All About Love Stampin Friends Hop

Welcome to the All About Love Stampin Friends Hop.

Happy New Year!  I am so excited about the hop this year.  We have several NEW participants.   I really believe you’ll be blown away by their talent!

You have arrived at Kathie’s (that’s me!) blog.  If you have arrived from Cindy Waldroff‘s amazing blog … I’m glad you came for a visit!  Be sure to continue  though the hop until you get back to where you started.  I hope you find lots of inspiration as you hop on through!  The list of participants is at the bottom of this post.  Just click on Melissa Thomas  to get to the next stop on the hop.

Here are my projects for our January hop … Valentine’s Day.  I chose to use the  Stampin’ Up!’s  Sale A Bration set PARTY PANDAS  as one of the FOUR stamp sets for this project.  FYI: Party Pandas is only available for FREE during Sale A Bration when you place a $50 order.
Such a tiny card … so many sets!!!  ;-D
I used the Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes from the Occasions catalog (page 19) to make this card.  The cards are not mail-able … so pop them into a larger envelope if you want to mail these cards in the USA.

The other 3 stamp sets are from the Stampin’ UP!’s annual catalog.  Ready to Pop (inside sentiment), Teeny Tiny Wishes and Artistically Asian.

For inks, I used Memento Black, Wild Wasabi and the Real Red (marker).  I found it very easy to just ink up the sentiments with the marker … this way I knew I wouldn’t catch and edge and mess up the card!

The first thing I did was to stamp the panda on a post it note, cut him out to use as a mask.  Then I stamped the panda on a whisper white layer.  Cover the panda with the mask and stamp the bamboo.  Remove the mask … and voila!  There he is IN FRONT of the bamboo.  Don’t forget to color in the little heart on the envelope he is holding!

Petal Passion Designer Series Paper  (DSP) is used for the layer on the card base.  A Real Red layer is under the panda piece.  The Real Red 1/8″ solid ribbon is a carryover from the Stampin’ UP! Holiday catalog.

I also stamped a panda on the envelope.  I used the 2 1/4″ circle punch to make a simple liner from the DSP for the envelope flap.

As always, I carry the theme from the card front to the inside.  I love that little “with love” from the Ready to Pop stamp set.

Below is my 3-D project … I used the Mini Pizza Boxes that carried over from the Holiday Catalog.  The Sweet and Sassy Thinlets were used to cut out the heart to make the window in the Mini Pizza Box lid.

I added a window sheet between the Real Red layer and the pizza box lid.

The adorable panda is fussy cut. and adhered with a few Stampin’ dimensionals.

I filled the food safe mini pizza box with these chewy cinnamon hearts … they are HOT!!  But oh, so good!!  As a note, I don’t think the window sheets are labeled “food safe” so you could put the loose candy in one of Stampin’ UP!s food safe cellophane bags and then place it in the box if you are concerned.

Please click on Melissa Thomas to continue on with the hop.  Enjoy!  The products I used in my projects are listed below.  Thank you for hopping!

Check out these Awesome Bloggers

1. Sue Vine
2. Steph Jandrow
3. Katja Ettig
4. Kirsteen Gill
5. Lynn Streifert
6. Cindy Waldroff
7. Kathie Rotti
8. Melissa Thomas
9. Sandra Mastello – Australia
10. Elizabeth Jeanne
11. Kim Jolley
12. Jenny Hall
13. Raquelle Clifton-Batth
14. Jessie Holton – Australia
15. Andrea Tracy-Tucker
16. Barbara Welch
17. Kim Lamos

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Stampin Friends Lots of Love Hop


HAPPY NEW YEAR …. and …. Welcome to the Stampin’ Friends Lots of Love Blog Hop.  I hope you enjoy reading my blog.

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If you arrived from the ever amazing Kirsteen Gill’s Blog (click the button above if you missed her! … or better yet, travel through and you will eventually find her), thank you for coming to visit me!  Be sure to click on the “next” button at the end of this post to check out Lynn Streifert’s fabulous contributions.

******Be sure to read this entire post … there are prizes to be won by one lucky blog hopper!!!!  The rules are below.  I LOVE prizes!******

This month we have three amazing Guest Hoppers joining us.  Be sure to visit them.  You will be glad you did.

Well, here are my projects.  A darling fancy fold card and a set of stunning oval nesting boxes are my creations this month.  Everything I used is current Stampin’ Up! product.  All the stamp sets and designer paper come from the Occasions Catalog.  Everything I used is in the supply list at the end of my post.

The card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored on the long edge at 4-1/4″ and 8-1/2″.  After layering on some GORGEOUS Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper, I used a 20160116_185418_wm    20160116_185044_wm 2-1/2″ circle punch to make the hole.  I then punched a 2-1/2″ circle of Watermelon Wonder cardstock and glued that to the lower flap, making sure I had enough clearance to open and close the card smoothly.  I layered that with a 2-3/8″ scallop circle from Blushing Bride.

I stamped “My Valentine” (from Bloomin’ Love) on Whisper White using a Watermelon Wonder ink pad.  I removed the ink from the leaves and stems with a blender pen and replaced it using a Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker.  I then punched it out with a 2″ punch and adhered it.

20160116_185512_wmThe inside sentiment (Mossy Meadow) is from “Grateful Bunch” and the line of hearts … stamped in Blushing Bride and Watermelon Wonder … comes from “Birthday Blooms“.  (shhhh! a strategically place small heart hides a smear of ink!)  The Watermelon Wonder Dotted Lace Trim is simply tied with a knot around the top flap.

My 3-D project is a set of two oval nesting boxes, PERFECT for a Valentine surprise gift!

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To make the boxes, I used a tutorial from Stamping School.  They were pretty easy to assemble.  I used oval framelits and Soft Suede Cardstock for the boxes.  The large box used # 5 & 6 framelits,  the smaller box # 4 & 5.  The larger box used 12 x 12 cardstock for the strip for the box side.  The side of the larger box is 2″ and the smaller one is 1-1/2″ tall.  The lid sides are 1″ and 3/4″, respectively.  I used Tear and Tape adhesive to assure a strong bond.

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Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper covers the box.  The “Bloomin’ Love” stamp set provides the stamps.

The flower on the top is made from 8 layers of Filter Paper, cut with framelits from the Floral Frames Collection.  I spritzed a Stampin’ Sponge with water, picked up ink from the ink pad and applied to the edges of the flower.  I added a few leaves cut from Botanical Builder Framelit Dies under the flower.

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I hope you enjoyed my post …. now for prizes.  Please comment on each blog using #SFJanHop along with your comment.  (Please note … the prizes pictured are NOT what the winner will receive.)  The winner will receive a prize from each of the bloggers in this hop … that’s 15 prizes for ONE lucky winner!

Thank you for visiting.  Just click the “next” button to continue with the hop.

  1. Elizabeth Jeanne
  2. Steph Jandrow
  3. Leanne Johnson
  4. Mandy Reedyk
  5. Carolina Evans
  6.  Deana Benson
  7. Melissa Thomas
  8. Kirsteen Gill
  9. Kathie Rotti — You are HERE
  10. Lynn Streifert
  11. Siara Acdal
  12. Andrea Tracy-Tucker
  13. Sarah Devendorf
  14. Andrea Pancrazio
  15. Kim Smith