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

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Sale-A-Bration offerings.  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.  However, this time we are featuring the great stamp sets and Designer Series Papers available for FREE during Sale-A-Bration.  Be aware that this year Sale-A-Bration ends on February 28th at 11:59 pm Mountain Time so you only have a few more days to make your choice(s).  I know that this blog hop will give you some great ideas, 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 Elam'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 Bronwyn Eastley's projects and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

The Sale-A-Bration stamp set I've seen the most samples for is the Darling Donkeys stamp set.  With so many ideas out there I had a hard time coming up with something that might inspire you.  So I stamped a bunch of the donkeys, colored them with Stampin' Blends Markers, and picked out the one that "spoke" to me. 

I just love the somewhat sheepish expression on this fellow's face.

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This card begins with a piece Real Red striped background paper from the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper.  The paper was matted with a slightly larger piece of Basic Black cardstock.  A strip of Basic Black cardstock was adhered across the paper/Basic Black cardstock panel with the bottom edge of the strip 7/8" above the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper.  A piece of Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon was wrapped around the paper/Basic Black cardstock panel and Basic Black cardstock strip and tied into a bow on the front on the left side.  The panel was adhered at the front center of the Real Red card base.

The sitting donkey was stamped on Thick Basic White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The donkey was colored with Light & Dark Crumb Cake Stampin' Blend Markers for the donkey's body and head, Ivory Stampin' Blend Marker for his nose and mouth, and Dark Soft Suede Stampin' Blend Marker for his tail tip, top of the ears, his fluff of mane at the top of his head, and his hoofs.  The balloon image from the Approaching Perfection Sale-A-Bration stamp set was stamped three times using Memento Tuxedo Black ink so that the ends of the balloon strings "attach" near the tip of the donkey's tail.  The outside balloons were colored with Dark Misty Moonlight and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blend Markers.  The balloon part of the image was stamped on a piece of scrap Basic White cardstock, colored with Dark Real Red Stampin' Blend Marker and the balloon fussy cut with Paper Snips.  The Thick Basic White cardstock was embossed with the rectangular die from the Stitched With Whimsy dies and matted with a slightly larger square of Real Red Cardstock.  The red balloon was attached over the middle balloon using a Mini Stampin' Dimensional.  The focal point was adhered to the card front with the top edge of the Real Red mat 1/4" below the top edge of the Designer Series Paper and the right and left edges of the Real Red mat 7/16" from the right and left edges of the Designer Series Paper.

The greeting comes from the Approaching Perfection stamp set.  A piece of tape was used to cover "The good news is:..." part of the greeting, the stamp inked with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, the tape removed, and the greeting ("The bad news is:  I forgot your birthday.") stamped on Basic White cardstock.  The Basic White cardstock was matted with a slightly larger piece of Real Red cardstock and adhered to the right side of the Basic Black cardstock strip using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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The kicking donkey was stamped at the upper right side of a panel of Basic White cardstock.  The donkey was colored with Stampin' Blend Markers using the same colors used for the sitting donkey.  The panel was adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the Real Red card base.

The plan for the sentiment was to stamp it on the Basic White panel where you see it now.  Unfortunately, one of my doggies bumped my arm and it landed on the paper crooked.  Rather than start the panel all over again, I stamped the sentiment on Basic White cardstock, matted it with a slightly larger piece of Real Red cardstock, and adhered it over the crooked one.  If I hadn't told you, you'd never know about the goof; but I wanted to mention it because I see this problem pretty often in my classes and folks are always surprised at how easy this problem is to fix -- rather than discard the panel and start all over again.

With respect to stamping the sentiment, I repeated the process I used for the greeting on the front of the card.  This time I put a piece of tape over the "The bad news is:..." part of the sentiment, inked the stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, removed the tape, and stamped the sentiment on the Basic White cardstock.

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A piece of the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper was adhered to the envelope flap of the Medium Basic White Envelope.  Paper Snips were used to trim away the excess paper using the edges of the envelope flap as a guide.  The "Happy Birthday!" greeting (Approaching Perfection) was stamped at the center of the envelope flap using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I hope you've been inspired by the project I made using the Darling Donkeys and Approaching Perfection Sale-A-Bration stamp sets.  Card measurements and supplies are listed below.  To continue with the hop, click here to see what Bronwyn has in store for you at her blog.  OR if you are traveling backwards through the hop, then click here to see Cindy's project.

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Card Measurements

Basic Black:  4" x 5-1/4", 13/16" x 4"; Basic White:  5/8" x 2", 9/16" x 1-9/16", 1" x 1", 4" x 5-1/4"; Thick Basic White:  2-7/8" x 2-7/8"; Real Red:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 3" x 3", 3/4" x 2", 5/8" x 1-5/8"; Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon:  15"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Darling Donkeys, Approaching Perfection; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Blend Markers:  Light & Dark Crumb Cake, Dark Daffodil Delight, Ivory, Light Misty Moonlight, Dark Real Red, Dark Soft Suede; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Basic White, Real Red; Designer Series Paper:  Playful Pets; Embellishments:  Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon; Tools:  Stitched With Whimsy dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope

 


Stamp Review Crew -- Art Gallery

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Art Gallery 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 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 Mike's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

It's been a long while since I've hopped with the Stamp Review Crew and I'm excited to be back to sharing with you!

When I look at the Annual Catalog and the Mini Catalogs I'm always drawn to the floral image stamp sets.  Then I ask myself:  "Why on earth do I need yet another floral stamp set???"  Well, this time I got sucked in to the wonderful floral potential of the Art Gallery stamp set. 

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This card begins with a panel of Basic White cardstock.  Petal Pink ink was applied to the center area of the panel using a Blending Brush.  Then the panel was embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.  

The large flower image is a two-step stamping process.  The more solid image was stamped on Basic White cardstock using Flirty Flamingo ink.  Then the more detailed image was stamped over the Flirty Flamingo image using Poppy Parade ink.  The leaf image was stamped on Basic White cardstock using Old Olive ink.  The flower and leaf images were die cut using the corresponding dies from the Floral Gallery dies.  The flower was adhered to the Basic White embossed panel using Stampin' Dimensionals.  Then the leaf was adhered to the panel so that the base of the stem pointed toward the lower right corner of the card front.  A group of the smallest of the Gold Glitter enamel dots were clusted at the flower center.  A piece of Fine Art ribbon was adhered to the panel with the left end of the ribbon ending 3/4 of the way across the panel and the right end folded under and adhered to the back of the panel.  The panel was adhered at the center of a slightly larger panel of Poppy Parade and then adhered at the center of the Flirty Flamingo card front.

The "Happy Birthday" sentiment was stamped on a piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock and die cut with the larger postage stamp rectangle from the Floral Gallery dies.  The sentiment was adhered over the ribbon using Mini Glue Dots.

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The leaf image was stamped at the upper left corner of a panel of Basic White cardstock using Old Olive ink.  The large flower was stamped at the tip of the leaf stem using Flirty Flamingo and Poppy Parade inks as was used for the card front.  The sentiment comes from the Happy Thoughts stamp set (I just LOVE this stamp set!) and was stamped immediately below the flower image using Poppy Parade ink.  The panel was adhered, centered, at the inside sentiment area of the card base.

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Finally, the leaf and flower images were stamped on the flap of the Basic White envelope using the same colors as before.

I hope you've been inspired by the project I made using the Art Gallery stamp set.  Card measurements and supplies are listed below.  If you've been traveling through the hop from the first stop, Mike Funke's Stampin' Syle blog, then you are finished with the hop as I'm the last stop.  However, if you entered the hop in the middle, just click here to move to the next stop.  OR if you are traveling backwards through the hop, then click here to see Betty's project.

Robertssiggy

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Card Measurements

Basic White:  3-3/4" x 5", 2 @ 2-1/2" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; Flirty Flamingo:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 1" x 3"; Poppy Parade:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8"; Ribbon:  4"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Art Gallery, Happy Thoughts; Inks:  Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Poppy Parade; Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Poppy Parade, Basic White; Embellishments:  Fine Art ribbon, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots; Tools:  Blending Brushes, Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelopes