Stampin’ Friends: Wedding Wishes

Welcome to the Stampin’ Friends Blog Hop where I’m featuring a wedding wishes card and gift card holder!

Thanks for joining us on this blog hop today. We’re showcasing cards for grads, dad, babies, and brides. Visit all of the blogs to get a host of creative ideas for upcoming celebrations. All of the links are listed after the project descriptions. Please leave a comment; we love to hear what you think of our creations.

Stampin' Friends Wedding Wishes

The Wedding Wishes Card

I really wanted to use Stampin’ Up!’s Detailed Heart Die, purchased with the intent of creating Valentine cards. But that didn’t happen! I couldn’t let the season pass without using this beautiful die.

The card features:

  • Detailed Hearts Die with Gold Foil
  • Gold heat embossed sentiment from the So Sentimental stamp set
  • Die cuts from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies

A comprehensive shopping list is included at the end of the post, after the list of hoppers.

Wedding Wishes Gift Card Holder

Wedding Wishes Gift Card Holder

This is such an easy gift card holder to create. (I had forgotten all about this style.) Here’s how it goes together.

  • Start with one of Stampin’ Up!’s envelopes. I used Very Vanilla for this project.
  • Fold the envelop in half and score.
  • With the flap facing you, use a Paper Snips to trim the top right corner.
  • Moisten the remaining flap and seal closed. The right side now becomes the holder for the gift card.
  • Decorate the front and inside cover.

Wedding Wishes Gift Card Envelope

Here are some of the materials I used to create the gift card holder:

  • Very Vanilla envelope
  • Very Vanilla panel embossed with the Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder
  • Gold Foil Heart die cut with a heart from the Stitched Be Mine Framelits
  • Heat-embossed (gold) sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings
  • Classic Label Punch
  • Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder
  • Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon

Use these links to the view  participating stampers. Enjoy!

  1. Rachel Rife – https://rachthestamper.com/stampin-friends-congrats-grads-brides-and-babies-blog-hop/
  2. Teri Pocock – http://www.stampinmagic.com/2020/03/stampin-friends-blog-hop-babies.html
  3. Katja Ettig – https://www.kleine-stempelmiez.de/2020/03/19/stampin-friends-blog-hop-congrats-grads-brides-and-babies/
  4. Jean Beaulieu – https://danantmom.blogspot.com/2020/03/march-2020-stampin-friends-blog-hop.html
  5. Kim Quade (US) – https://kimplayswithpaper.com/home/stampin-friends-wedding-wishes/
  6. Maureen Rauchfuss (US) – https://crazystampinglady.blogspot.com/2020/03/sf-2020-march-congrats-grads-brides-and.html
  7. Anne Marie Hile (US) – http://www.stampinanne.com/2020/03/march-2020-stampin-friends-blog-hop.html
  8. Steph Jandrow – https://stampinandscrappinwithsteph.weebly.com/home/Stampin-Friends-March-Hop-Congrats-Grads-Brides-and-Babies
  9. Barbara Welch – https://creativestampinspot.blogspot.com/2020/03/stampin-friends-march-2020-blog-hop.html
  10. Tiziana Milano – https://stampinwtiziana.blogspot.com/2020/03/stampin-friends-blog-hop-babies.html

 

 

 

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So Sentimental Treat Bags

Sharing treat bags using Stampin’ Up!’s So Sentimental stamp set for class this week.

One of the reasons I love being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is sharing the love of creating with rubber stamps, ink, and paper with others. I hold classes here in Mesa, Arizona, as a way to share my love of rubber stamping, make new friends and connections, and build a community of crafters.

For each event I hold, I give participants a different treat or favor. These are some of my favorite things to make! The featured treat today is created using the 3 x 9 Printed Gusseted Cellophane Bags found on page 33 of the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog. You receive 25 bags for just $7. I’ve included some chocolate bars in mine, but there are many items that would fit well in these decorated bags, such as small hand lotions, lipsticks and chapsticks, peanuts, and more.

Here are some of the other Stampin’ Up! ingredients I used for the So Sentimental Treat Bags:

  • Yummilicious stamp from the So Sentimental stamp set (page 20-January-June 2020 Mini Catalog)
  • Stitched So Sweetly Dies (page 20-January-June 2020 Mini Catalog)
  • Scallop Tag Topper Punch
  • Banner Triple Punch
  • Best Dressed 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper
  • Mint Macaron 1/8-inch Sheer Linen Ribbon
  • Stampin’ Write Markers

Fun Technique

You’ll notice the image has two different colors? How did I achieve that look? I colored directly onto the stamp using Stampin’ Write markers. It’s so easy, and it lets you have a multi-colored image.

I’ve included a shopping list below. Each graphic will take you directly to my online store.

Sale-A-Bration Continues

There’s still time to take advantage of Stampin’ Up!’s best promotion of the year. Choose free product with minimum purchases of $50. Look for a lot of fun items including exclusive stamp sets and Designer Series Paper.

And, good news! New Sale-A-Bration items become available Tuesday, March 3. Watch for a post that day where I’ll include a link to the new brochure. The new offerings include stamp sets, foil Designer Series Paper, and textured vellum.

Just a note: Some items have been so popular and are sold out. If you see something you really want, I encourage you to get it now before it’s gone.

Thanks for stopping by today! I’d love to help you with any crafting questions or projects!

Kim

 

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Stampin’ Friends February Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin’ Friends February Blog Hop. This month, we’re all playing with our favorite products.

Thanks for joining us today! Read to the end of the post where you’ll see a list of all the participating stampers. Click on any of the links to visit everyone’s web sites. Be sure to leave a comment along the way, as well. We love to hear from you!

As I mentioned, we’re showcasing our favorite things. I LOVE the beach, water, flamingos, and palm trees. So glad I can view palm trees every day living in Arizona. In fact, we just got a few small ones for our backyard. So, I had to use the palm tree images from the Timeless Tropical set for both my card and 3D project. The Tropical Oasis Suite can be found on pages 38-40 in Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.

The Card

Here’s a look at the card:

Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical Stamp Set

I tried to create a scene, envisioning myself sitting on the beach under a palm tree. I started with a Whisper White sheet of card stock measuring 5 x 3 3/4-inches. I also had a piece of Whisper White card stock that I ran through the die cutting machine using the second to the largest of the stitched rectangles from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I put a few swipes of SNAIL adhesive on the back side of the scallop rectangle and placed it on top of the Whisper White 5 x 3 3/4 piece. Using Stampin’ Up!’s Sponge Brayers, starting from the bottom, I applied Crumb Cake ink, Blueberry Bushel ink, and Daffodil Delight. I then pulled the pieces apart and started layering. I suppose I could call this the double-time sponging technique!

I used Stampin’ Write Markers in Garden Green and Early Espresso to color directly onto the palm tree stamp. I stamped it on Whisper White and then used the dies to cut it out. Popped it up and adorned with the pineapple Tropical Oasis Trinket.

Palm Tree Coaster

Now, onto the 3D item. I received inspiration for this coaster from Gina Shappa, another Arizona demonstrator. I placed the coaster in the corner of Stampin’ Up!’s stamp positioning tool, the Stamparatus. I inked the stamp with Stazon and stamped it about six  separate times. Super easy and super fun. The coaster was just a bit thick, so close and stamp carefully.

Stampin' Friends February Blog Hop

I haven’t sealed it yet nor tried to use it as an actual coaster. But you have to admit it’s pretty cute.

Thanks for stopping by the Stampin’ Friends February Blog Hop! I hope you’ve enjoyed my favorite things.

Kim

  1. Rachael Rife- https://rachthestamper.com/favorites-blog-hop/
  2. Jo Blackman (UK) – http://www.joblackman.com/2020/02/sf-2020-february-blog-hop-favourites.html
  3. Teri Pocock – http://www.stampinmagic.com/2020/02/stampin-friends-blog-hop-favourites.html
  4. Jean Bolen Beaulieu –https://danantmom.blogspot.com/2020/02/welcome-to-our-february-stampin-friends.html
  5. Stephanie Jandrow – https://stampinandscrappinwithsteph.weebly.com/home/stampin-friends-favorites-blog-hop
  6. Katja Ettig – https://www.kleine-stempelmiez.de/2020/02/20/stampin-friends-blog-hop-favorites
  7. Tiziana Milano – https://stampinwtiziana.blogspot.com/2020/02/welcome-to-stampin-friends-blog-hop.html
  8. Kim Quade (US) – https://kimplayswithpaper.com/home/stampin-friends-february-blog-hop/
  9. Kim Lamos- https://www.pinkzebrapapercreations.com/2020/02/stampin-friends-blog-hop-favorite-things.html
  10. Anne Marie Hile – http://www.stampinanne.com/2020/02/favorites-february-2020-stampin-friends.html
  11. Cheryl Taylor (UK) – http://cheryldiana.co.uk/stampin-friends-february-2020-blog-hop
  12. Heidi Collins – https://on-y-go-stamping.weebly.com/home/my-favorite-things
  13. Barbara Welch – https://creativestampinspot.blogspot.com/2020/02/stampin-friends-favorites-blog-hop.html
  14. Maureen Rauchfuss – https://crazystampinglady.blogspot.com/2020/02/sf-2020-february-favorites-bash-blog-hop.html\

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Stampin’ Friends Birthday Bash

Stampin' Friends Birthday Bash

Welcome to the Stampin’ Friends Birthday Bash Blog Hop. This month’s hop features birthday cards. Everyone has a birthday, and we always need inspiration. If you are following along on the hop, you have arrived from Lisa Ann Bernard’s blog. Be sure to read through my blog, comment below, and continue to Heidi Collins’ blog.

Here are the projects I created for this month’s hop.

Stampin' Friends Birthday Bash

Stampin’ Up! Tropical Oasis Suite

My inspiration comes from many places, and a version of today’s card can be found in Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2020 Mini Catalog. It uses brand-new items from the Tropical Oasis Suite found on pages 38-40. There are many fun, beachy, tropical elements to the suite: from the stamp set to coordinating dies, the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder, Braided Burlap Trim, and the ever-so-cute Tropical Oasis Trinkets.

