Celebrations

Merry Christmas with Festive Stitching Tags

Hello and welcome back! I just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas, and to share one more holiday project with you. I've been having fun with the Festive Stitching Thinlits Dies, which are also on sale right now! For this first batch of tags, I die cut the main image from the plaid patterns in the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack. Then, I die cut the stitching lines with the separate dies. The tree and ornament are stitched with Metallic Gold twine, and the star is stitched with the Garden Green twine. I adhered a strip of a different patterned paper on top of the tag. The card bases are from Crumb Cake Cardstock, and the stitched shapes are adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Watercolor Christmas Tags

The following is a blog post that I created for the Stampin' Up! Corporate  blog. Now that it has posted there, I'm sharing these quick tags here for you to enjoy!

Hello there! I’m here today to share some simple and quick Christmas tags with you that also pack a creative punch. Even though it’s close to Christmas, you can still complete several of these for your gift wrapping needs or make a set with a gift box to give as a simple gift. Let me show you how.

Here is the whole set together. If you’ve ever seen my projects, you know that I love using water and Stampin’ Up inks to create various watercolor looks. By using a simple watercolor technique and the Layering Squares Framelits Dies, these tags came together quickly. Also, hopefully you’ve seen the beautiful Christmas Pines Photopolymer Bundle with coordinating stamps and dies. I chose to focus on the stamp set only for these projects.

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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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