January 13, 2016

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for January 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are showcasing projects using Stampin’ Up! products featuring a theme from any of the following: Valentine’s Day; Thinking of You; Get Well; or Sympathy. All of these themes come “From the Heart.”  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.
This whole week I am featuring the Bloomin' Love thinlits die on my blog. Be sure to check out yesterday's post and come back later this week for more ideas using this beauty.

In December I had the opportunity to gather with a great group of stampers. One of the best things about getting together with other stampers is 'the swap'! But knowing what a talented group they are, I wanted to make sure I created something that was on par with everyone else!
We were instructed create a Valentine project using product from the Occasions catalog and to wrap our project. We then played a take away game. It was fun to see everyone's creations. There weren't many take aways as everyone was happy with the project she received! Here is the self closing bag that I made.

When you squeeze the sides, the bag opens. I followed a great tutorial by France Martin. This project features:
  • Bloomin' Hearts Thinlits die
  • Love Blossoms DSP stack
  • Blushing Bride Glimmer paper
  • Love Blossoms Embellishment kit
This suite of products will make creating your Valentines a snap, but can also be used for birthdays, sympathy and wedding cards. There is lots of versatility and creativity waiting for you!

As you hop through the blogs, know that we love to read your comments. Do you like this project? Tell my why!

Thanks for visiting. 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. What a great gift bag! Love the little hearts on the handle. Thanks for sharing this amazing idea.

  2. Love your bag Sue! I'm going to try and make one.

  3. Beautiful treat box and great use of the bloomin' heart!

  4. Adore the gift box, Sue!! Will have to come back and visit your blog this week!!

    1. Hope you do Katy. I've had fun playing with this die!

  5. What a cute Valentine box idea to give with treats. Reminds me of those little Chinese purses that also squeeze together to open, but yours is so much BETTER and PRETTIER! =)

  6. Super cute Valentine box Sue! Love it and all of the projects you've created with the Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Dies!