Welcome friends, It's time once again for the monthly Gentlemen Crafters Design Team Blog Hop. The Gentlemen Crafters Design Team (#TGCDT) are a group of male crafters & Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world, that love to share our creative side with you on the 2nd Friday of each month. Be sure to visit all the presenters in this month's hop - links can be found at the bottom of this post.
Every once in a while Stampin' Up! hits one right out of the park, and Sentimental Park is one of those fantastic bundles that makes a home run for me. The stamp set has a lovely collection of mix and match sentiments (thus the Sentimental" in three different fonts, for just about any occasion. I consider it is a must have for my go-to collection, and will be keeping ahold of it for a long time. From celebrating Birthdays to New Baby, Graduation, Anniversary and Life's New Adventures - there is something here for every possible need. are so many fun combinations you can make with the separate words and phrases too - that's something I especially like about this set. Add to that a small collection of clever two-step floral images that are easy to line up correctly, and you have a very versatile set.
The dies that go with this bundle have some great coordinating floral elements that will give you loads of little solid and detail flowers to glue on from just one pass through the die cut machine. You also get three fun tag elements, two with brilliant floral edging. I need to point out for the purposes of my demonstration card, that the plain hex tag nests perfectly into groves cut into the the large floral tag near where the floral elements are on the edges. It stays nicely in pace without adhesive, and allows for two-tone tags, or an overlapping look.
SENTIMENTAL PARK BUNDLE
160567 - $72 CAN
My sample card idea this month came about as a sort of happy-stance - we all have a scrap pile/bin/bucket of some sort, and this piece of Designer Series Paper from the Tea Boutique just happen to be in the top of mine. I kept seeing it over the past several weeks, and I love the fun way the different coloured florals go in all directions. I thought it would work well with the double layered floral tags and a handful of the die-cut flowers.
I was able to run a scrap of Fresh Fresia and Pale Papaya for the little flowers, along with a piece of Basic White and another of Pear Pizazz for the two tags, all in one go though my die-cutting machine, so this card didn't take long to put together at all. There is so much you can do with this bundle - perhaps I will post some more cards here on my blog as I continue to create with this set.
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not participating this month
Barry Selwood & Jay Soriano
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