I really had fun playing with the Mosaic Madness stamp set in preparation for my newsletter and this month’s blog posts. Make sure to stop back here frequently this month, as I will be sharing many samples made with this stamp set.
Thanks for sharing part of your day with me, and “have fun stampin’ it up!”
Just a quick post today…I’d like to continue last month’s blog theme “Six Sided Sampler” by sharing two swaps that I received last month at the Stampin’ Up! Convention. The first one was made by Nancy Kuhfuss:
The second was was swapped by Tami Kiemel:
Can you believe all the different ways this versatile set can be used?? During the month of August, I’ll be sharing all sorts of ideas to use with the Mosaic Madness stamp set, so make sure to stop back frequently!!
Thanks for stopping and have fun “stampin’ it up!”
Today’s card is one I created after seeing a similar card posted on Pintrest. It went together in a snap!! Colors used were Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie. Birds were made with the Bird Builder punch. Stamp set is Sassy Salutations. The bright eyes are Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
Well, tomorrow is the first day of August…so hard to believe. I’m shifting gears away from hexagon cards and am sharing another of my convention swaps. This one was made using the Mosaic Madness stamp set and mosaic punch.
Here are my project notes:
The colors for this card started with two pieces of scrap card stock laying near one another on my work space.
I discovered that this sentiment from the Petite Pairs stamp set fit into the mosaic punch shape just like they were meant to be together!
The scallop border from the Tasteful Trim Big Shot die is a perfect companion for the shape of the mosaic punch and Modern Mosaic embossing folder.
Stampin’ Up! products used for this card: Mosaic Madness stamp set, Petite Pairs stamp set, Big Shot and Fancy Fan embossing folder…Modern Mosaic embossing folder…Tasteful Trim die, Midnight Muse ink and card stock, So Saffron card stock
My August Stampin’ Up! newsletter will be sent out to subscribers next week. July’s newsletter was all about hexagons…and my August newsletter will highlight mosaics. There’s always lots of GREAT information and projects included, so you won’t want to miss it!! You can sign up for my email newsletter mailing list in the column on the right. It’s FREE, and I’ll never share your address with anyone else!
So glad you took the time to stop today. Have fun “stampin’ it up!”
Wow!! This was certainly a difficult challenge for me!! The SUO Challenge theme is “Back to School” and as I looked through my things, I really couldn’t find much that fit the theme. My husband is a teacher, and sometimes families give him a beginning of the year gift…so what I finally settled on for this challenge is a gift bag for a back-to-school teacher gift…and it all started with a little scrap of Epic Day designer paper. Here’s a close up of the gift tag and the designer paper inspiration.
One of the sheets of Epic Day designer paper has a little bit of a ruler on it, and I just happened to have a scrap left from creating convention swaps.
Here are the project details:
Crumb Cake was used as the card base, and I punched one edge with the Scallop Border punch.
The Label Love stamp set had a perfect image to use for this card…and the coordinating Artisan Punch made it so easy to cut out.
However, before punching the label shape out, I punched out the center using the 1″ circle punch. It’s hard to see in the photo, but I placed some Epic Day Washi Tape on the Crumb Cake card stock where the open circle will be.
The Bitty Banner Framelits and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set make a perfect coordinating sentiment.
Early Espresso Baker’s Twine was used for the tag tie.
Hope that you will join in the fun of the “Back to School” challenge at SUO Challenges. We’d love to see what you come up with!
Today’s card is the very LAST hexagon card that I have to share with you this month, and it’s another paper quilt card. I sincerely hope that you have enjoyed and been inspired by the projects that I’ve shared. You can find all of this month’s projects by choosing Hexagon Projects in the Category menu.
Here are the details for this card:
Modern Medley is the designer paper used to create the quilt pattern. Hexagon punch was used to punch the shapes.
Quilt design is on a 3 1/2″ square piece of card stock.
After attaching the hexagons to the card stock piece, the Square Lattice folder was used to create the texture that makes the design look even more like a quilt.
