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Best of LOVE

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Welcome BACK!!  This is the Stampin’ UP’s 25th Anniversary “Best of ” Blog Tour.  This month, we are featuring the ‘Best of LOVE’ stamp set.  Though it is aimed at being a valentine stamp set, I think there are many other ways you can use it.  It’s got perfect images for weddings and other just ‘thinking’ of you kind of cards…  so… here we go!!

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“OLIVE YOU!!  Get it???  (snort, snort…)  I paired this olive stamp the from the Best of Love stamp with the Martini glass from Happy Hour stamp set.  I love the pewter embossing powder.  It melts SO smoothly.

Here is a little closer picture…

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This is Lucky Limeade paper and ribbon…  I’ve used the Melon Mambo prints paper pack for that polka-dot paper.  And, of course, basic black…

The next sample is a little more elegant… Perfect for a wedding, bridal shower… or just a heart-felt thinking of you card.

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I’m using the basic gray paper and I used the paper doilies from the Spring Occasions catalog…  I cut the lattice die out of gray paper too and layered over.  The silver glimmer and rich razzleberry flags give a little bit of color punch over the layers.  And of course, I stamped and embossed the big heart image with clear embossing powder just to give it the tone-on-tone elegant look.

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The vintage faceted button with a tidge of white baker’s twine tied in the holes finishes off the card.  I left it plain, but a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes could be stamped on a white flag and added to the ensemble…

FUN STAMP SET!!  Even though February is OVER, these will still be available until March 2014.  Go ahead and get yours!!  And, you’ll get a little decal and collector’s card.  If you collect 6 decals between now and March 2014, you can trade it in for a free stamp set valued at $14.95 or less…

Well… Thanks for stopping by!! Off to the next project…  click the button below…

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Or, if that doesn’t work, here is a list:

nancy Amato – http://stampinallnight.blogspot.com/
Linda bartolucci – www.inkstampandscrap.com
Ingrid Blackburn http://createwithingrid.wordpress.com/
Melissa Bolinger – 
www.stampinup.net/blog/2089191
Jackie Bottomley – http://jackiebottomley.blogspot.com
Lee Bradford – http://inkartfromtheheart.blogspot.com/
Susan Carlson – http://stampinmomoffour.blogspot.com 
Connie Deibler – www.conniestamps.com
Tamra Davis  –Www.theCardLadies.com
Sherri Eddleblute – Www.sweetestdesigns.blogspot.com
Lynn Embrey- www.PossibilitieStamperStudio.com
Becky Evans www.alwayshappystampin.com
Kathy Hamrick – www.countryroads.typepad.com 
Crystal Kondo  www.http://card-ed.com/
Debra Lehigh- www.thestampinhut.typepad.com

Debbie Lever – www.debbiescreativespot.blogspot.com

Lynn Marshall Http://raganscrazycreations.blogspot.com
Anne Matasci – www.MauiStamper.wordpress.com

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Best of… BIRTHDAYS!!!

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Aren’t Birthdays fun times??  I’m happy now because my birthday always falls on our school’s FALL BREAK.  So, I always have the day off! It’s great!!

Anyway, thanks for joining us again on another Blog Tour!  This tour is the BEST OF 25 YEARS TOUR.  Every month of 2013, SU!  is bringing back some of the most popular images and adding a new image and releasing them in a brand new set!  AND… each set comes with a special decal proof of purchase sticker.  If you save 6 of these, you can trade them in for a FREE STAMP SET!!  (valued at 14.95).

For this set, I decided to make a cute set of 3×3 birthday cards… perfect for attaching to a gift.  SO…  with out further adieu, here is the BEST OF BIRTHDAYS!!  (132929, $14.95, clear)

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For this set, I looked on Pinterest (my favorite place for wasting time) to find a color challenge.  This is a good way to jump start a creative process.  I chose one that was Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Basic Black, Lucky Limeade and Pool Party.  These cards are basically made all the same way… 3×3…  I used the scallop border punch to punch the bottom… and in doing so, I put a different color to be the inside of the card just so it would show up under the scallop border.

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This set has mostly outlined images, so I pulled out the Many Marvelous Markers (and they are MARVELOUS) to do some ole’ fashioned coloring.  I love to color.

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The rhinestones just added a touch of bling that made gave the little birthday tag a little sparkle.  I also toyed with using dazzling details glitter, but didn’t want to go over the top…

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I like this one the best.  And, the black on the inside is only a 1/2″ piece, so that the giver could still write on it with a regular pen…

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The moment I saw the oval stamp, it screamed to me white emboss on black card stock.  So, that’s what I did.  I also embossed on Pool Party so I could trim out that banner image in the center.

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Well.  Maybe I like this one the best.  I like cupcakes.  DELICIOUS.

The supplies for these little cards are pretty simple.  In addition to the cardstock colors I listed above, I used black staz-on ink, the markers, and the scallop border punch.  You could sit down in an evening and knock a bunch of these out so you’d be set for birthdays for the whole year.  They’re cute and FAST and are sure to make the receiver smile.

Thanks for joining us!!  Off to the next stop… click the button below…

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In case the link doesn’t work, or SOMEONE else’s link doesn’t work, here is a list of the blog tour participants in alphabetical order:

nancy Amato – http://stampinallnight.blogspot.com/
Linda bartolucci – www.inkstampandscrap.com
Ingrid Blackburn http://createwithingrid.wordpress.com/
Melissa Bolinger – 
www.stampinup.net/blog/2089191
Jackie Bottomley – http://jackiebottomley.blogspot.com
Lee Bradford – http://inkartfromtheheart.blogspot.com/
Susan Carlson – http://stampinmomoffour.blogspot.com 
Connie Deibler – www.conniestamps.com
Tamra Davis  –Www.theCardLadies.com
Sherri Eddleblute – Www.sweetestdesigns.blogspot.com
Lynn Embrey- www.PossibilitieStamperStudio.com
Becky Evans www.alwayshappystampin.com
Kathy Hamrick – www.countryroads.typepad.com 
Crystal Kondo  www.http://card-ed.com/
Debra Lehigh- www.thestampinhut.typepad.com

Debbie Lever – www.debbiescreativespot.blogspot.com

Lynn Marshall Http://raganscrazycreations.blogspot.com
Anne Matasci – www.MauiStamper.wordpress.com