I'm excited to be hopping with the Stampin' Friends again! The theme this month is: What's Going On. Here in the US, that means Summer! So, I have a group of cards and a covered notebook featuring the Whale of a Time Suite. I love all of the images of the ocean and the colors. To me, the suite screams summer. I hope after you have looked at all of my projects, you'll continue to on to Kim Quade's blog and then through the rest of the hop. A complete list of artists can be found at the bottom.
The colors in the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper are so pretty and bright. This was the first suite in the new catalog that jumped out to me and made my heart sing. I just love it! In addition to the stamp set and paper, the suite includes the Whale Builder punch, the Seabed 3D embossing folder, a roll of Pool Party ribbon, and a package of sparkly sequins.
Just Jade cardstock (cover) : (2) pieces 7" x 9 13/16"
Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper (spine): 3 1/4" x 9 13/16"
Pretty Peacock cardstock (cover strip): 1/2" x 9 13/16"
Whale of a Time DSP (layer): 5" x 5"
Whale of a Time DSP (Turtle): approximately 2 5/8" x 2 5/8"
Just Jade cardstock (layer): 2 7/8" x 2 7/8"
I made three cards for today's post, but I feel like I could make dozens more! I'm sure you'll see many more cards with the Whale of a Time Suite this year.
Thanks for joining me today for some summer fun under the sea! I hope you'll hop along with the Stampin' Friends through the rest of the blog hop. Below is a list of bloggers followed by the products used for today's projects.
Stampin' Friends June Blog Hop:
Heidi Collins <-- YOU ARE HERE
Lisa Ann Bernard
Anne Marie Hile
If you're following the Stampin' Friends Blog Hop, you've reached me from Anne Marie Hile's wonderful blog. I hope after looking at my projects, you'll continue on to Melissa Thomas's and all the way through the rest of the hop.
This month's theme for the Stampin' Friends Blog Hop is Masculine or My Guy. The Rooted in Nature stamp set from Stampin' Up! has the perfect stamps for some more masculine looking cards, and with Father's Day coming up in a month, it's the perfect time to get started on some gifts for Dad. So, on y go! Let's get stamping.
Finding gifts for guys always seems to be a challenge, but I know for my guy, I can't go wrong with some beer. (He's pretty easy to please!) So, to make this six-pack extra special, I added some personalized decoration. To go with the six-pack, I created a card to tell him just how wonderful he is to me and the kids.
For both of these projects, I created my own patterned paper with the different leaf images from the Rooted in Nature stamp set. I started by stamping the tree rings with Crumb Cake ink. I stamped it off first on a piece of scratch paper to make it a little lighter, and then, I stamped it twice on my paper. I stamped these fairly close together all over a piece of 8 1/2" x 11" Very Vanilla cardstock.
After my page was filled with tree rings, I stamped the various leaves in Granny Apple Green, Mellow Moss, Soft Suede, and Crumb Cake inks. I overlapped images and stamped multiple times before re-inking. When creating your own background paper, it is very important to get the images to really cover the page. Since you will be cutting the paper apart into smaller sections, you often need to place the images closer together than you normally would. Once you trim the pieces of cardstock into the sizes you want, you may need to go back and stamp a few more partial images around the edge.
I layered a piece of my handmade patterned paper on Granny Apple Green and Mossy Meadow cardstock. I added layered circles of each of these colors as well. On top of that, I added a tree image from the stamp set that I had stamped in Soft Suede ink. I colored over the needles of the tree with a Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blend. Then I fussy cut the tree and adhered it on top of the circles.
The words were cut with the Well Written dies and stamped with the Well Said stamp set. To create the outline for happy, I traced around the outside of the die on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and very carefully cut just within my pencil mark. Then, I layered the cut "happy" pieces on top of the vanilla piece I had cut.
I stamped the greeting with Granny Apple Green ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut it out with a Stitched Rectangle die. To let the "f" flow out of the rectangle, I trimmed out just the very bottom of the "f" before die-cutting the sentiment. When I placed my rectangle die, I lifted the tail of the edge so that it rested on top of the die instead of underneath it. This way, the bottom of the "f" was not cut with the rest of the rectangle.
To finish the card, I added some linen thread and a few Gold Metallic Pearls. The greeting is mounted on Soft Suede cardstock and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals. Likewise, the entire card front is attached to a Soft Suede card base with Stampin' Dimensionals. This special card is filled with texture and dimension. The perfect gift for a wonderful guy!
Thanks again for visiting the On Y Go! Stamping blog. I hope you will continue on to Melissa Thomas's amazing blog and then on through the rest of the blog. Here's a complete list of bloggers:
1. Jean Bolen Beaulieu
2. Teri Pocock
3. Katja Ettig
4. Steph Jandrow
5. Tiziana Milano
6. Kim Quade - US
7. Kim Lamos
8. Maureen Rauchfuss - US
9. Anne Marie Hile - US
10. Heidi Collins <--- YOU ARE HERE
11. Melissa Thomas
12. Rachael Rife
I am excited to be hoppin' with the Stampin' Friends again this month! The theme for April is All About Flowers and Moms which is perfect for today because it's my Mom's birthday! (Happy Birthday Mom!) If you've been following the hop, you've joined me from Kim Quade's blog. I hope when you've read about my projects, you will continue on to Katja Ettig's blog and then through all the other blogs as well. There are lots of amazing cards and projects this month!
