Friday, April 29, 2011

Stampin' Addicts Summer Mini Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome to the Stampin' Addicts' Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Preview Blog Hop!  Sorry I was late getting my post up, but it's been a rough week with dad falling off the back bank while trimming bushes on Monday (nearly 6 hours in the ER), then my hubby getting sick with a really nasty sore throat which required 2 doctor visits this week and an MRI today, and then our oldest daughter's yearly cardio checkup (good news there - the doctor didn't hear or see the abnormal heart beat that was detected last year - yay!).  So, it's late, but here it is, my post for our blog hop!

You may have arrived here via Heidi's stop on the hop where she featured cute projects using the new set Travel Log.  Weren't the card, scrapbook page and journal cute?

I don't know about you, but masculine-themed cards and projects are difficult for me.  That's why I decided to feature the set Best Dad Ever for my stop on the blog hop. 

Two of my blog hop projects were inspired by our very own Sarah Wills, stop number 5 on our hop this weekend.  I was looking through the many FREE tutorials she has posted on her blog a while back and thought that two would be perfect for my projects.  The first is a cute and super simple to make mug.  I made a tag to go along with it.


Card Stock:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Designer Series Paper:  Nautical Expedition, Elegant Soiree
Stamp Set:  Best Dad Ever
Ink:  Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Two Tags Die, Early Espresso/White, Cherry Cobbler/White Baker's Twine, Antique Brad, Medium Treat Bag, Circle Punches

My second Sarah-inspired project is a coupon book.  I made one modification to the cover as I wanted to have a little bit of a spine for my coupon book.  There are 8 coupons for my girls to fill out for their dad - hugs, shoulder rub, clean my room... we'll see what else they come up with.


Card Stock:  Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Elegant Soiree
Stamp Set:  Best Dad Ever
Ink:  Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Marina Mist
Accessories:  Paper Piercer, Coupon Template, Sticky Strip

My final project is actually the first one I created.  It's a card front I created for a Stampin' Addicts swap that Paula recently hosted.  When I saw the Summer Mini catalog, I knew I wanted to make one of those cute origami aloha shirts as the tie image from my stamp set was the perfect size for one.  I played around with a few until I got it sized the way I wanted, and this is what I ended up with:


Card Stock:  Not Quite Navy, Whisper White 
Designer Series Paper:  Blueberry Crisp
Stamp Set:  Best Dad Ever
Ink:  Basic Gray, Not Quite Navy 
Accessories:  Paper Piercer, Scallop Trim Border, Silver Brads

I hope you enjoyed my stop on the blog hop!  Your next stop is Adriana's blog where she is featuring the cute set Proud Peacock.  I loved the striking black and yellow card she made!


30 comments:

Brenda Hugar said...

Cheryl, hope all goes well and I'll look forward to your projects when you get a break and are able to upload them. Take care.

littlebitoftoto said...

so sorry for your troubles....family and DH's come first!! Stamping second..lol

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Take care of your family hun! Hope nothing serious is wrong with them. Hugs
Deb

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Oh Cheryl! Hugs and hope all is well!!

Yapha said...

Fabulous projects! I love the coupon book and that super cute shirt and tie!!

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Everything is great Cheryl! That nautical paper is perfect for the mug. Love how you did the tie on the shirt. Great job!

Jo said...

I love these cards. Thanks so much for doing cards for dads!!

Bandon, Oregon said...

Fun, Fun, Fun projects... Love the inspiration!! Hope all goes well with your Dad, Hubby and great news on your son!!!

Faith

Jackie L Watson said...

Your projects are awesome and I agree male cards are hard and I have a house full of them. I would the tuturial to your coffee cup, hope you do one soon. My prayers are with you and your family.Thanks for sharing.

Sunflower Stamper said...

Great job Cheryl all around! Hope everyone is on the mend at your house now :)

Amy said...

GREAT job, Cheryl! What wonderful ideas for Father's Day!

Lisa Young said...

What dad wouldn't love these items?! Great job!

Michele said...

Love the shirt!

lisa808 said...

So many fun masculine ideas.

Adriana Benitez said...

Such fun projects! Love how you made the shirt to go with the tie - so clever! Hope all in your family heal well and start feeling better soon :)

Heidi Baks said...

Adorable projects! Definitely worth the wait!

Kim said...

These are awesome! I wasn't buying this set but now you've changed my mind. Sending prayers that everyone recovers quickly.

RedGem said...

I'm sorry to hear about your family... my prayers to everyone. I love your projects and especially for masculine cards which I can't always find. Tks for sharing.

Betty said...

Super set! Your use of the blueberry crisp paper is just brilliant for the last card! The colors and prints are the perfect combo!!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

I love the card--everyone who has seen my swaps has loved it too!

The mug and tag are a great idea as well as the coupon book!

Carmen said...

Fantastic!! I love each of these!! Ot sure has given me several ideas for Father's Day!!

Shar W said...

Very cute- I love the mug! Thanks for sharing...

Sofia said...

Great job Cheryl ... all your projects turned out fabulous! I especially like the coupon book.

PaperFairyKris said...

These are all great, but the last one with the shirt and tie is the cutest!!

Mickey Roberts said...

Well worth the wait, Cheryl. Hope that you have a quieter week with your family. Your projects are just stunning! I particularly liked the tag and the origami shirt card.

Jen Timko said...

What awesome Dad projects! Love the coupon book and the little shirt is fantastic!

Twila said...

Wow, sounds like you've had a rough time lately, hope things slow down so you can stamp more. :) Your projects are great this round. Really love the cup and tag.

Susan said...

all your projects are way cool!
someone is going to be a lucky Dad!
Susan

Barbara Welch said...

I really like all of your projects, thanks for sharing.

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Cutest Father's Day ensemble I've seen!! Wow, the cuteness! Great work!