Monday, December 16, 2013

Stamp Review Crew: Perfect Blend Edition

http://stampreviewcrew.blogspot.com/2013/12/stamp-review-crew-perfect-blend-edition.html

Hey there! Are you enjoying this caffeinated hop? I sure hope so :) We have been brewing up some rich and hearty projects for you to enjoy! If you are following along from the beginning, you just came from Adriana's blog. That woman can really rock a stamp set, can't she! If you get lost or find a broken link (Lord forbid!) just click on the banner at the top of this post and it will take you right to the main landing post for this hop on The Stamp Review Crew blog with a complete blog roll for this hop :) 

Perfect Blend  is one of those stamp sets that can be use for almost anyone. The cup can be used to represent any hot beverage, and you can make it masculine or feminine. Love that! Now, I am a tea-drinking fool. I have an entire drawer of loose leaf tea, and a shelf in the cupboard dedicated to boxes of tea bags. And my kids all love tea too :) But no tea projects this time.


My first project is something I have made before. I have a template and tutorial here. I love this box! I have used it many times :) I hope you love it too.

Here it is open, with four decorated tea lights inside. I did try to use the Silver Encore ink on the candles, but the ink ran with the melted wax when I melted the tissue paper into the candles. Learn from my mistakes ;)

These little babies are fridge magnets. I used the thick round magnets for these so they would be good and powerful. And the colored punched/die-cut pieces? Those are coasterboard! I just applied the ink directly to the coasterboard with my ink pads.  I did have to re-ink the Pistachio Pudding pad after that, so be forewarned, coasterboard sucks up a lot of ink. And because I am not very patient, I used my Heat Tool to dry them quick so I could punch or die cut the shapes. Yes, I said punch! It takes a little more muscle, but not much more. The sentiments are stamped with Silver Encore ink.


And surprise! The magnets all fit inside the little box too! You can also fit Hersey's Nuggets in this box. It's a pretty handy little box :)

Next up is the Pop-Up gift card holder I whipped up. I got the pattern from the Paper Crafter's Library and it is super easy. I stamped my own patterned paper. I love to make my own patterned paper :)

The inside is lined, it makes it feel more luxurious this way. And you can kind of see the stamping through the Whisper White otherwise. The sentiment is stamped in Silver Encore ink again here.

This is what it looks like with the gift card inside. I like that there is lots of room to write a message inside this card.


My last project is a lunch bag turned gift bag. I have a stash of white and kraft lunch bags in my crafting storage cabinet. They come in so very handy :) This little gift bag will hold all of the items in this group.

ETA: Come back tomorrow for a K-Cup version of the box at the top of this post. I whipped up a rough draft this morning, but this night shift nurse needs to go sleep before I come up with a pretty box, and directions you all can understand, lol!

That's it for me! Now it is time to go see what Jill has in store for us! You are going to love it!

http://www.jillstamps.com/2013/12/stamp-review-crew-perfect-blend-edition.html
http://escape2stamp.blogspot.com/2013/12/stamp-review-crew-perfect-blend.html


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15 comments:

Shana Gaff said...

Great projects, Tanya! I love your little box idea. My mom just got a Keurig and I am thinking this would be a cute idea with some little K Cups inside!

Martha said...

You put together some great projects! Love the flipped images of the coffee cup. Have given me some ideas for the coffee lovers in my family!

Pops world said...

All this cards are so beautiful and with so many dettails. I can choose for the hold git card and the bag!!!

Adriana Benitez said...

Great gift ideas! The box of decorated tea lights would make a groovy teacher gift...

Heidi Baks said...

Very fun projects! I had the same thought as Shana... the first project would be great altered for K-cups. Get on that, will ya? :)

Jill Coleman said...

ALL of your projects are fabulous Tanya. Love the little long box and the magnets. The gift card holder is so cute with the white lines around the edges - looks official.

Ann Schach said...

Wow! Wow! And wow again! These are absolutely awesome projects, Tanya! You have certainly opened my eyes to the versatility of this set.

Yapha said...

Amazing projects!! I love your candles -- I never would have thought of that! And the magnets are amazing! Thank you so much for putting together these great hops!

Dawn Tidd said...

Awesome projects, Tanya! I love your own Designer Paper, it's adorable! That gift bag is terrific and I may give that one a try in just a little bit! TFS

Nancy Smith said...

Love the magnet idea. All the projects are great!

Beth Beard said...

I am blown away by all your projects! So many great gift ideas.

Dodge3670 said...

Wow...awesome! This is the best blog hop and such a great idea to show case one stamp set. I love it!!! Thanks for sharing with us. Lynn G.

Lisa Young said...

I love all of your ideas especially the K cup box. Perfect Blend certainly is proving to be a set with many, many possible uses!

MaryR said...

wow lots of great projects - love the little tea lights box and that gift bag is beautiful!

Rita Wright said...

I love the look of the stamped cups on the gift card holder and gift bag. I am totally going to use that later. :) I love iced tea, but only chai lattes for hot tea. I'm a coffee girl for sure.

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