Valentine/Love

OSAT Blog Hop — Lay It Out with Flowers

 

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Good morning stampers and paper crafters!  Welcome to my blog for the June One Stamp At a Time (OSAT) Design Team Blog Hop!  We are all pulling a fast one on you this month when we share our creations using the theme "Lay It Out".  Eeek!  This meant that we create a SCRAPBOOK page! Oh-my-golly...I haven't made a page in a very loooong time.  Sooo, what's the recommendation for a long hibernation?  I found the perfect page to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) from the new Annual Stampin' Up! catalog.  WHEW! Let's see how I did!

This may be your first stop on the hop, or you may have hopped over here from the previous OSAT designer. Either way, in order to view all of the blog participants sharing their wonderful craftiness, click on the next person in line within the list of blogger's posted at the end.

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My layout comes from the Memories & More section of the catalog that showcases the wonderful card pack called "Delightfully Detailed"  The page measures 6" x 8" so that it fits in one of the Memories & More pockets.  I also did something that was REALLY difficult for me...I cut into and across all of those lovely laser-cut flowers that is part of the Delightfully Detailed Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I thought I was going to faint!  Seriously!!

 

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Not only did I cut into the full sheet, but I also cut out individual laser-cut pieces, too.  It was fun to dress up the matte layer for the picture with a few more flowers.  LOVE!!

 

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There was a fun twist with this creation that left me cursing from one side of my mouth, and chuckling out the other side.  GEESH!!  I did some dying of the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon using the Blackberry Bliss reinker...a really cool technique that allows me to carry the color coordination through my project.  What I forgot (and was in a hurry) was just how long it takes for Tulle to dry.  Take a closer peek at the picture...can you see what situation I'm talking about?  Let's just say that no matter how much I washed my fingers...that Blackberry Bliss was going to transfer to my project no matter what!  ugh!

 


At this time, you are now ready to hop on over to the next OSAT designers blog.  You won't want to miss traveling on as I know they will have something fun and exciting to share with you.  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can click your way through the blog list found below.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing!

Blog Hop Participants

 

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I'm so very grateful; and I'm not sure I can say thank you enough to everyone that stops to visit me.  I love the visits and wonderful thoughts you share with your comments.  If you've ever purchased a stamp set, dies, paper, ink, embellishments, etc. from m online shop, I literally did a little happy dance with your order came in.  And, if you've ever shared a card or other bit of handmade kindness using Stampin' Up! products, my heart leaps for joy.  I appreciate you and all of your wonderful support of my favorite stamping business.  If you haven't already, please share and invite your friends to stop by, too.  Oh, and subscribe to my blog so that you don't miss a single post.  I can't express how very passionate I am to share my love for papercrafting with you. If you are a new visiting crafter looking for a demonstrator to shop with, I would be ecstatic and honored to be your creative coach.

 

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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!
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Stamp It Blog Hop -- Sure Do Love You Valentine's Day

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Hello-hello stampers and paper crafters!  I'm so excited to have you visiting me. Welcome to my spot on the Stamp It Bog Hop for the month of January.  This month's theme is all about Valentine's Day.  OH. MY. WORD!...if you haven't gotten your hands on the Sure Do Love You bundle, you are missing out.  I am crazy IN LOVE with the Sure Do Love You stamp set and coordinating Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies.  **squeal**

If you have been traveling along the Stamp It Group Blog Hop, you may have come here from, Elizabeth Jeanne Thatcher's blog.  If this is your very first stop, I want to thank you so much for stopping to visit me. If you like to skip and hop and happen to get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

 

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I do find myself struggling to create clean and simple cards, but there is just something about creating a project with a mix of texture, dimension and pop.

 

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Look at all that beautiful color!  I love the pattern from the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper and how well it compliments the polka dot pattern.

 

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And THEN...with the Gold Foil stitched oval, the Gold Tinsel Trim, and the trimmed out Gold Foil using the Decorative Ribbon Border punch.  Simply lovely!

For more Valentine themed inspiration, make sure you hop on over to Gianna Melone-Sardella's blog and all the other Stamp It Group members' blogs to see what projects they have to share.  Thank you so much for stopping by....stop back again real soon.


 

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Again, thank you--thank you--thank you!  I greatly appreciate you stopping by to visit me.  I love the visits; and it warms my heart to read your thoughts you share with each comment.  If you haven't already, please share and invite your friends to stop by.  Oh, and subscribe to my blog so that you don't miss a single post.  I can't express how very passionate I am to share my love for papercrafting with you
 
 

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

 

 

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Sealed with Love Valentine Envelope Treat Pouch

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!  I hope your day is full of love and joy from everyone special in your life...this hallmark holiday is not just for the love birds!  haha  In fact, I created some special envelope treat pockets to go along with some Prize Patrol packages that I was sending out to winning participants from a couple of weekly challenges I held within my Lori's Dream Team group.

 

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I hadn't pulled out my Envelope Punch Board in a while, and I had a good pack of Sending Love Designer Series Paper to use up, so let's make treat pockets!  Using the measurements on the board, I created a 4" x 4" envelope with my first score at 3".  Love this punch board!  Super easy to use.

 

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I decorated the front side using the sentiment from the Sealed with Love stamp set, various dies and embellishments.  Stuffed it with a large York Peppermint Patty and...VOILA!  Off to the mailboxes they went last week in hopes they arrive by today.

 

I am very grateful to everyone that stops to visit me... I appreciate you and all of your wonderful support of my favorite stamping business.  I love the visits; and it warms my heart to read your thoughts you share with each comment.  If you haven't already, please share and invite your friends to stop by.  Oh, and subscribe to my blog so that you don't miss a single post.  I can't express how very passionate I am to share my love for papercrafting with you.

 

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Sale-A-Bration Celebration is an exclusive FREE event!

Get your exclusive invitation to this event by doing one of the following:

 
Need an idea?  Start with my Envelope Punch Board project:
 
 
 
 
All of the details for my Sale-A-bration Celebration can be found in this blog post
 

Thank you for Shopping with Lori

  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! Annual 2016-17 Catalog online
  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog online
  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! 2017 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 VCPPZPRY 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).

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What supplies do you need to create these projects? 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!

 

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Stamp It Blog Hop -- Sending Love on Valentine's Day

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Good morning stampers and paper crafters!  Thank you for visiting today; and Welcome aboard the January Stamp It Blog Hop!  Would you believe that this month's theme is all about Sending Love?!!  Time is flying and Valentine's Day is just around the corner.  There are so many ways to 'send love' to a loved one, but what better way to 'send love' than through the creation of a handmade card, right?!!  Valentine's Day is not just for celebrating with a boyfriend/girlfriend or husband and wife.  I love to 'send love' to my parents and grandma, too.  They are the foundation of my heart and the person I am today, and for that, they deserve lots of sweet, sweet love.  I am really excited to share my project with you because my inspiration came with the thoughts of my Mom and grandma in mind.  Sewing and quilting is just one of the crafts they enjoyed over the years. Let's get to it and run through the card details.

If you have been traveling along the Stamp It Group Blog Hop, you may have come here from team blogger, Kathy Desmarais's blog.  If this is your very first stop, I want to thank you so much for stopping to visit me. If you like to skip and hop and happen to get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

 

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Thinking about the many quilts I have received from relatives, I set out to use the new Sending Love Suite of products found on page 14-15 in the new Occasions catalog.  From the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack to the "Sealed with Love" bundle (stamp set and coordinating Love Notes Framelits Dies).  I am in LOVE with it all!

Creative Tips:

  • The Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack offers 48 sheets, 6 sheets each of 8 double-sided designs.  The 'quilt' pieces are 3/4" and spaced evenly on a Whisper White square.  The Layering Squares Framelits dies were amazing assistance to die cut the Whisper White, Real Red Glimmer paper, and the Real Red scalloped layers.  Definitely got my moneys worth out of those dies with this card....set includes 19 dies!
  • The Sending Love Suite of products includes a Real Red and Whisper White Ribbon pack.  Wrap some Real Red grosgrain ribbon around the 'quilted' layer and glue directly to the Real Red Glimmer piece.  NOTE:  Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue when adhering something to Glimmer paper.  Due to the roughness/unevenness of the Glimmer paper, Snail and Fast Fuse won't produce long lasting sticky-ness.
  • Add the Glimmer panel to the Real Red scalloped die using Stampin' Dimensionals.  I love to add dimension to my projects and Stampin' Dimensionals are perfect.



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  • The Sealed with Love stamp set is loaded with 27 different images.  Real Red lips stamped onto the layered heart diecut from the Love Notes Framelits dies set top off the 'sending love' emotion.  Add Clear Wink of Stella to the lips to give the appearance of real lip gloss.  So much FUN!!
  • Stamp the sentiment with Real Red ink directly to the card base.

There are several different sentiments available in the Sealed with Love stamp set that I could have used in the lower corner of the card, but this one really spoke to me during the creating phase.  Don't you just love it when you have the freedom to create how you feel?  LOVE it!

For more New Year themed inspiration, make sure you visit the other Stamp It Group members' blogs to see what projects they have to share.  Thanks for stopping by....stop back again real soon.


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Good Luck!! One very lucky person will win this awesome Watercolor Wishes Card Kit with a Bonus...this give away includes the stamp set!  To enter, you must leave a comment on any Stamp It Blog Hop Post....AND, you must include the correct hash tag...#stampitcontest.

 

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Don't forget...when you leave your comment for your chance to win this amazing kit, I love to read them.

Again, thank you--thank you--thank you!  I greatly appreciate you stopping by to visit me.  I love the visits; and it warms my heart to read your thoughts you share with each comment.  If you haven't already, please share and invite your friends to stop by.  Oh, and subscribe to my blog so that you don't miss a single post.  I can't express how very passionate I am to share my love for papercrafting with you.
 

 

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Sale-A-Bration Celebration is an exclusive FREE event!

Get your exclusive invitation to this event by doing one of the following:

 
Need an idea?  Start with my Sending Love project:
 
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All of the details for my Sale-A-bration Celebration can be found in this blog post
 

Thank you for Shopping with Lori

  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! Annual 2016-17 Catalog online
  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog online
  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! 2017 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 VCPPZPRY 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.

ARE YOU A FACEBOOK FAN?  I would love it if you would "Like" my Lori Dreams Stampin page.

DO YOU CRUISE PINTEREST?  If you enjoy Pinterest, you can find my creations on Pinterest, too.

 

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

Product List

 

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OSAT February Blog Hop -- Love Is In The Air

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Hello Stampers!

Welcome to our One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop for the month of February.   You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from Jeanna Bohanon's blog.  However it is that you found me...I am excited with your visit!! Please be sure to click the 'Next' button at the end of this post so that you get to enjoy the next set of inspiring projects as you travel through the blog hop. If you get off track at any time, the full line up below will help you move along from blog to blog.

This month's theme is called "Love Is In The Air", which can mean a couple of things....wedding, anniversary...or, the most common, Valentine's Day.  It's hard to believe that this holiday that has a love/hate relationship with people is just around the corner.  What plans do you have on Sunday, February 14th?  Well, I did venture my crafty shares towards the Valentine holiday...puleeeeeze don't hate me!  I think you will be pleasantly surprised that my creations can be used for a wedding, anniversary, or for that 'anytime' occasion. Let's take a peek.

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See, it's not all lovey-dovey. It can be given to any loved one during anytime of the year.  :)  Now, let's see how I created it:

Creative Tips:

  • The focal panel is Watercolor Paper layered onto a piece of Mint Macaron.  I used the Project Life stamp set called Memories in the Making.  I inked the swirly circles in Versa Mark and Clear Embossed so that when I watercolored using Rose Red ink, it would hold (be translucent) the color of the Watercolor paper.  If I had used White embossing powder, I think it would have been too bright for the overall tone of my card, don't you think?
  • The Watercolor Technique....I layed the watercolor paper on a paper towel and heavily misted it with water using my Stampin' Spritzer.  I had already put a drop of reinker in the lid of my Rose Red ink pad because I then took my Aqua Painter and lifted a 'little' amount of the reinker and touched it to the puddles of water setting on the paper.  I say to start with a 'little' amount of ink because you can always add more, but you can't take away.  When I felt like I had enough color on the paper, I let it set to dry.  NOTE:  do not use a papertowel to blot up the excess water.  By doing so, you will also soak up the ink that is mixed with the water.  If you forget and use the paper towel, you will want to start over (spritzing, adding ink, letting it set to dry completely).
  • We all know how much I love dimension, so I pulled out the heart die strip from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits dies and layered a strip of Rose Red cardstock with a scrap piece of Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper from the Occasions catalog.
  • A Very Vanilla Heart punch is layered with the Rose Red 'xoxo' die from the Circle Card Thinlits set with strips of White 1-1/4" Jute Ribbon. The ensemble was popped up using Stampin' Dimensionals and set into place.  A few Blushing Bride sequences were scattered on the card to help balance out the look.

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  • Not sure if you can tell by the picture (click on it to enlarge), but I used Wink of Stella on the 'xoxo'.  It was hard to get a good picture of that, but in real life, it is uber sparkly.  LOVE that stuff!
  • NOTE:  You'll want to use the Stampin' Heat Tool to help dry the large amount of water that was spritzed onto the watercolor paper.  Use the low heat setting...you don't want to rush it.  Also, it won't make your Watercolor Paper bow/warp as much. 

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  • My 3D item is a cute Rose Red Baker's Box using the Baker's Box Thinlits die.  I dressed it up with pieces of Love Blossom Designer Series paper stack found in the Occasions catalog. To polish off this creation, I dressed up the handle with a tag similar to the embellishments on the card...tying it all together with the colors and papers used on the front of the card.

 


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  3. Kelly Acheson
  4. Martie Pollard
  5. Wynne Grob
  6. Elizabeth Jeanne
  7. Renee Ondrajka
  8. Alisa Tilsner
  9. Maria Willis
  10. Tina Riddle
  11. Megan Thompson
  12. Melissa Davies
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What supplies do you need to create this card? 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!

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Welcome to January's Stamp It Blog Hop. I am thrilled you are here because the blog hop participants are so excited to share with you our creations focusing on the theme "Valentine's Day".  You may have started the hop here first, or you may have come from Liz's blog...Good Morning, either way!
 
Let me just start out by saying....I love it when Stampin' Up! helps us by offering a variety of products when creating around a theme.  There is a whole suite of 'love' and 'Valentine's Day' type products available in the Occasions catalog that is scrumptious and exciting to play with.  I mean, really, whose Bloomin' Heart wouldn't be full of Bloomin' Love when you start creating with these coordinating products found on page 16 & 17 of the Occasions catalog?  Hahaha  That was corney, right?  I know, but I couldn't help it...I love this suite.

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**squeal**!!  Soooo, what do you think?  Sparkly, fun and full of character is what I was shooting for.  Let's walk on through the steps:

Creative Tips:

  • This fancy fold card is referred to as a "Gate-fold" card.  The card base is still a half sheet of Crumb Cake cardstock (8-1/2" x 5-1/2") scored at 2-1/8" and 6-3/8".  So, when you fold them together and your recipient opens the card, it's like they are opening the "gates" to the wonderful message you have written to them.  I decorated the outside panels with Rose Red cardstock and one of the design patterns from the Love Blossoms paper stack.  I love every pattern in this paper stack....it was soooo hard to choose just one pattern.
  • The focal point consists of a brand new Thinlit die called Bloomin' Heart.  It is so intricate and delicate and fits right in with my vintage-y creative style.  Plus, the new Blushing Bride Glimmer paper adds the right amount of sparkle and bling for the size of this die.  If it were a solid heart cut from any glimmer paper, I would definitely find myself layering other papers to tone down the bling.  The little Rose Red and Blushing Bride die cut flowers are thinlits that come with the Bloomin Heart set adorned with Pearls.
  • One of my exciting discoveries is that the Bloomin' Love stamp set (includes 16 different images) has a banner...AND, there is a die for it!  Yes, the coordinating die for the banner is included with the Large Numbers framelits die set.  **squeal**!! The banner was stamped with Soft Suede ink with a Rose Red sentiment, dressed with Linen Thread, and popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