Stampin’ Up! products used: Sweet Essentials stamp set, Modern Medley designer paper, hexagon punch, Square Lattice embossing folder and Big Shot, Basic Black ink and card stock, Very Vanilla card stock, 1/8″ Basic Black taffeta ribbon
Have I convinced you yet that the Six-Sided Sampler and hexagon punch is a must-have product? There are SO MANY different way to use these products, and even with all the projects I’ve shared this month, I feel like I have only scratched the surface of possibilities!! The product bundle can be ordered here in my online store. Remember, when you order these two products in a bundle, you save 15% over purchasing each of the items separately. However, if you prefer to order them separately here are the product numbers you will need: Six-Sided Sampler Wood (130953), Six-Sided Sampler Clear (130956), Hexagon Punch (130919). If you prefer, you may contact me to place your order: email@example.com
Thanks for stopping by for a visit today…and have fun “stampin’ it up!
I’ve got another paper quilt card to share today (an idea I found on Pintrest). You guessed it…I created this beauty with the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set and hexagon punch which makes creating this type of card a breeze!
Here are my project notes:
Love the look of these two new colors together…Coastal Cabana and Smokey Slate!!
I was deliberate in which hexagon patterns were stamped with which color. The stripes are all Smokey Slate and the flowers are Coastal Cabana.
This quilt card has a repeating pattern. I started with the longest row (Coastal Cabana) in the center of the card and worked out to each edge from that row.
Stampin’ Up! products used for this card: Six-Sided Sampler stamp set, Thoughts and Prayers stamp set, hexagon punch, Coastal Cabana ink and card stock, Smokey Slate ink and card stock.
Next week I will have one more hexagon card I’ll be sharing, so make sure to stop back then!
Thanks for visiting and have fun “stampin’ it up!”
Here is yet another card in the line of Six-Sided Sampler hexagon cards I’ve been sharing on my blog this month. I’ve been having fun focusing on and exploring one product and hope that you have also.
Here are some project notes:
The Honeycomb embossing folder coordinates wonderfully well with the Six-Sided Sampler hexagon stamp set. As you can see from the photo, the embossed hexagons are a bit smaller that the stamped and punched hexagons.
I was delighted to discover that the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set and Bitty Banners framelits work perfectly with the punched hexagon shape.
I used Stampin’ Up’s! new CANDY DOTS on either end of the banner. The fun thing about this product is that you can just adhere them to your project without using a brad base!!
Stampin’ Up! products used: Six-Sided Sampler stamp set, Itty Bitty Banners stamp set, Bitty Banners framelits and Big Shot, hexagon punch, honeycomb embossing folder, So Saffron ink and card stock, Old Olive ink and card stock, Whisper White card stock, Brights Candy Dots
I’d describe the Stampin’ Up! hexagon punch as an EXTREMELY versatile tool!! I love it when I can find new uses for the crafting tools I own. Today I have a video demonstrating two more ways to use the hexagon punch.
Today’s the day I am arriving home from convention. Since I’m writing this post before the event occurs, I don’t know just what all is in store…but I cam imagine all the fun I’ll have. I’m back to sharing hexagon cards made with the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set, and I love the soft feel of this card. Color choice makes such a difference in the personality of a project.
Here are the project notes:
The light, washed look of this card comes from using Soft Sky and Smokey Slate…two of the new colors Stampin’ Up! added to their color collection in June.
To achieve the really light hue of Smokey Slate, I stamped off before stamping onto my card stock.
I built this hexagon pattern out from the bottom right corner of the card. I started with the full Soft Sky hexagon in that corner and went out from there.
Notice that the birthday greeting from the Petite Pairs stamp set fits perfectly inside the hexagon shape. Hmmmm…I wonder if Stampin’ Up! knows that??
The hexagon matte for the birthday greeting was trimmed using a scissor. It’s really not as hard as one might think!!
Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: Six-Sided Sampler stamp set, Petite Pairs stamps set, hexagon punch, Soft Sky ink and card stock, Smokey Slate ink and card stock.
We’re over halfway through the hexagon projects I have to share with you this month. Hope that you are enjoying them! If you are, I’d love it if you’d leave me a comment!
This is day two of Stampin’ Up’s! 25th Anniversary convention and I’m sharing another of the swaps I created to trade with other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators at the event. I’ve shared three cards this week that are all based on the same layout. This swap card is one of them The other two are my get well card for the SUO Challenge and the anniversary card I shared on Wednesday. Take some time to compare the three cards…all of them very different, but at the same time quite similar.
Here are some notes about my card:
Sentiment is from June’s “Best of 25 years” Greetings stamp set.
