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Awow Blog Hop – CASE a Team Member – Tag!

This month the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop team are CASEing a team member. What does it mean to CASE? There are a couple of variations that are around in the cardmaking world. Copy and Share Everything or Copy and Selectively Edit. CASEing can be a direct copy of a project or you can take the idea and change it up to your style. It provides inspiration and ideas and can be handy if you’re really stuck in a rut with creativity.

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For me, this is a favourite challenge we do each year with our AWOW team. Our team is made up of such talented members and I love that there is so much inspiration we can gain and much to be learned from each other. It was very exciting watching Angie Mckenzie,who is our leader, do her Facebook Live. There’s always much anticipation each year as to what twist and spin Angie has up her sleeve and of course, who she is going to pair you up with. There’s a lot of planning and thoughtfulness which goes into this.

What I love about our AWOW CASE a team member hops is that Angie encourages us to get to know each other. This is not just another ‘hop’. We form friendships and bonds and care for each other beyond the Stampin’ Up! world because we are able to take time to find out more about the person behind the stamping.

I was paired up with Sharon Burkert from As the Ink Dries. Through the magic of Zoom, Sharon and I were able to find a decent time that worked between Chicago and Melbourne and catch up. We chatted for an hour, learning about each other and it was so good to actually see each other LIVE! This was so exciting for me and I loved this experience. So after chatting about craft rooms, stamping, family and other things we set on the task at hand.

THE BRIEF

  • CASE a team member – We could pick any team member but we couldn’t let the rest of the team know. Top secret!
  • TAG – It’s a collaboration tag team. Our projects had to coordinate with each other in some way
  • MUST HAVE – We had to have ONE colour in common

So how did we go? Sharon suggested we CASE Angie McKenzie from Nature’s Inkspirations and of course I thought this was such a brilliant idea. Angie is the brains behind this blog hop and puts in so much effort each month to ensure all the admin side is organised. It’s hard work keeping a bunch of women under control! She comes up with these amazing themes to keep us inspired and creating and she does all this with grace and kindness. To top it all off she is such a beautiful lady and a special friend.

So, for the Tag part we used a layout from one of Angie’s gorgeous cards. Click here to see how Angie created her card.

Sharon and I both love Lemon Lolly and chose that as our common colour to feature. I can’t wait to see what Sharon has created with this layout.

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I flipped Angie’s layout to work with a landscape card as I really wanted to use the Rays of Light stamp set. That’s the beauty of CASEing. You can take inspiration and make it your own. I cut down this panel to fit the die cut Radiating Stitches Rectangle which I blended with Lemon Lolly ink. I trimmed the card base on the 14.8 cm side about 1 cm to have an even edge around the frame.

On the circle I heat embossed a white sentiment which was the focal point of the card. I added a cloud border to depict Angie’s notebook edge and replaced the linen thread with gold trim.

As much as I love the Gorgeously Made bundle which Angie has used on her card I tried to be different and chose the Cheerful Daisies bundle as I know Angie loves her some daisies (check out our blog hop header). These were heat embossed in white on Basic White Cardstock then coloured with Bubble Bath and Moody Mauve Stampin’ Blends.

Next on our hop is the talented Cheryll Miller who will have something amazing to share with you. I hope you will be inspired as you hop through with us and take a look at everyone’s creations. Please leave a comment as you go through as we love hearing from you and perhaps you will CASE one of our designs.. I’m excited to find out who everyone is CASEing!

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Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin Kit – Limited Time Release

One of Stampin’ Up!’s goals is to surprise and delight you with fun, new creative experiences. Shelli Gardner, board chair and cofounder of Stampin’ Up!, has partnered with Paper Pumpkin to create a limited edition, nature-focused kit. Shelli collaborated with concept artists and designers to develop the kit to give us a papercrafting experience inspired by Shelli herself.

To be able to access Paper Pumpkin is something I know many of us have been wanting for a long time and have drooled each time we look at our North American friends open their kits. Paper Pumpkin kits are so good and finally we get to try it out in Australia and what a beautiful kit that we get to try out. 

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What is Paper Pumpkin?

  • Paper Pumpkin is a monthly papercrafting kit offered by Stampin’ Up! that is currently only available in the United States and parts of Canada.
  • Because the Hugs from Shelli kit is so special, it has been made available globally so everyone has the chance to experience it. 
  • Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin kit will be available from 15th May – while supplies last. 

The look and feel of this kit is all Shelli. It’s elegant and feminine, and so full of natural details that you’ll probably just want to take a walk, breathe in the fresh air, and then go home and stamp every card in the kit. Shelli describes the kit as ‘A touch of earthy and elegant spring with lots of layers and texture.’ Shelli collaborated with concept artists and designers to develop the kit, giving them a papercrafting experience inspired by Shelli herself.

And how gorgeous is that floral box?

 

Important Kit Details

Part of what makes a Paper Pumpkin kit special is that projects inside the box aren’t revealed ahead of time. This is to give the subscriber a sense of excitement when they receive their kit in the mail each month. You will get a peek at one of the projects but the rest of the fun stuff in that pretty box remains top secret until it gets in your hands!

Card using Paper Pumpkin Hugs from Shelli

 

What is Included in the Kit?

  • An exclusive stamp set not available anywhere else
  • One Classic Stampin’ Spot® from our Classic ink collection
  • Paper and crafting materials to create 12 cards (3 cards of 4 unique designs)
  • 12 exclusive, coordinating envelopes
  • Adhesives and embellishments for all 12 cards

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colours are Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla

And remember, everything in the Hugs from Shelli kit is pre-cut and ready to go. 

Priced at $37 this is great value for a stamp set, stamp spot and all the supplies to make 12 cards. That works out to around $3 a card.

**You will need Clear Block D (Item 118485) in order to stamp the projects. 

Although orders for the Hugs from Shelli open on 15th May, you can contact me now to place your order so I can put the order through on the 15th. Order one … order a few… these would make great gift items.  My instinct tells me this will me extremely popular as anything created by Shelli is going to be beautiful.