Hi! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog Hop! The winners from December’s flower-themed Blog Highlights are hopping with Kylie today, and I’m honored to be in the winners’ blog hop again with so many talented crafters! Thank you so much to those who voted for me. Y’all are the best.
Our theme for the Blog Hop is the same as what got us here — flowers. I even used the same suite of products, the Sweet Soiree suite. I just adore this floral cake and all the parts that come with it.
The background paper is actually a card from the Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack. Y’all, this is one of my favorite card packs we’ve ever had. Ever. It’s beautiful. This is a FREE Sale-A-Bration item that you can get with a $50 order, and it has become one of my very favorite Sale-A-Bration freebies.
I actually didn’t use the stamp set from the suite (Cake Soiree) on this card. I made the cake stand out of Silver Foil sheets using one of the Sweet Cake framelits. The cake itself is not stamped at all. That is from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit. It comes already colored and embossed. I added some Shimmery White Embossing Paste to the cake using a Palette Knife and the Sweet Soiree Decorative Masks. Then I added the bunch of flowers, which is also from the Embellishment Kit.
The white frame is a piece of Whisper White cardstock, and the tiny silver stripes on the bottom are washi tape that comes in the Embellishment Kit. The sentiment is from Beautiful Bouquet.
Thanks for stopping by today! Make sure to go to the next blog in the hop and hop all the way around the world with us and get lots of inspiration. Right now you’re at Sarah Fleming’s blog.
Everything I used on my cards can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the January Host Code (below) if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift!
Here are the projects we made in my Stampin’ Blends Marker Club in December. The stamp set for the club last month was Birthday Delivery, and the Blends included were the Night of Navy (Light and Dark), Pumpkin Pie (Light and Dark), and Ivory Stampin’ Blends. December also included a package of White Perfect Accents. The club also includes all the supplies for the three projects.
I am not including instructions or a tutorial for these projects, as the tutorials are exclusive to my Blends Club, but the supply list is below, with links to my online store.
Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my cards can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the January Host Code (below) if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift!
I sat down to make a Christmas card using the colors from this week’s Global Design Project challenge, but a festive any-occasion card came out instead.
The color challenge this week is to use Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, and Basic Black. I kind of scratched my head at the combination, but it turns out that I love these colors together! I just never know until I start playing with them.
Don’t you love it when you find a second use for something you already have? This beautiful stamp/die bundle makes gorgeous Christmas cards (see an example here), and look at this festive celebration card! This could work for a birthday, graduation, new baby (especially done in soft colors), wedding, anniversary — any celebratory occasion.
The card base is Emerald Envy (5’1/2″x4-1/4″), and the white panel is Whisper White. I love stamps that allow you to create your own background. The Festive Season stamp set has several stamps perfect for creating backgrounds. I did three groupings on my card, and for each grouping I stamped the starburst image twice in Emerald Envy (without re-inking the stamp in between — that’s how you get the two different shades of green) and once in Sweet Sugarplum. I then stamped the small star image once in each grouping, in Sweet Sugarplum ink. And that’s all there is to the background! Easy.
You could use any sentiment here. I chose the “let’s celebrate” stamp from Confetti Celebration, because this card just feels like it’s ready to party. I stamped the sentiment in Archival Basic Black.
I stamped the solid star image from the Festive Season bundle in Sweet Sugarplum, then lined up the Festive Stitching Star die so the stitching holes would be right along the outside of the star. Yes, a die punched all the stitching holes for me! The Festive Stitching Thinlits make hand-stitched cards so easy.
I cut the star out using the Stars Framelits.
I stitched the outline of the star using the Halloween Night Baker’s Twine. There’s no reason to stop using it just because Halloween is over, right? So Christmas + Halloween supplies = non-Christmas / non-Halloween card.
After I started the stitching, I held down the end with a small piece of Tear & Tape. I did a simple backstitch, and when I finished, I taped down the other end. I popped the star up on Dimensionals.
To finish off my card front, I added two stars and a dot from the 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes. I just love these tiny embellishments!
I did two more stamp groupings on the inside of the card. I will stamp another sentiment when I decide what event this card will be for.
Finally, if you love to craft like I do, I’d love for you to join my Stampin’ Up! team! Join now to get the demonstrator discount through March, along with a lot of other wonderful benefits. I love hobby demonstrators as well as demos who want to make a business out of Stampin’ Up!. Click the link or email me for more info!