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Stamp Review Crew -- Butterfly Gala

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Butterfly Gala 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 Sue'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 Jenny's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

For one reason or another, I've been making a few cards with the Butterfly Gala stamp set.  I'm not usually that wound up about butterflies; however, with a really versatile stamp set, coordinating punch, and fun coordination with Sale-A-Bration items, it's hard NOT to make butterfly cards.  I was sitting at my desk trying to cudgel my brain for an idea for another butterfly card for this blog hop when my husband came into my workroom to see what I was working on.  We talked about the project I needed to create for this blog hop and he wanted to know why my butterfly cards always look so "girly."  So I thought about it and decided I'd make a butterfly card that has a more masculine feel to it.  What do you think? 

ButterflyGala_TheGoodThings

This card begins with a bunch of "leaf" butterfly images (large and small) stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock using Mossy Meadow ink.  The butterfly bodies (large and small) were stamped over the Mossy Meadow butterflies using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The butterflies were punched from the cardstock using the Butterfly Duet punch.  The large butterflies were arranged on and adhered to a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, wingtip to wingtip, to cover the entire piece of cardstock [note that some parts of the butterflies may hang over the right and left edges of the cardstock].  The large butterfly antenna were stamped at the head of each butterfly using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Then the butterflies that are overhanging the right and left edges of the cardstock were trimmed off using Paper Snips using the edge of the cardstock as a guide.  A strip of Vellum cardstock was adhered across the butterfly panel with the bottom edge of the Vellum 1" above the bottom edge of the panel and the right and left edges of the Vellum flush with the right and left edges of the panel [note that the adhesive was placed along the center width of the vellum.  A piece of Burlap ribbon was adhered over the center width of the Vellum using Mini Glue Dots with the right and left edges of the ribbon flush with the right and left edges of the Vellum/butterfly panel.

The Vellum/butterfly panel was matted with a slightly larger piece of Basic Black cardstock.  A piece of Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine was wrapped around the panels and Burlap ribbon, knotted on the left and then tied into a bow.  A rolled up Mini Glue Dot was placed under the knot of the bow to hold it in place on the Burlap ribbon.  The panel was then adhered at the center of the Mossy Meadow card front.

The "The good things in life are better with you" sentiment was stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Mossy Meadow ink.  The sentiment was die cut with the Big Shot using the 1-3/16" x 1-11/16" rectangle from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits.  The die cut sentiment was matted with a slightly larger piece of Basic Black cardstock and then adhered over the Burlap ribbon with the right edge of the matted sentiment 1/4" from the right edge of the butterfly panel using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Now I get to use up all the little butterflies that were stamped and punched out with the large butterflies used for the card front.

The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  The "So glad we are friends" sentiment, from the Incredible Like You stamp set, was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Mossy Meadow ink.  One of the littel butterflies was folded at the body to pull up the wings and adhered near the upper right of the sentiment using a rolled up Mini Glue Dot.  The small butterfly antenna was stamped at the head of the butterfly body using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

A piece of Burlap ribbon was adhered along the bottom edge of the liner using Mini Glue Dots.  Six small butterfly antenna were stamped on scraps of Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with Paper Snips leaving a tag below the bottom of the "v".  The butterfly antenna were adhered behind the small butterflies using Mini Glue Dots.  Then the butterflies were adhered along the Burlap ribbon using Mini Glue Dots [note that there will be overhang on the left and right ends of the ribbon--use Paper Snips to trim the overhang flush with the right and left edges of the liner.  The liner then adhered to the card base.

ButterflyGala_TheGoodThings_Envelope

And there were still some of the little butterflies left.  So they were adhered vertically along the left front edge of the Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  The small butterfly antenna was stamped at the head of each butterfly using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Of course, this envelope would NOT be a candidate for the postal service as the butterflies could come detached from the envelope front and jam up the sorter which would pretty much shred up the envelope and the card inside.  

It's been a while since I made a monochromatic card and I think this one has a bit of a tropical feel.  And my husband says it's definitely not "girly."

