Sunday, 3 February 2013

Blog Hop

Good Morning Crafters! Are you here because of the Stampin' Up! Blog Hop? Great  Just a word of caution - we are trying this ambitious blog hop for the first time so please excuse us if some of the links are a bit wobbly! Fabulous Monica Gale is trying to help everyone become an IT genious as well as a crafting Diva and we will sort it all out but it may take an hour or two! Do come back if the chain isnt working!

 I hope you enjoy all the fabulous projects that we have made showcasing the products in the Stampin' Up!Spring and Summer catalogue for your delectation. We have each taken a page of products (I have chosen page 23)  to concentrate on and have listed what we used and how we made the items.  As you read each blog post you will see a link to the next person in the chain and can hop hopitty hop from blog to blog. The person before me in this blog hop is Isabelle - click HERE to go straight to her blog post.

Spring Sampler - even the name of this stamp set makes you feel better! With its 24 neat little stamps this is an ideal set to use for mini cards, tags and labels. All Spring is here - lambs, frogs and ducks even wellies and rain showers! Check them out on page 23 of the Stampin' Up! 2013 Spring/Summer catalogue. Here are some of the things I have made to show the versatility of this great little set! Please let me know which is your favourite and send me pictures of your creations!

These four tags were super quick to make and would also be a great little gift.

Products used: All Stampin'Up! unless otherwise stated
Stamps: Spring Sampler (images)
Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Gumball Green and
Card stock: Very Vanilla
Accessories: Bakers twine
Next I played with the umbrella stamp from the set and made a cute little post-it booklet. The stamp is a perfect size for the  1 "circle punch and looks bright and breezy in Pumpkin Pie, toning very nicely with the colours in the Sale-A-Bration Vine Street papers and the beautiful Pool Party cardstock. I stamped the perky brolly on the post-its too and used a modern label punched from Pool Party to make the closure. I inked the edges to give the whole project a bit of extra pop! Love inked edges!
Products used: All Stampin'Up! unless otherwise stated
Stamps: Spring Sampler
Inks: Pumpkin Pie
Card stock: Pool Party
Accessories: Modern label punch, circle punch
Next I made a quick bookmark for Felix - five whole years old and great little reader! The jolly frog fairly jumps off his lilypad and I love the bold F stamped in Gumball Green.
Products used: All Stampin'Up! unless otherwise stated
Stamps: Frog from Spring Sampler, F from Letter It alphabet set
Inks: Gumball Green
Card stock: Very Vanilla and Certainly Celery
Accessories:Scallop Circle punches (both sizes), Two Tags Bigz die and Big Shot

 And how about this for a great Easter card? I stamped a chick in Summer Starfruit (actually it might be a duckling but both herald Spring!), an Easter egg in Gumball Green, a basket of eggs using the In Color Stampin' Write markers and the sentiment in Gumball Green all on Very Vanilla cardstock (this has to be the most versatile colour in the world....) and inked the edges in Summer Starfruit.
I punched them using the Petite Pennants Builder punch and the 1 1/4" square punches and also punched the same shapes in Baja Breeze, used dimensionals to make them stand out and popped them on a piece of Vine Street Designer Series Paper. A brad and simple length of So Saffron Taffeta ribbon finish it perfectly
Products used: All Stampin'Up! unless otherwise stated
Stamps: Spring Sampler, Teeny Tiny sentiments
Inks: Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, In Color Stampin' Write markers
Card stock:More Mustard
Accessories: Petite Pennants Builder punch , 1 1/4" square punch. So Saffron Taffeta ribbon

I do hope you have enjoyed seeing these projects. Thank you for visiting beyondthegreenhouse - do become a follower and see all my other projects. I am now sending you on to Aurora who is next in the blog hop Click HERE to see what she has made!


  1. What a fab variety of projects. Lovely and thanks for the inspiration x

  2. Really like your style, Irene. The tags and post-it booklet - what lovely ideas! Thanks for sharing.
    Magda x

  3. Fab projects Irene! My 7 year old son has asked me to make him some bookmarks like this - he said "not with an F though Mummy 'cos I'm called Thomas!" Bless him! Thank you for sharing x

  4. Love these, they are so cute x

  5. Really lovely projects Irene! xx

  6. Such lovely projects.... Just love those tags! Gorgeous....

  7. Fantastic projects my dear but Felix's bookmark is just the cutest thing. Thank you for your support and for taking part xx

  8. What a fab variety of projects. Lovely and thanks for the inspiration