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This Little Piggy -- This Little Piggy Says...

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One of the things I need to do is get caught up with the details for the projects I've shared with you for a number of blog hops.  Today's post provides the how-to's for creating one of the cards designed for the Stamp Review Crew Bonus Hop last August featuring the This Little Piggy 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.

When I first saw the This Little Piggy stamp set I was drawn to the sitting piggy because he certainly looked like he had something to say.  It reminds me of one of my Shih Tzu's, Bernie, who sometimes sits in front of me and stares at me.  I know he's trying to tell me something, but I can't for the life of me figure out what he's trying to say--unless it's close to dinner time, of course.

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I stamped the sitting piggy on a piece of Powder Pink cardstock using Basic Black Archival ink and cut him out with Paper Snips.  I cleaned the stamp and then put a piece of repositionable tape (or you can use a Post-It Note) across the "This Little Piggy..." greeting.  I Inked the stamp, removed the tape, and then stamped the image near the lower right corner of the Thick Whisper White card front with the bottom of the piggy 1" from the bottom edge of the card front.  A Blender Pen was used to color the ground area:  Soft Suede for the dirt and Old Olive for the grass.  

The dancing piggy with flower was inked with Basic Black Archival ink and stamped on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  A Blender Pen was used to color the flower:  Old Olive for the stem and leaf, Melon Mambo for the flower petals, and Tangerine Tango for the flower center.  The flower was cut out with Paper Snips and adhered at the right end of the "ground" using Mini Glue Dots.  The Powder Pink piggy was adhered over the stamped piggy.  A piece of Burlap Ribbon was folded under at the left end and a banner tail cut on the right end.  The Burlap ribbon was adhered at the lower right corner of the card front using Mini Glue Dots.

The "This Little Piggy" greeting (without the three dots) was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The easiest way to do this is to use a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to ink only the words on the stamp image.  If you don't have the marker, then use a Post-It Note to cover the piggy and ground portion of the stamp image and a smaller piece of Post-It Note or repositionable tape over the three dots, ink the stamp, remove the Post-It Notes and/or tape, and then stamp on the cardstock.  In the same manner, use a Post-It Note and/or repositionable tape to cover the " ' Thanks!' " and the comma after "Says", ink the stamp, and then stamp "Says" to follow "This Little Piggy".  Use the bullet tip of the Basic Black Stampin' Write marker to add the three dots after "Says".  Use Paper Snips to cut a banner tail into the right end of the cardstock and adhere the greeting banner on top of the Burlap ribbon with Mini Glue Dots.

Unless you are incredibly lucky, you'll most likely need to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to correctly place the greetings on the cardstock.  [Tip:  Archival inks are not recommended for use on the plastic sheet for the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Instead, use a non-Archival color to stamp on the plastic sheet, clean the stamp, and then re-ink with the Archival ink.]  

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The inside sentiment area of the card contains a surprise pop-up of the dancing piggy.  To create the pop-up, cut a 3/4" x 3" piece of Whisper White cardstock and score at 3/4", 1-1/2", and 2-1/4" along the 3" length.  Fold along the score lines to create a square shape.  Apply SNAIL to the area between beginning of the strip and the 3/4" score line and place at the inside center so that the end is just below the fold line at the top of the inside sentiment area.  With the strip folded at the 1-1/2" score line, apply SNAIL to the area between the 2-1/4" score line and the end of the strip and fold the card closed.  When you open the card, you'll see the pop-up square.

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A piece of Soft Suede cardstock was randomly stamped with the lips image using Soft Suede ink.  The top of the cardstock was cut with a squiggly line using Paper Snips.  A piece of Old Olive cardstock was snipped to create grass and adhered to the Soft Suede cardstock aligning the bottom, left, and right sides of the Old Olive cardstock with the bottom, left, and right sides of the Soft Suede cardstock.  The ground/grass cardstock was adhered to the front of the pop-up square leaving a smidge of space between the bottom of the cardstock and the card base.

