Saturday, 26 February 2011

Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop


Welcome to another inspirational blog hop.  Some very talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators have put together a bunch of wonderful projects to inspire you to stamp, stamp, stamp! (As if you needed an excuse!)  There are 11 beautiful projects for you to feast your eyes on as you hop your way around the circle.  Di Dunk owns the blog before mine in the hop - her creations are always amazing!

My project uses a stamp from the Punch Bunch set.  Totally loving the way every image matches a punch as it makes cutting out a breeze!  Anyway, here's my creation.

I decided to go 3D for this hop so I made a cute little purse using the For You stamp as a tag on the front.  Isn't the Sweet and Sour Speciality DSP wonderful?  It is a heavier weight than our regular DSP so it is perfect for 3D projects, and the gloss on some of the patterns is gorgeous.

I also decided to make a little set of 5 cards to match the purse.  They all use the same stamp and DSP and are sized at 3 1/2" square to fit inside the purse.  I also made envelopes but forgot to photograph them.  Oops!

Here's a closer look at one of the cards.  A simple design - I just stamped the image in Pumpkin Pie and again in Rose Red and then punched them with the Scallop Circle or 1 1/4" Circle punches to give a two colour image. A dimensional between the two layers for a bit of pop, a piece of ribbon and it's done! The tag on the purse was made the same way.

Stamps: Punch Bunch
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red
DSP/Cardstock: Sweet and Sour Speciality DSP, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red
Other: Pumpkin Pie 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Very Vanilla 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle XL Punch, 1 1/4" Circle L Punch, Crop-A-Dile, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Beige Embroidery Cotton

Now you're off to see what wonderful creation the lovely Kathryn Mangelsdorf has for you.  I'm sure you'll be inspired!

Catch you later,


Here are the other blogs in case a link is broken along the way:

Kathryn Mangelsdorf
Judy May
Amy Buchanan
Kathryn Ruddick
Alisha Watson
Ros Davidson
Nikki Sadler
Christine Blain
Sue Madex
Di Dunk


  1. Wow that really wants me to get that DSP out - love the bag and little cards. Beautiful!

  2. A gorgeous set Tina, love the DSP, nice and bright, and the bag is very cute.

  3. Tina, love that cute little bag and those matching cards just go together so well. Love the shimmer on that dsp.

  4. Really beautiful, Tina. You've showcased this gorgeous paper perfectly, and I love the stamped images in those colours.

  5. Aww! how completely gorgeous is this creation, what a wonderful gift to give someone, love this Tina...sending hugs, will write soon!

  6. Tina, I am lost for words, you whole creative set is STUNNING

  7. There's just something about that stamp, isn't there! Crying out to be used on gorgeous matching gift cards in sets :o) Love yours!

  8. I really love this set. I like how you used the dsp and colours together, it looks really great.

  9. Michelle Langefeld27 February 2011 at 01:18

    Tina, love the little box and you have directions that you are going to post for the box? It is just too darn cute

  10. Your project is adorable Tina. Love that DSP and you've done a great job with it.

  11. Having an awful time trying to comment Tina. LOVE your work. It's absolutely gorgeous. That DSP has come up perfectly.

  12. What a cute project Tina - love the little bag and matching note-lets - an that DSP is so yummy isn't it.

  13. Wow love the bright colours of your cards awesome one.
    The bag is very cute also.

  14. Everything about your project is just perfect, Tina...BEAUTIFUL!

  15. Absolutely beautiful Tina love the box and the lovely bright colours

  16. Oh I do love a co-ordinating project - and these are just gorgeous! So bright, infectious and stylish. Love everthing about it Tina!


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