Card Measurements -- 

Basic Black:  4-1/8" x 5-3/8", 1-5/16" x 1-13/16"; Mossy Meadow:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Very Vanilla:  2 @ 4" x 5-1/4", 1-1/2" x 2", 4-1/4" x 11"; Vellum:  1-3/4" x 4"; Burlap ribbon:  2 @ 4"; Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine:  16"

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Butterfly Gala, Incredible Like You; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Mossy Meadow; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla, Vellum; Embellishments:  Burlap ribbon, Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Rectangle Stitched Framelits; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope


Stamp Review Crew -- Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration)

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring items from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  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 Debra'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 Betty's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

My favorite part of the Stampin' Up! year is Sale-A-Bration.  That's because you can earn great stuff for FREE!  My post will feature two projects using the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper.  This truly lovely Designer Series Paper Pack features colored images on one side of the paper and black and white designs on the opposite side.  Some of the papers feature black and white and colored images that can be punched out with the Butterfly Duet punch available in the 2019 Occasions Catalog (but as of the publication date of this post is, unfortunately, on back order).

My first project features a covered mini composition book.  I love these little notebooks for quick gifts for any occasion.  You can see the back and front design of one of the pieces of the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper on this project.  I love the colors used for this paper:  Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, and Lemon Lime Twist.  

AmazingLife_YouAreAmazing_Notebook

Mini composition books have a black paper over the spine of the notebook.  The black and white pattern was adhered to the spine of the mini composition book with Multi-Purpose Liquid adhesive first applied to the front, then the paper finger folded over the two edges of the spine, and then adhered to the back of the spine.  It's important to keep smoothing the paper over the spine until the adhesive takes hold.  Multi-Purpose Liquid adhesive was placed on the back of the colored side of the paper and then placed over the front cover of the mini composition book with the right edge of the paper flush with the right edge of the notebook and centered between the top and bottom edges of the notebook.  The same process was used to adhere the paper to the back cover of the notebook.  Paper Snips were used to trim the edges of the paper to the edges of the notebook.  

Old Olive Linen Thread and Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine were wrapped around the front cover of the notebook and tied in a knot on the upper front cover over the seam between the two pieces of paper.

The "You Are Amazing!" sentiment, from the Amazing Life stamp set, was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The Classic Label punch was used to punch out the sentiment.  The sentiment was adhered to two pieces of Grapefruit Grove cardstock punched with the Classic Label punch.  One of the colored labels were adhered slightly above the Whisper White and the other slightly below the Whisper White.  The sentiment was adhered to the upper center of the notebook cover using Multi-Purpose Liquid adhesive.

Project Measurements -- 

Grapefruit Grove:  2" x 3"; Whisper White:  1" x 3"; Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper:  1-5/8" x 4-5/8", 2 @ 2-7/8" x 4-5/8"; Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine:  12"; Old Olive Linen Thread:  12"

Supplies I used to make this project -- 

Stamps:  Amazing Life; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Cardstock:  Grapefruit Grove, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Botanical Butterfly (Sale-A-Bration); Embellishments:  Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine, Old Olive Linen Thread; Adhesives:  Liquid Multi-purpose; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Classic Label punch; Other:  Mini Composition Book

My second project is a Get Well card that uses both sides of another piece of the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper.  The black and white side features pencil sketched butterflies and flowers and the colored side features multi-colored small butterflies on a Daffodil Delight background.

IttyBittyGreetings_ImHereForYou

This card begins with the black and white side as the focal point by coloring in one of the pencil sketched butterflies using Watercolor Pencils (Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay).  The paper was matted with a slightly larger piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock and adhered to the Basic Black card front.  

The "I'm here for you" sentiment, from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, was stamped on a strip of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink with a banner tail cut into the left end of the cardstock.  The banner was adhered to a slightly larger banner of Basic Black cardstock with the right edges flush.  A piece of Daffodil Delight Double-Stitched ribbon was folded over and adhered near the right edge of the banner.  Then the banner was adhered to the card front with the bottom edge of the banner 1-3/8" above the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper.  

