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Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - All Is Bright Suite

Welcome to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. On this hop, we are focusing on the All is Bright Suite on pages 4-7 in the 2018 Holiday Catalog.

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This suite includes a broad range of  traditional colors and imagery. I decided to step of of my comfort zone a bit and make a fun little treat bag as my focal project. I made a simple bag with some All is Bright DSP (#147892) and include a fun little tag stamped with the Making Christmas Bright photopolymer stamp set (#148046). Hint: I used some inexpensive paper shreds from the local dollar store as bag filler.

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For my second project I used the same tag elements and added everything to a Striped Treat Bag (#144255) stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Stampin' Blends markers. It would be really easy to include a simple hand-stamped card and maybe even a gift card as a quick and easy holiday gift for a co-worker or friend.

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For my final project I couldn't resist making some fun flowers using the All is Bright DSP and the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch (#148013). I love using flowers on almost any project...where there is a will, there is a way! This is a semi-inexpensive frame ornament I purchased from the craft store. I removed the back, covered it with Basic Black cardstock and heat embossed the sentiment from Merry Christmas to All stamp set (#147702) and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I used hot glue to reattach the panel to the frame.

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Elizabeth Price is next on our blog hop so be sure to head on over and check out what she and the the rest of the Artisan Design Team team have in store by clicking on the button below.

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2018 Artisan Design Team

Cathy Caines - In The Cat Cave (Canada)
Charlet Mallet - Painted Orange (USA)
Connie Collins - Constantly Stamping (USA) <- you are here
Elizabeth Price - Seeing Ink Spots (USA)
Emma Goddard - Coastal Crafter (UK)
Jennifer Frost - Jennifer Frost (Australia)
Jenni Pauli - Paulines Papier (Germany)
Jessica Winter - kunterbuntestempelwelt (Austria)
Kayla Macaulay - Love, Kayla (Australia)
Kim McGillis - Kim McGillis Papercrafting (Canada)
Lauren Alarid - Crafty Little Peach (USA)
Linda van Wely-Zwolle - Stampin with Liz Design (The Netherlands)
Rhoda MacPherson - Pretty Creative (UK)
Sarah Lancaster - Pirouette Papercraft (France)
Susan Wong - Stampin Susan (New Zealand)
Sylwia Schreck - Stempel Einfach (Germany)

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Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - Snowflakes Showcase Part 2

 

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Welcome to special Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. On this hop, we are featuring the Snowflake Showcase Promotion featuring exclusive stamps, dies and accessories. Customers can purchase this fantastic bundle, November 1-30 or while supplies last.

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We were asked to create two projects...one with just stamps and the other using stamps and coordinating dies. Some of the team are featuring the Happiness Surrounds stamp set (#149744) while others (like me) are featuring the Snow is Glistening stamp set (#149742).

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My first card focuses on the stamp set. I just love snowflakes and the snowflake images in this set are great.

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I stamped a piece of Wood Textures DSP with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed everything with White Embossing Powder. Then I just added some linen thread and some clear rhinestones for a great country Christmas card.

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For my second project, I stayed with the country Christmas theme and stacked several layers of die cut snowflakes from the largest snowflake die in the Snowfall Thinlits set. The top layer was cut from Wood Textures DSP. I used the two largest snowflakes from the Snowfall Thinlits Dies and layered them for even more dimension.

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For the sentiment, I die cut a circle using the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies(#145372), stamped a Pear Pizzazz snowflake in the center and then stamped the word "Joy" in Early Espresso ink.

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Elizabeth Price is next on our blog hop so be sure to head on over and check out what she and the the rest of the Artisan Design Team team have in store by clicking on the button below.

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2018 Artisan Design Team

Cathy Caines - In The Cat Cave (Canada)
Charlet Mallett - Painted Orange (USA)
Connie Collins - Constantly Stamping (USA) <- you are here
Elizabeth Price - Seeing Ink Spots (USA)
Emma Goddard - Coastal Crafter (UK)
Jennifer Frost - Jennifer Frost (Australia)
Jenni Pauli - Paulines Papier (Germany)
Jessica Winter - kunterbuntestempelwelt (Austria)
Kayla Macaulay - Love, Kayla (Australia)
Kim McGillis - Kim McGillis Papercrafting (Canada)
Lauren Alarid - Crafty Little Peach (USA)
Linda van Wely-Zwolle - Stampin with Liz Design (The Netherlands)
Rhoda MacPherson - Pretty Creative (UK)
Sarah Lancaster - Pirouette Papercraft (France)
Susan Wong - Stampin Susan (New Zealand)
Sylwia Schreck - Stempel Einfach (Germany)
 

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Global Design Project #GDP161 - Color Challenge

We have a really great color combo this week at the Global Design Project. What I love most is that depending on how you put it together, it can go from Spring to Autumn in nothing flat. This isn't exactly the color combo I used on my last project, but it was very close. Since the last one was definitely a Fall card, I decided to go more with Spring for this one.

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I have been super busy lately, so I needed to throw this card together in a hurry. Thankfully, I already had most of these elements on my craft table, so it came together quickly.

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I had this sentiment already stamped and cut from several months ago. I keep my extra stamped pieces in a bowl on my desk, so they are handy for days when I am in a hurry. It is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set and the typography is so elegant.

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The background was embossed with the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder in Whisper White cardstock. The flowers were made just like the ones on this card.

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I just added a little Silver Thread, some Faceted Gems, and a few Clear Rhinestones and it was done. Super simple, super fast.

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Be sure to check out what the other talented designers/players have created for this fun challenge at the Global Design Project Challenge Blog. We would love to have you play along with us this week. 

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Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - Country Lane Suite

Welcome to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. On this hop, we are focusing on the Country Lane Suite on pages 42-43 in the 2018 Holiday Catalog.

