Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for December; we are thankful you stopped by. This month we are showcasing projects that feature Stampin’ Up! products that should be on everyone’s wish list. We hope you enjoy our creations.
You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below. The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.
I simply adore when the PALS have the monthly HOP! WHY????? It is super fun to see the talent and inspiration from so many! When I went to prepare this post I sat down and wrote down all of the products that I use over and over (actually just about daily) when I sit to create.
I totally realize that it takes some time to build up your tools and products but the best advise I can give you is start with the basics and then continue to build with adding the little extras. Let's get to this fun card and then I am going to list straight down the products and I think you will see that they are "key" products to have a great foundation for card making!
I wanted to share with you this dear little frog. I have used him a bunch and I know that there will be many more cards in the future with him as he is so darn tootin' happy! The stamp set is called You're Sublime, and you can see that I masked the sentiment off and then added a different one from And Many More Stamp Set.
It is great to have a fabulous sentiment stamp set and also a fun image set. Todays card is a great example of how the blending of these 2 sets made this a FUN card....I masked off the sentiment with a piece of tape and then added the "very merry" under our frog friend!
If you follow my blog, (and I hope you do as I blog daily) than you already know that I adore odd shape cards! We have such great tools that make creating odd size cards with their envelopes easy and fun. I also adore the paper stacks that Stampin' Up! has been offering lately. The 6" X 6" size is perfect for card makers
I also have a HUGE love affair with the white pen....it is a must have as it adds so much with so little effort. The dots and dashes that I often do just adds the touch of depth that brings your card special.
A product that I really started to use a bunch this year and looking back, I could kick myself for not using it earlier.... Bakers Twine. I just love it as it is sooooo affordable and it adds a touch with such ease. In being a challenged "bow maker", working with the twine it a dream. I also use glue dots to hold the bows in place!
Another tip to add a great touch is to double or triple up your bakers twine before you tie it in a bow ~ a great touch!
Because this card is a 4" square I pulled out the Envelope Punch Board to make a fun envelope out of the cherry cobbler card stock. It is such an easy tool to use and you will be amazed at how many sizes this product will make.
Let's touch on watercoloring....this is a technique that many of use are fearful of but I have included it in the "must haves" as it is a great tool (the aqua painters) that you will dabble with more than you think...I think that have 1 or 2 stamp sets that you can watercolor with is a great idea as well. (trust me, you will become addicted to it)
In the below bullet points you can see that the products listed here are a great set of goodies to be a great card maker. I invite you to look at the list, think about the list and hopefully you can see that these are wonderful foundation products!
- You're Sublime Clear-Mount Stamp Set
- And Many More Clear-Mount Stamp Set
- Big Shot
- Circles Collection Framelits Dies
- Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
- Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
- Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
- Watercolor Paper
- White Signo Uni-Ball Gel Pen
- Merry Moments Designer Series Paper Stack
- Stampin' Trimmer
- Envelope Punch Board
- Old Olive Baker's Twine
- Glue Dots
- Fast Fuse Adhesive
- Stampin' Dimensionals
Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!
The products I used today are in the scrolling store below! You can click on a picture to see it in detail and also do not forget that Stampin' Up! has may videos on You Tube that will spotlight many of out tools.
Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.
Have fun on the hop....please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know how you liked the card and also if you agree with my thought process for getting the basics! Until tomorrow!