Three of the small butterflies were cut out from the colored side of the Designer Series Paper using Paper Snips (two Daffodil Delight and one Grapefruit Grove).  The Grapefruit Grove butterfly was adhered to the left of the sentiment using a rolled up Mini Glue Dot placed on the center back of the butterfly.  One of the Daffodil Delight butterflies was adhered (rolled up Mini Glue Dot) at the center of a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock punched with the 3/4" circle punch and adhered slightly above the right end of the sentiment banner.  The remaining Daffodil Delight butterfly was adhered (rolled up Mini Glue Dot) at the center of a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock punched with the 3/4" circle punch and adhered slightly below the left end of the sentiment banner.

IttyBittyGreetings_ImHereForYou_Liner

The inside sentiment area was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock matted with a slightly larger piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock.  The "hope you're feeling better" sentiment, from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, was stamped at the upper center of the Whisper White liner using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. 

Three more butterflies were cut out from the colored side of the paper using Paper Snips (2 Daffodil Delight and 1 Grapefruit Grove).  The first Daffodil Delight butterfly was adhered near the upper left corner of the Whisper White liner using a rolled up Mini Glue Dot behind the center back of the butterfly.  The second Daffodil Delight butterfly was adhered near the lower left corner of the liner using a rolled up Mini Glue Dot behind the center back of the butterfly.  The Grapefruit Grove butterfly was adhered near the right side of the sentiment using a rolled up Mini Glue Dot behind the center back of the butterfly.

IttyBittyGreetings_ImHereForYou_Envelope

The black and white side of the paper was adhered to the flap of a Medium Whisper White Envelope with the paper trimmed to match the flap of the envelope using Paper Snips.  The sketched butterfly was colored with Watercolor Pencils (Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie).

Card Measurements -- 

Basic Black:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 5/8" x 3-1/8"; Bermuda Bay:  1" x 3"; Calypso Coral:  1" x 3"; Daffodil Delight:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 4" x 5-1/4"; Whisper White:  1/2" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration):  3-3/4" x 5", 2" x 5", 2-1/4" x 6; Daffodil Delight Double-Stitched Ribbon:  4"

Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Itty Bitty Greetings; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Botanical Butterfly (Sale-A-Bration); Embellishments:  Daffodil Delight Double-Stitched Ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, 3/4" circle punch, Watercolor Pencils; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

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Stamp Review Crew -- Dashing Deer

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Dashing Deer 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 Kelly'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 Debra's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

One of the most beautiful stamps introduced in the 2018 Holiday Catalog is the large deer in the Dashing Deer stamp set.  I just love the beautiful details etched into the red rubber of the stamp that translate into an amazing stamped image.  For this card, I couldn't help but use it as the focal point.

DashingDeer_HappiestChristmasWishes

This card begins with a card base of Real Red cardstock.  A piece of the All is Bright Designer Series Paper was matted with a slightly larger piece of Gold Foil Sheets and then adhered at the center of the card front.  A length of Striped Burlap ribbon was folded under at the left end (using Mini Glue Dots to hold the fold in place) with a banner tail cut into the right end of the ribbon.  The ribbon was adhered across the Designer Series Paper using Mini Glue Dots with the top edge of the ribbon 2" below the top edge of the Designer Series Paper.  

A piece of the All is Bright Designer Series Paper (the reverse side of the piece already adhered to the card front) was die cut with the Big Shot using the 2-7/8" circle framelit and matted with a piece of Gold Foil Sheets die cut with the Big Shot using the 3" scallop circle framelit -- both framelits from the Layering Circles Framelits.  The circles were adhered to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals with the left edge of the circles 1/4" from the left edge of the Designer Series Paper and the top edge of the circles 5/8" from the top edge of the Designer Series Paper. 

The large deer image was stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock using Crumb Cake ink and die cut with the Big Shot using the corresponding framelit from the Detailed Deer Thinlits.  The deer was adhered to the circles using Stampin' Dimensionals (deer body) and Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (head and antlers).  

The "Happiest Christmas Wishes" greeting was stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock using Real Red ink.  The greeting was die cut from the cardstock using the Big Shot with the large sentiment framelit from the Merry Christmas Thinlits.  The greeting was matted with a piece of Gold Foil Sheets die cut with the same sentiment framelit.  However, the sentiment framelit was cut in half horizontally with the top half adhered behind the top half of the sentiment die cut and the bottom half adhered behind the bottom half of the sentiment die cut with 1/16" of the Gold Foil Sheets die cut extending above and below the sentiment.  The sentiment was adhered to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals with the right and bottom edges of the sentiment 1/4" from the right and bottom edges of the Designer Series Paper.

DashingDeer_HappiestChristmasWishes_Liner

The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  The "Remembering you this season with warm thoughts and a wish for everything merry." sentiment was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Real Red ink.  A strip of Designer Series Paper was adhered across the bottom edge of the liner with the left, bottom, and right edges of the Designer Series Paper flush with the left, bottom, and right edges of the liner.  A thin strip of the reverse side of the Designer Series Paper was adhered across the top edge of the Designer Series Paper with the left and right edges of the thin strip flush with the left and right edges of the liner and the top edge of the thin strip flush with the top edge of the wider strip of Designer Series Paper.  The smaller solid deer image was stamped along the top left edge of the Designer Series Paper strips using Crumb Cake ink.

DashingDeer_HappiestChristmasWishes_Envelope

The "Happiest Christmas Wishes" sentiment was stamped along the bottom left front corner of the Medium Very Vanilla Envelope using Real Red ink.  The small solid deer was stamped above "Happiest" using Crumb Cake ink.

Before I finish up this blog post, I want to mention that this is the first time I've used Designer Series Paper with photographic images for the prints as I worried that using the photograph in the background would overtake the focal point on the card front.  I'm glad to find out that my worries were groundless.  What I learned was that the print on the reverse side of the photographic print is a wonderful complement to the photograph making coordination with the photograph side of the paper amazingly easy.  I'm definitely going to be giving this type of Designer Series Paper a much closer look in the future!

Card Measurements -- 

Real Red:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Very Vanilla:  1-1/4" x 3", 2-1/2" x 3-1/2", 4" x 5-1/4"; Gold Foil Sheets:  3-1/4" x 3-1/4", 4" x 5-1/4", 1-1/4" x 3"; All is Bright Designer Series Paper:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 3-1/4" x 3-1/4", 1-1/4" x 4", 3/8" x 4"; Striped Burlap ribbon:  4-1/2"

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Here's a list of the Stampin' Up! Artists participating in the hop --

  1. Debra Burgin 
  2. Bronwyn Eastley 
  3. Lou Kitzelman 
  4. Mary Haugen 
  5. Tanya Boser 
  6. Heidi Baks 
  7. Ann Schach   
  8. Holly Krautkremer 
  9. Lauren Alarid
  10. Cindy Elam
  11. Mike Funke 
  12. Charlet Mallett 
  13. Stesha Bloodhart
  14. Kelly Kent 
  15. Mickey Roberts

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Dashing Deer; Inks:  Crumb Cake, Real Red; Cardstock:  Real Red, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  All is Bright; Embellishments:  Striped Burlap ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Detailed Deer Thinlits, Merry Christmas Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope


Stamp Review Crew -- Buffalo Check

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Buffalo Check background stamp.  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 Betty'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 Tanya's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

"Back in the day" before we had Designer Series Paper and embossing folders, creating a background for your focal point meant some creative stamping or a background stamp.  At that time, I had a pretty large collection of background stamps and making the decision on which background to use for a project held just a much angst THEN as the decision for which Designer Series Paper or embossing folder to use NOW.  That doesn't mean that I don't use background stamps anymore...it's just that they're not the first thing I reach for.  All that being said, when I saw the Buffalo Check background stamp in the Holiday Catalog, I was tickled to see it but wasn't sure how I would incorporate it into my projects.  So I did not order it with my Holiday Catalog pre-order.  However, when I began seeing projects online using this stamp, I started envisioning projects I could make with this stamp.  My Buffalo Check stamp arrived just a few days ago and I put it to good use right away.  This will be one of my October class projects.

