Stampin Creative Blog Hop – Love and Appreciation

By | January 27, 2018

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.

Stampin' Creative Party Pandas Valentine Love and Appreciation Eimear Carvill

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.

Stampin' Creative Party Pandas Valentine Love and Appreciation Eimear Carvill

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.

Stampin' Creative Party Pandas Valentine Love and Appreciation

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


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,

10 thoughts on “Stampin Creative Blog Hop – Love and Appreciation

  1. Linda

    Love your cute card and pizza box! What a fun idea to create the fold up card! Loved hopping with you this month!

  2. Mikaela

    Oh what gorgeous projects Eimear … I do so love the little hanging card and Pizza box. Such a fabulous idea xx

    1. Eimear Post author

      Thanks Mikaela – so glad those little boxes are still available

  3. laura mackie

    Aw love your card and fold up card… those pandas are too cute, so sorry your friend is moving so far away… sounds like a great excuse for a holiday though to visit her x

  4. Queen Pip

    Look at those cute Pandas! Cute card, but I really love your little box – isn’t it funny how I’d almost forgotten they were still there!! Love your ribbon fold up card!

    1. Eimear Post author

      Thanks Pip, Ribbon fold-up card – great name – I didn’t know what to call it!!

  5. Emma Goddard

    Both such lovely projects Eimear! I am sure you friend will really appreciate this cute card 🙂 The pop out card in the pizza box is such a fun idea xx


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