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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Varied Vases 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 (sometimes the 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 Adriana's blog (she's a near neighbor here in East Central Florida) where you were presented with an amazing project to inspire your creativity.  If you're traveling backwards through the hop, you've seen Mary's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

This card design was inspired by a project created by the fabulous Kelly Kent where she featured a Z-fold card for one of her projects.  Kelly's made a custom envelope for her card due to its unique size but I wanted my card to fit into a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  So I decided to figure out how to adjust the cutting and scoring to create a card that, when folded, was 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" in the portrait orientation.  Here's what I came up with.


I really like the vivid colors for this card.  As with most of my projects, the colors come primarily from the Designer Series Paper that I use.  For this project, I chose the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper.

Here's the envelope.  Masking was used to put the flower stem in the vase.


You can download the instructions for making this project here.  The instructions include the card measurements and supply list.

Be sure to visit all the stops on this week's hop to find more ideas for using the images included in the Varied Vases 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. Charlet Mallett   
  2. Tanya Boser   
  3. Kelly Kent   
  4. Nikki Spencer   
  5. Ann Schach   
  6. Lou Kitzelman   
  7. Debra Burgin   
  8. Holly Krautkremer 
  9. Stesha Bloodhart   
  10. Linda Callahan   
  11. Mike Funke  
  12. Adriana Benitez 
  13. Mickey Roberts 
  14. Mary Haugen 



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Linda Callahan

The fancy fold is terrific and I love all the bright colors you used! Beautiful card!


Hooray for fun folds! Thanks for sharing how you scaled it down and for putting it in writing. what a great resource!

Nikki Spencer

I love a fun fold and your use of dsp to tie it all together is lovely Mickey! xx

Joan Norris

I love your card!!! This is my new favorite for this stamp set. I can't wait to case this one!!! Love the mix of patterns & colors!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Ann Schach

Oh,'s always a treat to see what you have created! I am so loving this fancy fold! The colors and patterns are a perfect mix. Thank you for sharing the details in your tutorial!

Mary Haugen

Mickey, what a fun card! Love this with the fun fold!

Lou Kitzelman

Now that is the perfect fold to show off these gorgeous floral arrangements. Love it Mickey!


Mickey, your card is wonderful. I love creative fold cards and this really shows how it’s done.

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