Friday, February 28, 2014

Tone on Tone Samplers

Hello to my blogger friends!  One of my recruits, Carolyn Gray, shared this cute sampler project with me.  I loved it so much, I made another one, adding a layer of our Silver Glimmer Paper and Pool Party card stock, embossed the white squares with polka dots, and popped up the banner pieces to give it a little more BLING!  I love how it turned out.

All of you know that I love tone-on-tone things, so I had to try my hand making this sampler in all Very Vanilla card stock.  I also tried making it in all Sahara Sand card stock with Pink Pirouette flowers.  They turned out beautifully!  I offered the Very Vanilla sampler, along with a Very Vanilla card, at my Thursday Therapy yesterday.  We had a wonderful time and everyone LOVED their samplers!  Thank you, Carolyn, for such a splendid idea!

Sampler Recipe:

Paper:  Very Vanilla - 7-1/2 X 5-1/2; 7-1/4 X 5-1/4; 7 X 5; 4 X 6 (you'll dry emboss on this layer); Very Vanilla scraps for the squares, the banners, the flowers, and the tag
Stamps:  Lovely Little Labels; Tiny Tags (sorry, this set is retired, but many CUTE current greetings will work for the tag)
Inks:  Basic Black or Early Espresso
Miscellaneous:  Stampin' Dimensionals; SNAIL Adhesive; Embossing Folder of your choice; Big Shot Machine; Linen Thread - 22" long; Jewelry Tag Punch (retired); Paper Piercer with Mat; 1-3/8" Square Punch; 1-1/4" Square Punch; Banner Punch; Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack; Mini Glue Dots; Pearls; Paper Snips; Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Card Recipe:

Paper:  Very Vanilla - 11 X 4-1/4; 4-3/4 X 3-1/2; 2-1/2 X 2-1/2 (for the Floral Fusion Sizzlits); 2-1/2 X 1/2"; Very Vanilla Scrap for the banners and the flowers
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes (a retired set, but many CUTE current greetings will work)
Inks:  Early Espresso or Basic Black
Miscellaneous:  Stampin' Dimensionals; Decorative Dots Embossing Folder; Big Shot Machine; Gold Baker's Twine - 22" long; Banner Punch; Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack; Mini Glue Dots; Pearls; Paper Snips; Floral Fusion Sizzlits; SNAIL Adhesive; Stamp-a-ma-jig


Susan Mac Donald said...

how wonderful are these; TFS!

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Hi Penny. Love the sampler projects. Especially the crumb cake version (one of my favorite colors). Thank you for sharing the detailed directions and measurements. Very helpful. And something really fun to do with the new banner punch.
I think you meant Tiny Tags as the retired set (one of my all time favs). Teeny Tiny Wishes is still current. :D