Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad September Blog Hop!

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Before I get to today’s post I wanted to thank all of the wonderful people that stopped by yesterday to wish me a Happy Birthday! It really means a lot to me! A huge thank you to Brian who is just awesome, sneaky but awesome, but you know that already! So yes, today is my birthday and it has been a really great one so far! πŸ™‚

Thank you so much for joining us for the September Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad Blog Hop! This month we are focusing on the tools of the stampin’ trade. Specifically, each of our favorite stamping tools. It’s amazing the kinds of tools that have been created to help us along in our paper-crafting addictions. This month’s blog hop will showcase many of the Stampin’ Up! tools that are now available to us in the 2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Holiday Catalog and even a couple of products that are so new they aren’t in either catalog. We hope you enjoy seeing how we use the old and new tools and are inspired to come up with some great projects of your own.

You should have just left Kim R. of Stamping with KimΒ on the Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad blog hop. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn’t work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

For my project I used more than one of my favorite tools. My all time favorite tool is definitely my Big Shot, I think I use it in almost every card that I make! One of the new things they have for the Big Shot is the Thinlits Dies. They are just the coolest thing to come along in a while. You can make a flip card in minutes and variations on it too! My second favorite tool is my Stamp-a-ma-jig, I used that one an awful lot too!

My card uses the Circle Card Thinlits Dies with a little extension on the end. It’s actually quite easy to do, just leave 2 7/8″ extra card stock over the top of the right edge when you run it through the Big Shot, it even scores it for you! The base of my card is Basic Gray Card Stock. I used some Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper for the background that I trimmed using the Circles Collection Framelits. The front of the circle flip is a piece of Raspberry Ripple that I stamped with a stamp from the Cycle Celebration Stamp Set in Raspberry Ripple using my Stamp-a-ma-jig. The soda bottle is stamped in Summer Starfruit, the banner in Island Indigo and I cut them both out with my Paper Snips. The inside circle is a piece of Summer Starfruit that I embossed with the Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. For the greeting I stamped the Celebrate a Sweet Birthday in Raspberry Ripple and Island Indigo. The Decorative Label Punch and Scallop Oval Punch cut them out and some Stampin’ Dimensionals hold them in place. I really do love the Circle Card Thinlits, especially with the extra piece on the right! Thanks for hopping by to my blog to see my project for this month’s project. Now you are off to see Heidi B. of Stuck on Stampin’, she will have some good stuff for you too! Just another thanks for all of the birthday wishes! Have a great day and a pice of cake for me! πŸ™‚

Stylin' Stampin' Blog Hop

Stylin' Stampin' Blog Hop

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Basic Gray, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Birthday Basics

Ink: Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo and Raspberry Ripple Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Cycle Celebration Clear Mount

Thinlits: Circle Card

Framelits: Circles Collection

Tools: Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Cycle Celebration CM

Birthday Basics DSP

Circle Card Thinlits Dies

Circles Collection Framelits

1. Shellie G. ofΒ Craft Smashup

2.Β Pam S. ofΒ Stampin’ in the Sun!

3. Tonya B. ofΒ Stampin’ with Tonya

4. Dawn S. ofΒ Dawn’s Creative Chalet

5. Darcy J. ofΒ DJ’s Stampin’ Place

6. Pamela W. ofΒ Stinky Tofu

7. Kim R. ofΒ Stamping with Kim

8. Justin K. ofΒ JK Cards

9. Heidi B ofΒ Stuck on Stampin’

10. Jennifer B. ofΒ NW Stamper

11. Bree R. ofΒ Craft-somnia

12. Diana E. ofΒ Stampin’ Fun with Diana

13. Jennifer C. ofΒ Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life

14. Jamie H. ofΒ Unique Ink

15. Kristina M. ofΒ Mama’s Sanity

0 Replies to “Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad September Blog Hop!”

  1. This is an awesome card, Justin! It’s very clean and straightforward, and I like that. Beautiful choice of colors and the popped out sentiment on the soda bottle – awesome. Happy birthday, my friend!

  2. A- VERY- HAPPY- BIRTHDAY- TO- YOU!!!
    This is a very charming card! I wouldn’t of thought to do the numbers like that, but it worked! I like it! The birthday basics, in background,really looks like “3D effects! Great card!
    Happy BD!!!

