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Stampin’ Creative blog hop – Love & Appreciation



Welcome to the first Stampin’ Creative blog hop of 2018!  If you’ve arrived from Gina then you’ve already seen lovely things for this month’s theme of Love & Appreciation.  If you’ve started here, you are very welcome.  We are very excited that this year we have lots of super talented guests joining us – this month we welcome Laura Mackie and Linda van Wely.  Thanks so much for joining us!

For last month’s hop I featured some Valentines projects and I really meant to do a different slant on this month’s theme, but the Party Pandas jumped up and down and insisted I create some more Valentines cards.  I couldn’t say “no” to these cute little guys!

Party Pandas Valentine's

I created my own DSP in Real Red on Whisper White card stock with the “Love You” stamp from the Party Pandas Saleabration stamp set.  This is free with an order of £45 so if you love him as I do, please get in touch to place an order!  I stamped the panda in Archival Basic Black, coloured in the heart with a Real Red marker and fussy cut him out.  I stamped the sentiment again on Whisper White and used the Sweet & Sassy framelits to cut it out.  I cut another heart the same size in Real Red, cut it in half and framed the white heart.  I layered these together and added dimensionals to the back.  I layered my pandas onto the DSP directly and tied a piece of Whisper White 3.2mm Sheer Ribbon around the layer, tying it in a simple knot.  I layered the top layer onto a skinny Basic Black layer, and onto a Real Red base.  Finally I added the popped up sentiment.

Next, I created a layer card, with, you guessed it, more pandas!

Party Pandas Valentine tri-fold

Party Pandas Valentine Floating trifoldParty Pandas Valentine balloon fold

This is a three panel card – I arranged the panels so you can open it out and see the progression of the pandas in full.  The panel under the four rising pandas is left blank for a message.  To create the long strip I took a piece of A4 cut lengthways and added another half strip, joining with a small fold at one end.  I added Sweet & Sassy hearts cut from Silver Foil sheets to the plain fold to add interest and to direct the eye to the corner to be opened.  Again, I stamped the pandas in Archival Basic Black and the balloon decoration and sentiment in Real Red.  Hope you like them!

Now it’s onto Mikaela to see what lovely creations she has for us.  Click on the button below or there is a full list of our blogs at the bottom of this post. Thanks for joining us, please do leave a comment, we love to hear from you.

See you soon.



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