Friday, March 7, 2014

Stampin' Addicts Hidden Treasures Blog Hop
Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Hidden Treasures Blog Hop, featuring several Stampin' Up! items that are currently available to order but are not listed in any of our print catalogs. You will love the ideas here and are sure to find some Hidden Treasures that you didn't even know we have!

I'm featuring the Dude, You're Welcome! kit from Stampin' Up! This kit (#132807) is designed for the novice stamper and includes:

* Four wood-mount stamps (double-mounted) with the perfect sentiment for every occasion

“#%&@!” “I _____ You”
“Thank You”
"Special Occasion"

  * Twelve 4" x 6" postcards in four different (manly) colors
* Twelve gray envelopes
* A Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad
* An instructional guide
(for the most novice stamper!)

Although this kit is designed for the man in your life, I have found I like using these sentiments and postcards to make feminine cards as well. The quality and weight of the pattern paper in this kit is very nice, they truly are postcards with 3 different patterns in 4 different colors.
This first card is a simple postcard style card using one of the Crumb Cake postcards from the kit. I stamped the "Thank You" sentiment in Midnight Muse Ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and trimmed it to fit on the Apothecary Accents die cut. Two Antique Brads to anchor it and I have a card that is perfect for any man (or woman!) in your life. Notice the rough edges and break in the letter 'O' that is part of the design of this stamp.

Remember that these postcards are very heavy weight cardstock and are a 4x6 size, so the cards and the envelopes are larger and slightly different dimension than a typical Stampin' Up! card (which is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".)

Here is another postcard style card I made, using a Sahara Sand postcard from the kit. I stamped the sentiment 'Special Occasions' in Gumball Green ink and then trimmed it with scissors. The pattern paper here is from the Sale-A-Bration Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper. I wrapped it with the Summer Starfruit Twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessories Pack. Again, this is a card you could give to a birthday man or woman.
 Another stamp in this set is "I __ You" designed for you to fill in the blank. I added a die cut and embossed Heart to this sentiment for this girly card. I also used a Circle Punch with the "Special Occasion" starburst stamp. I love the Vanilla patterned postcard from the kit and trimmed it to fit a mat on a standard sized card. This postcard layer is also distressed with the Distressing Tool and then layered with a Paper Doilie and lots of Jewel Pearls.

 And finally, I used the “#%&@!” stamp on this Gift Bag from the February Paper Pumpkin kit (another Hidden Treasure!) The Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription that delivers a boxed project each month with stamps, a mini ink pad and all the accessories needed to created beautiful 3d projects and cards. The February kit included these beautiful Gift Bags, the Mini Clothespins, Bermuda Bay Circles and White Starbursts, as well as the punch out Letters, White Ribbon and Summer Starfruit Baker's Twine.

A sweet friend is celebrating one of those BIG ONES, a birthday with a ZERO on the end. I just laugh at the strip of cuss words along the bottom of this gift bag. Paired with the beautiful Bermuda Bay and Pistachio Pudding inks, the feminine Paper Doilie and the banner, it makes me smile. I'm looking forward to giving this to her!

 Thank you for stopping by. Be sure to continue around the Hidden Treasure Blog Hop by clicking on the Previous and Next buttons below. Or follow all the links from the Blog Roll List.

Hidden Treasure Blog Roll

1) Yapha -- Map It Out Photopolymer Stamp Set
2) Mary (nuhhdad) -- PhotoPolymer Countless Sayings
3) Tanya (Tanya27) -- Eye-Catching Ikat
4) Twila (tjdstampsalot) -- Envelope Punch Board
5) Paula (scrapshappen) -- Hip Hip Hooray card kit
6) Mary (MaryR) -- Dude, You're Welcome 
7) Heidi (hlw966) -- Circle Thinlits die

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Mary Rindal is an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Greenwood Village, Colorado.


Tanya Boser said...

Ah! These are all amazing! Between you, and Miss Heidi Baks this week, I now have to but the Dude, Your Welcome kit :)

Heidi Baks said...

Look at you pretty-ing up Dude, You're Welcome! I just love the stamps in this set. Awesome projects.

Yapha Mason said...

These are such great cards! I had no idea that this set was so versatile, but wow!! Nice work!

Paula said...

Great job with this kit. I admit, I have it and have never used it. I will be breaking it out now. :)

Mary's Stamping Happenings said...

Love it. You did a great job of making a man's kit a woman's must have.

Debbi said...

It's not just for Dudes anymore! Great versatility in your projects.

Twila said...

Love, love, love these Mary! The last card and the gift bag are for sure my favorites. Beautifully done.

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