Sunday, 11 February 2018

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Special Guest Allison Okamitsu

Hi Everyone

Welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop today with our special guest, Canadian Demonstrator, the one and only, Allison Okamitsu from Nice People STAMP . I am so excited to be a part of this of hop today as I have been following Allison for a while now and just love her projects.

You may be joining our hop here with me, Leisa Pedersen or you may have come from the person previous to me.  Where ever you started, don't miss a single post.  There are so many talented demonstrators in our hop today.

As Allison is our special guest, our theme is to CASE (copy and selectively edit) any project she has created.

This is Allison's card I chose to CASE:

As always when CASEing, we change things around a bit and here is my creation:

As it's Valentine's Day this week, this is my theme for my project....
this card was so much fun to make. 

I used Basic Black cardstock as my card base and matted with a design from the Tutti Frutti Designer Series Paper Stack.  I created another layer of Whisper White with Real Red as the matt.  I punched out four circles using the 1 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch and used my paper piercer tool to create the doily effect...just like Allison did!
Using the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies, I die cut 4 hearts and added a touch of Wink of Stella around the edges and adhered to the doilies with Dimensionals.  I added the hearts in all directions, thinking I could make a sentiment like 'I Love You Always' but I couldn't find any current product in my stash that suited this... so onto plan B.  The sentiment I finally chose to use is from the Petal Palette Stamp Set and I used Stampin' Write markers to add the two colours. Stamped on Whisper White and punched out with the Classic Label punch, the sentiment completed my design.
And in true Allison spirit........I think it's "so stinkin' cute!"

You too can create this.  See the full list of products I used at the end of this post.  

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I hope you have enjoyed our hop so far.  There are so many amazing ideas to draw inspiration from so be sure to continue your journey by following the list below to see who's up next!

Thanks so much for stopping by
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  1. The doily effect! I need to use this technique. I don’t believe I’ve seen it before (or it could be that I haven’t noticed), so very clever. Thank you!

    1. I know Rosalie, who would have thought to do this....and so simple...Allison is a genius!!!

  2. Hi Leisa, this is super cute for Valentine's day. Love it. Well done on a great composition.

    1. Thanks Louise yeah its great and easy to do a bunch at a time - thanks for your kind words xx

  3. Such a fun and pretty valentines card Leisa and a perfect CASE. Love it and the Doilies too xx

  4. Super cute! They look like little jam tarts! Yum! xx

  5. Great card and CASE Leisa. Love how you highlighted "love" in the sentiment using your red marker.

    1. Thanks Kirsten it really makes it stand out doesnt it...thanks for your kind words xx