Thursday, July 5, 2018

Blended Seasons 1 - Stampin’ Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Well, hello peaches! Welcome to the Color Your Season Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! I'm so excited to bring you a project featuring products from the brand new Blended Seasons Bundle (#149893) and Color Your Season line of products! For a limited time (July 1st-31st) demonstrators can pre-order this exclusive bundle before it goes live August 1st for customers, so grab yours now so you can start planning your classes!

One of the amazing benefits of this bundle is that the Blended Seasons bundle is perfect for crafting in any season, in any part of the world. As you hop along, you will see this set showcased and used for each and every season. Additionally, the coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies (#149013) are designed to compliment the stamp set beautifully and add just the right touch to your projects. If that wasn't enough, a new set of Watercolor Pencils (#149014) are available as well, including some of Stampin' Up!'s brand new colors! These new colors are STUNNING and the perfect addition to your collection.

Now I know it's only July, but if you're like me, you like to get a jump start on your Christmas cards, so here's a sample of a Christmas card made with the Blended Seasons Set. I began with a panel of Shaded Spruce Cardstock and used the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to add a little texture.

 I used the largest stitched die from the die set to cut out part of the Spruce panel. One of the unique things about these stitched dies is that when they cut into cardstock they leave stitching cuts on both the positive and negative cut of your cardstock. As you can see in the up-close picture below, there is gorgeous stitching left behind after I cut out the label die from the Shaded Spruce panel. I absolutely LOVE these new dies! 

Next, I took the same stitched die and cut a piece of Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper (DSP) for contrast, and popped it up onto Dimensionals for added dimension. I stamped the holy leaves and berries stamp with Black Memento Ink Pad onto Watercolor Paper. Then I used the Cherry Cobbler, Granny Apple Green, and Garden Green watercolor pencils to color them in. I fussy cut them out and arranged them on my panel. I added a few white sprigs cut using the dies from this set and then, to finish it off, I used Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels to create dimensional berries. 

This card is so quick and simple and can be easily altered for a more simple take. you can leave the rhinestones off, or just stamp a simple background with the holly leaves and color them with your pencils, or even create a wreath with the leaves. There are endless possibilities with this bundle for every type of crafter. I just know you will fall in love with this bundle and it will become a quick favorite, just as it has for me. Supplies are limited, so make sure you grab this bundle while you can so that you can begin creating your own gorgeous designs to share with your customers. Here are a few more samples made with these products:


Here's one more I made for a Spring birthday:

 I hope you have enjoyed today's card. Keep hopping along and check out my other fellow teammates’ pages. They have some pretty amazing projects to share. I’ve listed them, along with all products used below or you can just click the link below to hop to Linda Van Wely-Zwolle

Don't forget: Stampin' Up! features a corporate blog post each Thursday of the month where we Artisans share creative tips, tricks, and strategies. You can find these posts in the "notes" section of the Stampin' Up! Facebook Page.Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you next post!

2018 Artisan Design Team
Sylwia Schreck

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  1. Glorious in green! I love how bright the holly leaves look paired with the red rhinestones. Beautiful. Hugs, Charlet

  2. Wow! I am already looking forward to Christmas! Beautiful inspiration!

  3. Lauren, this is a great Christmas card! I love the texture and the beautiful colors.

  4. So beautiful! Now I need me some rhinestones - they make the perfect red berry touch for that gorgeous Christmas holly. Love your card so much Lauren!

  5. This is stunning Lauren. You have made me want to make a start on my Christmas cards! I love the subtle embossing folder, it creates such fabulous card bases. Beautiful card. xx

  6. I love that your have used the tropical summer papers for Christmas - so versatile. The bright green with the pop of real red is just gorgeous x

  7. Such a fun, bright and perfect Christmas card with such lovely layers! You do 'you' so well, and isn't that embossing folder amazing!!!

  8. Gorgeous green! Love this pretty Christmas card!! What a great idea the tropical paper for this card, love it!


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