We Create – April Blog Hop

Happy Easter! My second post on Easter today! Another blog hop! This one is for We Create. 

Our theme is to create a card, then recreate it again, adding elements to ‘step it up’, make it fancy.

My other post today used the Whisper White Narrow Note Card & Envelops and retiring colors.

I decided to use the note cards again, along with Brusho Crystals Watercolors.

I started with the butterfly from Beautiful Day and made this card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Yay You, Beautiful Day, Brusho, Pick a Pattern DSP, watercoloring, We Create Resembles the retiring Dapper Denim, doesn’t it??

This butterfly was made a little more controlled and the colors are turned more vibrant –

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The piece of Designer Series Paper is thinner on this card is well. It’s from Pick a Pattern. Emerald Envy will be a retiring In-Color as well.

The sentiment is from a hostess set, Yay You. Perfect here!

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Hard to tell in the photographs, but the butterfly is adhered on the left side and is popped up on the right side. Yes, makes putting it in an envelope difficult. Just use a larger one. 

As this is a continuous blog hop, check out the next designer, Kris, on the creative trail!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Beautiful Day, Yay You
  • Card Stock – Watercolor Paper
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Pick a Pattern
  • Other – Brusho Watercolor Crystals
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 –

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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

Featuring Pastels – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Happy last day of March! And, hello Create with Connie and Mary blog hop!

Our theme this week is featuring Pastels.

What a wonderful idea and color palette!

I went with an Easter theme – that just shouts pastels to me! Plus, its Easter tomorrow! 

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I just looked at my Subtles Collection for inspiration here!

Started with a Pink Pirouette card base. Layered (not a color in the Subtles family) Lemon Lime Twist Designer Series Paper from the Fresh Florals pack. Followed by Soft Sky and a stamped So Saffron egg.

The beautiful cross is from Crosses of Hope. It’s cut in Copper Foil. The ‘celebrate’ is in Calypso Coral. And, yes, it was a Sale-a-Bration offering but will be carried over in to the next catalog! Yay!! I hope you were lucky enough to receive that!  

Go forward to Debbie Henderson beautiful pastel creations, and back for Mary Brown and her always lovely cards.

Have a blessed holiday!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Hello Easter
  • Framelits – Crosses of Hope, Celebrate You (carryover into the 2018-2019 catalog!)
  • Card Stock – Pink Pirouette, Soft Sk, Calypso Coral, Copper Foil, Whisper White
  • Ink – So Saffron
  • DSP – Fresh Florals

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Favorite New Stamp Set

Happy Saturday! I have recuperated from last Saturday’s big blog hop day and I’m back with just a single hop for Create with Connie and Mary today!

We’ve had the new Stampin’ Up catalog for a little over a month now and we all have found ourselves gravitating towards a few ‘favorite’ items. This is the theme this week, Favorite Stamp Set.

I’d have to say my favorites vary.

Some are visual favorites, stamps I loved, ordered, and have not touched. That’d be several sets……

Hostess sets that are not easily purchased, you have to earn them, and for me, that be Tranquil Tide.

But, one of the ones that seems to be consistently on my table, one of the stamps already mounted to a block, would have to be Lovely Inside & Out. I created yet another card with that set for this weeks hop –

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I created a stamped background using two shapes in Memento Black, Basic Grey and Smokey Slate. It was rather bold. I decided to run with it anyway adding a piece of Card Stock Vellum on top to tone things down a bit.

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Using the coordinating framelits, I cut the word ‘friend’ out and removed it from the oval border with a few snips.

This stamp set has terrific words too. I added them alongside the ‘friend’ for interest. It turned out wonderful! This would also make a great card for a guy. It’s not frilly at all!

So what’s your favorite stamp set from the new catalog and why? I’ll randomly select someone for some Happy Mail!!

See what the other Design Team members favorites are too! 

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Lovely Inside & Out
  • Framelits – Lovely Words
  • Bundles – Lovely Inside & Out
  • Card Stock – Real Red, Whisper White, Vellum
  • Ink – Memento Black, Basic Grey, Smokey Slate
  • Other – Basic Black Baker’s Twine
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