From the Heart Blog Hop


Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for January 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects showcase themes that are “from the heart.” This includes any of the following themes… Valentine’s Day, Thinking of You, Get Well and/or Sympathy. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Uplifting card and gift box created with Lift me Up stamp set and Urban Underground paper from Stampin' Up! Staci Rivera SU

I created a card to give to my husband with a “just because I love you” kind of sentiment. It’s a “thinking of you” type of card. I also included a small gift and made a custom box that coordinated with the card.Uplifting card created with Lift me Up stamp set and Urban Underground paper from Stampin' Up! Staci Rivera SU

I paired the Lift Me Up stamp set with products from the Urban Underground suite. Everything is made with new goodies from the Occasions catalog.

Uplifting card created with Lift me Up stamp set and Urban Underground paper from Stampin' Up! Staci Rivera SU

I just love the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder! I placed a layer of vellum over a layer of Bermuda Bay cardstock in order to tone down the brightness of the blue.

I also used the new watercolor pencils to color the hot air balloon. What a great new item! I am really excited about the watercolor pencils.

Gift box created with Urban Underground paper from Stampin' Up!

I made this cute little box too. It’s custom sized to fit the gift perfectly. It was fun to make.

What’s inside the box? A bow tie!

Bow Tie Box created by Staci Rivera at using Urban Underground paper from StampinUp

My husband and I are fans of Doctor Who and the 11th doctor always sported a bow tie. Now my husband likes to sport them too. I thought it was perfect for a little “pick me up” kind of gift.

As an interesting side note- if you are already a Doctor Who fan you probably picked up on this…but my blog name is from references to the 11th Doctor. Clara Oswald would say, “Run you clever boy and remember.” And now with that tidbit, on to the next stop-

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  4. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  5. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  6. Staci Rivera at Clever Bow Tie Designs   <<<<<<<<<You are Here!!! Hooray!
  7. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  8. Maggie at Maggie Made Cards
  9. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  10. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  13. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  14. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  16. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard  at Queen B Creations
  18. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping

Have a Cleverly Creative Day!



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  1. Staci, your husband will love this very thoughtful (from the heart) gift!! Love the card and the box! My favorite detail is the vellum that you used with the cardstock in the hexagon dynamic TIEF… it really brings out the hexagon design!! Well done.

    (Suggestion for your blog: Find a way to incorporate your name within the top of your blog design… it will make it so much easier for followers to leave a personalized comment… 🙂 )

  2. Staci, I love your card and enjoyed reading your story of how you chose your blog name. I need to take a page from your book and send more cards to those I love “just because”. My husband would so appreciate a card like this and I’m sure yours will too! Love the bow tie! I have never seen Dr. Who but I may just have to check it out!

  3. Jennifer Michalski

    Staci, being a fellow Whovian and a tremendous fan of The Doctor myself, I am in Love with this project! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. Staci…. your rocked this hop! Love this project Pal!

  5. I thought of you the other day and wondered if you were still doing SU. I see the answer is yes! I really like your card and the bowtie gift is way cool, more so because your hubby will actually wear it.

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