Hello and welcome to the Stamp ‘N Hop blog hop! My name is Maureen but most people, other than my Mother call me Mo and I live just outside Cambridge in the UK.  The theme of this month’s hop is a favourite item from the Occasions catalogue which is available until 31 May 2018. Decisions, decisions what to choose, the new catalogue is packed with fab things……..hmm………in the end I chose the Picnic For You stamp set and co-ordinating Picnic Basket Builder dies. I am ssoooo… ready for Spring and I love a picnic, so a perfect choice.

Stamp 'N Hop blog hop by Mo RootesPicnic With You Card – Method and Supplies

I started by stamping the basket from the Picnic With You stamp set in Soft Suede ink onto Whisper White cardstock. I stamped the loaves in 1st and 2nd generation Soft Suede ink then the outline cupcakes using the same ink. The icing for the cupcakes was added in Berry Burst ink. The cute little bottle was stamped in Night of Navy ink. I stamped the apples in Pear Pizzazz ink and added a touch of Berry Burst ink to one side with a Sponge Dauber. The checked cloth was stamped in Berry Burst ink and everything was then die cut using the Picnic Basket Builder dies and the Big Shot.

Picnic With You card designed by Mo Rootes

Taking a piece of the Color Theory dsp 5¼” by 3½” I added ½ a Delicate Doily towards the bottom and stuck all the die cut elements using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. The basket was added on top on Stampin’ Dimensionals and the checked cloth glued on with Tombow. The basket looked lovely and full.

Picnic With You card designed by Mo Rootes

I added a panel of Soft Suede cardstock 5” by 2¼” behind the upper left hand corner of the dsp before adding the whole piece to a Thick Whisper White card base. The sentiment was stamped in Old Olive ink onto scrap Whisper White cardstock and trimmed out with Scissors. I felt the sentiment needed a pop of colour so added a small piece of Berry Burst cardstock punched with the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch. Perfect………looks good enough to eat.

Picnic With You card designed by Mo Rootes

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and please hop around all the other blogs to see what my talented fellow demonstrators have designed, enjoy. Next up is the lovely Laurie Meier so hop on to see what she has to share today, or go back to look at the project shared by the talented Kat Spencer.

If you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and live in the UK please let me know and I will be delighted to send you one.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.


Mo x

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Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Picnic With You
Picnic Basket Builder dies
Thick Whisper White, Soft Suede, Berry Burst and Whisper White.
Color Theory
Ink Pads
Soft Suede, Berry Burst, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz and Night of Navy
Big Shot, Paper Trimmer, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Sponge Daubers, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Paper Piercer, Bone folder and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
A, A, A, B, B, C, D & G
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Delicate White Doilies & Whisper White Envelope