Friday, May 6, 2022

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - A Mother's Love

Welcome to the MAY 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 A Mother's Love! For my project I am updating an old project, using the NEW Sun Prints Suite Collection (though I didn't use the Fern 3D Embossing Folder on my cards). The first pic below shows the old design. {you'll find all Product Purchase Links below the Blog Roll near the bottom of the post}


This week has been SUPER crappy for me...it's been really stressful, and I've been in a lot of pain, especially the last few days. So, I am going to resurrect an old Mother's Day project that's super easy to make. It's a Four Card Stationery Box you can recreate with any 12x12 Designer Series Paper that you feel is pretty enough to stand as a complete card front design on its own. I love giving sets of cards as a Mother's Day gift, and it doesn't get much easier than this.

Download the Four Card Stationery Box Pattern PDF HERE


The key is having a coordinating stamp set with the greetings you want to use, and a punch (or die set) on which you can place those greetings. Pick either a neutral background color for your card base, or use a few different colors that coordinate with your Designer Series Paper.


It is also nice to have some specifically coordinating ribbon, but if you don't, you can do what I did, and use the Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, or you could even just use Linen Thread. And, our White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon is quickly and easily changed to any coordinating color with the swipe of Stampin' Blends Marker.


You can bling these up with embellishments, like our Iridescent Rhinestones or our Solid Faceted Gems. Personally, for the sake of the recipient of my card set being able to mail them without extra postage, I like to leave my designs fairly flat. Our Brushed Brass Butterflies, or Polished Dots have a little less height than the former two embellishments, and would probably be fine postage-wise.

Stampin' Supplies: Sun Prints Suite Collection (Nature's Prints Stamp Set, Natural Prints Dies, Sun Prints 12x12 Designer Series Paper, Fern 3D Embossing Folder), Basic White Cardstock, Sahara Sand Cardstock, Starry Sky Ink Pad and Cardstock, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Stampin' Seal or Multipurpose Liquid Glue (to adhere DSP to card base), Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots (to make little spun twine circles), Stampin' Seal+ or Tear & Tape (to adhere stationery box), Stampin' Scrub & Stampin' Mist (to clean red rubber stamps), Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Grid Paper, Paper Trimmer, and the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine. And don't forget Basic White Medium Envelopes, if you want to mail your card! {see Product Purchase Links under the Blog Roll}

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

Stampin' Supplies Product Purchase Links:


Coming SOON: May's PAPER PUMPKIN kit!!!


DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A GOLDEN VOUCHER IN THIS KIT BOX...IT'S WORTH $25 IN FREE STAMPIN' UP! PRODUCTS!!!

SIGN UP no later than 11:50pm MT on MAY 10th to get the "Celebrating in Color" Paper Pumpkin Kit!  Kit includes all the supplies you'll need to make 10 cards (which foldover to 4-1/4"x5-1/2") with coordinating envelopes (4-1/2"x5-3/4"). The cards will feature all 5 of our 2022-2024 In Colors...you'll get 2 each of 5 different card designs!!! You'll also receive 10 Gift Card Holder pockets in this kit that you can use on each of your cards, or save them to use on future projects. This kit will include a Basic Gray mini ink pad. Coordinating colors for this kit include: Orchid Oasis, Parakeet Party, Starry Sky, Sweet Sorbet, Tahitian Tide, and of course, Basic Gray.

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period, so SIGN UP NOW!


View or Download PDF of CURRENT Product Catalogs:

2022 Jan-June Mini Catalog

Stampin' Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog


 
   MAY Monthly Perks HOST Code: TQHEZXZA
(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
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Sunday, May 1, 2022

We Create Blog Hop - Flower Frenzy


Welcome to the MAY 2022 "Flower Frenzy" Blog Hop!!! We generally hop on the first day of every month, and this month the focus will be projects with flowers! As you may know, I'm not generally a flowery stamper...so I created something a little out of the box. I am featuring the Uniquely Artistic Stamp Set, which will be available for customer purchase starting May 3rd. Make sure you check out the Last Chance Sale to get all the current products you want by May 2nd!
{scroll to the bottom of this post for ALL product purchase links}


I also featured a few of the upcoming 2022-2024 In Colors, using Tahitian Tide Cardstock for the card base, and the Tahitian Tide Ink Pad (and some Sponge Daubers) to create the watery background. I used the Sweet Sorbet Ink Pad for the fish, the Parakeet Party Ink Pad for the greenery, and the Starry Sky Ink Pad for the greeting and a few stamped bubbles. There's not a lot else to say about the card, really...if you look at the stamp set, then look at the card, you can see it was done with simple stamping. There's no masking or omitting. I just stamped images on top of one another. To add to the watery effect, I did sort of roll part of the outside of the Sponge Dauber in different places on the card front. The ink on the dauber gets a little more concentrated there, so when you roll it, you get a bit of a semi-circle, which looks kind of bubbly to me.


Since the Uniquely Artistic Stamp Set has no greetings, I used the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set for that. I framed the greeting on a die from the upcoming Stylish Shapes Label Dies set. The last feature on the card is the placement of 3 dots from the upcoming Glossy Dots Assortment. The color listed on the package for the dots I used, is Pool Party. They are adhesive-backed so they are easy to use, and I thought they worked beautifully with the Tahitian Tide colored water.


Stampin' Supplies (items in RED not available until May 3rd): Uniquely Artistic Stamp Set, Peaceful Moments Stamp Set, Basic White Cardstock, Sweet Sorbet Ink Pad, Parakeet Party Ink Pad, Starry Sky Ink Pad, Tahitian Tide Cardstock & Ink Pad, Blender Pens (to smooth some color into the fish body), 2022-2024 In Color Stampin' Write Markers (Sweet Sorbet - to draw gills and mouth), Glossy Dots Assortment, Stylish Shapes Label Dies, Multipurpose Liquid Glue (to attach the googlie eye), Stampin' Dimensionals, Bone Folder, Simply Shammy (to clean photopolymer stamps), Stampin' Scrub & Stampin' Mist (to clean red rubber stamps), Paper Snips, Grid Paper, Paper Trimmer, and Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (or Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine). And don't forget Basic White Medium Envelopes, if you want to mail your card!  {see Product Purchase Links under the Blog Roll}


We Create Blog Hop May 2022 Blog Roll
Kimberley Morris YOU ARE HERE!
Tricia Butts
Tanya Harvey
Cheryl Curtis

Stampin' Supplies Product Purchase Links:


Coming SOON: May's PAPER PUMPKIN kit!!!


DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A GOLDEN VOUCHER IN THIS KIT BOX...IT'S WORTH $25 IN FREE STAMPIN' UP! PRODUCTS!!!

SIGN UP no later than 11:50pm MT on MAY 10th to get the "Celebrating in Color" Paper Pumpkin Kit!  Kit includes all the supplies you'll need to make 10 cards (which foldover to 4-1/4"x5-1/2") with coordinating envelopes (4-1/2"x5-3/4"). The cards will feature all 5 of our 2022-2024 In Colors...you'll get 2 each of 5 different card designs!!! You'll also receive 10 Gift Card Holder pockets in this kit that you can use on each of your cards, or save them to use on future projects. This kit will include a Basic Gray mini ink pad. Coordinating colors for this kit include: Orchid Oasis, Parakeet Party, Starry Sky, Sweet Sorbet, Tahitian Tide, and of course, Basic Gray.

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period, so SIGN UP NOW!


View or Download PDF of CURRENT Product Catalogs:

2022 Jan-June Mini Catalog

Stampin' Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog


 
   MAY Monthly Perks HOST Code: TQHEZXZA
(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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