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Stamp Review Crew -- Sale-A-Bration Hop #2

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring Sale-A-Bration items.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  With only a few days left of Sale-A-Bration, the Crew wanted to share a few more ideas to help you make the most of your Sale-A-Bration selection(s).  Enjoy the hop!

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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.  However, this time we are presenting ideas using items that you can earn for FREE these last few days of Sale-A-Bration. By the time you've traveled through the hop, you are sure to find a number of innovative ways to use all the great Sale-A-Bration items that are available.  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.  I'm the first stop on the hop; however, if you've already joined the hop and are traveling forward, you've arrived from from Heidi'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 Cindy's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

I guess it might seem a bit off-putting to start a blog hop with a Sympathy card, but that's where this card led me.  I think the soft colors project a comforting and loving feel.  Of course, any greeting would be great with this card.  I think this is one of those cards that you could make a bunch and then add the greeting and inside sentiment when you were ready to send it.

This project features two Sale-A-Bration products:  Delicate Dahlias stamp set and Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper.

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This card begins with a panel of Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper matted with a slighly larger panel of Basic Black cardstock.  A length of Basic Black Baker's Twine, from the Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, was wrapped around the panels a few times and tied into a bow near the lower left side of the panels.  The bottom edge of the wrapped twine is 1-1/2" above the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper panel and the knot of the bow is 1" from the left side of the Designer Series Paper panel.  The panels were adhered at the center of the Blushing Bride card front.

The "Sending Heartfelt Sympathy" greeting was stamped on Basic White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and punched with the straight edge oval from the Double Oval punch.  The greeting was adhered at the center of a Basic Black scalloped oval punched from the Double Oval punch and adhered near the upper left corner of the Designer Series Paper panel with the top and left edges of the scalloped oval 1/4" from the top and left edges of the panel.

Now it's time to add some color!  On Basic White cardstock, stamp the following and then cut out with Paper Snips:

  • Using Blushing Bride ink, stamp the detailed dahlia image
  • Using Polished Pink ink, stamp the outline dahlia image over the detailed dahlia image
  • Using Fresh Freesia ink, stamp the detailed small flower image twice
  • Using Gorgeous Grape ink, stamp the outline small flower image over the detailed flower images
  • Using Mint Macaron ink, stamp the detailed three leaf image three times
  • Using Just Jade ink, stamp the outline three leaf image over the detailed three leaf images

 Adhere the Blushing Bride/Polished Pink dahlia to the Designer Series Paper using Stampin' Dimensionals with the top edge of the flower 7/8" below the top edge of the Designer Series Paper and the right edge of the flower flush with the right edge of the Designer Series Paper.  Adhere the leaves slightly under the dahlia at the upper right corner, lower right corner, and center left of the dahlia.  Adhere the Fresh Freesia/Gorgeous Grape flowers using Stampin' Dimensionals just above the Baker's Twine bow and just below the wrapped twine in between the bow and the leaves.

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The detailed dahlia image was stamped three times along the edge of a Basic White panel using Blushing Bride ink:  along the top of the panel near the right corner, at the lower right corner, and along the lower half of the left side of the panel.  Note that all three of the flowers are stamped off the edge of the panel.  The outline dahlia image was stamped over the detailed dahlia images using Polished Pink ink.  The "Thinking of you with all my heart" sentiment, from the Peaceful Moments stamp set, was stamped at the upper center of the panel using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

The Basic White panel was matted with a slightly larger panel of Basic Black cardstock and the panels adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.

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Place a piece of scrap paper between the envelope flap and the body of a Medium Basic White Envelope.  The detailed dahlia image was stamped three times on the envelope flap using Blushing Bride ink:  along the top of the flap near the right corner, at the left side, and along the lower center.  Note that all three of the flowers are stamped off the edge of the flap.  The outline dahlia image was stamped over the detailed dahlia images using Polished Pink ink. 

Card measurements and a supplies list are provided below my signature.

I hope you've been inspired by my project made using Sale-A-Bration products.  Use the NEXT button below to move onto the next stop in the hop to see Cindy's amazing project.  (OR if you are traveling backwards through the hop, then click on the PREVIOUS button to see Heidi's beautiful project.)

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Here are other projects I've made using Sale-A-Bration items.  Click on the photo to go to the blog page for more information.

