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Stampin’ Addicts Summer Mini Blog Hop!

Posted by on April 30, 2010

Hello and welcome to another Stampin’ Addicts Blog Hop! We are showcase some of the fabulous new items available in Stampin’ Up’s! Summer Mini Catalog. There are a wide variety of exciting new stamps and other products. You may have just arrived from Allison Ohran’s blog, where she showed you some of the new Builder Wheels. (If you are starting here, that’s okay too, the whole hop goes in a circle!) I am excited to show you the other three builder wheels, which are birthday themed.

The builder wheels are a really neat new concept. So far, there are six available wheels. Each wheel measures approximately 2/3 of an inch wide. There is a special spindle for the wheels that comes with spacers, allowing you to place one, two, or three of the builder wheels in one of the Stampin’ Around Jumbo Wheel handles and create your own designs. You can also purchase an uninked triple cell cartridge to create your own ink cartridge and have each of the builder wheels use a different color of ink in one swoop across the card stock! It is a fantastic concept, and I am so excited to play with these designs! Today I will be showing you four different projects that I made using the Candle Crazy, Birthday, and So Many Stars Builder Wheels.

My first project is a card that I created for a Stampin’ Addicts swap. I filled the uninked cartridge with Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay to easily make a dozen of these. The phrase “Happy Birthday” measures five inches long, just right for a card front! I used my Two-Way glue pen to add some Dazzling Diamonds to the front for extra sparkle!

Stamps: Candle Crazy Builder Wheel, Birthday Builder Wheel, So Many Stars Builder Wheel
Ink: Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay
Paper: Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Crushed Curry Designer Prints Series Paper
Other: Scallop Border Punch, Two-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

For my second project I created a card with a matching mini milk carton. I didn’t want to use the stars on this project, so I used each of the Builder Wheels separately to create this. I think I may have to buy an extra of the candles wheel, because I really like how it looks surrounding the Happy Birthday. Just another way this is such a flexible product! (You can click on the photo for a closer look.)

Stamps: Candle Crazy Builder Wheel, Birthday Builder Wheel
Ink: Summer Sun, Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Summer Sun, Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Other: Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Mini Milk Carton Bigz L Die, Big Shot

Now we do have a fabulous Fourth of July Stamp Set and Patriotic Jumbo Wheel in this mini catalog, however as I was looking at the So Many Stars Builder Wheel, I realized that it would make a fantastic Patriotic card! Here is what I came up with:

Stamps: So Many Stars Builder Wheel
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White, Brushed Silver
Other: Large Star Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

My final project is actually the first thing I thought of doing — I just saw all of those candles and immediately thought  HANUKKAH! I know it’s not the right time of year, but I had to try one anyone. The ribbon is white satin, even though it looks like something else in the picture. The phrase “Happy Hanukkah” is from the Chit Chat Rub-Ons which have a huge variety of phrases in both white and Chocolate Chip.

Stamps: Candle Crazy Builder Wheel
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Kraft, Brushed Gold
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Brads, White Satin Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Punch Windows Movers & Shapers Die, Big Shot

I hope you enjoyed this stop on the Stampin’ Addicts Summer Mini Catalog Blog Hop. Next up is Carmen, who will be showing you the super yummy Sweet Scoops stamp set.

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