Tag Archives: Stampin Up

Blind Scrapbooking Challenge

This is something I’ve never done before but it really sounded like fun.  I did a blind scrapbook challenge over on the Scrapbooking Global – Stampin’ Up! Facebook group.

Here are the instructions (edited for clarity):

Materials

  • 12″ x 12″ Cardstock Base
  • 4″ x 12″ Matching DSP
  • 1-1/4″ X 12″ Cardstock Strip for border punch
  • 4″ x 3″ Cardstock that matches DSP or layout Base
  • 3-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ Cardstock that matches DSP or layout Base OR if you don’t want to journal you could add another photo 3-1/2″ x 2-1/4″
  • Scraps of Whisper White Cardstock for sentiment
  • Scraps of Whisper White Cardstock for large flower stamp
  • Scraps of Whisper White Cardstock for 2 small stamped Hearts
  • 40cm piece of matching ribbon
  • Metallic Thread
  • Pearls
  • 1 Colored Doilies or Pearlized Doilies or retired doilies
  • Wooden Embellishments – 1 leaf and 2 hearts or similar
  • 2 Matching Classic Stampin’ Pads to your cardstock
  • 2 Matching Ink Daubers to your cardstock
  • 4″ x 6″ photo
  • Adhesives – Tear & Tape, Snail, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and Glue Dots

Method

  1. Starting with your 12″ x 12″ cardstock base, stamp background with matching Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad.  Stamp along the top left hand side, depending on the size of your background stamp you may have to stamp twice.  (NOT GOING PAST THE MIDDLE POINT OF THE CARDSTOCK).
  2. Stamp background with matching Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad, stamp along the bottom right hand side, depending on the size of your background stamp you may have to stamp twice. (NOT GOING PAST THE MIDDLE POINT OF THE CARDSTOCK) – I missed this one.
  3. Cut your doily in half, stick one half under the top edge of your matching DSP approx. 1″ off the left hand side edge, now with the remaining half of the doily stick it approx. half way along under the bottom edge of your matching DSP.
  4. Next stick your matching DSP with Tear & Tape or Snail approx. 4-1/2″ down from the top of your 12 x 12 layout across the page. (You could distress/ink the edges of this piece if you desire.)
  5. Using your scraps of Whisper White cardstock, stamp your large flower stamp with your matching Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad. Cut out your flower with scissors, dies, or punch.
  6. Using your scraps of Whisper White cardstock, stamp 2 small hearts cut out with scissors, dies, or punch.
  7. If you want, ink the edges on the 4″ x 3″ cardstock and 3-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ cardstock. (If you don’t want to journal you could have another photo here.)
  8. With your 1-1/4″ x 12″ cardstock strip punch the bottom edge with any border punch or die and stick on with Tear & Tape or Snail to your matching DSP approx. half an inch off the bottom.
  9. Grab your photo, you could add a couple of mats if you want. Tie your ribbon around the photo.
  10. Grab your 3-1/2” X 2-1/4″ cardstock for your journaling block (which you may have distressed or inked) and add your journaling or you could have another photo here.
  11. Using your scraps of Whisper White cardstock for a sentiment, stamp a small sentiment.
  12. Stick your journaling block (or photo) with Tear & Tape or Snail to your distressed/inked 4″ x 3″ cardstock, leaving a small border on the bottom right hand side to stick your small sentiment. Add Tear & Tape to the back of this to stick under your photo.
  13. Stick one of the stamped hearts beside your small sentiment on your journaling block on the right hand side of sentiment with a Glue Dot or two.
  14. Now with your 4″ x 6″ photo, stick it on an angle between the 2 halves of the doily.
  15. Add your 2nd stamped heart above the photo.
  16. Add some Metallic Thread behind your stamped cut out large flower with some Glue Dots. Add to the bottom of the photo just overlapping your.
  17. Add your wooden leaf embellishment under your flower with a Glue Dot or two.
  18. Stick your 2 wooden heart embellishments with Glue Dots to the top left hand side of the photo.
  19. Stamp your large title underneath the DSP toward the right hand side of the edge of cardstock base using matching Classic Stampin’ Pads Ink.
  20. Add your pearls.
  21. Your layout is finished.

Here is how I interpreted it.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Timeless Textures, Letters for You, Number of Years

Supplies:

141968 Letters For You  Photopolymer Stamp Set
140653 Number of Years Retired
140517 Timeless Textures  Clear-Mount Stamp Set
140514 Timeless Textures  Wood-Mount Stamp Set
143774 Eclectic Layers Big Shot Thinlits
141712 Large Letters Big Shot Framelits
140622 Large Numbers Big Shot Framelits Retired
143751 Seasonal Layers Big Shot Thinlits
145372 Stitched Shapes Framelits
147002 Cardstock 12″ X 12″ Regals 
146983 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Gray Granite 
140272 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Whisper White Thick 
147820 Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper Coming 9/5
147083 Classic Stampin’ Pad Cherry Cobbler 
146912 Ribbon Tulle Polka Dot 5/8″ Whisper White 
146936 Doilies Pearlized 
103683 Mini Glue Dots
143263 Big Shot

08-07-18_pp_demo_head_spookyf488851b0be1686086dbff0000ec372d.jpg

08-01-18_bonus-days_demo_lp-header_en

07-01-18_header_color_your_season_us

Advertisements

Tropical Chic Make & Takes

The tree that Rachel had us make for our latest Facebook gathering used a roll of Quaters for the tree trunk.  Well, I didn’t have a enough quarters for a roll so I thought why not LifeSavers.  Have you tried looking for LifeSavers rolls not during the Christmas season?  Well, it’s not easy.  I did manage to find BreathSavers so that’s what I’m going with.  The trunk is a piece of 3″ x 3 1/8″ piece of Soft Suede Cardstock and I used Tear & Tape to adhere it to itself.  Then I folded over the top part and added glue dots before putting on the leaves.  I put all of my leaves on a 1″ punched circle before I had the BreathSavers, it would be much easier to do after you have the BreathSavers.  Check out Rachel’s post for how she did the tree.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Tropical ChicJ. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Tropical ChicJ. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Tropical Chic

The second project was this beautiful card featuring the Tropical Escapes Designer Series Paper.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Tropical Chic

07.11.18_SHAREABLE2_PP50OFF

08-01-18_bonus-days_demo_lp-header_en.jpg

07-01-18_header_color_your_season_us.jpg

Animal Outing Cards

Recently Rachel Tessman held a Facebook gathering for her team and these are two of the make & takes we did.

This first card lets you see both sides of the Designer Series Paper.
J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Animal OutingJ. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Animal Outing

And this second card is a fun fold that Rachel explains on how to make on her blog.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Animal OutingJ. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Animal OutingJ. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Animal Outing

Supplies:

148324 Animal Outing  Clear-Mount Bundle
148323 Animal Outing  Wood-Mount Bundle
146600 Animal Outing  Clear-Mount Stamp Set
146597 Animal Outing  Wood-Mount Stamp Set
146823 Animal Friends Big Shot Thinlets
121045 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Basic Black 
121044 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Basic Gray 
146969 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Call Me Clover 
146981 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Shaded Spruce 
100730 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Whisper White 
101406 Jet Black Stāzon Ink Pad
146902 Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper
119861 Punch Circle 1-1/4″
146139 Punch Circle Scallop 1-3/8”
143720 Punch Circle 2-1/4″
144220 Basic Rhinestone Jewels 
146343 Trinkets Leaves 
141682 Baker’s Twine Solid Basic Black 
146905 Ribbon Leaf 
144129 Ribbon Shimmer 3/8″  Basic Black 
141709 Watercolor Pencils
102845 Blender Pens
143263 Big Shot
122334 Simply Scored
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer
103683 Mini Glue Dots
138995 Tear & Tape Adhesive

07.11.18_SHAREABLE2_PP50OFF

08-01-18_bonus-days_demo_lp-header_en.jpg

07-01-18_header_color_your_season_us.jpg

Picnic Paradise Paper Pumpkin, Take 2

The July 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit was still on my crafting table so I had to make a few more cards with it.  I wanted to use the Basket Weave Dynamic embossing folder, I think it really adds to the cards.  I also pulled in Blueberry Bushel, Granny Apple Green, and Poppy Parade to use with the embossing folder.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin July 2018 - Picnic ParadiseJ. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin July 2018 - Picnic ParadiseJ. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin July 2018 - Picnic ParadiseJ. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin July 2018 - Picnic Paradise

Supplies:

146968 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Blueberry Bushel 
120953 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Crumb Cake 
146990 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Granny Apple Green 
119793 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Poppy Parade
147115 Classic Stampin’ Pad Soft Suede 
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

07.11.18_SHAREABLE2_PP50OFF

08-01-18_bonus-days_demo_lp-header_en.jpg

07-01-18_header_color_your_season_us.jpg

Picnic Paradise Paper Pumpkin

I love getting my monthly Paper Pumpkin kit but sometimes it’s not exactly something I would use as is.   I think 3″ x 3″ cards are adorable but I can’t mail them in that form so I decided to change these to A2 size cards ( 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″).  All I did to change them was cut the 3″ x 6″ card base in half ( now I have two of them!), cut the tissue paper to use for background paper and add a Crumb Cake card base.  So easy and so cute!

