Thursday, May 14, 2015

May OSAT Blog Hoppers - Monochromatic

Hello and welcome to our May OSAT Blog Hop.  I hope you've enjoyed the fabulous projects that Wynne has created!  She is so super talented and quite honestly is a hard act to follow.  As I'm sure by now you know, this month's Blog Theme is Monochromatic.  I have to admit that when I picked my colors I was feeling pretty good since Purple is one of my favorite colors.  But...once I started working on my projects, I was dying to add some teal or turquoise. Well, since that is not allowed, here I go with my two shades of purple: Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant, and my neutral pick of Whisper White.

My main card this month uses four different stamp sets:  "Everything Eleanor", "Gorgeous Grunge", "Work of Art" and "Papillion Potpourri".  I was literally all over the place on this card!  lol

My A2 card base was Perfect Plum with a layer of Whisper White.  All of the streaks, and paint splatters are from the fabulous "Gorgeous Grunge" stamp set and were stamped in Perfect Plum after first being stamped off onto scrap paper to give it a softer look.  The florish is from "Everything Eleanor" and it was stamped in Elegant Eggplant.  The butterflies are from "Papillion Potpourri" and were stamped in Versamark embossing ink onto Perfect Plum card stock.  They were then embossed with White embossing powder and punched out with the coordinating butterfly punches.  The sentiment was stamped in the right corner in Elegant Eggplant ink and is from the "Work of Art" stamp set.  I added a few flowers that were punched out in Elegant Eggplant card stock with the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack.  I added pearls to the centers of the flowers and adhered them to the card along with three of the larger pearls and a few white Doodlebug Sequins.

In addition to my card this month, I also have a little handbag that will hold about 6 A2 cards and envelopes (I only enclosed 4 since they were embellished).  The little handbag was inspired by a Stamping School Project (  I used the dimensions for the bag and box insert from Stamping School however I changed the design to make it my own.

Here's a look at the bag from the side. I used a 5" Pierced Circle Die from Little B's for the flap and punched 1/8" holes for the handle of Perfect Plum Taffeta Ribbon. The butterflies on the outside of the closure are from the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set and coordinating framelits.  After layering them, I used my piercing tool to pierce through both butterflies so I could insert a candy dot brad.  Instead of putting a candy dot in the brad, I used one of the larger pearls. The strip at the bottom of the handbag is a 1" strip of whisper white that was randomly stamped with the flourish from "Everything Eleanor" in Elegant Eggplant.

The handbag opens and closes with Basic Grey magnetic snaps. The cards slip right into the box base that is adhered to the inside of the handbag.

I enclosed 4 cards as well as 4 envelopes in the handbag.  The stamp sets used on these cards were "Everything Eleanor", "Papillion Potpourri" and a brand new sentiment set  that will be in the new Stampin' Up! Catalog "Friendly Wishes".  Since I am a Stampin' Up! Demo, I was able to preorder a few things prior to release of the catalog! :)

I hope you've enjoyed my projects today :)  Please continue on the hop by clicking the next button to check out what the super talented Megan has created for you!  

Here's a list of all of the Stops on this Blog Hop:

Eva -

Justin -


Elizabeth Jeanne -

Debbie -

Maggie -

James -

Wynne -

Tina - - You are here

Megan -


Holly -

Lori -

Diane -


Stampin' Up Products Used:

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Non Stampin' Up Products Used:  Basic Grey Magnetic Snap Closures, Doodlebug White Sequins, and Little B Pierced Circle Dies.

Blessings,  Tina


  1. These are beautiful! I'm not into this whole purse thing (I don't even like to carry a real one) but you made this look so lovely! Live the butterflies on the flap!

    1. Thanks so much Holly! I made that little set for my Mom and she seemed to like it. I've not been into the whole purse thing so much either :)

  2. I love this!! Can you send this to me? Amazing Job!!

    1. Thanks Andrea. Since I just gave the little purse set to me Mom, I'm afraid you're out of luck on this one. Maybe I'll make you another one.

  3. Super awesome! love the colors!

    1. Thanks so much Eva. This one was a little harder than I expected! ;)

  4. you had me at - these are fantastic

  5. Beee-u-tiful! Definitely going to try and CASE this project. :)

  6. Oh! i love this card set and purse/box!! I think you really nailed the monochromatic theme in a beautiful way!!!

  7. Love them both! The card is lovely and I want to CASE the purse!

  8. Beautiful set of cards, and the clever purse. I love how you combined the stamp sets, and pulled out a piece of art. Delightful.

  9. What an elegant, lovely set!

  10. Beautifully done! You knocked the ball out of the park on this set.

  11. Tina, what a beautiful little gift set this would make for someone. That handbag is amazing. I will have to look into magnetic snaps! Well done :)