Sunday, April 18, 2021

The Stamp Review Crew: Dragonfly Garden

Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop: Inspiring you one stamp set at a time

Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  We share our take on a selected stamp set every first and third Monday of the month.  This week we are taking a look at the Dragonfly Garden stamp set, which has a handy coordinating punch as well.  If you are following the hop in order, you have just arrived from the blog of the very talented Cindy Elam.

It's been a while, huh?  We went away to PA for a week during Spring Break.  Not really warm but a good mental break for the kiddo.  And maybe life is starting to pick up again, because these upcoming weekends are busy-busy.  Still I feel like I don't get anything done during the week, as Hubs continues to work from home.  So today, I'm combining tasks for Sunday Stamps and Stamp Review Crew, focusing on color.

I stamped the wildflower with Soft Suede ink and heat embossed with clear powder.  I then colored the flowers with Classic Ink and Blender Pens.  The dragonfly is punched from the Dandy Garden DSP, made more robust by layering another punch-out on the backside.

Here are the colors for this week's Sunday Stamps challenge; use a minimum of 3 colors and a neutral of your choice.

Stamps: Dragonfly Garden; Paper: Misty Moonlight, Whisper White, Flowers for Every Season DSP, Dandy Garden DSP; Ink: Bumblebee, Garden Green, Misty Moonlight, Soft Suede; Accessories: Flowers for Every Season Gems, Linen Thread, Clear Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Blender Pens, Dragonflies Punch, Messages Die, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.

ICYMI, here's a diagonal fold card I created with Dragonfly Garden.

Hop on over to Charlet Mallett's blog to see what amazing creations she has put together with this week's set.

 

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Sunday, March 21, 2021

SSC253 Tropical Butterfly

Hi All!  Welcome to the next Sunday Stamps color challenge.  This week's yummy colors reminds me of a warm beach in Hawaii.

I just received my Butterfly Brilliance stamp set, so I started there for my card.  The six butterfly images in this stamp set are really beautiful, as well as nicely sized.

I loved fellow teammate Stef's card so much from the previous challenge, I followed her layout for my card.

Here's this week's color combination.  Use a minimum of 3 colors and a neutral of your choice.

Stamps: Butterfly Brilliance, Many Messages; Paper: Bumblebee, Granny Apple Green, Mossy Meadow, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Whale of a Time DSP; Ink: Daffodil Delight, Bumblebee, Saddle Brown Stazon, Versamark; Accessories: Flowers for Every Season Gems, Braided Linen Trim, White Embossing Powder, Aquapainter, Banner Punch, Messages Die, Die-Cutting Machine, e-cutter, Dimensionals.


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Sunday, March 7, 2021

SSC252 Forever Greenery Color Block

Hello!  Time for another Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.  For an added challenge this week, use color blocking, i.e., colors that are opposites on the color wheel and pairing them together to make interesting and complementary color combinations.

I actually started with three different patterns from one DSP pack, although it didn't turn out to be traditional color blocking per se.  All the sheets in Forever Greenery DSP are based on greens and blues.  *shrug*

Here is this week's sketch.  Hope you'll join us, with or without color blocking.

Stamps: Rooted in Nature, Forever Fern; Paper: Soft Seafoam, Pretty Peacock, Whisper White, Forever Greenery DSP, Vellum; Ink: Shaded Spruce, Pretty Peacock; Accessories: Flowers for Every Season Gems, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Forever Flourishing Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.


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Sunday, February 28, 2021

The Stamp Review Crew: Itty Bitty Greetings

Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop: Inspiring you one stamp set at a time

Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  We share our take on a selected stamp set every first and third Monday of the month.  Sentiment sets are a staple of the stamping tool chest, and today we are looking at one that includes a variety of greetings, Itty Bitty Greetings.  If you are following the hop in order, you have just arrived from the blog of the very talented Charlet Mallett.

This set has a variety of holiday sentiments (Valentine's, Easter, Christmas), occasion sentiments (wedding, baby, graduation), and several different ways to say thank youhappy birthday, and sympathies.  

Holidays: I made a couple cards focusing on upcoming holidays.  Here is combined Itty Bitty Greetings with the Messages die.

This card also follows this week's Paper Craft Crew color combination.

Stamps: Swallowtail, Itty Bitty Greetings; Paper: Bumblebee, Just Jade, Basic Black, Watercolor Paper, TH Distress White Heavystock, Flowers for Every Season DSP; Ink: Magenta Madness, Bumblebee, Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark; Accessories: Flowers for Every Season Gems, Watercolor Brush, Clear Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Messages Die, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.

