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Luv 2 Stamp Blog Hop February 2021

Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Group’s 2021 Blog Hop! We are excited to share projects with you this year and hope to inspire you to create beautiful new projects. Each month we will have a different theme based on the next month’s celebrations using Stampin’ Up! products.

Once you are done with each post, scroll down to the bottom and you will see a list of Blog Hop participants, you can click on their name to go to their post, or you can click the next button to go to the next post in line. Happy crafting! This month’s theme is Celebrating Women.

The minute that I heard the theme for this month, I knew that I wanted to use the Hey Girlfriend stamp set. The style the images are drawn in is perfect for women of all ages. The sentiments convey love, support and strength. It was a must have set for me and will always be in my collection.

The images are great for coloring with blends, one of my favorite techniques to use. My original plan was to color the dress using the Rococo Rose blends, but as I was choosing the DSP for the card, I was inspired to stamp on the DSP to have a patterned design for the dress. I used StazOn black ink to stamp the image on the DSP and then fussy cut the dress and glued it onto the image. One trick I like to use is to color the cut edge of the image using a Basic Black Stampin Write Marker.  Doing this makes the edges of the fussy cut image black so that when it is glued to the stamped image, the white paper core does not show. When you glue this to the stamped image, it has a seamless look!

The rest of the coloring was quick and easy. I stamped the image onto a piece of Basic White cardstock using Momento ink. I used the Rococo Rose blends for her shoes, headband, and the belt on the dress. I used the Cinnamon Cider blends to color her hair, coloring some strands in light and others in dark to create a natural highlighted look. Her eyes were colored with the Soft Suede blends. To give them a more natural look, I used the light Soft Suede as a base and then used dark Soft Suede on the lower right to add a bit of depth. For her skin, I used the Ivory blend.

Sale-A-Bration is my favorite time of year – who doesn’t love FREE stamps and paper? Every year Stampin’ Up! offers the most amazing DSP during SAB and this year is no exception. I love every one of the papers! The Paper Blooms DSP goes so well with the Hey Girlfriend stamp set. The floral images are fresh, pretty and coordinate beautifully with the images and fonts. If you know me, you know that I love stripes and this striped pattern was no exception. I love how well it goes with the floral pattern that I chose. I wanted to carry the floral pattern of the dress to create accents for the card. The DSP has a sheet with the watercolor circles that begged to be die cut with the Perennial Petals dies to make the flowers that frame the oval. The Opal Rounds are perfect flower centers and pick up all the colors in the DSP. The scalloped oval gives just the right feminine touch to make the lady pop. 

There are so many options to use the Hey Girlfriend Stamp Set with the Perennial Petals dies and when you get both, you can choose the Paper Blooms DSP giving you even more creative ways to let the women in your life know you care!

Celebrating Women is something that I think we should all do more often! Not just for birthdays or special occasions, but on any random day too. The sentiments in this set are perfect for telling women that they are amazing and that they have your support and love. This card is on its way to a unique, creative and loving woman that truly is one tough act to follow!

Thank you so much for hopping along with us today! Danielle is up next and I know you will love what she has to share!! You can click the next picture below or click on her name in the list below.

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Love You Always Treat Box Tutorial


January - Tutorial The matchbox-style box can be assembled without any adhesive. Decorate, add candy, and a sweet note. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌
Love You Always Suite Tutorial - Christy Frank

Hello Stampers!

Happy New Year!

Now that the new January-June Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration have arrived, it really does feel like a joyful New Year! I am so looking forward to more creative time and the chance to connect with my friends, even if life isn't quite normal yet. I truly feel that any way we can share time together is better than missing the opportunity.

Speaking of opportunity, have you had the opportunity to check out the awesomeness that is the new January-June Mini Catalog? There are so many new things that I'm excited about that I just can't choose where to start.  New products, project inspiration, and ideas I'm looking forward to sharing with you!

This tutorial features the gorgeous Love You Always Suite. I think you'll love this treat box and mini card combo that you can use to give a treat to your sweetheart and other loved ones!

Happy Stamping!
Christy Frank

Treat Box with Mini Card Top

Project Inspiration
Project Inspiration
Project Inspiration

Spread some love this Valentine's Day or create wedding and shower favors that wow. The bigger size of the Love You Always Treat Box makes it perfect for creating a box with a built in mini card topper. This project is brimming with details that make it a gift that will be treasured. The papers, ribbon, box, and charms are all part of the gorgeous Love You Always Suite so treat yourself to the whole Suite Collection!

