Saturday, February 1, 2020

We Create Blog Hop - Have a Heart

Welcome to the February 2020 Have a Heart Blog Hop!!! We generally hop on the first day of every month, and this month we are creating projects with a heart theme! My post includes Sale-a-Bration products that will be available to EARN for FREE, while supplies last, or through March 31st, whichever comes first. 
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I love The Gang's All Meer stamp set (which you can get FREE with a $50 spend-that's before tax and shipping), so I coupled it with some images from the Heartfelt stamp set, and the coordinating Heart Punch Pack, Heart Doilies, and the From My Heart Faceted Gems to make some Valentine treats! You may recognize this treat holder from a previous post - you can find the TUTORIAL for it on THIS POST. There's a little bit of fussy-cutting on this project, but it goes rather quickly, and I think the effect is totally worth it.

I stamped the sayings from the Heartfelt stamp set with the Blueberry Bushel Ink Pad, because the saying mentions "blue". I figured that would be a clear enough tie-in for it. Speaking of tying, I used the Petal Pink 1/4" Metallic Ribbon and tied a square knot around the treat holder. I moved the knot over towards the top right, to sort of balance out the saying at the top left. Then I adhered some of the From My Heart Faceted Gems at the top right. I don't usually bling up these things, but I was on a roll with the products from the From My Heart Suite in the 2020 Jan-June Mini Catalog, so I just ran with it!

You can find the trick I used to punch out the center of the Heart Doily, so it can be preserved for another project, on the TUTORIAL POST. The heart image behind the meerkat was stamped on Shimmery White Cardstock with the Real Red Ink Pad, and cut out with the scalloped punch from the Heart Punch Pack. The meerkat was also stamped on Shimmery White, but I used the StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad for him, because I wanted to use the Blender Pens with the Watercolor Pencils. StazOn ink is waterproof, so it's a perfect choice for that.

You could always use the StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad for the sayings as well as the meerkat, but I really like the contrast with the Blueberry Bushel Ink Pad, and the reference back to the saying itself. On a final note, I did cut the meerkat (and his paws) away from the stamped image. I used the Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the little mound part of the image flat on the stamped heart. Then, I adhered the meerkat over the space where I cut him out, using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. This makes him really look like he's popping up out of the front of the heart.

TIP: When you adhere the meerkat onto the stamped heart layer with the Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, it might not stick super well unless that ink is totally dry. Even then, because the Shimmery White Cardstock is slightly slick, the meerkat could come off later. I actually added a little bit of the Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the back side of the Mini Stampin' Dimensionals that I put behind the meerkat. It will take just a few minutes to dry, but it should keep that little cutie from falling off!

Stampin' Supplies: The Gang's All Meer Cling-Mount stamp set (Sale-a-Bration FREE Item), Heartfelt Photopolymer stamp set, Shimmery White Cardstock, StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad, Real Red Cardstock & Ink Pad, Blueberry Bushel Ink Pad, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens, Classic Label Punch, Heart Punch Pack, Heart Doilies, Petal Pink 1/4" Metallic-Edge Ribbon, From My Heart Faceted Gems, Paper Snips, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Scrub & Stampin' Mist (to clean red rubber stamps), Simply Shammy (to clean photopolymer stamps), Grid Paper, Paper Trimmer (to cut and score cardstock).

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We Create Blog Hop February 2020 Blog Roll

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  1. Oh, those cute meerkats!! How smart to add him in to this cute card!

  2. The layered heart is so pretty! This is a fabulous treat holder!

  3. Adorable treat idea. Love the way you have used the meerkat. So cute.


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