What could be better? Best of Shelli

RemARKably, it’s the third Sunday and time for a Best of Blog Tour. The featured set for July is Best of Shelli – you DO know who Shelli is, don’t you?

Maui Stamper RemARKable Best of Shelli Blog Tour

  • Best of Shelli 25th Anniversary, Affection Collection and Express Yourself (hostess) stamp sets
  • Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral and Baked Brown Sugar card stock
  • Crisp Cantaloupe and Baked Brown Sugar FFIP
  • Big Shot and Hearts A-Flutter Framelits
  • Artisan Punch
  • Natural Trim Ribbon
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals

Each of these images really does say “Shelli Gardner” in my mind. I had a good time stretching my usual sense of style to play with the textures available with these varied images, and of course once you start cutting out flags it’s really hard to stop 🙂

BoShelli10I have a soft spot for typewriters – I’ve got my grandfather’s old Royal in its traveling case. He used to take it on the train every day from Redwood City to San Francisco as a VP for Pacific Far East Line. I vividly remember riding with my grandmother late summer afternoons to the train station to wait for Gramps to get home.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Best of Shelli Blog Tour 25th Anniversary

  • Best of Shelli 25th Anniversary and Trust God stamp sets
  • Whisper White Craft Ink and Pistachio Pudding and Soft Suede FFIP
  • Whisper White and Pistachio Pudding card stock
  • Big Shot and Circle Thinlets Flip Card die
  • 1 3/4″ Circle punch
  • Bitty punch pack
  • Pearl Jewels
  • Tea Lace Doily

This has a TOTALLY different feeling, doesn’t it? If you look closely you’ll see I didn’t bother to align these images perfectly – no Stamp-a-ma-jig this time! I was feeling terribly cavalier and did some “eyeball inking” – imagine that!!

Maui Stamper RemARKable Best of Shelli Blog Tour 25th AnniversaryThis looks straight onto the Flip Circle portion of the card – you can see how everything is lined up. I trimmed a smidge off the Tea Party doily so that it would fit around the curve created by the thinlet.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Best of Shelli Blog Tour 25th AnniversaryHere’s my trick for that two-tone effect. I ran a piece of Whisper White card stock through with the thinlet, overlapping just the last scoring bar. It was easy to line up that folded line on my Stampin’ Trimmer and take the flap off so that I could adhere the back panel to the card base.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Best of Shelli Blog Tour 25th AnniversaryHere’s what it looks like flattened out from the front – well, it’s the front of the card and the front of the second page, and the back of the Circle Flip – if you can follow my fronts and backs!

Maui Stamper RemARKable Best of Shelli Blog Tour 25th AnniversaryHere’s what it looks like if you flip the “flattened out front” card onto the reverse side.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Best of Shelli Blog Tour 25th AnniversaryOne more angle for you to see! Although it appears that the front panel is NOT Pistachio Pudding, I assure you that it is. This Thinlet is really fun to play with!

Your next stop, as always, is the Trinity Design Studio – be sure and leave Robin a comment to tell her how much you love her work!

Maui Stamper Best of 25th Anniversary Blog Tour

Here’s today’s RemARKable Tour line-up in case you decide to go off-road:

Nancy Amato http://stampinallnight.blogspot.com
Melissa Bolinger http://www.stampinup.net/blog/2089191
Jackie Bottomley http://www.jackiebottomley.blogspot.com
Susan Carlson http://www.stampinmomoffour.blogspot.com
Tamra Davis http://www.thecardladies.com
Lynn Embrey http://www.possibilitiestamperstudio.com
Kathy Hamrick http://www.countryroads.typepad.com
Crystal Kondo http://www.card-ed.com
Deb Lehigh http://thestampinhut.typepad.com
Anne Matasci http://www.MauiStamper.wordpress.com YOU ARE HERE!!
Robin Merriman http://www.trinitydesignstudio.blogspot.com
Andi Potler http://www.absolutekreations.com
Michele Reynolds http://www.inspirationink.typepad.com
Sharon Tisdale http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/coveredbridgesstamper/blog
Janet Wakeland http://www.remarkablycreated.com

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