Friday, August 3, 2018

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Drinks Galore


Welcome to the August 2018 Edition of the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop, featuring Drinks Galore! You'll see projects from stampers from around the world--I'm in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Note: I can only sell to customers in the US, so any prices are in USD)

We hop the first Friday of each month, and my projects this month feature the Balloon Celebration stamp set, and some items from the Share What You Love Suite. They are all available to order NOW in my Online Store!
(see specific Product Purchase Links below the Blog Roll)


This design is a revisit to a Teabag & Cookies Pouch I featured on my blog several years ago. I'm using the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, which has some really pretty pearlized accents on the pages. In addition to those accents, this paper actually feels slightly thicker to me than a regular Designer Series Paper, which means it holds up well with scoring! ANNNNND, this particular package of gorgeous paper contains a whopping 24 SHEETS, instead of the usual 12 sheets.


The Designer Series Paper package actually lists the colors that coordinate with it, which is such a handy feature. However, I used a color that I think coordinates, but is NOT listed on the package. For my little 3"x3" foldover card, I used Pool Party cardstock. The little floral/feathery accents were stamped with the Pool Party ink pad. Also, I should note that the stamp set does not have one stamp that says "and eat Chocolate" on it. I simply used the Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to ink up parts of two different stamps in the Balloon Celebration stamp set, to come up with that saying.



When you look at the side of the pouch with the teabag in it, you can see just a little of the Rich Razzleberry side of the Designer Paper peeking through. If you follow the directions on my video on THIS BLOG POST for the assembly of the bag, I show you how to fold it so you get the most of the pattern you want to see, facing out.


And finally, you can see in this last picture, how the 3"x6" Gusseted Cello Bag is sandwiched between the two sides of the pouch. If you look closely, you can also see how I propped the punched balloon up with TWO Stampin' Dimensionals, near the top center of the back. This allows the tail of the balloon, and the bow tied around it, to stick out over the top of the pocket where the card was tucked.

Again, you can find the directions to recreate this project in THIS BLOG POST...there is a VIDEO for how to make the bag and everything!

Stampin' Supplies: Balloon Celebration stamp set, Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Pool Party cardstock & ink pad, Petal Pink cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, Rich Razzleberry ink pad (stamped off once for balloon), Tranquil Tide ink pad, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, 1/8" Handheld Circle Punch (to punch holes for twine), Balloon Bouquet Punch, Share What You Love Artisan Pearls, 3" x 6" Gusseted Cello Bags (I trimmed maybe an inch off the top of mine), Whisper White Baker's Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Paper Trimmer (for cutting & scoring). You could also use the Simply Scored Board for scoring, as shown in the video of the linked blog post. (see Product Purchase Links below the Blog Roll)

Non-Stampin' Up! Supplies: The tea in the package is Organic India brand Tulsi Rose tea, which I purchased at Natural Grocers. Each tea bag within the box is individually wrapped, and I love how the package color coordinates with the patterned paper! The treat in the cello bag is Thindulgent brand Organic Chocolate Almond Cherry bark, which I purchased in a large bag at my local Costco. I broke some into smaller pieces to fit in the bag.

If you are in the US and you want to get a hard copy of the NEW Stampin' Up! 2018-19 Annual Catalog, drop me an email with your mailing address, and we can get that coordinated!

Click the Next arrow below to see Rachel's drinks galore!
(or check out the Blog Roll below the arrow for navigation)


2018 AUGUST - DRINKS GALORE BLOG ROLL

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AUGUST Monthly Perks Code: CJ29VMJN
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CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
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~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

We Create Summer Blog Hop


Welcome to the August 2018 We Create Summer Blog Hop!!! My cards for the hop feature the July 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit: Picnic Paradise. You can't get the full kit anymore, as it was a subscription item, but you can get the Picnic Paradise Refill...which is just the consumables. That is mostly what I used for this project, along with the Make a Difference stamp set.
(scroll to the bottom of this post for product purchase links)
UPDATE: Sorry, the Picnic Paradise Refill is SOLD OUT now!


The only stamp I ended up using from the Picnic Paradise Paper Pumpkin Kit was the 'thank you' image, so you could actually use the Make a Difference stamp set for that greeting. The 'thank you' was stamped with the Gorgeous Grape ink pad, and the 'so berry much' was stamped with the Basic Gray ink pad. The die cut white banner, die cut berries, die cut basket, checked basket liner tissue, and the Whisper White Baker's Twine all came in the consumables part of the kit.


The Picnic Paradise Paper Pumpkin Kit comes with the berries preprinted in Blueberry Bushel, but I've been aching to use the NEW Gorgeous Grape ink pad so I turned them over and used Stampin' Sponges on the white side. The little star/stem shape pops out, so I sponged that in Sahara Sand ink, then put the little shape back in place and used Scotch tape on the back to hold it in place.


If you look closely at the upper right corner, you can see what looks like a cloud in the background. All I did was take the 3 berry shapes I was going to use in the basket, and laid them over the 'so berry much' part that I stamped. I laid them down with the Blueberry Bushel side up (since I wasn't using that side), and then sponged Balmy Blue ink over them.


I used a little strip of Call Me Clover cardstock at the bottom and snipped all along it to look like grass. I adhered that with a cut off (long skinny) strip from the side of a Mini Stampin' Dimensionals sheet. The 'thank you' banner was also popped up with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. I used Mini Glue Dots to adhere the rest of the pieces.

