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Window Shopping -- Make A Wish

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Today's post provides the how-to's for creating one of the cards designed for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Window Shopping stamp set.  To see a line up of all the Stampin' Up! artists who participated in the hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.

Since this blog hop features the Window Shopping stamp set, I wanted to make a card that featured a window.  

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I created the window from a piece of Gold Foil Sheets using the Stampin' Trimmer to cut the windows.  It's a bit of a process, so an alternate way to create the windows would be to use the 1-3/8" square framelit from the Layering Squares Framelits.  However, if you want to try the Stampin' Trimmer, here's how you do it (I would suggest trying this on a piece of scrap paper first):

  1. Cut a piece of Gold Foil Sheets to 3-1/2" x 3-1/2"
  2. Place the paper on the trimmer (the trimmer has the cutting strip on the left) so that the left side of the paper resides along the 1/4" mark (just a smidge beyond the left side of the cutting strip)
  3. Using the vertical ruler on the blade slide, insert the blade tip at the 1/4" mark and move the blade up to the 1-3/4" mark and lift the blade slide
  4. Leaving the paper in place, move the blade to the 1-7/8" mark on the vertical ruler and put the blade slide back down, pressing the blade into the paper
  5. Slide the blade up to the 3-1/4" mark and lift the blade slide
  6. Turn the paper 90 degrees and repeat steps 2 through 5
  7. Turn the paper 90 degrees and repeat steps 2 through 5
  8. Turn the paper 90 degrees and repeat steps 2 through 5

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Place a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 3-7/16" x 3-7/16" centered under the window.  Using a pencil, mark the corners of each window.  (You can see that I missed a corner...)

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Place strips of ribbon along the Whisper White cardstock as shown.  I used Fast Fuse to adhere the ribbon to the cardstock.  Crushed Curry Mini Chevron ribbon was placed first, then Island Indigo Ombre ribbon, then Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon, then Calypso Coral Ombre ribbon, and then a second strip of Island Indigo ribbon.  This process covers the top two windows.  Repeat the process for the bottom two windows.

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Using the candles thinlit from the Window Box Thinlits, die cut four pieces of Bermuda Bay cardstock with the Big Shot.  Adhere the four panels over the ribbon strips using Mini Glue Dots placed at the back of each corner of each panel.

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Trim the ribbons along the right and left edges of the combined Bermuda Bay panels.  Place the window over the Bermuda Bay panels using Mini Glue Dots adhered behind each corner of the window.

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Mat the window focal point with a slightly larger piece of Basic Black cardstock.

The card base is Crushed Curry cardstock.  Apply Pick A Pattern Washi Tape to the card front with the arrow tape placed first with the bottom edge of the tape 1/4" from the bottom edge of the card front, the wide dots second with the bottom edge of the tape flush with the top edge of the arrow tape, and the narrow vertical stripe tape flush with the top edge of the wide dots tape.  [Tip:  The easiest way to line up the tape is to use Grid Paper.  I've shown how this is done with the envelope flap below.]  Using Paper Snips, trim the tape flush with the right and left edges of the card front.  Adhere the window to the card front with the edges of the matted window 3/8" from the top, left, and right edges of the card front.

Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp the "Make A Wish" greeting on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch the greeting from the cardstock using the Classic Label punch.  Punch a piece of Basic Black cardstock with the Classic Label punch and cut in half vertically.  Adhere one half of the cut label behind the left side of the greeting with 1/8" of the Basic Black label extending beyond the left side of the greeting label.  Adhere the remaining half of the cut label behind the right side of the greeting with 1/8" of the Basic Black label extending beyond the right side of the greeting label.  Adhere the matted greeting label at the center of the window using Mini Glue Dots.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The Pick A Pattern Washi tape was adhered along the lower area of the liner with the bottom edge of the arrow tape 1/4" from the bottom edge of the liner and repeating the process used for the card front.

Stamp the "Happy Birthday" greeting near the upper center of the liner using Bermuda Bay ink.  Using Stampin' Write Markers, color the small birthday cake stamp using Dapper Denim for the cupcake paper, Calypso Coral for the icing, Lemon Lime Twist for the candle base, and Crushed Curry for the candle flame.  Stamp the cupcake to the left of the "H" in "Happy", reink the stamp, and stamp again to the right of the "Y" in "Happy".

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The Pick A Pattern Washi Tape was adhered along the back flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope.  The photo below shows how the tape was applied to the envelope flap using Grid Paper to assist with lining up the tape.  

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Once the tape is applied to the envelope flap, use Paper Snips to trim the tape along the edges of the envelope flap.

