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This blog hop is inspired by the AMAZING Pillow Gifts we received as Demonstrators on the Hawaii Incentive Trip! I pinch myself every day to be able to wake up and work at a job I love……and it’s made all the more sweet being rewarded for following my passion with a free trip for two every year!
Now, being “forced” to take an all-expenses paid holiday every year is a gift in and of itself……but Stampin’ Up! are known for going above and beyond in showing their appreciation for us and……. and to top it off, we get pampered with Pillow Gifts every day also!
Here is the inspiration for my blog hop post (one of my favourite gifts of the trip!) – a gorgeous burlap beach tote…..
Don’t you just love the quote on this tag? Each day we received a different one and I have kept them all to add to my quote collection…….
And so…..on to my project! I’ve taken my ideas from the texture of the bag and the colours in the tag and used all new Stampin’ Up! products to create my very simple, one layer card. The background stamp in this set it so much fun……and the cross-hatch pattern really picks up the texture of the burlap in the bag don’t you think….
Stamps : You’ve Got This (out next week in the next annual Catalogue!)
Ink : Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe Classic ink Pads, Whisper White Craft Ink, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Paper : Whisper White
Accessories : Mint Macaron Dotted Lace Trim, Hand-held Stapler, Blender Pen
TECHNIQUE TIP : To make the Mint Macaron flower stand out against the Tip Top Taupe background I coloured in the petals with a Blender Pen using Whisper White Ink.
This card was so quick and easy to create, I made some more cards in different colours using the new In Colors Watermelon Wonder, and Delightful Dijon……with scraps of the coordinating In Color Dotted Lace Trim………
You can order this gorgeous new stampset (item code 139 572 – Wood mount, item code 139575 Clear mount), new In Color stamp pads and coordinating accessories in my Online Store (shipping Australia-wide) from June 2 OR schedule a get-together at your place to see the new products in action first hand.
Contact me on 0407 497 540, firstname.lastname@example.org today to lock in a date for you and your friends to make some fun projects together!
17 thoughts on “Hawaiian Incentive Trip Pillow Gift Inspiration Blog Hop”
Love this set Vanessa and didn’t ever think of burlap when I looked at it and now that is what I will think of every time! Cool projects! Mahalo Shanni
They look great Ness! Lots of texture 🙂
What great cards Vanessa!
What a fun idea based on the burlap!
What a fun technique, Linda! Thanks for sharing!
So sorry, Vanessa! I typed in the wrong name . . .immediately saw that when I went to the next blog! I still love the technique . . .it was great to meet you in Hawaii!
What an awesome interpretation of the gift. So lovely!
Love your projects!
I love how you gave the chalky look to the flower. Cool technique!
Love your card Vanessa!
Love your cards – you totally capture the burlap-texture feel to our gorgeous Beach Bags! Hope you had as much fun “hopping” as I did. Have a wonderful weekend and God Bless, ~Cynthia <
Really cool technique on the flower Ness. Love the texture achieved on this beautiful card.