Monday, June 3, 2019

TABH Challenge 27

Welcome to the Three Amigos Blog Hop. We are three friends with a love for stamping and paper crafting, and would like to share our creative ideas with you on the 3rd of each month. There are only three stops on this hop, so it will only take a few minutes to hop through. When you finish hopping, be sure to check out the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge!

Our June challenge is anything with wings. The Wild & Punny stamp set has the cutest little animals with coordinating sentiments. I couldn't resist using the flamingo with a cluster of balloons.



I used ShinHan Touch Twin markers to color in the flamingo. The balloons are from the Party Balloons stamp set. After stamping the outlines and solid colors, I heat embossed the designs with silver embossing powder.


Each balloon has a silver string leading to the bow near the flamingo's foot. I wanted it to look like he's holding them. I used the Splash of Color (retired) stamp set to help ground the images.


The "punny" sentiment on the inside was the inspiration for using the balloons with the flamingo.



Thanks for hopping by today! Hop over to Lisa's Blog and Donna's Blog to see what they created for you. Be sure to head over to Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenges to play along for a small prize.



Supplies used:
D1733 Splash of Color (retired)
ShinHan Touch Twin Marker Coral Pink R16

Friday, May 3, 2019

TABH Challenge 26

Welcome to the Three Amigos Blog Hop. We are three friends with a love for stamping and paper crafting, and would like to share our creative ideas with you on the 3rd of each month. There are only three stops on this hop, so it will only take a few minutes to hop through. When you finish hopping, be sure to check out the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge!

Our May challenge is anything with a food or drink theme. This challenge was the perfect opportunity to pull out the new My Cup of Tea Stamp + Thin Cuts. I pulled in a couple papers from the Craft On and Mix-In paper packs and new sequins to make a shaker card.



The teacup and sentiment are stamped with Charcoal Ink and embossed with clear powder to create the backdrop for the shaker window. I use the coordinating Thin Cut for the window and added Rose Gold Sequins for shaker elements.



Fussy cut flowers and a mix of Rose Gold and Crafty Sequins finish off the front of the card.



I added a couple strips of the patterned paper, another fussy cut flower, and a few sequins to finish the inside.

Thanks for hopping by today! Hop over to Lisa's Blog and Donna's Blog to see what they created for you. We have a special guest designer at Three Amigos too. Check out the creative project Karen Leach shared with us too! Be sure to head over to Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenges to play along for a small prize. Check out the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop and the Double Trouble challenges while you're there too!


 We hope you play along!



Wednesday, April 3, 2019

TABH Challenge 25

Welcome to the Three Amigos Blog Hop. We are three friends with a love for stamping and paper crafting, and would like to share our creative ideas with you on the 3rd of each month. There are only three stops on this hop, so it will only take a few minutes to hop through. When you finish hopping, be sure to check out the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge!

It's time to celebrate all things SPRING at Three Amigos! Winter still wants to taunt us with chilly temps here in MI, so I can use a dose of spring in my studio. With the help of the beautiful April SOTM, Love So Sweet, I was able to create a sweet card for someone I love.




I am in love with that gorgeous butterfly! In fact, I think I might make several more just to have on hand.  I attached the butterfly body to the sentiment panel, allowing the wings to bend up slightly. The vellum creates a softness and allows the background colors to peek through the wings.




I added a few sequins from the silver sequin mix and put glitter drops in the center of each flower for some sparkle. The sentiment is clear embossed over pewter ink.




I kept the inside fairly simple, leaving plenty of space to write a message.


Thanks for hopping by today! Hop over to Lisa's Blog and Donna's Blog to see what they created for you, then over to the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge. We hope you play along!

Sunday, March 3, 2019

TABH Challenge 24

Welcome to the Three Amigos Blog Hop. We are three friends with a love for stamping and paper crafting, and would like to share our creative ideas with you on the 3rd of each month. There are only three stops on this hop, so it will only take a few minutes to hop through. When you finish hopping, be sure to check out the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge!

We have a rainbow challenge going on at Three Amigos this month. I pulled out my rainbow of ink colors (Blossom, Smoothie, Saffron, Lagoon, Carolina, Pansy), a stencil, and texture paste to make a quick card.



The texture paste gives the leaves dimension on the card. I purposefully spread the paste unevenly toward the outer leaves to add even more texture and interest. The ink colors were sponged on through the stencil after the paste dried. I added sparkle with the clear shimmer brush. The camera doesn't do the shimmer justice! I used the new Stitched Rectangle Frames Thin Cuts to cut the card front, and popped up the center portion with foam tape.


I tried several different stamp sentiments before settling on a die cut. To make the sentiment stand out against the busy background, I covered it with Liquid Glass and placed a die cut vellum circle behind it. Since the sentiment covered up the center of my leafy medallion where the Pansy Ink was sponged, I added a piece of Thistle ribbon from the retired Whimsy Ribbon Pack.


Thanks for hopping by today! Hop over to Lisa's Blog and Donna's Blog to see what they created for you, then over to the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge. We hope you play along!

