A Grateful Bunch for K — Stampin’ Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome to another Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!  There are 20 of us from around the globe who will be sharing our projects with you twice each month.  All you need to do to follow along is click on the link at the bottom of each post.

Our theme for this month is “May flowers.”  We had three different stamp sets from which to choose, and for this hop I chose the Grateful Bunch stamp set and coordinating Blossom Bunch Punch.

Letter KI have a daughter whose favorite color rotates between yellow and orange.  She loves sunny, happy colors.  And her name starts with a “K.”  I found these fun wooden letters at a local big box store and decided to decorate one for her room.

I stamped these fun flowers using Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist and Pumpkin Pie ink and punched them out using the coordinating punch.  This is a project that looks like it would take a long time to create because there are so many flowers.  But it really didn’t take that long because the stamp and punch make three flowers at a time.  I just used glue dots to adhere all of the flowers to the monogram.

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I made a bow from the Pumpkin Pie 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon and a few strands of the White 1-1/4″ Jute Ribbon and a Very Vintage Designer Button.  I had to get a little ribbon-tying lesson from fellow Artisan, Connie Collins.  She ties beautiful bows and was so kind in giving me a quick lesson across the miles.  Love her!

K Grateful Bunch NotecardI made a little coordinating gift card to enclose with the monogram letter.  I used the Epic Alphabet for the letter “k.”

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You’re ready to hop on over to The Netherlands and visit Chantal de Kaste’s blog by clicking on the link below.  You can use Google Translate for any blogs for which you need translation help.  It’s so fun to hop around the world!

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Enjoy your Thursday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Grateful Bunch, Epic Alphabet
Ink:  Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Pumpkin Pie
Paper:  Whisper White
Embellishments:  Blossom Bunch Punch, Pumpkin Pie 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon, White 1-1/4″ Jute Ribbon, Very Vintage Designer Buttons, White Baker’s Twine

Grateful for Watermelon (Wonder) — Monday Montage #67

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Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of ten stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is to click on the links at the bottom of each post.

I recently made a few projects featuring the In-Color, Watermelon Wonder for OnStage.  Out of the 2015-2017 group of In-Colors, this color is my favorite.  It’s just so happy and pretty.  It’s not too pink and not too red.  And it coordinates well with so many other colors.

Grateful for Watermelon FrontI started by stamping the leaves with black ink and the flowers with Daffodil Delight ink.  The Blossom Bunch Punch easily punches the flowers out, so it’s quick and painless to pop these flowers up with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

I embossed the little lace trim with a stamp from this set.  I love the detail on this stamp, and it embosses beautifully.

Grateful for Watermelon WonderYou’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing!

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Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

A Bunch of Awesome Blossoms — FMS229

It’s time for another new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our sweet friend in Florida, Cindy Hall, has a fun sketch for us.

This sketch had me stumped for a while, but as I was looking through my stamps for something that would fit on three small squares I came across a stamp set and coordinating punch that I hadn’t used before, Grateful Bunch and the Blossom Bunch Punch.  This set just didn’t appeal to me much when I saw it in the catalog, but once I stamped with it, I loved it and I thought that the flowers could be substituted for the squares in the sketch.  Yes — I’m probably stretching that last part a little, but I was truly inspired by the sketch.

3 Flower AwesomeI used a color scheme of Calypso Coral, Cucumber Crush, and Basic Black.  Because I love the pretty stitching on the leaves, I chose to keep the card really clean and simple, and let the flowers be the only other pops of color.

3 Flower Awesome Close upWe hope you’ll join us and play along this week!  Meanwhile, you can jump on over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the rest of the team made for a big dose of inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!