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  • The whole Bloomin' Heart die ensemble rests on a 2-1/2" Crumb Cake layer that was trimmed with the Project Life Corner punch.  To show off the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper, I die cut some Whisper White and Vellum circles and layered between the Crumb Cake and glimmer paper layers.  Without this subtle layer, the glimmer paper was blending too much into the Crumb Cake layer.  I added the Vellum to tone down the starkness of the Whisper White....kind of like a love-hate relationship to show off one thing and then tone down another.  haha
  • NOTE:  You'll want to use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the die cut flowers to the Glimmer Paper.  The non-smooth texture of the glimmer paper will wreak havoc with dimensionals and snail adhesive....they won't stay stuck for very long.  You don't want to lose any part of the pretties!!

     
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  • To polish off this creation, I dressed up the inside....tying it all together with the colors and papers used on the front of the card.  Your finish project will fit in a regular A2 sized envelope.  Stampin' Up! offers envelopes in both Whisper White and Crumb Cake, so you get to choose.   :)

YOU NEED THE BLOOMIN' HEART THINLITS DIE!

 

DON'T MISS OUT ON MORE INSPIRATION!!   Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I'd love to hear what you think of my Valentine's Day creation, and you don't want to miss out on your chance to win some awesome Blog Candy (see details below).  Once you have done that, be sure to click on the Next button to mosey on over to Stephanie's blog...I'm sure that you will enjoy having a look at all this inspiration shared with you today.

 

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PARTICIPATING BLOGS

1.  Elizabeth Jeanne Thatcher

2.  Tami White

3.  Linda Cullen

4.  Gianna Sardella

5.  Pam Nichols

6.  Siara Acdal

7.  Liz Miller

8.  Lori Mueller <= You are here!!

9. Stephanie Kolker

10. Sheri Meyer

11. Teresa Howe

12. Charlene Luks

13. Oksana Semenska

14. Mary Bush

15. Michelle Payne

 


STAMP IT BLOG HOP GIVE AWAY

Good Luck!! One very lucky person will win this awesome Paper Pumpkin kit!

 

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  • In order to enter the Stamp It Blog Hop give away, leave a comment on any Stamp It Blog Hop post. Be sure to include ‪#‎stampitcontest‬
  • May only submit one entry per blog...there are 15 bloggers, therefore a total of 15 entries.
  • Give Away ends February 10, 2016
  • Winner will be drawn February 12, 2016
  • Winner will be announced on all participating blog hops

 


 

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Remember when I said I had a hard time deciding which design to use from the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper stack?  Well, I had to create more than one card just to prove to myself (which I already knew) that another paper pattern from the stack makes this card layout look just as pretty as the first one.   ;)

What supplies do you need to create this card?  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!

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Creative Inking Blog Hop -- Love All Around

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Welcome to the Creative Inking Blog Hop for January 2016!  It's a brand new year with a brand new Occasions catalog, which means lots of fun crafting going on.  The theme for the hop this month is Love All Around and we are all excited to share the love of what we do by showcasing some projects that you are sure to love!

You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from the talented Lisa Curcio's blog. Please be sure to click the 'Next' button to move along the blog hop. If you get off track at any time, the full line up below will help you move along from blog to blog.  So, here is my Love All Around card share that may or may not be what you expected when you learned about our theme.

 

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Yes!  It's a Birthday card that will be filled with lots of love when I send it off to it's recipient!  *grin*!!

Creative Tips:

  • I love it when Stampin' Up! lists all of the colors used in their Designer Series Paper packs BECAUSE that is what I used as a starting point with my card.  I chose Rose Red for the cardbase.  Then, I took a piece of Rose Red and embossed it with the Happy Heart Texture embossing folder and matted it onto some Whisper White cardstock.
  • The designs in the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack are soooo pretty that I had a hard time deciding which pattern to use.  Then, to top it off, each sheet has a different design on each side.  **squeal**  These two patterns are housed on the same sheet...one on each side.

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  • Next, comes the absolute stunning part of this whole creation....the Bloomin' Heart Thinlit!  Have you seen this die yet?!!  OH.MY.GOSH!!  I love this die!!  It is bundled with the Bloomin' Love stamp set (at a savings of 15%, I might add), and is very versatile.  The stamp set includes flowers (which have a coordinating die with the Bloomin' Heart), a banner, and a variety of sentiments.  The little flowers were die cut from Blushing Bride, while the larger flowers were stamped with Rose Red and then die cut.  Oh, and the banner has a coordinating die that is part of the Large Numbers Framelits (pg. 10-Occasions catalog)!  The Heart die-cut, flowers, and banner are backed with a load of Stampin' Dimensionals.  Did I tell you I love texture and layers?  haha
  • To tie it all together, I added some 3/8" Whisper White Stitched Satin ribbon.  Oh, and some pearls added to the flower centers to give it that dainty, vintage feel.

So, to stay with tradition of the time of year and the theme "Love All Around", I thought I would create a 2nd card that shows off the 2nd design of the paper I used in the Birthday card.  I also changed up the stitched ribbon for 3 strands of the 1-1/4" White Jute ribbon, plus, one of the sentiments in the Bloomin' Love stamp set.  Pretty-pretty, no matter what paper, ribbon or sentiment you use, right?!!

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Now, you will want to hop on over to Dena's blog...I know she will have created something to love and share with you.  Just click on the 'Next' button and you'll be hoppin'.  If you get lost or sidetracked, just come on back and follow the list of participants shown below.  Have fun getting your fill of wonderful inspiration...don't forget to come back real soon.  :)

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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!

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You Plus Me (super FUN Stampin' Love)!

 

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Welcome to the first Stamp It Group blog hop of 2015. This month we are excited to show you the new products available NOW in the Occasions Mini Catalog and featuring the Valentine's Day!  Sale-A-Bration is my favorite time of the year for Stampin' Up! because there are so many fun new things to get for free!  And, who doesn't like FREE?!! If you are hopping in order, then you've arrived here from Siara's Siara Sweet Sensations. All the blogs are linked together in a circle, so if this is your first stop, you won't miss anything.

Today, I'm showcasing a perfect little stamp set: You Plus Me.  This is one you will want to have in your collection, especially if you are a beginning stamper, because it has three perfect sets of greetings in it and some really cute hearts and other accent stamp images.  (Don't look for any of the hearts on my project because they didn't make it.) Oops!

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Don't forget, the products that I used for today's card are listed at the very end!  Enjoy!

  • It was so hard to decide whether I wanted to create a feminine or masculine Valentine card, so I decided to go with the traditional Real Red, Basic Black with Whisper white accents!
  • How can you go wrong with the Gorgeous Grunge and Red Glimmer paper?!! 
  • LOVE-Love-love the You Plus Me sentiment!  You see, I work in the Math department at our local University, so I'm totally imagining all of the married math couples wanting to get their hands on this little equation....so fitting, don't you think?  Too cute!

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  • Adding pieces of texture and detail really makes a card POP and add that WOW factor.  I'm totally in love with the Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack...Oooh-la-la-la.  You can get the You Plus Me stamp set and Stacked with Love DSP as a bundle and save 15%.  **squeal**  Since my mind is on the after the holidays 'back to school' track, the Spiral Border Punch helped me bring in a notebook accent.

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  • Yup!  I couldn't help myself, but to continue my 'notebook' paper strip to the back of the card.  **squeal**  How fun is that?!!
  • To tie it all together, I added some Whisper White Baker's Twine.  Love that stuff!  It's such an easy accessory to use and adds to the subtle finishing touch.

Thank you for stopping by....I hope you enjoyed my share today and if you would like to order the products to create this card, I would love to be your demonstrator, please use the “Shop Now 24/7” cloud burst, or click the "email me" cloud burst and I’ll place your order for you.

 

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The holiday of love will be here before you know it!  Now, let's go visit Linda to see what gorgeousness she has created to share.

 

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May God Bless You and Your Family!!

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