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Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - June 2021 | Step It Up! with Vine Design


By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the retiring Vine Design Bundle in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!®; #stepitupcards #stamping #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop #awowbloghop #vinedesignbundle #vinedesignstampset #floweringvinedies #naturesinkspirations #diystationery #diycrafts  #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #diecutting #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #stampincutandembossmachine #stampinupcolorcoordination #simplestamping #fussycutting #papercrafts
Step It Up!

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Hello and welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop!  We are glad you have joined us and look forward to spending time with you as we share some projects featuring Step It Up! ideas for beginner, casual and avid stampers!  So sit back and enjoy your favorite cuppa as you enjoy your trip Around the World on Wednesday!

TODAY'S PROJECT

I love creating cards that remind me of stationery so that is what I have created today.  This "Step It Up!" set of cards would make a nice gift for someone presented in one of our Acetate Card Boxes.  Personally, I cannot wait to use these to send some special notes to a few dear friends as these will be easy to replicate since the design process is over.

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the retiring Vine Design Bundle in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!®; #stepitupcards #stamping #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop #awowbloghop #vinedesignbundle #vinedesignstampset #floweringvinedies #naturesinkspirations #diystationery #diycrafts  #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #diecutting #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #stampincutandembossmachine #stampinupcolorcoordination #simplestamping #fussycutting #papercrafts

PROJECT DETAILS

The commonalities of these three cards in the Basic White Thick cardstock bases and the 3-3/4" x 5" Basic White cardstock layer for stamping.  The differences are what make them beginner, casual and avid cards.  Which is your favorite?  I cannot wait to hear from you in the comments below.  

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the retiring Vine Design Bundle in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!®; #stepitupcards #stamping #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop #awowbloghop #vinedesignbundle #vinedesignstampset #floweringvinedies #naturesinkspirations #diystationery #diycrafts  #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #diecutting #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #stampincutandembossmachine #stampinupcolorcoordination #simplestamping #fussycutting #papercrafts
Beginner Card aka Simple Stamping
Simple stamping is the basis of this first card.  Tap the large vine image in Soft Succulent ink and stamp in the lower right hand corner of the Basic White card layer.  Clean the image with a Simply Shammy before it is inked in Evening Evergreen and stamped twice - once on either side of stamped image.  The sentiment is inked in Evening Evergreen.  

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the retiring Vine Design Bundle in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!®; #stepitupcards #stamping #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop #awowbloghop #vinedesignbundle #vinedesignstampset #floweringvinedies #naturesinkspirations #diystationery #diycrafts  #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #diecutting #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #stampincutandembossmachine #stampinupcolorcoordination #simplestamping #fussycutting #papercrafts
Casual Stamper Card
Simple layers and a heat embossed sentiment step up the Beginner Stamper Card to this Casual Stamper Card.  Add a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" Evening Evergreen cardstock layer to the stamped Basic White card layer for an elegant touch.  The white heat embossed sentiment on a 3-7/8" x 3/4" strip of Evening Evergreen cardstock completes the look.

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the retiring Vine Design Bundle in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!®; #stepitupcards #stamping #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop #awowbloghop #vinedesignbundle #vinedesignstampset #floweringvinedies #naturesinkspirations #diystationery #diycrafts  #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #diecutting #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #stampincutandembossmachine #stampinupcolorcoordination #simplestamping #fussycutting #papercrafts
Avid Stamper Card
Additional layers, die cuts and embellishments step up the Casual Stamper Card to this Avid Stamper Card.  Add a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" Soft Succulent cardstock layer to the previous two card layers for added depth.  Heat emboss the sentiment and die cut with the coordinating Flowering Vines die.  Die cut the large circle with Basic White cardstock.  Fussy cut the circle die to remove the flowers leaving just the vines.  Adhere the vines around the sentiment die cut with liquid glue.  Layer with a second sentiment die cut layer.  Wrap white twine around the card front layers and tie off with a bow.  Adhere the sentiment panels with adhesive strips straddling the twine.  Add Basic Jewel Pearls as a final touch.  

The inside of the card is just as important as the card front.  So while the stamps are still out, go ahead and complete the inside of the card and the envelope.  Stamping a coordinating envelope along the front and the envelope flap always adds a finishing touch to your card presentation to the recipient and is a sure way to start their smile.

