Thursday, September 12, 2013

Stylin' Stampin' Squad: September Blog Hop

Thank you so much for joining us for the September Stylin’  Stampin’ Squad Blog Hop! This month we are focusing on the tools of the stampin’ trade. Specifically, each of our favorite stamping tools. It’s amazing the kinds of tools that have been created to help us along in our paper-crafting addictions.  This month’s blog hop will showcase many of the Stampin’ Up! tools that are now available to us in the 2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Holiday Catalog and even a couple of products that are so new they aren’t in either catalog. We hope you enjoy seeing how we use the old and new tools and are inspired to come up with some great projects of your own.

You should have just left stop number 14 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad blog hop – Jamie H of Unique Ink. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn’t work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Craft Smashup
  2. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  3. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  4. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  5. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  6. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  7. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  8. Justin K. of JK Cards
  9. Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin'
  10. Jennifer B. of NW Stamper
  11. Bree R. of Craft-somnia
  12. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  13. Jennifer C. of Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  14. Jamie H. of Unique Ink
  15. Kristina M. of Mama's Sanity
Without further ado, here is my project.  My favorite tools in my arsenal has to be my punches!  I love how fast you can make cards with punches.  I was able to make 12 copies of this card pretty quickly because all of the major elements on this cards are punches!

Stamps: Six-Sided Sampler (# 130956)
Paper: Venetian Romance DSP (#130144), Subtles Collection (#119704), Whisper White (#100730)
Ink: Basic Black (#126980), Smoky Slate (#131179)
Punch: Modern Label (#119849), Word Window (#119857), Blossom (#125603), Pansy (#130698)
Embossing Folder: Fancy Fan (#127751)
Etc.: Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430),  Naturals Designer Buttons (#127554), Linen Thread (#104199)
Layering punched elements gives you a lot of depth on a card.  For added depth, I used Stampin' Dimensionals under the flowers, then tucked in the "my friend" under the flower.
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I hope you have enjoyed our hop.  If you missed any stops along the way, make sure you head back to the list an start from the beginning.



  1. Love this card Kristy! You dressed up this clean and simple card with just a few simple punched out pieces and it is amazing!!

  2. LOVE PUNCHES!!! Seriously, what would we do without them?! ;) Great card...thanks for sharing!

  3. Ooooo...I love those two flower punches layered together! I'm so going to do that! Maybe in just a few minutes in my craft room! Thanks for the idea!!!

  4. I love SU for the same reason - stamps that coordinates with punches!! Thank you for sharing your card.

  5. Beautiful card! Punches do rock, especially when they are in a bundle ;) Makes creating so easy!! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Kristy, I love your card! Thanks for joining us and sharing!

  7. I love the Blossoms you punched and roughed up... you did a great job! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  8. The punches are a classic tool, I love them too. Your card is beautiful, I love all the texture and dimension. TFS!

  9. I can't live without my punches. Your card is so pretty.

  10. I agree with layering flowers. Just gives such a nice look. I love how you sponged the petals, along with the button and twine on the flower.

  11. You are a talented lady, Kristy. :) I love the layered flowers and the simple elegance of your card. Here's to you crafty queen!