Fancy Folds Blog Hop: Z-Fold Spinner 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 Z-Fold Spinner Card!

If you're already hopping then you just came from the Talented Gina Connor's blog. If you're just joining, no problem! Just use the "Next" Button below and hop all the way around!

I was really excited when I saw this months feature fold! I have seen a Z-Fold before but NEVER with a spinner! After watching the following video, I was ecstatic that it was SO easy to do!


So, I really... really...  REALLY tried to resist the "Magical Day Bundle". I really did! I was adamant that I didn't need it, - wouldn't have a use for it, - and I didn't pre-order it... but after seeing many adorable creations... I gave in! It's just too cute to resist. So as soon as it arrived I knew I just had to use it!

The colours I used for my card are: Soft Sky (cardstock & ink), Smokey Slate (cardstock, ink & blends), Whisper White (cardstock), Daffodil Delight (cardstock & blends), Real Red (ink & blends), Old Olive (blends), Pumpkin Pie (light blend) Crumb Cake (dark blend), Ivory (blend) and Basic Black (momento ink).


To colour my characters, of course I HAD to use my blends! I absolutely LOVE them and they make colouring SO easy and enjoyable! The outlines are a little thin on these guys and I had a couple of little oops... but nothing to noticeable.

So for this card I decided to do a circle that spins. I know the video shows a symmetrical image, and I did that in my practice card (check out my video of it on my FB Business Page, HERE), But I wanted to use images that weren't symmetrical and the circle was a perfect solution.  So on one side of my circle is the Dragon and on the other, is the Knight. Once they open the card, the message: "I hope your day is Magical" is revealed. I think the sentiment is perfect for this card!

Well, I hope you like my take on the Z-Fold Spinner Card, Check out my video below, to see my card in action!

Up Next is the Talented Satomi Willard in Japan! Enjoy the rest of the hop and Happy Creating!

            

1.Gina Connor(UK) 2.Martha Inchley (Canada) 3.Satomi Wellard (Japan) 4. Tanja Kolar (Germany) 5.Aude Barbara(France) 6.Miranda Mols(Netherland) 7. Astrid Hofman(Austria) 8.Connie Stewart(USA)


Fancy Folds Blog Hop: Shadow Box 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 Shadow Box Card.

If you're already hopping then you just came from the Talented Gina Connor's blog. If you're just joining, no problem! Just use the "Next" Button below and hop all the way around!

Today, I've used the adorable stamp set: Garden Girl. I just had to have this set when I heard that Stampin' Up! was coming out with the Stampin' Blends, as it's perfect to colour.

My card doesn't really have a colour combo per say, but I used Whisper White cardstock, Crumb Cake cardstock, Wood Texture DSP, Basic Black ink (for the greeting), Black Momento Ink (for the colouring images) and the Stampin Blends.

To be honest, at first I didn't really get the point of this fold... it seemed kind of under whelming. But after creating a card with it, I really like it and can see the potential for it.

If I were to do my card over again, I might actually change up my dimensions a bit. For this fold, it was scored at 1/2" and 1" on each end of my 2 pieces of cardstock... I find with those measurements it leaves quite a bit of space (1" to be exact) in between to embellish. I think next time, I might try 1/2" and 3/4" on either end, creating only a 1/2" space. Oh! and I'd also colour behind my flowers before popping them up. (face palm! I don't know where my head was at for those!)

Well, Thanks for hopping in. I hope you like what I created with the Shadow Box Card fold and hope you'll give it a try. Up next is theTalented Satomi Wellard. Enjoy!




1.Gina Connor(UK) 2.Martha Inchley (Canada) 3.Satomi Wellard (Japan) 4.Shannean Moncrieff(Australia) 5. Tanja Kolar (Germany) 6.Aude arbara(France) 7.Miranda Mols(Netherland) 8. Astrid Hofman(Austria) 9.Connie Stewart(USA)

Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop: Bella & Friends


OOPS! OOPS! OOPS! I have been so distracted by the holidays that I completely forgot about this hop. Horrible, I know! But I must admit, I've been really enjoying my time, unplugged and playing with my boys.

Luckily my procrastination skill have saved my butt again!!! I went and checked my "to be blogged" photo file and BA-DA-BOOM!  3 cards - all done with the Bella & Friends stamp set; our featured set! Awesome!

These 3 cards are actually from a "Coffee & Create" class that I held a long time ago.  For this class, I was featuring how you could use the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to "water colour" your images.  To do this, you simply squeeze your ink pad before opening and then dip your glitter brush into the ink that was transferred to the lid. It's the same way you colour with a blender pen only glittery! My customers loved it!

Since the majority of the class time would be colouring, I kept the rest of the card pretty simple to allow for completion. I kept to the Crumb Cake cardstock base with a colour cardstock and Burlap Ribbon strip.

