#tgifc177 Sketch Challenge : Meet Beautiful Baubles

Beautiful Baubles Bundle by Stampin' Up! for #tgifc177 Sketch Challenge, Christmas Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Happy Friday! TGIFC177

The TGIFC Design Team has some fabulous samples based on this sketch!  I highly recommend jumping on over to check them out and also PLAY ALONG! 🙂 We love to see all the great entries every week and you just never know when your card will be picked as a winner!

Beautiful Baubles Bundle by Stampin' Up! for #tgifc177 Sketch Challenge, Christmas Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. With a Stampin’ Trimmer, cut a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.  Score and fold at 4 1/4″.
  2. Cut a piece of Bermuda Bay Cardstock to 5 1/4″ x 4″.  Add two strips of Tea Room Copper Vinyl Stickers 3/4″ on center from the edge.  Cut 4 pieces of Coastal Cabana Tea Room Ribbon to 6″ long.  Adhere (as shown) securing the ends on the backside with Snail Adhesive.
  3. Stamp “deck the halls” sentiment in Versamark.  Cover with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set with a Heat Tool.  Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  4. Cut a piece of Copper Foil to 1 1/4″ x 4 3/4″.  Flag the ends with the Banner Triple Punch. Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Adhere several loops of Copper Metallic Thread to the Copper Foil with Snail Adhesive.
  6. Stamp the large bauble image in Versamark onto Shimmery White Cardstock.  Cover with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder, flick off the excess and set with a Heat Tool.  Snip out the image closely with a Paper Snips.
  7. Color the bauble with Bright Copper Shimmer Paint, Bermuda Bay Ink, and an Aqua Painter.
  8. Add Tranquil Tide Share What You Love Artisan Pearls for a final touch.
Beautiful Baubles Bundle by Stampin' Up! for #tgifc177 Sketch Challenge, Christmas Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

I have a feeling this Beautiful Baubles Bundle is going to be a sleeper set, but I knew I had to have it when I laid eyes on it.  I hadn’t used the new shimmer paint yet, and had an idea to create a bulb in copper…so my card was born…and Bermuda Bay and Copper just happen to be a favorite combination of mine!  All you have to do is take a peek at my jewelry 🙂 .

Beautiful Baubles Bundle by Stampin' Up! for #tgifc177 Sketch Challenge, Christmas Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

The Share What You Love Artisan Pearls were the perfect addition to the bulb.  Tranquil Tide was close enough to Bermuda Bay (watercolor) that even though it was not an exact match in color, they still coordinated well.

Beautiful Baubles Bundle by Stampin' Up! for #tgifc177 Sketch Challenge, Christmas Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Be sure to visit the TGIF Challenge Blog to gain oodles of inspiration from the Design Team and others that play along!  Submit your creations and play along with us!

#GDP150 Blended Seasons Christmas Card

Blended Seasons by Stampin' Up! Handmade Christmas Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for #GDP150 Sketch Challenge #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Happy Monday Everyone!

Again, I am writing this post as a better late than never. I had a busy weekend working on a landscape job for my sister-in-law.  I was on-track to fit in my card creation and blog post, but then life happened.  Kids had swimmers ear and swimmers eyes, a trip to Walgreen’s and time just floated away.  So, here it is, a little late but worth it!

Blended Seasons by Stampin' Up! Handmade Christmas Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for #GDP150 Sketch Challenge #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. With a Stampin’ Trimmer, cut a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 5 1/2″.
  2. Stamp the holly in Tuxedo Black Momento Ink onto Whisper White Thick Cardstock.  Color with the following Light & Dark Stampin’ Blends: Call Me Clover, Cherry Cobbler.  Snip with a Paper Snips and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  3. Cut a piece of Vellum Cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 3/4″.  Flag the end with the Banner Triple Punch.  Adhere as shown with Snail Adhesive.
  4. Crop a 3″ ribbon border of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch.  Adhere as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Cut a 3 1/2″ x 5/8″ strip of Whisper White Cardstock.  Use a Stamparatus to perfectly place and stamp the Merry Christmas Sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Adhere with Snail Adhesive.
  6. Stamp the bell image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Whisper White Thick Cardstock.  Crop with a Big Shot and the coordinating framelit die.  Color with the following Stampin Blends:  Light & Dark Daffodil Delight, Light Soft Suede, Light & Dark Call Me Clover, Light & Dark Cherry Cobbler.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Add 3 Red Rhinestones for a final touch.
Blended Seasons by Stampin' Up! Handmade Christmas Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for #GDP150 Sketch Challenge #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

The new colors of Stampin’ Blends add so much to my color palette!  I have more coming today and then I will be ordering the new colors from the 2018 Holiday Catalog soon!  Have you tried Stampin’ Blends yet?  They take a little bit of practice, but once you get the gist of blending colors, your colored images easily become works of art!

