Pals July Blog Hop: A Pattern Party

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Welcome to the Pals July 2018 Blog Hop. We’re having a “Pattern Party.”  This month, our creations will feature our favorite Designer Series Papers and coordinating embellishments from the new annual catalog from Stampin’ Up!

You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers are on sale this month – Buy Three, Get One Free!  It’s a great time to stock up.  Every one of the beautiful sets contains high-quality, two-sided papers you can use in so many ways.  My card features the Petal Promenade Designer Series paper — in fact, I used two sides of one beautiful design!

Broadway Birthday - Rose Glimmer paper - Petal Pink Jewels - Rose metallic Thread - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin - Stampin' Up!

The background of the card is a marbleized pattern that creates a neutral, beautiful look of natural stone and is easy to build upon.  I then made a banner about 2 3/4″ wide, using the opposite side of the marble paper, a beautiful floral pattern, with a Soft Suede banner beneath that is 1/8″ larger.  You can make your banner as wide as you’d like, depending on how much of the DSP you want to show, and, of course, you can use any pattern you’d like — there are so many to choose from!

I then switched gears and used the WISH thinlit die from the Broadway Birthday Photopolymer Bundle to cut out two WISH sentiments — one in Soft Suede cardstock, and one on Rose Glimmer paper — so pretty and sparkly.  I used some all-purpose glue to attach them to the card front, offsetting them slightly.

Broadway Birthday - Close Up - Rose Glimmer paper - Petal Pink Jewels - Rose metallic Thread - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin - Stampin' Up!

I stamped the “Make A” sentiment from the bundle onto a scrap of the marbleized DSP, and then punched it out using the Duet Banner punch.  I LOVE punches — so quick and easy!  The banner is popped up with dimensionals.  I cut several strands of the Rose Metallic Thread and one strand of Nature’s Twine and made a bow, attaching with a glue dot.  I rather like the different textures and LOVE the sparkly metallic thread against the natural-looking twine!  Finally, I added two Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems.

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This card is perfect for that flirty, feminine female birthday card — any age!  And I let the DSP do all the work.  Every pattern is useable and gorgeous!

Petal

Click on any of the products at the bottom of this post to start shopping with me!  Don’t forget to use the July Host Code for an online order of over $50 — you will receive the 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon color of your choice!  Host Code:  6MP4UWMQ

Now it’s time to use the Blog Hop Line-up below to see what the rest of my Pals have chosen as their “favorite.”  Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for August 8, 2018 when we Cut it Out!  Participants will showcase projects featuring “cuts” from punches, Framelits, Edgelits, or Thinlits. Don’t miss the fun!

Blog Hop  Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  3. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  4. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  5. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  6. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  7. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  8. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  11. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  12. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  13. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  14. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  15. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  16. Rachael at Bluebonnet Stampin
  17. Lisa Milligan at Stamp Create Share
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  20. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie

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Glue Dots

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Start July with a Bonus!

Wow, what a big week we have had!  We celebrated the 4th of July and our Fosston All-School Reunion!  I hope a good time was had by all! Lots of fun stuff happening at Stampin’ Up! as well.

I want to add this reminder early in the post so you have it!  Don’t forget that if you make an online order with me for over $50 in ​July, you have only to use this Host Code:  6MP4UWMQ in order to receive the 1/8″ new Grosgrain Ribbon in your choice of the new In Colors — FREE!!  If you don’t know how to do this, call me at 218-280-1559, or write to me at marya2hanson@gmail.com.  I’ll walk you through it the first time, and then you’ll have it down!  Why not get a free little bonus?  🙂

You’ve heard about the sale on Designer Series Paper this month?  If you haven’t there’s more info below on the great July Sale.  I thought I’d create a card featuring some of my favorite paper — the Garden Impressions 6″ by 6″ DSP.  Take a look:

Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies - Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper - Varied Vases - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

There are actually two different designs used in this project from the Garden Impressions DSP.  Every single sheet of this set is so beautiful — and colors are just gorgeous in person!  I actually used one design for the butterfly itself, cutting it on the Big Shot with the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies.  Then used a pretty floral one for the background, along with Blueberry Bushel and Soft Sea Form cardstock.

The sentiment is from the Varied Vases stamp set, and I used another new product I’ve been very excited about:  the 2018-20 In-Color Embossing Powders.  The heat embossed sentiment adds a touch of class to any project!

Abstract Impressions Close Up - Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper - 2018-20 In-Color Designer Series Paper - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin - Stampin' Up!

This Designer Paper is a keeper!  See the product list below to start shopping for any of the products needed to make this project.

