Mail a Card Monday - Fancy Friday Blog Hop

Fruit Basket by Stampin' Up! - Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

Welcome to our first Fancy Friday blog hop of the year! We're a group of past and present Stampin' Up! Artisans who love to bring you inspiration each month. This January we lay you a special 2018 challenge: How about setting yourself a goal to actually mail all those beautiful cards you make! You can send 1-3 cards each Monday (or maybe every second Monday) and post a pic using hashtag #mailacardmonday. Think birthdays, anniversaries, thank you or thinking of you cards...

So here are a couple of card ideas to get you going. Don't forget - complete the package by stamping your envelope too!

Fruit Basket by Stampin' Up! - Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

Fruit Basket by Stampin' Up! - Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

Fruit Basket by Stampin' Up! - Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

Supplies Used:
Fruit Basket
Inks: Versamark, Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Suede, Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral, Peekaboo Peach, Night of Navy
Papers: Tutti-frutti 6x6" Designer Series Paper, Shimmery White, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach, Delicate White Doilies
Tools/Accessories: Linen Thread, Gold Mini Sequin Trim, Gold Metallic Thread, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter, hole punch


Next up is the amazing Dani Dziama!

Amazing You - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Happy New Year and welcome to the very first blog hop with the 2018 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team!! We're an elite group of 16 stampers from around the globe who have the privilege of bringing you cutting-edge design and inspiration throughout 2018. With plenty of celebrations planned for Stampin' Up!'s 30th birthday year, it's sure to be a good one - so let's buckle up and enjoy the ride together!

This month we're showing you lots of ideas to get you excited about Sale-A-Bration. 'What's that?' you say? Only the best time of year to get a bunch of free product!

Here's how (dollar values vary per market):
1: SHOP - Your choice of free products for every NZD$110 order.
2: HOST - Additional NZD$45 in Stampin' Rewards when your party order totals are over NZD$450
3: JOIN - Join for NZD$189 and get your great value starter kit AND two additional free stamp sets of your choice.

Amazing You Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set - Susan Wong for Artisan Design Team 2018

Amazing You Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set - Susan Wong for Artisan Design Team 2018

Tips for this project:
- Colour your doily with the Stampin' Blends. Dries fast and looks great!
- Layer up your flower by stamping and colouring two then cutting the inner petals out of one and sticking it on top.
- Use your fingers to curl the foil leaves upwards a bit for added dimension.

Stamps: Amazing You
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Versamark, Pool Party Stampin' Blends
Papers: Pool Party, Whisper White, Silver Foil Paper, Basic Black, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
Tools/Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Delicate White Doilies, Leaf Punch, Whisper White Solid Baker's Twin, Silver Mini Sequin Trim, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Silver Metallic Thread, Dimensionals

Kiwis can shop with me 24/7 here:

Customer rewards and online class subscriptions:
The Crafty Carrot Co. Online Program - February 2018

All Things Stamping Susan Wong

All Things Artisan

Remember if you love what you see, we'd love to hear from you in the comments or on social media!
Next up is my new friend and returning Artisan, Sylwia Schreck

Susan Wong - you're here!

Love Today Planner Kit Cards - Stampin' Up! Corporate Blog

Love Today Planner Kit + Picture Perfect Birthday - Susan Wong

The New Year is the perfect time to get organised, right? I love my Love Today Planner Kit (144257) for this and have been busy populating its pages. But have you noticed how the kit comes with several pages of gold and coloured stickers? While they’re designed for making your planner look all things pretty, I decided they’d also be perfect for making some cute coordinating birthday cards!

I used one of my new favourites - the Picture Perfect Birthday (145519) stamp set - and took my colour cues from the stickers themselves. Then all you need to add is a bit of Whisper White Card Stock (106549) and a few of your favourite embellishments! My cards have Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine (124262), Pool Party Solid Baker’s Twine (144353), Gold Metallic Thread (138401) and the Iridescent Sequin Assortment (144212).

Love Today Planner Kit + Picture Perfect Birthday - Susan Wong

Hot tips:
- Pick apart the Baker’s Twine to get finer threads for nesting behind other elements.
- The stickers are made with fine paper. If not sticking them flat on card, pack the back with Dimensionals (104430) to keep them stable.
- Use the Picture Perfect Birthday candle stamp to create a washi tape look.

Love Today Planner Kit + Picture Perfect Birthday - Susan Wong

Love Today Planner Kit + Picture Perfect Birthday - Susan Wong

Love Today Planner Kit + Picture Perfect Birthday - Susan Wong

Hope this helps you get your birthday cards ready for 2018! I’m well on my way to achieving a greater #makeacardsendacard goal this year!

Susan Wong
2018 Artisan Design Team

This post was seen on the Stampin' Up! Corporate Blog on Friday 12th January 2018 (MST).
You can find it on Facebook *HERE*. Also - check out what else is in the Stampin' Up! notes section on their page. There are heaps of amazing projects by fellow Artisan Design Team members!

Join me and my Crafty Carrot Co. friends in our monthly online programs.
Click on image for more info :)

Celebration Time - The Crafty Carrot Co.

Welcome to 2018 and our very first Crafty Carrot Co. blog hop of the year! Guess what!! It's our 1st birthday!!!! A whole year ago we launched our pilot month with our free Weather Together program. And what a fabulous year it's been... So now we're ready to party and we'd love you to celebrate with us! How? Shop/subscribe to our February Online Program of course! Also - win some blog candy (details at the end of this post)...

This coming February we're pairing the Celebration Time stamp set with the beautiful Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper. It's going to be super fun!! Enjoy the hop and then join us for our exclusive projects and live classes online.

Celebration Time + Sweet Soiree - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

Celebration Time + Sweet Soiree - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

We're a group of four Stampin' Up! Artisan award winners. Every month we bring an interactive online program for stampers all over the globe. The whole idea is to help you decide which products to buy and equip you to get the most out of them. We'd love you to be an active part of our wonderful crafting community!

If you joined us in the November Watercolor Christmas program you would have seen our dear friend Marisa Gunn my live video from Canada! She's a super talented Artisan award winner and legitimately one of the sweetest people in the history of ever. We're SO excited to announce her as our first ever Guest Designer. Whoop whoop!! Don't miss out, friends!

Shop/Subscribe before 31st January for entry into the February Online Program.
- Live classes, inspiration and challenges -

OPTION ONE - SHOP* to get FREE entry
*any order over USD$15 (approx. NZD$21)

Feature Products for February Online Program:

Suggested Free SALE-A-BRATION Item
(happening on all orders over NZD$110 until March 31st)
Party Pandas stamp set
Sweet Soiree Memories and More Card Pack

If you live outside New Zealand, simply shop with one of my fellow Crafty Carrot demonstrators.


*great for our demo friends and UK/EUROPE followers

1 month = USD$15
3 months = USD$40
6 months = USD$75
Select your option below and let us take care of the rest!


Join my team as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and you have access to our online program for FREE. Just a little perk to help you along in your hobby or business.

Even better - join during Sale-A-Bration (until March 31st) and choose two extra stamp sets free! Click below for more info...

Tell us in the comments your fav birthday tradition (and where your from) and be in to win some bday blog candy!! 

One prize per market - US/CAN/AUS/NZ.
Entries close Sunday 21st January, 2018. 

And finally, it's time to hop through to my awesome friend Cindy Schuster!
Thanks for joining me today :)