Attention Animal Lovers! Great inspiration and giveaway!


Welcome to the Stampin Friends Animal Lover’s Blog Hop! If you arrived from Melanie‘s Blog, thank you for continuing with the hop! Don’t forget to click the Next Button to check out Carolina‘s amazing Creations. PLUS, keep reading for a chance to win a bunch of new crafty prizes!


This month we are excited to have three Awesome Guest Hoppers that you should definitely check out.

Kristal Bell
Melanie Coverston
Robyn Rasset

So, to start off my blog post, I decided that I wanted feature some of the awesome Nautical Theme stamps that are soon retiring. PLUS, this weeks Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge is Nautical themed, so these will work with that too!SIP-44-Lighthouse-Inspiration-800-3-768x994

So, lets jump right in. Today I made a fun, interactive fish bowl card. It uses the soon to be retired By The Tide stamp set and circle framelits.

Stampin Up, 3D, fish bowl, picture perfect, by the tide, curvy keepsake

I got the sentiment form the Picture Perfect stamp set, and I used the Curvy Keepsake tag dies to make a little tag. If you look closely, you’ll see that I used a zip lock bag and hand soap to create the water with bubbles.Stampin Up, 3D, fish bowl, picture perfect, by the tide

Isn’t that fun?!? I didn’t want the inside to be left out, so I just left it simple.Stampin Up, 3D, fish bowl, picture perfect, by the tide

My friend Andrea gave me the idea of using just a few strands of the Jute Ribbon to pull this card together, and I think it was the perfect touch!

Now, my project…which I LOVE!! I made a fun mini album, using the small treat bag dies for the pages. I used more strands of the Jute Ribbon to hold the bags in AND I used the left over cardboard from my past paper pumpkin kits for the cover and spine.Stampin Up, mini album, mini treat bag, memories in the making, project life, picture perfect Doesn’t the starfish look 3 dimensional? I stamped the first layer of the starfish in Crumb Cake on crumb cake, and then I stamped the second layer in craft white ink to give it more of a 3D effect. I used lots of embellishments from the Memories in the Making Accessory Pack, and I used the Memories in the Making color pallet and Project Life cards for lots of the photo mats throughout the album. Each page has a pocket and a tag. Here they are…Stampin Up, mini album, mini treat bag, memories in the making, project life, picture perfectStampin Up, mini album, mini treat bag, memories in the making, project life, picture perfectStampin Up, mini album, mini treat bag, memories in the making, project life, picture perfectStampin Up, mini album, mini treat bag, memories in the making, project life, picture perfectStampin Up, mini album, mini treat bag, memories in the making, project life, picture perfectStampin Up, mini album, mini treat bag, memories in the making, project life, picture perfectI used the corner rounder and the triple corner punch for the edges of the tags, and I used the background designer series paper in the coordinating colors for the mats (Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, and Watermelon Wonder).

Don’t forget to comment for a chance to win the great Giveaway. Click Next to continue to the next hopper, and scroll down to the bottom for a complete supply list and specials.

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Elizabeth Jeanne YOU ARE HERE
Carolina Evans
Melissa Thomas
Steph Jandrow
Kathie Rotti
Robyn Rasset
Kristal Bell
Deana Benson
Leanne Johnson
Lynn Streifert
Kim Smith
Kirsteen Gill
Andrea Tracy-Tucker
Melanie Coverston

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  1. Beautiful work Elizabeth. I love the card for my brothers who love the ocean. But the album i can’t case. You will have to get together with me and show me. It looks really nice and i have a few people who would love it. Thanks for your great projects. #SFAPRHOP

  2. Love both projects! What a great use of the Paper Pumpkin boxes!! I am wondering how you attach the little bags as pages?

    • It’s hard to see but I wrapped one piece of jute ribbon around the bottom m of the mini treat bag before I closed the bottom flap and then I wrapped that ribbon around the spine

  3. #SFAprHop Wow…I love the card with the bubbles and the mini album with the starfish! Both very beachy! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Elizabeth,
    Everything you do is amazing but this hop is over the top….that star fish looks 100% real and the mini album is adorable!!! Thank you for the inspiration, for sharing your talent with all of us and all of the time you give to us as well!!!! #SFAPRHOP

  5. All I can say about that card is WOW! What a creative idea you came up with! The mini-album using bags is also truly an amazingly creative idea Elizabeth! You sure do know how to give us all inspiration! – Kristal

  6. Great card Elizabeth!! I love using sandwich bags with hair gel for the water look, I will have to try hand soap next time. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper 🙂

  7. #SFAprHop
    Oh that fishbowl is super cute!
    Your Mini Album is Beyond Cute!!
    Instructions please for both!

  8. What a fabulous card! I loved the bubbles you created! Awesome fit for our sketch challenge! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week!

  9. Love the underwater card – did one ages ago with hair gel, remember that stuff? It made bubbles too.

  10. I hate to see this stamp set retire . . None of my favorites. Love your card and your album is so creative! Thanx for sharing with us.

  11. Love the fish bowl card. The album looks awesome but too many steps for me to handle…lol…. You always do great jobs on our creations. Thank you.

  12. What a fantastic card, Elizabeth! I love the fish bowl idea! So clever! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge this week!

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