I really like the graphic look of this card.  It's not a style that I use very often as I prefer softer, more fluid styles.  The great thing about this card is that it can be used for any age or gender birthday so it's a great "generic" card to have around when you need a card quickly.

Card Measurements -- 

Crushed Curry:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Bermuda Bay:  4 @ 1-5/8" x 1-5/8"; Basic Black:  3-5/8" x 3-5/8", 3/4" x 3"; Whisper White:  3/4" x 3", 3-7/16" x 3-7/16", 4" x 5-1/4"; Gold Foil Sheets:  3-1/2" x 3-1/2"; Crushed Curry Mini Chevron ribbon:  2 @ 4"; Calypso Coral Ombre ribbon:  2@ 4"; Island Indigo Ombre ribbon:  4 @ 4"; Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon:  2 @ 4"

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Window Shopping; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Bermuda Bay; Stampin' Write Markers:  Regals (Crushed Curry), Subtles (Calypso Coral), 2017-2019 In Color (Lemon Lime Twist), 2016-2018 In Color (Dapper Denim); Cardstock:  Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheets; Embellishments:  Pick A Pattern Washi tape, Crushed Curry Mini Chevron ribbon, Calypso Coral Ombre ribbon, Island Indigo Ombre ribbon, Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Grid Paper, Classic Label punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform & Precision Base Plate, Window Box Thinlits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Window Shopping -- Thinking of You

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If you follow my blog you may have noticed that I'm way behind on providing the how-to's for all the projects I've been creating for the recent blog hops.  I'm hoping to use the next couple of weeks to get caught up on sharing all that information.  Thanks so much for your patience!  

So, today's post provides the how-to's for creating one of the cards designed for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Window Shopping stamp set.  To see a line up of all the Stampin' Up! artists who participated in the hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.

Once I got my "feet wet" with the embossing paste, I decided to use it again for a focal point.  This time, I wanted to add some color to the embossing paste.  

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This card begins with the focal point because embossing paste needs some time to dry before you can add color or die cut around it.  The floral die from the Window Box Thinlits (designed to die cut the box top of the hexagon box) was used to die cut a Window Sheet to create a mask for the embossing paste.  [Tip:  Use the Precision Base Plate to achieve best die cutting results with detailed thinlits.  You'll notice that there will be a "crackle" noise as the Window Sheet is die cut by the thinlit.  Keep rolling the sandwich back and forth through the Big Shot until you no longer hear the Window Sheet "crackle".]  

Place the Window Sheet over a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and use repositionable tape to hold the mask in place over the cardstock.  Apply the embossing paste with a palette knife and then IMMEDIATELY remove the mask to remove the embossing paste from the mask and palette knife under running water.  Pat both sides of the mask dry with a paper towel.  Set the cardstock aside to dry for a while--about 1/2 hour.  [Tip:  You can speed up the drying time by using the Heat Tool.  However, it is important to note that if you get the embossing paste too hot, it will begin to bubble.  For some images, this may be a good effect to achieve but probably not for this project.]

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Once the embossing paste has dried, replace the mask over the embossing paste and tape the mask down with repositionable tape.  Use a sponge dauber to apply color to the embossing paste.  I used Fresh Fig for the center flower, Peekaboo Peach for the three large rosette flowers, Night of Navy for the small rosette flowers (they have a stem), Emerald Envy for the stems of the small rosette flowers, and Lemon Lime Twist for the dotted filler coming from the center flower.  

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Once the sponging is complete, carefully remove the mask (rinse the ink off the mask with water and pat dry with a paper towel).  Note that the ink will take a little longer to dry than normal when applied to the embossing paste.  Just set the cardstock aside until you've assembled the rest of the card front.  [Tip:  You can speed up the drying time of the ink by using a Heat Tool on the low setting keeping the tip of the heat tool about 4 inches away from the cardstock.]

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Night of Navy cardstock was used for the card base.  A piece of Burlap ribbon was wrapped around the front of a panel of Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper just slightly above center with the ends of the ribbon adhered at the back of the paper using Mini Glue Dots.  The "Thinking of You" greeting, from the Window Shopping stamp set, was stamped at the center of a strip of Very Vanilla cardstock using Night of Navy ink.  Two strips of Night of Navy cardstock were punched with the Decorative Ribbon Border punch and adhered behind the strip of Very Vanilla cardstock with the scallop edge showing just above the top edge and just below the bottom edge of the strip.  The strip was adhered near the bottom edge of the paper panel with the right and left edges of the cardstock strip flush with the right and left edges of the paper panel.  The paper panel was adhered at the center of the card front.

