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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.


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.


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.)


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

  1. Jay Soriano 
  2. Kelly Kent 
  3. Tanya Boser 
  4. Mickey Roberts
  5. Charlet Mallett 
  6. Lou Kitzelman


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


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Kelly Kent

Great card Mickey!!! I love that you've paired the little words with the panda! Kelly x

Tanya Boser

Beautiful! Love the Brusho work, and I am so glad you used those adorable pandas :)

Lou Kitzelman

Adorable! Love your brusho emboss resist background and I can't wait to see what else you come up with.

Jay Soriano

So cute with the Panda and really love the background you created with these stamps and brusho

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