The Ribbon of Courage stamp set was one I was so thrilled to see in the 2017 – 2018 Annual Catalog, it was inspired by Patty Bennett who is one of Stampin’ UP!’s Million Sales Achiever, and was included on my very first order when the catalog went live on June 1st.
I wanted to make some cards with the set and the coordinating Support Ribbon Framelits and I did google the different Awareness Ribbon colors – there are such a huge range for all different causes, but I decided to go neutral today.
I have wonderful customers who shop for their Stampin’ UP! goodies with me – I am deeply grateful for their support and honored they choose me as their demonstrator.
I like to send each of them a thank you to show my appreciation – sometimes I choose to share them on my blog.
This card is based on a design by Jenny Peterson – I just added my own little creative twist 🙂 and as I was making it I realised it had a number of different techniques or features that would benefit from explaining a little, so I switched on my camera.
Welcome to the Christmas in July Blog Hop – a collection of ideas from Stampin’ UP! demonstrators all over the globe showcasing the brand new and fantastic ‘Carols of Christmas’ bundle which has a stamp set with the same name and the ‘Card Front Builder Thinlets Dies.You will have come from Betty Bickford ~ I just hope my card is up to the same standard.
Each of us has been asked to design a card using this bundle and other products from the current 2017 – 2018 annual catalog.
When I saw the bundle for the first time it literally screamed GOLD heat embossing to me so that was my starting point, I chose very traditional colors of Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla to compliment the gold.
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Tagged Blog hop, Card Front Builder Thinlets Dies, Carols of Christmas Stamp Set, Christmas in July, copper heat embossing, Deck the Halls, heat embossing, Peace on Earth
Today I have two cards to share, both made with the Happy Birthday, Gorgeous Stamp Set. This set has 32 pieces, flowers, leaves and balloons plus 13 different greetings! If you are looking for a set that covers most occasions this is the one for you! Oh…. and there is even a ‘BELATED’ stamp – just to cover us for those little ‘whoopsies’ when dates escape us!
Both cards feature balloons and one the ‘Happy Birthday’ thinlet die that is available as a bundle with this set (saving a whopping 10% if you buy them together) Continue reading
Back in early May, Stampin’ Up! did an early release on one of the new bundles from the 2017 – 2018 Annual catalog. The Eastern Beauty Bundle included the stamp set, coordinating thinlet dies, card and ink pads in three of the new in-colors. Needless to say I, like many other demonstrators fell on this set – it is beautiful and so very versatile and the rich tones of the new colors were a perfect foil for the stamps. I have some I will be sharing in the coming days.
I was planning to make some cards for July 4th and the stamp set was sitting on my workbench so I picked it up with some Real Red and Night of Navy ink and this was the result!
I love the Rose Wonder Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up! It has a big, bold rose image which just fills the front of a card and then a whole host of greetings which pretty much would suit any occasion….. thanks, wedding wishes, thoughts and prayers, birthday and sympathy. Continue reading
We are about 5 days away from say a fond farewell to the 2016 ~ 2017 catalog. One of the set that is retiring is Love and Affection (which is still available as I write this 🙂 )
This is such a pretty set that I have used on a number of projects, with its little flower and leaf elements, you can build up a design and 3 lovely greetings in a lovely cursive font. I have one more card to share which features heat embossing with the copper embossing powder. Continue reading