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The More The Merrier

If you remember back in October when the Stampin’ Blends were firsts announced they were not on the market very long, because we couldn’t keep up with the demand.  But now…they are back and are joined by eleven new colors.  The possibilities are endless.  Check out the beautiful new variety of color.  Here’s a video on how Stampin’ Blends work, and why they are special!

 

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Click on any product below to shop with me for your own Stampin’ Blends!  Try a few of your favorite colors.  I want to hear how you like them!  They truly are awesome!

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July Design Series Paper Sale!!!

Check out all of these awesome projects using the fun design series papers that are on sale in July!

Then choose your favorites and order them before time runs out.

Enjoy Life!

What a great thought, and what a great new Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up! in the new Annual Catalog!  Here’s a card I made with the “Enjoy Life” stamp set, found on page 58. By the way, do you need a new catalog?  I’d love to send you one!  Just email me at marya2hanson@gmail.com!

Enjoy Life - Delightfully Detailed Note Cards - Mint Macaron - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

Do you love the silhouette image?  I think the black ink over the soft Mint Macaron is so pretty!  This simple card starts with a Delightfully Detailed Note Card with matching envelope.  So easy, because the cards are already watercolored with Mint Macaron or Blackberry Bliss — no mess, no fuss!

Delightfully Detailed Note Cards

Because I wanted a full-sized A2 card, I cut the front off the notecard. I then used Memento Ink, which produces a sharp black image, to create my silhouette scene.  It was that easy.  Then I mounted the inked scene onto an 8 1/2 X 5 1/2″ card base scored at 4 1/4″,  of Very Vanilla.  I cut one more panel of Mint Macaron card stock at 5 1/4″ X 4″ and adhered to the Very Vanilla card base. I offset the inked panel, and then tied a piece of Mint Macaron Nature’s Twine around, forming some little knots just for fun.

Enjoy Life - Delightfully Detailed Note Cards - Mint Macaron - Faceted Dots - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Close Up

I added some Faceted Dots to the bush image, and I was done!  Soft and lovely!  This stamp set has some of the most beautiful sentiments, don’t you think?  Think of all the occasions for which you could send a card with these sayings.

Enjoy Life Stamp Set

Here are some more samples buy Stampin’ Up!  Aren’t they gorgeous?  I love the silhouette effect!  The one on the right is also created with the Delightfully Detailed Notecards — you cannot be without these!

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Click on any image below to start shopping with me!  Please let me know if you have any questions or need anything from me!

Don’t forget to use the Host Code if you make an online order with me for over $50 in ​July. You have only to use this Code:  6MP4UWMQ in order to receive the 1/8″ new Grosgrain Ribbon in your choice of the new In Colors — FREE!!

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Glue Dots

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Happy 4th of July!

I wanted to post something patriotic today in honor of the upcoming 4th of July holiday.  I opened up a new product, and immediately was inspired by the beautiful wavy texture of the Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Detailed with Love - Enjoy Life - Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Basic Rhinestones - Abstract Impressions Designer Series Paper - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin

These special embossing folders create a deep impression into your cardstock.  I find if I spritz the paper lightly, it ‘takes’ the impression even better.  I started with a Thick Whisper White card base, and then cut a Real Red cardstock panel at 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″.  After spritzing,  I ran it through the Big Shot — the effect was so cool!  I cut the embossed panel at 3″ and adhered that piece to the top of the white card base, EXCEPT that before sticking it down completely, I took a 1″ X 5 1/2″ strip of the Blueberry-shaded Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper and affixed it underneath the top red embossed panel.  Over that, I took part of the red cardstock I had trimmed and put it back on the front of the card.  Although I didn’t measure, it is about 3/4″ or so!  That part is up to your ‘feel’ of how much blue you want to show!

Detailed with Love - Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Tailored Punch - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Close Up

From there, I stamped the sentiment from the Detailed With Love stamp set in Blueberry Bushel ink on a Whisper White scrap and punched it out with the Tailored Tag Punch.  I put Basic Rhinestone Jewels where the little dots on the sentiment were already stamped to add some bling!  The fonts in this stamp set are so beautiful!

Detailed with Love Stamp Set

I popped the punched sentiment up with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and added some Thick White Bakser’s Twine around the card.  I stamped what I think it is a fitting sentiment for the 4th of July inside the card:

Arise in the morning

I’m sure you’ll agree that the 4th of July is the perfect time to realize how lucky we are to live in such a great country!

Detailed with Love - Ruffled Dynamic Impressions Textured Embossing Folder - Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper - Tailored Tag Punch - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I hope you enjoyed my card today!  Have a great week!  Click on any button below to shop for any of these wonderful products.  Remember, if you make an online order with me for over $50 in ​July, you have only to use this Host Code:  6MP4UWMQ in order to receive the 1/8″ new Grosgrain Ribbon in your choice of the new In Colors — FREE!!

