Welcome to a special edition of the Stamp Review Crew blog hop. If you’re hopping in order, you just came from Mike Funke’s amazing blog. Until now, we’ve been focusing on stamp sets out of the main catalog, but today we’re featuring Happy Congratulations, a set from the Occasions catalog. Happy Congratulations was one of the first things I ordered when the Occasions catalog came out. I love things that have an Asian flair.
For these blog hops, I like to try to come up with something 3D as well as a card. We were out the other night at Pei Wei when I got the idea to make a gift box out of a take-home box. I think it turned out rather cute.
For my next project, I wanted to make a white and gold card that could be used for a wedding or other event to be celebrated. I used the Encore gold ink to stamp the images and sentiment and backed the popped up piece with strips of the gold washi tape, also in the Occasions catalog.
Now that you’ve seen my projects, it’s time to hop on over to Adriana’s blog to see her great projects. Thanks for stopping by!
Congratulations to Jennifer – her comment was the one drawn at random from my 100th post. She is expecting a new grandbaby this summer, so I customized the bag just for her. (Excuse the picture – I took it in a hurry before I left to deliver it to her.) I used the bags and tags in the latest My Paper Pumpkin (MPP) kit. I also used the tissue paper that comes in MPP kits each month. I love the color of it and it went well with the colors in this particular kit.
And here is what she won. I can’t wait to see the creations she makes with it.
Thanks to everyone who left me comments. It’s always fun to read what you think about my cards. Here’s Jennifer with her winnings.
I thought this bag was so cute, I entered it at the My Paper Pumpkin Challenge blog. They feature great ways to use the elements from the different MPP kits. You should check them out.
It’s the first Monday of the month and that means it’s time for another blog hop with the Stamp Review Crew. On the first and third Monday of each month, we highlight a stamp set from Stampin’ Up to give you lots of ideas of how to use it. If you’re hopping in order, you should have come here from Mary Rindal’s blog. Didn’t you love her projects?
This month is Fabulous Florets – a very versatile flower set. I have two cards to show you. The first uses Primrose Petals and Gumball Green, two colors from last year’s in colors. They will be retiring in July and I will miss them. I’ve come to love all five colors in this set – even Summer Starfruit (that was an acquired taste ) I used a very simple card sketch and a sentiment from the Feel Goods.
This next one takes its color cues from my new favorite designer series paper – Watercolor Wonder. I thought it would make a cheerful get-well card. What do you think?
I hope you like my cards Now on to Martha Stewart’s blog for more great ideas.
Isn’t this the cutest bag? This is part of the February My Paper Pumpkin kit. I’m using it to hold the blog candy I’m giving away on Sunday (see this post). I didn’t really have anything to “write” on the little circles, so I picked my favorite thing to do! But if anyone can think of a better 5-letter word for me to use, let me know. And don’t forget to leave a comment on yesterday’s post to let me know your favorite card on my blog. This little bag, and all its contents, could be yours!
I needed a card for a friend whose wife just had a baby boy. It was kind of a last minute card for an impromptu “after baby” shower. I ran out last night to pick up a card along with a gift, but I just couldn’t do it. Maybe I’m a card snob now, but I don’t like most of the store-bought cards. The ones that aren’t too bad are usually $5 or more. So I got up a little early this morning and made this one.
I used the Baby Tees wheel to make the t-shirt onesie. The wheel has several really cute onsies on it. I generally stamp and then cut them out as I don’t care much for the background. I had a basic idea for the card, but I did a quick search on Pinterest (love that site) and found this cute card. I loved the colors she used and I’d just gotten the Simply Stars set and thought it made a cute pattern for a background paper.
I had just enough time to snap a quick picture before I had to go to work. What do you think?
Now for the fun part of this post. I started this blog last year towards the end of January. It’s been such a great experience and I’ve grown a lot through doing it. Over the past year I have made more cards than ever before, pinned just about all of them on Pinterest and then gotten to watch as some of them got pinned and repined and repined again. I’m also honored to be part of the Stamp Review Crew, a group of Stampin Up demonstrators who hold a bi-monthly blog hop. And I was asked to be on a special design team on the Splitcoaststampers site to promote Stampin’ Up products for January through April this year.
But my favorite thing has been the interaction I’ve had with all of you who visit and leave me comments. For that I am very grateful. So I think it’s high time for some blog candy! I have a great prize package for one lucky reader. Just leave a comment on this blog post by midnight Saturday (3/1) telling me your favorite card on my blog and why. (US residents only please). I’ll pick a name at random and get in contact with the winner.
Good luck and thanks!
This week’s sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers is to make a card with a circle that hangs over the top. I have heard these referred to as tent cards, but I’m not sure that is correct. I’ve never made one of these before, so I thought it would be fun.
Originally I thought I would cut a half circle from the card to stay up while the card is folded (does that make sense?). But I decided to opt for making a smaller card and adhering the circle on the top edge. That looked like what most of the design team did with their cards.
We love my daughter-in-law. She’s such a sweet young woman and a great match for my son. I’ve given her cards in the past for family get-togethers – Christmas, birthdays, etc., but I’ve never mailed her a card. I think everyone deserves a nice surprise in the mail from time to time. I hope this brightens her day and lets her know just how special we think she is.
The paper and stamp set are freebies from Sale-A-Bration – how cool is that?
Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew blog hop. This week we’re featuring Gorgeous Grunge and once again I am the last stop on the hop. But if you missed any of the blogs getting here, you can click on any of the inks below.
I am still working on figuring out what my “style” is, but after this challenge I think I can safely say it’s not Grunge. But challenges are all about getting outside your comfort zone and trying new things. Don’t get me wrong – I love grunge. Some people do it so well, as you’ve already seen on this blog hop.
racking my brain thinking about this challenge for awhile to figure out what I wanted to do. I love the spots and blobs in this set for giving a card an aged look, but I was having trouble coming up with a focal point. Then when I was cleaning out my studio, I found a handful of Orange Crush pop tops. I don’t remember why I saved these. I may have had something really cool in mind to do. Or it could be my son just dumped his trash in my room (it’s been known to happen), but I thought they might look cool on a card. They didn’t go through my Big Shot quite like I thought they would, but that just adds to the grunge look. So here is my “I’ve got an (orange) crush on you” card.
The colors on the pop top were very close to Pumpkin Pie and Gumball Green, so I started with these colors. I added the wings from Great Sport using Basic Gray. I kind of like it. But it also kind of looks like I spilled Orange Crush on my card. Maybe that’s the point. What do you think?
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