Blogging friends Blog Hop – Fun Fold

Happy Tuesday!

This is part one of Two Post Tuesday for me! It’s for –

As you can see, our theme this month is Fun Folds! Soo cool because I ran across this never before seen fold and just had to try it!

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Lovely Words Thinlits, Optical Illusion card, BFBH

It’s called an Impossible Card! Have you ever heard of it? I had not, but, I’ve seen it all over the interweb!

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Lovely Words Thinlits, Optical Illusion card, BFBHA nifty side view. It does fold flat into an envelope too!

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Lovely Words Thinlits, Optical Illusion card, BFBHI used the Petal Passion Designer Series paper on the card and coordinating envelope. I colored it with the new Blends markers!

I can see making more of these as they are way too easy!

To see the other Fun Folds on the hop, simply click ‘next’  or ‘previous’. It will automatically take you where you need to go! Comments also are nice to read too!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – none!
  • Framelits – Happy Birthday, Lovely Words
  • Card Stock – Pink Pirouette, Basic Black
  • DSP – Petal Passion
  • Other – Pink Pirouette Blends
Happy Stampin’
Libby
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Blogging Friends Blog Hop – CASE a Blog Hop Member

Happy Easter my friends! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and see my creations!

I decided to CASE this post from Mary Blocher of Power Huff stamping. Take a quick peek, but come right back so you can follow the hop! She made a set of narrow cards using this Designer Series Paper, oval and circle framelits, and flowers.

These are my cards –

libbystamps, stampin up, Yay You, Petals & More Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, 2 1/2 Circle, Petal Passion DSP, BFBH, blog hop

They are the Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes from the Occasions Mini. The set comes with Whisper White, but I made mine in these soon to be retiring In-Colors. These are cut 9 x 2 1/2, scored at 4 1/2.

Here is an up close of each card and a little about them –
libbystamps, stampin up, Yay You, Petals & More Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, 2 1/2 Circle, Petal Passion DSP, BFBH, blog hopThis is Flirty Flamingo card stock. I used the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper on all the cards.

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This is Peekaboo Peach. I used two different framelits on the set, Petals & More and Stitched Shapes. I have gotten so much use from these two – well worth the investment!

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This is Sweet Sugarplum card stock. All the sentiments are from the hostess set in the Occasions mini, Yay You. Very encouraging words – I love them!

To see the other CASE creations on the hop, simply click ‘next’  or ‘previous’. It will automatically take you where you need to go! Comments also are nice to read too!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Yay You (hostess)
  • Framelits – Petals & More, Stitched Shapes
  • Card Stock – Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Petal Passion
  • Punches – 2 1/2 Circle (retired)
  • Other – Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – March – Sale-a-Bration

Happy second post Thursday! This is a blog hop for Blogging Friends Blog Hop!

You might be asking, ‘what is a blog hop’. Well, it’s a continuous travel through several blogs to see lots of great ideas with a theme! Our theme this month is –

What a SUPER theme!

First, let me tell you what Sale-a-Bration is. It’s Stampin’ Up’s gift to those who make a $50, or more, purchase until March 31, 2018. You can see the full list here.

On with my cards. I created two –

libbystamps, stampin up, Bubbles & Fizz, Blossom Basket, 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon, SAB, Sale-a-bration, BFBH

Sale-a-Bration products used –

  • DSP – Bubbles & Fizz
  • Stamp set – Blossom Basket
  • Ribbon – 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon

libbystamps, stampin up, Springtime Foils DSP, Blossom Basket, 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon, Tutii-Frutti Cards & Envelopes, SAB, Sale-a-bration, BFBH

Sale-a-Bration products used –

  • DSP – Springtime Foils
  • Stamp set – Blossom Basket
  • Ribbon – 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon
  • Other – Tutii-Frutti Cards & Envelopes

On this card, I used our new Blends markers to color three of the hand-cut flowers from the Designer Series Paper. I tucked them under the ribbon, placing the sentiment on top.

libbystamps, stampin up, Bubbles & Fizz, Blossom Basket, 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon, SAB, Sale-a-bration, BFBH, Springtime Foils DSP, Tutii-Frutti Cards & Envelopes

Two simply lovely cards made with lots of Sale-a-Bration goodies! What can I order for you?

