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Thursday, 17 January 2019

Stampin'UP! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - Forever Lovely


Hello Crafty Friends,


Welcome to the first Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop for 2019.  Thank You so much for joining us. You are currently visiting Jackie Aitken in Western Australia. If you are following the Blog Hop, you may have arrived here having just visited super talented Emma Goddard in the U.K. How stunning were Emma's creations!!! Super gorgeous, as are all the projects the team have to share with you today, so be sure to follow the hop all the way through for loads of inspiring idea's.

I am beyond excited to be sharing this journey with you all and so honoured to be creating alongside 15 super talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the globe. It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know these ladies, they are all so supportive, encouraging and just the best human's to be sharing this experience with.

This month the Artisan Design Team are featuring the super adorable All My Love Suite. Seriously, this Suite is so extensive, with two coordinating stamp sets, two sets of matching framelits, DSP, ribbon and the cutest embellishments.

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Those that follow my work will know I am not a huge DSP (Designer Series Paper) user, so I really challenged myself to break open the pack of 12 x 12 DSP and use it on every card. The All My Love DSP is absolutely divine, I actually struggled to put that first slice through the stunning floral papers, it felt like it really hurt lol Fear not, I did manage to save a few sheets for future projects.

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The Forever Lovely Bundle is perfect for Valentine's Day. However, the stamp sets contain sentiments that can be used to express love and gratitude on any occasion. Like the framelits they are not Valentines specific. In fact, there are just as many floral elements as there are hearts.

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 As you can see, I did not have any trouble coming up with layouts using these stunning products. I actually had to stop myself or this post would be much longer than it is already. 

The first card I would like to share with you today uses the stitched scalloped border die from the Be Mine Stitched Framelit Dies. I started by heat embossing the sentiment from Forever Lovely Stamp Set using Versamark and Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, on to a piece of Whisper White Card. I have then taken this piece and using the stitched scalloped border die, I have run it through the big shot on a diagonal. This piece has been lined with Gold Foil Card before adhering to the panel of DSP with Dimensionals. Whisper White and Flirty Flamingo layers were added before adhering to the Thick Whisper White Card base. To finish the card, I have added a fussy cut flower from the same piece of DSP (that is hidden under the white panel so you are not wasting any DSP).

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The second card features the Be Mine Stitched Framelits and All My Love DSP. Starting with a Sahara Sand Card base, I have added a strip of DSP down the left hand side with Snail Adhesive. A Whisper White Card front has been stamped in Sahara Sand ink using the Distinktive heart stamp from the Forever Lovely Stamp Set. 

Next, the multiple heart die from Be Mine Stitched Framelits has been cut from Sahara Sand Card and adhered to the card front with Snail Adhesive. Over this, a strip of DSP and Gold Foil Card has been added before the detailed heart die cut. The floral heart shape DSP has been used to fill the centre of the detailed heart die cut as with the two little stitched heart die cuts either side of the main die cut heart.

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The third card is mainly DSP.  A full card front of the All My Love DSP has been added to a Thick Whisper White Card base. To this I have added a piece of Whisper White Card that has been embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder. A panel of DSP has been lined with Black Card and added on a diagonal. Before adhering the Whisper White card front to the DSP Base, a layer of Black Card was added. The floral elements have been fussy cut from the All My Love DSP and the stamped sentiment from Forever Lovely Stamp set was also fussy cut before adhering to the floral cluster with mini dimensionals.

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The fourth card again features the detailed heart die. One die cut has been made from Whisper White and backed with Lovely Lipstick Card Stock. The other has been cut from Sahara Sand Card Stock, backed with Whisper White and then threaded with White Bakers Twine around the edge of the die cut.

The Whisper White Card front has been stamped with the Disinktive Heart stamp in Sahara Sand ink. Next, three strips of DSP that have been backed with a panel of Lovely Lipstick Card Stock has been adhered with Snail Adhesive. Both Hearts and the Heat Embossed sentiment have been adhered to the card with dimensionals. A few Heart Epoxy Droplets were used to finish the card.

