I chose to showcase a sentiments stamp set this time around, called Seasonal Sentiments. This set has four sentiments, perfect for upcoming holidays. Let's get started with the first - Halloween! I had a lot of fun creating this project. You've probably seen Becky Roberts' wonderful milk cartons around the web, and this is the fifth different version of one that I've made since purchasing her tutorial (very affordable, I might add). I just love these cute cartons, and they were perfectly sized to show off the first stamp in my stamp set, don't you think?
Moving on to Thanksgiving, I ended up doing a staircase accordion card. I really like this sentiment, but I'll admit, this is my least favorite of the four projects I made to share with you. It just didn't gel as well as the others, and I ran out of time for a redo. Then again, on the last hop, the card I put together at the last minute turned out to be a favorite for many of my readers, so maybe you'll like this one, too.
What's a seasonal sentiment set without a Christmas sentiment? Stampin' Up! nailed this one for me, as I really love this one. Can you keep a secret? I signed up for a scrapbook swap over at Stampin' Addicts, and that deadline is coming up soon. So, you're getting a preview of my Christmas 8x8 scrapbook swap! Shhh, don't tell...
The final sentiment stamp in this set was actually the first one I used when starting to work on my blog hop projects. It's a great Valentine's sentiment, but what's better, you could use this one any time of the year.
I hope you enjoyed my stop on the blog hop. I've shared the details of my projects below, in case you are interested, but if you just want to head on over to Betty's blog next, that's ok with me because I know you are going to love what she's got planned for your viewing pleasure, featuring a new product for Stampin' Up!, fabric!
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Stamp Sets: Seasonal Sentiments, Wicked Cool
Card stock: Basic Black, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight
Ink: StazOn Jet Black; Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry Markers
Accessories: Wicked Fun Specialty Designer Series Paper, Bitty Bat Punch, Curly Label Punch, 1 3/4 Inch Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Inch Circle Punch, 1 1/4 Inch Circle Punch, 1 Inch Circle Punch, Basic Black 1 1/4 Inch Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Stamp Sets: Seasonal Sentiments, Autumn Splendor
Card stock: Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: 2 1/2 inch circle punch, 5/8 Inch Daffodil Delight Grosgrain Ribbon, Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper, 2 1/2 Inch Circle Punch, Brown Watercolor Pencil
Stamp Sets: Seasonal Sentiments, Dasher
Card stock: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Accessories: Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, 2 1/2 Inch Circle Punch, Old Olive 1/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon
Stamp Sets: Seasonal Sentiments
Card stock: Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze (marker)
Accessories: Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper, Decorative Label Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Vanilla 1/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon, Paper Daisies, Baja Breeze Reinker, Crumb Cake Deck the Halls Big Designer Button, Hemp Twine