Stamping around the world


Hi there! It has been a long time since I posted here on the blog, though I have kept sharing weekly content on my facebook page Creating with Allie. The reason for this was that I was making some changes and upgrades to my blog.. It now moved to a different platform which hopefully will make things a lot better for you.. 

I gotta confess, the blog was finalized mid July, but as usual, life was just hectic with two little ones, a brand new work, and all things around the house, that kept me from really learning the new platform.. ha!, you see, in my head the change was going to be super quick and all was going to be super easy.. however as with everything in life, there is always a learning curve, and sometimes we get all frustrated when things are not getting right the first time.. has that happened to you?? probably so..

Anyway, I decided to step away and breath and try to learn more about this new platform and today with the Stamping Around the World designer team’ blog hop, I made up my mind to just jump at it and get into it.. This was the perfect excuse I needed to forget about all my frustrations and just get to it.. After all, I just upgraded to this platform right? I now need to use it!! and how am I going to get better if I don’t even give it a try? really, I always tell this to my toddler “Just try it”, and here I was doing exactly the opposite!! anyway.. here I am, teaching by example to my little ones…  😉 so here we go!!

Stamping Around the World Blog Hop!

If you are new to the Stamping Around the World Designer team, let me share with you a little bit!,  We are a team of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the globe who design tutorials to make a bundle that we offer as an incentive when you purchase with us, so if you are in the US and purchase with me $50 worth of products at my Stampin’ Up Store, you get the Tutorial bundle for FREE!!! that is 12 tutorials for FREE!!!  If you are a demonstrator and want to get the tutorial bundle you can also purchase it with me for $20.. you can see a sneak peek below of this month’s Tutorial! 🙂

With this being said, every month this team hops together to show you additional projects using the same stamp set that we used on our tutorial!, so in my case I will share with you the Dinoroar Suite!!!

Meet the Dinoroar Suite!

Learn how to make Three cute cards using the Dinoroar suite from Stampin' Up!

Are these little dinosaurs the cutest or what??? I really think so!, the minute I saw them on the new catalog I knew I wanted to get them for my little Oliver!, these are perfect for toddlers, don’t you think?

The colors were selected by going with the colors contained in the designer series paper (DSP); this one is one of the best tips for card making. Actually this is one of the reasons why I love Stampin’ Up! so much, you can literary get anything to coordinate pretty well when it comes to their products as everything is color coordinated, meaning if you see in the DSP that Old Olive is included, then you can get ink, cardstock and other embellishments on this same color! making it super easy to create cards as everything coordinates perfectly!! no more guessing if this green is the same shade of green as the one I have at home? right?? I know!! That is pretty cool!!!

Anyhow here is a close up of all the cards made, I am sure you will love recreating them, and I have also added the video where you can see step by step how to make them all!!! 🙂

Learn how to make Three cute cards using the Dinoroar suite from Stampin' Up!   Learn how to make Three cute cards using the Dinoroar suite from Stampin' Up!

Learn how to make Three cute cards using the Dinoroar suite from Stampin' Up!   Learn how to make Three cute cards using the Dinoroar suite from Stampin' Up!

 Learn how to make Three cute cards using the Dinoroar suite from Stampin' Up!   Learn how to make Three cute cards using the Dinoroar suite from Stampin' Up!

All these cards were actually made during one of my Facebook lives, where I typically show you how to make three cards using a specific product or technique, or sketch, and lately I have been sharing some of my designing tips to make card making go even easier, since a lot of the times I get questions around how do I come up with designs or how do I keep bringing ideas.. If you have time, come join me next Thursday on my Facebook page Creating with Allie at 7pm CST where you can see the next show and ask any question you might have regarding card making. I’ll be more than happy to see there! 🙂

As promised here is the video tutorial on how to make these cute cards! I go over measurements and products on this video. if you have any question that might not be answered on this tutorial, please do not hesitate in letting me know! leave me a comment below and I will get back to you. 

