ICS Blog Hop Introducing the 2018-2020 In Colors

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Stampin’ Up!’s new annual catalog is live! It is 241 pages of inspiration goodness. Cynthia McQueen did a great job with creating a fabulous project featuring the new 2018-2020 In Colors as revealed below.

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I opted to use Grapefruit Grove cardstock and whisper white for a summery look on this hand stamped greeting card. The new polka dot tulle ribbon has slightly raised, fuzzy whisper white dots which add to the summery look.

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I used the Big Shot brush to remove the pieces from the intricate Springtime Impressions thinlet.

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See the inside of the single flower? The smallest size of our new Faceted Dots fits perfectly in the center of the single flower.

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Supplies used to create the greeting card and  butterfly tiny treat box. Check back tomorrow for tips on assembling the box.

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Thank you for hopping with us. Now click on the next image below to travel to Anastasia Radloff’s blog to see what fun colors she used in her project.

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Ink and Share Blog Hop Sneak Peek

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Welcome to our Ink and Share Blog Hop featuring projects made with Stampin’ Up! products designed by fellow Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators. This hop features a sneak peek at the new 2018-2019 annual catalog. If you are hopping around, you have arrived from Kirsten’s blog and her fabulous project. My hop design is below.

I decided to pair 3 new products to decorate the returning silver gable boxes. These boxes arrived already cut and scored for easy popping up and decorating. I decorated both sides of the box as shown below.

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The new products are the Springtime Impressions Thinlets, Garden Impressions designer series paper and polka dot tulle ribbon. The ribbon was wrapped around the box to make a belly band. The ribbon dots are slightly raised and soft feeling. My favorite new product so far!

I wanted the butterfly to flutter so decided to trace around the thinlet with a pencil on whisper white cardstock and used paper snips to cut it out. The butterfly thinlet was cut out fully on the Garden Impression dsp and adhered to the whisper white cut out with a few glue dots down the center of the butterfly so the wings are free to flutter.

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I also traced around the “for you” sentiment from the Wood Words stamp set using the flower thinlet from the Springtime Impressions Thinlet set. The “for you” was attached to the daffodil delight gift note that can be tucked inside the box for a complete gift package.

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All the supplies used and the Big Shot too…

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Now click the next image to hop to Jacqueline’s blog see what new annual catalog product she is spotlighting.

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If you do not already have a demonstrator, all the supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store here. Please use host code 749G366T if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, do not use the host code so you can redeem all the host rewards. Thank you for supporting my business!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Links to participating demonstrators in case you get off the hop trail:

Happy Father’s Day Blog Hop

I hope you are enjoying our Father’s Day themed blog hop. I’m hopping with fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. You may have arrived from Karie’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

I decided to use Seaside Shore and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and lots of ink pads! I wanted to create a colorful under the sea scene.

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Here is what all those ink pads created plus a little sponging with bermuda bay ink…

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the inside of the greeting card…

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Supplies used included the Happy Father’s Day stamp from the soon to be retiring Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. The mini ship’s wheel and anchor stamps were from the Paper Pumpkin You Are My Anchor kit. The stamp set Seaside Shore was the third set that had all the clear mount stamps used on the card.

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Please add a comment and let me know what you liked about my design.

Thanks for hopping with us. Now click on the next image to zoom to Emilie’s blog to see what fun ideas she designed.

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Here is a roll call list of participating demonstrators in case you need to hop back for a second look.

Shirley Merker, USA YOU ARE HERE!

All the supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store here.

If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to have you join my Super Awesome Stampers team. Click Contact above to get the conversation started.

Thanks!

Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop You are My Anchor

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Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! We are all fans of this monthly crafting kit and want to share with you our enthusiasm for this box of fun and creativity. The beauty of the Paper Pumpkin kit is that you can follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as they were designed, or use the supplies as a starting point and let your creativity run wild. On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas with you on how to use this April Paper Pumpkin kit: You are My Anchor.

I decided to use the stamps and baker’s twine included in the kit to create this hand stamped greeting card and matching envelope. Use the custom fold down technique to add interest to the Picture Perfect Party designer series paper. Glitter enamel shapes provide the anchor for the fold down.

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The Adventure Awaits sentiment was cut using the rolling pin from the Apron Builder framelit set. Yes, those are brand new cutting pads. They are so clear and smooth feeling. You get to witness the first cut! I decided to treat myself to new plates since my old pairs were pretty worn.

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Close up of the front and inside of the card…

Additional supplies used not included in the Paper Pumpkin kit.

5 2018ppbloghop2-001 Thank you for joining us as we share with you the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin, now hop over to Twila’s blog to see her fun creation.

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Are you currently a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? If not, now is a great time to join in the fun. NEW subscribers receive 50% off their first 2 months with the Creativity Starts with Paper Pumpkin promotion which ends May 10th. Contact your demonstrator to get started or CLICK HERE to subscribe with me as your demonstrator. Please use promo code SAVEFIFTY0418 otherwise you won’t receive the discount.

ICS Blog Hop Guy Greetings

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Welcome to the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop featuring It’s a Guy Thing designs. I hope you are enjoying our stops. We have great projects to share with you! If you are hopping along, you just arrived from Jenilee’s blog and her great project.

The Guy Greetings stamp set with the vintage look was my starting point during my design session. Neutral tones with a pop of pacific point paired well with this stamp set. Card base is crumb cake. Next layer is basic black embossed using the garden trellis embossing folder and my Big Shot.

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Pacific point is next which I found in my scrap bin. I saved this piece after punching the circle since what is left would be good for more punching. Since I am covering the pacific point piece with a crumb cake layer, no one will know it is not a full piece except you and me:) I have done this technique twice in one week. It’s a good one to use when cardstock inventory is running low.

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This shows the back side of the copper foil. The black ice technique used on the front warps the paper slightly since the heat gun is used. So I wanted to use tear n tape to securely adhere it.

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Supplies used…plus the Sliding Door framelits, the little hinged rollers adds a nice accent towards to the bottom of the copper foil, popped with the pacific point cardstock.

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I used the trendy black ice technique to add the stamp images to the copper foil piece. This technique includes a clear layer of stampin’ emboss powder on top of the stamped images. I created a youtube video sharing this technique and a different version of the Guy Greetings card. Here is the Youtube video.

I hope you are enjoying our It’s a Guy Greeting. Now click on the NEXT image to hop to Tammy’s blog to see her great project. Thanks for hopping with us!

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