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Artisan Facebook Friday

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Welcome to a bonus edition of the Artisan weekly hop!  Because of the timeline for August, we need to add in an extra day to be able to show you all our projects.  Up for today, the Facebook projects shown on the Stampin’ Up Facebook page.  As usual, I know that Jeanna has blown you away with her awesomeness!  If you are starting here, just hop around using the next buttons at the bottom of our posts.

Aug FB - Jennifer - Season of Style Tree Box

I thought it would be fun to combine these awesome Tag a Bag Gift Boxes with the Season of Style Washi Tape to create an easy and fun holiday packaging idea.  I started by cutting out the triangles with the Big Shot using my Perfect Pennants Die.  What are they made of?  The new Coaster Board!!  And yes, it is really fabulous to use!  I love that it has a little more “oomph” which makes it perfect for creating these trees.    Then all I had to do was add the Washi Tape.

Aug FB - Jennifer - Tree Closeup

Just look at how the Old Olive pattern on the tape lines up when you use it all by itself.  Cool, huh?  I had two trees that were the same but it seemed to be missing something so I created another one that use all of the patterns from this set of Washi Tape.  That did it for me!  I added in another triangle made from Naturals Ivory card stock behind the Washi Tape triangle to tidy up the back.  Because I’m me (and I LOVE a bow), I added in little “fork” bows (triple wrap) to the top of the trees.  They make me so happy!!  To create a belly band for the box, I embossed some Cherry Cobbler card stock with the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder.  I did have to emboss twice to get the whole piece done.  Finally a little sentiment from Oh, Goodie stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink.  Now as I looked at the box, it seemed to need another something so I wrapped around some more Washi Tape near the top.  I love that I can make these ahead and have them all ready to fill with wonderful treats for the holidays.

And hey, what do you know…triangles again!  I am loving them!  Linking this to the Moxie Fab Trendy Triangles Challenge.

I hope you enjoy this project as much as I did!  For my local stampers this will be the first one we make at my Artisan Class in September!  Now time to get on with the hop.  The lovely Mercedes Weber is next and you will love what she has created.

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Stamp:  Oh, Goodie; Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Naturals Ivory; Ink:  Cherry Cobbler; Accessories:  Tag a Bag Gift Box, Big Shot, Perfect Pennants Bigz Die, Season of Style Washi Tape, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

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Artisan Wednesday Wow – Triangles

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Blog Hop Button 13-011Welcome to my first Artisan Wednesday Wow post as a new member of the Artisan Design Team 2013!  You can expect to start getting two posts from me on Wednesdays –  my normal Freshly Made Sketches card and now an Artisan Wednesday Wow project.  Every Wednesday the whole team will be posting inspiration for you in the form of a blog hop.  Ever since I got my first box of goodies from Stampin’ Up I have been looking forward to this!  Didn’t you love Jeanna’s project??

AWW Aug - Undefined Triangles


I thought that the perfect way to start was by showing you a new product, Undefined.  What is Undefined?  It is a stamp carving set where you can design anything you want.  How awesome is that??!!  Now I had to decide what to carve.  I decided to start pretty simple and use a basic shape.  After consulting with my 10 year old son, we opted for a cool triangle since they are so on trend.  I drew this shape and he told me that one side should be opened up.  Smart boy!!  I traced it that way onto some paper with a pencil and then laid the paper onto the stamp to transfer it.  Then we started carving.  Here is the result:

Undefined Triangle StampOk, it isn’t cleaned off very well here.  My son has been using it to stamp on all kinds of things (yes, I will have pictures to show you in the future).  I also made a second stamp (another shape) and left the basic rubber in more of a rectangle shape around the stamp, carving away the edges instead of cutting them off.  This is so much fun because you can really make it how you like!

For my card, I stamped the triangles in Soft Sky, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight onto Naturals Ivory card stock and cut them out.  I stamped the sentiment from Four You (love this font) and added some details from Gorgeous Grunge.  Then I popped up the triangles on Dimensionals and added some Basic Pearls.

Remember when I said the triangles were trendy?  Well,  Moxie Fab World has a Trendy Triangles Challenge so I am going to link this up there.

Now on with the hop.  I know you will love Mercedes’ project today (and of course the ones from the rest of the team!).  See you later today with my Freshly Made Sketches post.

Blog Hop Button 13-012Stamps:  Undefined (Triangle created by me), Four You, Gorgeous Grunge; Paper:  Naturals Ivory; Ink:  Soft Sky, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight; Accessories:  Basic Pearls, Dimensionals

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