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Inky Friends Time To Sale-A-Brate Blog Hop -- Hello Cupcake

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Hello!  And welcome to the Inky Friends Time To Sale-A-Brate! Blog Hop.  I'm so glad you stopped by.  This is the first stop on the hop; however, all the blog posts are linked so that whether you move forward or backwards through the hop, you'll be able to visit all the stops to see some of the great items available to you for FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration.  To see the lineup of talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators participating in this hop, click here.

My blog post features the Hello Cupcake stamp set.  I have three project ideas to share with you.  [Note:  The Hello Cupcake stamp set is a Photopolymer stamp set.  For best stamping results, use the Stampin' Pierce Mat below the area to be stamped.]

My first project uses the stamp set to create a simple Valentine's card.  

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The card base is Thick Whisper White cardstock.  The greeting was stamped near the bottom of the card front using Early Espresso ink.  Then the cupcake base was stamped above the greeting using Crumb Cake ink.  There are two stamps that comprise the top of the cupcake:  a thin piece that nests onto the top of the cupcake base that can be the color of the cake or a layer of icing.  I chose to make the entire top of the cupcake icing because that's the best part...right?  I think so!  The thin piece was stamped first using Lovely Lipstick ink and then the second swirly icing piece was stamped immediately above the top edge of the thin piece using Lovely Lipstick ink.  The heart pick was stamped at the top of the icing using Call Me Clover ink.  The sprinkles were stamped with Call Me Clover ink.

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The inside of the card was stamped with the "Sprinkled With Love" sentiment near the top center using Early Espresso ink.  The heart pick was inked with Lovely Lipstick ink, then a Blender Pen was used to remove the ink from the pick stem, and the heart stamped randomly at the upper left corner and lower right corner. 

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The Medium Whisper White Envelope flap was randomly stamped with the heart pick (minus the pick stem) using Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover, Early Espresso, and Crumb Cake inks  [Note:  Place a piece of scrap paper between the envelope flap and body of the envelope to keep the stamping confined to the envelope flap.]

Supplies I used to make this card --

Stamps:  Hello Cupcake (Sale-A-Bration); Inks:  Call Me Clover, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Lovely Lipstick; Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Blender Pen; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

Card Measurements --

Thick Whisper White:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length

My second project is a cute birthday tag to attach to a gift package or gift bag.  Alert!!  This project uses a boatload of punches.

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This tag begins with a cardstock base of Thick Whisper White cardstock.  The Tailored Tag punch was used to punch 7 tags from a 6" x 6" piece of Highland Heather Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper.  If you look at the bottom edge of the tag, you can see that the tags were arranged on the tag front so that the ends of two tags line up with the center point of the tag above it and below.  A smidge of white space is visible between the tags to break up the patterns.  Note that there will be overhang all around the tag base--just trim it off with Paper Snips using the edge of the tag base as a guide.  Punch one end of the tag base with the Scalloped Edge Tag punch. 

A piece of Highland Heather cardstock was punched with the Starburst punch and adhered near the bottom edge of the tag.  The "Happy Birthday" greeting from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Lemon Lime Twist ink and punched with the Classic Label punch.  A piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock was also punched with the Classic Label punch and layered under the punched Whisper White so that a thin bit of Lemon Lime Twist is visible at the bottom left and bottom edge of the Whisper White.  The tags were then adhered near the bottom edge of the Highland Heather Starburst punch.  

The cupcake base was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Crumb Cake ink.  The thin strip of cake/icing stamp was stamped directly above the cupcake base using Lemon Lime Twist ink.  The combined image was cut out with Paper Snips and adhered to the Highland Heather Starburst immediately above the "Happy Birthday" tag.  The swirled icing image was stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Lemon Lime Twist ink, cut out with Paper Snips, and adhered over the top of the cupcake base using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The smallest size of Pearl Basic Jewels were added to the icing image to create sprinkles.  The tag was finished with a length of Lemon Lime Twist ribbon from the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (another Sale-A-Bration item!).