The matchbox-style box can be assembled without any adhesive and comes in two pieces, the box and the sleeve. The sleeve is fully assembled just pop the flat-folded piece open.

  1. Fold the box on all scored lines.
  2. Fold the small tabs in and fold the side flaps over the tabs. The small end section flattens at the bottom of the box.
  3. Fold the shorter front section over and press the small end section flat at the bottom of the box.
  4. Fold the long back flap over the box opening.
  5. Press down so the short section folds inside the box and the long section flattens onto the bottom of the box. The tab at the end slides into the slot in the bottom corner to hold the box securely.
  6. Slide the box into the sleeve like a drawer.
Project - Box Step 1
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Project - Step 1

1. Cut & Color True Love Paper

Color a flower image from the True Love Designer Series Paper with Petal Pink and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends. Cut out with Paper Snips. Alternately stamp, die cut, and color the flower images from the Forever & Always Bundle (#156200).
Project - Step 2

2. Cut & Layer Paper

Score 4-1/2" x 3-1/2" Rococo Rose cardstock at 2-1/4" along the 4-1/2" side. Cut the following: Early Espresso cardstock 2-1/2" x 3-3/4", Petal Pink 2" x 3-1/4", Sahara Sand Love You Always Specialty Designer Series Paper 2" x 3-1/4". Fold the Rococo Rose mini card, adhere to Early Espresso layer. Adhere Petal Pink layer inside mini card.
Project - Step 3

3. Add Ribbon & Heart Charm

Adhere 3" pieces of Blushing Bride 3/8" Metallic Ribbon paper. Adhere ribbon ends behind the paper with Stampin' SEAL. Adhere to card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. Thread charm onto 6" piece of Gold tread from Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack (#152475). Knot the thread around the heart and create a loop. Adhere loop in place with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Project - Step 4

4. Cut & Fit Belly Band

Cut Petal Pink Love You Always Specialty Designer Series Paper to 3" x 10". Save the 3" x 2" cut-off piece for later. Starting about 1/8" from the seem on the box sleeve, wrap the paper around the box. Use your fingers to create a bit of a crease at each corner.
Project - Step 5

5. Crease Folds

Use a Bone Folder to crease each corner fold. Make sure the edges of the paper stay lined up as you crease the folds.
Project - Step 6

6. Add Belly Band

Use Tear & Tape or Stampin' SEAL+ to adhere Belly Band around the box starting with the shortest section near the seam of the box sleeve.
Project - Step 7

7. Add Card & Bow

Use Stampin' SEAL+ or Tear & Tape to adhere card centered on the top of the box. Add colored flower to the Stampin' Dimensionals on the card. Tie a bow with a 14" piece of ribbon and adhere to box with Glue Dots.
Project - Step 8

8. Finishing Touches

Adhere 3" x 2" Petal Pink Love You Always Specialty Designer Series cut-off piece to 2-1/2" x 3-7/8" Early Espresso cardstock. Adhere layers inside the bottom box for a fun finishing touch.
Project - Step 9

9. Add Sweets

Add candy, a sweet note, or small gift to the box and share the love!


Love You Always Treat Box #154285

Love You Always Treat Box

Love You Always Specialty Designer Series Paper #154280

Love You Always Specialty Designer Series Paper

True Love Designer Series Paper #154281

True Love Designer Series Paper



Specials, Promotions, and New Products
Specials, Promotions, and New Products

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Shop the New Holiday Catalog August 4th on the New Stampin' Up! Website

New Online Store  

Beginning August 4th at 7:00 AM (MT) Stampin' Up! is bringing you a new and improved online shopping experience! 

There are quite a few improvements that you'll really like.  I'm most excited about the new site working seamlessly on desktops, smartphones, and tablets, larger images for products and samples, more intuitive navigation and searches, and last but not least, you can create a wish list and favorites! 

Rest assured your account information and password still work with the new site. Because this is a new site you will need to sign in the first time you shop. If you had your browser remember your email and password, it won't be saved anymore. If you are unsure of your login ID and password, I recommend using the Forgot Password link to reset your password as soon as possible (see steps below).  

