Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bon Voyage Blog Hop - Big Birthday Candle

Welcome to Port of Call #11 on Stampin' Addicts 2009 Bon Voyage Blog Hop!

Nestled snugly between Ports of Call #10 (Melina's presentation of Snow Burst) and #12 (Dawnmarie's creations with Big Bold Birthday), here we explore Stampin' Up! Big Birthday Candle stamp set.One announcement before disembarking: the tour links are only active through 11:59 pm Tuesday June 16; after that, many hostesses will post more details on projects you see today. Bookmark your favorite stops now--on return visits, you'll bypass customs & immigration and go straight to the fun!

This first project I made showcasing Big Birthday Candle also uses the Matchbox Die:

Sparkly ... who doesn't love sparkles!?! The recipient of this little gift will be sure to love what's inside too! I know it's a bit bigger than the matchbox die and if you tune in on the next Technique Tuesday I will show you how.

Recipe: Stamp Set - Big Birthday Candle; Cardstock - Raspberry Tart DSP, Pink Pirouette and Kiwi Kiss ; Ink - Kiwi Kiss ; Accessories - Old Olive 5/8 Grosgrain Ribbon, Matchbox Die, BS, Dimensionals, Versamarker and Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.

As you all know I have 2 boys so I try to make masculine cards, sometimes I get them just right and other times not quite. But this one came out almost as intended:

The center by the candles was missing something and I must have spent an hour trying to figure it out. Finally I ended up with the ribbon pieces and it work so I left it.

Recipe: Stamp Set - Big Birthday Candle; Cardstock - Rockabilly Specialty DSP, Whisper White, Basic Black and Basic Gray ; Ink -Versamark, Basic Gray and Kiwi Kiss; Accessories - Black Embossing Powder, Sponge, Dimensionals, Black Grosgrain 1/4 Grosgrain Ribbon and Silver Brads.

My last project is for sure my favorite!! I just love how it came out!! So here is my 6x6 Scrapbook Page:

Isn't it cool!! Just perfect for the Fourth of July ... so be sure to get this set before we say Bon Voyage!!

Recipe: Stamp Set - Big Birthday Candle; Cardstock - Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Whisper White and Brushed Silver; Ink - Versamark, Real Red and Brilliant Blue ; Accessories - Silver Embossing Powder, Dimensionals, Star Punch and Large Star Punch.

In case you missed the link for the next port at the top of the page here it is again Dawnmarie's creations. Happy Stamping!!

36 comments:

Chrisd said...

My favorite is the scrapbook page. I'm liking the smaller size and I have 8x8 albums myself.

Debadoo said...

Everything is super cute! Really love the fireworks!!
Deb

Beedubya said...

I LOVE the skulls b-day card! Fantastic projects, Carmen! you RAWK!

Brandi

Sharon Bridwell said...

Cute, cute, cute projecsts! I love your 4th of July page!! Great way to use the set!

Anonymous said...

Hi Carmen, I love all of your creations!!! What an awesome scrapbook page and I love the big birthday candle matchbox idea too, I love them all!! Thank you so much for having an awesome blog and for sharing all your wonderful creations! You are the bestest!! Hugs, Marti :)

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Fantastic projects! I love your spooky masculine design especially! Great variety!

Jaspere said...

These are all great but I just adore the last one.

Dixie Finn said...

Love the fourth of july project and the ribbon was perfect on the crossed candles.

Stamp/nScrap said...

Love the box, Carmen! So sparkly and cute! I may just have to break down and get that die for my Big Shot. I'm sad to see this set go - you did a great job with it!

Kathy said...

Wow, Carmen! These are fantastic! I love your color choices and such great layouts.

Michelle said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the fireworks! What a great idea!

Twila said...

Hi Carmen, you did a great job of showing the versitality of this set. Love all 3, but I'ld have to say the last one the scrapbook page is my fav. Thanks for heloing out with the blog hop!

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Wonderful what you've done with this stamp set Carmen!

I really like the scrap page and the fireworks effect. The longer matchbox is also very cool can't wait to see how you did that. And knowing boys I bet they loved the pirate skull candles!

Blessings - Jean

Rhonda Langley said...

What a variety of projects with this set!! Love the scrapbook page!

yaphastamps said...

Great boy card with this set! And I love the fireworks! Fabulous projects!

Julie A. said...

Carmen!

I love your cards and scrapbook page. I just love this stamp set. You did a wonderful job with it:)

Thanks for sharing!

Margaret said...

Loved the Birthday Candle Skulls!! I'm going to miss this set, thanks for your fabu projects!

Margaret said...

I love the candles with the skull paper! I am going to miss this set, thanks for sharing your fab projects with us!

Stacy said...

These are fantabulous! I love the idea of using them on a 4th of July layout! Can't wait to try these!

inkpaperstamps said...

What a great variety of uses fro this set, Carmen--I love the sparkles and the 4th of July bursting firecrackers, but your boy candles are just too cute with thos skulls!

Anonymous said...

Love the 4th card but the skelaton candles take the cake! Thanks for sharing! Mary Jo

Catrules said...

Cute projects! Great idea!

MaryR said...

i completely adore your last project as well! all of them are super cute

Comeka said...

Great projects! I LOVE your second card with the skulls on the candles - my son would think that was awesome!

J said...

Awesome ideas! Love them!

Paula said...

I never knew this set was so versatile. Thanks for showing us that. Love the fourth of July one too.

Pammybaby said...

Wonderful!! I especially love the 4th of July page - it's fabulous!

Debbi said...

What fun projects Carmen! I especially like the 6x6 page - very creative.

Jennie said...

What great projects! Love all of the color combinations and the scrapbook page. Great job!

Lyssa Zwolanek said...

Super cute! Love the scrapbook page especially.

Angel said...

sooo creative =)

Kat said...

Great cards! I love how you used it to make fireworks.

Angie said...

Great use of this set, love the fireworks scrapbook page, who would have ever thought to do this with a candle stamp?? TFS

Beth said...

Yikes, ANOTHER retiring set I now "need", lol. Carmen-these are fantastic! Love the look of the candle on a long/lean card and the colors are gorgeous together. The skull candles are so stinkin' COOL-love how your colored the flame, too! All I can say is, "WOW" to that scrapbook page-I'd put it in a shadowbox so as not to crush the firecrackers cuz they ROCK! TFS!!

Renée said...

Love what you've done with this stamp set, Carmen! Each project is wonderfully unique and inspiring!

specialcraftmom4 said...

These are amazing!!!! Great job!!!

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