Friday, January 7, 2022

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Happy NEW Year

Welcome to the JANUARY 2022 Edition of the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop! You'll see projects in our hop from Stampin' Up! demonstrators around the world--I'm in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Note: I can only sell to customers in the US, so prices are in USD)

We generally hop the first Friday of each month, and our theme for today is Happy NEW Year! We'll be sharing projects using NEW products today! I'm featuring products from the Sweet Talk Suite. {you'll find all Product Purchase Links below the Blog Roll near the bottom of the post}


My card is a "slimline" card...and although we now have our own Slimline Envelopes now, I decided to make my own envelope, using Fresh Freesia Cardstock. It is not listed as a color that would coordinate with the Sweet Talk 12x12 Designer Series Paper, but I think it works great. I stamped the images on the front of the envelope using the Highland Heather Ink Pad. The X and O are separate images in the Sweet Conversations Stamp Set, and the lines are another separate image, but they look like a postmark to me when they are used all together. I also used it across the bottom of the envelope, turned 90 degrees, just overlapping the bottom a bit. You can only see a small bit of it in the picture, but I thought it sort of looked like the bar code lines the postal service puts across the bottom of an envelope. In addition to the products from the Sweet Talk Suite, I have used the Dotty Hearts Embossing Folders from the Annual Catalog. There are two small embossing folders in that pack, and I just used one of them on my card.


On both the envelope, and the card front, I made use of the corner rounder punch that's on the Detailed Trio Punch. The Iridescent Rhinestones you see on the project are in the NEW Sweet Talk Suite. The Suite also includes some Real Red ribbon, but I wanted something in a purple hue for this card. I chose the Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon, and I think it works really well. That ribbon is also from the Annual Catalog, just like the Dotty Hearts Embossing Folders...don't forget about those great products! The curve at the back top of the envelope was made with a little die from the Sweet Heart Dies If you want to replicate that look, be sure to put a piece of chipboard inside your envelope first, so the die doesn't cut all the way through. My final touch on the envelope was to add just a bit of Multipurpose Liquid Glue around the corners of the flap, and let it dry. This creates a temporary bond that will allow the envelope to open and close


Those cute little hearts that look like a number pad, are from the coordinating Sweet Heart Dies, which you can get in the Sweet Conversations Bundle, or purchase separately. The die is a column of 4 hearts, so I die cut 3 columns, and cut the last heart off two of the columns. You will really want the Foam Adhesive Sheets for that part of the project. Just put some on the back of the Highland Heather Cardstock before you die cut, then you can just peel and stick the columns to the card front. The little hearts in the center of the columns of hearts are meant to come out, so you can use them that way on a project if you like, too. I used the Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to write the numbers by hand.


Stampin' Supplies: Sweet Conversations BUNDLE (stamp set + Sweet Heart Dies), Fresh Freesia Cardstock, Highland Heather Cardstock and Ink Pad, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker (to write numbers on hearts), Sweet Talk 12"x12" Designer Series Paper, Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon, Iridescent Rhinestones, Detailed Trio Punch (for rounded corners), Dotty Hearts Dies, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Foam Adhesive Sheets, Simply Shammy (to clean photopolymer stamps), Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Grid Paper, Paper Trimmer, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine. {see Product Purchase Links near the bottom of the post}

 
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Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop JANUARY 2022 Blog Roll
1. Kimberley Morris YOU ARE HERE!
2. Tricia Butts
3. Jan Musselman
4. Marieke Bart
5. June Olsen

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View or Download PDF of CURRENT Product Catalogs:

Stampin' Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog

2022 Jan-June Mini Catalog

 
   JANUARY Monthly Perks HOST Code: K9S6EPAP
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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!!! (Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)
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~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
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Saturday, January 1, 2022

