Colour Combo Blog Hop: December 2020

Welcome back! Can you believe it we made it to December! This months colour combo is perfect for December and creating a Christmas Card.

When I saw this color combo I immediately thought of the Playful Pets Suite from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. I hadn’t yet had the occasion or opportunity to play with this suite so I’m glad that I was triggered to do so.

I stamped my doggy image in Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored using Stampin’ Blends and Watercolor Pencils to get the exact shading that I was looking for to portray my Airedale Sawyer. You’ll notice she has little white tips on her toes and a little white puff on her chest.

I’ll be sending this card to her groomer and I think I did a pretty good job with her special characteristics. Using multiple mediums to color with provided the exact textures I needed to layer the right colors on. I encourage everyone to play with coloring tools, I was so surprised how easy this was!

Click the next button to head on over to Kathrin’s blog. And don’t forget to keep hopping until you’ve seen everyone’s creation this month!

Colour Combo Blog Hoppers:

  1. Elisabeth Pirolt – Little Lizzy’s Crafts (AT) – https://www.little-lizzys-crafts.at/2020/12/13/colour-combo-blog-hop-dezember-2020/
  2. Sue McDonald – Frankiesue Stampin’ – http://frankiesue.blogspot.com/2020/12/colour-combo-blog-hop-december.html
  3. Sandra Roberts – Sandra’s Craft Studio (UK) http://sandrascraftstudio.com/?p=2801
  4. Annette Elias-De Kijkkast – (NL) https://dekijkkast.blogspot.com/2020/12/modern-klassieke-kerst-ornamenten.html
  5. Jenn Charles (US) – https://bffstampers.com/?p=4031
  6. Tricia Butts (US) – https://triciastampingcreations.blogspot.com/2020/12/colour-combo-december-blog-hop.html
  7. Sigrid Joch – Sigrids kreative ART (D) – https://sigridsmeineart.blogspot.com/2020/12/colour-combo-blog-hop-granit-glutrot.html
  8. Gez Carpenter – Nigezza Creates (UK) https://www.nigezza.co.uk/2020/12/colour-combo-december-blog-hop.html
  9. Cheryl Taylor (UK) https://cheryldiana.co.uk/colour-combo-december-2020-blog-hop/
  10. Amanda Farlinger (Canada) https://www.fromwhereistamp.ca/2020/12/colour-combo-blog-hop-december.html
  11. Mo Rootes (UK) – http://www.crafty-rootes.com/colour-combo-blog-hop-2/
  12. Jo Blackman (UK) – https://www.joblackman.com/2020/12/colour-combo-blog-hop-december.html
  13. Caroline Peck (US) – https://sparkleandstamp.wordpress.com/2020/12/07/colour-combo-blog-hop-december-2020/(opens in a new tab)
  14. Kathrin Fuchs – stempelfux (D) https://stempelfuchs-stuttgart.blogspot.com/2020/12/colour-combo-blog-hop-dezember-2020.html
  15. Donna Lester (UK) – https://taffycrafting.blogspot.com/2020/12/colour-combo-blog-hop-december-2020.html

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Stamp ‘N Hop – December 2020: Christmas

Hey Stampin’ friends, WOW! Can you believe we’ve made it to December?!

I have to admit that I haven’t made many Christmas cards this season. I totally meant to, but I’m going to blame the pandemic for my lack of inspiration. This card below has been in my head for a few years now, just waiting for Stampin’ Up! to offer the right products.

I used the Peace & Joy Bundle and the Sweetest Time Bundle to stamp and die cut my images and sentiments for this clear card! SU! window sheets are the perfect thickness to make clear cards that stand up to all the handling and showing off this card will get!

Both of these bundles are retiring at the end of the month so if you haven’t picked them up yet, make sure you get them before they are gone! If you don’t have a demonstrator in the US I would love to help fulfill your creative needs!

Click the next button to be taken to Donna Lester’s blog and see what she has created for you this month!

