Krystal De Leeuw Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Friday, January 1, 2010

Stampin' Addicts Occasions Blog Hop!!

Hi Stamping Friends!

Happy New Year!!!  A new year means new stamps!  Stampin' Up! is offering new stamps starting January 5th in their Occasions Mini Catalog.  And today you can see some fabulous sneak peeks on the Stampin' Addicts Occasions Blog Hop.  (This hop does not officially start until noon on the 1st, so if you are early, please be patient while we get all the links working!)

If you have been hopping with us, that means you just came from Melina's blog.  And if you are just joining us, then you can start hopping right here and check out the other talented stampers.  I've got four projects for you using the Stampin' Up! Embosslit die called Scalloped Heart of Hearts item #117332 $11.95.  It is on page 15 of the Occasions Mini catalog.  What a versatile little die this is!

My first card uses the sketch from the Mojo Monday blog MOJO119 and the color challenge from the ColourQ blog CQC13.  Here are the challenge pics:

And here's my card using the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit die:


Don't you just LOVE these colors together?!  Here I used two of the hearts to create a butterfly.  I love how this die embosses AND cuts out the image for you.  So nifty!

This next card also uses the hearts in a unique way.  I saw a card like this on SCS and CASEd the idea, but tweaked it a bit.


Four hearts=one lucky charm!  I love how this turned out!  I don't normally send out St. Patrick's Day cards, but my hubby looked at it and read the sentiment and said I could give it to him for Valentine's Day!  :)  Too funny!  I may just have to do that!

This next card is what I thought I would give to hubby for Valentine's Day.


A nice masculine Valentine card, without a lot of fluff or frills.  Sort of a modern, tailored look.  For this heart, I punched out one red and one black heart.  Then I took the red heart and punched it out with my Large Heart punch.  This cut off the scalloped edge and gave it a great layered look.

My final project was inspired by some flowers I saw in the Stampin' Success magazine (a monthly Stampin' Up! magazine for demonstrators).  The colors for this come from Stacey's Stamping Stage blog ACT10.  Here's the challenge inspiration piece:



And this is my 3-D item for the day:


My flowers are actually Valentine treats, as I used a lollipop for the stick.  My "flower pot" is the Baskets and Blooms die.  These would be fun to make with your kids to give at school. 

I hope you enjoyed getting a peek of what you can do with the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit die.  Make sure you put it on your Wish List for your first Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini order!  Now it's time to hop on over to Cindy's delightful blog HEART'S DELIGHT CARDS

Thanks for hopping by!
Happy Stamping!

34 comments:

Stamping with Lulu said...

Beautiful projects using the new SU! goodies and oh my, oh so clever!

Terry Molineux said...

Krystal....wow! beautiful projects and very well done..love the DS Paper you used. TFS

Cindy said...

I knew you would do something great with that Embosslit! Love the masculine Valentine's Day card. And never would have thought of a shamrock using that die! Too cool!!!

Marie said...

Lovely projects - the heart flowers are great!! I love how you used them in all the projects though. TFS!

WebDeb said...

Love the "masculine" card -- can't go wrong with red, white, and black! Great projects!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

I knew I should have bought this! WOW! I love the butterfly! SO COOL!

HeathersHobby said...

Krystal, I'm having a fit over that heart butterfly and clover! Your projects are precious!

Heidi Baks said...

Great job showing the versatility of this die!

Marilyn Goodrich said...

Love the versatility of that embosslit - can't wait to get my hands on it! Beautiful projects!!

SnappyStamper said...

WOW - these are so cute!!! Love that butterfly & the pearls for its body - you're SO CLEVER!!! As always, it's such a pleasure to see what you create for the colourQ challenges!

Dawnmarie said...

what a cute idea to make a shamrock! Love the flowers too!

Stacey Schafer said...

Your projects are fabulous, Krystal! I LOVE the embosslet heart bouquet...so darling:) Thanks so much for sharing it in the Curtain Call this week! Happy New Year!

lisa808 said...

Thanks for showing the different uses for this cute die.

Cherie said...

Awesome projects! How clever you are! Love the St. Patty's Day one! TFS!

Yapha said...

Wow, wow, and wow! These projects are spectacular! I love all of the alternative ways you used the hearts. Brilliant!

Kandi said...

These are wonderful! I don't own an embosslit yet, this may have to be my first! So cute

Stamp/nScrap said...

I love all of the alternate uses for the heart! Great job! Cheryl

Lisa Y. said...

Amazing projects! Love the Valentine flowers!

Melissa said...

Wow, Krystal!! I love all of your projects.. such fabulous ideas for different uses for the embosslit!

Stella MacKay said...

Gorgeous and so creative!!! WOW!

Kelly said...

Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for January 2. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stampinuplnstampers/ or visit our Blog Finds of the Day Blog at http://blogfindsoftheday.blogspot.com.

Lisa said...

What beautiful projects. I love how you showed that the heart die could be used to make "other" things. I especially like the butterfuly. Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

What great ideas for the heart embosslit! Love your lollipop flowers!

debadoo said...

Wow Krystal, great projects. I especially love the tailored look of the V-day card. Really love how you layered the heart punch.

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

What fun projects! Love the shamrock and basket of blooms!

Holly @ InkPaperStamps said...

Love your projects! The butterfly is my favorite--but your valentine looks really sharp!

Rhonda Langley said...

Beautiful projects! Love the different uses of this embosslit. The flower pot is just too cute!

Sarah said...

GORGEOUS - love em all :-)

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Great use of the embosslit! Super cute things!

Stacey Schafer said...

YOU are a SHOW STOPPER (again) with that darling valentine bouquet! Congrats, Krystal!

Debbi said...

Outstanding projects Krystal! Your DH is a hoot.

Melina said...

Love what you did with that embosslit!!! So many cool ideas.

Holly said...

Love all your projects Love the dragonfly and bucket supper cute idea!! Great job!

Elizabeth said...

Absolutely love the shamrock card! It's too cute! Thanks for sharing your ideas - found your link on Kelly's blog finds of the day!

- Elizabeth (www.missimagination.com)