I'm so glad you've come by for The Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop this week! We're a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who choose one stamp set to feature on each of our hops. I'm always amazed at the different ideas we all come up with for each set and I hope you are too! If you get lost at any time on the hop just click the image above and you'll find yourself on our landing page where you'll see a full line-up for the hop.
If you've come from Cindy Beach's blog, Stamps, Paper and Ink, you've already been inspired by all her creativity. I know I was!
If you can believe it, I hadn't tried my Curvy Keepsake Box Die until making a project for this hop. I think this may be one of favorite dies ever! It goes together so quickly and easily. It's much larger than I thought it would be too. I've waited just long enough to use mine that lots of people have come up with really clever ideas for this die! I can't wait to try some of them. What I have done, using Truly Grateful, is really quite simple. I think I might just use these on my Thanksgiving table. They would make cute placecards. The Alphabet Rotary Stamp would be perfect for stamping names on tags.
Before putting the two pieces together all four major sections were stamped with the largest wood look image. After stamping the log image on Naturals White Card Stock the little tag was cut from one of the three tag dies included with the Curvy Keepsake Box. The tiny leaf is from the Project Life stamp set, Holiday Cheer. That's where the sentiment for the tag was found too. A leaf from the Fun Fall Framelits Dies was attached behind it. Yep, I think these will definitely be on the table at Thanksgiving! I could get a head start and get them done now, couldn't I?
I couldn't quit there, I had to make a card too. I found my color inspiration in the Color Coach. Take a look....
Soft Suede, Crushed Curry and Old Olive were my inspiration. The Soft Suede card base needed a wood look and the Woodgrain Embossing Folder did the job! The largest banner cut from the banner framelits is the focal point. An oval was cut out of the banner so the wheat could be stamped right on the Old Olive card stock. Some Linen Thread was perfect from which to hang the Autumn Wooden Elements leaves.
-I discovered a little Tiddbit when cutting the oval from the banner. I should have thought ahead and cut them out at the same time. Since I didn't do that I knew my cutting plates, as old as they are, would leave marks on the banner. So, as I often do with smaller thinlits, I put a piece of wax paper between the card stock banner and the oval framelit. Voila no marks on top of my banner!
Here's what I did inside the card to say for what I'm "Thankful for..."
Be sure to hop on over to Heidi Baks blog, RunningwScissorsStamper, and see what she has created for this week's Stamp Review Crew. I know I am always "wowed" every time I visit Heidi's blog and not just on blog hop days!
Thanks for coming by today! I hope you've been inspired by the projects you've seen on The Truly Grateful Edition of The Stamp Review Crew's blog hop! I hope you'll stop in again soon. - Dawn