Welcome to the first Stampin’ Creative Hop of 2018 where our theme this month is Love and Appreciation. We are delighted to welcome the first of this year’s guest hoppers, the lovely Laura Mackie from the UK, and Linda van Wely from the Netherlands.
You may have arrived from the very lovely Mikaela at the Crafty Oink Pen, where I’ll bet you were wowed with her beautiful ideas. I hope I can follow them!
As Stampin’ Up! demonstrators we form friendships with crafters all over the world and also closer to home. We also form very close friendships with our class attendees and customers. One of my very good customers who has been crafting with me since I started as a demo is moving very far away, emigrating in fact and we said goodbye this past week. It would be lovely to think we will meet again some time in the future but we will definitely stay in touch with the power of the world wide web. This was the card I made her – which was a variation of a card I made for a recent swap.
I’m hoping this is a little token of my love and appreciation for her and also a reminder to keep in touch!
It’s hard to show you without having a moving image, but I highlighted the Panda with Wink of Stella which just adds the right mount of sparkle.
3D Love and Appreciation Mini Craft Day Projects
While on the theme of Love and Appreciation, I thought I would also show you another little project I made, which is more of a Valentine. All my projects today use the Party Pandas set which you can earn for FREE during Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-a-bration promotion – read more at the end of my post. We made this at my recent Mini Craft Day on Sunday and I was inspired by a project in this style I saw by Chris Galbraith from Tennessee.
It folds up perfectly to fit inside the Mini Pizza Boxes and really creates a wow moment when the recipient pulls out the first card, only for the rest to follow.
Tips and Tricks for my Love and Appreciation Fold Up Card
- Use cardstock measuring 3 x 3 to ensure a good fit for our Mini Pizza Boxes
- Place the ribbon in between the cardstock and your decorative layers
- Line up on your trimmer or your grid paper to ensure even spacing between your elements
- Have fun with your decorating, go as mad or as subtle as you like!
Did you also know that our Mini Pizza Boxes are lined to be food safe – so you can add in a favourite sweet treat for your beloved – perfect Valentines gift – don’t they say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach!? It certainly works for me in reverse, hint hint!!
I hope you enjoyed my projects today, do hop on to the lovely Pip by clicking below. I’m sure she has a gorgeous project lined up for you. Do hop around us all and if you’ve time leave us a comment, we do love to hear from you.
Blog Hop List
- Linda at Stampin With Liz
- Laura Mackie
- Kim at Simply Fairies
- Emma at The Coastal Crafter
- Louise at Stampin’ Delight
- Gina at Emerald Kreations
- Caroline at Craft with Caro
- Mikaela at The Crafty Oink Pen
- Eimear at Stampin’ Colour
- Pip at Queen Pip Cards
Product List for my Love and Appreciation Projects
How can you earn Party Pandas for FREE?
Don’t miss out – this set and others are only available until March 31st, read more here.
Not only can you earn sets from Stampin’ Up! but if you use the current Rainbow Rewards shopping code JQSDKTGY at check-out you will receive an extra little gift in the post from me.
And finally, if you like my projects and would like to join me on an upcoming class, like my Mini Craft Day, the check out my Classes and Events tab at the top of the page. Would love to craft with you soon.
Until next time, happy crafting,