Friday, December 31, 2010

Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop: Thanks for Caring


Welcome to stop #5 on the Stampin' Addicts Occasions Mini Blog Hop!  This Blog Hop features 25 Stampin' Addicts members who are sharing their creativity with us. Each stop will feature products from the Occasions Mini Catalog that goes live January 5, 2011!

If you are following the hop in order, you just came from Cheryl's blog Love to Stamp & Scrap where she showcased gorgeous projects using the set Build a Blossom and the coordinating Blossoms Petal Punch. I just loved Cheryl's projects! 

Today I am showing some ideas using the stamp set Thanks for Caring.  This set first caught my eye as a Sympathy set, although as I worked with it I found it is very versatile. 


The first project is a standard sized card and uses the flower image from the set.  I colored the stamp with markers, stamped, and then colored in the flowers using my Pastels and a Blender Pen.  I also added a layer of Smooch Top Coat Accent Ink over the top to give sparkle. 

Over the image is one of the new (largest size) Beveled Window panes.  It is held in place with Rose Red Seam Binding and Hemp Twine.  The row of stamped images under the ribbon comes from the very top scroll work of the sympathy stamp.  I used a Crumb Cake marker to repeatedly stamp just that part of the image.

The next project is a 3x3" card.  To make the 'frame' I used the new Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I'll provide a link later to a tutorial.  I stamped the butterfly image with Basic Black ink and again colored with Pastels and a Blender Pen.  The butterfly has a layer of Smooch Top Coat Accent Ink over the top to give sparkle.

And the last project is a basket using the Big Shot and the Baskets & Blooms die.  I sponged the edges, weaved the Crumb Cake paper, and then ran it through the Big Shot.  The tag comes from that same die, and I ran the edge through the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder.  I colored the sentiment with markers and punched out with the 1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval Punch


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you've been inspired by these projects.
 
Next on the Blog Hop is Rhonda
over at  The Stampin' BunnyShe will be showcasing the stamp set Baby Blossoms and the Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper Go check out her gorgeous creations, and then continue on in the Hop to see more projects showcasing items sets from the Occasions Mini catalog. 


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31 comments:

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful projects, Allison! I LOVE the basket!! I read you were missing Leadership - hope all is well with you!!

Yapha said...

Great projects! I can't wait for the tutorial on making a smaller square with the embossing folder!

Kandi said...

Wow - that woven basket is gorgeous! Such nice projects

Pat said...

Beautiful projects!

MaryR said...

beautiful projects - so creative

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Fabulous projects Allison!! Of course yours always are. :) I love the shabby look of the first one. It showcases the new Beveled Windowpanes so well. Great job!

Amy said...

Just beautiful, allison! And that basket is fantastic!

Carmen said...

What fun projects! I love the basket!!

Cheryl said...

Love how your projects all coordinate together, Allison! That beveled window pane does a great job framing that cute flower - so glad I got some of those now!

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Great job Allison!! I love that basket. Never thought about weaving paper then BS'ing it.

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Great projects!! Can't wait for the tulip folder tutorial!

The Country Rose said...

Love your projects! Rose Red looks awesome with Crumb Cake!

Barb

Joyce said...

Fantastic projects! I love the Rose Red and Crumb Cake color combo. I didn't know you could make a smaller frame with the embossing folder, can't wait to see your tutorial!

Lisa Young said...

That basket is just darling! I really loved what you did with this stamp set - definitely out of the box!

Betty said...

Wonderful!! The row of stamping on the first card is brilliant, the butterfly the second it gorgeous and I LOVE the woven basket!

Amanda Mertz said...

Very nice projects. I especially like the woven basket; it's very eye-catching. I would love to know how you made the smaller frame with the embossing folder! TFS

Sunflower Stamper said...

Great projects-especially love the cards!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Very pretty group of projects. I love your first card the most it's my favorite!

Jen Timko said...

I knew I wanted this set when I saw it but now I need to have it right away! Beautiful projects.

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

That set is beautiful and your work with it is creative and beautiful also. I love the butterfly cards-sweet!

Kim said...

What beautiful projects! The basket is inglvery cute.

Barbara Welch said...

Allison, fabulous job on your projects, I love them all. Thanks for the inspiration to use this set.

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Allison, your creations look absolutely stunning in this color combination! I especially love the orchid card. . . .

Tanya Boser said...

Wow, these are all gorgeous, and that basket is amazing!

Sarah said...

LOVE em all - esp that basket - cute :-)

Cori said...

Fun projects! I love the color combo and the basket is too cute!

Cindy said...

This was the first set on my "must have" list, too! Love them all, but the basket is amazing!!!

Shari said...

All of the projects are wonderful! I like the 1st card the best though, love the de-stressed look to it. Great job.

Twila said...

Allison, What a great variety of projects. and I love your color choices.

Mickey Roberts said...

Your projects are so pretty, Allison! Especially love the first card with the beveled window and the thread to tie the seam binding.

Melissa said...

Your projects are beautiful, Allison! Love your weaved basket the most.