Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Kylie Bertucci's "Aim For Alaska" Blog Hop - A Little Foxy




     Hey everyone! I hope you are all having a great day and are enjoying the blog hop so far. You are here today with Julie Kight from the United States and I am bringing you a card that I made for Kylie Betucci's "Aim For Alaska" Blog Hop. "Aim for Alaska" is a Facebook support group run by Kylie Bertucci for Stampin' Up! demonstrators around the globe that want
to increase and improve their business to earn the Stampin' Up! incentive trip. Each year Stampin' Up! offers an incentive trip for the top demonstrators to go for and earn. This year we are earning to go on an Alaskan cruise in the summer of 2018. For those that earned the incentive trip last year, they are going to Thailand this coming Summer!
     I am learning so much in this Facebook support group of demonstrators. There is such a wide range of us from all over the globe. Some of the demonstrators in the group have already earned the trip. I haven't yet, but I am not worried about it. My goal is just to improve my business right now and learn everything I can. I am learning how to blog everyday and improve my following. I am also learning how to be a better demonstrator and how to give excellent customer service. We have some amazing Top 100 Global demonstrators, like
Robyn Cardon, Michelle Last, and Patty Bennett doing Facebook Live videos and talking to us about how we can succeed with our businesses like they have. They tell us all about how they got started with Stampin' Up! and what they do to help not only their customers, but also their teams. They give us advice and great tips on how to truly run our business and not let the business run us. It is so much fun and hard work at the same time! But I am truly enjoying it and already seeing the benefits.
     So on to my card. Our theme for this Blog Hop was anything to do with Alaska whether it be, nature, animals, boats, colors, weather etc. It took me quite a bit to choose what I wanted to do but finally I settled on the fox from the stamp set Foxy Friends. I first cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 5-1/2"x 8-1/2" and folded it in half. Next, I cut a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock to 4"x 5-1/4" and embossed it using the Woodland TIEF (Textured Impressions Embossing Folder) and my Big Shot. Then, I got out my Layering Squares Framelits and die cut out a window into each piece. I made the card base a little smaller so that a bit of the Whisper White will show through
the Calypso Coral piece. I then took a piece of the 3/8" Metallic Ribbon from the Sale-a-Bration items in the Gold and wrapped it around the bottom of this piece. I taped it in the back, and I glued this whole piece down onto the card front lining up the windows.
     For the inside of the card I first started with the fox. I used the Foxy Friends stamp set and stamped out the sitting down animal onto another piece of Whisper White cardstock using Calypso Coral ink. I stamped it twice so I could use the punch and punch out the head and body separately. Next, I stamped the tail with the white tip onto the cardstock using the same ink and punched it out too. I also stamped the stump onto the Whisper White cardstock using Early Espresso and then cut it using Paper Snips. I glued the fox head and tail onto the body. I then placed several Stampin' Dimensionals onto the back of it and set it aside.
     Next, I wanted to stamp the background. I started with the larger tree from the Foxy Friends stamp set and stamped it on the right with Garden Green ink. Then, I stamped
the smaller tree from the same stamp set on the left side of the card in Old Olive. Now, I didn't want the ink from the next stamp to go onto the two trees I already stamped and change the colors so I made a couple masks. I stamped one of each tree onto a couple Post It Notes. I cut these out with my Paper Snips and placed them over the two trees I already stamped on the card base. Then I stamped my third tree in the middle using Pear Pizzazz ink. I removed the two masks and voila! You have a seamless stamped tree!
     Now to place the fox. I first put the stump down using the Mini Glue Dots so that it popped up very little. Then I put the fox down onto of the stump so it is sitting on it. Next, I stamped the little mushrooms around the bottom of the trees in Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate, and Soft Suede ink.
Then I stamped the little paw prints along the very bottom of the card using Calypso Coral ink again. The clouds in the sky I stamped using the Lift Me Up stamp set and Smoky Slate, and Soft Sky ink pads. Finally, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, Lift Me Up, onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Calypso Coral ink and die cut it with my Stitched Shapes Framelits. I then took a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock and die cut a larger oval using my Layering Ovals Framelits. I glued the sentiment onto the Pear Pizzazz piece. I pop dotted it onto the front of the card over the Gold Ribbon with Stampin' Dimensionals. And finally we are done!
     How do you like my little Foxy card? It turned out too cute, didn't it. Now time to move onto the next person on the Blog Hop. Just click on the name under mine. And don't forget to visit everyone on the Hop! Everyone has some amazing projects they have made for you to get some inspiration from. And if your are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and want more info about the "Aim for Alaska" Facebook support group, then go here.



