Card Re-Do! SBTD July Blog Hop

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Hop Roll Call

Judi Anderson

Karie Beglau

Susan Simpson  

Tricia Butts  

Lyndsay LaRae Carara

Tashana Lundy

Carly Middleton

Sharleen Luciano

Anastasia Radloff

Deb Naylor

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SBTD June Blog Hop Cards for Kids

Thanks for joining me as we again hop with my Stampin’ friends from around the world. Stampers by the Dozen is a small group of demonstrators who share our love of creativity using Stampin’ Up! Product. You may be starting at my blog or may have joined me from Tashana

The theme this month is Kids Cards or Gifts. I don’t have children myself or even many friends with children. I do however work in the Early Years and am currently studying my Bachelor of Education Early Childhood so I was thinking finger puppets.

The stamp set A Little Wild is perfect for making finger puppets. When creating the puppets I was thinking of the song “We’re going to the zoo tomorrow”. The best part of this stamp set is the coordinating framelits. No fussy cutting. 😀

I coloured the cute animals using Stampin’ Water Color pencils and Aqua Painter.

To create and join the puppets, I created a ring from a 1cm strip of whisper white card stock.

Your next stop on our monthly blog hop is Anastasia. Look forward to reading your comments.

Until next time.

SBTD May Blog Hop – Mother’s Day

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Hi there, and welcome to another Stampers by the Dozen Blog Hop. We are a small group of Stampin’ Up! © demonstrators from around the world who look forward to sharing with you one or more projects around a certain theme.  You may have stumbled across my blog and this is your starting point or you may have hopped over from Tashana Lundy.  Anyway, thanks for visiting.

This months theme is Mother’s and Father’s Day.  Mother’s Day has just passed in Australia (last Sunday) and I spent the day with my Mum watching our Football Team play an awesome game of Aussie Rules.  We won so Mum had a wonderful day!  Go Tigers!

Father’s Day in Australia isn’t until September, and there is no way I am that organised.  I would probably want to use a new stamp set which I am yet to purchase from the up coming new catalogue as well.

I am unable to share the cards I made for my Mum and Mother In Law as I used an old favourite stamp set of mine – Stippled Blossom.  This set retired many years ago but I just cannot leave it out of my collection of stamps.

For my card I have used Painted Harvest – I am so happy this is carrying over into the 2018/19 catalogue.  This stamp set allows you to not be perfect – which sometimes in my busy world, I just need this freedom.

I stamped the sunflower in non traditional sunflower colours – Flirty Flamingo and Berry Burst with the centre of the sunflower being Fresh Fig.  The leaves were stamped in Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz.

I love how the random stamping creates my own dsp.

The sentiment was stamped in Fresh Fig onto Whisper White cardstock.   I mounted this onto a Fresh Fig which I punched out with the Everyday Label Punch.

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I feel I fail to mention some of my favourite tools which I use when creating my cards.  I have found my Stampin’ Trimmer to be the most useful trimmer ever.  I love how it shows both Inches and Centimetres as I do tend to work in both.  Obviously with the photopolymer stamps, you need a stamp block.  The range of sizes of Stampin’ Up! Clear Mount Blocks are amazing and I am yet to find a stamp which is not catered for.  I find the rounded edges of the clear mount blocks are easier to use and I dont walk away with multiple injuries (I’m a bit clumsy!)  Another staple in my Stampin’ supplies is the Snail and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Thanks for joining me on the journey of our blog hop.  Your next stop is Sharleen Luciano

Hop Roll Call

Karie Beglau

Judi Anderson 

Susan Simpson 

Tricia Butts 

Courtenay Heuston

Tashana Lundy

Carly Middleton You are here!!

Sharleen Luciano

Vicky Thompson

Anastasia Radloff

Product List

Painted Harvest Photopolymer Stamp Set

$37.00
Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad

$11.50
Berry Burst Classic Stampin' Pad

$11.50
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin' Pad

$11.50
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad

$11.50
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad

$11.50
Whisper White A4 Card Stock

$15.75
Fresh Fig A4 Cardstock

$14.00
Stampin' Dimensionals

$6.00
SNAIL Permanent Adhesive

$10.00
Stampin' Trimmer

$50.00
Clear Block Bundle

$120.50
Everyday Label Punch

$31.00

SBTD April Bundles Blog Hop

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Welcome to our latest Stampers by the Dozen Blog Hop with the theme of Bundles.

We have welcomed a new Stampin’ Up! demonstrator to our little team – Welcome Deb – and so after a few months of our dozen consisting of only 11, we are back to 12.

