Frosted Medallions, Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

Thursday, December 1, 2016

New Years Card, Frosted Medallions, Fancy Frost Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my blog and for hopping along with my Artisan friends and I this year! We only have one more blog hop as a team after today. Where has the year gone?!!

This week I've decided to take a break from Christmas card making and share a New Years project with you. This design features the Frosted Medallions stamp set - great name right?!

Do you like the two tone effect on the medallion? To achieve this I've coloured the stamp in sweet sugarplum and dapper denim with sponge daubers before stamping on whisper white card.

Now let's go visit the talented Jessica Williams to see what she's created this week!


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Frosted Medallions
Inks: VersaMark, Sweet Sugar Plum, Dapper Denim, Rich Razzleberry
Papers: Whisper White, Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper, Dapper Denim
Accessories/Tools: White embossing powder, Heat Tool, Sponge Daubers, Tags & Labels Framelits, Silver Metallic Thread, Glitter Ribbon Combo Pack, Fancy Frost Sequins


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Introducing the Crafty Carrot Collective

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

To all the lovely people who shop for their Stampin' Up! supplies with me - thank you! You truly do spoil me with your business.  And I'm so grateful that I want to spoil you in return!  That's why I'm thrilled to tell you about a brand new, interactive customer rewards program that I'm working on with a handful of talented international friends.  We call it the Crafty Carrot Collective.



The program works like this:
Want to learn more?  To celebrate our launch, we are inviting everyone to join us for a whole month's access to FREE tutorials, live classes, challenges, and crafty fun this January 2017!  Be sure to follow us on social media to catch all the excitement (links below).  But before you run off to do just that, I've got a quick card project to share with you!

Happy Christmas Cards
I'm busily putting together a stash of Christmas cards to send out.  I'm a little behind and needed a bunch more cards to cover everyone on the list.  Designer series papers, like this pattern from the This Christmas Specialty pack, are a great tool for quick, detailed, pretty backgrounds.  I've heat embossed the Oh, What Fun "Happy Christmas" sentiment in white on watercolour paper squares cut with the Stitched Framelits die.  Then I applied layers of Cherry Cobbler ink with an aqua painter.

Oh What Fun, This Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Christmas Card, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost, The Crafty Carrot Collection

Layers of silver ribbon, metallic silver foil doilies and some bakers twine complete the design.  It was pretty quick to put together, I made a set of 6 in about an hour.

Oh What Fun, This Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Christmas Card, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost, The Crafty Carrot Collection

Ok!  Now you can go explore more :)

Follow the button below to see what my fellow Crafty Carrot demonstrators have to share with you today!  Next in the blog line up is Krista.


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Oh, What Fun
Inks: VersaMark, Cherry Cobbler
Papers: Watercolour paper, This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Whisper White
Accessories/Tools: White embossing powder, Heat Tool, Stitched Shapes Framelits Die, Glitter Ribbon Combo Pack, Fancy Frost Sequins, White Bakers Twine, Metallic Foil Doilies


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A Toast to the Host, Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Here's to Cheers, Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies, Jar of Love, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Design Team, Gift Ideas, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

Hello friends!  Welcome back to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop! Today I'm spoiling you with not just one, but three projects!

The season of giving is just around the corner.  I thought there was no better time to start sharing some ideas for prettying up gifts.

Here's to Cheers, Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies, Jar of Love, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Design Team, Gift Ideas, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

The Here's to Cheers stamp set and coordinating Cheerful Tags bundle are great for creative packaging, like this wine bottle gift tag, for instance.

Here's to Cheers, Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies, Jar of Love, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Design Team, Gift Ideas, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

All kinds of summer celebrations are popular here in Australia at this time of year.  I've gone with a colour scheme of copper, sahara sand and blushing bride in this project set.  I wanted to show how the products, whilst a perfect choice for festive celebrations, might suit other occasions like weddings too.

Here's to Cheers, Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies, Jar of Love, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Design Team, Gift Ideas, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

Peek-a-boo, don't you just love bringing an element of the inside of a card to the front?

Here's to Cheers, Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies, Jar of Love, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Design Team, Gift Ideas, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

And now a little gift tag!  The pretty paper with the leaves is from the Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series paper (great name!!).  It comes in many patterns - all in white - which can be used as is or with a splash of colour using your choice of technique.  I've added subtle sahara sand sponging on mine.

Thanks for stopping by - please continue with the blog hop and see what Jess has for us today!


I hope you enjoy our projects - happy crafting!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Here's to Cheers, Jar of Love
Inks: VersaMark, Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Basic Black
Papers: Whisper White, Copper Foil, Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories/Tools: Copper and white embossing powder, Heat Tool, Everyday Jars Framelits Dies, Layering Circle Framelits, Blushing Bride ribbon, White bakers twine, Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape, Sponge Daubers, Petite Cafe Gift Bag.


Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

Thursday, November 10, 2016

 Stitched Shapes Framelits, Merry Mice, This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Christmas card, Stampin' Up!, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

Hello! The Artisan Design Team have a special blog hop for you today! We are celebrating the release of the new Stitched Shapes Framelits that became available this month.  Not only can you order these fabulous dies now, but there are a bunch of gorgeous complimentary stamp sets that are 25% off at the moment too!

Stitched Shapes Framelits, Merry Mice, This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Christmas card, Stampin' Up!, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

One of these sets is the very cute Merry Mice.  I've paired these adorable images with This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I like matching patterned papers with cute images for colouring because it makes colour choices so easy!

Stitched Shapes Framelits, Merry Mice, This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Christmas card, Stampin' Up!, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

For this last project, I used the sentiment from the Tin of Tags set, a little layering and some pretty papers to make this festive Christmas card.

Stitching on cards is very trendy right now.  As you can see, the stitching detail on these framelits adds an instant, easy border.  They offer these card designs a professional, quality finish that anyone can achieve!  Don't miss your chance to pick up these before November 30.  Please visit my Australian Online Stampin' Up! shop to place your order today.

Up next on the blog hop is the amazing Jessica Williams. Click the link below for more Stitched Framelits inspiration!


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Merry Mice, Tin of Tags
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, VersaMark
Papers: This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Vellum, Cooper Foil,
Accessories/Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Linen Thread, Classy Designer Buttons, Delicate White Doilies, Silver thread, Silver embossing powder, Cooper embossing powder, Heat Tool, Very Vanilla Lace Trim

Baskets of Sunflowers, Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Basket of Wishes, Sunflowers, Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

The Basket of Wishes set has four gorgeous images you can choose to fit into three different basket designs.  I was drawn to these beautiful sunflowers in particular. Today I'm sharing with you three different cards featuring this floral arrangement in each of the three different basket options.

Basket of Wishes, Sunflowers, Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

I've stamped the baskets and sunflowers on vanilla card with soft suede ink.  Then applied colour using blender pens in tones of delightful dijon, cajun craze and mint macaron. My colour choices were guided by the pretty Petals and Paisleys designer series paper patterns that feature in the background of each design.  

Basket of Wishes, Sunflowers, Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

The petite nature of the images made colouring so easy to do!  The Paisley Framelit dies created great elements for layering in conjunction with so in-colour doilies and touches of ribbon and thread.

I do hope you've enjoyed this collection of cards.  Do be sure click the link below to check out what beautiful creations the amazing Artisans have created to share with you today.


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Basket of Wishes
Inks: Soft Suede, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake,
Papers: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper, Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon
Accessories/Tools: Paisley Framelits Dies, 2015-2017 In Color Doilies, 3/8"(1cm) Ribbon Trio Pack, Linen Thread

Spooky Lollipop Wrappers with Jar of Haunts

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Lollipop Halloween Treats, Jar of Haunts, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

Halloween party preparations are well underway at our house!  These little lollipops were super easy to make, my three-year-old and I had fun putting them together.

Lollipop Halloween Treats, Jar of Haunts, Behind the scenes, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

I took a tissue, cut it into quarters and stamped these eyes from the Jar of Haunts set on with Memento ink. Then I layered it over another full tissue, securing it to the top of the lollipop with some silver thread.

Lollipop Halloween Treats, Jar of Haunts, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

I hope you've enjoyed these spooky sweets!  For more fun Halloween treat ideas visit the TGIF challenge page for their fun candy theme.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Jar of Haunts
Inks: Memento Black
Accessories/Tools: Silver string

Shooting Star, Slider Cards

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Stampin' Up!, Slider card, Shooting star, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

Today I'm excited to share with you some projects that I had published on Stampin' Up!'s very own blog this week.

What is better than getting a handmade card?  How about one with a fun interactive element to it – like a slider card.  Making these cards can be easy using Stampin' Up!'s sliding star framelits.

Whilst you could use these framelits with any stamps, I've chosen to feature the coordinating Shooting Star set and create a little galaxy inspired theme to share with you today.  I started with a panel of watercolor paper and applied a wash of tempting turquoise and elegant eggplant inks with an aqua painter.

I embellished with the Confetti Celebration set star, I also added the “It's YOUR DAY!” from this same set in eggplant.  I added a little more watercoloring to the tail of the star and some dazzling details in silver sparkle.  Then I followed this great tutorial by Stampin' Up! to put everything together.

This card was so much fun to make I decided to try one with a full circle track too.

Stampin' Up!, Slider card, Shooting star, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

This time I cut the tail off the star to help it spin more smoothly and not get caught on my layered embellishments and silver metallic thread loops in the center.

I hope you've enjoyed these fun designs and that they inspire you to give your own spinner cards a try!