Thursday, February 13, 2014

Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop

Thank you so much for joining us for our February Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop!  Sale-a-Bration is in full swing and it's one of the BEST specials that Stampin' Up! provides every year!  Each of the stops along our hop will give you a bundle of items that you can purchase that will total around $50 and give you a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!!

You won't want to miss these exclusive Sale-a-Bration items:
As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog!  We are always excited to hear from our followers!

You should have just left stop number 15 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad Blog Hop – Darla and Nancy's blog: Stampin with Darla and Sisters.  If so, you are in the right spot.  If a link doesn’t work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

For this hop I wanted to keep my items simple and easy to reproduce.  This set of 5 cards literally took me 30 minutes, including making the cute little box!  
 Do you like this set?  Guess what?  You can get it all for $50.30 plus you get to choose a free item from the Sale-a-Bration catalog!  For my free item I picked the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper which you can use as a layer on these cards.
Items used to make these cards:
Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set (clear) #126422 $16.95
2013-2015 In-colors Card Stock #131200 $6.95
2013-2015 In-color Markers #131260 $14.95
Whisper White Envelopes #107301 $6.50
Pearl Basic Jewels 119247 $4.95
Total: $50.30 plus shipping and tax
 Although I love Strawberry Slush (featured above) I think Baked Brown Sugar is my favorite using this stamp set.  Wondering how I stamped two tones of the same color? It's called "stamping off".  It literally means you stamp the first image and then stamp the second image again without re-inking
 This card features Crisp Cantaloupe - it's very gentle but pretty.
 I didn't realize how light the stamped off image of Coastal Cabana would be but I think it looks soft and pretty!  It reminds me of the beach!
 Finally I have the Pistachio Pudding example, it's so beautiful and looks so pretty with the Sweet Sorbet DSP.
 I made this card box using a tutorial on Pinterest - check out the picture tutorial here.  Make sure you have the Envelope Punch Board if you plan on making this box!  You can order it for only $19.95 in my online store using #133774.  The box fits 4-6 different cards (5.5 x 4.25 size).
Wouldn't this make a perfect gift for a friend's birthday?  I plan on making up a couple sets to give out for that very reason!

Thanks so much for checking out my projects today!  Make sure to leave me a comment if you enjoyed my projects!

Click the next button to check out Heidi's awesome projects! 
Blog Hop Participants: 
  1. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  2. Cynthia R. of Ink-a-Doodle Creations
  3. Jennifer C. of Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  4. Kathy P. of Katrina P's Creative Corner
  5. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  6. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  7. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  8. Erica B. of Stamping Starlette
  9. Donna S. of Organized Chaos
  10. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  11. Kristina M. Mama's Sanity
  12. Bree R. of Craft-Somnia
  13. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  14. Anastasia R. of Stampin' Blondie
  15. Darla R. & Nancy K. of Stampin with Darla and Sisters
  16. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun
  17. Heidi B. of Stuck on Stampin'


Jennifer Campbell said...

Love the cards in many colors... great box for the cards too!

Erica Bass said...

What a great idea! Love the card set and the box is lovely!

Jamie Hurley said...

Great stamp set! I love the simplicity of your cards and the box is awesome!

Dawn's Creative Chalet said...

Adorable - love these ideas, Pam!!! :)

Cynthia said...

Great card collection Pam! This would make a nice gift to someone who sends lots of cards!

Kim Ryden said...

SO CUTE! I love the cards and the little box!!! Such a cute Bundle!

brrenwick said...

Gorgeous cards with a beautiful box for them! Great bundle idea!

Donna said...

Beautiful cards! I love the stamping off technique. It gives so much variety to our already beautiful colors. These would make a great Stamp-a-Stack!

Thank you for sharing!

Stampin Dj said...

I love making those card boxes!

Diana Eichfeld said...

This is such a great stamp set and I love how you showcased it with all the different colored cards, and the box is beyond cute. TFS!!!

Kathy Peck said...

These cards are just gorgeous. I love them. I need this stamp set!!!

Shellie G. said...

I love the simple beauty of these cards Pam. The box for them is to die for. Great projects all :)

Tonya said...

Beautiful card set! What a wonderful bundle and a great gift idea!

Heidi @ Stuck on Stampin' said...

I am a huge fan of card sets, especially stamped with the in-colors!! Love the two-step stamping. And, what a pretty box...will have to check out the tutorial!

Have a great weekend!

Carol Carriveau said...

Fabulous - yes I love this stamp and love how you shadowed it and added the pearl...and stamped the envelopes, I always forget about that part as too often I'm in a hurry...thanks for the inspiration, your set is really gorgeous!

Pam Steckman said...

Thanks everyone for all of the comments! I appreciate it! I love this card set!

Cindy Beach said...

I love your card set and box, Pam. The flowers look beautiful on the cards in the array of colors you've chosen. A lovely set and such a great gift idea!