Friday, May 19, 2017


On this Stampin' Up! Artisan blog hop we have a mix of Cool Treats and Happy Celebrations for you.  You have probably just arrived from Miriam van Eyden and the beautiful inspiration she gives us each hop.  If you are just starting here, hit the "Next" button at the end of this post to continue on the hop.

I chose to use the Happy Celebrations stamp set and Celebrations Duo Textured Embossing Folders for my projects.  This stamp set has a great mix of painterly images, large fonts and works beautifully with the font matching embossing folders.

I have also used some of the items from the Cupcakes and Carousels Embellishment kit to embellish each of the three cards.

Crumb Cake and Pool Party are a match made in heaven on this first card.  I was also trying to catch up on birthday cards - you can never have too many of those!

And while I didn't use the Cool Treats stamp set for this hop, I did use the Tasty Treats DSP as inspiration for my colour schemes.  I am slowly, slowly learning to chop and use my DSP instead of just admiring it in it's packet!

I went all geometrical for my second card.  I love the fun colours and play of shapes over the large "happy" sentiment.  I have used Pool Party again and teamed it with Watermelon Wonder as a last hoorah before that colour leaves us at the end of the month!

My last card was a mash of the first two - DSP and plenty of shapes!  I love how the debossed sentiments stand out beneath all my stamping.  It is a fun alternative to adding sentiment banners for a change.

I am delighted that the Happy Celebrations stamp set and Celebrations Duo Textured Embossing Folders are carrying through to the new 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! catalogue.  I have a lot more playing to do with them yet!

Next on the blog tour is my good friend Rochelle Blok.

Paula Dobson - You are here!

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  1. Great cards dear Paula.
    Warm greetings from Germany

  2. Love all three of you cards. They all have a differnt feel and look but are all fabulous! Thanks for sharing your awesome creations! Rochelle xo PS HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

  3. BERNATH cigale.nathalie@wanadoo.frMay 19, 2017 at 6:56 PM


  4. All great cards! Love the colors, too. I especially love the triangles--must be the love of geometry in me coming out.

  5. Awesome cards Paula! I love all the different elements and repetitiveness!

  6. These are wonderful cards...Thanks for sharing!


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