Friday, July 3, 2020

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop: 2020-2022 In Colors

Welcome to the June 2020 Edition of the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop! You'll see projects from around the world--but I'm in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Note: I can only sell to customers in the US, so any prices are in USD)

We generally hop the first Friday of each month, and our theme for today is 2020-2022 In Colors! My projects feature the NEW Zany Zebras Stamp Set and Tasteful Labels Dies.
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The 2020-2022 In Colors are Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, and Misty Moonlight. For right now, I've only gotten a picture of the card I made with Magenta Madness, but I plan to post a card using this same layout for each of the In Colors. My camera, as well as my cat, are both throwing fits at me right now!

Stampin' Supplies: Zany Zebras Cling Stamp Set, Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes, Whisper White Cardstock, 2020-2022 In Color Cardstock Assortment, StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad, 2020-2022 In Color Designer Series Paper, 2020-2022 In Color Ribbons: Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight, 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots, Tasteful Labels Dies, Stampin' Seal Adhesive, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Grid Paper, Paper Trimmer (to cut and score cardstock), Stampin' Scrub & StazOn Cleaner (to clean Cling stamps). NOTE: you'll want a die-cutting/embossing machine to use with the Tasteful Labels Dies. {see Product Purchase Links below the Blog Roll}

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2020 JULY 2020-2022 In Colors BLOG ROLL
1. Lisa Ann Bernard
2. Amanda Farlinger
3. June Olsen
4. Tricia Butts
5. Kimberley Anne Morris YOU ARE HERE!
6. Rachel Macleod
7. Jenn Curtis Charles
8. Libby Dyson
9. Barbara Welch
10. Jan Musselman
11. Angélique Stempelkeuken

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

We Create Blog Hop - Look at these Labels!


Welcome to the JULY 2020 "Look at these Labels" Blog Hop!!! We generally hop on the first day of every month, and this month our projects will feature anything relating to Labels - these might be a simple layer for a greeting, or involve more specialty layering with a punch or dies, or could even be a hand trimmed tag on a gift bag. My project features the NEW Arrange a Wreath BUNDLE.
{scroll to the bottom of this post for ALL product purchase links}


In the Arrange a Wreath BUNDLE, you get the Arrange a Wreath photopolymer stamp set, along with the Wreath Builder Dies. I really love the chunky artwork in the stamp set, but I am not into flowery and feminine, so I wanted to make a card that was a little more gender/occasion neutral. I decided to feature the 2020-2022 In Colors on my project, so I used my NEW favorite color, Misty Moonlight (which I keep calling "mystic moonlight"...lol), in conjunction with another NEW 2020-2022 In Color, Cinnamon Cider


The "label" in my project is actually an image from the stamp set. It does not have a coordinating die, because it's just got those straight lines along the outside, so it's super easy to trim out neatly. I wanted to pull as much of the neutral feel as I could from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper, so I used Very Vanilla Cardstock to stamp on instead of white for this project. And I wanted to stick to just 2 ink colors, so I fussy cut the Misty Moonlight stamped greeting to make sure it stood out clearly over the Cinnamon Cider stamped "label".


I added a second wreath in Vellum Cardstock to soften the bold lines just a wee bit, then balanced out the greeting with the bird from the stamp set, also stamped in Cinnamon Cider. Once I had finished that, I still felt like I wanted something more than just the bird across from the greeting. The gold trim from the Forevery Green Trim Combo Pack is the perfect addition!


Stampin' Supplies: Very Vanilla Cardstock, Misty Moonlight Ink Pad & Cardstock, Cinnamon Cider Ink Pad, In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (patterned paper), Vellum Cardstock, Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack (I used the gold thread), Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Simply Shammy (to clean photopolymer stamps), Grid Paper, Paper Snips, Paper Trimmer (to cut and score cardstock), Medium Very Vanilla Envelopes. {you'll need a die cutting machine for the Wreath Builder Dies}

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We Create Blog Hop JULY 2020 Blog Roll
Kimberley Morris YOU ARE HERE!
Tricia Butts
Libby Fens
Cheryl Curtis
Tanya Harvey

Are you LOVING all the new patterned papers in the 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog?? Don't want to spend over $475 retail to get them all? Check out my Annual Catalog Paper Share, and get 184 6"x6" sheets for $69.99, and you'll have one sheet of EVERY design!

