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Inky Friends Suite Designs Blog Hop -- Tropical Escape

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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 share projects featuring many of the great new Product Suites in the 2018-2019 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 Twila's blog where she featured the Under the Mistletoe Suite.  If you are traveling backwards through the hop, then you've arrived from Holly's blog where she featured the Garden Impressions 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 Product Suite I'm featuring for the Blog Hop is Tropical Escape.    

Living in a tropical climate as I do, I'm always excited to see stamp sets, paper, and tools that feature elements of the tropical lifestyle:  warm breezes, palm fronds, brightly colored flowers, and sunshiny colors.  The Tropical Escape Product Suite certainly conveys a tropical feel with the bright colors and fun patterns in the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper, the images in the Tropical Chic stamp set, and the great thinlits and framelits in the Tropical Thinlits for the Big Shot.  There are so many creative possibilities!  [Unfortunately, sick dogs and my work schedule conspired to prevent me from making more than one project so that I could show you just how versatile this Product Suite can be.]

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This card begins with a card base of Blushing Bride.  A panel of Shaded Spruce cardstock, sized slightly smaller than the card front, was randomly stamped with the tiny leaf pattern image using Shaded Spruce ink.  A striped strip of Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper was adhered vertically to the center of the panel with the top and bottom edges of the paper flush with the top and bottom edges of the cardstock.  The panel was adhered at the center of the card front.

A square of Granny Apple Green cardstock was die cut at the center of the square with the Big Shot using the leaf "window" thinlit from the Tropical Thinlits.  A piece of Blushing Bride patterned paper from the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper was adhered behind the "window" and the "window" adhered at the upper center of the Shaded Spruce panel so that the top, left, and right edges of the Granny Apple Green cardstock are 1/4" from the top, left, and right edges of the Shaded Spruce panel.

A square of Shaded Spruce cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using two framelits from the Layering Squares Framelits:  the 2-5/8" straight edge square and the 3" scallop square.  First, use the 2-5/8" square at the center of the cardstock and die cut with the Big Shot and remove the interior square--but save it because you'll be using it in a minute.  Second, place the 3" scallop square on top of the cardstock so that it frames the die cut square--you'll see the edges inside the scalloped square framelit so that you can make sure all the edges are straight--and die cut with the Big Shot.  This will give you the scallop-edged frame.  Adhere the frame around the leaf "window" on the Granny Apple Green cardstock using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  Finally, retrieve the interior square you set aside and use it to die cut the thin leaf fern thinlit with the Big Shot.  Adhere the leaf inside the lower left corner of the scallop-edged frame with a Mini Glue Dot.

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Using Blushing Bride ink, stamp the hibiscus flower on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and die cut with the Big Shot using the hibiscus framelit.  Adhere the hibiscus at the lower left corner of the scallop-edged frame with a Stampin' Dimensional.

Finally, stamp the "With Much Love & Thanks" sentiment on a strip of Whisper White cardstock using Shaded Spruce ink.  Randomly stamp the hibiscus flower image over the sentiment using Blushing Bride ink.  Adhere the sentiment strip across the cardfront with the bottom edge of the strip 5/16" above the bottom edge of the Shaded Spruce panel and the right and left edges of the sentiment strip flush with the right and left edges of the card front.

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The inside sentiment area of the card is lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The "You are the greatest" sentiment was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Shaded Spruce ink.  The hibiscus image was stamped to the left of the sentiment using Blushing Bride ink.  The thin leaf fern image was stamped at the lower left corner of the liner using Granny Apple Green ink and the fan palm frond image was stamped over the fern image using Shaded Spruce ink.  A strip of Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper was adhered along the bottom edge of the liner with the left, bottom, and right edges of the paper flush with the left, bottom, and right edges of the liner.

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The hibiscus image was randomly stamped over the flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope.  [Tip:  Place a scrap piece of copy paper between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope to limit the stamping to the envelope flap.]

I can't wait to make more projects with the Tropical Escape Product Suite.  For more ideas, check out the great samples in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog on page 120.

