Inky Friends Blog Hop Blending A Year Of Cheer Dec 2017

Inky Friends Blog Hop Blending A Year Of Cheer Dec 2017

Welcome to Inky Friends Blog Hop Blending A Year Of Cheer! Today’s Blog Hop is filled with projects inspired by the new Stampin’ Blends we are excited to shar our creations with you today. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list and leave us comments. We love to hear from you!

We all got given a month some chosen and others took the months that were left either way you will enjoy all the creations, I am sure of it. My month is June. What happens in June? Ha, ha, ha

This is what I made

Stampin' Blends Flower Shop Stampin' Up!

Adorbs Right!

I have got to be the worst coloring person ever. Staying in the lines is hard for me hence the green around the flower. lol

Stampin' Blends flower Shop Stampin' Up!

Lip Balm Purse Flower Shop Stampin' Up!

How cute is this mini purse, you can fit a lip balm and a few candies. Such a nice little thank you gift or a craft fair idea.

Lip Balm Purse Stampin' Blends Stampin' Up!

Click on the Next Button to hear over to the talented Tanya

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Or click on the Previous Button and head over to Rhonda

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You can however go in any order you wish just click on the name below

  1. January – Sarah 
  2. February – Sara
  3. March – Staci
  4. April – Shelley
  5. May – Rhonda
  6. June – Sharleen YOU ARE HERE
  7. July – Taking A Break
  8. August – Tanya
  9. September – Yapha
  10. October – Kris
  11. November – Cindy
  12. December – Betty


Product List – Click on the image to order 


Cutting & Scoring


  • Whisper White cut at 6″ by 6″
  • You will score at 1 ¼” and 4 ¾” rotate and score at 2 ½” and 3 ½”
  • ½” by 3 ½” strips (you need 2)
  • Handles cut at ½” by 6″


  • Card base cut at 5 ½” by 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”
  • Bermuda Bay cut at 4″ by 5 ¼”
  • Whisper White cut at 4″ by 5 ¼”



  • I randomly stamped the flowers all over the 6″ by 6″ Whisper White piece, figured out where i was gonna place the punched out circle and took the circle and put it on the paper before stamping the flower
  • Score all the score lines
  • On the 1 ¼” side you are gonna fold above and below the score lines like this

  • Repeat on the opposite side too

  • I did those score lines just using my fingers
  • Once you have done that on both sides you are gonna glue all four corners
  • You are gonna curl the handles using your Bone Folder I did score all the handles at ¾” and attach it to the purse
  • The strips of ½” by 3 ½” will go on the brim of the purse covering the handles
  • Colored in my flower and punched out a Bermuda Bay circle and attached it where I placed the smaller circle attached the colored circle on top of the Bermuda Bay


  • Folded the card base in half
  • Used the Bermuda Bay and punched out the circles I knew I was covering it so I didn’t need additional cardstock
  • I layered the Whisper White and Bermuda Bay on top of each other before placing it at an angle to cut the cardstock knowing that they would line up perfectly once shifted
  • Stamped the flowers randomly on the Whisper White piece, placed the circle on top of the Whisper White so when I removed it the circle was also stamped with flowers
  • Attached the Bermuda Bay to the card
  • Attached the Whisper White on top of the Bermuda Bay
  • Placed the Bermuda Bay circle where the Whisper White circle was, colored in the flowers and attached it to the Bermuda Bay Circle
  • The little edge piece I cut away I used to stamp and punch out the sentiment
  • Place the Silver Metallic Thread behind it and popped it up with a Dimensional


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Thank you so much for joining us today! Hope you all have a wonderful and safe weekend

Take Care


  1. Oh Sharleen your projects are super cute – I love how you highlighted the flowers in circles – great idea – thank you for sharing 🙂

  2. Sara J. Mattson-Blume says:

    Such a cute idea to spotlight the flower. I like the green outline. Staying in the lines is overrated!

  3. What a great project for summer. I love the spotlight technique. And the green around the edge of the flowers is really pretty and makes it pop. I like that technique. Very pretty!

  4. Super cute projects, Sharleen! I love your use of the spotlight technique! Great gift idea, too. Thanks for the tutorial.

  5. Staci Miserlian says:

    This is a great technique for the blends! Appreciate the little purse instructions. 🙂

  6. Shelley Z says:

    I would have never guessed that you had an oopsies! Very cute projects. Thanks for the instructions for the mini purse.

  7. Betty Traciak says:

    Cute projects with a fun pop of color!

  8. Cute spotlighting technique, and adorable little purse!

    • says:

      Thanks Tanya, I didnt know what the name of that was called. Now I know its called the spotlighting technique. I learn something new each day.

  9. Rhonda Griffin says:

    Fantastic spotlighting technique! Adorable projects as well!

  10. Wonderful spotlight technique, Sharleen!