If you are interested in getting any of the products used today, click on the pictures below where I have all the links where you can purchase them, and if you order $50 you will get the Tutorial bundle for FREE!! so scroll down to the end of this post to see all the products used in these cards!! 

Also do not forget to visit the rest of the team participating in this blog hop! I am sure you will enjoy going thru all the blogs and getting inspiration from this talented group! so grab a cup of coffee and enjoy! 

Use the arrow below to go to the PREVIOUS or NEXT blog, or you can click directly on the link from the roll call list to a specific one you want to visit. You are at Alejandra Gomez – Creating with Allie 

   

Roll Call List

Stefanie Pletscher (The Crafty Medic)

Sue Allen (Simply Craft)

Linda (Stampin by the Beach)

JoAnne (Luv 2 Create)

Alicia Yap (Paper Munchkin)

Amanda Gillmore (She Creates: By The Sea Shore)

Margriet Siekman (Creatief met Marsie)

Jenny Hayward (A Stamping Journey)

Alejandra Gomez (Creating with Allie)

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Stamping Around the World Blog Hop

 

 
Hi there! I hope you are having a great day! Today the Stamping Around the World team is doing and blog hop, and I am sharing THREE cards using the stamp set that I featured on the tutorial bundle for March, which is the So Hoppy Together!! 
 
If you haven’t heard the news, I have partnered with an amazing team of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world to bring you a Tutorial bundle that you can get for FREE (yes you heard it right! FREE) when you place a $50 order with me!! Believe me these ladies do fantastic job on the tutorials!! I am absolutely sure that you will enjoy getting these tutorials month after month!! if you want to learn more about this tutorial bundle you can read more about this ordering incentive here
 
Here is a sneak peek of the projects included on the March Tutorial!
 
The So Hoppy Together is a cute stamp set that you can get FREE with a $50 order! as this is one of the stamp sets available during Sale-A-Bration. This stamp set features some cute little frogs that are perfect for coloring using the Stampin’ blends or watercolor pencils or aqua painters.. As you can imagine I went with the Stampin’ Blends that more and more have become my favorite way to color stamped images as it is super easy to color. I love these alcohol markers as you don’t see the strokes you make as you color and you can do some blending with the colors, so your projects look so professional with little effort! (win-win right?)
 
For these cards I used the Tropical Escape designer series paper (DSP), and I actually used this pack for color inspiration. I can tell you that this is one of my favorite tips when it comes to designing cards! Using the color combinations from the sheets on the designer series paper! Believe me, use this tip and you will see how the rest is so easy with Stampin’ Up! products as everything color coordinate, so the design process goes really smooth!
 
Usually I start with the color combination, then I will take the same colors for the cardstock, so in this case, I pulled out the shaded spruce, blushing bride, and Granny Apple Green and Whisper White as a neutral color. Since this sheet in particular had more of the Granny Apple Green I decided to use that one as my card base, but I could have used any of the other colors on this sheet.
 
Check out the video tutorial showing you how to make a three cute card very easy!! You‘ll love how quick and easy these are to make! www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards
 
I did die cut some elements with the other colors as you can see, to pop up the colors on the DSP, so you can see a little flower on Blushing Bride and the leave on Shaded Spruce.
 
The little frog was stamped and die cut as well, and it was colored with the Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends, you can see that everything color coordinate perfectly.
Because I am coloring with alcohol markers it is important to note that you need to stamp your image with memento ink pad as this is a die base ink pad so this work perfectly when coloring with alcohol markers, PLEASE DO NOT use Stazon as this is alcohol based ink pad, so when you color using Stampin’ Blends it will pick up the black of the stamped images and it will mud your coloring! 
 
 Note that I did add some cheeks with the light color of the Flirty Flamingo. I really think that this makes the critters look even cuter, Don’t you agree?? and finally I went ahead and added googling eyes!! Is this not the cutest frog???!!! 
 
