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Stamp Review Crew -- Wood Words

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Wood Words 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 Natalie'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 Tanya's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

I have three projects to share with you.

Over the weekend I conducted my Christmas Card classes.  Since I'm still in the Christmas mode, I thought that I'd make a Christmas card using some of the items from the Wood Textures Suite, which includes the Wood Words stamp set.  In addition to the Wood Words stamp set, you'll see the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and the Copper Trim.  The greeting comes from the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set.

WoodWords_ChristmasWishes

Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Holly Berry Happiness, Wood Words; Inks:  Versamark; Cardstock:  Thick Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Wood Textures Stack; Embellishments:  Copper Trim; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Embossing Buddy, Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool

Since I was on a holiday theme, I wanted to see what a Valentine's Day card would look like.  In addition to the stamp set and the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, the hearts were die cut using the heart framelit from the Wood Crate Framelits dies.  The greeting for this card comes from the Labels to Love stamp set.

WoodWords_Love

Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Labels to Love, Wood Words; Inks:  Crumb Cake, Real Red; Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Wood Textures Stack; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Everyday Label punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Wood Crate Framelits

My final project features the colors from the Delightful Designer Series Paper used for the card front panel.  A Stamp-a-ma-jig was used to line up the roosters on the strip of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and the tag was die cut using the tag framelit from the Wood Crate Framelits dies.

WoodWords_ThankYou

Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Wood Words; Inks:  Tranquil Tide; Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Tranquil Tide; Designer Series Paper:  Delightful Daisy, Wood Textures Stack; Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Tranquil Tide Finely Woven ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Big Shot w/Magnetic Plate, Wood Crate Framelits

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

Be sure to visit all the stops on this week's hop to find more ideas for using the images included in the Wood Words 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. Mickey Roberts
  2. Tanya Boser
  3. Holly Krautkremer 
  4. Debra Burgin 
  5. Charlet Mallett
  6. Betty Traciak
  7. Kelly Kent 
  8. Stesha Bloodhart
  9. Linda Callahan
  10. Cindy Elam
  11. Lou Kitzelman
  12. Sue Plote 
  13. Heidi Baks
  14. Natalie Lapakko

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Stamp Review Crew -- Painted Harvest

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

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

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

I have two projects to share with you.

My family gathers together for a family Christmas celebration the weekend following Christmas.  My gift to my family members every year is a handmade calendar.  This is the calendar for 2018.  (Please don't tell my family, though...)  The bright sunflower is perfect for the triple-layer background.

PaintedHarvest_2018Calendar

Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Painted Harvest, Colorful Seasons; Inks:  Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz; Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White; Embellishments:  Crushed Curry Baker's Twine (Retired), Old Olive Baker's Twine; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Tear & Tape, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stampin' Pierce Mat; Other:  2018 Tear Off Calendar (Taylored Expressions), Landscape Desktop Calendar Case (Calendar Case)

I've been seeing a number of Christmas cards featuring wreaths made using the sunflower petals.  This card was inspired by a card made by fellow 3-2-1 Stamp Team member, Beth Daniels.

PaintedHarvest_HappyChristmas

Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Painted Harvest, Labels to Love; Inks:  Garden Green, Real Red, Wild Wasabi; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Garden Green, Real Red, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Merry Music Specialty; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Everyday Label punch, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Big Shot, Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

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

Be sure to visit all the stops on this week's hop to find more ideas for using the images included in the Painted Harvest 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. Lou Kitzelman
  3. Natalie Lapakko 
  4. Charlet Mallett
  5. Mike Funke
  6. Martha Inchley
  7. Bronwyn Eastley   
  8. Karen Gooch 
  9. Mickey Roberts
  10. Rochelle Blok 
  11. Tanya Boser 
  12. Stesha Bloodhart 
  13. Debra Burgin 
  14. Adriana Benitez
  15. Nikki Spencer  
  16. Ann Schach
  17. Kelly Kent 

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Stamp Review Crew -- Spooky Cat

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Spooky Cat 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 Betty'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 Lou's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

I have two projects to share with you.

Now that all my kids are grown and my grandchildren live out of state, I don't get too worked up about Halloween anymore.  However, many of the folks in my stamp clubs love Halloween so I look for fun projects to make for them every year.  These projects were designed for my September stamp clubs and were a huge hit.  The first project uses the Treat Tubes as the base for a tag featuring the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Vintage Crochet Trim, and the branch Thinlit from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  The large tag uses the Scalloped Tag Topper and Triple Banner punches and the small tag uses the 1-3/8" circle punch to create the arch and the 1/8" handheld circle punch to create the hole for the Linen Thread.

SookyCat_HappyOwloween_Front

Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Spooky Cat; Inks:  Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand; Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Painted Autumn; Embellishments:  Treat Tubes, Black Rhinestone Jewels, Vintage Crochet Trim, Linen Thread; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Fine Tip Glue Pen; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Scalloped Tag Topper punch, Triple Banner punch, 1-3/8" circle punch, 1/8" handheld circle punch, Big Shot, Seasonal Layers Thinlits

I really like the cat image in this stamp set created with all the fun Halloween-themed words and phrases.  The wall is created with Embossing Paste that was sponged to give a grungy look (as were all the other elements of the card front).  The pumpkins were cut out from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.

SpookyCat_TrickOrTreat

Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Spooky Cat; Inks:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Soft Suede; Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Painted Autumn, Wood Textures Stack; Embellishments:  Jute Twine; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Cat punch, Starburst punch, Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Sponge Daubers

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

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

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

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Lauren Alarid
  3. Stesha Bloodhart
  4. Ann Schach
  5. Natalie Lapakko
  6. Charlet Mallett
  7. Tanya Boser
  8. Sue Plote
  9. Mike Funke
  10. Cindy Elam
  11. Betty Traciak
  12. Mickey Roberts

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Inky Friends Inking Up The Season Blog Hop -- Snowflake Sentiments

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Welcome to the Inky Friends Fall Projects Blog Hop.  We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who have gathered to introduce you to the Winter-themed products from the Holiday 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 Sarah's blog where she featured projects using the Brightly Lit Christmas stamp set.  If you are traveling backwards through the hop, you just saw some great projects made by Yapha using the Seasonal Lanterns stamp set.  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!

I have two projects to share with you featuring the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set and the coordinating Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits for the Big Shot.  I love the beautiful sentiments included with the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set and the Swirly Snowflake Thinlits are just amazing!

My first project uses the stamp set and Thinlits along with the gorgeous Year of Cheer Specialty DSP.  It was really hard to get a good picture with all the sparkle and shine on this card.

SnowflakeSentiments_MerryChristmas

Supplies I used to make this project -- 

Stamps:  Snowflake Sentiments; Inks:  Basic Black Archival; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Gold Foil Sheets, Thick Whisper White, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Year of Cheer Specialty; Embellishments:  Silver Metallic Edge ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Everyday Label punch, Big Shot w/Multipurpose Platform, Swirly Snowflake Thinlits

The last few weeks have been rather crazy with taking care of some life change things for my Mom and then this week she was in the hospital.  So I was unable to make additional projects for the hop.  However, I made another card recently using this stamp set and Thinlits so I thought I'd add it here.  If you look for a blog post on September 1st, you'll find all the details for making this card.

SnowflakeSentiments_WrappedInTheWarmthOfChristmas

Supplies I used to make this project -- 

Stamps:  Snowflake Sentiments, Labels to Love; Inks:  Old Olive, Real Red; Cardstock:  Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White, Shimmery White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper; Embellishments:  Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Foam Adhesive Strips; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Everyday Label punch, 1/8" handheld circle punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Multipurpose Platform, Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits, Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

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

To visit the next stop on the hop, click the NEXT button to visit with Yapha and projects made with the Seasonal Lanterns stamp set or the PREVIOUS button to visit with Sarah for projects made using the Brightly Lit Christmas stamp set.

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Stamp Review Crew -- Beautiful You

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Beautiful You 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 Mike'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 Linda's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

I have two projects to share with you.

The Beautiful You stamp set contains some lovely line drawings that lend themselves to a wide variety of creative treatments.  The projects I created for this hop feature paper piecing and two-step stamping.  This first project uses the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper to paper piece the dress and umbrella and for the background layer.  

BeautifulYou_WishingYouBrighterDaysToCome

Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Beautiful You; Inks:  Early Espresso; Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Painted Autumn; Embellishments:  Gold Metallic Edge ribbon, Metallic Enamel Shapes; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips

My second project features two-step stamping with the addition of the Daisy Delight Stamp set for the daisy and leaves and the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper for the background.  

BeautifulYou_LifeLooksBeautifulOnYou

Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Beautiful You, Daisy Delight; Inks:  Basic Black Archival, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Soft Suede; Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Delightful Daisy; Embellishments:  Old Olive Mini Chevron ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, 1/2" circle punch, Daisy punch, Decorative Ribbon Border punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Layering Ovals Framelits

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

Be sure to visit all the stops on this week's hop to find more ideas for using the images included in the Beautiful You 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. Mike Funke
  2. Mickey Roberts
  3. Linda Callahan
  4. Kelly Kent
  5. Heidi Baks
  6. Tanya Boser
  7. Charlet Mallett
  8. Nikki Spencer
  9. Martha Inchley
  10. Yapha Mason
  11. Ann Schach
  12. Holly Stene
  13. Karen Gooch
  14. Betty Traciak
  15. Cindy Elam
  16. Stesha Bloodhart
  17. Natalie Lapakko

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