Snailed It - Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to another Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop.  If you are starting here with me, or hopping over from Susan Webster, welcome we have lots of lovely projects to share with you this month!

This month our theme is 'love is in the air' which can mean so many things.  Love is what makes the world go round or so they say - so you could love your neighbor, love your family, love your friends, love your coffee, love your favorite colour(s), love your favorite ribbon, love your favorite treat, love your favorite holiday, love your favorite pet, love your favorite shoes... I think you get the picture! I decided to make my project using the Snailed It bundle beacuse I love it!

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How cute are these snails?  They are perfect for colouring using lots of different mediums and I'm sure children will love to use them to for their own projects.  The dies create little motifs and there is a useful stitched edge die too that I used for my backghround panel.  Did you spot the tiny envelope die that has it's own little letter too - how cute are they?  I do love any dies with stitched edges!

Here is my project:

A special project that I was asked to make for a friend for a certain occassion that happens every year on the 14th February!

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The colours I used:

You will need:

21 xm x 14.5 cm Basic White Thick (BWT) - scored at 10.5 cm

Sweet Little Valentines Cards & More

BWT for stamping and die cutting

The background:

You may well have missed the Sweet Little Valenties Cards & More tucked away at the bottom of page 16 in the January - June catalogue.  This useful little set contains images and phrases and are great to have in your crafty stash to ensure you always have the makings of little love notes.

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I used one of these cards, cut in half for the front and inside of my project.

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The stamping, die cutting and colouring:

I stamped the images using Memento ink and cut out with the coordinating dies.  I spent a lovely half hour colouring them with my Blends.

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To assemble:

Adhere the striped background to the card front with diemensionals.  I then added the BWT panel, again with dimensionals before adding all the decorative elements using a mix of Tombow and dimensionals.

The inside:

I used Pool Party ink to stamp the snails around the edge of the inside of the card base, no need to worry about the middle as it will be covered!

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Stamp the sentiment with Memento ink onto the  Memories & More card and adhere using Tombow.

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I used the cute little envelope die and BWT card to cut an envelope and a tiny letter.  Adhere the points of the envelope with mini glue dots.  I used a blend pen to add some colour around the stitched edge to make it stand out more.   

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These tiny envelopes are so much fun and are perfect for little secret messages!

As a finishing touch for the inside I added a trio of tiny resin hearts.  I could have used the red hearts but they were not quite the right colour for my project.

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Top tip:
I used one of the blend pens to colour the white hearts for a perfect match.  You can just about see the difference in the photo below - I fear I have a touch of crafty OCD and these little details matter to me!  The blend pens can be used to colour all sorts of embelishments so that you always have perfect colour coordiantion.

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The completed project:

I stamped an image on the envelope too - I'm wondering if I should have coloured it now that I am looking at the photo ....

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The details:

Of course I had to add some googley eyes didn't I?  I also added the last drip of Wink of Stella to the spots on the toadstools; as ever, it is tricky to photograph this sparkly stuff!  I'm hoping my new one arrives soon - I don't like to be without!

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I used the blend pens to create a little hill for the snail to sit on - snails floating in mid air just don't look right do they?

Next up is Anne Marie Hyle who has a 'love-ly' project to share with us.

If you get lost along the way a list of all hop participants can be found below.

Thanks for hopping along with us, don't forget to leave comments as you hop around to let us know what you think of our projects.

Susan xx

Hop Participants 

Angie McKenzie  ●  Alejandra Gomez  ●  Vicki Milyard

  Tricia Butts  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith  ●  Annette Ball

Jo Blackman  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  Jan Musselman

Terry Hamilton  ●  Lisa Mackey  ●  Deb Macdowell

Sue Allen  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Linda Moore  ●  Satomi Wellard  ●  Aurélie Fabre

Melissa Faust  ●  JoAnn Pollock  ●  Narelle Fasulo

Mo Rootes  ●  Karen Henderson  ●  Susan Webster

Susan Simpson  ●  Anne Marie Hile  ●  Ann Krucek

Shel Anderson  ●  Kimberley Morris  ●  Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Danielle Kassing  ●  Chris Smith  ●  Mikaela Titheridge

Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Jill Chapman  ●  Teri West  ●  Libby Fens

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  1. I just received this stamp set! Look forward to using, love your card and the mini envelope on the inside is the perfect place to add another mini sentiment!!

  2. those google-y eyes really add so much to your already stunning card.

  3. Totally Adorable, Susan! 💕 Thanks for sharing!

  4. Love your card Susan! I'm definitely going to have to get this set! The googly eyes really make the snail stand out! :)

  5. SO cute! Love the colors you chose and how you colored the images!

  6. I can't wait to have this set to play with! Your card is perfect, well done! xx

  7. Cute little card. I love the combination with the striped background, so cheerful x

  8. What a cute card! Love your choice for the background and love the googly eyes!

  9. Love the color palette that inspired you, Susan. This bundle is just too cute and full of love. Thanks for the inspiration and for hopping with us! x


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