Artisan Finalist Blog Hop — Day 3


Well, moving right along…We’re on Day 3 of the Artisan Finalist Blog Hop.  It has been so fun to see everyone’s amazing projects up close.  I don’t know about your experience, but at Convention there were just so many people trying to look at the display boards at the same time and it was really hard to see some of the projects.  With this blog hop, I can see so many more details and learn how some of the projects were made.

I have another card for you today.

Artisan BirthdayI wanted to make a colorful, cheerful birthday card.  I do love these colors together.  Here’s a look at the inside of the card:

Artisan Birthday InsideNow you can hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog to continue on with the blog hop.  Or you can work your way backwards by visiting Wendy Weixler’s blog.

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Since this project was made before the current catalog was released, there are retired products on this card.

Enjoy your Monday evening!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Make a Wish, Fabulous Phrases, That’s the Ticket, Pennant Parade
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Calypso Coral, Gumball Green
Paper:  Whisper White, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Marina Mist, World Spectacular Designer Series Paper, 2011-2013 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack
Accessories:  Designer Frames Folders, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Pearl Basic Jewels, Subtles Designer Buttons, Large Scallop Edgelits, Scallop Edge Border punch, Ticket Duo Builder punch, Petite Pennants Builder punch, Marina Mist 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon, Sewing Machine

Sparkly Grunge

Gorgeous Grunge Display 2When I was making my display board samples for convention, I tried to think of some creative ways to use the stamps.  When I was looking through my box of embossing powders I came across my jar of Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder, and I knew that I wanted to use it with the Gorgeous Grunge set.  I haven’t used this embossing powder in a long time and I’m not sure why that is.  I’ll definitely be using it again soon.

I stamped the white base with Versamark ink using the “skid-mark” stamp in the set, and then embossed it with the Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  It is hard to photograph sparkle, but it really does provide a sparkly, cool effect in real life.  The effect really isn’t grungey at all — I think it is pretty and glittery.

Enjoy your Thursday and be sure to come back tomorrow for another Gorgeous Grunge project.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge, Make a Wish
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Pumpkin Pie
Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, In Color dsp stack
Embellishments:  Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, White Baker’s Twine, Apothecary Accents framelits


Bring on the Cake Meets Make a Wish

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With three young children, I feel like we are always in need of last minute tags for birthday parties.  So I made three for our stash today.  I combined two fun birthday sets — Bring on the Cake and Make a Wish,  to make these easy tags.

bring on the cake

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Bring on the Cake, Make a Wish
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Staz-on Black
Paper:  Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
Embellishments:  1/2″ Circle punch, Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain ribbon, Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine

Celebrate with Cake

Celebrate with Cake

Here’s a quick and easy card for you today.  I did some paper piecing and paper piercing on this card.

One of the things that I love about framelits vs. punches, is that you can place the framelit anywhere on your card stock that you like.  That isn’t always easy to do with punches, especially if you want something punched in the middle of the card.  Framelits make it easy to make little windows.

Enjoy your Friday!  I know I am ready for the weekend after this week.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Make a Wish, Topsy Turvy Celebration
Ink:  So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Pool Party
Paper:  Whisper White, Pool Party
Embellishments:  Ovals Collection framelits, Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Neglected Make a Wish

Continuing on with my theme of using neglected stamp sets this week, I dusted off the Make a Wish stamp set for this card.  Now, this one hasn’t really been TOO neglected.  I did just receive it last month at the Dallas Regional event.  However, I’ve looked at it every day since then and had only mounted one of the stamps (I used one of the sentiments  a while ago).  So I mounted the rest of the stamps in the set and put it to use.  I paper pieced the cake.

Make a Wish

Enjoy your Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Make a Wish, Pretty Petites
Ink:  So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Midnight Muse
Paper:  Basic Gray, Midnight Muse, So Saffron, Whisper White, In-Color dsp stack, Subtles dsp stack
Embellishments:  Tea Lace Paper Doilies, 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Pool Party Baker’s Twine, Petite Curly Label punch

A Pinwheel Wish

A Pinwheel Wish

I wanted to play with the fun pinwheel sizzlits die in the Spring catalog again, and we received the Make a Wish stamp set at the Dallas regional event and I hadn’t used it yet, so I decided to combine the two and make one card.

My daughter has a birthday party to attend today, so I might just stick this card in with the gift.

Enjoy your Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Make a Wish
Ink:  Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight
Paper:  Pool Party, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Brights dsp stack, Sunshine & Sprinkles dsp, Polka Dot Parade dsp
Embellishments:  Pinwheel Sizzlits die, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, 3/16″ Brights Brads