2013 Artisan Finalists Blog Hop - Day 1

Welcome to the first day of the Artisan Finalists Blog Hop! I am super excited to finally be able to share the projects that I created for the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Contest! Over the next ten days you will be able to see the projects from the ten Finalists. Just use the "Back" and "Next" buttons at the bottom of the posts to navigate amongst all our blogs.

The first card I want to share with you is pretty simple and straight forward. It features the "Up, Up, and Away" stamp set (now retired); the color scheme is Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Pacific Point, Pool Party, and Basic Black. 

I used the Gumball Green Polka Dot pattern from the 2012-2014 In Color DSP Stack to create a custom envelope with the help of my Simply Scored and Diagonal Plate. I just love the ability to do this! A custom envelope helps make the card feel special. The inside of the card is also finished (but I don't have a picture of it, or any of the insides of any of my cards) with Whisper White CS and another stamped image.

The Calypso Coral hot air balloon was stamped on scrap CS, and cut out with Paper Snips and poped up with a dimensional. The saying is embossed with Basic Black embossing powder, making it stand out just a little bit more. When embossing be sure to use your Embossing Buddy for perfect results!

Stampin' Supplies:
  • Up, Up, and Away Stamp Set
  • Ink: Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Pacific Point, and Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pads, StazOn, and Versa Mark
  • Pool Party and Whisper White CS
  • Silver Glimmer Paper
  • 2012-2014 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (Gumball Green Polka Dot)
  • Gumball Green 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon
  • Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
  • Simply Scored Scoring Tool with Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
  •  Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, and Embossing Buddy

Be sure to continue along the blog hop by clicking the "Next" button below! 

See you tomorrow!
:) Kaitlyn 
 to Julie Warnickto Melissa Stout 


  1. Oh I love these colors Kaitlyn! And the Glimmer Paper is perfect! Great card!!

  2. Such a great card, Kaitlyn! Love the bit of sparkle!

  3. What a great card! Love the layout and the color scheme!

  4. Really cute card! Those are my go to colors. Also I love your blog header and background.

  5. Love the colors and the theme. Great card Kaitlyn! That envelope makes me happy!

  6. What a fun card! I love the little touch of Glimmer Paper!

  7. Zumba-zumba-zumba!! This is such a fun card!! LOVE that coordinating envelope!! FAB!!

  8. Love love love it kaithlyn. I am into cute!

  9. Fun card! I love the colors, and the custom envelope!

  10. Clean, crisp, and beautiful! Just what I love most! Pretty card, Kaitlyn!

  11. This is awesome, I am pursuing a Graphic Design degree as well! Best of luck to you! (:

  12. Ohhh how I miss this set Kaitlyn! Gorge card - love the colors and the simplicity!

  13. How fun...makes me want to go to Reno or New Mexico to see the balloons in person!!!


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