Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Little Boy Bunting

Hey Stampers,

Today I am going to show you a fun project that I did in my son's bedroom. We did his "big boy" room this past fall, and I am totally in love with it. I am not really a fan of wallpaper (putting it on or the eventual taking it off) but I wanted something fun and colorful to spruce up his walls. So I had the fun idea of making some "bunting" or pennants to hang up ! It was SO quick and easy and I love how it turned out !! I get to many compliments on it and it really couldn't have been easier to create. Take a look !!



Isn't that SO super fun !?! All I did was take his pillow sham (see there in the bottom right corner) down to my craft room and pick out a ton of DSP that would match it !! Current, retired, whatever I had that was the right colouring (and not girly). I then cut a bunch of pieces to 4" x 6" and made my banners !! I liked the look of the traditional pennant (the V shape) and the square banner. For the pennant I marked my DSP with a pencil in the middle, and then cut from the top corner to the middle on both sides with my Paper Trimmer. For the Banner, I again marked the middle and but up 1-1/2". I then cut from the corner up to my slit with my Paper Snips ! Very quick and easy.


My next step was to figure out how to hang them ! I decided that a really long piece would be too hard to handle, so I grouped them in sets of 4 to hang individually. I used the awesome 1/4" Night of Navy Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon to hand them off of. I put some Sticky Strip across the top of of each banner, and then added a Silver Mini Brad to each corner. The brads are more for looks than to actually hold them up, but I really like the added touch ! I then draped them on Jackson's wall and attached them to his crown moulding with some push pins. I just LOVE the effect and he loved them too !! And if I ever want to change them, it will be so easy. There are just tiny little pin holes in the bottom of his moulding, you wouldn't even notice them !



Here is the last view. I just did 2 wall, where his other walls have doors and windows. It looks SO wonderful and everyone who sees it loves it !!

Well thats my fun project for today !! Thanks a lot for coming by and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamps: None

Ink: None

Paper: Assorted Designer Series Papers (both current and retired)

Accessories: Sticky Strip #104294, Silver Mini Brads #122941, 1/4" Night of Navy Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #126874


Monday, 29 April 2013

Pursuit of Style Two Tags Card

Hey Stampers,

Happy Monday to you ! I hope you had a great weekend. I was lucky enough to be able to sneak down to my Stamping Room yesterday to make a quick card. I find next to Birthday cards, Thank you cards are my most made (and given) cards. It seems like I always have some sort of reason to tell someone "thanks". For the card I am sharing today, I tried to use as much retiring product as possible. LOL So, I used my beloved Two Tags Die, the Elements of Style and Pursuit of Happiness stamp sets as well as the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and the Brights Brads. I LOVE how elegant it turned out. Take a look !


Isn't that beautiful ! I am also loving this color combo of Soft Suede, Night of Navy and Rich Razzleberry. I saw some projects made with this combo in the NEW Annual Catalogue (I love being a demonstrator !! Haha Yay Sneak Peaks! ) and knew I wanted to make something with it as well. The first thing I needed to do was make my tag. I took a scrap of Crumb Cake cardstock and cut out my tag.  Then I took the beautiful flourish image from the Elements of Style stamp set and stamped it all over with Soft Suede ink. I love the look of Soft Suede on Crumb Cake. Then I took a piece of Very Vanilla and stamped my beautiful sentiment from the Pursuit of Happiness stamp with Night of Navy ink. This was then die cut using the Labels Collection framelits. I took a couple of small pieces of ribbon - the 5/8" Victoria Crochet Trim and the 1/4" Night of Navy Stitched Grosgrain - and fed it through the little slit in the tag. Then I kept it in place using an Antique Brad. Love that element ! I then took some pieces of cardstock and punched out some Boho Blossoms and Itty Bitty Punch scallops to make some flowers. I used some of my Rich Razzleberry Brights Brads for the centres, and adhered them to my tag using Glue Dots. I find it really easy to fluff up the petals once they are adhered down as opposed to beforehand. They are so small to work with otherwise !

My Very Vanilla layer measures 3-3/4" x 5" and I ran it through my Big Shot with the (sadly retiring) Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. I will really miss this beautiful folder ! I then adhered it to a piece of Rich Razzleberry measuring 4" x 5-1/4". I then wrapped a piece of 3/8" Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon around it close to the bottom, to add a bit more of the Soft Suede color. I tried a bow, but it was just too much. LOL I adhered my layer using Dimensionals to a Night of Navy card base, and then adhered my sweet tag with some Dimensionals as well. I am SO loving how this turned out !!


Here is a shot of the inside. I stamped the lovely flourish image again in Soft Suede that I had stamped off once, and then added the beautiful hummingbird image, also from Elements of Style, in Rich Razzleberry. The thank you sentiment is from the also retiring Curly Cute set. So many beautiful sets going away !! Leave me a comment telling my which stamp set or accessory YOU will miss the most ! But don't worry ... there are TONS of new products coming just around the corner for you to fall in love with !! Thanks a lot or coming by today and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamp Sets: Elements of Style (wood #118611, clear #120045), Pursuit of Happiness (wood #121907, clear #121970), Curly Cute (wood #117014, clear #120510)

Ink: Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad #126978, Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad #126970, Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad #126950

Paper: Night of Navy #100867, Rich Razzleberry #115316, Very Vanilla #101650, Crumb Cake #120953

Accessories: Two Tags Bigz Die #115954, Labels Collection Framelits #125598, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder #120175, Boho Blossoms Punch #119858, Itty Bitty Punch Pack #118309, 3/16" Brights Brads #119740, Antique Brads #117273, 5/8" Victoria Crochet Trim #118481, 1/4" Night of Navy Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #126874, 3/8" Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon #122967

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Curly Cute Smooches Birthday Card

Hey Stampers,

I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend. We had a lovely day yesterday - Jackson went to a birthday party, and then we all were outside all evening. Jack just loves throwing rocks into the little brook in our back yard. Every time he gets a nice big SPLASH he gets so excited ! LOL Then after Jackson was in bed, the hubby and I had a little fire in our fire pit and some roasted weenies. It was a lovely night ! No wind and you only needed a light sweater. You would never know that it was only April ! Today we are just relaxing around the house so far. I am going to make waffles for a late Brunch. Yum !! I wanted to go a quick blog post first though. The card I am showing you today uses the Curly Cute stamp set, which is retiring. This set is close to my heard because it is the FIRST Stampin' Up! stamp set that I ever bought ! Can you remember the first set you ever purchased ? Who knew that it would bring me to where I am today ! It also uses the beautiful Summer Smooches DSP, which is also retiring. Please grab up these wonderful products before they are gone forever !! Have a look at this bright birthday card I came up with !!


