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Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - September 2019

By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Inclusive Lots of Happy Card Kit with two exclusive watercolor pencils available only this kit by Stampin' Up!; #watercoloring #naturesinkspirations #floralcards #nature #anyoccasioncards #simplestamping #cardkits #lotsofhappycardkit #staycalmandcolor #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime


Welcome to the September 2019 edition of the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop!  You are currently visiting Angie McKenzie from the USA.  The theme this month is CARD/PROJECT KITS!

By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Inclusive Lots of Happy Card Kit with two exclusive watercolor pencils available only this kit by Stampin' Up!; #watercoloring #naturesinkspirations #floralcards #nature #anyoccasioncards #simplestamping #cardkits #lotsofhappycardkit #staycalmandcolor #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

We have had some delightful weather over the past couple of days here in NW Ohio.  And yesterday the outdoors was calling to me during the late afternoon so I listened and took a coloring project with me!  The Lots of Happy Card Kit was perfect with my artist board. a Blender Pen and a scratch pad (for cleaning the tips of the Blender Pen).


By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Inclusive Lots of Happy Card Kit with two exclusive watercolor pencils available only this kit by Stampin' Up!; #watercoloring #naturesinkspirations #floralcards #nature #anyoccasioncards #simplestamping #cardkits #lotsofhappycardkit #staycalmandcolor #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

Lots of Happy is an all inclusive kit in its own reuseable box with enough supplies to make 20 cards (4 each of 5 designs).  Gather your favorite adhesives (Stampin' Dimensionals are in the kit!) and your scissors for cutting ribbon to complete the kit.  It even comes with an ink spot and acrylic block for stamping the sentiments from its exclusive stamp set!  This is definitely a must have kit for anyone!

By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Inclusive Lots of Happy Card Kit with two exclusive watercolor pencils available only this kit by Stampin' Up!; #watercoloring #naturesinkspirations #floralcards #nature #anyoccasioncards #simplestamping #cardkits #lotsofhappycardkit #staycalmandcolor #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

You're thinking about now that you're not an artist and there's no way you can color these cards, right?!  Well, guess what, yes you can!!!  Look at the above and below pictures... scribbling is all that you need to do.  Scribble in circular motions with the lighter watercolor pencils and then scribble with the darker watercolor pencils for the shading. The MAGIC happens with the Blender Pen.  Just apply over the lighter areas first and blend into the darker areas.  The Blender Pen will make you think you're using a marker or Aqua Painter.  Reapply colors for additional shading, if needed.

COLORING TIPS:  Be sure to "clean" the Blender Pen tips whenever you feel you have too much color on the tip.  You will be able to apply color to non-colored areas with the tip after several strokes of blending.  Enjoy watching the scribbling turn into a masterpiece!  And if you're in a time crunch, don't feel like you have to color everything!  Pay attention to where the sentiment layers will go... there is no need to color something that will be covered up unless you just love to color!  :)

By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Inclusive Lots of Happy Card Kit with two exclusive watercolor pencils available only this kit by Stampin' Up!; #watercoloring #naturesinkspirations #floralcards #nature #anyoccasioncards #simplestamping #cardkits #lotsofhappycardkit #staycalmandcolor #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

Can you believe that the above coloring turned into this beautiful card?!?

By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Inclusive Lots of Happy Card Kit with two exclusive watercolor pencils available only this kit by Stampin' Up!; #watercoloring #naturesinkspirations #floralcards #nature #anyoccasioncards #simplestamping #cardkits #lotsofhappycardkit #staycalmandcolor #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

And here's a picture of each design colored and assembled.

By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Inclusive Lots of Happy Card Kit with two exclusive watercolor pencils available only this kit by Stampin' Up!; #watercoloring #naturesinkspirations #floralcards #nature #anyoccasioncards #simplestamping #cardkits #lotsofhappycardkit #staycalmandcolor #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

ASSEMBLING TIP:  If you're not ready to color and assemble all the cards in one afternoon it's ok!  Go ahead and punch out all the pieces (except the coloring pieces (I found it easier to color them in tact so they don't get lost) and place them in the corresponding envelopes along with the folded card bases and cut ribbon.  Store in the kit box and save for another day to complete as needed.  Also the Flirty Flamingo and Lemon Lime Twist watercolor pencils are EXCLUSIVE only to this card kit!!!
By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Inclusive Lots of Happy Card Kit with two exclusive watercolor pencils available only this kit by Stampin' Up!; #watercoloring #naturesinkspirations #floralcards #nature #anyoccasioncards #simplestamping #cardkits #lotsofhappycardkit #staycalmandcolor #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

Today's Color Palette for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Inclusive Lots of Happy Card Kit with two exclusive watercolor pencils available only this kit by Stampin' Up!; #watercoloring #naturesinkspirations #floralcards #nature #anyoccasioncards #simplestamping #cardkits #lotsofhappycardkit #staycalmandcolor #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

I hope these cards have inspired you to use a card kit during the upcoming months for some of your cards.  The two upcoming Paper Pumpkin kits (available only in the US and Canada) may be some kits you might want to try!  You are currently visiting Angie McKenzie.  Now it's time to get more inspiration from the other stampers that are part of this Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop by clicking on the list below.  You sure don't want to miss any!

September SDBH Blog Hop:


Thanks for hopping by my little corner of the world and I'm looking forward to seeing ya'll again soon!!

Have a blessed day!
By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Inclusive Lots of Happy Card Kit with two exclusive watercolor pencils available only this kit by Stampin' Up!; #watercoloring #naturesinkspirations #floralcards #nature #anyoccasioncards #simplestamping #cardkits #lotsofhappycardkit #staycalmandcolor #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

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In the new Annual Catalog, Product Suites are bundled, making ordering super easy!  With one item number, you can order the stamp/die bundle at a discounted price, plus the paper and any other coordinating products, giving you everything you need for creating perfectly coordinated projects!  I love this ordering option, and I know you will too.  Try it!!!  Just click on the above Online Shoppers Code, or any of the items in the Supply List below to go to my store.  Use this Online Shoppers Code at checkout and I will send you a special thank you for your order.  If your order is over $150, please don't use the code (you'll miss out on your own Stampin' Rewards if you use it) but you'll still receive something special in your mailbox from me.

                                                    


Exclusive Project Tutorials Sneak Peek

Place an order of $50 or more from me during the month of SEPTEMBER 2019 
and you will receive one or more EXCLUSIVE PROJECT TUTORIALS for FREE!
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Paper Pumpkin wants to help you share love and joy this Christmas with a duo of delightful, special-edition kits. October’s kit includes 10 traditional cards, while November’s kit features 24 can’t-miss tags. Put them together and you have everything you need for a heartwarming, handmade, and coordinated Christmas. 

                                                    



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6 comments

  1. Your projects are always such an inspiration Angie, even when it is a project kit. Thanks for sharing them.

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    1. Thank you, Jan, that means a lot coming from you! Thanks for the smile! :)

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  2. Love your tips for colouring and storage of all the die cut pieces. Great cards.

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