Monday, November 11, 2019

Kylies Demonstrator Blog Hop November 2019 Fun Scrappy Plaid Squares

Thank you for joining us for our Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator Monthly Team Blog Hop! We are so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop for ideas and creative inspiration. We are a group of Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin' Up!® business and reach some goals we have set. 

We really appreciate your support. You may be starting here or have come from another blog - either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today. 

 If you are anything like me, you have a lot of scrap pieces hanging out somewhere in your craft room. When it is our gorgeous Stampin'Up® Wrapped in Plaid Designer series paper you will want to save those 1 1/2" pieces for this next card. It makes a very simple but stunning masculine card for Christmas.      
Live in Canada....Shop with Me...Lisa McDonough.

Materials:  Night of Navy Card stock, Copper Foil Sheets, Wrapped In Plaid Paper, Whisper White Card stock, Tranquil Tide Ribbon (in clearance....yippee)

Stamp set:  Itty Bitty Christmas

1.  Cut the Night of Navy to A2 size with fold on left side and opening on the right hand side.  I had left over squares of Wrapped in Plaid paper that I trimmed down to 1 1/2" (don't forget the paper is double sided for more alternatives).  I cut the Copper Foil to 3 1/4 by 4 3/4".   The Shaded Spruce Under layer or (Tranquil Tide if you have it) is 3 5/16 by 4 7/8"  (it is just a hair bigger than the Copper foil).

2.  Lay out your Wrapped in Plaid squares and line them up before you glue them is so much easier this way.  I used the Tombow Mono Multipurpose Glue® as it gives a little wiggle room before it dries.

3. Glue the Copper Foil to the Shaded Spruce under layer.   Taking a length of ribbon wrap it around the bottom of your 3 layers and tie into a simple knot.

4.  Stamp a sentiment from the "Itty Bitty Christmas" set from Stampin'Up® and using a glue dot attach it underneath the simple ribbon knot to hold in place.

5.  Now you can glue this finished piece onto the front of your A2 Night of Navy Card and you are finished.   Applause!!!!!!

Thank you so much for coming by today! We have an amazing line up of Stampin' Up!® demonstrators from around the world, and we know you are going to love all the amazing projects that you are going to see today. Don't miss one blog link. Remember you are currently on my page - Lisa McDonough, see who is below me to know where to go next.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

"Wildly Happy" for this Stampin'Up® Set

I am always in need of a baby shower card or a card for a wee one and the Wildly Happy stamp set from Stampin'Up® is simply adorable.  Do not let the animal images intimate you because you do not need to watercolor them in or do anything fancy at all.  I did simple stamping and came out with beautiful cards to give.  The secret..... Stampin'Up® Artisan Textures background stamp and Petal Label Dies to create a delicate frame.

Ink:  Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, Soft Suede, Memento Black

Whisper White Cardstock

1.   Cut a standard A4 card and a piece to fit the top measuring 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 all in Whisper White cardstock.

2.  Using the largest die in the Petal Label die, center it on the cardstock top piece and run through your Big Shot or machine of choice.  I used a piece of tulle ribbon and tied it around the edge of the card before I glued it down with Multipurpose Tombow® liquid glue from Stampin'Up®.

3.  Using the largest solid texture stamp from "Artisan Textures" I loaded the stamp with ink but stamped off once on scrap paper BEFORE stamping on my card to give a softer look. Then I stamped the foxes in Memento Black ink on top.  (You may want to play with the shape of the texture stamp and the alignment of the fox stamp to see what way works best for you.  I did this on scrap paper before I stamped on my project.)

4.  Stamp a sentiment of choice in the inside.

Thank you so much for joining me today and checking out my blog.  I live in Canada and if you do not have a Stampin'Up® Demonstrator I would love to be yours...Lisa McDonough.  I would love it if you got in touch with me.

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Friday, November 1, 2019

Playful Penguins are a Delight to "Play With"

I just couldn't wait until my parcel came with my Stampin' Up® Playful Penguins.  They are so much fun to dress-up in their little bow ties, hats, and scarves.  One tip that I can give you that I noticed when working with this set, because it is a distinktive® rubber with so much texture....pause a moment or two on your paper while stamping before you pick up your image so that all those details can lay down nicely.   

The colors I used are:   Smoky Slate, Night of Navy, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, and Coastal Cabana.

Card Stock:  Whisper white, Smoky Slate, Black

1.  Cut the Whisper White at 3 3/4 by 5'' and the Black by 4 by 5 1/4".  The Smoky Slate is standard A4 with the fold at the top and opening at the bottom.

2.  You will need the penguin who is looking to the left and stamp him on a POST IT note for a mask.   You will need to stamp high on the post it note, so that the head of the penguin has the tacky stuff underneath it when you fussy cut him out with scissors.  (He will have to stick nicely to the paper ;0)

3.  I lived a bit on the wild side and estimated how much distance I would need between my birds. ( It was about an inch or less from each side.) 
With this kind of detailed stamp, gently tap, tap your penguin into the Smoky Slate and stamp on the left and then reload and stamp on the right side.  Yeah!!  You have stamped 2 penguins. 

4.  Remember those post it notes, now we need them.    Yeah!!!!  Put them over your images you just stamped....lining up as much as possible.   I put a little bit of washi tape on the feet.  I did not want anything to move on me while stamping.   
Then I got the penguin out that has his arms out and put him on my block and gently loaded him with color and stamped right on top of my post it notes which are protecting my previous work.  I left my stamp on the paper for just a second to let the ink set in.   I lifted him up, waited a second for everything to dry and lifted up my post it masks.  You should have 1 penguin with his arms behind the other two.    Applause!!!!

5.  For the shadows under their feet.  I used the Coastal Cabana and stamped it off once on scrap paper and then stamped the shadow under my penguins for a lighter shade.  It gives a hint of color and brightness.

6.  The bows are done in Night of Navy, Mossy Meadow, and Merry Merlot.  If you look close, my Merry Merlot is upside

7.   My new favorite set for sentiments is Itty Bitty Christmas.   That is where the "Happy Holidays" is from and there are so many more fabulous ones from Stampin'Up®

Thanks for joining in with me.  If you don't have a demonstrator or would like to learn more about our product please contact me...Lisa McDonough

If you would like to join my classes in my home I have them once a month.

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