Stampin’ Up! A Little Wild Bike Ride for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Welcome back to another Inkin’ Krew blog hop!  Our very talented team is doing a blog hop featuring Stampin’ Up! products.  This month our theme is ” Celebrate Summer”.  Here is the card I created:

The Bike Ride Photopolymer bundle makes me smile.  Makes me think of a sunny day, riding down a grassy path somewhere to have a picnic, stopping to pick wildflowers along the way.  What a fun way to celebrate Summer!  The bundle features multiple images with two-step stamps and corresponding dies which offer many options for creativity.

The first step in making this card is to add background color to the Glossy White cardstock panel by lightly inking a Stamping Sponge on an ink pad and gently rubbing it across the panel to blend.  Use Lemon Lime Twist ink along the bottom to about 3/4″ up.  Use Soft Sky ink to add color to the remainder of the panel.  Then use Lemon Lime Twist ink to stamp the grassy image from the A Little Wild stamp set numerous times along the bottom.   To “build” the bike, stamp all the parts needed on Whisper White cardstock, starting with the bike frame image stamped with Tempting Turquoise ink.  Then stamp the bicycle seat, pedal and handle bar covers in Pink Pirouette ink on the frame image you just stamped.  Stamp two bicycle wheels in Smoky Slate ink and use Pink Pirouette ink to add the stamped rims to the wheels.  Stamp the rack for the back of the bike in Tempting Turquoise ink.

Stamp the outline of the picnic basket in Soft Suede ink and the body of the basket in Crumb Cake ink.  Stamp the outline of the flower bouquet in Lemon Lime Twist ink.  Follow with Pink Pirouette ink for the flowers and Crumb Cake ink for the wrap.  Die cut all the stamped images.  In addition, die cut the basket for the the front of the bike from Tempting Turquoise cardstock.  Then assemble all the parts to “build” the bike.  Adhere them to each other with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Adhere the bike to the prepared Glossy White cardstock background panel with glue, as well.  For the mat, adhere a Whisper White cardstock panel to a Tempting Turquoise cardstock panel with SNAIL.  Adhere the completed artpiece to the mat layer with SNAIL, and then adhere the finished piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp the sentiment from the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set in Tempting Turquoise ink on a panel or scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Use the smallest plain die from the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut it out.  Using the same die set, cut a scalloped oval from Tempting Turquoise cardstock with the smallest scalloped oval and and a plain oval from Lemon Lime Twist using the second smallest die.  Use Multipurpose Liquid glue to adhere the die cut layers as shown and then adhere the sentiment label to the card front with Mini Stampin Dimensionals.  The label is embellished with a Pink Pirouette die cut butterfly, which is included in the Build A Bike Framelits die set.  Add three tiny Pearl Basic Jewels to each of the flower centers and one for the butterfly head.


For the liner inside the card, stamp the grass image from A Little Wild numerous times along the bottom edge of the Whisper White panel.  Use SNAIL to adhere this panel to a Tempting Turquoise cardstock mat and use SNAIL again to adhere to the card interior.  Add a couple more Pink Pirouette die cut butterflies to the upper left corner to finish.

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Jari Francis’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that  Mary Deatherage created.

If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:

  1. Linda Richenberg
  2. Jaimie Babarczy
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Sue Prather  (that’s me!)
  5. Jari Francis  :
  6. Amy Koenders

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Products used to create this project:

Big Shot

$110.00


***Cardstock Cuts for this project: 

  • Lemon Lime Twist CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ for card base, 2″ x 3″ panel or scrap for oval die cut
  • Tempting Turqouise CS – (cut 2) 4″ x 5 1/4″ panels, 2″ x 3″ panel or scrap for scalloped oval die cut, 1″ x 1″ scrap for die cut basket at front of bike
  • Whisper White CS – (cut 2) 3 7/8″ x 5″ panels,  balance of sheet for bicycle frame, picnic basket. wheels, flowers, rack and scrap for sentiment label
  • Glossy White CS – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ panel for art piece
  • Pink Pirouette CS – scrap for 3 small die cut butterflies.
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Stampin’ Up! Wrap it Up Coffee Break Cafe

Have a friend that’s a coffee lover?  Looking for a creative way to gift a bag of coffee?  How about this – a unique hand made wrap and tag, all in one!

The Stampin’ Up! 2017-18 Annual Catalog (page 30) has a display featuring the Coffee Break Suite of products with an awesome assortment of cards, tags, bags, coasters and a wrapped coffee bag.  It’s pictured in the center.  I created this tutorial to explain how I recreated this piece.


To start, fussy-cut three different coffee pots as shown from Coffee Pot patterned paper from the Coffee Break stack of Designer Series Paper.  Use Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the pots along the 3-1/2″ edge of the 3-1/2″ x 2-7/8″ panel of Early Espresso cardstock.  Love this stack of DSP!