Flowers and leaves are the same ones used on my get well card, but the card has a whole different look and feel from the get well card (even though they use the same colors).
Stampin’ Up! products used: Best of 25…Greetings, Fabulous Florets, Secret Garden, Secret Garden Framelits, Gingham Garden designer paper, Island Indigo ink and card stock
I’m going to throw out a challenge to my readers. I’d love to see you create a card based on the layout of the three cards I’ve shared this week. If you take on the challenge and send me an email with a photo of your project attached, I’d like to say “thanks” by sending you a sample of the NEW Strawberry Slush 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim. Make sure to include your mailing address as well so that I can get the ribbon sent your way. I’d also like to feature shared cards on a future blog post.
Today is the first day of Stampin’ Up’s! 25th Anniversary convention in Salt Lake City, so I thought I would share one of the swaps that I’ve prepared. And, in keeping with the hexagon theme this month, it features …. HEXAGONS!! I love the soft feel of this card.
This card would be a great one to use for MEN!!
Epic Day designer paper was used for the hexagon shapes.
The edges of the Pool Party card stock were sponged with Pool Party ink.
Notice the double texture on this card. I originally only had texture on the hexagon border piece. However, the card looked as though it was missing something. Adding a small textured border on the top of the card was just the finishing touch needed.
I used Costal Cabana ink to stamp the sentiment. I showed up just a bit better than the matching Pool Party ink.
Stampin’ Up! products used: Four You stamp set, Epic Day designer paper, Pool Party card stock, Crumb Cake card stock, Coastal Cabana ink, Square Lattice embossing folder
Today is a special day…it was 31 years ago that my husband and I were married!! I’m posting today’s project in honor of that event.
Here are some project notes:
Flower “greens” and flower blossom are not from the same stamp set!! Quite often stamps from floral stamp sets can be mixed and matched.
Flower is from the Secret Garden stamp set. I wanted a flower that looked like a rose, but the flower image wasn’t proportional. I used a scissor and trimmed it to a size that would fit.
I used a sponge to get the light red color on the flower. Simply ink the sponge up well, and pounce over the area to be covered with ink. Continue pouncing until color is as you like. (A note about sponging with the new Firm Foam ink pads. Because they are so juicy, the sponge may contain more ink that desired. Test on a piece of scrap paper first.)
The Happy Anniversary sentiment is from a VERY OLD stamp set (don’t remember the name, but it’s one of the first ones I purchased 20 years ago!).
Colors used were Real Red and Wild Wasabi.
Stampin’ Up! products used for this card: Fabulous Florets stamp set, Secret Garden stamp set, Color Collection Designer Series Paper (Real Red), Real Red ink, Wild Wasabi ink and card stock
I’m going to close today’s blog post with a shout out to my wonderful husband Jay. Your love and support mean so much to me. I look forward to spending the next 31 years with you by my side!!
I don’t send many “get well” cards, instead I use “thinking of you” cards. So, when I saw today’s SUO Challenge of creating a “get well” card, I wasn’t even sure that I had a stamp set with that saying on it. Thankfully, the Delightful Dozen stamp set came to the rescue.
In my mind, get well cards need to be bright and cheerful. With this thought in mind, I immediately went to the Gingham Garden designer paper pack and found the perfect piece to use on my get well card, and that’s where I started. The flowers on the designer paper nudged me in the direction of adding larger flowers to the card. The Fabulous Florets stamp set has the perfect “greens” for highlighting flowers, so I stamped some Wild Wasabi leaves. Instead of using the flowers from the Fabulous Florets stamp set (which I would have had to cut by hand with scissors), I turned to the Secret Garden stamp set and found the perfect flower (which I could use the Secret Garden framelits and my Big Shot to cut).
The stamped flower color is Island Indigo. However, I found that the flower was a bit too overpowering for the card when it was fully inked, so I “stamped off” the flower image and found that to blend better with the card.
Well, today marks the halfway point of my hexagon card projects. I hope that you are enjoying seeing all the different ways you can use hexagons. Today’s card is another one that comes together quickly.
Here are some project details:
Like last Friday’s card, this one only uses the hexagon punch with designer paper (Quatrefancy Specialty designer paper to be exact!)
Here is yet another way to create a border using hexagons!
