Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, July 3, 2016

The Stamp Review Crew: Flourishing Phrases Edition

Welcome to another edition of The Stamp Review Crew! We are officially moved out of our house and in with the in-laws for a month before we make the big move to Tennessee, so I have had extra time on my hands to create this week! 

I realized last Friday that I had not yet ordered this set, so I frantically added it to a customer order, hoping that it would arrive in time. Five days to spare! Yes!

I did some sponging on the first card I made, using all new In Colors. I then stamped the big flourish in black all over. Boy that looks pretty! I didn't want to cover up too much of that beautiful background, so I kept my sentiment pretty small with the layered scalloped circles. Let me tell you, those things are the cutest! I hated to lose the big circles, but I think I am going to get much more use out of these new little guys. 

My next card is an anniversary card for my dear hubby. I actually finished it the day after our anniversary, but better late than never, right? I started this one with the background too. I wonder if maybe that's my style?! I cut some strips of Serene Scenery DSP on an angle and glued them down to Island Indigo cardstock. I then embossed that whole panel and sponged it with Crumb Cake ink. I stamped my sentiment and then punched it out with the new badge punch. This is a great masculine punch! I added another badge punch, as well as some burlap ribbon, behind it to anchor it. Hubby loved it! 

I knew I had to make a card with that big flower and leaves, so I started this one of with a torn strip of Pear Pizazz stamped with Emerald Envy leaves.  I then stamped the flower two times each in Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango and fussy cut them out. It looked okay, but I wanted an extra oomph so I incorporated some of the beautiful Flourish thinlits. In my opinion, they are a must have if you are purchasing this set. Plus you get 10% off if you purchase them together a bundle, so you can't beat that!

For my final card, I wanted to keep it clean and simple. That's easy to do with that big flowering flourish! Just a little masking and sponging, along with a few die cuts and it's complete!

I have to say, I'm pretty proud of myself. Between the insides and outsides of my cards, I managed to use 12 of the 18 stamps in this set! That's quite the accomplishment for me... Especially the first time using a set! I hope I have given you a little bit of inspiration with this set. As you can see, it's very versatile! 

Thanks for stopping by. Click on the links below to continue on in the hop. Next up is the very talented Betty. I can't wait to see what she has come up with this week!

Blog Roll:
  1. Mickey Roberts
  2. Holly Stene
  3. Shana Gaff
  4. Betty Traciak
  5. Mike Funke
  6. Valerie Moody
  7. Tanya Boser
  8. Holly Krautkremer
  9. Rochelle Blok
  10. Jessica Williams
  11. Bruno Bertucci
  12. Debra Burgin
  13. Sue Plote
  14. Kelly Kent


  1. Shana, you ROCKED this...very very creative! I am amazed you were able to incorporate so many of the stamps too!

  2. You've been busy Shana! Great job on using so many of the stamps - you've really shown this stamp set to its full potential. Are we allowed to have favourites? I {LOVE} the colours of the first card! Kelly x

  3. Shana your cards are just lovely! I really like the variety of styles you used to convey the versatility of this stamp set and thinlits.

  4. Shana-all of your cards are SO CREATIVE!!! Usually I can pick a favorite, but this time I love them all!

  5. Love all your cards Shana!!! You have really used this set so well and with such variety! Thanks for the inspiration. Rochelle xo

  6. Your cards are are lovely, but I am most fascinated by the Pear Pizzazz card with the Crumb Cake torn piece. Just amazing!

  7. Wow Shana you ROCKED this set :) I love all of them each card has it's fun unique thing to it! Good luck with your move and a late card is defiantly better than none! lol