Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop: Colourful Seasons

Hello and welcome to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. This week we are featuring the beautiful and diverse bundle: Colourful Seasons!

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So I just have to say that I LOVE this bundle! Love, Love, Love, LOVE! The leaves... the branch... the flowers... the snowflakes... OH! and the greetings! Swoon... the greetings... There is not a single image that I won't use in this set, and that's just the stamps. The dies are equally amazing: co-ordinating framelits, detailed leaves and snowflakes, tree branch and one - awesome -adirondack chair! If you're looking for a bundle with variety and unlimited possibilities, This is IT!
For today's hop I created some ornaments. One for the Christmas/ Winter season and one for the everyday occasions. These came together super easy with the help of the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets. I simply adhered my Designer Series Paper sheets to the adhesive sheets before stamping or die cutting them. Once I was ready, I just simply ran them through my big shot, like a regular sheet of cardstock and Voila! a die cut, all ready to be stuck down. One little tip: for best adhesion, make sure to clean your ornament's surface before starting.

To sparkle up my ornaments (because everything needs a little bling), I poured Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter inside the ornaments and shook them. You don't need any adhesive for this part, as the glitter automatically clings to the side. You can choose to leave a little bit of glitter in the bottom or dump the excess back into the container, it's up to you. If the glitter does settles over time, just shake it and it will, once again, cling to the side.  And incase you're wondering...Yes, by the time you finish your ornaments, you will be sparkly too.

Thanks for stopping in today. I hope you like my ornaments created with the Colourful Season Bundle. Up next is the Talented Mercedes Weber. Enjoy the rest of the hop and Happy Creating!




Artisan Design Team:
Martha Inchley - That's me!

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop: Carols of Christmas

Hello and Welcome to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. This week we are featuring something special! We are featuring a New Christmas Bundle called: Carols of Christmas!

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This Bundle is available RIGHT NOW to all Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and will be available to Stampin' Up! customer starting August 3rd! Can't wait until the 3rd? Then become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator today and earn the stamp set, plus other great starter items for FREE!! It's a great time to join!

I love how versatile this bundle is. I LOVE the tree dies and the BEAUTIFUL greetings. You can do so much with this bundle and I know that you'll see a lot of creative ideas on today's hop.

For today's hop, I created a little wreath ornament. I designed it to be given on it's own or on top of a present. I stamped the tag with the "Deck the Halls" greeting, which coordinates perfectly since I'm giving them a decoration.

I made my wreath from 2 Boxwood Wreath Embellishments. To do this, I basically unravelled them and then twisted them back together. The original Boxwood WreathEmbellishments are circled twice, but I only made one circle, allowing my wreath to be bigger. I used linen thread as a "garland" and then adhered the beautiful leaf and holly images from the stamp set. Thank Goodness there are coordinating dies to cut them out! I stamped my leaves in Garden Green and Old Olive ink onto Old Olive cardstock.

When I first got this bundle I sat down and just played. You know... take some scrap paper, cut out the dies, see what they look like, stamp around them... etc. Well in this process, I ended up die cutting some Soft Sky trees, and for some reason, I really liked them... So I went with it and this is what I came up with.

My colour combo is Soft Sky, Real Red, Very Vanilla and Gold.

I repeatedly stamped the "Peace on Earth" greeting in the background with Versamark Ink.

For my trees: I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen (globbed on a whole bunch of it and then spread it around with a paint brush)and Dazzling Diamonds.

Thanks for hopping in. I hope you like what I've done with this new bundle. Up Next is the Talented Mercedes Weber. Enjoy the rest of the hop!


Artisan Design Team:
Martha Inchley - That's me!

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop: Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Hello and welcome to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. This week we are featuring the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.

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For today's hop, I decided to create a birthday card along with a co-ordinating gift box.

The "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" stamp set is actually apart of the Foil Frenzy Suite, and it is Fun, Fun, Fun! I couldn't resist using the Foil Frenzy Special DSP in both of my creations. Celebrating always needs a little bling!

I absolutely love the layered flowers in this set. Combining different ink colours, really makes them pop.

Thanks for hopping in. Up next is the talented Mercedes Weber! Enjoy the rest of the hop. Happy Creating!


Artisan Design Team:
Martha Inchley - That's me!