Happy New Year: Special Guest with the Crazy Crafter’s Blog Hop

Hello to all our stamping friends who are enjoying warm temps this holiday season! With all the snow and ice right now in Illinois, it’s easy to forget that it’s all sun and sand in the southern hemisphere. So for all you lucky Australians, hope you’re having a great time in the sun – and a Happy New Year to everyone around the globe!

So after you check out my post here, continue on around the globe using the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop link.  Those Crazy Crafters invited me to participate in this hop (thanks Kylie Bertucci!!) and share some projects with a twist. They’ve all looked through my blog and picked out a project or two to CASE – Copy and Selectively Edit – and they’re going to share their twist on whatever I’ve posted in the past.

I looked back through my own gallery archives (did you know you can view them by subject?):

And I picked out one of my favorite all-time projects – an Art Sampler Frame. I followed my own directions from the blog post (there’s a video tutorial, if you want extra details) to create this updated version – featuring the Sneak Peek Bubble Over stamp set that will debut this week in the 2018 Occasions Catalog!

I love working with Stampin’ Up! papers and stamps – these kinds of Art Sampler Frames pretty much create themselves. Stampin’ Up! does such a great job with matching elements from papers, stamps and dies. One of my favs from this suite is the bottle cap die that I’ve featured in the center of the sampler.

Another favorite is the little ‘thumbs up’ stamp from the Bubble Over stamp set.  I can see myself adding this little ‘like’ to the backs of my cards – pretty much all of them. Plus the new color Glimmer Paper (again available beginning January 3) comes in 3 gorgeous colors.

The stamps and dies will be available in the Occasions Catalog beginning January 3, and the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper is a Sale-A-Bration selection (a full pack of DSP free with a $50 order!). But my VERY favorite part of this project is the Tutti-Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins…SO love these little bits of sticky sparkle!

AND to make it even better, I’ve included a sampler of these pretty sequins with my January Stamps in the Mail Club kit – you’re going to love them, too! Read on below for more details on the January Stamps in the Mail Club.

Inspired to try your own CASE of one of my projects? Try an Art Sampler Frame! I’ve compiled a few links to help point you in the right direction.  The formula is similar for all of them – just select the colors and elements and try mixing and matching til you have the look you love. (Check out more Art Sampler Frame projects from my blog.)

Stamps in the Mail Club with Meg

This Bubble Over Art Sampler Frame project is actually a DOUBLE Sneak Peek – all the supplies to make it at home are included with my January Stamps in the Mail Club kit! Available only to US customers (sorry!), when you order a Stamps in the Mail Club kit, you’re bringing a class to your doorstep – with all the pieces ready-to-stamp, and including the stamps, ink and embellishments you’ll need to craft at home.

It’s easy to sign up – just request your kit online and watch for the PayPal invoice.Not a US customer? That’s okay – be sure to watch for my free Video Tutorial on this project later in January, and order supplies from a demonstrator in your own country!


Want details on how the frame stands up on its own? The technique is a great way to recycle the tag board that comes with Designer Series Paper. I shared pin-able directions on how to make your own art stands with my Art Sampler Frame a couple of years ago.

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Ready to see the next project in the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop? Here are the links you’ll need to move to the next blog! Thanks so much for visiting – and I hope you’ll come back soon!

Need supplies? If you’re located in the US, I can help you with that! Remember that some items below won’t be available until January 3 – in the meantime, you can check the retiring Holiday Catalog list so you don’t miss any last-chance items!

Products You’ll Need to Craft at Home* (*Some available beginning January 3)

Happy Stamping!

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16 thoughts on “Happy New Year: Special Guest with the Crazy Crafter’s Blog Hop”

  1. Meg, so proud of you to be CASED by the Crazy Crafters blog hop. I enjoyed looking at your creations and then how they inspired the ladies with their cards. Happy New Year! I look forward to seeing your creations in 2018.

  2. Meg I lvoe you art sampler cards. They are gorgeous and showcase wonderfully all the elements of sets. Tannk you so much for hopping with us today. It’s been an absolute honour

    • Thanks for your kind words, Kim! It’s been such a privilege to hop with you all! I love seeing the new projects that were CASE’d – such terrific adaptations!! Happy Stamping! – Meg

    • So glad you’re excited about the samplers! Have fun creating – I love how we can all inspire each other! So many amazing ideas out there – and so many ways to change them up to try something a little bit different. Happy Stamping! -Meg

  3. Fab card, Meg! I just love the tall rectangle to offset the squares. It balances the card perfectly. Thanks so much for hopping with us today, I just loved going through your designs to pick one to CASE.

  4. Wow Meg, your sampler is lovely. I’ve never thought to make something like this. I will make sure I follow your tutorial soon and make some of my very own. Thanks so much for hopping with us.

    • Thanks Kirsten! I loved your unicorn card, too — great colors! Thanks again for the invite to hop – it’s been so much fun to see everyone’s creations! Happy Stamping! -Meg

    • Hi Michelle! I’m here in central Illinois – Champaign-Urbana area, although I travel to Decatur, Bloomington and Peoria pretty regularly 🙂 Let me know if you’re close! It’s always fun to meet new Stamping friends!

  5. I love these samplers, I did look at casing…. but I tend to be a DSP hoarder until I make the first cut, and I couldn’t bring myself to cut into a new pack just yet!

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