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the retiring Vine Design Bundle in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!®; #stepitupcards #stamping #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop #awowbloghop #vinedesignbundle #vinedesignstampset #floweringvinedies #naturesinkspirations #diystationery #diycrafts  #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #diecutting #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #stampincutandembossmachine #stampinupcolorcoordination #simplestamping #fussycutting #papercraftsBy Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the retiring Vine Design Bundle in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!®; #stepitupcards #stamping #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop #awowbloghop #vinedesignbundle #vinedesignstampset #floweringvinedies #naturesinkspirations #diystationery #diycrafts  #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #diecutting #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #stampincutandembossmachine #stampinupcolorcoordination #simplestamping #fussycutting #papercrafts
By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the retiring Vine Design Bundle in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!®; #stepitupcards #stamping #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop #awowbloghop #vinedesignbundle #vinedesignstampset #floweringvinedies #naturesinkspirations #diystationery #diycrafts  #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #diecutting #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #stampincutandembossmachine #stampinupcolorcoordination #simplestamping #fussycutting #papercrafts
  

YOU CAN MAKE THIS, TOO

What You'll Need to Make This Project

BASIC SUPPLIES:

  • Clear Blocks E, G
  • Stampin' Pierce Mat
  • Grid Paper
  • Simply Shammy
  • Clear-Mount Stamp Case
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Paper Snips
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Foam Adhesive Strips
  • Bone Folder
  • Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

STAMPS:

  • Vine Design Cling Stamp Set  (**Retiring - Bundled Savings are available on the Vine Design Bundle until June 30, 2021) 

INK:

  • Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad  (2021-2023 InColor)
  • Soft Succulent Classic Stampin' Pad  (2021-2023 InColor)
  • VersaMark Pad

PAPER:

  • Basic White Cardstock
  • Basic White Thick Cardstock
  • Evening Evergreen Cardstock
  • Soft Succulent Cardstock
  • Basic White Medium Envelopes

OTHER:

  • Flowering Vine Dies (included in the Vine Design Bundle)
  • Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack 
  • Basics Embossing Powders 

You can purchase any of these supplies from my online store if you do not have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.  The Vine Design Bundle is retiring soon and can be found on page 62 of the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.  

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the retiring Vine Design Bundle in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!®; #stepitupcards #stamping #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop #awowbloghop #vinedesignbundle #vinedesignstampset #floweringvinedies #naturesinkspirations #diystationery #diycrafts  #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #diecutting #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #stampincutandembossmachine #stampinupcolorcoordination #simplestamping #fussycutting #papercrafts

THE AWOW TEAM

THIS IS US

This is Us | The Around the World on Wednesday Design Team | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

We are such a diverse and fun group of stampers from all over the world!  Twenty three (23) of my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator friends are joining me today in this worldwide hug that stretches all the way from New Zealand to Hawaii across twelve different time zones.  We love sharing sunshine with you through projects from our individual parts of the world on these second Wednesdays of the month.  I hope that you are being filled with lots of inspiration. 

MORE INSPIRATION

I hope this Step It Up project has inspired you to think of different ways to you can create the same card based on your skill level.  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 my friend, Wendy, as she shares her awesome Step It Up project, or scroll down the name list to follow along because you sure don't want to miss any. 

 

Jan Clothier - NZ

Leonie Stuart - AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Cazz Boylan - AU

Cheryll Miller - AU

Danielle Kassing - NL

Satomi Wellard

Pia Gephardt - DE

Ximena Morales - DE

Aurélie Fabre - FR

Emma Goddard - UK

Mikaela Titheridge - UK

Annette Ball - CA

Angie McKenzie - US

Wendy Lee - US

Shel Anderson - CA

Chris Smith - US

Anne Marie Hile - US

Brenda Nelson - CA

Tricia Butts - US

Elaine de Montmorency - CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert - US

Teri West - US

Cheryl Hamilton - US

 

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!
#stepitupcards #stamping #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop #awowbloghop #vinedesignbundle #vinedesignstampset #floweringvinedies #naturesinkspirations #diystationery #diycrafts  #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #diecutting #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #stampincutandembossmachine #stampinupcolorcoordination #simplestamping #fussycutting #papercrafts 

3 comments

  1. Very nice evolution of Angie creations! We can see who it is for! Xx

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  2. Love all of these. So fun and elegant!

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  3. Those are beautiful! Love the way you've stepped them up!! And why don't I have that stamp set yet?!! Ha!

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