Welcome to the first hop of the 2017 year. I am so excited to be continuing as a regular hopper for the year. We have some great theme's planned so make sure to check us out each month!! This month's Stampin Friends theme is Love and Valentine's! So relax and enjoy all these amazing projects!!
You are really going to love the projects shared this month!
We have 15 amazingly talented crafters participating in this month's hop, so be sure to follow along and check out everyone's blogs and fabulous projects.
Make sure to leave a comment on my blog to enter into my Blog Candy raffle. I will randomly select 1 lucky winner!!!
Thank you for visiting my blog from Kirsteen Gill's site, and thank you for continuing with the Blog Hop. Take a minute or two to enjoy my card and project and at the end click the NEXT button to continue to Lynn Streifert's blog!
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So the card I made is CASEd from the new Stampin Up Occasions catalog on page 14. I changed a few things, but it is pretty close. I used the Sealed with Love stamp set and Love Notes Framelits. Don't you just love the Heart cutouts on the edge?? I do not send out many Valentine Cards so I kept it pretty simple. We also will make this card at an upcoming Card Club.
My project using the new Window Box Thinlits Die and Window Shopping Stamp set, along with the Oh So Succulent Stamp set and Succulent Framelits dies. All these iitems are available in the new Stampin Up Occasions Catalog.
Stampin Up has a great video on YouTube showing how to assemble and use the piece of the Window Shopping Framelits. I found it best to watch the video before assembling. It really helps!
I cut 2 pieces of the Window box and then cutout the details. Once I assembled the box I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it. I added Hershey kisses to it and the little tag that comes with the framelits and the stamp is from the Window shopping set.
I saw on Pinterest a few of the boxes as tealight holders and I wanted to see how that would look on my own. It's beautiful. So I then cut out 2 of each size shape from the Succulent Framelits in Blushing Bride, stamp the tips on both sides, use your bone folder to add a curve to the petals and layer. It's really easy. I then added Wink of Stella to the tips of the flowers, as well as, the cutouts on the boxes, it looks so pretty when the candle reflects on the glitter. It's really hard to see in the pictures. But I asure you, it's lovely!
I hope you enjoyed my card and project. Be sure to leave a comment for my Blog Candy. And click the Next Button to visit Lynn Streifert's Blog and continue with the Blog Hop
If you are interested in any of these products, please feel free to contact me.
I recently had a wedding to attend for a very special couple. And I knew as soon as I saw this bundle in the Annual Catalog, that they were the perfect products to use!
I decided to use Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla Cardstock. I chose these colors because the wedding invitation used similar colors as well.
I was inspired by all the cards I saw on Pinterest. So you may have seen something like this already.
It was a little tricky at first and too me a few attempts to get the card just right.
I used a 4 1/4x 11 sheet of Crumb Cake cardstock on the left side I used the large floral thinlit and edge and made sure it was as close to the edge as possible when running through Big Shot. Then I used the small floral thinlit and edge on the right side, make sure I was cutting on the correct side (so when folding you see the rightside of the diecut).I cut a piece of Very Vanilla to 4 x 5 1/4 and centered it between the diecuts and adhere it down. Once I did that, I that folding the left and right sides in.
There may be an easier way to do this, but that is what I did to create my card.
I stamped the greetings and flower in Crumb Cake ink and lightly colored the flower with the Gold Wink of Stella.
I also created a little tag to hang with Gold Floss. I just stamped and cut each layer with the circle punches.
The Crumb Cake Seam Binding ribbon, is not retired, but it was perfect to use on this card.
I hope you like it
Thanks for stopping by
Here's a pair of cards I made using the Layering Love stamp set and Sweet and Sassy Framelits.
Sweet and simple to make! I love the new In Colors. I really enjoyed playing around with them today. For the cards, I used Whisper White as the cardbase. Top layer is 4 x5 1/4.
On the left, I chose the Sweet Sugarplum ink. I used 2 stamp sets, Swirly Bird and Layering Love. I stamped off before stamping the swirl background just to make the sugarplum a shade lighter. I stamped the little swirls in the full color. On the right card, I cut the Swirly Scribble Thinlits in Pool Party..
I stamped the sentiment from Layering Love, in Sweet Sugarplum (left) and Dapper Denim (right). I used the Sweet & Sassy Framelits to cut it out. Then I used the same color cardstock as the ink using the next size up heart to create the frame.
I added rhinestones here and there to finish it off. Each 4 x 5 1/4 white layer is attached to the cardbase using dimensionals.
I hope you like it!
Feel free to contact me if you are interested in any products used.
As I anxiously await my new catalog order to arrive. I decided to continue to play with my pre-order products.
I made the cards using the new Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. This paper is black and white..with pops of Melon Mambo. I stamped the sentiment from Layering Love. Now I will admit I wasn't sure what direction I was going in when I started making the cards. I wanted to showcase the Melon Mambo. Not sure if it's too much or not. I stamped the image from Work of Art in Melon Mambo and continued to stamp without re-inking so the shade of Melon Mambo would get lighter and lighter.
The hearts were also from the Work of Art. Stamped in Melon Mambo and punched out from the Itty Bitty Punch pack! oops retired sorry.
I used the Banner Framelits to cut out the sentiments. The card on the left, I cut the Melon Mambo cardstock to 1 1/2" and only cut the tip of the paper with the framelit smaller than the one used for the sentiment. You do this by feeding the paper from the top.
The card on the right, I did the same with the Banner Framelits. I also added a bow made from the new Thick Whisper White Baker's Twine and Melon Mambo tails.
What do you think?
Feel free to contact me to order any of the products featured in these cards!
Have you received your new catalog yet? What products are on your wish list??
Welcome to the Lots of Love Stampin Friends Blog Hop! I'm really excited to be back again as a guest Hopper for Stampin Friends. There are 14 amazing crafters involved in hop, along with 3 Guest Hoppers. And like I said I've very proud an excited to be back as a guest.
Please, make sure you check everyone's blogs out. After reading the blog, scroll to the end, and make sure to leave a comment with #SFJanHop at each blog!!! I would love to hear some feedback and you will earn a chance to win some Blog Candy!
If you have visited my blog from Elizabeth's site, thanks so much for continuing with the Blog Hop. Make sure to check out my blog and at the end click the NEXT button to continue with the Blog Hop and visit Leanne Johnson's Blog. Didn't come from Elizabeth's blog?? Make sure to click the PREVIOUS button or scroll to the end of the post to and click on Elizabeth's name to visit her blog.
This month's Blog Hop theme is Lots of Love. I knew exactly what products I wanted to use for the blog. NEW! Of Course! NEW items from Stampin Up's Occasions catalog!! I will be showing you 2 projects and 1 card for the blog hop. It may seem like alot of products were used. But it really isn't. I used the same colors, DSP and stamp set throughout the projects and cards. So if you do not have alot on hand, this is great, because we are just using same products,in different way. What I decided to make is SUPER easy projects that I can make multiples, in a breeze. As a busy mom of 3, I need to accomplish the most, in what appears to be a very short amount of time. I'm all about coordination!!!!
So here we go....I hope you enjoy what I've prepared for you! I look forward to hearing your feedback!!!
This project was really easy and uses a small amount of paper. The stamping/punches and glimmer could be scraps on hand! But whats better, is the project can be easily duplicated, if you needed to make a lot, it will take no time!!! The envelopes are not very deep, so this treat package would be perfect for a regular Hershey bar or another thin candy bar, a gift card, perhaps a note, as well. You could also add a couple pencils or pens for a school gift. I am debating whether or not to make for my elementary school kids Valentine Swaps...hmmm there's plenty of time to decide...Right??
You can see in the second picture below, that once you fold the sides in, there are these little corners that stick out into the middle of the box. That is because the box will open flat. No worries. Just take a few glue dots and stick them to the sides. Wala, they are out of the way. You can fill the box with little treats...maybe a special piece of jewelry!!