You may have travelled via Tashana Lundy or you may be starting your hop right here.

This is a very timely blog theme – as we can highlight the sets which have been bundled int he current Stampin’ Up! © catalogue, however, will not feature as a bundle in the next catalogue.  Our retirement list was recently released and so now is a good time to buy a bundle and save 10%

My set is the Ribbon of Courage and Support Ribbon Framelits.  My mum, as recently as yesterday, completed her radiation therapy – Woop Woop! and so I thought I would make her a special card.

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The Melon Mambo ink and cardstock are quite stricking against the Basic Black and again, the Stitched Framelits are making an appearance (they may be my favourites).

Anyway, dont forget to hop onto the next blog by clicking the next button below – Sharleen at Stamp with Shar

https://stampwithshar.com/?p=3013

Thanks for stopping by.

Carly

Hop Roll Call

Karie Beglau

Judi Anderson 

Susan Simpson 

Tricia Butts 

Lyndsay LaRae Carara

Courtenay Heuston

Tashana Lundy

Carly Middleton – You are here!

Sharleen Luciano

Vicky Thompson

Anastasia Radloff

Deb Naylor

Product List

Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad

$11.50

Melon Mambo A4 Card Stock

$14.00

Basic Black A4 Card Stock

$14.00

Whisper White A4 Card Stock

$15.75

Layering Squares Framelits Dies

$58.00

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

$50.00

Ribbon Of Courage Clear-Mount Stamp Set

$33.00

Support Ribbon Framelits Dies

$38.00

SBTD March Blog Hop – Background Techniques

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Welcome to this months Stampers by the Dozen Blog Hop – focusing on Background Techniques.  I must admit, when this theme was set I did stress a bit – I feel I fall into the CASing way of life when looking for inspiration and I look forward to being totally inspired by my fellow Stampers by the Dozen members.

Who are the Stampers by the Dozen?  This little group is made up of 11 Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world.  I feel very privileged to be part of this group of inspirational and talented Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.  You may have started your Blog Hop Journey here with me or you may have joined from Tashana Lundy who lives in the United States of America.  A little bit about me.  I live with my husband and fur-babies in Pakenham, Victoria, Australia.  I have been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for 5 years and really enjoy the opportunity to share my love of paper crafting and Stampin’ Up!

My first card uses the new technique titled Black Ice as invented by Melissa Kerman at Melissa’s Crafting Treehouse.  It uses a lot of Clear Embossing Powder, Archival Black Inkpad, and Copper Foil.  My card probably does not do Melissa’s technique justice, but for a first shot, I was pretty happy.

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My second card highlights the Tarnished Foil technique – using both gold, silver and copper embossing powders layered onto silver foil card.

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Thanks for joining me on another hop, although it was a bit rushed as I returned from USA yesterday morning but I hope my projects have provided some inspiration into background techniques.

Until next time,

Carly

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Karie Beglau   https://memoryinkers.blogspot.com/2018/03/sbtd-hop-theme-week-designer-series.html

Judi Anderson  http://judistamps.com/we-must-celebrat

Susan Simpson https://craftyduckydoodah.blogspot.com/2018/03/how-to-create-smoosh-watercolour.html

Tricia Butts  https://triciastampingcreations.blogspot.com/2018/03/sbtd-blog-hop-background-techniques.html

Lyndsay LaRae Carara  https://www.littlemooncreation.com/single-post/2018/03/16/Petal-Palette-Greeting-Card

Courtenay Heuston  https://bagsthatone.blogspot.com/2018/03/stampin-up-background-technique-sbtd.html

Tashana Lundy http://www.honeybeesstampinghive.com/2018/03/faux-leather-3-ways-with-heat-embossing.html

Carly Middleton   https://cardsbycarly.wordpress.com/2018/03/17/sbtd-march-blog-hop-background-techniques

Sharleen Luciano  https://stampwithshar.com/?p=2735

Vicky Thompson  http://penguincrafts.co.uk/2018/03/17/background-embossing-techniques-sbtd-hop-03-2018

Anastasia Radloff  http://www.stampinblondie.com/2018/03/stampers-by-dozen-background-techniques.html

SBTD February Hop Critters

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Welcome to the February Stamper’s By the Dozen Blog Hop.  This little group is made up of 11 Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world.  I feel very privileged to be part of this group of inspirational and talented Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.  You may have started your Blog Hop Journey here with me or you may have joined from Tashana Lundy who lives in the United States of America.  A little bit about me.  I live with my husband and fur-babies in Pakenham, Victoria, Australia.  I have been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for 5 years and really enjoy the opportunity to share my love of paper crafting and Stampin’ Up!

