Sunday, March 17, 2013

Best of 25 Years Blog Tour

Welcome to another Best of Blog Tour. This tour features the stamp set Best of Love. Enjoy my samples!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! My first card features a shamrock made with the heart in the set. I stamped it and then cut it out with one of the heart shapes in the Hearts Framelits set. The stamp is not the same shape as the heart framelit but what I liked was the pattern. I just love bright green and white together.
Supplies Used
Stamps - Best of Love, Secret Garden ( the stem )
Cardstock - Gumball Green, Whisper White
Ink - Gumball Green
Accessories - Gumball Green Satin Ribbon, Hearts Framelits, Vine Street Embossing Folder ( a FREE sale a bration choice, only one week left to get this! )

Love is in the air around our house. My oldest son Adam AND my daughter Rebecca both got engaged in December. Both on the same day! We knew that they both may be getting engaged soon, but on the same day? December 22 was the day, or evening I should say. Rebecca and Marc came for dinner with their announcement first while Adam and Steph were at Longwood Gardens. We had a feeling that Adam was going to propose and sure enough when they came home, Steph flashed us her ring! It was a fun evening with two very happy brides to be! Adam and Steph are getting married in August and their colors are Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight as you see in the sample above. 

  Marc and Rebecca have a date set in March of 2014 and their colors are Eggplant Envy and Lucky Limeade. We are in full wedding mode here. I will be making the invitations for both weddings. Stay tuned. I will be sharing. 
Supplies Used
Stamps - Best of Love
Cardstock - Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Eggplant Envy, Lucky Limeade
Ink - Night of Navy, Lucky Limeade
Accessories - Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Color Collection designer Series Paper Stacks, Perfect Plum Taffeta Ribbon, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon. 

To make the seam binding ribbon scrunchy looking just pull a piece of thread from the end and gather it.
 Be sure to make the inside of your card pretty as well. 

 Supplies Used
Stamps - Best of Love, Madison Avenue ( free sale a bration choice ) 
Cardstock - Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink - Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango
Accessories - Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon, 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch

 This turned out to be a bright and cherry card! I used two free sale a bration products for this sample - Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper and Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button pack. I used the Pool Party Ribbon from that selection. I pulled the color scheme from the designer paper. Makes things easy! I used markers to color in the Read My Lips image so that I could have the lips be a different color.And here is the inside...

Supplies Used
Stamps - Best of Love, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Delightful Dozen
Cardstock - Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Ink - Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango and Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango and Island Indigo Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories - Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper, Sycamore Street Ribbon, Bitty Banner Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits

 Okay, now work with me here folks on this one. Haha! The pig from Button Buddies came to mind when I was thinking of an image to use for an olive! Come on - you see it don't you?! I love how the card turned out. I showed it to my husband and he thought it was clever. 
Just a little tip. I used Old Olive for my card base and wanted to layer the Olive You image on green as well so I layered it onto a piece of Lucky Limeade cardstock which is just a bit lighter. That way it stands out a little more. Gotta love the button nose. 
And the inside - stamp is from Petite Pairs Set
Supplies Used
Stamps - Best of Love, Petite Pairs, Button Buddies
Cardstock - Old Olive, Lucky Limeade, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Ink - Old Olive ink pad and marker, Riding Hood Red ink pad and marker
Accessories - Parker's Patterns Designer Series Paper, Brights Designer Buttons

I managed to use all the stamps in the Best of Love set! I struggled a bit with this one but I like how it turned out. The Love did not exactly fit in the Framelit I used to cut it out with. Here is how I did that...
I laid the framelit over the Love image......
Do you know this little trick? Use a post it note to hold the framelit in place so it will not move. I keep post it notes by my Big Shot and use them every time I use framelits. Just lay the cutting plate right on top and send it through the Big Shot.
This is what you are left with. I cut out the rest of the letter e
Then I did my best to use dimentionls and put it into place so that the word is complete. Pretty neat! It's the little things that make me happy : )  As you see in the stamped Love image above, there is a You in the center of the O. I covered that with one of the Vanilla Flowers that I colored with a sponge and ink. I used a Crumb Cake marker and colored the You image, stamped onto Pretty in Pink cardstock and punched with the Small Heart Punch.
Supplies Used
Stamps - Best of Love
Cardstock - Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla
Ink - Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink
Accessories - Tea For Two Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Vanilla Flower Trim, Small Heart Punch, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Square Lattice Embossing Folder

This was fun! I hope you enjoyed my samples. You are now headed to Anne Mataci blog.


  1. LOVE your shamrock! Great minds think alike, although I fussy cut mine. I should have used the framelits to make it easier. Great projects, as always Deb. Congratulations on your engagement news!

  2. Thanks Nancy! I noticed you had the same idea as well with your card. Yes, great minds do think alike!

  3. Fantastic projects, Debbie! I'm not sure which one I like best as there are a bunch of great ideas!

  4. Love your St. Patty's Day card, gonna recreate today!! And I love the trick with the Framelits! Great Job!!

    1. Glad you liked the card. It was kind of a last minute thought!