Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Stamp Review Crew: Labeler Alphabet

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 is featuring the very versatile supporting actor, Labeler Alphabet.  The letter sizing in this set makes it perfect for creating any sentiment you desire.  If you are following the blog hop order, you have just come from the very talented Rochelle Blok's blog.  Does she create the most beautiful projects?!

Here in New York we finish up with school a bit later than most, so I have an opportunity to share the projects I made for my daughter's teachers & bus driver.  With my initial attempt at a shadow box, I was impressed with how sturdy it came out.  I thought this would be perfect as the starting point for a "book box".

stampin' up shadow book box
Following the instructions used for the first shadow box, I altered the measurements by starting with a 8-1/2 x 10-3/8" piece of Very Vanilla card stock, and I scored every 5/8".  The card stock cover is 5-3/4 x 8-1/8", scored at 3-3/4" from either end.

stampin' up shadow book box
stampin' up shadow book box
I apologize for using some retired items here and there. I needed a couple with a masculine flair for the guys, although the floral one is my favorite! Super easy to stamp out the little sentiment with Labeler Alphabet.

Stamps: Labeler Alphabet, Gorgeous Grunge; Paper: Tranquil Tide, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Eastern Palace DSP, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, Petals & Paisleys DSP, Gold Foil Sheets, Bronze Foil Sheets, Brushed Gold; Ink: Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand, Versamark; Accessories: White Baker's Twine, Gold Baker's Twine, Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape, Gold Embossing Powder, Corner Rounder Punch.

I also created a card to demonstrate the potential of this alphabet set to spell out a greeting you might not have on hand.

Stampin' Up Oh So Eclectic
My husband is Dutch, and we don't have access to Stampin' Up foreign sets in the U.S. (boo!).  So I spelled out "gefeliciteerd" or congratulations (on your birthday) for a card that will be heading over to the Netherlands soon.

As a side note, the Eclectic Layers Thinlits are pretty cool.  There are three outline shapes, two of which cut out stamp images, which come with matching dies that can fit inside to create intricate die-cuts.  Two of three pairs are placed one inside the other in the photo below.  It also comes with three embossing shapes (not shown).

Stampin' Up Eclectic Layers Thinlits
Stamps: Oh So Eclectic, Labeler Alphabet; Paper: Lemon-Lime Twist, Very Vanilla, Gold Glimmer Paper, Watercolor Paper; Ink: Berry Burst, Lemon-Lime Twist, Emerald Envy, Basic Black; Accessories: Watercolor Brush, Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Big Shot, Sewing Machine, Thread.

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



Linda Callahan said...

Loving, boxes! Great idea! And your birthday card is lovely.....the vertical greeting is cool!

Dawn Tidd said...

Those book boxes are such a great idea for teachers! Love how you could use the Labeler Alphabet for a Dutch sentiment!

Betty said...

Wonderful adaptation of the shadow boxes! Love the details you have on the spine of each- the scorelines and gold rectangle make these look so realistic.

~amy~ said...

Those boxes are clever and pretty!
Your card is gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Wow... Love those boxes! Such a clever idea for gift giving. Great use of the alphabet on your card, beautiful!

Tanya Boser said...

Those boxes are stunning! They remind me of the Readers Digest books we used to buy at garage sales and read from cover to cover. And the Lemon Lime Twist card. Yup. Love that too. :)

Kelly Kent said...

Two amazing projects, but I totally love those shadow boxes. And what a great idea to use the stamps for other languages! I'm totally inspired by how you ran the letters down the side! Kelly x

Natalie Lapakko said...

These boxes are SO cool! I thought they were books at first. They look so professional!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Love your shadow boxes and how you personalised the second card. You have proven that the Labeller Alphabet set is so versatile. Thanks for the inspiration.

Nikki Spencer said...

Awesome projects Heidi! Your book boxes are super cute and clever...and your card is so elegant and fresh. xx

Charlet Mallett said...

Heidi! These projects are stunning. i love both of them. The little shadow boxes do not look handmade - the scoring details on the spine are perfect. Your attention to detail is ON POINT! Also, thanks for sharing the shadowbox instructions - totally going to make these.