#tgifc270 Theme Challenge – Summer Vibes

TGIF! It’s Time for a THEME CHALLENGE!

Welcome to another TGIF Challenge, this week it’s time for SUMMER VIBES!  When I saw the graphics on the challenge, I knew immediately what new bundle I was going to share with you.  NOTHING’S BETTER THAN!  One of my TOP BUNDLE PICKS from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!   It brings a smile to my face and I hope it does the same for you!

#tgifc270 TGIF Challenges Summer Vibes
Nothings Better Than Bundle from Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart for #tgifc270 Theme Challenge

Begin by using a Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer to cut a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score and fold at 4 1/4. This is your card base.

Color a 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock with the following Stampin’ Blends Markers to create the ombré effect: Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, and Flirty Flamingo.

Adhere to a 4 7/8 x 3 5/8 piece of Basic Black Cardstock with Stampin’ Seal Adhesive.

Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Crop a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and a piece of Basic Black Cardstock with the 4 3/8 x 2 3/8 Stitched Nested Label Die and a die-cutting and embossing machine.

Use a Paper Trimmer to trim the outside of the negative space created on the Basic Black Cardstock.

Use a Stamparatus to position and stamp the sentiments in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink as shown onto the Whisper White die-cut.

Adhere the two pieces together and to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp two cocktail glasses in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Whisper White Thick Cardstock.  Color with the following Stampin’ Blends Markers: Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, and Flirty Flamingo.  Crop with the coordinating die.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Use a die-cutting and embossing machine to crop the “cocktails” die-cut from Whisper White Thick Cardstock.  Color with the following Stampin’ Blends Markers: Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, and Flirty Flamingo.

Use a pencil to trace the outside of the metal die onto Basic Black Cardstock.  Use Paper Snips to snip along the pencil lines.

Adhere together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Add Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins as shown for the final touch.  

Nothings Better Than Bundle from Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart for #tgifc270 Theme Challenge

Adulting is hard!  Especially during these tough times.  Be sure to take some time for yourself, enjoy the things you love, and smile!  Life will get better, it may never be the same, but we will see sunshine!  Hopefully soon! 

IT’S A BIG DEAL!  PICK A FREE BUNDLE WHEN YOU PURCHASE THE $99 STARTER KIT & JOIN STAMPIN’ UP!  Not only will you get your choice of up to $125 in Stampin’ Up! products for $99 & FREE SHIPPING (a 10% savings) on the kit—you can ADD any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE!

AMAZING SELECTION!  There are so many amazing bundles to choose from for your FREE BUNDLE!  8 PUNCH BUNDLES (pg. 168-169)  and 26 DIE BUNDLES (pg. 173 – 179), a total of 34 BUNDLES ranging in price from $31.50 – $60.25!  You can see all available bundles in my online store here.

Stampin’ Rewards are based on the total amount spent in any single order.  For example, once you spend $150 on your favorite items, you’ll get an extra 10% ($15 in this case) to apply to more products of your choosing.  The more you spend, the more you get!  Spend $450 or more and you’ll also get one item at 50% off regular price.  You’ll find more information when you checkout online.  Watch for the CLAIM REWARDS button as your cart total increases.

Here’s a chart to help see the benefits of placing orders over $150!  Just remember, orders over $250 get an additional $25 in rewards!  SWEET!

Earn Stampin’ Rewards and redeem them as you wish.

BONUS! From June 3 – 30, 2020, earn an additional $25 in Stampin’ Rewards with a product order of $250 or more!

Choose ANY current Stampin’ Up! products, PLUS 10% off bundles and specially priced exclusive host (Stampin’ Rewards) stamp sets.

June Code for FREE Hoot Loot from Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Place an online store order valued at $50 or more (before shipping and tax), enter the host code JQKWR44D and you will earn YOUR CHOICE of ANY Current Item valued at $10 or less!

Click on the image above, it takes you right to my store so you can begin shopping NOW!

THREE IS BETTER THAN ONE! Become a part of Stampin’ Up!, The Hootenannies, & Mary Fish’s Pals Stamping Community!

  • Purchasing the starter kit! Joining Stampin’ Up! includes access to exclusive Stampin’ Up! ideas and resources!
  • Purchasing the starter kit and joining through me includes access to the Hootenannies AND the Stampin’ Pretty Pals Pals private Facebook groups and community.  Immerse yourself at any level you like in daily stamping discussion, prizes, polls, ideas and inspiration, recognition, friendship, and fun!

Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

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

Stesha

June 2020 Pals Blog Hop – NEW In Colors

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our theme is the “new 2020-2022 In Colors.” The Design Team is showcasing the new family of In Colors from the new catalog. We know you will love them as much as we do! At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up below to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.  

Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle and 2020-2022 In Colors from Stampin' Up! Cards by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

I was excited to finally squeeze in some time to play with a few of my new goodies!  Since today just happens to be my birthday, I gave myself a birthday present by allowing myself time to create and make a post.

The Celebrate Sunflower Bundle was the perfect choice to test the new Water Painters along with the NEW 2020-2022 In Colors.  Not all colors watercolor the same, so I wanted to find out how these colors stood up to my test.  I have to say, they all passed with flying colors!  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them! 

All 5 cards were created using the same techniques.  I just changed up the In Color and element placement, so I have one tutorial for all 5 creations. 

 

Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle and 2020-2022 In Colors from Stampin' Up! Cards by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!
Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle and 2020-2022 In Colors from Stampin' Up! Cards by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!
Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle and 2020-2022 In Colors from Stampin' Up! Cards by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!
Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle and 2020-2022 In Colors from Stampin' Up! Cards by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!
Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle and 2020-2022 In Colors from Stampin' Up! Cards by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

 

Use a Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer to cut a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2.

Cut a piece of In Color Cardstock to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Cut a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4. Smooch with the desired In Color Classic Ink. (You can view my smooching tutorial here.)

SMOOCHING INSTRUCTIONS:  Cut a Window Sheet down to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 or similar size.  Take the edge of a Classic Ink Pad and press it onto the Window Sheet multiple times, criss-crossing the edge to get decent ink coverage.  Use a Stampin’ Spritzer to apply three pumps of water onto the Classic Ink on the Window Sheet.  Carefully flip it over and gently apply to the piece of Shimmery White Cardstock (NOTE: You must use Shimmery White to get the effects shown). Pick it up off the Shimmery White and apply it again (in a different area) until the desired coverage is obtained.  Set aside and let dry completely.

 

Zip through a die-cutting and embossing machine tucked inside the NEW Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.  TIP: For best results, run the folder through the machine forwards and backwards.  Adhere to the card with NEW Stampin’ Seal Adhesive.

Use a Stamparatus to stamp the large sunflower (twice) in Jet Black Stazon Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock.  Color with the desired In Color Classic Ink and an all NEW Medium Water Painter.  Color the edge of the center of the sunflower with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, then blend to the center with a Water Painter.  Crop with the coordinating Sunflower die.  Cut where desired with a Paper Trimmer.  Adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Crop the detailed leaves (Sunflowers Dies) in the coordinating In Color Cardstock.  Adhere as shown with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Stamp the sentiment in Versamark Ink onto the In Color Cardstock.  Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, tap to remove the excess powder, then set with a Heat Tool.  Trim closely with Paper Snips. Adhere with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Add several coordinating In Color Enamel Dots (Currently Unavailable – ETA Week of June 29, 2020)  to the card for the final touch.  

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created!

Mark your calendars for July 8th – Gifts from the Garden when the design team will showcase cards or gift ideas from treasures found in the garden. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

Be Inspired Blog Hop : Graduation!

Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop Header

Welcome to the Be Inspired Blog Hop!

This month’s theme is…..Retirement or Graduation! I have a few graduation cards to make this year (it’s been awhile), so I decided to share one of them! 

Create this graduation card using the Lined Alphabet Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

My graduation card is for our nephew, Evan.  I created it using his school colors.  It features two stamp sets that are retiring on June 2, 2020!

  • Lined Alphabet Photopolymer Stamp Set  |  Item 145908
  • Capture the Good Cling Stamp Set (No Longer Available)

It also uses two stamp sets that are carrying over into the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!

  • Family Party Photopolymer Stamp Set   |  Item 149379
  • Itty Bitty Greetings Cling Stamp Set  |  Item 146667

As you can tell there was a lot of fussy cutting!  If you don’t like to fussy cut images, then this card is not for you!  Hopefully other elements of the card inspire you! 

 

Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper & Parisian Beauty Bundle by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!(1)

 

Use a Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer to cut a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score and fold at 4 1/4.