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The fifth card is my Hubby's favourite, so guess which one he is getting on Feb 14th lol. Very quick and easy to replicate, all I have done is taken a Sahara Sand card front and die cut the large Heart Framelit. Dimensionals are used to prop the card front up from the card base which has been lined with a piece of DSP. Linen Thread has been wound around the card front and a die cut heart and fussy cut flower added to the top right with a little Linen Thread bow. The Heat Embossed sentiment has been tucked under the propped up card front and adhered with Tombow Multi Purpose Liquid Glue.

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Taking a closer look...

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I also made a couple of hanging ornaments, simply by die cutting three hearts and gluing the edges together.  These two were created from Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand Card Stock.

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And just because...little cupids arrows :)

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The arrows have been made with two bamboo kebab sticks. To one end, feathers were attached with a Glue Dot to secure them in place, while Gold Metallic thread was wound around the protruding feather ends. Two DSP die cut hearts have been adhered either side of the other end of the stick with Tombow. Use a peg or binder clip to keep them closed while the glue dries. Two little gold glitter hearts created with the multiple heart die have been adhered with mini dimensionals.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today and hopping with us. We appreciate you and the time you have invested to visit our blogs. Up next in the Blog Hop is Jennifer Picard with her amazingly gorgeous creations, enjoy!


A Blog Hop participant list has been supplied below just in case, you know, internet gremlins and all, this way you are guaranteed to not miss a thing!

Blog Roll Artisan Design Team 2019
Angela Meiritz-Reid
Ashley Van Camp
Aurelie Fabre
Emma Goddard
Jackie Aitken
Jennifer Picard
Kaylee van Es
Lauren Alarid
Maike Beimler
Manuela Geiswinkle
Mikaela Titheridge
Narella Farrugia
Rochelle Blok
Stesha Bloodhart
Sylwia Schreck
Tanya Rees



You can find all of the products used to create my projects below:

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Until next time, stay awesome and stay crafty

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Just Add Ink Design Team Blog Hop - Add Something New

Good Day Just Add Inkers!!!

Happy New Year, Crafty Friends. I hope you and your families had  a safe and enjoyable festive season.

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The Just Add Ink Design Team are starting off the New Year with a Blog Hop - Just Add Something New. Most crafter's receive (or buy themselves LOL) new crafty items for Christmas, so this is the perfect time to pull out your new goodies and join us as we share creations made with our new crafting goodies.

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The 2019 Artisan Design Team received the entire ALL MY LOVE suite for our first assignment - oh my word, I feel so spoilt!!! The ALL MY LOVE suite includes two stamp sets with coordinating framelits - that is a total of 26 stamps and 30 dies!! Plus matching Designer Series Paper, Ribbon Combo Pack and the ever sweet Heart Epoxy Droplets. So guess which products I am using for today's Just Add Ink Blog Hop lol

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Today's card is one of my favourite style of cards. Its my go to when I want something that is a little bit special but is still easy to create.

You simply need an Envelope Punch Board and piece of card measuring 7 7/8" x 7 7/8".

Place card stock into the Punch Board at 3 3/8", score and punch.

Flip card 90 degrees, this time lining up the previous scored line with the marker tab on the punch board, score and punch.

Repeat this process until all four sides are done.


Fold along score lines. Remove the "top" flap with your Trimmer. I often decorate my Pocket Cards directly onto the Pocket or you can add a belly band and decorate that.


The Pocket Insert measures 5 5/8" x 4 1/8" .     I just love the huge space the inserts allow for sentiments and written messages. They are also great for attaching gift cards either with punched tabs, partially adhered DSP strips or with a simple glue dot.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. The Just Add Ink Design Team appreciate the time you have invested to visit our blogs and view our creations. Be sure to follow the hop all the way through, as the Design Team have loads of crafty inspiration for you.  Up next in the Blog Hop is Kelly Kent with her beautiful creation - Enjoy x

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All the items used to create my card can be found in the product list below.


Product List