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Amazing You – Stampin’ Up! Artisan Blog Hop

 

Welcome to my first ever Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop! Today we are each showcasing a Sale a Bration stamp set.  I chose the Amazing You Stamp Set which is right up my street for florals and fun greetings.  I especially love that this is one of the FREE items you can choose from when you spend over £45 (see more about Sale a Bration here.)  Something pretty and free definitely helps you feel better in January right?

Amazing You – What I Used

If you’ve visited my blog, Facebook page or Instagram account, you’ll know what a huge fan I am of black and white, and especially stripe.  When I saw the Petal Passion DSP, I knew that it had to feature on this project (and most likely quite a lot to come!) and so I used the striped paper for my background.  I always find that bright colours pop with black and white, so I used Berry Blush and Old Olive for the flowers and leaves.

The stamp set has greetings that combine really perfectly with the matching dies, but I didn’t have them yet so it gave me the chance to think about how I’d use this set without a Big Shot – always helpful for people who are starting off and might not have one yet.

Amazing You Stamp Set

This beautiful set has greetings in lots of sizes that complete each other, so stamping part of the greeting on the front and finishing it inside.  The floral image is a great size for backgrounds and also for the focal point.

Amazing You – What I Did

To make the Basic Black card, I stamped the left hand side of the background in VersaMark and clear embossed the floral image.  The frame is a Stitched Shape Framelit die cut and the greeting is hand cut and scattered down the side.

(I’ve altered this photo a little so that you can see the clear embossing on the black easier xx)

I then followed the basic ‘recipe’ with my other two makes.  The paper was used as the background for the second card, with the Stitched Shape framelit being lengthened (I’ll be teaching you how to do that soon…) and then the floral image placed to the left again.

The gift back was made with the Gift Bag Punch Board and the Berry Blush was followed through into the corrugated filling and the floral image.  I used Dimensionals to pop up the image but left a gap at the top so the flower keeps the flap closed. The ‘For You’ greeting is from the Jar of Love stamp set, I do love a little greeting!

Then it was just a long bow on each of them and you have some fresh and fun minimal cards to send to someone you love.

Amazing You – Giveaway!

To celebrate my first ever Artisan blog post, I’m giving away the Gift Bag Punch Board to one lucky recipient.  Just leave a comment on my blog below with which design on the Petal Passion DSP is your favourite (see pic above).  You get an extra entry for following me on Instagram and Facebook and another entry for subscribing to my YouTube Channel.  Just let me know below in the comments if you’ve done that and I’ll place your entries into the hat.

I’ll be announcing the winner on next month’s blog hop and will post anywhere in the world so enter and share away!

One entry for each of the following:

  • Comment on this blog post with your favourite Petal Passion DSP sheet
  • Subscribing to my YouTube Channel
  • Following me on Instagram
  • Liking me on Facebook
  • Don’t forget to comment and tell me where you’ve entered!

Artisan Project Giveaway!

I have an extra monthly giveaway open to my customers alone.  Every month, I’ll randomly select a customer from that month to win my Artisan Projects.  If you order multiple times, each order will count.  Usually I post thank you gifts within two weeks of an order, so I’ll be changing this and sending them all at the end of that calendar month instead.  You can participate in the competition if you live in the UK, Austria, France, Germany or the Netherlands and place an order with me.  (All customers will still get their usual thank you gift and Host code users will get their Host gifts too xx)

I hope you have enjoyed your hop so far and feeling inspired to use the amazing Sale a Bration sets we have available this year.

Click on the links below to follow the hop to Sarah,

Happy stampin’,

Rhoda xx

 

 

2018 Artisan Design Team

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46 Comments
  1. posted by
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    Jan 25, 2018 Reply

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  3. posted by
    Wendie
    Jan 25, 2018 Reply

    Beautiful projects. Looking forward to following your Artisan hops!

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      Jan 26, 2018 Reply

      Thanks so much Wendie! I’m so glad to have you here and thank you for leaving me such a lovely comment xx

  4. posted by
    Charlet
    Jan 25, 2018 Reply

    Crazy that I love the stripe the best too? I used it on my project. LOL. That black clear embossing tone on tone look is stunning. Love all of these projects.

    Disclaimer: don’t enter me in your contest, I have a lunch board 😉

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      Jan 26, 2018 Reply

      Charlet I love your project so much! The stripe is totally gorgeous isn’t it? Ha! Thanks hon, we have so many amazing tools don’t we? xx

  5. posted by
    Connie Collins
    Jan 25, 2018 Reply

    Rhoda, I love the black and white with the pops of beautiful color…beautiful!

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      Jan 26, 2018 Reply

      Thanks so much Connie, I’m not sure if it’s out of my system yet or not! The Berry Blush with the stripe is my favourite xx

  6. posted by
    Linda van Wely
    Jan 25, 2018 Reply

    Great cards Rhoda and an amazing gift box! I just love the black and white paper, was playing with it today as well. Your background with the clear stamps is really fun!

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      Jan 26, 2018 Reply

      Thanks so much Linda, I was trying to capture it on a photo as it’s so subtle. I’ll definitely be doing it again xx

  7. posted by
    Sylwia
    Jan 25, 2018 Reply

    I love your projects and I am so looking forward to the creative year with you ❤️

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      Jan 26, 2018 Reply

      Thank you so much Sylwia, me too! xx

  8. posted by
    Jennifer Frost
    Jan 25, 2018 Reply

    Love that subtle black embossed card background, so elegant. All your projects here are gorgeous Rhonda. I’m so excited to be on the team with you this year! I’m dying to try making a lengthened rectangle stitched shape!

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      Jan 26, 2018 Reply

      Thank you Jennifer, all I can say is, watch out for an upcoming IG tip… 🙂 I’m so honoured to share this year with you xx

  9. posted by
    Elizabeth Price
    Jan 25, 2018 Reply

    Rhoda these are each so eye catching and stunning. I love the pop of color with the black and white. My favorite is your gift bag and the matching ready shreddie! Smiles, Elizabeth

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      Jan 26, 2018 Reply

      Thanks Elizabeth, that Berry Shreddie is amazing isn’t it? Although now I’m hankering after some Gold 🙂 xx

  10. posted by
    Emma Goddard
    Jan 25, 2018 Reply

    I love these Rhoda so classy! The black and white really makes those flowers pop and the background it such a nice touch for the added texture. Looking forward to sharing the year ahead with you xx

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      Jan 26, 2018 Reply

      Thanks so much Emma, I feel so honoured to share this year with you. So happy you like the projects xx

  11. posted by
    Sarah Lancaster
    Jan 25, 2018 Reply

    Beautiful classy creations Rhoda, as always. Looking forward to working with you this year.x

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      Jan 26, 2018 Reply

      Ah, thanks so much Sarah. I’m looking forward to it too! It’s going to be an amazing year isn’t it? xx

  12. posted by
    Lauren
    Jan 26, 2018 Reply

    Rhoda these are all so gorgeous; I can’t possibly pick a favorite! I love the colors you went with! Brilliant!

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      Jan 26, 2018 Reply

      Thanks so much Lauren, I’m a little bit hooked on the monochrome at the moment, I think I’ll need to get it out of my system! Loved your beautiful projects too 🙂 xx

  13. posted by
    Christina Gray
    Jan 26, 2018 Reply

    Rhoda, so very happy for you, well done! My favourite paper is the black background with white leaves, stunning!

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      Jan 26, 2018 Reply

      Thank you so much Tina, I truly appreciate your constant support and waking up to your lovely messages and comments this morning. So delighted to add you to the competition list xx

  14. posted by
    Kim McGillis
    Jan 26, 2018 Reply

    Rhoda! I’m so excited to be on Stampin’up!’s Artisan Design team with you. Love your cards! So classy! xo

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      Jan 26, 2018 Reply

      Thanks so much Kim, as am I! I’m so glad you like them! It’s going to be a fun year isn’t it? xx

  15. posted by
    Susan Wong
    Jan 26, 2018 Reply

    I love this little trio!! You totally aced this set Rhoda – especially with those poppin’ black and white stripes. Love it ALL!

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      Jan 26, 2018 Reply

      Thank you Susan, It’s a gorgeous one and I love how we all did something different with it! Looking forward to sharing this year with you xx

  16. posted by
    Jennifer Pauli
    Jan 26, 2018 Reply

    Hmmmm…black and white in perfection! Thanks for your creations…love to be with you on the team this year! Hugs from Germany,

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      Jan 26, 2018 Reply

      Thanks so much Jenni, I’ve always admired your work so the honour is mine. Much love back xx

  17. posted by
    Dawn MacKay
    Jan 26, 2018 Reply

    The stripe is definitely eye-catching! What an inspiring blog hop, thank you for the inspiration.

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      Jan 26, 2018 Reply

      Thank you Dawn, so glad you like them! There is such a gorgeous variety of styles and colours aren’t there? I’m so pleased that you’ve gone away inspired! Have a wonderful crafty day xx

  18. posted by
    Elna Smith
    Jan 26, 2018 Reply

    Love all the new projects especially the black and white combo with a pop of red, pink and green. I must say that black and white is the most classy colour combo, IMHO. The card w the plain black floral embossed background is my favourite. Btw, having lived in London for almost 18 yrs, I wear a lot of black and white. 🙂

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      Jan 29, 2018 Reply

      Thank you Elna! Yes I must be channeling the London look I’ve always worn quite a bit of black and white too (today is black and cream!) Glad you like them xx

  19. posted by
    Andrea Gilbertson
    Jan 27, 2018 Reply

    Beautiful cards I love the flowered papers xx

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      Jan 29, 2018 Reply

      Thanks Andrea, they’re all gorgeous aren’t they? Glad you like them xx

  20. posted by
    Rachel Macleod
    Jan 27, 2018 Reply

    Hi Rhoda,

    I love your ADT Blog Hop creations – so elegant and pretty. I’m also crazy for the Petal Passion Suite! My favourite DSP sheet is the one on the bottom right, or maybe the bottom left. So hard to choose! Really looking forward to hopping my way along! Thanks for sharing x

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      Jan 29, 2018 Reply

      Aw thanks Rachel, they’re gorgeous papers aren’t they? I can’t wait to see what you do with them! xx

  21. posted by
    Kayla MacAulay
    Jan 27, 2018 Reply

    These projects are amazing.
    That black and white paper from the Petal Passion suite is my absolute favourite. You can never go wrong with black & white stripes!
    I must try making a rectangle with the Stitched Shapes framelits to, it’s been on my list to try for a while.
    STUNNING projects. xx

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      Jan 29, 2018 Reply

      Thanks so much Kayla! There’s something so effortless about it isn’t there? So glad you like them and so honoured to hop with you! xx

  22. posted by
    Shirley
    Jan 30, 2018 Reply

    Rhoda I love these black and white papers. The berry burst gives it a wow factor. I really enjoy waiting to see what you will produce next and it’s so helpful to be given new ideas. Exciting times.

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      Feb 12, 2018 Reply

      Hi Shirley, aren’t they gorgeous? Thank you for your continued support xx I’ll be sending out the thank you gifts soon as well as doing the prize draw! xx

  23. posted by
    Tracey A
    Jan 30, 2018 Reply

    Hi Rhoda
    I’ve missed out on so many Artisan Design Team projects in the last year, but not this year. Your designs are beautiful and elegant, just my style so I’ve subscribed to your you tube channel too. My favourite paper is the fourth one on the top row, the one almost like watercolour berries. They are all gorgeous and on my next order. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations.
    Tracey.x

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      Feb 12, 2018 Reply

      Hi Tracey, So glad you like them! It’s always encouraging to hear that people are inspired and so kind of you to leave me a message. Thanks for subscribing too! I’ll be doing my prize draw soon! Hope you enjoy the February projects coming soon! xx

  24. posted by
    Christina
    Feb 25, 2018 Reply

    Hi Rhonda, I have followed you on FB and of course, here too. Off to Instagram now lol. All the best, Tina

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      Mar 3, 2018 Reply

      Thank you Tina, you’ll love it over there! So many inspiring galleries and makers! Thank you for your continued support. It means so much to me (and you were the winner of last month’s box board competition! Did you spot that? It’s going in the post on Monday xx)

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