Welcome to Stop no. 14 on the Stampin Addicts Summer Mini Catalog Blog Hop – you just arrived here from Twila’s fabulous blog and  now that you’re here, I am going to show you some fun things that I made using the set Bouquet Bunch that you can find on pg 21 of the mini – it is a super cute set featuring flowers, leaves, a vase, a pot and some adorable critters – and an absolute bargain at just $13.95…read on for my projects plus info about my scrummy Blog Candy…

If you know me, you know that I LOVE versatility…soooo it got me to thinking about what to make that’s a little bit different…we have teacher appreciation week coming up and one of my girl’s teachers just loves chocolate so I came up with a little something to give to her on Monday…I hope you enjoy it Ms Phillips…


I took 3 Hershey bars and stacked them, then stuck them together using a little Snail adhesive – I cut a piece of paper from the gorgeous Island Oasis pack that you can find on pg 27 of the Summer Mini and wrapped it around the bars to form a wrapper and then used  stamps from Bouquet Bunch to make my tag – I also used Punches, buttons, beads and linen thread to decorate…what a yummy treat…I hope she enjoys it…

Now I found myself looking at these stamps trying to work out a way to use them outside the box…hmmmm…I turned the little vase stamp horizontally and BING – a lightbulb went off – it looks like a fish!  I ran it past my 7 year old and she confirmed it instantly when she said ‘that’s a fish mommy’ and thus this card was born…


Aren’t they cute?  I simply stamped the vase onto some Designer Series papers and cut them out – I added eyes that I made using small circle punches and voila – there you have CUTE little fishy’s swimming around a hook…this card also uses paper from the gorgeous new Island Oasis pack which is sooo summery…I just can’t stop using it!  On Monday I will have lots more info and close-up photos and the how-to to make this super cute card…

Well, we have Mother’s Day coming up and what a great use for this flower themed stamp set – order it on the 1st and it will be here in time for your Mothers Day projects.  This is a Mothers Day card that I came up with using the beautiful flowers and stems stamps from this set…


I used my Stamp-a-majig to ensure perfect alignment of my flowers and stems and colored them in – like the label?  I took my Modern Label Punch and then punched out the center using my Word Window Punch to create a frame that I mounted on Dimensionals – its a cool effect…and I just LOVE how Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive work together…absolutely beautiful…on Monday I will have a close up photo of this neat little tag so can see how fab it looks…

Well, as I was on a creative roll I decided to make a  side item to co-ordinate with the card…this is a Simply Adorned box containing a necklace and large charm that I am sending to my wonderful Mother in Law and I wanted to show you how easy it is to package up a little unassuming gift like this to make it look a bit special…


I created a wrapper again using Island Oasis DSP (can you tell I love it?!) and tied around a piece of Rich Razzleberry ribbon – I took a 5/8″ square charm and put a stamped image* into the charm and tied it onto the ribbon using a piece of Linen Thread – I love to use those cute charms in this way – not only do they make a gift look really special, but the recipient can use them with the chain that you put in the box…

And that leads me onto my Blog Candy…leave me a comment to let me know which project you like the most and you will be entered into a drawing to win a Simply Adorned Bracelet and a Simply Adorned Charm – and be sure to come back on Monday to find out who the winner is along with lots more details and photos of my items…

I hope you enjoyed your visit – you are now leaving to visit the magical creations that Kim has come up with at Stitchin’ and Stampin’ by clicking HERE – and don’t forget to come back on Monday!

* The heart stamp is actually from the set Tiny Tags that you can find in the Occasions Mini Catalog on pg 28 – these stamps are the PERFECT size to use in the little charms and make it SO easy to put together a charm gift in minutes…

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57 thoughts on “Welcome to the Summer Mini Blog Tour…

  • May 2, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    I love the fish card the most. SO creative! How’d you make the hook?
    Very nice projects all around.

  • May 2, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    They are all very cute but the fishy card is my favorite. How clever! Thanks for sharing.

  • May 3, 2010 at 6:13 am

    Love the fish card! Love your creativity, Sarah!

  • May 3, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Sarah, they are all adorable. However, your fish made out of the small vase are very cute and so creative. Your rock!

  • May 3, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Loved the heart charm! But that fish card is just so cute! Think you have a winner there!

  • May 5, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Very clever use of this stamp set Sarah! I love them all – you did a great job showcasing this adorable little set!

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