Step It Up

This week we made some stunning cards using the Hippest Hippos Stamp Set. If you like what you see, browse the Sale-A-Bration brochure for stamp sets and much more, available now until the end of August!

CASUAL
We kept our first card simple—we started with Petal Pink Cardstock and layered some Subtles Designer Series Paper on top. Then we stamped our hippo image on Smokey Slate Cardstock and finished with some white Baker’s Twine.

AVID
We stepped up our second card with another textured layer using the Hive 3D Embossing Folder. We also added more color to our hippo using Watercolor Pencils. We finished with white Baker’s Twine that we colored with Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends.

ARTFULLY AVID
For our third card we used a Blending Brush to add Calypso Coral ink to the Petal Pink Cardstock before we embossed it. We finished this card with a few dazzling embellishments—we love the way the gold complemented the Petal Pink and added just the right amount of sparkle.

Creative Challenge for August

The Creative Challenge for August is here! Are you ready? 

For this month’s challenge, our Concept Art team provided a sketch layout for inspiration. One of our concept artists then put her own spin on the original sketch and changed it from portrait to landscape. 

Her process? “I cut four pieces of colored cardstock (Blushing Bride, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, and Mint Macaron) into 3/4″ (1,9 cm) strips, laid them side by side, then stamped them with the floral image from the Cottage Rose Stamp Set before running them through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine with the Stitched Greenery Die.” Isn’t it gorgeous? 

Get the “Amazing” sentiment by running Gold Foil through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine using the Amazing Thanks Die. And don’t forget to add a little glitz to your card by adhering a few sequins from the Sparkle and Shine Sequins Assortment. 

What can YOU do with this sketch? We can’t wait to see your work, so be sure to post your creations on social media. And remember: use #CreativeChallengeSU so we can find your project(s)!

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Name: Sweet Sunflowers

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This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes. 
  • An all-occasion stamp set to express words of gratitude, friendship, greetings and beautiful wildflower designed images.
  • Specialty Vellum honeycomb shape pre-cut pieces.
  • 2 Classic Stampin’ Spots (Crushed Curry and Soft Suede) for a Two-Step stamping experience with a twist!
  • Paper pieces and embellishments with watercolor designs and images.
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • FREE GIFT: 8 Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets

Completed card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede

Technique Focus—Stamping on Designer Series Paper

Designer Series Paper isn’t like regular cardstock—it has unique designs and textures. Because of these features, sometimes we forget that we can stamp on it just like cardstock! When we made this week’s card, we decided to do just that—we stamped on the Designer Series Paper, and we loved the way it turned out! 

When we started making this card, we didn’t want our flower images to outshine the Silver & Gold Designer Series Paper—we only wanted to enhance it. So, using different flowers and a few leaves from the Sending Smiles Bundle, we stamped off the floral images before we stamped on the paper. Next we adhered the Designer Series Paper to our card base and added a few Fun Flowers Resin Shapes, which were just the right colors and shapes to match our stamped flowers. Then, we die cut “Sending” and the “Sending” word shadow and adhered them to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

If you like what you see, browse the Sale-A-Bration brochure for the Silver & Gold Designer Series Paper and much more, available now through the end of August!

Step it Up!

Step It Up
This week we made some stunning cards using the Wonderful World Stamp Set and Designer Series Paper. If you like what you see, join Sale-A-Bration now until the end of August for access to these unique products! Shop HERE!

CASUAL
For our Fijne dag card we used the Layering Circles Dies to cut out a bundle of lovely white lilies from the Designer Series Paper. Then we stamped some floral images on the yellow Designer Series Paper panel and tied a piece of white Baker’s Twine around it. We then positioned the die-cut piece as the focal point of the card, taking care that it wouldn’t cover our stamped images.

AVID
For our Bonne fête card we used the Artistic Mix Decorative Masks and a Blending Brush to add a fun design to the panel. We applied varying degrees of pressure with the Blending Brush, depending on how light or dark we wanted the color. We fussy cut the lilies from the Designer Series Paper and added a few Festive Pearls to finish the card.

ARTFULLY AVID
For our Zum Geburtstag card, we die cut the Designer Series Paper with the Stitched Rectangles Dies to create some fun background pieces. We then used Paper Snips and a Bone Folder to distress the edges of the paper, and we fussy cut the main florals and a few leaves from the Designer Series Paper. We added Wink of Stella to the flower petals for a final bit of shine.

CASEing Color

Color inspiration can be found everywhere! We always give creatives the green light to CASE (Copy and Share Everything) our catalog projects, and color combos are always a favorite. 

For this project, our Concept Artist borrowed a vibrant palette from a Christmas card she admired in the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. The winning combination? Blushing Bride, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Granny Apple Green, Sweet Sorbet, and silver

Using the Amazing Phrasing Stamp Set from our Sale-A-Bration brochure, she stamped the words, then die cut them using the Picture This Dies. The result was an amazing card bursting with fun energy and party-bright colors! 

Why not flip through our festive new mini catalog and find color combos you’d love to CASE? (Tip: A CASEing notebook might come in handy!) In fact, you may want to spend a few minutes sharing CASEd color combos with your team—or maybe even have a team CASEing party! You never know what new direction your creativity may take!

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