ICS Blog Hop Passion for Punches!

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Thank you for hopping around with us as we showcase our Passion for Punches! You may have arrived from Deb Naylor’s blog and her fabulous project. My project is below.

My starting point was the strip of leftover Garden Impressions designer series paper. I highlighted the colors in the paper with the inks. Snippets of daffodil delight ribbon brighten the look and remind me of the sun.

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The ruffled embossing folder used on the garden green cardstock adds a little interest. The Pretty Label punch fits the sentiment stamp perfectly even though it was not officially designed to do so. Take a look at your punches. They may fit other stamps in this way too.

All the supplies used plus the Big Shot machine…

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

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Celery…oh so good…

crunch, crunch, crunch, oh how I missed you. I have been feeling a little off this week so clear broth and minimal foods have been my diet. Last night, celery was calling my name so I had a stalk, you know the outer one that is a little bitter. I stopped at one stalk because of the bitterness but the crunch was good. Later this afternoon, that crunch was calling my name again so I had another stalk, one closer to the center and much less bitter. I had a little kombucha with it and some cashews too.

A little while later, I had 2 more stalks, this time closer to the center since I work my way in to the heart. After I was finished with those, I remembered that we used to have ants on a log growing up. So I pulled out the peanut butter and tried a bite. That was very good so I filled the rest of the stalk with peanut butter. It was too late in the night to add ants since the sugar would have kept me awake. Ants were raisins growing up but I stock craisins at my house. If I am still feeling like celery tomorrow, I’ll have to create the gourmet snack with crunch, protein and sugar.

I had my snacks during a design session for the March Card Buffet. As I was designing and thinking about how much I was enjoying the celery crunch, I realized it is because I am looking forward to the first, fresh spring greens in the outside landscape and on my plate. Crocus and arugula and sunshine!

Here is a corner peek of one of the cards I designed while enjoying my celery. It captures the first of spring feel. Check back on March 9th to see the rest of the card, the buffet line up and full details for the Card Buffet event.

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

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Beautiful Peacock

I shared this design in yesterday’s blog hop. Thanks for hopping back for the design details. I started with the Tutti Frutti cards and envelopes. Bonus is that they are already cut, scored and have tone on tone “v” design printing. 2 24 2018bloghop3-001

The first layer is a diagonal striped rich razzleberry print that is part of the Sweet Soiree Memories and More card pack. It was originally sized at 4×6 inches. A 1×4 inch piece was cut off so it would fit on the card front.

Next, our delicate white doilie was cut in half and adhered as shown.

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Close up of the peacock stamped on a piece of 3 x 3 7/8 inch whisper white cardstock. One of the circle stamps was used to create a daffodil delight inked border along one side and then one opposite corner. The “beautiful friend” stamp was cut using the lemon builder punch layered with a 1 inch circle punched rich razzleberry cardstock piece.

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Sponge daubers were used to add daffodil light ink to the wing and head feathers. Crumb cake ink daubed underneath the peacock grounds the bird.

The lemon builder punch was used to create the sentiment.

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Stamp the inside of the card with a sentiment from the Lovely Friends stamp set. Decorate the envelope back with daffodil delight inked peacock feathers.

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All the supplies used…

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Click on the video below to watch the steps used to make the focal point peacock.

 

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Happy Stampin’!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

Ink and Share Blog Hop

Welcome to our Sale-A-Bration blog hop featuring projects made with Stampin’ Up! products designed by fellow Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators. If you are hopping around, you have arrived from Phoebe’s stop. My hop entry is below.

I used 3 different Sale-A-Bration products on my greeting card. The Tutti Frutti cards and envelopes allowed me to get to the fun faster since the card base was already cut and scored and had tone on tone printing. The rich razzleberry striped layer is an option in the Sweet Soiree Memories and More Card pack. Last, I used the Beautiful Peacock stamp set for the focal point.

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The inside of the card is stamped as well using a sentiment from the Lovely Friends stamp set. Check back tomorrow for full design details and how to video creating the peacock focal point.

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Thanks for hopping with us! Now click on the Next image below to hop to Karen’s blog and her fabulous project!

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Here is a list of the participating demonstrators in case you want to skip back for a second look.