Monday, January 17, 2022

The Stamp Review Crew - Sweet Conversations

Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's Sweet Conversations edition! The "Crew" is made up of a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who pick a stamp set or bundle to highlight on the first and third Mondays of each month, with a bonus hop if there is a fifth Monday. If you landed here from Kristie's blog, My Paper Life, welcome! There are only five of us today so the hop won't take too long, but you are sure to find some sweet inspiration!


Sweet Conversations is a really cute 17 piece photopolymer set that has a coordinating 16 piece die set called Sweet Hearts Dies. It's all about the candy conversation hearts we all loved when we were kids and is part of the Sweet Talk Suite Collection that starts on page 8 of the Jan-Jun Mini Catalog.


I have two cards to share today, so I'll start with my favorite of the two. When I think of Valentine's day, I always think of red & white. But this card adds a rainbow of color in the background with the Sweet Talk DSP. It was die cut with a Scalloped Contours die as was the greeting panel.


I stamped and die cut the hearts and popped them up on dimensionals, then added a double bow (Playful Pets Combo Pack) and some red rhinestones. The background was embossed with the Gingham Embossing Folder that is part of the suite.


Even though I could have die cut hearts from the Sweet Talk DSP, for the second card I stamped them instead and popped them up on a Hippo & Friends label embossed with the Gingham folder.


A strip of Ombre Specialty Paper added some more glitz and brings out the Iridescent Rhinestones.

That's my share for today, so click NEXT to see what Holly at Rubber Redneck has made!





Saturday, January 15, 2022

CCM Saturday Blog Hop - Celebrating Sale-A-Bration

Today's Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop theme is Favorite SAB Product that's NOT stamps, and that just leaves the fab four Designer Series Paper selections. What a treat for my paper-lovin' heart! Of course I love them all, but today I seem to be drawn to the cheerful colors of the Sunshine & Rainbows 6" x 6" DSP. We are under a winter storm watch for the weekend, which means cold and gray. So bring on the bright colors!!!
 

This card uses three of the twenty-four (!) patterns in the pack. The rainbow print which was cut with the coordinating Brilliant Rainbow Dies, the cloud print which was punched with the Cloud Punch, and the Bermuda Bay diagonal striped print.
 

I punched two extra clouds from Vellum Cardstock and one from Basic White to layer with the printed clouds. The hearts under the rainbow were stamped in Magenta Madness, and the label for the greeting is from the Bouquet of Love Dies, and the rainbow colors in the Iridescent Rhinestones matched perfectly. Quick, cute, and easy!


That's my share for today. Click the Next button to jump over to Libby Fens at Libby Stamps, or the Back button to see what Lori at Loritamarie Crafts has made!

Stampin' Up! products used:

  • Stamps: Rainbow of Happiness
  • Paper: Basic White, Vellum, Sunshine & Rainbows 6" x 6" DSP
  • Ink: Magenta Madness and Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories: Brilliant Rainbow Dies and Bouquet of Love Dies, Cloud Punch, Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels







Saturday, January 8, 2022

CCM Saturday Blog Hop - Loving Sale-A-Bration!


Happy New Year, everyone! Today's Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop theme is Favorite Sale-A-Bration stamp set. This was an easy choice for me for once! I immediately fell in love with the Friendly Hello set as soon as I saw it. I mean, what's not to love? There are flowers, leaves, an adorable bird, and great sentiments as well. Plus, this is one of the "extra" Sale-A-Bration items that has matching DSP (with a qualifying order). Woot!


For today's card I stamped and cut out the bird on the branch, then colored it with Stampin' Blends. I like the way the paper lattice and background DSP give it almost an Asian look!
 

The circle behind the lattice helped the popped up image stand out, and some Champagne Rhinestone jewels added the bling I wanted. 


That's my share for today. Click the Next button to jump over to Libby Fens at Libby Stamps, or the Back button to see what Lori at Loritamarie Crafts has made!

Stampin' Up! products used:

  • Stamps: Friendly Hello Sale-A-Bration stamp set
  • Paper: Basic White and Petal Pink cardstock, Friendly Hello DSP
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, plus Stampin' Blends Combo Packs Calypso Coral, Petal Pink, Crumb Cake, and Daffodil Delight
  • Accessories: Layering Circles Dies, Paper Lattice, Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels