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NC Demos June Blog Hop – New Beginnings

Welcome to our monthly NC Demos Blog Hop!  It’s really hard for me to grasp that we’re at the end of June and knocking on the door of July!  I think we should request a general “do-over” for this year, because it’s been a real mess!  But one of the constants that have helped me through the stress is stamping.  I can lose myself for hours in my craft room and it does allow me to clear my head of all the noise that’s going on.  I think that is true for many of us crafters.  And speaking of, you may have just hopped over from Tina Lesson‘s blog and I know she had a wonderful project that she shared!

This month’s theme was interesting!  It is something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue!  And this is what I designed based on that criteria.

So, here’s the breakdown:

Something Old – Tailored Tag Punch 

Something New – Indigo Boho Medley

Something Borrowed – I saw this card layout on one of our Dutch Demonstrators Blog – Janneke Dijkstrade Jong (Happystampin.nl) – and borrowed it!

Something Blue – I used Night of Navy and Misty Moonlight inks, as well as the various DSP patterns from the Indigo Boho Medley.

I knew as soon as I saw this Medley in the new Annual Catalog that I was going to be at the top of my wish list.  Blue is my favorite color so this was right up my alley!  Medley’s are a great way to start off your stamping experience.  The only things you need to add are acrylic blocks to mount the stamps and adhesive.

As I mentioned above, the inspiration for the card layout came from one of our demonstrators in the Netherlands.  I loved how she used the Tailored Tag but modified the width of the cardstock she was using to produce a different looking tag.  She used a 1 1/2″ width of DSP to get the result.  It’s always fun to find new ways to use the tools we have on hand!

When I purchased the Boho Indigo Medley I knew that at least one of my projects was going to incorporate yellow because I just love the pairing of blue and yellow.  And when I placed a piece of the Bumble Bee In Color DSP next to the DSP found in the medley, I knew I had a winner!  I’ve included a PDF Tutorial for my card at the bottom of this post 🙂

Inside of Card

 

Just a reminder that there are a few days left to take advantage of a couple of amazing specials going on.  The first is the Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration where you can earn additional rewards with a qualifying order.

The second special is the Pick A Free Bundle Starter Kit Promotion!  For a limited time, when you become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, you can choose any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE. There could not be a better time to make your dreams of having your own Stampin’ Up! business come true, OR, just join for the discount!  There’s no pressure to make this a business, many demonstrators sign up simply to keep their stash full of amazing products at a discounted cost. 🙂

Please continue through our hop and enjoy the amazing creativity of our next blogger, Jo Anne Hewins.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Toni

Instructions – Boho Indigo Card – Toni Mari’s Creations

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Jo Anne Hewins
Ariel Matera
Laurie Meier
Amy Kinler
Tracy Lewis
Sue Root
Tracie Evans Langley
Libby Foreman
Martinette Horner

 

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Retiring Bird Ballad Laser Cut Cards

Yesterday I held a virtual card class with some of my regular monthly card class attendees.  This is one of the cards we made.  It uses the retiring  Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin which is still available and on sale for just $14.40!  You can decorate these cards in so many ways.  For this card, I used the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, which is also retiring and that is on sale as well!

If you are interested in learning more about my virtual card classes, just like my Toni Mari’s Creations FB page and then ask to be added to the private Virtual Classes Group

 

The papers in this assortment are just beautiful as you can see from the picture below.

The card was super quick to make.  You can find the instructions below.  But hurry if you want to grab the materials  I used to make the card as several items are in the Last Chance Product promotion!  You can click on any of the images below to go directly to my online store 🙂

Happy Stamping!!

Toni

Bird Ballad Laser Cut Card – TMC Original

 

 

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Tags In Bloom – More SAB 2nd Release Items!

I notice that I tend to fall into certain color combinations and stay with them for a while.  Right now I seem to be using a lot of blues and greens in my creations.  It wasn’t my intention when I started working on cards for my March monthly class but it turned out that way, lol!  This is another card that uses some of the new 2nd release items from Sale-a-Bration.

We have so many papers and colors that coordinate so beautifully!  Just look at how the ink colors of Night of Navy, Old Olive and Pretty Peacock blend with some of the Perrenial Essence DSP.  And the Noble Peacock Foil paper placed behind the stamped label really helps the image pop.  To apply the ink to the Flowering Foils DSP, I just used a sponge dauber, one for each ink color.  And using a very light touch, I applied the ink in a swirling motion to help blend it and not leave harsh lines where the colors meet.  A light touch is always best, you can go back and add more color if you want to.  The Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon helped pull everything together.  And here’s a tip for you, this ribbon can be colored with any of our Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers so there’s a huge range of colors you could have with this ribbon.  This ribbon also comes edged in gold.  And of course, we always need bling so a few Rhinestones are necessary.  I used the Basic Rhinestones for this card but had also made a duplicate and used the Noble Peacock Rhinestones on it.

