Sunday 3 February 2013

Passionates - Spring / Summer Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Passionates Spring/Summer Catalogue Blog Hop!

14 of the Passionettes Team have got together to put on a fabulous Blog Hop for you today. Each of us has picked a section of the new Spring/Summer Seasonal Catalogue and have used one or more of the Stamp Sets on those pages to create some inspirational projects for you :o) I hope you enjoy 'Hopping' around all the different blogs today and seeing the gorgeous projects that have been created for you!

The Blog Hop starts with the wonderful Vicky, so if you would like to start from the beginning and work through - just click HERE to go to her blog.

You may have come to me from Val's blog - Click HERE to return to her blog - weren't her projects beautiful?

My pages were 8/9 in the catalogue and I have picked the lovely stamp set "Just Married" for my projects. 

I fell in love with the gorgeous cake image in this set as soon as I saw it! I knew it would be perfect for my 'Clean & Simple' style. Although, if you prefer things a little 'busier' - then scroll down a bit! :o)

I thought this simple little box would be perfect either as a table favour or to hold confetti. It uses just half sheet of A4 card stock. I used the Labels Collection Framelits to shape the edge of the closure on the front and the beautiful Pool Party Seam Binding ribbon to create a sweet bow on the top.

All the images in this set have been heat embossed with the new Pool Party Embossing Powder.

This card really couldn't have been simpler - but it showcases the cake image beautifully. I stamped the inside of this one too :o) The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments.

A little Thank You card for the bride to send out - perhaps for the gifts they received. 

The heart shape was cut using the new Hearts A Flutter framelits. I daubed Pool Party ink around the edges just to lift it a little from the background. The sentiment is from Petite Pairs.

Another wedding day card, using the remaining images from the set :o)

The background uses the Wedding Words wheel and the sentiment is from Tiny Tags.

Stamp Sets: Just Married, Tiny Tags, Petite Pairs, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Wheel: Wedding Words
Colours: Pool Party, Whisper White
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Pool Party Seam Binding
Punches: 1 3/4" Scallop Circle, 1  3/8" Circle, Scallop Trim Border, Small Oval
Big Shot: Hearts A Flutter Framelits, Labels Collection Framelits
Other Products: Pool Party Embossing Powder


My second project is a single Heart Easel card.

These shaped easel cards are really simple to make. 

Instead of cutting a single piece of cardstock with the framelit, you cut through a folded piece of cardstock. The top of the framelit is positioned just above the fold, so it won't be cut when it's run through the Big Shot. This creates your base card. Another full framelit is cut and glued to the base card to create the front of the card.

The beautiful flowers are another new accessory from the catalogue. These come on a 2 yard strip of tulle and are Vanilla in colour. You can either cut off a few and use them as a strip or cut off individual ones to use.

I coloured mine using a solution of 70% Isopropyl (Rubbing Alcohol) together with a few drops of Primrose Petals ink and a few drops of Champagne Glimmer Paint. I just spritz'd the flowers and left them to dry. When dry, I daubed some of the petal edges with a little more Primrose Petal ink. They do have a lovely sparkle to them, but I couldn't get this to show up in the photo.

You can colour these flowers in many different ways:

- by using water instead of the Isopropyl in your spritzer. BUT - it does take longer to dry. 

- place the flowers directly onto your ink pad and press them into the ink, you will get a much more intense colour. You can lighten this by spritzing with water.

- use your Aqua Painter either filled with water or Isopropyl with a few drops of ink.

- use your Stampin' Marker Pens - again this can be spritz'd with water to spread and lighten the colour.

I used one of the new Designer Builder Brads to create the 'stop' for the card. These brads are Amazing! You select what you want to go in the middle - this could be a stamped image or a little decorative paper and this is then covered with an epoxy bubble.

I punched out a little of the More Amore Designer Series Paper to go into the centre of the brad.

Stamp Sets: Just Married
Colours: Soft Suede, Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla
Paper: More Amore DSP
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Designer Builder Brads, Victoria Crochet Trim, Flower Trim
Punches: Bird Builder, Itty Bitty Circle
Big Shot: Hearts Collection Framelits

Thank you for visiting me today :o)

You can now continue with the Hop by visiting the lovely Emily's Blog - You will love seeing what she has created to show you today!


Emily said...

Wow I love the 2 totally different styles you created with the same stamp set. The CAS style is one I struggle with so thanks for the inspiration x

Unknown said...

Wow Terri... These are amazing :) xx

Margaret said...

Fabulous projects Terri but I really love your wedding favor/confetti holder - it's gorgeous!
Margaret x

Unknown said...

I like your "Clean and Simple" style. Very effective! Thanks for sharing.
Magda x

Vicky said...

Beautiful projects Teri! It always amazes me how many different styles you can get from one stamp set. Thank you for sharing x

Tara said...

Love the simple through to the "fussy", beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

It's a funny thing, but because I am a more-is-more stamper, I just love the less is more look. Your projects are all beautiful, but the first set are stunning.

Lovely to see you, (briefly!), yesterday. Xxx

Elaina said...

Beautiful work, really inspirational. Congratulations

Crafting Alison said...

Love the wedding ideas.. x

Fanny Stafford said...

I love the contrasting colours in the projects and the tips on how to colour the flower trim.Thanks for the inspiring ideas.

C said...

Stunningly Beautiful projects...fantastic. Thanks for sharing

Linda said...

Fab, fab, fab, just love your work.

Amanda said...

Oh Teri.. Such beautiful projects.... Both styles gorgeous.... But I blame you totally for that set being about to drop in my order! Thanks!! LOL!

YVONNE said...

Beautiful projects, gonna have to get that stamp set now, thanks lol. xxx

Monica Gale said...

Teri stunning projects as ever. I love how you showcased different styles with the same set, very clever!!! Thank you for support and for taking part M xx

Paula Knall said...

Teri - I am now so in love with the Pool Party embossing powder! I actually ordered extra card and the bakers twine on my last order so will have to have a play! I also have some IPA so am going to try dying one of the roses with Pool Party ink... Arghh may not have the re-inker. Hey ho - lots to try thanks to your inspiration! Pxx

Angie said...

All those cards are gorgeous teri :-) my fav are the heart easle card x

Angie said...

WOW !!! All of them are gorgeous Teri, what an inspiration you are thanx for sharing :-) All the blogs were great x

Angie said...

WOW!!!!! Teri these are just gorgeous what an inspiration you are :-) I love all the blog hops they were great x