I used the designer paper colors in determining the solid colors to use (Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie)
Today’s card is probably my FAVORITE “hexagon” card of all the projects I’m sharing this month. Surprisingly it only uses the hexagon punch, not the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set. I punched hexagons from the Gingham Garden designer paper (another new catalog favorite of mine!). Couldn’t be more simple than that!
Here are some project notes:
This project shows yet another way of creating a border with hexagon shapes.
Because there is no “border” around the designer paper hexagons, I left a bit of the white showing between the papers.
Notice that the flower clusters on the yellow designer paper are centered. When using punches, it’s easy to select what part of the designer paper you’d like to highlight.
Stamp the sentiment onto a piece of card stock first, then punch.
The pearls make a great “body” for the butterfly.
Stampin’ Up! products used: Fabulous Phrases stamp set, Gingham Garden designer paper, hexagon punch, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Island Indigo ink and card stock, Melon Mambo card stock, Pearl Basic Jewels, small oval punch
If you’ve been visiting my blog regularly over the past week or so, you have already seen five projects made using the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set and hexagon punch. Have you decided that this is one stamp set and punch that you ABSOLUTELY have to add to your collection?? If so, you can shop my online store here. Remember, if you purchase the stamp set and hexagon punch as a bundle, you’ll save 15% over the cost of purchasing each separately. If you prefer, you can contact me and I can place the order for you. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I made this card using the Open Seas stamp set several months ago, but have never shared it on my blog. I think that I may have seen this idea elsewhere, so the card idea isn’t original with me. However, doesn’t it make a great masculine card?? Just a note…the Open Seas stamp set is a great one to use for making those ever difficult masculine cards!!
Here are the details:
Colors used are Very Vanilla and Soft Suede.
Stamp sets used: The Open Seas and Itty Bitty Banners. I inked the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Itty Bitty Banners set using a marker, so that only the words were stamped.
Today’s post is short and sweet. Thanks so much for stopping! Have fun “stampin’ it up!”
Well, today I’m back…showcasing another card using the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set and the new hexagon punch. This card is a baby card using non-traditional colors and I LOVE the bright colors!! I really had fun building the hexagon border of this card.
Here are some project notes:
Colors used in this card were Old Olive, Real Red and Pacific Point.
To create the patchwork pattern, I “assigned” certain colors to certain hexagon patterned stamps. However, when I placed the hexagons on the card, they were placed randomly.
To create the partial hexagons at the edges, I overlapped the hexagons so they were hanging off the piece of Whisper White card stock. When all were placed and attached, I flipped the card stock to the back and trimmed the excess hexagons off with scissors.
Finally, I always LOVE to decorate the inside of my card. I do not stamp a verse inside, which allows me to write whatever message I’d like. However, I always like to coordinate some sort of embellishment to spruce up the inside. Here’s what I did for the inside of this card.
Stampin’ Up! supplies used: Six-Sided Sampler stamp set, Sweet Essentials stamp set, hexagon punch, Pacific Point ink, Real Red ink, Old Olive ink.
I hope that you are enjoying all the different ways to use the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set and hexagon punch. The stamp set is sold in both Wood and Clear mount. Stampin’ Up! offers a bundle which includes the stamp set and hexagon punch. You can see the bundles here. Customers receive a 15% discount (over purchasing each of the products separately) if the product bundle is purchased. If you prefer, you can contact me to place an order (email@example.com)
I thought I’d take a break from hexagons today and share a project I made using Gingham Garden Washi Tape. The SUO Challenge this time is to use your favorite new accessory. As as SUO design team member, I have already shared one project. I’ve got another to share today.
Here’s the story behind the basket I used in this project. One day I found a brown paper mache type basket in my crafting stash and decided I wanted to do SOMETHING with it. Hmmm…just what did I want to do?? The basket sat out in my craft area for quite awhile, begging to be used. In June, subscribers to my newsletter learned all about Washi Tape. As I was experimenting for my newsletter projects, this little basket called out and asked to be spruced up. Didn’t it turn out cute??? It was SO EASY to do.
Notice that the basket is painted white. Washi tape is semi-transparent. The first basket I created using the tape was not painted and was brownish in color. Although it turned out cute, I wasn’t happy with the “dullness” of the brown showing through the tape. I painted my second basket with white acrylic paint (the kind used for decorative painting and found at most craft stores). The basket “pops” so much more with the white undercoat.