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.
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 🙂
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.
If you are like me and love a sale, this 24-hour promotion is just for you! On Wednesday, 10/23 you can purchase the stamp sets below and save 15% off the regular price (price on graphics is the sale price). Set your alarm so you don’t miss this opportunity! Sale ends at 11:50 PM MT (1:50 AM ET on 10/24).