Friday, July 10, 2020

Whiskey Business Pop Up Cube Card

whiskey business pop up cube

I'm enjoying creating the Pop Up Cube cards a lot! In fact, I'm kind of obsessed with them and I saw someone on Pinterest (Tracie St. Louis) had made one with the Whiskey Business stamp set and used some of the more masculine textures from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper and it looked marvellous! I just had to try it myself!

whiskey business pop up cube card

  • I used Early Espresso cardstock for my base. You need an 8 1/4" x 8" piece of cardstock, scored at 2", 4", 6" & 8" on the 8 1/4" side and at 2", 4", & 6" on the 8" side. You cut it at the 2" and 4" score line on the 8" side to get the two smaller cubes. 
  • I used two patterns of the In Good Taste DSP for the patterns on the cubes, wood grain for the outside and a tweed-like fabric for the inside. These pieces are all cut into 1 7/8" squares.
  • About 1/2" circles folded in half and mounted on each side of the center  corner support the sentiments and images, all from the Whiskey Business stamp set. After colouring the images with Stampin' Blends Combo markers, the images were either fussy cut or the sentiments were die cut using the Tasteful Labels dies. Then they were mounted on these circles to move with the pop up card.
  • I noticed that my whiskey decanter was too tall for the card, but when I made the coordinating envelope, it sticks right out of the middle and I added some side ribbons fastened with slides to keep it together, rather than over the middle.

whiskey business pop up cube card
Here is how it fits into it's custom envelope:

whiskey business pop up cube card

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whiskey business pop up cube card

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Tasteful Touches for New at SU Blog Hop

Welcome to our NEW AT SU! Blog hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who are Hoppin’ with creative paper crafting ideas to share with you. Today we are showcasing the new 2020/2022 In Colours from the 2020 - 2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. I am using the Tasteful Touches bundle to create some cards in all five of the new In Colours so that you can see all of them together!

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  • I decided to go with a basic layout and vary the colour and background Designer Paper for each of the cards. Points if you can spot the differences between them!
  • The first two are in Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight. Those colours are used for the card bases, the ornate background panel created with the Ornate Layers Dies, the backing for the sentiment, created with the Tasteful Labels dies (part of the In Good Taste Suite that I'm featuring), the ribbon and the flower image from Tasteful Touches that I stamped, coloured with the appropriate Stampin' Blends Combo and fussy cut.
  • The background Designer Series Paper is from the In Good Taste collection which is part of this same suite of products. It has a great variety of texture in all the designs and is one of my favourites in the whole Annual Catalogue.
  • I used the Square Vellum Doilies behind the flower image, but cut away the corners. I also used some of the design element images from the Tasteful Touches stamp set to stamp on the DSP, right behind the label in some cases.
tasteful touches for new at su blog hop

  • These two samples feature the 2020-2022 In Colours, Cinnamon Cider and Bumble Bee.  You'll notice a different sentiment with these two and therefore a different backing label. What other differences do you notice? Take a close look at the Bumble Bee ribbon.
tasteful touches for new at su blog hop

  • Now for maybe my favourite of the new In Colours. This one is called Just Jade and it's a perfect shade of green to my way of thinking - not too blue and not too green, but very eye-pleasing and it goes along with so many other colours. Notice the different design of DSP behind it? And the stamping done on it? 
Which are your favourites among the new 2020 - 2022 In Colours? Tell me why below.

tasteful touches for new at su blog hop

I hope you enjoyed my project with the Tasteful Touches stamp set and the Tasteful Labels Dies. Now please hop on over to Terry Montgomery's blog to see what's new with SU in her world:

Here's the list of bloggers in our New At SU July Blog Hop to help you keep on track:

Please take a moment to comment at the bottom of this post and let me know how you liked my projects or ask me a question about the technique used. Don’t forget to scroll back up and keep hoppin’ with us! – Thank you!
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Heather Cooper

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