Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for March 2018. This month our theme is “Last Call for Sale-A-Bration,” and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the new Springtime Foils Specialty Paper.
You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog, Su Mohr, or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.
The UPS man showed up today with my most recent Sale-A-Bration order. The second release of Sale-A-Bration items included some gorgeous Foils, and I’ve been seeing some fabulous projects using these papers. It didn’t take long for me to put my project together.
Springtime Foils, Birds and Babies
I love the way this Springtime Foil looks with Smoky Slate cardstock, so that was my beginning. Then, the branches seemed to call for some birds, and I found them in the Birds & Blooms die set.
I cut Mama bird from Silver Glimmer Paper, and Baby bird from Gold Foil. Thoughts of mamas and babies turned this into an elegant baby card.
“Hello Baby” is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, and I stamped it in Basic Black ink on the Springtime Foil Paper. I used the Classic Punch for cutting, and popped it up on Mini Dimensionals.
I’m really liking my shiny birds. Mama bird is reminding me of a Swarovski piece of jewelry. Baby bird needed to match the gold leaves.
Now that this was a baby card, it called for Gingham Ribbon in the matching Smoky Slate. How about that! I photographed this last picture with the Copper dotted Springtime Foil.
The last thing I did was decorate the envelope flap with dotted Smoky Slate Designer Series Paper. The envelope is showing in the first picture with the Silver Striped Springtime Foil in the background.
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I know you crafters understand when I tell you I’m anxious to get back to my paper and tools. I have an idea for an Easter card formulating in my mind, and it involves the Labeler Alphabet stamp set.
I posted on Facebook about this stamp set before I started my blog, so I thought it would be good to repeat my discovery here. If you aren’t familiar with it, this is what it looks like:
I love using the Labeler Alphabet, because I can create words for my cards that wouldn’t be available otherwise.
By trial and error, I came up with ways that make the stamp set easier to use.
I leave all of the letters in their neat, little rows on the clear plastic sheet. I turn the entire sheet of stamps onto the ink pad color of choice and gently press. I double press on top of the letters I’ll be using.
I carefully lift the sheet of stamps, and admire my cute little letters for a few seconds while they dry.
Stampin’ Up! has fast drying ink, so the letters are ready for the next step almost immediately. I use my Stampin’ Snips to cut rows; top, bottom, and sides of the letters I’ll be using.
The Labeler Alphabet allows you to arrange words vertically, horizontally, or purposely crooked. I’ve even popped the letters up on Mini Dimensionals. Here is a recent project where I glued them horizontally.
“Thank You Sew Much” Thank You Card
I’m still having a fun vacation. I was sitting courtside to watch my favorite player, Feliciano Lopez. Not bad, huh?
I hope my tips have been helpful for you who have this stamp set. If you’d like to order it, you can go to my online store by clicking the shop button. The Labeler Alphabet is number 141936.
Have a great day!
Welcome to the Pals March 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “Spring has Sprung”. The Stampin’ Pretty Pals will inspire you with Spring or Spring-related projects. You may see floral, Easter or other general Spring-inspired designs. You may be just starting or hopped over from another Pal. In either case you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.
The Petal Palette Bundle is good for all seasons, but this project is saying “Spring Has Sprung.”
Spring has Sprung with the Petal Palette Bundle
I remember the first time I caught a glimpse of the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper. This fabulous black and white print was a backdrop at the Stampin Up! November OnStage. I couldn’t wait to see the entire collection revealed, and I wasn’t disappointed. The Petal Palette Stamp Set, the Petals & More Dies, and Petal Passion DSP were an instant favorite.
For today’s project, I used the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend to color the white background of the Petal Passion DSP in the square. The square was cut with a Layering Square Die, and the Crumb Cake frame was cut with a Stitched Shape Die. Doesn’t the stitching make it look like leather?
I used the branch die from from the Petals & More Die Set to cut the branch from Whisper White cardstock. I lifted the white branch, leaving the negative space against the Crumb Cake card base.
The sentiment and my favorite little bird are both from the Petal Palette stamp set. I stamped the sentiment in Crumb Cake Ink to match the card base. I used Thick Whisper White for the bird (Crumb Cake Ink and Pool Party Stampin’ Blend), so it could perch sturdily on the Linen Thread. It’s actually popped up on dimensionals. And, no fussy cutting, because the bird has a die in the Petals & More Die set.
I added a touch of sparkle with the Iridescent Sequins, which I just received in my last order. I picked out the bluish ones for this project, but they come multi-colored, and they are gorgeous in person.
The last detail was stamping the envelope flap with a branch from the same, wonderful, Petal Palette stamp set.
My family has numerous Spring birthdays, and “Life is so much better with you in it” is a perfect birthday sentiment, don’t you think?
Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on April 11, 2018 for our Family First Hop. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.
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- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Corinne Blake at The Creative Compendium
- Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art YOU ARE HERE
- Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
- Nina King at Ink Paper Sequins
- Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
- Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
- Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose