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Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - USA | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Share It Sunday Blog Hop - January 2021

By Angie McKenzie for Share it Sunday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Floating & Fluttering Bundle, the Sale-A-Bration Heal Your Heart Stamp Set and the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Paper by Stampin' Up!; #encouragementcards #stamping #shareitsunday #shareitsundaybloghop #floatingandflutteringbundle #floatingandflutteringstampset #flutteringdies #healyourheartstampset #oldworldpaper3dembossingfolder #20202021annualcatalog #januaryjune2021minicatalog #janfeb2021saleabration #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #heatembossing #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards

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Happy Sunday!  Hello and welcome to my blog.  Today I am hopping with the Share it Sunday Blog Hop and the theme is share a project, any project.  There are several of us hopping today - you will find the list to follow along towards the bottom of my blog post - so sit back and enjoy your favorite coffee, tea, water or smoothie as we share some handmade projects with you!

Today's Projects

I love the butterflies in the Floating & Fluttering bundle.  Last week, I shared how to create your own custom backgrounds to make some quick and easy cards (the card on the left has a custom background - click here for details).  Today, I am sharing a simple way to use the bundle to help save postage while using scraps!  How many times to you stamp something that isn't quite the way you want it to look?  Are you like me and flip it over to the other side and try again?  Sometimes for me that just makes it worse... so into the trash pile it goes.  Well, not any more when I know I'm making several layered cards.    

By Angie McKenzie for Share it Sunday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Floating & Fluttering Bundle, the Sale-A-Bration Heal Your Heart Stamp Set and the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Paper by Stampin' Up!; #encouragementcards #stamping #shareitsunday #shareitsundaybloghop #floatingandflutteringbundle #floatingandflutteringstampset #flutteringdies #healyourheartstampset #oldworldpaper3dembossingfolder #20202021annualcatalog #januaryjune2021minicatalog #janfeb2021saleabration #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #heatembossing #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards

Project Details

The main stamp is a rather large cluster stamp that makes stamping easy.  Cut your Basic White cardstock to 2-3/4" x 11" strips.  Ink the butterfly cluster in Memento and stamp on the Basic White cardstock in opposite directions keeping in mind that you will be die cutting the images.  Have fun selecting the medium you wish to use for coloring the butterflies.  You can use markers, ink or pencils with Memento.  If you wish to watercolor, you need to use StazOn instead of Memento.  I chose to use the filler stamps as it is quick and easy to fill the images once you select your color palette.  Adding layers of Basic Black cardstock helps to make the images pop against the Basic White Thick top-folding card bases.  The stamped and white heat embossed sentiments are the perfect encouragement to let these special people in my life know that they are not alone.

By Angie McKenzie for Share it Sunday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Floating & Fluttering Bundle, the Sale-A-Bration Heal Your Heart Stamp Set and the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Paper by Stampin' Up!; #encouragementcards #stamping #shareitsunday #shareitsundaybloghop #floatingandflutteringbundle #floatingandflutteringstampset #flutteringdies #healyourheartstampset #oldworldpaper3dembossingfolder #20202021annualcatalog #januaryjune2021minicatalog #janfeb2021saleabration #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #heatembossing #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards

The colored butterflies were die cut and adhered to 2-3 layers of Basic White and Basic White Thick cardstocks (goofs are perfect for this as no one will know as they will be stacked under the colorful butterflies).  Layering the butterflies this way adds depth while maintaining a solid surface... and it is perfect for the mail.  Also, with the cardstock layers, scraps work great for layering on the labels as you only need a partial diecut and could also piece together some, if time is not of the essence for you.

By Angie McKenzie for Share it Sunday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Floating & Fluttering Bundle, the Sale-A-Bration Heal Your Heart Stamp Set and the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Paper by Stampin' Up!; #encouragementcards #stamping #shareitsunday #shareitsundaybloghop #floatingandflutteringbundle #floatingandflutteringstampset #flutteringdies #healyourheartstampset #oldworldpaper3dembossingfolder #20202021annualcatalog #januaryjune2021minicatalog #janfeb2021saleabration #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #heatembossing #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards

The 5" x 6" Basic Black cardstock layer was embossed with the Old World 3D Embossing Folder and torn downwards along the right side.  The remaining piece was set aside for a duplicate.

What You'll Need to Make These Projects

BASIC SUPPLIES:

  • Clear Blocks A, B, C, E, G
  • White Stampin' Emboss Powder
  • Heat Tool
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Foam Mat
  • Grid Paper
  • Bone Folder

STAMPS:

  • Floating & Fluttering Bundle
  • Heal Your Heart (SAB)

INK:

  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Flirty Flamingo
  • Granny Apple Green
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Pacific Point
  • VersaMark

PAPER:

  • Basic White cardstock
  • Basic White Thick cardstock
  • Basic Black cardstock
  • Basic White Medium envelope

You can purchase any of these supplies from my online store if you do not already have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.  Order the Floating & Fluttering Bundle along with something else like glue, embossing powder, paper snips or a bone folder, and you can earn the Heal Your Heart stamp set during Sale-A-Bration.  

By Angie McKenzie for Share it Sunday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Floating & Fluttering Bundle, the Sale-A-Bration Heal Your Heart Stamp Set and the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Paper by Stampin' Up!; #encouragementcards #stamping #shareitsunday #shareitsundaybloghop #floatingandflutteringbundle #floatingandflutteringstampset #flutteringdies #healyourheartstampset #oldworldpaper3dembossingfolder #20202021annualcatalog #januaryjune2021minicatalog #janfeb2021saleabration #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #heatembossing #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards

More Inspiration

I hope you have been inspired by my projects to create some of your own so you can make someone's day by letting them know you care.  Now it's time to continue along the blog hop - you're currently with me, Angie McKenzie, at #28 - to get more inspiration from the others... so look at the list below and continue along.  You definitely don't want to miss any.

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!

#encouragementcards #stamping #shareitsunday #shareitsundaybloghop #floatingandflutteringbundle #floatingandflutteringstampset #flutteringdies #healyourheartstampset #oldworldpaper3dembossingfolder #20202021annualcatalog #januaryjune2021minicatalog #janfeb2021saleabration #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #heatembossing #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards

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