Below is a close up of this card. BTW did you see that I added Wink of Stella to the flower and some spots of the frog? this little trick highlight some areas of your card! This is another quick tip to add a little something-something!! this doesn’t add any bulkiness to the card and it makes it look shinning and stunning!!! give it a try and you will fall in love with the results! Let me tell you this dandy super cool tool makes wonders on your card!!!  
 
Check out the video tutorial showing you how to make a three cute card very easy!! You‘ll love how quick and easy these are to make! www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards
 
Here is the second card with this stamp set! this is as well very simple to make and as mentioned before I went with the color combination from the sheets on this DSP, in this case I focused on the clean look from the whisper white DSP with basic black lines and I used the Shaded Spruce and Granny Apple Green to add color to this card.
 
Check out the video tutorial showing you how to make a three cute card very easy!! You‘ll love how quick and easy these are to make! www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards
 
For this card as you can see I did a technique with the little frog!!! I colored with Shaded Spruce, but then I went back with the color lifter and added spots with this marker!! and this cool super easy technique gave this frog some texture! 
 
Below is the close up picture of this card! Did you notice those glitter enamel dots?? they color coordinate perfectly as well as these are in Granny Apple Green! I cannot get tired to repeat that I love how everything color coordinate perfectly and this is one of the most important features that you would love from Stampin’ Up! products!! It really makes it super easy to design cards or any paper craft project for that matter.  Just pick the colors and bring out the embellishments in the same colors and you will see that this will also help with the flow of ideas on how to make a card.
 
Check out the video tutorial showing you how to make a three cute card very easy!! You‘ll love how quick and easy these are to make! www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards
 
Finally this is the third card using the Hoppy Together stamp set! same as the previous two cards, I used the Tropical Escape DSP as inspiration for the color combos! so again, see how easy it is to come up with cards using this method of using the color combinations from the paper packs. 
 
Check out the video tutorial showing you how to make a three cute card very easy!! You‘ll love how quick and easy these are to make! www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards
 
For this card I used the Shaded Spruce as the card base and I enhanced this card using the Blushing Bride for the banners and then the Granny Apple Green for the scallop circle under the whisper white die cut circle. 
 
The little frog was colored exactly as the one in the first card, however I did not use goggling eyes as it would cover the lenses, but I added Wink of Stella to the glasses! Below a close up of this card. 
 
Check out the video tutorial showing you how to make a three cute card very easy!! You‘ll love how quick and easy these are to make! www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards
  
Watch the video tutorial below, where I go over measurements, tips and tricks on how to make these cards. You will see that these cards are so easy to duplicate!! 
 

 

 
Please don’t forget to stop by the other blogs from the amazing team, I am sure these blogs will inspire you so much that you would want to go running to your craft room and start playing with your stamps! Below is the full line up (YOU are at Alejandra Gomez – Creating with Allie) as well as the buttons for the next and previous blogs if you want to go that route. 
 
  
 
 
 
Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy Stamping! 
 
 

If you like the project shown today, below is the supply list for all the items I used to make it. You can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! There is also information regarding the card classes To-Go that I have available for you! 

 
Thank you so much for your business, I truly appreciate your support; Also don’t forget about the NEW ordering incentive this year!!
  
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Stamping Around the World Blog hop – February 2019

 

Hello Friends, it’s time for the second blog hop with the amazing Stamping Around the World Team!! All the ladies from this team have done fantastic work on the tutorials for February! And I can tell you that if you liked January projects you’re going to love February’s tutorials!!! 


You can learn more about the tutorial bundle in this post and how you can earn the tutorial bundle for free!! you can see a sneak peek of the projects for February’s Tutorial bundle below. 

You will love all the projects on February Tutorial Bundle!! - Earn the monthly tutorial bundle FREE with a qualifying order!



Same as last month we are doing this blog hop to show you a second project using the same stamp set we used for the tutorial bundle, so you can get more ideas for the sets that we used and hopefully get you inspired to do some papercrafting! exciting right??


