Friday, January 27, 2012

Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop with Stampin' Addicts!!

Hi Stamping Friends!!!  
Today's the day!!  It's the Stampin' Addicts Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop!!!  Stampin' Addicts is my favorite Stampin' Up! only online hangout.  Everyone there is super friendly and amazingly talented.  It's just a happy place to be!!

If you just started the hop... welcome!!  If you've been hopping for a while, then you just came from Kim's blog: Stitchin and Stampin' On Paper, where she featured the gorgeous stamp set, Elementary Elegance.  So pretty!  If you are not sure what is going on, or you are feeling a little lost, you can check out the Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop forum at Stampin' Addicts.  This will let you know all the blogs that are participating in the hop. and help you navigate your way around.

As always, Stampin' Up! has done a fabulous job with the Sale-A-Bration catalog this year.  Lots of great products and all for FREE!!  Today I am excited to feature the Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder found on page 16 of the SAB catalog.


Stamps:  Button Buddies, Bring on the Cake
Paper:  Real Red, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Garden Green
Accessories:  Stripes EF, Brayer, Scallop Square die, Square Lattice EF, Scallop Punch, Brights Designer Buttons, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Bakers Twine, Real Red Satin Ribbon

This technique is super simple.  You just roll the ink right onto the Stripes Embossing Folder using your brayer.  Lay your card stock on the inked side, close the folder and run it through your Big Shot and viola!!  Striped and embossed card stock!  See those fun, colorful buttons?  They are also available for FREE during Sale-A-Bration!!  You can find them on page 9 in the SAB catalog.


Stamps:  Button Buddies
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Stripes EF, Scallop Punch, Striped Grosgrain, Bakers Twine, Crystal Effects

This little basket uses the same brayer technique as I described above, but after you run your card stock through your Big Shot, you ink up the Stripes embossing folder a second time, lay your card stock on it going the opposite way as before, and run it through your Big Shot again.  Now you have gingham embossed paper!!  I made the basket using four Scallop Envelopes.  I just cut off the scallop flaps.


Stamps:  Button Buddies, Tiny Tags
Paper:  Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery
Accessories:  Stripes EF, Scallop Square die, Designer Frames EF, Tag Punch, Oval Punch, Celery Satin Ribbon, Bakers Twine

This card also uses the "gingham" technique.  I always like gingham for baby stuff.  I also used the Stripes Embossing Folder the "old fashioned" way on this card.  I used it to emboss my background paper.  Easiest technique ever!!  :)  The Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders are also available for FREE during SAB.  They are on page 13 of the catalog.


Stamps:  Artistic Etchings, You're A Gem, En Francais Background 
Paper:  Soft Suede, Basic Black, Pretty In Pink, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Stripes EF, Designer Frames EF, Neutrals Designer Buttons, Vintage Brads, Basic Pearls, Mini Clips, Crocheted Lace Trim, Striped Grosgrain, Linen Thread

This is a fun technique I read about on Jan Tink's blog.  It is really fairly easy.  You emboss your card stock with the Stripes embossing folder.  Then you ink up your background stamp.  Lay your inked BG stamp on your work surface with the rubber side facing up.  Lay your pre-embossed card stock on to the BG stamp.  Use your finger or a bone folder to press down on the parts that are touching the BG stamp, not the parts that are raised up.  Lift and you've just stamped on the stripes only!!  Cool huh?!! 

Well, that's all from me.  The next stamper on the hop is Mickey over at Paper Conversation.  She will be showing you the Language of Friendship stamp set.  I always love a stamp set that coordinates with our punches!!  

Thanks for hopping by!
Happy Stamping!


Barbara Dykhouse said...

Krystal, I love your projects! WOW! I learned so many cool things to do with the stripes embossing folder. Thanks for sharing all of these tips!

Kim said...

What great ideas for this folder Krystal. I forgot all about the gingham technique. I'm off to make a baby card!

Katherine said...

Now you've done it! I have got to get this folder - the Artistic Etchings Card is stunning! Actually all your projects are amazing!

Sharon Field / Inky A*Muse-ment said...

WOW!! Really cute projects! Loved your ideas for the stripes embossing folder, and the boxes.. WOW!

Heidi Baks said...

Love all the gingham. It's making me hungry -- is that weird? Great tip on stamping on the raised stripes!

Yapha said...

Fabulous projects! I love the inked stripes, and the basket is so clever! Thanks for the how-to on the last card -- what an amazing technique!

Vikki Jo said...

Awesome ideas for that EB Folder! Now I think I need it! Great projects!!

Mickey Roberts said...

Your projects are just lovely, Krystal! Love rolling the color into the folder, especially for the gingham box.

Debra Burgin said...

Gingham???!!! How smart are you? As always, your work is stunning and inspirational!

Vicki Burdick said...

Love all your projects but especially
that adorable gingham basket!! So gonna make me one!!!

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Really great projects hun!! I super duper love the first card! I've usually seen this done with tone on tone, wow, the red is really striking! Can't wait to get this folder. I may have read your description of the last one wrong, so forgive me if it's me that's confused, but wouldn't the part the touches the BG stamp be the raised up part?

Vicky said...

Krystal, I love the technique and especially love your clean cut fresh looking projects! TFS!!!

Betty said...

What an AWESOME collection of techniques and projects!! I am looking at that folder in a whole new light now-- thank you!! And I am even more excited than ever that I just ordered the Button Buddies stamp set after seeing your projects. (I love the "cherries" in the basket too-- CUTE!)

Tanya Boser said...

Seriously darling projects!! Love all the gingham and the details on all the cards are fabulous!

Amy said...

Great projects--love that baby card!

Add Ink and Stamp said...

Outstanding job with the embossing folder! I have never tried the gingham technique and since I love gingham, it is on my to do list!

Anonymous said...

Soooo glad I didn't miss your Blog!! Yay
Your first two projects and very last have totally got my creative juices flowing..
LOVE the cherries/buttons.. I like the way you used the embossign folder. That's a fave tecnique of mine....kimkoz

LeAnne said...

WOW!! These are terrific! I love using this folder and the inking techniques...and I learned some new stuff too! That little box is SO cute--love the crumb cake!

RhondaG - The Stampin' Bunny said...

Wow Krystal!! Wonderful work showcasing this folder!!! Beautiful variety!!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Krystal you did a great job with the folder and now made me want that set too! lol Thank you for sharing all these tips!! Stunning!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

WOW! I love these projects! SO very cool!

Missi said...

Cute, cute, cute!! I just love the way you made the gingham background! I'm going to try this out today!

Jen Timko said...

Ok, done! This just move to the top of my SAB wish list. Fantastic work, Krystal!

Twila said...

Krysta, beautiful work! OMGosh I think my favs have got to be the last tow cards though. Very pretty baby card and the last one is just a Wow!

Carmen said...

You knocked it outta the park with these!! Too cute!

Unknown said...

Love all the awesome projects!! But I fell in love with that stinkin' cute baby card!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #51 with a link back to your blog on 2-5-12. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!

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