Saturday, January 16, 2010

Stampin' Addicts' SAB Blog Hop - Stop #1 - Vintage Labels

Welcome to Stampin' Addicts 2010 Sale-a-Bration Blog Hop. This is the time of year when Stampin' Up! offers you FREE merchandise for every $50 of merchandise you order. It's one of the best times of year and this blog celebrates all things Sale-a-Bration!

You have found stop #1 on the hop, featuring Vintage Labels, an exclusive stamp set you can only get free during Sale-a-Bration. If you just arrived from Stampin' Addicts, welcome and thank you for stopping by! You can follow the hop right through - each stop will lead you to the next and make a complete circuit. The last stop on the blog is Twila's Stamp a Little Longer where she showcases this year's Ronald McDonald charity stamp set, Very Thankful. You can follow the hop forward or backward and it makes a complete circuit. The blog hop posts will be active through midnight on Monday, January 18. After that, many hostesses will post detail pictures, instructions, and supply lists. Be sure to bookmark your favorites and go back to visit next week!

I created three projects using this stamp set - a card, a scrapbook layout, and a 3-D project. The stamp set coordinates with four Stampin' Up punches: the curly label, the scallop circle, the 1" circle, and the wide oval punches.

The simplest - and fastest! - project I made was a little box using the matchbox die and Shades of Spring DSP, orchid opulence cardstock, and certainly celery grosgrain ribbon. I also used my Movers & Shapers die with the extended cutting pads to make a mat.


The second project I created was a card. I again used the Shades of Spring DSP and coupled it with the top note die, the dotted Stampin' Up Backgrounds #1 Texturz plate, and the scallop trip border punch. I layered barely banana with the DSP on pretty in pink cardstock. I sponged the barely banana top note and the scallop circle with pretty in pink ink to give it a distressed look. I sprayed a healthy dose (translation: a whole lot!) of frost shimmer mist onto the every layer except the barely banana top note.

The final project is a scrapbook layout that I had mushing through my brain for a while. The style of the Vintage Labels stamp set is ... well, vintage. but I really wanted to show you something else you could do with it. I like the vintage look, but I know that not everyone does. I've always loved the Pick a Petal set and knew I could make that wide oval frame into a flower. Once I did that, the circle one screamed SUN to me! I used a summer sun corduroy button, crushed curry polka dot ribbon, a real red corduroy button, my scallop edge border punch, my photo corners punch, and white grosgrain ribbon. The blue clouds are sewn on using my sewing machine.

I hope you've enjoyed the projects I created with this stamp set. You could earn the stamp set for free by purchasing the materials to make each one of these projects. I will post detail pictures, supply lists, and instructions for the projects next week after the hop is over. In the mean time, hop over to Stella's blog - Stellar Stamps - where she has created projects using the Happy Moments set.

21 comments:

Heidi Baks said...

Wow, that scrapbook layout with the ribbon, buttons, sewing is just fabulous! I love that you used DSP for the top of your matchbox too!

Twila said...

Great projects! I love your clouds!

Melissa said...

Love your projects Heather! I especially love the shimmer on your Shades of Spring card and the stitched clouds on your scrapbook layout.

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Great projects, Heather.. LOVE how you used scraps on the 2 page layout!! that's a fabulous page! Everything is gorgeous as usual!

Holly/catrules said...

Great projects Heather, like the clouds too!

Marie said...

Great projects - love that shimmer!!

Yapha said...

That matchbox is fantastic! What a great set!

Joyce said...

Love all your projects, especially how your card sparkles!

Lisa N said...

Love your projects. They are so adorable!

Crissy said...

Beautiful projects!!! Love the shimmer on the DSP in the second card, it really stands out!

Kim said...

Beautiful projects! Love that you sewed on your scrapbook page! Yes they look like clouds!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Adorable projects! Great scrapbook pages, and I love your shimmer mist!

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Great job Heather. Love the Shimmer. Thanks for heading the list and getting us off to a creative start!

Hugs - Jean

Little GTO said...

I just finished making over 100 matchboxes. On top was a verse stamped on a tag. This vintage label you used would have been so much better. Yep! This is a must have set.
Sharon L

Debadoo said...

Oh Heather, I love what you've done. That SB page is so creative. I especially love the box, and all the shimmer mist on the card. Great job!!
Deb B.

web said...

Wonderful job -- I love your card!

Cindy said...

Heather, your projects are adorable! I especially liked the match box one. TFS!

lisa808 said...

Pretty box & card. Neat idea with the sewn clouds.

Holly/InkPaperStamps said...

oooooo, love that scrapbook sun and flower--and your shimmer spritz makes your card really pop! Nice work, Heather!

Lisa Young said...

Great projects Heather! I love how you were thinking out of the box with your scrapbook pages!

Sally said...

I just love your designs! The color schemes are outstanding! Simply beautiful!