Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Group’s 2021 Blog Hop! We are excited to share projects with you this year, we hope to inspire you to create beautiful new projects. Each month we will have a different theme based on the next month’s celebrations using Stampin’ Up! products. Once you are done with each post, scroll down to the bottom and you will see a list of Blog Hop participants, you can click on their name to go to their post, or you can click the next button to go to the next post in line. Happy crafting! This month’s theme is Christmas in July.

My project for this month is a fun sneak peek of a few items in the upcoming July-December Mini (Holiday) Catalog that has been pushed to launch on August 3rd. My layout inspiration was this month’s {BYSH} Sketch Challenge #12 – I am having lots of fun with this sketch!

You are going to love the new holiday products!



My card is featuring the new Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite. This suite of products has a Designer Series Paper stack, stamp set with coordinating dies, the ruffled Real Red ribbon you see and more! It’s one of my favorite new suites, for sure!

I used a new mask set and my Blending Brush to create the tone on tone, layered, background.


Fun tip!

I used washi tape to tape my mask to my grid paper – also using the grid to line it up straight! That allowed me to lift the mask and see my blending without shifting it at all. When I put it back down to continue blending, it was lined up perfectly, still!

I used the grid paper to line up my cardstock, also – though, I didn’t tape it down because I wanted edge-to-edge blending coverage. While blending, I made sure I was holding it steady, in place, so it didn’t shift around.



I also added Wink of Stella to my ornaments for fun shimmer.



I hope you enjoyed stopping by today! Don’t forget to keep hopping along to see all of the other amazing creators and their fun projects this month!


This month’s awesome line up:

Kurstan del Rosario – CA (you are here!)
Teri West – AK
Laurie Bradshaw – CA
Tammy Civello – CA
Christy Frank – CA
Sharon Lim – CA
Sandra Hernandez – GA
Danielle Deana’e Diaz – NM
Darla Foster – CO

If you would like any of these Stampin’ Up! supplies, or others, and you don’t have a demonstrator, I would love for you to shop with me. In the month of, July please use the Host Code below and you’ll receive happy mail from me!


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale is happening NOW! From July 1st – August 2nd, select Designer Series Paper packs are 15% off!

Shop now and grab your favorites!

Promotion Details:

  • Sales Period:  July 1st – August 2nd, 2021
  • There is no limit to how many packages of DSP that may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.
  • Order Deadline:  August 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM (MST)



Want to join in on the fun and craft with us at my next virtual class?  Check out the links below or my events calendar  for more info!

9/4 – Cards for Kids Online Card Class *NEW date
10/9 – Holiday Stampin’ BINGO (save the date – info coming soon!)

Happy Crafting,

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