Sunday, March 9, 2014

The Stamp Review Crew: Happy Congratulations Bonus Edition

Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  We share our take on a selected stamp set every first and third Monday.  You may have noticed, up to now, we have focused on stamp sets in the main catalog. This time we are hopping along with a bonus set from the Occasions catalog, Happy Congratulations

If you are hopping around in a circle, you have just come from Tanya's beautiful blog.  I just love her fresh and fun style! Happy Congratulations was the first stamp set to jump out at me in the Occasions catalog.  I love flags, banners, and paper lanterns, and this set was so attractive, and yet so simple.

In the Go for the Gold (and Silver) class, we created a classic, elegant card, perfect for a silver anniversary or even birthday.

The paper lanterns fit nicely into the 3/4" Circle punch for some fun layering. And don't miss the fabulous and fun detail of the gold and silver designer vellum sheets.

Stamps: Happy Congratulations; Paper: Very Vanilla, Smoky Slate, Silver Foil sheets, Silver Fancy Foil designer vellum; Ink: Silver Encore; Accessories: Silver baker's twine, Silver 1/8" ribbon, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, 3/4" Circle punch, Clear embossing powder, Decorative Dots EF, Chalk Talk framelits, Texture Boutique, Dimensionals.

Here is a easel card I've had in my mind since December, inspired by a wonderful swap by Missi Roeber at 2013 Convention.

The 4-1/4 x 11" card base is scored at 3-5/8" and 7-3/8".  The lanterns are stamped on vellum and sandwiched between the front panel and card base.  And the card is illuminated with a flameless tea light.  The card follows the color scheme for Fab Friday #36.

Stamps: Happy Congratulations; Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Foil sheet, Vellum; Ink: Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush, Black Stazon; Accessories: Gold Sequin trim, 3/4" Circle punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, Tea light.

Below you can see a collage of more projects you can make with this set.  As not to detract from this hop, I won't provide a link to the previous Stampin' Addicts blog hop.  Once you've made your rounds, you can visit my January 3 blog post for more information.

Make sure you check out the next stop to see what lovelies Mary at Scrap and Stamp with Mary put together with the set.  Thanks for stopping by!


The complete hop list:
    1. Paula Wright
    2. Mike Funke
    3. Nancy Smith
    4. Adriana Benitez
    5. Tanya Boser
    6. Heidi Baks
    7. Mary Rindal 


      Nancy Smith said...

      Wow - you really highlighted the versatility of this set. I especially love it in silver. Great job!

      Tanya Boser said...

      Oh my! You sure made good use of vellum, plain and embossed, this hop. The silver card is so luxurious. And that easel card with the light is absolutely adorable!

      Linda said...

      I will have to get this stamp. Your cards are so creative and lovely.

      Jessica said...

      Love the silver one! And wow, you just went wild with this set. Shows how versatile this stamp set is.Thanks for all the inspiration. Jess

      Anonymous said...

      Okay, I don't know which one I like more, but the red and gold one is so traditional! LOVE IT!

      Paula said...

      Love them all, Heidi. Great job with this set.

      Carol Carriveau said...

      Wow...these are fantastic samples...TFS the SILVER and the gold items...!

      Adriana Benitez said...

      Great projects. I still love the little chinese takeout box and wontons. how fun!

      Cindy Beach said...

      Heidi, the lights behind the vellum - how amazing! It looks especially luminous in these colors. Thanks so much for playing with us at Fab Friday!

      Amanda Mertz said...

      The vellum card with the tea light is awesome! I love how the light shines through....the colors look so rich! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!