We Create Blog Hop - Stamp FREE


Welcome to the JANUARY 2022 "Stamp FREE" Blog Hop!!! We generally hop on the first day of every month, and this month the focus will be projects with no stamping, OR projects you can create with FREE products from the upcoming Jan-Feb 2022 Sale-a-Bration special (which debuts Jan 4th).
{scroll to the bottom of this post for ALL product purchase links}


My project today is a card made using the Rainbow of Happiness BUNDLE, plus the Sunshine & Rainbows 6"x6" Designer Series Paper that you can get FREE during Sale-a-Bration. The Brilliant Rainbow Dies set in the BUNDLE has a cute little rainbow you can cut out, and the die also coordinates with the rainbows on one of the sheets of Designer Series Paper. I cut the rainbow out of the front of my card, then cut out the rainbow from the printed paper, then adhered those to the inside of the card for a peek-a-boo look.


I had decided to use Bermuda Bay Cardstock for my card base before I really paid much attention to the colors on the rainbow I was going to die cut. So, to make the rainbow colors stand out a little bit more, I brushed a little bit of Clear Wink of Stella over the arches I cut out. I stamped the greeting over the rainbow with the Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad - it doesn't fit naturally, but since it's photopolymer, you can sort of bend it and widen the arch of the words so they fit. The words on the image are very fine, but I got a bit too much ink on them, so they show up a bit bolder than intended.


The cute little clouds are also created from the Brilliant Rainbow Dies, as well as the FREE Sunshine & Rainbows 6"x6" Designer Series Paper. I wanted to keep the tiny hearts from the paper clouds going throughout the card, so I stamped some of them using the Bermuda Bay Ink Pad on the front of the card, as well as inside. I also chose a little greeting for the inside, and again stamped it with the Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad.


Stampin' Supplies: Rainbow of Happiness BUNDLE (stamp set + Brilliant Rainbow Dies), Bermuda Bay Cardstock, Sunshine & Rainbows 6"x6" Designer Series Paper, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad, Bermuda Bay Ink Pad, Wink of Stella glitter brush, Take Your Pick Tool (helps to hold down arches while glueing them), Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Bone Folder, Simply Shammy (for photopolymer stamps), Paper Snips, Grid Paper, Paper Trimmer, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine. RED = Available Starting January 4, 2022.


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We Create Blog Hop January 2022 Blog Roll
Kimberley Morris YOU ARE HERE!
Tricia Butts
Libby Fens

Today I have THREE very important announcements I want to share with you!
 
1) The first note is regarding a change to Stampin' Up!'s Inventory process which have been made due to global supply issues. In the past, when stock has run out, items have still been available to order as the stock was in "Backorder" status. Starting today, December 1, 2021, items will no longer be available for Backorder. Once an item is out of stock, it will be placed on Not Orderable status until supplies are replenished. NOTE: if you already have an item you ordered on Backorder status, don't panic...you will still be receiving that item. The best place to find out what is available in real-time, is to browse My Online Store.

2) 'Tis the season for the July-December Mini Catalog LAST CHANCE Sale! Some of these items are available at a discount, they are marked on this Last Chance List PDF. A few of the items will remain available, and you can find those on this Carryover List PDF.

3) Stampin' Up! has had a Clearance Rack Refresh...find some AMAZING new bargains on there, up to 60% OFF their original prices, here in My Online Store!!!



Stampin' Supplies Product Purchase Links:

Rainbow of Happiness BUNDLE
Rainbow of Happiness BUNDLE Avail. 1/4/22
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Sunshine & Rainbows 6x6 Designer Series Paper
Sunshine & Rainbows 6x6 Designer Series Paper Avail. 1/4/22
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View or Download PDF of CURRENT Product Catalogs:

 
   JANUARY Monthly Perks HOST Code: K9S6EPAP
(if your order total in My Online Store equals or exceeds $150, please do NOT use my 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!!! (Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)
BEGINNER STAMPER?? (Click the link and Choose a Category to BEGIN!)

~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
procrastistamper@gmail.com
http://kimberley.stampinup.net (SHOP ONLINE 24/7!)
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