Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop: Cool Treats

Hello and welcome to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. This week we are featuring the Cool Treats Bundle and Happy Celebrations.

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So as you can see, I got the Cool Treats Bundle! Which I absolutely love! It's fun and playful and reminds me of summer. And Summer is exactly what inspired me to make these cute little drink charms, for those fancy summer beverages.

My charms are made from shrink plastic, which in Canada, we call it "Shrinky Dinks". It can be found at most craft stores.

These were really easy to make. I simply cut out a circle, die cut the images out and then brayerd the rough side with 2 different ink colours. Once that dried, I stamped the sayings on the shiny side and followed the directions to shrink them.

I decorated my rings with the co-oridinating Sprinkles Embellishments and used two crimp beads at either end to keep them from falling off. The rings and crimp beads can be found in the jewelry section of major craft stores.

Up Next is the Talented Mercedes Weber. Enjoy the rest of the hop!

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

Kylie's International Blog Highlight! Masculine Theme

Hello and Welcome!

This morning I woke up to an email, reminding me that I still had time to participate in Kylie's International Blog Highlights and I thought: Why not!?! I've been wanting to participate, but never have... I have a card that fits the theme AND... (and this was the big one) I ACTUALLY have time to blog it! So that's what I'm doing today.

It's kind of like a blog hop... but not really. You get to see a ton of amazing samples and ideas but there's no hopping line-up, with a button from blog to blog. Instead, I link you to the Highlights page where you can see all the samples at once. From there, you can pick and choose what projects/blogs you would like to visit.

Another fun aspect: is you can vote for your favourite samples! Give those creators some love and brighten up their day. Then at the end, the top 10 get to blog hop with Kylie, the following month. Pretty cool idea, if you ask me.

So here we go: the theme this time around is Masculine.

On my last Artisan Design Team hop, I featured a card using the "Eastern Palace" Bundle and Brayering (you can see it HERE). I really liked the look and decided to keep with the same idea   and create a few more cards for my Coffee and Create class this past week.

When designing my classes, I always try to have a masculine design included. I know that people struggle with masculine cards and never seem to have enough of them on hand. So keeping with the Brayered Background, stamping over top, and the Eastern Palace Bundle, this is what I came up with for a more Masculine design.

It uses the colours: Dapper Denim and Tranquil Tide brayered together on the background and stamped on top with the Eastern Palace Stamps. I also used the co-ordinating dies and the new gold vinyl stickers.

I really like the look of the stamping on top of the brayering.

OH! ... and can I tell you, how much I LOVE the Sponge Brayers!?! Like, LOVE LOVE! I may or may not have a few boxes... hehe. They are easy to use, I can have one for each colour when working on a project (no having to clean each time between colours! Seriously who has time for that!?!), AND when you're all done... pull them apart, run them under water until the water runs clear. wring them out and let dry! LOVE them!

So, I thought I would share my third and final card for my Coffee & Create class, as I thought you might be curious. I kept with the same idea: Brayered background, stamping over top and the Eastern Palace Bundle, but this time I used Dapper Denim and Fresh Fig and a little strip of DSP.

Thanks for stopping in today. For more Masculine themed projects head over to the Highlights page with this button. Make sure to check out all the entries and vote for your favourite! Happy Creating everyone!

Fancy Folds Blog Hop: Buckle 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 Large Buckle Card. To learn this fold I watched THIS VIDEO.

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Today I'm featuring a NEW stamp set from the up coming, 2017-2018 Annual Idea Book & Catalogue! It's a New Hostess set called: In the City and I LOVE IT! In fact, I wish it wasn't a hostess set!
The set contains 60 Photopolymer images and contains Houses, buildings, vehicles, trees and a few things in between. You can colour the images in yourself or use the coordinating solid images to fill them in. I love the look they create, especially if you don't quite line them up. 

Thanks for stopping in and checking out my Buckle Card. Up Next is the Talented Shannean Moncrieff. Enjoy the rest of the hop! 

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop: Eastern Palace

Hello and welcome to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. This week we are once again featuring the Eastern Palace Suite! Available now in 2 exclusive bundles,

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The Eastern Palace Suite is a colourful and exotic suite and is now available! (A whole month before the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue!!!) There is a Starter Bundle and Premier Bundle available, and they are designed for both the beginner and avid crafter.

In both bundles, you get 3 of the New 2017-2019 IN Colours! The 3 new colours are Lemon Lime Twist, Fresh Fig, and Tranquil Tide! My card features the 3 of them and they are awesome!

One more exciting thing... with each bundle, you'll receive Very Vanilla notecards and envelopes for Free! Gotta love FREE!

My colour combo today is Whisper White (cardstock), Lemon Lime Twist (ink), Tranquil Tide (ink), and Fresh Fig (cardstock). I created my background with the Lemon Lime Twist ink, Tranquil Tide ink and sponge brayers.

For the greeting circle, I simply cut it from my background and then placed the medallion die cuts overtop. No need to make more work!

Thanks for hopping in, next up is the Talented Mercedes Weber! Enjoy!

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