Stamp Review Crew Happy Congratulations

Welcome to a special bonus hop with The Stamp Review Crew! Normally, we share projects based on a specific set from our main Annual Catalog. We're making an exception this time and playing with a set from our Occasions Catalog called Happy Congratulations. As always, our blog posts will remain linked together so that you can revisit the posts and projects at any time. Enjoy!

This set reminds me of lanterns set up for a party. Recently, a hostess asked that I use it with specific colors to create a graduation card for her grandson. We don't want to embarrass the poor guy, but we didn't want boring either so here is how it turned out:

I liked the coordinating gold thread in the Gold Baker's Twine so I thought it would be fun to add that along the top of the card to mimic the main image. But remember, it's for a guy so a bow was not going to cut it. Instead, I tied little knots along the ends to add a little "something" with the side benefit of keeping the gold thread from unraveling. I hope she (and he) like it!

Tip: The little gold dots were punched out of the Gold Foil before the sheet was folder embossed. The Very Vanilla layer hides the punch-outs :)

Now let's see what the others have to inspire you. Have fun!

Tanya Boser - tinkerin' in ink

Nancy Smith - iguanastamp

Want to create today's project? 
Here's what you'll need:
Stamps: Happy Congratulations (w133044/c133047)
Project Colors: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Real Red, Gold, Early Espresso
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Chevron TIEF (127749), 1/4" circle punch (alternate: Itty Bitty Punch Pack)
Embellishments: Gold Baker's Twine (132975), Gold Foil Sheets (132622)
Other: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)


  1. Great card, Adriana. The colors make it very masculine and the gold and twine make it very festive!

  2. Love the colors for this card! The pop of red with the gold is so dramatic. Knots rather than bows is a wonderful, masculine touch.

  3. Love the gold! Who knew there could be so many different ways to add punch to this simple stamp. TFS Jess

  4. Love the asymmetrical look and shiny gold touches!

  5. Love all the details you added to this: the gold and sequins really add to the card.

  6. Wonderful colors and imagining that the recipient loved it - and so different! Sometimes it pays to be challenged, especially if we don't have a specific stamp set!

  7. Very pretty card. Love the metallic mixed with Crumb Cake and Real Red.


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