July 20, 2017

Colourful Seasons - Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

Hello friends!  Welcome to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop - you've just come from the talented Rochelle Blok in Australia, and now you're here with me, Shannon, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  I've got two cards to share with you, and then you'll be on your way to Germany to visit my friend Sylwia! 

Today we are featuring the Colourful Seasons bundle - this gorgeous set includes the Colourful Seasons stamp set and Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, and is made to coordinate with the lovely Colour Theory Designer Series Paper.  I fell head-over-heels for the beautiful, intricate maple leaf - I am Canadian, after all! - and used that as my focus for a pair of tranquil watercolour cards.

I wanted to let the leaf shine, and it certainly stands out on a white background.  The Pinewood Planks embossing folder adds something special to the background without taking away from the focal point.  And that Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon - I'm not going to lie.  I didn't like it at first, but once I had it in my hot little hands, I fell head-over-heels.  It SO PRETTY.  It's chic and vintage and soft.  Just so lovely!

I carried the leaves and ribbon over to this second card, but I wanted to add more drama - a rich Night Of Navy background does just that, with a smear of Embossing Paste to add texture.

I just love the Colourful Seasons bundle, and I really enjoyed making these cards.  Which is your favourite? 

Let's hop over to Sylwia now and see what she's created for us!  

Are you a fellow Canadian?  If you've got a Stampin' Up! wish list made, now is the time to treat yourself!  Bonus Days are here, and that means you'll receive a $6 voucher to spend in August for every $60 retail purchased in July.  Eek!  Hop on over to my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! Store to take advantage of this fabulous offer.  It's a great way to stock up on your necessities and spoil yourself with some new favourites!

And, of course, don't forget about the host code - it's your key to receiving this month's bonus!  

July Ordering Bonus:  Since I know you'll be taking advantage of Bonus Days, I'll sweeten the deal - orders of $60+ (before shipping and taxes) will receive a free package of Corrugated Elements embellishments!  Orders must be placed on my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! Store using host code WPFUYHGN, valid until July 31 at 11:59 mountain time.  

Cheers, and happy crafting! 

Shopping in Canada?  Use the links below to purchasethe products used to make these cards!  


  1. I love these colors! Very beautiful cards Shannon!

  2. You are right!! So pretty!! Love all the ribbons and all the different tones of blues!

  3. I love watercolor! Your card looks so gorgeous!

  4. Such pretty cards! I too love that gorgeous watercoloring!

  5. I love these colors that you used! Fantastic!

  6. The maple leaf was just made for Canada :-) Perfection!

  7. Holy potatoes... simple perfection!