We Create – Masculine Blog Hop

Happy June 1st. Time for Two ‘manly’ post Friday! Lol!!

This is for –

Of course, the theme this month is : Masculine

Great idea since we always need manly card ideas and, of course, Father’s Day is right around the corner! We will have lots of wonderful ideas!

I loved the May Paper Pumpkin kit this time around, Manly Moments. I even used it in my May Card Buffet!

Manly Moments May 2018 Paper Pumpkin

I re-designed one of the cards to make the most of the already generous kit!

I created this nifty card –

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This resembles the Instax mini prints, doesn’t it? Perfect for an adventurous guy!

I literally cut the stickers in the kit in half to create this. The sky base on the ‘Instax’ is a trimmed card in the kit! Makes  the perfect backdrop for the scenery!

This was a big hit at the Card Buffet too! Guys don’t like frills. Clean and simple works for them. This is perfect!

You can still get refills for this kit! Check that out here.

And, if your interested in signing up for Paper Pumpkin monthly subscription, the June kit will coordinate with the Broadway Bound suite of products!!! Sign up here!

Back to the hop……..As this is a blog hop, ‘click’ the next button to go on to the next participant in the hop! You’ll see lots of wonderful ideas this month!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Manly Moments
  • Card Stock – Sahara Sand, Whisper White
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • Other – Manly Moments Paper Pumpkin
Happy Stampin’
Libby
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We Create – Feminine Blog Hop

Happy May 1st. Happy Tuesday. Happy Two post Tuesday!

Time for a share for –

In the past we have created a card, them stepped it up. We have changed things up a bit and gone with a theme. The theme this month is Feminine Cards.

Great idea since Mother’s Day is right around the corner!

Here is what I created –

libbystamps, stampin up, Petal Palette, Petals & More Thinlits, Petal Palette Bundle, We Create……of course, an amazing card!

This was simple to create using our Blends markers to color the flowers. The background was created from one of the background stamps in the Petal Palette stamp set.

This is a blog hop. ‘Click’ the next button to go on to the next participant in the hop! You’ll see lots of wonderful ideas!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Petal Palette
  • Framelits – Petals & More, Celebrate You
  • Bundles – Petal Palette
  • Card Stock – Sweet Sugarplum (retiring color), Whisper White, Basic Black
  • Ink – Black Memento, Sweet Sugarplum
  • Other – Rich Razzleberry & Old Olive Blends
Happy Stampin’
Libby

We Create – Last Chance Blog Hop

Hello stampers! Have you seen all items that Stampin’ Up is retiring? Sooo many awesome products!

We Create decided to have an impromptu blog hop!

Obviously, the theme is retiring products!

I had a hard time deciding just what to use……I went with a minimally stamped card using framelits!

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Isn’t this just the sweetest?!?!

After I framelit cut the word ‘friend’, I found this tiny ‘happy birthday’ from the Sprinkles of Life stamp set. Since its photopolymer, its pliable, which made it easy to curve the image. I thought this was a fun addition to the oval ‘friend’. You agree?

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The inside is a pullout card that’d be perfect for a gift card!

I’m really sad to see these products retire. I wonder what the other designers are showcasing??? Check them out here –

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Sprinkles of Life (retiring)
  • Framelits – Mini Treat Bag, Lovely Words (both retiring), Layering Ovals
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Basic Black
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Pick a Pattern (retiring)
  • Punches – 1″ Circle
  • Other – Basic Black Bakers Twine (retiring)
Happy Stampin’
Libby

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

We Create – March Blog Hop

My third post for today, Three Post Thursday, is another blog hop for We Create. 

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

I made this card last week for a card challenge –

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It was a total hit! I loved it sooo much that I wanted to feature it on my Card Buffet for February. However, the 6×6 pack of Designer Series Paper wasn’t quite enough for a whole class.

The whole card front uses most of a 6×6 page. This is both sides of the paper, flipped.

I came up with this modified idea –

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Equally as adorable too! And, I was able to get more cards for the four sheets I had!  Everyone who wanted to make the card was able to! Yay!

The top of the card’s texture is made from the Sweetheart embossing folder. The pie covers the flat heart portion! That texture resembles the polka dots – perfect!

The adorable pie was created using a Sale-a-Bration folder called Basket Weave. You can can get that free from me by placing a qualifying order. I’d be happy to help you with that.

Another nifty tip, the heart was gold and I colored it using a Blends marker! Instant matching!

libbystamps, stampin up, Cool Treats, Layering Circles Framelits, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Sweetheart Embossing Folder, We Create

Not sure which one is cuter! Both I think!

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

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Cool Treats
  • Framelits – Layering Circles
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Whisper White
  • Ink – Dapper Denim, Cherry Cobbler
  • DSP – Tutti-Frutti 6×6 Stack
  • Punches – Mini Flag (retired)
  • Other – Sweetheart EF, Cherry Cobbler Blends, Metallic Enamel Shapes
Happy Stampin’
Libby

We Create – February Blog Hop

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

My third post is another blog hop for We Create. 

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

As my focal image, I’m using a favorite of mine, Watts of Occasions –

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It’s just too cute!!! This is simple. Pretty. Elegant.

But…..add a few elements……and you get this –

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Just as lovely too! Bright, cheerful.

I added the Designer Series Paper, Bubble & Fizz, that you can earn free through Sale-a-bration. I made the border around the focal image slightly smaller. The heart is also fussy cut in Calypso Coral.

libbystamps, stampin up, Watts of Occasions, Bubbles & Fizz DSP, We Create, Sale-a-Bration

Simple changes. Wonderful designs. Which one you like better?

Check out my other posts for the day! I’ve been busy creating!

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

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Watts of Occasions
  • Card Stock – Powder Pink, Whisper White, Calypso Coral
  • Ink – Basic Grey
  • DSP – Bubbles & Fizz (Sale-a-Bration FREE item)
Happy Stampin’
Libby

We Create – January Blog Hop

Happy NEW YEAR and the second blog post for today!!!

This is another blog hop filled with ideas! This time, I’m hopping with We Create! 

I am sooo excited to play with new stuff that will be available January 3!

I created two cards for the hop using the same layout and stepping one of them up.

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I loved how this turned out! I started with the free Sale-a-Bration Designer Series Paper, Bubbles & Fizz and went with those colors to design the rest of the card. I used a new stamp from Birthday Wit for the focal point on the card. The Tutti-frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins were a nice added touch! These are going to be a favorite of mine – I can already tell!

I took everything and added a little pizzaz –

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Also and equally awesome card! The sentiment I stamped in the different colors and I cut them out to place over the existing stamped words.

libbystamps, stampin up, Birthday Wit, Bubbles & Fizz DSP, Tutti-frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins, We Create 

I love both these cards! I think one of them I will feature on my January Card Buffet!

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

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Birthday Wit
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
  • Ink – Bermuda Bay, Basic Grey, Calypso Coral, Black Memento
  • DSP – Bubbles & Fizz
  • Other – Tutti-frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins
Happy Stampin’
Libby

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