Cut a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock to 5 1/4 x 4.  Use a Stamping Sponge and the following Stampin’ Up! Classic Inks to create the ombre background: Merry Merlot & Mango Melody.  Use a Stampin’ Up! Heat Tool to dry/set the ink. Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Use Clear Block A & B to stamp the “Congrats Evan” using the Lined Alphabet and Merry Merlot Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock as shown.  Color with Light & Dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends. Snip with Paper Snips.  Adhere with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Stamp the “2020” using the Family Party Stamp Set and  Merry Merlot Ink onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  Snip with Paper Snips.  Adhere with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. 

Stamp the camera and “the focus is all on you” sentiment using the Capture the Good Stamp Set and Merry Merlot Ink onto a Piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Color with Light & Dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends. Snip with Paper Snips.  Adhere with Multipurpose Liquid Glue & Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Stamp the “Happy Graduation” sentiment in Merry Merlot Ink directly onto the card as shown. 

Use a Merry Merlot Stampin’ Write Marker to color a White Best Dressed Tassel.  Allow to dry completely.  Slip over the bottom of the “g”, secure in place with a Mini Glue Dot.  

Be sure to click on the buttons below to see what the rest of the Be Inspired Design Team has to inspire you with Embossing!

COVID-19 Giveback PDF of Digital Images and Sentiments

COVID-19 GIVEBACK: Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first. As part of their Making a Difference program, they are offering an opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.

VIDEO! Watch Stampin’ Up! CEO Sara Douglass’s Facebook video sharing her personal thoughts and the background story for the Share Sunshine images and mission.


The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and images relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing–including many ideas that came from demonstrators and customers! 

HOW TO USE:  You can use the download in your card making and paper crafting projects. Simply print the images on card stock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!  

Product: Share Sunshine PDF Download. Buy it here!  Price: $12.00

 

 

Click Here to Download the MINI Catalog Retiring Products PDF

Stampin’ Up! published their 2019-2020 Annual and 2020 January – June 2 Mini Catalog retiring products!

Some items are available at DEEP DISCOUNTS!  Purchase them TODAY before they are GONE FOR GOOD!

I have simplified the RETIRING PRODUCTS PDF so that it is easier to read.  I have made notes where needed (so you have the full story on what is actually retiring) and split them up into a category per page!

 A few things to note: 

1) Stampin’ Blends are NOT retiring!  They will no longer be available as singles.  They will only be available as a Light & Dark Combo Pack.  They are on the retiring list due to a new package and product number. 

2) Some of the Bundles are only retiring as a BUNDLED item.  Each item will still be available individually, but no longer at the 10% off bundled price. 

3) Some DIES are NOT retiring!  The old packaging and product numbers ARE Retiring.  They will be available in the new catalog with a NEW product number. 

 
To see ALL LAST CHANCE ITEMS in my online store, click here.

Place an online store order valued at $50 or more (before shipping and tax), enter the host code QYVEUW7Y and you will earn YOUR CHOICE of ANY Current Item valued at $10 or less!

Click on the image above, it takes you right to my store so you can begin shopping NOW!

THREE IS BETTER THAN ONE! Become a part of Stampin’ Up!, The Hootenannies, & Mary Fish’s Pals Stamping Community!

  • Purchasing the starter kit! Joining Stampin’ Up! includes access to exclusive Stampin’ Up! ideas and resources!
  • Purchasing the starter kit and joining through me includes access to the Hootenannies AND the Stampin’ Pretty Pals Pals private Facebook groups and community.  Immerse yourself at any level you like in daily stamping discussion, prizes, polls, ideas and inspiration, recognition, friendship, and fun!

Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

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

Stesha

Come Sail Away for Father’s Day Gifts!

Create this Father's Day Gift Pack using the Come Sail Away Suite from Stampin' Up! Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Nautical-Themed Father’s Day Gifts!
 
As part of the AMAZING Stampin’ Up! 2020 Artisan Design Team, we are honored to be asked to create projects for the corporate Facebook Page!  You can find these posts in the Notes Section here: Stampin’ Up! Facebook Notes.
 
You can see and share this specific post here: Come Sail Away for Father’s Day!

These masculine-themed projects showcase the nautical feel of the Sailing Home Cling Stamp Set, Smooth Sailing Dies, and Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper.

