompom hat topper! I took Crushed Curry Baker's Twine and wrapped it around two of my fingers width several times. Then tie a single string around the center tightly. Cut the loop ends and fluff. Give it a try! 

Now it's time for a FREE GIVE-A-WAY from ME!
Want to win the Moonlight Designer Paper Stack 
AND the 2014-2016 In Color Clothespins?
Here are a few guidelines:
1. Leave a comment here on this blog post to enter. Tell me if you find it hard to make guy cards or how you will use the DSP or Clothespins.
2. Entries (via comments) must be done by April 22, 2015 at 11:59 MDT. (a week from now)
3. Must be 18 years old and valid only in United States. (SU rules)

Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspires you!!!
Cindy
You saw my friend, Becky Cowley before me and now move on to my friend, Helene Legrand by clicking on the next button below! Be sure to stop by all 16 of us!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Birthday Surprise - Stampin' UP Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome back to the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! 
We are just starting on our April 2015 box from Stampin' UP. This box was full of more brand NEW products from the Stampin' UP Occasions Catalog and some Annual Catalog products as well! This month, we Artisans have select a certain product to showcase each week. You will see one product created 16 different ways so get ready to be inspired to buy and use that product! Every Thursday of each week, all 16 of us from all over the world will post on our blogs an inspiring project for you! Be sure to get Google Translate so that you can read in your language all about how they created their projects too. Now on to my project! 
This week, we are showcasing a really great stamp set called Birthday Surprise. You can find it on page 52 in the Stampin' UP Annual Catalog. Did you miss this one? I sure did! I also pulled the Celebration Basics Kit (found on page 202) to mix with the stamp set for a great birthday surprise gift set. 
Part #1 - Little 3x4 notecard
I used one of the perforated tags from the kit on a Calypso Coral card base. I stamped in Crisp Cantaloupe ink with the Dotty Angles Stamp set. I then stamped in Pool Party ink with the Birthday Surprise Stamp set. After a little cutting out the word, I use dimensionals to pop off the card. I also used the Whisper White Baker's Twine for the bow. 

Part #2 - Gift baggie
I took one of the printed goodie bags from the kit and added some colored Calypso Coral tissue paper cut with the fringe scissors. Then I took the Calypso Coral Pompom Trim and cut off just the pompoms to add to the bag front. I punched a 2.5" circle out of the Kraft cardstock.Then I stamped in Pool Party the gift image on Whisper White and punched out with the 2" circle. The "Happy Birthday" From the Herd Stamp set is stamped in Calypso Coral and handcut into a banner. 
Part #3 - Cupcake Jar
I took the 2.5" round printed tag from the kit and placed it in the jar lid. Then inked up the cupcake image with Stampin' UP markers in Crushed Curry, Pool Party and Calypso Coral. Punch out with the 2" circle. Add the Pompom Trim around the jar. Here is the fun part: the mini pennant banner around the jar is from the stamp set as well. It is the festive party hat minus the topper. I stamped several in Pool Party and cut out. I used the 1/16th circle punch and the Whisper White Baker's Twine to create the pennant banner. 
Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspires you!!!
Cindy
You saw my friend, Becky Cowley before me and now move on to my friend, Helene Legrand by clicking on the next button below! Be sure to stop by all 16 of us!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Mother's Love - Stampin' UP Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome back to the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! We are just starting on our April 2015 box from Stampin' UP. This box was full of more brand NEW products from the Stampin' UP Occasions Catalog and some Annual Catalog products as well! This month, we Artisans have select a certain product to showcase each week. You will see one product created 16 different ways so get ready to be inspired to buy and use that product!
Every Thursday of each week, all 16 of us from all over the world will post on our blogs an inspiring project for you! Be sure to get Google Translate so that you can read in your language all about how they created their projects too. Now on to my project this 1st week...
I thought this was a great card for a Mother's Day card class. Very simple but with a wow factor! Some simple stamping and framelit cutting with the Big Shot and then embossing with gold embossing powder on vellum paper. My favorite tip, adhere the vellum paper layer with glue dots where the flower centers are. It hides the adhesive part thru the vellum. Another fun tip: cut the Calyspo Coral Seam Binding Ribbon in half. I love this ribbon even more when I do this! 
I could not stop with just one card! I wanted to show you another stamp from this Mother's Love Stamp Set. It could be for just anyone! This is a 4.25x4.25 size card. Get out that neglected Scallop Border punch and grab the Gold Glimmer Paper! It adds just the right amount of bling!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspires you to get this beautiful and versatile stamp set!!! You will not regret it! 
Cindy
You saw my friend, Becky Cowley before me and now move on to my friend, Helene Legrand by clicking on the next button below! Be sure to stop by all 16 of us!