Mary

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Glue Dots

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Designer Series Paper Sale! Buy Three, Get 1 FREE!

During July, buy three packages of select Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper and get one FREE! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from the annual catalog listed below.  You can buy all the same or mix and match!

Designer Series Paper Sale

NATURE's

Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper

Twinkle

Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Series Paper

Mistletoe

Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper

 

Animal

Animal Adventure Designer Series Paper

 

Route

Best Routes Designer Series Paper

 

Petal

Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper

 

Tranquil

Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper

 

Garden

Garden Impressions 6 X 6″ Designer Series Paper

 

Tropical

Tropical Escape 6 X 6″ Designer Series Paper

 

 

Wood

Wood Textures 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper Stack
Click on any of the products below to order directly with me!
ON ANY ORDER OF $50 OR MORE, USE THIS HOST CORD TO RECEIVE A FREE ROLL OF NEW 1/8″ GROSGRAIN RIBBON IN YOUR CHOICE OF IN COLORS!  HERE IS THE HOST CODE:  6MP4UWMQ

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10 INK PADS FREE! STAMPIN’ UP! INK PAD PROMOTION STARTS JULY 1!

THIS IS THE ONE YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR!  Purchase the $99 Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up! July 1 – 31 and receive a FREE color collection of 10 Classic Stampin’ Ink Pads as a bonus!  Choose from 5 Stampin’ Up! color collections.  That’s up to a $75 value!

Which is your favorite?  View the Stampin’ Ink Pad flyer and 5 color collection choices by clicking here.

 

Details:

10 Ink Pads FREE Promotion Dates: July 1–31, 2018

  • $99 Starter Kit:  Choose up to $125 in Stampin’ Up! products of your choice.  That’s $26 FREE and the kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.  More benefits of joining here.
  • BONUS!  Receive a FREE assortment of 10 Classic Stampin’ Ink Pads available to those who purchase the $99 Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up! within the promotion dates.
  • Hobbyists welcome!  Enjoy a 20 to 25% discount on your personal purchases of Stampin’ Up! products through a minimum of Jan. 31, 2019.  No risk.  No pressure.  No penalty to drop.
  • Each Stampin’ Ink Pad Family is an assortment of 10 coordinating ink pads from one of the following color collections: Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles, and 2017–2020 In Colors.  See color collection choices by clicking here.
  • The 2017–2020 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pads bundle (item 150289) is exclusive to this promotion and includes all colors in both the 2017–2019 In Colors as well as those as the 2018–2020 In Colors.
  • The Neutrals assortment does not include the three Basic colors: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White.
  • I LOVE THE NEW INK PAD DESIGN! You will, too!

Painted Harvest in Soft New Colors!

The Painted Harvest bundle has been such a popular set that, of course, it continued right into the new Annual Catalog.  Here is an updated project in soft new colors!

Painted Harvest - So Saffron - Petal Pink - Leaf Punch - Colorful Seasons - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I used a piece of scrap Thick Whisper White cardstock to stamp some images:  Granny Apple Green to stamp two leaves, and then Petal Pink to stamp the flower itself.  (I stamped off on the background stamp of the flower, and then full strength for the second part of the flower) and then finished with So Saffron for the center. I punched the leaves out with the handy-dandy Leaf Punch, and then fussy cut the flower.  It is actually quite a snap!

Painted Harvest Close - Petal Pink - So Saffron - Leaf Punch - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up! On a Whisper White base, I stamped a couple of additional leaves in Granny Apple Green, and then adhered a 1 1/4″ strip of paper from the Abstract Impressions Designer Series Papers that picked up on the So Saffron shades from the card base.  I then started to build the flower scene onto the card base.  I added a bow of Thick Whisper White Baker’s Twine, and three pearls from the “Share What You Love” Embellishments and there you have it!  I love the soft shades of this flower — what a versatile stamp set!  Clicking on any item below will bring you right to my shopping page.

Do not be without the Painted Harvest Stamp Set and Leaf Punch.  They’ll take you from spring, to summer, and right into fall!

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Leaf Punch

$16.00

Petal Promenade Papers = Love!

The Petal Promenade Designer Series is one sheet of loveliness after another!  Look how it stands alone on this simple and elegant card:

Petal Promenade DSP - Courage - Rose Metallic Thread - Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

 

This beautiful panel of DSP is set upon a panel of Mossy Meadow cardstock and then adhered to a Thick Whisper White card base.  The sentiment is from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, and is inked with Mossy Meadow and then punched out with the Everyday Label Punch.  I added two Petal Pink Rhinestones (they’re sooo sparkly!), and then, before adhering, I looped some brand new Rose Metallic Thread, and placed it behind the sentiment.

