SBTD October Blog Hop – Colour Challenge

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Welcome to the next Stamper’s By the Dozen Blog Hop.  This little group is made up of 12 Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world.  I feel very privileged to be part of this group of inspirational and talented Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators and look forward to sharing my creations.  You may have started your Blog Hop Journey here with me or you may have joined from Tashana Lundy.

This month our group was challenged to a Colour Challenge using Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron and Pool Party.

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This is certainly not a colour combination I would generally turn to, so I found this a good challenge.  I actually created two cards for this colour challenge.  🙂

I used the colour challenge and used the following thinlits:

  • The small leaves/branch from Animal Friends Thinlits
  • the flower from Eclectic Layers Thinlits
  • The Birthday from the Happy Birthday Thinlit

I stamped the word happy in Poppy Parade from the Friendly Expressions stamp set, masking off the other words.  I then cut the word Happy from the Happy Birthday Thinlit, leaving the word Birthday. I used Tombow Multi Purpose Liquid glue to mount to my card front.  I placed the flowers with the Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and as you could see them, I added some of the Share What you Love Artisan Pearls (although they do not meet the colour challenge).  Again, for the leaves/branches, I relied upon Tombow to adhere to my card front.  Finally I mounted my card front onto a Pool Party card base.  My message from this card is not to be afraid of white space, I was going to load flowers on the opposite top corner too but it was way too much, it looks much better with vacant space.

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For the second card:

I stamped the jars from Jar for Life stamp set in Stazon and also stamped the stems in Mossy Meadow, but was able to incorporated all the other specified colours.  Even though the stamp set is a photopolymer set, I find using my Stazon cleaner and then immediately cleaning the stamp with the Stampin’ Mist and Stamp n Scrub to condition and remove any trace of the Stazon Cleaner.  My stamps are still in perfect condition, although slightly stained.

I left this card sentiment free until I find a use for it!  I think it will make a sweet Thank You card.  What do you think?

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Thanks for joining me and I hope you are inspired to get your stamps out over the weekend.

Your next stop on the Stampers by the Dozen Blog Hop is Sharleen Luciano

 

Product List Eclectic Layers Card

Friendly Expressions Clear-Mount Stamp Set

$33.00
Pool Party A4 Card Stock

$14.75
Pumpkin Pie A4 Card Stock

$14.75
Poppy Parade A4 Cardstock

$14.75
So Saffron A4 Card Stock

$14.75
Whisper White A4 Card Stock

$17.00
Happy Birthday Thinlits Die

$35.00
Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies

$50.00
Animal Friends Thinlits Dies

$50.00
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

$6.00
Liquid Multipurpose Glue

$7.00
Share What You Love Artisan Pearls

$10.50

Product List for the Jars of Love Card

Jar Of Love Photopolymer Stamp Set

$47.00

Whisper White A4 Card Stock

$17.00

Poppy Parade A4 Cardstock

$14.75

Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad

$13.00

Poppy Parade Classic Stampin' Pad

$13.00

So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad

$13.00

Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad

$13.00

Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad

$15.75

Stazon Cleaner

$9.00

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12 Weeks of Christmas – Week 3

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As an Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I am always amazed at the creations of my fellow demonstrators from around the world.  I follow many of their blogs and gain so much inspiration.  One trend I have seen a lot of over the years is the “12 Weeks of Christmas” blogs.  I started my blog, funnily enough with 12 weeks until Christmas.  Welcome to week 3!

This week I am featuring the Timeless Tidings Project Kit.  This Project Kit makes 20 cards, five of each design.  The cards are so easy and quick and look so elegant. The only stamping element is the sentiment.  For each of the sentiments, I stamped using Mossy Meadow Ink.  I would be happy to host a get together in your home or mine to create this beautiful kit.  You and your friends could walk away with 20 completed handmade Christmas Cards for $40.

Card 1:

The leaves are printed die cut and assembled with the gold foil label.  A few champagne rhinestone jewels and you are done!

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Card 2:

The foil border is placed on first and then layered with the pre-printed background.  A simple star and some champagne rhinestone jewels to finish the look.

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Card 3:

Another foil border trim to accompany the background printed holly leaves.  Some green rhinestone jewels  placed randomly to add a little sparkle.

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Card 4:

A beautiful pre-printed background is placed on the card base, accompanied by the foil border trim.  Again, the placement of the green rhinestones and you are done.

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Don’t forget to visit next Tuesday, when I will continue my “12 Weeks of Christmas” series.

Thanks for visiting and please leave a comment to let me know your thoughts.  The Product List is shown below if any of these items are of interest to you.

Thanks

Carly

Product List

Timeless Tidings Project Kit

$35.00
Timeless Tidings Clear-Mount Stamp Set

$35.00
Simply Shammy

$14.00
Clear Block D

$14.00
Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad

$13.00
SNAIL Permanent Adhesive

$10.00
Stampin' Dimensionals

$6.00

12 Weeks of Christmas – Week 2

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As an Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I am always amazed at the creations of my fellow demonstrators from around the world.  I follow many of their blogs and gain so much inspiration.  One trend I have seen a lot of over the years is the “12 Weeks of Christmas” blogs.  I started my blog, funnily enough with 12 weeks until Christmas.  Welcome to week 2!

For this weeks card I was going for non traditional – however, I couldn’t go past a bit of red and green!  I used the sponge daubers to randomly sponge Real Red and Call Me Clover onto the Marbled Background Stamp.  Don’t forget to “huff” onto the stamp before you put it to paper to ensure that the ink is still ready to go!  And don’t forget, no two backgrounds will ever be the same when you are using daubers.

