Wednesday, May 05, 2010

My Favorite Things' May Hop and Shop!!

It's finally here!!! My Favorite Things' May Hop and Shop is NOW! So much to see this month, so let's get started! If you got here from Sherrie's blog you're right on track, if not, double back to Kim's blog 'cause that's the beginning, then work your way back here :)

I'm showing you Rainfall Flopsey tonight. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know I say this with every Flopsey, but I swear, this is my favorite EVER! I mean, look at those precious little BOOTS!! I am in LOVE!!!

While coming up with an idea for this set, I started wondering what I would like to do on a rainy day (other than stamping, of course) and I thought I'd like to just hibernate with a good book, some chocolate, some tea, and a bubble bath. Sounds like a perfect day to me. So I decided to create a Rainy Day Gift Set with Rainfall Flopsey. He asked if he could invite a few of his Flopsey friends along to help him out--how could I say "no" to that sweet little face?

There are lots of pictures, so I'll keep the gabbing to a minimum ;-) If you have a question, just shoot me an email and I'll do my best to answer :)

Here's the gift set. There's a card, of course, a tin full of assorted tea bags, chocolates in a tin, bubble bath and lotion in a die cut bag, and a bookmark (when you doze off you don't want to loose your place ;-)).



Close up of the card. After I colored the image and cut it out (all images stamped on Perfect Paper Panels with Memento Tuxedo Black ink), I added Glossy Accents to the boots and umbrella. The clouds are felt, cut out with MFT's new Die-namics Clouds die. The wide ribbon is from the Perfect Plaid Ribbon Collection, and the narrow is from my stash, buttons are all from the Summer button collection, and the red card stock is Red Hot. Raindrops are from Rain Or Shine set.



Inside of the card. Another cloud (there are three sizes on one die) and a Jumbo Scallop border.



The tea tin using Tea With Flopsey and the Scalloped Scallop border die. Sentiment is from Hot Stuff.



Chocolate kisses in a tin using Chocolate Flopsey Bunny with the addition of Summer Collection Glittered Garnishes.



Bubble bath and lotion tote bag using Bubble Bunny Flopsey with Iridescent Stickles on the bubbles. Sentiment is from Time For the Bubbly.



And finally, a magnetic bookmark using What's the Story? I'm going to show you how I made the book mark using the new Scalloped Scallop Die-namics die and a magnet I found around the house :)



Please excuse my messy work area, LOL! I hadn't really planned on doing a tutorial but when I got started I thought maybe someone would like to see the process. My magnet was about 5" by 3". I covered the advertisement with card stock first thing.



Then I cut both long edges with the Scalloped Scallop die and cut the magnet in half. I ran it through my Cuttle bug with my normal sandwich, twice. I wasn't sure I got a good cut, but when I tugged on the excess it came right off. I'm tellin' you, these dies are fantastic!! Next I added a strip of patterned paper.



Then I put some 1/2" Scor-Tape on the other side...



...added my ribbon...



...and tied the two pieces of ribbon together with a button and Pearl cotton.



Finally, I added Flopsey and the sentiment and it was done! This book mark works great! One piece goes on either side of a page and it won't fall out of the book because it's magnetized! I'm loving it!



And that's it! Thanks so much for stopping by! Now, you *must* head on over to Wendy's blog (she's our AWESOME guest designer this month) to see what wonderful things she has in store for you. I can't wait--I'm going right now! OH!! Don't forget there's blog candy somewhere along the way. You might want to leave a comment on every DT member's blog to be sure you have a chance of winning. I'm just sayin'.

The Copics I used. Yeah, I do use a lot of 'em.



~Supplies~
Stamps:
Rainfall Flopsey, Tea With Flopsey, Bubble Bunny Flopsey; Flopsey Chocolate Bunny; What's the Story; Time For the Bubbly, Hot Stuff, Rain Or Shine (MFT)

Paper:
Red Hot, Perfect Paper Panels (MFT); Citrus mat stack (DCWV); Whisper White (SU!)

Ink:
Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog

Accessories:
Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Die-namics dies, ribbon, buttons, tea tin, Summer Glittered Garnishes, Scor-Tape (MFT); Petite Oval, Classic Oval, and Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinder); Copic markers; Christmas Star punch (Martha Stewart); Glossy Accents (Ranger); Sakura Glitter pen; narrow ribbon, 3M foam squares


60 comments:

  1. Fantastic projects but I'm loving that bookmark! How fun!

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  2. INCREDIBLE! I LOVE your work - your blog is one I visit daily - thanks for all the inspiration!

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  3. What a fabulous set of projects!! Everything is so bright and cheery!

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  4. Ohhhhhhh! Barbara! I can't even believe all the amazingness you've packed in here. The colouring, all the clever ideas, the sweet details. It just makes my mojo want to get up and dance. Gorgeous inspiration!

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  5. oh my gosh- these are just adorable! thanks for the bookmark tutorial and all the inspo- they are all fantastic!

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  6. What a fantastic group of projects!
    hugs,
    Gini

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  7. What beautiful work Barbara! You colors and coloring are amazing!

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  8. HUGE fan of your work!! This is so cute!

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  9. What a great gift set! I just love your color combination and papers used. Thanks for sharing with us for the hop!

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  10. Oh my goodness GF...this is a fabulous Set!!! Cute as can be on top of it..LOVE IT!!! Hugs ~S~

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  11. Fabulous gift set...amazing. I love the boots on Rainfall...they crack me up.

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  12. Wow! What a great gift set! Thank you for the bookmark tutorial. I'll definitely be making some of these.

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  13. What an awesome ensemble Barbara...love how you colored flopsey!

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  14. Wow what beautiful projects!! I love the colors in these!

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  15. What an amazing set of "things". I really love the simplicity of the bookmark.

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  16. Ohh Bar these are all ADORABLE!!

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  17. Wow! wow! wow! fantastic project. Beautiful colors, great combination/idea, love the tote,the bunny (is it?) is very cute. I love it.You are such an inspiration for me! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Absolutely gorgeous and very beautifully detailed ensemble, Barbara! Just STUNNING! WOW!

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  19. Awe Barbara, these are so fun, colorful and fabulous! Those bunnies are so cute! I love all of your projects!

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  20. FAB.U.LOUS!!!! All of it!!!! What did you use to do the sun??

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  21. what a great gift set...so cute!!

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  22. Fantastic!! Since KJ isn't here.....DIBBS!!!!! Oh my gosh, that gift set is so fantastic!

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  23. great set of projects!! I am sooo CASING that bookmark!!! I just got that Flopsey, and have yet to ink him up!

    jennik

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  24. That is SO SO awesome. You are so creative and SO awesome. :) HUGS!

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  25. OMG, what a gorgeous set...the images are all colored beautifully and thanks for the tutorial on the bookmark....sooo cool!!!!

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  26. Your Flopsey is adorable. Fantastic bookmark!

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  27. What a cute set! I'm going to try the bookmark (I use post it notes, they can be moved only so many times).

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  28. How adorable is the set you made with all these flopseys. I just love the card you made using Rainfall Flopsey. I love that gingham ribbon Barbara.

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  29. Wonderful projects. I love the book marker and JE is one of my favorite authors.

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  30. Beautiful job Barbara - as always! You rock it out girl :)
    Maria

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  31. Whoa. What GREAT use of Flops!!

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  32. Those bunnies are adorable, and I love the bright, cheerful colors you've used, excellent!

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  33. What an adorable set! Love the bright colors and that rabbit is so cute!

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  34. you always go above and beyond. love this-the red gingham ribbon really makes this all pop!

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  35. You are KILLING me this morning ...... every thing is so beautiful but that bookmark is so smart ........ what a great gift. OVER THE TOP CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!!

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  36. All I can say is WOW! I am speechless.

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  37. how do you say WOW ?? your set is
    ** bunny-tabulous ** WTG.. thanks
    ( mitz_zee@yahoodotcom)

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  38. WOW! Wonderful projects.
    Sandra

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  39. Love your fun and cheerful cards! What a cute bunny! :)

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  40. This set is adorable so much detail I love the idea of the magnet bookmark --may have to try this .

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  41. This is a wonderful set! I love everything.

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  42. I LOVE everything... Such a GREAT set of goodies!

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  43. I could just hug that bunny! He is so cute. Great idea with the magnets for the bookmark. TFS!
    mks

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  44. Oh wow what fantastic projects, so bright, cheery and ageless!

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  45. What a GORGEOUS set!! Wowza!!

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  46. Wow, Barbara! This is magnificient! Every piece is wonderful!

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  47. OMGosh....what an ADORABLE set!! It makes me want to jump in a bath and read my book while drinking tea....soooo soothing!!! LOVE your creativity!!

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  48. Amazing set, Barbara! Love all the different Flopseys and the fun colors and papers! TFS the bookmark how-to!

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  49. This is incredible, Bar! I LOVE what you did with all those Flopseys, and LOVE the bright colors especially on the umbrella!

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  50. This is too much cuteness for one blog post!! Ooooh it's adorable! Thank you so much for sharing the "how-to" as well! What gorgeous projects!

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  51. Very clever gift ensemble! Perfect for a rainy day.

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