Hello and welcome to another edition of the Stamp Review Crew. On the last hop, we featured Lovely as a Tree, the well-loved older set we highlighted last month on our our display board at the Stampin’ Up convention. Today we’re featuring the other set we used on the board, the new Flower Patch photopolymer set and matching Flower Fair framelits.
I signed up to make a 3D item, so after much thought, I used the framelets to cut out felt flowers and leaves. Yes, the framelets do cut through felt. I found these adorable little flip flops and thought how cute it would be to decorate them with these fun flowers. Though you can’t really tell in the picture, I placed one of our rhinestones in the center of each flower. I apologize for the photo, it looks more like a blob of glue than a rhinestone. I really had just enough time to take a few quick pics before I had to get them in the mail.
Now, what better to go with those shoes than a matching headband. Again, I used the Flower Fair framelits and put a rhinestone in the center of each flower.
Here is another view. Again, sorry about the pictures. Pretend the glue strings (from the glue gun) aren’t there. I did get them cleaned off before I sent them off. :-)
You can see the rhinestones a bit better in this picture. Each red flower took 5 flowers cut from the felt in addition to a circle to glue them to. The other flowers are made from white and pink felt cut out and then glued together.
And finally, I did make a card with this set. Actually, I made several, but this is the only one that made the final cut. I’ll show the others at a later date. This one uses the Lullaby designer series paper for the background and the gorgeous Hello Honey stitched satin ribbon (love that stuff!).
I hope you like my projects. Time to hop on to Heidi’s blog to see the cute projects she came up with.
The holiday catalogs will be mailed out soon and shopping begins August 28. I’ve seen some sneak peeks and I have to say, I’m really excited about the stamp sets and bundles they’re offering – lots of punches and framelits with matching stamp sets, and when you buy the bundle, you save 15%!
One thing that caused major excitement at the recent Stampin’ Up convention (and I think it’s ok if I spill the beans) is that they’re bringing back one of their most popular photopolymer stamp sets – Endless Wishes. When this set first came out, it sold out in a matter of days. After lots of begging and pleading :-), Stampin’ Up reissued it, and again it sold out quickly. It was getting so close to Christmas, it wasn’t practical to make yet another batch, but lots of people were disappointed that they didn’t get it. Some were so desperate to get the set, they paid outrageous amounts on ebay. I’m talking $75+. I was tempted to sell my mine. But I’m glad I didn’t.
Here is a card I made with it last year. It’s so much fun to mix and match the large words with the smaller sentiments. Love the fun font and the snowflakes – you can make lots of cute cards with this set.
Need a catalog? Let me know and I’ll get you a copy. I think it’s one of the best mini catalogs they’ve ever produced and I know you won’t want to miss it.
Welcome to a very special edition of the Stamp Review Crew blog hop. This week we’re featuring Lovely As A Tree, a timeless stamp set from Stampin’ Up that Shelli (co-founder and CEO) has promised is not going anywhere because it’s so well loved.
But what makes this hop so special is that all of our cards were featured at the Stampin’ Up convention that just ended Saturday. Now, while I didn’t get to go to Salt Lake City this year, several members of our group did, and they graciously put together our board. It was a real honor to be selected to display our artwork on one of the giant boards.
Since LAAT has been around so long, it’s a little hard to come up with something “new”. If you do a search on Google or Pinterest, you will find thousands of cards made with this set. I’ve been loving my Blendabilities, so I decided to see if there was a way I could color the image with them. Since I was working on a Crumb Cake background, I needed to put a whitewash down using Whisper White craft ink using my blender pen. With the whitewash down, the colors really show up well. I used Old Olive and Daffodil Delight. I think it looks like mottled sunlight on the ground. I really like the effect. What do you think?
Now on to Kay’s blog
to see what she has in store for you.