Welcome to the Stampin Friends Blog Hop!
This month’s theme is What's Going On? And what's going on in my life is the New Stampin' Up! Catalog!!! If you are following along the hop, you have arrived from Steph's blog. Be sure to read through my blog, comment below and continue to Jean's blog. If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of Blog Hoppers at the end of each Blog. ENJOY!
Hello fellow crafters, welcome to Stamping Friends Blog Hop. This month we are taking a look at “What’s going on?” It is an open topic which we were able to interpret anyway we liked. I have chosen to feature a new stampin’ bundle, Celebrate Sunflowers! If you are a fan of Sunflowers this is a bundle for you!
My card and project this month can be used for a variety of things, birthday, Mother’s Day, Teacher Gift, a Thank You Gift, but my favorite would be for either a baby or bridal shower favor. I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for new ideas.
Here is a quick glance at the supplies I used to make the card and honey jar holder.
- Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set
- Sunflower Dies
- Honey Bee Stamp Set (retired)
- Detailed Bee Dies (retired)
- In Good Taste DSP
- So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Pear Pizzaz, Early Espresso and Soft Suede CS
- Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Soft Suede Dark Stampin’ Blends
- Fine Tip Glue
- Garden Green and Daffodil Delight Classic Ink
- Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
- In Good Taste Elements
- Mini Clothes Pin
With this new bundle, I can guarantee, you will always make something beautiful with it!
Let’s take a closer look at the greeting card.
- Card base is made from 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, scored at 4 1/4” So Saffron CS with the edges sponged in Crushed Curry ink.
- I cut a piece of the DSP 2 ¼” x 5 ½” and adhered it to a piece of 2 ½” x 5 ½” Early Espresso CS. I then adhered this to the card base.
- I die cut the outline of the sunflower in Crushed Curry CS and the solid sunflower in So Saffron CSS. I adhered these two together and set aside.
- I then die cut two of the large leaves outlines in Garden Green CS and two large solid leaves in Pear Pizzaz CS. I adhered these two together and attached it to the back of the Sunflower.
- I finished off the Sunflower by die cutting the center out of Soft Suede CS and added three Gold Glitter Enamel Dots to the center. This is adhered to the card base over the DSP using dimensionals.
- Lastly, I stamped the phrase Lets Celebrate you in Garden Green ink, onto Whisper White CS and sponged the edges with Crushed Curry ink.
The favor portion of my project holds a small jar of honey and comes with a honey spoon. I did use some retired Stampin’ Up! product but when showcasing honey how can you not use their Honey Bee Stamp Set and Detailed Bee Dies!
Mini Honey Jar Holder:
- The holder consists of two strips of So Saffron CS sized (A) 2” x 12” and (B) 1 7/8” x 9”. The 2” x 12” is scored at 2”, 3”, 5”, 7”, 9” and 10”. The other piece is scored at 2”, 4 1/16”, 6 1/8” and 8 3/16”.
- Take strip A and fold at the score lines, the base is 2” x 2”, with the other 2” panels standing upright.
- Next, wrap strip B around the base and secure with tear tape or other strong adhesive. This will resemble a basket.
- I then wrapped a piece of In Good Taste DSP (2” x 9”) around the base, using my fingers to crease the edges according to the base we just created. Be sure to secure it in place with tear tape or other strong adhesive.
- I then decorated the top panel by stamping the small sunflower image and coloring it in using stampin blends. To highlight the center, I used some fine tip glue which when dried has a little bit of shine to it. I further embellished this with one of sprigs that come in the Sunflower Dies set in soft suede CS and an embellishment from In Good Taste Elements.
- The Honey Jar and Honey Spoon is decorated using Honey Bee Stamp set and Dies.
I do hope you enjoyed this months project! Also don’t forget to continue on hopping onto Lisa’s blog for even more wonderful What’s Going On? projects.
If you’re not stampin’, you should be! ~Tiziana
Tiziana (You Are Here)