Supplies I used to make this project --

Stamps:  Hello Cupcake (Sale-A-Bration), Itty Bitty Greetings; Inks:  Crumb Cake, Lemon Lime Twist; Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White, Highland Heather, Lemon Lime Twist; Designer Series Paper:  Gingham Gala 6" x 6"; Embellishments:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (Sale-A-Bration); Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Classic Label punch, Scalloped Tag Topper punch, Starburst punch, Tailored Tag punch, Stampin' Pierce Mat

Project Measurements -- 

Thick Whisper White:  2" x 4-1/4"; Highland Heather:  2" x 3"; Lemon Lime Twist:  1" x 3"; Whisper White:  1" x 3", 2 @ 2" x 3"; Gingham Gala 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper:  6" x 6"; Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack:  9"

My third project uses the stamp set to create a birthday card with a fun fold.

HelloCupcake_Birthday_Envelope

This card begins with a card base of Thick Whisper White cardstock (4-1/4" x 11").  The card is scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length to fold the card in half.  Then the bottom edge of the card front was folded back to the center fold (or score at 2-3/4" from the bottom edge and fold back to the fold line at the center).

The large and small scribble flower images were randomly stamped on a piece of Daffodil Delight Gingham Gala 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.  The Designer Series Paper was matted with a slightly larger piece of Balmy Blue cardstock.  A piece of Balmy Blue ribbon from the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (Sale-A-Bration) was wrapped around the Designer Series Paper/Balmy Blue cardstock and knotted near the left edge.  The Designer Series Paper/Balmy Blue cardstock were adhered at the center of the folded back flap of the card front.

The "Sprinkled With Love" greeting was stamped near the bottom edge of a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Early Espresso ink.  The cupcake base was stamped immediately above the greeting using Crumb Cake ink.  The thin strip of cake/icing was stamped immediately above the cupcake base using Balmy Blue ink.  The Whisper White cardstock was matted with a slightly larger piece of Early Espresso cardstock.  The left 1/3 of the focal point was adhered to the folded back flap of the card front centered along the fold line.  The swirly icing image was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Balmy Blue ink.  The sprinkles were stamped on top of the icing using Early Espresso ink.  The swirly icing was cut out with Paper Snips and adhered above the cupcake base using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was stamped with the "Celebrate Your Day!" sentiment using Early Espresso ink near the upper left center.  The large and small scribble flowers were randomly stamped along the right edge using Daffodil Delight ink.

HelloCupcake_Birthday_Envelope

The large and small scribble flowers were randomly stamped across the Medium Whisper White Envelope flap using Daffodil Delight ink.  [Note:  Place a scrap piece of paper between the envelope flap and body of the envelope to keep the stamping contained to the envelope flap.]

Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Hello Cupcake (Sale-A-Bration); Inks:  Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso; Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Early Espresso, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Gingham Gala 6" x 6"; Embellishments:  Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (Sale-A-Bration); Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Stampin' Pierce Mat; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

Card Measurements -- 

Thick Whisper White:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Balmy Blue:  2-1/2" x 4"; Early Espresso:  2-5/8" x 3-5/8"; Whisper White:  2-1/2" x 3-1/2", 1-3/4" x 2-1/2"; Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper:  2-1/4" x 3-3/4"; Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack:  9"

I hope you were inspired to give add the Hello Cupcake stamp set to your Sale-A-Bration Wish List.  You can earn the Hello Cupcake Sale-A-Bration stamp set for FREE with a merchandise order of $50 USD. 

Now it's time to see more of the great items you can earn for FREE during Sale-A-Bration.  If you are traveling forward through the hop, click on the Next button below to see Kris' projects using the Butterfly Elements.

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Stamp Review Crew Bonus Hop -- Truly Tailored

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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."

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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!!

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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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Truly Tailored -- You're A Fox

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Today's post provides the how-to's for creating one of the cards designed for the Inky Friends Love It Live It Share It Blog Hop in February where we featured stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog.  I chose the Truly Tailored stamp set.  To see a line up of all the Stampin' Up! artists who participated in the hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.

