Saturday, May 14, 2016

Around the World with Stampin' Up!: Last Chance Blog Hop

Welcome to the Around the World Stampin' Up! Blog Hop. I'm so excited to partner with my friends all over the world to share more ideas featuring retiring products. We are sharing projects created with some of our favorite retiring products. Make sure you get these goodies before they're gone while supplies last until May 31. You may have come over from Liz Goldhawk's blog. If not, be sure to visit all of them until you come back through Liz's to mine again. The list is at the end of this post.

I had planned to use my favorite retiring stamp set, Sassy Salutations, for my projects today, but while I was reaching for buttons, I remembered the Expressions Natural Elements. I love these fun wooden greetings. It includes three: Thanks, Congrats, and Celebrate.
Stampin' Up! Around the World Last Chance Blog Hop with English Garden Expressions Natural Elements Cards #stampinup
The first card I made is feminine and pretty. I used the retiring English Garden designer paper and colored the Expressions Natural Elements with a Rose Red marker to coordinate with the paper. I added some Clear Wink of Stella to make it sparkle!
TIP: Color Expressions Natural Elements with marker to color them. Use Clear Wink of Stella to add some sparkle! #stampinup
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When I finished, I decided to make another card so you could see what the Expressions Natural Elements look like naked (that is without color and glitter)! All of our designer paper is double-sided and this pattern is what is on the other side of the flowers that I used on the first card. I decided to make a more masculine card to show on both the paper and the Expressions Natural Elements can be used to create totally different cards. Which one do you prefer? Leave me a comment and let me know!
Stampin' Up! Around the World Last Chance Blog Hop with English Garden Expressions Natural Elements Cards #stampinup
Thank you for visiting today! Now it's time to complete the blog hop by visiting my demonstrator friends around the world to see the incredible projects they have created with the retiring stamp sets. Next up is Helen Read. I'm sure you'll love what she has created for you this month.

** Julie Davison (United States) **
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Helen Read (United Kingdom)

Martha Lucia Gomez (Estados Unidos)

Miriam van Eyden (Netherlands)

Barbara Meyer (Austria)

Marie-Josée Trudel (Canada-Québec)

Anke Hämsch (Germany) 

Alisa Tilsner (Australia)

Liz Goldhawk (Canada)
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Stampin' Up! Shopping List:  Rose Red ink & cardstock, So Saffron cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Night of Navy cardsdtock, Crumb Cake cardstock, Expressions Natural Elements, English Garden Designer Paper, Deco Label Framelits, Project Life Corner Rounder Punch, Clear Wink of Stella, Triple Banner Punch, Linen Thread, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Vintage Faceted Buttons, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals

Where do stamps go when they retire? Hopefully, your house!
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Stampin' Up! Botanical Garden Project Kit -- Free Gift with $40 order from Julie Davison in May 2016 #stampinup
U.S. Stampers -- Use Hostess Code DNF2WUJK to get a FREE Make and Take Kit and FREE GIFT when you order $40 or more. Free kits are mailed at the end of the month. Limit one per person. Learn More 

*IMPORTANT* Make sure to "opt-in" to contact with me, your demonstrator, so that I know who/where to send your free kit!


Helen said...

Lovely projects, as always, Julie!

trudelmj said...

Simple and very very very noce! Congrats, Julie!

Anke Hämsch - Stempelclub said...

Great idea to color the wood parts suitable. Liebe Grüße Anke

Unknown said...

Hi Julie!
Even though I rather like the sparkly rose red thanks on the first card, I think I like the second card the best.

Alisa said...

Beautiful cards, top one is my pick :)

Barbara said...

Beautiful cards Julie!

Miriam said...

Love the vards!

Liz Goldhawk said...

I love the way you coloured (and added shimmer) to the Natural wood element... great idea and it makes them even more versatile.

Martha Lucia Gomez said...

Dear Julie, I love your style and I love your card. Thank you for share all your creativity with us. A big hug!