Sunday, July 25, 2021

SSC262 Coolest Penguin

Welcome to another Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.  The Jul - Dec (Holiday) Mini Catalog and Fall Sale-a-Bration catalogs are almost here.  I thought I would make a card with some newly arrived product.

How fun are these penguins with the matching Sale-a-Bration paper you can earn for FREE with a $50 order?!  The penguin stamp set coordinates with a builder punch to make creating super easy.

Here's this week's sketch by Melissa.

Stamps: Penguin Place; Paper: Balmy Blue, Purple Posy, Fresh Freesia, Whisper White, Penguin Playmates DSP; Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Purple Posy, Fresh Freesia, Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Rhinestone Jewels, Peguin Builder Punch, Circle Collection Dies, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.

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Sunday, July 18, 2021

The Stamp Review Crew: Whale Done

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 we feature a fun ocean-themed set from the Annual Catalog, Whale Done, which has a coordinating Whale punch.  If you are following the blog hop order, you have just come from the very talented Cindy Elam's blog.

This week's set is perfect for an interactive card with an underwater scene, so I'm back to creating another spanner card.  This special cut creates tri-layer fold and depth to the scene.

Stamps: Whale Done; Paper: Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue, Whisper White, You're a Peach DSP; Ink: Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Garden Green, Just Jade, Balmy Blue, Misty Moonlight, Blackberry Bliss; Accessories: Flowers for Every Season Gems, Window Sheets, Blending Brush, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.

And ICYMI, here are some past samples with the featured stamp set.

Make sure you hop over to the always fabulous Mike Funke to see what fun projects he has put together with this week's set.

 

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Sunday, July 11, 2021

SSC261 Nessie Birthday

Happy Sunday, and welcome to another Sunday Stamps color challenge!  This week's colors are reminiscent of a nautical theme.

I've fashioned my card after a sample on the Lawn Fawn website, changing up the colors and adding some patterned paper.

This is part of a little birthday present ensemble.  It was challenging to stamp on vellum, and I sealed the ink of the sentiment with clear embossing powder.

Here are this week's colors; use a minimum of 3 colors and a neutral of your choice.

Stamps: Lovable Legends by Lawn Fawn; Paper: Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Come Sail Away DSP, Watercolor Paper, Vellum; Ink: Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy, Memento Tuxedo Black, Calypso Coral & Misty Moonlight Stampin' Blends; Accessories: Flowers for Every Season Gems, Clear Embossing Powder, Seasonal Layers Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, e-cutter.


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Sunday, July 4, 2021

The Stamp Review Crew: Sweet Strawberry

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.  Happy Independence Day here in the U.S.!  Nothing says summer like strawberries, so this week's fun set is Sweet Strawberry.  If you are following the hop in order, you have just arrived from the blog of the very talented Mickey Roberts.

I started with a clean card with Soft Succulent gingham background for a picnic or country feel. 

Stamps: Sweet Strawberry; Paper: Soft Succulent, Whisper White, Pansy Petals DSP; Ink: Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Succulent, Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Flower for Every Season Gems, Strawberry Builder Punch, Banner Punch, Dimensionals.
 
And I created a gusseted cello bag from a 6 x 8" cellophane bag by scoring 1" on each long side and 1-1/2" on the bottom.  I added a 2 x 4" piece of white cardboard in the bottom for stability.  The patterned paper insert measures 4 x 6", scored at 2".

Stamps: Sweet Strawberry; Paper: Soft Succulent, Whisper White, Pansy Petals DSP, Cardboard; Ink: Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Succulent, Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, 6 x 8" Cellophane Bags, Strawberry Builder Punch, Stapler, Dimensionals.


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, June 27, 2021

SSC260 Pansy Spanner Card

Hi All!  Time for another sketch challenge at Sunday Stamps.  I was in need of a downline meeting shoebox card, and I really wanted to share the Spanner Card with them.  In order to facilitate the special fold, I rotated this week's sketch.

Here's this week's sketch by Amy.

