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Stampin INKspirations February Blog Hop ...

Good evening and welcome to the Stamping INKspirations February Blog Hop.

This evening I am joining Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the World to share projects with the theme 'Love is in the Air'.  Well it is Valentine's weekend after all.

You will find a list of all the participants at the end of this post.  All 37 of us, wow, that's a big hop!

I decided to use one of my favourite stamp sets from the Mini Catalogue called Snailed It.

I wanted to use some non traditional colours for a non traditional Valentine's Day card and chose Smoky Slate, Mint Macaron and So Saffron.

Snailed It

I started with a Thick Basic White card base with a Smoky Slate border and a smaller piece of Basic White cardstock.

I used blending brushes to create the background of my card using Soft Sea Form, Mint Macaron and a little Smoky Slate.
I stamped the snails on to Basic White cardstock in Memento ink and coloured them using Stampin' Blends.  I then fussy cut them out to remove any white edges.

Snailed It

I cut the letters from the Playful Alphabet dies from Smoky Slate cardstock on Foam Adhesive Sheet.  I attached some linen thread to the base of each letter, the snails, letters and thread to my card base.

Snailed It

I finally added the YOU, hearts and adhesive gems before adding some Shimmery Crystal Effects to the letters and to the snails eyes.

Snailed It

I hope you like my alternative Valentine's card.  I do love these snails!

All of the products I have used in creating my card can be purchased from my online shop by clicking on the links below.

I am now going to pass you on to Leonie who I am sure will have something lovely to share with you today.

Happy Stampin'


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Ink.Stamp.Share Showcase Blog Hop - February...

Good afternoon and welcome to the Ink.Stamp.Share February Showcase.

I am joining demonstrators from around the World to showcase what we have been working on over the last week or so.

You may have joined me from Alison or starting the hop here.  We have lots of lovely ideas for you today and you can find a list of participants at the end of this post.

I am showcasing a small gift bag using the lovely Sweet Ice Cream suite of products and a co-ordinating card.  

Starting with the card, I created three double topped ice cream cones picking out the colours from the DSP.  Cinnamon Cider for the cone, Daffodil Delight, Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Pool Party and Terracotta Tile for the ice creams.

Sweet Ice Cream

The suite comes with its own sprinkles too.

Sweet Ice Cream

I then created this matching handbag gift bag which I recreated from a project I made a couple of years ago.  I originally designed this little bag to hold three nail polishes but it could be used for a number of different things.

I changed the fastening to add a bow as the suite has this most beautiful striped sheer ribbon but you can find the original instructions in my Tutorials section.

Sweet Ice Cream

Sweet Ice Cream

I think these make a nice treat for a special birthday.

I hope you like my project today, Libby is up next and I know she will have something lovely to share with us today.

All of the products used in creating my project are shown below and can be purchased from my online shop by clicking on the links.

Happy Stampin'


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