The dancing piggy with flower was stamped on Powder Pink cardstock using Basic Black Archival ink and cut out with Paper Snips -- excluding the "You Make Me Happy" greeting.  The flower was colored with the Blender pen using Old Olive ink for the flower stem and leaf, Melon Mambo for the flower petals, and Tangerine Tango for the flower center.  The piggy was adhered to the Soft Suede cardstock behind the grass.

Repositionable tape (or you can use a Post-It Note) was used to cover the dancing piggy with flower image to leave only the "You Make Me Happy" greeting visible.  The stamp was inked with Basic Black Archival ink, the repositionable tape removed, and the greeting stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  As with the "This Little Piggy Says" greeting on the card front, you'll most likely need to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to correctly place the greeting on the cardstock.  The Whisper White cardstock was matted with a slightly larger piece of Melon Mambo cardstock and adhered near the upper center of the inside sentiment area of the card. 

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The sitting piggy image (minus the greeting) was stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope.  The sitting piggy image was stamped on a piece of Powder Pink cardstock using Basic Black Archival ink, cut out with Paper Snips, and adhered over the piggy stamped on the envelope.  A Blender Pen was used to color the image stamped on the envelope:  Soft Suede for the ground and Old Olive for the grass sprigs.  Of course, you wouldn't be able to place this envelope in the mail with the cut out piggy adhered to the front of the envelope because it would likely be caught in the mail sorting machine.  An alternative would be to color the piggy stamped on the envelope with the Blender Pen and Powder Pink ink.

This simple pop-up mechanism can be used for most small images.  For larger images, you can enlarge the width of the mechanism to provide a more substantial area to adhere your popped-up images and use a stronger adhesive to adhere the mechanism to the inside of the card like Multipurpose Liquid or Tear & Tape.  Give it a try!

Card Measurements -- 

Thick Whisper White:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Powder Pink:  2 @ 2" x 2", 2" x 2-1/2"; Soft Suede:  1-1/4" x 1-1/2"; Old Olive:  3/4" x 1-1/2"; Melon Mambo:  7/8" x 1-1/4"; Whisper White:  7/16" x 2-1/8", 3/4" x 1", 3/4" x 1-1/8", 3/4" x 3" scored at 3/4", 1-1/2", and 2-1/4"; Burlap ribbon:  3"

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  This Little Piggy; Inks:  Basic Black Archival, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango; Stampin' Write Markers:  Basic Black; Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Powder Pink, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White; Embellishments:  Burlap ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Blender Pens, Stamp-a-ma-jig; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Stamp Review Crew -- Tabs For Everything

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Tabs For Everything 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 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 Charlet's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

Planners are a wonderful tool for anyone in today's busy world.  The trend to use them as a way to capture daily memories while keeping track of our busy lives is one that appeals to me on many levels--especially as I get (cough, gasp) older.  So the Tabs For Everything stamp set was designed for use in planners and memory keeping.  However, all the cute images and words have some fun uses for card making, too.

I've been wanting to open up my box of Brusho crystals, so decided to get some Watercolor Paper wet for this Valentine's Card.

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This card begins with a piece of Watercolor Paper heat embossed with the solid heart image using Versamark and Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder.  [Tip:  Be sure to swipe the Embossing Buddy over the paper prior to stamping to ensure that the embossing powder sticks only to the stamped images.]  The Watercolor Paper was spritzed with water and then sprinkled with Red Brusho crystals.  A wet Aquapainter was then scrubbed over the Brusho crystals to spread the color over the Watercolor Paper.  More Brusho crystals were sprinkled here and there to darken some areas a little more.  Once the paper was dry, a clean Aquapainter was tapped over the Watercolor Paper to drop some splats of water over the paper.  Once the paper was dry, a paper towel was used to remove the red paint from the embossed hearts.  The "love" image was stamped between the embossed hearts using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

The Circle Tab punch was used to punch the tab from Basic Black cardstock.  A Bone Folder was used to score a line to fold the tab in half.  The "You're" and "Adorable" images were stamped on the circle and rectangle areas, respectively, using Versamark ink and heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  The tab was adhered near the upper right corner of the Watercolor Paper.  

