Epic Celebrations 2018 Sale A Bration

Epic Celebrations 2018 Sale A Bration

Well, having a teen made me instantly like the Epic Celebrations 2018 Sale A Bration set from Stampin’ Up!  My daughter is learning to play guitar, she loves music, and of course these kind of shoes are in style right now!  Perfect! 

I knew I wanted to have the shoes and the earphones be a popped up focal point, but I felt it needed more than just stamping.  So I decided to heat emboss and fussy cut them!  It’s always hard to do justice to heat embossing on camera and video.  However, it makes such a big difference!

And here is the Epic Celebrations 2018 Sale A Bration video tutorial:

 

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Petal Palette and DSP Blender Pen Technique

Petal Palette and DSP Blender Pen Technique

I love the simplicity of this Petal Palette and DSP Blender Pen Technique!  The whole pack of Petal Passion DSP is made up of  striking Black and white patterns!  So, this makes it an easy set to coordinate with any color scheme!

Creating this card is so simple!  Just start with an A2 card base of Soft Sky cardstock.  Cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″, score and fold in half at 4.25″.  Next is the Whisper White layer ct at 5.25″ x 4″.  The smaller Soft Sky layer is cut at 4.25″ x 3.25″, and finally the DSP is cut at 4″ x 3″.  See the video below for how to color from the ink pad lids using blender pens!  I love this simple coloring technique!

Remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the Petal Palette and DSP Blender Pen Technique video tutorial:

 

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Cake Soiree Tag Card

Cake Soiree Tag Card

Hello!  Today’s Cake Soiree Tag Card post is part of the February 2018 Stamp N’ Hop Blog Hop!  My name is Shannon Cole and I’m happily creating in Washington State, (US!)  This month’s blog hop is anything from the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog, which are available until May 31st!  Yay!!   

Be sure to visit all the other blogs linked below to see everyone’s amazing creations!

There’s a funny story behind this card.  When we have our multi demonstrator stamp events we make name tags and favors for the guests.  So this was a combination of the two!  I thought it made a sweet card!

To create this card simply start with an A2 card base cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Score and fold in half at 4.25″.  The Berry Burst layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″.  Cut the next white layer at 4.25″ x 3.25″, and the next Berry Burst is cut at 3.75″ x 2.75″.  Finally, the inside white layer is cut at 3.5″ x 2.5″.  Add the DSP along the bottom, this is cut at 3.5″ x .5″ and add a small layer of Silver foil paper behind this!  All the rest is simply die cuts, WooHoo!  See my full supply list below!

Remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the Cake Soiree Tag Card video tutorial:

February 2018 Stamp N’ Hop Blog Hop!

Shannon Cole  ** You are here on the Blog Hop!**

 

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Picture Perfect Birthday Shaker Card

Picture Perfect Birthday Shaker Card

Oh my goodness what a color challenge card!  Here’s my Picture Perfect Birthday Shaker Card featuring Pacific Point, Real Red, and Wisteria Wonder!  Not colors that easily go together, but the point of a color challenge is to stretch outside our comfort zone in cardmaking and crafting!

I happen to love shaker cards, and for this one I simply created my own confetti by snipping 1/8″ width pieces of cardstock.  It worked perfectly, and for a bit of sparkle I added a little dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter! 

Start with an A2 size cardbase cut at 11″ x 4.25″, score and fold in half at 5.5″.  The next Wisteria Wonder layer is cut at 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″.  The two white top layers are cut at 5.25″ x 4″ ( the shaker is sandwiched between).  I did fussy cut the and pop up the words and other stamps.  Remember to make your envelope pretty!

Here is my Picture Perfect Birthday Shaker Card Video tutorial:

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Bubble Over Bundle & some handy tips!

Bubble Over Bundle & some handy tips!

Today I’m sharing the Bubble Over Bundle & some handy tips!  Finding the correct BigShot sandwich can be a challenge,  so I share a quick tip for the right plates for the Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folders ( the really thick ones! )  As I was doing this I realized I should probably create an in depth video tutorial just for this LOL… so watch for that in the future!

When I first saw this set it wasn’t one that screamed “Buy Me!”  to me.  I do, however, have a teen at home and thought it would be fun.  As I have created with it and seen what other crafty people have designed I have fallen in love!  From lemonade and fancy straws, to vibrant pops of color, and on to masculine subtle tones… This set is really versatile!

And here is the video tutorial for the Bubble Over Bundle & some handy tips!

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Magical Day Wizard & Castle Occasions 2018

Magical Day Wizard & Castle Occasions 2018

Ready for some fairy tale fun?  Try the Magical Day Wizard & Castle Occasions 2018 from the Myths & Magic suite!  Mermaids, Dragons, knights in shining armor, unicorns, and of course, wizards!  Everything you need for a fairy-tastic fun card!

In the video I show how I made a small hole in the brick wall embossed paper this allows me to cut bricks from the inside of the card to create a “hole” in the castle wall.  The one part I forgot to show was how I made the hope your day sentiment separate.  I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with the coordinating framelit.  Once done I move the framelit down to separate the two parts.

And here is the Magical Day Wizard & Castle Occasions 2018 video tutorial:

 

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