Thursday, January 9, 2014

Stylin' Stampin' Squad January 2014 Blog Hop: Occasions Catalog and Valentine's Day

Thank you so much for joining us for our January Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop! Love is in the air and our talented group of design team members have a Whole Lotta Love Goin' On as we are excited to be sharing some NEW Occasions Catalog goodies and some Valentine's Day projects with you this month!

As you hop along, please be sure to comment and... show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers!

You should have just left stop number 5 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad blog hop – Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn’t work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

The first project I have for you is a fun Valentine's card. The cardbase is Bermuda Bay and I added a Basic Black layer that was embossed with the Big Shot and the Arrows Textured Embossing Folder. I added a piece of Kaleidoscope Designer Series paper that was matted with Basic Gray cardstock. A piece of Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta and Bermuda Bay 1/8" Taffeta Ribbons make a fun accent. The greeting is from the Love You to the Moon stamp set and I used Stampin' Write Markers to color in the stamp before cutting it out with the Big Shot and Oval Collection Framelits. A piece of Silver Glimmer Paper cut with the same framelits make the perfect frame and the perfect touch of sparkle.

I've really been in the Valentine mood lately so I decided to make this cute decor piece to match my card, perfect for valentine's. I started with this wood carved love sign, sanded it down and painted it with White paint. I traced and cut out a template of this letters so I that I could cut it apart and use different papers for each of the letters. I used DSP from the Kaleidoscope DSP package for the "l" and "v", Silver Glimmer Paper for the "o", and some Strawberry Slush Core'dinations Cardstock that was embossed with the Big Shot and Hexagon Textured Embossing Folder. After gluing all the pieces of paper down I did go along and sand all the edges for a distressed look.

I decided to used to use lots of little elements help decorate my piece, including some Whisper White Baker's Twine (to attached the little heart piece), the "love you" flag using the Love You to the Moon stamp set, the Small Heart Punch punched out the cute little hearts of Strawberry Slush DSP and Silver Glimmer Paper. I stamped the little heart and arrow with the same stamp set and punched it out with the Hexagon Punch. I used My Digital Studio and the Be Mine Digital Download for the elements and after shrinking it down I printed it out and used the Ticket Duo Punch to punch out the elements. I also added a bow made with Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon and the "xoxo" was cut out with the Big Shot and the Circle Card Thinlit die piece.

Close up of part of the Love sign

Here's another close up, love all the fun elements on this decor piece.
I really love how this piece turned out, and the great thing is that with the color palette in the Kaleidoscope DSP this piece isn't over the top girly, perfect for a house full of guys. These wood decor pieces are great accents for all sorts of places, such as your mantel, table, or even window transoms, love them!
I hope you've enjoyed today's projects and you have plenty of time to get your valentine projects done. Make sure to continue you on the hop, the next stop is Darla and Nancy, just click the "next" button below. You can get to any of the hop sites by clicking on any of the links in the list below.

Stampin With Darla and Sisters

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Anastasia R. of Stampin' Blondie
  2. Cynthia R. of Ink-a-Doodle Creations
  3. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  4. Kathy P of Katrina P's Creative Corner
  5. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  6. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  7. Darla R. & Nancy K. of Stampin With Darla and Sisters
  8. Jamie H. of Unique Ink
  9. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  10. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  11. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  12. Bree R. of Craft-Somnia
  13. Kristina M. of Mama's Sanity
  14. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  15. Jennifer B. of NW Stamper
  16. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  17. Heidi B. of Stuck on Stampin'
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  1. Oh my goodness, just love your "love" decorated element. So creative!!

  2. I, too, LOVE your decorated element!! I purchased my children's initials and want to decorate them... I love seeing other's ideas of decorating letters.

    1. Thanks Ladette! Good luck with your kid's initial project, I'm sure they'll love it!

  3. I love your LOVE sign and am so happy to see the full thing after your little teasers this week :) And your card...super ca-YOOT! Great job with both projects!

  4. My mouth is on the floor with the decor piece! LOVE!

  5. Cute card but I must say your love decor piece is my favorite. It is so pretty! Great job making it.

    1. Thanks Tonya! I'm really happy with how the décor piece turned out.


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