One of my favorite gift packaging tools for small gift items is the Gift Bag Punch Board.  The punch board is quick and easy to use and the finished bag gives you a fun platform for creativity.

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This project begins with a piece of True Gentleman Designer Series Paper cut to 7-1/4" x 10" to create a Small Gift Bag with the Gift Bag Punch Board; including punching the holes at the top of the bag for the ribbon closure.  Tear & Tape Adhesive was used to adhere the side tab and bottom flap of the gift bag.  Now it's time to decorate the bag.  For this bag, I wanted to create a flap closure that is secured with the ribbon.

A piece of Very Vanilla cardstock was cut to 2-1/2" x 5" and scored at 1-3/4" along the 5" length.  The Stamp-a-ma-jig was used to create a double row border along the top and bottom edges of the cardstock using the triangles images and Chocolate Chip ink.  The cardstock was trimmed along the triangle edges closest to the top and bottom edges of the cardstock and thin strips of Night of Navy cardstock adhered behind the trimmed edges.  [I did not have my Stamparatus at the time I made this gift bag.  This process is a million times easier when you use the Stamparatus and just move the plate down one slot along the hinged edge.  Just saying...]

Fold the cardstock at the score line and then open to lay flat.  The larger area to one side of the fold is the front of the gift bag and the smaller area is the back of the gift bag.  The Stamp-a-ma-jig was used to stamp the double row of triangles near the score line using Chocolate Chip ink so that the triangles are along the fold line for the larger area (the front of the gift bag), 

With the unstamped side of the bag flap visible and laying flat, pinch the top of the bag closed (which will line up the holes along the top of the bag) and place the top of the bag near the fold line.  [Note that the bag will be slightly wider than the cardstock.)  Using a pencil, trace the two holes onto the cardstock for the area that will be at the front of the bag and punch out the holes with a handheld circle punch (I used the 1/4" handheld circle punch which is Retired).  Repeat the process for the area that will be at the back of the bag.  Fold the cardstock over the top of the bag and thread Tranquil Tide Finely Woven ribbon through the holes of the cardstock and the bag from the back of the bag to the front of the bag and tie the ribbon in a knot on the front of the bag.  This is what the back of the bag will look like. 

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To finish the front of the bag, wrap some Gold Metallic Thread around the width of your palm about 5 times (approximately 45") and then adhere at the center of the front part of the bag flap using a Mini Glue Dot.

Stamp the "You're A Fox" image on Very Vanilla cardstock using Tranquil Tide ink and cut out with Paper Snips.  Punch a piece of Night of Navy cardstock with the Tailored Tag punch and adhere the stamped piece at the center of the punched cardstock.  Adhere at the center of the front part of the bag flap using Stampin' Dimensionals.

There are some Retiring items used for this project:  Truly Tailored stamp set, True Gentleman Designer Series Paper, Chocolate Chip Classic Ink, Tranquil Tide Finely Woven ribbon, and the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  You'll want to order these items soon before they are gone forever.

My last three posts have showcased many of the items in the True Gentleman Suite of products from the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  You'll see even more fun ideas when you check in with the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Truly Tailored stamp set beginning tomorrow morning (Monday, 4/23/18).

Project Measurements -- 

True Gentleman Designer Series Paper:  7-1/4" x 10"; Very Vanilla:  2" x 3", 2-1/2" x 5" scored at 1-3/4" along the 5" length; Night of Navy:  2 @ 1/2" x 2-1/2", 2" x 3"; Tranquil Tide Finely Woven ribbon:  11"; Gold Metallic Thread:  45"

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Supplies I used to create this project -- 

Stamps:  Truly Tailored; Inks:  Chocolate Chip, Tranquil Tide; Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  True Gentleman; Embellishments:  Tranquil Tide Finely Woven ribbon, Gold Metallic Thread; Adhesives:  Tear & Tape, SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Gift Bag Punch Board, Stamp-a-ma-jig; Other:  1/4" handheld circle punch (Retired)


Happy Birthday Gorgeous -- Happy Birthday Gift Bag

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Today's post provides the how-to's for creating one of the projects designed for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.  To see a line up of all the Stampin' Up! artists who participated in the hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.

Good things come in small packages.  Right?  Well, the small thing inside this decorated gift bag must be pretty special -- or better yet, the person receiving the gift is pretty special.  I think it should always be the person.

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This decorated gift bag is created with the Gift Bag Punch Board using a piece of Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper featuring Berry Burst foil.  The paper was punched and scored to create a Medium Gift Bag (including punching the holes at the top of the bag).  Thread a length of Whisper White Classic Weave ribbon through the holes punched at the top of the gift bag beginning at the top left, going in and out the holes around the top edge of the bag and exiting at the top right of the bag.  Tie the ribbon in a bow at the top front of the bag, snugging the top edges of the bag together. 

Seven balloons were created to decorate the front of the gift bag:

Four pieces of Whisper White cardstock were stamped with the dotted balloon shape and the outline balloon images:

  1. Using Soft Sky ink for the dotted balloon image and the brush tip of the Soft Sky Stampin' Write Marker for the balloon outline image (excluding the "Hooray" word inside the outline)
  2. Using Berry Burst ink for the dotted balloon image and the brush tip of the Berry Burst Stampin' Write Marker for the balloon outline image (excluding the "Hooray" word inside the outline)
  3. Using Lemon Lime Twist ink for the dotted balloon image and the brush tip of the Lemon Lime Twist Stampin' Write Marker for the balloon outline image (excluding the "Hooray" word inside the outline)
  4. Using Powder Pink ink for the dotted balloon image and Berry Burst ink for the balloon outline image (this time including the "Hooray" word inside the outline)
  5. All of the balloons were punched with the smaller balloon side of the Balloon Bouquet punch
  6. A piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine was adhered behind the neck of each balloon using a Mini Glue Dot

The remaining three balloons were stamped with the dotted balloon shape and the outline balloon images:

  1. A piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock using Lemon Lime Twist ink for the dotted balloon image and the brush tip of the Lemon Lime Twist Stampin' Write Marker for the balloon outline image (excluding the "Hooray" word inside the outline)
  2. A piece of Soft Sky cardstock using Soft Sky ink for the dotted balloon image and the brush tip of the Soft Sky Stampin' Write Marker for the balloon outline image (excluding the "Hooray" word inside the outline)
  3. A piece of Powder Pink cardstock using Powder Pink ink for the dotted balloon image and the brush tip of the Berry Burst Stampin' Write Marker for the balloon outline image (excluding the "Hooray" word inside the outline)
  4. All of the balloons were punched with the smaller balloon side of the Balloon Bouquet punch
  5. A piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine was adhered behind the neck of each balloon using a Mini Glue Dot

Adhere all but one of the dotted balloons and the "Hooray" balloon in a "bouquet" on the upper half of the bag front using Mini Glue Dots allowing the balloon strings to hang down the center of the bag. Adhere the remaining two balloons with a Stampin' Dimensional, one on each side of the bouquet.

Stamp the "Happy Birthday" greeting on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Punch the stamped image using the Everyday Label punch.  Mat the punched image with Powder Pink cardstock using the Everyday Label punch and the following process:

  1. Punch two pieces of Powder Pink cardstock with the Everyday Label punch
  2. Cut the rounded ends off the right and left sides of one of the punched pieces of cardstock and then cut the modified punched shape in half horizontally to create two long rectangles with notches at the top left and right and bottom left and right corners
  3. Apply adhesive along the horizontal cut edges and place the piece with the notches at the top left and right corners behind the stamped punched shape so that the top, left, and right edges of the Powder Pink cardstock is slightly above the top, left, and right edges of the stamped punched shape
  4. Place the piece with the notches at the bottom left and right corners behind the stamped punched shape so that the bottom, left, and right edges of the Powder Pink cardstock is slightly below the bottom, left, and right edges of the stamped punched shape
  5. Cut the second Powder Pink punched shape in half vertically
  6. For each Powder Pink half, cut the top and bottom notches from the shape in a horizontal line from the edge of the notch closest to the rounded end toward the cut line at the center
  7. Apply adhesive to each Powder Pink half along the vertical cut line.  Place the Powder Pink half with the rounded edge on the left behind the rounded left of the stamped punched image so that the rounded edge and the short vertical area to each side of the rounded edge extend slightly beyond the left side of the stamped punched image
  8. Place the Powder Pink half with the rounded edge on the right behind the rounded right of the stamped punched image so that the rounded edge and the short vertical area to each side of the rounded edge extend slightly beyond the right side of the stamped punched image

Adhere the greeting below the balloon bouquet using Stampin' Dimensionals placed behind each corner of the matted label making sure the balloon strings are tucked behind the center of the label.

With all the numbered instructions, you may think that this project might be challenging.  It's really very easy because the punches do all the work!

Project Measurements -- 

Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper:  7-1/2" x 11"; Lemon Lime Twist:  1-3/4" x 2"; Powder Pink:  1-3/4" x 2", 2 @ 2" x 3"; Soft Sky:  1-3/4" x 2"; Whisper White:  2" x 3", 4 @ 1-3/4" x 2"; Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon:  20"; Whisper White Baker's Twine:  7 @ 6" each

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Supplies I used to make this project -- 

Stamps:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous; Inks:  Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Soft Sky, Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Write Markers:  Subtles (Soft Sky), 2017-2019 In Color (Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist); Cardstock:  Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Soft Sky, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Foil Frenzy Specialty; Embellishments:  Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine; Adhesives:  Tear & Tape, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Balloon Bouquet punch, Everyday Label punch, Gift Bag Punch Board


Stamp Review Crew -- Happy Birthday Gorgeous

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Happy Birthday Gorgeous 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 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 Charlet's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

I have three projects to share with you.  (I'll apologize up front for the photos--I'm transitioning to a different photo editing software and there's a bit of a learning curve to overcome...)

One of the first things that drew me to this stamp set was the fonts used for the greetings and sentiments.  I just love the fun curls and elongated letters -- they just evoke happy feelings.  The suite of products associated with this stamp set includes the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Happy Birthday Thinlits die for the Big Shot.  So many possibilities!!

I love sparkly and shiny, so the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper is just perfect when I need to make a statement with my projects.  For my first project, I used a sheet of the Berry Burst foil embossed paper.  The combination of the bright color with the Kraft background is so fun!

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous; Inks:  Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Soft Sky, Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Write Markers:  Subtles (Soft Sky); 2017-2019 In Color (Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist); Cardstock:  Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Soft Sky, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Foil Frenzy Specialty; Embellishments:  Whisper White Classic Weave ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine; Adhesives:  Tear & Tape, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Gift Bag Punch Board, Balloon Bouquet punch, Everyday Label punch

My second project features a couple of the fun flower images included with the stamp set.

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous; Inks:  Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Island Indigo, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Versamark; Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White; Embellishments:  Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Classic Label punch

My final project features the Happy Birthday Thinlits die for the Big Shot as the focal point for the card.  I'm sorry to admit that most of the birthday cards I send arrive late.  I just hope that the recipients know that the love is always there in the forefront of my mind.  The shimmer you see in the diamond pattern on the card front comes from Shimmery White Embossing Paste.

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous; Inks:  Emerald Envy, Night of Navy, Peekaboo Peach; Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Naturally Eclectic; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots, Sizzix Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Classic Label punch, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Palette Knives, Shimmery White Embossing Paste, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Happy Birthday Thinlits

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.  

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  4. Stesha Bloodhart 
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  6. Mickey Roberts 
  7. Charlet Mallett 
  8. Tanya Boser    
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