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Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - August 2020 | Let's Shake Things Up!

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring Embossing Paste backgrounds and the Faux Alcohol Coloring Technique with the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle, the Many Medallions Dies, the Poppy Moments Dies and the Stitched Rectangles Dies from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog; #stampinup #embossingpastebackgrounds #celebratesunflowersbundle #stitchedrectanglesdies #manymedallionsdies #poppymomentsdies #fauxalcoholcoloringtechnique #naturesinkspirations #coloringwithblends #coloringwithblenderpen #fussycutting #handmadecards #20202021annualcatalog #stampinupinks #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop #thankyoucards

Welcome to the August 2020 edition of the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop!  Twenty-four of my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator friends are joining me in this worldwide hug that stretches all the way from New Zealand to Hawaii across thirteen different time zones.  Together we will share sunshine with you through projects from our individual parts of the world on the second Wednesday of each month.

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We are glad you have joined us and look forward to spending time with you as we share some projects with you by shaking things up! as we showcase things that are new to us. So sit back and enjoy your favorite cuppa as you enjoy your trip Around the World on Wednesday!

Last month, the lovely Angela Meritz-Reid CAS(e)d me so I could not help but CAS(e) her this month with using something new to me - embossing paste!!!  Isn't this card gorgeous?!?  Angela mixed a drop of Pool Party ink refill with her embossing paste for her amazing background. 

Angela Meiritz-Reid's embossing paste card that I CAS(e)d | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

I have been wanting to play with embossing paste for almost three years now...  and, oh, how fun it is to play with!!!  It's just the clean-up that is a bit messy and definitely something to do immediately after you are done... do not wait five minutes like I did unless you don't mind milky white looking masks!  **WINK**  After spending quite awhile at the kitchen sink scrubbing my masks, I remembered Angela using the laser cut DSP for her card so I used Whisper White cardstock to create my own paper stencils from a few of my favorite dies.  Using cardstock for masks definitely makes clean-up easier - keep or toss... no washing needed except for the embossing palette which cleans so easily.  

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring Embossing Paste backgrounds and the Faux Alcohol Coloring Technique with the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle, the Many Medallions Dies, the Poppy Moments Dies and the Stitched Rectangles Dies from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog; #stampinup #embossingpastebackgrounds #celebratesunflowersbundle #stitchedrectanglesdies #manymedallionsdies #poppymomentsdies #fauxalcoholcoloringtechnique #naturesinkspirations #coloringwithblends #coloringwithblenderpen #fussycutting #handmadecards #20202021annualcatalog #stampinupinks #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop #thankyoucards

The Many Medallions and the Poppy Moments Dies are definitely some of my favorites!

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring Embossing Paste backgrounds and the Faux Alcohol Coloring Technique with the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle, the Many Medallions Dies, the Poppy Moments Dies and the Stitched Rectangles Dies from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog; #stampinup #embossingpastebackgrounds #celebratesunflowersbundle #stitchedrectanglesdies #manymedallionsdies #poppymomentsdies #fauxalcoholcoloringtechnique #naturesinkspirations #coloringwithblends #coloringwithblenderpen #fussycutting #handmadecards #20202021annualcatalog #stampinupinks #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop #thankyoucards

Bumblebee ink was applied to the dried background in circular motions with a Blender Brush, but sponge daubers could also work.

Did you notice the sunflowers?!?  One is stamped in Bumblebee and the other is off-stamped.  A blender pen was used to color the ray florets with hand sanitizer and Bumblebee ink refill - thanks to Connie Collins' Faux Alcohol Coloring Technique!  Bumblebee is not included in the Stampin' Blends family at the moment so this was a perfect solution for the look I was after.  The hand sanitizer evaporates quickly, so a simple 1:1 ratio for mixing the hand sanitizer and ink refill made it easy to replicate as needed.  

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring Embossing Paste backgrounds and the Faux Alcohol Coloring Technique with the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle, the Many Medallions Dies, the Poppy Moments Dies and the Stitched Rectangles Dies from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog; #stampinup #embossingpastebackgrounds #celebratesunflowersbundle #stitchedrectanglesdies #manymedallionsdies #poppymomentsdies #fauxalcoholcoloringtechnique #naturesinkspirations #coloringwithblends #coloringwithblenderpen #fussycutting #handmadecards #20202021annualcatalog #stampinupinks #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop #thankyoucards

Faux Alcohol Coloring Technique | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The disc florets can be colored the same way if you do not have the Just Jade Stampin' Blends Combo Pack.  The sentiments are inked with VersaMark, stamped onto Just Jade cardstock and heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  One sentiment was fussy cut while the other was trimmed, die-cut on one end and punched with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch on the other.  The Bumblebee 1/4" Gingham Ribbon was the must have ribbon for one card while the Whisper White 5/8" Dotted Tulle Ribbon just right for the other.

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring Embossing Paste backgrounds and the Faux Alcohol Coloring Technique with the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle, the Many Medallions Dies, the Poppy Moments Dies and the Stitched Rectangles Dies from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog; #stampinup #embossingpastebackgrounds #celebratesunflowersbundle #stitchedrectanglesdies #manymedallionsdies #poppymomentsdies #fauxalcoholcoloringtechnique #naturesinkspirations #coloringwithblends #coloringwithblenderpen #fussycutting #handmadecards #20202021annualcatalog #stampinupinks #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop #thankyoucards

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring Embossing Paste backgrounds and the Faux Alcohol Coloring Technique with the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle, the Many Medallions Dies, the Poppy Moments Dies and the Stitched Rectangles Dies from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog; #stampinup #embossingpastebackgrounds #celebratesunflowersbundle #stitchedrectanglesdies #manymedallionsdies #poppymomentsdies #fauxalcoholcoloringtechnique #naturesinkspirations #coloringwithblends #coloringwithblenderpen #fussycutting #handmadecards #20202021annualcatalog #stampinupinks #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop #thankyoucards
 
The inside is just as important as the card front! The layers, stamping and coloring were continued for continuity while leaving plenty of room to correspond with the recipient.

