Kelly's Stamping Friends - Birthday Blog Hop 2018

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What a way to celebrate! Today is my gorgeous friend Kelly Kent's birthday so she is throwing herself a blog hop party! I am so happy to be part of this great celebration. Happy Birthday gorgeous girl! I should add that she has so many people wanting to hop and celebrate with her that there are 2 groups of 20 hopping. You can find the participant list below. Just hop from one link to the next to see lots of gorgeous projects. And yes.... I have met my 'gorgeous' quota for this post!

What better project to show you for this hop than the card I made for Kelly. I gave myself a treat for Kelly's birthday and bought a few new Stampin' Up! products. So here is the card. It is a Tri-Fold Window Card and I used a tutorial by Bronwyn Eastley from AddINKtive Designs. You can find another card that I made using this tutorial here.

It's a really fun card fold that adds that bit of drama for a special card.

When I saw it in the new Stampin' Up 2018/19 Annual catalogue, I thought the Varied Vases stamp set and coordinating punch looked really good but it wasn't until I used it that I realised how fabulous it actually is. With some silver embossing, the flowers stamp up a treat! And how about those stylish vases???

There is even room on the back to write a message. I somehow managed to write my message on the inside so had the remake that panel minutes before I had to leave to post it! Oops!

Next up is another ..... now what is a synonym for gorgeous .......friend, Jenny Hall. (I am so lucky that I have made so many (must buy a thesaurus) friends both in person and online through Stampin' Up! Lucky to have you all in my life. You are all .........


Participant List (A)
1.      Kelly Kent
2.      Lou Kitzelman - That's me!
3.      Jenny Hall
4.      Denita Wright-Smee
5.      Jackie Aitken
6.      Narelle Simm
7.      Sandra Collett
8.      Monique Fielder
9.      Nicole Wilson

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  1. The silver embossing on the flowers really makes them pop - what a great idea! And there aren't many people who appreciate a bit of embossing more than Kelly :)

  2. I love the embossing on your stamped images Lou, and how great is the layered window on your card!!!

  3. Fabulous, Lou. Such a gorgeous creation and gorgeous elements. I especially love the touch of silver embossing. D xox

  4. Your card is so cool, Lou! I love the tilted squares, that frame your flowers so beautifully.

  5. just gorgeous Lou loving the offset squares just gorgeous! xx

  6. Lovely card Lou! The silver embossing is fantastic and I love how your card opens, thanks for the inspiration! Mandy x

  7. Oh La La!! L O V E love love this so much, Lou. Loving the white space, your stamped images really pop. Such an awesome and creative take on this fold - you are so clever!

  8. Gorgeous as always Lou, I love the silver embossing

  9. Even more stunning in real life Lou! Thanks for sharing in my birthday celebrations! Kelly x

  10. Great card, and I love your bright colour choices! It makes the peek-a-boo greeting look so dynamic and fun! Love it all.

  11. This is a really great card Lou. What a fun fold it is. Thanks for sharing. :)

  12. Stunning card Lou! I love how your images pop against the white background and the soft embossing details along with the star of the show your offset square frames - wowsers for impact!! xx

  13. I love how you placed the square windows on an angle for your card - way cool.

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