Card Measurements -- 

Blushing Bride:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Granny Apple Green:  3-1/2" x 3-1/2"; Shaded Spruce:  4" x 5-1/4", 3-1/2" x 3-1/2", 2" x 3-1/2"; Whisper White:  1-3/4" x 1-3/4", 3/4" x 4-1/4", 4" x 5-1/4"; Tropical Escape 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Stack:  3" x 3", 2" x 5-1/4", 3/4" x 4"

Now it's time to travel to Holly's blog to see her great ideas for using the Garden Impressions Product Suite.

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Or if you're traveling backwards through the hop, please stop in to see Twila's projects using the Under the Mistletoe Product Suite.

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Supplies I used to make this project -- 

Stamps:  Tropical Chic; Inks:  Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce; Cardstock:  Tropical Escape Pack, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Tropical Escape 6" x 6" Stack; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Tropical Thinlits, Layering Squares Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Stamp Review Crew -- Rooted In Nature

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Rooted In Nature 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, third, and fifth 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 Bronwyn'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 Lauren's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

I have to say that the Rooted In Nature stamp set and the coordinating Nature's Roots Framelits were certainly near the top of my Wish List when the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog was unveiled to Demonstrators in April.  The versatility available with the stamp set and framelits is nearly limitless.  So, of course, I was thrilled that this was one of the Bundles available to Demonstrators for pre-order in May.  And it was the first Bundle I chose to feature with my Stamp Clubs in June.  Here's the card that we made.  Other elements include:  Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper, Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain ribbon, and Stitched Labels Framelits.

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The color combination used for this card comes from the Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper skeletal leaf print:  Blackberry Bliss, Grapefruit Grove, and Petal Pink.  I would never have come up with this color palette on my own, but it is certainly eye-catching!

This card begins with a card base of Thick Whisper White cardstock.  A panel of the Designer Series Paper was matted with a slightly larger panel of Blackberry Bliss cardstock and adhered at the center of the card front.  A shorter panel of Vellum cardstock cut to the width of the Designer Series Paper was adhered at the center of the Designer Series Paper panel with the left and right sides of the Vellum flush with the left and right sides of the Designer Series Paper.  [Tip:  When adhering Vellum, place the adhesive in an area that will be covered by something placed above the adhesive.  For this card, the adhesive is placed in the center of the Vellum.  It's OK that the adhesive doesn't go to the edges of the paper because the elements placed on top of the Vellum will keep the Vellum from lifting.]

The "You Are Wonderful" greeting was stamped at the center of a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock using Blackberry Bliss ink.  The cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using the largest of the labels in the Stitched Labels Framelits.  I just love the decorative edges on this label!!  The label was adhered at the center of the Vellum cardstock.  Now it's time to embellish the label:

  • The small single skeleton leaf image was stamped on a piece of Grapefruit Grove cardstock using Grapefruit Grove ink and then die cut with the Big Shot using the corresponding framelit from the Nature's Roots Framelits
  • The three leaf image was stamped on a piece of Petal Pink cardstock using Petal Pink ink and die cut with the Big Shot using the corresponding framelit from the Natures' Roots Framelits
  • A piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock was embossed with the Big Shot using the large skeleton leaf image embosslit from the Nature's Roots Framelits (Step 1 in the photo below).  Then the embossed image was die cut with the Big Shot using the corresponding framelit from the Nature's Roots Framelits (Step 2 in the photo below)

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  • The Blackberry Bliss leaf was adhered at the top right corner of the label, the Grapefruit Grove leaf was adhered over the lower left side of the Blackberry Bliss leaf, and the Petal Pink leaf bundle was adhered at the lower right corner of the label
  • A "bunny bow" made with Grapefruit Grove grosgrain ribbon was adhered at the lower center of the label with a rolled up Mini Glue Dot

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The inside sentiment area of the card was kept uncluttered and simple.  The "To Thank You For All You Do" sentiment was stamped near the upper center using Blackberry Bliss ink.  The large skeleton leaf image was stamped at the lower right corner using Blackberry Bliss ink with the tip of the leaf pointing toward the upper left.  The small skeleton leaf image was stamped at the upper right center of the Blackberry Bliss leaf using Grapefruit Grove ink.  The three leaf skeleton leaf image was stamped at the lower left of the Blackberry Bliss leaf using Petal Pink ink.