A strip of Basic Black cardstock was punched with the Decorative Ribbon Border punch.  The punched strip was adhered along the left side of the Watercolor Paper.  The Watercolor Paper was then adhered at the center of a piece of Silver Foil Sheets.  A piece of Silver Foil Sheets was die cut with the Big Shot using the enlongated heart from the Lots to Love Box Framelits.  The heart was adhered near the upper center of the Watercolor Paper.  The standing Panda, from the Party Pandas Sale-A-Bration stamp set, was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and cut out with Paper Snips.  The "Hi" image was stamped on the Panda's envelope using Real Red ink.  The Panda was adhered at the center of the Silver Foil heart using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The card front of the Real Red cardstock card base was stamped with the solid heart and "love" images using Versamark ink, covered in Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, and Heat Embossed using the Heat Tool.  The Watercolor Paper/Silver Foil Sheets focal point was adhered to the card front using Foam Adhesive Strips with the top edge of the focal point 3/8" from the top edge of the card front and left edge of the focal point 1/4" from the left edge of the card front.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The sitting Panda with balloon was stamped at the lower left corner of the liner using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The "Love You" image was stamped inside the balloon using Real Red ink.  (Both of these images are from the Party Pandas Sale-A-Bration stamp set.)

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The sitting Panda was also stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using Memento Tuxedo Black ink with Real Red ink for the "Love You" image stamped inside the balloon.

Now that I've gotten my Aquapainter wet with the Brusho crystals, I can't wait to use them for other projects.  I can see some really fun watercolor effects in my future!

Card Measurements -- 

Real Red:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Basic Black:  2" x 3", 1" x 4-1/4"; Whisper White:  2" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; Watercolor Paper:  3" x 4-1/4"; Silver Foil Sheets:  2" x 2-1/2", 3-1/2" x 4-1/2"

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  2. Kelly Kent 
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  4. Mickey Roberts
  5. Charlet Mallett 
  6. Lou Kitzelman

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Tabs For Everything, Party Pandas (Sale-A-Bration); Inks:  Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper, Silver Foil Sheets; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Foam Adhesive Strips; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Circle Tab punch, Decorative Ribbon Border punch, Embossing Buddy, Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Aquapainter, Brusho, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Lots to Love Box Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


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

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  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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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

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  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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Stamp Review Crew -- Christmas Quilt

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Christmas Quilt 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 Debra'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)

I had hoped to have more than one project to share with you today; however, the demands of the season got the best of me, so I'll be sharing a card I designed for my annual Christmas Card classes.  This card was a huge hit because it was so bright and happy but amazingly simple to make.

In addition to the Christmas Quilt stamp set, elements of this card include the Quilt Builder Framelits dies and Quilt Top Textured Impressions embossing folder for the Big Shot, the Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, and the Real Red 1/8" Solid ribbon.

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The inside of the card features some simple stamping.

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And the envelope flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope was embossed with the Quilt Top Textured Impressions embossing folder--this time with the bumps facing up.

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Christmas Quilt; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Garden Green, Real Red; Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White, Garden Green; Designer Series Paper:  Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper; Embellishments:  Real Red 1/8" Solid ribbon; Adhesives:  Multipurpose Liquid, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Multipurpose Platform and/or Magnetic Platform, Quilt Builder Framelits, Quilt Top Textured Impressions embossing folder; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

Card Measurements -- 

Thick Whisper White:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 3" x 3", 3/4" x 3"; Garden Green:  3-1/2" x 4-3/4", 2-1/4" x 2-1/4"; Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper:  3" x 3"; Real Red 1/8" Solid ribbon:  8"

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  1. Ann Schach 
  2. Heidi Baks
  3. Kelly Kent 
  4. Dawn TIdd
  5. Charlet Mallett
  6. Tanya Boser
  7. Cindy Elam
  8. Holly Krautkremer
  9. Mike Funke
  10. Natalie Lapakko
  11. Lou Kitzelman
  12. Debra Burgin
  13. Mickey Roberts

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