Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Merriest Trees for New at SU

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Welcome to our December NEW AT SU! Blog Hop! We love to share creative ideas from Stampin' Up! with you. Today we have projects featuring Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla, two neutrals. I'm using Merriest Trees to showcase these colours.

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I associate Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake with rustic winter scenes, woolen scarves, mittens and blankets, snow and wooden structures. Cozy feelings. But when I looked over my current cache of products, the best set I had to use for winter was the Merriest Trees bundle. I decided to add the Distressed Gold Specialty paper to the mix as well for the stars and for some contrast and artistic flare.

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  • The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock. On that is a layer of 5 1/4" x 4" Distressed Gold Specialty Paper centered, and centered on that is a 5" x 3 3/4" Very Vanilla cardstock.
  • I die cut the second largest tree section out of Crumb Cake. Then I die cut the tree smallest sections out of Crumb Cake cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock and the Distressed Gold Specialty paper.
  • Mixing and matching as you see above, I constructed 2 trees from the pieces, using dimensionals to add on each successive layer for 3D effect.
  • I die cut all the stars from the Distressed Gold and added them to the sky as shown.
  • The sentiment, from the Merriest Trees stamp set, was embossed using gold embossing powder on a Very Vanilla flag and mounted on the card front with dimensionals.
  • Small gold coloured Blooming Pearls were added as embellishments.

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I hope you enjoyed this project made with Merriest Trees Bundle, which you can find on page 12 of the Sept/Dec Mini Catalogue. It's currently out of stock but will be available again the week of Jan. 1st.
Please take a moment to comment at the bottom of this post and let me know how you liked my project or ask me a question about the technique used. Don’t forget to scroll back up and keep hoppin’ with us! – Thank you!
Keep Creating!
Heather Cooper

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Friday, December 1, 2023

Stargazing Suite for As You See It Challenge #313

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Welcome to the last As You See It Challenge of 2023! This is a speed stamping challenge, created by fellow Design Team member, Deborah. A speed challenge means you have to design and create your card in 10 minutes or less. You can plan it all out and gather your materials, but the minute you start cutting or stamping, you must start your timer. It's a fun challenge that really gets the adrenaline pumping! The theme for this speed challenge is Stars! Perfect for the season, but there's lots you can do with it!

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The first thing I thought about was the O Holy Night Suite from the Sept/Dec Mini Catalogue, but since I figured that everyone else would also be thinking of that, I decided to go back to the Annual Catalogue to the Stargazing Suite and leave the holiday themes to the others.

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  • On a card base of Night of Navy cardstock I added two pieces of the Stargazing DSP, one in Berry Burst, measuring 4" x 5 1/4", and one in Blueberry Bushel, moved to the right end, measuring 4" x 3 7/8". This  created a Berry Burst column on the left side.
  • Then I centered a Blueberry Bushel "Galaxy" design piece of DSP, measuring  4 3/4" x 3 1/4" on the card front and adhered it down.
  • I embossed the sentiment from the Reach for the Stars stamp set in White embossing powder on Brushed Gold Metallic cardstock and die cut it using the second smallest Deckled Circle die.
  • I folded the Night of Navy & Gold 1/2" Glittered Ribbon over itself and adhered it to the card front in the bottom left corner, then added the sentiment using Dimensionals over top.
  • The last step was adding some Adhesive Backed Star Trinkets.
I completed my card in 8 minutes and 48 minutes by the timer:


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