Thursday, March 1, 2012

Stylin' Stampin' Squad March Blog Hop

Welcome to our March blog hop.   You may have just arrived here from Dawn's blog.   Please make sure to leave comments for our blog hop participants so they can all feel the love!!

This month's themes are Spring/St. Patrick's Day/Baby.    The colour challenge is garden green/bashful blue/tangerine tango.   The stamp set challenge is Language of Friendship.   My 3D project meets the St. Patrick's Day theme:

This is my punch art leprechaun with his lucky four leaf clover and pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  The gold is actually some delicious Werthers hard caramels which is as close to gold as we get around here!!  The bucket is made using three pillow boxes cut using the Big Shot and the pillow box die.  The handle is made from strips of card stock in all of the colours of the rainbow.  A little peep hole was cut using the smallest of the labels collection framelits.   The various punches used to create the leprechaun will be listed in the supply list at the end of today's blog.   A lucky four leaf clover is created using the smallest heart from the Heart to Heart punch.

For the baby card, I went with a non gender specific colour - pear pizzazz:

The adorable little baby feet came from the Baby Prints stamp set found in the Occasions Mini.    I used a brayer to ink the polka dot embossing folder with pear pizzazz to colour the layer of naturals white card stock.   This makes the polka dots pop against the inked paper.

This card meets the colour challenge and the stamp set challenge:

Once again this challenge was good for me as it definitely uses colours that are not my "go to" colours.  The card base is crumb cake layered with garden green which has been punched with the scallop trim border punch.   The crumb cake doily was cut using the Big Shot and the Perfect Pennants die.   Tangerine Tango is punched from a sheet of designer series paper in the Paisley Petals pack using the 1 3/4" circle punch.   Bashful blue is stamped with basic black using the Language of Friendship stamp set and then punched out with the Bird Builder and Boho Blossom punches.  Two kinds of ribbon were used together - the crumb cake seam binding ribbon and the Chantilly crochet trim.   The boho blossoms were each doubled up and the edges were distressed.   The final additions were the basic pearls and one large basic pearl in the centre of the bow.

I hope you have enjoyed the blog hop so far.   Please continue on to Heather's blog by using the next button below.    Thanks for stopping by.   Come back soon!


Project 1

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card stock:  garden green, certainly celery, basic black, whisper white, blushing bride, pumpkin pie, brushed gold, real red, pumpkin pie, so saffron, tempting turquoise, night of navy, perfect plum
Ink:  garden green, basic black
Punches:  Heart to Heart, corner rounder, scallop circle, curly label, extra-large tag, itty bitty shapes, large oval, modern label
Other tools and embellishments:  crop-a-dile, labels collection framelit, cello bag

Project 2

Stamps:  Baby Prints, Petite Pairs, Charming
Card stock:  pear pizzazz, naturals white, crumb cake
Ink:  basic black, pear pizzazz
Tools and embellishments:  big shot, polka dot embossing folder, scallop squares duo die, pear pizzazz seam binding ribbon, small oval punch

Project 3

Stamps:   Language of Friendship
Card stock:   crumb cake, garden green, paisley petals DSP, bashful blue, very vanilla
Ink:  basic black
Tools and embellishments:   big shot, Perfect Pennants die, scallop trim border punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, small scallop oval punch, bird builder punch, boho blossoms punch, crumb cake seam binding ribbon, chantilly crochet trim, basic pearls, large basic pearl

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Go to Heather's blog

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. Anji C. of Altered Scraps Blog
  6. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  7. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  8. Amanda H. of Live Laugh Craft
  9. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  10. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
  11. Heather W. of Heather's Stampin' Blog
  12. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  13. Linda O. of Stamp at Linda's
  14. Marla R. of Marla's Stampin' Spot
  15. Michele M. of Michele's Stampin' Blog
  16. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  17. Nicole B. of Creations by Mommy
  18. Pam S. of Sunny Girl Scraps
  19. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim


  1. What an adorable St. Paddy's Day goodie basket. I love how you made the handle a rainbow so that it spans the pot of gold.

  2. FYI: Your links to Heather's blog are not working.You might want to fix them. :-)

  3. Wow, Pat! That Leprechan basket is so cute and very creative! I love it! Your cards are beautifully done! Thanks for sharing!

  4. The Leprechan basket is so cute and the rainbow handle is perfect for it! Your cards are wonderful too, I like how you used the brayer and embossing folder for the polka dots on the baby card. Love to get more use out of the folders. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Great projects! The St. Patrick's Day basket is great and so much fun. Love the punch art shamrock. Beautiful cards! I just love your baby card.

  6. Patricia, I love your projects. That St Patrick's guy is so cute. Inky Hugs.. beautiful projects and awesome blog :)

  7. Wow Patricia! I love your basket! And the challenge card... WOOZERS!! You hit the nail on the head! GREAT job!

  8. Oooh... love the little leprechaun. I love the baby card, too!


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