Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for February 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are CASE-ing a project shown in a current Stampin’ Up! catalog. After all, with the Annual, Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs available right now, there is much inspiration to choose from. We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

So, let’s get right to it… I chose to CASE page 16 of the Occasions Catalog… 


I took a little from one project, a little from another, used the beautiful “Love Blossoms” Designer Series Paper Stack, “Bloomin’ Hearts” Thinlits Dies, and the “Bloomin’ Love” stamp set, and this is the end result… a new Valentine ready to mail.

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… A few cropped flowers, a little bit of bling, a cluster of banners, a sentiment banner and pretty little hearts…..


A matching envelope lined with another pretty heart pattern from the “Love Blossoms” DSP stack finished my project nicely.


Here are the dimensions:

  • Start with a Crumb Cake A-2 card base, 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ and add a layer of Rose Red cut to 4″ X 5 1/4″
  • The Whisper White layer is 5 1/8″ X 3 7/8″
  • Each heart strip is 1/2″ X 3 7/8″ and punched using the “Hearts Border Punch”  (When punching the strip, start at the left guide on the punch and punch 3 heart widths across the strip, or you can punch a strip of hearts and cut the strip to 3 7/8″ wide).
  • The Garden Green floral banner is 1″ X 2″ and I hand cropped it.
  • The Blushing Bride hearts banner is 1 5/8″ X 5/8″ and I hand cropped it
  • The Crumb Cake floral banner is 2 3/4″ X 3/4″ and I hand cropped it.
  • The sentiment banner is 1/2″ X 2 1/4″ and I hand cropped it.
  • Crop a few flowers using the “Bloomin’ Hearts” Thinlits Dies, add some Linen Thread, cluster the banners, tuck in the sentiment banner and add your favorite bling!

Hope you enjoy my “Catty CASE”.  This was a fun project and a reminder to me that inspiration is certainly all around, I just have to look for it.


To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  3. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  4. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  5. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  6. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  7. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  8. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  9. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  10. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo.com
  11. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  12. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  13. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  14. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  15. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  16. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  17. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  18. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  21. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  23. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!