Thursday, March 1, 2012

Sweet 'n Sassy March Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps March New Release Celebration!  The Design Divas are so excited to be kicking off this month's amazing stamp release with a blog hop today.  You are probably joining me from Jessica's blog; if not, be sure to head back to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps blog so you don't miss a thing!


For this release, I received the two most different stamps ever possible to work with!  My first set is Ticket Sentiments - one big ticket stamp with eight different stamps to fit inside it.  Here's the card...
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Can you guess what it does?

See the little "pull here" at the top?  If you pull on the ribbon, here's what happens...Surprise!!


And the best part is that the card is very simple to make.  Decorating with these great ticket stamps is what makes it extra special!  And...the star border...also from Sweet 'n Sassy!!

FYI: Instructions for this ribbon pull card are all over the internet.  I based mine on this post from years ago, but I resized it to fit a 3 1/4 x 6 1/4 envelope to give me more space to showcase the tickets.

Cut main paper to 5 1/2" x 6".  The 5 1/2"
is the vertical dimension.  Score at 2 3/4"
and 5 1/2" to create two flaps.  Add a
little tape along the flap and adhere it
closed to create a pouch.
Cut an inner piece to 2 1/2" x 4".
Use a hole punch to punch through the
inner piece and the pouch...
...to look like this.
Flip the inner piece around, tuck it inside
the pouch to the punched holes line up.
Stick a 12" piece of ribbon through the
hole bringing it up on both sides.
Then tie off the top of the ribbon.  In this
case I tied a button on, but you could also
just knot the ribbon.  In this picture, I have
also slipped my gift card in and begun
decorating the outside.
Can you see why I was utterly thrilled to receive the "Ticket Sentiments" set? What a perfect way to decorate this gift card holder!!!

Now...for a total change in mood...I also received the "Friendship Script Background".   I have been so struggling with this set.  Don't get me wrong - I LOVE it.  In fact, I love it so much, I wanted the background to be the focus so that the recipient could read ALL of the beautiful words.  Unfortunately, a card that consists of just a background isn't very exciting.  Here's my attempt at keeping as many of the words as possible...
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On top of the Friendship Script Background, I white embossed the flowers from "Wildflowers".  The sentiment is from "Blessings and Thanks".


Do you see what I mean?  I really couldn't have had two stamps that were so totally different - and THAT is one of the big reasons that I love Sweet 'n Sassy stamps!


Your next stop is Cathy's blog.

And just in case,  here is the whole list of team members hopping along with us today:
Kim Singdahlsen <---You are Here
After the hop, make plans to join us for our New Release Party over in our Member Company Forums on Splitcoaststampers.  We'll have full reveals of all the stamp and dies sets being released this month, challenges to inspire you, and of course fun chatter with great friends!  See you there!

34 comments:

Melissa said...

Oh, fun!!! :) I love that gift card holder! What a great idea! You did a fine job of showcasing that beautiful sentiment stamp too! Love how you embossed the flowers on top of it! What a perfect touch!

Amber (bambi64) said...

Clever idea with the ticket set. Love your Friendship Script card too. Great idea.

Kim said...

Great ticket project Kim and I adore how you used the script stamp...those spring colors are beautiful with the stamps!

Bonnie said...

These are two very different cards, Kim. The first one is so fun with it's bright colors and "trick" pull out and the second is so very elegant. I love them both!

Stephanie said...

These are both great.

merrymstamper said...

Super Cute Kim!! love the fun ticket gift idea.

synthis said...

I love the ticket idea. That is so cute!

Lesley said...

Great tutorial! I need to try this! Awesome work as always Kim!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Your popcorn card is so fun & festive - perfect for a movie gift card (LOVE the stars border die with it too!). And I like the graduated pastel background of your scripty card too.

Anita said...

Wow! What a cool gift! Stunning projects!

Gloria Westerman said...

How adorable....I didn't get it at first...but now I do....awesome creations.....

Basslady said...

wonderful tutorial! thanx a lot for this cool and yummy inspiration!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Giovana said...

The gift card holder is such a great idea!!
Your card is beautiful! Love the colors.

Marlena M. said...

You did a great job with both sets, Kim! I love your gift card holder-that's such a great idea. ;)

Jennie said...

What a creative design on the movie gift card idea!! Definitely want to try that and your script card is so pretty.

Harriet Skelly said...

I love both of your projects - like you said they are both totally different. I really love that word background card with the lovely colors and embossing!

Cathymac said...

Such a fantastic job with both very different sets, Kim! LOVE the popcorn gift card idea...perfect cheerful colors and use of the tickets! Your script card is just gorgeous! Those wildflowers are becoming one of my favorite go to stamps!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous cards Kim. You are right... two very different look. Love them both. The gift card holder looks awesome.

suem66 said...

I love the card holder.

Aileen said...

Your card holder is brill and the ticket stamps are so fun. Love your solution for showing the background stamp. You've presented it very well. x

Suzie McFloozy said...

Great projects - love the cute gift card holder - such a sweet gift idea x
And love the gentleness of your card with the gorgeous white embossing and the super sweet sentiment x
Thanks for the inspiration - I'll hop on now !
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Makiko Jones said...

Wonderful gift card folder and card!! I love the use of the ticket die!

Jan Garber said...

Great variation in both cards! thanks for sharing the tutorial, too!

buggin2stamp said...

I love both of these. The gift card holder is very cool. And I love how you used the background stamp as the main focus. Embossing the flowers in white over top is a very nice touch and makes it perfect!
Melissa

Judy1223 said...

Wow, what a GREAT gift card holder! WOW! I also love the soft, subtle colors on the second card...lovely!

Chrisd said...

What a great gift holder and a terrific tutorial. thanks a bunch and how welcome the springy card is too. Wonderful,wonderful!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Beautiful! I just love the white embossed flowers on the script background...so soft and lovely!

Indy said...

Love the movie card! So much fun!

H2 :) said...

Fabulous Kim!
The design, colours & embellies of your gift card holder are absolutely perfect (& I just love that you co-ordinated it all with the actual gift card!)
The second card is so soft & sweet! :)

Cathy (Merciechild) said...

What an awesmeidea, I love it, And you are right about the background. thank you for sharing hugs Cathy

Patricia said...

I really like the holder for the movie gift card. The ticket set is perfect for the theme!

Taylor said...

I am so in love with this - and thanks for the tutorial!

Bridget said...

Both your cards INPSIRE me no end, Kim...I love that you gave us intstructions for the cute tickets gift card holder and the pastel rainbow with the script is a real beauty too!

Julie Marshall said...

So clever! Love the AMC gift card holder.