Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Share What You Love Early Release 2

#sharewhatyoulove #lovewhatyoudo #makeadifference
To all of you I wish you a very happy welcome to my blog and this fabulous
Share What You Love Blog Hop.

Today,  May 1st - 31st, customers around the world can purchase any of the three
Share What You Love Bundles.

For this hop I am showcasing the power of the Just Getting Started Bundle.
To get started all you need is stamps, ink, and paper.
With the perfect tools you can create like nobody's business.  

The Share What You Love Just Getting Started Bundle (149524) $57.00 offers:
Love What You Do Photopolymer Stamp Set
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin' Pad
Very Vanilla 8 1/2" x 11" Cardstock
Clear Block E
and A FREE gift of Very Vanilla Notecards is included with the bundle

I have created four pairs of cards using ONLY the items in the Just Getting Started Bundle, scissors, a paper trimmer, and adhesives.  With each pair of cards I stepped up the techniques.

Card Pair #1 Techniques:  Stamping off and layering images
To achieve the deep color on the "thank you" card stamp the small ovals shaped image over and over again until you get the hue you like.
Card Pair #2 Technique:  Custom designer papers
Fully cover strips of cardstock with stamped images to make unique papers and to develop layers with distinct color and texture.  Add the cut strips with adhesive.
Card Pairs #3 and #4 Techniques:  Detail cutting and direct to paper
These stepped up notecards include detail cutting, torn edges, and direct to paper inking.
What is direct to paper inking?  Just take your ink pad and swipe or blot it directly on a piece of cardstock.
Once I had my eight notecards finished I decided they combined to make a beautiful gift.  

Tip:  Cut a couple strips of Very Vanilla Cardstock to make a layered belly band to bundle the notecards into a beautiful present.
Tip 2:  Stamp and layer the floral images, but first clip the petals apart to create depth and interest.
Tip 3:  Cut a super narrow strip of Very Vanilla and, with the direct to paper technique, paint it with an Old Olive Ink Pad then soften the fibers of the paper with a bone folder and tie into a bow.
The Just Getting Started Bundle is available as a preorder for all customers this month only.  Individual products will be sold in the upcoming 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.

Emma Goddard has some gorgeous things to share with you using the Gotta Have it All Bundle.


  1. Wow! so many ideas! so clever ideas! I need to copy some of these cards!

  2. Yes! Love the belly band idea so much that I made one too. LOL. These are fab and great way to show all of these stamping techniques. Hugs.

  3. What a beautiful gift to receive. I love how you have wrapped up all the cards, what a great idea.
    I didn’t think of doing the direct to paper inking, what a fabulous idea! xx

  4. Your cards always amaze me. You have created such beauty with this bundle and I know it wasn’t the easiest to do but you nailed it! Such a lovely gift too! You always seem to rock those 😉😘

  5. As always a lot to see in your posts, hihi, love all of your cards Elizabeth! Keep them coming!