Supplies Used:

Sunday, February 3, 2019

TABH Challenge 23

Welcome to the Three Amigos Blog Hop. We are three friends with a love for stamping and paper crafting, and would like to share our creative ideas with you on the 3rd of each month. There are only three stops on this hop, so it will only take a few minutes to hop through. When you finish hopping, be sure to check out the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge!

We have an Inspiration Photo Challenge for you this month. I received an email from Pier1 at the beginning of the year and fell in love with the colors and patterns in this photo.



See what I mean?!? I love the pillow design and the touches of gold, so I added those elements to my layout. (I apologize for the coloring in the photo. The gold in the "Love" title reflected color onto the background. I didn't notice until I uploaded the photo to edit.)


I pulled out several retired products from my stash to use along with a few current products. The three main colors are Sapphire, Glacier, and Sorbet. Have you figured out how I created my flowers and leaves yet?


The flowers are die cut from a combination of a stitched scallop edge die and a stitched oval die. I cut the scallop first, then positioned the oval to turn it into a flower. The leaves use the Stitched Quilted Shapes Thin Cuts. I added a stitched look to the stems with one of the Stitched Border Thin Cuts.


Some of the dies only pierce the stitch marks (the images without grey shadowing in the photo above). I used the die with the three loops toward the bottom of the photo and fussy cut the center loop for the leaves. This was a great way to use up scraps!

Thanks for hopping by today! Hop over to Lisa's Blog and Donna's Blog to see what they created for you, then over to the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge. We hope you play along!

Supplies Used:
Z2864 Sorbet Ink Pad (going soon)
Retired Products:
D1646 Finding The Words
D1702 Capture This
Z3217 Whimsy Paper Fundamentals (I used sorbet)
White Daisy Textured Cardstock
X7216C Hello Lovely Compliments
4275 My Legacy Writer Set

Thursday, January 3, 2019

TABH Challenge 22

Happy New Year! Welcome to the Three Amigos Blog Hop. We are three friends with a love for stamping and paper crafting, and would like to share our creative ideas with you on the 3rd of each month. There are only three stops on this hop, so it will only take a few minutes to hop through. When you finish hopping, be sure to check out the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge!


We have a fun challenge this month...Shaped Cards! My yummy card was created using a large cupcake die and scraps from the Something Fierce paper collection in the new Seasonal Expressions Idea Book. I cut the card base from Ballerina Cardstock, then built the cupcake on top. The cherry hides the card fold.


I grabbed an old scrap of textured white daisy cardstock to cut the icing and backed the sprinkles with colorful scraps from the Something Fierce Paper Packet. If you look closely, you can see some of the patterns peeking through. I added Liquid Glass to each sprinkle to give it some shine. The cherry is adorned with a small Silver Embellishing Thread bow and a Sugarplum Glitter Gem. The cupcake wrapper is cut from the light side of Mink Cardstock and stamped with Mink Ink using an image from the Years of Sweetness Stamp set to create a subtle design. I backed the wrapper with the dark side of the Mink Cardstock and added a touch of sparkle with the Clear Shimmer Brush.


I lined the inside of the card and stamped the sentiment with Raspberry Ink.


Thanks for hopping by today! Hop over to Lisa's Blog and Donna's Blog to see what they created for you, then over to the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge. We hope you play along!

Supplies Used:
White Daisy Textured Cardstock (Retired)
Sizzix Framelits Cupcake Fold-Its Die

Monday, December 3, 2018

Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge #21


Welcome to the Three Amigos Blog Hop. We are three friends with a love for stamping and scrapping, and would like to share our creative ideas with you on the 3rd of each month. There are only three stops on this hop, so it will only take a few minutes to hop through. When you finish hopping, be sure to check out the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge!





This month, our challenge is Christmas/Winter/Holiday!  I pulled out my 'Tis The Season Paper Pack and put together a few treat boxes and ornaments.


My score board and bone folder definitely got a workout for these adorable gifties! I can't decide which one I like best. They were all fun to make! 


This little box was created using my envelope punch board. I started with a square piece of paper, punched and scored, folded into a box, and embellished. Easy peasy!


This ornament looks complicated, but it went together in no time flat. The top opens up so treats can be tucked inside. I embossed the sentiment on the tag and added a gold snowflake charm to play along with the Double Trouble Challenges this month.


How adorable is this triangle treat box?! I colored our White Ribbon using a Sponge Dauber and Candy Apple Ink Pad. Tuck a small surprise inside and you have an adorable stocking stuffer!


I was playing around with the dahlia fold for an interactive card idea I had for November, but life got in the way, and the card didn't come together. I made this cute tag/ornament out of it instead.

Thanks for hopping by today! Hop over to Lisa's Blog and Donna's Blog to see what they created for you, then over to the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge.

We are collaborating with Double Trouble Challenges this month!  If you link to both challenges (Three Amigos and Double Trouble), you get an extra chance to win at their challenge.



We hope you play along!

Supplies used:
Retired CTMH Products: Score Board, Gold Snowflakes Base and Bling Charms, Pearl
Other: Envelope Punch Board