Families First

Stampin Up, Pals Blog Hop, Demo Lynn Tague at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

Welcome to the Families First Pals Blog Hop for April 2017.  We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects that are all about our families. This is a great time of year to think about what to make for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or upcoming graduations. And, family vacations are just around the corner…how would you want to remember those special family moments? We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

The inspiration for my Families First Blog Hop project today is our amazing 27-year-old daughter. She teaches sixth grade Science in an urban middle school which has a very diverse student population. She is also finishing up her Masters Degree in Administration and will graduate in May. Therefore, a Graduation card seems fitting for today’s post.

Before we get to my Graduation card, I want to share with you how excited I am to have been chosen as a Display Stamper for Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage Local event in Minneapolis, Minnesota this past weekend. One of my favorite samples among those I created was this card using the new Lemon Lime Twist InColor cardstock along with the Beautiful You stamp set. It also features the new Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon. The new Ombre Ribbon comes in three color choices. These new products will be available June 1 in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. Take a look!

Stampin Up, CAS, All Occasion Card, Beautiful You Stamp Set, Designer Series Paper Stack, Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock and Ombre Ribbon, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

I just knew I had to recreate this card for our daughter as a Graduation card. This card reminds me of her generous and carefree spirit, along with her attitude of embracing the quote “Live, Love, Laugh” in her daily life.

For her Graduation card, today’s official project, I used the girl with the umbrella image and stamped the image by masking out the umbrella, and replaced with a fussy-cut Graduation cap. Check out the recreated version and let me know what you think? Do you think she will enjoy receiving her card?

Stampin Up, CAS, Graduation Card, Beautiful You Stamp Set, Designer Series Paper Stack, Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock and Ombre Ribbon, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

Since I was only provided with the ink and solid cardstock for three of the five new InColors to use in my display samples, I needed a way to create some type of Lemon Lime Twist Designer Series Paper for the dress. To create her Lemon Lime Twist and Black Polka-Dot dress, I took a small piece of the white with black polka-dot paper from the retiring Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper and sponged with Lemon Lime Twist ink. The good news is, the Beautiful You stamp set will be available in the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog along with this super, fantastic, new InColor – Lemon Lime Twist.

Now, don’t let the fact I used the masking technique a couple different ways on this card. It’s super simple! And, this card goes together quickly, too! The supplies used to make these cards are listed below.

Before you go, I would love for you to leave me some feedback on today’s post and projects in the comment box below. Let me know what type of cards you make most for family members this time of year. And, subscribe to my blog while you’re here by clicking on the Follow Me Now link to the right. You can also follow me on Pinterest here, Facebook here, Twitter here, or Tumbler here.

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blessings,

Lynn

Blog Hop Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  3. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  4. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  5. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  6. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  7. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  11. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  12. Susan Itell at simplestampin.com
  13. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  15. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  16. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  17. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  18. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  19. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme by Becky Retzer
  20. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  21. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  22. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  23. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  24. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  25. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps.com
  26. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  27. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  28. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  29. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  30. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards

Supplies used for today’s projects (pick and choose as needed):

    • NEW Lemon Lime Twist InColor Classic Ink Pad (144086) – Available June 1
    • NEW Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon (144234) – Available June 1
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14 Responses to Families First

  1. mkskinkare says:

    Great cards Lynn! I love both versions of your card and I’m sure your daughter will love the graduation card!

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  2. debikt says:

    I adore the graduation cap… and the Lemon Lime Twist is so refreshing! Great card, Lynn!

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  3. Awesome cards Lynn! I love that you sponged the Pop of Pink polka dot DSP to make your own Lemon Lime Twist DSP. Brilliant!

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  4. Super idea Lynn! Love this.

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  5. Beautiful graduation card… congratulations to your sweet girl!

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  6. Great idea! And I love the 2 different colors on the square behind the image!

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  7. Stephanie says:

    Great idea! Congratulations to your daughter! I make cards for my granddaughter in college to give to her friends. I also have 9 family birthdays between now and October to make cards for! I love this stamp set and am always amazed at the different ways to use it. Tfs your wonderful creativity!

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  8. Sherry says:

    Lynn your Lemon Lime Beautiful You card is very pretty; but I would like to ask for a little more information about the technique for this card. Specifically about the masking technique, and also did you fussy cut the dress and layer it. The card is gorgeous and I am looking forward to being able to place our preorder. Thanks, Sherry

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  9. Sherry says:

    Lynn, I apologize for having ot do a second post, but I also intended to ask how you added the graduation cap? Again the card is just lovely! Thanks, Sherry

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    • Hi Sherry, thanks for your feedback. I am happy you enjoyed this card. I love the new Lemon Lime Twist InColor and the black, white and lemon lime twist was used for this card in celebration of the rumors we were hearing about the April Paper Pumpkin kit. With regard to masking, I used a post-it note to cover the umbrella on the stamp, inked up the stamp, removed the post-it and then stamped the image on whisper white. For the dress, I stamped on my patterned paper after sponging it with lemon lime twist and then fussy cut it and adhered it over the original stamped image on the whisper white. For the graduation cap, I just cut a tall half circle about the width of the girl’s head, then cut a separate tight diamond shape and used a glue dot to adhere the diamond shape onto the half circle cap then adhered to original stamped image where head should be…I actually only cut each piece once, so I must have a pair of magic snips! The cap is really not too difficult to fussy cut. Just cut as two separate pieces, which makes it appear more realistic. Let me know if you have further questions. Good luck making your own. Would love to see it!

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  10. Jenny says:

    I love the change you made with this card – are you able to share details of how you did the graduation cap? THANKS – love the colors!

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    • Hi Jenny, great to hear from you. In regards to the graduation cap, I just cut a tall half circle about the width of the girl’s head, then cut a separate tight diamond shape and used a glue dot to adhere the diamond shape onto the half circle cap then adhered to original stamped image where head should be. The cap is really not too difficult to fussy cut. Just cut as two separate pieces. Love to see your finished product, if you give this a try. Thanks!

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