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Luv2Stamp Group Blog Hop - June 2022

 

Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Group’s 2022 Blog Hop! We are excited to share projects with you again this year. We 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 New Annual Catalog.



When I first looked through the catalog, the Speedy Recovery stamp set stood out for me. It has such a sweet style and heartfelt messages. I love that the images allow you to stamp in a single color and you can also color the bouquet if you choose. And I just knew the Tea Boutique DSP would be the perfect compliment to the tea cup in this set! The paper features our fabulous new In Colors, so bright and cheery, perfect for get well wishes!!


I love making fancy folds and the Double Box Panel Card fold is a favorite of mine. It is a great way to showcase a focal image or even a large sentiment. It worked beautifully for mixing and matching this stamp set & paper!!


Measurements


Card Base:

Orchid Oasis

1 - 11” x 4 ¼”, scored on the 11” side at ½”, 1 ¾”, 3 ¾”, and 5 ½”


Front Panel:

Orchid Oasis:

1 - 2 ⅝” x 6”, scored on the 6” side at ½” and 1 ¾”


Starry Sky:

1 - 2 ⅜” x 4”


Basic White:

1 - 2 ⅛” x 3 ¾”

1 - 2 ½” x 4 (for stamping)


Mats:

Starry Sky:

1 - 4” x 5 ¼”

1 - 1” x 4”

1 - 1 ¾” x 4”

1 - 1” x 2 ⅜”


Tea Boutique DSP:

Tea Cup & Florals Pattern:

1 - 3 ¾” x 5”


Gingham Pattern:

1 - ¾” x 2 ⅛”

1 - ¾” x 3 ¾”

1 - 1 ½” x 3 ¾”


Stamping


  1. Using Starry Sky, stamp the sentiment at the bottom of the Basic White front panel piece.

  2. Stamp the tea cup image in Starry Sky and fussy cut.

  3. Stamp the bouquet image in Memento Tuxedo Black, then color using the 2022-2024 In Color Blends. I used Starry Sky, Orchid Oasis, Parakeet Party and Sweet Sorbet for mine. After coloring, fussy cut the bouquet.

  4. Optional - stamp an additional bouquet and color the heart on the tea bag tag. Fussy cut the tag.




Assembly


  1. Adhere the Starry Sky mat to the card base front as shown. Then adhere the Tea Cup & Florals mat unto the Starry Sky Mat.

  2. Flip the card base over and adhere the Starry Sky and Gingham DSP to the card base as shown,



  1. Form the box at the bottom of the base by making a mountain fold on all four score lines.

  2. Adhere the ½” scored flap to the card base forming the box at the bottom of the card as shown.



  1. Adhere the Starry Sky and Gingham mats to the front center panel.

  2. Form the front panel by making a mountain fold on both score lines. This section will become the second box on the card.

  3. To attach the front center panel, center the panel on the box at the bottom of the base and adhere just this section as shown.

  4. Then adhere the ½” flap to the card base as shown.



  1. Using dimensionals, attach the bouquet and tea cup images to the Basic White front panel mat above the sentiment. Glue the fussy cut tea bag tag over the one on the bouquet to give a more 3-D effect (I chose not to use a dimensional here because the card is thick already).

  2. Adhere the Basic White front panel to the Starry Sky mat. Now your card is assembled!





Embellish


  1. Make a small bow using the Starry Sky In Color ribbon and attach this to the base of the bouquet.

  2. Add In Color bling to the card as desired.



Thank you so much for hopping along with us today! Teri 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.

Sharon Lim - CA

Christy Frank - CA —> you are here

Teri West - AK

Sandra Hernandez - GA

Danielle D. Diaz - NM

Wendy Varron - MD

Patty Bennett - CA

 

 

 


Luv2Stamp Group March 2022 Blog Hop







Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Group’s 2022 Blog Hop! We are excited to share projects with you again this year. We 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 Easter.

I had a little problem making this card! I decided that I wanted to do a double Z fold and when my design was done, the Happy Easter greeting was too long and I did not like how it fit. I decided that I would perform stamp surgery and cut the greeting to make two stamps. This would have been perfect except I dropped the Easter half and my little puppy Dolce got it. I didn’t even realize this until I saw her chewing something and got it out of her mouth. Thankfully she was ok, but my stamp was not! I wish I had taken a picture of it, but I was so upset that I tossed it before I even thought about it!


The Heart & Home DSP has a vintage look that I adore. When I saw the Easter Friends stamp set I knew that I wanted to use it with the Heart & Home paper to make a sweet, vintage card for Easter.


When picking the paper, I wanted to use one of the wood grain prints. To give it some color, I used a blending brush and Sahara Sand ink. This gave the perfect look of distressed wood.

Measurements:

Main Card Base

  • Sahara Sand 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 2 1/8 and 4 ¼
  • Floral DSP 1 7/8 x 5 ¼
  • Wood Grain DSP 4 x 5 1/4

Small Z fold

  • Fresh Freesia 3 3/4 x 6 1/4, scored at 2 1/8 and 4 ¼
  • Floral DSP 1 7/8 x 3 ½
  • Basic White 1 7/8 x 3 1/2

Bunny

  • Sahara Sand 2 x 3

Assembly:

  • Adhere the floral DSP and Wood Grain DSP to the Sahara Sand card base. The floral DSP goes on the left panel and the Wood Grain DSP goes on the right panel, leave the center panel blank. Fold the card mountain on the first score line and valley on the next.
  • Adhere the floral DSP and Basic White cardstock to the Fresh Freesia small Z fold piece. The floral DSP goes on the left panel and the Basic White cardstock goes on the right panel, leave the center panel blank. Fold the card mountain on the first score line and valley on the next.
  • Attach the small Z fold to the card base, centering the small rectangle top and bottom. Rather than centering left to right, I decided to slightly offset the front to show more of the floral DSP on the left front panel. To attach the two panels, I put the pieces together and put liquid glue on the edge of the front flap of the small Z fold and attach that first. Then I use liquid glue applied to back of the small Z fold and attach that.


  • I stamped the bunny in basic gray and used Wink of Stella to blend and soften the lines which also pulls a slight bit of color into the image. It is hard to capture the shimmer in a photo, but it is the perfect touch on this sweet bunny. I used dimensionals to attach it to the small Z fold.


  • The bunny just looks like it should be holding something so I fussy cut a small flower from the floral DSP and added a small bow using white baker’s twine. I added pearls in the upper right corner of the back panel and one to the center of the bow.

Thank you so much for hopping along with us today! Jessye 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.



Sharon Lim - CA


Christy Frank – CA →You are here


Jessye Chancey - GA


Laurie Bradshaw - CA


Tammy Civello - CA


Teri West - AK


Sandra Hernandez - GA


Dawn Sander - CA


Danielle D. Diaz - CA


Wendy Varron - MD


Patty Bennett - CA


Luv2Stamp Group Blog Hop February 2022



Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Group’s 2022 Blog Hop! We are excited to share projects with you again this year. We 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 Flowing Flowers stamp set is perfectly feminine and pretty so I knew that I had to use that for this month’s theme. I wanted to create a card that has a slightly vintage, shabby chic vibe but still has an overall fresh look. I just love the new layering designs vellum and I think adding this is the perfect way to achieve that. This card will be sent to someone who has many things to celebrate, mainly herself!!





Measurements:


Fresh Freesia - 4.25” x 11”, scored at 5.5”


Heart & Home DSP Mat - 4” x 5.5”


Basic White Mat - 3.75” x 5”; 4” x 5.25” (2 pieces); scrap for sentiment


Layering Designs Vellum - 3.25” x 4.75”


Stamping:


Use one of the 4” x 5.25” pieces for stamping the flowers.


Apply ink to the stamps using a sponge dauber. The flowers are stamped in Fresh Freesia and the leaves in Pear Pizzazz. Fussy cut the flowers.


Stamp the sentiment on a strip of Basic White using  Garden Green ink and trim strip as desired.


Stamp the card insert if desired.


Assembly:


Adhere the DSP mat to the card base, leaving a border on each side.


Adhere the 3.75” x 5” Basic White mat to the DSP centering so that there are equal borders top and bottom as well as left and right.


Adhere the vellum mat over the Basic White mat leaving an equal border around the edges. Be sure to apply the adhesive just to the area where the flowers will be glued in order to conceal the adhesive.


Layer the flowers so that they are sitting in the lower side of the card. Be sure to pop the larger flowers on dimensionals.


Attach the sentiment to the card.


Add some bling for the finishing touches!


Thank you so much for hopping along with us today! Jessye 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.




Luv2Stamp Group Blog Hop - January 2022

 

Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Group’s 2022 Blog Hop! We are excited to share projects with you this year, we 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 Love!



For this month, I decided to do a non-traditional color palette for a Valentine’s card for my husband. I choose the Abstract Beauty Ephemera Pack and Cards andEnvelopes. The Balmy Blue base and Misty Moonlight circle were perfect combined with the Magenta Madness and Crushed Curry heart.


 

In order to tie the colors together, I used a strip of the rainbow stripe paper from the Sale-A-Bration Sunshine & Rainbows DSP and anchored that with a strip of Blushing Bride paper from the Abstract Beauty DSP (the reverse of the Misty Moonlight circle). I used an arrow from the ephemera pack on the heart to bring in some more of the gold foil touches. The sentiment is from the Sale-A-Bration Friendly Hello stamp set. I inked it in Misty Moonlight, being careful to only ink the first two lines. I debated on adding embellishments and tried several, finally opting to use the Clear Epoxy Dots.




