Stamp It Blog Hop -- Sure Do Love You Valentine's Day
A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop -- January 2018 Heartfelt Love Notes

Creative Inking Blog Hop -- Heartfelt Greetings & Gifts

Hello stamper and crafter friends!  I'm so excited to have you stopping by tonight because I have been in full swing cranking out lots of creations related to Valentine's and "love".  Plus, it's time for our regularly scheduled January blog hop, which means that our Creative Inking designers will have lots of great inspiration to share with you, too. Let's check out my project.



You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from the very talented Lynn Streifert's blog. Please be sure to click the 'Next' button (found below) to move along the Creative Inking blog hop. If you get off track at any time, the full line up below will help you move along from blog to blog.



Did you realize that the little Pizza Boxes from the last Holiday catalog are still available to purchase?!!  Yeppers!  I am sooo happy, too, because these little things are "simply ahhhh-mazing"!!  I decorated one of them to give to our oldest daughter, Sydney, after she takes her Nursing Boards test next week.  She has been studying like crazy, and will need a little pampering after the test is over.

Creative Tips:

  • The majority of the products of this fabulous creation are available for purchase from the Occasions catalog.  LOVE everything in that beautiful catalog.  But, the fun part is mixing products between the multiple catalogs we offer.  Anything that Stampin' Up! offers is open to all of my creative dreams.



  • I love that the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series paper is accents on one side and muted, complimentary colors on the other.  This paint brush pattern is perfect to emboss on, as well as, add my own touches of Gold accents.  The Gold Foil sheets have become my best friend with my projects.



  • Do you see all of the shine outlining from the White embossed heart? After I embossed the heart, I took the heart-shaped die from the Lots to Love Box Framelits die set and die cut the center of the embossed area.  To mute it a bit, add the same heart using Vellum cardstock and then pop it up using Stampin' Dimensionals.  Just another way of adding dimension to any project.
  • And, what about the sentiment die cut?  That comes from the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies, which is available with a $100 purchase...for FREE!  LOVE it!




  • The best part of this gift box is what I have tucked inside of the lid.  **squeal**  Valentino's Pizza is a Nebraska born and raised establishment, and anyone who has been studying for days on end for several months, deserves a great pizza when you don't feel like cooking.  Those little slits holding the gift card in place are created using a die found in the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies set...LOVE that die set!


It is always my passion to inspire you with my papercrafting projects.  I hope I have peaked your excitement to get your hands on the new Occasions catalog products that I have shared with you (Sure Do Love You Bundle).  I live to inspire!! But, if you want to become a "Happy Shopper" and get all of your favorites on your wish list at a discount, you can purchase the Starter Kit and join my Stampin' Up! family...fill your Starter Kit with what YOU want (up to $125 worth of product) and choose TWO additional FREE stamp sets, to boot!  How exciting is that?!!   I am always very, very appreciative of your shopping excursion through my online store, too.



Sale-A-Bration is under way and is, by far, the “most wonderful time of the year,” and not just because of the holidays.  Have you received your copy of the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs?  If not, you need them!

Need an idea?  Start with my Amazing You Pizza Gift Box project:

 For every $50 you spend, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, there is a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.

Let’s break it down:

  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

This new option allows everyone to create a personalized Sale-A-Bration experience!  **squeal**

All of the fine details about Sale-A-Bration can be found HERE


So with one click you can be on your way to soak in some more ideas showcasing the new products that we have had fun playing with in our craft havens.  Your next stop on the hop will not disappoint...Dena Rekow...she always has something super cute and fun to share. Click on the 'Next' button and you'll be at your next stop.  If you get lost or sidetracked, please come on back and follow the list of participants shown below.  Have fun filling your inspiration bucket...don't forget to come back real soon.  :)

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From the bottom of my heart, many, many "thanks" to you for you stopping by to visit me.  I love all of the visits; and it warms my heart to read your thoughts you share with each comment.  If you haven't already, please share my love for papercrafting and invite your friends to stop by.  Click on the subscribe button to my blog (within the sidebar) so that you don't miss a single post.  I love what I do; and, I can't express enough how very passionate I am to share my love for papercrafting with you.


Thank you for Shopping with Lori

  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! Annual 2017-18 Catalog online
  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog online
  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin’ Up! 2018 Sale-A-Bration Catalog online
  • Clearance Rack -- Select products up to 60% off!
  • Save 10% on a large selection of Stampin' Up! Bundles
  • Save 10% on Occasions Catalog Product Bundles
  • Subscribe to your creative escape with Paper Pumpkin
  • Orders of $30 or more receive Dreamers Loyalty Rewards Points, accumulate and redeem for free stamps...print your copy!
  • Use Hostess Code WNNHX3JB to get a FREE GIFT from me when you order $50 or more.
  • STAMPIN' REWARDS:  Orders over $150 receive $15+ additional free product (you do not want to use the Hostess Code noted above...this is so YOU receive the Hostess benefits).


DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS?  Please holler if you do.  I love and appreciate your comments.

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What supplies do you need to create this project? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!
Product List