Rose Wonder -- Happy Birthday

Hello!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I'm so glad you are here.  Today's post is a follow-up to yesterday's Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Rose Wonder stamp set and coordinating Rose Garden Thinlits.  If you haven't had time to travel through the hop, I hope you'll do so.  There are some wonderful ideas by some very talented Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world.  To see the line up of blog hop participants, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.

I was immediately drawn to the Rose Wonder stamp set because of the truly lovely greetings and sentiments.  But I wasn't sure I wanted to invest in another floral stamp set.  The coordinating Rose Garden Thinlits were very pretty, but seemed rather limited.  So I pondered...but when I began seeing all the great ideas for using this combo, I succumbed.  And I'm so glad I did!

One of the more fun ideas that sold me on the Thinlits was the idea of paper piecing the large rose with leaves thinlit.  Some demonstrators used coordinating cardstock colors to create depth and shading for the rose and leaves.  I wondered what would happen if I used Designer Series Paper for the paper piecing.  So I looked through my stash of Designer Series Paper and decided to go with some vivid pops of color using the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack.

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This card begins with a card base of Basic Black cardstock.  A piece of paper from the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack was matted with a slightly larger piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and attached to the center of the card front.

A piece of Basic Black cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using the rose with leaves thinlit from the Rose Garden Thinlits.  The die cut was adhered to a piece of Peekaboo Peach cardstock using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  The Peekaboo Peach cardstock was trimmed with Paper Snips to create a border around the outside of the die cut.

A Peekaboo Peach/Flirty Flamingo/Sweet Sugarplum/Very Vanilla swirl pattern piece of Playful Palette paper was placed under the rose area of the rose with leaves thinlit and die cut with the Big Shot.  The pieces of the paper inside the rose area of the die cut were carefully removed from the thinlit so that they are arranged on the work surface in the pattern of the die cut.  The individual pieces were adhered to the Peekaboo Peach cardstock inside the rose area of the thinlit cut from Basic Black cardstock using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.

Pieces of Emerald Envy/Very Vanilla crossed line pattern were placed under the leaves area of the rose with leaves thinlit and die cut with the Big Shot.  The pieces of paper inside the leaves area of the die cut were carefully removed from the thinlit so that they are arranged on the work surface in the pattern of the die cut.  The individual pieces were adhered to the Peekaboo Peach cardstock inside the leaves area of the thinlit cut from Basic Black cardstock using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.

Tip:  In some areas, the paper pieces are so tiny that the adhesive may ooze out and get on the Basic Black die cut.  To remove the adhesive, wait until it dries and then use the Adhesive Remover to pick up the bits of adhesive on the Basic Black.  

The completed paper piecing was adhered to the card front.  The decorative oval frame image, from the Rose Wonder stamp set, was stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock using Peekaboo Peach ink.  The "Happy Birthday" greeting was stamped at the center of the frame using Emerald Envy ink.  The frame was die cut with the Big Shot using the coordinating frame from the Rose Garden Thinlits.  The greeting was adhered near the top right of the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with Very Vanilla cardstock.  A piece of Peekaboo Peach cardstock was adhered behind a piece of Playful Palette Designer Series Paper.  The paper was adhered along the bottom of the liner.

The "congrats" image, from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set, was stamped near the upper center of the liner using Emerald Envy ink.  The "Sweet" and "Friend" images were stamped below the "congrats" image using Peekaboo Peach ink.

So you may be wondering why I used another stamp set for the sentiment when I made a point of saying that the sentiments in the Rose Wonder stamp set were so lovely.  For some reason, the sentiments just didn't seem to have the right "feel" for this card.  This card has such a graphic feel and the sentiments in the Rose Wonder stamp set seemed a bit too formal.  When I looked through my stamp sets, the words and phrases in the Thoughtful Banners stamp set were a better fit.

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A piece of Playful Palette Designer Series Paper was adhered to the envelope flap.  The excess was trimmed from the flap using Paper Snips.

This card was a little more time consuming than most cards that I make but the results were certainly worth the time spent.  I hope you'll consider this paper piecing technique when you are looking for alternate ways to use your intricate thinlits dies.  It's a great way to use up all those Designer Series Paper scraps you are reluctant to get rid of!

Card Measurements -- 

Basic Black:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length, 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"; Peekaboo Peach:  4-1/4" x 5-1/2", 1/2" x 4"; Very Vanilla:  2 @ 4" x 5-1/4", 2" x 3"; Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack (black background with color dots):  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 1-1/4" x 4", 2-1/4" x 6"; Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack (color swirl):  4" x 4"; Playful Palette Designer Series Paper (crossed lines):  1-1/2" x 2", 2-1/2" x 3"

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Supplies I used for this card --

Stamps:  Rose Wonder, Thoughtful Banners; Inks:  Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Peekaboo Peach, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Playful Palette Stack; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Multipurpose Liquid, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform and/or Precision Base Plate, Rose Garden Thinlits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Stamp Review Crew -- Rose Wonder

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Rose Wonder stamp set.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

The Stamp Review Crew is an international group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who gather for a blog hop the first and third Mondays of the month to review a single stamp set.  The number of participants varies from hop to hop, but the ideas are plentiful as we take a stamp set through its paces.  By the time you've traveled through the hop, you are sure to find a number of innovative ways to use the featured stamp set.  So sit back, relax, and get ready to start pinning ideas to your Pinterest board!

To see the line up of artists for this week's hop, click here.  If you've already joined the hop and are traveling forward, you've arrived from Dawn Tidd's blog where you were presented with an amazing project to inspire your creativity.  If you're traveling backwards through the hop, you've seen Twila Davis' project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

I have three projects to share with you.

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Rose Wonder; Inks:  Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate, Tangerine Tango, Versamark; Cardstock:  Old Olive, Watercolor Paper, Copper Foil Sheets, Whisper White; Embellishments:  5/8" Burlap ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Aquapainter, Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Rose Garden Thinlits

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Rose Wonder; Inks: Garden Green, Night of Navy, Rose Red;  Cardstock:  Garden Green, Night of Navy, Rose Red, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Floral Boutique; Embellishments:  Pearl Basic Jewels; Adhesives: Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Post-It Note

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Rose Wonder; Inks: Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach;  Cardstock:  Basic Black, Peekaboo Peach, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Playful Palette Stack; Adhesives: Fast Fuse, Multipurpose Liquid, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform and/or Precision Base Plate, Rose Garden Thinlits

I'll be sharing the how-to's for these projects very soon, so be sure to return to see the liners for the inside sentiment areas for each of these projects and the coordinating decorated envelopes.  

Be sure to visit all the stops on this week's hop to find more ideas for using the images included in the Rose Wonder stamp set for your projects.  Just click on the NEXT or PREVIOUS buttons below to continue.

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Here's the listing of all the artists on the hop:

  1. Kelly Kent  
  2. Heidi Baks  
  3. Sue Plote  
  4. Charlene Harreveld  
  5. Charlet Mallett  
  6. Rochelle Blok  
  7. Yapha Mason  
  8. Nikki Spencer  
  9. Betty Traciak  
  10. Dawn Tidd  
  11. Mickey Roberts
  12. Twila Davis  

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Hey, Chick!

Hello!

One of the most popular items from this year's Sale-A-Bration product offering is the Hey, Chick! stamp set.  I wasn't too sure about it when I first saw it as I'm not a big fan of chickens; but the more I looked at these ladies, the more I liked them.  They are just too fun!

For this card, I wanted to highlight the chicken with the crazy top feathers and decided to go back to the basics with the stamping.

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This card begins with a card base of Early Espresso.  The card front was randomly stamped with the small splotches image from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set using Early Espresso ink.  

Now for the chickens from the Hey, Chick! stamp set.  A panel of Tip Top Taupe was stamped with the hen looking down on the right and left sides of the panel and the hen looking over her shoulder to the right of center.  Note that the hen on the right has only her front half stamped on the panel.  The hens were stamped with Early Espresso ink.  A length of Peekaboo Peach 3/8" Ruched ribbon was wrapped around the lower part of the panel and tied in a knot on the right side.  The panel was adhered to the card front with the bottom edge of the panel 5/8" from the bottom edge of the card front.  The "hey, chick!" greeting was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and punched with the Classic Label punch so that the greeting is the right side of the punch window.  The greeting was adhered to the Tip Top Taupe panel with the top edge of the punched greeting 3/8" from the top right edge of the panel and the remainder of the label cut off with Paper Snips flush with the right edge of the panel.

The chicken with the crazy top feathers was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Staz-On Jet Black ink.  The hen was colored with Watercolor Pencils using the Blender Pen.  The colors used were Early Espresso, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, and Basic Gray (for shading).  The chicken was die cut with the Big Shot using the an oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  A slightly larger oval was die cut with the Big Shot from Peekaboo Peach cardstock using the Layering Ovals Framelits.  The stitched oval was adhered at the center of the Peekaboo Peach oval and adhered over the Tip Top Taupe panel with Stampin' Dimensionals with the right edge of the outer oval 1/2" from the left edge of the card front. 