To see the other creations on the hop, simply click ‘next’  or ‘previous’. It will automatically take you where you need to go.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Blossom Basket
  • Card Stock – Whisper White,
  • Ink – Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral
  • DSP – Bubbles & Fizz, Springtime Foils
  • Other – 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon, Tutii-Frutti Cards & Envelopes, Calypso Coral Blends
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – February – Red

Happy first day of February and, happy Three Post Thursday!

My second post is a blog hop for a group of us we call ourselves, Blogging Friends Blog Hop!

As you can see, our theme is Red.

What a bold color to feature, and my favorite color by the way!

I love using as much as I can when I create. Here is the perfect example…..

First card –

libbystamps, stampin up, BFBH, Petal Palette, Lots to Love Box Framelits, Mini Heart, Petal Pair EF, Everyday Label

And, my second card –

libbystamps, stampin up, BFBH, Petal Palette, Lots to Love Box Framelits, Mini Heart, Petal Pair EF, Everyday Label

See how the two cards use the negative and the positive cut out? And, they both use similar elements.

libbystamps, stampin up, BFBH, Petal Palette, Lots to Love Box Framelits, Mini Heart, Petal Pair EF, Everyday Label

Sentiment is from the same stamp set, Petal Palette, either framelit cut or punched out.

Both cards use the same embossing folder, Petal Pair. And, heart cut from the Lots to Love Box Framelits.

I hope you love these two cards and see just how to use all pieces when creating! Check out my other posts for today too – I have lots to share!

Blog hops are a continuous loop of blog that you travel to see their creations. Going forward, you’ll head over to, Mary, going back, you head to Crystal. Please take the time to leave a comment. I love hearing from you!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Petal Palette
  • Framelits – Lots to Love Box
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Real Red, Card Stock Vellum, Silver Glimmer Paper
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • Punches – Everyday Label, Mini Heart (retired)
  • Other – Petal Pair EF
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Blogging friends Blog Hop – January – Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Welcome to the first post of the year!!!! Whoop! Whoop!

As you can see, our theme this month is Baby, It’s Cold Outside.

Huh……that could mean anything! So, I went with the obvious and when it’s cold outside, I want to warm up inside. What better way to do that than with coffee or hot chocolate!

libbystamps, stampin up, BFBH, Balloon Celebration, Coffee Cafe, Merry Cafe, Coffee Cup Framelits, Coffee Cafe Bundle, Tutti-frutti Cards & Envelopes

These are smaller cards meant to be left by the coffee maker as an invitation to join me for a warm beverage! I often do this – it lets others know they are loved!

I used some free (earned during Sale-a-Bration) Tutti-frutti Cards & Envelopes that I cut in half to make these smaller cards. The coffee mug on the left, I added a handle to the cup by using the framelit letter ‘C’. So easy! The other cup card is just a standard coffee cup framelit.

Sale-a-Bration starts January 3 and runs through March 31, 2018. For every $50 (USD) purchased, you will receive a free item of your choice from the Sale-a-Bration catalog! I’d love to send you a catalog – just ask! 

Going forward, you’ll head over to, Mary, going back, you head to Anna. Please take the time to leave a comment. I love hearing from you!

 

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Balloon Celebration, Coffee Cafe, Merry Cafe
  • Framelits – Coffee Cup
  • Bundles – Coffee Cafe
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Vellum
  • Ink – Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Calypso Coral
  • Other – Tutti-frutti Cards & Envelopes
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Create with Connie and Mary subscriptions are on SALE!

Yes…you read that right…Connie and Mary are having an ‘end of year’ sale! We are having a sale on all our monthly Mini Editions for the past year AND as a special, we are also selling the tutorials for our BONUS projects for the past year.  Mini editions are 50% off the regular subscription price shown and BONUS projects are $2.95 (no discount).  Don’t miss out……we have never offered these outside of our subscriptions!

  • Our monthly mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials.
  • Each mini session includes 12 unique cards, featuring 3 stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect for your club or stamp camp
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All 14 projects are available immediately so you have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips
  • Our FABULOUS design team members include Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!
  • We use Fastwagon for our processing, you should immediately receive a Digital Order email with a link to a downloadable Welcome letter with your passwords! Thank you!

