Sunday, February 16, 2014

Stamp Review Crew: Gorgeous Grunge Edition

Welcome!!  Every first and third Monday of the month the Stamp Review Crew hosts a blog hop featuring ideas for one Stampin' Up stamp set.  Our stamp set today is the Gorgeous Grunge set.

Some stamp sets are attention grabbing headliners and others are behind the scenes workers that are totally indispensable.  Gorgeous Grunge is one of the latter.. it adds so much to projects but is not one that jumps off the page.

I used it to add texture and a well loved worn look to this boy-themed pocketful of fun card.
The most obvious use of Gorgeous Grunge is on the holder of this insert card which is stamped to simulate the weave of fabric. The pocket is made from the Celebration Basic Invitations.   I trimmed a bit off the top of  two invitations, stamped on the backside and adhered them on the edges to form a pocket holder.

I added all sorts of things that a boy might have stuffed in his pockets and "grunged" them up by stamping splatters, spots and speckles.  The elements are attached to the pull out portion of the card.
The ruler, gum wrapper and note are cut from the Ectetera Designer Series Paper and the frog was CASEd from Frenchie.  

For the sling shot, I threaded a rubber band through the small oval punch (retired) and scruffed it up with the diagonal stamp.
The comb was a last minute idea.  It is made with the new Fringe Scissors!
Well the little frog is getting anxious to hop along to the next blog to see more Gorgeous projects.  Thanks for stopping by!


18 comments:

  1. Oh Betty...that is just too cute!

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  2. This is so cute. I love the way you did the fabric weave with the stamp. And the frog is adorable!

    Nancy

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  3. How adorable! I love your little froggy!

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  4. Cute, cute, cute! Love the fabric pattern added with Gorgeous Grunge! All those pocket additions are perfect!

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  5. Love the pocket! Great idea and i love the way you used the set for texture on the pocket! Great job!

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  6. Cute card, made me smile. My boys would have had all of that minus the comb. Really unique card!

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  7. Betty that is just way too cute!! It is adorable!

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  8. Ha, that's really thinking out of the box, er, pocket! I love how you incorporated the set into different elements of the card. Fab-u-lous!

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  9. WOW, lots of work, color & fun in this card; TFS!

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  10. Oh. My. Word! Your project is fabulous!! Love how you used the stripe stamp for the pocket - totally looks like fabric. And the contents are just so fun and so "boy"!

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  11. This is so much fun!! So many details to love on here. You really out did yourself on this.

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  12. Ha ha! -- that frog is too cute! Kudos for all the adorable details!

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  13. Betty, this is adorable! That frog has such personality. Love the cute details.

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  14. This is so creative and clever! Love all the different elements!!

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  15. What a cute project Betty. I am a mom of boys and am glad I never found a frog in a pocket. But, if it was as cute as yours, I wouldn't have minded.

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  16. This is so sweet! The comb is so clever...well, all of it is clever!

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  17. Too, too cute! The punch art and the comb are ADORABLE but I also like how you added the "do you love me" note. haha - love it!

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  18. The comb is awesome! I love this cute pocket card!

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