Stamp Review Crew - Crafting Forever

Today's focus by the Stamp Review Crew is the Crafting Forever stamp set.  Whether you've just been inspired by Cindy or you're starting here, thanks for joining us on this hop! Directional links at the bottom of each post will direct you to the next (or previous) stop. First, here's a peek at the set:

Stampin' Up! Crafting Forever stamp set
Rubber stamps, available both on wood and clear-mount 

This stamp set is such a fun one. Like all of you, I'll be enjoying this hop for all of the great projects and ideas shared. For me, the jar of brushes caught my eye first and I thought it might be fun to make a cover for a small journal I keep on my desk.  I stamped the image with Versamark and heat set white embossing powder, then followed that up with watercolor. 

Stampin' Up! Crafting Forever stamp, Watercolor sample book

When I adhered the image to the front of the booklet, I sandwiched some Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon and Linen Thread in between layers; that way, I can tie the book closed when it's not in use. This allows me to corral all those little notes, receipts and whatnot I tend to keep with me before putting them where they really belong ;)

Stampin' Up! Crafting Forever stamp, thank you card

Before I go, there's been some chat on forums about whether to leave the image of three pens together or separate them. I know I'll use them more as individual stamps than as one large image, so I did some surgery and separated them into three images. (With cling-mount, it's easy enough to mount them onto the same clear block if I ever want to use them as a unit.) Here's a quick look at the separated stamps and an easy Thank You card.

Stampin' Up! Crafting Forever stamp, thank you card

Hope you enjoy these ideas! Now here are the buttons you'll need to keep hopping! Enjoy!

Cindy Elam

Heidi Baks

Thanks for joining me on my little escape today!