Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Valentine Hop

WELCOME to the Valentine Holiday Hop. We are at it again, a group of talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators are ready to show off their paper crafting skills with inspirational ideas using Stampin' Up! products for Valentine's Day. We will showcase all that Stampin’ Up! has to offer – from rubber stamps, designer paper, embellishments, and much more. We are so excited to have you hop along with us. Feel free to leave as many comments along the way. We love to know what you think!

If you have arrived here from Mary's blog, Stampin' Pretty, then I am sure you have been inspired!! I am stop #7 and I hope you will continue to hop along with me and the rest of this talented group.

Oooo, La, La, Pepe' the skunk, from Pun Fun set, 'stinks you are sweet' .
These 3 x 3 cards and matching envies will be nestled snuggly into this cute heart tote made using the Big Shot and Petal Card Die.
You can find a tutorial for the bag here.

* Rich Razzleberry DSP is run through the Big Shot with the Petal Card Die to kreate the heart shaped bag
* Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon and Fire Rhinestone Circle Brads kreate the handle
* NEW Sweet Pea Felt Flowers (thanks Kris) layered together are an adorable accent for the front of this bag.
* 'happy valentine's day' comes from the set Teeny Tiny Wishes. Inked in Melon Mambo onto Whisper White - softened with a sponge dauber and Soft Suede ink, and shaped into a 'flag' with my Corner Rounder and Photo Corner Punches.

The Pretty in Pink 3x3 cards...
*Each were run through the Big Shot and the Background Texturz Plates (sm dots and lrg dots)
*Pepe' was inked in Jet Black Stazon.
*One of the cards Pepe' is holding a bouquet of flowers kreated using the flowers from the Loads of Love Accessories and omitting the one flower from the inked image, stamp, then eyeballing the bouquet to place it just right! Cute right :)
* Watercolored using my Aquapainter
* Popped out using my 1-3/4" Circle Punch
* Kreated a 2" matte from Melon Mambo using my Circle Scissor Plus Tool
* Accented with a Black Gingham Ribbon bow adhered with a Glue Dot

Aren't they stinkin' sweet :)

And finally my Loads of Love card. I had stamped out my truck and watercolored and wasn't quite sure what to do next. Then I thought my image would work great with this weeks Mojo Monday sketch.

* Using Jet Black Stazon, I inked up my truck and stamped onto Watercolor Paper. I inked it up again and stamped onto another piece of Watercolor Paper.
* On one piece, using my Aquapainter, I colored in the body of my truck with Real Red. TIP: Create a pool of ink in the lid of your SU pad by squeezing together your closed pad. Once dry, I snipped out my truck body and window.
* Highlighted a few areas of my truck with a White Signo Gel Pen
* On the other stamped image, I inked up my hearts from the Loads of Love set, and placed them in the back of the truck. And also stamped the girl in the front seat.
* Watercolored a sky using Tempting Turquois, the tires with Black, the hearts with Pretty in Pink and Real Red
* Then I layered my truck body on dimensions on the full image. (I hope that all makes)
* Added a few 'puffs' of hearts
* Using a Corner Rounder softened the corners of the image layer
* Mounted the image onto the Real Red card base. The Real Red base was run through the Big Shot with the larger dots from the Backgrounds Texturz Plates.
* Followed the rest of the sketch with a vertical strip of Pretty in Pink, given a decorative edge with my Scallop Border Punch and piercing tool. Followed with a Real Real Polka Dot Ribbon and knot adhered with a Glue Dot
* Sentiment was inked in Real Red and popped out with a 1-1/4" Circle Punch. Using a sponge dauber inked in Real Red, distressed the edges. Placed on a Real Red Scallop Circle with added dots from my White Signo Gel Pen.

Hope you have enjoyed your stop here. If you have, won't you please take a moment to leave me a comment. Love to know your thoughts :)

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Now let's continue on our Valentine journey with the next stop at Gina's blog, Cards by Gina. Hop on over and see what she has in store for you!

In the event you get lost on your way, here is a list of the Valentine Hoppers and a link to their blog.

