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Stamp Review Crew -- Sale-A-Bration Free For All 2018

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Since there are 5 Monday's in the month of January, the Crew is conducting a Bonus Hop to feature the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets.  So rather than seeing ideas for one stamp set, you'll be seeing ideas for a whole bunch of them!  My post will feature the Lots of Lavender stamp set.

To see the line up of artists for this week's Bonus Hop, click here.  If you've already joined the hop and are traveling forward, you've arrived from Yapha'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 Ann's stunning project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

One of the prettiest stamp sets available with this year's Sale-A-Bration offering is the Lots of Lavender stamp set.  I need some Thank You cards, so I thought that I'd make a few using this stamp set.

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When I think of Lavender, soft and soothing images come to mind.  This card doesn't have whole lot of soft and soothing with the bright colors, does it?  This card begins with stamping the lavender bunch image on Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The flower area was stamped using Sweet Sugarplum ink, the leaves with Lemon Lime Twist ink, and the ribbon with Dapper Denim ink.  [Tip:  This is a Photopolymer stamp set, so be sure to use the Stampin' Pierce Mat for best stamping results.]  The entire image was cut out with Paper Snips.  The flower area was stamped again on another piece of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, the flower area stamped with Sweet Sugarplum ink, and the flower area cut out with Paper Snips and adhered over the previously stamped flower area with Stampin' Dimensionals--moving the top flower area slightly to the right to create more depth.

The ribbon area was snipped off the stem using Paper Snips (leaving only the wrapped area) and the floral bunch was adhered at the center of a piece of Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The Designer Series Paper was matted with a slightly larger piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.  A piece of Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped ribbon was wrapped around the two pieces of cardstock and knotted over the Dapper Denim wrapped area of the lavender bunch.

The solid dot background, from the Playful Backgrounds stamp set, was used to randomly stamp along the edges of the Dapper Denim card front using Dapper Denim ink.  The focal point was then adhered at the center of the card front.

The "thank you" image, from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Sweet Sugarplum ink.  The image was punched with the Classic Label punch with the stamped image justified to the left.  A piece of Sweet Sugarplum was punched with the Classic Label punch and adhered behind the punched Whisper White label with the Sweet Sugarplum label dropped slightly to the left and below the Whisper White label.  The label was cut with Paper Snips 3/8" to the right of the "u" in "thank you" and the label adhered near the lower right corner of the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper with the bottom edge of the label approximately 1" above the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The lavender bunch image was stamped near the lower left corner of the liner using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, the flower area stamped with Sweet Sugarplum ink, the leaves with Lemon Lime Twist ink, and the bow with Dapper Denim ink.

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The lavender bunch was stamped again at the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using the same process as used for the liner.  The "thank you" image was stamped to the right of the ribbon using Sweet Sugarplum ink.

Card Measurements -- 

Dapper Denim:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Lemon Lime Twist:  3-1/8" x 4-5/8"; Sweet Sugarplum:  1" x 3"; Whisper White:  2-1/2" x 4-1/4", 2-1/2" x 2-3/4", 1" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper:  3" x 4-1/2"; Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped ribbon:  10"

Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Lots of Lavender (Sale-A-Bration), Playful Backgrounds, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Inks:  Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist, Sweet Sugarplum, Memento Tuxedo Black; Cardstock:  Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Foil Frenzy Specialty; Embellishments:  Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Classic Label punch; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

Be sure to visit all the stops on this week's hop to find more ideas for using the images included in the Lots of Lavender Sale-A-Bration 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. Heidi Baks 
  2. Stesha Bloodhart 
  3. Tanya Boser 
  4. Linda Callahan 
  5. Bronwyn Eastley 
  6. Cindy Elam 
  7. Karen Gooch
  8. Kelly Kent 
  9. Lou Kitzelman
  10. Holly Krautkremer
  11. Charlet Mallett 
  12. Yapha Mason
  13. Mickey Roberts 
  14. Ann Schach
  15. Nikki Spencer
  16. Dawn Tidd 
  17. Debra Burgin

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Inky Friends Design Challenge #2 -- Celebrate Amazing You

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Welcome to Inky Friends Design Challenge #2.  Every 4th Friday of the month a new design challenge is posted.  This time we are using a color combo of Soft Sky, Berry Burst, and Lemon Lime Twist.  

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Using page 35 of the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog for inspiration, I decided to create a gift box using the Lots to Love Box Framelits and decorate it with one of the great Sale-A-Bration stamp sets, Amazing You (one of the many great items you can earn for FREE with a qualifying order of $50 USD in Stampin' Up! merchandise).

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This gift box begins with two pieces of Soft Sky cardstock die cut with the Big Shot using the Lots to Love Box Framelits.  The two pieces were folded at the score lines and then one side of the box adhered together.  The outside panels of the box was opened flat on the work surface and the "celebrate" image was stamped across the panels using Soft Sky ink.  Then the remaining side of the box was adhered and the top and bottom of the box closed.

A belly band was created with a piece of Lemon Lime Twist paper from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack.  The paper was finger folded around the box with the ends adhered together at the front center of the box.  A piece of Berry Burst Finely Woven ribbon was wrapped around the belly band with the ends of the ribbon adhered to the belly band at the front center of the box.

A piece of Whisper White cardstock was stamped with the flower image from the Amazing You Sale-A-Bration stamp set using Soft Sky ink, the "celebrate" image above the flower (justified to the left) using Berry Burst ink, and the "YOU" image stamped below the flower (justified to the right) using Berry Burst ink.  The "amazing" image was stamped on a piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock using Lemon Lime Twist ink and cut out with Paper Snips.  The image was adhered across the flower using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  The Whisper White cardstock was matted with a slightly larger piece of Berry Burst cardstock and adhered to the belly band using Stampin' Dimensionals.  Note that the cardstock focal point covers the paper and ribbon ends of the belly band.