Each third Saturday of the month, we will be holding the Stamper’s By the Dozen Blog Hop.  The theme for this first Blog Hop is Critters.  Stampin’ Up! have so many different animal themed stamps, this was a difficult decision.  Do I want to share a project with the Party Pandas, Watercolor Wings, No Bones About It, Fabulous Flamingo or This Little Piggy.  I am a big fan of This Little Piggy so here is some inspiration.

For my project, I stamped the images using the Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad onto Whisper White Card Stock.  I next used the Aqua Painter to water colour – Blushing Bride for the Piggy, Soft Sky for the skyline and Old Olive for the grassy field.  I like the effect the water coloring has on as it appears to add texture to the Little Piggy and in the sky, it looks like a bit of a windy day!  I mounted my Thank You card onto Blushing Bride Card Stock using Fast Fuse, as I wanted a stronger hold due me choosing to watercolor on normal card stock.  I think this little piggy is my favourite image from this stamp set.

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Dont forget to continue around the Blog Hop,with the next stop being Tashana.  Click the next button below to continue on your journey.  Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment of encouragement 🙂

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Karie Beglau

Judi Anderson

Susan Simpson

Tricia Butts

Lyndsay LaRae Carara

Courtenay Heuston

Tashana Lundy

Carly Middleton     => You are here 🙂

Sharleen Luciano

Vicky Thompson

Anastasia Radloff

SBTD Occasions and Sale-A-Bration January Blog Hop

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Happy New Year, even though we are nearly one month down already!  How quick does time travel?

Welcome to the first Stamper’s By the Dozen Blog Hop for 2018.  This little group is made up of 11 Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world.  I feel very privileged to be part of this group of inspirational and talented Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.  You may have started your Blog Hop Journey here with me or you may have joined from Tashana Lundy who lives in the United States of America.  A little bit about me.  I live with my husband and fur-babies in Pakenham, Victoria, Australia.  I have been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for 5 years and really enjoy the opportunity to share my love of paper crafting and Stampin’ Up!

Each third Saturday of the month, we will be holding the Stamper’s By the Dozen Blog Hop.  The theme for this first Blog Hop is the new Holiday Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration which went live on 3rd January 2018.  Being a Demonstrator, means we are able to make a pre-purchase and showcase different projects.  Here is some inspiration.

For this project, I used our Water Color pencils and an aqua painter – aren’t the colours really viabrant and the birds from Bird Banter super cute?

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My next card uses the ever famous Panda from Party Panda, a free stamp set available with qualifying orders during Sale-A-Bration.

I have teamed this together with the large flower from the Bloomin’ Hearts framelits to create a flowery balloon.

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Thanks for stopping by, and please leave a comment if you are able.

Your next stop is off to visit Sharleen Luciano.  Click on the Next Blog button below.

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Our group consists of the following Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and I hope you can find time to take a trip around the world on our Blog Hop.

Karie Beglau

Judi Anderson

Susan Simpson 

Tricia Butts

Lyndsay LaRae Carara

Courtenay Heuston

Tashana Lundy

Carly Middleton  You are Here 🙂

Sharleen Luciano

Vicky Thompson

Anastasia Radloff

Product List – Bird  Banter Card

Bird Banter Photopolymer Stamp Set

$30.00

Pacific Point A4 Card Stock

$14.00

Watercolor Pencils

$27.75

Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad

$12.25

Aqua Painters

$20.00

Whisper White A4 Card Stock

$15.75

Paper Snips Scissors

$17.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

$6.00

SNAIL Permanent Adhesive

$10.00

Product List – Party Panda Card

Whisper White A4 Card Stock

$15.75

Paper Snips Scissors

$17.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

$6.00

SNAIL Permanent Adhesive

$10.00

Party Pandas Wood-Mount Stamp Set

$0.00

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

$10.00

Basic Black A4 Card Stock

$14.00

Berry Burst A4 Cardstock

$14.00

Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Dies

$41.00

Big Shot

$159.00

ESAD 2018 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration Blog Hop

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Wowee, it is here again.  It is new catalogue and Sale-A-Brations time.  I say it every year, but this year I am so excited.  There are some fabulous sets within both of these catalogues and I am sure you will find some super ideas from joining this Blog Hop, hosted by the team at ESAD.  More details on ESAD can be found below.

You may have started at my blog, or joined from Lou Kitzelman.  I am feeling happy, excited and nervous as I am sandwiched between two totally inspirational stampers who I follow on their blogs and stalk on Facebook. 🙂

It was difficult to choose which project to share with you today as I was lucky enough to do my pre-order and I choose lots of different stamp sets.  I have settled on the card below.

