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…

  • April 30, 2010 at 7:46 am

    I am attracted to the simplicity and colors of the gift box. It looks quite elegant without being fussy. The charm adds just the right touch. Thanks for sharing these items.

  • April 30, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Pick a favorite – can I pick them all?
    I expecially love the Mother’s day card with the 3 stamped flowers and the modern label that was punched out with the word window…its like duh! why did I never think of this? Thanks for the inspiration.

  • April 30, 2010 at 9:02 am

    All of your projects are wonderful. Genius idea for the fishies! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  • April 30, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Oh my goodness. I’m in love with the fish card! This is actually my favorite set in the new mini, but I wasn’t sure how I could use it “out of the box” until I got it. Isn’t it so versatile?

  • April 30, 2010 at 10:36 am

    I love the fishy card, what a wonderful way to use your vase stamp. I love seeing alternate ways to use my stamps and punches. Thanks for sharing.

  • April 30, 2010 at 10:56 am

    You use of the vase as fish is so clever!! They look so cute and make me want to go snorkeling!

  • April 30, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Sarah, those little fishies are utter brilliance!!! I am SO going to CASE this card! And using the charm as a charm decoration on the bracelet box is inspired, as well. TFS! Fave has to be the fish card. It “speaks” to me, lol.

  • April 30, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I love what you did with this set. That fish card is just out of the box! Amazing as always Sarah!

  • April 30, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I absolutely love all of them, it is so hard to pick just one. I love the outside the box idea using the vase for fish…very clever.

  • April 30, 2010 at 11:56 am

    I really like your 5/8″ charm with the heart stamped inside! Nice blog!

  • April 30, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Love the creativity of using the vase for a fish. Now thats thinking out of the box. All your creations are great but the box and charm are lovely.

  • April 30, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Beautiful projects using this set, Sarah! Especially love your out-of-the-box idea for the flower vase. My favorite is your dressed up gift box though!

  • April 30, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    What wonderful projects Sarah! I especially love the fishes!!

  • April 30, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Sara, I love your out of the box thinking! Your fish card is perfect and I’m hoping that’s sand in the shaker window. Great projects and a great stop on the blog hop. Thanks for sharing!

  • April 30, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    My favorite project is the fish bowl card.

  • April 30, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    love all your projects and especially how you finished off the gift box with the charm

  • April 30, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    It looks to me like your fishes are swimming away with the votes! They are my favorite also…. but everything was just beautiful.

  • April 30, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    I’m loving the preview of the new DSP. I’d have to say your fish card is my favorite–it’s so fun and creative. Thanks for the chance to win your generous blog candy.

  • April 30, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    those “fish” are so cute. i don’t know if i would have ever thought of that. thanks for the different take on the flower vase.

  • April 30, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Thanks for the great idea to give my teachers next week for Appreciation week!

  • April 30, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Great projects. I really liked the fishy card.

  • April 30, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Wow, such a generous blog candy girl! I love all of these! So clever to make the fishy card. I love the idea of the frame with the word window punch and modern label. But I think I’ll choose the box. It is so elegant with the charm on it, and I do love that oasis paper also.
    Deb B.

  • April 30, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    LOVE your little fishies, so cute! I love this set from the new mini, thank you for sharing.

  • April 30, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    I love the beautiful wrap on the Simply Adorned box. And the fish are adorable!

  • April 30, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Well if I HAVE to pick a favorite – I love the little fish! All the cards are fabulous, I think I have to have the papers and the stamps! Great blog candy – hope I win!

  • April 30, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    I think the vase turn into fish is REALLY clever! But I LOVE the charm gift set! after seeing your beautiful work, I WANT to get the charm now!

  • April 30, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    I love the fishes! What a creative way to use the stamp in other ways…it’s always hard for me to think outside they box. I also love the idea to include the charm to accent a gift. What great ideas!

  • May 1, 2010 at 1:07 am

    I love the fishes – never would have come up with using the vase as a fish – sooooo clever!

    Cynthia Ferenz
    Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers
    stampindragon at verizon dot net

  • May 1, 2010 at 1:52 am

    Love your projects!! Enjoy checking out the projects. Cheers.

  • May 1, 2010 at 3:31 am

    Wow, love all the projects, but the Simply Adorned box is just breathtaking! Love the colours, the paper, everything is just lovely!
    Lots of love, Alex

  • May 1, 2010 at 6:57 am

    Great projects! I love the fishy card and the idea of using the charm on a wrapper. Great ideas!!

  • May 1, 2010 at 8:12 am

    LOL, that blue fish looks like he’s shouting ‘Don’t do it!’ to the other little fishies. . . who can resist a hilarious card like that?

  • May 1, 2010 at 9:47 am

    LOVE the innocent looking little vase fish, new species!!

  • May 1, 2010 at 9:56 am

    I love the fish! All your projects are fabulous, but the fish are brilliant!

  • May 1, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Just had to wow us, didnt you ? WOWWW.. WTG.. all are equal, but if we must pick one.. I choose the lil box.. its just
    adorable.. thanks for the opportunity..

  • May 1, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    How clever!! The fish are too cute and love the little box.

  • May 1, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Love it all! Great projects – I love the modern lable/WW punch frame. Gonna be using that one for sure :)

  • May 2, 2010 at 7:16 am

    Love the fish/vases! Very creative.. lots of fun projects you have shared! Thank You.

  • May 2, 2010 at 9:05 am

    I really like your fish card. It is really exciting to see different things to do with stamps. All we need to do is think outside the box. I have enjoyed looking at all your creations. Thanks for sharing.

  • May 2, 2010 at 10:57 am

    All of you projects are wonderful, but I REALLY love the fish! What a great idea.

  • May 2, 2010 at 11:35 am

    How can you expect us to choose?! I love the packaging with the charm and that fish card is brilliant!

  • May 2, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Sarah, I have TWO favorites! The 3-bouquets-mother’s-day-card, and the packaging for the necklace with the charm hanging from the ribbon. Beautiful colors, fabulous ideas. Thanks for showing us!

  • May 2, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    All the projects are wonderful, but my favorite has to be the box! Although the vase fishies are quite clever (I love ideas like this, using a stamp as something completely different)! Thanks for sharing, and for the chance at some fabulous blog candy!

  • May 2, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    These projects are all wonderful! But, I can’t get over those fish–SO creative!

  • May 2, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Sarah, great projects, I have to say I love the way you thought outside of the box on that fish card. Love it!

  • May 2, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    I absolutely LOVE the little fish! It was so creative of you to see something more out of the vase stamp!

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