Friday, 2 February 2018

Share some Love with Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop...

Hello and welcome to the Global Stamping Friends February Blog Hop featuring Love as the theme... from Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa in England...

I was asked to make a mushy Valentines card for my next classes... as a couple of my ladies are in the mood for spoiling their husbands with a bit of loving sentiment... so here you go... clean and simple in style... but with a bit of "mush"...

And a bit of paper engineering with a Pop Out Swing Card fold to suit that element of a man's interest in a card too!
Greetings from Watercolor Words... die cut hearts care of Sweet & Sassy Framelits... and die cut "YOU" care of the Sale A Bration Level 2 die set, Celebrate You... which can be yours for free with a £90 order... 

And whilst my ladies are in the mood for sharing a bit of love... they will also be shown this updated version of their Christmas Curled Paper Chocolate Balls Topiary...
A simple few minutes with some chocolate hearts to update something they really loved for another special occasion in the year... hope theirs aren't too well hidden in the loft!
And I feel it pertinent to warn my regular visitors... that...

(1) I have taken the opportunity to tweak my tutorial from long ago... so a new tutorial will be coming along sometime soon... when I catch a few hours for a remake session...

(2) I have also created a lovely little re-size of the Pop Out Swing Card Fold... but more on that tomorrow...

(3) I then went even more mad... and created a few more cards with love in mind whilst the hearts were out!! So it may be a bit of a love in all week!
And now it is time to say goodbye and to pass you onto the lovely Claudia Perry in Columbus, Georgia in the USA... just click on the big arrow below to continue on the Hop...


Or here is the Roll Call of all the Blog Participants today if you prefer to hop around that way...

1.    Libby Dyson 
2.    Anastasia Radloff  
3.    Erica Jones  
4.    Tricia Butts
5.    Cheryl Algie 
6.    Jan Musselman   
9.    Karie Beglau 
14. Amanda Bates  YOU ARE HERE...

26 comments:

  1. I like your topiary as is. Great idea.

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    1. Thanks Jan... great to have a second use for the Topiary tree though... definitely an all season tree... my ladies will be staying down from the loft... for a while..

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  2. Fancy folds and a fancy tree! I love your topiary tree - it's a wow! Great interactive card too. Thanks for sharing x

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    1. Thanks Rachel... and my pleasure!

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  3. I love that card but I really love that tree! It would be perfect for my door prize tomorrow but it looks hard...lol.

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    1. Thanks Jenn... and yes maybe not for tomorrow!

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  4. I really do love that the card is clean and simple, it almost makes it even more WOW to me! I haven't yet gotten those thinlits, but they keep popping up everywhere, so I might have to cave in ;-) Thanks for sharing :-D

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    1. Lol... CAS and a Fancy Fold always seems to work WOW better for the men folk... and those Thinlits are a good bet! Especially as they will continue for a year when in the 2018-19 annual Catalogue!

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  5. Love the card and the topiary!

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  6. Great projects! I've never seen a tree topiary like that, it is awesome!

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    1. Thank you Rebecca... though the Topiary is one of those ‘has to seen in the flesh’ projects... so difficult to photo!

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  8. Love your swing fold card and the topiary is amazing :)

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  9. WOW! That topiary would make anyone happy!

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    1. Thanks Karie... was nice to re- purpose sth so easily!

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  10. Great projects and love the topiary tree. Fantastic insipration

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    1. Thanks Libby... the Topiary Tree was hugely popular at Christmas... great to re- purpose... and the card went down very well in class today...

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  11. WOW!!!!!! I don't even have anymore words

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  12. Soo cute and fancy. Love it so much.

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