Welcome to the May 15th & 16th Blog Tour! My little blog is Stop #20 , Tour #6 . This tour features 22 blogs. Each blog will showcase a beautiful project using items from the Stampin' Up 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog. Don't forget to bookmark your favorite blogs along the tour as the links will disappear after midnight May 16.
I chose to work with the stamp set, Sip by Sip. What first drew me to purchasing this stamp set was the retro feel it has and the adorable coffee ring stain stamp! Talk about cute! But, I've had it for several months and never even took it out of the box. Why? Because it intimidated the heck out of me! Signing up for this stamp set for the tour forced me to get it out and play....and indeed I did! Once I started, I couldn't stop! For my blog projects, I chose to do a card, a gift bag out of a plain ol' brown paper lunch bag, and a matchbox filled with chocolates. I hope these projects inspire you, I mean, that is the main reason for the tour! ;) Now, onto my little creations.....
The color combination I used I got from the fabulous Color Wheel! If you are color challenged (like me!), this SU tool is worth it's weight in gold. The colors are Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Rose Red, and Almost Amethyst. I used the Sanded background stamp on the card base. Other tools & accessories used for the card are the Scallop Edge punch, Corner Rounder punch, Horizontal Slot punch, Sponge Daubers, Stampin' Dimensionals, and 3/8" wide Taffeta Ribbon in Chocolate Chip.
My second project...a decorated plain brown paper lunch bag. Wouldn't this be a cute & easy (& cheap!) way to gift up some fancy bagged coffees for the coffee lover you know?! The kraft color of the bag was perfect with my colors and feel of the stamp set. Once again, same colors (as I was going for a whole matching set type thing). I also threw in some Creamy Caramel and Close To Cocoa ink when I stamped on the bag itself. I used the Sanded background stamp again. Other tools and accessories used on the bag were the Eyelet Border punch, 1 3/4" Circle punch, Photo Corner punch, Word Window punch, Circle Scissor Plus, Bella Rose DSP, 5/8" wide Grosgrain Ribbon in Chocolate Chip, and Organza Ribbon in Whisper White.
And this, is the new Matchbox Die for the Sizzix Big Shot in the Occasions Mini catalog that you can currently order out of from now until June 30! It perfectly fits 3 little mini candy bars! I can see these all the rage for girls planning their wedding as wedding favors on the tables at the reception! But, going along with the saying in the stamp set about coffee and chocolate, I put chocolate in my little matchbox. Same colors, again, of course. All I added to this was some Hemp Twine in Natural and I punched out the saying with the Word Window punch. Super quick and super easy!
Now, allow me to introduce your next stop, #21....the ultra talented Stephanie Zeto! Stephanie's blog features the Stampin' Up stamp set Nursery Necessities. *Links removed due to tour guidelines* So, grab your favorite cuppa joe (or latte!) and enjoy the rest of the tour!