Wednesday, 23 November 2016

"Love" - International Visual Blog Hop

Welcome to our International Visual Blog Hop using current Stampin' Up!® Products. What a great selection of projects for you to be inspired by!  We would appreciate it if you could hop around and visit all of our blogs to see a close up of our projects.  Our theme this month is "LOVE" because as Card makers we LOVE spreading the love! Check out the gallery below, this will be on every blog that you click on so you will never be lost.

As our darling daughter has a birthday coming up - it seemed only fitting to combine the biggest love of our lives with the Love challenge!  I think I'll be safe in her not seeing it before the day as exams are finished today and apparently some social time to catch up on.

Yes, back to an old favourite - the Mini Treat bag and matching card. Blushing Bride cardstock and Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper teamed with Whisper White.  The contrast is the linen thread wrapped around the bag.

Happy Heart TIEF to add interest to the bag, although I chose to use the debossed side. The banner is made using the hearts line up from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits with strips of BB Glimmer Paper behind and on top.  The end of the banner was made using the heart shape upside down, I felt it tied up the theme more. Hello You Thinlits for the Happy has been raised using dimensionals and Tin of cards stamp set for Birthday word. Tin of cards for the greeting on the front of the card as well.

The heart shape cut from the front is also from the Mini Treat framelits, When cut out I lined up another from the glimmer paper, and adhered to the next page. The background was made using the Playful Backgrounds - stamped off with Blushing Bride Ink, and the circles were embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.  But wait - there's more...

Yes - a mini trifold - if you're interested in trying this yourself - Whisper White was cut to 4 3/4" x 10 1/2", scored at 3 1/2" and 7".  I folded then punched my corners with the Envelope Punch board. 

The greeting is from Wild about Flowers, and being animal owners, they both had to feature, thanks to Bella and Friends, and Pretty Kitty.  Number of Years to highlight the age, which used Large Number framelits.  

Thanks for visiting today - if you are interested - both the Large Number framelits and Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper are featured on the Online Extravaganza - (if you are in NZ, use the Shop Now button - and overseas visitors - see your demonstrator).  Offer expires Monday - 28th November!  Same day as this card will be given.  Big thanks to Kylie Bertucci for organising this hop... 


  1. What an adorable project Sandra! I'm sure your daughter will love it! xo

  2. I love the tri-fold with bag envelope!

  3. What a great idea to use the bag as an envelope. You have made both the card and the bag as beautiful as each other x

  4. What a surprise - I wasn't expecting the trifold card. So lovely. Hope your daughter loves it.

  5. What a gorgeous sweet 16 card! I love the tri-fold xx