Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Stamp Crew Review: Oh, Hello
It's the first Monday of the month.  That means it's time for The Stamp Review Crew to have another blog hop!  This time we are featuring the stamp set Oh, Hello.  And like always, this group is full of fabulous ideas for this very popular stamps set. Today, I have a couple of cards to show you featuring this stamp set.

Colors: Midnight Muse, Coral Calypso and Whisper White.  Stamps: Oh, Hello.  Big Shot: Banner Framelits, Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Accessories: Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Silver Glimmer Paper, Coral Calypso Baker's Twine, and In Color Dahlias.
I love Midnight Muse and haven't used it nearly enough lately.  I need to use it more before it retires at the end of May.  Here I also sponged ink on the cardstock after I ran it through the embossing folder to give it a little more dimension.  And since Midnight Muse is such a dark color, I decorated it the inside too:
Stamps: Oh, Hello and Sweet Essentials.

Here is the second card:

Colors: Primrose Petal, Basic Gray, Summer Starfruit, and Whisper White.  Stamps: Oh, Hello.  Big Shot: Banner Framelits, Chevron and Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Punch: Corner Rounder.  Accessories: Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon.
This one is a little more simple than the first one.  You can tell how much I love the Banner Framelits from both of these cards.  I am using them a lot right now.  The colors for this one came straight from the Color Coach which I do not use nearly enough.  Summer Starfruit and Primrose Petal are also scheduled to be retired at the end of May.  I'm always torn between being sad that the colors are going away and being excited to see what comes next. 

But I know what comes next today, it is the rest of the blog hop!  Use the buttons below to navigate through the hop or see the list of all hop participants below the buttons.  Thanks for stopping by.  Feel free to leave a little blog love (comments) or subscribe to my blog either here or on Facebook.  We'll see you again soon!
  1. Paula Wright
  2. Dawn Tidd
  3. Yapha Mason
  4. Deb Currier
  5. Nancy Smith
  6. Holly Krautkremer
  7. Rita Wright
  8. Kerry Willard Bray
  9. Shana Gaff
  10. Lisa Young
  11. Cindy Beach
  12. Jill Coleman
  13. Mike Funke
  14. Heidi Baks
  15. Betty Traciak
  16. Tanya Boser
  17. Mary Rindal
  18. Wendy Weixler


MaryR said...

beautiful cards Paula - love the banners on both of them

Shana Gaff said...

Ooh, I love your color combos. Two combinations I have not tried before! Thanks for sharing!

Kerry Willard Bray said...

Two great cards, Paula! Especially love the first that you shared with the blue background...the honeycomb really looks incredible on it!

Dawn Tidd said...

The Calypso Coral is really striking on the Midnight Muse. Oh, Hello pairs really well with those Banner Framelits and you did a great job with them on both cards.

Yapha said...

Gorgeous cards, Paula! I love how you have so many textures with the layers. Really nice!

Nancy Smith said...

Great cards. I never thought to put Midnight Muse together with Calypso Coral, but they look awesome together.

Betty said...

It does not seem possible that is it time to retire those colors already-- time flies as we have fun stamping! Both your cards are fun trendy updates for this stamp set!

Wendy Weixler said...

Both cards are SO PRETTY! And this is making me wanna pull out my Midnight Muse ... I keep forgetting about it and it's gonna be GONE soon!! Nicely done! :)

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful texture and colors on your cards, Paula! Love the non-traditional color combos.. I am really not to good at getting out of my color comfort zone. Thanks for reminding me about the Color Coach.

Mike said...

Great color palettes! That rose can sure be used for a lot!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Beautiful cards! They are both so pretty and the different textures are great!! I love the layouts too :)

Deb said...

I love your color choices on both cards! Great texture, too! Beautiful cards!!

Natalie Kennedy said...

Love these fantastic cards! I was just thinking about the In Colors retiring and how sad it is, but how fun it is to see the new colors that replace them.

Jill Coleman said...

Love both of your cards Paula - banners and pennants are my favorite. Love all the details on your first card.

Tanya Boser said...

Lovely, as always Paula! The sponging on the Honeycomb embossing really brings some interesting depth to the look. Great reminder about the color coach, too :) As for the banners, keep them comin! I love them too :)

Carol Carriveau said...

Your first card is lovely, plain and simple and so pretty! Your second card is bright and pretty and very fun!

Lisa Young said...

Love your color combinations on both cards and what a great use of the banners. Really pretty cards, Paula!

Jessica said...

Beautiful cards, sweet colors too. TFS Jess

Rita Wright said...

Fun colors and banners! I really love the Midnight Muse with Calypso Coral. I had no idea the worked so well together!