Paper Crafts

TGIFC204 - Blends Spotlight

Hello and welcome back! I'm here with this week's TGIF Challenge, and our focus is on Stampin' Blends markers.


I made a simple card, and focused on the beautiful colors you can get from the Stampin' Blends markers. Plus, I love a rainbow, don't you? I used both the dark and the light markers in Lovely Lipstick, Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry. I stamped the letters overlapping from the Lined Alphabet Stamp Set in Black Memento Ink. I wanted to get an ombre look (light to dark) from top to bottom, and also highlight what the colors look like when blended with their neighboring color.


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More Christmas Prep

Hello and welcome back! I've been doing some more Christmas prep. I made a fun set of tags last year with the Stitched Felt Embellishments, and you can find the details here. I still had more pieces of the felt left, so I just made more of each of the tag designs. This time I used the Real Red 1/8" Solid Ribbon for all of the tags, and added a circular element for the ribbon to tie through. I love how these turned out!


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Christmas Prep

Hello and welcome back! Every year I have more Christmas project ideas than I have time to complete, and I have to hurry to get my Christmas cards completed. Actually, I usually send them and my annual letter out late! Just ask my friends and family. So, for those reasons and because winter has been lingering in my area, I decided this was the perfect year to start my Christmas prep for 2019 early in the year. I'll be sharing both cards and tags, and maybe other items throughout the year this year. For the first half of the year, I'll use stamp sets and supplies that are in the annual catalog or carried over from the 2018 Holiday Catalog. For the second half of the year, I'm sure I'll be featuring new products from the next Holiday Catalog!


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Simple Gifts with Labels to Love

Hello there! I'm back today with a few simple gifts using the Labels to Love Stamp Set and coordinating Everyday Label Punch. For the fall and spring holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving and Valentine's), I chose to use the Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper along with the colors Blackberry Bliss, Petal Pink, Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron and Tranquil Tide in inks and cardstocks. For each greeting, I stamped and punched the label image, either the plain label or a more elaborate label image. Some of the smaller greetings I punched with a small circle, and layered on the label. Others I stamped a second time in another color, and cut out part of the image to layer.


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TGIFC188 - Anything But a Card

Hello and welcome back! I'm here with this week's TGIF Challenge, #188 featuring anything but a card! Earlier this month, most of the team was able to meet up in Orlando, Florida for the Stampin' Up On Stage event. At that event, we swapped several 3D projects with each other, and many of those will be featured today. You're in for a real treat!


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Christmas Prep - Round 1

Hello and welcome! I'm back today to share some holiday projects with you. I decided this year to start my prep early. My plan is to use a mix of holiday sets from the main catalog and newer sets from the holiday catalog to create cards, tags and other holiday items for this season. I usually make about 80 of one style of card, but after the designing is done it's less fun to finish them up assembly line style. So, this year, I'm going to make 9-10 different designs and make about 10 cards of each one! I always include a letter in them as well, so they will all be the standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" size to hold the letter.

Christmas card and tags featuring the Hearts Come Home Stamp Set from Stampin' Up by Marisa Gunn

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Fancy Friday - Paper Perfect Challenge

Hello and welcome back! It's time for this month's Fancy Friday Blog Hop! I'm here with my fancy friends (all current or former members of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team)! The challenge this month is the Paper Perfect Challenge. We're featuring several of the patterned papers from the current Occasions Catalog. You're in for a creative treat, so be sure to circle all the way around the hop. We also have a Pinterest board that you can follow. You might have just arrived from Krista's blog. Did you see her fun project?!


I'm featuring the Tutti Frutti Designer Series Papers in my cards. I also copied my favorite card from the Sale-a-bration brochure. It featured the Party Panda Stamp Set and these papers, along with this card layout. These cards also use the Fruit Basket Photopolymer Bundle of stamps and coordinating punches.

Patterned paper cards featuring the Fruit Basket Bundle and the Tutti-Frutti patterned papers from Stampin' Up by Marisa Gunn for Fancy Friday.

This first card has a citrus theme, and I used the stamp and citrus slice punch to fill the bowl with punched images. One of my favorite embellishments from this catalog is the Tutti-Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins, featured on all three cards.

Patterned paper cards featuring the Fruit Basket Bundle and the Tutti-Frutti patterned papers from Stampin' Up by Marisa Gunn for Fancy Friday.

For my second card, I stamped several strawberries in the basket, but also punched two to layer on top. I love the sentiments cut up in this way. It matches the fun feel of the patterned papers.

Patterned paper cards featuring the Fruit Basket Bundle and the Tutti-Frutti patterned papers from Stampin' Up by Marisa Gunn for Fancy Friday.

My last card features this fun berry patterned paper. I stamped the bowl, but cut berries and leaves from the patterned paper itself to fill the bowl. I really love these papers. There are some busier patterns, which make a good focal point, and several geometric patterns which make the perfect accent. And, there are lots of fruit images to cut out and feature as well.

Patterned paper cards featuring the Fruit Basket Bundle and the Tutti-Frutti patterned papers from Stampin' Up by Marisa Gunn for Fancy Friday. 

Well, that is all for me today. But, click on the button below to move on to Jenn Picard and her beautiful projects!


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Sale A Brate The Occasion OSAT Blog Hop

Hello and welcome back! It’s time for the first One Stamp At a Time Blog Hop of 2018. Our theme is Sale-a-Brate the Occasion, and we’re featuring projects and products from the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs.


For my card set today, I used the Fruit Basket Photopolymer Bundle. I love the cute little fruit stamps with matching punches.


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TGIFC136 - Color Scheme

Hello and welcome back! It's time for a color challenge this week at the TGIF Challenges blog. It's a color combo that lends itself to holiday projects, so I created a set of Christmas tags.


Last week's challenge was about the ombre technique, so I decided to use that too. Did you see the projects last week? They were amazing, weren't they?


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