Alternate Use – Bloomin’ Love

By | April 29, 2016

After Valentine’s Day, you may have thought there weren’t many uses for the Bloomin’ Love stamp set and coordinating Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Dies (sold in a bundle for 15% off.)  However, I’ve seen lots of creative ideas to use these two products that have nothing to do with Valentine’s Day.

I have one to share with you today.

Yesterday was my monthly Stamp Club workshop.  Each month, we get together and stamp four projects that I’ve designed.  We have such a good time, and I really appreciate these ladies.  They’ve been loyal to me for years, and we not only enjoy crafting together, we look forward to the camaraderie and friendship.

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At my clubs, I always have a random drawing for a small gift.  I not only enjoy surprising one of these great ladies with a small gift, but I see this as an opportunity to demonstrate alternative uses for stamping supplies.

I love the gorgeous lacy heart from the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Dies.  The delicate vines and flowers are just lovely.  But for this gift, I didn’t want to use the whole heart.  So instead, I used a 1-3/4″ Circle punch to cut out a small section of the heart and make a tag.  In addition to this technique, I’ve seen other demonstrators piece together numerous heart die cuts to create rectangular backgrounds for cards.  This die cut is much more versatile than you’d originally think.

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I placed my small gift in a Mini Muslin Bag.  Then, I used both Lost Lagoon 5/8″ Striped Cotton Ribbon and Very Vanilla Thick Baker’s Twine to wrap around the bag and attach the tag.

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I used the Bloomin’ Love stamp set to stamp my greeting and create layers underneath the tag.  Then, I sponged most of it with Lost Lagoon ink.  I love the way this turned out, ultra feminine and “springy”.

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Supplies used on my gift:

Tami Hewlett

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