Now just slide off the belly band and fill the box with goodies for a quick and easy gift!

Are you inspired to create with this color combination??  I hope so!  And when you do, please share your creation with the Inky Friends!  Each challenge will run for two weeks and at the end we'll pick a winning project.  Here's how it works:

  1. Every 4th Friday of the month a new sketch can be found on the Inky Friends blog by clicking HERE
  2. Because this is a color challenge, the colors you must use are Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, and Soft Sky (you can use compatible colors and add neutrals as needed)
  3. Create something new that has not been posted before
  4. Post your creation on your blog or online gallery and please provide a link back to our challenge to the Inky Friends blog – provide a direct link to your project or post to the Linky which you can find at the END of our Inky Friends blog post
  5. YOU HAVE TWO WEEKS TO PLAY ALONG – then the challenge will be closed and WE PICK A WINNER – it could be you!

I can't wait to see what you'll make!

Robertssiggy

Project Measurements --

Soft Sky:  2 @ 4-1/4" x 6-1/2"; Berry Burst:  2-3/8" x 2-13/16"; Lemon Lime Twist:  1-1/2" x 2-1/4"; Whisper White:  2-3/16" x 2-11/16"; Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack:  1-1/2" x 12"; Berry Burst Finely Woven Ribbon:  12"

Project Supplies --

Stamps:  Amazing You (Sale-A-Bration); Inks:  Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky; Cardstock:  Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Fresh Florals Stack; Embellishments:  Berry Burst Finely Woven ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Tear & Tape, Multipurpose Liquid, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Plate, Lots to Love Box Framelits

 


Stamp Review Crew -- Picture Perfect Birthday

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Picture Perfect Birthday 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 Kelly'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 Nikki's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

Now that the holiday season is over, I've been busy getting things put away and trying to organize myself for the coming months.  It's a slow and seemingly ponderous process, but I keep plugging away at it.  The worst of it seems to be in my crafting room which resembles a bit of an obstacle course that exploded.  The good news is that the stuff that's most accessible is my pre-order for the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration.  

My first stamp club meetings of 2018 were this weekend, so I designed this card as one of the projects for my stamp clubs as well as for the Stamp Review Crew.  In addition to the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set, other new items from the Occasions Catalog include the Simply Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and Myths & Magic 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper.  I've also included a bit of paper from the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper -- an item you can earn for FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration.

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This card begins with a panel of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock embossed with the Big Shot using the Simply Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and adhered at the center of a slightly larger panel of Bermuda Bay cardstock.  The panels were adhered at the center of the Calypso Coral card front.  

A strip of light green Myths & Magic 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper was adhered across the center of a piece of Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper.  The Designer Series Paper was then adhered at the center of the embossed panel.  

A piece of Whisper White cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using the Lots of Labels Framelits (1-3/4" x 2-7/8").  The "Happy Birthday" greeting was stamped near the bottom edge of the die cut using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  [Tip:  The images in the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set are photopolymer; so for best results, use the Stampin' Pierce Mat.]  The solid candle image was stamped three times above the greeting using Lemon LIme Twist ink.  The polka dot candle image was stamped over the outside Lemon Lime Twist candles using Bermuda Bay ink.  The striped candle image was stamped over the center Lemon Lime Twist candle using Calypso Coral ink.  The candle flame image was stamped above each of the candles using Crushed Curry ink.  Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush was applied to the candle flames.  The die cut was adhered at the center of the Designer Series Paper using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The "happiest of birthdays to you" sentiment was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  

The solid candle image was stamped to the left of the sentiment using Lemon Lime Twist ink.  The polka dot candle image was stamped over the Lemon Lime Twist candle image using Bermuda Bay ink.  The party favor roll-out was stamped at the bottom of the candle image using Crushed Curry ink.  The paper ruffle image was stamped on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Calypso Coral ink, cut out with Paper Snips, and adhered at the neck of the party favor.

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The flap of the Medium Whisper White envelope was randomly stamped with the bow image using Bermuda Bay ink.  [Tip:  Place a scrap piece of copy paper between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope to prevent the images from being stamped on the body of the envelope.]  The image for the inside of the bow was stamped over the bow images using Lemon Lime Twist ink.  The sprinkles image was stamped between the bows using Crushed Curry ink.

Card Measurements -- 

Calypso Coral:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Bermuda Bay:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8"; Lemon Lime Twist:  3-3/4" x 5"; Whisper White:  2-1/4" x 3-1/4", 4" x 5-1/4", 1" x 1" (scrap); Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper:  ; Myths & Magic 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper:  3/4" x 3"

Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Picture Perfect Birthday; Inks:  Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Lemon Lime Twist, Memento Tuxedo Black, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush; Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Myths & Magic 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper; Designer Series Paper:  Bubbles & Fizz (Sale-A-Bration); Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Multi-Purpose Platform and/or Magnetic Platform, Lots of Labels Framelits, Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

Be sure to visit all the stops on this week's hop to find more ideas for using the images included in the Picture Perfect Birthday 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. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Ann Schach 
  3. Tanya Boser 
  4. Charlet Mallett  
  5. Holly Krautkremer 
  6. Valerie Moody  
  7. Dawn Tidd
  8. Stesha Bloodhart 
  9. Bronwyn Eastley 
  10. Lauren Alarid  
  11. Kelly Kent 
  12. Mickey Roberts 
  13. Nikki Spencer 
  14. Debra Burgin 
  15. Mike Funke 
  16. Yapha Mason  

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