Friday, December 15, 2017

SBTD Blog Hop From the Heart

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the SBTD (Stampers By The Dozen) Blog Hop and our theme for December is "From the Heart". This month was my turn to choose the theme and I loved the idea of creating cards and gifts that come from the heart to give to the people we love. I hope this month's projects will help inspire you with your projects throughout the year.

I recently attended OnStage in Salt Lake City, Utah with approx. 2600 fellow demonstrators from around the world. It was an amazing experience and I was lucky enough to enjoy it with my fellow team members. One of the perks of OnStage is getting the chance to pre-order from the new 2018 Occasions Catalog before anyone else. Today I am sharing some of these wonderful products that I used to create 3 special cards.
My first card is probably what you would consider a more traditional style Valentine's Day card but it would also work well as an Anniversary card. I thought this card would be perfect for my daughters to let them know how much they mean to me. It's simple and elegant without being over the top, which suits them.

The card was created using the new Sure Do Love You Bundle which features the beautiful Sure Do Love You stamp set and coordinating Lots to Love Box Framelits. I used gold embossing to add a special touch to this card and I embossed the Blushing Bride cardstock layer with the new Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and added a touch of Wink of Stella to each of the "sequins" for a little sparkle. I also scattered several sequins from the Mini Gold Sequin Trim for extra dimension. 

My second card was designed with my wonderful husband in mind. We have been married for over 25 years and have travelled the world together. I can't imagine my life without him so the sentiment from the Sure Do Love You stamp set was perfect for this card. I used the heart die from the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies to die cut a heart from the Night of Navy layer and stamped the striped heart with a stamp from the Heart Happiness stamp set with Marina Mist Classic ink, which also coordinates beautifully with this die set.  The Night of Navy cardstock layer has been embossed with the Pinewood Planks 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and I rubbed a little Craft Whisper White ink onto the embossing to add texture and a worn wood look to the card. I added the new Whisper White 1/4" Organza ribbon across the bottom with a bow to finish off the card. I love the almost tailored look that this ribbon has and I felt that it worked perfectly for this masculine themed card. 

My last card was created with my boys in mind. Once again I used the striped heart from the Heart Happiness stamp set, stamped with Marina Mist Classic ink and die cut the coordinating heart from the Night of Navy layer to create a peek-a-boo look for the striped heart image. The Night of Navy layer has been embossed  using the new Simple Stripes Textured Embossing Folder and popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals for extra dimension. The sentiment is from the Petal Palette stamp set and it describes how I feel about my sons. I can't imagine a world without them in it. I heat embossed the sentiment with Silver embossing powder on Marina Mist cardstock and punched it out using the Everyday Label punch, which is carrying over from the Holiday Catalog. I added some basic Rhinestones to finish off the card. 

I hope these three cards have shown how versatile this bundle is, and how you can use the Heart Happiness stamp set with them to provide you with a variety of choices to create your projects. I love that these cards can be used for a variety of occasions to show our loved ones how much they mean to us. I hope they will inspire you to create something for the people you love.

Now it's time to visit Lyndsay LaRae Carara's blog and see what she came up with for this month's theme. Just click the button below or use the Blog Hop Roll Call list to find your way if you get lost.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your journey on this blog hop. 

Until Next time.
Happy Stampin',
Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Stampers By The Dozen Roll Call
1.  Rachel Pine                  
2.  Karie Beglau                  
3.  Judi Anderson                  
4.  Susan Simpson               
6.  Lyndsay LaRae Carara                  
9.  Carly Middleton                     
10   Sharleen Luciano             
11.  Vicky Thompson 



  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Carly. I love the way the Craft Whisper White ink makes the woodgrain pop.

  2. Thanks for giving us something other than Christmas to think about! I love how you have cut the hearts from the navy embossed card. xx

    1. You're welcome Susan. It's fun to explore other themes and ideas, even at Christmas time. :)

  3. I love this card. It's not too feminine, which Valentine's Day cards tend to be, a guy would love this card as much as a girl.

    1. Thanks Karie. I love this bundle so much. It is so versatile and works well for cards everyone. :)

  4. Replies
    1. Thanks Tashana. I love coming up with new ideas for masculine cards for my boys and my husband.

  5. Love the non traditional cards more on the masculine side which I struggle with. Very cute, all of them. Thanks for sharing

    1. Thanks Sharleen. I am glad you like them. I hope they help inspire you.