Monday, January 24, 2022

New Horizons Mystery Stamping Thank You Card


Hello, and thanks for stopping by! And thank you so much for voting for my card--it placed second in Kylie Bertucci's January International Blog Highlights competition!! Now I get to participate in Kylie's Top Ten Winners Hop! I am so honoured to be part of a group of tremendously talented designers from all around the world. If you haven't seen my "Top Ten" card, it is posted at the bottom of this blog entry.

Well, this card was a total mystery to me! 😉 I created this during a team Zoom meeting--it was a Mystery Stamping session. We were given measurements of cardstock and Designer Series Paper (DSP) ahead of time, and told to die cut, stamp, or punch 3 to 5 coordinating images. In the meeting we were given directions to emboss, cut, and assemble the card. These sessions are often hilarious, as sometimes we find our listening skills aren't quite as good as we would like them to be (um... guilty!! 🙄), and our cards can look quite different from the others. It's a lot of fun!!

I decided to use my favourite new suite, New Horizons. Besides a stamp set and dies, the suite has the most gorgeous New Horizons watercoloured DSP, a Cotton Ribbon Combo Pack, and Pebbles Enamel Shapes. I am actually quite happy with how my card turned out (even though I had to improvise a bit with the directions to make my diecut elements work for the card)! But this time my "alternative" directions were deliberate. 😂 Honestly!!

  1. Cut the following layers:
    • Evening Evergreen cardstock: 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"; 4" x 4" (emboss with Painted Texture 3D embossing folder); 4-1/4" x 1-1/2" (die cut mountains)
    • Old Olive cardstock: 3" x 1-1/2" (die cut grass)
    • Basic White cardstock: 3-1/2" x 1/2" (for sentiment)
    • New Horizons DSP: 4" x 4"
    • Supple Shimmer Specialty Paper (white iridescent): 3-1/2" x 1" (die cut snow)
    • In Good Taste DSP (light woodgrain): 4" x 2" (die cut fence pieces)
  2. Adhere the DSP to the card base, leaving 1/8" margins from the top and sides.
  3. Cut the embossed Evening Evergreen layer at an angle, 1" down from the left side, and 2" down from the right side. Adhere the top part over the DSP with Dimensionals.
  4. Attach the snow over the mountains with Seal or Multipurpose Liquid Glue, then glue to the back of the angled embossed piece. Attach to card front about 1/8" from the bottom and sides, using Dimensionals.
  5. Stamp sentiment in Evening Evergreen, cut ends of the banner at an angle, and use Dimensionals to attach to card front.
  6. Die cut the fence and grass. Glue to the card front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue, and thin strips of Dimensionals at the outer edges of the fence.
  7. Add three Pebbles Enamel Shapes to finish card.

The New Horizons DSP is absolutely stunning!! I have a hunch you might be seeing a lot of it in my future blog posts!

Here is the card I submitted for this month's contest. Thanks again for voting it into second place!

I'd love for you to comment below, if you have a moment. 😊 Then be sure to check out the cards for the Top Ten Winners Hop! You'll see some beautiful projects!!

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Horizon Dies

Friday, January 14, 2022

West Coast Creators Blog Hop - Friendly Hello Card

Happy New Year!! Welcome to the January West Coast Creators Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring all things Sale-a-Bration!! Did you know that you can get FREE products with every $60 purchase (before taxes and shipping) during our special Stampin' Up® promotion? And, you can earn as many free products as you like! With a $120 purchase, you can choose two free products, etc. There are lots of gorgeous stamp sets and Designer Series Paper (DSP) packages to choose from! We also have a choice of two Level 2 products that you can earn with a $120 order. I used a Level 2 freebie for this card--the Friendly Hello Stamp Set/Designer Series Paper bundle. This is such a cute bundle!!

The DSP does a lot of the work in this card, and makes it a fairly quick card to make. The sentiment was stamped in Basic Gray, then adhered to a label cut with one of our Scalloped Contours Dies.

The bird and flowers are stamped with Memento on Shimmery White cardstock, then coloured with Stampin' Blends and fussy cut.

    1. Cut the following layers: 
      • Basic Gray: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"; 3-1/2" x 2-1/4"
      • Floral DSP: 5-1/4" x 4"
      • Basic Black: 2-1/8" x 3-7/8"
      • Small Floral DSP: 2" x 3-3/4"
      • Basic White cardstock: 2-5/8" x 1-3/8"
      • Shimmery White cardstock: 3" x 2-1/2"
    2. Emboss the large piece of floral DSP with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder.
    3. Layer and adhere the smaller DSP over the Basic Black piece; attach to the large floral piece. Wrap a 6-1/2" length of Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon to the back and attach with glue dots or tape.
    4. Stamp sentiment on Basic White in Basic Gray ink. Die cut Basic Gray cardstock with second smallest Scalloped Contours Die; adhere sentiment to label, and add to card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
    5. Use Memento black ink to stamp the bird and flowers on Shimmery White Cardstock. Colour with Stampin' Blends (Pool Party, Petal Pink, Granny Apple Green, and Soft Suede). Fussy cut, and adhere with Stampin' Dimensionals (at left) and Multipurpose Glue (at right).
    6. Add three Elegant Faceted Gems to finish card.

