Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Reason to Smile Blog Hop

Need a reason to smile? Hopefully by joining in the Reason to Smile blog hop, you will be inspired by all of the ideas surrounding this beautiful stamp set that is being offered during the month of July for $5.00 when you spend $50 on Stampin' Up! merchandise. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I hope you take the time to check out all of the blogs on the hop which is listed at the end of my post.
I am #5 on the list. 

 Adding a quick bookmark makes a cute gift too!
Easy to make using the Two Tags Bigz Die.
Fold your piece of cardstock in half, and keep the bottom of the die exposed so instead of cutting two tags, you get one large tag with a fold.

The picture on the right shows how the bookmark looks when it is opened.

For added embellishment I ran the bookmark through my Big Shot and embossed it with the Fancy Fan Folder.  I attached my flower on with dimensionals after I punched it out with the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle.

To make my card I started with Baja Breeze cardstock.  To this I added two layers, one with Primrose Petals cardstock and Patio Party Designer Series Paper, and one with Summer Starfruit and Whisper White cardstock.  To my Whisper White layer I first stamped my full flower image with Primrose Petal ink, and then added the second detailed flower image with Summer Starfruit ink.   To dress up the center of the flowers I added a Basic Pearl, and for further embellishment I tied on a piece of Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon.  My "To My Friend" sentiment was placed on with dimensionals and is from the Friendly Phrases Stamp Set.  In addition, I used one of my templates from the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack to pierce the top corner of the card to add a different look.

The following were used:
Cardstock:  Baja Breee #111352, Primrose Petals #126841, Summer Starfruit #126839, Whisper White #100730     Designer Series Paper:  Patio Party #126916  Ink:  Primrose Petals #126858, Summer Starfruit 126991   Stamp Sets:  Reason to Smile #131274 wood or #131275,  Friendly Phrases #126149 wood or #126151 clear    Ribbon:  Primrose Petals 3/8"  Stitched Satin #126844    Embellishment:  Pearl Basic Jewels #119247  Punches:  Large Oval #119855, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle #119854  Tools:  Paper-Piercing Tool #126189, Stampin' Pierce Mat #126199, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack #126187, Big Shot #113439, Two Tags Bigz Die #115954, Fancy Fan Folder #127751  Adhesive:  Dimensionals #104430, Snail #104332

Stop by to see the other Reason to Smile Blog Hop creations:
1. Elaine Uhl - http://createnstamp.blogspot.com/2012/07/handcrafted-smiles.html
2. Susan Carlson - http://stampinmomoffour.blogspot.com/2012/07/reason-to-smile-blog-h...
3. Lori Witt - http://www.stampinwithlori.com/2012/07/reason-to-smile-blog-hop.html
4. Andi Potler - http://www.absolutekreations.com/2012/07/10/reason-to-smile-blog-hop/
5. Eileen Lang - www.eileensstampingcorner.blogspot.com - You are here
6. Karin Biefeld - http://www.karinbiefeld.blogspot.com/


Stampin' Mom of Four said...

Eileen I love your creation - especially the added bookmark. Your color combo is a great choice : )

Lori said...

Very pretty and great ideas! www.stampinwithlori.com

Andi Potler said...

Very cute and love the matching bookmark to go with it!

Elaine U. said...

I love how you showcased the in-colors! Very nice card!

Deborah Smart said...

Lovely cards - I'm lovin' the 'Reason to Smile' set! I popped over from SC!