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Stamping Inkspiration Blog Hop...Love is in the Air

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Welcome to the Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop!  This month our theme is Love is in the Air.  There are a lot of stops on the hop...37!  Wow, that is a lot of inkspiration.  So let's get started.

 

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You know i love a  striped background and if you didn't, you do now. To create the stripes I started with Basic Black CS and added the 1" white strips on top of it in 1/4" intervals.  All the hearts were cut using the Many Hearts Dies.  I love the layering of the hearts.  The sparkly white floral overlay is my fave and is so pretty.    I used a retired SU! Glimmer Paper to add a little sparkle to the card.   The Poppy Parade centers are the Opal Rounds colored using the Dark Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends.  The white with the narrow black stripes remind of a t-shirt I used to have.  I would love to have a T-shirt with this heart over the pocket.  Wouldn't that be cute?  

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The sentiment is from the Lots of Hearts set.  The sentiments in this set are very versatile and can be used all year.  Inside i added another Poppy Parade strip cut using the  XOXO die from the Many Hearts dies.   I backed it with a strip of black CS.  

Now it is time for you to see what the talented Danielle Kassing has created for you!

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Here is a list of all the stops on the hop!

FEBRUARY 2021

Angie McKenzie  ●  Alejandra Gomez  ●  Vicki Milyard

  Tricia Butts  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith  ●  Annette Ball

Jo Blackman  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  Jan Musselman

Terry Hamilton  ●  Lisa Mackey  ●  Deb Macdowell

Sue Allen  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Linda Moore  ●  Satomi Wellard  ●  Aurélie Fabre

Melissa Faust  ●  JoAnn Pollock  ●  Narelle Fasulo

Mo Rootes  ●  Karen Henderson  ●  Susan Webster

Susan Simpson  ●  Anne Marie Hile  ●  Ann Krucek

Shel Anderson  ●  Kimberley Morris  ●  Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Danielle Kassing  ●  Chris Smith  ●  Mikaela Titheridge

Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Jill Chapman  ●  Teri West  ●  Libby Fens

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

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New at SU!...Lots of Heart

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Welcome to the New at SU! first blog hop of the new year.  This month we are hopping and sharing ideas around the theme Love & Hearts.  Grab something to drink and hop along with us!

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I love the versatility of the Lots of Hearts bundle.  Great dies that go beyond hearts and I couldn't resist the checked heart and the heartfelt sentiments are going to be so useful.   Today's project was the perfect time to try the pretty floral overlay die.  I thought about trying it in vellum but decided I needed to try the new Pearlescent Paper.

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This photo doesn't do it justice but I hope you can see some of the sheen of the Pearlescent Paper.  When I opened the paper I was surprised that it was a lightweight paper similar to DSP, maybe even a little lighter.  This makes it super easy to die cut and doesn't add much bulk.  I am looking forward to experimenting with this paper so stay tuned for that.  The flower centers are the Opal Rounds.  You can see the "fire" in these rounds and they look great with the Pearlescent Paper.

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The Very Vanilla layer was embossed using the Tasteful Textiles embossing folder.  You have probably guessed it is one of my go-to embossing folders.  

I am so happy that twine is back!  The Blushing Bride twine is from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack.  I really like solid colored twine and am hoping that we will see the return of black twine...please. 

You can see that I couldn't resist adding the connected hearts from the Many Hearts dies to the inside of the card.  I layered it on to a black cardstock strip and I love how this looks!

Now it is time to see what the talented Rochelle Smith has made for you.

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Here is a list of all the stops on the hop! 

January 2021 New at SU! Hop: Love & Hearts

Tricia’s Stamping Creations - Kangaroo & Company

Creative Juice by Loni - Treasures of Life

Sugar & Scraps - Heartfelt

Gifted Hands, Ink! - Love Always & Many Hearts Dies

As the Ink Dries - Lots of Hearts you are here!

Stamping Flair - Always in My Heart

Carterie Plus - Heartfelt

Scraphexe - Lots of Hearts/Ganz viel Herz

A Little Kinder - Lots of Hearts

24/7 Inkspiration - Love You Always

Stampin’ Scrapper - Forever & Always

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

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More From My Heart Specialty DSP

It has been a week full of hearts and flowers!  Finishing up the week with one more card using the From My Heart Specialty DSP.  

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Just like my card on Monday, it is just dies and no stamping.   Let's break down the card.

  • Real Red card base 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2"
  • From My Heart Specialty DSP 4" x 5-1/4" 
  • Flirty Flamingo CS cut using the Stitched So Sweetly die-the largest rectangle.  Cut out a frame using the Stitched Rectangle dies.  Layer this on to the From My Heart DSP using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Whisper White CS cut using the same Stitched Rectangle die used in the prior step.  Insert and adhere it inside of the Flirty Flamingo frame. 
  • Real Red "love" cut using the Well Written dies adhered to the Whisper White CS
  • Real Red CS cut the long hearts die from the Stitched Be Mine dies.  Set aside the solid hearts.
  • This is the kind of "fiddly" step.  Attach the heart outline to the frame & inside of the frame using mini dimensionals.  Place the dimensionals behind the cutouts you will fill in with the solid hearts.  Place the hearts inside of the heart outlines, covering up the dimensionals.  
  • Cut out Whisper White flowers using the Lovely Flowers dies.  
  • Cut out Old Olive leaves using the small leaves die in the Cherry Blossom dies
  • Glue the leaves to the backs of the flower and then secure the flowers to frame using mini dimensionals.  I also used a few flowers to help secure the heart outline to the frame.
  • Place Red Rhinestones in the center of the flowers.
  • Whisper White CS 4" x 5-1/4" adhered to the inside of the card.
  • 1/2" x 4" strip of DSP to the Whisper White CS inside of the card.  Attach a couple of hearts to the strip.

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Yes, it does get a little fussy attaching the hearts and I probably won't make a ton of these but I sure love how it turned out.  If I come up with a better way to attach the hearts I will let you know.  

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for January is FTCKVA4N.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Champagne Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in early February. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 

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Tags, Tags, Tags & From My Heart Specialty DSP

I am back with another card using the beautiful From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper.  

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  • Choose 3 designs from the From My Heart Specialty DSP and cut a 1-1/4" x 4" strip of each design
  • Layer and adhere them to at 4" x 5-1/4" piece Flirty Flamingo CS
  • Attach a Real Red heart doily
  • Stamp in Flirty Flamingo ink the tag from Tags, Tags, Tags (this is a carryover item and still available for purchase). Cut out the tag using the Trio Tag die
  • Run the Real Red ribbon through the holes in the tag and around the card and tie a bow.
  • Layer on to a Real Red card base 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2"
  • Cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White cs and attach it to the inside of the card.
  • Cut a 1/2" x 4" piece of From My Heart Specialty DSP to inside of the card.

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This pack of paper is so cute!  It is hard to choose what pattern to use, I love them all.  I have one more card coming up on Friday that uses this paper.  Have I convinced you that you just might need to order it?

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for January is FTCKVA4N.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Champagne Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in early February. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 

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Amour and From My Heart Specialty DSP

Have you checked out the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP)?  It is a beautiful pack of paper and I couldn't resist it.  I love the color combination of Real Red and Flirty Flamingo.  It looks so fresh and happy.  

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There is no stamping on this card just the beautiful paper and die cuts.  

Here's what I used to make this card

  • 4-1/4" x 11" Thick Whisper White CS scored at 5-1/2"
  • 4" x 5-1/4" Real Red CS
  • 3-3/4" x 5" From My Heart DSP, 1/2" x  4-1/4"
  • 3-1/4' x 4-1/4" Whisper White card stock cut using the largest scalloped stitched rectangle
  • 7 hearts cut using the Stitched Be Mine dies using the From My Heart DSP
  • 2" x 3-3/4" Red Glimmer paper cut using the Parisian die
  • 3 From My Heart Faceted Gems
  1. Adhere the Real Red CS to the card base.
  2. Adhere the 3-3/4" x 5" piece of DSP to the Real Red CS.
  3. Adhere the Scallop rectangle.
  4. Adhere the hearts to the Scallop rectangle using Stampin' Dimensionals
  5. Adhere "Amour" using pieces of Stampin' Dimensionals.
  6. Glue on the gems to the hearts
  7. Adhere the 1/2" x  4-1/4" strip of DSP to the inside of the card.  Adhere the remaining heart.

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This is a quick and easy card to make.  The beautiful From My Heart DSP does all the hard work for you.  Here's a short video that will show you all the beautiful patterns in the From My Heart Specialty DSP>

 

There are so many beautiful coordinating products in the From My Heart Suite.  

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for January is FTCKVA4N.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Champagne Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in early February. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

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Hey Love for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #545

Yes, I am using the Hey Love stamp set for another challenge!  This week the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge is a color challenge.

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Perfect for a fun Valentine card!

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This is the first time I am using this cute little ape.  I colored him using the Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends, quick and easy coloring.

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Are you beginning to wonder how this card opens?  Well, it doesn't.  See the ribbon?  You pull it up and surprise!

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Don't you love an interactive card?  

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Such a fun surprise!   The sentiments are also from the Hey Love stamp set and are just perfect for this pull up card.  

Be sure to check out what the other design team members created using this color combination.  I know you will be inspired!

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Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!  

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I modified the January Paper Pumpkin project.  I cut off 1-1/2" from the original card.

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Now it holds a tea bag perfectly.  

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I used the framelits from the Lots to Love Box framelits to hold the tea bag in place.  I enjoy receiving the Paper Pumpkin kit every month.  The stamp sets are on trend and perfect for the upcoming season.  I also like having everything cut and ready for me to create with.  If this sounds like something you might enjoy Sale-A-Bration is a perfect time to purchase a Paper Pumpkin subscription.   Consider it a Valentine's gift to yourself.

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Sending Lots of Love

Have you ever gotten an idea into your head for a card and after a little bit realized that it wasn't a great idea after all?  I like how this card turned but it wasn't as quick and easy as I thought it would be.  Let me show you and I think you will see what I mean.

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All those little tags!  All those little bows!  All that lining up, in an attempt to get the tags even and straight!  You can tell that  I gave up on the even and straight part and went for pretty even and kind of straight.   

The little tag is about 3/4" tall and it is from the Bouquet Bunch framelits.  They are so cute.  The red glimmer hearts were cut using the heart die from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.   The sentiment is from the Hanging Garden stamp set embossed in white.

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This card would make a great Valentine's card.  I hate to mention it but Valentine's Day is coming up pretty quick!  

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Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!  Hope you have some fun plans to celebrate the day. 

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Did you know that a gift card fits in a Sweetheart Treat bag?

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It is a perfect fit!  

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Here are all the supplies I used to make this card: 

Be sure to check back later tonight or for sure tomorrow, I have a little surprise for you.  Consider it a belated Valentines!


CPC Valentine's Trio

It’s time to get ready for Valentine’s Day!  These projects would be a great way to show your special Valentine that you care.  Give them a little candy treat in the heart pouch, put a little gift into the Valentine gift bag, and let them know you love them by giving them a special double easel Valentine card.  This would also make a great Valentine’s Day class.

Valentine's Day TrioThese great projects were designed by Christy!   To receive the directions on how to make this beautiful trio of projects all you have to do is subscribe to Craft Project Central for the month of January.  In no time at all you will have all the information on how to make these gorgeous projects.