RETIRING ALERT!  ALL Items in the Come Sail Away Suite, excluding the Sailing Home Stamp Set and Smooth Sailing Dies, are retiring and will no longer be available as of June 3, 2020 or WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!  NOTE:  BUNDLE & SAVE 10%! Although the Sailing Home Stamp Set and Smooth Sailing Dies will be available individually in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, it will no longer be available as a BUNDLED DEAL with a savings of 10%.

Make a Splash Stampin' Rewards Exclusive Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan Design Team

I used the Stamparatus to stamp images and sentiments from the following stamp sets: Sailing Home, Lined Alphabet, Itty Bitty Greetings, and Make a Difference.

Using Versamark Ink, I stamped on either a piece of Vellum Cardstock or Night of Navy Cardstock (as shown).

Once inked, I covered the images with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, shook off the excess, then set the stamped images with a Heat Tool.

After I finished embossing all of the images, I cut them out with the Smooth Sailing and Layering Alphabet Dies. I also used Paper Snips.

 

I used Tear & Tape Adhesive to adhere the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper to the spine of a composition notebook and Whisper White Cardstock to the front and back.
 
A Stamping Sponge helped add the layers of Night of Navy ink as shown.
 
Tip: Use a circular motion for the best effect and coverage when applying ink with a sponge.
 
I then used a Night of Navy Neutrals Stampin’ Write Marker to flick splatters of ink across the notebook.
 
I also flicked Versamark Ink Refill with a brush, covered it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, and set it with a Heat Tool.
 
Most items were adhered using the Black Stampin’ Dimensionals Combo Pack, while a few were adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
I created my own coordinating envelope to slip the card inside. I doubled up on the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper to make it sturdier.
 
I added the steering wheel from Sail Away Trinkets, silver Metallic Brads, and Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine to securely close the envelope.
To create the handmade envelope, I cut my 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper down to 8″ x 10″.
 
I scored it at 2-1/4″ and 6-3/4″. I then adhered the various selections of Designer Series Paper together using Tear & Tape Adhesive.
 
After that, I cut 1/4″ away from each side down to the 6-3/4″ score line (shown in the photo below). I folded the remaining tabs in and adhered them to the inside of the envelope to create the pocket for safekeeping of the Father’s Day card.
I wanted my card to be slightly more elongated than a regular-sized card, so I used a piece of Whisper White 12 x 12 Cardstock to create my 4-1/4″ x 6″ card base.
 
I used the same techniques as I did on the composition notebook to create the card base. I again embossed the sentiments and images.
 
I hope this gives you some inspiration to create some special gifts for the father and/or father figure in your life.
Annual Catalog Shares

 

The 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is set to go live on June 3!

 

What is a catalog share?
 
When you purchase a share, I will order the products from the new Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog and cut them to size if needed, re-package and label them, then mail each person a sample of ALL of the products they purchased!!
 
This usually costs you about 1/4 of the price of buying ALL of the new products.
 
You then have a sample of everything and can purchase your favorites from the new catalog!
 
Payment MUST be received by June 2, 8 pm CST. 
 
I will place the order and ship the items out by June 12th at the VERY latest!
  • You can build your own share bundle or get the I Want It All option.
  • You will receive 10% off when you purchase two or more shares.  
  • You will receive 15% off with the reservation of the I Want It All Share (price reflects the discount) options plus a free gift.
The deadline to sign-up for the share bundle deals is June 2!
 
PLEASE NOTE: May/June Host Code Gifts are not included with the purchase of these share bundles. 
 
IMPORTANT! Some items in the share may not be available or be back-ordered at the time I am able to place this order. Items will be shipped as I receive them in the orders for the Product Shares

Place an online store order valued at $50 or more (before shipping and tax), enter the host code QYVEUW7Y and you will earn YOUR CHOICE of ANY Current Item valued at $10 or less!

Click on the image above, it takes you right to my store so you can begin shopping NOW!

THREE IS BETTER THAN ONE! Become a part of Stampin’ Up!, The Hootenannies, & Mary Fish’s Pals Stamping Community!

  • Purchasing the starter kit! Joining Stampin’ Up! includes access to exclusive Stampin’ Up! ideas and resources!
  • Purchasing the starter kit and joining through me includes access to the Hootenannies AND the Stampin’ Pretty Pals Pals private Facebook groups and community.  Immerse yourself at any level you like in daily stamping discussion, prizes, polls, ideas and inspiration, recognition, friendship, and fun!

Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

Share Sunshine Blog Hop!

#sharesunshine COVID-19 Relief Fund Stampin' Up!

Today, a group of Stampin’ Up! Artisan’s have decided to share some sunshine with creations using the sentiments and images from the Share Sunshine PDF!

This digital stamp set is packed with both lighthearted and thoughtful sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we are currently in. You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

As part of Stampin’ Up!’s Making a Difference program, 100% of the Share Sunshine PDF Download proceeds will go to COVID-19 efforts.  Help us make a difference today!

The download will be charged in US dollars; your financial institution will convert the charge into your currency based on current exchange rates.

Share Sunshine Blog Hop COVID-19 Relief Fund
Share Sunshine Blog Hop COVID-19 Relief Fund

I love that so many of the sentiments and images from the Share Sunshine PDF coordinate with a variety of Stampin’ Up! punches!  The entire page of sentiments were quickly and easily cropped with a punch.

 

  1. Begin by cutting a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2 to create your card base. 
  2. Cut a piece of Botanical Prints Designer Series Paper (part of the Botanical Prints Product Medley) to 3 x 5 1/2. 
  3. Wrap with Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine that has been pulled apart to two-strand pieces.  Secure with a bow as shown.  
  4. Cut a piece of Best Dressed 6×6 Designer Series Paper to 1 1/2 x 5 1/2.  Adhere together and to the card with Snail Adhesive. 
  5. Crop a piece of Whisper White Cardstock with the 2 7/8 Stitched Shapes Circle Die.  Adhere to the card with Snail Adhesive. 
  6. Crop the heart with the Heart Punch (part of the Heart Punch Pack).  Color the hearts with Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends. 
  7. Cut the “from a distance” sentiment to 3/8 x 2 1/2.  Flag the end with the Classic Label Punch.
  8. Adhere both sentiments to the card with standard and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a Mini Glue Dot near the end of the flagged sentiment to make it look like it was waving in the wind. 
  9. Use the Stamparatus to stamp the image (A Good Man) in Jet Black Stazon Ink onto Whisper White Thick Cardstock.  Color with the following Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs: Soft Suede (hair), Smoky Slate (shirt), Balmy Blue (jeans), Daffodil Delight (hair), Lovely Lipstick (shirt), Night of Navy (jeans), Ivory (skin). 
  10. Adhere with doubled-up Stampin’ Dimensionals. 
#sharesunshine COVID-19 Relief Fund Stampin' Up!
#sharesunshine COVID-19 Relief Fund Stampin' Up!

Click on the name of the Artisan below to visit their blog and see what amazing projects they have created to inspire you!  

Place an online store order valued at $50 or more (before shipping and tax), enter the host code QYVEUW7Y and you will earn YOUR CHOICE of ANY Current Item valued at $10 or less!

Click on the image above, it takes you right to my store so you can begin shopping NOW!

THREE IS BETTER THAN ONE! Become a part of Stampin’ Up!, The Hootenannies, & Mary Fish’s Pals Stamping Community!

  • Purchasing the starter kit! Joining Stampin’ Up! includes access to exclusive Stampin’ Up! ideas and resources!
  • Purchasing the starter kit and joining through me includes access to the Hootenannies AND the Stampin’ Pretty Pals Pals private Facebook groups and community.  Immerse yourself at any level you like in daily stamping discussion, prizes, polls, ideas and inspiration, recognition, friendship, and fun!

Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

Stampin’ Up! 2020 Artisan Design Team Blog Hop: Make a Splash

Make a Splash Stampin' Rewards Exclusive Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan Design Team

Welcome to the 2020 Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!

The Stampin’ Up! 2020 Artisan Design Team has so many over-the-top, amazingly stunning creations for you to see!  I hope that you take the time to check out all 16 blogs! 

This blog hop features RETIRING Stampin’ Rewards Exclusive Stamp Sets, also known as HOST sets. These sets can only be “earned” with a qualifying order or workshop of $150 or more! You can read more about these exclusive stamp sets below.  The stamp set I am featuring is from the 2020 Jan – June Mini Catalog called “Make a Splash”.

