Friday, January 5, 2018

CREATING KINDNESS BLOG HOP - CELEBRATE!


Happy 2018 to you all!!  I hope everyone spent a relaxing Christmas and New Year with their loved ones and recharged those batteries ready for 2018!

I can't think of a better way to start a new year than with a brand new blog hop.  I was delighted and honoured to be invited to join the amazing team of Creating Kindness, a monthly blog hop featuring a new theme each month.  I get to hop with some of my very favourite Stampin' Up! designers!

The Creating Kindness theme for January is "Celebrate" and the team, along with this month's special guest Sara Levin, have projects sure to inspire you!  A new year is always something to celebrate in my books, and while my project can certainly be used for that occasion, I have made this project for someone special, who regularly does things for others with no expectation of anything in return and deserves to be celebrated everyday.


My project features so many new goodies!  For my card and tag I have used the new Sale-a-bration (SAB) stamp set, Amazing You, which is FREE with a qualifying order of $110 until the end of March 2018!


I have heat embossed the sunbursts with white emboss powder on Shimmery White card, before sprinkling with Brusho Crystal Color over each sunburst.  Then I gave the card front a really good spritz of water to activate the ink crystals!  They literally explode on the card!  Its like magic and just makes my heart sing!


Another new SAB product I used on this project is the beautiful Celebrate You Thinlit Dies to create my sentiment banner.  They work perfectly together with this stamp set.  Stampin' Up! have introduced a second level of spend in this years SAB selection and these thinlits are in this level.  Spend $220 and you can select these thinlits for FREE!


My card wouldn't be complete without a gift to go with it and what better way to celebrate someone special than with a wee bottle of bubbles, right?  Keeping the same art theme, I created a Color Burst tag.  I fussy cut around my stamped, heat embossed sentiment before popping it up with dimensionals.  I have noticed a big trend lately in fussy cutting sentiments and just had to try it for myself!

Thank you so much for visiting as I design my first project for the Creating Kindness team!  Now it is time to head over to Carolynn Sander at Care Bear Stamps in Canada!




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16 comments:

  1. Just amazing Paula! Totally loving your Brusho creation. We are celebrating you being on the Creating Kindness Design Team! xxx Cheryll

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    1. Thanks so much Cheryll, I am honoured to be on the team!

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  2. Wow! Your card and tag are just amazing! I love the background you’ve done with the white embossed fireworks. That’s a really wonderful gift to receive. xx

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    1. Thanks Sacha. It was a fun project to design x

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  3. Such a great idea using the sunshine stamp to make fireworks! Love your bright, beautiful projects! xx

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    1. So much potential in that one set Jessie. I love it ♥ Thanks for visiting x

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  4. wow, that technique turned out absolutely beautifully, just amazing!.

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    1. Awww, thanks Sandi! That means a lot coming from you xx

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  5. Wowza Paula! Your card is gorgeous inside and out but your tag makes my heart go pitter-patter! I love the colors and especially the fussy cut background for your sentiment! So glad to have you As part of the Creating Kindness team!
    Maria

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    1. That sentiment, right? Who knew fussy cutting a sentiment, of all things, could look so good?! SO happy to be on this DT with you Maria ♥

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  6. Wow! Just love the fireworks you've created with the inks and Brushos. I can see the whole show just by looking at your card and tag.

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    1. Haha! Thanks Sara, nothing like a good fireworks show! Lovely hopping with you x

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  7. Amazing projects Paula! Great use of the stamp and brushos.

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  8. I love visiting your blog, Paula. There is always inspiration here! Amazing project, I feel happy with your wonderful colors. Thanks for sharing your talents!

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  9. Love, love, love your colour burst card and tag Paula, they are so bright and cheery!! xo Marcy

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