The next steps include inking only selected words from the large sentiment stamp.  The way I chose to do this is to use post-it notes to mask the words I did not want inked.  Then I inked the stamp on the ink pad, removed the post-it notes and stamped the inked word on the selected cardstock.  Ink only the word “coffee” with Early Espresso ink and stamp on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Trim to make a strip 1/2″ wide by 2″ long and trim banner ends with Paper Snips.  Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the banner centered on an oval shape from the Corrugated Elements embellishment pack.

In the same manner, ink only the word “is” with Garden Green ink and stamp on a scrap of Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  Punch out with a 1/2″ circle punch and use glue to adhere to the Corrugated oval above and a little overlapping the banner with the word “coffee”.  Adhere the completed embellishment to the Early Espresso panel centered above the pot in the middle.  Ink the full sentiment with Pear Pizzazz ink and stamp on a panel of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut the stamped panel in half before die cutting the top and bottom edges using a die from the Lots of Labels Framelits.  To complete the tag, use glue to adhere the two halves of the label to the back of the Early Espresso panel to reveal “happiness” above and “with a friend” below.  Take care to align the two halves so they appear as one long label.  The completed tag is centered side to side and top to bottom on the Wood Grain patterned paper panel of the Coffee Break stack of DSP and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Measure the width, height and depth of the bag to determine the length and width of the Crumb Cake cardstock strips and scoreline placement.  You may need to adjust your cuts and score lines based on the measurements of the bag you are wrapping.  The bag of coffee used in the sample is 9″ tall, 4″ wide and the bag bottom is 3″ deep.  The cardstock strips are 11″ long and 3-1/2″ wide.  The strip for the front is scored at 1″ and 10″.  The strip for the back is scored at 3″.  Fold the front strip so 1″ wraps under the bag and 1″ folds over the top of the bag.  Adhere the 1″ section under the bag to the 3″ section of the back strip, which then extends up to cover the back of the bag.

Cut a 41″ length of Whisper White 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon. Wrap it around the Crumb Cake cardstock wrap and tie a bow on the front near the top edge.  Make sure the ribbon is centered on the strips.  Adhere the completed tag and DSP panel to the front of the wrap and over the ribbon with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

***Card cuts and dimensions are listed at the end of this post.

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Products used to complete this project:

Big Shot

$110.00

**Cardstock cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake CS – (cut 2) 11″ x 3-1/2″ panels
  • Early Espresso CS – 2-7/8″ x 3-1/2″ panel
  • Whisper White CS – 3-1/2″ x 6″ panel for die cuts and strip
  • Pear Pizzazz CS – 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ panel or scrap
  • Coffee Break DSP – Wood Grain design – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel
  • Coffee Break DSP – Coffee Pot images to fussy-cut

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Stampin’ Up! Fun New Treat Holder

Stampin’ Up! quality paper crafting products can be used for much more than cards and scrapbooking.  And because the colors in the Designer Series Paper coordinate with the cardstock, ribbon and ink, no need to search through your stash for a match!

 

Such a cute treat holder, right?  And the good news is that it’s quite easy to make using the Envelope Punch Board.  For Chris Slogar’s tutorial on SplitCoastStampers, click here.  After assembling the Mini File Box, I wrapped it with a strip of Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, secured with Mini Glue Dots.  Then I chose colors from the Birthday Memories DSP and used them on the tag.

 

The sentiment for the tag is from the Eastern Beauty stamp set.  It’s stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Pacific Point ink and cut out with the Layering Circles Framelits Dies. This stamped circle is adhered to a scalloped circle of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  They are then adhered to a scalloped circle of Pool Party cardstock with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The completed tag is adhered to the treat box with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Treats were added to a 3″ x 6″ Gusseted Cellophane Bag and tied with a 12″ length of 1/4″ Stitched-Edge Pacific Point Ribbon, which fit perfectly in the treat holder box.

The gumballs are in a 3″ x 6″ Gusseted Cellophane Bag tied with a 12″ length of 1/2″ Finely Woven Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon.  Couldn’t be much easier, but the bag and ribbon make it special.

***Card cuts and dimensions are listed at the end of this post.

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Glue Dots

$5.25

***Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Lemon Lime Twist CS – 6″ x 6″ panel, 2″ x 2″ panel or scrap for tag
  • Pool Party CS – 2″ x 2″ panel or scrap for tag
  • Whisper White CS – 2″ x 2″ panel or scrap for tag
  • Birthday Memories DSP – 1″ x 7″ strip

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Stampin’ Up! Pretty Label Berry Burst Notecard

Today I’m sharing a couple Make & Takes from my Open House last weekend.  The Berry Burst 3-1/2″ x 5″ notecard is a great size.  It can stand alone as a card, or be used as an enclosure in a gift.

