Friday, January 18, 2019

Stampers By the Dozen January 2019 - Fancy Folds!

Happy weekend everybody!  I'm excited to share its time for another month with the Stampers by the Dozen Blog Hop!
This month's theme is all about those fancy folds.  The technique I wanted to highlight is called the double Z technique.  I have also heard of it called the double gate technique as well but its a very easy thing to create!  I knew I wanted to highlight the So Hoppy Together stamp set too.

To create this design:
1. Start with a piece of Designer Series Paper and cut to 5 inches x 12 inches.  Make sure to take note of the direction of the pattern.
2. Score at 2 inches and 10 inches, then flip your paper directly over and score at 4 inches and 8 inches.
3.  Flip paper back over and at the "peaks" score lines (2 and 10 inches) fold in towards you and at the "valley" folds, fold away from you.
4. Using a ruler on either side measure down 2 3/4 inches and mark with a pencil.  From the mark, use your paper trimmer and cut from the mark to the fold in a diagonal line.  Do this for both sides and keep the pieces you cut.
5. Adhere the cut off triangles to the bottom so it looks like you have cut those pieces off to match the background! 
6.  Decorate the middle how you prefer!

I used the largest circle of the Stitched Shapes die and stamped my images on there using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  I colored the frog in the the Light and Dark Call Me Clover Stampin' Blends markers and the butterfly in with the Light Rich Razzleberry marker.  I even used the markers to color in the Basic Rhinstones!  To finalize the card, I used the Polka Dot Mesh Ribbon.

Make sure to continue on in our hop by checking out Deb Naylor's post by clicking HERE or by clicking the next button below!

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Stampin' Friends Blog Hop January 2019 - All About Love

Welcome to the first Stampin' Friends blog hop of 2019!  I'm excited to get back into the groove after the holidays and excited to see all the great projects this month.
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Love is in the air this month as we celebrate all things love and we are creating cards and a project.  For my two this month, I focused on the Hey Love stamp set from the Occasions catalog.

This stamp set is so cute!  When I originally saw this stamp set in the catalog it didn't really catch my eye but as soon as I saw projects being made with it, I knew I had to have it!

For my card, I started with a Powder Pink cardstock base and layered with Poppy Parade cardstock.  Using the Tufted Dynamic Textures Impressions Embossing Folder, I embossed a piece of Vellum.  I stamped the ape in Whisper White cardstock, used my Paper Snips to cut him out and colored him in using Light Smoky Slate Stampin' Blend marker, the Ivory Stampin' Blend marker, and the Light Poppy Parade marker.
The backside of the Pearlized Doilies are flat white so I used a Stampin' Sponge with Poppy Parade ink to change the color of the paper.  Using the line stamp from the Incredible Like You stamp set, I stamp in Powder Pink ink and the sentiment in Poppy Parade.
The treat bag is perfect for any occasion but Valentine's Day is the best time to give sweet treats!  I used Hershey Nugget candies wrapped in paper from the 2018-2020 In Color 6x6 Designer Series Paper Stack and adhered it with Tear and Tape Adhesive.  The bag is the 2x8 Cello bag that is in the Annual Catalog!

I used the same Pearlized Doily but this time on the pearl side and colored in the skunk with the same Light Smoky Slate and Light Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends.  A final touch of bling from the Glitter Enamel Dots tie it all together!

Make sure to continue on to the next blog in our hop by checking out Sue Vine's blog for some more love projects by clicking her name below!

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Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop January 2019 - Multi Crafting Levels!

Thursday is here, the weekend is slowly coming into view and it's time for another month with the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop!
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Each and every one of us has a different crafting level, and at Stampin' Up, we celebrate each crafter no matter what their skill sets are.  The projects I highlight on my blog while geared towards more of the Avid crafter, can be modified for even beginners.

For our hop this month, we are celebrating the three different categories that crafters can be in; Beginner, Casual, and Avid.  Beginner crafters are just that.  Those that are new to the papercrafting world and are just starting out.  Casual crafters are those who craft maybe once to a few times a week and Avid crafters, well those of us to run blogs called Stampin' Blondie!

My projects this month showcase how our supplies from Stampin' Up can be used no matter what your skill levels are.  Being that I live in Tucson, as soon as I saw the Flowering Desert stamp set and its Saguaro cactus, I knew it was something an Avid crafter needed!
My beginner card is perfect for those just getting started with paper crafting or those who don't want to purchase too many supplies.  This card embodies what Stampin' Up is all about: Paper, Ink and Stamps!  

I started with a piece of Berry Burst cardstock and stamped onto it with Berry Burst ink.  I layered with Whisper White cardstock and stamped the cactus in Tranquil Tide ink, the berry stamp in Berry Burst and the small leaf stamp in Fresh Fig.  The sentiment is in Tranquil Tide and and those simple supplies create a wonderful and easy project!
Stepping up the card for Casual crafters, this card still maintains the same overall design with a few modifications.  I stamped the cactus in Tranquil Tide on a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock and used my Paper Snips of free cut it out.  I also stamped the sentiment on a separate piece of cardstock and used the Tailored Tag Punch to punch out the saying.  I sponged the outline with Fresh Fig ink and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Two small Basic Rhinestones added a bit of shine to the project.
Finally the Avid crafter.  Those that craft a lot and have a lot of supplies to go with it.  On this card, I used the same layers of Tranquil Tide and Whisper White but this time I cut them out with the Big Shot and used the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.  I added a piece of the Berry Burst Metallic Edged Ribbon and although hard to see in the photo, the cactus is layered with Wink of Stella clear glitter brush.

All three of these cards use the same basic layers, stamp set, and inks and can be modified for any skill level!

Make sure to continue on in our blog hop by visiting Angelique Nederpel's blog HERE or any of our blogs listed below!

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