Made With Love Blog Hop

By Taheerah | 14th February 2013 | 176 Comments

Roll up, roll up! Come one, come all! The day we’ve been waiting for is finally here!!

That’s right – today is the Made With Love Blog Hop!!

Last year I was most privileged to go on the most amazing journey that was Gallery Idol 2012. Little could I have realised just how much this would change my life, no more so because it introduced me to 19 extraordinary talents that I am now honoured to count as friends.

The 20 of us continue to keep in touch, support and encourage each other to this day, and I can’t imagine my life without them in it!

AAANND it means that, every once in a while, we get to throw the most amazing parties – like this one!!

The Made With Love Blog Hop is one of the most amazing events I’ve participated in!! I’ve had so much fun creating for this event, and we have all loved all the chatter and fun in organising and getting this party going!

And *what* a party this is going to be!! Not only do we have inspiration heaped on top of inspiration, but check out all these wonderful companies who all agreed to sponsor this Hop for us so that YOU can all be in with the chance of winning some AMAZING prizes!!

Our sponsors are:

WOW!! What a list!!! You guys are all in for such a treat!! Each of the designers will be giving away prizes from some of these companies – and there will even be one GRAND PRIZE too!!

We’re hopping in the order alphabetised surnames… which means that I am up first. ๐Ÿ™‚ No pressure then! *wink*

So, shall we get this party started?!!

Every party needs an invitation, so here is mine… 

Intrigued? Let’s take a closer look… 

Inside this gold embossed, gold lined, pink envelope, a most prestigious invitation is awaiting… 

Here’s what you see as you start to open and unveil the invite… 

How super-awesome-amazing is that?! Love VIP?! What a super-cute way to invite your loved one to a Valentine’s event!

But wait, this is just the back of the invitation! Let’s flip it over… 

That’s right!! A Movie Night?! Is there any better way to enjoy time with a loved one then a snuggly movie night on the sofa?!

Invitation and Envelope Supplies:
Envelope: Paint The Town Pink Envelope (Clear and Simple Stamps) | A2 Envie Liner die (Clear and Simple Stamps) | 24kt Gold cardstock (Clear and Simple Stamps) | By Invitation stamp set (Papertrey Ink) | Versamark Ink (Tsukineko) | Detail Gold Embossing Powder
Invitation: Card Base-ics #2 die (Papertrey Ink) | 24kt Gold cardstock (Clear and Simple Stamps) | By The Strip stamp set (Neat & Tangled) | Think Big Favourites #23 stamp set (Papertrey Ink) | On Broadway Alphabet (A:Muse) | By Invitation stamp set (Papertrey Ink) | A Big Thank You stamp set (Papertrey Ink) | American Made stamp set (Becky Oehlers) | Watchin’ TV stamp set (Sweet Stamp Shop) | Hibiscus Burst ink (Papertrey Ink) | Bubblegum ink (A:Muse) | Brilliant Lightning Gold ink (Tsukineko) | Versamark ink (Tsukineko) | At The Movies die collection (MFT) | WOW! Clear Semi Dull embossing powder (WOW!) | Detail Gold Embossing Powder | Scor Tape

I took my inspiration from this wedding invitation on Pinterest:

I used the idea of a vintage ticket to inspire my invitation design – designed to look like a giant ticket!

I used a ton of supplies for each item so please note that, rather than describing every step and item as I usually do, I am going to list supplies as I go, rather than detailing my process. Else we’d be here all day – and there are many other ladies waiting for you to hop to them! Please note that if there is enough of a demand, mentioned through comments, for me to walk through how I created any of the items then I might do some follow-up posts focusing on each requested item in turn!

So, anyway.

After receiving such an impressive invitation your loved one is sure to want to attend, right? Well, this little gold envelope contains a pack of everything they’ll need to get in… 

Here’s the reverse of the envelope, on its own. The ‘Love’ on the back mimicking the back of the invitation. As you open it up, the theme of the main invite is carried on with the RSVP pack:

Cute right?! Let’s take a closer look… 

This is the reverse of the RSVP pack, with prestigious gold lettering

And affixed to the reverse… tickets! Well you need tickets to get into a movie, right?!

These cute little tickets form the RSVP pack to present on arrival. Very official and posh!

The tickets pull out from the slits holding them in place. Here they are expanded out:

This again was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest, specifically this Save The Date set of tickets:

No detail spared on my version, so here is the reverse of my tickets:

Mini Envelope and Tickets RSVP Pack Supplies:
Mini Envelope: Tiny Envelope die (Papertrey Ink) | 24kt Gold cardstock (Clear and Simple Stamps) | 2010 Love Tags stamp set (Papertrey Ink) | Hibiscus Burst ink (Papertrey Ink) | Scor Tape
RSVP Ticket Holder Card: 24kt Gold cardstock (Clear and Simple Stamps) | At The Movies stamp set and dies (MFT) |  American Made stamp set (Becky Oehlers) | On The Strip stamp set (Neat & Tangled) | Brilliant Lightning Black ink (Tsukineko) | Versamrak ink (Tsukineko) | Corner Chomper (Making Memories) | Slit Punch (SU!) | Detail Gold embossing powder
Entry Tickets:  Ticket Border die (Papertrey Ink) | Hibiscus Burst cardstock (Papertrey Ink) | Just The Ticket stamp set (Papertrey Ink) | Postmarks stamp set (Papertrey Ink) | Watchin’ TV stamp set (Sweet Stamp Shop) | Admit One stamp (Tim Holtz) | Lots of Love stamp set (Avery Elle) | Midnight Letters stamp set (Mama Elephant) | American Made stamp set (Becky Oehlers) | Versafine Onyx Black ink (Tsukineko) | Versamark ink (Tsukineko) | Detail Gold embossing powder | Scor Tape | Matte Mod Podge

Awesome huh!?

