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Words of Encouragement, Let's Get Hopping #22


Sometimes we all need someone to simply be there, not to fix anything in particular, but just to let us feel we are supported and cared about.  The Let's Get Hopping team are sharing card designs today to inspire you to send some love to someone you know who may be facing one of life's many rough patches.

I've pulled out some retired Stampin' Up! favourites for my project today.

Supplies
Stamps: Petal Palette, Part of the Story
Card: Whisper White
Paper:  Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper (retired)
Ink: Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Memento Tuxedo Black, Basic Gray
Accessories & Tools:  Stampin' Sponge, Big Shot, Petals and More Thinlets, Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Berry Burst Finely Woven Ribbon, Pool Party Stampin' Blends, Pool Party and Silver Bakers Twine
Adhesives: Tombow Multi-purpose Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Double sided tape or SNAIL, Tear'n'Tape

I have all these gorgeous patterned papers that are just calling out to be made into projects.  This Fresh Florals pattern is so beautiful.  I decided to modify it a little though, sponging over the white background with some pool party for a softer look.  I've included the written instructions for this project below in case you want to make it along with me!


Step by Step

  1. Sponge pool party ink onto patterned panel 149 x 101mm.  Attach to front of folded white card base 149 x 202mm. 
  2. Die cut whisper white rectangle 42mm wide.  Trim off one side.  Stamp sentiment in gray.  Add strip of ribbon to the bottom with Tear'n'Tape.  Attach to card front.  
  3. Stamp leaf detail in lime on white.  Fussy cut and glue.  
  4. Add a strip of Tear'n'Tape to attach some loops of twine over the leaves. 
  5. Stamp bird in black ink on white card.  Add colour with Stampin' Blend markers.  Cut with coordinating die. Attach with dimensionals over the place where the twine is attached.

Share some love with someone you know today! Click the next link below to continue the hop for more inspiration with the fabulous Nina King McMillan





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DID YOU HEAR THE NEWS??

The Crafty Carrot Co. August program is FREE for everyone! You get tutorials, and you get tutorials, and you get tutorials (*with our best Oprah voice!) ⁠hahaha

Attend live online classes with five award-winning Stampin' Up! Artisans! Join our Crafty Carrot Co program from anywhere in the world, from the comfort of your own home!  Follow video-based tutorials, be inspired and see behind-the-scenes tips and tricks to bring your cardmaking to the next level, whether you're a beginner or have years of experience there is something for you! 

Join the FREE August group *HERE*.

Sail Away, The Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop


Hello friends! I have got an exciting announcement to share with you all!  The Crafty Carrot Co team have decided to go public with our August program.  That's right, you can join our amazing community of students, friends, crafters, and enthusiastic card makers all August long - completely FREE of charge.

What is The Crafty Carrot Co? 
For almost three years, this team of multi-award winning Stampin' Up! Artisans have been delivering exclusive classes to inspire and support you in getting the most out of your crafting supplies.

Every month the team chooses just one product focus for all our classes.  Throughout August, this focus is the brand new Sailing Away stamp set.


How does it work? 
Participants join an exclusive facebook group and attend live video-based online classes all month long. Join us today to be inspired and see behind-the-scenes tips and tricks to bring your cardmaking to the next level, whether you're a beginner or have years of experience there is something for you!

Find the FREE August group *HERE*.

Today's hop project
Our monthly blog hops give us a chance to 'warm up' with the focus products before creating our exclusive class designs. I went for a quick and simply stamped theme for my project today.  We all have times when we need a great, fast card idea.  For me, I'm in the middle of a busy school holiday period, have been busy with all that goes with celebrating a special birthday in the family, as well as adjusting to a new job outside of home for the first time in a decade!  So much happening!  I hope you've enjoyed this achieveable project idea and I can't wait to share with you more 'stepped up' options in our August group next month.

I do so hope you'll join us for a fun-filled month!  In the meantime, click the 'next' button below to see what the amazingly talented Krista Frattin has made.

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New Catalogue Favourite, Fancy Friday Blog Hop


The brand new 2019 Stampin' Up! catalogue is live.  The Fancy Friday team are blog hopping today to share their favourite product picks from the publication.  Mine?  The 'Above the Clouds' stamp set and matching punch.

I created two versions of this card.  Everything for the first variation (pictured above) is available in the new catalogue, from the 2019–2021 In Color Designer Series Paper pattern to the returning metallic edge ribbon.

Originally, I'd created the variation below for a recent class.  I used a retired Soft Sky pattern for the background, a splash of ribbon left over from this year's Sale-a-bration promotion and I simply stamped the sentiment on white rather than the more involved heat embossed technique.


It just goes to show that, with a few tweaks, you can combine new goodies with whatever you have on hand to create beautiful designs.

Here is a full video tutorial of this project for you!  I'd love if you were inspired to create along with me.



This particular stamp set will be the focus of The Crafty Carrot Co tutorials throughout July.  Join the exclusive facebook group for design ideas featuring this set all month long.  To learn more, see: http://craftycarrotcollective.blogspot.com/

Click the 'Next' link below to see what my fancy friend Paula's new catalogue favourites are!





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TAKE YOUR CRAFTING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Attend live online classes with four multi-award-winning Stampin' Up! Artisans! Join our Crafty Carrot Co program from anywhere in the world, from the comfort of your own home!  Follow video-based tutorials, be inspired and see behind-the-scenes tips and tricks to bring your cardmaking to the next level, whether you're a beginner or have years of experience there is something for you!

Find more information, and subscribe to join us today at http://craftycarrotcollective.blogspot.com.au/