Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Celebrate Today - Stampin' UP Artisan Blog Hop

Happy NEW Year!
Welcome back to the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! We are just starting on our January 2015 box from Stampin' UP. This box was full of brand NEW products from the Stampin' UP Occasions Catalog that goes live on January 6th! I feel it is AMAZING Occasions Catalog as well as the Sale-a-bration this year is the BEST EVER! You are going to want it ALL! We have 5 Thursdays this month so each week you will see all NEW items with a variety of inspiring creations from the Artisan Design Team! Be sure to get Google Translate so that you can read in your language all about how they created their projects too. Now on to my project this 1st week...
I was immediately drawn to this fun bundle in our box of goodies! It includes the Celebrate Today Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Balloon Framelits Dies. The stamp set has so many options to create balloons of all kinds. I loved the idea of using this stamp set to create some birthday cards for the upcoming year. You can whip some great cards up in a flash with this set. Some of my favorite things on these cards are great stamping tips too! The background is the stamp set's dots that I stamped off once to get a softer look and stamped several times on the layer. I also shaped the Stamp set's balloon string into a curve. This is easy to do with the photopolymer stamps because they are flexible.
See the fun fuzzy pom poms? I made them with the Strawberry Slush Twine and the NEW Whisper White Painted Blooms Cotton Twine. I wrapped it around my finger tip about 10 times. Took a 6" piece of twine and unraveled it to just two threads strings to tie around the loops in the middle. Double knot it too! Then cut the loops and unravel the twine with your fingers. Shape your pom pom ball by trimming with scissors. I have always wanted to try making these and it fits the theme of the cards perfectly. 
Off to a great start for 2015 so far! I have some birthday cards ready!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspire you!!!
You saw my friend, Becky Cowley before me and now move on to my friend, Helene Legrand by clicking on the next button below! Be sure to stop by all 16 of us!


Teneale Williams said...

love the pom pom

Vicky Hayes said...

Great tips Cindy and I adore those pom poms! Happy new year! Vicky x

Sabine Waack said...

The pom pom are very cute! love them!
Greetings from Germany