Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Watermelon Wonder You've Got This - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome! It is a new month, which means is new batch of products on the Artisan Design Team Blog Hops. In fact, these items are so new that not all of us have them. Some of the European and South Pacific Artisans are still waiting for there boxes to come. Don't worry though, they still have some amazing projects to share with you using products from past months. So without further wait, let me show you my project which is filled with sneak peeks!


The star of this project is the You've Got This Stamp Set. I heat embossed the beautiful flower image and then water-colored it with Watermelon Wonder, Gumball Green, and Delightful Dijon (new In Colors!). When water-coloring, you normally stamp the image in StazOn, but an embossed image creates a softer effect. See that pretty lace ribbon? Yup! Another new item! All of the new In Colors will be in this ribbon. The card bases are another new In Color - Tip Top Taupe. I wasn't crazy about this color at first, but it has quickly become a favorite! Tip Top Taupe is going to be a great neutral for just about any project.


I was able to make matching envelopes for these little 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" cards with the new In Color Envelope Paper. This paper is lighter than the Designer Series Paper, and just like the name suggests, it is perfect for envelopes. I made a bunch of these cards to create gift set, so naturally I needed a little box to hold them. The vellum is perfect because it compliments the softness of the cards and doesn't take away from them. The box is decorated with just a bit of Tip Top Taupe Card Stock and some more of that pretty Watermelon Wonder Lace Ribbon. 

Stampin' Supplies
  • You've Got This Stamp Set
  • Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, and Tip Top Taupe Classic Stampin' Pads
  • VersaMark
  • Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White, and Vellum CS
  • In Color Envelope Paper
  • Watermelon Wonder Dotted Lace Trim Ribbon
  • White Stampin' Emboss Powder
  • Embossing Buddy & Heat Tool
  • Aqua Painters
  • Handheld Stapler & Mini Silver Staples
  • Envelope Punch Board
So do you have a mile long wish list already? Keep on following the hop to discover more amazing projects!

Smiles :)
Kaitlyn




http://paperlandcreations.blogspot.com/2015/05/artisan-may-1.html

Sunday, May 3, 2015

It's Your Birthday! - Monday Montage


Woot! It is time for a Monday Montage Blog Hop! Did you realize that there is only a month left in the Occasions Catalog? Yup, that is right. Only one month left of some of these great products. The card I want to share with you today uses some of these products.


This would be a great birthday card for a little boy. This pattern from Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper is super playful and fun. I love the texture of the Hello Honey Quilted Ribbon. The Tangerine Tango Baker's Twine also adds a bit of texture and another pop of color.


My favorite part about this card is the sentiment. "It's Your Birthday" is apart of a larger stamp and I just cut out the part that I wanted! Also, I was able to create a focal point without adding another layer by punching out a circle in the Designer Series Paper.

Stampin' Supplies
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Be sure to follow along the hop to see some more amazing projects!

Smiles :)
Kaitlyn 


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Friday, May 1, 2015

Sweet! #TGIFC01

Hey everyone! It is time for the first TGIF Challenge! I am super excited to be apart of this new challenge blog. The design team is AMAZING! I'm not even exaggerating when I saw that. Personally, I have been loving the challenges. There is a wide variety that I think you will love too. The first challenge is a color challenge - my favorite kind of challenge!

http://tgifchallenges.blogspot.com/2015/05/tgifc01-welcome-to-tgif-challenges.html

The only guidelines to this challenge is that the project must use Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, and Pool Party. It can be a card, a scrapbook page, or anything else you can imagine! I was in need of some treat packages last week and I started with these colors.


I was making multiples of this treat so I wanted something that would be fast, and this was. I simply made a Pool Party belly band with the Ornate Tag Topper Punch to wrap around a bag with some cookies in it. The Crushed Curry Baker's Twine holds the two ends of the band tightly together. The "Sweet!" comes from the Bravo Stamp Set and was more than perfect! I used a Sponge Dauber and White Craft Ink to create white circles on the belly band for a really soft bokeh effect. A couple of quick banners finished the project of nicely and got in a touch of Calypso Coral.

Stampin' Supplies

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

I really encourage you to participate in the challenge. I think you will have a lot of fun! So head on over to the TGIF Challenges, see what the other designers have created, and take on the challenge for yourself!

Smiles :)
Kaitlyn 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Guy Greetings - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hey everyone! Welcome to the last Artisan Design Team Blog Hop of April! This week we are all featuring the great Guy Greetings Stamp Set. This is a really great stamp set for any man in your life. Like most people, masculine cards are not my favorite, but I had a lot of fun making a set of Crumb Cake Note Cards & Envelopes with this set.


First I want to show you the packaging I made for these cards. I cut a Polka Dot Bag in half and sewed it shut (you could totally just glue it shut)to make the perfect pocket for the cards and envelopes. I decorated this pocket with some of the same elements that you will find on the cards.


So this first card is may favorite! You can change the guy's hats! I put a magnet sheet behind the layer of Crumb Cake Card Stock and then put a little piece of magnet on the back of each of the hats. All of the hats can be switched around to whatever makes you heart happy! This was such an easy thing to do, but it really makes this card unique and special.


This card doesn't have any awesome magnetic action happening, but it is still a lot of fun! The pattern with the sentiment really creates a lot of energy on this card. Another thing that makes this card fun is the color combination of Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, and Calypso Coral. Yes. Calypso Coral. That is the last color you would probably reach for to make a masculine card, but it totally works. Masculine cards don't always have to be neutral, they can also be trendy and fun!


The last card also features some magnetic magic. The idea behind this card is that you can complete the "World's Greatest" with any of the nouns - just swap them out! There is a magnet behind both Crumb Cake layers so the words say put behind the top layer too. You will also notice that each envelope was decorated to match the cards with stamping on the flaps. Touches like these make for memorable cards that everyone will love!

Stampin' Supplies


Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

See some more awesome projects with the Guy Greetings Stamp Set by using the button below the continue along the hop!

Smiles :)
Kaitlyn


http://paperlandcreations.blogspot.com/2015/04/artisan-apr-5.html

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Crazy About Moonlight DSP - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome to another Artisan Design Team blog hop! These week we are showing off the Designer Series Papers that was in our April boxes. I'm excited to show you some cute and simple cards that use the fun Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack, which is on the Retiring List, so you should get it asap!


I also used the Crazy About You Stamp Set and Hello You Thinlits on the cards. The patterns and handwritten style of the thinlits makes for some really fun and playful cards. One of the things that I love about this paper stack is that there are a lot of simple patterns that can easily be paired together.


Another thing I love about the Moonlight DSP Stack is that there are two color schemes! One side of the paper is Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey and the other is Lost Lagoon with Hello Honey. It is so easy to switch back and forth between the two.


When you are using your Hello You Thinlits, be sure to save the negative pieces because they are just as great. On this card, I just added some card stock behind the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper that had already been cut for the previous card.

Stampin' Supplies


Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Continue along the blog hop to see what everyone has made!

Smiles :)
Kaitlyn



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