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - Box of Sunshine


Welcome to our JUNE 2020 #APaperPumpkinThing Blog Hop. Each month we share alternate projects using Stampin' Up!'s Paper Pumpkin Kit! We usually hop on the last Thursday of the month.


Our Paper Pumpkin kit for June is called Box of Sunshine. It comes with supplies to make 8 full-size cards, with coordinating envelopes. There are 2 each of 4 different card designs that you can customize with the stamp set and embellishments! Below is a picture of how the projects look if you make them according to the kit directions.


The kit also came with an extra label you could put over the Paper Pumpkin logo on top of the bright, sunny box, as well as extra embellishments to decorate the box. The idea is to #sharesunshine by putting one of your cards, and some cheery goodies, in the box and then mail or give it to a friend. If you'd like to see how Stampin' Up!'s CEO Sara Douglass used her kit to #sharesunshine, you can watch her in the embedded video below, or on YouTube HERE.


For my projects this month, I tried to stick pretty close to the kit contents for my alternates. Just about the only supplies I used other than what came in the kit was the Paper Snips, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, and our Paper Trimmer to score and trim a couple of pieces. Those are pretty basic tools, but I did add the Timeless Label Punch to make quick work of a couple steps. And of course, I went to my local candy store and got lots of bright, sunny candies to put inside. Instead of making cards, I'm using the 8 card bases to make 8 boxes, and the 8 envelopes to make 8 little bags - so I can share a LOT more sunshine with each kit!


For the box, I took one of the card bases and added some score lines, snipped a few places, and glued it together with our Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue. (you can find a link to the tutorial below) Then I stamped some of the die cuts from the kit, and I adhered them with some Mini Glue Dots and Stampin' Dimensionals from the kit. Using the Timeless Label Punch made rounding the back corners of the box lid, and punching out the thumb notch, a breeze!


The great thing about using the Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue for the box, is that the glue also works as a temporary adhesive to help keep those back bottom corners of the lid from sticking out. To create a temporary bond, put just a little dab of glue on the inside of each of the back bottom corners of the lid -- and be sure you don't touch the adhesive to any other part of the box until it is DRY. Once the adhesive is dry, you can press it against the box and it should stick just enough to keep the ends of those flaps against the box when it's closed. Or, you can even stick the flaps to the sides of the box to keep it partially open, like I've done above.


The bag is made from one of the coordinating envelopes that came from the Paper Pumpkin kit. (you can find a link to the tutorial below) The pre-printed die cuts make assembly a snap, and I just used my Paper Snips to make the "banner" ends on the self-adhesive polka dot label. The included sparkly self-adhesive sequins give the bag a little bit of glitz! The greeting was stamped with the ink spot that came in the kit.


The bag & box I made for this hop are projects I've made a few times before with Paper Pumpkin kits. I have an easy TUTORIAL VIDEO for the basic steps of both projects in this post from several years ago. The only things I did different on the box were: 1) I used Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the box flaps together, and 2) I used a rounded end of the Timeless Label Punch to round the corners and make the half-circle looking notch that makes the box easier to open. For the bag, I only trimmed off the very top (instead of the 3/4" I mentioned in the video), so that I did not cut away the pretty gold stripes.

Stampin' Supplies: June 2020 Box of Sunshine Paper Pumpkin Kit, Paper Snips, Timeless Label Punch, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Simply Shammy (to clean stamps), Paper Trimmer, Grid Paper.

JUNE 2020 BLOG ROLL: Box of Sunshine Kit

Unfortunately, when I checked last night, there are no products currently available on the PAST KITS page in my Online Store. As always, PAST KIT products are available only while supplies last, so you have to grab them as soon as they are released! Remember, the Refill Kits include the consumables only...meaning they do not include the stamp set & ink from the Full Kit. 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!

Coming SOON: Make sure you SIGN UP no later than 11:50pm MT on July 10th to get the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit!!! It will include supplies to make nine postcards with coordinating envelopes, as well as nine die-cut tealight bags. You can also get an Add-On Kit (purchased separately) to make 24 MORE beautiful cards with coordinating envelopes.


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