Welcome to stop #5 on the Stampin' Addicts Mega Blog Hop! This Blog Hop features 26 Stampin' Addicts members who are sharing their creativity with us. Each stop will feature products from the new Idea Book & Catalog!
If you are following the hop in order, you just came from Kim's blog Stitchin' Stampin' on Paper where she showcased gorgeous projects using the single stamp Homemade. Isn't it amazing what you can do with one stamp?
Today I am showing some ideas using another single stamp, So Many Thanks. This is a stamp that I got to work with to create samples for the Display Boards at Convention, and as I worked with this stamp, I was amazed at how versatile a single stamp can be.
This card is the first one that I created using this stamp. A very simple card that shows off some of our new colors: Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso. The row of hearts across the card base are the same hearts from the stamp--I just used my stamp-a-ma-jig and Early Espresso marker to create the line. I'm also loving the new 1/8" taffeta ribbon--I've already used almost a whole roll of the Early Espresso. :-)
As I was playing around with this stamp, I realized I didn't need to be confined to the square image of the stamp. The idea for the layout of this card came from an old inspiration sheet--I believe the (now discontinued) set Be Happy. The colors featured here are Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, So Saffron, and Early Espresso.
I stamped the So Many Thanks image with Crumb Cake on the coordinating paper a few times (using the stamp-a-ma-jig) and then punched it out using the Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch. I took my Early Espresso marker and went around the edges of the flower to add a little definition. The sentiment is from the set Fabulous Phrases and is embossed. On the So Saffron strip, you are actually getting a sneak peek of a wheel that will be in the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog. ;-) The center of the flower has a layer of Crystal Effects.
This next project is a simple 3"x3" card. The colors are Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, and Melon Mambo. I used a marker to select and stamp only the 'thanks', and then added the 'heartfelt' from the set Fabulous Phrases. The flowers are from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, and they have Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds in the center. Along the side I used my Scallop Edge Border Punch.
And last but not least, a 3-D project. I used my Big Shot to create a Pillow Box with the Newsprint Designer Series Paper (DSP). I used the circle/flower center stamp from the set Pick a Petal to stamp some circles in Marina Mist--just to add a little color and interest to the DSP. I markered and stamped the 'thanks' and then punched with the 1 3/4 by 7/8" Oval Punch. I distressed the edges and layered it onto a Basic Black Scallop Oval Extra Large punch.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you've been inspired by these projects.
Next on the Blog Hop is Heidi over at RunningwScissorsStamper. She will be showcasing the stamp set Wicked Cool--a set that is on my wish list! Go check out her awesome creations, and then continue on in the Hop to see more projects showcasing all-new sets from the catalog.