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The Stamp Review Crew - Sprinkles of Life

Hi and welcome to The Sprinkles of Life Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop.  We are a group of Stampin' Up! ® Demonstrators who love to show you just how much you can do with one stamp set.  

If you get lost, just click on the banner below to take you to our main blog, where you will see a list of all the participants for this round. 

This is the first time that I have inked up my Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set, crazy...  right? ... yep, considering it was on the top of my wish list when I first clapped eyes on the new catty.  This is an extra special set; not only does it co-ordinate with the cute Tree Builder Punch but $3.00 (AUD) from every set sold goes to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  You'll find it featured in the SU catalogue on the inside back page (p.189) for easy reference.

There are 22 stamps in the Sprinkles of Life Set and I managed to ink up 14 of them for my three projects!  Just for an added extra I am also sharing some fun ways to use the Circle Card Thinlits Die and a technique with a mini tutorial; plus, each project features a different Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Links to the tutorials I followed can be found at the bottom of this post.

Project #1 - Marbling with Shaving Foam

This card was cut from the Circle Card Thinlits Die in the usual way and the strips of Bohemian DSP were fussy cut so the large diamonds in the pattern made for an interesting edge on both sides.
Project Recipe:
Stamp Set:  Sprinkles of Life
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo, Chocolate Chip, Delightful Dijon, Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette Ink Refills
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Delightful Dijon
Accessories:  Bohemian DSP, Circle Card Thinlits Dies, Tree Builder Punch, Word Window Punch, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
Non-SU:  Shaving Cream
Here's how to get that swirly ice-cream look -

Marbling with Shaving Foam
1.  Squirt some shaving foam onto a paper or plastic plate and add a few drops of ink refills (Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette used in this example).
2.  Swirl the colours through the shaving foam with a small stick (be careful not to over mix the ink).
3.  Place the  Very Vanilla card stock over the swirled shaving foam mixture and press down gently.
4.  Wipe off the excess shaving foam with a tissue and leave to dry.  
5.  Stamp the images onto the marbled area and punch out the 'scoops' of ice-cream with the Tree Builder Punch.

Project #2 - An Extra Flap for the Circle Thinlits Card

There's an extra inside flap added to this card so you have more room to write a message to the recipient or you could glue the flap down to make a pocket for a gift card holder (Link to a tutorial at the bottom of this post).
The little bird image on the branch takes centre stage and colour inspiration is taken from the very cute Sweet Li'l Things DSP.
Project Recipe:
Stamp Set:  Sprinkles of Life
Ink:  Hello Honey, Tip Top Taupe, Tangelo Twist 
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Hello Honey, Tip Top Taupe, Tangelo Twist
Accessories:  Sweet Li'l Things DSP, Circle Card Thinlits Dies, Tree Builder Punch, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Tip Top Taupe Dotted Lace Trim, Paper Piercing Tool


 Project #3 - A Box made from the Circle Card Thinlits Die

My last project features the paper piecing technique with the Sprinkles of Life stamps and the colourful, Cherry on Top DSP Stack.  I followed a tutorial by Becky Cowley (link below) to make the cute gift box (Mine is slightly different as I watched the tutorial and then made my project a day later; made a couple of 'whoopsies' but I hope you get the general idea).
Project Recipe:
Stamp Set:  Sprinkles of Life
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder, Tip Top Taupe
Card Stock:  Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White
Accessories:  Cherry on Top DSP, Circle Card Thinlits Dies, Tree Builder Punch, Tip Top Taupe Dotted Lace Trim, Sticky Strip, Lots of Labels Framelits, Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Non-SU:  Magnetic Tape

I hope you are getting lots of inspiration from the SRC Crew.  Enjoy the hop!

Up next is Shana Gaff from Stress Free Stamping -

... or back to Holly Krautkremer from Rubber Redneck - 

Thanks for hopping by!

Links to Tutorials -


Dawn Tidd said…
Wow, Bronwyn! Your projects never cease to amaze me! I love all three of them. The marbling for the ice cream is perfect. Love the flip card with a branch and a tree! And then the box, simply wonderful!
Rachel Palmieri said…
Oh my, what a fabulous blog post! There's enough creativity here to keep me busy for a week! Must try marbelling, it ilooks perfect for cupcake icing. Thanks for sharing.
Patrice said…
Gorgeous projects, Bron. I particularly love your shaving cream card - those colours are so vibrant and fun. x
Yapha Mason said…
These are amazing!! Each one better than the next. I love what you made with the Circle Thinlet. That box is incredible.
Tanya Boser said…
Oh my gosh! You amaze me with your creativity every single time. When I grow up, I want to stamp like you ;)
Carol Carriveau said…
Great favorite is the raspberry/ black cherry ice cream cone!
Rochelle Blok said…
Three fantastic creations Bronwyn! So creative! Love the shaving cream one and the marbling effect. Would look awesome too with some pinks, yellows and greens to make it look like rainbow ice cream! Love the box too! Very clever! Thanks for Sharing! Rochelle xo
Anonymous said…
WOW Just WOW lol these are awesome!!! I love the shaving cream one! Beautiful job.
Betty said…
You pulled out a pile of goodies to make these! Love all the colors and papers with great overall theme of the Circle Framelits.
Anonymous said…
WOW you've been busy! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the shaving cream icecream! I'm going to imagine it's boysenberry - yum! I must try it out with the kids these holidays :)
Unknown said…
You are amazing! I love all of your projects for different reasons but suffice it to say they wowed me! And I never knew that the shaving cream technique can be done without glossy card stock. Good to know!

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