 

Blended Seasons by Stampin' Up! Handmade Christmas Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for #GDP150 Sketch Challenge #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

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Blended Seasons by Stampin' Up! Handmade Christmas Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for #GDP150 Sketch Challenge #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Global Design Project Challenge Blog

The GDP Design Team has some amazing creations to inspire you!  Please hop on over and check out their challenge submissions and also of those that play along!  We would love to have you play along with us!

The Color Your Season Limited-Time Products are available to order NOW!

August 1-31, 2018

  • Products available while supplies last until August 31, 2018. This means products will only be available until August 31 or while supplies last, whichever comes first. If a product’s supply is depleted before August 31, it will be made unorderable and will no longer be available for purchase.

Get in the mood to create something full of colors and seasons! Introducing the all-new, limited-time Color Your Season products:

  • Blended Seasons Stamp Set, an exclusive 10-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season (also available in French)!
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Demonstrators can now view and order products from the 2018 Holiday Catalog!  I will be placing my order and sharing the products with you soon!  I am so excited to share what is to come!  The bundles and suites are amazing and I cannot wait to get my hands on them.

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#tgifc138 Theme Challenge – Christmas Carols

TGIF! It’s Time to be Inspired!
Welcome to another TGIF Challenge, this week it’s time for some inspiration!  Christmas Carols!  I went through my overwhelming amount of Stampin’ Up! product in search of something that contains music notes, and I came up empty handed….which NEVER happens.  I guess I know what to purchase next time the Holiday Catalog comes around!  I did find the ‘Joy to the World’ sentiment from the Hearts Come Home Bundle so I decided to go with it.

#tgifc138 Inspiration Challenge - Christmas Carols | Hearts Come Home Bundle by Stampin' Up! Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Hearts Come Home Bundle by Stampin' Up! in the 2017 Holiday Catalog for #tgifc138 Inspiration Challenge - Christmas Carols #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Card Details:

Card Base:  Night of Navy Cardstock cut to 8 1/2 in. x 8 1/2 in. and scored at 4 1/4 in. to create a landscape style card.

2nd Layer: Gold Glimmer Paper cut to 3 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in. and adhered to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

3rd Layer: Watercolor Paper colored with my Aqua Painter and the following ink refills: Night of Navy, Berry Burst, and Dapper Denim.

Embellishments: Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Dazzling Diamonds

Stamps: Hearts Come Home Bundle from the 2017 Holiday Catalog

Ink: Versamark Pad, Night of Navy, Berry Burst, and Dapper Denim Ink Refills

Tools:  Aqua Painter (large), Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Clear Stamp Blocks A & E, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Heat Tool, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Hometown Greetings Edglits Dies (part of the Hearts Come Home Bundle).

Hearts Come Home Bundle by Stampin' Up! in the 2017 Holiday Catalog for #tgifc138 Inspiration Challenge - Christmas Carols #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Since I was short on time for this post, I decided to keep the card similar to a previous design, just changed up a few elements.  I used more colors in the background of my previous creation, I wanted to see if I could get similar results with fewer colors.  I think this card is a little dark, but it helps for the shimmer to stand out more.

Hearts Come Home Bundle by Stampin' Up! in the 2017 Holiday Catalog for #tgifc138 Inspiration Challenge - Christmas Carols #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

The Hearts Come Home Stamp Set and Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies are Bundled in the 2017 Holiday Catalog for a savings of 10%.  The bundled price is only available until January 2, 2018!  Click on the image below to view the bundle in my online store!Hearts Come Home Bundle from Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog. #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart

Be sure to visit the TGIF Challenge Blog to gain oodles of inspiration from the Design Team and others that play along!  Submit your creations and play along with us!

Click on the images below to shop my online store or click the link below to print to pdf!

Hearts Come Home Bundle by Stampin' Up! in the 2017 Holiday Catalog for #tgifc138 Inspiration Challenge - Christmas Carols #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

Stesha

Good Tidings of Great Joy for GDP117

Happy Thursday! 
When I created my card for the Global Design Project Design Team Color Challenge, I started with this card…but wasn’t entirely happy with it so I decided to create a second card that became my Design Team Submission.  Since this card was created, photographed and ready to go, I thought I would share it with you today!

Good Tidings Stamp Set By Stampin' Up! Retiring January 2, 2018 from the 2017 Holiday Catalog, Created by Stesha Bloodhart for #gdp117 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Card Details:

Card Base:  Crumb Cake Cardstock cut to 5 1/2  x 8 1/2 inch. Scored/Folded at 4 1/4 inches for a standard sized card that fits perfectly in our Medium Sized Envelopes.