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The three leaves were stamped again at the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope.  However, this time the Blackberry Bliss leaf is pointing toward the upper right corner of the envelope front, the Grapefruit Grove leaf is stamped at the upper left center of the Blackberry Bliss leaf, and the Petal Pink leaf is stamped at the lower right of the Blackberry Bliss leaf.

Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Rooted In Nature; Inks:  Blackberry Bliss, Grapefruit Grove, Petal Pink; Cardstock:  Blackberry Bliss, Grapefruit Grove, Petal Pink, Thick Whisper White, Vellum; Designer Series Paper:  Nature's Poem; Embellishments:  Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Nature's Roots Framelits, Stitched Labels Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

Card Measurements -- 

Blackberry Bliss:  4-1/8" x 5-3/8", 1-1/2" x 3"; Grapefruit Grove:  1-1/2" x 2"; Petal Pink:  2" x 2"; Thick Whisper White:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Vellum Cardstock:  3-1/2" x 4"; Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper:  4" x 5-1/4"; Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain ribbon:  8"

The Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper pack includes a sheet of the skeletal leaf print in an alternate color scheme of Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron, and Petal Pink.  Here's the same card using that color palette. The die cut label was embellished with Rhinestone Basic Jewels instead of the grosgrain ribbon.  This card certainly has a Fall feel to it.

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The process for making this card is the same as for the previous card, just the colors are different.  Cajun Craze was used to stamp the greeting on the die cut label.  Petal Pink ink for the Petal Pink leaf and Mint Macaron ink for the Mint Macaron leaf.

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Cajun Craze ink was used to stamp the sentiment.  Cajun Craze ink for the large leaf, Mint Macaron ink for the small leaf, and Petal Pink ink for the three leaf group.

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The envelope front has Cajun Craze ink for the large leaf, Mint Macaron ink for the small leaf, and Petal Pink ink for the three leaf group--all stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope.

Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Rooted In Nature; Inks:  Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron, Petal Pink; Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron, Petal Pink, Thick Whisper White, Vellum; Designer Series Paper:  Nature's Poem; Embellishments:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels; Adhesives:  SNAIL; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Nature's Roots Framelits, Stitched Labels Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

Card Measurements -- 

Cajun Craze:  4-1/8" x 5-3/8", 1-1/2" x 3"; Mint Macaron:  1-1/2" x 2"; Petal Pink:  2" x 2"; Thick Whisper White:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 3" x 3-1/2"; Vellum Cardstock:  3-1/2" x 4"; Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper:  4" x 5-1/4"; Rhinestone Basic Jewels:  3 @ 4 mm each

Be sure to visit all the stops on this week's hop to find more ideas for using the images included in the Rooted In Nature 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. Cindy Elam   
  3. Bronwyn Eastley   
  4. Mickey Roberts  
  5. Lauren Alarid   
  6. Tanya Boser   
  7. Lou Kitzelman 
  8. Kelly Kent   
  9. Charlet Mallett 
  10. Debra Burgin   
  11. Jay Soriano   
  12. Dawn Tidd 
  13. Holly Krautkremer 
  14. Stesha Bloodhart   
  15. Ann Schach
  16. Mary Haugen

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Stamp Review Crew -- Lemon Zest

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Lemon Zest 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, third, and fifth 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 Tanya'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 Mike's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything).

Growing up, one of the great things about Spring in East Central Florida was when the citrus trees began to bloom.  Most of the island that I lived on was covered in orange and mango groves.  As a child, with cars and a home that did not have A/C, the smell of the blossoms was sometimes overpowering.  Of course, over the years, the groves were decimated by citrus canker and the land overtaken by subdivisions and strip malls so the only time I smell the blossoms is when my neighbor's two trees bloom.  

My father was always bringing home bags of oranges and lemons and would hand squeeze orange juice and lemonade.  Mom would sometimes make popsicles from the extra juice.  Citrus was so prevalent in our area, I was surprised when my father told me how, as a child in St. Louis, MO, he would always look forward to Christmas as he knew that if his parents could afford it, there would be an orange in his stocking.  His mother would separately squeeze all the oranges gifted to my father and his 9 brothers and sisters on Christmas morning.  