  3. Happy “belated” Birthday to YOU!!! I LOVE this card and think I am going to have to CASE it!!! Hope you don’t mind….Have a great day!

  4. Da Da Da Da Da today is your birthday, Da Da Da Da Da Happy Birthday To YOU! I was going for the Beatles song. Did you get it? Now on to your card, love the Basic Gray base with the DSP. Fussy cutting the wrap around banner on the soda bottle gives it the added pop. Along with the dimensional for the bottle. The circle having background stamping and inside the texture of the Stripes EF. Lovin every aspect of the your card.

  5. Happy Birthday Justin! Love your blog and look at it every day for inspiration and fun. Loved your experiences at convention and getting to know Brian. You guys are awesome!

  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! You bring joy to a lot of people. Love your card. It’s going in my “Jason Cards” file. Have a wonderful day and year to come.

  7. Happy Belated Birthday, Justin! I just commented on this card over on SCS, but hopped over here to wish you a happy birthday and now I see the inside of this very clever card … AWESOME! Great job!

  8. Happy Birthday! Justin we share a birthday month and almost a birthday. Isn’t September a great month for a birthday, Just the right temperature to do just about anything. Wishing you many more

  9. Happy Birthday Justin!! May your day be filled with all that is precious to you! May you enjoy the laughter of a friend, the warmth of a hug and the wonder of all today brings!
    I just love this card! I do not have this dsp, Yet! It is on my next order. As are the circle and label thinlits!
    Enjoy each moment today!
    Donna

  10. Happy Birthday Justin! I hope you have a wonderful day! You have a great blog, love your designs and your chit-chat too! All great people are born in September! πŸ˜‰ Enjoy your day! Karen

  11. Happy Happy Birthday! You are such a joy unto yourself. Thank you for all you do for us. Brian turned out to be more than just a convention gift, didn’t he? You two complement each other very well. (Look up “complement”) Have another great day and year! Nancy B

  12. Happy birthday!!! I’m a new member of Brian’s Stampin’ Clubhouse. So glad he steered me over here; love your cards! Following your blog now, and off to peek at the rest of the blog. Have a super crazy amazing day!

  13. Just found your blog through Brian and haven’t had a chance to peruse it yet but Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a great day!!

  14. Happy birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day! We are celebrating my youngest birthday today, he’s 7. Thanks tor all the great ideas you share!

  15. Happy Birthday Justin… You have a wonderful day, as great as your card.

    Finally got my Big Shot yesterday and now will get to use those Thinlits properly and without fear of bending them in the Cuttlebug… it fits but barely! Thanks for all the inspiration that is all over your blog and finding all those fun challenges thanks to you. I had no idea there were so many! Have a great day! πŸ™‚

  16. Justin, Happy Birthday to YOU!!!! I hope it if full of love and fun surprises! I love your card. However I must admit I stalk your blog daily for creative inspiration. You make beautiful things!

  17. Happy birthday Justin! Hope you are having a fun-filled day! I love your card and I just can’t wait for Stampin Up to introduce the circle card thinlits over here in England (not fair, Stampin Up!).

  18. I love the way you made the card. The razzberry ripple really makes the card pop!! May this
    be your best birthday yet! Happy birthday!

  19. Great minds think alike Justin! Great card, I love the thinlets and the extended card gives you even more space for writing and decorating. Perfect birthday greetings.

  20. Hi Justin! I hope your birthday is as fabulous as you are!! I have very much enjoyed reading your blog posts in the last few months & I love how you throw in a few words about the weather and/or your plans/activities for the day! I also like what you and Brian share about each other!! You brighten my day, inspire me, and help me smile!!

  21. Fantastic design, Justin! The color combo is *so* bright, cheery, and fun!!! Love your choice of DSP which helps project the birthday theme. The 3-D effect around the soda bottle really makes that element pop. Great card!!!

  22. Justin, as always you totally blew it out of the water! πŸ™‚ I’m always so afraid of bold busy patterns but you rocked it and it looks fantastic. The soda bottle with the dimension is a really cool touch too. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

    1. I have had enough requests that I will do a video this weekend Karin. πŸ™‚
      All you have to do is leave the extra card stock over the top of the Thinlit.

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