Make a Splash Stampin' Rewards Exclusive Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan Design Team
Make a Splash Stampin' Rewards Exclusive Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan Design Team

When I first saw this stamp set, I knew I wanted to create something with watercolor and test my ability to “Make a Splash”.  It was actually much easier than I anticipated. All I needed was my handy Aqua Painter, some Jet Black Stazon Ink, a few Stampin’ Up! Classic Stampin’ Pads, and the fabulous Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.   

I wanted the watercolor to be the star of the show, so I kept the rest of the card fairly simple.  The cards took about 15 – 20 min each to create, so you can easily sit down and make a stack of cards and send one to each of your friends. 

 

My card bases were created with Whisper White Thick Cardstock.

  • The single bowl card base is a standard sized 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. 
  • The double bowl card base measures 6 x 4 1/4.

I stamped all line images using Jet Black Stazon Ink onto Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper sized the same as the card bases. 

TIP: Use a Stamparatus so that you can re-stamp the image if you do not get good coverage the first go round. 

I used an Aqua Painter and Balmy Blue Classic Ink to watercolor the water in the bowls and the splashes. 

The countertop lines were stamped using parts of the “water line” from the stamp set.  The countertop is colored with Gray Granite Classic Ink. 

I waited for them to dry completely before stamping the fish in Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink. 

I stamped the crab in Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink, then used a Paper Snips to snip him out (as well as the other fish and fish bowl).  They were all positioned and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

I distressed the edges of the Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper with a Bone Folder before adhering it to a piece of Basic Black Cardstock of the same size with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I then adhered it to the card base with Snail Adhesive. 

Stamp the sentiments (We’ll Walrus Be Friends & Make a Splash) in Versamark Ink onto a piece of Basic Black Cardstock that has been rubbed with an Embossing Buddy.  Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, flick to remove the excess and set with a Heat Tool!  Trim the sentiments to size with Paper Snips or a Paper Trimmer. 

Adhere to the card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. 

Make a Splash Stampin' Rewards Exclusive Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan Design Team
Make a Splash Stampin' Rewards Exclusive Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan Design Team

What is the Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Rewards Program?

SIMPLE & FLEXIBLE!  Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Rewards offer ways to earn FREE products starting with a product order of $150 or more (total before shipping and tax). 

Stampin’ Rewards are based on the total amount spent in any SINGLE ORDER.  For example, once you spend $150 on your favorite items, you’ll get an extra 10% ($15 in this case) to apply towards more products of your choosing.  The more you spend, the more you get!  Spend $450 or more and you’ll also get one item at 50% off regular price.  You’ll find more information when you checkout online.  Watch for the CLAIM REWARDS button located below the add to cart button as your order total increases.

 

  • Earn Stampin’ Rewards and redeem them as you wish.
  • Choose ANY current Stampin’ Up! products, PLUS 10% off bundles and specially priced exclusive host (Stampin’ Rewards) stamp sets.
  • Promotional products (for example, Sale-A-Bration Items) are excluded.
  • With a product total of $450 or more, get 50% off one full-priced item.
  • The more you spend the more Stampin’ Rewards you earn.
  • If you have any questions about the Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Rewards Program, please email me for a prompt answer.
May 2020 Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop Grid

Be sure to click on the links below to visit the rest of the Stampin’ Up! 2020 Artisan Design Team to see the entire blog hop line-up and to gain oodles of inspiration for the RETIRING Stampin’ Rewards Exclusive Host Stamp Sets!

The extremely talented Tammy Wilson, Stamp Paper Scissors is next in line. Be sure to check out the fabulous creations she has for you!

Click on the name of the Artisan below to visit their blog and see what amazing projects they have created to inspire you!  

Place an online store order valued at $50 or more (before shipping and tax), enter the host code QYVEUW7Y and you will earn YOUR CHOICE of ANY Current Item valued at $10 or less!

Click on the image above, it takes you right to my store so you can begin shopping NOW!

THREE IS BETTER THAN ONE! Become a part of Stampin’ Up!, The Hootenannies, & Mary Fish’s Pals Stamping Community!

  • Purchasing the starter kit! Joining Stampin’ Up! includes access to exclusive Stampin’ Up! ideas and resources!
  • Purchasing the starter kit and joining through me includes access to the Hootenannies AND the Stampin’ Pretty Pals Pals private Facebook groups and community.  Immerse yourself at any level you like in daily stamping discussion, prizes, polls, ideas and inspiration, recognition, friendship, and fun!

Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

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