You’re Absolutely Amazing

I’m playing along with Sketch N Scrap’s Monthly Challenge Facebook Group May 20, 2022 card challenge or if you prefer they also have a blog. This sketch looked like a great way to use up some of my scrap paper.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Color & Contour
Die Cutting & Embossing – Scalloped Contours dies, Stitched Greenery die, Stylish Shapes dies
Punches – Banners Pick-a-Punch
Ink – Garden Green stamp pad, Pale Papaya stamp pad, Tuxedo Black Memento stamp pad
Paper – Heart & Home Designer Series Paper, Basic Gray cardstock, Basic White Thick cardstock
Coloring Tools – Sponge daubers
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Bone Folder, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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#stampinup #cardmaking #jpollockdesigns #handmadecards #handmadecard #GDPwinner #ColorAndContourStampinUp #ColorAndContourStampSet #ColorAndContour

Technique Squad Blog Hop – Exploding Card

This month we are featuring the Exploding Card Technique. I watched videos from Mixed Up Craft, Annie’s Crafts, and Creating with Kristina. None of the videos were exactly what I wanted so I extrapolated and created my own. I wanted one that had all the layers of Mixed Up Craft but easy to modify like Annie’s Crafts.

My cardbase is 4 1/2″ x 10 7/8″ scored at 5 3/8″ and 5 1/2″. The explosion paper needs to be the length of the cardbase minus the 1/8″ score so it’s 10 3/4″ square. (In case you want to create your own in a different size.

Blog Hop Roll
JoAnn Pollock
Mackenzie Grimme
Carole Garrison
Vy Tran

I’m also playing along with the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Challenge 555.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Celebrating You
Die Cutting & Embossing – Scalloped Contours dies, Stylish Shapes dies
Ink – Basic Gray stamp pad
Paper – Heart & Home Designer Series Paper, Basic Gray cardstock, Basic White thick cardstock, Fresh Freesia cardstock
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Bone Folder, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, liquid glue

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#stampinup #cardmaking #jpollockdesigns #handmadecards #handmadecard #GDPwinner #CelebratingYouStampinUp #CelebratingYouStampSet #CelebratingYou #TSOT555

You Are Every Bit of Wonderful

I’m playing along with the Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge 470. I cut each of the strips to 1″ x 6″. I held them together with Tear & Tape on the back and also some tape runner. The strips were added to a piece of white cardstock at an angle and then the ends cut off.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Celebrating You
Die Cutting & Embossing – Flowers of Home dies, Stitched Rectangle dies, Summer Shadows dies, Painted Texture 3D embossing folder
Ink – Blackberry Bliss stamp pad
Paper – Basic White cardstock, Basic White Thick cardstock, Blackberry Bliss cardstock. Evening Evergreen cardstock, Soft Succulent cardstock, Pretty Prints Designer Series Paper
Accents & Embellishments – Brushed Brass Butterflies
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Bone Folder, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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#stampinup #cardmaking #jpollockdesigns #handmadecards #handmadecard #GDPwinner #CelebratingYouStampinUp #CelebratingYouStampSet #CelebratingYou

Happy Anniversary

Tuesday was my wedding anniversary and this is the card I made for my husband. I wanted to use the Sun Prints Designer Series Paper because I thought it was a masculine color palette and nature. I’m using Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 472.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Celebrating You
Die Cutting & Embossing – Stitched Rectangle dies, Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder
Ink – Night of Navy stamp pad
Paper – Sun Prints Designer Series Paper, Basic White Thick cardstock, Gray Granite cardstock, Night of Navy cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Polished dots, Linen Thread
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Bone Folder, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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#stampinup #cardmaking #jpollockdesigns #handmadecards #handmadecard #GDPwinner #CelebratingYouStampinUp #CelebratingYouStampSet #CelebratingYou

Thank You for Inspiring Me

Today I’m playing along with the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Challenge 554. As simple as this looks, it took me FOREVER to decide what to put for those circles…and ended up with circles. 🙂