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This card begins with a card base of Crumb Cake cardstock.  A panel of Mossy Meadow cardstock was stamped with the Buffalo Check background stamp using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  [Tip:  If you plan to stamp this image multiple times for a stack of cards, I would suggest using the Stamparatus to ensure that the image stamps straight.  (That's if you purchase the stamp in the Clear Mount configuration, of course.)]  A strip of paper from the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper was matted with a slightly larger piece of Gold Foil Sheets and adhered across the stamped panel with the bottom edge of the Gold Foil mat 1-1/8" above the bottom edge of the stamped panel and the right and left edges of the paper strip/Gold Foil mat flush with the right and left edges of the stamped panel.  The panel was adhered at the center of the card front.

The wreath image from the Wishing You Well stamp set was stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Mossy Meadow ink.  The "Season's Greetings" image was stamped inside the wreath -- just a bit above the center -- using Cherry Cobbler ink.  The wreath was die cut with the Big Shot using the "straight edge" 2-3/8" circle framelit from the Layering Circles Framelits.  The die cut wreath was matted with a piece of Gold Foil Sheets die cut with the Big Shot using the 2-1/2" scallop circle framelit from the Layering Circles Framelits.  Loops of Gold Metallic Thread were adhered behind the wreath and the wreath adhered to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The bottom edge of the wreath mat is 1-1/2" above the bottom edge of the Mossy Meadow panel.

The bow image was stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Cherry Cobbler ink and cut out with Paper Snips.  The bow was adhered at the bottom right of the wreath using a Mini Glue Dot.  Isn't this bow image AMAZING???  I just love the new DISTINKTIVE stamps.  The images are just stunning!

BuffaloCheck_SeasonsGreetings_Liner

The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  A thin strip of Gold Foil Sheets was adhered behind the top edge of a strip of Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper and the strips adhered across the bottom edge of the liner with the left, bottom, and right edges of the strips flush with the left, bottom, and right edges of the liner.  The "Season's Greetings from our home to yours" image, from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set, was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Mossy Meadow ink.

BuffaloCheck_SeasonsGreetings_Envelope

The wreath image was stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Very Vanilla Envelope using Mossy Meadow ink.  The bow image was stamped at the lower right corner of the wreath using Cherry Cobbler ink.  And the "Season's Greetings" image was stamped inside the wreath using Cherry Cobbler ink.

I've mentioned before that when I design Christmas cards, I like to make sure that the design is simple, the colors are vibrant, the message is meaningful, and that the card can be mailed with one stamp.  I think this card meets those criteria, don't you?

Card Measurements -- 

Crumb Cake:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Mossy Meadow:  4" x 5-1/4"; Very Vanilla:  3" x 3", 2" x 2"; Gold Foil Sheets:  1-1/2" x 4", 3" x 3", 3/8" x 4"; Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper:  1-1/4" x 4", 1" x 4"; Gold Metallic Thread:  60"

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Here's the listing of all the artists on the hop:

  1. Tanya Boser   
  2. Ann Schach   
  3. Dawn Tidd    
  4. Cindy Elam 
  5. Holly Krautkremer   
  6. Bronwyn Eastley   
  7. Adriana Benitez   
  8. Heidi Baks   
  9. Debra Burgin   
  10. Mike Funke  
  11. Nikki Spencer   
  12. Mary Haugen   
  13. Stesha Bloodhart   
  14. Linda Callahan   
  15. Betty Traciak   
  16. Mickey Roberts   

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Buffalo Check, Wishing You Well, Merry Christmas To All; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow; Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  Festive Farmhouse; Embellishments:  Gold Metallic Thread; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Layering Circles Framelits; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope

 


Stamp Review Crew -- Varied Vases

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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.

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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.

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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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