The stamped images are from Picture Perfect Birthday and I have paired it with an embossed card front using the Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder.  I just love the way these sequins pop off the page.  The bow is created using the Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon – it is so soft.

The stamped bows are super cute and are a two step stamp.  I love two step stamping, it hides so many imperfections!

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Your next stop along the hop is the wonderful Kelly Kent.  Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to sharing more ideas with you from the new Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration.

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List of Bloggers:

Blog Hop Participant List

  1. Cheryl Algie
  2. Nicole Wilson
  3. Amity Knight
  4. Sharon Dalton
  5. Lou Kitzelman
  6. Carly Middleton
  7. Kelly Kent
  8. Kim Oliver
  9. Ellen Woodbridge
  10. Fi Cobbin
  11. Megan Lenske
  12. Barbara Williams
  13. Peta Stephen
  14. Maree McIntosh
  15. Delys Cram
  16. Renee Lynch
  17. Monique Fielder
  18. Cathy Pinchbeck
  19. Courtenay Heuston
  20. Leonie Schroder
  21. Libby Dyson
  22. Rachael Lewsley
  23. Jessie Holton

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From the Heart – SBTD December Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Stampers by the Dozen December Blog Hop.  This month the theme for our little global group is From the Heart.  You may have started on my blog, or joined in with the blog elsewhere.  I am sure you will find a lot of inspiration.

I love the versatility of the stamp set Ribbon of Courage, designed by Patty Bennett, Million Dollar Sales Achiever.

It is nice just to do a card for someone to let them know you are thinking of them.  I needed to challenge myself to not do a card with flowers, as flowers are generally my go to!

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Well, I hope this has provided you some ideas to make a card and send a card to someone you are thinking about.

Don’t forget to click your way through our hop, with the next stop being Sharleen Luciano.

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Stampers By The Dozen Roll Call

  1. Rachel Pine
  2. Karie Beglau
  3. Judi Anderson
  4. Susan Simpson 
  5. Tricia Butts  
  6. Lyndsay LaRae Carara 
  7. Courtenay Heuston
  8. Tashana Lundy
  9. Carly Middleton   => You are here 🙂
  10. Sharleen Luciano 
  11. Anastasia Radloff  

Product List

Whisper White A4 Card Stock

$15.75
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad

$11.50
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad

$11.50
Rhinestone Basic Jewels

$8.75
Card Stock A4 Crushed Curry

$14.00
Rich Razzleberry A4 Card Stock

$14.00
SNAIL Permanent Adhesive

$10.00
Ribbon Of Courage Wood-Mount Bundle

$76.50

Christmas Gift Packaging – SBTD November Blog Hop

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Welcome to the November SBTD Blog Hop – with the theme of Christmas Packaging.  You may have started with me or clicked your way through the hop from Tashana Lundy.

I need to confess, I struggled with this theme more than last month (which just a reminder, last months theme was masculine cards).

I thought long about packaging and I realised I don’t really do a lot of pretty packaging, however, I am well known for making ‘over’ embellished cards that do not fit into the regular envelopes!  So I thought I would share my latest envelope.

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I use the Envelope Punch Board on so many different projects, but for this one – it is just an envelope!  To allow me to enclose the cards without the embellishments becoming squashed and non presentable, I use my Simply Scored Board to create additional score lines and this in turn raises the envelope, giving more space for the card.

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I was in a bit of a rush this month and so when this happens I always turn to the wonderful kit projects Stampin’ Up! © offer.  In this instance, I have attached one of the decorations from the Be Merry Kit.  Everything is included in the kit for the project, you just need to use the Fine Tip Glue Pen and I also used my good old hot glue gun, as I was again a bit time poor.  The full kit makes 12 decorations.

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I am really happy with the result of a quick and simple but quite stunning gift packaging idea.  Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to click below on the Next Blog button below to visit Sharleen Luciano and no doubt be totally inspired.  See you next month!

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  1. Rachel Pine
  2. Karie Beglau
  3. Judi Anderson
  4. Susan Simpson
  5. Tricia Butts
  6. Lyndsay LaRae Carara
  7. Courtenay Heuston
  8. Tashana Lundy
  9. Carly Middleton
  10. Sharleen Luciano
  11. Vicky Thompson
  12. Anastasia Radloff

Product List

Envelope Punch Board

$32.00

Simply Scored

$50.00

Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper

$19.25

Be Merry Kit

$33.25

Tear & Tape Adhesive

$9.00