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin July 2018 - Picnic Paradise

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin July 2018 - Picnic ParadiseJ. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin July 2018 - Picnic ParadiseJ. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin July 2018 - Picnic Paradise

This is what the kit was supposed to make:

37585918_2096420703949134_7626861688532238336_o.jpg

07-01-18_banner_dsp_sale_na

07-01-2018_banner_ink_pad_us.jpg

07.11.18_SHAREABLE2_PP50OFF

cm100100b

color-revamp_demo_happening-now_usca

Balloon Celebration Birthday Card

It took me a while to get the colors for this card, my crafting table has some rejects still sitting on it.  I wanted to use the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper in the July Sale so that was my color palette.  I love the Soft Sea Foam but I had such a hard time picking which colors I was going to feature with it.  I like how it turned out though.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Balloon Celebration

Supplies:

140675 Balloon Celebration  Photopolymer Stamp Set
146983 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Gray Granite 
146988 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Soft Sea Foam 
140272 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Whisper White Thick 
146284 Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper
147118 Classic Stampin’ Pad Gray Granite 
147102 Classic Stampin’ Pad Soft Sea Foam 
140609 Punch Balloon Bouquet 
144668 Everyday Label Punch
144219 Basic Pearl Jewels 
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

Measurements:

Gray Granite 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
Soft Sea Foam 4” x 5 ½”
Whisper White 1” x 3” for label, scrap for balloons
Designer Series Paper 1” x 5 ¼”

 Instructions:

  1. Adhere the Designer Series Paper to the Soft Sea Foam cardstock.
  2. Using Gray Granite, stamp the balloon strings centered between the Designer Series Paper and the edge of the cardstock.
  3. Using Soft Sea Foam, stamp and punch out 3 large and 3 small balloons. Adhere to Soft Sea Foam using a dimensional to pop up the top center balloon.
  4. Using Soft Sea Foam, stamp “Happy Birthday” on the piece of Whisper White. Center in the Everyday Label Punch and punch out.  Adhere with dimensionals and add pearls.
  5. Add panel to Gray Granite cardbase.

07-01-18_banner_dsp_sale_na

07-01-2018_banner_ink_pad_us.jpg

07.11.18_SHAREABLE2_PP50OFF

cm100100b

color-revamp_demo_happening-now_usca

Abstract Impressions Diagonal Fold

As promised, here is another card using the Abstract Impressions stamp set and the Springtime Impressions die set.  For a video on how to make this fun diagonal fold check out Dawn Griffith’s.  I based mine off of one that Susan Campfield had us make at one of her team gatherings but I can’t find a post on it from her.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Abstract Impressions, Springtime ImpressionsIMG_4940_watermark

Supplies:

148348 Abstract Impressions  Photopolymer Bundle
147513 Abstract Impressions  Photopolymer Stamp Set
146326 Springtime Impressions Thinlets
146289 Garden Impressions Designer Series 6″ x 6″ Paper
111350 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Pacific Point 
146981 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Shaded Spruce 
146988 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Soft Sea Foam 
100730 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Whisper White 
147098 Classic Stampin’ Pad Pacific Point 
133782 Punch Circle 2″
143720 Punch Circle 2-1/4″
144219 Basic Pearl Jewels 
146327 Big Shot Embossing Mats
143263 Big Shot
140603 Big Shot Die Brush
122334 Simply Scored
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer
144108 Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Measurements:

Soft Sea Foam 8 ½” x 11”, scored at 4 ¼” and 5 ½”, scrap
Shaded Sprude 4” x 5 ½”
Whisper White Scrap for 2” circle
Pacific Point Scrap for 2 ¼” circle

 Instructions:

  1. Using the Soft Sea Foam cardstock, score along the short side at 4 ¼”, rotate and score along the long side at 5 ½”.
  2. Using the Stampin’ Trimmer, cut from the top right corner to the bottom left corner. (You will get two cards out of the base.)
  3. Using the Big Shot Embossing Mats, emboss the lower left corner of the Shaded Spruce cardstock. Cut diagonally from upper left to lower right.
  4. Using Pacific Point ink, stamp sentiment on Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the 2” circle punch. Punch the Pacific Point cardstock using the 2 ¼” circle punch.  Adhere Whisper White Circle to Pacific Point circle.
  5. Die cut flower from Soft Sea Foam cardstock.
  6. Die cut butterfly from Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper.
  7. Adhere Shaded Spruce triangles to card front.
  8. Adhere circle to the center of the card only putting adhesive on the upper right side.
  9. Adhere butterfly with mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and slightly cover the circle with the head to keep the card closed.
  10. Using liquid glue, adhere flower and add pearl.

07-01-18_banner_dsp_sale_na

07-01-2018_banner_ink_pad_us.jpg

07.11.18_SHAREABLE2_PP50OFF

cm100100b

color-revamp_demo_happening-now_usca