Stamp Review Crew: Endless Birthday Wishes

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Hello and Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop: Endless Birthday Wishes Edition.

I'm stop number one on blog hop today, so Welcome! If you’re already hopping, then you just came from the talented Rochelle Blok. Follow the buttons below and enjoy the hop!

So… do you have this stamp set yet? I got it when it first came out on-line. I love the writing and all the different combinations of sayings that it has... although you can't really tell that by today's card, asI kept the greeting pretty simple this time around.

While creating for this hop, I couldn't resist playing with some of my New Occasions Catalogue goodies... and I'm willing to bet I'm not the only one! Endless Birthday Wishes goes great with the "It's My Party" Suite.

I used the "It's my Party" Designer Washi Tape to create the stripes and if you look real close I added a little bit of glitter to the cake with the new "Wink of Stella Glitter Brush". It's a lot of fun!

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My Card is pretty simple today... So I don't have much else to say. Enjoy the rest the hop! Next up is the Talented Jessica Williams!


Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop

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Hello and Thank you for joining me. Today is THE day! Today the NEW 2016 Occasions Catalogue goes live AND Sale-A-Bration begins!!! YAHOO!!!

To celebrate... how about an International Sale-A-Bration Blog hop, featuring Sale-A-Bration goodies!?! You may be just starting here or have come from the talented Bruno Bertucci's blog. Either way you can make your way around by using the list below so that you don't miss a blog. 

Today's hop features 11 Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world, highlighting some of the new 2016 Sale-a-Bration items that you can earn for free! At the moment you are currently in London, Ontario CANADA. 

Today I'm showcasing the stamp set: Honeycomb Happiness. I know that Christmas has barely passed, but I just couldn't resist creating a cute little Easter Package with this adorable little chickadee.

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I stamped the little chickadee on So Saffron cardstock and cut him out. I added in some shadows with my So Saffron marker. The beak is cut out of Tangelo Twist cardstock.

The nest is made with our 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon. I used approximately 12". I cut both sides off and removed several strands from each side. I then trimmed and snipped at the edges to create different lengths. Using the pulled threads and Linen Thread, I tied knots all the way done the length of the ribbon, squeezing it together. Then I ruffled and frayed the edges. I then glued the strand around the edge of 1-3/4" circle, wrapping it around twice. 

Around the inside edge of the nest, I placed a Whisper White strip of cardstock to look like an egg shell. I glued in the chickadee and filled in the remaining space with a cut up cotton ball.

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To decorate my box, I sponged white circles on with some Whisper White craft ink, and just incase you're wondering about my ribbon and bow... It's a fake! No un-tying here!

Thank you so much for joining me today - please make sure that you don't miss any of these amazing blogs as you hop around. Next up is the talented Krista Driessen! Enjoy!

Mary Fish
Kylie Bertucci
Shannon Lane
Allison Okamitsu
Susan Wong
Jenni Pauli
Bruno Bertucci
Martha Inchley You're Here!
Krista Driessen
Steffi Helmschrott