NOTE:  Use Coupon Code ENDOFYEARduring checkout for the 50% off the regular $8.95 price!

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – December – Christmas/Hanukkah/New Years

December??? Where has this year gone??

Welcome to the first post for today! This one is a Blog Hop too for Blogging friends Blog Hop!

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Our theme this month is Christmas/Hanukkah/New Year!

I decided to create a quick treat holder to cover both Christmas and New Year –

libbystamps, stampin up, Pinning for Plaid, Paper Pumpkin, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP, treat holder, BFBH

I used the Acetate Card Boxes from the Holiday Mini and cut them in half. I inserted the card stock and added a flap with velcro to keep it secure.

libbystamps, stampin up, Pinning for Plaid, Paper Pumpkin, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP, treat holder, BFBH

This is what the insert looks like. After I cut and scored it, and added the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper to the inside and to the outside of the flap so it’s visible when closed.

Kind of cool how the candy matches the paper perfectly!! I’m making more of these as soon as I finish this post! How about you? You going to give these a try?

Before heading over to talented, Jessica, please leave me a comment. I love hearing from you!

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Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Pinning for Plaid (October 2017 Paper Pumpkin)
  • Framelits – Layering Ovals, Stitched Shapes
  • Card Stock – Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil
  • Ink – Bermuda Bay
  • DSP – Eastern Palace Specialty
  • Other – Acetate Card Boxes
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Stumped in your Christmas card designing? Did you see the Create with Connie and Mary November Session!?!? These tutorials make planning your holiday cards a snap! You should try them out!

Here is a sneak at the November projects –

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials :

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring at least three stamp sets
  • Additionally, each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online
  • Our FABULOUS design team members are – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, Melissa Davies, Libby Fens, and Debbie Henderson. They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!

Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year).

Demos…did you know this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy our mini-subscriptions!

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details!

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – July

This is the SECOND of three blog hops for me today!

Please check them all out and leave comments! I’ll be giving away BLOG CANDY to one lucky person who comments on all three posts today!! Here is the giveaway –

Notecards & envelopes, rhinestones, stamp set, clear block and 3 ink spots!!! (Please leave your comments by 10:00 pm CDT.)

On with the projects!

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Our theme this month is perfect – watercoloring!

This is not one of my stronger areas in card making so it was fun to be challenged with this.

I went with patriotic colors again creating these –
libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Large Numbers Framelits, Wood Crate Framelits, Patriotic, BFBH, watercolor, red white & blue

Of course, a festive 4th card! I used the Happy Birthday Thinlits and just cut them apart! Paired nicely with the Large Numbers Framelits.

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Large Numbers Framelits, Wood Crate Framelits, Patriotic, BFBH, watercolor, red white & blueAnd believe it or not, people have birthday on July 4 as well! Lol! I went with a birthday card too also using the Happy Birthday Thinlits!libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Large Numbers Framelits, Wood Crate Framelits, Patriotic, BFBH, watercolor, red white & blueI created the watercolor background easily. This is a fool-proof method.

I placed the watercolor paper on paper towels. I dampened it with a spray bottle of water. I took a clear block and smeared it the ink pad and partially ran it across the wet paper. I cleaned the block and repeated the step in a different ink pad color over the uninked area of the wet watercolor paper . The excess water and coloring that pooled on the edge, I gently wiped off. I let it dry then completed my cards.

Pretty stunning, right? This method made bold watercolor images once dried. I did try a few different techniques.

Before heading over to talented, Mary and her watercoloring, leave me a comment. You know, I’ve got blog candy for a lucky person!!!Continue on Blog Hop Icon

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – none!
  • Framelits – Happy Birthday, Large Numbers, Wood Crate
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Pacific Point, Silver Glimmer Paper
  • Ink – Real Red, Pacific Point
  • Other – Watercolor Paper
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The new JULY session will soon be here!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets
  • Additionally, each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online
  • Our FABULOUS design team members are – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, Melissa Davies, Libby Fens, and Debbie Henderson. They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!

Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year).

Demos…did you know this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy our mini-subscriptions!

 CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY