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Need a Tag?

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So…  I finally opened the box of the ‘Pop Up Posies Designer Kit’ (item #131395, $12.95).  I have no IDEA why I waited so long to play with these.

I needed some tags for a couple of gift bags of tea I was making, so I thought these tags would be a good, springy tag to put on…

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They come with pool party, calypso coral and very vanilla paper flowers and 9 brads, some twine, and the crumb cake pre-embossed, diecut tag.  AND, it comes with that just for you stamp (It’s worth it just to get the stamp).  For these tags, I used the antique brads instead of what came with the kit, cause my club members are making a version of this this weekend!!  (sorry to spoil the surprise…) The kit says it makes 9, but you could make MANY more than that (with the paper flowers anyway)… by supplying different brads.  I also added the ribbon pieces to the back of the flowers, just to give it a little extra..

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You can curl the petals with your bone folder…

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Here it is, all packaged UP!!

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I just LOVE how stuff looks in cellophane!!  It makes it look finished… and the recipients of these gifts are gonna be so much more excited because it LOOKS exciting…

Here is the kit131395S

There are so many ideas of things you can do with this kit!!  I will try to get some more samples.   One GOOD idea is to get the kit, and make up all the tags… just to have a stash of tags when you need to get a quick gift together.  They’re so cheerful they will put a smile on ANYONE’s face.

Stop back by on Sunday!!  We will have our next installment of the “BEST OF…” Blog tour… Featuring the “BEST OF LOVE” stamp set!!

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Remarkable Stamp of the Month Blog Tour: Affection Collection

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Hello Again!

Thanks for stopping by on our blog tour for this month…  As you probably know, the chosen stamp set is Affection Collection (item 127949 for clear and #127946 for wood).  It’s found in the Holiday Catalog.

This set is one I probably wouldn’t have looked at in a catalog and chosen.  We got it for convention, and then it was chosen for the blog tour.  Which is nice, cause it is causing me to take a second look at thinks that I originally passed over.

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I had fun making this card.  I kind of had Valentine’s in mind, but it would work great for a wedding, anniversary…  OR, you could substitiute the Love stamp for the Friend Stamp and it could be a multipurpose card!!  I am starting to enjoy doing the layering, shabby-chic, grunge…whatever it’s called (that is what I’m calling the layering of images onto the newsprint paper).  And, I love the pink pirouette paper…adds just the right amount of femininity   (Here is a trick I use… I use pink pirouette paper with pretty in pink ink… I find that the pink pirouette ink is often too light for what I need, but the pretty in pink paper too dark… so this is a good compromise.  And, another trick I read on someone’s blog… sorry I cannot remember where…  Coloring the pearls.  I used the Silver Stampin’ Dazzle Marker (#128978) and also available in gold…  to color the pearls.  This is a very nice technique… when the white pear is too stark for what you want.  And, it adds a little unexpectedness to the image.  Here’s a close up:

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Anyway, here is a list of the items I used:

  • Affection Collection Stamp Set (item 127949 for clear and #127946 for wood)– Holiday Catalog
  • Card Stock:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla
  • DSP:  Newsprint
  • Ink:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink
  • Accessories:  Pearls, Silver Stampin’ Dazzle Marker, Vanilla Seam Binding, Window Frames Framelits Dies, Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Stampin Dimensionals, Adorning Edgelits, Sponge Dauber

Affection Collection Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Thanks for stopping!!  Enjoy your Tour!!

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Happy Mother’s Day!!

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Just wanted to take a moment to wish all the Mother’s, Aunties, Sisters, Neighbors, friends… Anyone who had a hand in raising another human being, a HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY.  I’m only a couple of years in, and have QUICKLY learned that it is a job that needs A LOT of help from others.  So… Thanks!!

A couple of weeks ago, Anne and I took a road trip to Cheryl’s house (WAAAAY out in Haiku…for Maui people, that’s far… for mainland people…it’s about the distance to your nearest starbucks…give or take).  She had put together a class making a vintage picture frame.  Neither Anne nor I could attend the class so she did a special session, just for us.  (Made us feel like QUEENS for the day, too…).  It was absolutely wonderful.  I am usually on the preparation side of classes, which I do enjoy, but it was nice just to go and create.  And she did all the work.  And, I gotta say, the result was nothing short of incredible.  (All thanks to her design, planning, and execution…I just put tombow on the back of the pieces and stuck them on).

I didn’t want to show this earlier as it was a Mother’s Day gift for my mother-in-law, but now that she’s seen it, I can let the cat out of the bag to the rest of the world.

Here it is:

So, it has a very vintagee, collagee, feel with a touch of pool party.  My blog photography skills have yet to be honed, but you get an idea.  The primary colors in this are soft suede, very vanilla, and crumb cake.  We did a lot of sponging edges.  The pictures are printed in sepia tones and just put in where they go!!  I had such a good time!  Thanks, Cheryl,  for a GREAT day and a GREAT gift….