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Stampin’ Up! Meant to Be for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop

I hope you are all having a Terrific Tuesday as we head into the second week of the new year. And, before we can blink, we will be looking at the end of this same year. My, how time does fly!

Today’s team blog hop theme is ‘Love’, which we can interpret any way we choose. I have chosen the bundle that is all about love in the new Occasions catalog, “Meant to Be“, and have paired that with elements from “Beautiful Promenade“. If you are into romance, these sets are sure to be on your wish list.

For my card base, I have chosen the new red color, Lovely Lipstick, which I think is  perfect for this card.

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Next, I stamped (in Lovely Lipstick), hearts from the Meant to Be set all over a panel of Lovely Lipstick card stock. I first stamped off each heart on scrap paper so the image would be very light, then stamped the second, lighter image on my card front. Repeating this technique, I stamped the sentiment from Beautiful Promenade in each heart, and filled in blank spots with it as well.

Next up, I ran the card front through my Big Shot in the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

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For the focal image, I rubbed my embossing Buddy over a panel of Lovely Lipstick, stamped the sentiment from Meant to Be in Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I then ran this through the Big Shot in the Lace Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder. Using the coordinating Framelits in the bundle, I cut this out using the ruffled edge large heart and used only the center heart. I then cut a second heart in Whisper White and layered the Lovely Lipstick embossed heart over this, allowing the white ‘ruffle’ to show. Liquid Glue adhered these together and Stampin’ Dimensionals were used to attach this to the card front.

I used the Detailed Trio corner punch to round the corners of the card. Then, I thought it looked a little plain, so I added 3 Pearls Basic Jewels on the embossed heart.

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For the inside, I used the long, scalloped edge framelit to cut the edges of my Whisper White panel to coordinate with the ruffled heart on the front. On this, I stamped the sentiment from Meant to Be in Lovely Lipstick. This panel was adhered into the card base with Liquid Glue. Card done.

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The envelope received 3 of the smaller hearts, as on the front of the card, on the flap, and one on the front. I messed up 3 envelopes before I got smart and used my Stamparatus to stamp the envelope. Call me slow to learn!

ON WITH THE HOP!! You know the drill, click on ‘previous’ to go to Jaimie’s blog, or ‘next’ to see what Karen K has done. Or, to just jump around, click on any name.

Shirley Gentry

Jaimie Babarczy

Julie Johnston – You are here

Karen Ksenzakovic

Mary Deatherage

Sue Prather

Connie Troyer

Karen Finkle

Amy Koenders

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Stampin’ Up Sure Do Love You

Good Morning Everyone! Today is our Inkin’ Krew monthly Blog Hop. Welcome aboard. Please continue the hop to see what our other creative team members have done.

It has certainly been cold here in the heart of the country. We do have some snow, but nothing like the northeast and east coast has had. Actually, we are so dry, I wouldn’t mind a foot of wet snow. I decided many years ago that it is a good thing we humans are NOT in control of the weather, or it would be a REAL mess.

Today’s card is from the Sure Do Love You Bundle.

I began by cutting a stencil from a Post-It Note with the 3 small hearts in the Lots to Love Box Framelits, part of the Sure Do Love You Bundle. You save 10% when you order the bundle as opposed to ordering dies and stamps separately. I digress.

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Using the stencils and 3 shades of pink (Berry Burst, Melon Mambo and Powder Pink) I sponged little hearts at random over a Whisper White Thick card stock panel. Over this I adhered with Liquid Glue a strip of Silver Foil Sheets. Taking a piece of Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, I taped it to the back and over the Silver Foil strip.

Use the Embossing Buddy to go over the card stock before stamping in Versamark. The large outline heart was stamped in Versamark on Berry Burst. The same procedure was followed for the ‘You Are My Valentine’ heart. Both were then heat embossed with Silver Emboss Powder and die cut with their coordinating dies.

The outline heart was then adhered at an angle to the heart-stamped Whisper White panel with Liquid Glue. The ‘valentine’ heart was placed inside this outline and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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A Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon bow was attached at the base of the heart with a Glue Dot and three rhinestones finish the front.

On the inside, a single outline heart was stamped in Berry Burst on Whisper White card stock. Over this, the sentiment banner, also from Sure Do Love You, was stamped in Powder Pink. This panel was adhered with Liquid Glue to a mat of Berry Burst and into the card base.

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Easy-Peasy!

The envelope flap received more random stenciled hearts. The small leaf stamp from Sure Do Love You was stamped in the corner of the envelope front in Powder Pink as well as a single small heart in Berry Burst.

Host Code for January 1-15: 4USUHDHC

Card Cuts are below.

Now that you have seen my project, please continue the hop to see what the other team members have for you.

  1. Jaimie Babarczy
  2. Julie Johnston  
  3. Karen Finkle
  4. Mary Deatherage
  5. Sue Prather
  6. Linda Richenberg
  7. Amy Koenders

IT”S HERE—–Sale-A-Bration has begun!

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You can now order this set, and other fantastic bundles and stamp sets as well as lovely Designer Papers from the Occasions Catalog until May 31. Sale-A-Bration has started also, meaning that you get FREE goodies when you order. Sale-A-Bration goes until March 31.

Stampin’ Up has changed the Sale-A-Bration a bit, giving you a couple of options. With every $50 purchase you can get a variety of free items, and now there are two items you can get, each FREE with a $100 purchase. This is a great deal for you no matter how you look at it.

In addition, if you apply the Host Code to your online orders under $150, you’ll get a free gift from me. If your order is over $150, please don’t apply the host code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Host $$ if you use it), but you’ll still get the free gift, too.

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Also, with a $50 order placed through my online store in January, you get my Sure Do Love You Class Tutorials. You also earn Bird Egg Reward Points (see the information below) and if you apply the Host Code or have an order of over $150, you get the free thank you gift too!!

For details on my customer rewards program, just click here.

EVEN MORE BENEFITS!  If you join the Stampin’ Up family. You get to choose $125 of products for only $99 for your starter kit as well as  2 FREE stamp sets. AND, you get the goodies I offer as well. Some deals are hard to beat.

Card Cuts: Thick Whisper White: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″; Whisper White: inside panel 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″; Berry Burst: hearts 3: x 3-1/2″, inside mat 4″ x 5-1/4″; Silver Foil Sheets: 7/8″ x 5-1/2″.

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