2nd Layer: Crumb Cake Cardstock, run through the Big Shot with the Holly Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I then colored the berries with my Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker and outlined a few of the leaves with my Lemon-Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker.  I wrapped the ribbon around the bottom portion of the layer before adhering it to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Embellishments: Coming Soon: Tutti-Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins in Lemon-Lime Twist, Lemon-Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon, Available Now: Lemon-Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon

Stamps: Good Tidings from the 2017 Holiday Catalog

Ink: Crumb Cake, Real Red, and Lemon-Lime Twist (Ink Pads & Stampin’ Write Markers)

Tools:  Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Clear Stamp Block E, Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Good Tidings Stamp Set By Stampin' Up! Retiring January 2, 2018 from the 2017 Holiday Catalog, Created by Stesha Bloodhart for #gdp117 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

After looking at this card, I probably could have added an additional cardstock color behind the 2nd layer to help make it pop a bit more.  It was a quick and easy card, definitely duplicatable. I adhered the ribbon with Snail Adhesive to help hold it snugly in place and also pull it tight. That New Tutti-Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins is so easy to work with and can be added to a card in a flash. Be ready to order yours January 3rd, 2018 when the 2018 Occasions Catalog goes live.

Be sure to visit the Global Design Project Challenge Blog to gain oodles of inspiration from the Design Team and others that play along!  Submit your creations and play along with us!

Click on the images below to shop my online store or click the link below to print to pdf!

Good Tidings Stamp Set By Stampin' Up! Retiring January 2, 2018 from the 2017 Holiday Catalog, Created by Stesha Bloodhart for #gdp117 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

Stesha

Merry Little Christmas for Just Add Ink #389

An Acetate Gift Box : Just Add Ink #389

Today I created a quick Acetate Gift Box using product from the Merry Little Christmas Suite (soon to retire) from the 2017 Holiday Catalog!  I based my design on the Inspiration Challenge #389 over at Just Add Ink! I had yet to use both the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (retiring) and Acetate Card Boxes (sticking around). I am #madforplaid so I am sad to see the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper retire, but now that I know how I can achieve my own plaid by using the Brushstrokes Background Stamp, I am good to go!.

I wasn’t excited about the Green Sprigs from the Merry Little Christmas Suite, but I will say that I have fallen head-over-heels for them and have used up my entire stash (I even had to re-purpose to finish this project). Pair them up with the Mini Ornaments and the Jute Twine and you have the perfect combination for a rustic-feel creation. If you follow me, you know I am crazy about rustically themed crafts!

 

The Merry Little Labels Bundle (Merry Little Labels Stamp Set (retiring) + Everyday Label Punch (sticking around)) makes for quick and easy gift tags that look fabulous on any gift, and the Just For You Stamp makes it expand past Christmas themed projects. It also coordinates with the Labels to Love Stamp Set from the 2017 Holiday Catalog.  Here is a look at past projects that used the Merry Little Christmas Suite as well.  
Like what you see and want to add the products used in this post to your crafting collection?  Click on the images below to visit my store or the link below to print a pdf.

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Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

Stesha

Buffalo Plaid & Christmas Join Forces for GDP116

Santa's Sleigh Stamp Set and Coordinating Framelits Dies Join Forces with Buffalo Plaid to Create a Rustic Feel Christmas Card for GDP116 Case the Designer Challenge #GDP116 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #buffaloplaid #christmascard

Welcome to a CASE The Designer Challenge with Global Design Project!  I know that my card for this weeks challenge looks very similar to the previous week’s, but I loved the rustic feel of last week’s card so much, I had to continue with my theme.  #GDP116.

Global Design Project #GDP116 Case the Designer Janneke De Jong

This week we are casing the card shown above, created by the talented Janneke De Jong.  Her card was beautiful and simplistic.  The tree makes a statement and the colors portray a soft winter feel.  I started my card with just the tree, but then started adding more elements and straying further away from her design.  BUT, CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) means to make it your own, and I did just that!

Santa's Sleigh Stamp Set and Coordinating Framelits Dies Join Forces with Buffalo Plaid to Create a Rustic Feel Christmas Card for GDP116 Case the Designer Challenge #GDP116 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #buffaloplaid #christmascard

I used the Brushstrokes Background stamp to create my own Buffalo Plaid Paper.  I stamped Basic Black onto Cherry Cobbler Cardstock, stamping it both horizontal and diagonal to get the plaid effect.

I stamped the images with Tuxedo Black Momento Ink onto Crumb Cake Cardstock, then colored it in with Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. The sentiments were fussy cut with my Paper Snips (My Free Hoot Loot for December). I adhered all images to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Santa's Sleigh Stamp Set and Coordinating Framelits Dies Join Forces with Buffalo Plaid to Create a Rustic Feel Christmas Card for GDP116 Case the Designer Challenge #GDP116 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #buffaloplaid #christmascard

Santa's Sleigh Stamp Set and Coordinating Framelits Dies Shop Online at Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #shoponline

Linen Thread adds the perfect ‘rustic’ touch to any creation!  I use LOTS of Linen Thread! 🙂

Santa's Sleigh Stamp Set and Coordinating Framelits Dies Join Forces with Buffalo Plaid to Create a Rustic Feel Christmas Card for GDP116 Case the Designer Challenge #GDP116 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #buffaloplaid #christmascard

My list of products used to create the Buffalo Plaid Christmas Card:

 

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Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

Stesha

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