Sunday, November 11, 2018

November 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop | Theme: Birthday


Welcome to the November 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop! This month's theme is Birthdays. I have one of those easy but striking birthday cards to share with you today. It all started with a sketch challenge I made a card for but never entered it. Life got in the way somehow. It can do that sometimes. 😂🤣🤪


The Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set has been my favorite birthday set for this year. I have had
so much fun with all of the cards I have created with it. So this is the sketch I used to Kre8te this card.

I started by stamping the Blueberry Bushel Bow, stamping off once. This is a two-step set, so the shadow stamp was stamped with Blueberry Bushel at full strength. Then I stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I used the largest Stitched Shapes Circle Framelit to die cut the circle. I decided to add a Scalloped Circle underneath in Granny Apple Green to make it pop. The Card Front is from the 2018-2020 In Color 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper pack. Using the Layering Circles Framelits I chose a circle die that was slightly larger that my Scalloped Circle and die cut the Card Front. The card Front is popped up with Foam Adhesive Strips. Then I adhered the completed Circles to the Card Front in the circular open space. I stamped a sentiment onto the Inside Layer  and add some DSP to the Envelope Flap. I also added some Basic Rhinestones to the Circles. I hope you try this sketch out yourself. It was a lot of fun.

Now you can hop on over to Linda Handford's blog and see what kind of Birthday Card Inspiration she has for you today.


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Friday, November 2, 2018

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop: A Circle Theme





Welcome to the GSF Blog Hop! We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the globe who Love what we do and Share what we love.This month's theme is Circles.

I struggled with this one a little bit. I could not decide on how I wanted to work with this. You could do something abstract with lots of circles stamped or embossed on a card. Not in my wheel house unfortunately. So I chose to incorporate the circles by using them as a way to show off the new snowflakes in the Snow Is Glistening stamp set.


I got out the Swirly Frames stamp set and stamped 3 of the smallest circle swirls in Night of Navy. I die cut them with the Layering Circles Framelits 1 5/8" x 1 5/8". Using a 1 1/4" Circle Punch I punched out 3 Night of Navy circles. Then I stamped the medium Snowflake withVersaMark 3 times and heat embossed them with Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder. I die cut the snowflakes with the Snowfall Thinlits. I used Liquid Glue to adhere the snowflakes to the Night of Navy circles and then popped them up on the Swirly Circles with Dimensionals. I cut a 3/4"x 51/4" Strip of Night of Navy Cardstock. On this I heat embossed the longest dotted line from the Swirly Frames set with Silver Emboss Powder. I adhered this to the bottom of the Card Front with my Snail Adhesive. Then adhered the completed Snowflake circles to that strip with Mini Glue Dots. I stamped the Sentiment with Night of Navy Ink in the upper right area and added some Silver embossed tiny snowflakes around it. I adhered the completed card front to the card base with Snail. The inside layer sentiment is from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set. It was stamped with Night of Navy Ink. I added some tiny Silver embossed snowflakes here too.

The Snow Is Glistening Stamp set is part of the Limited Time Release of the Snowflake Showcase products. You can purchase any or all of these products November 1-30, 2018 (while supplies last). Also starting tomorrow is the November Hostess Code gift from me for a $50+ purchase will be the Frost White Shimmer Paint (which is the perfect way to add a little sparkle to your snowflakes).

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Now it is time to head over to Amanda's blog and see what she is doing with circles.

Jan Musselman - You are here!



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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Snowflake Showcase Blog Hop



Welcome to the Snowflake Showcase Blog Hop!We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the globe that Love what we do and Share what we love.

This is a special hop to show you some of the possibilities using our newest Limited Edition sets. The Set that I chose to showcase is the Snow Is Glistening stamp set and the coordinating Snowflake Thinlits. A beautiful holiday set with so many Snowflakes to choose from.


I love how the Balmy Blue Ink says cold and snowy to me. I used a couple of art stamps for the background, stamping off a couple of times to keep it light. Then I came in with the Snowflake stamps in the same color. Stamping off once and sometimes full strength. Looks like snow flurries to me. I absolutely love the "Flurry Die"(my name for it). Especially paired with the White Velvet Sheets. I added some Basic Rhinestones to the White Velvet Snowflakes ti tie them into my Sentiment Label that I Heat Embossed with the Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder.


On my next example I Heat Embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder the Tree shaped Snowflakes onto some Whisper White cardstock. Then using a Sponge Dauber I sponged in some more Balmy Blue Ink. Then I fussy cut the tree with my Paper Snips. The card Front is a piece of Watercolor Paper that Smooched some ink onto. The Sentiment Snowflake was stamped off once with Balmy Blue ink. Then I stamped the sentiment full strength with the "Let It Snow" from the Alpine Adventure stamp set. I wrapped my Flurry Flakes around my tree and popped it up on the card front with Dimensionals. I finished with a Snowflake Trinket and some Basic Rhinestones.



Also available is the Happiness Surrounds stamp set that can be used all through the year. It turns some of the Snowflake Thinlits into flowers. So you have 2 stamp sets that coordinates with the Snowflake Thinlit Dies.


All of these Limited Time Products will be available in my store from 
November 1-30, 2018, while supplies last.
Purchase your set through me and you will receive FREE tutorials for these cards.

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