Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop: Gourd Goodness

Hello and welcome to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. This week we are featuring Gourd Goodness and Count My Blessings.
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So as you can see, I'm sharing the stamp set: Gourd Goodness. I have to admit that this stamp set is not my style at-all.  I didn't give it a second look when I looked at the catalogue. Honestly, I barely gave it a first look and now, I LOVE IT! I know! I, myself, am shocked! I have had so much fun combining colours of ink, cardstock and layers together to create these amazing looking gourds that I can't get enough of it!

For today's project I have created a scrapbook page and have used the 2 leaf stamps in the set. As you can see, I used them in a simple way and a highly detailed way, but I love the look of both. 

For my background leaves, I simply stamped the detailed leaf in 2nd generation Crumb Cake Ink (Stamped off), Easy Peasy. 

For my accent leaves. I used a spectrum of  fall colour re-inkers and inks. Why re-inkers, you ask? Well... I didn't stamp the background leaf in one colour of ink pad. I made my own ink pad with baby wipes and stamped in a multitude of colours at one time. I thought this gave the leaves a natural look of changing colour. To finish off my leaves, I stamped the detailed leaf on top with a colour that suited it's colour combo. If the leaf was more green, I added the details in with Old Olive... more orange - I did Cherry Cobbler or Early Espresso. To finish them off I splattered them with Early Esspresso.

I love how realistic the leaf images are. They are absolutely perfect for any fall project and they really gave my page a feeling of being there, right in the middle of the leaf fun.

Thanks for hopping in today, I hope you like my project using the Gourd Goodness stamp set and for a full list of supplies, please see below. Up next is the Talented Mercedes Weber! Enjoy the rest of the hop.

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Fancy Folds Blog Hop: Wiper Card

Hello and Welcome to another Fancy Folds Blog Hop! We are an International team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, who have come together to showcase different folding projects each month. Today our design team is excited to showcase the Wiper Card.

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The wiper card! If you've never seen or heard of it before, it is a CRAZY EASY card to create. The dimensions are easy, the folds are easy and even assembly is easy (in my opinion). But don't be mistaken, this is a super fun card, all you do is pull on either end and a little wiper pops up from the middle.  If you're interested in creating one yourself, click HERE for the video I learned it from.

For my card today I used the Dragon Fly Dreams stamp set, along with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit Dies and the EVER so beautiful: Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper (SWOON). I must admit, my card may look a little plain when it's closed, as all I have is DSP and ribbon on the front, but the paper was SO beautiful that I didn't feel it needed anything else.

My main colour combo is Pool Party (cardstock, ink), Pear Pizzazz (ink) and Tranquil Tide (cardstock, ink, marker, and ribbon).

For this wiper card (as I made another one quite recently, you can check it out HERE), I used a piece of Window Sheet for my wiper arm. I wanted to make it look like the dragonfly was flying out of the card. It turned out cute, but you will need to use a stronger adhesive, to keep the window sheet attach.  After several repairs, I have concluded that red sticky strip is the way to go. You can find it in most big box craft stores.

Well, thanks for stopping in, I hope you like my take on the Wiper Card. Next up is the Talented Shannean Moncrieff. Enjoy the rest of the hop and happy creating as always!

1. Patrice Halliday-Larsen (NZ)
2. Monica Gale (UK)
3. Satomi Wellard (Japan)
4. Martha Inchley (Canada) That's me!
5. Shannean Moncrieff (Australia)
6. Tanja Kolar (Germany)
7. Aude Barbara (France)
8. Miranda Mols (Netherlands)
9. Astrid Hofmann (Austria)
10. France Martin (USA)

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop: Merry Patterns

Hello and Welcome to another Artisan Design Team blog hop. This week we are once again, featuring the exclusive holiday stamp set called Merry Patterns!

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I am absolutely loving this stamp set. The reindeer, the candles, the greetings... SWOON! So I couldn't resist pairing it up with the "Christmas Around the World" DSP and creating a cute little home decor piece. There are so many elements in this DSP that I could have kept going, but unfortunately my frame was only so big. 

This festive stamp set is available to Stampin' Up! hostess' starting Sept 1st to October 31st, 2017. For a limited time, when you host a party with $375 CAD in sales you will receive this exclusive stamp set for FREE! And that's in addition to your other great Stampin' Rewards! So get your crafty friends together and have a party!

Thank you for hopping in, up next is the Talented Mercedes Weber! Enjoy the rest of the hop and happy creating!