Thursday 15 January 2015

Stacked with Love mini treat bag - Stampin' Up Artisan blog hop

I'm delighted to welcome you to another Stampin' Up Artisan Design Team blog hop! We have heaps of fabulous makes to show you today, so grab a cup of something delicious and come and be inspired!

It's cold and gloomy here in the heart of England today but it doesn't matter a bit because love is definitely in the air and making a Valentine for someone you love would cheer anyone up! Do you find it hard to make male cards? Well, come and see what I've come up with:

I've chosen a sentiment that would appeal to any man (!) from my beloved Painted Petals stamp set and kept the colour scheme simple. Below the sentiment, there are strips of gorgeous Stacked with Love designer paper and washi. At the bottom is a fabulous new product, washi sheets! Semi transparent and sticky backed - this is going to come in very handy indeed!

Now for a treat to go with the card! Have you spotted the mini treat bag framelits die in the new Stampin' up spring/summer catalogue?  It not only makes a treat bag but also has lots of extra dies to accessorise with as well - like the gorgeous, bold 'for you' I used today. You can make a gusseted bag with this die, but here it is in its simplest form - perfect for vouchers or small, flat treats.

So what DO you give a man on Valentine's day? If your other half is anything like my hubby, he won't be fussed with sweet things, except me of course *wink* and a little dark chocolate now and then. Theatre tickets are a real treat for him though and if budget doesn't allow for that, how about a handmade ticket for a special dinner for two at home?!

Enjoy making plans to surprise your loved ones on Valentines Day won't you but, meanwhile, how about hopping over to see what the rest of the Artisan Design Team has to show you? Click the button below to fly across the pond to the lovely Allison Okamitsu!

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I will never forget the shows my lovely children used to put on for my entertainment when they were very small. They'd usually take place in the holidays and the three of them would get together with great excitement to prepare some singing or dancing. They always made beautiful, intricate tickets too, which took much longer to make than any rehearsals or indeed the show itself! They would present these to me as graciously as if they were front row tickets to a glittering first night with a backstage pass thrown in! Once my daughter told me that my face went 'all sort of shining' when I watched them performing and I told her that it was because I'd gone to Mumland!

Goodness me, I've got lost down memory lane! See you tomorrow,


  1. I love how you trimmed the DSP with XOXOXOX!!

  2. Lovely projects, as usual. That mini treat bag was at the top of my wishlist when I first saw the new catalogue.

  3. I'm in love!! - with your card and treat bag! LOVEly!!

    P.S. There's no place like Mumland!

  4. Great men cards.

    Like the idea of Mumsland - Aw!

  5. Lovely ard and treat bag your design.


  6. Great projects as always
    Jackie x

  7. Très graphique , j'aime, j'aime !

  8. Love these, but then again, I love all your creations! xoxox


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