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Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Ring in the New Year

Welcome to this month’s Blogging Friends Blog Hop!

Who are the ‘Blogging Friends’? We are Stampin’ Up! demonstrators all across the U.S. and Canada. Most of us haven’t met in person, but love Stampin’ Up and want to share with you! Please join us on the 1st Friday of every month to see what wonderful things we have created!  Each month we’ll have a different theme! This month it’s Ring in the New Year!

I was pretty excited about this one because I wanted to create something using a technique we were reminded about at the most recent Stampin’ Up! OnStage event – Simple Stamping!!
It sounds silly, but it really was hard to do! Imagine getting back to the roots of stamping: Stamp, paper, ink. Sounds simple right? Well, I guess I need more practice since I decided to use my Big Shot. 🙂 And, I love how it turned out!

Here I mixed up a bit of the Annual Catalog product with some of the Holiday Catalog items. Check out the result:

I started with the Silver Foil-Edged Cards and Envelopes, then layered Basic Black and Whisper White Cardstock to get a simple easy layered card with some shine to it. I die cut the “Happy” from the Merry Christmas Thinlits in Silver Foil and Black cardstock. Both the thinlits and the Silver Foil-Edge cards are in the Holiday Catalog – so they will be gone soon (click here to get them now while you still can).

From the Annual Catalog, I used the Lined Alphabet stamps with Memento ink. I overlapped the letters and colored them in with various colors of the Stampin’ Blends. I outlined them in Light Pool Party to make it look like a shadow. I colored some Wink of Stella all over the letters so they all sparkle with the rhinestones added.

I hope you liked my take on Ringing in the New Year with some *almost* simple stamping!


We are doing something a bit different now with navigation for our hop, so please make sure to check out the other fabulous entries in this month’s hop by clicking on the frog button below!!

We would all love to read your comments, and thanks for stopping by!
Mak

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Blended Seasons on Vellum

Hi folks!   I just wanted to share this card I made for recent product challenge I participated in.  I used the Blended Season stamp set with the Stitched Season Framelits (available as a bundle).  If you recall one of my previous posts, that’s a special Limited Time Only product that will be available starting August 1st.

If you are a Demonstrator, or would like to join my team to be one, you are able to purchase it early!! Now is definitely the time to do it as there is still the bonus of 10 FREE Ink Pads (one color family) when you join this month.  Just head on over to my sign-up page by clicking here to get more info!

Here’s the card I made with the Bundle:

There are a lot of elements on this one, and I love how they all work together.
I heat embossed the flower in black on vellum. I colored it with the Stampin’ Blends markers – Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive. I added Wink of Stella, and it made it look like shiny glass.

I added some copper to the layout with the embossed sentiment, some metallic sequins, copper foil paper flourishes, and then the copper lined ribbon from the Tea Room combo pack.

The background has a bit of texture from the Tufted Dynamic Embossing folder:

I hope you like it, let me know what you think by leaving a comment!


REMINDERS:

  • RSVP for Christmas in July is due Thursday!
  • There is the Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Special on selected Designer Series Papers this month.
  • If you sign up to be a new subscriber to Paper Pumpkin, you can save 50% on your first month! Use code BLOOM0818 .
    Select my name when you sign up and if you have any questions, I can answer them for you!

Happy Stamping!
Mak

Designer Series Paper – What’s New at Stampin’ Up! Blog Hop

Welcome! I am happy that you are joining us for our hop today. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from around the world who are Hoppin’ With Exciting Ideas to share with you. Today we will be featuring the Designer Series Papers from the Annual Catalog.
Hopefully these will get you inspired, as Stampin’ Up! has their Buy 3 Get 1 FREE DSP sale going on this month! So, take a look, I know you will find a lot of wonderful ideas shared today.

When I looked back and saw I used the Garden Impressions 6×6 DSP for last month’s hop, and thought I’d like to share it in a different way. You may look at this paper and think flowers, but guess what! The flip sides of the flower designs have some pretty cool patterns, that don’t have to be made into flower cards!

So, here is what I came up with, it kind of looks like an abstract painting of a night sky.