Well, Thanks for stopping in, I hope you like my little trio of cards. Up next is the talented Yapha Mason's Blog! Enjoy!






Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop: Merry Café

Hello and Welcome to the 2017 - Artisan Design Team's Final blog hop. I cannot believe that it has been a year already, since I started hopping with such a talented group of ladies. It has been a wonderful experience and I feel that my creativity has grown so much because of it.

For our final hop we are featuring the Merry Café stamp set. How fun is this little set!?! It's Perfect for all you Holiday treat giving and it coordinates perfectly with Coffee Cups Famelits.

Speaking of holiday treat giving,  I found these plastic, little "Mason" jars at my local dollar store and couldn't resist creating little hot chocolate treat packages with them.

My colour combo is Crumb Cake (cardstock), Early Espresso (cardstock), Real Red (cardstock, ink, and marker), Garden Green (ink and marker) and Gold (foil snowflake). I also used Basic Black ink and Whisper White cardstock.


Do you like my little coffee cup sleeve? Do you know how I did it? If you guess with the Corrugated Elements, you would be correct! I simply used the tiny coffee cup die and die cut the sleeve portion out of the embellishment. It works perfectly!

Well that's it from me, but before I pass you on to the Talented Mercedes Weber, let me introduce you to the NEW Artisan Design Team for 2018! Congratulations to all the new team members. I can't wait to see what you create!

United States
Connie Collins (returning)

Canada
Cathy Caines (returning)

United Kingdom

France

Netherlands

Germany
Sylwia Schreck (returning)

Austria
Jessica Winter (returning)

New Zealand
Susan Wong (returning)

Australia
Jennifer Frost (returning)

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop: Colour Me Happy

Hello and welcome to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop; our second last hop! Where has the time gone!?! This week we are featuring the "Colour Me Happy" Bundle and Blend Markers.

If you're already hopping, then you've just come from the Talented Maike Ulbrich's Blog. If you're just joining, No Problem! Start here and Hop around with the button below!

Today I've created a cute little framed sampler with the "Colour Me Happy kit"

It is 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" (not including the frame) and each square is 1-1/2" with a 1-/16th mat.

Majority of my project is created with the kit. I cut up card bases and envelopes for my DSP squares. I used the sequins, stars and gold foil tape for embellishments. 

I did add in a few extra elements, such as the Heart & Stars and Touches of Nature wooden elements, which I coloured with my old Olive Blends.

I also used the Lovely Word Thinlits to add in the word "Friend"

Thanks for hopping in today, next up is the talented Mercedes Weber! Enjoy the rest of the hop and Happy Creating!

Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop: Painted Harvest


Hello and Welcome to another Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop! This week's featured stamp set is: Painted Harvest!

If you're already hopping, then you've just come from the Talented Mike Funke's Blog. If you're just joining, No Problem! Start here and follow the buttons below!

So I really wanted to create a nice fall or Thanksgiving themed project for you today, but I couldn't... I tried, but It felt weird. The Canadian Thanksgiving has been over for weeks, It was snowing today, I've started my Christmas shopping and I've been crafting Christmas for eons now, so my crafting conscience was like: "nice try, not happening... fall is over". So instead I just created a regular, no theme card, and I'm actually quite happy with it. 

My colour combo today is Pool Party (cardstock & ink), Lemon Lime Twist (cardstock), Tranquil Tide (ink) and Crumb Cake (cardstock).

I also used Versamark ink of the leaves in the background and a piece of Foil Frenzy speciality DSP for the shiny border around my card.


Thanks for hopping in. Next up is the Talented Bronwyn Eastley's Blog. Enjoy the rest of the hop!



Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop: Merry Little Labels

Hello and welcome to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. This week we are featuring the stamp set: Merry Little Labels.

If you're already hopping, then you've just come from the Talented Maike Ulbrich's Blog. If you're just joining, No Problem! Start here and Hop around with the button below!

Have you seen the Merry Little Label stamp set yet? It's really nice and the possibilities are endless. It's a great set to quickly stamp out a bunch of Christmas tags for those busy crafters, but also a great set to create some amazing decorative tags for those with a little more time.

Today I'm sharing, one way, you can take your Merry Little Label stamps beyond the tag. I have created a gift bag using the Gift Bag Punch Board. I measured and cut out my cardstock for the bag size I wanted, but before punching it, I repetitively stamped the "No Peeking" across it. I love how perfectly the stamp image fits together with it's own stamp image! Does the sentence even make sense? LOL!

On the front of my bag, I created a detail tag, allowing the recipient to know that it's come from the Northpole. I mounted it onto a DSP flap that goes over the top of the bag and is held close with a clip. On the back, I created a clean and simple tag, allowing me to put the recipients name on the back.



Thanks for hopping in today. I hope you enjoyed seeing how you can do clean and simply tags, elaborate tags and not a tag at all! Happy creating everyone! Up next is the Always Talented Mercedes Weber!

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