Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop Showcase ~ January

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Once again  I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop.  We are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from Karen’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . We do not have a theme, but each of the talented artisans showcase what they are working on at this time each month. There will be techniques, fancy folds, 3D, new products and ideas – a veritable treasure chest for you to draw on every month.

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Super Dramatic Valentine Card Idea

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When I think of valentine cards I tend to think of reds and pinks – to break out of that box I changed out the pink for black in today’s card and it did make a dramatic card, which I think would make a really good card for the fellas in our lives!

I used the Country Bouquet Stamp Set with the coordinating Country Bouquet Punch along with the ovals from the Framed Florets Dies. Don’t forget we are now in Sale-a-bration, check out the details here

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By The Bay ~ Twisted Ribbon Technique Video Tutorial

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It is amazing what you can get paper to do! My card today has taken some double sided decorative paper and created a twisted ribbon effect, it was a lot of fun to do and remarkably easy – things usually are when you know to do them. So in today’s card and video I share how I do this technique, showcasing one of the new decorative papers that will be available on January 5th when the new 2023 Jan – May mini catalog goes LIVE! 🙂

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Soft Seedlings Any Occasion Card

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The leaves have finally dropped from the trees in our garden, I have to say this year they fell a lot later than usual and we had some magnificent colors because of this. Like the leaves, some of our products are about to go away, one of them is the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set – so I thought I would give it one more outing, with a simple but very impressive coloring technique. (Gosh – I sound a little poetic today!)

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Timeless Greeting ~ Masculine Card Kit

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First of all Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers – I wish you, your family and friends a peaceful day.

I have said on many occasions that I struggle with cards for the fellas in my life…….. so imagine my delight when Stampin’ UP! introduced a new kit at our recent demonstrator get together called OnStage! The kit contains everything you need to make 8 cards, including envelopes, ink spot, clear block, embellishments, adhesives and an exclusive stamp set. Today I am sharing one of the two cards I made with the Timeless Greetings Kit ( I already posted one off before I could take a picture of it 🙂 )

If you are looking for a great Christmas gift for a friend or family member then this is one for you.

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Product Spotlight – He’s The Man Suite

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I struggle with making card for the fellas in my life – do you have the same problem? In the current annual catalog is a suite of products that can help solve this – the He’s The Man Suite is all about ‘guy type’ things, images, colors and interests – from Bar B Que’ing to Camping to Cars. So today I am focusing on that suite with help from Stampin’ UP! and a couple of my own creations!

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