Honey Bee Joy Fold for the Joy of Sets January 2020 Blog Hop

January 2020It’s time for another The Joy of Sets Blog Hop and I am finally able to participate again. The last time was June…shame on me! Our theme for January is “Something New” and boy, oh boy, do I have some new things! I decided to use the Honey Bee Bundle on page 30 of the new Spring Mini along with the coordinating Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper I earned for free in the Sale-a-Bration brochure (page 10). I decided to use more fun, free goodies by also using the So Saffron/Gold Bakers Twine and Sequins from the combo pack available on page 7.

Honey Bee Joy Fold Front
When I put all the products in front of me, I just knew I wanted a fun fold for this card. I decided on the Joy Fold. It’s been a couple years since I made one and I don’t know why…it’s so quick and easy and really adds a lot. I made sure to use the Black Dimensionals for the bees and hive so you don’t see glaring white against the black and gold. I topped all the bees with Wink of Stella. Visit Splitcoast Stampers here for the Joy Fold tutorial.

Honey Bee Joy Fold partial open
Honey Bee Joy Fold open
Stamp Set:  Honey Bee
Cardstock:  Basic Black, So Saffron, Whisper White
Specialty DSP: Golden Honey (SAB)
Ink:  Staz-On Saddle Brown, Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo Pack (SAB), Wink of Stella
Tools:  Detailed Bee Dies, Black Dimensionals

Be sure to visit Vicki Milyard on the blog hop using the forward arrow. If you missed anyone, please click on the links below and add some great ideas to your list!
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January 2020 Blog Roll

Angie McKenzie
Amanda Farlinger
Libby Fens
Jane Allmark
Tricia Butts
Angelique Nederpel
Fiona Whitehead
Sandra Roberts
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Rochelle Laird-Smith
Brenda Nelson
Susan Webster
Anne Marie Hile
Gez Carpenter
Annette Ball
Kaylin Krawczyk
Narelle Fasulo
Jennifer Arent
Vicki Milyard
Alejandra Gomez

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above to view the new 2020 Spring Mini, 2020 Sale-a-Bration, and the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF.

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Sweet Cupcake Easel Card for the JOS Hop

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It’s time for another The Joy of Sets Blog Hop and I’m betting you’ve hopped over here from Andrea Parr. If not, then let me tell you that this month’s theme is to make an Easel Card with something you’ve received free. I’ve chosen a Sale-a-Bration stamp set called Hello Cupcake. It is just darling. I wanted to keep with the #simplestamping theme that Stampin’ Up is promoting, so I chose to keep the embellishments to one item…sequins! I am in love with the adhesive-backed sequins. So easy – just peel off the backing and pop those little iridescent lovelies all over! Be sure to head on over to Maria Vanderform’s blog post next!

sweet cupcake easel card

Stamp Set:  Hello Cupcake
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink:  Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Lovely Lipstick, So Saffron
Lovelies:  Gingham Gala Sequins, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Everyday Label Punch

Be sure to hop on over to Maria Vanderform’s blog next!

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So Hoppy for Sale-a-Bration!

I am always excited about Sale-a-Bration time and that has not waned in 2019! Look at this adorable frog! So stinkin’ cute! He’s part of a stamp set called So Hoppy Together and the set can be earned for FREE with a minimum order of $50 (before tax and shipping). But wait…there’s more! I used another item you can choose from out of the brochure. The green and black striped Designer Series Paper is from the Botanical Butterflies collection that is also a Sale-a-Bration item.  The package contains 12 sheets of double sided 12” x 12” paper that has colored images on one side and black and white on the other. Love it when I can use my Stampin’ Blends and color it exactly to match my card! I decided to use the new Gingham Gala Sequins in Grapefruit Grove to give it a pop of color.  I really had a ton of fun with this Birthday card! Click on the Catalogs tab above to see the Occasions catalog and Sale-a-Bration brochure.

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Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  So Hoppy Together (SAB), Picture Perfect Birthday
Cardstock:  Granny Apple Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Botanical Butterfly (SAB)
Ink:  Grapefruit Grove, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Basic Black, Granny Apple Green, Old Olive, Smoky Slate, Soft Sea Foam
Lovelies:  Gingham Gala Sequins (Occasions), Pick a Pattern Washi Tape
Tools:  Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Banner Punch (Retired)

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-a-Bration Brochure, and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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Tropical Catalog Kick-Off Party Success!

I had an absolute BLAST at my Catalog Kick-Off Party yesterday and I think everyone there enjoyed it, too! I had 13 lovely ladies come and do a make-n-take, check out samples, and enjoy some beyond-delicious Tropical Fruit Salad (see BONUS ROUND below). As soon as I spied the Tropical Escape Suite on pages 120-121 in the Annual Catalog, I just KNEW that was going to be my theme this year. Below are two samples of the cards everyone made. They were able to choose the DSP card layer and DSP square behind the die cut. So much fun!

Tropical Kick Off Party

Stamp Set:  Tropical Chic
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
Specialty Paper: Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink:  Shaded Spruce
Lovelies:  Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins
Tools:  Starburst Punch, 2” Circle Punch, Tropical Thinlits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate

BONUS ROUND!
Here’s the recipe for my delicious Tropical Fruit Salad I served at the party…everyone raved over it!

TROPICAL FRUIT SALAD

11 mandarin oranges, sectioned
2 cups strawberries, sliced
1 pineapple, cut into bite-size chunks
5 kiwi, sliced
3 mangoes, cut into bite-size chunks

Citrus Poppy Seed Dressing
1 mandarin orange
1 medium lemon
1 lime
1/4 cup agave
1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds

Zest the orange, lemon and lime with a zester. Add to small bowl. Cut each in half and squeeze the juice into the measuring cup. (You should get about 1/2 cup juice).  Add agave, ginger and poppy seeds to juice mixture and whisk until combined.  Set aside or place in the refrigerator if serving later.

Prepare remaining fruit and place in a large bowl. Pour dressing on top of fruit about 30 minutes before serving. Gently toss to coat.

Serve and enjoy!
Makes about 12 cups

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Kalyn’s Shaker Card!

Yay! Kalyn received the card, so now I can share it with everyone! A super fun Shaker Card! I had a blast making this – who doesn’t love an interactive card that moves when you shake it?!? I decided to go with a clean look of a white card base and a little border of color. The diagonal stripes lend a little whimsy that is perfect for this layout. The Layering Squares framelits work like a charm to make the open frame.  And Stampin’ Up just added Foam Adhesive Strips to their already wonderful line-up of adhesives. Let me tell you. These strips are so convenient! They are 9″ long and you just cut them to the length you need – no wasting!  And no cutting a bunch of dimensionals, either. This exclusive product is a must have – and you’re definitely going to see more shaker cards from me!

Kalyn's Shaker Card

Stamp Sets: Painter’s Palette, Balloon Celebration
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Thick Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  2015-2017 In Color DSP Stack, Gold Foil Sheet, Window Sheet
Ink:  Cucumber Crush, Mint Macaron, Soft Suede
Lovelies:  2013-2015 In Color Sequins*, White Bakers Twine
Tools:  Balloon Bouquet Punch, Sprinkles Punch, Foam Adhesive Strips, Layering Squares Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

*Retired Product

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