Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Stamp Review Crew: Lemon Zest

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.  This week's hop focuses on the Annual Catalog set, Lemon Zest, which coordinates with the Lemon Builder Punch.  If you are following the hop in order, you have just arrived from the lovely and creative Linda Callahan's blog.

For Father's Day, I sent a treat package off to my dad.  I'd love to send some chocolate, but that wouldn't be wise for Florida.  So I created a coordinating lemon card to accompany the lemon Girl Scout cookies.

Stampin' Up! Lemon Zest
I used the rock-and-roll technique for the lemon images.  The sentiment comes from May 2016 Paper Pumpkin, Many Manly Occasions.

Stamps: Lemon Zest; Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Naturally Eclectic DSP; Ink: So Saffron, Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy, Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Tutti-frutti Sequins, May 2016 Many Manly Occasions Paper Pumpkin Kit, Lemon Builder Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

I thought it would be fun to dress up some classic Lemonhead candies.

Stampin' Up! Lemon Zest
The little tent piece is 3 x 10", scored at 4-1/2" & 5-1/2".

Stamps: Lemon Zest; Paper: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White; Ink: Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: White Baker's Twine, Lemon Builder Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Sponge Daubers, Stapler, Cello Bag, Dimensionals.

Hop on over to the fabulous Cindy Elam's blog to see what fun projects she has put together with this week's set.

 



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SSC183 Tranquil Textures

Hi Everyone!  It's time for another Sunday Stamps color challenge.

Stampin' Up! Sea of Textures
This card uses an encouraging sentiment from Rooted in Nature and Freshly Made Sketches #340.  I'm loving the new core color Petal Pink as a sandy coral sea-themed color!

Please join us for this week's challenge.  Use a minimum of 3 colors and a neutral of your choice.

Stamps: Sea of Textures, Rooted in Nature; Paper: Petal Pink, Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Tranquil Textures DSP; Ink: Tranquil Tide; Accessories: Very Vanilla Thick Baker's Twine, Under the Sea Framelits, Big Shot.



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Friday, July 13, 2018

Spread the Joy

Hello All,

A quick little tall & skinny note card for a friend's birthday, using the retired Spread the Joy stamp set I picked up from another stamper friend "in my computer".

Stampin' Up! Spread the Joy
Now go out and spread some joy yourself!

Stamps: Spread the Joy; Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Festival of Prints DSP; Ink: Whisper White Craft, Versamark; Accessories: Very Vanilla Baker's Twine, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Sponge.



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Monday, July 9, 2018

It's Your Day!

Have you seen the new type of stamp sets from Stampin' Up called DistINKtive?  These stamp impressions leave a variety of intensities to allow for lighter and darker images with one try. Seize the Day stamp set is one such DisINKtive set, and I love the exploration-type feel with the images. 

Stampin' Up! Seize the Day
I used the masking technique with this set.  Hint: I was getting a bit too much ink around the outer edge, so I blotted some off with a paper towel.

This card uses Freshly Made Sketches #344.

Stamps: Seize the Day; Paper: Tranquil Tide, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Nature's Poem DSP; Ink: Mint Macaron, Tranquil Tide, Soft Suede; Accessories: Crumb Cake Weave Ribbon, Banner Punch, Dimensionals.



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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy Birthday, America!

I've been going through a pile of unfinished projects (UFOs), and I found some scored pieces of Pacific Point card stock which could transform into a treat holder.  Independence Day-colored mixed of Jelly Bellies seemed like the perfect choice.  I paired the treat holder with the It's a Celebration set from the 2017 Holiday Catalog.

Using the Peek-a-Boo Treat Holder tutorial on Splitcoaststampers, I put together these little items for family members.

Stamps: It's a Celebration; Paper: Real Red, Pacific Point, Whisper White; Ink: Real Red, Pacific Point, Smoky Slate; Accessories: Pacific Point Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Rhinestone Jewels, Scallop Edge Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Cellophane Treat Bags.



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Monday, July 2, 2018

June 2018 PP: Broadway Star

Hello Paper Pumpkin Fans!  I just love the vibrant colors in the Broadway Bound suite, so I'm super happy to get to play with them in June's Paper Pumpkin kit.

I put together a quick alternative card, only adding a Basic Black card base and Stitched Shapes framelit die-cut from one of the white banner stickers from the kit.

Inside I used a piece of an envelope for a writing insert.



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And a quick look at how this month's kit was originally designed.

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Here's a little sneak peek of July's kit.

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

The Stamp Review Crew: Tropical Chic

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.  This week's hop focuses on a new Annual Catalog set, Tropical Chic, which coordinates with the Tropical thinlits dies.  If you are following the blog hop order, you have just come from the very talented Nikki Spencer's blog.  Aren't her projects always beautiful?

I put together a shoebox swap card for our downline meeting using this week's set.  I wanted to build a card around the leafy frame die-cut.

I used some Tropical Escape DSP to fill in the background (keeping it easy-peasy for a shoebox project).  I used two frames, with selective trimming, to allow for two leaf colors.

The sentiment from Lemon Zest is one of my favorites! This is also my card for this week's Sunday Stamps challenge, using the following sketch by Monika.

Stamps: Tropical Chic, Lemon Zest; Paper: Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, Basic Black, Whisper White, Tropical Escape DSP; Ink: Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, Versamark; Accessories: Linen Thread, Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Tropical Thinlits, Layering Squares Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

And here's another card I made recently with Tropical Chic, pairing it with Fabulous Flamingo. I stamped the leaves and then used the more detailed framelits to cut them out.  I'm in love with the saw palmetto stamp & die-cut!

Stamps: Fabulous Flamingo, Tropical Chic; Paper: Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, Whisper White, Tropical Escape DSP; Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Lovely Lipstick, Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, Versamark, Basic Black marker; Accessories: Black Baker's Twine, White Embossing Powder, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Tropical Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

Hop on over to the fabulous Mike Funke's blog to see what fun projects he has put together with this week's set.

 



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