Sunday, August 16, 2020

Stamp Review Crew - Celebrate Sunflowers

Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's Celebrate Sunflowers 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 Mike's blog (isn't he amazing?!), Stampin' Style, welcome! There are five of us today, so it will be a quick hop.

I have two cards to share today, one of which I held back from a couple months ago because I knew this week's theme. This card was made for a friend's daughter, who loves sunflowers and is a Class of 2020 graduate. Well, we all know the disappointment of this year's graduates.

She was feeling kind of bad that all the Senior activities had been canceled, so several of my stamping friends got the notion to send cards to the graduates who got short changed. I hope this card cheered her up a little. 💟

One of the things I love about the new In Color, Cinnamon Cider, is how well it coordinates with copper - so I kind of went all out on the copper, LOL! Not only is the Stitched Rectangle frame copper, but I use some of the gorgeous copper ribbon in the Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack, too. I'm hoarding conserving that stuff!

The Dark Cinnamon Cider Stampin' Blends Marker was used to color the wood leaves from In Good Taste Elements. I carefully used the side, NOT the tip, of the brush end to add the color, and even those leaves ended up looking like copper!

Between converting another stall in the barn to a chicken coop for the new pullets, installing deer-resistant fencing around the orchard and garden, processing the bounty from said garden, and planning the enclosure and shelter for the possible new residents coming in a few weeks(!), that's all I could make for today's hop, so jump on over to see what the always fabulous Charlet at Painted Orange has made!


  1. That was sweet you all did that for the graduates! Loved your cards gorgeous!

  2. Totally 100% love your cards! Sunflowers are my absolute favorites...they are happy flowers. I have this set but haven't felt up to using them yet. Your cards make me want to try to craft for awhile. Thanks for the inspiration!


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