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Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop, Sure Do Love You

Meet my Valentine. This week we celebrated our 14th Valentines Day together.   Last November marked 10 years since we exchanged vows.  I've created this layout today to honor the milestone.

This design features the Sure Do Love You stamp set and Painted with Love Speciality Designer Series Papers.

I just love all the touches of gold!  I usually love a bit of heat embossing but these Painted Love Gold Vinyl Stickers made adding this metallic element so EASY!  Especially to photographs which in my experience, do not like heat embossing at all.

I couldn't resist making up a pocket page to expand on the story.

Be sure to follow the hop by clicking the next link below to see more inspiration featuring these lovely goodies.  Next up is the talented Jessica Winter!

If you live in Australia I would love to be your Demonstrator.  You can find the following supplies used at my online Stampin' Up! store *HERE*.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Sure Do Love You
Inks: Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry
Papers: Whisper White, Painted with Love Designer Series Paper, Painted with Love 12 x 12" Cardstock Pack
Accessories/Tools: Painted with Love Gold Vinyl Stickers, Lots to Love Box Framelits Die, Delicate Doily, Paper Piercing Tool, White Gel Pen, Journalling Pens.

All Things Thanks and Fruitti, Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop

The Crafty Carrot Co team are passionate about papercrafts and can't wait to share our love with you, wherever you are in the world!  That's why we come together every month and teach live video-based classes for card makers of every level, whether you're a beginner or have years of experience!

Throughout March, our exclusive series of online classes will feature the All Things Thanks stamps and Tutti Fruitti paper patterns.  Pick up these goodies from us and play along OR exercise anything else you may have in your stash - all our tutorials are totally adaptable to whatever you have on hand and we love to see everything you are inspired to make!!

Today our hop projects are teasers for the real program, you won't see those exclusive projects featured anywhere else!  I made a set of four note cards to share with you today.

Buying single-use plastic packaging makes me feel terrible, but we just love fresh strawberries at our house.  It's a dilemma!  To ease my guilt, I've saved the little plastic containers and turned them into a handy little gift case for these berry-licious cards instead!

Want to join us for lots of crafting fun in March?

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Our program promises to be extra special in March as we have a very talented guest designer joining the line up!  A huge welcome to Paula Dobson of New Zealand Artisan fame!

Click the link below to visit my talented Canadian Crafty Carrot friend, the amazing Krista Frattin!  Her work NEVER disappoints!

His and Hers, Let's Get Hopping Round #6

It's all about romance this month with Valentines just around the corner.  What says 'couple in love' more than a 'his and hers' set?  Today the Let's Get Hopping team are having a bit of fun with this theme and featuring two cards, both using the same layout - one for him and one for her!

I hear it time and time again from fellow cardmakers, male cards are tricky to design.  But I have a design tip for you to try.  Make a card in your favourite style, then CASE it with a more masculine twist.

I am just smitten with how this feminine design, featuring the Butterfly Basics stamp set, turned out.  

For the masculine version I chose one of my favourite birthday stamp sets, Confetti Celebration.  I kept the sketch and the colours mostly the same, just making little adjustments to better suit the different genders.

Follow the link below to see what 'his and hers' inspiration my 10 hopping friends have to share with you!   Next up is my team leader Teresa!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Butterfly Basics, Confetti Celebration

Inks: Night of Navy, Emerald Envy, Smoky Slate, StazOn Black, Real Red, VersaMark
Papers: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate
Accessories/Tools: Big Shot, Layering Circle Framelit Dies, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Classic Label Punch, Aqua Painter, Silver Thread

Stamps: Confetti Celebration

Inks: Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Real Red, VersaMark
Papers: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Silver Glitter
Accessories/Tools: Big Shot, Layering Circle Framelit Dies, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Classic Label Punch, Silver Sequin Trim, Texture Embossing Paste, Stencils

I put together a handy blog post planner, especially for paper-crafters! With this printable bundle, you can make sure that every blog post you write is brought together smoothly and is working hard to serve you and your audience well. Learn more *HERE*