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I'm excited about participating in the Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop! If you've arrived from either Darcy Johnson's blog, DJ's Stampin' Place, or Kim Ryden's blog, Stamping with Kim, I hope you enjoyed their projects. The Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop theme for the month of February is Sale-A-Bration or Valentines. The one key requirement is that we post a card and 3D project. I hope you enjoy the projects that I've posted. If you enjoy my projects, I would LOVE to hear from you and ask that you leave a comment. Finally, I encourage you to visit all the blogs on the blog hope. So, on that note…
Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop
Sale-A-Bration Project # 1
The first project I'm featuring for the Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop features the Elementary Elegance Stamp Set from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. This is a beautiful stamp set that has a vintage appeal.
The base for this card starts with Very Vanilla. I used the Doily background stamp with Baja Breeze classic ink to create a beautiful background stamped on a layer of Very Vanilla with distressed edges created using the Stampin' Up! Cutter Kit with the intent to accent the featured stamp set Elementary Elegance. I love using the Seam Binding Ribbon for a ruched or gathered look.
The frame image in the Elementary Elegance Stamp Set was stamped on Very Vanilla card stock then I tore the image out, roughened up the edges then distressed using the Stampin' Up! Distressing Essentials Kit. A cool feature of this stamp set is that the Curly Label Punch coordinates with this stamp set. I actually stamped the "Hello" then three birds which I then punched out with the Curly Label Punch and layered over the frame image. Final touches include the banner with sentiment along with the bow and a button tied onto the bow.
Valentines Project # 2
For my second project, I decided to focus on Valentines Day since that is just around the corner. This is a Petite Pocket Mini Book. There are so many things you could do with this "mini" book such as putting a little photo, special quote, poem or bible verse on each of the little inserts. The project features the Petite Pocket Bigz XL Die for the Big Shot along with the Twitterpated Designer Series Paper and Candy Conversations Stamp Set.
Using the Petite Pockets Die, I cut out three pockets. The flap on each was cut off then I punched a half circle. After these changes, I assembled the Petite Pockets. To decorate each pocket, I wrapped a piece of Twitterpatted Designer Series Paper around each of the Petite Pockets. Then I punched two holes at the base of the Petite Pockets and tied all three pockets together using Hemp Twine. I kept the decoration on the front of the Petite Pockets Mini Book fairly simple since I already added the Designer Series Paper. I used the Full Heart Punch then stamped randomly using a stamp from the Tiny Tags Stamp Set with VersaMark. The small flower from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack was punched out from Blushing Bride card stock. I stamped the "love" sentiment from the Tiny Tags which was punched out using the Jewelry Tag Punch and attached to the small flower.
For the Petite Pockets Mini Book inserts, I used Whisper White card stock cut to fit each individual pocket. Each insert is slightly different with the stamped image. I used the Candy Conversations stamp set on each insert but on the first insert there are only 3 stamped hearts then 4 stamped hearts on the second insert and finally all the hearts are stamped on the third and final insert. Each insert has a tab created from Riding Hood Red card stock and punched using the Round Tab punch. For a final touch of elegance on the inserts, I used mini flower punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and attached each flower to the Round Tab using the Mini-Brads.
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Project # 1 Supply List:
Ink: Baja Breeze Classic Ink (111833)
Card stock: Very Vanilla (101650); Baja Breeze (111352)
Accessories: 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon – Crumb Cake (122332); Designer Buttons – Twitterpated (125579); Hemp Twine (100982); Jewels – Large Pearl Basic Jewels (125577)
Tools: Distressing Essentials (118762); Curly Label Punch (119851)
Stamp Sets: Hello, Doily (w: 122845), Fabulous Phrases (w: 117002; c: 120501); SAB – Elementary Elegance Stamp Set (w: 125120; c: 125122)
Project # 2 Supply List:
Ink: Blushing Bride (119786)
Card stock: Riding Hood Red (111348); Whisper White (100730), Blushing Bride (119796)
Designer Series Paper: Twitterpated (125406)
Accessories: Mini Brads (122941); Hemp Twine (100982)
Tools: Big Shot (113439); Petite Pocket Bigz XL Die (123131); Round Tab Punch (119864); Full Heart Punch (119883); Jewelry Tag Punch (117190); Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309)
Stamp Sets: Tiny Tags (w: 118091; c:118592); Candy Conversations (w: 125560)
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Wow – these projects are gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing!
Oh my goodness, Pam! Your projects are AMAZING! I love the ruffled ribbon on the card and that mini book is wonderfully done. Great projects and prefect work! TFS!
Thank you so much! I’m glad you like the ruffled ribbon. The key is to use sticky tape and just keep making ruffles. I actually have a video on how to do it on YouTube.
I love your ruched technique with the seam binding! It always looks so cute on everyone's cards, but I have yet to master it! 🙂
I love the Ruching technique… It is fun to do and the key is just to keep gathering and ruffling the ribbon. I do have a video tutorial on YouTube.
I love the vintage looks of your first card. It is so pretty and I have that SAB stamp set on it's way now. Your petite pockets album is such a great idea. May just have to add that die to my next order. Thanks for sharing!
I love the die for this project almost exclusively! SO fun and cute. Glad you like the projects.
Your projects are super adorable, Pam! I love that mini book.. I love making books of any sort.. I think I'm a 3D kinda gal for sure! Simply, beautiful! Have a great day!!! Inky Hugs!
AACK! I LOVE the mini book! It is so incredibly awesome! I'm pinning this one 🙂
I love the Elementary Elegance Stamp Set. Thank you for sharing!
You weren't kidding about being wowed! I say Wowzer AND Amazing! Wonderful projects!
Thanks Belinda… Glad you like the projects 🙂
Cute little mini book! I LOVE it!
Beautiful card. I love the use of the colors and the ribbon!! Awesome job on the mini book and I love how you used the twine to keep the book together. Thanks for sharing the instructions for the mini book!! 🙂
OMG I love your card. Amazing job. I love the doily and will need to CASE this card soon! Thanks for sharing!
Gorgeous!!!!! I am CASE'ing that first card for sure! OMG, it's just beautiful!
Beautiful projects. Love them both.
Two GORGEOUS projects, Pam! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!
Love the mini book! It looks like the petite pocket is graduated in size? (i.e. front pocket is shorter than ones behind?) TFS! Love it!
Jeanne, yes… the Petite Pockets in the Mini Book are graduated. Each pocket is approx. 1/2″ shorter than the next.