Lots of Love Stampin Friends Blog Hop with Blog Candy


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

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

Siara Acdal
Steph Jandrow
Mandy Reedyk

So, to start off my blog post, I have a fun and striking card to share using the Bloomin Love Die and Stamp set. I saw a similar card on Pinterest, and I thought I would love to make a similar card with a bit of added color and glimmer!Stampin Up, Bloomin' Love

What do you think? I’m in love! I recommend using the Precision Base Plate for this intricate flower.Stampin Up, Bloomin Love

I can’t get of that Wink of Stella Clear Brush Glitter Pen! Leave me a comment and tell me what you think. A complete supply list is at the bottom of this post.

Next, I have an alternate paper pumpkin project for the January 2016 Cute Conversations kit. There is a video towards the bottom of this. Plus, don’t forget about the GIVEAWAY!Stampin Up, Paper Pumpkin, Cute Conversations, January 2016, Mailbox

TA DA! Isn’t it adorable! 😀 I love it. It’s super sturdy and fits the teacher appreciations gifts that I made to go in it. Here’s a close up of the handle with the brads attached through the mailbox in order for it to be incredibly strong. Stampin Up, Paper Pumpkin, Cute Conversations, January 2016, MailboxThe watermelon Wonder mailbox flag rotates up and down just like a real mailbox. I used the File Tab Edgelits in order to create the flag and rounded the corners with the Project Life Corner Rounder. I decided to make the stamp set and hearts a little more modern than the traditional candy hearts. I did this by heat embossing in white on the speech bubbles, so it’s more like a conversation between two people.Stampin Up, Paper Pumpkin, Cute Conversations, January 2016, Mailbox, Teacher Appreciation

So What do you think? Here’s the video on how I put together the mailbox and valentines. The addition of brads are missing rom the video because my paper piercer disappeared while I was trying to make this! I ended up having to give a blood sacrifice to the crafty spirits in order to get the brads in the mailbox! I, of course, found the paper piercer as soon as I finished.

Here are the Dimensions for the mailbox:

Cardboard (from back of paper pumpkin) 8.5″ x 6″
Mailbox Body DSP 8.5″ x 12″, scored on each short end at 0.5″
Bottom 8.25″ x 5.75″
Back and front lids (2) 7″ x 6″
Inserts for back and front lid Card stock (2) 6.25″ x 6″
Lid DSP (2) 1″ x 11″
Handle 1.5″ x 7.25″, Scored lengthwise at 0.75″
After you fold your handle in half, Score each short edge at 0.75″
Flag 6″ x 2.5″
Template for Lids

Stampin Up, Paper Pumpkin, Cute Conversations, January 2016, Mailbox

I hope you liked my projects! Don’t forget to participate in the giveaway!Screen Shot 2016-01-20 at 9.19.22 PM

Continue on the hop and increase your chances of winning by commenting on everyone’s post!

January NextSteph Jandrow
Leanne Johnson
Mandy Reedyk
Carolina Evans
Deana Benson
Melissa Thomas
Kirsteen Gill
Kathie Rotti
Lynn Streifert
Siara Acdal
Andrea Tracy-Tucker
Sarah Devendorf
Andrea Pancrazio
Kim Smith

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Card Supplies

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Alternative Paper Pumpkin Supplies

BasicGrey Magnetic Discs, Small Magnets

Price: $110.00

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  1. I just started playing with wink of stella. I love how it gives a subtle pop of glitz to everything. I wasn’t going to order the heart frame lit. I will after seeing your projects.

    • I love being an enabler! 😉 I can’t get enough of the Wink of Stella, it was love at first sight for me 🙂

  2. #SFJANHOP WOW Elizabeth i love love love the mailbox. I wish my kids were young enough to need one of these but i just might case it anyway. Love your card also. Can’t wait to order some new stuff. Thanks for another great blog hop. Diane Seidler

  3. Love all your products. Are you Located in Pensacola? Or know any one who is a stamp in up distributor who does craft classes? Wish you were if you aren’t?

    • Hi, I’m located in Massachusetts, I do have by mail card classes, but i’ll get back to you with someone local

  4. I have this die but haven’t used it yet – now I’m going to have to seriously start. Don’t have the precision plate. Thinking about getting that. Beautiful design.

  5. I just subscribed to your blog, liked you on FaceBook, and subscribed to your YouTube! I can’t wait to see what wonderful ideas you share! The card is BEAUTIFUL!!!

  6. Eliazbeth – Adorable mailbox and Paper Pumpkin alternative project. That card is cute too. I haven’t used mine yet but inspired to use it now.

  7. What a great idea! Might need to make some of those mailboxes. They are just too cute ! I also am excited to get my bloomin love bundle, I love how it turned out.

  8. Thanks for the inspiration…you’re definitely motivating me to purchase the Bloomin Love Die and Stamp set. Loved that card.

  9. Just when I think you have top your WOW creation….I see a new item & it just WOWs me again! I love that mailbox! I also love the card….I was not quite sold on purchasing the heart die cut, but this just put me on the way to purchasing it! Thank you always for all your wonderful inspiration! #SFJanHop

    • Thank you! Thanks for all the wonderful compliments! I’m a big fan of enabling, so it makes me smile when I help someone decide on a product 😉

  10. #SFJANHOP I love the card (bloom in love), I just ordered it and can hardly wait to get it. Your card just showed what else I can do with it! Thank you!

  11. OH my goodness!! That mailbox is too stinkin cute!!! Thank you so much for your instructions!! I have to make those for my kiddos!

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