Remarkable blog tour icon 2016Hello again, have you had fun hopping thru the blogs of some of my extended teammates so far?

If you are starting with me, you have some fun ahead of you.

So sit down, grab a beverage, and get ready to hop with me and some talented friends!

We have a new holiday catalog starting Sept 1st and it is awesome!  As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I was able to preorder the products from the new Holiday Catalog in August and have had a wonderful time playing.

I love participating in swaps with my fellow demonstrators.  I think of one idea, make several of this same card (usually around 20ish for each swap) and then send them off to the swap hostess.  And then anxiously await the return mail where I get 20 different ideas in trade for the ones I sent off.

LOVE SWAPS!  Good thing, I am sending off the last of over 200 cards made for swaps in the morning.  eek!

So my ‘tip’ and my card this month is to save your scraps, your leftovers, and especially the leftover DSP… use these things for some NEW card designs.

scarecrow gangHere are some little fellows I had left over today… way too cute not to use, right?

Do you see the negative punched shape from my little scarecrow below the partially colored one?

It is from a companion punch to the stamp set my scarecrow is a part of.

A gingerbread man builder punch!!!

But oh, SO much more, too.

My very favorite thing so far is all the ways in which the gingerbread man punch can be used.

Oh yeah, you will see more cards with this shape, but different stamps, all so very cool.

Back to my scraps and leftovers.  I have a couple of little pieces of the new DSP I had used on swaps left and some pieces of the matching Cajun Craze cardstock.

Don’t underestimate the power of just a little piece of DSP… it not only adds a cool pattern, but it can define the color palette for your card.

Why recreate the wheel here?

Get the list of matching colors from the back of each DSP package (or from the item in the catalog or my online store), and then gather the matching colors.

inky embossing folderInstant coordination perfection… and EASY!

Another way to add some interest on these little pieces is with added texture from embossing folders.

This is a new-ish embossing folder debuting in this year’s big catalog, Petal burst.

You can add even MORE interest by adding a little ink on the embossing folder before you run it thru your Big Shot.

Just add ink.  For this one, I used the same color ink as the cardstock piece, Cajan Craze.  It just helps the embossed petals stand out even more.

Just rub the inkpad over the embossing folder.  The picture shows which side, the back of the front… lol, just look at the pic, that is easier.

Afinal scarecrow cardnd how do you like the result?

Here is the final card from my ‘leftovers’ and my sweet little scarecrow and his ‘buddy’ the crow.

Time very soon to say ‘Hello’ to Fall here in southern USA, and I can’t wait to ditch this hot summer weather!

I promise to post the original cards as soon and I receive all my swaps back.

Hate to spoil any surprises.  😉

Now on to the blog of Connie Diebler to see what she has been working

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