Wednesday, August 19, 2020

August Paper Crafting Blog Hop

Hello, my crafty friends. Welcome to the August Paper Crafting Blog Hop! I am participating in this blog hop with fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators from across the globe! You might be starting the blog hop right now, or you may be coming from Sandra Roberts' blog (great project, Sandra!). Welcome one and all.

Suite spotlight is the August theme. We could pick a Suite from either the Annual Catalog or the new August-December 2020 Mini Catalog. Stampin' Up! defines a "Suite" as coordinating product (i.e. stamp sets, dies, punches, DSP, ribbon, gems, etc.) sold as a group under one (1) item number. I selected the Flowers for Every Season Suite (featured across AC pp. 10-13). It includes two (2) bundles: the Jar of Flowers bundle and the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle, plus a ton of other products including the beautifully coordinating DSP, a combo ribbon pack, the Memories & More cards and envelopes, the Memories & More card pack (for scrapbooking), gems and shaker domes. Whew!!

For my card today, I am using the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle - a large and small sunflower, leaves and beautiful sentiments, with coordinating dies. Although many of my crafting friends prefer Stampin' Up! bundles with punches, sometimes a die bundle is a must! This large sunflower die is a perfect opportunity for some paper piecing.

I cut the front panel of Cinnamon Cider down to 2 3/4" (removing 1 1/2" to reveal the inside panel). The sunflower and leaves are die cut and pieced together using the new 2020-22 In Colors - Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, and Just Jade cardstock (built on Basic Black secured using multipurpose liquid glue) - and centered on the card so that it hangs slightly over the edge. The panel mat is a beautiful strip of the Cinnamon Cider design from the Flowers for Every Season 6"x6" DSP (cut 2 1/2" x 5 1/4"). You must agree the Just Jade Gingham Ribbon is the perfect touch!

Sometimes we forget how important it is to show the inside panel of our cards. Here's a picture of my sentiment with a scattering of the small sunflowers in Bumblebee ink and a slim strip of the same Flowers for Every Season 6"x6" DSP. The beautiful sentiment can be used for any occasion or simply just because.

As always, thank you for stopping by my blog today! Feel free to leave a positive comment below with a trail to find you and your creations out on the "www" - I look forward to it!. Do not forget to check out the great project by our next blog hopper, Cindi Pratt of Cindi's Stampin' Spot.

This is a full list of our bloggers this month and their links in case you find yourself off track:

Shirley Merker
Tracy Held
Sue Boerner
Terri Stewart
Krissi Hannahs
Carol Payne
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward  [YOU ARE HERE]
Cindi Pratt
Maureen Rauchfuss
Annette McMillan

Stamp On!!

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All the supplies used in this project can be ordered through my online store.

Suite Collection:
Flowers for Every Season Suite Collection • Item# 154132

Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set • Item# 152517 | Bundle Item# 154065

2020-22 In Color Collection Bumblebee Stampin' Pad • Item# 153116
2020-22 In Color Collection Just Jade Stampin' Pad • Item# 153115 
Neutrals Collection Soft Suede Stampin' Pad • Item# 147115 (You could use the new Cinnamon Cider Stampin' Pad • Item# 153114, but I used Soft Suede here)

Flowers for Every Season 6"x6" Designer Series Paper • Item# 152486
2020-22 In Color Cardstock Assortment • Item# 153076
 (Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade)
Basics Collection Black Cardstock • Item# 121045
Basics Collection Very Vanilla Cardstock • Item# 1016500 

Sunflowers Dies • Item# 152704*
*This is included in the Suite or Bundle listed above so you do not need this if you order either the Suite or Bundle!!
Flowers for Every Season  Ribbon Combo Pack • Item# 153620*
*Included in the Suite listed above
Your favorite adhesive - I recommend that you try the new Stampin' Seal • Item# 152813
Your favorite liquid adhesive

I would appreciate it if you use the host code found on the sidebar of my blog when ordering through my online store, however, do NOT use this Hostess Code if your order already qualifies for Stampin' Rewards ($150 USD). If your order is $20 or more, and you would like to receive an instruction sheet with dimensions and detailed instructions the box and the cards, please send me an email with a request for the "Celebrate Sunflowers 0820 PCM" Instruction Sheet.

(July 1 - August 3, 2020)
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(August 4, 2020 - January 4, 2021)
If you have placed an order from me over the past year, you received a copy of the new August-December 2020 Mini Catalog (formerly called the Holiday Mini Catalog) in the mail.  If you did not receive one, please contact me immediately and let's fix that. If you do not already have a demonstrator, it would be my pleasure to be your enabler (er, I mean demonstrator) and send you a copy of your very own. Chock full of inspiration and ideas. 

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  1. Lovely card, beautifully finished, just love Cinnamon Cider,

    1. Thanks. Cinnamon Cider must not really be a "brown" because I am in love with it too!! S

  2. It's sunflower season and I love your card!!

  3. Think you got my favorite suite - I just love everything about your card and those sunflowers!

    1. Thanks, Maureen. It is a great collection of goodies. S

  4. I love this card. It is beautifully done with the Cinnamon Cider color. The inside is so pretty. Great card!

    1. Thank you, Krissi. I am really "falling" for the new in color, Cinnamon Cider. And to think I almost forgot to include the picture of the inside sentiment! S

  5. A very cheery card! Great technique to showcase this suite. The gingham ribbon does add a pop! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks, Terri. This technique is a bit challenging, but a real treat. And I LOVE the gingham ribbon in the new in color Just Jade! S

  6. So pretty! I love the pops of blue.

  7. Beautiful - reminds me of my grandmother's back yard.