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The Joy of Sets Blog Hop | Something New | January 2020


By Angie McKenzie for the Joy of Sets Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Lovely Lily Pad Stamp Set, Lily Pad Dies, and Stone 3D Embossing Folder part of the Power of Hope bundle all in the new 2020 SAB Catalog along with the Beautiful Moments Stamp Set from the Jan-Jun 2020 Mini Catalog; #stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #joyofsetsbloghop #anyoccasioncards #nature #powerofhopebundle #lovelylilypadstampset #beautifulmomentsstampset #lilypaddies #stitchednestedlabelsdies #watercolorwash #fussycutting #cardtechniques #stampinupinks #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

Welcome to The Joy of Sets Blog Hop!  You are currently visiting Angie McKenzie from the USA and are either starting with me or landing here after visiting the blog of Alejandra Gomez.  I hope that you are enjoying your new year!
The Joy of Sets January 2020 Something New Blog Hop Graphic
The Joy of Sets is a closed Facebook group full of papercrafters who love to stamp and create beautiful things whether it is cards, 3D projects, or scrapbooking.  There's a rather large number of Stampin' Up!® enthusiasts who share the love of all things Stampin' Up! - both old and new - within the group.  And there's several group members who will be hopping every month throughout the year!

There's nothing like a little something new to try after the holidays, is there? Well, this month's theme is Something New - any company or product - so I am highlighting some of the 2020 Sale-a-Bration items that can be earned for free until March 31st!

Picture taken of my son at the Toledo Zoo c. 2009 in front of the Conservatory admiring the pool of lily pads | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie | The Joy of Sets Something New Blog Hop, January 2020

The Lovely Lily Pad stamp set - a Reversibles (patent pending) like Cup of Cheer! - was the first SAB stamp set that was on my list followed by the coordinating Lily Pad Dies and the Stone 3D Embossing Folder (in the Power of Hope bundle).  Nothing like one of my favorite pictures of my boy from almost ten years ago to make these INCREDIBLE free items must haves for me! 

By Angie McKenzie for the Joy of Sets By Angie McKenzie for the Joy of Sets Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Lovely Lily Pad Stamp Set, Lily Pad Dies, and Stone 3D Embossing Folder part of the Power of Hope bundle all in the new 2020 SAB Catalog along with the Beautiful Moments Stamp Set from the Jan-Jun 2020 Mini Catalog; #stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #joyofsetsbloghop #anyoccasioncards #nature #powerofhopebundle #lovelylilypadstampset #beautifulmomentsstampset #lilypaddies #stitchednestedlabelsdies #watercolorwash #fussycutting #cardtechniques #stampinupinks #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

A watercolor wash with an Aqua Painter and Pool Party ink was created on a sheet of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper cut to 3-3/4" x 5".  The lily was stamped in Flirty Flamingo - background is 2nd generation, outline is 1st generation - onto Whisper White cardstock and fussy cut.  The lily pad was stamped in Old Olive onto Whisper White cardstock and fussy cut (or use the coordinating die!).  

By AngieBy Angie McKenzie for the Joy of Sets Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Lovely Lily Pad Stamp Set, Lily Pad Dies, and Stone 3D Embossing Folder part of the Power of Hope bundle all in the new 2020 SAB Catalog along with the Beautiful Moments Stamp Set from the Jan-Jun 2020 Mini Catalog; #stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #joyofsetsbloghop #anyoccasioncards #nature #powerofhopebundle #lovelylilypadstampset #beautifulmomentsstampset #lilypaddies #stitchednestedlabelsdies #watercolorwash #fussycutting #cardtechniques #stampinupinks #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

The Lily Pad Die that reminds me of water drops was used to create the double rows behind the lily.  The Whisper White die cut was cut in half with one piece directly applied to the Pool Party ink pad for color (a Dark Pool Party Blends Marker would also work).  The lily pad and the row border were adhered with liquid glue.  The lily pad was adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The Beautiful Moments sentiment was stamped in Pool Party onto Whisper White cardstock, die cut with a Stitched Nested Labels Die and adhered with liquid glue and a dimensional.  A Whisper White Baker's Twine bow was added as a finishing touch.

The Gray Granite layer was ran through an embossing machine with the Stone 3D Embossing Folder and adhered to Pool Party vertical top folding card base at an angle with liquid glue.  The overlapping corners were trimmed with scissors.  The watercolor layer was adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.  LOL - did I use enough?!?