     If you get stuck at any time just restart from any one of the blogs above. I hope you had a great time with this Blog Hop. If you want or need any of the items I used in my card, then here is my supply list. Remember also that Stampin' Up! only offers current bundles at 10% off during that catalog period. So if there is a bundle that you just can't live without then you need to get it now when it is available at the 10% discount, because if it carries over to the next Annual catalog it won't be offered as a bundle discount again. Just some FYI about bundles. Just click on any item and it will take you to my store.




Only 10 days left for Sale-a-Bration!

     That's right! Only 1 & 1/2 weeks left of Stampin' Up!'s BEST celebration of the year! Don't miss out on free product. And as the final days are ticking away, Stampin' Up! has
ITEM NUMBERDESCRIPTION
1473612016-2018 In Color 8-1/2” X 11” Cardstock
147365Party Animal Designer Series Paper
147363Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
147364Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
147362Party Animal Designer Washi Tape
147360Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
147356Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
 added 7 more items to the free Sale-a-Bration list! For every $50 (before tax & shipping) you spend, you will get to pick a free item from the Sale-a-Bration brochure. Go here to starting ordering and get your free items. Get to chose from 20 products from stamps to paper to ribbon...all FREE. But remember this, Stampin' Up! has told us that all items are now only available while supplies last. The Card Tin, #143833, and the Glimmer Paper 6x6 pack #143831, has sadly already sold out! Don't miss any more! Get your Sale-a-Bration items NOW!



     Also during Sale-a-Bration, if you decide to join my team you will receive two additional stamps sets of your choice FREE with your Starter Kit. My personal
suggestion would be to get the two most expensive stamp sets that you love this way and use your Starter Kit for ink, paper, and such. Now this only lasts until March 31st too so if you love everything Stampin' Up! and would love to receive a discount up to 25% off all your future orders then go here and click on "Join Now". Remember that the Starter Kit only costs $99 for $125 worth of your choice of product. And you get free shipping! Questions? Email me at scrapnmom@live.com.

     And one more special! Only until March 31st if you place an order for $250 (before tax & shipping) or more you will get an additional $25 in Hostess Rewards! That is $25 in FREE rewards you get to spend on anything in any current Stampin' Up! catalog.
Plus, you get 5 Sale-a-Bration items. Get orders from family and friends to up your total to get this great offer. Go here and click on "Shop Now" to place your online order. Any questions? Then please go to the same page and click on "Contact Me".

     Also, if you have placed any order with me in the past 6 months and don't have a current catalog, just let me know and I will get one in the mail for you. Also, if you place a new order with me as your demonstrator, you will receive the current catalogs in your "Welcome" package as a gift from me!

     Thank you so very much for hopping with us today! I hope you have enjoyed yourself and have received some great inspiration for your next project. Please don't forget to subscribe to my blog to get notifications when a new blog post has been posted. Have fun stamping! Hugs, Julie


18 comments:

  1. I LOVE this card!! thanks for sharing!

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  2. Super cute! Love how you've finished the inside, too xx

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  3. Soo cute, I just love foxy! the sentiment is perfect too!

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  4. You rocked this Julie!! I looked at this set as one of the ones I wanted to use for this theme. So happy you are in the Aim for Alaska training group and getting information that is helping you grow. Well done!!

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  5. Super cute Julie :) Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Awesome card Julie, I love that little fox!!

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  7. great card.. so much more then a card too!!

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  8. All of your detail on the inside of the card is just so cute, down to the footprints. It's so thoughtful and sure to make the recipient happy. Love the window and you woodland scene! Good luck earning your trip to Alaska!

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  9. What a cleve3r use of the fox set. I love your card. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. Gorgeous card Julie, it's so cute - Angela xx

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  11. Super cute card, I love the window looking out at Alaska ... very clever

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  12. That little fox is the cutest little guy! Love your card, Julie. D xox

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  13. The little fox is the cutest one :) I love the design and all details on your card. Thank you.

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