Jan 27 2016

Mediterranean Achievers Blog Hop – Jan 2016

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WELCOME!  It has been several months since I’ve had the chance to participate in the Mediterranean Grand Achievers Blog Hop!  The theme this month is “All You Need is Love”.  I can’t wait to see all the ideas!  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog, Connie Babbert, or have come from the person before me.  Just continue around the blog hop by clicking on the link for the next person in line after my name, Connie Babbert, listed below.  Enjoy!


With this theme, you’ll probably be seeing a lot of pink and red on this month’s blog hop.  But, I wanted to create a special Valentine/Love card for my husband…he does SO much and I truly appreciate him!  I went with some masculine colors and the Going Places bundle of products for my husband’s card.  Hope he doesn’t peek at my blog before I give it to him!


Here’s the outside with the card closed:

Jan 2016 Going Global
And here it is opened up:

Jan 2016 Going Global inside
Want some details?

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Sahara Sand, scored at 2-3/4 and 5-1/2.  The short flap for the front is folded back on itself.
  • A 2-3/4 x 5-1/2 piece of Going Places Designer Paper covers the front flap.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 piece of coordinating Going Places Designer Paper covers the inside.
  • Two sizes of stars were cut with the Star Framelits and Hello Honey cardstock.  The larger 3-7/8″ star was adhered to the front panel and the smaller 2-7/8″ star inside, making sure the front star will completely cover up the inside star when the card is closed.
  • The Lucky Stars greeting was stamped inside on the star with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • The Globe was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on Lost Lagoon and cut with the 2-3/8″ Circle Framelit, then layered on a 2-1/2″ Circle of Basic Black cardstock.  It is popped up on the front of the star with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The lost without you greeting was stamped on a 1/2 x 4 strip of Whisper White and adhered over the center of the globe.


I thought this was such an appropriate card since my husband IS the star in my life and it would be a great Valentine card!  OK…now time to move on to the next fabulous person in line under my name, Connie Babbert.  I’m sure you’ll get LOTS of inspiration as you go around the blog hop!  Have fun!


Jan 19 2016

SUOC140 Valentine

It’s time for the SUO Challenge and the theme is Valentine projects!  I decided to go with a masculine color scheme for my Valentine…I may give it to my husband this year!  I used the Going Global suite of products…the stamp set, the World Traveler Folder and punched hearts from the Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack!


SUOC140 Going Global


Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Mossy Meadow folded in half.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Very Vanilla is embossed with the World Traveler Embossing Folder.
  • Across the bottom is a 1/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Gold Metallic Paper.
  • Hearts were punched with the Sweetheart Punch from the Going Global Designer Paper Stack and adhered across the front.
  • The Going Global Stamp set heart image was stamped with Tuxedo Black on Hello Honey and punched with the Sweetheart Punch, too.  On the back, several loops of Gold Metallic Thread was adhered, then the heart popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals on front.  Love that little bit of glitter the thread provides!


Clean and simple design that makes a great masculine card, I think!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team did this week…the are fabulous ideas!