Saturday, July 24, 2021

Stamping With Friends Mini Catalog July 2021 Blog Hop


Welcome to our Stamping With Friends Mini Catalog Blog Hop featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Our theme this month is a Sneak Peak of new products that will go on sale on August 3, 2021. We think you will be as excited about the new products as we are. You may have hopped here from Tracie St-Louis' blog, wasn't her project lovely!

I have chosen to use the new Harvest Meadow Suite, pages 54-56 in the July - December 2021 Mini Catalog.

It was hard to decide which new set or suite to use, but this stamp set, die, designer series paper, and embellishments really caught my attention.

I find having the Designer Series Paper and coordinating colors on a sheet of cardstock inspires me. I next began pulling supplies I wanted to use (and making a huge mess on my desk). 

I stamped the two flower stems with Memento Tuxedo black Ink and the Sentiment with Cajun Craze Ink. I positioned the stamped images so the dies fit without touching. However, I decided to color before cutting. I used Stampin’ Blends Cajun Craze, light and dark, and Soft Succulent, light and dark, and the Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker on the large Cone flower stem. The smaller flower is colored with Stampin’ Blends Daffodil Delight and Soft Succulent, this one will go on the inside.

Ready to cut! The Cone flower and one label are cut from the Cajun Craze cardstock, the wheat is cut from Bumblebee cardstock.

Ready to assemble! I covered the flowers and wheat with Wink of Stella for a bit of a sparkle.

My card base is Early Espresso, cut at 4 1/4” X 11”, score and fold at 5 1/2”. My next layer is from the Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper, cut at 4” X 5 1/4”. My focal piece is on the new Cork Specialty Paper, cut at 3 1/2” X 4 3/4” placed at an angle. 

I adhered the Cork Specialty Paper to the Designer Series Paper using Stampin’ Seal. Then I arranged my die cuts on the top, a sort of dry fit before adhering. I put mini dimensionals on the flowers and glued the leaves flat onto the front of the card.

Before I adhered the focal piece to my card base I put a strip of the Diamond Weave Ribbon across the stems, attaching it at the back of the card. I cut the Cajun Craze label in half horizontally and adhered to the top and bottom of the sentiment. I thought this helped it stand out. I put mini dimensionals on the bottom and adhered to the cardstock with the top resting on the ribbon.

Brushed Metal Dots finish the embellishment.

I hope you are finding ideas and inspiration as you hop along with us.

Your next stop Betty Bickford’s blog, just click on the next button.

In case you've gotten lost on the hop, here is a full list of blogs:

Stamping With Friends Blog Links

Linda Moore 
Caron Bailey
Libby Fens
Jo Blackman
Karen Egan
Tricia Butts
Polly Crouch
Sarah Bullen
Tracie St-Louis
Nancy Reynolds
Betty Bickford
Donna Schness
Tina Hewett
Deb Smeak
Mary Knabe

am an Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator in the United States and would be honored to be your demonstrator if you do not already have one. I am happy to help you with orders, online workshops, or welcome you to my team, Nutsy's Stampers.

Because the Harvest Meadow Suite is not for sale yet, I can’t share pictures of the products in the suite, SORRY!