Thursday, February 11, 2021

OSAT Blog Hop Where The Wild Things Grow February 2021

Hello and Welcome to The One Stamp At A Time Facebook Group's February 2021 Blog Hop!  We are certainly excited to have you today.  If you have already been hopping, thank you so much for continuing on.  If you have started with my blog, please make sure you hop all the way through for some amazing inspiration!  This month's theme is Where The Wild Things Grow and is perfect for the current Stampin' Up! products that showcase flowers, blooms, cacti, or greenery.  There are certainly a lot of fun stamp sets to chose from but I went straight to the Flowering Cactus Product Medley.  I just received mine last week and can't seem to get enough of it!

I made a fun fold card that folds up to fit perfectly in an A2 envelope but spreads out beautifully for display.  I also created a Note Pad Holder with a piece of Magnetic Vent Cover on the back that will stick to my refrigerator.  I have a lot of black and white in my kitchen so why not throw a little color into the mix, right?

For this cute fun fold card, I started with a Highland Heather 11" x 4 1/4" half sheet of card stock and scored the 11" side at 2-1/4", 3-5/8", 7-3/8", and 8 3/4".  Burnish all of the score lines so that from each side you have a valley fold and mountain fold so the front panel stands out.  The outer most panels are matted with 2-1/8" x 4-1/8" Mossy Meadow Cardstock and then DSP over that measuring 2" x 4".  The middle panels are matted with 1-1/4" x 4-1/8" Mossy Meadow Cardstock and 1-1/8" x 4" DSP.  The Middle Panel for both the front and back are matted with 3-5/8" x 4-1/8" Mossy Meadow and the focal panel of Basic White measuring 3-1/2" x 4".  Prior to adhering the focal panel, I stamped the heart shaped cactus in Mint Macaron with some Mossy Meadow sponged on the upper and left side of the image prior to stamping.  I stamped the cactus flowers in Highland Heather onto a scrap of Basic White and used the coordinating dies to cut it out and then popped it up with Dimensionals.  The sentiment was stamped in the upper right with Mossy Meadow Ink.  I ran some Linen Thread around the matted layer three times and tied it in a bow on the lower left side prior to adhering it with Multipurpose Adhesive onto the Highland Heather Panel.  I finished it off with three Mint Macaron adhesive-backed sequins.. honestly those may have been left over from a Paper Pumpkin kit! 

I finished up in the back of the focal panel, leaving room to write on it.

My note pad holder, I kept pretty simple but couldn't help but add some of the die cut elements from the DSP.  I started with an full sheet of  8-1/2" x 11" Highland Heather Cardstock and scored it on the long end at 2-3/4", 3, 7-1/2, and 8".  On the short side, I scored it at 1/2".

I used the Paper Trimmer to cut in diagonally to leave an exposed area at the upper part of the note pad holder.  I cut at the score lines and the bottom and clipped in on one side.  I adhered the bottom portion together with Multipurpose Adhesive.  I cut two 1" strips of DSP and attached them with Multipurpose Adhesive at the back and at the front. 

 The back was covered up by a square of Magnetic Vent Cover (purchased from any home improvement store).  The adhesive in the front was covered up by a Embellished Stitched Nested Label... so the adhesive won't show on either side.

I cut the Stitched Nested Label out of Calypso Coral Cardstock.  The cactus and bloom were both cut with the coordinating dies from the DSP.  I added a double layer of  Purple Posey letters to spell LIST from the Playful Alphabet Dies to the front of the label. The embellished label was adhered with Dimensionals.  So this one is ready to stick on the refrigerator so I can finally find my grocery list!

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