My project used the Birthday Cheer stamp set!! and I can tell this is a fantastic addition to your stamp collection as it has big sentiments and though this set is meant to be used for Birthday celebrations, you can see on the image below that it can be used for multiple celebrations!!  you can easily use this stamp set for graduations, retirement cards, a special day for your loved ones, a promotion, you name it!! it also contains images that are great for coloring!! and for this you can use watercolor pencils, stampin’ blends, aqua painters, etc.  So this stamp set gives you lots and lots of possibilities!! 



For the card that I am showcasing in this blog hop, I wanted to make a simple yet really cute celebration card, so I paired this stamp set with the “How Sweet it is” designer series paper!! this paper pack has great, bright colors that just yells happiness all over. Also this paper pack has some sheets with big elements that can be cut out and make great embellishments, which is exactly what I did for this card!

Learn how to do handmade birthday cards using Stampin' Up! products! #birthdaycards #creatingwithallie #makeacardsendacard #stampingisfun #becreative



I decided to fussy cut the cupcake and candies from one of the sheets on the How Sweet it is designer series paper and add them as a way to embellish this card. These cute elements go really well with the sentiment and they are so easy to add.. I always recommend that if you are fussy cutting one afternoon, to do multiple images at that time, so that next time you are crafting you can ensemble many more cards easily. 

Learn how to do handmade birthday cards using Stampin' Up! products! #birthdaycards #creatingwithallie #makeacardsendacard #stampingisfun #becreative



Another little embellishment on this card is the glitter enamel dots on the sentiment, this cute little element go so well with this collection of products!! the colors on the glitter enamel dots are a perfect pair as these are also bright colors. 


In addition to the dots, I used as well a little of the Pineapple Punch grosgrain ribbon. I chose that color to pop up one of the colors on the designer series paper from the background. I honestly think that this makes the card look fantastic. What do you think??


From the pictures above you can see that this card is really easy to put together and with the products I list on the supply list below I am sure you can make so many cards. Note that with just one paper pack you can make lots and lots of celebration cards!!


Thank you so much for stopping by! You are at Alejandra Gomez (Creating with Allie) – and you can click the below buttons to go the previous or next blog on this blog hop, or you can click directly on the list below to go to a specific blog. 

 
                
 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Please don’t forget to visit all the talented ladies participating in this blog hop! I am sure you will love to see all the projects!! 🙂 
 
 

If you like the project shown today, below is the supply list for the main items I used to make it. You can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! There is also information regarding the card classes To-Go that I have available for you! 

Thank you so much for your business, I truly appreciate your support; Also don’t forget about the NEW ordering incentive this year!!
  
MORE info about this new incentive HERE

 

 Hostess Code E4MRNAUZ

 
 

 

 
 
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Stamping Around Blog Hop

 

 

Hello there! If you remember earlier this month I mentioned that I am partnering with an amazing team of demonstrators around the world in putting together a tutorial bundle for our customers! see this blog post
Since we are a brand new team being formed we decided it would be great to do a blog hop to let you know more about each of the designers from the Stamping Around the World Team, plus we would showcase the stamp set that we used on the tutorial that each of us created for the tutorial bundle!
 
I am sure you will get lots of inspiration just going thru the hop, plus you will see which sets are being included on the tutorial bundle 🙂
 
About Allie (me): I am originally from Mexico City, and moved here with a chemical company for which I have been working 16 years. I have been in United States – Texas for about 13 years, and while I miss dearly my family, friends and the food, I am not positive we would go back to Mexico. 
 
I have been a demonstrator for 11 years (this April) and I have not regretted the decision to join Stampin’ Up!, I love their stamps and the color coordination on all their products, I honestly think that this is what makes the designing of projects go so easy!
 
I am married to Edmundo for 12yrs and we have two little kids Oliver (2yrs) & Addison (4 mo) and a little 3 lbs yorkie Aitty. All of them keep me busy for sure 😉 but I would not have it differently! I love my family and they are my reason to keep going. 
 
