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.
Welcome to the first Monday in July and another edition of the Stamp Review Crew. This month we’re featuring Summer Silhouettes. I love this stamp set – it reminds me of the summers I spent as a child, chasing butterflies during the day and fireflies at night. I don’t know what kind of flower the main image is, but I know we had them where I was growing up.
You can use so many color combinations with this set. Today I’m using Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral and Wild Wasabi. I’m afraid I lost the light when photographing my card, so I will try getting a better picture in the morning.
On this next card, I made my own version of Flower Soft by grating up Pink Pirouette paper – cheaper than the real thing and it matches the ink colors!
Now on to Jill’s blog
to see what she has in store for you.
We had a good turnout at the Glitter Glamour class this past Saturday. I posted a preview of the first card we made last week. It was very popular – it was even listed on the FAVORITES for the week ending June 29, 2014 on the Splitcoaststampers website.
It’s a fun technique and really easy to do. Here is the second card we made. The cute little hat pin is from a retired embellishment kit from Stampin’ Up. We also made these sweet little double bows. You can find instructions all over the internet – I found mine on the Martha Stewart site. I’ve always thought these bows were so pretty and they’re really not that hard to do. It’s basically the bunny-ears method.
I’ll be doing more technique classes in the coming months. Next up will be a Mixed Media class using the new Stampin’ Up masks (stencils). Be watching for upcoming dates and times.
In tomorrow’s class we’ll be doing the glittered napkin technique with Stampin’ Up’s Iridescent Ice. And I am finally enough ahead of the game that I have a sample to share with you.
You know those beautiful napkins you see in Bed, Bath & Beyond and some stationery stores? Well, they can make beautiful cards. These are easy cards to do and they don’t need a lot of embellishment because the added glitter makes them so stunning. All you have to do is pick out a background color that coordinates, and with 50+ colors from Stampin’ Up, you can usually find what you need.
I’ve seen cards on Pinterest that use an adhesive and regular glitter, but I think in a lot of cases, that overpowers the card. The Iridescent Ice is an embossing powder. It melts into the napkin and gives a subtle glimmer. Everyone coming to class will get their own jar of Iridescent Ice to take home and make many more beautiful cards.
Tomorrow we’ll be making a floral card and this beach card:
I’ve got some napkins my husband picked up from the grocery store that have palm trees on them that I think I’ll try next. And watch around Christmas time because you can usually find gorgeous napkins that would make over-the-top Christmas cards. Give this technique a try – I’m sure you’ll love the results.