Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s June 2018 International Blog Highlights

Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s June 2018 International Blog Highlights. This month’s theme is “friendship.” In Kylie’s words, “We need to make sure our friends and family know that we LOVE them! a great way we can do that is to make a project, gift or card for them. Let them know how much their friendship means to you.”

I always enjoyed shopping for cards to send to my loved ones. Now, I make cards, and it’s even more enjoyable! Creativity is back in my life, and sharing it adds to the pleasure. 

Todays card was made with a few of my favorite products from the new 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up catalog.

 

By Su Mohr for Kylie's June 2018 Blog Highlights; Click READ to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Serene Carden, celebrate You, Graceful Glass, Stampin' Blends, Bouquet Bunch; #kyliebertucci, #serenegarden #birds #celebrateyou #bouquetbunch #petalpalette #gracefulglass #stampinup

Serene Garden Bird Celebrates You

 

The center of attraction of this scene is the bird from the Serene Garden stamp set. I stamped her in Basic Black ink on vellum cardstock.

TIP: It takes longer for ink to dry on Vellum, so be patient.

After drying, I colored the backside with Stampin’ Blends in the colors of Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Old Olive. My beautiful bird was then die cut from the Vellum, glued to a Thick Whisper White die cut bird, and placed on dimensionals.

The “window” was made with Graceful Glass Designer Vellum, glued to Whisper White cardstock, and layered on Basic Black cardstock.

TIP: To keep the glue from showing, use the tiniest pin dots of glue on the black lines.

The “window” was then glued to a Bermuda Bay card base.

The bird wanted to write “amazing YOU,” and found the words in the Celebrate You die set. “Amazing” is in Basic Black to match the window frame, and “YOU” is in Blushing Bride pink, which matches the flowers.

The flowers (Blushing Bride) and leaves (Pear Pizzazz) are from the Bouquet Bunch die set. I die cut three flower bunches, six leaves, and glued everything in place.

Five Artisan Pearls complete the card front. Can you see them?

The sentiment inside, “Life is so much better with you in it,” is from the Petal Palette stamp set. It was stamped in Basic Black ink on Whisper White cardstock, layered on Blushing Bride cardstock.

I added one more flower bunch and leaves to the inside, and decorated the envelope flap with a piece of Designer Series Paper.

 

If you like my project, you are able to vote for it, and I would be very pleased. Clicking on this “Vote” button will take you to Kylie Bertucci’s gallery. I am number 5, and all you do is click the heart in the corner. Thanks so much!


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Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Top Ten Winner’s June 2018 Blog Hop

 

Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Top Ten Winner’s June 2018 Blog Hop. The theme for this month’s Blog Hop is “encouragement.”  I was to make a card for someone who I thought needed encouragement right now. 

Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

First of all, I want to thank everyone who voted for my May entry. I feel honored to be able to participate in this Top Ten Blog Hop. I couldn’t have done it without you!

This was my May project, which I sent to Sara Douglass, who is the CEO of Stampin’ Up. I hope that  Sara was showered with encouragement and appreciation for the work she puts into running this company we all love so much.

Tea Party for Kylie Bertucci’s May 2018 International Blog Highlights

 

For June’s project, I wanted to work with something new from our 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up catalog. Not only that, I wanted to work with things from the top of my “A” list. I chose two new sets, along with my favorite Designer Specialty Paper. And, one, little, favorite item (actually three) from a carry-over set.

By Su Mohr for Kylie's Top Ten Winners; Click READ to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Serene Garden Scene, Wood Textures, Share What You Love, At Home

Serene Garden Scene Wood Textures Bird

 

This beautiful bird from the Serene Garden Scene Set was stamped in Basic Black ink on Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. The idea for a wood bird came to me, because my grandfather carved little birds from balsa wood. Then, my grandmother would paint them, and turn them into Christmas tree decorations. My grandparent’s names were Mimi and Archie, and I still feel their love running through my veins. As I was layering my bird for thickness, I thought of happy times with them. 

My bird is flying by a window from the Stained Glass Die Set. I used a die to cut the window from Whisper White cardstock.

This bird is not without a purpose, carrying a “hello” sign (tied with a string) from the At Home Stamp and Die set. I’ve used these three items more than any other from this carry-over set. 

Now, for my favorite Designer Series Paper, Share What You Love. Isn’t the print gorgeous? This DSP has such an appropriate name, because I’m sharing it with you, and I love it. I layered it on Whisper White (matching the window) and a Crumb Cake card base (matching the background color in the print).

I added a bit of Nature’s Twine in the color of Blackberry Bliss, decorated the envelope flap, and my card was complete.

Today, this card will deliver a cheery “hello” to a lady in a nursing home. She and my mother shared a room, and developed a friendship over the course of time. I hope this card will be a source of encouragement to her.

Thank you for visiting my blog on this very special Blog Hop day. Now, continue hopping, so you won’t miss any of the creative projects. Remember, you are at Su Mohr, and you can see who is next on the list below. Have a wonderful day!


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Tea Party for Kylie Bertucci’s May 2018 International Blog Highlights

 

Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s May 2018 International Blog Highlights. This month’s theme is appreciation and encouragement for Sara Douglas. Sara is the CEO of Stampin’ Up, sharing what she loves, and an inspiration to demonstrators throughout the world. I will be sending this card to Sara, thanking her for all that she does.

By Su Mohr for Kylie Bertucci's Blog Highlights and Paper Players; Click Read to go to my blog for details; Featuring: Just Add Color, Stampin' Blends, Stitched Shapes Dies, Tutti-Frutti DSP, Irridescent Sequins, Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Sitting Here Stamp Set, Detailed Trio Punch; #justaddcolor #stampinblends #appreciation #saradouglass #kyliebertuccisinternationalbloghighlights #teaparty #thankyoucards

Tea Party for Sara Douglass

Everyone deserves a respite from every day responsibilities, so I thought it would be lovely for Sara to feel she could “come and sit a while with me.”  This whole idea developed from the “Tea Party” challenge over at Paper Players this week:

The Paper Player’s photo could be my collection of antique cups and saucers. It looks like my grandmother’s, which I added to over the years. The cabinet is maxed out now, so the collecting has stopped. I think she’s happy I’ve continued to enjoy them.

I found the paper china cups for my project in the Designer Series Paper, Just Add Ink. Zeroing in on the three, stacked, cups, I die cut a section with a Stitched Shape Square. I used a smaller Stitched Shape Square to die cut the cups on each side. Two sheets of the same images were used. Does this picture make it clear? A picture is worth a thousand words. Right?

The cup on the right has dots that reminded me of a piece of our Tutti-Frutti Designer Series Paper, and that would be my background. Tea parties must have doilies, so I added one to the upper right corner, and trimmed it to fit the border.

Keeping with the feminine theme, I taped some Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon around the bottom, and added a bow with a Glue Dot. My layer was ready to glue to the Pink Pirouette card base. This ribbon is just too sweet!

I positioned the three die-cut squares, so they would match up, and glued the two side cups. Next, I had the fun of coloring the cups in Light shades of the Stampin’ Blends. I popped this up on dimensionals, which is “off” when viewing from an angle, but pretty good straight on.

The sentiment, “come and sit a while with me,” is from the Sitting Here Stamp Set. The Petals & More Die Set provided the die for cutting. I love this shape, and it is the right size for so many sentiments.

To complete the sentiment on the inside, I stamped, “We are cut out to be friends,” from the Crafting Forever Stamp Set. I used our new Detailed Trio Punch for the “cut out” corners. The envelope called for some decoration, so I used the same Powder Pink Fresh Florals DSP that is in the background of my photos.

Just one more detail to add, the Iridescent Sequins. They have to be the prettiest sequins of all time!

I will write a personal note for Sara, letting her know how much I appreciate her dedication to sharing what she loves. Stampin’ Up! has filled my life with creativity, and a bunch of new friends. I am truly grateful.

If you like my project, you are able to vote for it, and I would be very pleased. Clicking on this “Vote” button will take you to Kylie Bertucci’s gallery. I am number 8, and all you do is click the heart in the corner. Thanks so much!

 

 

Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Top Ten Winners May 2018 Blog Hop

 

Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Top Ten Winner’s Blog Hop. The theme for this month’s Blog Hop is “babies.” Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

First of all, I want to thank everyone who voted for my April entry. I feel honored to be able to participate in this Blog Hop. You made it happen!

This was my April project, which featured the stuffed bunny from the Sweet Something Stamp Set. This set will soon be retiring, which means the last day to order it is May 31st, or while supplies last.

Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s April Blog Highlights

For May’s project, I had a brainstorm while I was out of town. I envisioned see-through baby blocks with the letters, A, B, C, on them. I was excited to return home, and put my idea into action. It turned out, pretty much, like I imagined. 

By Su Mohr for kylie Bertucci's Top Ten Winners Blog Hop; Click Read It to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Large Letter Dies, Cable Knit Embossing Folder, Layering Squares Dies, Letters for You Stamp Set; #babycards #largeletters #stampinup #cableknit #babyblocks #abcs #welcometotheworld

A B C Card Welcomes Baby to the World

The Letters for You Stamp Set provided the A (stamped in Mint Macaron ink,) the B (stamped in Blushing Bride ink,) and the C (stamped in Daffodil Delight ink.) The stamps give the letters a hand painted look, which is very artistic. Don’t you agree?  I used the Large Letters Dies for cutting, and doubled the three letters for thickness.

To make the blocks, I used the Layering Squares Die Set. I fiddled around with the sizes to find the two that would give me the right fit for the letters. The outside needed to be scalloped, and there had to be enough width to hold the Mini-Dimensionals. After cutting my three frames, I put glue on the tips of the letters, and placed them on the blocks. I used a dozen Mini-Dimensionals on the back of each block for fastening to the card base.

The card base is Thick Whisper White, embossed with the Cable Knit Embossing Folder. Keeping it white lets the letters stand out, and the Cable Knit adds a nice, baby blanket texture. I tried other colors, but this was my favorite.

“Hello Baby…” is from the Baby Bear Stamp Set. I stamped it in Basic Black Ink, and used an Oval Layering Die for cutting. See how it matches the scalloped edge of the squares?

The completed sentiment is on the inside, “Welcome to the world.” I remember this being my favorite thing that was said in cards to my babies.

I stamped the three small flowers from the Sweet Little Something Stamp Set in the colors of the A, B, C, inks. I like how the Cable Knit Embossing Folder decorates the other side.

The envelope needed some color, so I added a piece of yellow striped Designer Series Paper. Now my card is ready for a boy or girl baby.

Thank you for visiting my blog on this very special Blog Hop day. Now, continue hopping, so you won’t miss any of the creative projects. Remember, you are at Su Mohr, and you can see who is next on the list below. Have a great day!

 

Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s April Blog Highlights

Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s April Highlights. This month’s theme is “babies.” My project is in position #3 in Kylie’s Gallery this month, and I’d sincerely appreciate your vote. If my project is in the top 10, I’ll be part of a special Top Ten Blog Hop where more baby projects will be featured.

I love pastel colors and stuffed animals, so my idea developed quickly.

This adorable bunny from the Sweet Little Something Stamp Set looks like she was photographed, doesn’t she?

This was done with a 3-step stamping process. That just means you have three stamps that you ink in three colors, and stamp one on top of the other. I started with the most detailed bunny stamp in the darkest color, Chocolate Chip. Next, the medium detailed stamp in Crumb Cake, and last, the stamp without detail, in Sahara Sand. Magically, a fuzzy bunny appears!

I cut her out by hand, which is called fussy cutting, and she was ready for her stage.

By Su Mohr for Kylie's April Highlights; Click visit to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Sweet Little Something, Quilt Top Embossing, Beautiful Bouquet, Beautiful Bunch; #sweetlittlesomething #babycards #stampinup #beautifulbouquet #kyliebertucci #voteforme #stuffedanimals

Sweet Little Something

 

Every baby needs soft, pretty quilts, so I thought of the Quilt Top Textured Embossing Folder, and embossed a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock. Prior to embossing, I cut a peek-a-boo hole with a Layering Circle Die. I really like how half of these circle dies have scalloped edges. 

For the background, I found a pretty, Powder Pink piece of Fresh Florals Paper to layer on the Thick Whisper White card base. Then, I raised the white, embossed quilt on top, using Adhesive Strips. 

 

The precious, little flowers are from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set, and cut with the Bouquet Bunch Die Set. I stamped 3 flowers in Daffodil Delight, 4 flowers in Blushing Bride, and 14 leaves in Pear Pizzazz.  After die cutting and gluing, I embellished the flowers with tiny, little pearls, because Bunny made a special request. She also said she wanted to say, “hello,” and the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set had the perfect, little tag.

I decorated the envelope with another Powder Pink print from Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper. And, I photographed it on another, so you are seeing three of the four.

 

I wanted to complete the inside, so this baby card would be ready to welcome a baby girl into the world. The Sweet Little Something Stamp Set has the perfect pun for a sentiment, “Sweet little somebunny.” The little bow is from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set, and cut with it’s die from the Bouquet Bunch Die Set.

 

In case you didn’t know, this bunny likes boys too, and here’s a card to prove it. He fit within this Layering Circle Die, so no fussy cutting needed, and I made his blanket with the Cable Knit Embossing Folder.

 

I hope you enjoyed seeing my projects. There are many, fabulous, baby projects for viewing in Kylie’s Gallery, and clicking on this “vote for me” button will take you there.

I’m so happy you paid me a visit. Thank you!

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop-Special Guest

Thank you for joining us for the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop. I am so honored that Kylie Bertucci from Australia asked me to be the guest designer for her Crazy Crafters team this month. The Crazy Crafters will be CASE-ing  (Copy and Selectively Edit-ing) a project from my gallery. I was to choose something from my gallery to CASE also. 

I am so excited to see what the Crazy Crafters select for inspiration, and their resulting creations!  The blog line-up will be at the end of my post, so you can hop along from one blog to the next. Let the fun begin!

This is one of my favorite Baby Bear cards that I chose to CASE. Many of my friends are becoming grandparents. And, my younger daughter has a number of friends getting married and starting families. So, I need to have “baby” cards on hand.

 

Baby Bear has appeared on many of my cards for numerous occasions, since he was introduced: Thanksgiving, birthday, hello, get well, miss you, Valentines Day, Christmas, and baby cards. Here’s a couple of the more recent ones:

Baby Bear Says Welcome To The World

 

Celebration Time Baby Bear

                                                                                                                                     

 

I’ve been a big fan of Baby Bear, so you can imagine my delight at seeing the Sweet Little Something Bunny in the Occasions 2018 Catalog. And what could be more appropriate for a “HOP?”

 

 

I found the Soft Sky Designer Series Paper in Coffee Break , and used the Cable Knit Embossing Folder to make it look like a baby blanket. I layered this on Sahara Sand cardstock which was layered on a Thick Whisper White card base.

I couldn’t wait to 3-step stamp the bunny, and selected my three colors. The first, detailed stamp was Tuxedo Black, second Chocolate Chip, and third Sahara Sand. Stamping dark to light is the way to go, and I used his bottom and arm pits as guides. Doesn’t he look real? I want to squeeze his fuzzy, little body!

He fit perfectly within the largest Layering Circle Die, and I used the scallop edged circle for cutting a Sahara Sand Frame. The Bunch of Banners Die made a frame for the cute sentiment, “Sweet little somebunny.”

 

I think this new Organza Ribbon might be my favorite ribbon EVER! I love how you can see through it. For instance, I like how it doesn’t cover up the “S” in the sentiment.

I completed the inside of the card with “Hip Hop Hurray!” which also comes in the stamp set. The two die cut flowers are from the new Petal Palette.

The envelope flap was covered with a piece of dotted Sahara Sand DSP.

TIP: If you haven’t done this before, cut a piece of DSP, 5 3/4″ X 2 1/2″. Glue the border of the flap, adhere DSP, and let your scissors follow the edge around the flap. It’s easier than I thought it would be to have a nice, clean edge.

 

I hope you enjoyed getting to know Sweet Little Something Bunny. I’ll be hopping  along with you to see all of the wonderful inspiration from the Crazy Crafters.

Thank you for making me feel so special!