Color Your World Blog Hop - Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set

International Stampin' Up! Blog Hop

It's time for the Color Your World Blog hop. Featuring Top Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world sharing our hand stamped projects using a special color palette.

Today's Color Palette is...

Stampin' Up! Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky, Early Espresso and Smoky Slate

January 2017 Color Your World Blog Hop

I like to try and use all of the colors in the palette and sometimes it can be a real challenge.   Today's palette was no exception, but I did get them all in.

Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

The card base is Early Espresso with two layers of patterned paper from the Cupcakes & Carousel Designer Series Paper Stack from the 2017 Occasions Catalog.   The 6 x 6 stack coordinates with Stampin' Up! colors Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron and Very Vanilla.

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The dragonfly is two layers the bottom layer was cut out using the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Die and Soft Sky cardstock.  The top dragonfly was stamped using the detailed dragonfly from the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set, Early Espresso Classic Ink and Smoky Slate cardstock and cut out using the coordinating thinlits.

I topped off the dragonfly with one of the Classy Designer Buttons and some Linen Thread. 

The Dragonfly Stamp Set and coordinating Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies from the 2017 Occasions Catalog can be purchased as a bundle to save 10%. 

Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com 3

The circle was cut out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits (LOVE THESE!!!!).  And the good news is they became available again yesterday.  The set comes with 12 different size framelits, 4 circles, 4 ovals and 4 squares.

The Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set is a photopolymer stamp set which allows for some flexibility of how you place it on your acrylic block.   The sentiment "Enjoy your special day!" is a straight sentiment, I wanted to curve it along the edge of the circle so as I placed it on the block and curved it as I laid it down.

You can click here to check out the new 2017 Occasion Catalog Products.  I would love to have you SHARE which new bundle from the 2017 Occasions Catalog is your favorite.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and I hope you enjoy the hop!

 

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Alison Solven - Canada

Alisa Tilsner - Australia

Patsy Waggoner  -USA  You are here at my blog now!

Sophie Prestrelle - France

Sam Hammond - UK

Barbara Meyer - Austria

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Sunday Sketches SS019 Sealed with Love Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Welcome to Sunday Sketches were I get a chance to inspire you to stamp a card using a card sketch.  Sketches often help get my creativity fired up and I hope this sketch might inspire you.

Sunday Sketches SS019 by Stamps to Die For

Sketch Measurements:

  • Card Base: Smoky Slate Cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  • Next Layer: Smoky Slate Cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Horizontal Strip: Sending Love Designer Paper 2" x 5 1/4"
  • White Squares: 1 3/16" x 1 3/16" (cut out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits)

Sunday Sketches SS019 Sealed with Love stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com-horz

Let your imagination run wild! 

Sketches are open to interpretation.  You can create a card exactly using the sketch layout, using a square where there is a square, or you can change it to a be a circle, or oval or flower etc. You can also turn the sketch so if it is a vertical sketch you might want to turn it to be horizontal.

Sunday Sketches SS019 Sealed with Love Stamp Set & Love Notes Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

Did you make any New Years resolutions?  One of mine is to send more hand stamped cards this year.  Valentines is the perfect opportunity to touch family and friends by sending them a hand stamped card. 

This Valentines card features products from the Sending Love Suite.  Stampin' Up! makes it so easy for you to coordinate products.  The Sealed with Love Stamp Set has a coordinating Framelits Dies called Love Notes.  Put it all togehter with the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack and you have a great suite of products.

Sunday Sketches SS019 Sealed with Love Stamp Set & Love Notes Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com 3

The squares are cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits which are definitely a MUST for every Big Shot or Cuttlebug owner.  The hearts are stamped in Real Red and cut out with the coordinating framelit.  I hope you enjoyed today's card and Thanks so much for stopping by! 

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Have you used any sketches to create a card?


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Border Buddy Saturday - Be My Valentine!

Love Notes Framelits Dies www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here today!

Today's card features product from the Sending Love Suite on pages 14 & 15 of the Occasions catalogue.  The Occasions catalogue sale period starts on January 4th! I love all the wonderful offerings in the suite and how it all coordinates so you don't have to think too much about what embellishments to use together.

I started by embossing my Whisper White piece Falling Petals Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  It's very subtle but adds texture to the cardstock.  The sentiment is from Suite Sentiments stamp set from page 54 of the Occasions catalogue.  I love the saying "Love is in the Air Mail" and it works perfectly with the little "letter" on the front of the card.  The Suite Sentiments stamp set covers many types of greetings including Easter, Love, Graduation, Thank You and Masculine.  A perfect sentiment stamp set.

 

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The Love Notes Framelits Dies are gorgeous and I used them for the edging of the card and the envelope and hearts.  Don't you love the row of hearts that run down the side of this card?The thinlit cuts it out and scores the heart so you can pop it out - all in one pass on the Big Shot.

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The ribbon is also from the Sending Love Suite.  The Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack includes 5 yards each of Real Red and Whisper White 1/8" grosgrain ribbon.

The paper is from the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack.  I love Paper Stacks because you get so many designs and the size of the paper is perfect for card making.  Nothing is wasted.

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  • Item #142733  Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 48 sheets, 6" x 6"
  • 6 each of 8 double-sided designs
  • Real Red, Whisper White

The Sending Love Suite also includes the Sealed with Love stamp set and it has stamps that match the framelits in the Love Notes Framelits Dies. 

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  Download Love is in the Air Mail PDF Instructions

Here's another version of the card using the dies with the Gold Foil Sheets.

Love Notes Framelits Gold Foil www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

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Just in CASE Series - Sealed with Love Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

CASE = COPY AND SHARE EVERYTHING

Each week I pick out a card from the catalog and either copy it exactly or change up the stamp set or colors or maybe even both. When CASEing if you go too far, you are then creating your very own card and have just been inspired by the card or project you started to CASE. 

Sealed with Love Stamp Set & Love Notes Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com horz
LEFT: Stampin' Up! Concept Artist Card ----- RIGHT: My CASE Card

The More you CASE the more you learn to be creative so there is nothing wrong with CASEing!  Today's Valentine Card is cased from page 14 of the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  It is an exact CASE.  Often times when I stamp the card I am amazed how much they better it looks in person. 

Remember the last time you were on Vacation? You came home with what you thought were great photos, when you start to share them you keep saying "it was so much more prettier in real life!  Well I feel the same way when I take a picture and share it with you.  It is always difficult to capture the true beauty in a photograph. 

Sealed with Love Stamp Set & Love Notes Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

I don't often emboss, but when I do it is always so amazing.  Embossing gives your card a truly professional look and non-stampers can't believe you actually made it yourself. 

The little row of hearts going down the side are cut using the Big Shot and the Love Notes Framelits Dies what a cute little touch!

Card Supplies:

  • Stamp Set: Sealed With Love Stamp Set
  • Framelits: Love Notes, Stitched Shapes
  • Ink: Pool Party, Versa Mark Pad
  • Cardstock: Pool Party, Real Red, Gold Foil, Whisper White
  • Embellishments: Baker's Twine White, Gold Embossing Powder
  • Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool

Thanks for stopping by we always appreciate your visit.

Please Hop on over to Alison's  blog and see what she CASED today!


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