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HollyJollyWishes_TisTheSeasonToBeJolly InYourWords_StarsShineDown PeacefulDeer_MerryChristmas PeacefulDeer_OhWhatFun  SweetStrawberry_HelloThere Textures-Frames_HappyBirthday DelicateDahlias-BeWhoYouWereBornToBe_PacificPoint

Robertssiggy

Card Measurements

Basic Black:  2 @ 4" x 5-1/4", 2" x 3"; Basic White:  4-1/4" x 5-1/2", 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"; Blushing Bride:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Beautifully Penned Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8"; Baker's Twine Essentials Pack (Basic Black):  36"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Delicate Dahlias (Sale-A-Bration), Peaceful Moments; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Blushing Bride, Fresh Freesia, Gorgeous Grape, Just Jade, Mint Macaron, Polished Pink; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Basic White, Blushing Bride; Designer Series Paper:  Beautifully Penned (Sale-A-Bration); Embellishments:  Baker's Twine Essentials Pack (Basic Black); Tools:  Double Oval punch; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope


Stamp Review Crew -- Beauty of Friendship

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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


Stamp Review Crew -- Sweet Strawberry

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Sweet Strawberry 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 Jay's blog where you were presented with an amazing project to inspire your creativity.  This is the last stop on the hop, so if you're traveling backwards through the hop, you'll be traveling to the first stop on the hop to see Heidi's beautiful project.

When the Sweet Strawberry bundle was introduced in January, it had a coordinating Designer Series Paper package that you could earn for free during Sale-A-Bration.  I made a few projects with the bundle and Designer Series Paper, but haven't touched the bundle since the Designer Series Paper retired as I had been focusing on other stamp sets from the January - June Mini Catalog and the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.  I'm tickled that the Stamp Review Crew added this really "sweet" bundle to the hop list so that I could have a chance to play with it again.   

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My last couple of posts featured coloring with Stampin' Blends Markers.  While I'm in the coloring groove, I decided to do some watercoloring.

This card begins with a panel of Watercolor Paper.  The strawberry blossom image was stamped twice--the flowers facing up and the flowers facing down--using Staz-On Jet Black ink.  TIP:  When using Staz-On ink with Photopolymer stamps be sure to clean the stamps IMMEDIATELY to removed the Staz-On residue.  DO NOT use Staz-On cleaner with Photopolymer stamps as the solvent in the cleaner does not react well with the finish on the photopolymer stamps.  Instead, use Stampin' Mist cleaner and the Stampin' Scrub.  Stamp the strawberry outline image four (4) times on a strip of Watercolor Paper and the strawberry stems four (4) times on a strip of Watercolor Paper using Staz-On Jet Black ink to stamp all the images.

The rounded tip Water Painter was used with Brushing Bride re-inker diluted with clear water to paint the strawberry blossoms and the strawberries.  The rounded tip Water Painter was used with Poppy Parade re-inker diluted with clear water to cover the speckled areas of the strawberries and the centers of the strawberry blossoms.  The rounded tip Water Painter was used with Old Olive re-inker diluted with clear water to cover the leaves and strawberry stems.  The detail tip Water Painter was used with the diluted Old Olive re-inker to line along the stems of the leaves and blossoms, and the strawberry stems.  The detail tip Water Painter was used with Garden Green re-inker diluted with clear water to detail the leaves and strawberry stems.  The images were allowed to dry and then the strawberries and strawberry stems were punched with the Strawberry Builder punch.  Note that I used Paper Snips to remove the extra white area around the punched images.  The detailed tip Water Painter was used to pick up diluted Blushing Bride reinker and then tapped with a fingertip over the Watercolor Paper panel to scatter Blushing Bride droplets over the panel.

When the Watercolor Paper panel was completely dry, it was matted with a slightly larger panel of Poppy Parade cardstock.  The panels were adhered at the center of the Blushing Bride card front.  A strawberry stem was adhered at the top of each strawberry using Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  Two strawberries were adhered directly to the Watercolor Paper panel along the stem line between the groupings of leaves and blossoms; one on each side of the images.  A third strawberry was adhered between the first two strawberries using Stampin' Dimensionals for the strawberry and a dot of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive to attach the tip of all the stems to the longer stem of the leaves and blossoms.

The "Thank You" greeting was stamped on a strip of Blushing Bride cardstock using Poppy Parade ink.  The right end of the strip was punched with the banner tail slot of the Banners Pick A Punch.  The left end of a piece of Fine Art ribbon was folded under with a Mini Glue Dot under the fold.  The right end of the ribbon was cut to create a banner tail.  The ribbon was adhered to the Watercolor Panel with the fold of the ribbon overhanging the left edge of the Watercolor Panel.  The top edge of the ribbon is 1/2" below the top edge of the Watercolor Panel.  The Blushing Bride greeting was adhered over the ribbon with the left end of the greeting flush with the left edge of the Watercolor Panel.  The top edge of the greeting strip is 7/16" below the top edge of the Watercolor Panel.

Three Pale Papaya Genial Gems were adhered to the Watercolor Panel to create a visual triangle.

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A different type of watercoloring was used for the inside sentiment area of the card.  

The strawberry blossoms with leaves image was stamped at the upper left corner of the Basic White cardstock panel using Staz-On Jet Black ink.  A drop of re-inker and a few drops of clear water were placed in the lids of the Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade, Old Olive, and Garden Green ink pads.  The detail Water Painter was used to mix each re-inker with the water, cleaning the brush when changing colors.  A Blender Pen was used to pick up Blushing Bride re-inker from the ink pad lid and color the strawberry blossoms.  The tip of the Blender Pen was swiped across a piece of scrap paper until the tip brushes clean and then used to pick up the Poppy Parade re-inker from the ink pad lid and color the centers of the strawberry blossoms.  The Blender Pen brush tip was swiped clean and then used to pick up the Old Olive re-inker from the ink pad lid to color the leaves.  The Blender Pen brush tip was swiped clean and then used to pick up the Garden Green re-inker from the ink pad lid to add detail to the leaves.

The remaining strawberry with stem on Watercolor Paper was adhered to the upper leaf stem.

The "That Was So Sweet Of You" sentiment was stamped near the upper center of the panel using Poppy Parade ink.

The panel was adhered at the inside sentiment area of the card base.

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The large and small blossom outlines were randomly stamped over the envelope flap of the Medium Basic White Envelope.  TIP:  Place a piece of scrap paper between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope to keep the stamping confined to the envelope flap.  The large and small blossom filler images were used to fill the large and small blossom images using Blushing Bride ink.  The Blender Pen was used to pick up Poppy Parade re-inker from the ink pad lid to color the centers of the large and small blossoms.

I hope you've been inspired by the project I made using the Sweet Strawberry stamp set.  Use the NEXT button below to move onto the next stop in the hop to see Heidi's amazing project.  (OR if you are traveling backwards through the hop, then click on the PREVIOUS button to see Jay's beautiful project.)

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Card Measurements

Basic White:  4" x 5-1/4"; Blushing Bride:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 9/16" x 2-5/8"; Poppy Parade:  4" x 5-1/4"; Watercolor Paper:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 2 @ 1-1/2" x 5-1/2"; Fine Art ribbon:  4"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Sweet Strawberry; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade, Staz-On Jet Black; Re-inkers:  Blushing Bride, Garden Green, Old Olive, Poppy Parade; Cardstock:  Basic White, Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade, Watercolor Paper;  Embellishments:  Fine Art ribbon, Genial Gems; Tools:  Banners Pick A Punch, Strawberry Builder punch, Water Painters, Blender Pens; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope


Stamp Review Crew -- Dragonfly Garden

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Dragonfly Garden 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 this week's hop, click here.  If you've already joined the hop and are traveling forward, you've arrived from Mike's blog where you were presented with an amazing project to inspire your creativity.  I'm the last stop on the hop; however, if you're traveling backwards through the hop, you've seen Jay's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

I'm not a fan of dandelions and weeds in my yard.  However, put them on pretty paper and I'm a fan.  The Dandy Garden Suite of products in the January - June Mini Catalog features two stamp sets (one with coordinating dies and one with a coordinating Dragonflies punch), and fun accessories -- including the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper.  The great thing about this paper is that there are some sheets where the Dragonflies punch will punch out the large and small dragonfly included in some of the prints on the paper.  So many possibilities!

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This card begins with a piece of Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper matted with a slightly larger panel of Bumblebee cardstock.  Note that I chose a piece of Designer Series Paper that had a large dragonfly near the upper right corner of the panel.  Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim was wrapped three times around the lower part of the paper/cardstock with the ends of the trim secured on the back of the cardstock.  The bottom wrap of the trim is 1" from the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper.  The paper/cardstock was then adhered at the center of the Misty Moonlight card front.

The dragonfly image was fussy cut from another piece of the same sheet of Designer Series Paper and adhered over the dragonfly near the top right corner of the Designer Series Paper panel using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals under the thickest part of the dragonfly body and little slivers of dimensionals for the tail (cut from the frame around the Mini Stampin' Dimensionals).

The "Thank You For Your Kindness" greeting was stamped on a strip of Basic White cardstock using Misty Moonlight ink.  The ends of the strip were punched in the flat end slot of the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch.  The Basic White label was adhered at the center of a slightly larger label punched from Terracotta Tile cardstock using the same slot of the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch.  The label was adhered over the Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.  A bumblebee was fussy cut from the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper and adhered at the lower right corner of the greeting label.

