Focus With Coloring

Remember the fun as a child to use crayons and a coloring book?  In this month’s card class,  it was designed to focus with coloring.   The coloring being the use an image from the Blended Seasons bundle in the current Color Your Season promotion which is a limited-time offering.  Included in the bundle is the Blended Seasons Stamp Set and the coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits.  Plus being offered is a new Watercolor Pencils Assortment of ten pencils in popular colors.  The Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 is full of colors that compliment the existing Watercolor Pencils in the Annual Catalog.  The Blended Seasons stamp set provides the perfect base for focus with coloring and the watercolor pencils.  Attendees are also able to create cards and a treat hold using all the limited-time products.

How Do You Focus With Coloring

The card below features the Blended Seasons flower stamp.  Jet Black Stazon Ink was used to stamp the image and sentiment onto Shimmery White Cardstock (note – this is probably a great time to use your Stamparatus!)  The images were colored using the Flirty Flamingo and Garden Green watercolor pencils from Assortment 2 along with an aqua painter to soften and blend the coloring.  The Daffodil Delight Watercolor pencil from the original watercolor pencil set was used to color the flower centers.  The middle flower was also stamped on a scrap piece of Shimmery White, colored and fussy cut to attach to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Leaves are cut from Garden Green Cardstock using die from Stitched Seasons framelits.  

Finally, to finish the card, add a touch of bling with several Basic Rhinestone Jewels also randomly added to the card front.  Flirty Flamingo cardstock was used for the card base and a Basic Black cardstock layer was used to create a small frame around the Shimmery White stamped layer.  Giving it even more dimension and another layer.

It keeps Getting Better

Use the Gift Bag Punch Board to cut the Cajun Craze cardstock.  After cutting and scoring the Cajun Craze cardstock, the leaf stamp from Blended Seasons was also used to randomly stamp the paper using Cajun Craze classic stampin’ pad.  The Stitched Seasons framelits were used to cut the tag components.  Cut orange hue leaf using watercolor paper and a blend of Brusho Crystal Color.  Behind the tag, the white side of a Pealized Doily was sponged with Mossy Meadow ink.  Because the gold binder clip used as the bag closure has been discontinued,  I recommend using the Gold Library Clips.  The Thinking of You sentiment is from the Treat Time stamp set, stamp using Mossy Meadow ink.  Substituting for another favorite sentiment is another way to go.  Finally, It was completed by adding a triple bow of Linen Thread.  See the full list of project materials below.  

Blended Seasons

Finally, be sure to order your Blended Seasons Bundle and the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 soon…they are only available until August 31st or while supplies last.  Because it has been so popular, it will probably sell out before the promotion ends.  

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Craft Fair Project #3

As promised, here is craft fair project # 3.  It’s Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) meets Gift Bag Punch Board!  
I decided to purchase some of the Bath and Body Kitchen Liquid Hand Soaps and make gift bags to package them as “Grab and Go” gifts.  The packages are great for Hostess gifts to have available when needed.   A tag was added with extra gold cord so that it could be removed, signed on the back and easily replaced on gift with shortened cord closer to the ribbon tie closure.   A handheld punch was used to punch a small hole in the top of the tag but you could just use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the tag under the ribbon bow, if desired.  With the Foil Frenzy DSP, the gifts are appropriate to use not just for the holidays but for any occasion.  

Large Gift Bag for Bath & Body Works Liquid Soap using Stampin’ Up! Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Gift Bag Punch Board

To make the bag, cut one inch from one side of the DSP so the piece will measure 11″ x 12″.  Follow directions for using Gift Bag Punch Board to make a large bag.  The 11″ side is the height of the finished bag.  Note:  it requires more force to punch the Foil Frenzy DSP and the dotted DSP pages seemed easier to punch than the striped DSP pages so don’t be alarmed that if it requires your brute force!  It’s worth it as the bags are beautiful.

Tags were cut using the Lots of Label Framelit Dies and the Layering Oval Framelits. The sentiment from Merry Little Labels was stamped in coordinating ink (in the samples shown, Berry Burst Classic Stampin’ Pad was used).  The stamped oval was layered on a Foil Snowflake prior to attaching to the large label.  
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