Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's Bonanza Buddies 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 Linda Callahan's blog, Stampin' Seasons, welcome! There are ten of us today, so follow all the links for more inspiration.
The 22 piece photopolymer Bonanza Buddies stamp set and 10 piece coordinating Bonanza Dies really makes for quick & cute cards, and not just for kids, either. I have two examples that work for grownups, too! The stitched tag and pennants dies are good for any birthday or gift packaging. And, as always, you can purchase them as a bundle and save 10% through the end of the sales period, while supplies last. (The dies are back in stock now, so grab them while you can!)
A little bit of DSP fussy cutting was involved for the ice cream cone, but that went very quickly! The envelope flap was decorated with matching DSP to dress it up a bit.
The next two cards would work for either male or female birthday celebrants. On the first one, after stamping and heat embossing, the tag was die cut and spatters were added with a Coastal Cabana Stampin' Write Marker (tapped firmly on another marker to make the little drops). I then added the ribbon, and adhered a slightly larger piece of gold foil paper behind it, trimming the angles to match.
Another decorated envelope flap!
The last card uses the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder that is part of the Ornate Garden early release. I thought it made the perfect textured backdrop for the gold heat embossed candles. And yeah, it's probably more of a girly card with the flowers, but you could easily swap out a more generic embossing folder. *wink*
The candle flames were made by inking up just the tail tip on the lion (mane & tail) image. Because the stamps are clear, I could see exactly where to stamp the "flame" and didn't even need to mask off the rest of the stamp.
This time, to fancy up the flap I chose to use the same embossing folder instead of DSP. This card went to one of my stamp club ladies, whose favorite color is yellow. I hope it brightened her day!
That's all from me for now, so up next is Nikki Spencer at My Sandbox. I just love her style and eye for color!