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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Stamp 'n Hop SAB round 2 - You are loved Gift-E-Lope



Hi y'all.  I'm back for the second hop with this wonderfully talented international group of Stampin' Up demonstrators.  My name is Tracey Gouraud and I am a demonstrator in the wonderful state of Texas in the United States.










    This month's theme is the second offerings for Sale-a-Bration.  I used 3 of these in this project and they are all free when you place a qualifying order of either $50 or $100 depending on the item.  This special and these items are available until March 31, 2018.

     It has been rather cold here for quite a while this winter and I found myself looking forward to spring and the flowers it brings.  My peach tree was showing a few pink flowers, so I knew I wanted to use flowers in my project.  I knew I wanted to use the basket weave texture embossing folder for this month's hop post.  Then I remembered my favorite thing to make when I started stamping: gift-e-lopes. 

     Let's see if it will work on an envelope and do I stamp before or after I use the texture folder?  Then, I thought about the ribbon and do I punch holes through center at the edge of the envelope or cover the ribbon as it goes across the front?  

     My first attempt was all stamped images and done in the same color. But the  butterflies got lost.   


Then I decided to use markers to ink up the flower vine.  I decided to use Pear Pizzazz on the vine stem and the leaves, I did the flowers in Berry Burst.  Kept the butterflies and sentiment in Melon Mambo.  

  
     I also decided to use my Stamparatus.  So I used markers and attached the ribbon first and was able to correctly double ink the part on the ribbon.  To stamp the butterflies in a column, I placed and picked up the bottom one.  Inked it in Melon Mambo and stamped it.  Then I lifted up the lid of the stamparatus and took it off the hinges and moved it up one hinge.  The middle one had to be inked and stamped twice to get the full color on the ribbon.  Then I lifted and moved it up a hinge again and inked and stamped it the third time.

     Sent it to the Big Shot and used the Basket Weave texture folder.  I found the best way to do it was to have the gift-e-lope top go through the texture folder and then do the back half.  The flap needed to be cut on the fold to the top of the envelope.  Sometimes at this point, I corner round the inner edge on the flap, but opted not to do that this time.  Then I cut a piece of the gold dotted DSP from the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP to fit the inner left side and cover the left half of the flap.  I stamped the inner sentiment in Melon Mambo on it and adhered it.  

Measurements (in inches):
Medium White Envelope: 5 3/4" x 4 3/8" (folded 2 7/8" x 4 3/8")
Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon: 18"
Springtime Foils Specialty DSP: 2 1/2" x 4"




     The only thing left is to decide what to put in the gift pocket on the right, tie the ribbon in a bow and decide who to send it to.  If you would like to earn the basket weave texture folder and the Blossoming Basket stamp set, they come as a bundle and are free for a $100 order.  The Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper can be earned for a $50 order. 

     Here is the list of the international bloggers who are on this team of Stamp 'n Hop.  Each name (hopefully) will be the link to that person's blog stop.  I hope you liked my blog and will continue hopping to see what other fun projects they have created using items from the second offering of this year's Sale-a-Bration.  Kayla Adams is next and is the 'Blog Hop Mom' for this group.  I know you'll like her blog stop and project.  Don't forget to leave us a virtual hug by leaving comments to let us know what you liked or share our blog hop posts with someone you think will enjoy it as much as you did.  The products I used in my project will be below this list.  If you live in the US and don't have a demo and would like to purchase any of these items, please click on the images which are links to take you to my digital store.  Be sure to use my hostess code for this month: VUKA6CBF 
if your order is less than $150 and I'll send you a free gift.

Be sure to visit all the other blogs linked below to see everyone's amazing creations, I know I'll be hopping to each and everyone of them to get great ideas and see wonderful projects!


The March Stamp 'N Hop Artists are:

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Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment, you've made my day!!

Stampin' Over the Rainbow with you,
Tracey Gouraud








36 comments:

  1. What a cool project, not seen this before.

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    1. Thank you. it's a very fun project to make.

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    1. Thank you. I enjoyed making it and am glad it's being enjoyed.

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  3. Great project! Thank you for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you and you're welcome. I enjoyed making it and sharing the process.

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  4. Loved the embossed envelope and inked ribbon, what great ideas.

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad it worked out right.

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  5. I love the bright colors of the flowers and butterflies! The basket weave texture really adds to the project. Well done!

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    1. Thank you. About the bright colors, my favorite color is rainbow! The basket weave texture was the first thing i knew i was going to do.

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  6. Our peach tree is blooming here in AZ too. :) Love the colors you picked for your flowers!

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    1. Rachel, what kind of peach tree do you have? I have a La Feliciano and a Sam Houston. They each blossom at different times. Hoping my Sam Houston tree does well this year.

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  7. I like your fun pocket. Nice job.

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  8. that's one creative project! Thank you for sharing it with us.

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    1. Thank you Eva. I love making Gift-e-lopes and this design just happened to fall into place with the items from SAB.

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  9. Great idea to emboss the envelope, TFS

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  10. Lovely project, and I love that you also showed the steps that led you there. Very often we only see / show the finished product and the instructions for that, but not how we got from the idea to the finished project. It's so interesting to follow the thought process of others and see how they work!

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    1. Ilka, thank you for the lovely compliment and appreciating my thought processes. I loved your project and post and the fact that you wrote the post in both English and German. I plan on CASEing your project.

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  11. Thanks so much for sharing with us and hoping along.

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    1. Thanks for allowing me to be one of the team members.

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  12. Great project, love your explanation and thought process.

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    1. Thank you Tracy Marie Lewis, it's a Tracey thing.

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  13. What a great project! I have never seen this before - but definitely will be making one (thanks to your directions)! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  14. What a super idea to emboss your envelope. I also like how you've stamped over the embossed base on the card. Fab inspiration, thank you x

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    1. Thank you. glad to be inspiration. i get so much inspiration from others, glad to pay it forward.

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  15. Great project Tracey. Loving your colours & use of the Markers. TFS

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    1. Thank you. I love doing Gift-e-lopes and like trying new things on them. You're welcome.

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  16. Very cute! I love how you used the DSP on this fun card! Always fun to get such a cute little package like this! Thanks for sharing with us! :)

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  17. What a lovely gift card holder Tracey. TFS

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    1. Kirsten Aitchison, Thank you. You're welcome.

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