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Blessings of Home
Die Cutting & Embossing – Stylish Shapes dies, Beautiful Shapes dies, Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder
Ink – Versamark stamp pad
Paper – Brushed Metallic cardstock, Pretty Prints Designer Series Paper, Basic White cardstock, Blackberry Bliss cardstock.
Accents & Embellishments – Polished dots
Coloring Tools – gold embossing powder
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Bone Folder, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick, Heat tool
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, liquid glue

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#stampinup #cardmaking #jpollockdesigns #handmadecards #handmadecard #GDPwinner #BlessingsOfHomeStampinUp #BlessingsOfHomeStampSet #BlessingsOfHome

You Matter to Me

Kristie designed this card for our class using the All Together Suite of products. I can’t tell you which colors of the Natural Tones Stampin’ Blends that I used because I just chose two that were different. The sentiment label was sponged with Just Jade ink using a sponge dauber and the black layer is another label cut in half and attached behind.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Here Together
Die Cutting & Embossing – Here for You dies
Punches – Label Me Fancy punch
Ink – Just Jade stamp pad, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper – All Together 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper, Basic Black cardstock, Basic White cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Adhesive Backed Hexagons
Coloring Tools – Sponge daubers, Natural Tones Stampin’ Blends collection
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Bone Folder, Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Black Stampin’ Dimensionals

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#stampinup #cardmaking #jpollockdesigns #handmadecards #handmadecard #GDPwinner #HereTogetherStampinUp #HereTogetherStampSet #HereTogether

Butterfly Brilliance Class Card

Today marks the start of the new 2022-2023 Annual Catalog! Click on the Stampin’ Up! logo to the right to start shopping.

This card I created for my class last Saturday was inspired by a card I did a while ago. It’s a similar layout but I think it looks completely different.

Measurements:

Basic White Thick cardstock5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼” (cardbase) 3 ¼” x 5 ½”, 2” x 2 ¾”
Polished Pink cardstock2” x 2 ¾”
New Horizons 6”x6” Designer Series Paper (DSP)2” x 5 ½”

Instructions:

  1. Using Polished Pink, stamp the sentiment on the 2” x 2 ¾” piece of Basic White Thick cardstock, die cut using a Stitched Rectangle die.
  2. Using the cloud border die, cut the 3 ¼” x 5 ½” piece of Basic White Thick cardstock lining up the edges at about 1 ¼” from the bottom.  (Make sure the clouds are the way you want them.)  Emboss the cut pieces.
  3. Die cut the butterfly from the Polished Pink cardstock, cover with Clear Wink of Stella.
  4. Stamp the butterfly on the inside of the cardbase, fold in half.  Adhere the piece of DSP about ¾” from the bottom. 
  5. Add dimensionals to the die cut cloud pieces, use a tiny amount of liquid glue to the dimensionals and add to the front of the cardbase.  (The liquid glue will give you some wiggle room to line up the pieces.)
  6. Fold the 2 ½” piece of ribbon and adhere behind the sentiment rectangle.  You may want to use glue dots for this.  Add to the cardbase using liquid glue.
  7. Add a few dots of liquid glue to the middle back of the butterfly and adhere on the patterned paper as shown.
This is the card that inspired me.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Butterfly Brilliance, Celebrating You
Die Cutting & Embossing – Basic Borders dies, Brilliant Wings dies, Stitched Rectangle dies, Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder
Ink – Polished Pink stamp pad
Paper – New Horizons 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper, Basic White Thick cardstock, Polished Pink cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – White Glittered Organdy ribbon
Coloring Tools – Clear Wink of Stella
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Bone Folder, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, liquid glue, mini glue dots

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#stampinup #cardmaking #jpollockdesigns #handmadecards #handmadecard #GDPwinner #ButterflyBrillianceStampinUp #ButterflyBrillianceStampSet #ButterflyBrilliance #CelebratingYouStampinUp #CelebratingYouStampSet #CelebratingYou

Have a Wild Birthday

I’m using the soon to be gone Wild Cats stamp set, Beauty of the Earth patterned paper, and Holiday Rhinestones. Next Tuesday the new catalog starts.

