Wednesday, October 29, 2014

PLxSU Christmas Cards - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hey guys! It is that time of the week already - time for another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! As always, there are sixteen of us from all around the world on this hop. Just click the "Next" button at the end of each post to visit everyone! I personally can't wait to see what everyone has created! This week we have a bonus project from our October boxes. I decided to create a quick and easy Christmas card, and with Project Life by Stampin' Up! it was super quick and easy!


I grabbed the Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Card Collection and pulled out a bunch of Christmas themed cards that I liked. I then settled on these two - the Old Olive pattern and the "Merry Little Christmas" saying. To make the card a little bit more interesting, I made it a fun fold card! To do this particular fold, just cut your Real Red Card Stock in half the long way (so that it is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"), fold it in half, and fold the front back in half. Simple but so much fun!


I trimmed the Old Olive card so that it would fit in the panel. Some Real Red Cotton Ribbon and Venetian Crochet Trim add some nice texture. Be sure to put adhesive on only half of the font card so that you can still get it open.


A piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock hides perfectly behind the front card and gives you the perfect spot to write a sweet Christmas message.


The first card came together so quickly, I deiced to make another! Again the Old Olive pattern is from the Seasonal Snapshot Card Collection, but the "Merry Christmas" window sheet comes from the Seasonal Snapshot Accessory Pack. I used my Stampin' Trimmer to cut a rectangle out of the Real Red Card base and Old Olive card so that you could see all the way through the card. Can you believe I didn't pull out any stamps or ink for either of these cards??? I love how Project Life by Stampin' Up! allows for such cute, simple, and quick cards!

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Don't forget to click the "Next" button below to head on over to Kate's blog to see what amazing-ness everyone else has created for you!

Smiles :)
Kaitlyn


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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Hi Splatter - Monday Montage


Woot! It's time for Monday Montage Blog Hop! As you know there are ten of us in this hop and you don't want to miss a single project! So be sure to click the "Next" button at the end of each post to visit everyone. I have a card to share with you today that is super fun but easy to create.


I have shared the splatter technique with you before, and I finally decided to use it on a card. I embossed "hi" using the Larger Than Life Alphabet set first, and then did the splatters in Soft Sky and Old Olive. The embossing resists the water so it stands out nicely. I also added some smaller Blackberry Bliss splatters with my aqua painter. To finish the card off, I just stapled some ribbon to it. I seriously can't get enough of that stapler!


Stampin' Supplies:

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You will notice that I changed how I display my supplies. Just click on the arrows to browse through everything I used. The best though is that if you click where it says "Supply List," you can download a PDF of the complete list to save for your convince! 

Don't forget see what everyone else has created for you!

Smiles :)
Kaitlyn



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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Be Awesome Banner - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Its Thursday, so that means it is time for another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! As always there are sixteen of us from all around the world, so be sure to click the "Next" button at the end of each post to visit everyone. I have no doubt that there is some amazing creations waiting for you!


Lately I have been loving inspirational banners and I decided to make another one using the For All Things stamp set. Except, I didn't want to use traditional fall colors and went with a color scheme of Wisteria Wonder, Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, and Sahara Sand. Believe it or not, the leaf image turned out awesome in these colors!


Using my stamps to watercolor is becoming one of my new favorite techniques! The Simply Created Banners are made of canvas, so they are perfect for this. I just stamped the leafs in Wisteria Wonder Ink on the banners and then spritzed the images with water. Be sure to stop spritzing with the water just before you are happy with it. The water and ink will continue to bleed until it is perfect!


You could say I went a little crazy on this project, as I did a lot of fussy cutting (cutting the images out by hand). It was totally worth it though! Those leaf garlands on the end banner pieces just make me happy! After cutting out the leafs, I tied some Linen Thread around each one and then tied the garlands to the twine of the banner.


The letters are from the Larger Than Life Alphabet set (quickly becoming a favorite of mine!) and also cut them out by hand. To attach the letters to the banner I decided to just staple them. Couldn't have been any easier! I wasn't sure how this would turn out as I was working on, but it ended up being awesome! I can't wait to hang it up at my desk at work next week!

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Don't forget to click the "Next" button below to continue along the hop!

Smiles :)
Kaitlyn


http://paperlandcreations.blogspot.com/2014/10/artisan-oct-4.html

Cute and Simple Kinda Eclectic

Sorry for the silence lately. It is getting to that time of the semester where my projects are taking up most of my time, so I often just forget about blogging! I need to get back on track of writing and scheduling all of my post for a week at once, as I know many of you look forward to my posts. I've been thinking about sharing some of my design projects here, would you like to see them??? Anyways, I do have a card to share with you today!


As you know, I love the Kinda Eclectic stamp set. Last week I shared a card with lots of stamping, but this card only has a little and is a super clean look. That is how versatile this stamp set is! Blackberry Bliss is proudly featured on this card, which is one of those colors I find hard to resist lately! The stripes from the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack are so rich and delicious looking!


As I said, I kept the stamping pretty simple. Just the dots and two butterflies! I layered a Vellum Bitty Butterfly over the stamped one to tone the color down a bit. This is a great way to soften the look of something! A few rhinestones, and you have yourself a finished card!

Stampin' Supplies:


Have you noticed that I changed how I display my supplies? Just click on the arrows to browse through everything I used. The best though is that if you click where it says "Supply List," you can download a PDF of the complete list to save for your convince! 

Smiles :)
Kaitlyn

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Seasonally Scattered Cafe Bags - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

It's Thursday! That means it is time for another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! This week we are sharing our projects that will be featured on Stampin' Up!'s Facebook tomorrow. So you are getting a little sneak peek today! Remember that there are sixteen of us on the team; just hit the next button at the end of each post to visit everyone.


The new Petite Cafe Gift Bags are absolutely perfect for gift giving this coming holiday season! They are poly-lined, which is ideal for giving some homemade treats. I love how the images from the Seasonally Scattered stamp set fills up the front of the bag.


Do you see how the image just pops off of the bag? I heat embossed the "Merry" in Cherry Cobbler, and it gives a richness and shine that just stamping doesn't provide on the darker color. The "Christmas" comes from the Merry Everything stamp set. I stamped the whole image in Old Olive and trimmed around the portion that I wanted.


I was so pleased with the first bag, I decided to make another using the "Thanks" image. This time though, I went with more autumn-like colors by using Crushed Curry Embossing Powder paired with Blackberry Bliss. This would be a sweet gift any time of the year!


Just a little bit of ribbon tied around the tops of the bags finishes them off nicely. I am loving the combination of Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon with the Venetian Crochet Trim. It is such a pretty and elegant look. How would you decorate these gift bags?

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Don't forget to hit the next button below to head on over to Kate's blog!

Smiles :)
Kaitlyn


http://paperlandcreations.blogspot.com/2014/10/artisan-oct-3.html
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