Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Tutti-Frutti Happy Birthday

Welcome to the Happy Birthday Blog Hop. Today I am lucky to be hopping with fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all over the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia! You might be starting the blog hop right now, or you maybe coming from Sue Kremer's blog. Welcome one and all. The theme for our blog this month is BIRTHDAYS! I love a simple birthday card -- one that is quick and easy to put together and then run out the door to head to the party. (Right? I know you know what I mean!)

I picked the color combination for my card to coordinate with the Tutti-Frutti Designer Series Paper strip. Also, I created my own paper from scrap strips of Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach lined up diagonally on a piece of the new multipurpose adhesive sheet to hold them all together, then die cut using the Happy Birthday Thinlit Die [Item no. 1437000]. Love the Scattered Sequins Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF) on the Lemon Lime Twist background layer and those Tutti-Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins!!

The inside sentiment is stamped using the coordinating Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set [Item no. 143662], which is available at a bundle price when paired with the Happy Birthday Thinlit (Item no. 145301, Annual Catalog p. 77).

Thank you for visiting with me today! Make sure you keep hopping along to see all the other great birthday cards and projects. Click on the "Next" button below to visit Nicole Wilson's blog. She is a talented Stampin' Up! demonstrator from Australia.

This is the full list of our bloggers this month:

Please come back again sometime when you can stay longer!

Stamp On!!

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SALE-A-BRATION:  Do not forget, March 31st will be the last day to earn free, exclusive products from the 2018 Sale-A-Bration catalog with every qualifying purchase ($50/U.S.). You also earn rewards for hosting a workshop or becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration. It would be my pleasure to show you how to earn the free products or join my team.

This year Stampin' Up! added a new level of rewards ($100/U.S.) and recently introduced several items from the current catalog that can be earned as well. Message me and I will send you the full list.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Flying Home

Riding the train this week, I have had some time to work on my blog post for today. This is a great place to clear the mind and get things done. Welcome to my blog!!

This card was a fun one to create featuring coloring with the new Stampin' Blends. Although it is a rather simple card, look how beautiful it all comes together. I really don't think you all need the card recipe (measurements), however, here are a couple of tips.

I started with a draft layout, like this...

I was really pleased with the coloring of the birdhouse/flower image and wanted it to stand out on the card without distraction, however, the plain Whisper White cardstock layered on Calypso Coral was just too plain.  I think you will agree.

A strip of Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper paired with the Whisper White cardstock makes a perfect background. I used the new Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It is a bit hard to find in the Occasions Catalog. Go to page 5, bottom left corner. You can miss it if you are not looking for it!

I also changed the sentiment from the first draft to the final. I love the font on Hello Baby (found in Teeny Tiny Wishes), but I only wanted the word Hello. I used the banner die cut from the Popcorn Box Thinlits and the paper heart accent from the Corrugated Elements embellishment. 

Post a link to your card in the comments below or share with me on Facebook.

Sales Pitch:  Sale-A-Bration will end on March 31. Host a party (or an online party) to earn Stampin' Rewards and bonus rewards on party sales. For every $50 purchase, you earn a free Sale-A-Bration product. I would appreciate the opportunity to be your demonstrator if you do not already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. 

Shameless Plug:  Sale-A-Bration is a great time to join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator too. Besides the great value ($125 of product for $99, plus 2 free stamp sets, it will be a blast. I would appreciate the opportunity to have you join my team.

If you find that you need any additional information, please message me and I will get back to you. 

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Stamp On!!

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