The Tags in Bloom stamps coordinate with the Label Me Lovely punch that is featured in the current Mini Catalog.

TAGS IN BLOOM PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)LABEL ME LOVELY PUNCH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also used the Flowering Foils Speciality Designer Series Paper, which is also a SAB 2nd release.  The papers are just gorgeous!  The rose gold and silver foil designs will make any project shine. You can even color the white areas using your favorite coloring tools, which is what I did for my card.

FLOWERING FOILS SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

You can click this link to purchase all the products used to make this card.  Remember, the Tags in Bloom and Flowering Foils DSP are Sale-a-Bration items and are earned free based on sales totals.

 

Here are a few other samples provided by SU! using the Tags in Bloom and Label Me Lovely punch.

TAGS IN BLOOM PROJECT COLLECTION

TAGS IN BLOOM PROJECT COLLECTION

 

You can purchase the materials used to make the samples above by clicking HERE

 

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Merry Moose Card

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Welcome!  Today I’d like to share a card with you that uses the Merry Moose bundle from our Holiday Catalog.  It also uses several punches from the Annual Catalog as well. I love bundles because they give you everything you need to make great projects at a discounted price.   You can see a list of all the supplies I used at the bottom of this post.  I tend to not give my punches the love they deserve.  They are a quick way of pulling a card together without a lot of time and effort.

I think the punches give you instant gratification, and who doesn’t like that?  I’m also sharing a little tip on using the Classic Label punch.  Did you know you can ‘extend’ the label beyond the punched length?  You can punch the label and cut it in half.  Then take either end and attach it to the label with your sentiment, as shown below.

 

I mounted the Moose using dimensionals to give it a little more depth.  And although it’s not in the list of supplies, I brushed Wink of Stella on his antlers to make them stand out a bit.

This card could be used for a lot of occasions just by changing out the sentiments.  It definitely has a bit of a masculine feel to it, but it’s really appropriate for anyone!

 

If you’d like written instructions for this card, simply comment here and I’ll send them to you.  And I’m really excited to inform you that I now have my own YouTube channel!  It’s the same name as my blog, Toni Mari’s Creations and I would LOVE it if you’d pop over and like my video and subscribe to my channel.  I’m really trying to make more of a social media presence, and the more subscribers I get the more I can do with it 🙂

 

 

 

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NC Demos June Blog Hop – What’s New With You?

Welcome to the June NC Demos Blog Hop!  Our theme this month is to share a new stamp set, color or product from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  Yikes!  There are so many amazing new products in the catalog, so it was hard for me to choose what to focus on for this blog hop.  I have made several cards with products from the new catalog, but I decided to use this one for our blog.  It showcases our new In Colors, which includes Blueberry Bushel, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Lovely Lipstick and Call me Clover.  The colors are just so vibrant!

For this card, I used the Varied Vases stamp set, Vases Builder Punch and the 2018-2020 In Colors.  And my sincere apologies, I had to borrow the pic of the actual punch, because somehow I have misplaced mine crying  I know it’s in my craft room somewhere.  I took it with me when I spent some time in NJ recently and I know it came back with me, but exactly where it might be is a current mystery sad  Has this ever happened to you?   It just drives me crazy when it happens to me.

 

UPDATE 6/25 – I FOUND MY PUNCH!!!  I was correct in saying that I had taken it with me on a trip to NJ, BUT, it was 2 trips ago, not my recent trip.  It was still packed in the traveling bag that I used cheeky  I really have to get better at unpacking my supplies when I take them on the road, lol!


The vases were stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink and the flowers were stamped with Memento Black Ink.  Using the new Stamparatus made this task so easy!  I didn’t have to worry about trying to stamp freehand and not having the vases be aligned properly.  Click on this link to see a quick video on how the Stamparatus works! 

I then used the In Color markers to color the flowers, and Light Pool Party Blender to make it look like there was water in the vases.  I stamped one of the detailed vase images on Blueberry Bushel card stock using the same color ink, then punched out the vase and adhered it over the middle vase.  The detail is a little hard to see in my first photo at the top, but this one shows it a little more clearly.

I took the panel of Grapefruit Grove and ran it through the Big Shot using the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Then I wrapped a piece of Call Me Clover 1/8″ grosgrain ribbon around the embossed panel and added a little knot on the front of the panel with another small piece of ribbon.  I added 2 pearls from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearl collection on the Lovely Lipstick flower just to give it a little more bling and then stamped the sentiment over the panel with the vases.

I hope you enjoyed my card!  Now go see what Jo Anne Hewins and the rest of our talented group have to show you.  They always do amazing projects! 

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