Isn't that fun !? And very simple. I used the Bright Blossoms stamp set to create my little flowers. The color combo of Lucky Limeade, Real Red, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango and Rich Razzleberry is SO bright and cheerful, isn't it ?? I stamped my leaves first in the Lucky Limeade, and then stamped my tulips in the other colors above them. The lovely Curly Cute happy birthday is so nice here, but any of the great sentiments would work well (well, except for "Seasons Greetings" hahaha).  I then layered my piece of Whisper White onto a piece of Basic Black for a nice pop. I love adding Black to cards ... especially with bright bold color combos. 

For my main layer, I used a piece of Whisper White measuring 4" x 5-1/4". My 4 pieces of DSP were then cut at 1-3/4" x 5" and adhered to the Whisper White. I love the bold patterns of this dsp. I wrapped a piece of the 3/8" Lucky Limeade Ruffles Ribbon around this layer, and then adhered it to my Basic Black card base. My stamped layer was added with some Dimensionals. Very easy ! Love it. And of course, some Rhinestone for some sparkle on my flowers. 

Thats my card for today ! If you haven't already purchased these wonderful retiring items, please visit my online store and get then before June 3rd ! And the accessories (like this great DSP and ribbon) are only while supplies last, so don't wait too long !! Have a wonderful day and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamp Sets: Curly Cute (wood #117014, clear #120510), Bright Blossoms (wood #125495, clear #125497)

Ink: Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin' Pad #126984, Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad #126949, Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad #126986, Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin' Pad #126946, Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad #126950

Paper: Basic Black #121045, Whisper White #100730, Summer Smooches DSP #125409

Accessories: 3/8" Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon #122977, Basic Rhinestones #119246

Friday, 26 April 2013

Two Tags Die Anniversary Treat Holder

Hey Stampers !!

Happy Friday to you !! I am in the process of reorganizing my Stamp Room, looking through my older stock of stuff that retiring (and that has been LONG retired) to try and see where I stand ! I also want to showcase on here some of the great retiring products before they are gone for good !! My project today is a treat holder that I am making for a lady's 40th wedding anniversary this summer ! She was at an event of mine, and asked if I could make her some treat holders. I came up with this SWEET treat holder using one of my fav retiring accessories, the Two Tags Die. I am also using the retiring Lovely Letters stamp set AND some River Rock ink and paper. Take a look !


Cute right !?! Where 40th is the "Ruby" anniversary, I was looking at all of our different reds and decided that Raspberry Ripple would be a nice rich one to go with. I die cut 2 of these scalloped tags from the Two Tags Die, and scored them along the bottom at 1". I folded on my score lines and adhered the 2 flaps together, making a little base for it to stand up. Its also the perfect spot for a sweet treat ! I cut a handle in both tags using my 1" Circle Punch, and tied it together with some Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon (retired). That was it for this simple holder ... then it was time to decorate it !!

I took a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped the hearts image from the retired PS I Love You stamp set in River Rock ink. I love how 2 tone River Rock looks on Very Vanilla ! I then stamped the G from Lovely Letters (the initial of their last name) in Raspberry Ripple ink right on top of it. This was punched out with the Full Heart Punch, and I adhered it with a Dimensional to a River Rock 1-3/4" Scalloped Circle. A Basic Pearl (the largest one) finished off this beautiful project. I love how it turned out (and so did my customer). I now have to make 100 of them !! 

If you love this project too, you better get your two Tags Die off the Retirement List before its gone forever ! This project is so great for all types of occasions - birthdays, Christmas, Thanksgiving, a baby shower ... you name it !! Thanks a lot for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamp Sets: Lovely Letters (wood #115030, clear #127796), PS I Love You (Retired)

Ink: River Rock Classic Stampin' Pad #126977, Raspberry Ripple Classic Stampin' Pad #126859

Paper: Raspberry Ripple #126842, River Rock #108640, Very Vanilla #101650

Accessories: Two Tags Die #115954, Simply Scored Tool #122334, 1" Circle Punch #119868, Full Heart Punch #119883, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch #119854, Basic Pearls #119247, 5/8" Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon (Retired)

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Fresh French Foliage

Hey Stampers,

Have you all had a chance yet to go through the Retirement Lists ?? One of my favourite sets that is retiring is French Foliage. It is such a great set, and you know me ... I love my leaves ! The best thing about French Foliage is how realistic the images are. They look like you took ACTUAL leaves and used them to stamp. They are so lovely, that I know I will be showcasing this set a few times before it is gone on June 3rd. The card I made with it today really showcases the lovely images in a simple but elegant design. I decided to go a bit "spring" with my color combo - and chose Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip. I also used a lovely sentiment from the (not retiring) Blooming With Kindness set. I love how it turned out ... take a look for yourself !!


Isn't that a lovely card ?!? And it can be masculine or feminine. And SO quick and easy to make !! I took a piece of Very Vanilla card stock measuring 3-3/4" x 5" for my stamped layer. First, I stamped my sentiment in the bottom left corner, so I would know exactly hoe much room I needed. Then I stamped all over with the script stamp in Crumb Cake. That stamp really gives a great background. I then used the larger leaf image (the Aspen leaf I believe)  and stamped that in Wild Wasabi ink randomly. Then I filled in the gaps with the Birch leaf image, stamped in GArden Green. I LOVE these crisp colors, so realistic ! So glad they are sticking around. My last bit of stamping was with the splatter image, which I did in Chocolate Chip. I just love how the stamping turned out on this card !! So lovely. 

Next, was time for a bit on embellishment !! I used one of my FAVOURITE embellishments, an Antique Brad, right next to my sentiment. I felt this card needed that extra something, and those brads never disappoint. I then layered my stamped card stock onto a piece of Garden Green measuring 4" x 5-1/5". I then wrapped some 1/2" Crumb Cake Seam Binding around this layer, and tied a bow. I really like how soft and delicate this ribbon is. You can even tee the stamping right through it ! Very beautiful. This was all adhered to a Chocolate Chip card base with some Dimensionals. So easy right ??