1. Kalshelia (Stampin' Fabulousity)
2. Ann (The Stampin' Schach)
3. Margaret (Margaret Moody)
4. Debbie (Stampin' Sunshine)
5. Carla (Carla's Scraps)
6. Mary (Stampin' Pretty)
7. Kim (Stamp, Scrap, Get Kreative)
8. Gina (Cards by Gina)
9. Regina (The Stampin' Bean)
10. Lourdes (Cozy Crafty Corner)
11. Kris (Kween Bee Kreations)
12. Liz (DIY Paper Creations)
13. Melanie (Oops a Daisy)
14. Mike (Stampin-Style)
15. Anne (Mukibug)
16. Martha (Seasons of Stamping)
17. Jason (Jason's Stampin' Pad)


....Linda.... said...

Wow one right after another - just adorable. I "stink" these are pretty darn cute myself!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

I love what you did with the Sweet Pea felt.

Awesome coloring and accessorizing on the Loads of Love card. Really love the hearts coming out of the exhaust.

emily said...

These are so sweet, love the heart hanging! And thanks for reminding me of my pun fun set that's sitting neglected on my shelf!

Stampin' Diva said...

Great job and that truck is too cute.

Tiffany said...

Great bag Kim! Love those felt pieces. Cards are adorable as always. Great ideas for the upcoming V-day.

Have a wonderful day!

Martha said...

I love your projects, esp the little cards! Too cute. My daughter would love one of those purses, thanks for the ideas!

Carla Bazhenow said...

All your projects are wonderful, Kim. But, I love that truck!!! Hugs,

Mike Funke said...

Great projects. The small cards are so trendy! Great ideas all!

Becky said...

These are so cute, I just love your heart tote, how creative

Mary Fish said...

Yeah, baby. I see how you made the heart now. You are the queen of 3-D. Such adorable cards . . . Pepe' is so handsome and colored perfectly.

lisa808 said...

Adorable Loads of Love card.

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

How gosh darn cute are these? I love that you brought back out Loads of Love. I'm sending your blog link to my mom-in-law, who adores that set! Wonderful Hop projects! XO

Liz Hughes said...

These little cards are just too stinkin' cute! The heart tote is very creative and your Loads of Love card is darling too! I love it all!!

Margaret Moody said...

Oh, Kim! I LOVE your little Valentine cards, but my favorite is most certainly the little bag! So, so cute! Love the colors! And, I love your fun little red truck full of hearts! Great job!

Scrappindad said...

That heart bag is adorable!! I can't wait to try out that tutorial! (I'll have to get the die first, but ...).

Your coloring is beautiful! Thank you so much for the great idea with Loads of Love. I just got that set and definitely want to use it for a workshop sample.

LeAnne said...

VERY cute!! I love the purse & your LOL card....hope I can check out the rest of the hop!

Elaine said...

Beautiful projects love the 3 x 3 and the bag, will have to try one of these.

Ann Schach said...

Wonderful, Kim! I love the heart shaped bag! And the Loads of Love card is just too cute!

Lourdes Torres said...

I love all your projects in special the one made with BigShot! I love that little machine and I love to learn new ways to use it. Thanks for sharing!

Lorraine said...

Great projects Kim! Wonderful job with the watercoloring - I love that pickup!!!

Sonia said...

Wonderful projects. Love the heart bag also i love the colors.
Great Job!


Cards by Gina said...

I couldn't wait to see what you created ... and, of course, I love everything you did! You do such beautiful work! Glad you're my neighbor! :)

suzieque said...

OMG...what you did with the truck is amazing!!! I was on the fence about buying that one but now it's definitely on my list of must-haves! All your projects are just so "stinking" cute!

Alex said...

WOW: This card is lovely. Great watercolouring and I love your ribbon and scalloped border detail.

Thanks for sharing.

Alex from England x

Mary said...

All of your cards and the purse that you made are all very pretty.


DebbieModrowsky said...

Love the projects. I am hoping to get to Stasia's on Sunday...TRYING! Will miss you.

Jessica said...

Oh so cute, I love the beautiful cards, but there's always a place for the cute little ones! TFS

...the twinklestamper! said...

Beautiful job on the truck!! -Lisa

shelly said...

oh how cute!!! lucky valentine recepients for sure!
and thank you for the details :)