I kindly ask that you visit my store starting August 4th, sign in, and please select me as your demonstrator. You may still use a demonstrator's host/hostess code with your order if you do that each time you order. You can do this by using the Find a Demonstrator link at the top of the page or when you are checking out.  Whether you sign in to your account or checkout as a guest, if you don't select a demonstrator one will be assigned for you. 

I hope you enjoy all the new features.  I appreciate your business and want to continue offering you amazing products and my personal service, so please be sure to update your preferred demonstrator selection.

Happy Stamping!

Christy Frank

Key Features of the New Online Store

New Store - Sign-in 
See the picture with the Sign In steps above. 
1. Click Sign In

2. Sign in with email and password 

3. Click the Forgot Password link if you need to reset your password.

Improved Navigation

It’s easier to find what you are looking for with navigation menus that expand. For example, the image shows what happens if you select “Stamps” from the Featured Products section. You can then narrow down your search by Season, and then refine it even more with a specific season.

New Store - Navigation

Improved Filtering

When you are shopping you’ll see Filter By in the menu on the left. You can Filter By several options including size, price, product type, occasion, color, etc.

New Store - Filter

Wish List & Favorites List

You can also add items to a new list or Wish List from the quick view page, not just the individual product page. You could track product you already have on hand.

New Store - Wish List

Filter & Sort by Color

If you click on the Shop By Color link you’ll see every color listed. Click on the color to see the products available in that color.

New Store - Colors

Ornate Garden DSP & Daisies!

The Ornate Garden Suite is one of my favorites in the new catalog! The colors and floral patterns remind me so much of colors and fabric prints from the 70's. My bedroom had olive colored shag carpet! Our kitchen was avocado green with golds and yellows. I wouldn't say that I like those colors now, but I do love how Stampin' Up! brings back vintage looks in a fresh new way!

I also love how all the products can be mixed and matched to get the most versality for your crafting investment. When I saw this DSP pattern, I knew that I had to pair it with the daisy stamp and punches. And how could I not use this Ornate Border die that looks just like daisies? There are so many creative ways to use this suite, and when I can use something I already own, you know the suite was on my must have list!

Card Recipe

Cut List

Old Olive Cardstock:
5 1/2" 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Cut the daisy peek through border from the Ornate Border Dies and place it 1/2" in from the left edge of the card base, run through your cutting machine

Whisper White Cardstock:
1 - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
1 - 4" x 5 1/4"
1 - 3 x 11, punch 2 daisies with Daisy punch & 4 daisies with Medium Daisy punch
1 - 2 1/2" square, use 2" circle punch to punch out the circle after stamping the sentiment

Terracotta Tile:
1 3" square, punch circle with 2 1/4" circle punch for matting the sentiment

Ornate Garden DSP:
2 1/4" x 5 1/2"



1. Use the larger daisy image from the Daisy Lane stamp set to stamp two daisies in Terracotta Tile ink on the 3" x 11" Whisper White Cardstock
2. Use the smaller daisy image from the Daisy Lane stamp set to stamp four daisies in Bumblebee ink on the 3" x 11" Whisper White Cardstock (note - I stamped off each time for these)
3. Use both daisy punches to punch out the daisies


1. The sentiment is stamped in Terracotta Tile.
2. I used a retired sentiment on this card; however, the Daisy Lane stamp set has wonderful sentiments that will fit on the circle. If you are wanting the word hugs specifically, the Positive Thoughts stamp set has a sentiment that says "Hugs Love Prayers" and it will work too.


1. Adhere the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock behind the card front using multipurpose glue or Stampin' Seal.

2. Adhere the DSP strip to the card front placing it about an eighth of an inch in from the left edge of the card front using multipurpose glue or Stampin' Seal.

3. Offsetting the petals, layer together each pair of daisies using a glue dot or dimensional to attach the layers together.

4. Adhere your sentiment circle to the Terracotta mat and use dimensionals to adhere it to the card.

5. Arrange and adhere the daisies to the card using multipurpose glue or Stampin' Seal.

6. Adhere the 4" x 5 1/4" Whisper White cardstock to the inside of the card using multipurpose glue or Stampin' Seal.

Finishing Touches

1. I used Old Olive Dark Stampin' Blend to color three basic rhinestones and arranged these around my sentiment.