Friday, April 30, 2010

Stampin Addicts Summer Mini Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Stampin Addicts Summer Mini Blog Hop! There are 23 stops on this hop, each one featuring a different stamp set or product from the Summer Mini which starts on May 1st! If you joined at the beginning of the hop, or somewhere in between, you will have arrived here from Deb Burgin's blog where she featured All a Flutter. Didn't she do a beautiful job?!

I will be showing you several things I have done with Motorcycle. Now, you may ask how I could come up with a variety of projects using a single stamp. I have to tell you that it was not as hard as you may think because this stamp coordinates so well with so many of our sets! This stamp can represent so many things like: Freedom, Strength, Journeys, Achievement, Moving Forward, Dreams, Rebel, Leadership, Individualism .... I could go on and on! And I live in a house full of testosterone, lol! Even my daughter and I are tomboys...
So here is my first group of projects:

I found I couldn't stop with just one card! I had to restrain myself from doing more for the blog hop, but alas, I am only allowed 3 photos in this post, lol!
Ok, so starting at the top, I made a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 card for Father's Day focusing on Making a Difference. All the good dad's do!
  • Stamps: Motorcycle, Rough Type, Happy Grad, Sentimental Journey, Sanded BG
  • Paper: Ruby Red, Kraft, Summer Sun
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Summer Sun, Real Red
  • Other: Distressing tool from Cutter Kit, Signo white gel pen, Corner Rounder punch, Paper Piercer with Mat Pack, Real Red brads, Chocolate Chip Corduroy Button, Stampin Dimensionals
Then clockwise around next is a 4x4 square card that could be used for anything. I have been thinking birthday, but I left the inside blank for now.
  • Stamps: Motorcycle, Sentimental Journey, Sanded BG
  • Paper: Brilliant Blue, Dusty Durango, Kraft
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Brilliant Blue, Dusty Durango
  • Other: Corner Rounder punch, Signo white gel pen, Silver brads, Paper Piercer with Mat Pack, Stampin Dimensionals
And the last card is a 3x6 money holder card for graduation. There is a folded up flap with corners rounded, the solid Chocolate Chip outline with white gel pen faux stitching inside that line, and Happy Graduation stamped in Choc Chip on the flap. I used the faux suede technique on the little banners on the card front.
  •  Stamps: Motorcycle, Pedaling Past, Happy Grad
  • Paper: Creamy Caramel, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Naturals Ivory
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip 
  • Other: Corner Rounder punch, Paper Snips, Paper Piercer with Mat Pack, Gold Brads, Mini Glue Dots, scoring blade on paper cutter, Distressing tool from the Cutter Kit

This is a 12x12 page I did that was a nebulous idea in my head ever since I saw the Motorcycle and Pedaling Past sets in the Mini! Kind of representing a coming of age, or progressing through the stages of life represented by the kind of bike you would ride. This page only touches on that theme, but I am sure I will get more use out of that thought, lol! The full sheet of card stock used for the background has the Motorcycle image stamped all over it, then it is spritzed with the new Log Cabin Smooch Spritz. It gives a really intense bronze like coverage so you really need to hold it a ways away from your page. I almost started over because it was so heavy, but I decided to just go with it. I also spritzed the title blocks only a little lighter this time!
  • Stamps: Motorcycle, Pedaling Past, Rough Type
  • Paper: Creamy Caramel, Real Red, Bermuda Bay
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Bermuda Bay
  • Other: Distressing tool from the Cutter Kit, Paper Piercer with Mat Pack, Signo white gel pen, Circle Designer Brads, Real Red Brads, Real Red Corduroy Buttons, Log Cabin Smooch Spritz, crochet thread, Stampin Dimensionals, Bermuda Bay polka dot ribbon
And did you notice the COOL brads! You can get them free in the month of MAY by purchasing a qualifying scrapbooking stamp set! How awesome is that?! I love to use these Designer brad in scrapbooking, they really add a punch of fun.

    And my last 2 projects! See, I told you I had to stop myself from doing more stuff for the blog hop! I'll save the rest for later, lol...
    On the right I have a little gift box using the Box #2 die and the round Sweet Treat Cups! How darn cute is that I ask you?! I made a pocket inside the box with a matching 1-3/4" circle to hold the tag, which in turn holds the M&M's in but gives easy access to them! I got the idea for the pocket with a tag from Kim, who is #16 on this Blog Hop. Putting it on a box was all me ;) I also used the new Square Lattice embossing folder, rubbed some Old Olive ink on it , then rubbed some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint over that to give it a bit of a metallic feel.
    • Stamps: Motorcycle, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Sanded BG
    • Paper: Creamy Caramel, Old Olive, Naturals White
    • Ink: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
    • Other: Signo white gel pen, Paper Snips, 1-3/4" circle and Tab punches, Sticky Strip, Mini glue dots, Square Lattice embossing folder and Box #2 die with Big Shot, Crop-A-Dile, Antique Brass eyelets
    And last but not least, a 6x6 scrapbook page. I wanted to convey the feelings a road trip inspires and I really wanted a picture of someone's feet on the dashboard with a view of the open road and gorgeous fall foliage with a backdrop of the bluffs. Oh well, I got everything but the feet! I used the Motorcycle image as a background again, which you can see much better in real life. I just freehand cut the paper at the bottom to simulate the bluffs with paper from the new DSP in the Summer Mini. And the word Freedom is just my handwriting on some more faux sueded paper.
    • Stamps: Motorcycle, Rough Type
    • Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Travel  Journal Designer Series Papter
    • Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip marker
    • Other: Paper Snips, Paper Piercer with Mat Pack, Circle Designer Brad, Fire (orange) Circle Rhinestone Brad, Fresh Favorites II blue button, Mini Glue dots, Signo white gel pen
    That is the end of my submissions for this Blog Hop and the end of our Blog Hop! I hope you found TONS of ideas and a new loooong wish list for the new Summer Mini  ;)

    If you joined us part way through, I invite you to continue on with the first Blog on our Hop, Allison Orhan with her Sweet Impressions blog featuring the new Builder Wheel, Flowers!

    You can also get back to the main posting for this Blog Hop here and go to whichever stop you would like.
    Happy Stampin!


    WebDeb said...

    Tanya, your projects are amazing! I really love the scrapbook pages and the stories they tell. I never would have thought about the treat holder with this set. Beautiful work!

    Trina said...

    Fantastic projects. I'm impressed at how well you showcased this set.

    Allison said...

    These projects are awesome! I loved how you showed the versatility of one stamp and how well it coordinates with other sets.

    Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

    Wow! Fabulous job! I adore the Biker in Training page where you paired up the motorcycle and tricycle. Too funny! Love the cork too. I can tell you really like this stamp. It shows in your amazing projects!

    HeathersHobby said...

    Oh my goodness! I can't believe you came up with so many awesome projects for a single stamp! I love the "feet on the windshield" page. That is awesomeness.

    Kim said...

    Amazing! Love how you combined the sets. Great memories on the scrapbook page.

    Cindy said...

    Tanya, you really got "rolling" with those bike stamps, didn't you? :-) I think my fave has to be the SB page Biker Babe in Training. Motorcycle and tricycle, too sweet!

    Lora Oliver said...

    Wow, great job at showing how versatile this set is. Great projects!

    Barbara Welch said...

    A single stamp with many different ideas. Thanks for sharing.

    RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

    WOW Tanya! What an amazing batch of projects you've made with this stamp! LOVE them! Your enjoyment of this stamp really shows!

    Melissa said...

    Wow Tanya, look at you! You weren't kidding when you said you had so many projects to share! I love what you've done with this stamp.. especially with that scrapbook page!

    Anonymous said...

    Wonderful projects - I love the color combinations you've used and the M&M treat holder at the end. Super job!


    MaryR said...

    wowsers - what amazing cards and projects you made with this stamp. I just love all of them!

    Lisa N said...

    Great ideas! I may have to get this set and use it for some cards for my husband's cousin who rides with her husband.

    Rhonda Langley said...

    Great projects! Love the 12 x 12 page especially.

    Debadoo said...

    Love your projects! Great SB pages. Love the biker babe in training. Too cute!!
    Deb B.

    Rhonda Langley said...

    These are all great projects! Great colors and lots of details!

    Michelle said...

    wow, you were busy! I LOVE the scrapbook page!

    Holly/catrules said...

    Tanya Oh my gosh girl! lol I see what you mean about stopping now! I love your projects you did a great job!! I love your scrapbook pages and you also made me want those treat cups now!

    Kim said...

    So I'm doing my second time through and just caught yout note on the box. Very clever! You can use the 3x3 envelopes to hold a tag too.

    Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

    Oh my goodness, that one tiny stamp did all those projects--and it sounds like you were only revving the engine!

    The rubber really met the road at your fab stop, Tanya. Incredible.

    Sara Mattson-Blume said...

    I love the scrapbook pages-- the tricycle-motorcycle combo is the best! You rock!

    Yapha said...

    What fabulous projects! I just love the motorcycle juxtaposed with the tricylcle!

    mitz said...

    no speeding thru this blog.. or you will miss all the fantastic projects.. WTG
    ( mitz_zee@yahoodotcom)

    Carmen said...

    Fantastic!! i love all the details on everything!! Too cute to add that trike on the SB page!! love it!

    Anonymous said...

    Tanya, I really like how you paired this single stamp with so many other sets and products. Very creative!

    Twila said...

    Great work, Tanya. You really covered it all with this set. Love the scrappage and the Father's Day box.

    Mickey Roberts said...

    Tanya, these are great projects! You really showcased the stamp you chose to feature. Lots of great Wow's!

    Lisa Young said...

    I am totally inspired! First - your intro to the stamp was great. And your projects? Fantastic! I love the page and the way you incorporated the 2 bikes. Your cards were each so different. I like how you used "feminine" colors on one of them! And the treat container project is awesome. Thanks Tanya!


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