For me, the Lemon Zest stamp set brings these memories back with all their sights and smells.

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This card begins with a card base of Old Olive cardstock.  A panel of Whisper White cardstock was randomly stamped with the sliced citrus image using Lemon Lime Twist ink and then rolling the edges of the image in Granny Apple Green ink.  Masks were created by stamping the sliced citrus image on a Post-It Note and cut out with Paper Snips.  The masks were placed over the lime slices.  The sliced citrus image was inked with Daffodil Delight ink and the edges of the image rolled in Crushed Curry ink then stamped on the Whisper White panel.  Repeat stamping until the open areas between the lime slices are filled.  Note:  Where the stamp is placed over the masks, press down firmly to ensure that the image stamps up to the edges of the masks.  Mat the Whisper White panel with a slightly larger panel of Daffodil Delight cardstock and adhere at the center of the card base.

A piece of Vellum cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using the largest of the circles from the Stitched Shapes Framelits (2-7/8").  The Vellum circle was adhered at the upper center of the Whisper White panel applying adhesive behind the center of the circle.  Two strips of Burlap ribbon were adhered over the Vellum circle using Mini Glue Dots.

The lemon/lime image was stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Granny Apple Green ink and punched out with the Lemon Builder punch.  The image was cleaned and inked with Daffodil Delight ink, one edge of the image rolled across the Crushed Curry stamp pad, stamped on Whisper White cardstock, and punched with the Lemon Builder punch.  The large and small leaves were stamped on strips of Whisper White cardstock using Old Olive ink to create 2 of each size of leaf.  The leaves were punched out with the Lemon Builder punch.  A large and small leaf was adhered at the back of the lemon top with a Stampin' Dimensional and a Mini Glue Dot placed was at the bottom of the lemon back.  The lemon was adhered at the center of the Burlap ribbon.  The remaining leaves were adhered behind the top of the lime with a Stampin' Dimensional and a Mini Glue Dot behind the bottom of the lime.  The lime was layered over the lemon and adhered to the card front.  

The "Happy Birthday!" image was stamped on a strip of Whisper White cardstock using Old Olive ink.  Banner tails were cut into the strip to the left of the "H" in "Happy".  The banner was adhered to the card front using Mini Glue Dots with the right end of the banner flush with the right edge of the stamped panel and Burlap ribbon and the left end of the banner lying over the lemon and lime.

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The inside sentiment area was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Lime slices were randomly stamped at the lower right and upper left of the Whisper White liner inking the slice image with Lemon Lime Twist ink and rolling the edges of the stamp image over the Granny Apple Green ink.  Masks were placed over the lime slices and lemon slices were stamped over the lime slices inking the slice image with Daffodil Delight ink and rolling the edges of the stamp over the Crushed Curry ink.

The "To My Main Squeeze!" image was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Old Olive ink.

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The lemon/lime image was stamped at the center of the Whisper White Envelope flap using Daffodil Delight ink.  The "Happy Birthday!" image was stamped over the center of the lemon using Old Olive ink.

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

Card Measurements -- 

Daffodil Delight:  4-1/8" x 5-3/8"; Old Olive:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2 along the 11" length; Whisper White:  2 @ 4" x 5-1/4", 2 @ 2" x 3", 4 @ 1" x 2", 1/2" x 3"; Vellum:  3" x 3"; Burlap ribbon:  2 @ 4"

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

  1. Yapha Mason   
  2. Lauren Alarid   
  3. Bronwyn Eastley   
  4. Linda Callahan   
  5. Heidi Baks   
  6. Cindy Elam   
  7. Dawn Tidd   
  8. Kelly Kent  
  9. Holly Krautkremer 
  10. Debra Burgin   
  11. Stesha Bloodhart   
  12. Tanya Boser   
  13. Mickey Roberts
  14. Mike Funke   
  15. Charlet Mallett   
  16. Lou Kitzelman

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Supplies I used to make this project -- 

