b:include data='blog' name='all-head-content'/> Stephanie B. Designs: March 2008

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Wild for Wasabi

I finally took advantage of the Wild for Wasabi promotion (check out that special HERE). I have to admit, I wasn't too crazy about this color at first, but it's grown on me and I find myself using it quite often! It's one of my favorite-est greens (almost more than my beloved Old Olive). It's also more versatile than its cousins, Garden Green and Glorious Green. My personal feeling is that Stampin' Up! should take a nation wide vote and do away with some of the dated, more unpopular colors (Blush Blossom, anyone?) and replace them with some of these fabulous, more loveable In Colors, but that is a rant for another day.

Anyhoo, I got this mini-book idea from the Wild for Wasabi project sheet (see above link for details). The instructions for putting it together were a little vague, but I improvised and this is how it turned out. The inside pages are blank and ready to be embellished. This cute little bugger is going to my stamp club hostess this month. I hope she likes green!

Supplies used: Wonderful Words stamp set, Wild Wasabi pre-cut, pre-scored cardstock, ink and stitched ribbon, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White, scallop and circle punches, Crop-a-dile, Stickles.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Easy Berry Bliss Projects

I'm a big fan of pink and brown together, so I'm just lovin' the Berry Bliss paper! Here are two recent projects I've created. Both were really quick and easy! The shower favors were for a friend's baby shower. The stamped image is embossed, but it doesn't really show in the picture. I cut 1" x 3" strips of Berry Bliss paper and wrapped them around Hershey Nuggets. The mini-book I made for one of my stamp club hostesses. I left the outside tag and inside pages blank so she can customize it. I bought the mini-books from a local scrap store that was going out of business, but it's basically just a 4x4 mini chipboard book. Hope you like!

Products used: Riveting stamp set (on shower favor), Berry Bliss Designer Series Paper, Scallop and Circle Punches, Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White cardstock, grosgrain ribbon, Stickles, cellophane bags, Hershey Nuggets, mini-chipboard book.