Friday 8 January 2021

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Meant To Be

Hi crafters,

It's the turn of the Global Stamping Friends to host our first blog hop for 2021.  We are a group of international Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who love to share our passion for creativity through our monthly hops.  This month's theme is Meant To Be!  We were given a brief to pick a new product that is just meant to be for you!  We could also create a project highlighting Valentine's Day, weddings or anniversaries.  If you have come from June's fabulous post, you are on the right track.  There is also a full list of participants at the end of this post.  

I chose to use my favourite bundle from the new Stampin' Up! January-June Mini Catalogue - Snailed It!  

I love those cute images and the mini envelope was a genius idea!  I love mushrooms too so this was the perfect set to kick off 2021.  I created a slimline card featuring three of the main images from the stamp set.  

I made a 8.5" by 3.5" card base from Thick Whisper White Cardstock.  If you haven't heard yet, Stampin' Up! is replacing its Whisper White products with a new Basic White.  The paper milll that produced Whisper White has closed due to the Pandemic.  There have been some delays with the new cardstock but hopefully it'll be available soon.   I'm excited to try it out.  

I stamped the three images (snail, happy mail insert and mushroom cluster) from the Snailed It stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then die cut using the co-ordinating Snail Dies.  I coloured the images using Stampin' Write Markers from the Neutrals, Brights and Regals collections.  The Happy Mail insert can be removed from the mini envelope to show the stamped and coloured envelope image.  I created the mini envelope from the Snail Dies using the Oh So Ombre 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.  This is a free Sale-a-Bration item and can be added to an order of £45 or more.  Since one side of each double-sided sheet is plain ombre, this allows for so many techniques.  I have a couple coming up soon so stay tuned.  

I cut squares using the Layering Squares dies from Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Blackberry Bliss and Coastal Cabana cardstock and placed the stamped images on top using Stampin' Dimensionals.  Finally I added small clusters of dots in the background using the co-ordinating Stampin' Write Markers in Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green and Blackberry Bliss.  

I hope you are enjoying our Meant To Be hop and to keep hopping click on the next arrow below to view Jan's great post

Blog Hop Roll Call

1. Amanda Farlinger

2. June Olsen

3. Rachel Macleod ***You are here***

4. Jan Musselman

5. Kimberley Anne Morris

6. Tricia Butts

7. Jenn Curtis Charles

8. Lisa Ann Bernard

9. Marieke Bart

Happy crafting, Rachel x

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  1. Oh, yours is VERY CUTE!! I love it! Thanks for another slimline idea!

  2. Wow! This is so adorable, Rachel. Love your color choices and the little Ombre Envelope is too cute. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Such an adorable slimline card! I am so excited to get this Suite Collection and start playing with it!!! Thanks for sharing :-D

  4. Oh my gosh! This is adorable! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  5. Fun card! I like how you have the panels to make the designs pop