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Language of Friendship -- Stampin' Addicts Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop

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Hello there!

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop.  This weekend I'm joining a very talented group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators to showcase the items that you can receive for FREE when you place a qualifying order of Stampin' Up! merchandise.  If you began the hop from the beginning, you're arriving from Krystal's blog, you've seen some wonderful projects using the Stripes Textured Impressions embossing folder for the Big Shot.  If you're traveling backwards through the hop, then you've arrived from Carmen's blog where she featured some awesome digital projects using the beautiful images found in the One Big Sale-A-Bration CD.

My projects feature the Language of Friendship stamp set.  You can find this stamp set in the Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog, but during Sale-A-Bration, you can choose this stamp set for FREE when you spend $50 in Stampin' Up! merchandise.  It's a heck of a deal!  I love this stamp set and have already featured projects made with this stamp set on my blog.  In fact, my first project is a remake of a greeting card that I've already shared.

(click on card to see larger image)

I began with a piece of Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper to choose the colors for this card:  Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, and Soft Suede.  The bird body and bird wing also use the Designer Series Paper and were punched out using the Bird Builder punch.  The flower image was stamped three times using Pool Party, Island Indigo, and Calypso Coral.  These flowers were punched with the Boho Blossoms punch.  You'll notice there's a brad from the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack at the center of one of the flowers.  The bird and flowers sit on an embossed oval frame from the Designer Frames Textured Impressions embossing folders.

My second project is a set of 6" x 6" scrapbook pages.

(click on scrapbook pages to see larger image)

Here you see the bird near the top right corner of the right page resting on a "nest" of 1/8" Lucky Limeade Organdy ribbon from the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack.  The bird image was stamped on another piece of Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper, punched out with the Bird Builder punch and adhered to the border strip with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The border strips and the letters die cute for the "r-i-e-n-d-s" in "Friends" are still more pieces of the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper.  Can you tell that I just LOVE this paper???!!!???  The "F" for "Friends" comes from the Vintage Vogue stamp set and was stamped on a piece of Pool Party cardstock, cut out, and adhered to the border strip with Stampin' Dimensionals.  You'll note that more of the Lucky Limeade 1/8" Organdy ribbon was tied around the "F".  The brads used to anchor the Calypso Coral 3/8" Ruffled ribbon and the brad used to dot the "i" in "Friends" come from the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack.

My final project is a card with some fancy folds.

(click on card to see larger image)

The card base is Calypso Coral.  Strips of Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper were matted with Pool Party cardstock and placed on the card front among the cuts and folds.  A piece of Pool Party cardstock was punched with the Lace Ribbon punch, run through the Paper Crimper to soften up the fibers in the cardstock, and then pleat folded along the bottom border of the card front.  A sponge with Soft Suede ink was rubbed across the front and back of a piece of Pool Party 3/8" Ruffled ribbon before the ribbon was wrapped around the bottom of the card front and knotted.  A piece of Very Vanilla cardstock was placed inside the Pool Party rectangular frame for the sentiment.  This embossed frame also comes from the Designer Frames Textured Impressions embossing folders.  The flower image was stamped three times using Pool Party, Island Indigo, and Calypso Coral ink then punched out with the Boho Blossoms punch.  The largest and smallest flowers were attached together with Gold Brads and the medium sized flower has a Gold Brad at the center, too.  The flowers were adhered to the embossed frame with Mini Glue Dots.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!  I hope you've found some inspiration for using the Language of Friendship stamp set.  Be sure to stop by next week for more details about how these projects were made; including a look at the insides of the cards, the envelopes and a card made using the scrapbook page design.

Be sure to take the time to see all the great projects featured in the Stampin' Addicts Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop.  If you're continuing to the next stop on the Stampin' Addicts Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop to visit with Carmen, click here.  If you're traveling in the opposite direction and are ready to visit with Krystal, click here.

Have a great weekend!




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Wow Mickey! What gorgeous projects!!! Fabulous scrapbook layout and I love your ruffled paper "ribbon" on the last card. Great job!


Your cards are great - I love your distressing. I could not figure out a way to use that patterned paper and now I'm inspired!

Sharon Field

All these projects are beautiful Mickey! Don't own that stamp set, but I can see that I'll be choosing it as my freebie soon! TFS

Heidi Baks

Beautiful, Mickey! Those scrappy pages are gorgeous!


Such amazing projects! That last card is absolutely stunning!! Wow!!

Vikki Selix

Oh how pretty! Gorgeous projects!!

Debra Burgin

I love both cards you made. So many little details that add to the overall effect. Beautiful!

Deb B (Debadoo)

Love all of it Mickey! Both cards are beautiful, really love the colors in the first one. Great job on the sb pages, love the bg you made. Very simple, but very striking.


Wow Mickey,
I love your projects, you have a knack for the vintage feel and these are beautiful! TFS!


Very unique projects! I especially love the color combo on the first card-- the Indigo Island really complements that dsp!

Tanya Boser

These are all so pretty, I couldn't possibly pick a favorite! And now I want Spring to arrive, lol!

Kim B

Gorgeous projects! I love the first card. I really don't/didn't like that bird punches. well now I do! Very vintage.


Beautiful projects!

Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp

Mickey, your projects are beautiful! I love the vintage look that you gave this stamp set!

kim kozloski

Sweet niblets... like teh way you chose to fold the laser cut ribbon on yoru last card.. LOVE the bird card... the torn & inked paper... It's all beautiful.. the colors just meld into one another...


Such beautiful creations Mickey!! Especially LOVE the Island Indigo one!!!

Paula aka Scrapshappen

They are all so beautiful Mickey! The last one is my favorite though.

Holly/Rubber Redneck

Micky beautiful job with your projects!! I love everything. Your scrapbook pages way beautiful!

Sara Mattson-Blume

Very beautiful projects, Mickey! I never really liked this set until now!

Jen Timko

Oh dear heavens, Mickey! This are gorgeous! Glad I don't have to choose a favorite!

Twila Davis

Micky, you have some mojo going on don't you. Love this collection you have created. Gotta say that last card is beautiful!

Beverly BL

I really like the colors you used for your 1st "Friendship" card. Thank you.


Wow!! Very elegant!!

Diane Ouellette

Don't understand the fold of the last card but it sure is beautiful!

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