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Stamp Review Crew -- Crafting Forever

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

I have three projects to share with you.

Since the greeting for this card mentions "cut out", I thought it would be a good idea to cut out the focal point.  This cut out comes from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack.


Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Crafting Forever; Inks:  Basic Black Archival; Cardstock:  Basic Gray, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Silver Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  Fresh Florals Stack; Embellishments:  Silver Metallic Edge ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Lots of Labels Framelits; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Staz-On Jet Black ink, X-Acto Knife

I really like the trio of pens images in this stamp set.  They remind me of the pens my father used to make on his lathe.


Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Crafting Forever, Better Together; Inks:  Early Espresso; Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Painted Autumn; Embellishments:  Burlap ribbon, Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips; Non-Stampin' Up!:  X-Acto Knife

The reason I bought this stamp set is the jar of paintbrushes.  Every time I see or use a paintbrush I think of my Mom.  Most of the decorations in my home were painted by my Mom (and most of those items that are made of wood were built by my Dad).


Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Crafting Forever; Inks:  Basic Black Archival, Berry Burst, Crumb Cake, Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Tranquil Tide, Versamark; Cardstock:  Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Soft Sky, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Naturally Eclectic; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Blender Pens, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes 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 Crafting Forever 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. Yapha Mason 
  2. Sue Plote 
  3. Tanya Boser 
  4. Nikki Spencer 
  5. Martha Inchley 
  6. Rochelle Blok 
  7. Linda Callahan 
  8. Kelly Kent   
  9. Mike Funke
  10. Charlet Mallett 
  11. Bronwyn Eastley
  12. Mickey Roberts
  13. Cindy Elam 
  14. Adriana Benitez 
  15. Heidi Baks
  16. Nancy Smith



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Yapha Mason

Great cards, Mickey! I love the middle one with the pens. It is stunning!!

Linda Callahan

Beautiful cards! Love the backgrounds you created!

Cindy Elam

Beautiful cards, and I love the memories that these images invoke for you! How cool is that?!

Rochelle Blok

Three fabulous cards, Mickey! Loving the different backgrounds and the different look that you have on each card. Gorgeous. Rochelle xo

Bronwyn Eastley

Sounds like creativity runs in your genes. I loved reading your description for each of your masterpieces.


Your cards are amazing! Great fussy cutting on the first and I love the stamping on DSP for the second. You did a great job coloring on the last one. I can't pick a favorite!


Great use of this set. Love the pen background paper. So clever!


Beautiful fussy cutting on the first card and I really like the different layouts and color combos of the next two. Thanks for sharing your fond memories of your parents, too. How neat that they shared their enjoyment of handmade with you :)

Heidi Baks

Very fun cards, and I love your hand-stamped backgrounds - expertly done! What I REALLY love is how this set reminds you of both your mother and father. Awww!


I'm so late on going through this hop! Your cards are beautiful! I really love that repeating pen background. Such precise stamping!

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