Sunday, March 9, 2014

Stamp Review Crew: Happy Congratulations Edition

Welcome to a Bonus Blog Hop from the Stamp Review Crew, it's the Happy Congratulations Edition, featuring one of my favorite sets from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog. Happy Congratulations is a fun, light hearted set with just four images, two sentiments and two images to create a paper lantern banner.

Happy Congratulations with its banner and celebratory sentiments is a versatile stamp set and can be used for many different occasions. This Red, White and Blue card could be a birthday card, a Fourth of July invitation or even a graduation card, if your school has the same colors as my kids! I added a lot of sparkle to this card by Heat Embossing the background lantern string in Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, as well as adding Dazzling Detail to the paper lanterns on the tag element and finishing the ribbon tie with a Glimmer Brad.

Stamps: Happy Congratulations, Seasonal Sayings
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Midnight Muse,
Whisper White

Ink: Midnight Muse, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White Craft
Accessories: Angle Tag Topper Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Dazzling Details, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Glimmer Brads Brights, Midnight Muse Satin Stitched Ribbon, White Baker's Twine

 Happy Congratulations is a stamp set that is versatile to many different styles as well. This Congratulations card is stamped in a shabby chic style with lots of layers and sponging. I stamped the paper lanterns onto a piece of pattern paper from Modern Medley DSP and then punched them out, added some sponging and lot of crinkled distressing. Each of the lanterns are also finished with a swipe of Dazzling Detail. I stamped the lantern string image across all the layers on the card and then adhered the lanterns passing in and out of the frame element.

Stamps: Happy Congratulations, En Francais background
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Crisp Cantaloupe, Very Vanilla, Modern Medley DSP, In Color DSP
Ink: Soft Suede, Crisp Cantaloupe
Accessories: Deco Labels Thinlets, 3/4" Circle Punch, Rhinestone Jewels, Dazzling Details, Paper Doilies

The main reason I purchased the Happy Congratulations stamp set is this beautiful sentiment image - May happiness be your destination. Love! I stamped the sentiment onto a banner here and used it for the Gift Tag on this fun Gift Bag from the February Paper Pumpkin kit. The Felt Ball Banner and Linen Thread are from one of the FREE Sale-A-Bration items you can choose with a qualifying order. (Don't forget SAB ends on March 31st!)

Stamps: Happy Congratulations
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Ink: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black
Accessories: Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack, Heartfelt Banner Kit, Chevron TIEF

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

Happy Congratulations Blog Roll:
  1. Paula Wright
  2. Mike Funke
  3. Nancy Smith
  4. Adriana Benitez
  5. Tanya Boser
  6. Heidi Baks
  7. Mary Rindal
  8. Kerry Willard Bray

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Unknown said...

I love what you did with the bag - how cute is that!

Tanya Boser said...

Each project is so different in style, and they are all so fun! I especially love that gift bag :)

Heidi Baks said...

Fun projects! I love this set with the tags, and your shabby chic project is gorgeous!

Jessica said...

Wow...again! You guys just keep making me need this stamp set more and more! (Of course that's your job lol)
TFS Jess

Anonymous said...

Love the Congratulations card. Your color palette is amazing!

Paula said...

All of these are fabulous, but I just love the second one. Great job with this set!

Carol Carriveau said...

Very fun ideas...great colors...very clever...great bag!

Anonymous said...

The Crisp Cantaloupe card is such a nice surprise! Great layout and nice antique-y look. Wonderful inspiration - thanks for sharing!

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