Hawaii Ink Holiday Catalog Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Hawaii Ink Holiday Catalog Blog Hop!  I love participating in this hop.  There is so much creativity here, and we have an Artisan Design Winner among us (Jennifer Timko)!  Hawaii Ink is headed by Lisa Curcio, my direct upline from Florida.

If you have come to my blog from Beverly Messerschmidt’s page, welcome!  If not, welcome to the Hawaii Ink Blog Hop!

Below is the card I created for this blog hop, using two of Stampin’ Up!’s newest Holiday stamp sets.



Come back on Monday to get some more details about how I made this card.

Please take a moment to visit the next blog on this hop, Emily Abad, at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/ucdesigns/blog.

Hawaii Ink New Catalog Blog Hop Participants:

1.    Beverly Messerschmidt –

2.    Brooke Doerfler – https://brookestamps.wordpress.com

3.    Emily Abad – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/ucdesigns/blog

4.    Gina Mustain- http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/ginamustain/blog

5.    Jennifer Timko – http://stampinonthefly.com

6.    Jo Anne Waterhouse –

7.    Lisa Curcio – http://lisacurcio.blogspot.com

8.    Sue Gilroy – http://www.kilroykrafts.blogspot.com/

Thanks for Hopping by!!


Card: PPA166 – Pals Paper Arts Challenge

I have never participated in a Pals Paper Arts challenge before, but I really wanted to try it out when I saw this color combination!



I really love these colors together, so last night I got to work, and this is what I came up with.



I’m not usually a “bling” type of girl, but I thought this card was screaming for a little sparkle!  Note the Silver Sparkle dazzling details around the smaller pennant.

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set:

Hello, Lovely (w 130240, c 130243)


Strawberry Slush cardstock (131295)

Smoky Slate cardstock (131202)

Daffodil Delight paper out of the DSP Paper Stacks (130134)


Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker (131261)


SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Stampin’ Trimmer (126889)

Big Shot (113439)

Perfect Pennants Bigz L (123126)

Chevron Embossing Folder (127749)

Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)

Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details (127845)

Cropping the Day Away

Today I hosted a crop at the Crofton Library.  I finished four double layouts, all using retired Stampin’ Up! papers.  I need to make some room for all the new papers available now!



There is an awesome sale this month going on where you can stock up on Stampin’ Up!’s newest Designer Series Papers!  Get your paper fix before the sale is finished.


Card: Finally!

I really hope you all enjoyed yesterday’s Hawaii Ink Blog Hop!  It was a ton of fun and there is a lot of talent in our group!

Here are some details on how I created yesterday’s hop card.

All About You

The base of the card is Whisper White cardstock.  I used Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper, which was carried over from last year’s catalog.  I am so glad that it was!  The colors are so much fun to play with.

The stamp set is new, and I am in love with it.  It has a lot of fun greetings, so the title of the set Really Good Greetings, is a really good name!

To make the flags, I used a square punch, eyeballed it so it would be lined up properly, and punched it out.  So simple!  I love this technique to create flags.

All About You Close




Supplies Used:

Stamp Set:

Really Good Greetings (w 130330, c 130333)


Whisper White cardstock (100730)

Rich Razzleberry cardstock (115316)

Polka Dot Parade DSP (126902)


StazOn Ink Pad (101406)


SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Stampin’ Trimmer (126889)

1″ Square punch (124094)

1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Whisper White (126877)

Craft Scissors (108360)

Designer Treat Bags

Treat Bag MultipleAlong with creating the boy and girl birthday cards at the last Stamp Club meeting, we also made these neat treat bags, which just happened to be large enough to hold the cards we made!

This was SUPER simple to make.  We used white lunch bags and cut them down to the size we wanted them.

Treat Bag Side View

Then we lined them with Whisper White cardstock and then Designer Series Paper on top of that. To make the top more pretty, we added the buttons that came in the Sale-a-Bration pack and punched the top flap.  It was as easy as that!

Treat Bag Front View

Use velcro you can buy at your local craft or retail store to secure the bag closed.

Supplies Used:


Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (127540)

Whisper White cardstock (100730)


Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack (130812)

Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402)

SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Stampin’ Trimmer (126889)

Clothespin Wreathe

The other night, I went to a MOPS (Moms of Preschoolers) Craft Night, and we made these adorable wreathes to hold our Christmas cards!  It is made with Stampin’ Up! paper, so I had to share 🙂

IMG_4492I love how eclectic it looks!  It was really fun and actually pretty easy to make – maybe a little time consuming, but I even finished it in less than 3 hours.

Paper used:  Snow Festival Designer Series Paper (126908) – only available until January 2nd!

Erin LeMere was the coordinator for this project, so she had all the supplies.  But she bought all the supplies at Michael’s (except for the paper!).  We took the wood wreathe and painted it whatever color we wanted.  I chose silver.  Then we used 49 clothespins to create the card holders.  The paper was added using Mod Podge (on the clothespin and also on the outside of the paper to seal it).  Some of the clothespins were also dipped into chunky clear glitter for an added dimension.  They were then added to the wreathe using a glue gun and a spare clothespin to use as a spacer when placing them down.  Then we took ribbon and torn pieces of fabric and tied them in between the clothespins to create the finished product.



Card: Small Cake, Big Wish

Small CakeI love making itty-bitty cards!  They are so cute and really fun and fast to make.  This is a 3″ x 3″ card, and even though you can’t really see it under the Patio Party DSP which is also cut to 3″ x 3″, the base is Summer Starfruit.

To make a 3″ x 3″ card, simply cut your base cardstock to 3″ x 6″ and fold in half.  After I added the DSP to the front of the card, I adhered Summer Starfuit cardstock cut to 2-1/8″ x 2-1/8″ using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The Whisper White cardstock was cut down to 2″ x 2″ where I stamped the cake and the cake topper and then used Snail Adhesive to tape that piece to the mat.

It’s as easy as that!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets:

Make a Cake (126740 w, 126742 c)


Summer Starfruit Cardstock (126839)

Whisper White Cardstock (100730)

Patio Party DSP (126916)


Midnight Muse Classic Stampin’ Pad (126860)


Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


Card: Hit the Road

Hit the RoadThis was such a fun card to make!  I love the vibrant colors and how easy it was to create.  All you have to do is cut the Whisper White paper down to 4″ x 2″, stamp the car in Rich Razzleberry and the balloons using Staz On ink and then color them in.  The awesome design below only looks complicated – it’s from the Patio Party Designer Series Paper set. It is cut down to 4″ x 3″.  Add Gumball Green ribbon across the seam and you’re all set!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets:

Road to Happiness (126545 w, 126547 c)


Gumball Green Cardstock (126840)

Whisper White Cardstock (100730)

Patio Party DSP (126916)


Gumball Green Classic Stampin’ Pad (126861)

Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pad (126950)

StazOn Ink Pad (101406)

2012-2014 Stampin’ Write Markers Used Summer Starfruit and Gumball Green (126856)

Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Write Marker (120970)


Gumball Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (126848)