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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."


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!!


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.  

Be sure to visit all the stops on this week's hop to find more ideas for using the images included in the Truly Tailored 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. 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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Dawn Tidd

Awesome projects, Mickey! A pizza box is always fun and the metallic thread looks fantastic with the DSP. Your card is so fun with all the punched DSP making the pattern (it reminds me a little of argyle). The stamped side panel is brilliant! Love it!


You have made that punch and dsp work so well. Loving the repeating dad border. BTW - I am happy the punch is sticking around.


Awesome projects! I adore those pizza boxes too but have been hoarding them. lol Love your dad card. The punched pattern so fun! Really like how you added the stamped panel. Fantastic!


Great cards both, but my favorite is the “classy” card. I love the simplicity of it. Quick, easy, and fabulous!

Tanya Boser

This suite really does make masculine easy to achieve, and boy howdy! These are wonderful!! I love how you slipped Guy Greetings in the second card. It really fits right in with this suite.

Lou Kitzelman

I love both of these Mickey. Fabulous use of the DSP - really helps showcase the stamp set.

Jay Soriano

Great projects Mickey. Love how you used different DSPs from the pack and vertically stamping ‘Dad’

Ann Schach

Fabulous projects, Mickey! I love the card with its multiple "DADS"! Using the banner from Guy Greetings was so clever! Great job!

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