Monday, February 11, 2019

Geared Up Garage - The Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop

Welcome to the February Crafty Carrot Collective blog hop! Today we are giving you a sneak peek at the Geared Up Garage Suite, our March tutorial product feature (plus a window into our creative talents)!

I love a masculine product suite! I could not resist creating a scrapbook layout! There are so many playful elements in this stamp set and framelit bundle that these layouts came together effortlessly!

Being a Stampin' Up!© demonstrator for 12 years means that I have a collection of Stampin' Up!© products and it can be very easy to loose track of what is current product and what is retired. Of course after I created these beautiful pages I realized that we do not sell 12x12 Basic Black Cardstock! Gasp! I will say that these pages would look just as amazing with Basic Grey 12x12 Cardstock ... which is available in the 12x12 Neutral Carstock Pack.

For these layouts, I paired these coordinating items. You may want to add them to your February shopping list, you will see these in the tutorials in March!

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

the magic of creating a wedding card - #GDP176

One of my co-workers is getting married this weekend coming up and I volunteered at the office to make a group card. Making a wedding card is one of my favorite things to create. 

I always use the wedding color scheme for a wedding card. The wedding invitation will tell you the colors that they have chosen, but in this case, I just sent the bride a quick text to ask her colors. They are grey, black, white and rose gold - classy and elegant!

I put on an Amazon Music acoustic love song play list on and set out to create this weekend. You can't help but to feel love and happiness when creating a wedding card. It reminds me of the day that I married Arturo and makes me so sentimental. I even found myself gazing at my wedding rings (barf, right?!).

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I created an over sized card, to fit a letter size envelope. A "typical" paper crafters card in North America is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2". This card front measures 4" x 9". This will give lots of space of everyone in our office to write a note to the bride and groom. To create this size of a card, cut Thick Whisper White cardstock to 8" x 9". Be sure to score at 4" down the center for a nice, crisp fold.

The two layers of "white" on this card are Shimmery White Cardstock. This is my fave paper to watercolor on. You will find this color falls somewhere between Whisper White and Very Vanilla. I only watercolored on the very front layer, but I wanted it to match the layer behind, so I used Shimmery White for both.

When we got married, nearly 16 years ago, we had wedding invitations that were 4" x 9"! I ordered letter size silver envelopes at the time and still have some left! This envelope coordinates perfectly with this wedding card.

 My wedding card was inspired by this weeks Global Design Project challenge #GDP176. I was inspired by the watercolor in Steffi's card and the black cardstock words with white ink. 
The talented design team at the GDP are sharing their creations, plus, our followers from around the world will be posting their projects all week long. Come visit for some serious inspiration! 
Click here to visit the Global Design Project.

Thank-you for visiting! Have a creative day!

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Are you making Valentines?

This weekend the kids and I will be starting our Valentines for their friends at school. The new Hey Love stamp set from Stampin' Up!© is perfect for them to stamp and color.

I will cut Whisper White cardstock to 3" x 4" and let them stamp and color. Nothing fancy - after all, they have over 25 each to create. 

This is my stepped up version ... for my hubby, of course! 

Are you creating Valentine's? Comment below and let me know!

Have a creative day.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

pretty printed vellum - #GDP174

If you caught my un-boxing video on Facebook or Instagram, you will know that I was surprised at the beauty of the printed vellum in the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper

This paper pack caught my attention for two reasons ... first, it has 3 sheets of each pattern, usually Stampin' Up!© paper has 2 per pattern. Second, 2 patterned sheets were printed vellum. In the image above, the top to patterns are the printed vellum. The bottom 4 are the double sided paper. 

My card layout was inspired from this weeks Global Design Project Challenge #GDP174.
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The printed velum reminds me of the beautiful flowers of Hawaii. Photography can not do it justice, you really do need to see it and touch it! I paired this paper with the Lovely Lipstick & Grapefruit Grove Foil Sheets. These foil sheets are a limited time product that is exclusively available to customer that purchase $60 CAD of Stampin' Up!© merchandise. Learn more here

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Thank-you for reading. Wishing you all fantastic last week of January! Have a creative day!

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