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

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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 today's hop, click here.  If you've already joined the hop and are traveling forward, you've arrived from 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 Lou's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

I've been seeing a lot of cards with a Fall theme but it's hard for me to get into the Fall spirit.  Here in my part of Florida we have one season -- Summer.  However, there are degrees of Summer that correspond to the rest of the seasons--it's just that they are so subtle and happen so fast that if you aren't paying attention you'd never know that they happened.  To see Spring, Fall, and Winter, people in Florida who live south of St. Augustine really need to travel north for the experience.  These days, traveling isn't much of a option; so I guess if I want a glimpse of Fall, I need to make it.

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The Beauty of Friendship stamp set is part of the Beauty of the Earth Product Suite.  This card uses all of the elements of the Beauty of the Earth product suite:  Beauty of Friendship stamp set, Beautiful Trees dies, Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper, and the Bark 3D Embossing Folder.  

This card begins with a card base of Mossy Meadow cardstock.  The card front was embossed with the Bark 3D Embossing Folder.  A strip of Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper with Misty Moonlight, Cinnamon Cider, Cajun Craze, and Mossy Meadow leaves was adhered across the card front with the right and left edges of the paper strip flush with the right and left edges of the card front and the bottom edge of the paper strip 1" above the bottom edge of the card front.

The small tree die was used to die cut a piece of Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper with a Soft Suede tree trunk pattern four times.  Three of the trees were inserted between a piece of Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper with Mossy Meadow and Old Olive that resembles grass that was torn into three strips and adhered along the bottom edge of a panel of Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper with Misty Moonlight and Basic White that resembles the sky.  The tree pieces and torn strips were adhered to the panel using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  Note that the left tree was adhered behind the torn strip closest to the panel, the middle tree was adhered behind the torn strip in the middle, and the right tree was adhered behind the torn strip at the front.  The panel was die cut with the 3-1/2" x 4-7/8" Rectangle Stitched die.  

Three pieces of Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper with a mottled color blend of Merry Merlot, Cajun Craze, Cinnamon Cider, Mossy Meadow, and Old Olive was die cut with the tree leaves die.  Each of the die cut tree leaves was then die cut two times with the small tree top die.  Collect all the little tree leaf pieces that are left over from the tree leaf die cuts.  Adhere two of the tree top die cuts per tree on the panel placing one to the left and one to the right to cover the branches of the tree die.  Teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive were used to adhere the tree top dies.  Adhere some of the tiny leftover pieces from the tree leaf dies around the bottom of the two forward trees using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.

The "Thinking of you" greeting was stamped on a strip of Basic White cardstock using Night of Navy ink.  The greeting was die cut with the narrow rectangle die from the Beautiful Trees dies and matted with a slightly larger mat of Night of Navy cardstock.  The greeting was adhered to the panel with the right edge of the greeting flush with the right edge of the panel and the bottom edge of the greeting 11/16" above the bottom edge of the panel.  The panel was matted with a slightly larger panel of Night of Navy cardstock and then with a slightly larger mat of Cajun Craze cardstock.  The panels were adhered to the card front with the right edge of the Cajun Craze panel 1/8" from the right edge of the card front and the bottom edge of the Cajun Craze panel 1/8" above the bottom edge of the card front.

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A narrow strip of Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper with Misty Moonlight, Cinnamon Cider, Cajun Craze, and Mossy Meadow leaves was adhered across a Basic White panel with the right and left edges of the paper strip flush with the right and left edges of the panel and the bottom edge of the paper strip 3/8" above the bottom edge of the panel.  The panel was adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.

The fourth tree die was adhered along the left side of the panel with the bottom of the tree trunk 1/16" from the bottom of the panel and left side of the tree trunk 3/4" from the left side of the panel.  Adhere large leftover pieces from the tree leaf dies over the branches of the tree trunk using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.

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A piece of Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper with Misty Moonlight, Cinnamon Cider, Cajun Craze, and Mossy Meadow leaves was adhered to the envelope flap of a Medium Basic White Envelope.  Paper Snips were used to trim away the excess paper using the edge of the envelope flap as a guide.

I hope you've been inspired by this Fall-themed project made using the Beauty of Friendship stamp set and the Beauty of the Earth Product Suite.  Use the NEXT button below to move onto the next stop in the hop to see Lou's amazing project.  (OR if you are traveling backwards through the hop, then click on the PREVIOUS button to see Mike's beautiful project.)

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Here are a couple of other projects I've made using elements of the Beauty of the Earth product Suite.  Click on the photo to go to the blog post for more information.

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Card Measurements

Basic White:  5/8" x 2-1/2", 4" x 5-1/4"; Cajun Craze:  3-5/8" x 5"; Mossy Meadow:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length; Night of Navy:  3-1/2" x 4-7/8"; Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper:  3-1/2" x 6"; 3 @ 3-1/4" x 3-1/4", 2" x 5", 3-1/2" x 5", 1-1/4" x 5-1/2", 5/8" x 5-1/4", 2-1/4" x 6"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Beauty of Friendship; Inks:  Night of Navy; Cardstock:  Basic White, Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy; Designer Series Paper:  Beauty of the Earth; Tools:  Beautiful Trees dies, Bark 3D Embossing Folder, Stitched Rectangle dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Multipurpose Liquid; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope

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MICHAEL FUNKE

This is an amazing project! It could be switched out so easily to show the 4 seasons.

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