Monday, December 16, 2013

Stamp Review Crew: Perfect Blend Edition

It's the 3rd Monday of the month, so that means a new hop for the Stamp Review Crew!  This time we are featuring a favorite set of mine, Perfect Blend.  I'm totally addicted to both coffee and coffee stamps, so of course I had to have this one.  It's such a fun set!   You should totally get it if you have any coffee lovers on your card list.   

If you came here from Kerry Willard Bray's blog, I'm sure you were treated to a special project.  Be sure you've went through the entire hop!  I'm the caboose of the group, but you can start all over with Heidi Baks and her amazing blog.  


Yeah, yeah... Starbucks red cup addiction.  I have it in both drink and craft form.  :)   I just couldn't resist!  I love the red, green, kraft combination too.  Another current addiction I guess.  lol    Isn't it so fun and festive?!  You could totally add a gift card and make it a gift for that coffee lover on your list...or me.  I'd take it for sure!  

Stamps: Perfect Blend
Ink:  Early Espresso
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Real Red, Old Olive, Brights Designer Series Paper stack, Polka Dot Parade DSP
Tools:  Big Shot, Elegant Stripes TIEF, Merry Minis punch pack, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch
Accessories: Real Red 1/4 stitched grograin ribbon, Brights Designer buttons, White baker's twine


My second project shows that you can use it for a lot of holidays!  :)   I love coffee, so this card would be well received by me!   Maybe I should give it to Jason to give to me.  Ha!  Crumb Cake and Real Red...like I said, I love them...even without the green!

Stamps:  Perfect Blend, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Real Red, Early Espresso
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White, Brights Designer Series paper stack, Fresh Prints designer paper stack (Occasions catalog sneak peek!)
Accessories:  Whisper White 1/4 stitched grosgrain ribbon, Basic Pearls
Tools:  Modern Label,Word Window, and Small Heart punches



We are off to the airport today to pick up my mom!  Laila will get two whole weeks of grandma time!  I hope that means I'll get some stamping time.  :)

19 comments:

Shana Gaff said...

Two beautifully detailed cards, Rita! I love the Christmas tree on your first card. What a perfect addition. I like that you also showed a Valentine option for versatility of the set! All of your little details are amazing.

Martha said...

Beautiful cards. Love the papers and colors you used.

Pops world said...

i love the card with del heart, beautiful dettails

Amy O said...

Love these, Rita! Even though I am so NOT a coffee lover, I think these cards are beautiful. I especially love the paper piecing.

Tanya Boser said...

Lots of dots on these cards, and it is a wonderful thing! I agree with Shana, that little tree in the first card is soooo adorable! And you Valentine's card is lovely also. You know, sometimes I am tempted to make a card for my hubby to give to me too, lol!

Adriana Benitez said...

Both cards are great! Great color and pattern combos plus nice details in trim and embellishments - fun!
And I say, go ahead and give your honey the cards to give back to you. You save him a trip to the store, money and you get something you like. It's a win-win! Lol

Marla Reed said...

These cards were perfect eye candy to go along with my morning coffee. :)

Linda Callahan said...

These are fun! And adorable!

Heidi Baks said...

Love the Christmas tree punch-out for the holiday cup, but the Valentine's card... <3!!!

Jill Coleman said...

Rita both your cards are adorable. Love the little tree on the Christmas project and the two heart cups are just too cute. Lots of great details.

Dawn Tidd said...

Cute, cute, cute, Rita! Both cards are adorable! I love the tree on the Christmas one and the hearts are a great "go to" for anytime. And what doesn't go with Crumb Cake?…even coffee! :)

Yapha said...

What great projects! I especially love the Valentine! Adding the punchies is super cute!

Ann Schach said...

Adorable cards, Rita! I love the Valentine!

Nancy Smith said...

Love the wraps and the Christmas tree and hearts on the cards. What a cute idea!

Beth Beard said...

Both are very well done! Love the DSP on both.

Dodge3670 said...

Wow...awesome! This is the best blog hop and such a great idea to show case one stamp set. I love it!!! Thanks for sharing with us. Lynn G.

Lisa Young said...

Love the holiday cards! And you are right - this stamp set can be used for any holiday that requires coffee! Umm. That would be all of them! Enjoy your visit with your mom.

MaryR said...

two beautiful holiday cards! I am a SB addict, too ;)

Cheryl O. said...

Hi, Rita! Your idea is featured on my CLOcards blog today - thanks for the inspiration! Happy Valentine's Day!

http://clocards.blogspot.com/2014/02/valentine-love-post-3-4.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Clocards+%28CLOcards%29