Well, thats my card for today. You can change up the sentiment for almost any occasion - birthday (especially for a man - you could leave off the ribbon of you think thats too feminine), sympathy or thinking of you. A very versatile card. I hope you like it !! And remember, the Retirement List for Accessories is while supplies last ONLY so head on over to my Online Store before something you can't live without is gone forever !! Have a wonderful day and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamp Sets: French Foliage (wood #120845, clear #121166), Blooming With Kindness (wood #126420, clear #126422)

Ink: Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad #126975, Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad #126979, Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad #126973, Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin' Pad #126959

Paper: Chocolate Chip #102128, Garden Green #102584, Very Vanilla #101650

Accessories: Antique Brads #117273, 1/2" Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon #122332



Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Retired Lists are Here: Stamps Highlights !!

Hey Stampers,

Well, the day is here ... the Retirement Lists have arrived !! Its a bittersweet day. Its exciting, because you know that SU is making room for lots of new FUN products ! But, it also means saying good bye to some favourites. 


Here is a PDF of the stamp sets. The PDF for the accessories is right here! And remember, when it comes to Accessories, they are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST (at the latest, June 3rd)! The stamps will be available until June 3rd. 

Some of my MUST HAVES STAMPS that are retiring are:



- French Foliage (wood #120845, clear #121166)


- Word Play (wood #120308, clear #120651)


- Broadsheet Alphabet (wood #118724, clear #120585)


- Day of Gratitude (wood #120835, clear #121148)

- Dinoroar (wood #122535, clear #122537)


- Perfectly Preserved (wood #126690, clear #126692)

- Snow Much Fun (wood #122560, clear #122562)

This is just a small selection, and I urge you to check out the list to make sure you get YOUR favourites that you hadn't picked up yet !! Just click on the "Shop Now" link to the right of this page to get to my online store. I will be back tomorrow to talk about some of my favourite Retiring Accessories !! Thanks a lot for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!





Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Floral District Welcome Home

Hey Stampers,

As you have heard me say before, we are lucky enough to have a family house in Florida (10 minutes from Cinderella Castle !! Boo yah !!). My Dad and Sister in Law were just down there for 7 WEEKS and came home on Sunday. We really missed them (Barb is my best friend) so of course I had to make a card welcoming them back !! I wanted it to be bright and springy (even though they left the beautiful weather to come back to just so-so weather here LOL). I decided to go with a couple of patterns from the Floral District DSP and my Broadsheet Alphabet stamp set. I really think it turned out great !! Take a look !!


Isn't that fun !?! I love it. First I took a strip of Whisper White measuring 1-1/4"wide and stamped my "home" on it. I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig for perfect placement, and then trimmed the length of my strip so the word fit perfectly. I then layered it onto a piece of Baja Breeze, and took 4 strips of Daffodil Delight that I punched with the Scalloped Dotted Ribbon Border Punch to frame that. I LOVE those sweet scallops peeking out ! And it was really easy to do. Next I stamped the "welcome" from Fabulous Phrases in Baja Breeze ink and die cut it out with the Bitty Banners framelits. I also cut a second banner in Daffodil Delight cardstock. I took a THIN thin strip of Rich Razzleberry cardstock an layered that between my 2 other banners, for a really fun embellishment. Cute !! I also punched out a Baja Breeze Elegant Butterfly and a stamped Daffodil Delight Bitty Butterfly (using the Papillon Potpourri stamp set), and then it was time to get my layer ready !

I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 4" x 5-1/4" to layer my DSP onto. The 3 DSP pieces measure 1-1/2" x 3-3/4", and I just spaced them evenly onto my layer. I wrapped a piece of the 1/4" Rich Razzleberry Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon around where the Daffodil Delight piece is, and then adhered it to my Baja Breeze card base. I then added my embellishments and stamped pieces and I LOVE the effect !! And of course, a few Rhinestones for good measure. LOL


Here is the inside of the card. I used another piece of this beautiful DSP, along with some more butterflies from the Papillon Potpourri set. My lovely sentiment is from the From My Heart stamp set. I just LOVE that little verse. 

Well, thats my card for today !! I hope you liked it. Thanks for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamp Sets: Broadsheet Alphabet (wood #118724, clear #120585), Fabulous Phrases (wood #117002, clear #120501), Papillon Potpourri (wood #123757, clear #123759), From My Heart (wood #126555, clear #126557)

Ink: Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad #126950, Baja Breeze Classic Stampin' Pad #126960, Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad #126944

Paper: Baja Breeze #111352, Daffodil Delight #119683, Rich Razzleberry #115316, Whisper White #100730, Floral District DSP #126919

Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049, Elegant Butterfly Punch #127526, Bitty Butterfly Punch #129406, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch #119275, Bitty Banners Framelits #129267, Decorative Label Punch #120907, 1/4" Rich Razzleberry Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #126876, Basic Rhinestones #119246

Monday, 22 April 2013

Happy Day, Baby !

Hey Stampers,

well, I have been lying to you ... I have been telling you that the Spring Catalogue is finished the end of THIS month (April), and actually its not until the end of MAY that it is finished !! YAY !! I was trying to fit in all these Spring projects, thinking I only had a week left to use them ... I am SO happy I was wrong !! Hahaha. SO, I apologize if I was confusing you. ANYWAY, my cute card today uses 2 items from the catalogue, and if you love them as I do you should STILL get them soon cause they are so fun o play with !! The sweet stamp set that I am using today is the Ciao, Baby set that coordinates with the awesome Petite Curly Label Punch that I used here (along with the 7/8" Scallop Circle, but I didn't use it for this card). For my colors, I went to the Print Poetry DSP Stack for inspiration. I decided to go with  some of the Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit and Raspberry Ripple patterns, and paired that with some Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake. I really like the end result !!