Stamps:  Lemon Zest; Inks:  Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive; Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Vellum, Whisper White; Embellishments:  Burlap ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Lemon Builder punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Stitched Shapes Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Post-It Notes

 


Inky Friends -- Carnival of Colors Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Inky Friends Carnival of Colors Blog Hop.  We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who have gathered to share projects featuring many of the new colors (or returning colors) following Stampin' Up!'s recent Color Revamp and some of the 2018-2020 In Colors.  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 Tanya's blog where she featured projects using the 2018-2010 In Color Blueberry Bushel.  If you are traveling backwards through the hop, you just saw some great projects made by Shelley using the new color, Gorgeous Grape.  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 color I'm featuring for the Blog Hop is Coastal Cabana.  Coastal Cabana began its life with Stampin' Up! as an In Color.  When it retired, there was a huge outcry from Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and many of Stampin' Up!'s customers to bring this fun color back for inclusion into the permanent color lineup.  I'm so very glad that Stampin' Up! listened!

I have two projects to share with you.

One of the easiest ways to begin using a color that is new to you is to find a package of Designer Series Paper that contains that color.  The Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper contains some really lovely designs featuring great color combinations that include Coastal Cabana.  For this card I chose a simple color combination of Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, and Very Vanilla--with a few touches of Gold.  The punched shape and stamped image come from the Darling Label Punch Box.

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Supplies I used to make this project -- 

Stamps:  Darling Label Punch Box; Inks:  Crushed Curry; Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Tea Room Specialty; Embellishments:  Metallics Sequin Assortment, Gold Metallic Thread; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue Pen; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Stitched Shapes Framelits

I think one of my favorite stamp sets in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog is a Host set called Hand Delivered.  This fun stamp set lends itself to a whole host of possibilities.  For this card I went with a Birthday card using a color combination of Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, and Pear Pizzazz.  The balloons were paper pieced by stamping the balloon image on all the colors of cardstock, cutting out two balloons from each color, and adhering them over the stamped balloons.  The shirt and dress were colored with Classic Inks and a Blender Pen.  The legs and arms were colored with an Ivory Stampin' Blends Marker.

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Supplies I used to make this project -- 

Stamps:  Hand Delivered (Host); Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie; Stampin' Blends:  Ivory; Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Multipurpose Liquid, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Blender Pens, Classic Label punch, Detailed Trio punch, Big Shot w/Multipurpose Platform, Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

 

I hope these projects have inspired you to get creative with Coastal Cabana.  For specific information about how each of these projects are made, please return in the near future.  

There are so many other great colors to experience in this Blog Hop.  To see projects featuring Gorgeous Grape, click the Next button.  To see projects featuring Blueberry Bushel, click the Previous button.

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Thanks so much for hopping with the Inky Friends!

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Stamp Review Crew -- Beautiful Bouquet

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Beautiful Bouquet 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 Bronwyn'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)

I have a love affair with flowers.  I love the colors, shapes, textures, and smells.  Flowers just make me happy.  Needless to say, a stamp set with a variety of flowers appeals to me on a number of levels.  Especially when I can use them to create a bouquet of bright colors.

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This card begins with a panel of Whisper White cardstock.  The flower stem with branches was stamped three times at varying heights, with the stems crossing 1/2" from the bottom center of the panel, using Granny Apple Green ink.  The small single leaf was stamped along each of the long stems, also using Granny Apple Green ink.  The coordinating filler flower bunch was stamped over each of the stems using Petal Pink ink.  [Tip:  The Beautiful Bouquet stamp set is photopolymer.  To achieve the best stamping results, place the Stampin' Pierce Mat below the cardstock.]  The panel was matted with a slightly larger panel of Poppy Parade cardstock and adhered near the top of a panel of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper with the left, top, and right edges of the Poppy Parade cardstock 1/8" from the left, top, and right sides of the Designer Series Paper.  The Designer Series Paper was matted with a slightly larger piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock.

A strip of Whisper White cardstock was randomly stamped with the cluster of four petal flowers using Petal Pink ink stamped off once before stamping on the cardstock.  The strip was punched with the Decorative Ribbon Border punch.  The punched strip was adhered along the left edge of the Bermuda Bay panel so that the border extends beyond the left side of the Bermuda Bay cardstock.  The panels were adhered to the So Saffron card front with the top, right, and bottom edges of the Bermuda Bay cardstock 1/8" from the top, right, and bottom edges of the card front.

