Celebrations

Artisan Design Team - It's a Celebration!

Hello and welcome back! Today is my last blog hop as part of the 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team (sniff, sniff). I can't tell you what an amazing time I have had this year getting to know these 20 amazing women, and creating with them. I don't know about you, but I have been proud and impressed by what we've done this year. I hope you have followed along, enjoyed our posts and found something to inspire you in your crafting. This week, we're featuring the Frosted Medallions and It's a Celebration stamp sets as well as the Hello December Project Life Card Kit. Also, our projects will be posted to the Stampin' Up! Corporate Facebook page on Friday. Please keep hopping through all 20 of us 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.

I decided to use the It's a Celebration stamp set to make two New Year's cards. I'm ending the year using two of my favorite techniques, and sharing projects that I feel represent my style. I used emboss resist, watercolor, sponging, as well as sequins, ribbon and metallic thread (some of my favorite embellishments). Let's take a closer look.

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Artisan Design Team - Tin of Tags Banner

Hello and welcome back! It's time for the next Artisan Design Team blog post, and this is an open week meaning we can use any of the products we received for this quarter. 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 beautiful project as much as I did.

This week I decided to use the Tin Of Tags Project Kit to make something besides tags for presents. I thought it would be fun to make a holiday banner! I love how it turned out. If you're a demonstrator, this would be a great class project as it uses 1/3 of the tags. So, you are still able to make two sets of tags as designed originally in the kit! I added just a few supplies to the kit itself to complete the banner.

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Fancy Friday - Holiday Photo Inspiration Challenge

Hello and welcome back! It's time for another Fancy Friday Blog Hop with my fancy friends (all current or former members of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team). 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 Krista's blog, and I'm sure she wowed you with her project.

This week we have a beautiful set of photos featuring holiday decor as our inspiration. I was inspired by the greenery, red plaid bows, chalkboard label and whitewashed wood. I can't wait to see what the other designers made this week as well!

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Artisan Design Team - Tin of Tags Stamps

Hello and welcome back! It's time for the next Artisan Design Team blog post, and this week we're focusing on the Tin of Tags and Here's to Cheers Stamp Sets. 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, and this group of projects will also be featured on the Stampin' Up! Corporate Facebook page this Friday. You might have just arrived from Krista Frattin, and I know you loved her beautiful project as much as I did.

So, I chose to work with the Tin of Tags Stamp Set and the Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies. That's right, I'm mixing things up! I also used the beautiful Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Papers to cut my tags from. The papers are a beautiful crisp white, and have raised patterns on them.

Gift tags featuring the Tin of Tags Stamp Set and Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies from Stampin' Up! by Marisa Gunn

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OSAT Blog Hop - Let It Snow

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Hello and welcome back! I'm back again with our One Stamp At a Time Blog Hop. This month our theme is Let It Snow, so you're sure to see many great ideas for the upcoming holidays! I made two cards and two gift cards using the Stitched with Cheer and Festive Season Stamp Sets. I also used the Softly Falling and Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.

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Artisan Design Team - Stitched Framelits

Hello and welcome back! It's time for a special Artisan Design Team blog post, and this week we are featuring the newly released Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and several complementary stamp sets that are on sale for 25% off during the month of November! This early-release set of 12 dies are available now ahead of their official release in the 2017-2018 annual catalog. The dies will be available for purchase after November 30, but the stamp set discount ends November 30. I'm sure after you see all the beautiful samples on this hop that you'll want to grab these new dies and stamp sets for yourself! 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 from this special hop and others using these dies in one easy place, on this Pinterest board. You might have just arrived from Krista Frattin, and I know you loved her spectacular project as much as I did.

Holiday cards featuring the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Christmas Pines Stamp Set and Hang Your Stocking Stamp Set from Stampin' Up by Marisa Gunn

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Artisan Design Team - Christmas is Coming!

Hello and welcome back! It's time for the next Artisan Design Team blog post, and it's an open week where we can use any of the products from our box this quarter. 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 beautiful project as much as I did.

I chose to work with the Here's to Cheers Bundle including the Here's to Cheers Clear-Mount Stamp Set and the Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies. These products look so elegant, especially when adding some greenery from the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies.

Gift boxes, bags and tags featuring the Here's to Cheers Bundle from Stampin' Up! by Marisa Gunn

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Happy Halloween...just barely!

Hello and welcome back! So there are about five minutes left for me to wish everyone a Happy Halloween! Whenever the new Holiday / Winter catalog comes out from Stampin' Up!, I like to purchase the stamp sets and bundles that cover several different holidays. I don't make a lot of Halloween or Thanksgiving crafts, so I love to get multiple uses from a single stamp set or bundle including those two holidays. Tonight I'm sharing the Halloween projects I made with these items.

Halloween card and treat holder featuring Glamper Greetings and Sweet Home Bundle from Stampin' Up! by Marisa Gunn

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Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - Jar of Haunts!

Hello and welcome back! It's time for the next Artisan Design Team blog post, and we're focusing on the Jar of Haunts stamp set this month. 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 she always makes the most stylish projects.

So, on to the projects. I decided to make some simple treat containers. I didn't use the jar image at all from the Jar of Haunts stamp set, so you can see how versatile the images are.

Simple Treat Containers featuring Jar of Haunts from Stampin' Up! by Marisa Gunn

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Fancy Friday - Holiday Inspirations

Hello and welcome back! It's time for another Fancy Friday Blog Hop with my fancy friends (all current or former members of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team). 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 Jeanna's blog, and I'm sure she hit a home-run with her project.

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This month our theme is Anything Holiday! We'll be showcasing projects for many of the upcoming holidays including Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. I chose to use the Christmas Pines Bundle of stamps and dies. This bundle is beautiful, and there are so many ways you can use the stamps and dies. I really love making Christmas tags, so I started with a set of three tags. But, I thought it would be more useful to show you the tags on completed gift packaging. These would be great to give some candy, a gift card or another small gift to a friend or family member.

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