 
The card I am showing you today features the Incredible Like You stamp set!! this is one of my favorite sets from the new occasion catalog!! I love that you can get so many looks with the same set, the fonts and sentiments on this set are also great for friendship cards.
 
Check out the video tutorial showing you how to make a friendship card very easy using the incredible like you stamp set!! You‘ll love how quick and easy this is to make! www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards
 
The designer series paper that I used is the All my love. I can tell you that all the designs on this paper pack are fantastic and a lot of them can be used for valentine’s!! 
 
As you can see on the picture below, I used the flax ribbon, which is really soft! I thought this would be very similar in texture as the burlap ribbon, but I was wrong, this ribbon bends smoothly and has a soft texture. For this card I decided to cut it in half to have a thinner version and have the zigzag made with the ribbon under the whisper white circle. 
 
 
Check out the video tutorial showing you how to make a friendship card very easy using the incredible like you stamp set!! You‘ll love how quick and easy this is to make! www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards
 
 
Watch the video tutorial below, where I go over measurements, tips and tricks on how to make this card. You will see that this card is so easy to duplicate!! 
 

 

 
Don’t forget to visit everyone else participating on this blog hop, I am sure you will enjoy knowing a bit from each of us as well as seeing the amazing projects that we all prepared for this blog hop! You can see the full line up below.
 

 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy Stamping! 
 
 

If you like the project shown today, below is the supply list for all the items I used to make it. You can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! There is also information regarding the card classes To-Go that I have available for you! 

Check the Card Classes To-Go available in January
Click HERE or on the images to learn more about these classes!
 
 
 
 
Thank you so much for your business, I truly appreciate your support; Also don’t forget about the NEW ordering incentive this year!!
  
MORE info about this new incentive HERE

 Hostess Code 9CF2FDDT

 
 
 
 
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Another birthday card easy to make!

 

 

Hello there!, Today I am participating in a blog hop with an amazing team of demonstrators around the world! so make sure you visit everyone participating on this blog hop as I am sure you will get lots of great ideas and inspiration for your crafting needs. 
 
 I am sharing another Birthday card that you can make in no time!! this is another of those cards where there is minimal stamping but you get a wow factor immediately!!
 
The star on this card is the “How Sweet It Is” designer series paper! If you remember a previous post, I mentioned that this DSP has big bold images that you can fussy cut, so the designing process of your card goes really quick, add a few embellishments and a sentiment and your are done!
 
Check out the video tutorial with some AMAZING tips and tricks for making Birthday cards using Stampin’ Up! How sweet it is designer series paper! You will love how quick and easy this is to make! www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun
 
I love the bright colors on this designer series paper, it just makes me happy!! and wouldn’t you want to inspire that feeling to whoever gets this birthday card on his/her day? I thought so too 🙂
 
Check out the video tutorial with some AMAZING tips and tricks for making Birthday cards using Stampin’ Up! How sweet it is designer series paper! You will love how quick and easy this is to make! www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun
 
For embellishments I added some glimmer enamel dots and a little bow made with the pineapple punch grosgrain ribbon. 
 
Watch the video tutorial below, where I go over measurements, tips and tricks on how to make this card. You will see that this card is so easy to duplicate!! 
 
 

 

 
Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy Stamping! Don’t forget to visit all other participating blogs on this blog hop! I am sure you will enjoy watching all the projects! below is the full line up!!    
 

 

 

If you like the project shown today, below is the supply list for all the items I used to make it. You can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! There is also information regarding the card classes To-Go that I have available for you! 

Check the Card Classes To-Go available in January
Click HERE or on the images to learn more about these classes!
 
 
 
 
Thank you so much for your business, I truly appreciate your support; Also don’t forget about the NEW ordering incentive this year!!
  
MORE info about this new incentive HERE

 Hostess Code 9CF2FDDT

 
 
 
 
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