The cluster of four petal flowers was randomly stamped across a small strip of Whisper White cardstock using Petal Pink ink stamped off once before stamping on the cardstock.  The "Congratulations" greeting was stamped at the center of the strip using Bermuda Bay ink.  Banner tails were cut into the right and left ends of the strip to create a banner.  The banner was adhered below the Whisper White/Poppy Parade panel using Stampin' Dimensionals with the top of the banner 3/8" from the bottom of the Poppy Parade cardstock and the bottom of the banner 1/2" above the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper.

The cluster of 4 petal flowers framelit was used with the Big Shot to die cut 2 pieces of Poppy Parade cardstock, 2 pieces of Bermuda Bay cardstock, and 1 piece of So Saffron cardstock.  One of each color was adhered over the Petal Pink flowers on the Whisper White/Poppy Parade panel using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  The remaining die cuts are set aside for the liner at the inside sentiment area of the card.

The cluster of 5 petal flowers framelit from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits was used with the Big Shot to die cut 2 pieces of Poppy Parade cardstock, 3 pieces of So Saffron cardstock, and 1 piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock.  Two Poppy Parade, 2 So Saffron, and 1 Bermuda Bay die cuts were adhered over the 4 petal flower die cuts using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals cut into smaller pieces.  The remaining 5 petal flower die cut was set aside for the inside sentiment area of the card.  The 5 petal flower die cuts were brushed with Wink of Stella Glitter Brush ink.

Three pieces of Linen Thread were formed into a single bow and adhered over the flower stems where they all cross using a rolled up Mini Glue Dot.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The flower stem with branches was stamped twice at varying heights, with the stems crossing at the lower left edge of the panel, using Granny Apple Green ink.  The coordinating filler flower bunch was stamped over each of the stems using Petal Pink ink.  The Poppy Parade and Bermuda Bay 4 petal flower die cuts were adhered over the filler flowers using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  The So Saffron 5 petal flower die cut was adhered over the 4 petal flower die cuts using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals cut into smaller pieces.  The 5 petal flower die cut was brushed with Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.  The "Wishing You A Day of Love and Happy Memories" sentiment was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Bermuda Bay ink. 

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The envelope flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope was randomly stamped with the 4 petal flower cluster using Petal Pink ink stamped off before stamping on the envelope flap.  The "Congratulations" greeting was stamped at the center of the flap using Bermuda Bay ink.  [Tip:  Place a scrap of paper between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope to ensure that the stamping is restricted only to the envelope flap.]

One of the great things about a Color Revamp is that new colors are introduced to the Stampin' Up! palette and some In Colors return.  For me, this means that I get to figure out new color combinations.  Most of the time I use the colors featured in the Designer Series Paper that I use.  However, since this card didn't use a multi-color Designer Series Paper, I got to do some thinking about what colors could work together--a very fun challenge.  When I finished the card, I was reminded of a rustic wedding venue.  What do you think?  Does this color combination appeal to you?  

Card Measurements -- 

Bermuda Bay:  3 @ 1-1/2" x 1-1/2", 3-1/2" x 5-1/4"; Poppy Parade:  4 @ 1-1/2" x 1-1/2", 3-1/8" x 3-5/8"; So Saffron:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 4 @ 1-1/2" x 1-1/2"; Whisper White:  3" x 3-1/2", 5/8" x 3", 3/4" x 5-1/2", 4" x 5-1/4"; Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack:  ; Linen Thread:  3 @ 8"

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  2. Charlet Mallett   
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  5. Dawn Tidd     
  6. Tanya Boser   
  7. Kelly Kent   
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  9. Mike Funke  
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  11. Bronwyn Eastley   
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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Beautiful Bouquet; Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green, Petal Pink, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush; Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Poppy Parade, So Saffron, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Wood Textures Stack; Embellishments:  Linen Thread; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Multipurpose Liquid, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Decorative Ribbon Border punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Bouquet Bunch Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope