Luv2Stamp Group May Blog Hop


What's New

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 What's New.


The Pansy Petals suite is my favorite collection in the new catalog. I am partial to pansies and this DSP, stamp set and dies are truly amazing!! Having the Pansy Petals bundle offers so much versatility creating lovely pansies.

The stamp set is Distinktive which creates realistic pansy images easily. I love that the layering stamps off so many options to create wonderful color combos.

  


I highly recommend cutting a 2” strip of Basic White cardstock and playing with different color combos. Remember to stamp the larger image first choosing a lighter color and then layer with darker colors. Don’t forget to add in some stems and leaves too!

TIP: If your ink pad is too juicy, your image may not have as much detail. To fix this, you can take a bone folder, spoon or butter knife and push the ink from the center of the pad to the edges. I find that this works better than stamping off.


Now that you have a bunch of pansies and leaves stamped and cut, grab some of the gorgeous DSP, 2021-2023 In-color cardstock and create a bunch of beautiful cards! I love having the pre-stamped and cut images ready to go. I can sit down later and make a few cards quickly. It’s so fun and relaxing matching the pansy pieces to the patterns in the DSP.

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


Laurie Bradshaw-CA

Tammy Civello-CA

Christy Frank-CA →You are here

Sharon Lim-CA

Sandra Hernandez-GA

 Lisa Rhine-CA

Dawn Sandner- CA

Luv 2 Stamp Group’s 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Inspiration Hop

Pansy Petals Gift Card Holder



Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Group’s 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Inspiration Hop. We are so happy you are hopping along with us. The demonstrators participating in this Blog Hop were presenters at our new Stampin’ Up! catalog kickoff event for our team. We wanted to make sure to share these beautiful projects with you all as well. We hope you gain new  tips, techniques, and of course tons of inspiration. Once you are done with each post, don’t forget to keep hopping along by clicking on the next name in the list.

Pansies are one of my favorite flowers. With the shape of the flower and the bright cheery colors, they look like little happy flower faces!  I knew as soon as I saw the catalog that I had to have the Pansy Petals Suite.  I also know that I wanted to use vellum to make some pansies. I think that the sheer look of vellum lends itself to the delicate petals of a pansy. When I saw that there was shimmer vellum in the new In Colors, well, I had to have that too. Not only was I excited about the vellum with a shimmer finish, but Ombre glimmer paper. I was a happy happy girl!  When Patty Bennett asked me to present for our tram event, I know exactly what I wanted to make. This is a card design that I have done before and it was inspired by Amanda Charlesworth, aka Scrimping Mommy, a demonstrator in the UK.  Check out her tutorial here.  

    


The Pansy Dies are amazing!! There are so many combinations when layering the pieces.  The embossed detail is so life like.  The color combos are endless!!  



Download the full tutorial and see below to shop for the supplies.




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.


Christy Frank – CA รจ You are Here

Danielle Deana'e Diaz – NM

Jason Loucks – MA

Jo Anne Hewins – NC

Kurstan del Rosario – CA

Lisa Rhine – CA

Melanie Hockin – OH

Patty Bennett – CA

Tammy Civello – CA

Teri West - AK



Luv 2 Stamp Group Blog Hop April 2021

 

Teacher Appreciation

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 Teacher Appreciation.




I had a lot of great teachers growing up. There was one in particular who is my favorite, Mrs. Hupe, my high school English teacher. She was dedicated to instilling a love of learning in each of her students. One of the classes that she taught was College Prep English. This class was designed to help students develop their writing skills and be prepared for the SATs and entrance essays. On the very first day of class, she told us what the while the class focus was to make us better writers, her goal was to make us lifelong students. She told us that college should not be the end of our education and that to live a full and interesting life, we should seek to learn new things every day. She taught us by example and often times she would end a lesson early to share something she had recently learned or ask one us to share what we learned recently. I am sure that each of you have a favorite teacher and they inspired you too.

For my card, I wanted to have a pencil and paper as the main focus of the card. Mrs. Hupe challenged me to explore writing and to journal. Here is a quick look at the steps I used to create the card.
1. Using the Harvest Hellos stamp set with Tuxedo Black Momento ink, stamp the apple onto a 2 ½” x 2 ½” piece of Real Red cardstock, stamp the stem on a scrap of Soft Suede, and stamp the leaf on a scrap of Old Olive. Use the Apple Builder Punch to punch out the shapes.



2. Using the largest die in the Stitched Nested Labels dies, cut the label from a 3 ½” x 5 ½” piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.



3. Cut a second label from a 3 ½” x 5 ½” piece of Bumblebee cardstock. Then use the scalloped border die from the Budding Blooms dies.




4. Cut a third label from a 3 1/1” x 5 ½” Basic Black piece of cardstock. Use the leaf portion of the Apple Builder punch to create the lead for the pencil.

 


5. Cut a strip if Silver Foil paper 1 ½” x 3” and use the Simply Scored board to make 1/8” score marks to form the metal strip at the top of a pencil. Then cut a strip of the new Polished Pink cardstock that measures ¾” x 3” to form the eraser. Note - once the pencil is assembled, trim the eraser and metal band to the width of the pencil.



6. Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”. To create the look of a piece of paper, use the Rococo Rose Stampin’ Write Marker and a ruler to draw two vertical lines about half an inch from the left side of the paper to form the margin lines. Then use the Seaside Spray Stampin’ Write Marker and a ruler to create the lines on the paper.


7. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to assemble the pencil and apple.
8. Create a card base from a piece of Thick Basic White cardstock, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”.
9. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the sheet of writing paper to the card front.
10. Use Dimensionals to pop the pencil and apple up on the card front.
11. Embellish with Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Many of the products that I used are retiring and some are on sale too!  You can shop the list below to get yours before they are gone!


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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Stamp-n-Paper Junkie 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Paper Share Reservations

 

A new catalog means new Designer Series Papers and Specialty Papers too and if you are a paper junkie like me, you will want every amazing pack! 

Buying all of this would be more than $160, but don't worry, I have the perfect solution.

Order a paper share and get a sample of 14 gorgeous packs!!



Share includes 144 6x6 sheets from 14 sets of Designer Series Papers & Specialty Papers!

Plus a $5 credit toward my May class

$58 includes shipping

Reserve Your Share Today!


You will receive 12 sheets of each paper unless otherwise specified:

  • Beauty Of The Earth
  • Bloom Where You’re Planted
  • Expressions in Ink Specialty
  • Hand-Penned
  • In The Wild
  • Pansy Petals
  • Simply Elegant Specialty
  • Sweet Symmetry
  • Tidings Of Christmas
  • You’re A Peach
  • Ombre Specialty Paper – 8 Sheets
  • 2021-2022 In Color Shimmer Vellum – 10 sheets
  • Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper – 4 sheets
  • Linen Specialty Paper – 2 Sheets (These are adhesive sheets!)

How it works:
  • Complete this registration link by May 2nd to reserve your share
  • Invoices sent on May 2nd, payment deadline is May 3, 2021
  • I will order all of the product on May 4th
  • I will cut, label and re-package all papers from May 7th – May 23rd
  • Share packages will be shipped on or before May 24th
  • Shipping is flat rate Priority Mail padded envelope which includes tracking and insurance 

Terms:
  • I am only able to offer this to U.S. Customers!
  • You may cancel via FB messenger up until May 2nd at 5pm PT, after that point all sales are final.
  • In the event of backorders, I will mail packages out after all paper has arrived so to avoid double postage.
  • Please note that I will send packages to the address noted in your registration form. If you are moving or need to change your address, please let me know BEFORE May 20, 2021. I am not responsible for packages mailed to the wrong address if not corrected before the deadline. I am not responsible for lost or stolen packages once they are registered with the Post Office.

Luv 2 Stamp Group Blog Hop March 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 Earth Day.

I love that our theme does not involve an occasion that you would normally associate with card making or paper crafting.  In fact, if I am completely honest, I was kind of stumped on what project I would make. When I think of Earth Day, I think of things on a global scale and not really tied to my craft in any way.  Then one day I was switching out some of the cards I had displayed on my kitchen buffet and it hit me!


Being a sentimental person at heart, I cannot bring myself to throw away any of the lovely handmade cards that I receive.  With the best of intentions, I have started collecting and sorting these cards into boxes by occasion planning to use them on scrapbook layouts.  Confession time – I have not actually done that yet.  All the cards are still sitting in the boxes, the pictures are still on my PC and I have several empty albums!  As I was putting away a lovely card from Patty Bennett, the leader of our Luv2Stamp group and my friend, I realized I could make a page featuring her beautiful card and that it would be the subject for my blog post!



In a small way, recycling the card rather than throwing it out, is a way to be a good steward of the earth.  I realize that this is not an action that will have significant impact, but it is something.  Not only can I reduce and reuse by incorporating the card into a layout, I can also impart some knowledge about gardening and the importance of caring for soil.  You see I am planning to use this layout to document a gardening project with my niece when she visits me this summer.

Gardening was a passion of my grandmother’s and she passed that onto my mom and to me too.  I would spend hours admiring her beautiful flower beds as child.  My grandma taught me all about gardening, composting, and the importance of good soil.  We always had fresh produce all summer from her garden and there is nothing better than home grown food!  I taught my children some of the things she taught me and I want to do the same with my niece.


Patty’s card is simply gorgeous!  She used the beautiful Hydrangea Hill suite to create this card for me.  It is the perfect choice to create a spread about gardening as I am planning to replace a hydrangea that I lost last year!  I used her card as inspiration for the rest of the layout.  The clusters of hydrangea flowers are cascading over the pages to frame the photo mats and journaling spot.  The pinks, purples and blues in this paper are lovely and make the perfect complement to the green background.  My grandmother was especially enamored of blue hydrangeas.  I was amazed when she told me that you had to have the right nutrients in the soil for blue flowers.  I thought dirt was just dirt!  She told me for hydrangeas to be blue the soil had to be acidic and if there was too much alkali in the soil, the flowers would be pink.


My niece is going to be so excited to plant such beautiful flowers.  She will start kindergarten in the fall and I think this is the perfect age for her to start learning about gardening, protecting the earth and preserving family traditions.  The sentiment on the card is perfect too – Miss Mia is capable of amazing things!

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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Kurstan delRosario-CA

Teri West-AK

Laurie Bradshaw-CA

Tammy Civello-CA

Jessye Chancey-NE

Christy Frank-CA  →You are here

Danielle D. Diaz-NM

Sharon Lim -CA

Sandra Hernandez-GA

 

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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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Christy Frank-CA →You are here

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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

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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9. Add Sweets

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

Supplies

Love You Always Treat Box #154285

Love You Always Treat Box

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Love You Always Specialty Designer Series Paper #154280

Love You Always Specialty Designer Series Paper

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True Love Designer Series Paper #154281

True Love Designer Series Paper

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