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The small splotches image, from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, was stamped across the bottom area of the liner using Early Espresso ink.  The egg image, from the Hey, Chick! stamp set, was stamped near the upper center of the liner using Staz-On Jet Black ink.  The ink was colored with Watercolor Pencils and the Blender Pen using Pumpkin Pie for the legs and Basic Gray for the shading on the egg.  The "you're a good egg!" sentiment was stamped below the egg using Early Espresso ink.

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The hen with the crazy top feathers was stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using Staz-On Jet Black ink.  The hen was colored with Watercolor Pencils and the Blender Pen using Early Espresso, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, and Basic Gray (for shading).

This card was one of the projects for my February Stamp Clubs.  The stamp club members had fun coloring the chicken with the crazy top feathers to make her very unique for their own projects by making the top feathers and tail feathers a wide range and mix of colors.  There were some seriously funky chickens when the cards were finished!  

You can earn this stamp set for FREE with a merchandise order of $50 USD, but only until the end of March.  After March 31st, these chickens are no longer available.  To see the complete line up of products you can earn for FREE during Sale-A-Bration, be sure to go to my on-line store.  This week, three more items were added:  a 6" x 6" stack of Glimmer Paper, a reverse words stamp set, and a medallion builder set.  They are awesome!

Card Measurements -- 

Early Espresso:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Peekaboo Peach:  2-1/2" x 3-1/2"; Tip Top Taupe:  2-1/4" x 4-1/4"; Whisper White:  5/8" x 2", 4" x 5-1/4"; Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon:  12"

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Hey, Chick!, Gorgeous Grunge; Inks:  Early Espresso, Staz-On Jet Black; Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Peekaboo Peach, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White; Embellishments:  Peekaboo Peach 3/8" Ruched ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Sunshine Sayings -- Congrats (Again)

Hi There!

Today's post presents another version of a card created for a recent Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Sunshine Sayings stamp set.  The basic card design for both cards is the same, the difference is in the Designer Series Paper and embellishments.  To see the original version, click here.

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This card begins with a card base of Watermelon Wonder.  A panel of Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper was adhered at the center of a slightly larger panel of Crumb Cake cardstock.  5/8" Burlap ribbon was wrapped around the panels with the bottom edge of the ribbon approximately 3/4" from the bottom of the Designer Series Paper.  The ends of the ribbon were adhered behind the Crumb Cake cardstock using Mini Glue Dots (the Burlap ribbon needs the extra oomph of the adhesive in the Mini Glue Dots to anchor the ribbon).  The panels were adhered at the center of the card front.

The "On One More Year" sentiment, from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set, was stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with a banner tail cut into the right end of the cardstock.  The banner was adhered to the Burlap ribbon using Mini Glue Dots with the left end of the banner flush with the left side of the Burlap ribbon.  A bow was created from a piece of Gold 1/4" Natural Trim (bunny ear bow) and adhered at the left side of the banner using Mini Glue Dots.

A Lace Doily (vanilla side facing up) was adhered at the upper center of the card front.  A 2-1/8" circle was die cut with the Big Shot from Watermelon Wonder cardstock using the Layering Circles Framelits and adhered at the center of the Lace Doily.  

The "congrats" thinlit was used to die cut three pieces of Crumb Cake cardstock.  The three pieces were adhered, one on top of the other, using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  Gold Wink of Stella Brush Ink was painted over the top layer of the stacked "congrats".  The greeting was adhered at an angle across the upper center of the card front using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  A strip of Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper was adhered along the left edge of the liner.  The smudge image, from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set, was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Crumb Cake ink.  The "Happy Birthday" sentiment was stamped over the smudge using Watermelon Wonder ink.

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The smudge image, from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set, was stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Crumb Cake Envelope using Crumb Cake ink.  The "Happy Birthday" sentiment was stamped over the smudge using Watermelon Wonder ink.

When I designed the cards for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop for the Sunshine Sayings stamp set, I liked the stacked cardstock technique so much that I wanted to share it with my stamp clubs.  I didn't have enough of the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper that I used for the first card so I had to regroup a bit with the Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper.  So which version do you like best?  The Pop of Pink version or the Affectionately Yours version?

