Sunday, March 2, 2014

Stamp Review Crew: Fabulous Florets Editions

This edition of the Stamp Review Crew features Fabulous Florets stamp set, which is, I think, one of the most beautiful floral sets in the catalog. With the winter weather we've had around here, I am more than ready to see some flowers!

I'm slowly getting more comfortable using MDS (My Digital Studio, the digital scrapbooking program from Stampin' Up!), but only by challenging myself to create projects and try new stamp sets with it. Fabulous Florets is one of the many, many stamp sets available in digital format and I've had fun playing with it in MDS.

I sorted through some of my pictures that need to be scrapped and found these cute snaps from last spring. My daughter has a friend who loves photography and is always looking for a willing subject; they had a lot of fun on this spring day. However, those two spend most of their time together laughing and smiling, no matter what they're doing!

One of my favorite things elements on this page is the title - do you recognize the word/script from the sentiment stamp from Fabulous Florets? I enlarged the sentiment image and then used the cropping tool to crop it down to the single word that fit perfectly for this page's title. So far, my digital scrapbooking has been fairly simple, but each time I learn a new trick, it makes me so happy! And cropping that sentiment into a title element was one of those moments!

Another quick project I did with Fabulous Florets in MDS was to make my custom sheet of flowers to create this Gift Box. For this project, instead of leaving the images black, I added color to the stamp images. I also did some fill coloring to make some of the flowers shaded. After I had colored and re-sized a flower, I copied and pasted it several times to randomly cover the page. Then I repeated the same steps with another flower image, rotating, coloring and re-sizing, before copying and pasting to cover the page. I used a Whisper White background to keep it clean and crisp.

I used this customized pattern paper to create a Gift Box using the Envelope Punch Board, inspiration  from I punched and scored each side of a 6x6 piece at 2" and 4". Then I folded and tied the top with a piece of Rose Red Seam Binding. This Gift Box couldn't be more simple, one of my favorite things about it!

laugh page
Stamps: Fabulous Florets
Cardstock: Pistachio Pudding, Downtown Grunge, So Saffron, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Basic Pearls and Rhinestones\Basic Pearls and Rhinestones - pearl large, Delightful Digital Tape\Neutral Delightful Digital Tape 1 - crumb cake, Large Photo Corner Punch, 1.25 Circle Punch, Decorative Label Punch,  Filled with: Delight in the Day 

Flower Gift Box
Stamps: Fabulous Florets, You're Lovely
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Envelope Punch Board, Rose Red Seam Binding, White Bakers Twine, Circle Punches

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to click through to all of the blogs on the Stamp Review Crew: Fabulous Florets Edition by using the Previous and Next Buttons below. I also listed the Blog Roll of The Stamp Review Crew: Fabulous Florets Edition at the bottom of this post. You'll find tons of inspiration and creativity! Happy Blog Hopping.

Fabulous Florets Blog Roll:
  1. Heidi Baks
  2. Cindy Beach
  3. Tanya Boser
  4. Debra Burgin
  5. Deb Currier
  6. Yapha Mason
  7. Mary Rindal 
  8. Nancy Smith
  9. Martha Stewart 
  10. Dawn Tidd
  11. Betty Traciak
  12. Lisa Young 
  13. Kerry Willard Bray
  14. Paula Wright
  15. Rita Wright
  16. Jill Coleman

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Yapha Mason said...

Great projects, Mary! I love the scrapbook page -- the flowers are the perfect accents.

Unknown said...

Pretty page and adorable box, Mary! Two great options for this set!

Unknown said...

Wow - I love both your page and your gift box. I think you're doing a terrific job with MDS!

Dawn Tidd said...

You look pretty experienced with MDS! Awesome, scrapbook page and that box is super!

Tanya Boser said...

Oh, yeah! I want to make one of those boxes. The DSP you created is amazing :) And I love how you cropped the word "laugh" out of the sentiment stamp, very clever!

Betty said...

These really show how beautiful this set is in digital format and how easy they are to do! The layout is simple and sweet and the DSP is bright and bold!

Heidi Baks said...

I love that you made a digi scrap page with this set! And the 3-D little gift box is sooo cute!

Cindy Beach said...

LOVE the little gift box, I can't wait to try it.
I think you are fabulous with MDS! The patterned paper you created for the box is super pretty.
Great page too!

Jill Coleman said...

I love your MDS page Mary - great color combo and love the black flower accents. The gift box is just beautiful - great colors and even better result!

Paula said...

Great ideas with MDS. I wanted to make a box with MDS but I just ran out of time. I love yours!

Add Ink and Stamp said...

I would say you are doing a great job with My Digital Studio! Both projects are lovely and show the joys of digital scrapbooking.

Rita W said...

Wow! Great projects. I LOVE the gift box! What a great idea to make up a fun sheet of paper to use for a box. Genius!

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