Stampin Friends Thanksgiving Hop

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Welcome to the Stampin Friends Thanksgiving 2017 Hop!

You have arrived at Kathie’s (that’s me!) blog.  If you have arrived from Lana Staab’s amazing blog … I’m glad you came for a visit!  Be sure to continue on though the hop until you get back to where you started.  I hope you find lots of inspiration as you hop on through!  The list of participants is at the bottom of this post.

Be sure to read to the end … there is another amazing GIVEAWAY this month … details below!

Here are my projects for our October hop … Thanksgiving.  I chose to use the  Stampin’ Up!’s  Sheltering Tree  stamp set (137163) for this project.
My class wanted to do an Eclipse card, so I came up with this one.  I like to teach/show a different technique every month.  There are a number of techniques used on this one card: Eclipse, Baby Wipe and masking.

 Look closely and you may notice that the stamped sentiment says “thankful for”.  The stamp actually says “thankful for you“.   Because I wanted to use “YOU” as my Eclipse technique, I masked the “you” on the stamp with washi tape.  Just be sure to remove the washi tape after inking up your stamp in Early Espresso ink.  I also stamped the tree in Early Espresso.

I used Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Peek A Boo Peach and Lemon Lime Twist re-inkers on the baby wipe to make my “ink pad”.  I inked up the full tree leaves image and stamped it over my tree.  I chose those colors because I wanted to coordinate with the Painted Autumn Designer Series paper (144613) I have layered on the card

After my stamping was complete, I used the Large Letter Framelits  (141712) to cut out YOU using the magnetic platform and Bigshot.  The letters are popped up on our adhesive strips.  The strips are thicker than dimensionals and I like the higher “pop” for this.

As always, I carry the theme from the card front to the inside.

Don’t you think the little rake leaning on the tree is a nice touch?  Don’t forget to add a few fallen leaves using the baby wipe you already have inked up!

Here is my 3-D project … RSVP pens that I bought at Staples …  I rolled up a small piece of the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper and inserted it into the pen’s barrel.  Then I made a simple box that holds the pen perfectly.  Thank you to Ann Melvin’s YouTube tutorial for the box!

Please click on Cindy Waldroff to continue on with the hop.  Enjoy!

Here is the information for the giveaway.  All commenters who use the hashtag “#SFbloghop2017” will be entered into the giveaway.  Please comment before midnight on Thursday October 26, 2017 to be entered.

Stampin Friends Fall Hop

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Welcome to the Stampin Friends Fall 2017 Hop!  You have arrived at Kathie’s (that’s me!) blog.  If you have arrived from Lori Mueller’s amazing blog … I’m glad you came for a visit!  Be sure to continue on though the hop until you get back to where you started.  I hope you find lots of inspiration as you hop on through!  The list of participants is at the bottom of this post.

Be sure to read to the end … there is an amazing GIVEAWAY this month … details below!

Here are my projects for our September hop … Fall.  I chose to use the veined maple leaf stamp from Stampin’ Up!’s  Colorful Seasons  stamp set (143726) for this project.

I went for simplicity with this card.  I love the clean look.

 My sentiments are also from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  I stamped in Soft Suede ink.  I masked my card front layer with two pieces of copy paper (top and bottom), leaving a 1- 1/2″ gap in the center of the Very Vanilla cardstock.  Then I sponged with Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Old Olive inks. The sponged area is slightly narrower than my stamped images.  I like a clean crisp straight edge to it.  I also wanted a tiny portion of the image to go “out of bounds”.

As always, I carry the theme from the card front to the inside.

I wrapped just the top layer with linen thread before adhering to the Soft Suede card base.  The splatter is from Timeless Textures (140517).  I “stamped off” the Soft Suede ink before stamping the splatter.

A battery operated vanilla WAX candle from Hobby Lobby is my 3-D project.    No need to worry about the tissue paper that I used for my stamped images catching fire!  When done, I wrapped the candle with a length of the new Jute Twine (144625) from Stampin’ Up!.  I love how thick the jute is.

I use a name brand waxed paper for this technique.  I don’t know if it matters … but I wasn’t taking any chances. Here are some other hints for this technique .

1. Trim the images you stamp on the white tissue paper close to the image.  2.  Apply one image at a time.  3.  Change out the waxed paper frequently to assure it is waxy for each image. 4.  Be sure you hold the waxed paper snuggly with no puckers.  5. Keep your heat gun moving .. as soon as the tissue paper “disappears” it’s DONE!

Please click on Sue Vine’s to continue on with the hop.  Enjoy!

Here is the information for the giveaway.  All commenters who use the hashtag “#SFbloghop2017” will be entered into the giveaway.  Please comment before midnight on Thursday September 28, 2017 to be entered.

