Sunday, February 28, 2021

Stamp Review Crew - Itty Bitty Greetings

Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's Itty Bitty Greetings 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 Mary's blog, Center Stage Stamping, welcome! There are six of us today; we're small but mighty (like the stamp set)!

Itty Bitty Greetings is a 32 piece cling stamp set with a sentiment for just about every occasion. Since it's nothing but greetings, it will pair with any other stamp set just beautifully!

I used the 'Showered With Love' greeting in the Stamparatus to do a Hinge-Step technique for the first card, and paired it with Under My Umbrella.

Feeling rather purple-ish today, LOL. Stamped the umbrella with Gorgeous Grape on the (coming in May) Highland Heather Subtles DSP. I extended the handle by punching two pieces and gluing them together. The Gorgeous Grape bow covers the seam.

The greeting on the next card was paired with the Art Gallery stamp set. Again I used some soon to be released DSP (Brights this time) along with a bit of True Love DSP from the Jan-Jun Mini.

I think the bit of black really makes the image and greeting pop!

That's my share for today, so jump on over to see what my friend Mickey at Paper Conversation has made!

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Feb. 28 Stamp of the Week - Inspiring Iris

First of all, my apologies for missing the SOTW last Sunday. Things got crazy busy here, and although I had some projects to share, I didn't have time to photograph, edit the pics, and write the blog posts. So this week's SOTW is what I had planned to share last week.

The first card (of four this week!) is just simple stamping - stamps, ink and paper. I did add a bow for embellishment, but there is no special tool needed to make a bow!

I think the floral image looks like a wild rose, and with this stamp set you get line images that you can either color yourself, or use the filler stamps as I did here. The fillers aren't an exact match to the line images, so you don't have to fret if you "color" outside the lines. They're meant to be that way!

I used some retired DSP on the card, but the current Subtles DSP is listed in the product list below.


  • Card base: Night of Navy 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored & folded at 4-1/4"
  • DSP: Balmy Blue 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Image panel: Basic White 2-3/4" x 4"
  • Mat: Night of Navy 3" x 4-1/4"
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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Saturday Masculine Cards


Today's Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop theme is "Masculine cards" and I'm excited because I can always use some inspiration when it comes to guy cards. I can't wait to see what the design team did!

I challenged myself to use the Enjoy the Moment cling stamp set, which I haven't inked up yet. The images definitely aren't feminine in my opinion, and when paired with some Well Suited DSP (love that grid) and Well Suited Twine I think it will pass the test.

The poppy pod image was stamped directly on the DSP in Smoky Slate (stamped off) and the seeds in Night of Navy (stamped off twice). The fussy cut pods were stamped in Night of Navy and colored with Stampin' Blends then popped up over the twine loops.

That's my share for today. Now click the Next button to jump to Libby Fens at Libby Stamps, or the Back button to see what Mary Brown at Stamper Camper's Corner has made!

Stampin' Up! products used:
  • Enjoy the Moment Cling Stamps
  • Basic White and Night of Navy Cardstock
  • Well Suited Designer Series Paper
  • VersaMark, Night of Navy and Smoky Slate Classic Ink
  • Stampin' Blends Combos: Seaside Spray and Misty Moonlight
  • Heat Tool and White Stampin' Emboss Powder
  • Well Suited Twine Combo Pack
  • Stampin' Seal and Mini Stampin' Dimensionals