Sunday, 4 February 2018

Global Stampers February 2018 Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to this month's blog hop. We are missing Ann and her fabulous projects this month, but never fear, the rest of us have some amazing projects to share with you.

This month we are going with the theme of Love/Weddings or Reds/Pinks.

With Valentines Day only 10 days away I thought I'd share a couple projects made using the Heart Happiness stamp set, Painted With Love Designer Series Paper and also the Lots to Love Box Framelit Dies. I made both a card and a gift pouch to share with you.

Valentines, Weddings, Oakfield Crafts, Stampin' Up! UK, cards

Have you actually seen the Painted With Love Designer Series Paper (DSP) yet? It's one of Stampin' Up!s specialty papers. One side has gold foiled accents and the other (which is what I've used for these projects) has brushstroke imagery. It's very lush and I very nearly didn't cut it up. The colours are great for any love theme but I can see me using them for all sorts of things.

You can see the paper in more detail along with all the other new designer series paper from the 2018 Spring/Summer Catalogue in this Stampin' Up! video.

The card is made out of Thick Whisper White cardstock and I matted a piece of the DSP on top.

I stamped the heart three times in Berry Burst. Twice direct to a piece of Whisper White (which was then matted to a slightly larger piece of Gold Foil Paper) and the third one onto some scrap Whisper White. I then cut out the third heart using a die from the Lots of Love Box Framelits. I also stamped a small heart in Berry Burst onto a scrap of Berry Burst cardstock and die cut it out too.

I accented the little heart with some Clear Wink of Stella, Gold Mini Sequins and a gold dot from the Metallic Enamel Shapes before adding it to the larger die cut heart using Stampin' Dimensionals. The heart was then adhered to the card front using some more Stampin' Dimensionals.

The pouch was die cut using the large die from the Lots of Love Box Framelits Dies and I cut it out twice from the same DSP used for the card. On one of the cutouts I then cut off both sides (they are normally used to make the sides of a box). From there, it was a simple case of adhering both pieces together and using one of the flaps to create the bottom of the pouch.

The other flap is used to make the closure. I used another die from the Lots to Love Framelits and cut out a heart from one of the small foil hearts which are on the reverse side of the DSP that I used.

The heart on the front was made in the same way as the heart on the front of the card.  Before I added it to the front of the pouch I adhered a strip of Gold Foil down the front and over the back but just on the flap.

I hope you like my projects and please feel free to leave a comment before you hop onto the others.

If you would like to hop back to Alicia please click on the picture below

Alternatively, to hop forward to Robbie's blog post please click on the picture below.

A full list of those taking part is here and you can click on any of their names to jump straight to their post.

Alicia - New Zealand
Fiona (me) - UK - you are here
Robbie - USA
ValĂ©rie - France

Happy hopping.

Fiona x

Live in the UK? Details of the products used for my projects are as follows. You can shop the products by clicking on the appropriate picture.


  1. I love this DSP, might just have to get some in my next order! Love the combination of simplicity & elegance with your projects :)

  2. Love this Designer Series Paper and the envelope. Your card is very simple in design and looks lovely.


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