The next card utilizes the Flowering Cactus Product Medley, which includes stamps, dies, DSP, and embellishments.  Just add some card stock and ink!  I love the dies cut out some DSP images for a quick card.  Layout design is inspired by Jan - Jun Mini Catalog sample.

Stamps: Itty Bitty Greetings; Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White; Ink: Magenta Madness, Pumpkin Pie, Bumblebee, Mossy Meadow, Versamark; Accessories: Flowering Cactus Product Medley, White Embossing Powder, Blending Brushes, Sponge, Color Spritzer, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Home Together Dies, Die-Cutting Machine.

Occasions: With the compact phrasing of the sentiments in this set, you can complement any card.  Case in point would be this sympathy card.

Stamps: Winter Woods, Itty Bitty Greetings; Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Oh So Ombre DSP; Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Versamark; Accessories: Flowers for Every Season Gems, White Embossing Powder, In the Woods Dies, Die-Cutting Machine.

With consistent font-sizing, I thought about mixing and matching sayings, but ended up with this repetitive sentiment card.

Stamps: Whale Done, Itty Bitty Greetings; Paper: Pretty Peacock, Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Whale of a Time DSP; Ink: Calypso Coral, Just Jade, Shaded Spruce, Pretty Peacock, Versamark; Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Blending Brush, Stitched Shapes Dies, Die-Cutting Machine.

Hop on over to Mike Funke's blog to see what amazing creations he has put together with this week's set.

 


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Sunday, February 21, 2021

The Stamp Review Crew: Sale-a-Bration Bonus Hop

Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop: Inspiring you one stamp set at a time

Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  Sale-a-Bration is almost over, ending February 28, so we have a special "Last Chance" bonus hop focusing on this year's Sale-a-Bration offerings.  Check out all the inspiring projects the Crew has put together this week.  If you are following the hop in order, you've arrived from the fantastic Bronwyn Eastley's blog.

In January we had a Running w Scissors Stampers downline Zoom meeting, and I put together a Berry Blessings card for our SAB swap.

For this card, I rotated Paper Craft Crew's Sketch #407.

Stamps: Berry Blessings; Paper: Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Berry Delightful DSP; Ink: Poppy Parade, Cherry Cobbler, Granny Apple Green, Garden Green, Seaside Spray, Versamark; Accessories: Flowers for Every Season Gems, White Embossing Powder, Water Painter, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, e-cutter, Dimensionals.

For the next project, I wanted to focus on the FREE paper in the Berry Blessings bundle.  

I used an e-cutter to cut out some strawberries.  I was also thinking about the retired Berry Basket die, which I don't own.  So I cut my own basket on the e-cutter as well.

I created this card for this week's Sunday Stamps color challenge.

Stamps: Berry Blessings; Paper: Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate, Very Vanilla, Berry Delightful DSP; Ink: Basic Gray; Accessories: Blushing Bride Baker's Twine, Stapler, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, e-cutter.

ICYMI here are other projects I created with the Berry Blessings bundle.

Hop on over to Stesha Bloodhart's blog to see what she put together with some Sale-a-Bration items. Her projects are always beautiful!

 



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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

PCC414 Strawberry Flowers

Hi All!  And welcome to another Paper Craft Crew challenge.  Time is running out on Sale-a-Bration, so I have been focused on the Berry Blessings bundle.  

Did you know you can punch some strawberry flowers out of the DSP with the Strawberry Builder Punch from the Jan - Jun Mini Catalog?  I thought it would be fun to start there for this card.

Here is this week's sketch.  I hope you'll join us!

Stamps: Berry Blessings, Comfort & Hope; Paper: Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Berry Delightful DSP, Peony Garden DSP; Ink: Basic Gray, Versamark; Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Strawberry Builder Punch, Stitched Shapes Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.


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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

PCC413 Beautiful Journey

Hi All!  Happy "Another Snow Day" from New York.  I purchased Beautiful World for the lovely script but have yet to use it.  This week's Paper Craft Crew sketch seemed to fit the bill.

I had to dig into the retired paper for some vintage / map-themed ones, which is always fun.

Here's this week's sketch - please join us!

Stamps: Beautiful World; Paper: Pink Pirouette, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Vellum, Fan Fair DSP; Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark; Accessories: Flowers for Every Season Gems, White Embossing Powder, Gold Embossing Powder, Circle Scissors Plus, Stitched Shapes Dies, Die-Cutting Machine. 

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