Stampin' Up! 2013 Artisan Design Team Entry


Welcome to Day 7 of the 2013 Artisan Entry Blog Hop.  As you visit each blog in this blog hop, you'll see various projects from a handful of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators representing only a small portion of individuals that submitted and entered 10 different projects to Stampin' Up! for the Artisan Design Team contest.  Although we were not selected as one of the Top 20 Finalists, we are all winners in that we took the time and effort to send in our projects knowing that it is some of our best work!  

As an Artisan Design Team hopeful, each blog hop participant submitted 10 projects to Stampin' Up! for the Artisan Design Team contest consisting of the following:

  • 5 – Handmade Cards
  • 3 – Scrapbook Pages
  • 2 – 3D Projects


2013 Artisan Entry Blog Hop – Day 7


Today I'm featuring the 4th card of the five cards I created for the 2013 Artisan Design Team contest.  This card has a very difinitive vintage feeling.  I love the colors on this card combining the Basic Black with the Pool Party and Calypso Coral.

Stampin' Up! 2013 Artisan Design Team EntryThe card base is Basic Black cardstock layered with Very Vanilla cardstock.  I love the First Edition Specialty Designer Paper that is now retired.  For this card, I sponged it using Calypso Coral, Soft Suede, and More Mustard to give it an antique appearance.  On the bottom third of the same layer with the First Edition Specialty is Basic Black cardstock embossed using the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder.  To finish off these layers, I wrapped the Pool Party Baker's Twine around several times then threaded on a Vintage Faceted Designer Button and tied a bow which I further highlighted by stamping one of the circular images from the Collage Curios stamp set punched out using the 1" circular punch and layered onto a 1 1/4" scalloped circle piece of Calypso Coral cardstock.

For the next layers and elements, I created a flag using the Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper with the Tea Lace paper Doily layer next.  Then I stamped the Heartfelt image from the Layered Labels stamp set using Calypso Coral Ink and I stamped a second Heartfelt image using the Pool Party.  I hand cut the Pool Party Heartfelt to layer on top of the Calypso Coral image.

The next steps took some extra planning to get the elements placed in a fashion to fit around the Basic Black rosette.  First, I placed the rosette with the Boho Blossom punched flower and neutral brad onto the card.  Second, I tucked the Designer Builder Brad with the stamped Fleur de lis image from the Itty Bitties stamp set just under the rosette and overlapping the scalloped circle.  The final touches was to wrap the 5/8" Flower trim around the left edge of the rosette.

Stampin' Up! 2013 Artisan Design Team EntryOn the inside of the card, I place a layer of Very Vanilla cardstock with a stamped sentiment from the Loving Thoughts stamp set.  The finishing touch on the inside was adding the 1 1/4" scalloped circle in Calypso Coral layered with another stamped circle and vintage floral image from the Collage Curios stamp set.

I invite you to pin any of my creations to Pinterest and to share your thoughts or questions by leaving me a comment.  I love hearing from all my readers – word of mouth is one of the greatest forms of flattery.


Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my project for Day 7 and don't forget to come back for the next 3 days to see each project entry created for the Stampin' Up! 2013 Artisan Design Team contest.  Tomorrow, I will be featuring my last scrapbook page and if you love kitty cats you don't want to miss this one!  To view the projects created by Tina Munzke's click on the "next" button or if you wish to view Anna Black's projects click on the "back" button.  If for some reason the link is broken, a list of ALL the participants is at the end of my blog post.


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Sunny Stampin’ & Scrappin’!

Pam Staples


Project Supply List:

Ink: Soft Suede (126978); More Mustard (126964); Calypso Coral (122939); Pool Party (126982)

Card stock:  Very Vanilla (101650); Basic Black (121045); Pool Party (122924); Calypso Coral (122925)

Designer Series Paper:  This & That Epic Day (130814); First Edition Specialty (121878)

Accessories:  Paper Doilies – Tea Lace (129399); 5/8” Flower Trim – Vanilla (126869); Designer Builder Brads (129329); Brads – Neutrals (119736); Baker’s Twine – Pool Party (125574); Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (127555); Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)

Tools: Big Shot (113439); Fancy Fan Textured Embossing Folder (127751); Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003); Boho Blossoms (119858); 1” Square Punch (124094); 1” Circle Punch (119868); 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punch (127811); Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309); Sponge Daubers (102892); Paper Snips (103579); Silicone Craft Sheet (127853); Stampin’ Trimmer (126889); Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334); Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049);  Hot Glue Gun & Glue

Adhesive:  Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Sticky Strip (104294); SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Glue Dots (103683)

Stamp Set:  Layered Labels (w: 127070; c: 127072); Collage Curios (w: 129099; c: 129102); Loving Thoughts (w: 125843; c: 125845; Itty Bitties (w: 128939)


2013 Artisan Entry Blog Hop Participants

Brenda Quintana 

Joan Robertson 

Lauri Ingram  

Laura Mellinger  

Kandi Phillips 

Lisa Hensley 

Anna Black  

Pamela Staples  

Tina Munzke  

Cindy Major 

Mary Haugen