Here is the Friendly Hello bundle. You can order all of the products using my Host Code to the right--remember that you'll get to choose a free Sale-a-Bration product for every $60 purchase!! And if you spend $120, you can choose the Friendly Hello bundle for FREE, and you can make this card! This promotion ends February 28, 2022--but don't wait! Products are available only while quantities last! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! If you have a moment, please leave a comment below. Then be sure to visit all of the blogs below to see some amazing creations from our talented West Coast Creators!!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

Monday, January 3, 2022

Inspiring Canopy Thank You Card

Hello, and Happy New Year!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog! It's time for Kylie Bertucci's January International Blog Highlights contest, and I have made a special card for it. If you like it, I hope that you will vote for mePlease click on the button below to go to Kylie's blog, and vote by clicking on the top right corner of the thumbnail of my card (#7), until you see the heart turn red. Thank you so much for your support!!

Now that Christmas is over, it's time for me to make a non-Christmas card. But we've had so much snow here, and it's been so cold, I decided a winter thank you card was in order. This card is a version inspired by two cards I made previously--it's a combination of a Penguin Place card and an Inspiring Canopy card. I hope you like it!

I used Shimmery White cardstock, Blending Brushes, Sponge Daubers, and cut Post-it Notes to create the sky. I just love how easily this all comes together when you use these brushes!! They're amazing! The trees are cut from Basic White cardstock, and then painted with Wink of Stella to give them some shimmer! Our new Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels (158130)--available in our new January to June mini catalogue (which goes live January 4th--woohoo!!)--are the perfect embellishment to finish this card.
  1. Cut the following layers:
    • Balmy Blue: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
    • Basic Black: 5-1/4" x 4"
    • Shimmery White Cardstock: 5-1/16" x 3-13/16"
    • Basic White cardstock: 3-1/4" x 4"
  2. Cut some Post-it notes to form the hills and snowbanks, and place on the Shimmery White cardstock. 
  3. Colour the sky using a Blending Brush, starting with Flirty Flamingo for the sun, and then adding Fresh Freesia, Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, and Pacific Point ink. Use Sponge Daubers and a small amount of Balmy Blue ink just above each snowbank.
  4. Stamp sentiment (from Lovely You) in Memento.
  5. Cut the trees from Basic White, paint generously with Wink of Stella, and adhere to card front.
  6. Cut a 6-1/2" piece of ribbon and adhere to back of Shimmery White card front with mini glue dots. Glue card front to Basic Black layer, and then to Balmy Blue card base.
  7. Add three Iridescent Rhinestones to finish card.

Thanks so much for stopping by--and for voting!!! If you like my  card, please click here--then remember to click on the top right corner of the thumbnail of my card (#7) until the heart turns red--that way you know that your vote is registered:

If you live in Canada and do not have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, 
I would love to be your demonstrator! Shop here! 😊

Thank you very much for visiting my blog,
and for your support!! 😊

❤️ Kim

Abstract Beauty MEGA Stamp Camp--REGISTER NOW!!

Yay!! Our next stamp camp is coming soon! Our past events have received rave reviews! I hope you’ll join us! Here are the details:

Are you ready for our BIGGEST stamp camp ever with 16 
AWESOME projects? Join me and 7 incredibly talented friends as we bring you our Abstract Beauty MEGA Stamp Camp! This will be a full weekend stamp camp, February 5-6, 2022, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm PST on both days! It will be a fabulous weekend, crafting together from anywhere in Canada (if you live outside Canada, please see Option 3)!

What does the Abstract Beauty MEGA Stamp Camp include?
  • 16 Make ‘n Take Kits for 16 awesome projects including all cardstock, envelopes, and any die cuts not included in the Hello Beautiful Bundle!
  • Unlimited access to an EXCLUSIVE Facebook group just for stamp camp attendees!
  • 16 Video Tutorials! These will be LIVE but recorded so you can watch later, as well!
  • 16 Written Tutorials in a printable PDF!
  • An Entry into our Prize Draws!
For full details and to register, please click here!

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New Horizons Mystery Stamping Thank You Card

     Hello, and thanks for  stopping by !  And t hank you so much for voting for my card--it placed second in Kylie Bertucci's January I...