Here’s a link to the catalog: January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.

i just love everything tropical, so this suite spoke to me. My favorite flamingo images can be found on a couple of sheets of 12 x 12 paper included in the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper. This birthday card could be used for both males and females.

The card is layered on a Crumb Cake base and includes a patterned piece from the Tropical Oasis DSP. I stamped the palm trees (found in the Timeless Tropical stamp set) with Early Espresso ink and cropped them with the palm tree die from the In the Tropics Dies. The birthday sentiment is stamped with Pretty Peacock ink onto Whisper White card stock. I punched the image with Stampin’ Up!’s Timeless Label Punch. I added a small strip of Mango Melody for some color and added a bit of Linen Thread tied in a bow.

In addition to the birthday card, I decorated one of Stampin’ Up’s Mini Pizza Boxes. This 3D item makes a perfect gift card holder!

Stampin' Friends Birthday Bash

I carried the birthday card design to the box, using pieces of the Tropical Oasis DSP, the palm trees, and the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by the Stampin’ Friends Blog Hop today. Please let me know if you have any questions about the card or the pizza box. I’m happy to help. Look for a list of products used (and links to my online store) at the very end of today’s post.

A list of all the blogs is below. Lots of great ideas!

  1. Rachel Rife – https://rachthestamper.com/birthday-bash-blog-hop/
  2. Kim Lamos – https://www.pinkzebrapapercreations.com/2020/01/stampin-friends-blog-hop-birthday-bash.html
  3. Teri Pocock – http://www.stampinmagic.com/2020/01/stampin-friends-blog-hop-birthday-bash.html
  4. Cheryl Taylor – http://cheryldiana.co.uk/stampin-friends-birthday-bash-january-blog-hop
  5. Jo Blackman – http://www.joblackman.com/2020/01/sf-2020-january-birthday-bash-blog-hop.html
  6. Steph Jandrow – https://stampinandscrappinwithsteph.weebly.com/home/Stampin-Friends-2020-Birthday-Bash-Blog-Hop
  7. Katja Ettig – https://www.kleine-stempelmiez.de/2020/01/16/stampin-friends-blog-hop-birthday-bash-2
  8. Lisa Ann Bernard – https://www.queenbcreations.net/2020/01/stampin-friends-birthday-bash-hop.html
  9. Kim Quade – https://kimplayswithpaper.com/home/stampin-friends-birthday-bash
  10. Heidi Collins – https://on-y-go-stamping.weebly.com/home/stampin-friends-blog-hop-birthday-bash
  11. Maureen Rauchfuss – https://crazystampinglady.blogspot.com/2020/01/sf-2020-january-birthday-bash-blog-hop.html
  12. Jean Bolen Beaulieu – https://danantmom.blogspot.com/2020/01/stampin-friends-2020-blog-hop-birthday.html
  13. Anne Marie Hile – http://www.stampinanne.com/2020/01/birthday-bash-january-stampin-friends.html
  14. Barbara Welch – https://creativestampinspot.blogspot.com/2020/01/stampin-friends-birthday-bash-blog-hop.html
  15. Melissa Thomas – https://seatoseastampin.weebly.com/blog/stampin-friends-2020-blog-hop-birthday-bash
  16. Sue Vine – https://misspinkscraftspot.blogspot.com/2020/01/its-birthday-bash-with-stampin-friends_17.html

 

 

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Christmas Treat Boxes with Mini Curvy Keepsakes

Christmas Treat Boxes Stampin' Up! Mini Curvy Keepsake Die

Christmas Treat Boxes Stampin’ Up! Mini Curvy Keepsake Die

Hello Stampers!

Forty-nine Christmas treats boxes created with Stampin’ Up!’s Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Die are ready to go to my husband’s office tomorrow. It’s fun to be able to place a fun treat on everyone’s desk in the morning, especially during the holidays. I’ve tucked a Lindt chocolate inside each one.

This easy peasy die can be found on page 19 of Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Holiday Catalog. It measures 2-1/8″ x 1-7/8′ x 1-7/8″ — perfect for a small treat or piece of candy. I just love this treat box die because you can create a nice gift with a small sheet of card stock measuring 6 x 6. Simply cut your paper and run it through your die cutting machine with the die. I use a bone folder to soften the fibers, making it easier to fashion the paper into the curvy shape. No adhesive necessary. Once I put the candy inside, I tied a coordinating ribbon around the handle. (I’m going to make everyone work for their treat!)

Not only is this box perfect for the Christmas holiday, but I can see many uses for it. Think about decorating it for Valentine’s Day, creating these as baby shower favors, or as table gifts at a wedding.

It was really fun experimenting with all of Stampin’ Up!’s different papers. In this photo I used the Red Glimmer and Gold Glimmer as well as the sold out Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper. I think the snowman faces (using the Let It Snow Embellishment Kit) are super cute. I cut the box with Whisper White card stock and decorated with the face.

Here are closeups of two of the Christmas treat boxes:

Thanks for stopping by today. See a list of many of the ingredients used to create this project below.

Kim

 

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