I then stamped the sentiment from the Ready for Christmas stamp set onto Whisper White and then cut it out using the Stitched Shape Framelit (the largest square).  The ribbon I choose is absolutely gorgeous and the photo does it little justice.   It is the Reversible Merry Merlot and Copper 5/8″ ribbon.  I simply folded it behind the sentiment before mounting with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The card front was mounted onto the Merry Merlot card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Don’t forget to visit next Tuesday, when I will continue my “12 Weeks of Christmas” series.

Thanks for visiting and please leave a comment to let me know your thoughts.  The Product List is shown below if any of these items are of interest to you.

Thanks

Carly

Product List

Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Reversible Ribbon

$13.00
Whisper White A4 Card Stock

$17.00
Merry Merlot A4 Cardstock

$14.75
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad

$13.00
Call Me Clover Stampin' Pad

$13.00
Sponge Daubers

$9.00
Stampin' Dimensionals

$6.00
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

$50.00
Ready For Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set

$47.00
Marbled Wood-Mount Stamp Set

$35.00

12 Weeks of Christmas – Week 1

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As an Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I am always amazed at the creations of my fellow demonstrators from around the world.  I follow many of their blogs and gain so much inspiration.  One trend I have seen a lot of over the years is the “12 Weeks of Christmas” blogs.  I have always wanted to take up the challenge of doing my own “12 weeks of Christmas” blogs and as I am on holidays currently, I thought now is a good time!

I will be posting each Tuesday, with a Christmas themed card.  All products will be current from either the annual catalogue or the holiday catalogue and I will include links at the bottom so you can order any of the items directly from my website.

My first card in the “12 Weeks of Christmas” series uses the cute little Santa from the Signs of Santa stamp set.  I stamped this using Stazon Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock and then used the Santa’s Signpost coordinating Framelits to cut out Santa and the North Pole sign post.  I coloured using Real Red and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker.  The Santa and the Signpost were mounted on the Silver Foil Edge Card (which has a coordinating envelope too!) using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the sentiment, I stamped onto Whisper White before punching out with the Everyday Label punch.  Punches are so quick for a good effect.  I shadowed the Whisper White with the Real Red, also punched out with the Everyday Label Punch.  Before mounting with Stampin’ Dimensionals I added a few twirls of Copper Metallic Thread, for a bit of bling.  I do like how the sentiment doesn’t take up the whole label, one should never be worried about white space!  After I mounted Santa and the Signpost, I felt I needed to add some more dimension and so I free handed some snow mounds using the Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Marker.

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Don’t forget to visit next Tuesday, when I will continue my “12 Weeks of Christmas” series.

Thanks for visiting and please leave a comment to let me know your thoughts.  The Product List is shown below if any of these items are of interest to you.

Thanks

Carly

Product List

Signs Of Santa Photopolymer Bundle

$83.50
Silver Foil-Edged Cards & Envelopes

$16.50
Whisper White A4 Card Stock

$17.00
Real Red A4 Card Stock

$14.75
Copper Metallic Thread

$6.00
Everyday Label Punch

$31.00
Stampin' Dimensionals

$6.00
Many Marvelous Markers

$215.25
Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad

$15.75

SBTD August Blog Floral

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Welcome to our August Stampers by the Dozen Blog Hop with the theme of Fall Florals.  You may be starting on my blog or you may have tripped over here from Tashana.

In Australia, we have just started Spring, however, looking out my window it is still very wintery!   It is raining and we even had some hail this afternoon too.  😦

I have used the stamp set Painted Harvest.  This is a photopolymer stamp and so it makes layering the different colours so easy.

I stamped the largest section of the sunflower first in So Saffron, then the smaller flower I stamped in Crushed Curry and also Mango Melody (My new favourite yellow within the Stampin’ Range).  The centres of the Sunflower were stamped in Early Espresso.

I hope you will explore the ‘fall’ colours within the Stampin’ Up! © range.  Our colours coordinate so well together.

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Anyway, time to hop on over to Anastasia Radloff to see what she has created.

 

Karie Beglau

Judi Anderson
Susan Simpson
Tricia Butts

Courtenay Heuston
Tashana Lundy
Carly Middleton-You are Here

Sharleen Luciano

Anastasia Radloff

Deb Naylor

Dena Albee

Laura Mackie

SBTD August Hop – Animals and Watercolouring

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Welcome to Stampers by the Dozen August Blog Hop.  This month we are featuring something new!  As demonstrators we are lucky enough to have the opportunity to pre order from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue and so one of my stamp sets I am featuring, you will be able to order in September (if you are not a demonstrator).

Our little team of 12 stampers has been through some more change this month and again I would like to welcome Laura and Deena.

You may have travelled via Tashana Lundy or you may be starting your hop right here, so lets go and see what I have created.

During August, Stampin’ Up!® have a special promotion which includes an extension to the Watercolor Pencils.  We are already lucky enough to have 13 colors, however, this new set of 10 includes many of the new colors (and they are beautiful).

For my Blog today, I am featuring water coloring technique and because there are some cute animals – why not!  I used both sets of water color pencils and blended them using an Aqua Painter.

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Its time to move onto Sharleen‘s post now.  Lets visit together to see what she has created.  You can just click on her name or the next button below.

Product List

Animal Outing Clear-Mount Bundle

$78.25
Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad

$15.75
Watercolor Pencils

$27.75
Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2

$21.75
Whisper White A4 Card Stock

$17.00
Berry Burst A4 Cardstock

$14.75
SNAIL Permanent Adhesive

$10.00
Stazon Cleaner

$9.00

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