Stampin' Supplies: Make a Difference stamp set, July 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Picnic Paradise, Call Me Clover Card Stock, Balmy Blue cardstock & ink pad, Gorgeous Grape ink pad, Sahara Sand ink pad, Basic Gray ink pad, Stampin' Sponges, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Paper Snips, Stampin' Trimmer (to cut & score card stock).

Don't wanna miss another Paper Pumpkin kit?? Go ahead and SIGN UP for Paper Pumpkin now. Do it before August 10th and you can get 50% OFF your first kit if you are a New Subscriber*! Just click on the image below to sign up with me, and enter BLOOM0818 as the Promo Code.

*a New Subscriber is identified by a new account created with an email address that has 
never taken delivery of a Paper Pumpkin kit.


Click the image below to hop to Kris' blog next, and see what summery sensations she is featuring this month...


AUGUST Monthly Perks Code: CJ29VMJN
(if your order total equals or exceeds $150, please do NOT use the Monthly Perks Host Code...you will have earned Stampin' Rewards of your own!)

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Get your Stampin' Supplies in my ONLINE STORE, and Be sure to check out these Deals:
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BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Annual Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
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Thursday, July 26, 2018

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - Picnic Paradise


Welcome to our July 2018 #APaperPumpkinThing Blog Hop. Our kit this month is called Picnic Paradise. It came with supplies to make 12 cards (3" x 3"), 4 each of 3 designs, with coordinating envelopes included for each card, plus 4 cute little baskets! Here are my alternates for this month...a card and a gift card holder:


If you've seen very many of my Paper Pumpkin alternates, you know I try to stick pretty closely to the kit contents. This month all I added was some Crumb Cake Cardstock for the full-size card. Here's what the projects were meant to look like if you assembled them according to the kit instructions:


I used the apples to go with a Back to School theme. What I did to make the card seems pretty obvious, but I'll point out a couple of details. I cut the white printed vellum piece that's under the apple, in half. I used the other half on the gift card holder. I cut some of the green/white tissue paper from the kit, and tore the sides so they'd be a little ragged, and match the vellum's zigzag edges. And, I stamped off the basket weave image one time on my Grid Paper before stamping the image down, to make it a touch lighter.


The gift card holder is made from one of the basket bases from the kit, with some edges trimmed slightly. You can see the other half of the white vellum piece from the card, that I used on this project. You can also see some of the green/white tissue paper sticking out from underneath the apple and the vellum.


You could tie your twine around the entire holder to keep it closed if you want, but I just wrapped my twine around the front flap, and used one of the mini glue dots that came in the kit as a "resealable" closure. To do this, I attached the glue dot under the front flap, then dabbed the exposed side of the glue with my finger a few times, to sort of dull the stickiness a bit. Since the printed side of the basket base is just a little bit coated and slick, the glue dot can be pressed firmly to keep the front flap closed, and the coated part will release the glue dot without ripping when it's pulled up.


On both the bottom of the front flap, and on the top of the inside flap, I placed a Short Brim Sticker from the kit, to cover the words that were printed on the Basket Base. I stamped the basket weave image on the sticker for the front flap before adhering it (see pic above). Placing one sticker on a Silicone Craft Sheet makes it super easy to stamp it without getting ink on the other stickers, and the sticker releases from the mat with no damage, and with the adhesive fully intact. Then you can just wipe the mat clean with your Simply Shammy. You'll notice that I chose to leave the inside sticker unstamped (see pic below).


I trimmed the shorter flaps of the basket just a little bit...taking off the edges that stuck out first, and then trimming the flat parts on the ends of the flaps that didn't have any texture on them.


And finally, when you open all the flaps, you'll see that a gift card fits perfectly inside! The baskets are super cute, but if you don't want a large 3-D project, making gift card holders out of them offers a more compact solution. Speaking of offers, make sure you scroll down past the Blog Roll for product purchasing links, and to find out how you can get 50% OFF your first Paper Pumpkin Kit!


Stampin' Supplies: July 2018 Picnic Paradise Paper Pumpkin Kit, Crumb Cake Cardstock, Whisper White Medium Envelopes (not shown - but you may want this for mailing your card), Silicone Craft Sheet, Simply Shammy, Grid Paper, Paper Snips, Stampin' Trimmer (for trimming and scoring).

NEXT UP: Click the Next button below to see Andrea's basketful of goodies! If you have any problems navigating the hop, there is also a Blog Roll listed below for your convenience.


JULY 2018 BLOG ROLL


The Picnic Paradise Kit REFILL is available right now the on the PAST KITS page in my Online Store. All PAST KIT products are available while supplies last, so be sure to grab yours before they are gone! There are sometimes full Kits available on that page, but many are just Refill Kits which include the consumables only...meaning everything but the stamp set & ink pad. By the way, you're gonna have to be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to buy whatever's available on that PAST KITS page, so go ahead and sign up HERE to get your email address in the system first!

Did you go ahead and SIGN UP for Paper Pumpkin now?? You'll definitely want to do that before August 10th--which is the deadline to sign up and get 50% OFF your first kit if you are a New Subscriber*! Just click on the image below and enter BLOOM0818 as the Promo Code.

*a New Subscriber is identified by a new account created with an email address that has 
never taken delivery of a Paper Pumpkin kit.


Stampin' Supplies Product Purchase Links:


JULY Monthly Perks Host Code: ETUQ33WU
(if your order total equals or exceeds $150, please do NOT use the Monthly Perks Host Code...you will have earned Stampin' Rewards of your own!)

Get your Stampin' Supplies in my ONLINE STORE, and Be sure to check out these Deals:
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Annual Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
procrastistamper@gmail.com
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