Good morning friends! Today is the start of the Stylin' Stampin' Blog Hop and I'm so excited to join this great group of creative individuals. If you just joined me from Bree's blog didn't she make a fabulous heart wreath, love it! This months hop is focusing on the Spring Catalog, which is jam packed with lots of fun, fresh items. My projects this month are for Valentine's Day and are so sweet. This card starts with a Very Vanilla cardbase that I sponged around the edge with Crumb Cake ink. Next I took a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and embossed it with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. I used the negative image from a piece cut out with the Apothocary Accents framelits to create a frame and sponged inside with Real Red ink so you just get the colored shape and then used the paper piercer and templates to paper pierce around the shape.
For the heart elements I used the Hearts Collection Framelits to cut out the Basic Black Heart (that was crumpled up and then spritzed with Champagne shimmer mist) and the Real Red heart that I embossed with the new Hexagon embossing folder (this folder is AWESOME!). I used the new Real Red Core'dinations cardstock so when I sanded the embossed piece you get a two-toned design. I even cut some hexagons with the More Amore' Speciality DSP to highlight the hexagon design. The Pool Party button is from one of the Sale-a-bration items that you can earn for FREE in a couple of weeks and the bow is Linen Thread.
For the greeting I used the That's the Ticket stamp set and stamped with Versamark ink on Pool Party cardstock and then heat embossed with Black embossing powder. The Ticket Duo punch punches these images out so quickly and I just used dimensionals so the greeting stood out against all the hearts. This card is so fun I love all the texture and different elements that catch your attention.
The second project I would like to share with you is a decorated frame. Each year I like to make a new decor item and since I love to take pictures this was easy. Several months ago Robin Merriman showed these great fall frames by decorating unfinished wood frames, she Robin's frame HERE. I made several of the fall frames like Robin's that everyone loved, so when I was shopping the day after Christmas at one of my local craft stores I found this valentine frame and knew it would be perfect. I used the same Real Red Core'dination cardstock and embossed it with the Hexagon embossing folder before sanding. I used the More Amore Speciality DSP for the ruffled DSP along the bottom with the Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon and a Red Glimmer brad in the center of the bow. The letters are Silver Glimmer paper and cut out with the Big Shot and the new Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die.
I used one of the lasercut hearts from the same DSP pack and then cut several hearts out of that DSP and First Edition DSP with the Large Heart Punch and the Hearts a Flutter stamp set and Framelits (all the pieces were crumpled and sponged with Pool Party ink. I even added a Real Red glimmer heart punched with the small heart punch. The heart in the top left corner used the same stamp set and framelits and is accented with the Real Red button and Linen Thread. This frame is so fun and fits perfectly with the other valentine's decorations on my mantel.
I hope you enjoyed this month's projects and they've inspired you to create your own items, trust me there's something in the Spring catalog for everyone's taste.
Now continue on the hop and you can start up at the top with Annie's blog by clicking the link below.
- Annie L. of Love Me Cards
- Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
- Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
- Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
- Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
- Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
- Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
- Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
- Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
- Terry B of Goin' Over the Edge
- Justin K of JK Cards
- Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin'
- Jennifer B of NW Stamper
- Bree R. of Craft-somnia
- Diana E of Stampin' Fun with Diana