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It was love at first sight when I saw this incredible suite of products. It was like Stampin' Up! created it just for me. If you asked me to pick just one product from the entire catalog, the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#147906) would be it. I started with a Basic Black top-folding card base, added a layer of Basic Black cardstock embossed with the Tin Tile folder and then adhered it to the card base for stability. Next, I added some splatters with Bright Copper Shimmer Paint (#147045). I also used the Copper Shimmer Paint and a sponge dauber to add some color to a Chicken Wire Element (#147807).

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I stamped the greeting from the Country Home stamp set (#147678) with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Crumb Cake cardstock and cut it with a square die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits (#145372).

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Here comes to fun part...I used the cap from the Take Your Pick Tool (#144107) and a Stampin' Pierce Mat (#126199) to shape flowers punched with the Four-Petal Flower punch (#147041). I am fairly certain that it wasn't one of the intended purposes of the Take Your Pick Tool, but it worked well. To get this look, I punched the flowers from colored cardstock, spritzed lightly with water, and then pressed the cap into the petals at a 45 degree angle until the petals had the desired shape. After everything was completely dry I stacked the petals by off-setting them and using hot glue to adhere them. Finally, I added some Linen Thread (#104199) to some True Gentleman Buttons (#145596) and hot glued them to the flower centers. Finally, I tucked in some springs die cut with the Petals & More Thinlits (#145655) to add some filler.

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Elizabeth Price is next on our blog hop so be sure to head on over and check out what she and the the rest of the Artisan Design Team team have in store by clicking on the button below.

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2018 Artisan Design Team

Cathy Caines - In The Cat Cave (Canada)
Charlet Mallet - Painted Orange (USA)
Connie Collins - Constantly Stamping (USA) <- you are here
Elizabeth Price - Seeing Ink Spots (USA)
Emma Goddard - Coastal Crafter (UK)
Jennifer Frost - Jennifer Frost (Australia)
Jenni Pauli - Paulines Papier (Germany)
Jessica Winter - kunterbuntestempelwelt (Austria)
Kayla Macaulay - Love, Kayla (Australia)
Kim McGillis - Kim McGillis Papercrafting (Canada)
Lauren Alarid - Crafty Little Peach (USA)
Linda van Wely-Zwolle - Stampin with Liz Design (The Netherlands)
Rhoda MacPherson - Pretty Creative (UK)
Sarah Lancaster - Pirouette Papercraft (France)
Susan Wong - Stampin Susan (New Zealand)
Sylwia Schreck - Stempel Einfach (Germany)

The Stampin' Up! Facebook Page is where our Corporate Blog posts are showcased.

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Artisan Design Team - Snowflake Showcase

 

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Welcome to special Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. On this hop, we are featuring the Snowflake Showcase Promotion featuring exclusive stamps, dies and accessories. Demonstrators have exclusive preorder access until the end of Octobers and customers can purchase, November 1-30 or while supplies last.

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We were asked to create two cards...one with just stamps and the other using stamps and coordinating dies. Also, some of the team are featuring the Snow is Glistening stamp set (#149742) while others (like me) are featuring the Happiness Surrounds stamp set (#149744).

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My first card focuses on using just the stamps. I know this promotion is called the "Snowflake Promotion" but this particular set is extremely versatile so I wanted to show you just how easy it is to create cards any time.

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I kept things vivid with a color pallet of Melon Mango, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, and Granny Apple Green. The striped flower in this set really peaked my interest, so I spent some time exploring the possibilities. I love the look of stamping one direction and then turning it so that the center hatches are at a 90 degree angle.

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The sentimens in this set are positive, fun, and uplifiting. I stamped this one and punched it out with a circle punch to create a fun tag embellishment. I added my favorite Linen Thread and some rhinestones to finish the look.

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For my second card I focused on using the coordinating Snowfall Thinlits Dies (#149692). This die set is jam-packed with some of the most beautiful snowflakes, but here again, my focus was on creating a more versatile card that can be used year-round. I kept the same color pallet and stamped a variety of colorful flowers and then cut them with the matching dies. This die set also comes with some great "greenery" that can be used in a variety of ways.

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I used a Simply Scored Scoring Tool (#122334) to add simple embossed diagonal stripes. Next, I heat embossed the greeting with VersaMark ink and White Embossing Powder on a Basic Black cardstock strip. Finally, I added a few rhinestones to select flower centers and around the floral cluster.

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Elizabeth Price is next on our blog hop so be sure to head on over and check out what she and the the rest of the Artisan Design Team team have in store by clicking on the button below.

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2018 Artisan Design Team

Cathy Caines - In The Cat Cave (Canada)
Charlet Mallett - Painted Orange (USA)
Connie Collins - Constantly Stamping (USA) <- you are here
Elizabeth Price - Seeing Ink Spots (USA)
Emma Goddard - Coastal Crafter (UK)
Jennifer Frost - Jennifer Frost (Australia)
Jenni Pauli - Paulines Papier (Germany)
Jessica Winter - kunterbuntestempelwelt (Austria)
Kayla Macaulay - Love, Kayla (Australia)
Kim McGillis - Kim McGillis Papercrafting (Canada)
Lauren Alarid - Crafty Little Peach (USA)
Linda van Wely-Zwolle - Stampin with Liz Design (The Netherlands)
Rhoda MacPherson - Pretty Creative (UK)
Sarah Lancaster - Pirouette Papercraft (France)
Susan Wong - Stampin Susan (New Zealand)
Sylwia Schreck - Stempel Einfach (Germany)
 

I WOULD LOVE TO BE YOUR STAMPIN' UP! DEMONSTRATOR

If you are in the United States and need a demonstrator, then you can order your supplies in my online store here.

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