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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.

RootedInNature_YouAreWonderful_BlackberryBliss

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)

RootedInNature_YouAreWonderful_BlackberryBliss_Inset

  • 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

RootedInNature_YouAreWonderful_BlackberryBliss_Inside

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.

RootedInNature_YouAreWonderful_BlackberryBliss_Envelope

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.

RootedInNature_YouAreWonderful_CajunCraze

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.

RootedInNature_YouAreWonderful_CajunCraze_Inside

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.

RootedInNature_YouAreWonderful_CajunCraze_Envelope

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

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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.

LemonZest_HappyBirthday

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.

LemonZest_HappyBirthday_Liner

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.

LemonZest_HappyBirthday_Envelope

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

 


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.

BeautifulBouquet_Congratulations

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.

BeautifulBouquet_Congratulations_Liner

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. 

BeautifulBouquet_Congratulations_Envelope

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"

Be sure to visit all the stops on this week's hop to find more ideas for using the images included in the Beautiful Bouquet 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. Debra Burgin   
  2. Charlet Mallett   
  3. Stesha Bloodhart   
  4. Linda Callahan   
  5. Dawn Tidd     
  6. Tanya Boser   
  7. Kelly Kent   
  8. Jay Soriano   
  9. Mike Funke  
  10. Ann Schach   
  11. Bronwyn Eastley   
  12. Mickey Roberts
  13. Nikki Spencer   

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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


Stamp Review Crew -- Pop of Paradise

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Pop of Paradise 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 Adriana'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)

People who know me know that I am pretty silly about flamingos.  Especially kitschy flamingos.  You'll find them in my dining room, my craft room, in my yard, floating in my pool, and even on my clothes.  I have flamingo drink cups that I take with me everywhere I go.  In fact, I met up with my brother and sister-in-law for dinner last night and they gave me the cutest flamingo umbrella.

Umbrella

So it's no surprise that if there's a stamp set with a flamingo, I'm all over it.  

PopOfParadise_Hello

This card begins with a card base of Wild Wasabi cardstock.  A panel of Soft Sky cardstock was embossed with the Big Shot using the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with the wavy lines going vertical.  A strip of Crumb Cake cardstock was randomly stamped with the splotches image from the Touches of Texture stamp set using Crumb Cake ink and adhered along the bottom of the Soft Sky embossed panel with the left, bottom, and right edges of the Crumb Cake cardstock flush with the left, bottom, and right edges of the Soft Sky panel.  [Tip:  When adhering elements to uneven surfaces (like the embossed panel), use Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.]

The flamingo image, from the Pop of Paradise stamp set, was inked with Flirty Flamingo ink.  Then the brush tip of the Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker was applied to the tip of the beak of the flamingo.  The flamingo was stamped on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with Paper Snips.  This process was used to create two more flamingos.  The flamingos were adhered to the embossed Soft Sky panel so that they look like they are walking in a group near the center of the panel (their feet are just above the top edge of the Crumb Cake strip).  Note that I did not place adhesive behind their necks or heads to give them more of a dimensional feel.

The palm frond image was stamped three times on Whisper White cardstock using Wild Wasabi ink and two times on Whisper White cardstock using Lemon Lime Twist ink.  The palm fronds were cut out with Paper Snips and adhered along the top edge of the Crumb Cake cardstock with the palm fronds leaning a bit as if the flamingos are brushing against them as they walk by.  Note that I did not place adhesive near the top third of the palm fronds to give them more of a grassy feel.  

A piece of Flirty Flamingo Striped Grosgrain ribbon was adhered over the bottom edge of the palm fronds with the ends of the ribbon adhered at the back of the Soft Sky panel.  A length of Linen Thread was wrapped four times around the panels and ribbon and tied into a bow near the right side.  The panel was adhered at the center of the card front.

The "Hello" image was stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Lemon Lime Twist ink and punched out with the 1-1/4" circle punch.  The "Hello" was matted with a piece of Wild Wasabi cardstock punched with the 1-1/2" circle punch.  The greeting was adhered near the upper right corner of the embossed Soft Sky panel.

PopOfParadise_Hello_Liner

The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The flamingo, with its black beak tip, was stamped at the lower right corner of the liner.  The elephant ear leaf image was stamped on Whisper White cardstock two times using Lemon Lime Twist ink and one time using Wild Wasabi ink.  The leaves were cut out with Paper Snips and adhered at the feet of the flamingo.

PopOfParadise_Hello_Envelope

The flamingo, with its black beak tip, was stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope.  

For those folks who are NOT fans of fussy cutting, you may be off-put a bit by this card.  For me, fussy cutting is relaxing but I realize that this may not be the case for everyone.  One of the most frequent complaints I have from my Stamp Club members is that their wrists and/or hands get cramped when they fussy cut.  If that's the case, then you may want to consider changing the way you fussy cut:

  • Use a sharp pair of micro-tip scissors (Paper Snips)
  • Hold the paper loosely between your thumb and forefinger
  • Move the paper, rather than the scissors

The Pop of Paradise stamp set is retiring as of May 31st.  I'll be sad to see it disappear from the catalog, but you can bet that it will not be disappearing from my stamping stash.  I love the "look" on the face of this flamingo.  It seems as if he's just too cool to do anything but strut on by. 

Retiring Items:  Pop of Paradise stamp set, Wild Wasabi Classic Ink, Wild Wasabi cardstock, Soft Sky cardstock, Flirty Flamingo Striped Grosgrain ribbon

Card Measurements -- 

Wild Wasabi:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 2" x 3"; Crumb Cake:  1-3/4" x 4"; Soft Sky:  4" x 5-1/4"; Whisper White:  4 @ 2" x 3", 5 @ 1-1/2" x 3", 3 @ 1-1/2" x 1-1/2", 4" x 5-1/4"; Linen Thread:  42"; Flirty Flamingo Striped Grosgrain ribbon:  5-1/2"

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

  1. Adriana Benitez 
  2. Mickey Roberts 
  3. Nikki Spencer   
  4. Dawn Tidd  
  5. Tanya Boser   
  6. Holly Krautkremer 

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Pop of Paradise, Touches of Texture; Inks:  Crumb Cake, Lemon Lime Twist, Wild Wasabi; Stampin' Write Markers:  Basic Black; Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi; Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Flirty Flamingo Striped Grosgrain; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Multipurpose Liquid; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, 1-1/4" circle punch, 1-1/2" circle punch, Big Shot w/Multipurpose Platform, Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Stamp Review Crew Bonus Hop -- Truly Tailored

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Bonus Blog Hop featuring the Truly Tailored 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!  Since there are 5 Mondays in the month of April, the Crew is conducting a Bonus Hop.  

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 Lou'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 two projects to share with you.

Projects with a masculine theme have always been a bit of a challenge for me.  So when I spotted the True Gentleman Suite of products in the Occasions Catalog, I was very interested.  I love the clean images in the stamp set, the very versatile punch, and the wonderful, rich colors and patterns in the Designer Series Paper.  

My first project uses the fun Mini Pizza Box.  These boxes are just so darn cute!  I think this box is just the right size for packaging one of those "really special gifts that come in small boxes."

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Supplies I used to make this project -- 

Stamps:  Truly Tailored; Inks:  Chocolate Chip; Stampin' Write Markers:  2017-2019 In Color (Tranquil Tide), Neutrals (Chocolate Chip), Regals (Night of Navy); Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Tranquil Tide, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  True Gentleman; Embellishments:  Gold Metallic Thread, Metallic Enamel Shapes; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Tailored Tag punch; Other:  Mini Pizza Boxes

My second project combines the Truly Tailored and Guy Greetings stamp sets.  The vertical row of "DAD" along the right side of the card front is courtesy of the Stamparatus.  Love, love, LOVE!!

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Truly Tailored, Guy Greetings; Inks:  Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide; Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  True Gentleman; Embellishments:  Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Tailored Tag punch, Stamparatus

Quite a few of the items used for these two projects utilized products on the Retiring Lists:  Truly Tailored and Guy Greetings stamp sets, True Gentleman Designer Series Paper, Chocolate Chip Classic ink and cardstock, Metallic Enamel Shapes, and Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon.  If any of these items are on your Wish List, now is the time to order those items to ensure that you'll be able to add them to your stash of crafting goodies.

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 envelope for the card.  

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

  1. Dawn Tidd 
  2. Holly Krautkremer 
  3. Kelly Kent   
  4. Lou Kitzelman   
  5. Mickey Roberts
  6. Nikki Spencer   
  7. Stesha Bloodhart   
  8. Tanya Boser   
  9. Ann Schach   
  10. Jay Soriano   
  11. Bronwyn Eastley 
  12. Charlet Mallett   
  13. Yapha Mason   
  14. Mike Funke  

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