Thursday, July 5, 2012

Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop July 2012

Hello and welcome to this month's installment of the Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop.  If you came from Shellie's Creative Electica blog, thank you for visiting me!  This month's themes are America/Canada Birthday.  I hope you'll like what I have for you.  And please, give my blogpost some love with your kind comments!

I have made a gift set this time.  It consist of a card, a post-it note holder (or snack-size chocolate holder), and a bookmark.  All packaged together and housed inside a card holder.  The whole thing is held closed with a piece of Designer Fabric.

These gift items are all made with Comfort Cafe DSP and Make a Cake and Itty Bitty Banners sets.  I did a fair amount of paper piecing this time, just because I wanted the cakes to be "decorated."  The embossing folder is a new one from the Annual Catalog, called Argyle.  The scallop square mat you see behind the cake is a cut out from the Perfect Pennants Big Shot die.  The sentiment is cut using the Banners Framelit.
You can find the tutorial for this Post-It Note Holder HERE.  My dimensions are a bit different than in the tutorial.  My finished size is 3 1/4 x 3 1/4.  I started with a piece that is 3 1/4" x 7 1/2".  Using Simply Scored board, I scored at 1/2", 4", 4 1/2".
This bookmark is cut using one of my all-time favorite Big Shot dies, Two Tags die.  If you don't have it, you should seriously consider getting it.  It's a very versatile die.  I apologize that in this photo the bookmark looks a bit wonky.  I don't know why, I'm really sorry about that.
There you have it.  My submission for this month's blog hop.  I hope you liked what you saw here.  Oh!  I didn't get a chance to do a tutorial on the card holder here.  I will get to it, I promise.  When I was putting it together, I had to figure out the dimensions myself.  I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for in cyberspace.  So I will share those with you very shortly.  Really, I promise.

Thank you for stopping by.  Please visit Pam at the next stop to see what super awesome projects she's got this month!

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Make a Cake, Itty Bitty Banners
Ink: Soft Suede, Cajun Craze
Papers: Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit, Cajun Craze, Comfort Cafe DSP
Accessories: Perfect Pennants Big Shot die, Banners Framelits, Circles #2 Big Shot die, Argyle embossing folder, Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Scallop Edge Border punch, Two Tags Big Shot die, Comfort Cafe Designer Fabric, corner rounder

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  4. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps a Lot
  5. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  6. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  7. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  8. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
  9. Heather W. of Heather's Stampin' Blog
  10. Marla R. of Marla's Stampin' Spot
  11. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  12. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim


Pam Steckman said...

As usual, I am in love with your projects. From your set, to the photography, to the fabric ribbon (why do I always forget that?!) I am off to add to my next order.... LMAO

Tonya said...

Great projects, I love that stamp set and really like the color combo from the Comfort Cafe DSP. Thanks for sharing.

Dawn's Creative Chalet said...

Annie, beautiful projects.. I love the comfort cafe paper.. ! ;)

Marla Reed said...

Beautiful projects, Annie! I have been trying to resist Make a Cake (since I already have Topsy Turvy Celebration), but you may be pushing me over the edge! I love how you paired it with the Comfort Cafe DSP. So pretty!

Nancy Berg said...

Beautiful projects, Annie! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I now regret giving away that stamp set after seeing your creation! So adorable! - Pam W.

Pat T. said...

I absolutely love your projects. What a great gift idea! I love the colour combinations, the DSP and the fabric. Great job! Thank you for sharing.

Shellie G. said...

You outdid yourself this time Annie! I love the gift set. And for presentation purposes i love how you made that nice little page with the different images of your project :-)I might have to try that sometime.

Stampin Dj said...

Thanks for sharing! A card box is next on my list to try. I can't wait to see your tutorial!

Amy E said...

What a totally sweet gift set!! I love the colors!

Kim Ryden said...

So cute! Your coordinating projects are just too cute! And I love the idea to close the box with fabric. I never end up getting fabric because I don't sew, but I need to remember that I can use it on cards and scrapbook pages too!

Rose Castillo said...

Great gift set. I love all of it.

Heather said...

Great Job Annie, once again your talent amazes me! I love the gift set idea!

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