Monday, January 7, 2019

Adoring You Stamp of Approval Blog Hop


What is Stamp of Approval?

The Stamp of Approval box is a hand-picked collection of exclusive stamping supplies delivered right to your door. It is released quarterly BUT you only purchase the ones you want - no committment. These supplies (have a retail value of more than $100) are designed to go together perfectly and provide years of cardmaking fun.

Here are some important details you need to know:
Tuesday, January 8th at 9pm EST - we're celebrating with a pre-release party for StampNation members. Members will be able to order during the party!
Wednesday, January 9th at 9am EST - the Wait List will receive an email with the link to purchase.
Wednesday, January 9th at 6pm EST - ordering will be available to everyone.
Please note that these collections have been known to sell out very fast so to ensure you get yours get your name on the Wait List or better yet, join us over at StampNation for the pre-release party and early ordering.


I have three cards to share with you today.
This first one features the following:
- The Adore Die
- The Key Stamp Set
- The Key Dies (Add on)
- Sweet Home Wreath Stamp Set
- Sweet Home Wreath Dies (Add on)



I used the Adore Die to emboss with for the background piece. To do this open your multipurpose platform to tab 1 and layer a cutting plate, your die with cutting edge up, then paper, an embossing mat and another cutting plate and run this through your cutting machine. This is a great technique to get double duty from your dies.
I used some Twilight ink and a blender pen to create the shading and then added some sparkle with a Wink of Stella sparkle pen.

To make the keys I heat embossed 3 layers of silver embossing powder onto a piece of white cardstock. While the last layer was still warm I pressed key stamps into it so as to get an impression. When it was cool I cut them out with the coordinating dies and sponged some blackjack ink over them to help them look a bit aged.


The leaves are stamped with Eucalyptus and Green Tea ink and die cut with the coordinating dies.
Some twine and a sentiment finish this card.

My second card features the following:
- Love Note Background Stamp
- Happy Together Stamp Set
- Happy Together Dies (Add on)



This was a quick and easy card to make. I stamped the Love Note Background Stamp onto some Sand Dunes card stock with versamark ink then heat set it with white embossing powder. I sponged the edges with Icing on the Cake ink and added it to the card base.
I stamped the 'love you' part of the sentiment the same way onto some Midnight cardstock and cut it out with the coordinating die. I added this with some craft foam for dimension. 
A little 'sure do' stamped in the bottom corner finishes this card.

My last card features the following:
- Backsplash Dies (Add on)
- Sweet Home Wreath Stamp Set
- Sweet Home Wreath Dies (Add on)


Keeping the dies together I ran the Backsplash Dies through my bigshot twice. Once with Mirrors cardstock -saving the panels for another card and once embossing the Backsplash Dies onto some white cardstock by following the same steps as in the first card above.
The sentiment is stamped onto the plain panel.  The flowers and stems are stamped and cut out with their coordinating dies and then arranged onto the bottom two panels.


I added a piece of acetate to the back of the Mirrors cardstock and then added that piece with craft foam making sure to line up the panels. 
To finish this one off I added some twine and then added that to the card base.





Be sure to leave a comment at all the stops on the hop because Catherine is giving away two $25 Gift Certificate to use in her store. The winner will be announced on January 14th on Catherine's blog

Time to hop!

Catherine




Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!



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61 comments:

  1. I had forgotten the trick of impressing stamps into hot embossing powder! Guess what I'll be doing a lot of!!

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  2. Great designs, Susan. I especially love those flowers looking out the window. =)

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  3. Each card is more interesting than the last, what a great job and so many ideas! Thanks

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  4. Your embossed background is FABULOUS! Thanks for the lesson on how to get double duty from my dies :)

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  5. Great cards. Love the embossing and impressed stamp!

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  6. Great cards! Love the look of embossing with the dies.

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  7. Fantastic cards. I love those silver keys.
    I've not seen a die for keys before - glad
    to be able to get these. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. Great cards, Susan. I forget that you can emboss with a die! Thanks for the reminder and thanks for sharing!

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  9. Love what you did with the window card. And I have to have the love words.

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  10. WOW....many great tips illustrated here to create such beautiful cards. LOVE the floral window card.

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  11. Awesome cards, love the window card

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  12. Susan,
    All of your cards are great! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Wonderful cards Susan!! I love how you used the window die as a stencil! And also...on another card...the dies for embossing! What great ideas!! It's wonderful to see the versatility of the products. Thank you for sharing Susan!! :)

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  14. Lovely cards! It's easy to see that everything in the SOA box is very versatile!

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  15. I love the look of all of your cards! Very creative use of the Adore die to do dry embossing...it really makes it look like a door! I'm already thinking of ways to use that die for Christmas cards as a door!

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  16. Super cards. Love the window effect of the foursome. Great idea!

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  17. Great technique! I've never done that, but I think I'm going to try!

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  18. Oh my. The Sand Dunes cardstock with the Icing on the Cake looks so warm and beautiful. love it! And darned if those keys don't look useable :-)

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  19. Susan, I really love the style and design of your cards. I was eager to see how you created the 'keys' on the 1st card. I can't wait to try the process you used to create the keys. Thanks for sharing :)

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  20. Very nice cards. Great idea to emboss with the window die - it looks fabulous!

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  21. Each card is better than the last. They are all great!

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  22. Susan, these are awesome. I love the techniques you used. I'll be trying that.

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  23. Thanks for sharing your cards! They are so fun! I really like how you used the Adore die for embossing.

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  24. Such gorgeous cards!
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  25. That second card is my favorite. It's that white embossing on the brown background. LOVE IT.

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  26. I love that gorgeous scripty BG on the 2nd card. All of your cards are lovely.

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  27. Never heard of pressing stamps into hot embossing powder I'll have to give that a try!

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  28. The pinky flowers look so pretty and simple. LOVE

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  29. So excited for this kit. Everything looks like it can be used multiple ways.

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  30. Beautiful cards! I really love the "Love You" card! The background is amazing!

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  31. Fantastic cards , Susan; loving your use of the negative from the back splash dies! Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Thanks for sharing Susan. Your cards are great! I'm so inspired.

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  33. I love your cards, especially Home is Where Your Heart Is!-Stacy

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  34. I’m loving your cards thanks for sharing

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  35. Gorgeous cards, thanks for sharing.

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  36. I really like what you did with all the cards, but the first card with keys is my fav!

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  37. I love how you made that card look like a polaroid picture.

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  38. Wonderful creations, Susan. Love the way you used the Backsplash die on your last card.

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  39. Your keys look so real! Amazing job. All of the cards are gorgeous.

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  40. BEautiful cards! Love the keys and that background stamp!

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  41. Love all of the cards - all so unique!

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  42. Oh my goodness...the sentiment on that first card is so powerful! This release may be worth it just for that one alone (although everything I have seen from it is amazing!

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  43. awesome cards - love the sentiment on the first card - so funny!!

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  44. Pretty cards! Love the window scene with the flowers!

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  45. Beautiful work! I love the window card! just stunning!

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  46. Wonderful card designs with these new products.

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  47. Beautiful cards! Love the pop of color.

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  48. Your cards are so lovely! I like how you added the keys to your first card. :)

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  49. Stunning and wonderfully creative cards! Such fabulous inspiration!

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