Petal Promenade DSP Close - Courage - Rose Metallic Thread - Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

This set of Designer Series Papers consist of different floral photographic designs along with soft-colored backgrounds.  The colors are yummy!

Petal PromenadeDSP

Click on any product below to start shopping with me on my pages!  The end of June is fast approaching, so don’t forget to use this host code for any order over $50 to get a free embellishment of your choice from p. 197 of the Annual Catalog! Offer ends June 29th.  Here is the Code: QECNQGTF

Happy Stamping!  Mary

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So Delightfully Detailed!

One of the most dramatic additions to the new Annual Catalog has to be the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper paired with the Delightfully Detailed Note Cards and Envelopes.  Here’s a sample!

Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper - Detailed with Love - Delightfully Detailed Note Cards & Envelopes - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Isn’t it elegant and delicate?  And it’s so easy and quick to build.  Here’s another version:

Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper 2 - Detailed with Love - Delightfully Detailed Notecards - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Let’s take a look at the products involved.  First of all, there are the notecards:

Delightfully Detailed Notecards

They’re pre-washed with Blackberry Bliss or Mint Macaron color on a background of Very Vanilla.  The notecard size pairs perfectly with the detailed paper, which comes like this:

Detailed papers

Have you seen this video? It explains the special qualities of this paper and how to cut them in order to use every beautiful inch!  Watch, and prepare to be AMAZED!  🙂

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How were the above cards created?  SO easily!  I cut apart the paper as instructed in the video.  They fit a 3 1/2″ X 5″ notecard perfectly.  I adhered the laser cut paper onto the notecard base using multi-purpose glue, dotted carefully around the edge.  And you’re almost there!

Then, I used a 2″ X 1 1/2″ Very Vanilla paper to create a sentiment banner.  Using the brand new DETAILED TRIO PUNCH that goes with this bundle,  I rounded two corners, and punched three ornate holes on the other two corners.  It works so SLICK — this punch is a keeper for sure!  I stamped the sentiment in the middle, and then added a couple of embellishments to each.  I placed ribbon on the back of each and popped them up.

When you click on the products below, you will be taken directly to my shopping pages.  It couldn’t be easier to add your wishes to an online order.  AND be sure to add this Host Code to your order of over $50 in order to get a FREE choice of embellishments on p. 197 of the new annual catalog.  Simply place your order and then email me at marya2hanson@gmail.com with your embellishment choice!

Enjoy these DELIGHTFUL papers and bundle!  I know you will!

Mary
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Glue Dots

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Healing Hugs and Add Some Hope!

Hi again —

I hope your weekend was the best ever!  We had a Celebration Sunday at our church to honor our retiring pastor — 25 years in our congregation!  How does one begin to say thank you for all he and his wife have done for us?  Well, I made a card, and hoped I would be able to express what I wanted to say.

Healing Hugs 3 - Cross of Hope - Pearlized Doilies - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I used a card base of Coastal Cabana and then cut a panel of Whisper White 3 1/4″ wide and 5″ deep.  On that panel, I stamped one rose from the Healing Hugs stamp set in full strength Coastal Cabana.  Just look at this gorgeous stamp set, and its unique rose and leaf.  These sets are called “DISTINKTIVE” because of its photorealistic effect.

Healing Hugs stamp set

On a scratch sheet of paper, I stamped another rose and fussy cut it out to use as a mask.  I then covered the rose I stamped with the ‘scratch paper rose’  and stamped two roses in Pool Party around and over the ‘masked’ rose.  This gives the illusion that one rose is in back of the other.  I stamped some leaves in Lemon Lime Twist, and then some background pattern from the stamp set on both the white and the Coastal Cabana paper to add a little interest and texture.

Healing Hugs Close Up - Cross of Hope - Up North Stampin' - Mary Hanson

Special meaning for the sentiment:  Our church name is HOPE Lutheran, so I stamped the sentiment “Hold on to Hope” to with a double meaning in mind.  Behind the banner sentiment, I added a half of a pearlized doily and a strip of Wood Textures Designer Series paper.  And done!

Below is a list of supplies I used to make this project.  Simply click on any product, and you’ll be shopping with me!  Two beautiful stamp sets!

Don’t forget to add this Host Code to your order of over $50, and you’ll receive a FREE embellishment of your choice from p. 197 of the new Annual Catalog.  Simply place your order and email me at marya2hanson@gmail.com to let me know your choice!  The offer is good through June 29!  Host Code:  QECNQGTF

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Glue Dots

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