Isn't that cute !?! I love how what the Curly Label Punch and the Petite Curly Label Punch look like when layered together, so I just went with that ! I punched 3 of each size with the DSP, one in each of my 3 chosen papers. I also did some of the larger shape in Very Vanilla, which I embossed with the Square Lattice embossing folder. I kind of just played around with the combinations of papers and colors until I got something that I liked. I stamped the cute "Happy Day" image from the stamp set, once in each color. That stamp is my favourite from the set ! I also am so happy I got to use some of my In Color Dahlia's on here, I don't use them NEARLY enough. So cute !!

When I lined up all of my Curly Labels, it made a strange size for my layer (4-1/8"x 5-1/4") but I just went with it. I embossed my Crumb Cake layer with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, and then layered it onto a piece of Raspberry Ripple measuring 4-1/4" x 5-3/8". I then cut a piece of Very Vanilla at 9-3/4" x 5-7/8", scored it in the middle and then had a card base. A strange sized one, granted. LOL BUT with my awesome Simply Scored Tool and Diagonal Plate, I can make a custom envelope for it ... no problem !!

Thats my cute and colorful card for today. I really like how it turned out, and it was so easy to make !! A couple of punches or paper, and thats about it !! Love these simple cards that turn into beautiful cards !! Thanks a lot for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamp Set: Ciao, Baby (wood #129645, clear #129648)

Ink: Primrose Petals Classic Stampin' Pad #126858, Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin' Pad #126991, Raspberry Ripple Classic Stampin' Pad #126859

Paper: Very Vanilla #101650, Raspberry Ripple #126842, Crumb Cake #120953, Primrose Petals #126841, Summer Starfruit #126839, Print Poetry DSP Stack #129312

Accessories: Curly Label Punch #119851, Petite Curly Label Punch #129405, Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335, In Color Dahlias #127556, Basic Pearls #119247

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Beautiful Swallowtail Birthday

Hey Stampers,

Its very nice and warm here today, super Spring like ! I have to work today, but tonight is Date Night with my hubby! We are going to go out for a late supper, we even have a babysitter !! It should be fun ! The beautiful card I am showing you today is with the awesome Swallowtail background stamp. If you haven't picked this beauty up you TOTALLY should. Its in the Spring Catalogue, so it will be gone on April 30th. I REALLY have my fingers crossed that this one will make it into the Annual Catalogue though. It is TOO gorgeous to be gone so soon !! Since this stamp is SO huge, I decided to make a HUGE card to match it !! The finished size of this beauty is 6" square. I used the color combo of Baja Breeze (which is retiring and I will miss SO much), Summer Starfruit and Elegant Eggplant. I really love this sophisticated combo, and I think it works really well on this card. Take a look !


I really LOVE how this turned out. I used my Stampin' Write Markers to color in my butterfly, and then stamped it onto a piece of Whisper White measuring 5-1/4" square. I then stamped the funky birthday sentiment from the Sassy Salutations stamp set with Elegant Eggplant ink.This piece then got layered onto a 5-1/2" square piece of Summer Starfruit card stock. I then took all of my markers again, and splattered my layer with lots of fun color using my Color Spritzer Tool. I sure do love that thing !! I may have to keep it right out on my desk to remind myself to use it more. I dug out a couple of the retired Baja Breeze Glimmer Brads to place on either side of my sentiment. They were so easy to place using my Paper Piercing Tool to poke the holes. I just had to use some ribbon here, and the delicious 3/8" Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon was the perfect option. I wrapped a piece around my layer, and then added a bow with a Glue Dot. I adhered all of this to a piece of Elegant Eggplant measuring 5-3/4" square, and then adhered all o my layers to my card base. I used a piece of Baja Breeze measuring 6" x 12" that I scored in half for that. Big and beautiful !!

Well thats my bard for today. It was really quick and easy to put together, but so beautiful it looks like it took me a while to create ! I love cards like that, don't you ?? Thanks a lot for coming by to "see me" today !! Have a great weekend and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamp Sets: Swallowtail (wood #129213, clear #129216), Sassy Salutations (wood #126705, clear #126707)

Ink: Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin' Pad #126969, Elegant Eggplant Marker (Regals Stampin' Write Markers Collection #119701), Baja Breeze Marker (Subtles Stampin' Write Markers Collection #119700), Summer Starfruit Marker (2012-2014 In Colors Stampin' Write Markers Collection #126856)

Paper: 12" Baja Breeze (12x12 Subtles Cardstock Collection #119708), Elegant Eggplant #105126, Summer Starfruit #126839, Whisper White #100730

Accessories: Color Spritzer Tool #107066, Subtles Glimmer Brads (Retired), Paper Piercing Tool #126189, Stampin' Pierce Mat #126199, 3/8" Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon #126846

Friday, 19 April 2013

Best Dad Ever Tie Hanger Card

Hey Stampers,

Happy Friday everyone ! Even though Father's Day isn't until June, the card I am sharing with you today would be perfect for the special Dad in your life. I recently purchased the adorable Hung Up Cute Clips and I thought that the hanger would be PERFECT to pair up with the ties from the Best Dad Ever stamp set ! Since they will be gone at the end of this month (unless the SU Gods see fit to put them in the new Catalogue), I wanted to show you this cute idea while they were still available for purchase ! I am still trying to use the soon to be retired colors while I still can, hoping I will get them out of my system. LOL My color combo today is ALL retired colors - More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy, Not Quite Navy and River Rock. I only used the smallest scrap of Very Vanilla to stamp my ties on. I seriously LOVE the say this fun card turned out ... take a look !!


Isn't that great ?!? The tie stamp is actually 5 ties all together, but I just stamped it 3 times to get the ties I wanted and then cut them out. They are SO simple to cut out too, doesn't take very long at all. I then adhered a tiny strip of paper on the back of each tie to "hang" over the clip. I adhered one end to the tie with some Tombo Mono Multi Glue, then slipped it through the bottom of the hanger folded it over and adhered the other end. Then they were hanging freely from the clip so I could position them right where I wanted onto mu card base later. I then took a thin strip of River Rock cardstock (measured 3/4" x 4-3/4") and stamped my sentiment in Not Quite Navy ink. This was is for my stamping on this card.

My layer of River Rock measures 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" and it was embossed with the Houndstooth embossing folder, This was then layered onto a piece of Bravo Burgundy measuring 3-3/4" x 5" which was layered onto a piece of Not Quite Navy measuring 4" x 5-1/4". ALL of this was then adhered to my More Mustard card base with some Dimensionals. Lots of layering for this card, and I love the effect. I added my sentiment piece with some Dimensionals as well. I used some of the retired Designer Ribbon Slides (they were in the Holiday Catalogue this past year) that I fed some thin strips of Moe Mustard through on either side of my sentiment. Love those, and the way they add a but more metal to the card. Shine but not bling ! This is a man card after all. Then I used some Dimensionals to adhere my ties, and I was all done !! I did find the hanger was a little floppy, so I tucked a Glue Dot under the middle tie right at the top for some added stability. Easy peasy! 

Well thats my great Father's Day card for today. It would also make a great birthday card or any other sentiment for a man ! Love it. Thanks a lot for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamp Set: Best Dad Ever (wood #120399, clear #120681)

Ink: Bravo Burgundy Classic Stampin' Pad #126967, More Mustard Classic Stampin' Pad #126964, Not Quite Navy Classic Stampin' Pad #126971

Paper: More Mustard #100946, Bravo Burgundy #105123, Not Quite Navy #126971, River Rock #108640, Very Vanilla #101650

Accessories: Hung Up Cute Clips #129389, Houndstooth Embossing Folder #123134, Designer Ribbon Slides (Retired)

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Build A Blossom Scallop Square Box

Hey Stampers,

As you know, I LOVE making fun gifts and surprises for my friends and co-workers. I was looking through my Big Shot dies a little while ago and thought that the Scallop Square Clear Bigz Die would make a GREAT gift bag/box! I am sure I am not the first to come up with this fun idea, but instead of going to find a tutorial on how to do it ... I just came up with it myself ! I love just having an idea and trying to make it work. I knew I wanted to decorate the box with the awesome Build A Blossom stamp set (and matching Blossom Petals Punch) as well, and I just LOVE what I created !! Take a look !!


I love this stunning project. I gave it to a friend of mine and she LOVED it too !! First, how I created the box. I used my fav color of Rose Red to cut out 2 of the Scallop Squares. Then I took another piece of Rose Red measuring 2-1/2" x 12" for the sides of my box. I scored it at 4" and 8" on one side and at 1/2" and 2-1/4" on the other side. I folded on all of my score lines, put sticky strip on the two 1/4"x12" tabs. I sniped these 1/4" tabs at the 4" and 8" scores so they would fold up to make the sides of my box!  Then it was time to put it all together !! A piece of the Rose Red punched with my fav retired punch, the Lace Ribbon Border Punch, made the perfect handle. I adhered it with some Glue Dots, but reinforced it with some sparkly green brads from the Brights Glimmer Brads. See the next picture to see a side view of the box !


To decorate, I cut a 3-7/8" square piece of Gumball Green patterned paper from the Print Poetry DSP Stack and adhered it to the front of my box. Then it was time for my flower !! These flowers that you can make using the Build A Blossom set and Blossom Petals punch are SO stunning ! I used to make them ALL THE TIME but haven't made one in a while. Now I cant remember why ! They are so fun to make and really make a HUGE impact ! I used my Regal Rose ink to stamp 10 of the solid petal images. I then stamped the detail petal image in Rose Red onto 5 of them. I punched them all out with my Blossom Petals punch, and adhered them to a 1-3/8" Circle Punch (just scrap of any color). I fluffed up the petals with my Bone Folder and then put an Antique Brad  int he middle. I adhered the flower to my box with some Dimensionals. I then stamped 3 of the solid leaves in Old Olive ink and topped them  with the vein pattern in Gumball Green. I punched them out ant adhered them to the box using Glue Dots. I then took a thin strip of Whisper White and stamped the Create sentiment from the Loving Thoughts stamp set in Gumball Green ink. I pointed the front of the strip, gave it banner ends, and tucked it under the Antique Brad with a Glue Dot. So beautiful !! 


I put a Medium Cello Bag filled with treats (mmmm ... chocolate covered pretzels ... ) and tied with a 3/8" Gumball Green Stitched Satin bow inside and it was ready to give to someone special !! 

Thats by project for today !! I really love how it turned out. My friend just loved it ! Thanks so much for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamp Sets: Build a Blossom (wood #121923, clear #121994), Loving Thoughts (wood #125842, clear #125845)

Ink: Regal Rose Classic Stampin' Pad #126974, Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pad #126954, Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad #126953, Gumball Green Classic Stampin' Pad #126861

Paper: Rose Red #102544, 12" Rose Red (12x12 Subtles Collection #119708), Whisper White #100730, Print Poetry DSP Stack #129312

Accessories: Scallop Square Clear Bigz Die #115950, Simply Scored #122334, Lace Ribbon Border Punch (Retired), Brights Glimmer Brads #121006, Blossom Petals Punch #121808, 1-3/8" Circle Punch #119860, Antique Brads #117273, 3/8" Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon #126848, Medium Cello Bags #102757


Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Word Play Tissue Holder

Hey Stampers,

I was going to show you the second project I have prepared for my Stamp Club girls tonight, but realized that I still had a project from LAST month to show you !! SHOCKING ! I really love this cute project. I got this idea from the amazing Angie Kennedy Juda over at My Chic N Scratch. She made a video of how to make this cute project, and you can see that right here. I thought her idea was SO fun that I just had to share it with my ladies ! I made mine a bit more masculine, using the Parker's Patterns DSP and the Word Play stamp set. Take a look at my version !!


Isn't that cute !?! My main box was made using the Marina Mist cardstock. You need a piece measuring 4-1/4" x 11". I then scored it at 4-1/2", 7", 8" and 10-1/2" on my Simply Scored Tool. Fold on all of these score lines, and cut your Large Oval place where the tissues come out using your punch (see Angie's video for the exact way). I cut my pieces of DSP at 4-1/4" x 4" (for the back piece), 4" x 2-1/4"(for the top, you need to punch with the LArge Oval punch again once its adhered down) and 4" x 3/4" for the slim front piece. I adhered all of them down, and then used Sticky Strip on the 1/2" end flap to make the box shape. Make sure you put the package of tissues inside before adhering to give yourself enough room. The tissues can easily slide in and out, so they can be replaced when they are all used up ! So clever, love this idea !!

