Sunday, August 20, 2017

Stamp Review Crew: Window Shopping Edition

Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the cute stamp set Window Shopping. Our international crew has some really fun stuff to show you!!  (You can click on the banner below for a full list of members and more info.)
One of my delights in stamping and crafting is making gifts for others and especially creating coordinating gift sets.   When I recently finished a couple of potholders one of which looks like bacon and eggs I thought it needed some coffee to go with it.   But since this present will be mailed it is a little hard to include a cup of coffee.  So... I made a coffee-themed card.
The Window Shopping set had the PERFECT dotted background stamp to go with the dotted fabric of my potholders.
Isn't that just the best match?  Stampin' Up's products are right on-trend and coordinate so well with other industries.

Oh and I used a Stampin' Up product to make my potholders too.
The bacon and eggs potholder is a chenille method which requires multiple layers of fabric that is stitched down and then cut open.  I hand cut all the eggs whites which was not bad but the idea of hand cutting all the egg yolks did not sound like fun.   So I used the Layering Circles Framelits to cut them!   I could only cut one layer of fabric at a time but hey it was a whole lot faster and more accurate than I could do by hand for sure!

And speaking of time savings here is a tip for stamping the Happy Birthday.
The stamp has the two words together but I separated them on the card.
You could selectively ink up each word and stamp them but to save time I hid the extra words behind the dotted layer.  To do this I first stamped the dotted layer (I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the dots).  Then before adhering that layer down I made a pencil line where it would be and stamped Happy Birthday twice, once with the "Happy" above the line on the left and the "Birthday" below the line on the right.  When the dotted layer was in place the extra words were covered up!

Another little detail is that the tiny heart topper on the coffee cup is Bermuda Bay cardstock colored with a Bermuda Bay marker to give the same coloration as the tone-on-tone stamping of the dots.

Here is the complete set!  This card could be done in any color scheme to match whatever gift you have.
Thanks for stopping by!  To continue to hop along click on the buttons below.   I am in between two sweet friends named Holly this time so either way you hop you will see wonderful projects by Holly:)

Card Supplies:
Stamps:  Window Shopping, Coffee Cafe'
Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze and Whisper White cardstock
Ink: Bermuda Bay Classic Ink, Bermuda Bay and Cajun Craze Stampin' Write Markers, Basic Black Archival Ink
Big Shot:  Coffee Cups Framelits
Punch: Mini Heart (retired)
Accessories:  3/8" Bermuda Bay Chevron Ribbon, Corrugated Elements, Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig

Bacon and Eggs Potholder:
Pattern:  Simple, Fun & Quickly Done by Terry Atkinson
Fabric: Polka Dot:  Basic Mixologie by Studio M for Moda    Solids:  White, Rust, Turquoise and Yellow Kona Solids
Big Shot:  Layering Circles Framelits (third smallest circle)

Diamond Point Block Potholder:
Fabric:  Polka Dot:  Basic Mixologie by Studio M for Moda    Solids:  White, Rust, Turquoise and Yellow Kona Solids
Accuquilt Dies: Half Square Triangle 2" finished (55316), 4" Quarter Triangle (value die-55018), Chisel  2" X 4" finished (55734)


  1. That's so cute Betty and goes perfect with the coffee set :) Love those pot holders too.

  2. Very cute! The eggs and bacon look like a little face, and you matched your card stock perfectly!

  3. Awesome, Betty! These colors are absolutely fabulous together. Not only do I LOVE your card, I am seriously coveting your potholder ;) Great inspiration!

  4. Wow! You are so creative with your matching card and gifts!

  5. What a great gift set, Betty! (Love how you took the photo on the stove top.) Such beautiful sewing and papercrafting.

  6. This is awesome, Betty! Your card really goes perfectly with your cute, cute, cute handmade potholders. Someone is getting an extra-special gift!

  7. Betty!!! What a great gift set and card. All the colors make me happy just to look at them. I love that bacon and eggs potholder! You amaze me with your craftiness!

  8. Super cute and fun Betty! Love those colours together. xx

  9. What a cute gift set! Lovely tie in with all three!!!