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Friday, December 31, 2010

Stampin' Addicts Occasions Mini 2011 Blog Hop


Welcome Stamping Friends!

You've likely arrived from Allison's Sweet Impressions Blog where you enjoyed her beautifully touching creations with the Thanks for Caring set. Should you get lost or want to chat about the blog hop, visit the Blog Hop Chat Thread on Stampin' Addicts for a list of all the participating blogs in order.

There are so many great sets in this new mini that I had trouble choosing my favorite! I went with the Baby Blossoms set and the Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper and had such fun making these projects.

First is this set of 3X3 cards (with Fancy Favor box container) that shows off some of my favorite patterns in this paper pack.  Tucking four of these little cards in the Fancy Favor Box gives the recipient great gift insert cards for weddings or showers or any occasion. You can't go wrong with these colors...Pear Pizzazz and Baja Breeze are gorgeous on their own and together.

I have another 3X3 card with matching envelope for you...This one is a little more detailed and features a mini scallop circle card on the front. (Check back Monday to see a photograph of the card showing the mini scallop circle card opened.) Masking a circle and small oval punch and sponging the inside created a fun and cohesive look, and I admit I didn't even use the Stamp A Ma Jig for this bunch of flowers. So sweet and so easy.

This card features the menu for my Hostess Appreciation Tea....It won't be held until June, but I thought it would be cute to show at the beginning of stamp club as a teaser of sorts.  I purchased the teapot card template from Stampin Up! demonstrator Ilina Crouse, and I think it makes an adorable faux Old Country Roses when used with the Baby Blossoms stamp set. I wish I'd pre-ordered the crown charms in the mini catalog--One would have been ~perfect~ hanging on the ribbon as a tea tag in the spot I used a vintage brad!

Finally, I made this card in which I cut out the center of the oval and used double layers of dimensionals as well as a few flowers for a shadow box effect.  The new tulips embossing folder can be used in a variety of ways, and in this instance, I sponged some Pretty Ink Pink ink lightly over just the edges and trimmed it down to a layer though it is lovely on the card base layer too.


I tried the wrist twist we used with the old Roses in Winter set, but wasn't thrilled with my first effort, so I'll have to play with that again soon...and also try it for a little Rock and Roll technique...

Now it is time to click and continue to the NEXT STOP on our tour for Holly's great designs with the new Petal Cone Big Shot Die on InkPaperStamps.



31 comments:

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful projects! I didn't think I needed this set... I love what you did with the teapot template!

Kandi said...

All so pretty - love your teapot. Your hostesses are going to love it

Yapha said...

Oh my goodness! That teapot is fabulous! And I love the 3x3 cards!

MaryR said...

beautiful cards and sets Rhonda!

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Fabulous projects Rhonda! I love your the idea of tucking the little 3x3 cards into a Fancy Favor box. What a great little gift! Your teapot was darling too. Great job!

Paula said...

Love them all Rhonda. You enabler, you!

Amy said...

Lovely projects, Rhonda! That teapot is AMAZING!

Carmen said...

I love all your projects but how cute was that teapot?!?! Great job!

Cheryl said...

Love the 3 x 3 notecard idea, Rhonda! The teapot is oh, so cute, too!

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Ok, you've made me want that dsp! I love the notecard set with the fancy favor box. The teapot is adorable too. Great job on everything!

Joyce said...

Every project is absolutely gorgeous! I love your teapot (can I come for lunch???) and your last card is so elegant. You've given me so many ideas to work with, thanks for sharing!

Lisa Young said...

Wow Rhonda! I so love this stamp set and paper! You really did a fabulous job showcasing them - love it all!

Betty said...

All your projects have a lovely country charm. The details on your second 3x3 are just perfect- the soft sponging is perfect!

Sunflower Stamper said...

Great projects! That teapot is too cute!!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Awesome projects Rhonda! Loved your little tea pot cards too cute!

Joan L Norris said...

You have convinced me to get this set. I have several of the watercolor sets, but this on is so cute! The size is perfect and I love the ways you have used it!
Joan!!!

Jen Timko said...

I love little cards and these are perfect!! What beautiful items you have made with this set.

Debra Burgin said...

I love the pretty 3x3 cards (and the holder). Very sweet!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Wow! Great projects! The card set is my favorite--as it's very shabby chic to me. My aunt and my mom would love a set of those cards for mother's day!

Crystal said...

I found you! :) lol...I arrived on the blog hop, but as soon as I saw your pic on the sidebar, I thought Rhondag! :) I think that's what it was...(Aah, great CCRAK memories - I'm happy2stamp4ever!) I didn't know you had a blog, but then...maybe you didn't back then (I didn't but now do)...just wanted to touch base and say hi since I saw it was you! :)

Anyways...congrats on being part of the blog hop - your projects are BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Kim said...

Beautiful projects Rhonda! Love the teapot.

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Oh Rhonda, I always love what you come up with. . . so may special touches! The embellished envies, the perfect bows, the delicate sponging, those rose-covered teapots.

Delightful--absolutely delightful!

Barbara Welch said...

Absolutely beautiful projects...I love the teapot.

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Gorgeous projects Rhonda. Thanks for showing the range of this paper and stamp set. Lots of lovely ideas to CASE - lol!

Hugs and Happy New Year!

Tanya Boser said...

I love the masked sponging, and all of your gorgeous Spring Flowers!! And yes, great minds do think alike ;)

Sarah said...

Beautiful projects Rhonda...the tea pot is super cute :-)

Cindy said...

Rhonda, I loved the extra touches you put on the envelopes for the 3x3 cards. It just makes them so much more special! Good thing this set is already on my must-have list. Bad thing I'm trying to wait until SAB to order, and you're making it VERY difficult!

Allison said...

Oh, these are all so pretty I can't even choose a favorite! I didn't order this DSP, but now I may have to. :-)

Twila said...

Rhonda, I love your projects. My favorite has got to be your tea invites though. Really cute!

Mickey Roberts said...

Rhonda, the projects are just so pretty! I especially loved the teapot invitations.

Melissa said...

Beautiful work, Rhonda!