A piece of Night of Navy cardstock was die cut with the largest of the scallop edge circle dies from the Layering Circles Framelits.  The largest of the circle dies from the Layering Circles Framelits was used to die cut the sponged focal point.  The two pieces were adhered together and then adhered to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals with the focal point centered over the Burlap ribbon near the left edge of the card front.

A "bunny bow" created from Peekaboo Peach Crinkle Seam Binding ribbon was adhered at the right edge of the focal point on top of the Burlap ribbon using a Mini Glue Dot.

A heart-shaped gold Metallic Enamel Shape was adhered next to the "U" in "You" on the Very Vanilla cardstock strip.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Peekaboo Peach Stampin' Write Markers were used to color the small flower with leaves from the Window Shopping stamp set:  Fresh Fig for the flower petals, Peekaboo Peach for the flower center, and Lemon Lime Twist for the leaves.  The flower was stamped three times at the upper left corner of the liner, re-inking for each stamping.  [Tips:  When applying ink to stamps with markers, use the side of the brush tip for best ink application results AND to minimize damage to the brush tip.  Once the ink is applied, "huff" on the stamp to remoisten the ink.]

Using Versamark, randomly stamp the small flower with leaves stamp across a strip of Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper.  Punch a strip of Night of Navy cardstock with the Decorative Ribbon Border punch and adhere behind the top edge of the paper strip so that the scallop edge of the Night of Navy strip is just visible above the top edge of the paper strip.  Adhere the paper strip along the bottom edge of the liner so that the left, bottom, and right edge of the paper is flush with the left, bottom, and right edge of the liner.

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Using Versamark, randomly stamp the small flower with leaves stamp across a piece of Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper.  Adhere the paper to the back flap of a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  Open the envelope flap and use Paper Snips to trim the paper along the edges of the envelope flap.

Needless to say, this project is not one that can be completed in a few moments but I think the results were well worth the time investment.

However, if you find that this project may be just a little much to take on, then think about the individual elements that you might want to incorporate into your projects:

  • Use a small stamp with Versamark to create a background on cardstock or Designer Series Paper
  • Think about your thinlits dies as a potential mask.  You don't have to use embossing paste with the mask; just use the sponge and inks.  Store the mask with the thinlits or coordinating stamp set

Card Measurements -- 

Night of Navy:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 3-1/2" x 3-1/2", 3 @ 3/4" x 4-1/4"; Very Vanilla:  3/4" x 4", 4" x 4", 4" x 5-1/4"; Window Sheets:  4" x 4"; Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper:  4" x 5-1/4", 1" x 4", 2-1/4" x 6"; Burlap ribbon:  5"; Peekaboo Peach Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon:  10"

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Window Shopping; Inks:  Emerald Envy, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach, Versamark; Stampin' Write Markers:  2017-2019 In Color (Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist), 2016-2018 In Color (Peekaboo Peach); Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Window Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  Naturally Eclectic; Embellishments:  Metallic Enamel Shapes, Burlap ribbon, Peekaboo Peach Crinkle Seam Binding ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Sponge Daubers, Decorative Ribbon Border punch, Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform and Precision Base Plate, Window Box Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Repositionable Tape


Inky Friends Suite Designs Blog Hop -- Naturally Eclectic

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Welcome to the Inky Friends Suite Designs Blog Hop.  We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who have gathered to introduce you to the Product Suites from the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  To see the line up of Stampin' Up! artists participating in the hop, click here.  If you are traveling forward through the hop, you've arrived from Shelley's blog where she featured projects using the Delightful Daisy Suite.  If you are traveling backwards through the hop, you just saw some great projects made by Cindy using the Color Theory Suite.  It really doesn't matter which way you travel through the blog hop, though; all the blogs are linked in a circle and eventually you'll visit all the stops by clicking on the NEXT or PREVIOUS buttons contained in every blog post.  I hope you enjoy your travels!

The Naturally Eclectic Suite is featured on pages 132-133 of the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  The Oh So Eclectic stamp set and coordinating Eclectic Layers Thinlits for the Big Shot contain floral elements in a graphic style that lends itself to a wide variety of styles.  The Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper contains a beautiful array of watercolored designs in the colors of Berry Burst, Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky, and Whisper White.  Seam Binding ribbon returns to the catalog in a Crinkled version in the colors of Berry Burst, Emerald Envy, Night of Navy, and Peekaboo Peach.  A fun addition to this suite is a set of Card Overlays made from Window Sheets that feature a variety of designs in gold, silver, and white.

I have two projects to share with you using many of the elements of the Naturally Eclectic Suite.

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Supplies I used to make this project -- 

Stamps:  Oh So Eclectic; Inks:  Berry Burst, Night of Navy; Stampin' Write Markers:  2017-2018 In Color (Berry Burst), 2016-2017 In Color (Emerald Envy); Cardstock:  Emerald Envy, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  Naturally Eclectic; Embellishments:  Emerald Envy Crinkle Seam Binding ribbon, Naturally Eclectic Card Overlays; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Fine Tip Glue Pen; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform and Precision Base Plate, Eclectic Layers Thinlits

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Supplies I used to make this project -- 

Stamps:  Oh So Eclectic; Inks:  Night of Navy, Soft Sky; Cardstock:  Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Soft Sky, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Naturally Eclectic; Embellishments:  Night of Navy Crinkle Seam Binding ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform and Precision Base Plate, Eclectic Layers Thinlits

I'll be back soon with the details for making these projects, so please return for another visit.  

To visit the next stop on the hop, click the NEXT button to visit with Cindy and projects made with the Color Theory Suite or the PREVIOUS button to visit with Shelley for projects made using the Delightful Daisy Suite.

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Window Shopping -- Daisy Gift Box

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Today's post provides the how-to's for creating one of the projects designed for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Window Shopping stamp set.  To see a line up of all the Stampin' Up! artists who participated in the hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.

The Window Shopping stamp set was designed to provide great embellishments to the hexagon box created using the dies included with the Window Box Thinlits.  I just love this box as it is a great size for packaging small gifts.  However, using other die cutting elements included with the Window Box Thinlits, you can create lots of other items like a 3-D banner (shown on the project below), battery powered votive candle holders, peekaboo boxes, and even the base for a diorama.  You can find a video created by Stampin' Up! explaining how to make the box here.  [Tip:  If you haven't subscribed to Stampin' Up!'s You Tube Channel, I encourage you to do so.  There are so many great videos out there that give you so much great information about how to use Stampin' Up! products in creative ways.]

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This decorated box was created using the Lemon Lime Twist polka dot patterned paper from the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I had thought to add some die cutting to the sides of the box; however, the foil paper was more than enough for this box, so I left it at that.  The most important thing to do BEFORE assembling the box is to fold along all the score lines using the Bone Folder to achieve crisp folds.  The adhesive I used to assemble the box was Multipurpose Liquid adhesive as I find it the most forgiving for assembling 3-D items.  [Tip:  When using Multipurpose Liquid adhesive for assembling this box, be sure to use teeny, tiny dots of adhesive on the tabs and then press the tab in place for a couple of seconds to allow the adhesive to "take".]  At first it may seem a little daunting to make the box, but once you have made one you'll realize that it's actually very quick and easy to make.

The daisy embellishment on the lid of the box was made using the Daisy Delight stamp set.  The daisy image was stamped onto two pieces of Whisper White cardstock using Powder Pink ink.  [Tip:  The Daisy Delight stamp set is a photopolymer stamp set which means that you'll need to use the Stampin' Pierce Mat underneath the cardstock to achieve the best stamping results.]  The daisies were punched with the Daisy punch with the petals of one daisy turned up with the Bone Folder and the petals of the other daisy turned down with the Bone Folder (be gentle).  The daisy with the turned up petals was stacked on top of daisy with the turned down petals so that the petals for both flowers show.  A Clear Faceted Gem was adhered at the center of the top daisy and a Stampin' Dimensional below the center of the bottom daisy.  The daisies were adhered at the upper center of the box slightly to the left.  

The daisy solid leaf image was stamped three times onto Whisper White cardstock using Lemon Lime Twist ink, stamping off onto a piece of scrap paper before stamping onto the cardstock (and re-inking and stamping off before each new leaf was stamped).  The leaf outline image was stamped over the solid leaf image using Lemon Lime Twist ink (NO stamping off this time).  The leaves were cut out with Paper Snips and adhered below the outer edge of the daisy using Mini Glue Dots adhered behind the leaf stems.

The banner was created using a strip of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock with the Thinking of You sentiment from the Window Shopping stamp set stamped at the center of the strip using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The non-tail end of the banner die was placed near the "T" in "Thinking" and die cut with the Big Shot.  Then the non-tail end of the banner die was placed near the "U" in "You" and die cut.  The die cut creates the banner tails for each end and places score lines to fold the cardstock into a 3-D banner shape.  The banner was adhered to the lower area of the box lid with the bottom edge of the banner 3/8" from the edge of the box front.  Mini Glue Dots were placed under the banner tails near the top edge of the fold to adhere the banner to the box top and Stampin' Dimensionals were stacked 2 high under the center of the banner to keep it from sinking too much.

