Moroccan Banners — 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 focus for this month is the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and the Duet Banner Punch. This stamp set and punch are must-haves, as they work with just about every style and cover just about every occasion.

Moroccan Banners GroupI paired up the Moroccan Nights stamp set and Moroccan dsp with the Banners suite.  I started by making a card and then made a little treat box to coordinate with it.

I have used this Moroccan Nights set quite a bit, and I love the large medallion in it.  I stamped it twice — once on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and once on a piece of Emerald Envy cardstock, which I punched out with the 2″ circle punch.

Moroccan Banners Card Close UpI stamped the banner from Thoughtful Banners with Dapper Denim ink and the sentiment with More Mustard ink, and then punched it out with the Duet Banner Punch.  I love how quick and easy it is!

Moroccan Banners CardSome splatters from the Touches of Texture stamp set were stamped on the bottom layer, over some of the small medallions from Moroccan Nights.  A piece of dsp was layered over it, and some embellishments were added to finish it off.

Using the Baker’s Box Thinlits die, I made a little coordinating treat box.  The Thoughtful Banners stamp set also contains an outline image for the Classic Label Punch.  There are fun little accent stamps you can add to the banners (see the Crushed Curry lines on the banners below).  This makes it really easy to customize your banners, not only with the sentiments you choose but also with colored accents.  So fun!

Moroccan Banners Box

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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A Copper Medallion — FMS249

Another Wednesday, another sketch for you over at Freshly Made Sketches! And this week the super talented Kim Singdahlsen is our hostess. Take a look at what she has for us this week:

While I had the Moroccan Nights stamp set out I made another card with it.  I really love the medallion image in this set, and I can’t seem to stop myself from embossing it.  This time I used some of the gorgeous copper embossing powder.

Copper Moroccan MedallionI embossed the image on some Vellum cardstock, and placed it over a piece of the Moroccan dsp.  A piece of burlap ribbon and lace trim were attached, and a piece of Navy Baker’s Twine was tied on top.

Copper Moroccan Medallion Close UpI stamped the sentiment from Thoughtful Banners on a strip of Cajun Craze cardstock and added a little piece of Delightful Dijon doily.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch.  We love seeing what you create!  Meanwhile, be sure to jump on over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team made.  It will be sure to give you a big dose of inspiration!

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Frosty Moroccan Nights — 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.

Yesterday we had a special hop — showcasing the Thoughtful Branches bundle, and today we’re back to our regular schedule with an open project hop, where we use any of the products in our latest box.

I decided to use the Moroccan Nights stamp set, but with a different color combo than what the suite features.  I decided to use a color that I love but find challenging to use, Sweet Sugarplum.  I really like most purples, but for some reason when I’m crafting, I rarely use them.  Do you have a color that you usually avoid when stamping?  Since I have totally fallen in love again with Soft Sky, I decided to pair Sweet Sugarplum with this color. It makes for a pretty, frosty look, I think.

Moroccan Frosty NightsI started by making the card.  I stamped the medallion image with Versamark ink onto some Vellum Cardstock, and embossed it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I then cut it out by hand.

Moroccan Frosty Nights CardI then brushed some Sweet Sugarplum ink onto a piece of wet Watercolor Paper using an aqua painter.  Once that was dry, I stamped the splatters using a stamp from Touches of Texture.  The small medallions from Moroccan Nights were also stamped with Sweet Sugarplum ink.

Moroccan Frosty Nights Card Close UpI added some pretties — silver sequins, Soft Sky Enamel Shapes, White Perfect Accents (with the white backings peeled off) and Silver Metallic Thread.

The sentiment is from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set.  Some Silver 1/8″ Ribbon and Silver Sequin Trim were looped underneath.

I then made a little coordinating gift box using the Gift Box Punch Board.  This box is 2-1/2″ all around.

Moroccan Frosty Nights BoxSome Sweet Sugarplum and White embossed medallions were stamped on the box, and a tag was made from Vellum Cardstock with the Tags & Labels framelits.  I tied some of the pretty Sweet Sugarplum 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon into a big bow to finish the box.

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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Moroccan Birthday — FMS241

It’s time for another sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches site!  And this week our hostess is our super talented friend from New Zealand, Karren Johnson.  Look at the versatile sketch she has for us:

I thought this was a perfect sketch to show off some new dsp.  Have you seen the new Moroccan dsp?  I love the colors and patterns in this paper.

Happy Birthday Moroccan Lights

I started by embossing the medallion image with clear embossing powder on Dapper Denim cardstock.  I then stamped the lights on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut them out with my paper snips.

Happy Birthday Moroccan Lights Close UpI added a little bit of the new gold 1/4″ Natural Trim.  This ribbon is so pretty and adds just a little bit of sparkle.

We hope you’ll make your own card using the sketch and post it in the gallery.  We love to see what you make!  Meanwhile, be sure to visit the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team made this week for a dose of inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!