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring Embossing Paste backgrounds and the Faux Alcohol Coloring Technique with the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle, the Many Medallions Dies, the Poppy Moments Dies and the Stitched Rectangles Dies from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog; #stampinup #embossingpastebackgrounds #celebratesunflowersbundle #stitchedrectanglesdies #manymedallionsdies #poppymomentsdies #fauxalcoholcoloringtechnique #naturesinkspirations #coloringwithblends #coloringwithblenderpen #fussycutting #handmadecards #20202021annualcatalog #stampinupinks #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop #thankyoucards

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring Embossing Paste backgrounds and the Faux Alcohol Coloring Technique with the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle, the Many Medallions Dies, the Poppy Moments Dies and the Stitched Rectangles Dies from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog; #stampinup #embossingpastebackgrounds #celebratesunflowersbundle #stitchedrectanglesdies #manymedallionsdies #poppymomentsdies #fauxalcoholcoloringtechnique #naturesinkspirations #coloringwithblends #coloringwithblenderpen #fussycutting #handmadecards #20202021annualcatalog #stampinupinks #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop #thankyoucards
  
And don't forget to stamp the envelopes as it is a sneak peek of what's inside for the recipient.

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring Embossing Paste backgrounds and the Faux Alcohol Coloring Technique with the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle, the Many Medallions Dies, the Poppy Moments Dies and the Stitched Rectangles Dies from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog; #stampinup #embossingpastebackgrounds #celebratesunflowersbundle #stitchedrectanglesdies #manymedallionsdies #poppymomentsdies #fauxalcoholcoloringtechnique #naturesinkspirations #coloringwithblends #coloringwithblenderpen #fussycutting #handmadecards #20202021annualcatalog #stampinupinks #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop #thankyoucards

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring Embossing Paste backgrounds and the Faux Alcohol Coloring Technique with the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle, the Many Medallions Dies, the Poppy Moments Dies and the Stitched Rectangles Dies from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog; #stampinup #embossingpastebackgrounds #celebratesunflowersbundle #stitchedrectanglesdies #manymedallionsdies #poppymomentsdies #fauxalcoholcoloringtechnique #naturesinkspirations #coloringwithblends #coloringwithblenderpen #fussycutting #handmadecards #20202021annualcatalog #stampinupinks #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop #thankyoucards


Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop Members


I hope these "new to me" projects using products from the 2020-21 Annual Catalog have inspired you to try something new for your projects.  Now, hop along with me, Angie McKenzie, to see more Wednesday inspirations from my amazing friends Around the World.  Just click the daisy below to go to Mary’s blog to see what she's inspired with to shake things up, or scroll down the name list to follow along because you sure don't want to miss any. 

We love reading your comments!
CLICK on this "next blog for more inspiration" to continue along the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop
Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring Embossing Paste backgrounds and the Faux Alcohol Coloring Technique with the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle, the Many Medallions Dies, the Poppy Moments Dies and the Stitched Rectangles Dies from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog; #stampinup #embossingpastebackgrounds #celebratesunflowersbundle #stitchedrectanglesdies #manymedallionsdies #poppymomentsdies #fauxalcoholcoloringtechnique #naturesinkspirations #coloringwithblends #coloringwithblenderpen #fussycutting #handmadecards #20202021annualcatalog #stampinupinks #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop #thankyoucards

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Box of Sunshine - June Paper Pumpkin

ABOUT THE SEPTEMBER KIT


Hello Pumpkin

Details

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 20 cracker box treat packages.
  • Each cracker box treat package can be customized to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, the autumn season, or all three!
  • Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Cinnamon Cider, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, white

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    18 comments

    1. Always technical creations with clean and easy to understand step by step. It's hard to choose which of the creations is the most beautiful, I love them both. Well done !

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    2. Wauw you did a great job! Thank you for sharing the tip with the handsanatizer

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      1. Thanks, Danielle, I appreciate it. Hope you give it a try yourself! :)

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    3. Beautiful, sunny, happy cards Angie ... just like you! :) xxx

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      1. Thanks so much, Cheryll... you made my day. xxx

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    4. Oh - what great techniques! Going to have to try the hand-sanitizer coloring thing - since we HAVE a ton of that around these days! Thanks for sharing! :)

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      1. Thanks, Mary! Cannot wait to see what you do with it... just remember the 1:1 drop ratio that's all you'll need. :)

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    5. Beautiful Cards! I love the look of the embossing past texture.

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    6. Beautiful cards! Love all the tips especially the hand sanitizer idea. Your embossing paste backgrounds are gorgeous!

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    7. I'm shocked you've never used embossing paste before!!!!! I love how you've used it!

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      1. LOL, I know especially since you love it so yourself!!! Thanks so much, Tania! xx

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    8. Beautiful card designs. Love the detail the embossing paste adds to the backgrounds. Great tip about the hand sanitizer.

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      1. Thanks so much, Tricia! Hope it inspires you to try it, too. :)

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    9. Oooh, such fun cards and a great reminder to use embossing paste more often. Fabulous tip abou the hand sanitizer, too.

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      1. Thanks so much, Anne Marie! I can't believe I went so long without using it! ;) And yes, the hand sanitizer is handy when we don't have Blends in certain colors or even leave them behind but have our ink pads.

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