Monday, September 3, 2012

Sweet Stamp Shop SEPT. Release Blog Hop

Welcome all again to another blog hop release for Sweet Stamp Shop!!  This week the design team will be showing you sneak peaks into 3 new sets designed by the wonderful and uber talented Nicole!!  You should have arrived to me by the way of the awesome, and of course talented Laurel.  If not - never fear - you can just head back to Sweet Stamp Shop's blog or you can just use the line up for reference.




Today we are introducing to you It's Raining.  I love this little set.  There are so many possibilities :)  I wanted to share with you two cards I made.  First up - this card....




I stamped out the super cute umbrella from this set on a scalloped circle, and then paper- pieced the umbrella top, and handle using some patterned papers from Echo Park.  I, then stamped out this beautiful sentiment onto vellum card stock in Staz- On ink.  I chose vellum, because I didn't want to cover up my cloud back ground which is also patterned paper from the same pad from Echo Park.  I heat embossed the rain drops in white.  I added three gem stones for a little bit of "bling" to the sentiment, and one for the top of the umbrella.  

Then I couldn't stop there.  I was having so much fun, and on a roll creating with this set that I used some "scraps" that were left over, and came up with this card as well.





For this card, I used up what was left of my cloud background paper and stamped, then heat embossed the rain drops this time in silver for something different.  I had some white card stock left from when I die cut my first scalloped circle and I stamped my sentiment again, and punch it out with a circle punch, then took a smaller circle punch and created scallops on the bottom, to make the circle look like an umbrella.  I thought the sentiment was so neat looking in an "umbrella" shape.  I stamped out the handle from the umbrella stamp onto vellum and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.  I popped up with umbrella onto my strip of clouds and cut a "banner" edge at the bottom.  To finish it off, I added some yellow bakers twine from The Twinery, and a few gem stones.  The background paper is from that same Echo Park stack.  

So two different ways to showcase this cute and fun set.  

You are off now to visit Ellen, and I am sure you won't be disappointed for what she has in store for you on this set too!!  Be sure to leave comments along the way - a fun prize pack awaits!!  See you soon!!







27 comments:

  1. Love the EP papers and the way you stamped out the sentiment on both cards is just terrific! Great ideas!

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  2. These are so clever AND cute! Love them....

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  3. Great cards! Living those papers and what a wonderful sentiment this is!

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  4. Both cards are wonderful. I like paper pieced umbrella and the embossed raindrops.

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  5. I love both of these cards. I live in Seattle, so getting a set with an umbrella would be perfect...LOL

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  6. Lovely choice of patterns and colours. I especially like the cloud backdrop on the first.

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  7. What a great stamp for paper-piecing, nicely done!

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  8. Great cards! That umbrella is so cute!

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  9. This stamp is cute! (Who am I kidding - they ALL are!)

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  10. so adorable - love the choice of vellum on the first card!! Awesome!

    Tianna @ www.alittlebitme.com

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  11. love your cards and how you incorporated the pattern paper into the design. adorable stamps and a fun sentiment to work with!

    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  12. Loving this stamp set! Your cards are adorable!

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  13. I love the colors and how you did the stripe paper at an angle!!

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  14. Great cards...like how you used vellum on the first one goes with the cloud theme. The second banner and sentiment on the umbrella was a cute idea.

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  15. Love both your cards, really loved how you used vellum and embossed the raindrops!

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    1. Both cards are so cute, can't believe you used scraps for the 2nd one.

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  16. wow! i really love that you used scraps to create the 2nd card!! and i LOVE that you stamped the sentiment inside the umbrella!!! genius!

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  17. Oooh, pretty, pretty! Definitely love the sentiment inside the umbrella. Great idea!

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  18. Great cards...I always love clouds on cards and both of yours have clouds!! Fun!

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  19. This is amazing! I really love what you've done with this set, love the stamped drops and the sentiment on the umbrella!

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  20. You really showed the versatility of the set with the embossed raindrops in different colors and the I love the umbrella with the stamped sentiment. Good job.

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  21. Great idea to use the sentiment on the umbrella.

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  22. I like the background--very cute.

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  23. I LOVE how you stamped the rain on that cloud paper! So cute! (I'm gonna steal that someday :)

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