Wednesday, 30 December 2009

SAB Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Inspiring Inkin' Sale-a-bration blog hop! Each of us along this little hop have made some things using the new, exclusive stamp sets available for FREE when you spend over £45 from the Stampin Up catalogue. If you're interested in placing an order and getting your hands on a free stamp set (or more!) just get in touch!

Each blog will have the birdcage logo and at the end of the post you'll see a link to the next blog on the hop - eventually you'll come back full circle to the blog you started with. I hope you enjoy the journey! It would be lovely to hear what you think of our creations so if you can, please leave a comment when you visit.

For those of you who have joined me from Hayley, welcome!

I made two samples for this hop - although I could have kept going cos there are SO many possibilities with this Good Neighbors set. There are three little house stamps along with three different roofs that you can mix and match to make endless little houses! There are also three cute trees as well.

For this card I followed the colour challenge at SCS this week: Barely Banana, Really Rust and Basic Grey. The background paper is from the GORGEOUS Nouveau Chic paper pack. I stamped the larger house in Basic Grey and coloured it in with a Barely Banana marker. I added a roof with Really Rust ink then outlined it with a black marker. The other house was stamped with Really Rust then the roof added in Basic Grey (you simply HAVE to have a Stamp-a-ma-jig to use this set properly!!). I stamped some clouds in Basic Grey and added piercing around the edge of the Whisper White piece. The houses were cut out and popped up with dimensionals.

The greeting is from Love You Much and I punched it out using the Word Window punch and layered on a Basic Grey oval. I added silver brads either side of the greeting. I stamped the trees along the bottom of the Really Rust strip and added some Really Rust buttons. I added 'thread' through the middle of the buttons using a thin strip of Barely Banana cardstock. The Barely Banana strip was punched with the eyelet border punch.

Here's the recipe:

Stamps: Good Neighbors, Love You Much

Ink: Basic Grey, Really Rust

Paper: Nouveau Chic DSP, Really Rust, Basic Grey, Barely Banana, Whisper White

Accessories: Eyelet border punch, word window punch, oval punch, markers, silver brads, Really Rust buttons, mat pack and piercing tool

Here's my second sample using the same set:

I actually made 36 of these over Christmas Day and Boxing Day while I was at my husband's parents' house! Let's just say I spent some quality time with my Stamp-a-ma-jig!!! Thanks so much to Jane who lent me her New Year's Celebration stamp so I could make these!

Here's the recipe:

Stamps: Good Neighbors, New Year's Celebration, Pocket Silhouettes

Ink: Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Bashful Blue, So Saffron

Paper: Merry Moments DSP, Cameo Coral, Kraft, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Whisper White

Accessories: Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, tag punches, silver brads, corner rounder punch.

And now you can continue your journey by hopping over to Rosie's blog HERE!

Thanks so much for stopping by...!

x Amy x


Vannessa said...

Lovely cards as always Amy - I can't wait to get this stamp set myself.

Elaine Harding said...

Can't wait to get my hands on this set too! Love your style!

Jane said...

Those are beautiful Amy, lovely colour, may have to pop over to SCS and try that one myslef, thanks for great inspiration as always.

Sara said...

Really love that SCS colour combo - need to add that to my list. Great cards, can't believe you managed to make 36 of those.

Sara xx

Rosie said...

These are just YUMMY, super choice of colours and the cards are beautiful! But what a way to spend Boxing Day .....!

Hayley said...

Fab cards you have changed my mind on this set I now NEED it.

Teri said...

OMGosh Amy! Why haven't I come across your blog before? Your cards are amazing .... not just these SAB ones ..... ALL OF THEM! I can see me spending lots of time here :o)

Have a great New Year!

Teri x

Elizabeth said...

OOooh Amy - love what you have done with this set. I feel inspired!

Amanda said...

Wonderful cards Amy, I now love this set so I'm going to have to spend a bit more to make sure it's on my order! Thank you so much for taking part in our team blog hop.

Carol said...

Stunning cards Amy, i think this set is my favourite and can't wait to place my next order!!
Just gorgeous :)

Carol x

scrapcomber said...

After seeing your lovely cards done with the Good Neighbours set I want that one as well, decisions, decisions

Allison said...

Fabulous! I love the second one especially!