Don’t you just LOVE Blog Hops?
And what better time to host one then the Season of Love!
We are a group of ladies from SplitCoastStampers who formed Paper Bloggers Unite!
This weekend we want to inspire your Season Of Love projects… whether it’s creating something for that special someone or just because you want to play.
To be inspired, simply click on each of the links below to see what the Paper Bloggers have come up with and leave a comment.
Some of the ladies have Blog Candy to give away to one lucky person leaving a comment.
But there’s more! As coordinator, I will put all the names (yes, from all the comments across the hop) into one big drawing for a Little Bit of Everything package.
We have products by:
Terry Medaris Art Stamps (Thanks Terry!)
Darice Embossing Essentials
I chose to do two different cards, allowing me to use both of the stamp sets from Studio G (See Blog Candy Post).
This first one showcases the Friends Forever set. Because these are clear stamps, I was able to over- stamp the front and back tires of the bicycle (without using the Stamp-a-ma-jig) to create a Bicycle Built For Two. I paired Stampin' Up Poppy Parade (retired) with a background sheet from Colorbok- Rosewood. Thanks to my husband's way of looking at things, I combined two of the small tear-drop blings from Studio G to create the heart in the upper right- hand corner. A bit of sparkly lace from my vintage stash anchored the image mat. I stamped the sentiment in Poppy Parade.
For my second card, I followed my vintage style. Using the image elements from Keys to My Heart (my name - not theirs) from Studio G, I stamped each with VersaMark then embossed using either Black or Detail Gold (Stampendous) embossing powders. I punched out the heart then cut out the lock opening with the exacto knife. The keys are held in place at the top with a small jump ring then secured with micro-glue dots. When doing vintage cards one of my favorite punches is this lace corner punch from EK Success. The keys are matted on SU Cherry Cobbler, inserted into the SU Very Vanilla frame then anchored onto another piece of Cherry Cobbler.
The base papers are from the Colorbok - Rosewood slab. (Can you tell I LOVE that slab?) I used a background section from one of the rose pages combined with a strip of an all- over background piece of a tone-on-tone KEY image. Yep, just made for this project. The lace is from my vintage stash (AMAZING what you find at auctions!). The three peals in the corner are from SU.
Now that I've shown you what you can do with the new Studio G stamps, please leave a comment then travel to the other Blogs of Inspiration!
Here are the links to each of the Paper Bloggers Unite Blogs:
Kelly – Kelly’s Creative Dreams (You are Here)
Maggie – Maggie’s CatHouse
Brenda – Disney Girl
Jackie – Kreate With Me 2
Brandy – ibalady’s Gallery Blog
VikkiJo – VikkiJo’s Corner
Nancy – My Little Spot in the Universe