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Springtime Impressions, Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

The Artisan Design Team are really releasing their inner artists this month! Follow today's blog hop and be inspired to get creative with the newly released Garden Impressions product suite.

For my cards here, I let that gorgeous Impressionist art inspired paper pattern do the hard work and cover the entire card base!  Then I added some of my favourite layering elements, including a piece of split and torn cardstock, and that gorgeous Springtime Impressions butterfly!

I loved how the design turned out so much I couldn't resist making a few extra, as well as trying out an alternate colour combo.  What do you think - green or pink?

Supplies Used
Stamps:  Abstract Impressions
Card: Whisper White, Powder Pink, Shaded Spruce, Basic Black
Paper: Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper, Vellum, Glimmer Paper
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories & Tools: White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack, Big Shot, Springtime Impressions Thinlet Dies, Scalloped Tag Topper, White Bakers Twine, Stitched Circle Framelits
Adhesives: SNAIL or double sided tape, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tear'n'Tape, Fine Tip Glue Pen

Click the link below to continue the hop!  There are 16 artists in the hop all up and so many more beautiful craft ideas on offer!  Next up is the very talented Jessica Winter!


Join five award-winning Stampin' Up! Artisans throughout July as they bring you exclusive video-based tutorials, inspiring projects, as well as behind-the-scenes tips and tricks to bring your paper crafting to the next level!

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En Route, Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop

The Crafty Carrot Co team are excited to be featuring the En Route stamp set in our exclusive series of online classes next month!  

I'm a scrapbooker so this set called to me with all it's perfect travel themed images.  But you'll see from the sentiments that it's perhaps slightly more versatile than first glance gives credit for.  Follow the blog hop and you'll find ideas for all kinds of papercrafts featuring this set!  Of course, join our class and you'll certainly be giving this set a workout throughout July!

My daughter got a brand new bike for Christmas last year.  I love that this blog hop gave me an excuse to print the photos and document the memory!  Her grandparents certainly spoil her and she just loved her new present.  The little bike imagery and sweet En Route sentiments made for the perfect embellishments!

For my colour scheme, I kept the Granite Gray from the coordinating Best Route Memories and More suite, but added Melon Mambo and Gorgeous Grape as they tied in perfectly with the photos.

The pink patterned paper comes from the new Garden Impressions designer series paper.  Like I've done here, you truly could add anything in your stash when playing along with us in class!  Wanna join us?  Oh I just know you do!  Simply subscribe today - full details here: http://craftycarrotcollective.blogspot.com.au/

We even have a super special guest, Sue Plote of ThisPinkRooster.com will be teaching a bonus session - that's five classes in total coming your way in July! 

In the meantime, click the 'next' link below to see more fun projects featuring these goodies! Next up is the very talented Krista Frattin!

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Painted Glass Memories, Let's Get Hopping Round #10

I love when I'm challenged to document memories. It feels so good getting photos printed and into the album.  It's such a pleasure knowing that the hard work I put into decorating them will be kept forever to reminisce over time and time again.

Today I'm sharing some pocket scrapbook cards for the Let's Get Hopping blog hop!  I actually made these for my OnStage Conference display stamping assignment back in April.  They showcase a new stamp set called Painted Glass.  

I don't know if my photos really do justice to the very subtle no-line watercolour look I went for on my embellishments here, but I'm so pleased with how the stamped elements came up!  So soft and pretty, a perfect match for baby photos!

One of the other new products on show here is the Subtle Texture Embossing Folder.  I just love how this turns any regular cardstock into textured cardstock!

Whilst these cards would look great in an album, I think they would make fun cards or invitation fronts too for any baby related celebration!  

My friend (and downline) Tracy Bish is next up, be sure to click the 'next' link below to continue the hop!  So much memory keeping fun being shared today!  


The Crafty Carrot Co team are featuring the Best Route suite in next months series of live online classes.  Five award-winning Stampin' Up! Artisans will showcase a range of designs, including some memory keeping fun I'm sure, with this versatile set!
Follow video-based tutorials, be inspired and see behind-the-scenes tips and tricks to bring your papercrafting to the next level
, whether you're a beginner or have years of experience there is something for you! 

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