So, apart from movies and cuddles and snuggles, what do these tickets get you?

Only entry to all of this as well!

I put together some mini popcorn boxes and filled them with sweet treats – sweet popcorn, heart-shaped marshmallows, and peanut M&Ms!

Mini Popcorn Boxes Supplies: Popcorn Box die (Lifestyle Crafts) | Hibiscus Burst cardstock (Papertrey Ink) | Vintage Cream cardstock (Papertrey Ink) | Think Big #23 stamp set (Papertrey Ink) | Background Basics: Super Stripes stamp set (Papertrey Ink) | Lots of Love stamp set (Avery Elle) | Midnight Letters stamp set (Mama Elephant) | Hibiscus Burst ink (Papertrey Ink) | Versamark ink (Tsukineko) | WOW! Opaque Vanilla White embossing powder (WOW!) | Scor Tape

As well as that, I took some small champagne bottles and adorned them with ticket tags, and the larger one with a filmstrip label:

Champage Bottle Label and Tags Supplies: At The Movies die collection (MFT) | Ticket Border die (Papertrey Ink) | 24kt Gold cardstock (Clear and Simple Stamps) | Hibiscus Burst cardstock (Papertrey Ink) | Think Big Favourites #23 stamp set (Papertrey Ink) | 2010 Love Tags stamp set (Papertrey Ink) | Hibiscus Burst ink (Papertrey Ink) | Versamark Ink (Tsukineko) | Hole Punch | Scor Tape | Gold Twine (Clear and Simple Stamps) | Hibiscus Burst Satin Luxe Ribbon (Papertrey Ink)

I think that just about rounds up my whole ensemble – phew!

I hope I haven’t exhausted you too much for you to carry on hopping – or to try your hand at winning some prizes!

My prize packs are courtesy of Gel-ร -Tins Stamps (whom I am on the DT for) and Becky Oehlers Stamps! Let’s take a look at what you could win!

Gel-ร -Tins are offering up their most awesome Love Knots set and a packet of Hot Pink Gelly Gem roll ups:

  

And Becky is offering up her beyond-awesome set, Spoon Me!

Want to win? Simply leave a comment on this post by 23:59EST on Thursday 21st February 2013 for a chance! A couple of random winners will be drawn shortly after this date!

Ready to hop on? Here’s where the rest of the Hop is taking us:

You are here!! —-> Taheerah Atchia <—- You are here!!
JJ Bolton
Joscelyne Cutchens
Jennifer Ingle
Amy Kolling
Agnieszka Malyszek
Wida Miller
Jocelyn Olson
Miriam Prantner
Anita Recksiedler
Elena Roussakis
Jennifer Rzasa
Erin Lee Schreiner
Dana Warren
Laurie Willison
Tessa Wise
Nina Yang 

Your next stop is JJ Bolton – she is *amazing* so go check her out and leave some love!!

You can also check out all the fun and chat along about what you’ve seen on our FaceBook Event Page!

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you all for stopping by and for leaving some love on my blog! It’s truly appreciated and I do hope you’ll be back again soon! Enjoy the rest of the Hop – and don’t forget to leave a comment on each post for the chance to win some amazing prizes!!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!!

176 thoughts on “Made With Love Blog Hop”

  1. WOW!!! What absolutely adorable invites and party decorations!! Loving the pop of pink with gold on kraft! So fun, and so enticing!! Oh yeah, I would love to grab some of those yummy goodies!

  2. Love everything about your Valentines! Super cool card w/rsvp ticket, the popcorn containers look yummy, and I'm sure the wine will be a hit also!
    Way to start the awesome hop!

  3. Wow, girl you went to town on these projects!!!! So well done! And I love how you mixed and matched your supplies.

    I hope all these holiday decorations don't go to waste, if you kwim;)

    ***XOXO***

  4. Taheera what an invitation, it just blew my mind, you made me feel truly as a VIP with all tha champagne and all your wonderful creations, I felt as if I was there being invited to the Oscars or something!!! Thanks for all the effort you put into it, everything turned out fabulous!!!

  5. I'm so glad there are so many places to get inspiration for projects and that we can interpret them in our own style. Great projects. The popcorn made me hungry. Guess I'm off to pop some popcorn.

  6. Found your blog on the hop and LOVE your LOVE theme… very nice stuff! You put a lot of detail into everything including your great pix… the lighting was totally right for these! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚ Kathi

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