Sunday, 3 February 2013

Julie's Jems Blog Hop

Today is Blog Hop day!

Me and 15 other demonstrators in Julie Kettlewell's team (Julie's Jems) are taking part.  We have each created special and unique projects using new Stampin' Up! products and will be sharing them today on our blogs.

All you have to do is hop from one blog to the next using the buttons at the bottom of this post and enjoy the crafty loveliness!  (If you've hopped here from Jane's page, you'll have seen some fabulous creations already!)

I really love the More Amore product suite in the new Spring/Summer catalogue so I was inspired to create something with a love theme - especially as it's coming up to Valentine's Day.  I decided to make a 'Love' wall hanging.

I started with some old coasters and I covered these in the More Amore designer series papers.

I cut out the letters with the typeset alphabet dies and my Big Shot and then just went crazy embellishing each coaster with hearts, flowers, butterflies, pearls and and rhinestones! I think you can get away with going a teeny bit over the top for Valentine's!!

I made holes in the coasters using my crop-a-dile and I threaded Primrose Petals stitched satin ribbon through the holes to tie the coasters together.

The bunting behind the 'L' was made with a stamp from the Hearts a Flutter set and matching framelit die.  The hearts are punched from the More Amore papers with the small heart punch.

I punched out two flowers with the Blossom Punch and added an Itty Bitty punched flower in the centre with a large pearl on top (you can find these in the annual catalogue!).

The butterflies - a stamp from the Sale-a-Bration stamp set Bloomin' Marvellous - were punched out with the brand new Bitty Butterfly punch.

I couldn't resist making a couple of spiral flowers too, and some small flowers punched with the Itty Bitty Punches.  The red heart is cut from a sheet of the More Amore papers and the newsprint heart is the First Edition designer papers punched out with the Full Heart punch.

The colours are Primrose Petals, Pool Party, Real Red and Very Vanilla.

I hope you like my project - please leave a comment before you hop onto to the next blog, which is Sharon's!

Go back to Jane's Blog

Carry on to Sharon's Blog

Other Jems taking part in the Blog Hop:

Debbi Taylor - Bee Crafty and Stamp
Karyn Davies - KD Crafts
Elizabeth Youd - Stampin' and Creatin'
Rebekah Cornford - Stamping Becky
Angela Dawes - Sparkly Cards and Papercrafts
Nicola Worrillow - Crafting Out Loud
Alex Spence - My Cards and Crafts
Yvonne Hunt - Vonnies World 
Amanda Bates - The Craft Spa
Mel Hughes -  Mels Papercrafting World
Kate Martin - Krafts by Kate
Jane Bisby - Stamps and Paw Prints 
Sharon Glynn - Shari-Anne Happy Crafter
Angie Hutton - Feather Tassel
Emma Williams - Ditsy Daisy Stamper
Julie Kettlewell - Julie's Japes


  1. Fabulous project Kylie - great idea to use the old coasters - a super duper up-cycling with the fabulous papers.
    PS you have word verification on and it can stop people commenting.

    1. Thanks Kate for your lovely comment! I've taken the word verification thing off - didn't realise I had it on so thanks for letting me know!

  2. Hi Kylie, I love banners and wall hangings and these really showcase the More Amore Paper beautifuly. This is a great project that would adapt to so many themes and it looks striking. Angie.

    1. Thanks Angie - I had planned on making 2 contrasting ones but ran out of time!

  3. Hi Kylie, this is gorgeuous. I love the rhinestones on the butterflies, the bunting and the rolled roses. This would make a good project for a class - maybe you could use beer mats? xx

  4. i wanted to make something like this for a friends wedding but had no idea what to use as card seemed too light and flyaway now i know thankyou and am surprised the cropodile will go through coasters but will be making something along these lines very soon, thanx for the inspiration x

    1. Actually once I'd covered the coasters it was a bit too thick for the crop-a-dile - I had to scrape a bit of the cork off the back in each of the corners with my scissors...

  5. Hello Kylie, Well what can I say but WOW WOW WOW F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S love your gorgeous bunting, so clever, Love the colour tones, and all the gorgeous papers and punches and ribbons you have used, STUNNING Love Lise xxx

  6. Hi there this is gorgeous such a brilliant idea am going to have to try this. Thanks for sharing. Anne x

  7. stunning project - what a great idea!
    debbi x

  8. This is a gorgeous project and could easily be adapted to so many occasions. I now have LOTS of ideas. Thanks so much for sharing x

  9. Hi Kylie, I've hopped on over today as my upline Monica said that The Jems were doing a hop. We've done one too, if you want to take a look it starts here
    Your wall hanging is beautiful, thanks for sharing x

  10. Oh this is SO gorgeous Kylie.... now where are those coasters of mine!! I can see a CASE coming on!! Thank you again too for being the icon saver!!!

  11. I'm very impressed with this! Can't wait to have a proper look at it

  12. WOW this is stunning, what a great idea and love the beautiful colours.

    Linda xxx

  13. This is gorgeous Kylie. Think the More Amore papers are definitely a favorite!

    Sharon x

  14. absolutely love it! what a brill idea using coaster, think i'll have to have a go myself :) thanks for the inspiration
    emma x

  15. Fabulous projects Kylie a great way to "recycle" and make them pretty again. x

  16. Love it, love it love it... gonna have to case this Kylie it is a fab project, thanks hun x

  17. Ah gorgeous Kylie, you creative fairy! x

  18. What great Upcycling! I might have to raid the charity shop for drab coasters to dress up all pretty now...

  19. Gorgeous project and I love today's card too ! x