WELCOME to our FIRST ARTISAN BLOG HOP of the year! 🙌 So it is the first one I get to be a part of! 💕 So a DOUBLE WELCOME if this is the first time you are visiting me! I am SOOOO excited (and that's putting it mildly) to be on Stampin' Up!'s Artisan Design Team this year! This is a complete DREAM come true for me. I still am pinching myself to make sure this is real. Hee. Thank you for visiting and hope you follow along with me all year long! 😀 We have exciting things happening!
This month we are sharing some fun LOVE projects with the All My Love Suite! I LOVE the color pink...so I have to admit that I am in love with these projects. 😍
I used the Meant to Be Stamp Set (#148626)
and the coordinating Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies (#148527)
...because how can you not?! I LOVE anything stitched...and I LOVE hearts! So these products are beyond fabulous in my eyes! 💖💖💖 A little side note:
there is a small bit of Balmy Blue in some of the patterns in this Designer Paper pack. However, not a lot. And since that blue wasn't showing in either of these projects...I worked my FAVORITE Stampin' Up! color of all into these projects: Coastal Cabana!!! What do you think?! It's kinda my fave part, if I'm being honest.
The first project is this fun pillow box, using the Kraft Pillow Box. I love the fun polka dots on the box.
Colors: Lovely Lipstick, Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers: Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, All My Love Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Meant to Be
Tools: Big Shot, Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies, Tailored Tag Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: Kraft Pillow Boxes, All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack, Whisper White 5/8" Flax Ribbon, Whisper White Embossing Powder
***A little tip:
the polka dots originally were a bit brighter than this. And were a bit distracting from the gorgeous focal point. So...I sponged the box with Crumb Cake ink to tone them down a bit!
This long connected heart thinlit in this set is a dream come true. So. Much. Fun!!! One of my fave pieces for sure. (And BONUS! When you cut out this strip, you have ALL the little heart pieces left over to use on other projects!!!
I just love all the layers and textures on this fun pillow box! What's your fave part?
Now let's talk about this card...
I complete love a good water color wash. For this one...I wet my Watercolor paper first with my Aqua Painter, picked up some ink from the lid of the ink pad (after smooshing the ink pad together before opening to get some ink in the lid), and then watercolored the color on in layers starting at the top and working my way to the bottom. I started with Flirty Flamingo, then Melon Mambo, and last Lovely Lipstick at the bottom.
After it all dried, I then stamped some small hearts over the watercolor wash. Then I colored over them with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. 😍 It adds such a fun detail in person.
I love this card because you can easily switch out the greeting and use it all year long. A birthday, friend card, thinking of you--hearts and pink are always in season! 😀 I also LOVE the Whisper White embossing onto the Basic Black cardstock.
I hope you enjoy this card!!!! That large heart stitched framelit...😍😍😍!!!!
Thank you so much for visiting! I am so excited for all the other people you get to visit on the rest of this Blog Hop! Next up is the fabulous Aurelie Fabre
! I'm excited for you to see her beautiful projects!!!
I also want to introduce you to the whole Artisan Design Team! So here is the whole group of all 16 of us! These women are AMAZING! I have loved getting to know them already, and am so excited I get to spend the year with them and get to know them better!
2019 Artisan Design Team
Thank you so much for visiting and hopping along with us! Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!!!