Thursday, January 19, 2017

Valentine's Treat Box and Cards: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to the first official Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop of 2017! I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful group of talented stampers.

Just a quick little background on me. I've been with Stampin' Up! for 10 years as of this April (wow, it's been that long)! I have a full time job, I'm married and I have 2 little kids at home. And I LOVE to craft in my spare time. Which can be hard with 2 little ones around but sometimes they like to join me so that's fun. I applied for the Artisan Design Team back in June 2016 and I was so shocked when I got the call that I was chosen. I got the call from Becky Cowley while I was at work and I had to make her repeat what she said because I was sure I couldn't have heard her right, haha!! It was so hard to keep it a secret but now the time has come and I can finally share my first project!

This month's focus is on the Sending Love stamp set. I also used the cute Sending Love DSP on the projects as well. I decided to make 2 cards and a fun little 3D project. I hope these projects get you into the Valentine's spirit!

The first card I made with the intention of it being more for a guy but I'm sure any girl would love it too! I tried not to make it too frilly by adding any bows. (But there are pearls so that may add a little frilliness to it, hehe!) I did use baker's twine but I just wrapped it around the cardstock to keep it simple. A few things to note on this card is the copper thread looped behind the circle panel, the copper embossing on the sentiment and the embossing on the Sending Love embellishments. I smooched the embellishments into white craft ink, then I added white embossing powder to them and heated them with the heat gun. (You will need to use tweezers or something to keep them in place while heating). Then I used my Pool Party marker to color on them after they dried. So it gives the hearts a hint of color.

My next card is girly. I did more embossing with the sentiment, then I die cut a bunch of the elements from the Love Notes Framelits and stacked them on the card until I liked how they were placed. I cut out a copper heart, 2 hearts with the Sending Love glassine sheets and a little envelope. A tip to gluing these is to strategically place glue dots on the spots where they will be covered up with other elements. It's ok if not every part of it is completely glued down. I finished off the card with some white sequins.

My final project is this adorable lollipop holder. I haven't put this out in my home yet because I know the kids will eat those lollipops right up!! Anyway, I used the new Window Box thinlit for the holder. I cut off the top piece so the box was more open. All of the lollipops are stuck into half of a styrofoam ball, which was covered with cardstock that was cut with the fringe scissors. I tried to make the lollipops look like flowers by using the smaller envelope die from the framelits. Each lollipop uses 3 pieces of DSP. I was able to cut the 3 pieces at one time with the die. I punch a hole in the middle and put the stick of the lollipop through it and fiddled with the edges of the DSP until it looked something like a flower. (I used glue dots to adhere it all together). Then I just added some ribbon and a little tag.

Here is the close up of the lollipop.

Well I hope you enjoyed my first project as an Artisan. I had so much fun making these projects and I look forward to having you all stop by during the year to check out all of the fabulous projects from the team!

Jessica Winter is up next. Click HERE to see her wonderful projects and to see what the rest of the team has designed!

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  1. I love the difference in your two cards Jen, and those lollipops are so cute! What a great idea to use the small envelope to form petals!! I am looking forward to hopping and stamping with you this year ♥

  2. Those lollipop blossoms are just adorable!! Very clever Jennifer :) Don't get me wrong, those cards are delightful also! I especially love the feminine one! Something about the effervescent feeling the combination of the embellishments and DSP give. Here's to an amazing year together on the ADT! I couldn't ask for a better team :)

  3. Der Lollipop ist klasse! Auch die anderen Projekte können sich sehen lassen :) Liebe Grüße Maike

  4. Very cute! Especially the Lollipop! Very beautiful!
    I look forward to our year!

  5. I your lollipop 3d project so cute

  6. That lollipop holder is cute! I can totally see the little lollipops being perfect for classroom treats! Your cards are awesome as well! Love that you created a masculine one! So happy to be creating with you this year!

  7. These are so cute and I love the flowers! Ian would go gaga over them, lol! I can't wait to see what you have in store the rest of the year!

  8. The lollipop 3-D box is super cute and I love your two cards. Both so different from each other but both so fabulous! So excited to be on the ADT with you this year. Rochelle xo

  9. Oh these are lovely Jen, fab idea for the lollypop holder and love the matching nails too :) Looking forward to sharing this year with you on the team x

  10. Great cards and I just adore the lolly pop idea ! Planning on checking out what else I can get for my ladies for Valentines - oh you know what those chocolate roses would be adorable don't you think !

    1. Thank you! And the chocolate roses would be perfect!

  11. Jen these are perfect for Valentine's Day! That lollipop bouquet would make the perfect gift for the little ones or teachers :) great stuff girl! Glad we can create together!