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It may seem that there are a whole lot of steps to making this box; however, I'll have to say that it took a whole lot longer to write this blog post than it did to actually make the box and decorate it.

I think this box has so many great possibilities.  With the Holiday season coming, it's a wonderful gift packaging option for those small gifts that are tucked into the tree or stocking, left on a co-worker's desk, or left in the mailbox for the postal worker.

Card Measurements -- 

Lemon Lime Twist:  13/16" x 6"; Whisper White:  2 @ 3" x 3", 2" x 3"; Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper:  2 @ 6" x 6"

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Window Shopping, Daisy Delight; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink; Cardstock:  Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Foil Frenzy Specialty; Embellishments:  Clear Faceted Gems; Adhesives:  Multipurpose Liquid, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Daisy punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Base Plate, Window Box Thinlits


Stamp Review Crew -- Window Shopping

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Window Shopping stamp set.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

The Stamp Review Crew is an international group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who gather for a blog hop the first and third Mondays of the month to review a single stamp set.  The number of participants varies from hop to hop, but the ideas are plentiful as we take a stamp set through its paces.  By the time you've traveled through the hop, you are sure to find a number of innovative ways to use the featured stamp set.  So sit back, relax, and get ready to start pinning ideas to your Pinterest board!

To see the line up of artists for this week's hop, click here.  If you've already joined the hop and are traveling forward, you've arrived from Karen's blog where you were presented with an amazing project to inspire your creativity.  If you're traveling backwards through the hop, you've seen Holly's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

I have three projects to share with you.

My first project uses the window box framelit decorated with a daisy.  It doesn't really need a whole lot of embellishment because the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper is so bright and shiny.

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Window Shopping, Daisy Delight; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink; Cardstock:  Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Foil Frenzy Specialty; Embellishments:  Clear Faceted Gems; Adhesives:  Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Daisy punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Window Box Thinlits

Rather than decorate three boxes, I decided to see if I could use the thinlits included with the Window Box Thinlits to create cards.  This first card uses one of the smaller thinlits that was designed to die cut a side of the window box.  The colors you see under the die cut birthday candles are ribbons:  Lemon Lime Twist, Calypso Coral, and Island Indigo Ombre for the candle bodies and Crushed Curry Mini Chevron for the flames.  Lining up the ribbons and the Pick A Pattern Washi tape is easy when you use Grid Paper.

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Window Shopping; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Bermuda Bay; Stampin' Write Markers:  2017-2018 In Color (Lemon Lime Twist), 2016-2018 In Color (Dapper Denim), Subtles (Calypso Coral); Cardstock:  Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheets; Embellishments:  Calypso Coral Ombre ribbon, Island Indigo Ombre ribbon, Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon, Crushed Curry Mini Chevron ribbon, Pick A Pattern Washi Tape; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Classic Label Punch, Grid Paper, Big Shot w/Multipurpose Platform, Window Box Thinlits

This last project took a little more time as I used the window box lid thinlit to create a mask (from Window Sheets) that I utilized in two ways:  the first was for applying embossing paste and the second was for sponging color onto the dry embossing paste. 

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Window Shopping; Inks:  Emerald Envy, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Peekaboo Peach; Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Window Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  Naturally Eclectic; Embellishments:  Metallic Enamel Shapes, Burlap ribbon, Peekaboo Peach Crinkle Seam Binding ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Sponge Daubers, Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Decorative Ribbon Border punch, Big Shot w/Multipurpose Platform and Magnetic Platform, Window Box Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits

I'll be sharing the how-to's for these projects very soon, so be sure to return to see the liners for the inside sentiment areas for each of these projects and the coordinating decorated envelopes.  

Be sure to visit all the stops on this week's hop to find more ideas for using the images included in the Window Shopping stamp set for your projects.  Just click on the NEXT or PREVIOUS buttons below to continue.

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Here's the listing of all the artists on the hop:

  1. Betty Traciak 
  2. Holly Stene 
  3. Martha Inchley
  4. Dawn Tidd 
  5. Charlet Mallett
  6. Ann Schach 
  7. Nikki Spencer 
  8. Twila Davis
  9. Bronwyn Eastley 
  10. Tanya Boser
  11. Juana Ambida
  12. Karen Gooch 
  13. Mickey Roberts
  14. Holly Krautkremer 

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