Saturday 4 January 2020

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Hop - Coordination Product

I'm as pleased as punch to be part of the 2020 Artisan Design Team's first hop!

For this assignment, we have all been given different products to showcase, so make sure you go round the hop to see the range of items coming in the exclusive, limited-time Coordination Product Release. This awesome set of products make the most of the just-released Sale-abration items by adding in dies and Designer Series Paper that coordinate with both them and items from the January-June Mini-catalogue. The dies mean no more fussy cutting and the DSP means you, and your customers, can make the most of your new punches.

I'll be showing you the Pleased as Punch DSP and how it works with the Heart Punch combo that is part of the From the Heart suite. This pack of DSP has 3 sheets of 4 double-sided designs. Each design explicitly partners with one of the punches from the mini-catalogue with a reverse side in a more generic pattern. This pack also works with tulip, umbrella and small bloom punches.

Aren't the colours appealing? Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Blushing Bride, Petal Pink... a delightful mix. So here's what I made.

The paper that matches the Heart punch has hearts in various patterns and colours on one side that match the plain heart punch perfectly. For the first card, I cut three hearts from the DSP. The strip of DSP down the side is the reverse of one of the other punch papers. I've ink blended a background in the colours of the three hearts I chose. I spotted it with water to lift some colour and added in some flicks of Wink of Stella, along with some coloured sequins, for some sparkle. Playing with making an interesting background is great fun for avid stampers but beginning and casual stampers will fall in love with the beautiful cards that can be made with paper and punch alone.

The sentiment is from Modern Heart, from the Annual Catalogue.

My second card uses the reverse of the heart patterned paper. This pretty pink check paper makes for a lovely baby card. Although it is pink, when mixed with Coastal Cabana, the card becomes gender neutral. To make it more explicitly for a boy, choose one of the Bermuda Bay hearts to use for the centre panel, instead of the Blushing Bride one that I chose. This time, the sentiment is from Animal Outing, from the Annual Catalogue. To soften the sequins, I've added a pearl to the centre of each one.

As with the last card, the paper is so lovely it needs little else to make a great project from beginner to avid crafter.

This paper, like all the products featured in the blog hop, is part of the limited time  Coordination Product Release.  These products will be available to customers on 4 February but as demonstrators, you will be able to preorder them from 3 January. While pre-orders are limited to one per demonstrator for non-consumables (like dies) you can order two of consumables (like this fabulous paper).

Make sure you pre-order yours today. You'll love the way these dies and the DSP open up so many more creative opportunities with your existing sets and Sale-abration items. The dies co-ordinate with these SAB items: Little Ladybug, Sending You Thoughts and Happy Birthday to You, and also with these items from the January-June Mini-catalogue:  Positive Thoughts and Special Someone sets.

The pre-ordering of exciting new products is just one of the reasons becoming a demonstrator makes sense. If you live anywhere is New Zealand, I'd love to have you join my team. There's information on this in the tab at the top of the page.

Next up on the hop is the Crafty Little Peach herself, Lauren Alarid. You'll have been enjoying Lauren's creations for the Artisan Team for the last couple of years so we're really lucky to have her with us again for 2020.

Artisan Design Team - Blog Roll 
Helene den Breejen          
Lauren Alarid          
Narelle Farrugia          

Product List
Note: The Pleased as Punch DSP is available to demonstrators on pre-order from 3 January 2020 and to customers on 4 February 2020.

If you live in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the Contact Me tab at the top of the page. You can shop with me from anywhere in New Zealand by clicking on the SHOP NOW button in the sidebar or clicking on any of products below.


  1. Your cards seems like candy to me ! Sweet and beautiful ! Congrats Jan !

  2. What a lovely cards Jan!
    I love the repeated stamped welcome behind the heart and on the other card you made a stunning background.
    Very nice!

  3. your hearts are wonderful, I especially love the backgrounds you created!

  4. Love your style and the colors!

  5. Awesome, Jan! I love the colourful look of your designs and the good use you made of the DSP. The sponging is great! Way to go!

  6. Such adorable cards! Love your color combo!

  7. Gorgeous cards Jan - those papers are lovely and your sponging and stamping really make them shine. Both cards are a great demonstration of how hearts don’t have to be just for Valentines - love the baby card!

  8. Very, very beautiful Jan - what an amazing color Combo!!!

  9. Gorgeous cards Jan - great start to your Artisan year Angela xx

  10. Your cards are fantastic! I love the soft colors!