Well, what started out as a holiday vacation, turned into a longer than anticipated sabbatical from blogging… But, I’m back today, just in time for the Happy Stampers blog hop! Today, we have created projects featuring products from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration! That’s right, it’s that time of year, the biggest sale from Stampin’ Up! when you can earn an exclusive item for free with every $50 purchase. This may be your first stop on the blog hop, or you may have linked to me from Sandi MacIver’s website. Either way, I hope you enjoy the projects I have in store for you today. My first project today features one of my absolute favorite items from the Occasions Catalog, the Butterfly Basics stamp set and matching Butterflies Thinlits Dies.
I just love how the collage technique looks with this stamp set! It seems to lend itself perfectly to layering the images. For the honeycomb image, I didn’t want a rectangle with hard edges, so I used a baby wipe to wipe off some of my ink before stamping on the background. I like the softer effect that it affords to the design.
Isn’t that butterfly just gorgeous! I love the dimension and interest that it adds to the card. It is so delicate and intricate, but with so little effort!
For the inside of my card, I continued the background motif from the front of the card. I think it adds just the right elegant touch to the project!
For my second project, I chose to use two new products from Sale-A-Bration. You won’t believe all the great offerings Stampin’ Up! has come up with this time, but these two are some of my favorites. The Lotus Blossom stamp set and Irresistibly Yours DSP are truly unique! I am head over heals for the dimension achieved with the three step stamp set.
The leaf motif on the background panel comes from the Irresistibly Yours DSP. This product is different than any other that I have seen before. Each sheet is white out of the package, but it has been embossed so it perfect for coloring using the resist technique. All I had to do was use a sponge and some Pear Pizzazz ink to reveal the beautiful leaf pattern. The best part is that you get six different resist patterns and you can color them to match any card design! How can you beat that?
Of course, a blog hop wouldn’t be complete without some blog candy! One lucky reader who leaves me a comment will receive the Good as Gold Simply Sent Kit.
The kit comes with everything you need to make 8 cards in your choice of three different languages!
To enter to win, leave me a comment telling me which one of the Sale-A-Bration items is your favorite. I will announce the winner in my Tuesday Updates post on February 3rd! Good luck, I can’t wait to hear your comments.
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 blog candy!
Doing this blog hop has been a lot of fun. Use the arrow buttons below to check out what Mary Deatherage has created for you today on the next stop of the journey.
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!
- Heather Van Looy – www.handcraftingwithheather.com (You are here.)
- Mary Deatherage – www.stampsnlingers.com
- Amy Koenders – www.stampwithamyk.com
- Sandi MacIver – www.stampingwithsandi.com
I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs. 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!
Handcrafting with Heather Creativity Clubhouse
Don’t forget about my customer loyalty program when you place your orders. I’m offering double Creativity Credits during Sale-A-Bration! Click here to read more about the Creativity Credits program, my buyer reward program where you earn free Stampin’ Up! merchandise.
Let me know if you have any questions, have fun shopping!
January 29 – February 15 Hostess Code: XN46DEBT
Use this hostess code when you order and receive a set of rhinestones from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.
New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! January 27 – February 2.
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Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used for Today’s Project
If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.