Stamps: Pansy Patch; Paper: Bumblebee, Soft Sea Foam, Gorgeous Grape, Whisper White, Pansy Petals DSP; Ink: Bumblebee, Soft Succulent, Fresh Freesia, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape; Accessories: Pastel Pearls, Window Sheets, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, e-cutter, Dimensionals.

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Sunday, June 13, 2021

The Stamp Review Crew: Hey (Birthday) Chick

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 is actually a BONUS HOP, celebrating samples using the Hey Birthday Chick set, along with special release Hey Chick set, both of which have coordinating dies.  If you are following the hop in order, you have just arrived from the blog of the very talented Betty Traciak.

We have a lot of chicken activity here at our farm, so I created a card resembling our Red Sex Links and Cornish Cross Broilers.

I colored the stamp images with Stampin' Blends.  But even more fun, I pushed the chicken coop die into Soft Suede ink and die-cut.  From there I also colored the die-cut with Stampin' Blends.  

Tip: Die-cut an extra piece of card stock from each chicken images to glue together with Mono Multipurpose Liquid Glue for more robust images.

This card follows along with this week's Sunday Stamps color challenge and Freshly Made Sketches #489.
 
Stamps: Hey Chick; Paper: Mango Melody, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Flowering Cactus DSP, Hydrangea Hill DSP; Ink: Soft Suede, Poppy Parade, Cherry Cobbler, Mango Melody, Gray Granite, Basic Black Stampin' Blends; Accessories: Chick Dies, Open Range Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.

For our spring downline Zoom meeting, I used Hey Birthday Chick and the coordinating die set for my shoebox swap.

Stamps: Hey Birthday Chick; Paper: Just Jade, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Flower & Field DSP; Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Cajun Craze, Bumblebee, Pool Party, Basic Black, Versamark; Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Aquapainer, Blending Brush, Birthday Chick Dies, Mini Stampin' Cut Emboss.

These are some old but fun past samples I created with the Hey Chick stamp set.

Hey Birthday Chick can be found in the annual catalog, although the special release of Hey Chick is only available until June 30.  Make sure to grab yours before it's gone.  

Hey Birthday Chick & Birthday Chick Dies:

Hey Chick & Chick Dies:

Hop on over to Cindy Elam's blog to see what amazing creations she has put together with this week's sets.

 



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Sunday, May 30, 2021

The Stamp Review Crew: Nothing's Better Than

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's fun set, Nothing's Better Than, was created by million-dollar sales demo Connie Stewart.  If you are following the hop in order, you have just arrived from the blog of the very talented Lou Kitzelman.

I don't think a coffee & chocolate stamp set will go by without me purchasing it, and Nothing's Better Than is no exception.  It focuses on the daily stimulants in our lives that help us be awesome.  In the past I had discovered my 3 C's of crafting, coffee, chocolate, and cats, while this set highlights 4 C's, coffee, chocolate, cookies, and cocktails.  

Combining this week's hop with Sunday Stamps sketch challenge, I created a my first spanner card.  What a fun tri-layer card!

I was able to use the "Happy Birthday" from Sweet Ice Cream to overlay the inside sentiment, also from the same set.

I also decorated both layers with overlaying coffee and cookies images.

My card uses a rotated version this week's Sunday Stamps's sketch by Annette.

Stamps: Nothing's Better Than, Sweet Ice Cream; Paper: Bumblebee, Just Jade, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Dandy Garden DSP, Flowers for Every Season DSP; Ink: Just Jade, Sahara Sand, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Basic Black Stampin' Blends; Accessories: Pearl Jewels, Window Sheets, White Embossing Powder, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, e-cutter.

For another recent Sunday Stamps color challenge, I created a bright cocktail card, using new and retiring In Colors.

Inside sentiment says, "YOU MAKE EVERYTHING BETTER."

Stamps: Nothing's Better Than; Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Pansy Petals DSP; Ink: Pale Papaya, Polished Pink, Seaside Spray, Night of Navy, Versamark; Accessories: Flowers for Every Season Gems, White Embossing Powder, e-cutter, Dimensionals.

And ICYMI, here are some past samples with the featured stamp set.

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

 



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