Saturday, 10 February 2018

For The Love Of Creating Blog Hop

Welcome to the 'For The Love Of Creating with Stampin' Up!' blog hop....
This is my first event as a blog hop host and I must admit I am VERY EXCITED!!!!
I have asked wonderful designers from ALL OVER the world to our love of creating with Stampin' Up! products with you.
We will be hopping together quarterly throughout the year sharing with you new products and ideas for how to use them.

You are currently here with Kim Oliver (me) of Australia. I have a complete list of participating designers closer to the end of this post. To continue moving through the hop please click the name directly after mine.

We are all focusing out attentions today on new products from Stampin' Up! in the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogues.

Sale-A-Bration is the BEST time of year 😊
You can earn gorgeous items for FREE just for purchasing items you need to create your projects with.

I have chosen to use a new Memories and More card kit called Petal Passion.
I have paired the Memories and More cards with a technique called Faux Metal Embossing as well as some of our existing products. The gorgeous thinlits called Window Box Thinlits and the useful Lots Of Labels framelits.

Here are my projects.

Windows of Love

#kocreationscards #petalpassion #memoriesandmore #windowboxthinlits #valentines #love #giftsoflove #papercrafting #handmade #cardmaking #stampinup #fortheloveofcreating

Can you see the faux metal label on the window box?
How about on the card below. I know you can definitely see it better on that 😊

I simply adore the effect of the gold faux metal. I have added silver mini sequin trim to create a mixed metal look.

I Just Love You

#kocreationscards #petalpassion #memoriesandmore #windowboxthinlits #valentines #love #giftsoflove #papercrafting #handmade #cardmaking #stampinup #fortheloveofcreating

A quick rundown on the items I used to create:
  • 1½ sheets A4 Pink Pirouette cardstock ½ is for card base and full sheet is for window box
  • Basic Black cardstock (Front layer)
  • Whisper White (Inside layer)
  • Lots of Labels Framelits
  • Window Box Thinlits
  • Stampin' Bends Pink Pirouette light and dark, Old Olive light only
  • Memories and More card pack: 1 x black and white striped and the cardstock stickers, flowers and hearts
  • Mini Sequins trim in Silver
  • Multi Purpose Liduid Glue
  • Stampin Dimensionals

And for your convenience I have added the Stampin' Up! video to show how you too can create your own faux metal backgrounds and or accents.

Below you can see this sweet little set together and how the new Petal Passion Memories and More card pack has combined beautifully with our existing products just in time for Valentines Day.

Front View

#kocreationscards #petalpassion #memoriesandmore #windowboxthinlits #valentines #love #giftsoflove #papercrafting #handmade #cardmaking #stampinup #fortheloveofcreating

I have added one more picture of my card and window box. This time with the little window box open, so you can see how I have decorated the inside.

All ready to pop a little gift inside, perhaps some sweet chocolates?

Open View

#kocreationscards #petalpassion #memoriesandmore #windowboxthinlits #valentines #love #giftsoflove #papercrafting #handmade #cardmaking #stampinup #fortheloveofcreating

I hope you have enjoyed my projects today. 
I know that there are more stunning projects and ideas for you to see and get inspiration from coming up. All designed by the 'For The Love Of Creating with Stampin' Up!' team. 
To continue moving through the hop please click the  NEXT button below to take you to Jenny Hall's post
the name directly after mine from the list.

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If you live in Australia and would like to purchase any of the items I have used to create with today then please use the carousel below. 
It has all items listed and is linked directly to my store.

When shopping with me for the month of February please use this hostess code 


Also Free with any product purchase of $50 during the month of February is this fabulous tutorial bundle:

Free with Product Purchase of:  $50 AU 

Or you can purchase this bundle separately just by clicking below.
Please add a note with your payment with the word 'February' for my reference, thank you. I will then email you the complete tutorial bundle within 48hrs


Thank you so much for stopping by today.

I do hope you have enjoyed my post.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them on the comments section below. 
I always reply to questions 😉


  1. Beautiful Kim Congrats on your blog hop

  2. Fantastic metal element, Kim! Thanks for organizing this amazing group :-)

  3. Such beautiful creations, Kim! And congratulations on this great new adventure!

  4. Beautiful card and window box Kim. Love all the gorgeous details and faux metal technique is just amazing. Thank you so much for organising the wonderful hop! :) xx

  5. Beautiful creations Kim!! Love the layering on that faux metal piece on the card especially.

  6. What a beautiful project Kim. I haven't used the six sided box for a long time. What a shame.
    Greatings from Germany.

  7. These are so beautiful Kim. Love that you have made a matching card and box. I must try this faux metal technique. It looks so good! xx
    Thanks for organising a great blog hop.

  8. I'm so ecxcited about the blog hop, Kim. Thanks so much for getting it together. I'm honored to be a part of it. I absolutely love your projects. I looked at that video and then never tried it. I'll have to do that!

  9. Beautiful projects Kim. Love the faux metal elements. Thanks for having me on your hop :) ~ Jay

  10. Stunning projects Kim! These faux matal labels are amazing. Thank you for the opportunity to take a part in this wonderful hop xo

  11. These projects are so incredibly beautiful. Thank you for organising a great hop xx


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