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Harvest Sparkles

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Thanks for stopping by on the August 2018 North Carolina Demo’s Blog Hop. The theme this month is Don’t Be Afraid To Sparkle.I love all things sparkly so Stampin Up is a perfect fit for me. There are so many different ways to add sparkle using Stampin Up materials. This month a chose a few of my favorites to incorporate in a fall card.

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I started this card by making the background using watercolor paper and BRUSHO. I love this stuff, it’s hard for me to stop once I get the pigment flakes and a spray bottle filled with water out on my work surface. It is a little messy but Oh the results! The Brusho I used on this is Mossy Green, Gamboge, and Yellow. A few spritzes of water and off I go… the hardest part is letting it dry thoroughly before using it on a card. I did tape the watercolor paper to a foam board, that kept it flat and when the piece was dry I removed the tape (carefully and at a slight angle) that created a nice little border. One of the things that I think sets cards apart is multi layers. It creates greater impact.

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Next I got out my Petals and More Thinlit Dies and some Old Olive Cardstock to cut out the sprig with small leaves. I also used the Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies on Glimmer Paper. I used my Old Olive Stamp and Write Marker to color the Old Olive leaves and Copper for the others. I used Dimensionals to pop the up on my card front.

Next I heat embossed the Happy Harvest Blessings saying from the Country home Stamp Set. The copper embossing powder is stunning! I used the Everyday Label Punch to create the rounded ends

IMG_0931 (2)Last but not least I adhered all to a 5 1/4″ X 4″ piece of Old Olive Cardstock and then adhered all to the front of a Whisper White A2 card.

Wallah…card complete!

Please hop along with the other talented Stampin Up ladies:

Toni Campana –

http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/tonimariscreations/blog?directBlogUrl=/blog/10706/entry/august_nc_demo_blog_hop

Jo Anne Hewins –

http://luv2create.typepad.com/my_blog/2018/08/nc-demo-blog-hop-with-a-little-glimmer.html

Tracie Evans Langley –

http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/traciesallaboutstamping/blog?directBlogUrl=/blog/86481/entry/nc_demos_august_blog_hop2

Sue Root –

https://stampin-with-sue.blogspot.com/2018/08/dont-be-afraid-to-sparkle-nc-su-demos.html

Sue Stapp – https://suestapp.com/ 2018/08/24/harvest-sparkles/.

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Frances Wagner –

https://wagstamps.blogspot.com/2018/08/nc-demos-august-blog-hop.html

Here is my list of supplies, all are available at my Stampin Up Online Store at suestapp.stampinup.net

Product List

Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker

Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker
[100079]
$3.50
Big Shot

$110.00

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Thanks again for stopping by today and HAPPY STAMPIN!

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Accented Blooms Shaker Card

Hi there and welcome to the June Blog Hop for the North Carolina Stampin Up Demonstrators Group. This month our theme is anything new so I want to share a super fun card that has lots of visual interest. Starting with the summerlike colors used on the flowers (thanks to my Stampin Blends Alchol Markers, the texture of the basketweave embossing folder used for the background, the 3D effect using foam strips and the motion created with a little shake! Yes it’s a Shaker Card. Shakers are one of my favorite type of cards because the add that extra level of excitement.

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Heres how I made this card:

This card uses a standard A2 card which is an 8 ½” X 11” piece of cardstock cut in half along the 11” side and scored in the middle. Resulting in a card that is 5 ½” X 4 ¼” I used Whisper White cardstock the base for this card. Cut a piece of Basic Black Cardstock   5 3/8” X 4 1/8”. Cut a piece of Pear Pizzaz Card Stock 5 1/8” X 3 7/8”. Use your Big Shot to run through with the Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing Folder. Layer both on the card front.

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Cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock 3 ½” X 3½”. Stamp with the floral stamp from the Accented Blooms Stamp Set Color as desired. I used the Stampin Blends Alcohol Markers. Punch out the center shape with the Tailored Tag Punch. Highlight around inside edge with black marker if desired. Adhere a piece of clear Window Sheet cut 2 ½” X 3” to the back of this piece. Use the Foam Adhesive Strips to run a border around the punched out tag about 1/8” from the edge.

