Sunday 11 March 2018

Stamp 'N Hop Blog Hop | Theme: Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release

Welcome and thanks for visiting :)

Today I am participating in the Stamp 'N Hop blog hop, where every month a number of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the globe will be sharing projects to help inspire you in your paper crafting journey.

My name is Kirsten, and I am from Canberra, Australia. And as we Aussies like to say "G'Day" and thanks for popping by :)

This month we will be sharing projects inspired by our theme: Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release

I was super excited by the new Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper available free with a $90 purchase. I like this paper so much I now have a couple of packs :)

My card layouts were inspired by this weeks Freshly Made Sketches #327 Challenge.

I ended up making 2 cards so I could use both pieces of the gorgeous foil dot specialty DSP after I cut it to match the sketch.

Here is what I came up with:

I fussy cut out 2 flowers and their leaves from the floral sheet of this specialty DSP. Both flowers were coloured using alcohol markers. As I have only just ordered a set of the new Stampin' Blends, I used my set of retired Blendabilities in Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight for the flowers and Old Olive for the leaves. Both flowers are adhered to my cards using mini dimensionals.

Do you ever find you don't have matching ribbon?
I didn't have any current Melon Mambo or Daffodil Delight ribbon, so I used my Whisper White Sheer Ribbon and coloured it with my alcohol markers. How cool is that, you can't even tell it used to be white.

My sentiment comes from the Petal Palette stamp set and has been stamped in Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight.

I felt my Melon Mambo card needed a little something extra as the sentiment was surrounded by a lot of white, so I added a couple of Melon Mambo enamel dots.

I'm really happy with how these turned out and they are pretty quick to put together, once you've coloured and fussy cut your flowers, that is :)

Thanks so much for your support and for visiting me today :)
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Don't forget to continue the hop all the way around to see what the very creative Stampin' Up! demonstrators participating in this months Stamp 'N Hop blog hop have come up with.

You are currently visiting me - Kirsten Aitchison, so checkout the list below to see who is next in the hop.

Up next is Sharleen Luciano. You can click on the below image to be taken to Sharleen's Blog or click on the link from the participants list below.

Idonna Miller
Ilka Teschke
Tracey Gouraud
Kayla Adams
Joanne Hodge
Sandra Roberts
Melissa Tennison
Mo Rootes
Britney Vanderlaan
Tracie Evans Langley
Melissa Kerman
Georgia Gaydos
Shannon Cole
Lisa Kmiec
Amy Grendel
Jenn Charles
Laura Mackie
Eva Pottsova
Rachel Traudt
Laurie Meier
Susan Simpson
Kimberly Smith
Tracy Lewis
Karen Pearmain
Christina Walker
Bobbi Miller
Danielle Kassing
Kirsten Aitchison            < You are HERE :)
Sharleen Luciano
Rebecca Fellows
Arden Dougan
Linda Handford
Sharon Maranich
Mikaela Titheridge
Andre Gordon

I have included my cards in this months International Highlights - Theme: Love
I am project #8 and if you love my cards, I would LOVE you to vote for me :)

You too can make this ....... 
Here is a list of the supplies and tools used:

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Springtime Foils Specialty DSP (147193)

Petal Palette Stamp Set (Clear 145788)

Petal Palette Stamp Set (Wood 145785)

Stampin' Blends Collection (147475)

Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock (140490)

Whisper White 1/8" Sheer Ribbon (144172)

Brights Enamel Shapes (141680)

Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad (126944)

Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad (126948)

SU Paper Snips/Scissors (103579)

Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108)

Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995)

Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

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  1. WOW I love your cards. So bright makes me think of Spring. Very pretty cards

  2. Love your design. These cards are beautiful!!

  3. Lovely cards Kirsten, love that you have used a sketch as your jumping off point.

  4. Lovely adaptation of the sketch!

  5. I LOVE this! Beautiful! I may need to CASE this! Thank you for sharing :)

  6. Simple & beautiful! I like that these can be made in many colors. TFS

  7. I love that DSP and the cards you made with it! Beautoful! Glad you shared them at FMS!

    1. Thanks so much Linda. And thanks to the FMS team for the awesome sketch!

  8. Beautiful and elegant! Def on my list to try now. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Such lovely vibrant and pretty cards, TFS

  10. Lovely sweet cards. The splash of coloring and cut out flower are just beautiful!

  11. I am so in love with all of these cards. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  12. I love the Daffodil Delight card! That paper is my favorite. :)

    1. Thanks so much Rachel :) It is gorgeous paper isn't it.

  13. I love how you used a challenge layout to make not one but 2 cards with the same supplies. I also love the tip on coloring the ribbon.

  14. Very elegant cards. I love the pop of colour teamed with these papers x

  15. Stunning cards! What a great design. There is such an amazing pop of color with the fussy cut flowers. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Cute cards! I like that card sketch, may have to give it a try! ~Britney Vanderlaan

    1. Thanks so much Britney :) It is a great sketch, you should definitely try it.

  17. What beautiful cards! I love that gold embossing and the flowers are coloured so perfectly! So pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

    1. Thanks so much Jen :) And thanks again to the FMS team for the great sketch.

  18. awesome interpretation of the sketch!

  19. Wow! Those cards are SO stunning! I adore the colors and the DSP, and that sketch challenge is so fun! You executed it so BEAUTIFULLY! Thank you so much for sharing with us! :)

    1. Thanks so much Melissa. The fussy cutting was totally worth it :)

  20. Simple and lovely! Great cards!

  21. Your cards are lovely. Love the colors you used and the foil is fabulous.


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