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Along the Garden path

It's been a full week of fun with the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team  teaming up with Stampendous for their Along the Garden Path Blog Hop.  

We were sent a stamp and die set to create with.  I used a couple of the stamps to create this Needle Book Keepsake.  




I was sent this "cute" Mushroom Home stamp and die set.  I am not into "cute" so there it is...challenge accepted.  My goal is to take a cute stamp and make it into my style.  Love it...

For this project I used the circle and wee brick stamps on the Needle Book die cut.  I stamped the images onto the mat board.  Then with distress micro glaze I created a barrier for the spray to coat over. I used my distress spray's broken china, vintage photo, black soot and brushed pewter.  Then inside is all stamped and inky too.


Once I got to the inside I had a little fun with the small chat words.  I attached the stitched cameo popped in a photo booth image and coated it with glossy accents.


I love the finished look of this Needle Book.  On the front I added some gears I layered up.


You wouldn't even know these are for a Mushroom House.


Cutting the small chat phrase up and distressing it looks great when you open it up.


I love the stitched cameo  and vintage image.  The small bubbles add to that vintage feel.


The stamped variety of circles and spray's make for a rich background.




I love how these layered gears work with the stamps.


I hope I've inspired you to look at your stash differently.  It's a great way to really get the most out of your stamps.  Be free and let your imagination soar.  By just using a couple of stamps in this way you would have no idea these are from a Mushroom House.  How fun!

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Comments

  1. Yay! I can't believe how different you and Pam were with the mushroom set. Love it!!!

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  2. Way to make it your style Nicole! I love it! The steamy gears are singing to me girl!

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  3. Congrats for being hand picked by Eileen Hull to create something unique for the blog hop! It's always good to see a fellow Canuck participating.
    Your mini album looks great. I have been so amazed at the way the designers on this blog hop have given these stamps and dies a real twist to make them so versatile.
    Thanks for sharing your awesome work! :)

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  4. Great combo and I love that you made the stamp set work for your style Nicole- very cool!

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  5. Not everybody is into cute. that's a good thing - we get lots of different ideas than the norm.
    Great project.
    thanks for sharing.

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  6. It's always fun to see how one can take a set that's one style and turn it into something a totally different style! I like your needle book and it's grungy feel!

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  7. Incredible! LOVE your grunge theme for this needle book keepsake, the layered gears framed with the mushroom spots are great! Thank you for sharing today!

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  8. Definitely made it your style! Love your ideas!

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  9. I love how you thought outside the box to make this project. Love all of your great details and elelments. TFS

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  10. So many different ways to use this stamp and die set. I really love all the different ways that everyone is showing on this blog hop. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. What an amazing project. Love your ideas.

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  12. That is one awesome steampunky needle book! I love the colors!

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  13. Love the staining, stamping and decorating of your wonderful grunge covers! Very creative way to use this 'cute' set in your style!

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  14. WOW! I never would have guessed that this was made with the Mushroom House set!!! Awesome creation!! LOVE the colors!! TFS!

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  15. I like how you used these products to fit your style.

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  16. I LOVE what you did with the stamps Nicole, your needlebook looks fabulous!! Hugs, Anne xx

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  17. Great use of the stamps in the set to make something to your taste! It turned out great!

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  18. Love it! You took and made it Cool!

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  19. Should say "took cute and made it Cool!"

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  20. Could have sworn I already left a comment on your fabulous creation Nicole but I must have done it in my dreams! Love how you grunged up those cute stamps, way to make them your own! Deb xo

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