I’m not sure what this fun fold is called but I love how efficiently it uses the cardstock base. The layer on the front is cut off from the cardbase. I wanted to stamp on white cardstock so the colors of the tiger would show well but it was just SO white that I added the inking around it.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Wild Cats
Ink – Cajun Craze stamp pad, Old Olive stamp pad, Pumpkin Pie stamp pad
Paper – Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper, Basic White Thick cardstock, Mossy Meadow cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Coloring Tools – Blending Brushes
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Bone Folder, Stamparatus, Take Your Pick
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL

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#stampinup #cardmaking #jpollockdesigns #handmadecards #handmadecard #GDPwinner #WildCatsStampinUp #WildCatsStampSet #WildCats

Congratulations Floral

I’m playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #470 today using my Simply Elegant patterned paper and Shaded Summer stamp set. I stamped the flower using Versamark ink and embossed with gold embossing powder.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Many Messages, Shaded Summer
Die Cutting & Embossing – Messages die, Summer Shadows dies
Ink – Whisper White stamp pad, Versamark stamp pad
Paper – Gold Foil Sheets, Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper, Basic Black cardstock, Basic Gray cardstock, Basic White cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Metallic Pearls
Coloring Tools – Gold embossing powder
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Bone Folder, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick, Heat tool
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, liquid glue

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#stampinup #cardmaking #jpollockdesigns #handmadecards #handmadecard #GDPwinner #ShadedSummerStampinUp #ShadedSummerStampSet #ShadedSummer #ManyMessagesStampinUp #ManyMessagesStampSet #ManyMessages

Technique Squad Blog Hop – Paper Piecing

Today’s theme for the Technique Squad Blog Hop is Paper Piecing. I haven’t done this in a while because, frankly, I don’t like to fussy cut but I really like how this turned out. It’s a bonus that I like it because this is the only current stamp set I have that I could see working with paper piecing.

I started by stamping the woman on a piece of white cardstock, then I stamped on a post-it note and cut it out to create a mask. (You may not want to include the empty part of the wine glass on the mask, ask me how I know.) Using the blending brushes, I colored the background in Balmy Blue, Pool Party, and Night of Navy. (I wish I’d picked out my background paper before inking so I could match it but my idea was that far along when I started.)

Her arms are colored with the Ivory Stampin’ Blend and the wine with light Pale Papaya (the top is with light Balmy Blue and this is why you don’t want to include it in your mask).

For the hat and dress, I stamped the image on a piece of patterned paper, fussy cut the hat and dress, then used liquid glue to add them to my colored image.

Blog Hop
JoAnn Pollock (you are here)
Carole Garrison
Kristie Wilson
Mackenzie Grimme
Vickie Littlewood

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Celebrating You, In the Moment
Die Cutting & Embossing – Layering Circles dies, Stitched Rectangle dies
Ink – Balmy Blue stamp pad, Garden Green stamp pad, Pool Party stamp pad, Night of Navy stamp pad, Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad
Paper – New Horizons 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper, Heart & Home Designer Series Paper, Basic White cardstock, Garden Green cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Elegant Faceted gems, Denim 3/8″ ribbon
Coloring Tools – Blending Brushes, Light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blend, Ivory Stampin’ Blend, Light Pale Papaya Stampin’ Blend, Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend, Color Lifter
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Bone Folder, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, liquid glue, Tear & Tape

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#stampinup #cardmaking #jpollockdesigns #handmadecards #handmadecard #GDPwinner #CelebratingYouStampinUp #CelebratingYouStampSet #CelebratingYou #InTheMomentStampinUp #InTheMomentStampSet #InTheMoment