The Happy Birthday label image from the Label Me Pretty stamp set is stamped on Thick Whisper White card stock in Basic Gray Archival ink.  Then the image is colored with Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst markers.  For a softer look, the larger flower is colored in Berry Burst ink using a blender pen and ink picked up from the lid of the Berry Burst ink pad after gently squeezing the pad to transfer ink to the lid.  Punch out the label using the Pretty Label punch.  Easy!

A panel of Fresh Florals DSP in Berry Burst is adhered to a panel of Whisper White cardstock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Cut a 12″ length of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine, wrap it once around this layer in the center and tie a bow near the left front edge.  Cut a 6-1/2″ length of Lemon Lime Twist 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon, fold it in half and adhere just above the twine with Mini Glue Dots.  Use Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the completed label over the Lemon Lime Ribbon, as shown.  This completed panel is adhered to the Berry Burst card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  As a final touch, add the smallest size Pearl Basic Jewels to embellish the centers of the three largest flowers.

For the card interior, use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere a panel of Whisper White cardstock accented with a strip of the same Fresh Florals DSP.

***Card cuts and dimensions are listed at the end of this post.

 

This sweet 3″ x 3″ gift card is very simple and suitable for any occasion.  Adhere a panel of Designer Series Paper – this one is from the Naturally Eclectic collection – to the front of the gift card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Wrap a 12″ length of Pool Party Solid Baker’s Twine around the card front and tie a bow on the left side.  Stamp the sentiment from the Birthday Blooms stamp set in Emerald Envy ink on a panel of Whisper White cardstock.  Use a circle die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies to cut out the stamped image.  Adhere to the card front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Embellish with a few sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment.  Adhere a panel of Whisper White cardstock to the card interior with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and you’re done!

***Card cuts and dimensions are listed at the end of this post.

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Products used to make the Pretty Label Berry Burst notecard: 

Blender Pens

$10.00

*** Cardstock cuts for the Berry Burst notecard:

  • Berry Burst CS – 7″ x 5″ panel scored at 3-1/2″: for card base
  • Whisper White Thick CS – 4″ x 3″ panel or scrap for label
  • Whisper White CS – (cut 2) 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″
  • Fresh Florals DSP – 2-1/2″ x 4″ panel, 1/4″ x 4″ strip

Products used to make the Emerald Envy For You gift card:

*** Cardstock cuts for the Emerald Envy gift card:

  • Emerald Envy CS – 6″ x 3″ panel scored at 3″ for card base
  • Naturally Eclectic DSP – 2″ x 3″ panel
  • Whisper White CS – 2″ x 3″ panel, 3″ x 3″ panel or scrap for label

 

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Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin One Day Only Sale – June 30th

Everyone loves a great deal, and this one is amazing!  For 24 hours only, new Paper Pumpkin customers can receive their first-month subscription for only $5.  That’s a crazy 75% off the regular price.

Visit paperpumpkin.com from June 29 at 11:59 PM MT to June 30 at 11:59 PM MT and use promo code ONEDAY0717 to get your first kit at this incredible price.  You can keep the creativity coming after that for only $19.95 per month (shipping included)!

This offer will be over in a flash, so head over the to the Paper Pumpkin site starting at midnight tonight to get this deal for yourself!

Here are the details:

  • For new subscribers only
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions
  • Discount applied to one kit for the first month of subscription
  • After that creativity keeps coming at $19.95 per month (shipping included)
  • Promotion begins on June 29 at 11:59 PM and ends on July 30 at 11:59 PM.
  • Use promo code ONEDAY0717 at paperpumpkin.com
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Stampin’ Up! Hello Floral Statements

Hello, hello!  I just love the simplicity of this stamp set – sentiment and image all in one.  You can chose to color or not, and it’s still beautiful.

The image is stamped with Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Ink on a panel of Crumb Cake cardstock.  Watercolor Pencils added just the right amount of color I was after.  No water added, just colored the images.  The white shows up well and a light touch of pink added a bit of depth, don’t you think?  Colors used – Whisper White and Melon Mambo for the flower petals, Daffodil Delight for the flower centers and Old Olive for the leaves.  They look like native wild roses.  Love how easy it was to get this look!

Hint: after coloring the flowers, I wanted the black to be bolder, so I used the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker brush tip to go over the stamped lettering and the writing tip to go over the image outlines.

The mat is a panel of Basic Black cardstock cut the same size as the art piece and adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue offset a bit, as shown.   Solid Baker’s Twine in Basic Black is wrapped around the panel three times and secured on the back with tape.  Then the panel is adhered to the card front with Fast Fuse.  To finish, a triple looped bow is adhered to the card front with a glue dot.

***Card cuts and dimensions are listed at the end of this post.

Products used to make this project:

Glue Dots

$5.25

 

*** Cardstock cuts for this project:

  • Whisper White Thick CS – 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ panel scored at 4-1/4″ for card base
  • Crumb Cake CS – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel
  • Basic Black CS – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel

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