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Diva Coffee Break Designs #213

Clearly For You!

Good morning, and happy February!!  February is my favorite month--probably because I have a birthday this month!! :-)  In addtition though, it just seems like a happier month than most!  To kick off February, SUDSOL is having their fourth Blog Tour!!  SUDSOL is a great resource for Stampin' Up! demonstrators--I've been a member since 1999, and I've never regretted paying the small fee associated with membership!  It's definitely been worth every penny!!!  If you're a demonstrator, you can get a FREE 2-week trial--with no obligation!  Just click HERE to find out all the details!  (and if you aren't a demonstrator--why not?!! haha!!)

For this blog tour, I decided to highlight one stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog:  Clearly For You.  We received this stamp set as a gift at our Leadership Conference in January, and I've really enjoyed using it!  It's not my usual "style"--but I've adapted!! haha!!   I also used the Color Coach to choose my colors.  I wanted to show you how easy it is to change things up just using different colors!

So, for my first project, I used Rose Red and Baja Breeze.  It's the "Sweet Set" color combo--although I chose not to use the Elegant Eggplant on my card.


This is a very simple card, and you could use any of the images for the main focal point!  I love the pearls--a quick and easy way to dress up your card just a bit!

For the next card, I started with Sahara Sand.  It's not a color I use very often, so I thought I'd pull it out!  (trying to be brave here!! haha!)  So, I flipped over to the Sahara Sand card in the Color Coach:


It told me to use Pink Pirouette and Bravo Burgundy!  I always follow the rules, so here's my card:


The large square is actually Pink Pirouette Designer Paper!  I know it's hard to see, but it looks really pretty!  The pattern on the paper coordinates perfectly with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder!  For the four small squares, I simply stamped the background in Pink Pirouette, then the "no. 5" in Sahara Sand and the raspberries in Bravo Burgundy!  They're punched out with the 1 1/4" square punch, then layered onto a 1 3/8" punch out of Bravo Burgundy.  For the ribbon treatment, I used Sticky Strip, then scrunched the ribbon up as I worked across the card.  I then added some pearls--love how it looks!!:


And, last but not least, is a Bitty Box cut with my Big Shot:


I used the color combo of Pear Pizzaz, Peach Parfait and Concord Crush.


For the little gift inside, I cut four squares from the Magnetic Sheets, and covered with designer paper.  (this idea came from a present that my friend, Barb, sent me!)  Wouldn't this make a great hostess gift?!!


So, if you'd like to see more of my projects, you can visit my gallery on SUDSOL--click HERE.  Don't forget to sign up for your FREE 2-week Trial!!!

Here are the supplies I used on the projects today (all used the Clearly For You stamp set):

Amour Card:  Baja Breeze cardstock and ink, Rose Red Cardstock and Ink, Naturals White Cardstock, Baja Breeze Seam Binding and Basic Pearls

No. 5 Card:  Sahara Sand Cardstock and Ink, Bravo Burgunday Cardstock and Ink, Pink Pirouette Designer Paper and ink;  1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Square punches;  basic pearls;  Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder

Gift Magnets:  Bitty Box Die and Big Shot;  Scalloped Squares Duo Die, Magnetic Sheets;  Concord Crush Designer Paper and ink, Peach Parfait cardstock and ink;  Pear Pizzazz designer paper and ink;  Peach Parfait Ribbon


Kay M

I loved your samples! They are just gorgeous. I especially like the way you put the pearls on ribbon. I'm always looking for new ways to display my ribbon. TFS!

Teresa Hafso

I have fallen in love with that stamp set and I loved how you used the color coach to picture the wonderful color choices. TFS

Marti Crapo

Taammy - I love the display and the tie in to the color coach. Great idea. I want to go try these ideas right now. Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks for joining the Tour today Tammy ... your projects are lovely. And thanks for all the projects you share on SUDSOL!

Leanne Gorsuch,
SUDSOL Patterns & Templates Librarian

Mary (aka Muffin's Mama)

LOVE the pearls sprinkled on the ribbon! TFS!

Carol Taggart

Hi Tammy. Your work is great! My favorite would have to be the four squares with the raspberries. It just strikes a chord with me, it's so pretty and feminine.

Judy Elting

Well Tammy, Happy February Birthday!

I know you probably aren't old enough to remember the song "Tammy" from the 50's, but when I see your art, I always have to say Oh Tammy!! It just keeps getting better and better!! Thanks for sharing another series of fabulous designs!

Tammy Fite

I was named after the Tammy movies!!!! haha!! my mom loved Sandra Dee (and her name is Sandra)!

Jeannine Tarrio

I love how you used the Clearly for You stamp set on these projects. My favorite one is the bitty box magnets! Super idea.

Rose Alexa

Outstanding as alway. I really like the magnetic idea, maybe on cork, too-TFS your talent-

Robin Messenheimer

Your work is gorgeous as always! I especially like the pearls in the scrunched ribbon. Will have to try that soonest!

Cynthia Stevenson

These are just wonderful. It's hard to say which is my favorite - I love them all.


I love the pearls on your ribbon. Very pretty! I miss SUDSOL. When I have time to be more active again, I'll rejoin. I'll say you sent me!



Very nice samples. Liked what you did!

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