IMG_0618You want this placed so that it  doesnt show from the front of the card.  Dab inside of the tape with Embossing Buddy before removing tape backing. Insert the shaker bits of choice, leaving them towards the middle of the opening. For maximum “shake” do not overfill. Use heavyweight whisper white cardstock cut to 3″ X 3″ for the backing.  Use Tombow liquid glue or Tear and Tape to adhere to the front of your card, near the top.

Add a small black strip towards the bottom. Stamp onto scrap ¾” X 2 ¾”. Stamp with the sentiment from the above stamp set. Sponge edges if desired. Adhere with Dimensionals over the black strip. Stamp inside with same set if desired.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and please hop along to view the wonderful cards my fellow Stampin Up Demonstrators have created.

 

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New Catalog – New Colors

WOW a year sure goes fast when you are busy. I am always busy, but doing things I love (well, most of the time haha).

Being a Stampin Up Demonstrator offers me the opportunity to have fun, create, and meet some of the nicest and most talented people!

I am excited to announce my 2018 Catalog Launch Party and Card Workshop. The event is Tuesday June 19 here in Wake Forest NC. I also offer workshops via mail too, so everyone can join the fun.

Today I want to discuss with you an important part of the new catalog. It is a series of new, fresh colors that have been added to our pallet. Beginning on page #182 the colors are listed with color swatches. There are some that are brand new, some that have been brought back due to popular demand (I love when a company listens to its customers). Here is a list of the new ones:

In Colors

Lovely Lipstick

Grapefruit Grove

Pineapple Punch

Call Me Clover

Blueberry Bushel

New Colors

Merry Merlot

Gray Granite

Mango Melody

Granny Apple Green

Shaded Spruce

Petal Pink

Spft Sea Foam

Georgour Grape

Higghland Heather

Balmy Blue

As always, everything coordinates beautifully! I am attaching two pdf’s  that includes one sheet of all the colors –

2018 color chart

This next pdf is 7 pages of suggested colors that go along with each of our current colors. It is called a Color Coach. You will want to print these and keep them for your reference. I’m even laminating mine because I know I will be constantly looking them up.

2018 color chart COLOR-COACH color revamp 2018 

My business web site is back also, you can find it at suestapp.stampinup.net. Feel free to subscribe and I’ll keep you updated regularly.

As I am just getting back to blogging and posting tutorial videos I will leave you with this happy note:

Happiness is a journey not a destination (Ben Sweetland)

Thanks for joining me and happy stamping!

Sue Stapp

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Catalog Launch Party and color re-vamp

WOW a year sure goes fast when you are busy. I am always busy, but doing things I love (well, most of the time haha).

Being a Stampin Up Demonstrator offers me the opportunity to have fun, create, and meet some of the nicest and most talented people!

I am excited to announce my 2018 Catalog Launch Party and Card Workshop. The event is Tuesday June 19 here in Wake Forest NC. I also offer workshops via mail to so everyone can join the fun.

Today I want to discuss with you an important part of the new catalog. It is a series of new, fresh colors that have been added to our pallet. Beginning on page #182 the colors are listed with color swatches. There are some that are brand new, some that have been brought back due to popular demand (I love when a company listens to its customers). Here is a list of the new ones:

In Colors

Lovely Lipstick

Grapefruit Grove

Pineapple Punch

Call Me Clover

Blueberry Bushel

New Colors

Merry Merlot

Gray Granite

Mango Melody

Granny Apple Green

Shaded Spruce

Petal Pink

Spft Sea Foam

Georgour Grape

Higghland Heather

Balmy Blue

As always, everything coordinates beautifully! I am attaching two pdf’s  that includes one sheet of all the colors –

2018 color chart

This next pdf is 7 pages of suggested colors that go along with each of our current colors. It is called a Color Coach. You will want to print these and keep them for your reference. I’m even laminating mine because I know I will be constantly looking them up.

2018 color chart COLOR-COACH color revamp 2018 

My business web site is back also, you can find it at suestapp.stampinup.net. Feel free to subscribe and I’ll keep you updated regularly.

As I am just getting back to blogging and posting tutorial videos I will leave you with this happy note:

Happiness is a journey not a destination (Ben Sweetland)

Thanks for joining me and happy stamping!

Sue Stapp