2014 Annual Catalog Blog Hop and Weekly Updates from Stampin’ Up! – July 22, 2014

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I have a special post for you today… It’s the Happy Stampers Catalog Blog Hop!  This may be your first stop on the blog hop, or you may have linked to me from Denise Melia’s website.  Either way, I hope you enjoy the projects I have in store for you today.  Yes, that’s right, projects, plural.  I have a trio of coordinated projects for you today featuring the Bloom with Hope hostess stamp set and Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers from Stampin’ Up!

Bloom With Hope Shadowbox (1 of 13)

My first project for you today is a shadow box art piece.  I just loved the largest flower image from Bloom with Hope so much that I decided to recreate it in three dimensions using crepe paper.

Bloom With Hope Shadowbox (12 of 13)The background is stamped with Memento Ink and the Bloom with Hope stamp set.  I stamped the floral pattern around the edges, then masked with a post it note to stamp the leaves.  Next, I layered panels of Basic Black card stock and Typeset DSP, and embellished with some banners in the corner.  I am really pleased with how this project turned out.

Bloom with Hope Typeset (5 of 12)

In fact, I loved the results of the shadow box so much that I decided to create a card version of the project.  I used my Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers to color in one of the flowers from Bloom with Hope in place of the crepe paper flowers.  I used the Melon Mambo set in combination with the blush marker from the Skin tones set to create the lighter shades of pink for the flower.  I also used the Ivory skin tone marker with the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities in the center of the flower.

Bloom with Hope Typeset (6 of 12)

To finish off the inside of the card, I mirrored the vanilla and black floral motif on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock.

Bloom with Hope Typeset (9 of 12)

Of course, a blog hop wouldn’t be complete without some blog candy!  So, I decided to create a notepad for you using the same design elements as my shadow box and card.  If you would like the chance to win this darling gift, please leave me a comment to let me know what you think of my blog hop projects today.  I will announce the winner in my post next Tuesday, July 29th.

Bloom with Hope Typeset (10 of 12)

For this notepad I used the same basic measurement techniques that I have shown you before (click here to read more about how to make your own notepads), but I made a few modifications.  This time, I cut the cover  a little shorter, and I added a Basic Black panel that covered the entire back of the notepad and wrapped around the front from the bottom.  I added an antique brad for decoration and closed the pad with magnetic cards coated with adhesive that I trimmed to fit my project (the magnets were the kind intended for business cards).

Bloom with Hope Typeset (12 of 12)

I hope you have enjoyed my projects today and that you will pin them to Pinterest.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list.  Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you are a fan of my work, and don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win that great notepad!

Doing this blog hop has been a lot of fun.  Use the arrow buttons below to check out what Trude Thoman has created for you today on the next stop of the journey.

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If you happen to get lost, or want to go back and check out one of the posts, here is a list for you – and don’t forget to leave a little sweet comment on each blog for your chance to win blog candy!

Sandi MacIver – http://stampingwithsandi.com/flower-patch-for-the-happy-stampers-blog-hop/

Amy Koenders – http://stampwithamyk.com/2014/07/22/happy-stampers-annual-catalog-blog-hop-blog-candy-new-weekly-deals-from-stampin-up/

Denise Melia – http://www.fivebichonsandme.blogspot.com/2014/07/happy-stampers-new-catalog-blog-hop-and.html

Heather Van Looy – https://handcraftingwithheather.com/2014/07/22/weekly-deals-and-updates-from-stampin-up-july-22-2014/ (You are here.)

Trude Thoman – http://www.stampwithtrude.blogspot.com/2014/07/stampin-up-catalog-blog-hop.html

Marian Anderson – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/craftingwithmarian/blog

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you would like to earn the Bloom with Hope stamp set by hosting a party, please contact me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!


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WEEKLY DEALS for July 22-28

We hope you enjoy this week’s Weekly Deals!

Calypso Coral Celebration Add-On Kit Item # 133431
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$12.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$9.71 CAN
Celebration Basics Kit Item # 133007
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$18.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.21 US/$14.21 CAN
Curly Label Punch Item # 119851
Regular Price: $16.95 US/$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/$17.21 CAN
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch Item # 119275
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$20.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$15.71 CAN
Pumpkin Pie 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon Item # 130015
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN
Crushed Curry 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon Item # 130019
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN
Bitty Banners Big Shot Die Framelits Item # 129267
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$18.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.21 US/$14.21 CAN
Summer Happiness Kit – Digital Download Item # 130076
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN

Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through July 28.

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Stampin’ Up! Products Used for Today’s Projects

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30 thoughts on “2014 Annual Catalog Blog Hop and Weekly Updates from Stampin’ Up! – July 22, 2014

  1. Beautiful work!! You are inspiring me to go craft! Thanks for the chance to win that gorgeous notepad! I’d love to see a tutorial on how you put it together! Andrea H


  2. GASP! I love these projects! Gorgeous! The inside of the card is just as beautiful as the outside! I would love to receive a card that was like that! Thanks for the link to your pad instructions and how you changed your design for this one. Love all the black, so striking!


  3. Your projects and card are stunning. Thanks for a chance to win your notebook . I have to try to case your card. The layout, the colors combination and choice of pretty stamp. A perfect card.


  4. Love your creations. The crepe paper flowers are lovely. I especially love the card. The black and white truly set off the colors.


  5. Wow, your projects are gorgeous. Love this flower set and how you used it for the background. Your colored version is perfect and the crepe paper flowers are gorgeous too.


  6. I’m usually a clean and simple person but these designs made me want to try this! They are beyond beautiful and definitely need to be framed! I’d love to win the notepad to just look at it!


  7. Awesome Heather! I love the dramatic black & white with the melon mambo touch, it is perfect and I am trying this out today!! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!!


  8. This stamp set makes a really cute shadow box! It should be in the Stampin’ Up! catalog, it is such an inspiration. I like the note holder too. Very cute and would be such a nice little ‘just because’ gift for my friends.


  9. I love your creations, Heather, and am amazed by your creativity. The combination of stamps, papers and inks is the perfect backdrop for all 3 projects you posted for this blog hop.


  10. Your projects are all gorgeous! Love the stand alone art if the shadow box and the card and notepad are both so striking. Thank you so much for sharing!


  11. I don’t know which project is more beautiful, the shadowbox or the card. Love them both. Melon Mambo on black and white is so striking. Just lovely.


  12. Beautiful projects Heather! What a fantastic gift set. I enjoy checking your blog to see (and maybe case) your projects. Thanks for sharing!


  13. I just found your lovely blog and I’m completely giddy with all your fabulous designs! Thank you for sharing your creativity and offering up a free gift as well. Crossing my fingers that you’ll pick my number…


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