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Monday Montage 101

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Welcome to the Monday Montage blog hop!

I’ve got a quick and easy project to share with you.  We made this adorable set of mini  cards and coordinating mini pizza box in my card club this month.  This project would be perfect to give to a coffee-loving friend along with a gift card.  I kept the cards very simple, so you could whip this up in a matter of minutes!

 

For the base of the cards, I cut Whisper White card stock to 2-3/4″ x 5-1/2″, scoring at 2-3/4″ to create a 2-3/4″ square card.  The layers of Designer Series Paper are cut to 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ to fit over the entire front of the card.  This size of card fits perfectly in our 3″ x 3″ envelopes available in the Holiday catalog.

Cafe Cards

There are 4 cards featuring coffee cups with sentiments from the Coffee Cafe and Merry Cafe stamp sets.  Between both of these sets, you can easily have cards for almost any occasion throughout the year.  The outside of the mini pizza box was embellished with a Delicate White Doily and some 3/8″ Garden Green ribbon.

Cafe Cards Minis

The possibilities with these mini pizza boxes and coordinating cards are endless!  You could easily whip a few of these up for Christmas gifts and add a gift card to make it even better.

There are 10 stops on this blog hop, so be sure to check out all of the amazing projects.

You can click the Back button to visit Julie or the Next button to visit Wendy.  Thanks again for celebrating with us!

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Monday Montage 100

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Welcome to the 100th Blog Hop from the Monday Montage team!  This is the absolute best group of losers I’ve ever known.  LOL!

In all honesty, our group was formed in 2013 shortly after the Stampin’ UP! convention.  Back then, Stampin’ UP! selected 20 finalists for the annual Artisan Award.  Ten would join the Artisan Design Team and the other ten……well, that’s us!  We didn’t win the award, but we bonded and that has been a wonderful reward in itself.  These ladies continue to inspire and delight me with their creativity.  I treasure the friendships that we have developed over the last 4 years and I invite you to celebrate this huge milestone with us!

 

Pumpkin Spice Season

We’ve been experiencing Fall-like weather off and on for a few weeks.  Those cooler temperatures always signal the start of pumpkin-everything.  While I’m definitely a fan, it seems like pumpkin season gets longer and more outrageous every year.

I’m combining projects/challenges this week because of a neck injury.  I really shouldn’t be stamping or using the computer, but you only hit 100 once!  I’m using the sketch from TGIF CHALLENGES for my card layout.  This is another design team that I’m on with several of my “loser” and “winner” friends.  We have weekly challenges and you’re always welcome to play along!

 

Pumpkin Spice Season

Somehow, someway, I’m going to hold my Card Club meeting next week.  We will be using the Coffee Cafe Stamp Set, Merry Cafe Stamp Set, and Coffee Cups Framelits Dies to create 5 scrumptious projects.  This is my Fall-themed card featuring the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.  The stamping and die-cutting is rather straightforward.  I cut the pumpkins from another sheet of the Designer Series Paper to accent the card.

Pumpkin Spice Season Close-Up

There are 10 stops on this blog hop, so be sure to check out all of the amazing projects.

You can click the Back button to visit Kaitlyn or the Next button to visit Wendy.  Thanks again for celebrating with us!

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Monday Montage 99

Welcome back to the Monday Montage blog hop! Every other Monday, my friends and I share inspiring paper craft projects. Be sure to visit all the stops….you don’t want to miss anything!

Daisy Delight Thank You FMS301

Today I’m sharing one of the Daisy Delight cards that we made in Card Club this month.  This one is super easy!  It features unusual angles and a trendy color scheme.  I used the sketch below from Freshly Made Sketches for the layout.

For my Card Club, I design 5 projects and try to focus on one stamp set, coordinating designer series paper, and a limited number of ink colors.  I want my customers to see all the variation they can create with just a few supplies.  This month, we used the Daisy Delight stamp set, Daisy Punch, and Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.

 

The Daisy image was stamped twice with Tranquil Tide ink onto Whisper White card stock, then punched out.  To create the angled edge, I simply placed a ruler and drew the lines before cutting.  The “Thank You” sentiment was stamped along the angled edge in Tranquil Tide ink.  A few of my club members chose to leave the sentiment off so that they could use it for a different occasion.

 

Daisy Delight Thank You FMS301

As a finishing touch, I scattered a few Clear Faceted Gems onto the front of the card.

The Card Club tutorial will be available in the blog sidebar tomorrow.  It includes all the measurements, so you don’t have to figure it out for yourself.  My customers really enjoyed this class and the simple beauty of these cards.  I hope you do, too!

Daisy Delight Cards

Thanks so much for stopping by!

You can click the Back button to visit Elizabeth’s amazing blog or the Next button to see what wonderful project Amy has to share.

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Monday Montage 98

Welcome back to the Monday Montage blog hop! Every other Monday, my friends and I share inspiring paper craft projects. Be sure to visit all the stops….you don’t want to miss anything!

 

I have just returned from a relaxing weekend at the lake with my family and friends.  Since I didn’t do any stamping this past week, I am sharing my Card Club projects from July.   We had a Christmas in July theme and I focused on using the Merry Mistletoe stamp set on all of the cards.  These are quick and easy cards that you can whip up with a minimum of supplies.  I’m listing the basic supplies used below.  Of course, I also used punches and dies, but you could easily substitute whatever you already own to recreate any of the cards.  A simple square shape would even work for most of the greetings and/or focal points.

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Merry Mistletoe Merry Mistletoe Merry Mistletoe Merry Mistletoe Merry Mistletoe

 

The tutorial for this collection of cards will be available in the blog sidebar tomorrow.  It includes all the measurements, so you don’t have to figure it out for yourself.  My customers really enjoyed this class and the simplicity of the cards.  I hope you do, too!

You can click the Back button to visit Kaitlyn’s amazing blog or the Next button to see what wonderful project Wendy has to share.

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Freaky Sneak Peek

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Welcome to the Control Freaks monthly blog tour! This month’s theme is New Catalog Sneak Peek!

This is the first stop on the tour, but you may have just visited the very talented, Dawn Olchefske.  She always has some amazing projects to share.  You’ll want to read through to end of this post to find out your next stop on the tour.

Every year, Stampin’ UP! introduces five new colors to add to our existing line.  These colors are only available for 2 years, and then they are retired.  I like to introduce customers to the new IN Color arrivals at my new catalog launch parties.  I find the best way to do that is with a simple make & take project that is quick, easy, and highlights each individual color.

Powder Pink IN Color Card
POWDER PINK

For these cards, I used the following products:

Thick Whisper White Card Stock

In Color 8-1/2″ x 11″ Card Stock

Happy Birthday Thinlits (with the Big Shot)

Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack

1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon in each color

Fresh Fig In Color Card
FRESH FIG

To conserve paper, I cut the Happy Birthday Thinlits from the In Color Card Stock that is behind the front panel.  I love showing my customers neat little tricks like this!  The measurements that I use for the Designer Series Paper also helps with maximizing the paper for creating multiple cards.

Berry Burst In Color Card
BERRY BURST

 

Here are the measurements for the card pieces in order of layers from back to front:

Whisper White:  4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″  OR 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″

In Color Card Stock:  4″ x 5-1/4″

Whisper White:  3-3/4″ x 5″

Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper:  1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ or 3/4″ by 5″

Lemon Lime Twist In Color Card
LEMON LIME TWIST

At my open house events, I will let my customers select their favorite color for their make & take project.  It is exciting to see which colors are the most popular each year.  I haven’t picked a favorite because I love them all!

Tranquil Tide In Color Card
TRANQUIL TIDE

Have you picked a favorite new In Color?

Tell me about in the comments.  I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Don’t forget to visit Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek to continue on the blog tour. She always has such inspirational projects on her blog!

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