Welcome to the Wacky Watercooler August Blog Hop! Each month, on the third Thursday of the month, a group of us get together to hop and share projects from Stampin' Up!'s current catalogs. It's always a lot of fun. This month we're Stepping it up: One, Two, Three! We are taking the same card and showing you how to take it from a simple design to one with all the bells and whistles.
It's my privilege to start off our Hop. I've been having so much fun creating with the Paisleys & Posies Stamp Set and the Paisley Framelits Dies that I wanted to give you a sneak peek. It is a new bundle from the upcoming 2016 Holiday Catalog that launches on September 1st.
As always, our Blog Hop runs in a circle. Whether you start at the top and go forward or start at the bottom and go backward, you will always wind up where you started.
You should be coming to my blog from Penny Hanuszak. Weren't her projects great! After your visit with me, head on over to Gail Allen and her wonderful projects.
For my first card, all I did was stamping. The center is a square layer with a design stamped on it and a rhinestone just to fill in the center of the card. Very basic and very simple.
Stamp Set: Paisleys & Posies; Ink: Dapper Denim; Cardstock: Whisper White; Other: Rhinestone Basic Jewels
My second card is a stepped up version of the first one. I added more layers and some twine.
Stamp Set: Paisleys & Posies; Ink: Dapper Denim, Whisper White Craft; Cardstock: 2016-2018 In color Designer Series Paper Stack, Dapper Denim, Night of Navy, Whisper White; Other: Triple Banner Punch, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
My cards were inspired by one done by Debbie Mageed. This third version used die-cuts and lots of layers. While the first two used different images, the die-cuts give a special look all their own. I had intended to use the came stamp but the die-cut I used doesn't have a stamp to go with it so it's simply the die-cute. I really like the way this one turned out.
Stamp Set: Paisleys & Posies; Ink: Dapper Denim; Cardstock: 2016-2018 In color Designer Series Paper Stack, Dapper Denim, Night of Navy, Whisper White; Other: Paisley Framelits Dies, Triple Banner Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Next up we have Gail Allen. To see her wonderful projects, click the image below.
To revisit Penny Hanuszak and check out her great projects, click the image below.
To visit the Watercooler Stamping Blog, click the image below.
Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,