Holiday Catalog Fun with Stamp N’ Hop!

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Hi Friends!  Welcome to another round of Stamp ‘N Hop blog hop where demonstrators from around the world all get together for one cause: to inspire you!  This month we are having fun with new products from the Holiday Catalog.

I chose to feature the stamp set So Santa which has a Santa that is whimsical and fun doing unconventional santa things like baking, motorscooting and my favorite, surfing!

We had a Holiday Extravaganza to kick off the new catalog and half the attendees received a gift.  The way we decided who would win was by these adorable scratch-offs!  They were so fun and easy to make.

Each person got a scratch-off and when scratched would reveal either Merry Christmas or Bah Humbug!  You can probably guess who the winners were 🙂

I made these by printing the Merry Christmas or Bah Humbug onto Whisper White cardstock.  You can also stamp a sentiment.  Then I stamped the Santa and the HO! HO! HO! sentiment using Memento Ink.  I colored them with the Stampin’ Blends, attached the scratch-off blue water and adhered the whole thing to a piece of Pool Party cardstock.  Here are the directions on how to make the scratch-offs:

You will need:
– Clear Contact Paper (I got mine at the Dollar Store)
– Acrylic Paint
– Liquid Dish Soap
– Paint Brush (I used a foam paint brush)

Lay out the contact paper flat.  I used rocks to keep mine from rolling back up.  Mix 2 parts paint to 1 part dish soap.  Using the paint brush, paint onto the contact paper.  You will need at least 3-5 layers of paint letting it dry about 15 minuted in between coats or it will become very streaky.  The darker the paint, the less layers you will need.  I then let it dry overnight and the next morning I couldn’t help but scratch some off to make sure it worked 🙂

Using the Seasonal Layers Framelit Dies to cut the wave shape and then peeled off the back of the contact paper and stuck it onto the cardstock.

I hope you do give this homemade scratch-off a try.  It is such a fun technique and a real wow to the people who receive it.

You are visiting Jenn Charles at BFF Stampers. Please continue to hop along and be inspired by all the demonstrators participating in the hop this month.

Your BFF,

Jenn

 


Global Stamping Friends – Color Feature

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Hi and Welcome back to another month of awesome projects made by demonstrators from around the world. You are visiting me, Jenn Charles at BFF Stampers.  This month we thought we’d challenge ourselves with a color feature.  I really liked this idea and will be featuring a color monthly.  This month for the Global Stamping Friends hop we decided on the color Call Me Clover.  I’ve fallen in love with this color while using it these past couple days.  It is a beautiful bright green. We were allowed to also use black & white in our designs.

For both of my cards I used the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper.  I love the bold prints on the back but it also has some black and white designs on the opposite side.  And I love the 1/8″ size of the ribbon.  It’s my favorite size as you will also see in the next card. There is a list of all the products I used in these two cards down below.

In this card I used the 1/8″ Whisper White ribbon.  I told you I loved that size ribbon.  The pop of Call Me Clover adds so much to this card.  This stamp and die cuts are from the Stitched All Around Bundle.

I hope you found some inspiration to try this bold In-Color.  Next up in the blog is Amanda Farlinger.  Click on the arrow below to go to her blog.  Scroll to the bottom on the page if you’d like to see a list of everyone in the hop.

Thanks for stopping by,
Your BFF,
Jenn

 

Blog Hop Roll Call

  1. Amber Thompson
  2. Tricia Butts
  3. Anastasia Radloff
  4. Karie Beglau
  5. Susan Simpson
  6. Anja Reuss
  7. Kimberley Morris
  8. Lisa Ann Bernard
  9. Libby Dyson
  10. Marieke Bart
  11. Jan Musselman
  12. Angélique Stempelkeuken
  13. Jenn Curtis Charles
  14. Amanda Farlinger
  15. Narelle Fasulo

UPCOMING CLASSES (RSVP on FB at BFF Stampers):
September:
8th – Stamp Camp (RSVP by 7th)
16th – Abstract Impressions Product Class (RSVP by 9th)
17th – Team BFF Meeting (RSVP by 15th)
21st – Timeless Tidings Christmas Kit Class (RSVP by 14th)

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Check out the Holiday Catalog PDF HERE.  If you’d like a hard copy of the catalog, contact me and I will get you one!

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Global Stamping Friends – 2 Year Anniversary Hop!

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Hi friends!  Welcome to the Global Stamping Friends Two Year Anniversary Hop!  I can’t believe we’ve been hopping for 2 years already!  I’ve been a demonstrator for almost 3 years now! I am blessed to have Stampin’ Up! a part of my life.  Stampin’ Up! gives me the opportunity to meet new like-minded people and make them life-long friends.  This month’s theme is anything we want to do!  I’m making some coasters to give out to some of those friends that I’ve made.

I’m using the Waterfront stamp set again because I love it!  It’s perfect for a silhouette type scene on these coasters.  I’ve stamped the scene in our retired Archival Black ink pad. I would recommend the Staz On black pad now.  I let them dry and then I painted them with Mod Podge to make them shiny and so the condensation of the drinks do not get into the coaster.  I used ceramic coasters.

I hope you like them and I really hope my friends like them.  See you next month in September for our Color Challenge!

Your BFF,
Jenn

Click on the Next button to go see what Lisa Ann Barnard has made and if you’d like to go out of order, there is a list of all the hop participants below.

Anniversary Bloghop Roll Call

1.Lisa Ann Bernard
2. Narelle Fasulo
3. Amanda Farlinger
4. Anja Reuss
5. Amber Thompson
6. Tricia Butts
7. Kimberley Anne Morris
8. Karie Beglau
9. Angélique Stempelkeuken
10. Marieke Bart
11. Sarah Mcdermott
12. Jenn Curtis Charles   <——-You are here

 


Stamp N’ Hop – Masculine

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Welcome back to another Stamp ‘N Hop with demonstrators from all over the world showcasing MASCULINE products this month.

I have to admit, I struggle with the masculine side of crafting.  I love bling, ribbon and flowers.  I’ve been wanting to make a card for my husband to say thank you for working so hard for us everyday.  He loves everything water from fishing to surfing so today I am making a project using the stamp set, Waterfront.  I also used the Hardwood background stamp to get some woodgrain look on the card.  I got my inspiration for this card from a fabulous Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, Kelly Kent.

I broke the fibers in a piece of Tranquil Tide cardstock to make it look crumpled or “rugged”.  I stamped off the Tranquil Tide ink to make the water a lighter color.  I love Tranquil Tide because of the blue-green look and it can be used either way.  A list of supplies is down below.

Thank you for stopping by.  Please hop along to the rest of the talented crafters.  Up next is Laura Mackie.

 

UPCOMING CLASSES (RSVP on FB at BFF Stampers):

August 11th – Stamp Camp 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.  RSVP by August 10th
August 17th – Team BFF Appreciation Dinner
August 19th – Mini Album Product Class 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.  RSVP by August 12th
August 25th – Holiday Extravaganza – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. RSVP by August 16th