Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for August. This month we are showing off our favorite crafting tools – those Stampin’ Up! tools that we just can’t live without. We hope you enjoy our projects!
You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from stop number 21 – Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’ on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.
Today’s card is all about tools. Well, I think it’s really pretty too, but boy did I use a lot of my favorite tools to make it.
- Framelits – Deco Label
- Big Shot
- Embossing folder
- Embossing powder
- Sponge Daubers and Ink
- Envelope Punch Board
- Fast Fuse tape
That’s a lot of tools for one card but they sure did make it easy to create.
Image – I used Versamark and the Lovely as a Tree stamp then embossed it with early espresso embossing powder. This is an awesome way to maintain the image while coloring on top of it, which is exactly what I did using my sponge daubers and the colors I had selected (using my color coach cards) of Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Coastal Cabana. I then cropped it with my Deco Label framelits.
Flags – I used the Endless Birthday Wishes (personally love that set as it truly is endless) and stamped various pieces of DSP in my colors with early espresso. I used my square 1″ punch to create the flagged ends.
Background – I used my sponge daubers with coastal cabana ink on the inside (recessed side) of my retired embossing folder and ran it through my Big Shot. (Did you know there is a Big Shot special this month. Buy a Big Shot for $99 and receive a free select stamp and framelit bundle. That’s huge. A Big Shot is my all time favorite paper crafting tool). This provides that cool lightly colored background color under the embossing. So pretty if I do say so myself.
Envelope – a blog post on cool tools isn’t complete without making a custom envelop using my Envelope Punch Board. I’ve used this so much the end of my bone folder is wearing down. Sheesh!. I used the new Fast Fuse tape to hold it together. Great stuff for holding boxes and envelopes where a little extra hold is needed.
Honorable Mention – there were a few tools that make the Honorable Mention list also used in today’s card. Stampin Trimmer – what paper crafter doesn’t have one of these. Stampin dimensionals to lift up the image for some dimension. I almost don’t consider them tools but everyday necessities.
The next stop on the Pals blog hop is #23 – Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month.
- Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
- Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
- Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com
- Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
- Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
- Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
- Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
- Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
- Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon
- Amy Williams at Stamp and Spice
- Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
- Michelle Gleeson at Stampin’ Mojo
- Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- September Gray at SeptemberGray.com
- Shannon Jaramillo at EZPeasy Cards
- Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
- Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
- Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
- Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
- Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
- Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creatons
- Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
- Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
- Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
- Donna Kopenski at craftycardmaker.wordpress.com
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
- Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
- Jane Knudsen at www.seejanestamp.com
- Candy Ford at Candy’s Blog
- Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
- Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
- Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty