Sunday, April 30, 2017

Stamp Review Crew: Nailed It Edition

Welcome to the latest Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop!  Our international crew highlights one stamp set on each blog hop which are the first and third Mondays of the month.   A great way to get many ideas for using a stamp set!

This time we are using the set Nailed It.  The tools and sentiments are super for masculine cards.  I however chose the little itty bitty smile stamp as the focus for my project.  By punching the tiny smiles stamped on bright colors with the 1/4" circle punch I got M&M's!  Milk chocolate M&M's are my favorite so I mounted the "candies" on a Chocolate Chip piece of cardstock.
The sentiment was done by selectively inking up just a few letters or words with a marker.   For example "so" is from the stamp that says "sorry".  By looking at all the words in a stamp set you often can come up with new combinations or words--a great way to stretch the usefulness of a set!
To keep the circle theme going I used Whisper White Mini Pompom Trim and colored it with markers.
Thanks for stopping by!  For more ideas click on the links below.  Next will take you to Jessica's cute project and Previous to Tanya's terrific take on the Nailed It stamp set!

This way to Jessica's Blog!

This way to Tanya's Blog!
Stamps:  Nailed It
Paper: Pacific Point, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin, Pie, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, and Pool Party cardstock,  Eastern Palace Speciality Designer Series Paper
Ink: Pacific Point Classic Ink, Versamark, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point and Real Red Stampin' Write Markers
Big Shot:  Large Polka Dot embossing folder (retiring)
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, Whisper White Mini Pompom Trim (retiring), Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine (retiring)

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Stamp Review Crew: Cool Treats Edition

Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop!  The "Crew" is an international group of Stampin' Up demonstrators.  We have regular blog hops on the first and third Mondays of the month and feature a different stamp set each time.  It is a great way to gets lots of ideas for a set -- the variety and creativity always amazes me.  I learn something new every time from other crew members!

This time we are featuring the fun Cool Treats set.  This set is so cool it has its own suite of products that coordinate!  I used the Tasty Treats Speciality Designer Series Paper and the Sprinkles Embellishments for a birthday gift bag and card.
The gift bag is made with the Gift Bag punch board and is adapted to fit full size cards.  (I used a tutorial by Diane Dimich.)
The shaker element can be detached from the bag as a little keepsake.
I was starting to run out of time before the party so I took advantage of the speciality DSP.  Several of the designs have a cool raised glossy elements and make a quick card look extra special.
I put a few cards in that I had made earlier and was ready to go!
Thanks for hopping with the "Crew".  To check out more cool projects click on the links below:

NEXT to Heidi's Blog:

PREVIOUS to Mike's Blog:

Stamps:  Cool Treats
Paper: Pool Party and Whisper White cardstock,  Tasty Treats Specialityl Designer Series Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Big Shot:  Layering Squares Framelits Die
Accessories:  Sprinkles Embellishments, Cupcakes and Carousels Embellishment Kit, Foam Adhesive Strips, Watermelon Wonder Striped Ribbon, Brights Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Gift Bag Punch Board