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Monday Montage 96

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!

Foil Frenzy Happy Birthday

As you are reading this, I am off on a much needed quick vacation.  It’s been a crazy, busy year so it was definitely time for a break.  However, I find that getting away for a trip can be extremely hectic.  It always seems like there is so much to do before I can leave the house, the office, the dogs, the blog, and so on.  I felt like I had it all under control and then we were invited to a last-minute birthday celebration.   A fast card had to be made!

 

FMS294I used the sketch above from Freshly Made Sketches for my layout and paired it with the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper for some sparkle and bling.  The Happy Birthday Thinlits have become my “go-to” for quick birthday cards.  On this card, I layered 5 die cuts to create the dimension on the greeting.  Instead of gluing them together with liquid glue, I decided to use the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets.  They made this project go even quicker and it was a lot less mess!  You’ll definitely want to use these sheets with your intricate die cuts.

Foil Frenzy Happy Birthday  To embellish the card, I used a few of the Glitter Enamel Dots and some Berry Burst 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon.  This card has just the right amount of bling and was perfect for our birthday girl.  You could easily re-create this card with any of the foil sheets from the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper and you’d have cards for every birthday this year.Foil Frenzy Happy Birthday Close-Up

I want to wish all of you a safe and happy 4th of July!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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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Big Shot

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Control Freaks Blog Tour: Featuring the Color Theory Suite

Control Freaks Welcome

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

My blog is sandwiched nicely in the middle of this blog hop, so you may have just visited the blog of the extremely talented, Debbie Henderson.  She’s always got such wonderful ideas and I love her work.  Be sure to scroll to the end of this post to follow along to your next stop.

Color Theory Suite Cards with Custom Holder

It’s been many years since I have had a Monthly Stamping Club, but this month marks its return.  I wanted to create a project that would delight my newly committed club members, most of whom are card makers.  I’ve been working on this project for the last month and it has finally come together just the way I envisioned it.  The project begins with a simple card holder tied together with some beautiful Crushed Curry 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon.

Color Theory Suite Cards with Custom Holder

When you untie the ribbon, the holder opens to expose two inserts holding 2 cards and 2 envelopes each.  All of the cards feature the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set, Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, Color Theory Designer Series Paper, and the Glitter Enamel Dots.

Color Theory Suite Cards with Custom Holder

I created a card for each season by choosing a different color scheme for each one.  The colors in the Color Theory Suite are Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim, Old Olive, and Berry Burst.  As you can see, there is a lot of variety in this product line.

Color Theory Suite Cards with Custom Holder

If you’d like to get a closer look at the individual cards, I’ll be sharing them all this week on my Instagram account, thestampdoc.  I’ll also be sharing information in my weekly newsletter on how you can get the tutorial and card supplies as a gift with purchase through July 31st.  You will also be able to purchase just the tutorial if you would like to use it for personal use.  Don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter to learn more about this project.

 

Your next stop on this blog tour is to the other Melissa……Melissa Davies!  I’m sure she’ll be blowing us away with another amazing project this month.

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Oh So Eclectic #SSINKCS46 Sketch Challenge

Oh So Eclectic
By now you’ve had the chance to drool over the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog and I’m sure you were blown away by the colorful designs on the front cover.  Today’s card features several products from the catalog cover, including the Oh So Eclectic stamp set and the coordinating Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper.  I used this week’s sketch from Stylin’ Stampin’ INKSpiration for my layout.  Be sure to visit the SSINK blog and play along with us this week.
Oh So Eclectic
At first glance, this card probably looks fairly simple.  However, it took some work to line everything up properly.  I had to use a Stamp-a-ma-jig and a little masking technique to create the layered flowers.  It is rare for me to dust off the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  I’m very much an “eyeball it” kind-of girl, but I could not line these flowers up correctly without it.  Perhaps, you’ll have better luck!  If you are interested in seeing a video on how I stamped these images, just leave me a comment on this post.  I’m hoping to get some video time in this week.
Oh So Eclectic
You’ll notice that there is a bit of texture to these images.  It really adds a watercolor look to the card.  I did stamp off the ink one time for each of the “solid” flower stamps to create a lighter color, before stamping the line-art stamp over it at full-strength.

If you’d like to add the Oh So Eclectic stamp set to your collection, you’ll find a complete list of supplies at the end of this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes

2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes
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Freaky Sneak Peek

Control Freaks Blog Hop

 

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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A Fun Look for the Eastern Palace Suite

Bright Eastern Palace Suite

Today, I’m sharing a very simple card using the Eastern Palace Suite.  It’s a bit different from the other cards I’ve created so far, but I love the whimsical and bright look.  The colors I used for this card are Berry Burst, Bermuda Bay, Lemon-Lime Twist, and Old Olive.

Bright Eastern Palace

 

To create the flowers, I had to stamp one of the medallion images twice, offsetting it slightly the second time.  The flowers were stamped on individual panels of Whisper White card stock.  I added the little spray image in Old Olive ink around the flowers to give it a leafy appearance.  The greeting is also from the Eastern Beauty Photopolymer stamp set and was stamped in Basic Black archival ink on the bottom panel.

 

Friends Forever Close Up

 

Each panel was popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  For an additional pop of color, I added some of the new Glitter Enamel Dots to the center of each flower.

This card can literally be created in less than 10 minutes.  What a perfect way to surprise a good friend!

Some of the products used on this card are available this month during a special preorder period.  You’ll be able to purchase the Berry Burst and Lemon-Lime Twist stamp pads on June 1st.  The Glitter Enamel Dots have been extremely popular with demonstrators during our preorder, so they may not be available when the catalog goes live.  I’ll keep you posted on their status because you are definitely going to want them for yourself!

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