Friday 26 February 2021

Stampin Friends Blog Hop - Brighten Your Day

Welcome to the Stampin Friends Blog Hop for February! 

This month's theme is 'Brighten Your Day! 

I had a request earlier this month to create a CD Holder and thought that this theme would suit it very well. What could be more uplifting than a gift of music? Of course, it could be an audiobook instead :o)

If you are following along with the Hop, you may have arrived from Heidi's Blog. 

Be sure to read through my post, comment below and then continue on to Jo's Blog. 

If you get lost along the way, you can find a full list of all the participants at the end of each of their Blog Posts.

Here are the projects I created for this month's Hop ...

I used the Sweet Strawberry bundle for my projects - but only the little Flower images, so no strawberries on these! :o)

To create the oval Flower frame I used one of the dies from the Layering Ovals set. I centred it on my panel and drew around it to create a guide.

The smaller Flowers were then stamped all around the pencilled oval.

This is the closure on the back. It's my favourite type, so I've used it a lot. 

To add a 'fancy' edge to the lid I used the border die in the Peony die set - completely optional though - you could just use a corner rounder if you want to.

The method for creating the card was exactly the same as for the Box - the panel is just a little smaller.

All the Whisper White panels have been embossed using the Subtle embossing folder.

The Flowers were stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with our Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. Super simple colouring too - no actual blending was done.

I used Rococo Rose, Pretty Peacock and Purple Posy - all colours from our oldest current In Colour Collection.

The sentiment is from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set.

Of course, you could create this for any occasion. I really wanted to create 'Get Well' projects but I don't actually have any stamps with that sentiment!

The Happy Birthday sentiment comes from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.

The colours used for this second set are Flirty Flamingo, Purple Posy and So Saffron.

This card was actually my 'trial' project and was made first. I did use a different embossing folder for the Whisper White panels - the Tasteful Textile 3D folder BUT when I came to emboss the coordinating Box I realised that it was too narrow. You need to use a 6" folder for this project.

Here is the Video ...



Basic Black                                                                                                 11½” x 6¾”

(Cut from either A4 or 12”x12” cardstock)


With the LONG side across the TOP, score down at:        5”, 5½”, 10½” and 11”

Turn clockwise so the SHORT side is across the TOP,

                                                                score down at:     ½” and 6¼”



Basic Black (x2)                                                                                        6¾” x 6”

(Cut from 8 ½” x 11” cardstock)


With the SHORT side across the TOP, score down at:     5 and 5½”

Turn clockwise so the LONG side is across the TOP,

                                                                score down at:     ½” and 6¼”



Basic Black (lid)                                                                                        5” x 2½”


With the SHORT side across the TOP, score down at:     2”





Rococo Rose                                             14.2cm x 12.2cm           (5½” x 4¾”)

Whisper White                                        13.9cm x 11.9cm          (5” x 4⅝”) 


Baker’s Twine approx..                         25cm                                   (10”)



You will need extra Whisper White and Basic Black card to complete the project.

Here is the list of all the Blog Hop participants for this month:

1. Teri Pocock - You Are Here!

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Supplies Used

1/2" Circle Punch - retired - replace with any small circle punch or die
1" Circle Punch - retired - replace with any circle punch or die
Silver Brads - retired - replace with any Brads

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Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine
Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine


Maureen said...

These are just lovely - what a great way t show an entire different side of the strawberry set. TFS

Jean B said...

I have the strawberry set, but haven’t done anything with the flower! Thanks for sharing what can be done with one small part of a stamp set. I I love the flowers in a wreath.

Kim said...

These are both just sweet and lovely. I love the colors you chose. Thanks for sharing.

Stampin and Scrappin with Steph said...

These are just beautiful! I will most definately need to case your CD case! I have many Calendars to send out that use the CD case as a stand TY for sharing!!!

Tiziana said...

I LOVE all of this! I have yet to play with my Strawberry set. I remember making CD holders for my brothers wedding...after that I think I blocked it from my mind...way to many to do, lol.

Katja said...

Your card and the fitting CD holder are way so beautiful. I love also the little strawberry flowers you have used. Thank you so much for sharing!