Color Your World Blog Hop - Be Inspired from Around the World!

Today is our One Year Anniversary for the Color Your World Blog Hop!  Wow it is hard to believe a year has passed since I was asked to be part of this design team.  It is an amazing team of Top Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world.

International Stampin' Up! Blog Hop

This month we are welcoming Anna Sposato who is joining us and representing Germany!  We are very excited to have her as part of our Team.

Every 3rd Tuesday of the Month The Color Your World Design Team kicks off a Color Challenge with their Blog Hop.  Everyone is welcome to play along with the challenge by uploading your projects to our Facebook Group.

We do ask that you not post any links or promotions to the group, we're here to get our creative juices flowing and share photos with each other.  Want to Join the Group simply visit the page and ask to join!

This Month's Color Your World Color Challenge

Color Your World Blog Hop Color Challenge Feb 2017
You don't have to use all the colors to play along - but I do like to try and in-cooperate them all in my card.  This month I loved the colors (I like bright and turquoise is one of my favorite). 

But when I started to stamp, I must admit I felt a bit hand tied.   So the card I am about to share with you took a couple hours to create. I should have taken pictures of the work in progress and the rejects.   This one too almost ended up in the circular file.

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I will admit I hated this card when I was done.  But like many cards I sat it on my shelf for a few days and kept looking at it and finally one morning I thought, you know it isn't so bad. 

Brief Instructions for the hand stamped card...

  • The card base is Soft Sky (4 1/4" x 11").
  • The Whisper White (4" x 5 1/4") I cut out the clouds with the Big Shot and the Up & Away Framelits Dies and then embossed with the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder.
  • For the Balloons, I used the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set in Dapper Denim Ink on Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise Cardstock and punched them out with coordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch.
  • I attached the Crushed Curry Baker's twine to the end of each balloon.
  • I stamped the Banner from the Birthday Banners Stamp Set in Dapper Denim on Whisper White and cut out with the Big Shot and the coordinating Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies.
  • I stamped Happy Birthday in Pumpkin Pie in the center of the Banner. 
  • Then I collected the bakers twine and put a dimensional over the top and placed the banner on top of the dimensional.
  • I finished it off with putting a Pumpkin Pie Enamel Star on the Daffodil Delight Balloon, A Tempting Turquoise one on the Pumpkin Pie Balloon and the Daffodil Delight Star on the Tempting Turquoise Balloon.

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Thanks for stopping by and please join our Facebook Group even if you don't share we welcome lurkers too!

Now onto the Blog Hop!

Just click Next to hop on over to the next blog~

                

If you get lost  or want to revisit a previous blog just click one of the links below.

Alison Solven - Canada

Alisa Tilsner - Australia

Patsy Waggoner -USA (You are Here)

Sophie Prestrelle - France

Sharlene Meyer- New Zealand

Sam Hammond - UK

Barbara Meyer - Austria

Anna Sposato - Germany

For blogs in another language it is easy to click translation usually found in the sidebar of the blog to switch to English:)

Thanks for stopping by, I always love to hear from my readers COMMENT to let me know if you are following alogn each month with our Color Your World Blog Hop!


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Sunday Sketches SS024 - The art of mixing patterned papers.

Mixing patterned paper can be a challenge when you are creating a card.  

Today along with this weeks card sketch I am going to share a couple of tips for putting patterns together. I used the Party Animal Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Catalog page 5. 

Sunday Sketches SS024 Birthday Banners Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

I picked three patterns - odd numbers tend to look best. Once you get the hang of mixing three you can try putting five different patterns together.   

  1. Pick your focal point pattern (center paper)
  2. Your next one should color coordinate with your focal point pattern but be larger or smaller in print. (packages)
  3. Add different scales so for the third pattern you wanted it a different scale than pattern 1 & 2.  I chose the candles they are just a bit smaller than the packages.  

While all of my papers tend to have the same colors remember they don't have to be the same colors, just coordinate well. 

I hope these tips help you next time you are picking out several papers for your project. 

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Here is this week's card sketch.  It is hard to believe that I have been sharing sketches each Sunday for 3 months!   I would love to see what you come up with. Snap a picture with your smart phone and upload it to my Facebook Page.

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I used the Birthday Banners stamp set for today's card that I just got in my Stampin' Up! order this week.  It was a new set featured in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  Sometimes I can't get all the I love ordered before the next catalog comes out, the Holiday Catalog and before you know it, the Occasions and Sale-a-Brations are here.  

After 19 years I still can't get enough of Stampin' Up! stamp sets and products.   As a demonstrator I am not required to only share with you Stampin' Up! products, however there isn't enough time to share all that I love.  

Stampers Connecting with Each Other!

Don't forget to stop back on Tuesday for this month's Color Your World Blog Hop.  It is our 1 Year Anniversary.  

We started a special Facebook Group called "Colour Your World Challenge Group".  This group is for Card Makers and Scrapbookers who like to be inspired with Color Combination Challenges.  If this sounds like you I would love to have you join!

Every 3rd Tuesday of the Month a new Challenge will be posted. The Colour Your World Design Team will kick off the challenge our Blog Hop.

Everyone is welcome to play along with the challenge by uploading your projects on the Facebook Group.  

We do ask that you not post any links in the group, we're here to get our creative juices flowing and share photos  

Want to Join?


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Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set and Designer Paper That Will Leave a Lasting Impression

It's Border Buddy Saturday today, Patsy here. 

Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and Detailed Dragon Fly Thinlits by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

This is one of the cards featured in the February Border Buddy PDF Tutorial.

Each month I create four cards to be part of our Border Buddy PDF Card Tutorial.  Anyone who places an online order receives the PDF via email absolutely FREE! 

The PDF is filled with images, supply list, measurements and step by step directions for 8 different cards.  Plus with a qualifying order you can earn this card plus another hand stamped cards featured in the PDF absolutely FREE mailed to you.

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You have to see this designer series paper (Succulent Garden) in person it is absolutely beautiful and leaves a lasting impression!  The color combination blows me away! 

Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper

Here is a peek at the papers included in the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper that is part of the Stampin' Up! Succulent Garden Suite.

Succulent Garden Cardstock Pack by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com
You can now get assorted cardstocks in three colors that coordinate with our designer papers.   The Succulent Garden Cardstock Pack features Mint Macaron, Old Olive and Tip Top Taupe.

Succulent Garden Ribbon Combo Pack by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

Want some coordinating ribbon to go with this suite.  The Succulent Garden 3/8" Ribbon Combo Pack features Whisper White and Sweet Sugarplum.

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For this card I choose to use the 3/8" Metallic Ribbon Gold since I embossed the Dragonfly (from Dragonfly Dreams Stamp set) with Gold Embossing Powder.  It has been a long time since I embossed and I asked myself why. It always makes a card a real WOW!

Metallic Ribbon Sale-a-brations

The Metallic Ribbon is from the Sale-a-bration Brochure.  I received it FREE as a gift with my order.  Click Here to learn more about Sale-a-brations and how you can choose free products yourself.

Want complete instructions for this card and 7 more? 

Just place an order at my online store an receive your FREE Border Buddy Tutorial via email

 

Border buddies


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How to Add Some Stitching to Your Stamped Card (no sewing).

How would you like to add some stitching to your cards without ever dragging out the sewing machine?

Stitching on Tag End with Square Stithced Shapes Framelits by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

I am going to share a small secret about myself...

I am not fond of sewing. It isn't that I am not an accomplished seamstress, I had the best teacher my Mom.  It's just that I never could get the tension on the sewing machine to work right once I got my own machine.  My Mom would come adjust it and after she left I would have a thread nest in the bobbin area.  Can anyone relate? 

I gave my dusty sewing machine to our Son when he bought his Clothing store, for him to do quick hems etc.

It wasn't long and sewing started to appear on cards.  When I mentioned I might need to get a new machine to sew on my cards...

My husband gave me the look, a new machine wasn't in the cards (no pun intended), besides if I bought one he might expect me to mend things too and that would take away from my stamping time!

I do love the stitched look so when the Stitched Shapes Framelits came out I was so excited.  The look of sewing - but no sewing.  You may notice that I have been using them on a lot of cards lately.  I LOVE THEM! 

Little Critters Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Just in Case from page 16 of the Sale-a-brations SAB www.stampstodiefor.com
Left: Stampin' Up! Concept Artist Card page 16 of the Sale-A-Bration Brochure Right: My CASE

I changed up the colors and the stamp set on today's CASE card.  Doesn't it make it look so different?   Notice on the Stampin' Up! concept artist card on the left there is sewing on the tag.  I was trying to think what I could do besides sewing...

Stitching on Tag End with Square Stithced Shapes Framelits by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

Then it hit me, maybe I could use the Stitched Shapes Framelits to create the stitching on the end of the tag.  So I grabbed the Square one from the set (there are 4 squares, 4 ovals and 4 circles in different sizes).

Let me show you a couple pictures to illustrate how I added stitching without sewing!

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  • The cardstock is 1 1/2" wide x 3 3/4" long.
  • I place one end of the cardstock underneath the square framelit
  • The other end on top. 

Big Shot

Then I ran it through the big shot, but only until the one end that was underneath the framelits went through and then I backed it out.  I was so excited I had to run and get my hubby and show him how amazing it was.  Well he tried to act excited.

Just in Case Series - Little Critters Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

I could hardly wait to share it with you because I knew you would totally get how cool it is.  The little chick is from the Little Cuties Stamp Set featured in the Occasions Catalog on page 17.   He doesn't always have to have ears - you stamp them separately.

Little Cuties Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Thanks for stopping by I would love to hear you sewing stories - good or bad just click to share.

You can download my FREE gift to you the Card Tutorial for Today's Card just click the link below.

Download Free Card Tutorial Just in CASE Series (2-16-2107)

Be sure and hop on over to my Border Buddy Alison's Blog and see what card she CASED - can't wait to see myself it is always a surprise for me too!


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