By Angie McKenzie for the Joy of SeBy Angie McKenzie for the Joy of Sets Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Lovely Lily Pad Stamp Set, Lily Pad Dies, and Stone 3D Embossing Folder part of the Power of Hope bundle all in the new 2020 SAB Catalog along with the Beautiful Moments Stamp Set from the Jan-Jun 2020 Mini Catalog; #stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #joyofsetsbloghop #anyoccasioncards #nature #powerofhopebundle #lovelylilypadstampset #beautifulmomentsstampset #lilypaddies #stitchednestedlabelsdies #watercolorwash #fussycutting #cardtechniques #stampinupinks #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

The inside features more die cuts from the Lily Pad Dies which were colored with the brush ends of the Dark Flirty Flamingo and Dark Old Olive Stampin' Blends.  The die cuts were adhered onto Shimmery White cardstock with liquid glue which was adhered to the inside cardbase.

By Angie McKenzie for the Joy of Sets Blog HBy Angie McKenzie for the Joy of Sets Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Lovely Lily Pad Stamp Set, Lily Pad Dies, and Stone 3D Embossing Folder part of the Power of Hope bundle all in the new 2020 SAB Catalog along with the Beautiful Moments Stamp Set from the Jan-Jun 2020 Mini Catalog; #stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #joyofsetsbloghop #anyoccasioncards #nature #powerofhopebundle #lovelylilypadstampset #beautifulmomentsstampset #lilypaddies #stitchednestedlabelsdies #watercolorwash #fussycutting #cardtechniques #stampinupinks #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

I hope you have been inspired by my project today.  There are several of us participating so be sure to hop around each of the blogs to see all the amazing "new" inspiration.  I know you don't want to miss any creative inspiration... so up next is Amanda Farlinger!

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January 2020 Blog Roll

Thanks for hopping by my little corner of the world.  I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon!!  Have a blessed day!
Angie's Signature | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie 
By Angie McKenzie for the Joy of Sets Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Lovely Lily Pad Stamp Set, Lily Pad Dies, and Stone 3D Embossing Folder part of the Power of Hope bundle all in the new 2020 SAB Catalog along with the Beautiful Moments Stamp Set from the Jan-Jun 2020 Mini Catalog; #stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #joyofsetsbloghop #anyoccasioncards #nature #powerofhopebundle #lovelylilypadstampset #beautifulmomentsstampset #lilypaddies #stitchednestedlabelsdies #watercolorwash #fussycutting #cardtechniques #stampinupinks #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

YOU CAN MAKE THIS PROJECT, TOO!
Card Recipe:
STAMPS:  Lovely Lily Pad, Beautiful Moments
INKS:  Pool Party, Old Olive, Flirty Flamingo; Dark Flirty Flamingo and Dark Old Olive Stampin' Blends Markers
PAPERS:  Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper; Pool Party, Gray Granite, Whisper White cardstocks
OTHER:  Lily Pad Dies, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Aqua Painter, Stone 3D Embossing Folder, 3D Embossing Plate, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Paper Snips, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals

#stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #joyofsetsbloghop  #anyoccasioncards #nature #powerofhopebundle #lovelylilypadstampset #beautifulmomentsstampset #lilypaddies #stitchednestedlabelsdies #watercolorwash #fussycutting #cardtechniques #stampinupinks #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime 

11 comments

  1. Angie, love the project... the watercolor wash and the layered embossed background panel. Did you really use that many dimensionals???

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  2. This is simply stunning! And I love the photo of your boy...it's like SU was looking at your photo album when they created the stamps and dies!

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  3. Angie, I just love that photo of your little guy! Such wonderful inspiration for your card and the stamp set. Your card is absolutely gorgeous with the soft colors and the watercolor wash. I literally laughed out loud at your dimensional placement. I always say “you can never use TOO many dimensionals” and you really made them work on this card. Lol!!

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  4. I really like what you've done with the decorative die. I just received this set and am excited to play with it. The light blue color wash back ground really is nice. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  5. what a lovely simple card. And a great hop thanks for coordinating.

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  6. Beautiful card - love that background!

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  7. Lovely project, and so much information, thanks for organising this hop, it is really great x

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  8. Stunning card, I love these stamps and dies. Love the layering on your card :-)

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  9. Gorgeous card Angie and I adore that picture of your little boy - thank you for all your hard work organising our hop - such a great success xx

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  10. beautiful card!! love that you show the source of your inspiration!!! thanks for sharing

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