For the inside of the card, I used a blending brush to add some Misty Moonlight ink on the outside edge of the card. I thought that it needed a little something more, so I used the frame from the hearts that I had punched out as a mask to create hearts in the corner. I wanted to carry this theme to the envelope so I added hearts to the bottom corners.



Thank you so much for hopping along with us today! Jessye 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.

 

Sharon Lim – CA

Christy Frank – CA →You are here

Jessye Chancey – GA

Laurie Bradshaw – CA

Tammy Civello – CA

Sandra Hernandez – GA

Dawn Sandner – CA

Danielle D. Diaz – NM

Wendy Varron – MD

Patty Bennett – CA

 

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Luv2Stamp Group Blog Hop - December 2021



Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Group’s 2021 Blog Hop! We are excited to share projects with you this year, we 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 New Year, New Products.




Looking ahead to 2022, I want to start a journal to record joy, beauty and gratitude. The Catching Butterflies stamp set in the new Sale-A-Bration brochure captures joy perfectly! As soon as I saw it I knew that I wanted to use it for the cover of my journal. The whimsy of image pairs perfectly with the beauty of the Flowering Fields DSP.


I purchase inexpensive journals online that have heavy kraft card stock covers that I can alter. Usually I do not make a closure, but this time I decided that I would use a belly band. This will allow me to add pictures or items to the pages and keep the journal closed.


My favorite size journal is A5 (5 1/2” x 8 1/4”) and this size can be covered with a single sheet of DSP. I cut a strip of DSP to 5 1/2” x 12” and use this to cover the journal. When I adhere the DSP to the cover, I align the strip flush with the front cover, then trim the excess in case the cover is slightly wider than the pages.




To make the belly band, I used a strip of the polka got DSP that measures 3 1/2” x 12” and layered this with the tulip pattern cutting it to 2 1/2” x 12”. I centered the tulip strip over the polka dot strip and adhered it using liquid glue. Rather than scoring exact fold lives for the belly band, I wrapped the strip around the journal and glued the edges where they over lapped. I did not pull the band too tightly as I wanted the band to be easy to slip off and also have it allow some room to add items in the journal. They overlapped about 1/4”, which worked great and meant there was no need to piece anything together.


Most of my craft supplies are packed up right now because we are in the process of some major home repairs. I was scrambling to find my Momento ink pad, but it is was not to be found. Not to be discouraged, I decided to use a Basic Gray Stampin’ Write marker to “stamp” the girl. I actually like how this turned out. It was much softer than the black ink and yet defined enough to keep the integrity of the image style.


I colored the little girl’s dress using Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends. Her hair is colored with Light Soft Suede and Dark and Light So Saffron Blends. I wanted her eyes to have a little color so I used the writing tip of the Soft Succulent Stampin’ Write Marker to giver her green eyes. I also used the Polished Pink maker to give her smile a little color. I think she turned out cute! I fussy cut around her leaving a wider border than normal. Then I glued this to a piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock from my scrap pile and cut a thin border around the image to make it pop. I attached the image to the belly band using Stampin’ Dimensionals.




I stamped the sentiment in Flirty Flamingo and used the Label Me Lovely Punch to create my journal title. The sentiment was too small for the size of the label, so I used the trick below to make the label shape smaller. This punch is one of my favorites because it is so versatile!




The new Brushed Brass Butterflies are gorgeous! The sheen is amazing. While I love the brass finish, I wanted the butterflies to match the girls dress and the tulips. To do this, I used the Dark Flirty Flamingo to color the butterflies and it worked! The color has a lovely metallic look and I cannot wait to color more!


You can get the fun Chasing Butterflies stamp set for free with a $50 product purchase beginning January 4th, while supplies last. The new Flowering Fields DSP and Brushed Brass Butterflies will also be available for purchase on January 4th. If you do not have a demonstrator that you shop with, fill out this catalog request form, and I will send you a catalog and brochure.


Thank you so much for hopping along with us today! Teri 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:




Christy Frank - CA →You are here



L2SG Blog Hop November 2021


Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Group’s 2021 Blog Hop! We are excited to share projects with you this year, we 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 Christmas!

Confession time - I haven’t done my Christmas cards yet! I had wonderful plans to make unique cards for several of the recipients on my list, but time got away from me. New plan is a simple layout that can easily be mass produced and will work with any Christmas DSP I have on hand.

I created a standard card base with layered cardstock and DSP. I die cut two circles from cardstock that coordinates with the DSP and offset these in the lower right corner of the card.  Then I mimicked this look with the sentiment by cutting two half inch strips of the card stock to layer in the upper left corner of the card.



The focal point needed to be something quick and easy so I used the deer punch and the lovely Snowy White specialty paper. Add a little bling and it is all done!

Thank you so much for hopping along with us today! Kurstan 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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Kurstan del Rosario – CA

Sandra Hernandez – GA

Sharon Lim – CA

Danielle Diaz – NM

Christy Frank – CA →You are here


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