Card Measurements --

Crumb Cake:  4" x 5-1/4", 3 @ 1-1/2" x 4-1/4"; Watermelon Wonder:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Very Vanilla:  1/2" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper:  3-3/4" x 5", 5/8" x 5-1/4"; Burlap ribbon:  5-1/2"; Gold 1/4" Natural Trim:  6"

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Supplies I used for this card -- 

Stamps:  Sunshine Sayings; Inks:  Crumb Cake, Watermelon Wonder, Wink of Stella Brush Ink Gold; Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Watermelon Wonder, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper; Embellishments:  5/8" Burlap ribbon, Gold 1/4" Natural Trim, Lace Doilies; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform and/or Precision Base Plate, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits; Other:  Medium Crumb Cake Envelope


Sunshine Sayings -- Love Is On Its Way

Hello!

Today's post is a follow-up from last week's Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Sunshine Sayings stamp set.  I hope you've taken the time to travel through all the stops on the blog hop to see all the amazing ideas using this very versatile stamp set and the coordinating Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  To see a line up of the Stampin' Up! artists who participated in the hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.

We all have difficult periods in our lives that challenge us in unexpected ways.  At these times, most of us tend to "burrow in" and try to tackle the problems on our own rather than "impose" upon our loved ones for assistance and/or a listening ear.  More often than not, it's these times when we should reach out to our loved ones.  This card contains a reminder to the recipient that they are not alone and that whatever help is required is there but for the asking.  It takes courage to ask, though.  I hope that when you are feeling overwhelmed, feeling lost and alone, or need a helping hand you will have the courage to ask for the help you need.  Challenges are more easily overcome when they are shared.

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This card begins with a card base of Mint Macaron.  A panel of Gold Foil Sheets was adhered at the center of the card front.

The flower thinlit, from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, was die cut with the Big Shot using Crushed Curry cardstock for the flower petals part of the thinlit and then a second time using Garden Green cardstock for the stem and for the butterfly thinlit.  The stem was trimmed and adhered at the base of the flower petals using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  The combined flower was adhered to a piece of Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  The die cut butterfly was cut in half with Paper Snips and the halves adhered along the flower stem using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.

Crumb Cake cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using a framelit from the Lots of Labels Framelits.  The watercolor smudge image, from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set, was stamped at the center of the framelit using Crumb Cake ink.  The phrase, "Is On Its Way" was stamped near the lower left corner of the framelit using Garden Green ink.  The "love" thinlit, from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, was die cut with the Big Shot using Crushed Curry cardstock and adhered to the Crumb Cake label using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  Holes were punched at the left and right sides of the label using the 1/8" handheld circle punch.  A piece of Gold 3/8" Metallic ribbon (from the Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack available only during Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying order) was threaded through the holes in the label, wrapped around the paper with the label near the lower left side of the paper (place a couple of Mini Glue Dots on the back of the label to help anchor the label to the paper) and the ribbon knotted at the right side of the label.  The Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper was adhered to the Gold Foil Sheets so that the top and bottom edges of the paper are flush with the top and bottom edges of the Gold Foil and there are 1/8" borders of Gold Foil Sheets extending beyond the left and right edges of the paper.  

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The inside sentiment area of the card base was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  A narrow strip of Gold Foil Sheets was adhered along the back right side of a strip of Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The paper was adhered along the left edge of the liner.  The watercolor smudge image was stamped near the upper center of the liner using Crumb Cake ink.  The message of assistance, from the Sending Thoughts stamp set, was stamped over the watercolor smudge using Garden Green ink.  I just love the beautiful sentiments in the Sending Thoughts stamp set.  They are just perfect when you need to send a heartfelt message of encouragement.

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A piece of Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper was adhered to the flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope.  The paper was trimmed to match the edges of the envelope flap using Paper Snips.

If you are aware of a loved one who seems to be struggling, send them a note of encouragement.  Sometimes knowing that there's someone "out there" who's ready to be available to their needs can make all the difference in their ability to successfully overcome their challenges.

Card Measurements --

Crumb Cake:  2" x 3"; Crushed Curry:  2-1/2" x 3", 2" x 3-1/2"; Garden Green:  3" x 4"; Mint Macaron:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length; Whisper White:  4" x 5-1/4"; Gold Foil Sheets:  4" x 5-1/4", 3/8" x 5-1/4"; 3/8" Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack (Gold):  12"; Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper:  3-3/4" x 5-1/4", 5/8" x 5-1/4", 2-1/4" x 6"

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Sunshine Sayings, Sending Thoughts; Inks:  Crumb Cake, Garden Green; Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  Affectionately Yours Specialty; Embellishments:  3/8" Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack (Sale-A-Bration); Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Multipurpose Liquid, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, 1/8" handheld circle punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Plate and/or Precision Base Plate, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Lots of Labels Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope