Monday, May 2, 2011

Summer Mini Blog Hop Recap

I hope you had fun perusing the Summer Mini Blog Hop from Stampin' Addicts!
Is your wish list as long as mine? If you want to recreate my projects here's the 411. What I forgot to mention over the weekend is that I saw the surfboard card as an invite to a party, the centerpiece, the decorations, the gel fishty card a thank-you note, and the view finder a card for the host. A whole ensemble all together.

Centerpiece and Coordinating Card:

Stamps: Summer Splash
Paper: Brights Designer Series Paper Pack, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Fancy Favor Box, Island Florals Bigz Die, Big Shot, Clear Buttons, Baker's Twine, Melon Mambo Emossing Powder, Wild Wasabi Embossing Powder, Window Sheet, 1 3/4 Circle Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, 3/8" Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Clear Buttons, Heat Tool

The 411: I layered circles under the bitty buttons to make them stand out. I adhered my blue strip onto my Melon Mambo favor bag before I completed the bag, so the folds would look right. I also covered up the sticks in the back with a circle punched piece to match the rest. To do the embossing, I stamped in Versamark and then used my small powder pal to douse the side I wanted Wild Wasabi. I shook this off carefully. I then added the Melon Mambo over my large powder pal and shook that off. It worked like a charm with very little mixing!

Fishy Card:
I love a good gel card. I used hand soap this time from the dollar store inside a little bitty plastic bag that I sealed shut and then sealed shut again with sticky strip. I then figured out how big of a matte I needed to cover the baggy up. I used a series of 4 dimensionals to pop up that layer, so it looks good.

Stamps: Summer Splash, Fishy Wheel
Paper:  Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Ink: Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango
Accessories:1 3/4 Circle Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Brights Brads, Paper piercing tool, gel, baggie

Fishy Card #2:
I was challenged to create a card using only the fishy wheel for a swap and immedately thought of the fishy's swimming in this kind of card. Little did I know that the fish would swim sideways at times! Opps! I still love it. I used the Tasteful Trims Die to make my floor and seaweed.

Stamps:  Fishy Wheel, Happy Greetings

Paper:  Pear Pizzazz, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Ink: Pacific Point

Accessories:1 3/8 Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch,  Brads, Paper piercing tool, silver smooch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Crop-a-dile, Big Shot, Tasteful Trims Die, 3" Circle Die

I hope you had fun!

Happy Stamping!



  1. I loved all of your projects Sara very cute!

  2. Here fishy, fishy! Love it.

  3. Sara, your hop post was my favorite! (can I say that??) I'm definitely gonna grab that gel card for class. And now I'm wondering if I HAVE TO get the fishy wheel. The favor box is soooo adorable!

  4. These are so fantastic!Love the two of these that I got in the swap!

  5. I have never done a gel card before, Sara, but I think you've inspired me to take the plunge! And I'm still swooning over your Tasteful Trim seaweed. . . .

  6. What a great idea to use the Tasteful Trim die to make the seaweed! Of all your cards, the gel card was my favorite. I love that you did a whole party ensemble. So very creative!

  7. Sara, you rocked this stamp set! I liked it when I saw it but you have made some fantastic projects with it!


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