Sunday, February 14, 2021

February 2020 - Stamping Sunday Blog Hop

Hello Stamping Friends! Today, I’m super-excited to share the February 2021 Stamping Sunday Blog Hop. This hop is hosted by Sara Levin and we share on the second Sunday of every month. Our theme for the month is “Mini Catalog Favorites”. 

This theme was tough for me. I have SO many favorites in the January - June Stampin’ Up® Mini Catalog! But, I had to narrow it down...and the winners were the In Bloom stamp set, coordinating Pierced Bloom Dies and the True Love Designer Series Paper. I love the black and white patterns in the True Love DSP. I think it is a “must have” for any paper crafter because it pretty much goes with any layout.
If you have visited me before, you know I LOVE bright and happy colors. So, I decided to mix the black and white DSP with the Pierced Bloom Dies in bright colors to create a super-cheery bouquet of FUN! 

All of the measurements for my project are listed below and there is a full supply list at the very end of this blog post.
Color Combo:
We all need some Happy Mail to brighten our day, right? This is an adorable card and treat bag using the Pierced Blooms Dies. Don’t have them? What are you waiting for??
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Melon Mambo Card Base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” 
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 5-1/4” x 4” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 5-1/8” x 3-7/8”, emboss using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
  • True Love Designer Series Paper: 5-1/8” x 2-1/4” 
  • Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody: scraps to cut out the following shapes from the Pierced Blooms Dies
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 2-3/4” x 3/4”. heat emboss sentiment and banner punch right side
  • Pool Party Sheer Ribbon and rhinestones
My coordinating project is a easy-to-make gift bag featuring some of the same elements from the card. I’ve shared this little bag before and I love it because it can fit a variety of different treats and it’s an awesome template to keep in your “crafty stash” when you need a simple 3-D project. 
Treat Box Measurements and Details: 
  • Melon Mambo Cardstock: 6” x 11”
  • On long side, score at 1/2”, 2-1/4”, 5-3/4” and 7-1/2”
  • On short side, score at 1-3/4”
  • True Love Designer Series Paper - 2” x 12”, punch each end using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
  • Cut the same amount of flowers and leaves pictured above (for the card) and assemble on the box in a similar pattern
  • Tie box closed with ribbon and accent with rhinestones
I hope you enjoyed these projects! Please continue along on the Stamping Sunday Blog Hop to check out more awesome creative inspiration. 

Stamping Sunday - February 2021 Blog Hop:

All of the products that I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

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Thanks so much for stopping by. 
Have a HAPPY day today! 

-Anne Marie

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  1. So bright and happy Anne Marie! And the gift bag is just adorable!!!

  2. Great color combo for those fun flowers! Your projects are so bright and happy.

  3. These are adorable, love the stitched flowers!

  4. Beautiful!!! Absolutely love the bright colors paired with the black print!

  5. Both projects are stunning! I love the bright colours and the Pierced Blooms.

  6. Fabulous punchy colours with a great contrast of black and white spotty paper. So cheerful xx

  7. Wonderful burst of color, Anne Marie! Beautifully done!


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Anne Marie