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:
- Idonna Miller
- Ilka Teschke
- Tracey Gouraud > YOU ARE HERE
- Kayla Adams
- Joanne Hodge
- Sandra Roberts
- Melissa Tennison
- Mo Rootes
- Britney Vanderlaan
- Tracie Evans Langley
- Melissa Kerman
- Georgia Gaydos
- Shannon Cole
- Lisa Kmiec
- Amy Grendel
- Jenn Charles
- Laura Mackie
- Eva Pottsova (Crafting With Angels)
- Rachel Traudt
- Laurie Meier
- Susan Simpson
- Kimberly Smith
- Tracy Lewis
- Karen Pearmain
- Christina Walker
- Bobbi Miller
- Danielle Kassing
- Kirsten Aitchison
- Sharleen Luciano
- Rebecca Fellows
- Arden Dougan
- Linda Handford
- Sharon Maranich
- Mikaela Titheridge
- Andre Gordon
Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment, you've made my day!!
Stampin' Over the Rainbow with you,