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The group of weeds image was stamped along the left side of a panel of Basic White cardstock using Mossy Meadow ink.  Three of the flowers in the group of weeds were colored with Stampin' Blends Markers:  Dark Daffodil Delight for the flower petals and Light Soft Suede for the flower centers.  Three narrow strips were cut from three different pieces of background patterns from the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper -- each strip has a different width:  1/2", 3/8", and 1/4".  The right ends of two thin strips of Designer Series Paper were punched with the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch:  the widest strip with the flat end slot of the punch and the middle width strip with the curved end punch slot.  The strips were adhered, centered, on top of each other and then adhered near the bottom left corner of the panel with the bottom edge of the widest strip 3/8" from the bottom edge of the panel and the left edges flush with the left edge of the panel.  The panel was adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base. 

Small dragonflies and a bumblebee were adhered around the weeds.  The two smallest dragonflies and the bumblebee were fussy cut and the larger dragonfly was punched with the Dragonflies punch.  Note that Multipurpose Liquid adhesive was used to adhere paper strips to each other and the dragonflies and bumblebee to the panel.

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A piece of dragonfly-patterned paper was adhered to the flap of the Medium Basic White Envelope.  Paper Snips were used to trim the excess paper from the envelope flap using the edge of the envelope flap as a guide.

Here are a couple of other cards I've made using items from the Dandy Garden Suite.

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I hope you've been inspired by the projects I have made using the Dragonfly Garden stamp set and elements from the Dandy Garden Suite.  I am the last stop on the hop and want to thank you for visiting with all the great Stampin' Up! Demonstrators participating in this week's Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop.  Use the NEXT button below to move onto the first stop in the hop to see Jay's amazing project.  (OR if you are traveling backwards through the hop, then click on the PREVIOUS button to see Mike's beautiful project.)

Robertssiggy

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Card Measurements

Basic White:  5/8" x 2-5/8", 4" x 5-1/4"; Bumblebee:  4" x 5-1/4"; Misty Moonlight:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Terracotta Tile:  7/8" x 2-7/8"; Dandy Garden 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 3" x 3-1/2", 1-1/2" x 3-1/2", 1-1/4" x 3", 1/4" x 3", 3/8" x 3", 1/2" x 3"; Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim:  23"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Dragonfly Garden; Inks:  Misty Moonlight, Mossy Meadow; Stampin' Blends Markers:  Daffodil Delight (Dark), Soft Suede (Light); Cardstock:  Basic White, Bumblebee, Misty Moonlight, Terracotta Tile; Designer Series Paper:  Dandy Garden 6" x 6"; Embellishments:  Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope


Stamp Review Crew -- Itty Bitty Greetings

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Itty Bitty Greetings 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 Cindy'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)

One thing I always look for in a new Stampin' Up! Catalog is new greeting stamp sets.  Finding the greeting that will fit with the theme or overall sentiment of a card and the right words to say inside the card is just as important as the stamps, ink, and paper used to construct the card.  When it all comes down to it, it's the words that make the difference.  So it's no surprise that I have as many greeting stamp sets as I have image stamp sets.  One of the most versatile stamp sets in the Annual Catalog is the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.  I really like that it has words and phrases that can be used for the greeting or for the sentiment inside the card.  Another nice thing about the words and phrases in this stamp set is that they fit into all the narrow label punches. 

With so many options in this stamp set, it was hard to contain myself to just one sample.  So I made a stack of cards.  All of these cards use the Basic White Note Cards & Envelopes (the absolute best value in the Stampin' Up! Catalog!), Flowers For Every Season 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, 2020-2022 In Color Cardstock, a few of the 2020-2022 In Color ribbons, Treasured Tags Pick A Punch, and Rhinestone Basic Jewels.   

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IttyBittyGreetings_SendingPrayers

IttyBittyGreetings_HappyBirthday

Once I completed the cards, I realized that it would be nice to put them in a pretty box.  Did you know that the Note Cards & Envelopes just happen to fit inside the Mini Paper Pumpkin Box?

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And now I have a cute gift for Mother's Day.

I hope you've been inspired by the project I made using the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.  Click here for a downloadable file with instructions, project measurements and supplies list.  Use the NEXT button below to move onto the next stop in the hop to see Charlet's amazing project.  (OR if you are traveling backwards through the hop, then click on the PREVIOUS button to see Cindy's beautiful project.)

Robertssiggy

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