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)