To celebrate my Mom's birthday, I sent her this magic slider card. While it starts as a simple black and white image, by tugging where the ribbon is, you slide out an interior card to reveal a fully colored image below.
This was the first slider card that I had ever made, and it was a little more challenging than expected. Mostly because I had to have a really clear idea of what I wanted the final project to look like when I started. This card for my Mom is one of a kind, just like her!
However, I wanted to make a Magic Slider card for a swap, and so I made 10 more, very similar cards. In doing so, I perfected my technique. If you would like a a card kit to make this card or a complete, step-by-step tutorial for this card including both written instructions and a link to a video, look for ordering information all the way at the bottom of this blog post.
Besides today being my Mom's birthday, Mother's Day is quickly approaching! Who knows if we'll be able to see our mother's this Mother's Day or partake in the normal rituals of Mother/Daughter banquets and Mother's Day Brunch. But, these cute little purses would make excellent name cards or favors. Or perhaps a little porch gift for your favorite mother!
Thank you for stopping by and celebrating my Mom's birthday with me. Below is a complete list of Stampin' Friends bloggers. I hope you'll take the time to click through to each one's post! Ordering information for the Magic Slider tutorial is below the list of bloggers.
Stampin' Friends Blog Hop
1. Stephanie Jandrow
2. Jo Blackman
3. Jean Bolen Beaulieu
4. Teri Pocock
5. Tiziana Milano
6. Kim Quade
7. Heidi Collins <-- YOU ARE HERE
8. Katja Ettig
9. Rachael Rife USA
10. Maureen Rauchfuss USA
11. Kim Lamos
12. Barbara Welch
13. Anne Marie Hile
14. Melissa Thomas
Magic Slider Tutorial or Card Kit
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This month's Stampin' Friends blog hop is all about our favorites. If you're following the hop, you've joined me from Cheryl Taylor. I hope after you've read through my blog that you'll continue through the whole hop. You'll find a list at the bottom of this post with links to all the blogs.
I have soooo many favorites that it's hard to choose just one or two. Here are some of my favorite design elements and accessories that I included in these projects:
Ink: Gorgeous Grape
Stamps: Check You Out
In addition to the cards, I also created some fun bookmarks using my favorite design elements and accessories. I purchased these slightly oversized, gold-coated paper clips during back-to-school clearance last fall. I think I got the jar of 70 for $1. What a steal! I created the toppers using dies and stamps and adhered them to the paper clips with sticky strip. The backs have an additionally piece of cardstock so that the paper clips are sandwiched between the layers. They are great for marking pages in your Stampin’ Up! Catalogs!
I'm so excited to be participating in the Stampin' Friends Blog Hop this year! Our first hop of 2020 is a Birthday Bash. All of the bloggers have created some amazing projects to share with you that are perfect for celebrating birthdays. I hope you'll click through and check them all out! The next blogger on the hop is Maureen Rauchfuss. So, when you're done here, hop over to her blog to see the projects she's created!
Isn't that super fun?!? I love the excitement of sliding out the box bottom and having the four interior boxes pop out everywhere! It's a great way to add a little pizzazz to giving a gift card or a birthday message. I found this neat project in a blog post by Krystal of Red Hot Stampers. I have rewritten and adapted parts of her tutorial, but you might want to jump over there and see her take on it.
I've decorated my box with the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper from the January - June 2020 Mini Catalog and the Here's a Card stamp set. On the inside of the box bottom, I used the Broadway Birthday stamp set. The cardstock is Mango Melody and Bermuda Bay. I used these same colors for the ink as well as Terracotta Tile and Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
There are three parts to this project: The box bottom, the band that goes around the box bottom, and the four pop-out boxes.
5. Cut the corners out like the picture above. The solid blue lines are the cut lines. The dotted green lines are fold lines that you have already scored.
6. You will notice there are dotted blue lines that create triangles inside the triangular shapes at the sides. You will need to score these. I find the middle of the diagonal line and then score from that point to the opposite corner of the triangle.
10. Twist the rubber band and slide it over the other side and into the accordion groove. Then, adhere the two sides of the triangles on that side.
11. Finally, adhere the flap on the end to close the box.
12. Decorate the outside of the boxes as you wish. I used the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper from the January - June 2020 Mini Catalog.
13. Collapse the pop-out boxes by pinching the sides and close them inside the slide-out box bottom and sleeve.
14. Give to a friend and wait for the surprise!
I hope you've enjoyed this box project and card as much as I do! Thanks for visiting the blog today and make sure to go take a look at all the projects on this month's hop!
1. Rachel Rife
2. Kim Lamos
3. Teri Pocock
4. Cheryl Taylor
5. Jo Blackman
6. Steph Jandrow
7. Katja Ettig
8. Lisa Ann Bernard
9. Kim Quade
10. Heidi Collins <-- You Are Here!
11. Maureen Rauchfuss
12. Jean Bolen Beaulieu
13. Anne Marie Hile
14. Barbara Welch
15. Melissa Thomas
16. Sue Vine
Heidi Collins, Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator
I have been stamping, scrapbooking, and paper crafting for over 20 years, and I love helping others explore the joy of making beautiful projects for yourself and others.
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