July 26, 2017

Mermaid Kisses - Magical Mermaid

Hello friends!

I've shared before that when I get a new stamp set, I often break the ice with it, so to speak, by copying one of the cards from the catalogue.  The beautiful set shown here, Magical Mermaid, was no exception!  I had accidentally made the perfect mermaid tail a few weeks ago, so I set it aside in anticipation of this stamp set arriving - the alcohol wash on this paper wasn't what I wanted at the time, but I knew it would be perfect for a mermaid!

This beauty of a card is in the current Stampin' Up! annual catalogue, and it was a great way to use that beautiful tail.  


I know I've got plenty of fun coming up with this great stamp set, but for now, this was a good place to start!


We are celebrating Bonus Days in July, and that means free stuff for you!  For every $60 spent in July (before shipping and tax) you'll receive a $6 voucher to spend in August.  Hooray for free stamps!  This offer is ONLY good during July, so you're down to the final days - don't miss out!


And since we all love free stuff, I'm sweeting the deal... 

July Ordering Bonus:  Orders of $60 or more from my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! Store will receive a free package of Corrugated Elements Embellishments.  Yay!  Make sure to enter the host code WPFUYHGN at checkout - it's your key to this offer!  


Thanks for popping in - we'll see you again tomorrow evening for Fancy Friday! 

Cheers,
Shannon



July 23, 2017

Anniversary Congratulations - Falling Flowers

Hi friends!

Will all of the buzz around a new annual catalogue, we often forget about our old favourites that have returned for another year.  I think I'm overdue for featuring something that falls into that category!

This card was a customer request for a bright anniversary card.  I love the Falling Flowers stamp set, and I hadn't had a chance to use it it, so this was the perfect occasion!  


This fun colour combo of Berry Burst, Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, and So Saffron with touches of gold is both fun and formal, and the "Congratulations" on the outside is joined by "Happy Anniversary" on the inside, both from the Best Birds stamp set (another oldie!) and both embossed in gold.  

Old or new - because I had to sneak some of the beautiful new embossing paste onto this card! - all of the items shown here are available to purchase 24/7 in my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! Store.  July is the BEST month to shop...


We are celebrating Bonus Days in July, and that means free stuff for you!  For every $60 spent in July (before shipping and tax) you'll receive a $6 voucher to spend in August.  Hooray for free stamps!
And since we all love free stuff, I'm sweeting the deal... 

July Ordering Bonus:  Orders of $60 or more from my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! Store will receive a free package of Corrugated Elements Embellishments.  Yay!  Make sure to enter the host code WPFUYHGN at checkout - it's your key to this offer!  


Have a GREAT day - see you again soon! 

Cheers,
Shannon

July 20, 2017

Colourful Seasons - Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop


Hello friends!  Welcome to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop - you've just come from the talented Rochelle Blok in Australia, and now you're here with me, Shannon, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  I've got two cards to share with you, and then you'll be on your way to Germany to visit my friend Sylwia! 

Today we are featuring the Colourful Seasons bundle - this gorgeous set includes the Colourful Seasons stamp set and Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, and is made to coordinate with the lovely Colour Theory Designer Series Paper.  I fell head-over-heels for the beautiful, intricate maple leaf - I am Canadian, after all! - and used that as my focus for a pair of tranquil watercolour cards.


I wanted to let the leaf shine, and it certainly stands out on a white background.  The Pinewood Planks embossing folder adds something special to the background without taking away from the focal point.  And that Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon - I'm not going to lie.  I didn't like it at first, but once I had it in my hot little hands, I fell head-over-heels.  It SO PRETTY.  It's chic and vintage and soft.  Just so lovely!


I carried the leaves and ribbon over to this second card, but I wanted to add more drama - a rich Night Of Navy background does just that, with a smear of Embossing Paste to add texture.


I just love the Colourful Seasons bundle, and I really enjoyed making these cards.  Which is your favourite? 

Let's hop over to Sylwia now and see what she's created for us!  


Are you a fellow Canadian?  If you've got a Stampin' Up! wish list made, now is the time to treat yourself!  Bonus Days are here, and that means you'll receive a $6 voucher to spend in August for every $60 retail purchased in July.  Eek!  Hop on over to my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! Store to take advantage of this fabulous offer.  It's a great way to stock up on your necessities and spoil yourself with some new favourites!


And, of course, don't forget about the host code - it's your key to receiving this month's bonus!  


July Ordering Bonus:  Since I know you'll be taking advantage of Bonus Days, I'll sweeten the deal - orders of $60+ (before shipping and taxes) will receive a free package of Corrugated Elements embellishments!  Orders must be placed on my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! Store using host code WPFUYHGN, valid until July 31 at 11:59 mountain time.  

Cheers, and happy crafting! 
Shannon

Shopping in Canada?  Use the links below to purchasethe products used to make these cards!