Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Group’s 2023 Blog Hop! We are excited to share projects with you again for the third year. This year we are shaking things up and bringing you all new monthly themes to inspire your next project!

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 embossing… powder, folders & paste! Oh  my!

You’re Soda-Lightful


Oh boy – do I have a fun project to share today!
This month’s project features the new online exclusive bundle, Simply Sparkling, paired with the Merry Bold & Bright Designer Series Paper. You guys – this new bundle is SO stinkin’ cute! And, I cannot get enough of this paper. Holiday or not – it’s perfect for so many occasions!
How fun is this combo?

Tear & Tape


This month’s theme is embossing. I decided to share a couple of ways to use embossing powder without Versamark Ink. Don’t you love glossy accents on a project? I do. Some of my favorite DSP packs are embossed specialty papers.
I used Tear & Tape to make the striped DSP embossed. I cut a 3″ x 4″ piece, large enough for my can die, and then placed a strip of Tear & Tape on every other stripe. I die cut my can and then removed my release tape to reveal the sticky before adding Clear Embossing powder and heat setting it.

Adhesive Sheets


Embossed die cuts are the cutest! I wanted my background to have little bit of shine so I stamped the fruit images from the set in Memento Black ink and colored them with my Stampin’ Blends.
Once I had my pieces colored, I layered them all onto a 1/2 sheet of the Stampin’ Up! Adhesive sheet, face down and then trimmed away any extra sticky sections. You don’t want to run sticky edges through your Emboss & Cut Machine.
You can see through the second release paper for die placement – super easy!


Once your stickers are cut out, remove the release paper and apply your Clear Embossing powder. Heat set and you have cute, glossy die cuts!

Simply Sparkling

I stamped the bubble images in Flirty Flamingo ink onto scratch paper then second generation stamped it onto my Flirty Flamingo cardstock. Then I stamped my sentiment in Memento Black ink before adhering my die cut pieces randomly. I trimmed off any parts that hunger over the edge and then adhered the layer onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock before gluing it to my Flirty Flamingo card base.
I die cut the accent can pieces from the Holographic Trio Specialty Paper and assembled my can. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to add it to my card front. Tinsel Gems were the perfect accent to create bubbles coming from my can of soda.
So – what do you think? Will you give embossing accents a try?
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:

Jo Anne Hewins – NC
Kurstan del Rosario – CA (you are here!)
Teri West – AK

If you need 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 November, please use the Host Code below. If your purchase is over $150, don’t use the code and you’ll get the Stampin’ Rewards PLUS a giftie from me as a Thank You!


Measurements for the pieces in this project:

  • Flirty Flamingo Cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″; score at 4 1/4″ on long side
  • Flirty Flamingo Cardstock –3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Basic Black Cardstock – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • Basic White Cardstock – 1/2 sheet for stamping

Stampin’ Up! supplies used for this project: