Check out that NEW Fun n’ Crafty Blog Hop!

10383580_10204078098778853_972456530417495748_nWelcome to the Fun n’ Crafty Blog Hop for June! I’ve been seeing the amazing talent of the folks in my Fun n’ Crafty group of demonstrators and I thought it would be fun for us to start a monthly hop to showcase everyone’s work and give you lots of ideas around different themes.

I’m so excited for this inaugural blog hop and hope you enjoy all the inspiration.  This month we will be showcasing project ideas from the NEW Stampin’ Up annual catalog. So make sure to check out the list of stops on the hop at the bottom of this post to see them all!

So, here is my contribution… a lovely catalog CASE only my card is using the new Blended Blooms stamp.

Here is my inspiration for the card… you can find it on page 170 in your catalog.  It is showing the new Sweetbriar Rose stamp, which I don’t have…and I don’t have the paper yet either.  But that is ok, you just make it work with what you have!image

There were lots of cards and projects that I saw that I really wanted to try but this one jumped out at me and I had to give it a go.   I liked the idea of coloring directly on a non-white cardstock and I figured it was a good excuse to bust out my Blendabilities markers.  (Stampin’ Up’s new alcohol ink markers ~ available now to demonstrators and coming soon to everyone later this summer)

And I’m pretty excited because this is my first real attempt using my Blendabilties and I think it turned out pretty well.  Now imagine how this would look on white cardstock!

I loved all the little touches in this card too.  From the bit of White Tea Lace Doilies to the faux stitchiing at the edge of each piece of designer paper… because you KNOW I don’t have a sewing machine or the time to do much of any hand stitching. 🙂

Now one thing you’ll learn from using Blendabilities is that they do bleed through the paper.  Thankfully, in some cases, it actually looks pretty pretty on the inside. Don’t you think?

I made one more card but in the interest of time, I’ll share it later this week so you can move on to see some of the other great projects in the hop!

So make sure you visit the links below and make sure to leave them some love by commenting and letting them know what you think of their interpretations!

Blog Hop Participants:


And if you are thinking of joining Stampin’ Up (or just want to get your hands on Blendabilities now!) take advantage of the $50 Starter Kit promotion through the end of June.  And if you join with myself or one of the folks on the blog hop, we’d love to welcome you into our Fun n’ Crafty stampers group and invite you to participate in our hop too!

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 vintage-Blended-Blooms-thank-you-card.jpgStampin’ Up Supplies Used
Stamps – Blended Blooms, Hip Notes

Ink – Memento Black, Mossy Meadow, Blendabilities Marker sets (Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie), Crumb Cake marker
Paper – Crumb Cake cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Regals Designer Series Paper Stack
Accessories – Banner punch, Tea Lace Doilies, Essentials Piercing Pack, Piercing Pad, Piercing tool

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