Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - Christmas Tags

Hello and welcome back! It's time for another Artisan Design Team blog hop. You're in for a treat because we have so much talent and so many different styles represented by these 20 women from around the globe. And on top of their talent, they are fun and fabulous as well. Please keep hopping through all 20 so you don't miss a thing! Be sure to use something like Google Translate for those blogs not in your native language. Also, you can find all of our projects for the year in one easy place, on our Pinterest board. You might have just arrived from Krista Frattin, and I know you loved her stunning project as much as I dd.

Christmas tag set and gift box featuring the Peace This Christmas stamp set and This Christmas specialty paper from Stampin' Up by Marisa Gunn

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Fancy Friday - Flashback to the 80s

Hello and welcome back! I'm here today with my fancy friends (all current or former members of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team) for our monthly blog hop. You'll love all of the wonderful ideas you see on this hop, so be sure to circle all the way around. We also have a Pinterest board that you can follow. You might have just arrived from Jennifer's blog, and I'm sure you loved her fabulous project.

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Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - Embossing Meets Watercoloring

Hello and welcome back! It's time for another Artisan Design Team blog hop. You're in for a treat because we have so much talent and so many different styles represented by these 20 women from around the globe. Please keep hopping through all 20 so you don't miss a thing! Be sure to use something like Google Translate for those blogs not in your native language. Also, you can find all of our projects for the year in one easy place, on our Pinterest board. You might have just arrived from Krista Frattin, and I know you loved her beautiful project as much as I did.

Embossed and watercolored cards and gift bag using Love & Affection stamp set and the Floral Affection embossing folders from Stampin’ up by Marisa Gunn

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Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - Perfectly Artistic and New

Hello and welcome back! It's time for another Artisan Design Team blog hop. You're in for a treat because we have so much talent and so many different styles represented by these 20 women from around the globe. Please keep hopping through all 20 so you don't miss a thing! Be sure to use something like Google Translate for those blogs not in your native language. Also, you can find all of our projects for the year in one easy place, on our Pinterest board. You might have just arrived from Krista Frattin, and I know you loved her fresh designs as much as I did.

I'm so excited today because our Artisan Design Team has brand new goodies from the new catalog to share with you! We're featuring the Affectionately Yours suite of products including Designer Series Paper, Cardstock Pack and Washi Tape, the Love & Affection Stamp Set, and the Floral Affection Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I have a couple of simple cards, a box and a bag to share with you today.

Card set, bag and gift box featuring the Affectionately Yours product suite from Stampin' Up! by Marisa Gunn

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Fancy Friday - Never Enough Thanks

Hello and welcome back! I'm here today with my fancy friends (all current or former members of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team) for our monthly blog hop. You'll love all of the wonderful ideas you see on this hop, so be sure to circle all the way around. We also have a Pinterest board that you can follow. You might have just arrived from the fabulous Cathy Caines.

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More Watercolor Cards to Share

Hello and welcome back! Today I have a couple more watercolor cards to share. I'm squeezing in a few last blog posts, many with stamps or other items that are retiring. Next week I'll switch over to showing some of the new items that will be available starting June 1st with the new Stampin' Up! 2016-2017 Catalog!

This card uses the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set and matching Balloon Bouquet Punch. I used the "no-line watercolor" technique, where I stamped the balloon outline in the ink color first and then water-colored it in with the same color. The colors I used for the balloons are Cucumber Crush, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder, Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay and Tangerine Tango. For the sky, I stamped the clouds in Versamark onto Watercolor Paper, heat embossed in clear and then water-colored over them with a light wash of Pool Party ink.

Watercolor birthday featuring the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! by Marisa Gunn

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Fun with Botanical Blooms

Today I'm popping in to share two cards I made with the Botanical Blooms stamp set and the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies. I love this set of products! I have seen so many beautiful cards made with them, and they never seem to disappoint. For my first card today, I die-cut the leaves out of both Mint Macaron and Bermuda Bay cardstocks, and stamped them with the same ink colors. I die-cut the flowers out of Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight and Watermelon Wonder cardstocks. I sponged Watermelon Wonder ink on the Blushing Bride flowers, and Crushed Curry ink on the Daffodil Delight flowers. I added some Basic Black Cardstock flower centers and used black sequins also. I added some of the Crushed Curry Enamel Dots to the design as well.

Card set using the Botanical Blooms stamp set and Botanical Builder dies from Stampin' Up! by Marisa Gunn

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You Can Have Your Cake, and Make Birthday Projects Too, Part 2

Hello and welcome back! Recently I created some projects using a bundle of products including the Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies and the Party with Cake Stamp Set. Today I have two more cards and a gift box to share with you.

For this project, I wanted to make a card that would work for a masculine birthday, so I left off the bright pink and stuck with more neutral colors. I water-colored over my greeting again, but this time it was heat embossed in black. I added a little fringe, this time using the 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper. In addition to making personalized envelopes, it’s thinner than our normal patterned paper so it works well with the Fringe Scissors too.

Birthday cards, gift bag and box featuring the Party with Cake Stamp Set and Party Pop-Up Thinlits dies from Stampin' Up! by Marisa Gunn

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You Can Have Your Cake, and Make Birthday Projects Too, Part 1

Hello and welcome back! Recently I created some projects using a bundle of products including the Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies and the Party with Cake Stamp Set. I made six birthday projects to share with you. Birthday cards and gift packaging are always handy to have on hand, right?

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