I am so excited to be in the Holiday Catalog edition of the Hawaii Ink Blog Hop!! As many of you already know, Hawaii Ink is my upline group and they are so amazing! Our team leader, the extraordinary Lisa Curcio, is a Founder’s Circle member this year. Our group spans the world and many of us are, or have been, associated with the military. We are highlighting the fun new things in the Holiday Catalog and what fun things there are! If you have have already been on the hop, you have come over from Gina Mustain. Didn’t you love her work?!
I thought it would be fun to show you some of the great Halloween products in the catalog. I started with the Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit to create this fun rosette. But Jennifer, you ask…it seems smaller than it looks in the catalog. Why yes it is! I took the existing rosette and simply cut it in half length wise to create a smaller one (well, actually TWO, but one for the card). It makes it just the right size for this 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ card. The Pumpkin Pie circle and the ribbons are in the Accessory Kit too! I paired this with the awesome designs from Witches’ Brew DSP. They are a great match! The smallest circle is cut from the DSP print and then I stamped on the skull and crossbones from Toil & Trouble using Versamark. I added some Heat and Stick Powder and finished with this awesome Black Stampin’ Glitter.
These banner kits are so versatile and I love that they can be used for all sorts of projects! Now I know you are ready to see more ideas so on with the hop. Jo Anne Waterhouse has a fantastic project for you!
Thanks so much for stopping in today. I look forward to seeing you again Wednesday with my latest Artisan Wednesday Wow and a new Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.
Back today to share a little more about my card from yesterday’s blog hop. I already mentioned how much I love the hexagons but let me tell you a little more about the punch. Obviously I used the punch on some of the prints from Epic Day DSP to create the hexagons but I also used it on the vertical panel to create the flag ends. Doing that adds to some of the card’s symmetry and that makes me really happy. Where else did I use it?? On the tag ends, of course. I love a punch with lots of uses!! Another thing on the card that makes me really happy from the new catalog…the buttons! All three sizes are round!!! Yes, the little tiny ones too. Perfect for a masculine card like this one. Matching with the style of the Epic Day paper, I sponged all the edges with Crumb Cake ink and stamped a little piece of the lined DSP for the sentiment. While I didn’t use the hexagon stamps on this one, I did use the sentiments from Six-Sided Sampler. They are great and the fonts are really fun!
Ok, well that is about it. If you have any questions about this card, please let me know! If you missed the hop just go back to yesterday’s post and all the links are there!
I’ll be back on Wednesday with a new Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. Until then, have a great week!
Welcome to the Hawaii Ink New Catalog Blog Hop!! I am so excited to share some of our favorite products from the newest Stampin’ Up catalog with you! For a quick background, Hawaii Ink is the downline of the amazing Lisa Curcio. She is our team leader and we have over 100 demonstrators that span from Hawaii, to the continental U.S. to Germany. Many of us are, or have been, associated with the military which explains our great diversity! There are experienced demonstrators and brand new ones too, and we all share a love of creativity and Stampin’ Up!
Before I get to the hop, I have something really special to share. It seems fitting to share it on a hop with Hawaii Ink. I was called yesterday and told that I AM A FINALIST for Stampin’ Up’s Artisan Award contest!!! For those of you who follow me, you already know I had entered. I submitted ten projects for consideration and will find out if I am in the top ten Artisan Award Winners on July 19th at the annual Convention. I pretty much already consider myself a winner because to be in the top twenty finalists is such an honor!!
Now for the hop! If you have been following along, you came over from Emily Abad. Awesome work, don’t you think?? Such a great way to launch into blogging! I look forward to seeing more that she creates. I chose to work with the product that made me jump up with excitement when I saw it.
One of the very best things about the new catalog, in my opinion?? HEXAGONS!! I love them! The new Hexagon Punch is so easy to use and it adds a modern flair to whatever you make. I used the punch in a number of ways here and I will be happy to share more info about that when I return on Monday! I paired the Hexagon Punch with the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set. They are, after all, a bundle!! Epic Day DSP in another of my real favorites so I pulled it out for this card!
For the next stop on the hop is Jo Anne Waterhouse. She is another brand new blogger!! I love her creativity and you will too!
Thanks so much for stopping in today! I look forward to seeing you again Monday (tomorrow) for more details on my card.
I hope you enjoyed the Hawaii Ink Spring Catalog Blog Hop yesterday. We had such fun sharing with you and we are already planning our next hop…sure to have even more participants!
I am back today to give you a few more details on how to create this wedding card. You will be amazed at how quickly it comes together…no, really!! The 5/8″ Flower Trim is so elegant yet so easy to use. I simply cut two strips of the flowers off of the roll (one with 7 flowers, one with 6 flowers). I embossed a layer of Very Vanilla card stock using the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder. It has carried over from the Holiday Catalog so if you don’t already have it, you NEED it!! I “framed the embossed layer with another layer of Very Vanilla to give it a little strength since it need to support the flowers. I stamped a 3/4″ strip of Very Vanilla with the sentiment from Crosses of Hope in Basic Gray and the cut the little flag in the end. I attached it to the embossed layer first. Then, I placed some small strips (approximately 1”) of Sticky Strip on the card stock near the edges, pulled off the red protection layer and laid the piece with 7 flowers down. Next I made a shabby bow using this tutorial from LeAnne Pugliese. I tied it with a Vintage Faceted Button and some Linen Thread, with the thread knotted in the back. I topped the button with a Basic Pearl. Once the bow was completed, I put some more Sticky Strip pieces along the edge of the first flower row and attached the piece with 6 flowers leaving a small space between the two rows of flowers where I wanted the bow. I then “smooshed” the bow in between the rows onto the Sticky Strip. The whole embossed panel is attached to the main card base using Dimensionals.
Here is a close-up of the bow. You can see how it is centered in between the two rows.
Thanks so much for dropping back by today. I have all kinds of fun things coming for you as the week goes on, including a fun announcement. If you want to make sure you see every post, just subscribe and the ideas will come right to your inbox (it is under the calendar on the right).
I hope you have a great week! See you soon!
Stamp: Crosses of Hope; Paper: Very Vanilla; Ink: Basic Gray; Accessories: Big Shot, Lacy Brocade EF, 5/8″ Flower Trim, Vintage Faceted Buttons, Linen Thread, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals
Welcome to the first ever Hawaii Ink blog hop!! We are a group of Stampin’ Up demonstrators in the downline of the fabulous Lisa Curcio and we are so excited to share with you some ideas from the new Spring Catalog. But first, a little about our group. Lisa is our team leader and we have about 90 demonstrators that span from Hawaii, to the continental U.S. to Germany. Many of us are, or have been, associated with the military which explains our great diversity! There are experienced demonstrators and brand new ones too, and we all share a love of creativity and Stampin’ Up!
Now…on to the hop! If you have been following along, you came over from Whitney Richardson’s blog, Whitney’s Stampin’ Studio. Talk about talented…isn’t she wonderful??!! I decided to share with you another idea for one of my favorite new accessories in the Spring Catalog…the 5/8″ Flower Trim!
I simply love the romantic feel of these flowers and I thought it would be fun to create a card that really shows them off! I have been using them one at a time on some other cards but the are truly a “wow” when used in bunches. I added in a shabby bow made of Very Vanilla Seam Binding that has a Vintage Faceted Button at the center. The sentiment is from one of my favorite stamp sets, Crosses of Hope, and I thought this would be a nice card for weddings that are sure to be coming this spring.
I know you will want to continue on the hop but make sure you stop back by on Monday to get more details on how I created this card.
I am scheduled as the last stop but if you are starting here or started in the middle, we are linked continuously. The next stop if you are continuing on is Lisa Curcio’s blog, Lisa Curcio. I know you will love what she has created to share with you!
Thanks so much for stopping in. I’ll see you again on Monday!
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