For my fun embellishment piece, I used the Word Play stamp set. I thought the Feel Better Soon image went so well with the tissues ! I used my Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler and Cajun Craze markers to color my image and then stamped it onto Whisper White cardstock. I then punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch and layered it onto a piece of Cajun Craze I cut with the 1-3/4" Circle Punch with some Dimensionals. I a Punched out a 2-3/8" Scallop Circle from Not Quite Navy cardstock, pierced the scallops with my Paper Piercing Tool and adhered it to my stamped piece. I tucked a little loop of the 1/2" Cherry Cobbler Scallop Dots Ribbon behind the piece and then adhered the piece to the tissue holder. 

This is such a great little item to have on your desk, for a child to give a teacher or to give a friend who is not feeling well. I just love them ! I hope you do too !! Thanks a lot for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamp Set: Word Play (wood #120308, clear #120651)

Ink: Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler Markers (Regals Stampin' Write Marker Collection #119701)

Paper: Marina Mist #119682, Whisper White #100730, Cajun Craze #119684, Not Quite Navy #126971, Parker's Patterns DSP #131021

Accessories: Simply Scored Tool #122334, Large Oval Punch #119855, Decorative Label Punch #120907, 1-3/4" Circle Punch #119850, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch #118874, Paper Piercing Tool #126189, 1/2" Cherry Cobbler Scallop Dots Ribbon #124138

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Retirement Rewind #9 - Totally Tess

Hey Stampers, 

My April Stamp Club is tomorrow night, so I thought I would show you the Hostess Gift that I made for one of my girls !! I used the awesome (now retired) set Totally Tess. This set is SO cute! I didn't bother to get it until it was on the Retirement List last year, but I am so glad I did !! Its the cutest woman and a bunch of stamping supplies !! I think its so clever. I made a Wish List out of it, a covered note book to hold a Stampin' Up! wish list !! I also used the retiring colors of Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy with some Rose Red as well. I love how it turned out !! Take a look !!


Isn't that adorable !?! She is so cool. I did some fun Paper Piecing here for her clothes too, which is a technique that I LOVE. First, I stamped Tess using some Jet Black StazOn Ink onto some Whisper White cardstock. Then I stamped her a couple more times: once on some Rose Red patterned paper from the Floral District DSP for her shirt and again on some Not Quite Nave patterned paper from the  Parker's Patterns DSP. I also stamped the little tote bag onto some Baja Breeze paper from the Floral District DSP. I stamped the cute "I Heart Stamps" sentiment in the middle of it. I then cut these 3 pieces out with my Paper Snips and adhered them down to my Tess using my 2 Way Glue Pen. I put the bag through the little sleeve of her sweater before I adhered it down, so it could be looped over her arm. A Dimensional under the bag gives it some dimension. LOVE that! I then used my Blush Blossom Stampin' Write Marker to color in her skin, and my Soft Suede ink pad and Blender Pen to color in her hair and the "ground" under her. I then die cut the image with my Ovals Collection framelit, and then a Rose Red piece to layer under it. I embossed the Rose Red oval with the Square Lattice embossing folder and layered my stamped piece on top of it. I stamped the sentiment fro the set in Baja Breeze ink onto some Whisper White and punched it out with my Modern Label punch. I layered that onto a Rose Red Large Oval Punch and a Floral Fusion DSP Scalloped Oval Punch. 

The note holder itself is made using a piece of Baja Breeze that measures 9" x 6-1/4". I scored it at 4-1/8" and 4-7/8" on the long side, and folded on my score lines. This holds a 4" x 6" note pad, which I adhered to the inside with some Sticky Strip. I then cut a piece of Not Quite Navy cardstock to 3-3/4" x 5-3/4" and embossed it with my Honeycomb embossing folder. I took some 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon and wrapped it around my note book. I tied it in a bow, and used the dimensionals on the back of my Oval layer to hold it in place. The ribbon slides easily underneath the Ovals for untying and retying. Makes it very easy to use !!  I hope my Hostess likes it !!

Well, thats my cute project for today. I hope you enjoyed it !! Thanks for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamp Set: Totally Tess (Retired)

Ink: Jet Black StazOn #101406, Blush Blossom Stampin' Write Marker #100037, Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad #126978, Baja Breeze Classic Stampin' Pad #126960

Paper: Baja Breeze #111352, Not Quite Navy #126971, Rose Red #102544, Whisper White #100730, Floral District DSP #126919, Parker's Patterns DSP #131021

Accessories: Ovals Collection Framelits #129381, Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976, Honeycomb Embossing Folder #126378, Modern Label Punch #119849, Large Oval Punch #119855, Scallop Oval Punch #119856, Blender Pens #102845, 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon #114319, Basic Rhinestones #119246

Monday, 15 April 2013

Papillon Potpourri Rainbow Card

Hey Stampers,

Good Monday to you ! I hope you had a great weekend. I was lucky enough to have some time yesterday to do some playing in my Stamp Room !! I say playing, because I am just adding to my stash of fun cards as opposed to making cards for certain reasons. I love doing that !! Its so much less stressful when I can just play with stamp sets that call out to me as opposed to ones that I need for a certain project of person ! I really wanted to use my Feel Goods stamp set yesterday. The awesome Spring Catalogue will be finished in a couple weeks, so I want to make sure that I use my products from there (though I still have my fingers crossed that lots of these great sets will make it into the Annual Catalogue coming out May 31st). I thought I would try my hand at a fun sponged rainbow background too, and this is what I came up with !! I LOVE it, what do you think ?!?


Isn't that just lovely ?!!? It is so colorful !! My color combo of Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, Rose Red, Perfect Plum and Lucky Limeade is so vibrant, I just love it ! To make that fun background, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 3-3/4" x 5" and sponged my colors on it. I just used my Stamping Sponges and rubbed them on ... really easy !! I tried to sponge in a circular motion as much as I could, it gives a more even coverage. Then it was time for some Heat Embossing ! I took my Feel Goods stamp and inked it up in VersaMark ink and embossed it with my Black Stampin' Emboss Powder. It is SO nice and glossy in person, I just love it !! Then I got out my Papillon Potpourri stamp set so I could emboss some butterflies. I took a small scrap of each of my colors of cardstock, and embossed 2 larger butterflies and 3 smaller butterflies all with my Black powder. Then I punched them out with the Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches. 

I adhered my sponged piece to a piece of Basic Black card stock measuring 4" x 5-1/4", and wrapped it with a piece of my 3/8" Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon. I also tied a cute bow with the ribbon, and adhered it to my layer with a Glue Dot. I then scattered my punched butterflies across my rainbow layer, and adhered them with Glue Dots as well. I still felt it needed something else, so I covered all of the butterflies with some Dazzling Details glitter glue. They are SO nice and sparkly !! Then everything was adhered to a Whisper White card base. LOVE this vibrant and beautiful card !!

Thats it for me today ! I made a few more items with some SPring Catalogue products, so please come back and see those soon !! Thanks a lot for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamp Sets: Papillon Potpourri (wood #123757, clear #123759), Feel Goods (wood #129681, clear #129684)

Ink: Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad #126986, Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin' Pad #126991, Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pad #126954, Perfect Plum Classic Stampin' Pad #126963, Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin' Pad #126984, Versamark Stamp Pad #102283

Paper: Whisper White #100730, Basic Black #121045, Rose Red #102544, Island Indigo #122923, Lucky Limeade #122926, Summer Starfruit #126839, Perfect Plum #101889

Accessories: Heat Tool #129053, Black Stampin' Emboss Powder #109133, Elegant Butterfly Punch #127525, Bitty Butterfly Punch #129406, 3/8" Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon #122977, Stamping Sponges #101610, Dazzling Details #124117

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Precious Baby Ticket Collage Card

Hey Stampers, 

I hope you are all having a good weekend so far ! It is a really nice day here where I live, clear and bright. Not exactly SUNNY but no other precipitation so ... thats good. LOL I am going to a baby shower today for an old friend from High School. He lives on the main land now (what us Newfies call when you don't like in Newfoundland ... hahaha), so I thought I would make a really extra beautiful card where she can't really take lots of presents back home with her. She also didn't find out the sex of the baby - so a more gender neutral palate was necessary. I pulled a bunch of lovely pastel colors along with the That's The Ticket stamp set. I saw a beautiful card design on the Stampin' Up! Facebook page using this set that I was dying to try. It was created by Amy Bollman, who is a member of Stampin' Up!'s own Artisan Design Team. Her version of this card was a birthday one, but I thought it would make a great baby card !! Check it out and see if you agree with me !!


Ok, how sweet is that !?! I am totally in love with it. And this color combo of Pear Pizzazz (yay its coming back!), Wisteria Wonder, Pretty In Pink (which is retiring !!), So Saffron and Pool Party just screams baby to me !! I picked 3 stamps from the set - Precious Baby, the blank ticket and the solid ticket -  and stamped one in each color. I then just arranged them on a piece of Whisper White measuring 4-7/8" x 3-5/8". I like how some of them are hanging off of the edges and everything! Very cool. Then I adhered my ticket piece to a piece of Wisteria Wonder measuring 4" x 5-1/4". I couldn't really decide which color of ribbon to use ... so I though "Hey, why not use both ?!" I first wrapped a piece of the 3/8" Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon around my layer, and then topped that piece with the 1/4" Pretty In Pink Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon. LOVE those cute ruffles peaking out around that grosgrain !! I love it. I plan on using that idea a lot. I then adhered that layer to my Pear Pizzazz card base with some Dimensionals. The little sentiment piece is from the Occasions Alphabet set. I just wanted the "B is for Baby" part, so I coloured it with my Wisteria Wonder marker an punched it out with my 1" Circle Punch. I then layered it onto a 1-1/4" Scallop Circle of So Saffron and adhered it to my card. Cuteness !!



Here is a picture of the inside of the card and the So Saffron striped envelope I made. The sentiment comes from the One in a Million stamp set, and I was SO excited when I saw that the font matched the Occasions Alphabet !! Yes, thats how dorky I am. Another stamped ticket and a Small Heart Punch finished off the inside of this fun card.

Well that is my cute baby card for today !! I hope Jenna likes it !! I hope you all are having a great weekend !! And remember, if you like this That's The Ticket stamp set - its in the Spring Catalogue which retires at the end of this month !! So get it while you can !! Thanks for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamp Set: That's The Ticket (wood #128072, clear #128075), Occasions Alphabet (wood #117090, clear #123598), One in a Million (wood #126380, clear #126382)

Ink: Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad #126985, Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad #126982, Pretty In Pink Classic Stampin' Pad #126955, So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad #126957, Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad (Retired but Returning), Wisteria Wonder Marker (2011-2013 In Color Stampin' Write Marker Collection #123002)

Paper: Pear Pizzazz (Retired but Returning), Wisteria Wonder #122922, So Saffron #105118, Pretty In Pink #100459, Whisper White #100730

Accessories: Ticket Duo Punch #126883, 1" Circle Punch #119868, 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch #127811, Small Heart Punch #117193, 3/8" Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon #122975, 1/4" Pretty In Pink Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #126880

Friday, 12 April 2013

Oh Whale: Get Whale Soon

Hey Stampers,

Happy Friday !! Nothing like the weekend, right ?? And I am not working this Saturday so its a REAL weekend LOL. I have a baby shower to go to tomorrow (visit my blog again tomorrow to see the sweet card I made) but other than that, I have no plans !! Hoping to get outside with my boys and get some fresh air. It has been pretty spring like here this week, but today its snowing on and off ... Hope thats the last we see of that for a while !! The sweet card I am showing you today is one my ladies will be making at Stamp Club this month ! It uses the ADORABLE Oh, Whale stamp set from the Spring Catalogue. I paired it with the Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP, which was made to match it. LOVE when the stamps, paper and accessories are all MADE to co-ordinate, don't you ?? Makes crafting so easy !! Take a look at what I created with these fun products !


Is that sweet or what ?!? I also decided to use some of the soon to be retired colors here. The Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP has lots of great colors that it coordinates with, but some of the shades match even more colors !! I thought that the retiring Regal Rose and Certainly Celery would go great with this Polka Dot pattern. I cut the polka dot dsp at 3-3/4" x 5" and then cut the cute wave pattern (the backside of the polka dots) at 2-1/4"x3-1/4". I adhered the 2 dsp patterns together and covered where they join with the 1/2" Marina Mist Scallop Dots Ribbon. This was layered onto a piece of Regal Rose cardstock cut at 4" x 5-1/4", and this was adhered to my Certainly Celery card base with dimensionals. 

I stamped the sweet whale image with Marina Mist ink onto a scrap of Whisper White. Then I cut it out with the Happy Whale clearlit and my Big Shot. I tucked him behind the ribbon"waves" and added a Rhinestone for his eye. I punched 3 "clouds" from my Cupcake Punch (its actually the frosting piece!) and embossed them with my Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. Cute right ?! I stamped my sentiment in Regal Rose ink, punched it out with the Word Window Punch and layered it onto a Certainly Celery Modern Label Punch. There a few different sentiments included with this sweet set, and any of them word work beautifully with this card design. I tied some White Bakers Twine through the smaller Silver Basics Designer Button and adhered it to my card with a Glue Dot. Love the shine that adds !!

Well, thats my card for today !! I cant wait to make it with my club girls next week !! Thanks a lot for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamp Set: Oh, Whale (wood #129129, clear #129132)

Ink: Marina Mist Classic Stampin' Pad #126926, Regal Rose Classic Stampin' Pad #126947

Paper: Certainly Celery #105125, Regal Rose #105130, Whisper White #100730, Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP #126922

Accessories: Happy Whale Clearlit #129403, Cupcake Punch #121807, Word Window Punch #119857, Modern Label Punch #119849, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335, Silver Basics Designer Buttons #129325, 1/2" Marina Mist Scallop Dots Ribbon #122986, White Bakers Twine #124262, Basic Rhinestones #119246

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Floral Fusion Color Refresh CASE

Hey Stampers,

I have some REALLY exciting stuff to show you today !! I have a great video made by Carrie Cudney at Stampin' Up! showing an up close and personal look at the new color refresh !! I am not tech savvy enough to figure out how to embed this video, but here is a ink to it !!


The card I am sharing with you today is a CASE from that fun video !! Didn't you just LOVE those beautiful cards she showed ?? I made the Subtles version ... take a look !!


I am SO in love with this beautiful design, aren't you ?? And I am so happy it gave me a chance to dust off the Floral Fusion Sizzlit Die. Looking at this stunning card, I have NO IDEA why I don't use it more often !! Aren't those flowers just delicious ?? I cut out the die using Wisteria Wonder, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, So Saffron and Pool Party card stocks. Then I used my Bone Folder to really fluff up all of the petals. I adhered them together using Dimensionals so they have LOTS of pop !! I did add a Rhinestone to the centre of each one (though the original card didn't have them) and I really like the look ! SO so beautiful !!

My card base is a piece of Crumb Cake. I stamped the front half with my Distressed Dots background stamp, also in Crumb Cake ink. I then trimmed 1/4" from the front flap, so my Whisper White Large Scallop Edgelit could peek out of the bottom. LOVE that look !! The thank you sentiment is from the awesome Sassy Salutations stamp set. I just love that funky font !! I stamped it in Early Espresso ink  onto my card base. Then I just added my row of flowers with some Glue Dots ! Very simple but SO stunning !! Am totally loving this card !!

Well thats my project for today. Please check out that video ... it really got me excited for the new Color Families !! Thanks a lot for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamp Sets: Sassy Salutations (wood #126705, clear #126707), Distressed Dots (wood only #122815)

Ink: Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad #126975, Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad #126974

Paper: Crumb Cake #120953, Wisteria Wonder #122922, Blushing Bride (Returning), Calypso Coral #122925, So Saffron #105118, Pool Party #122924, Whisper White #100730

Accessories: Floral Fusion Sizzlit Die #115969, Large Scallop Edgelit #127019, Basic Rhinestones #119246

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Spring Printer's Tray: Crop Circles April Blog Hop

Hey Stampers,

Welcome to the Crop Circles April Blog Hop !! This is our second blog hop, and hopefully many more will come ! Our theme this month is Spring projects - scrapbook pages, cards, home decor, 3D items ... anything with a Spring connection ! So please follow around the Blog Hop and visit all of the lovely ladies involved. You have until April 12th to finish the rounds. For every comment you leave along the way, your name will be entered to win a fun prize !! So after you are finished here, keep going on around and spread the comment love !! And there are some other blog candy surprises along the way as well !! You should have ended up here from Cheryl Ashworth's blog. If I am your first stop, just follow along until you get back here again ... easy and fun !!

I thought the perfect project for me to show for a Spring theme was my Spring Printers Tray !! If this is your first time to my blog, I do a Printers Tray home decor project for every occasion ... Fall, Hallowe'en, Christmas ... you name it !! Look them up if you like my Spring one !! Take a look at what I created !!


Isn't that sweet !?! I must say, I just LOVE my Printer's Trays ... and I think this one is one of my favourites !! I had a lot of fun using so many different products ... current stamp sets, retired stamp sets, punches, dies, DSP, embossing folders ... way to many products to name !! I think 2 of my favourite squares though use the retired Gnome Sweet Gnome stamp set from last years Spring Mini. LOVE how sweet they turned out !! And of course, spring is all about flowers and butterflies ... So I used a lot of them on this project ! But I did keep the colors as soft and spring-like as possible. Love the effect !! If you have any questions about any of the products I used, please don't hesitate to contact me ! I would love to answer any questions you may have. 

Thanks for coming by today !! I hope you follow along with us on our April Blog Hop !! And remember, you have until April 12th to comment on as many blogs as you can ! The next stop on the hop is the talented Rhea Skomorowski's blog. 

Here is a complete list of who's involved in this hop:

Cathy Caines - http://cathycaines.blogspot.ca/
Sara Case Strickland - http://sarathings.com/
Michelle Marks - http://michellesscrapbits.blogspot.ca/
Kymberley Wragg-Machamer - http://kymberleyscraphappens.blogspot.ca/
Natasha Connolly - http://goldhalo.blogspot.com/
Cheryl Ashworth - http://cherylane.wordpress.com/
Shar Strahan- partner with Cheryl Ashworth
Brande Strahan - partner with Cheryl Ashworth
Catherine Stockley- http://catherinelovesstamps.blogspot.ca/
Rhea Skomorowski - http://www.rheaski.blogspot.ca/
Darlene Head Whalley http://cherrytat.blogspot.com/
Lori Smith - http://itsabouttimeblogspot.wordpress.com/