Check out these Awesome Bloggers

1. Maureen Rauchfuss
2. Elizabeth Jeanne Thatcher
3. Melissa Thomas
4. Raquelle Clifton
5. Lynn Streifert
6. Lori Mueller
7. Kathie Rotti
8. Sue Vine
9. Steph Jandrow
10. Cindy Waldroff
11. Kim Lamos
12. Barbara Welch

 


 

 

Stampin Friends May Flower/Sympathy Hop

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Welcome to the Stampin Friends May 2017 Hop!  You have arrived at Kathie’s (that’s me!) blog.  If you have arrived from Barbara’s amazing blog … I’m glad you came for a visit!  Be sure to continue on though the hop until you get back to where you started.  I hope you find lots of inspiration as you hop on through!  Please welcome our super talented guest blogger this month!!  Be sure to say hello as you visit her blog. … Hi, Lori!!!

Lori Mueller

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 Here are my projects for our May hop … May Flowers/Sympathy.  I chose May flowers even though sunflowers are more an August flower than a May flower … forgive me!

There is quite a bit of Big Shot work on this card… but it’s very quick if you cut multiple pieces at the same time.  The card itself is very simple, with a Whisper White (thick card stock) base, a layer of Chocolate Chip and top layer of Whisper White.

  I used Birthday Blooms for my sentiments.  I stamped in Early Espresso.  The solid circle (under the medallion layer) is from the Layering Circle Framelits cut from Early Espresso.  I used Chocolate Chip top layer of the sunflower center which is cut from A scallop circle (from the Layering Circle Framelits) and 2 dies from the BRAND NEW (available this month as part of a bundle) Eastern Medallion dies.

The sunflower is cut from the Eastern Medallion dies in Daffodil Delight.  This die does not completely cut … on purpose.  A few easy snips and you can free it from the paper.   I used 2 to make it a full sunflower.

I like to carry the theme from the card front to the inside.  I just used an extra leaf.  The leaves are from the May Flowers Thinlits.  In the end, there is no question that this is a May Flower card!

I popped the sunflower and leaves up on dimensionals. I really like this card a lot!

Below is how I laid out the dies to minimize the number of passes on the Big Shot.  Using your magnetic platform makes life easier!!

Here is my 3D project … simply made with a piece of covered floral wire.  I used a Wild Wasabi circle to cover the wire in the back.  The leaves are held on with glue dots.  .. I stuffed some styrofoam into the small terra cotta pot, stuck in some moss and the sunflower.

I added some of the brand new Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon that will be available June 1st in the new Stampin’ Up! annual catalog to dress up the pot..

    

I hope you enjoyed my post.  I’d love it if you can take the time to leave me a comment or a question.

Here are the links to each blog in the hop.  You are at Kathie’s blog.  Elizabeth is up next … just click on her name!  Have fun!!

Stampin Friends Easter Hop

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Welcome to the Stampin Friends March 2017 Hop!  You have arrived at Kathie’s (that’s me!) blog.  If you have arrived from Elizabeth’s amazing blog … I’m glad you came for a visit!  Be sure to continue on though the hop until you get back to where you started.  I hope you find lots of inspiration as you hop on through!  Please welcome our talented guest bloggers this month!!  Be sure to say hello as you visit their blogs.

Mandy Reedyk

Sue Vine

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 Here are my projects.  Everything I used (except the jelly beans) is from Stampin’ Up!
Easter will be here before we know it.  Time to start making cards and treat boxes.

The card style is a “Spring Card”.  I am sure it’s called “spring” because it is so bounce-y.  It is a really FUN card.  I keep touching it so it will “boing, boing, BOING!!”  (It really should make that sound!).   This is a square card so you will need to make an envelope for it … or if you are like me … you stocked up on square envelopes when they retired a few years back!  There is a tutorial over at Splitcoaststampers.com if you want to make this card.

The theme is Easter.  I wasn’t going to buy the Basket Bunch Bundle, which includes the Basket Bunch stamp set and Basket Builder Framelits, because of ALL those dies!!  However … I am so glad I did!  The bundle works wonderfully when using colored card stock OR Whisper White card stock if you want to break out your favorite coloring paints, pencils or markers.  For today’s projects, I went with colored card stock.

I stamped my chocolate bunnies in Early Espresso ink on Chocolate Chip card stock, then using my Big Shot, cut them out.   When I do this again, I think I’ll go with Soft Suede card stock so the stamping is more visible.  Don’t forget to take a “bite” out of one bunny’s ear with the retired 7/8″ scallop punch.  So cute!

Okay … so I couldn’t stop.  I made more than one card!  I wanted to use up some of my Designer Series Paper Stacks (subtles used here) because I have a feeling they may be retiring with the new catalog in June. I used the floral side.

I stamped a bunch of bunnies, eggs, flowers from solid card stock from the subtles collection and Whisper White stitched squares (using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies).  I saved cranking time at the Big Shot by cutting all 4 items on one pass through.  Just trim your card stock into manageable pieces.

   

To layer the sections of the card with Designer Series Paper, I cut the appropriately sized paper into squares and then cut on the diagonal to form triangles as needed.  You can see I also wanted a place to sign the card in the back … so I added a Whisper White triangle.  If you look closely, you’ll see I stamped some Wild Wasabi grass on the white triangle. Once the card was all embellished, add some glue, close the card and voila!  BOING!

   

Here is my 3-D project … made from the Baker’s Box die... complete with a cat (who thought my photo booth was a great place for his morning nap)! …who am I to relocate him????  I think he was making sure I didn’t eat the props!

Before I assembled the Baker’s Box, I adhered the Sweet Sugarplum check from the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper to the box sides.  I then cut out a bunny shape with the die to create a window.  I took a piece of Window Sheet and stamped it with the bunny’s image in black Stazon ink.  Stazon dries quickly on the Window Sheet and there is no smearing.  I used glue dots to adhere the Window Sheet to the inside of the box.  Peek-a-boo!

The Sweet Sugarplum box is put together using Tear & Tape.  Glue dots and Multipurpose Liquid Glue holds all the decor on.  The tag is cut from Tags & Labels Framelits.  The “Happy Easter” comes from the Circle of Spring stamp set.  A Gold Binder Clip and a bow tied with a length of 3/8″ Sweet Sugar Plum Ruched Ribbon holds the top closed.  Just remove the binder clip for easy jelly bean access!

    

I hope you enjoyed my post.  I’d love it if you can take the time to leave me a comment or a question.

Here are the links to each blog in the hop.  You are at Kathie’s blog.  Twila Davis is up next … just click on her name!  Have fun!!

Stampin Friends Black and White Hop

 

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Welcome to the Stampin Friends February 2017 Hop!

If you have arrived from Elizabeth Thatcher’s amazing blog … welcome.  You can get back to her via the “previous button” or just keep on hopping and you will get to her soon.  Elizabeth is so very talented!

Be sure to continue on though the hop until you get back to where you started.  I hope you find lots of inspiration as you hop on through!  Please welcome our talented guest hoppers this month!!  Be sure to say hello as you visit their blogs.

Bibiana Cameron
Maria Willis
Lana Staab

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 Here are my projects.  Everything I used is from Stampin’ Up!
I thought this coordinating card and box would be an elegant presentation for a wedding gift … there is ample space for a gift card inside the box.

Let me give credit where credit is due.  For the card, I was inspired by a beautiful card Selene Kempton posted … I made a few changes to make it more formal.  The Envelope Punch Board Faceted Box was made following a YouTube video by Linda Parker.  Thank you ladies!

The theme is Black, White and Whatever You Like.  So I’m not sure … BLACK I have covered!  WHITE .. well I do use white embossing powder and a white ribbon … is the dazzling diamond glimmer paper my ACCENT color .. or just more white??? … and there is silver in the ribbon.  Hmmm …  YOU decide.

I used the Stylish Stems Framelit Dies (142750) on both the card and box.  This can be found in the Stampin’ Up! 2017 Occasions catalog on page 42.   “Floral Phrases” (141764) from the annual catalog on page 77 provided the sentiments.

Here is my card front.  A Basic Black card based embossed with the “Petal Burst” embossing folder (141493), followed by a layer of basic black, a layer of Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper and topped with the die cut basic black layer is all there is to it

“Wedding Wishes” is heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I added a few basic rhinestones.  I love the glimmer on this card.  It is just sooo elegant.  I tied a piece of FREE silver and white metallic ribbon (that I earned from Sale-A-Bration) around the card base.

     

 The layer on top of the ribbon is popped up on Stampin’ dimensionals.  The inside of the card has an additional die cut to dress it up.

My 3-D project was so much fun to make … and amazingly easy.  This box is quite large.  It is 2 inches tall and the top is about 4 1/2 inches square.  It is made from two 7 inch squares of card stock.  I used more die cuts and dazzling diamonds glimmer paper.  The box ties closed with that amazing FREE ribbon.  Please check out Linda Parker’s  video that I mentioned earlier if you want to make this box.

 

I hope you enjoyed my post.  I’d love it if you can take the time to leave me a comment or a question.

Thank you for visiting.  Click on the “next” button to continue on through the hop to check out Lynn Streifert and her fabulous contributions.

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If you get lost … here are the links to each blog in the hop:

  1. Kathie Rotti  you are HERE!

Stampin Friends Love Theme Hop

 

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Welcome to the Stampin Friends Love Themed Hop!  The theme is broad, but with Valentine’s Day coming up, I decided to create a Valentine’s Day card I think my grandchildren will love to receive.  I also made a matching treat bag that I can fill with treats.

If you have arrived from Raquelle Clifton’s amazing blog … welcome.  You can get back to her via the “previous button” or just keep on hopping and you will get to her soon.

Be sure to continue on though the hop until you get back to where you started.  I hope you find lots of inspiration as you hop on through!

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 Here are my projects.  Everything I used is from Stampin’ Up!  … well except for the toothpicks!!

Yes .. this is a Twisted Pop-Up Card.  You’ve been seeing them everywhere, I imagine.  This was my first attempt … it was EASY!  So easy, I am teaching this in my class this week.  I am not going to bore you with the “how-to” because you can go take a peek over at “splitcoaststampers.com” under tutorials.  The tutorial even have a video at the end!

I LOVE the “Hey, Chick” Sale-a-bration” stamp set (143331).  You can get this set FREE with a $50 Stampin’ Up! order during Sale-a-bration … now through March 31, 2017.

Here is my card front.  Smoky Slate, Real Red and Whisper White are the cardstock colors.  I colored the combs with a Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker and the feet and beaks are Crushed Curry.

Do you LOVE the “chicken wire” I used as a background???  I grabbed that stamp from “Butterfly Basics” (137154) and stamped in Smoky Slate.  The chickens are done in Basic Black Archival ink and all sentiments are stamped in Real Red.  I used the Confetti Hearts Border punch to make the heart-y chicken feed.  I adhered those tiny hearts with our fine tip glue.

I cut out a wing and adhered it with a glue dot so the chicken can hold up the sign.  “Teeny Tiny Wishes” (127802) gave me “Happy Valentine’s Day”.

My Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049) saved the day for getting the chickens stacked just so!

Let’s open the card.  ….so cool!!  It opens and closes very smoothly.

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 I’ll give you some close up looks at the individual panels.

I searched through my catalog to find the sentiments I wanted on each panel.  In the end, I used 6 stamp sets for this card!   booklet

“Ready to Pop” (141513) for panel #1 and the inside sentiment.  “Sweet Stack” (138948) for panels #2 & 3.  “Bloomin’ Love” (140643) gave the bouquet the silly moptop chicken in panel #4 is holding behind his/her back.

My project is a simple gift bag.  It’s is 5 1/2″ tall.   I hate to admit it, but this was the first time I used the gift bag punch board (135862).  I know I’ll be using it often.  I watched a video from Stampin’ Up!  on how to use it and I was off and scoring!20170116_213145_wm_resized

I hope you enjoyed my post.  I’d love it if you can take the time to leave me a comment or a question.

Thank you for visiting.  Click on the “next” button to continue on through the hop to check out Barbara Welch and her fabulous contributions.

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If you get lost … here are the links to each blog in the hop:

  1. Kathie Rotti –  You are HERE!

SF Happy Holidays Blog Hop

Merry Christmas!!  The theme is “Happy Holidays”.  I CASEd a card from the Stampin’ UP! Holiday Catalog and made a simple matching ornament.  I hope you like them!

If you have arrived from Kirsteen Gill’s amazing blog … welcome.  You can get back to her via the “previous button” or just keep on hopping and you will get to her soon.

Be sure to continue on though the hop until you get back to where you started.  If you take the time to comment on each blog with “#SFNovHop” as you travel through, you will be entered to win a prize from each of us … One lucky winner gets LOTS of surprises in the mail.  Details are below.

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 Here are my projects.  Everything I used is from Stampin’ Up!  

Christmas is just around the corner … I hope to start with my decorations this weekend!!  I feel so behind .. my sister has been all decorated for a couple of weeks!  I also have to get busy on my Christmas cards.  At least I’ve started my shopping.

Christmas doesn’t have to be red and green … right???  The colors for the card and ornament are Night of Navy and Marina Mist.  I also used silver glimmer paper.   Star of Light (142110) is the stamp set and Starlight Thinlits are the dies (141840) I used.  The bundle saves you 10% (143508).  I did use the Precision Base Plate for the intricate dies.  

A few silver sequins help dress up the card.  The starry swoosh is stamped in Smoky Slate ink.  Night of Navy is the ink I chose for the sentiments.  I really love this stamp set!!!

 I made a simple matching ornament.  I made 2 identical (to the card), layered pieces, added a piece of retired silver cording and an extra die cut of silver glimmer paper in the centers to hide the dimensionals and glued them back to back.

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I hope you enjoyed my post …. now for prizes.  Please comment on each blog in the hop, using #SFNovHop along with your comment by midnight ET on November 20th.  (Please note … the prizes pictured are NOT what the winner will receive.)  The winner will receive a prize from each of the bloggers in this hop!

Thank you for visiting.  Click on the “next” button to continue on through the hop to check out Twila Davis and her fabulous contributions.

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  1. Kathie Rotti – You are HERE