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Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad September Blog Hop!

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Before I get to today’s post I wanted to thank all of the wonderful people that stopped by yesterday to wish me a Happy Birthday! It really means a lot to me! A huge thank you to Brian who is just awesome, sneaky but awesome, but you know that already! So yes, today is my birthday and it has been a really great one so far! 🙂

Thank you so much for joining us for the September Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad Blog Hop! This month we are focusing on the tools of the stampin’ trade. Specifically, each of our favorite stamping tools. It’s amazing the kinds of tools that have been created to help us along in our paper-crafting addictions. This month’s blog hop will showcase many of the Stampin’ Up! tools that are now available to us in the 2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Holiday Catalog and even a couple of products that are so new they aren’t in either catalog. We hope you enjoy seeing how we use the old and new tools and are inspired to come up with some great projects of your own.

You should have just left Kim R. of Stamping with Kim on the Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad blog hop. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn’t work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

For my project I used more than one of my favorite tools. My all time favorite tool is definitely my Big Shot, I think I use it in almost every card that I make! One of the new things they have for the Big Shot is the Thinlits Dies. They are just the coolest thing to come along in a while. You can make a flip card in minutes and variations on it too! My second favorite tool is my Stamp-a-ma-jig, I used that one an awful lot too!

My card uses the Circle Card Thinlits Dies with a little extension on the end. It’s actually quite easy to do, just leave 2 7/8″ extra card stock over the top of the right edge when you run it through the Big Shot, it even scores it for you! The base of my card is Basic Gray Card Stock. I used some Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper for the background that I trimmed using the Circles Collection Framelits. The front of the circle flip is a piece of Raspberry Ripple that I stamped with a stamp from the Cycle Celebration Stamp Set in Raspberry Ripple using my Stamp-a-ma-jig. The soda bottle is stamped in Summer Starfruit, the banner in Island Indigo and I cut them both out with my Paper Snips. The inside circle is a piece of Summer Starfruit that I embossed with the Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. For the greeting I stamped the Celebrate a Sweet Birthday in Raspberry Ripple and Island Indigo. The Decorative Label Punch and Scallop Oval Punch cut them out and some Stampin’ Dimensionals hold them in place. I really do love the Circle Card Thinlits, especially with the extra piece on the right! Thanks for hopping by to my blog to see my project for this month’s project. Now you are off to see Heidi B. of Stuck on Stampin’, she will have some good stuff for you too! Just another thanks for all of the birthday wishes! Have a great day and a pice of cake for me! 🙂

Stylin' Stampin' Blog Hop

Stylin' Stampin' Blog Hop

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Basic Gray, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Birthday Basics

Ink: Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo and Raspberry Ripple Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Cycle Celebration Clear Mount

Thinlits: Circle Card

Framelits: Circles Collection

Tools: Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Cycle Celebration CM

Birthday Basics DSP

Circle Card Thinlits Dies

Circles Collection Framelits

1. Shellie G. of Craft Smashup

2. Pam S. of Stampin’ in the Sun!

3. Tonya B. of Stampin’ with Tonya

4. Dawn S. of Dawn’s Creative Chalet

5. Darcy J. of DJ’s Stampin’ Place

6. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu

7. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim

8. Justin K. of JK Cards

9. Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin’

10. Jennifer B. of NW Stamper

11. Bree R. of Craft-somnia

12. Diana E. of Stampin’ Fun with Diana

13. Jennifer C. of Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life

14. Jamie H. of Unique Ink

15. Kristina M. of Mama’s Sanity

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