Sunday, March 29, 2020

The Stamp Review Crew - Timeless Tulips

Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's Timeless Tulips 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 Heidi Baks' blog, RunningwScissors Stamper, welcome! There are seven of us today, so follow the links for even more inspiration.

Timeless Tulips (page 43 in the mini catalog) is a beautiful 15 piece photopolymer set with a very nice variety of greetings included. It coordinates with the Tulip Builder punch, and can be purchased as a bundle to save 10%. I just checked inventory and the bundle and punch are on the low inventory list. Given the current uncertainty of receiving goods shipped from overseas manufacturers, I'd say get it while you can!

I have three cards for you today, so let's start with the happy Spring one! My daughter's favorite flower is tulips, and she was so looking forward to going to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Washington state where she lives. Sadly, that won't be happening this year, so I hope this card cheers her up a little.

The tulips are stamped in Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, and Melon Mambo. I used a little of the Granny Apple Green print from the Pleased As Punch DSP behind the stamped greeting panel, and behind that a Scripty embossed background. Some Gorgeous Grape Rhinestones (Noble Peacock Rhinestones) added a bit of sparkle.

This next CAS card uses the print from both sides of the Pleased As Punch DSP. A simple stamped/punched tulip and leaf (Daffodil Delight ink on Pineapple Punch CS and Granny Apple Green ink/CS) on the Stitched So Sweetly greeting panel packs a WOW. I thought the greeting got a bit lost on the DSP so I added the larger stitched label cut from Old Olive foil (another product from the Noble Peacock suite in the annual catalog).

If you look closely, you'll see a few scattered flower sequins from the Gingham Gala Adhesive-backed Sequins.

For the last card, I wanted something a bit more subtle. I used a sponge dauber to ink the small tulip bud with Petal Pink, and did the same using Granny Apple Green for the stems and leaves. Inking with sponge daubers is a great way to soften the intensity of a color while preserving the detail of the stamped image!

It's hard to tell the color of the lacy border, but I used a scrap of the same Old Olive foil for the border. This die is from the Ornate Borders Dies, a part of the Ornate Garden Suite that will be available to you as an annual catalog early release starting April 1st. And the beautiful Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder used here is a part of it, too!

That's all I have to share today. I hope you were inspired and take a closer look at this bundle, if you don't already have it! Up next is Kelly Kent at My Papercraft Journey.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Final Week of Sale-A-Bration!

Well, all good things must come to an end, and Sale-A-Bration is one of them. *sniff* There is only one week left of this promotion and to entice you Stampin' Up! is making a few products from the catalog available as SAB rewards.
Click the picture to see the flyer!

One of the new additions is the Shimmer Detailed Laser-cut Specialty DSP. It makes card-making so quick and easy!

Since many of us are stuck at home now, this is the ideal time to build up a stash of ready-to-send cards, or just send them right out to brighten someone's day! I plan to send a ton of happy mail, and I thought the greeting from the Tags In Bloom stamp set (another SAB item) was perfect to use for this purpose. On the inside I will write "from a safe distance, of course!"

After trimming the piece from the specialty DSP, I adhered it to a piece of Perennial Essence DSP. Before adhering it to the card base, I added a strip of Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon so it would peek out the side. Then the greeting was stamped (Mossy Meadow) on a Very Vanilla scrap and punched with the Label Me Fancy Punch, and popped up on dimensionals.

Card base: Very Vanilla 4-1/4" x 11" scored & folded at 5-1/2"
DSP: Perennial Essence 3-5/8" x 5-1/8"

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