It’s time for another round of inspiration from The Stamp Review Crew. If this is your very first visit, we are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators whose mission is to do a blog hop on the first and third Mondays of each month. Our hops are unique because each of us features the same stamp set. But this week is different…we are having a Valentine “Free for All”, where we are featuring ANY current stamp set that is “Valentine-able”. You may have just left Stop #1: the talented Heidi Baks. Her work always blows me away. I am Stop #2 on the hop. I will be featuring two new projects today, one which I designed for my husband, Kim, and one which I created for my son, Brady. Enjoy!
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips
Card #1: Super Quick and Easy
- Hearts a-plenty! The new Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder creates the perfect background for a Valentine, don’t you think? This panel is 5 hearts x 6 hearts, and is matted on Cherry Cobbler cardstock.
- Butterfly! A Cherry Cobbler butterfly has found a permanent home in the center of the embossed square. This beauty was made using the new Butterflies Thinlits dies. A small black heart, courtesy of the Owl Builder Punch, adds a touch of romance, while a single rhinestone adds the perfect touch of bling.
- Love! The Love sentiment, from Hello Life, provides the perfect sentiment, don’t you think? I love the flourishes at the beginning and the end of the word.
Project #2: Mini-treat Bag with Tag
- Mini Treat Bag! What better hideaway for a gift card and a Valentine tag than a Mini Treat Bag created with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits die! This one was made using Kraft cardstock and the Stacked Logs pattern from Adventure Abounds Paper Stack. A Burlap Ribbon banner adds texture, while a Kraft heart accents the sentiment.
- Blendabilities to the rescue! The Lumberjack image was inked in Tuxedo Black Memento, and stamped onto Whisper White cardstock. Real Red ink was used to color his shirt, using the image provided in the set for that purpose. Then it was Blendabilities to the rescue! These alcohol markers are so much fun to use, and they provide streak-free coverage.
Isn’t this just the cutest Lumberjack ever? When my son, Brady, saw the Occasions Catalog, Wood You Be Mine was one of the first sets to catch his eye. It only seemed appropriate to make his Valentine with it. And the nice thing is this entire tag and bag will slide into an envelope for easy mailing. I’ll just flatten the paper bow, and it will still be adorable!
You might have noticed I like using butterflies with the word “love”. Here is a card from my archives featuring the Swallowtail image. It could be easily updated with sentiments from the Hello Life set:I hope you enjoyed today’s projects. Of course, if you have questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Now scoot along and visit the rest of the hoppers. Next up is #3 on the list, the talented and creative Adriana Benitez! If you get lost along the way, visit The Stamp Review Crew for a list of all hoppers. Until next time…