Stamp ‘N Hop Creators:

  1. Stacey Marsh (UK) http://www.staceymarsh.co.uk/2020/12/stamp-n-hop-december-blog-hop.html
  2. Jenn Charles (USA) https://bffstampers.com/?p=4011
  3. Narelle Fasulo (Aus) – http://www.simplystampingwithnarelle.com/2020/12/stamp-n-hop-christmas.html
  4. Libby Dyson (Aus) https://libbystampz.com/stamp-n-hop-christmas/
  5. Laura Mackie UK http://www.lauramackie.co.uk/2020/12/stamp-n-hop-blog-hop-christmas.html
  6. Susan Simpson (UK) https://craftyduckydoodah.blogspot.com/2020/09/poinsettia-place-stamp-n-hop.html
  7. Vickie Kello (Aus) https://vickskraftykreations.com/stamp-n-hop-blog-hop-december-christmas/
  8. Sandra Roberts (UK) http://sandrascraftstudio.com/?p=3598
  9. Karen Egan (UK) – https://craftykarendesigns.blogspot.com/2020/12/heartwarming-hugs-thinking-of-you-treat.html
  10. Kim Price (UK) – http://www.handmadebykim.co.uk/2020/12/stamp-n-hop-december-blog-hop.html
  11. Alison Carter – The Inkspirational Crafter (UK) https://www.theinkspirationalcrafter.co.uk/2020/12/a-christmas-stamp-n-hop-blog-hop.html
  12. Pia Gerhardt – Scraproomboom (DE) – https://stampwithscraproomboom.blogspot.com/2020/12/stampn-hop-blog-hop-christmas.html
  13. Gez Carpenter (UK) Nigezza Creates – https://www.nigezza.co.uk/2020/12/stamp-n-hop-christmas-blog-hop.html
  14. Cheryl Taylor (UK) –https://cheryldiana.co.uk/stamp-n-hop-december-2020-blog-hop/
  15. Mo Rootes http://www.crafty-rootes.com/gleaming-baubles/
  16. Jo Blackman (UK) – https://www.joblackman.com/2020/12/stamp-n-hop-december-blog-hop-christmas.html
  17. Caroline Peck (US) – https://sparkleandstamp.wordpress.com/2020/12/11/stamp-n-hop-december-2020-christmas/(opens in a new tab)
  18. Donna Lester (UK) – https://taffycrafting.blogspot.com/2020/12/stamp-n-hop-december-2020-christmas.html
  19. Vickie Littlewood (UK) – https://vickieloudesigns.blogspot.com/2020/12/brightly-gleaming-wrapped-especially.html
  20. Sandra Herzog (AT) – https://herzerlskreativecke.at/2020/12/12/stampn-hop-christmas/

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Year-End Closeout Sale

If you love great deals, our Giant Year-End Closeout event is the perfect time to shop. You’ll get deep discounts on your favorite products from the August–December 2020 Mini Catalog—and as an extra bonus—you’ll get a peek at the list of items carrying over to the new annual catalog. The Year-End Closeout happens only once a year, so don’t delay—order online today!

You can use my December Host Code: CAF34YQQ when ordering online! You can view the retirement list here and the carryover list here.

Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza!

Are you just about ready to start your Christmas countdown? The big day is only weeks away, which hopefully means you are starting to think about your holiday papercrafting plans. Perhaps you’d like to make an advent calendar, create some handmade décor, or prep some scrapbook pages.

The possibilities are truly endless! And since the busiest shopping season is going on now, this is the perfect time for our Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza. Adding a personal touch to the holidays can make the season even more meaningful and fun. So make sure to take advantage of this fabulous sale so you can make the world a more beautiful place this Christmas season!

During the Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza take 10% off select annual catalog items. The sale last for 24 hours online, today Tuesday, November 24, 2020! Click here to shop now!

Almost EVERYTHING from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is on sale today, but there are a few exclusions. See the list below for the items not included in the Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza.

Item Number Name
150581 HARVEST HELLOS CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)
101406 JET BLACK STAZON PAD
101780 WHISPER WHITE CRAFT STAMPIN’ INK REFILL
102283 VERSAMARK PAD
102566 JET BLACK STAZON INK REFILL
102845 BLENDER PENS
103683 GLUE DOTS
105117 PUMPKIN PIE 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK
105229 PUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN’ INK REFILL
107300 VERY VANILLA MEDIUM ENVELOPES
109196 STAZON CLEANER
110755 MULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE
120279 CLEAR BLOCK CADDY
130148 GRID PAPER
132708 TUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PAD
133324 SCALLOPED TAG TOPPER PUNCH
133456 TUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK REFILL
133773 SPONGE DAUBERS
137858 PREPAID PAPER PUMPKIN SUBSCRIPTION 1-MONTH
137859 PREPAID PAPER PUMPKIN SUBSCRIPTION 3-MONTH
137860 PREPAID PAPER PUMPKIN SUBSCRIPTION 6-MONTH
137861 PREPAID PAPER PUMPKIN SUBSCRIPTION 12-MONTH
138292 TRIPLE BANNER PUNCH
138309 FINE-TIP GLUE PEN
141822 UNINKED STAMPIN’ SPOTS
147086 PUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN’ PAD
147154 MANY MARVELOUS MARKERS
147277 UNINKED STAMPIN’ PAD & WHISPER WHITE REFILL
148213 STAMPARATUS MAGNETS
149167 TOPPER LID
149168 INK PAD & MARKER STORAGE
149169 STAMPIN’ BLENDS STORAGE
149170 TOPPER STORAGE
149171 OPEN STORAGE
149518 DELIGHTFUL TAG TOPPER PUNCH
149653 STAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINE
149695 CRAFT & CARRY STAMPARATUS BAG
149699 STAMPIN’ SEAL+
150457 HOLIDAY RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELS
150667 TRIO OF TAGS DIES
151508 SADDLE BROWN STAZON INK PAD
152477 ARTISTRY BLOOMS ADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINS
152711 FANCY TAG TOPPER PUNCH
152812 STAMPIN’ SEAL+ REFILL
152813 STAMPIN’ SEAL
152814 STAMPIN’ SEAL REFILL
152820 SADDLE BROWN STAZON INK REFILL
152883 LOVELY LABELS PICK A PUNCH
153069 MINI PAPER PUMPKIN B0X
153155 2019-2020 EXPERIENCE CREATIVITY US (8 PACK)
154137 PLAYING WITH PATTERNS SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)
154711 SPECIALTY PLATE
155236 US ANNUAL 2020-21 (8PK)
155244 2020–2021 ANNUAL CATALOG US (SINGLE)
100730 WHISPER WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK
124302 WHISPER WHITE 12″ X 12″ (30,5 X 30,5 CM) CARDSTOCK
101650 VERY VANILLA 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK
144237 VERY VANILLA 8-1/2″ X 11″ THICK CARDSTOCK
144239 VERY VANILLA 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) CARDSTOCK
140272 WHISPER WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ THICK CARDSTOCK
145829 WHISPER WHITE 3″ X 3″ (7.6 X 7.6 CM) ENVELOPES
131527 WHISPER WHITE NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPES
107301 WHISPER WHITE MEDIUM ENVELOPES
144236 VERY VANILLA NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPES
147155 REGALS STAMPIN’ WRITE MARKERS
147156 SUBTLES STAMPIN’ WRITE MARKERS
147157 BRIGHTS STAMPIN’ WRITE MARKESRS
147158 NEUTRALS STAMPIN’ WRITE MARKERS
150079 2019–2021 IN COLOR STAMPIN’ WRITE MARKERS
153125 2020–2022 IN COLOR STAMPIN’ WRITE MARKERS
152677 SUMMER DAYS HOST CLING STAMP SET
153497 TOUCHED MY HEART HOST CLING STAMP SET
149656 MAGNETIC CUTTING PLATE
127551 FULL WOOD-MOUNT STAMP CASES

Stamp ‘N Hop – November 2020: 3D Project

Hey Stampin’ friends, I’m so excited to be back with the Stamp ‘N Hop this month (if you missed me last month check out the project I created here). Today we are sharing 3D projects. If you are hopping along from start to finish you’ve come from Susan Simpson’s blog.

I don’t usually make 3D projects. I think they are darling and I am so impressed by crafters and creators who are able to make and use 3D projects on a regular basis, but I just don’t usually do it! Last weekend Stampin’ Up! hosted their first ever virtual OnStage event. Due to the global pandemic it was important for our safety that we didn’t travel to Salt Lake City, Utah for the previously planned OnStage Live event.

My direct team gathered to watch the events on Friday so I created a little gift box using the Perfect Parcel Dies. I also printed and cut out the logo for the belly band around the box! I thought I was so clever and my team loved the goodies inside.

I used Pool Party for the box and then created the belly band out of Pacific Point. The colors I chose coordinated really well with the theme of the weekend! I added stripes of Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, and Mango Melody. We had so much fun learning new tips, tricks, and techniques during OnStage@Home this year. I can’t wait to have more about OnStage@Home and the upcoming January-June 2021 Mini Catalog to share with you soon.

If you don’t already have a demonstrator (US Only) I’d be happy to assist you with all of your Stampin’ Up! needs. I supported virtual classes during the pandemic and will be continuing them as part of my regularly scheduled programming. Click the “shop now” banner link above to shop my online store!

Click the next button to be taken to Sandra Roberts’s blog and see what she has created for you this month!

Stamp ‘N Hop Creators:

  1. Stacey Marsh (UK) http://www.staceymarsh.co.uk/2020/11/stamp-n-hop-november-blog-hop.htm
  2. Jenn Charles (USA) https://bffstampers.com/?p=4007
  3. Narelle Fasulo (Aus) – http://www.simplystampingwithnarelle.com/2020/11/stamp-n-hop-3d.html
  4. Libby Dyson (Aus) https://libbystampz.com/3D Projects/
  5. Laura Mackie UK – http://www.lauramackie.co.uk/2020/11/stamp-n-hop-blog-hop-3d-project.html
  6. Vickie Kello (Aus) https://www.vickskraftykreations.com/stamp-n-hop-blog-hop-november-3d-project
  7. Karen Egan (UK) https://craftykarendesigns.blogspot.com/2020/11/stamp-n-hop-set-of-3-nesting-gift-boxes.html
  8. Jo Blackman (UK) – https://www.joblackman.com/2020/11/stamp-n-hop-november-blog-hop-3d-project.html
  9. Cheryl Taylor (UK) https://cheryldiana.co.uk/stamp-n-hop-november-2020-blog-hop
  10. Gez Carpenter (UK) https://www.nigezza.co.uk/2020/11/stamp-n-hop-november-blog-hop-3d.html
  11. Sandra Herzog (AT) –https://herzerlskreativecke.at/2020/11/14/stampn-hop-3d-project/
  12. Donna Lester (UK) – https://taffycrafting.blogspot.com/2020/11/stamp-n-hop-november-blog-hop-3d-project.html
  13. Nicole Mahler (US) – https://sugarandscraps.com/2020/11/13/november-2020-stamp-n-hop-blog-hop/
  14. Jill Chapman (UK) – https://www.paperdaisycrafting.co.uk/2020/11/stamp-n-hop-november-blog-hop-3d-project.html
  15. Mo Rootes (UK) – http://www.crafty-rootes.com/3d-stampin-hop/
  16. Susan Simpson (UK) – https://craftyduckydoodah.blogspot.com/2020/11/poinsettia-petals-stamp-n-hop.html
  17. Caroline Peck (US) – https://sparkleandstamp.wordpress.com/2020/11/13/stamp-n-hop-november-2020-3d/
  18. Sandra Roberts (UK) – http://sandrascraftstudio.com/?p=2850
  19. Annette Elias (NL) https://dekijkkast.blogspot.com/2020/11/kleine-kadootjes-met-little-treats.html
  20. Alison Carter (UK) https://www.theinkspirationalcrafter.co.uk/2020/11/christmas-3d-project-for-stamp-n-hop.html
  21. Kim Price (UK) – http://www.handmadebykim.co.uk/2020/11/stamp-n-hop-november-blog-hop.html

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