It reminds me of another pack of Designer Series Paper – the Twinkle Twinkle DSP, which does have paper with stars on it! For my version, I added a few stars myself with some Whisper White Craft ink and the stars from the Little Twinkle Stamp Set. I also used some Smokey Slate with more stars for the circle with the sentiment. I stamped off once to make it much lighter.
The sentiment and the cute silver flourishes came from the Stitched Seasons Framelits and Blended Seasons Stamp Set – which will be available as a special Limited Time Offer next month, or you can get it early if you don’t already have a Demonstrator and you join my team.

Here you can see I finished it off with some Polka Dot ribbon, Silver Baker’s Twine, and of course Wink of Stella. I love that this can be a great card for anyone, and that you don’t have to make flowery cards with the flower paper! That’s the awesomeness of the Designer Series Papers… TWO sides. YAY!

I hope you enjoyed my card today, showcasing how easy it is to use the DSP as a main element to a card, as well as showing off some of those beautiful patterns on the back.

   

Please take a moment to leave a comment to let me know how you liked my project or ask me any questions about how I created it.
Don’t forget to click the NEXT icon and keep hoppin’ with us! Thanks!

Happy stamping!
Mak

Celebrate with Flowers

Recently I was able to attend Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage event, which was such a wonderful time!  I wanted to share one of the cards I made for swapping with my fellow demonstrators:

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Such a fun, bright, spring-like card! I used the Perennial Birthday stamp set with the Celebrate You thinlits from Sale-A-Bration (this will be available in the new catalog, YAY).
It was easy to get the fun colored flowers, too. I stamped them with the inks, then used sponge daubers to swirl some color on them. Quick, easy, and looks great. I added some Wink of Stella on some of the flowers to give it added pizzazz. Keep checking back as I will be sharing some of the wonderful swaps I got in return.

Here are some quick reminders for you:

  • The retiring items have been posted, and are going fast! Many are ‘while supplies last’, so if there’s something you have your eye on, grab it ASAP!
  • The Clearance Rank was restocked at the same time. Those items are also going quickly, and once they are gone, they are gone!
  • I’m giving it a go at doing more live videos – so make sure to like my Facebook page so you can get notices when I do those.
  • I have added some more Saturday classes for May, so make sure to check the calendar – I’m switching things up a bit since it’s coming up on my 15th year Anniversary with Stampin’ Up! YAY!

Happy Stampin!
Mak

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Shiny Foil Snowflake Holiday Cards

Hi folks!  Just a few updates here today!

I’m going through the wonderful cards that were shared with me at the OnStage event last month, and I the two I have for you today both use the Foil Snowflakes and Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper – which are on the retiring Holiday list!

Just a note on that list – The Year End Sale is going on right now, and you can click on my online store links, or click here, to see which items are being retired, and which ones are available at a discount! These are as supplies last, so you’ll want to scoop these up asap!

Ok, back to the fun shiny cards!  This first one is from my upline Linda Bauwin, and she used the Smitten Mittens Bundle, along with the Foil Snowflakes and Year of Cheer Specialty DSP. The mitten is cut from the Gold Glimmer paper.. so many pretty metallic colors!

This next one is from Mary Rodgers, also using the Foils Snowflakes, and Year of Cheer DSP. She also used the Snowflake Sentiments Bundle, white doilies and some gold metallic thread, finishing it off with some rhinestones. How festive!

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!  I still have some more to share, so I will do my best to get them out here for you!


On a slightly different topic – if you missed the info on the Stamparatus the first time around, the second pre-order window is open!
There are a few changes from the first window – everyone can pre-order only one. And… the window will stay open all month! It doesn’t matter if 10 people reserve it or 1 million, they will ship in the order they reservations were received (starting in March). This will also be the last window open since they are not limiting how many people can reserve!!
Head over to my online store, login with your account – then click on the Stamparatus picture where it says “Reserve Yours Now!”
If you have any questions – just let me know!!


One last item – If you have not checked out the calendar lately, there is one more Card Class this month before the holidays! YAY!!

Make sure to let me know if you are coming so I can have enough supplies ready.
These will not be Holiday Cards, they will be other/all occasions. As a bonus, you will be able to see some of the NEW products coming up for January.

Saturday, Dec 16th at 1:00 pm
10 cards with envelopes (5 designs x 2 each)
Please bring your own adhesive.
Cost is $25, and non-refundable.
RSVP by Thursday night, Dec 14th at 9 pm.

I can’t wait to hear from everyone!
Happy Stamping!
Mak