Wild About You Valentine

Hi!  Today I have another Valentine featuring the Animal Outing Bundle.  Yes, I know, I’ve shared others – but this one is so cute, I couldn’t resist!

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How can you resist these adorable images?  Over the weekend, I had decided to do something with a bunch of projects I had started and never finished.  In the pile were a bunch of rhinos, giraffes and trees.  I believe I had planned on using them for thank you cards, but never got to it.  I also had one of these hearts but in a different color from another project and thought – hmm, I think these pieces would make a cute Valentine.

So, here is my final creation.  In the end, I made 13 of these Valentines – 12 of which I sent to a friend.

The sentiment is also from the Animal Outing stamp set.  I used Stampin’ Blends to color the animals.  The heart die cut is from the Sunshine Wishes framelits set – and something I recently pulled out for the first time.  So nice to finally use products that had been sitting unused!

All in all, I am happy with this card and happy to have used up the pieces I had sitting around.  Feeling very accomplished!

I hope you enjoyed today’s card.  You will find all the products listed below and in my on-line store.  Don’t forget, we are still Sale-A-Brating and a $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) earns you a FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure!

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Team Stamp It – Valentine Hop

Hi! Today I am excited to be participating in the Team Stamp It Valentine’s Blog Hop!

I just love this little treat holder and think it is perfect for anyone!

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He is carrying 5 Hershey Nuggets inside his pouch.  The original idea for a single nugget was created by Dawn Griffith and this 5 nugget version was designed by Deseree Krumm.

It is quick and easy to make using the Envelope Punch Board.

Cut your All My Love Designer Series Paper at 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″.

Line up one side at the 2″ mark on the punch board, punch and score.  Rotate the paper counterclockwise, and line up the score line with the little notch on the punch board to the left of the opening.  Punch and score.  Repeat the rotation and score for the remaining sides -always aligning the score line to the notch.

Here is my video – it is the second project – showing how to make this using the punch board.

Side note – if you liked the first project, you’ll  find details on it here.

The image is stamped from the Hedgehugs Stamp Set in Soft Suede ink.  The sentiment is from the exclusive stamp set in the January Paper Pumpkin and is stamped in Real Red ink.  A little heart is placed over the flower and was punched with the Cookie Cutter Builder punch from Real Red Cardstock.

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Animal Love

Hi! As promised, I am back today with a cute Treat Holder featuring the Animal Outing Suite in the Annual Catalog.

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Is this little file folder not the cutest?  I saw this idea a few years ago by Becky Roberts but hadn’t yet tried it.  So happy I remembered it!  These are very easy to make and can be done quickly.

The File Folder is 3″ x 5″, scored at 2 1/4″ and 2 1/2″ on the 5″ side.   A piece of Designer Series Paper 2 1/4″ x 3″ is also needed.  To see how to turn it into a folder, watch this video – it is the second project shared:

The animals are from the Animal Outing Stamp set and are colored with Stampin’ Blends.  The Rhino and Giraffe were stamped in Momento Tuxedo Black ink on a scrap of Whisper White card stock and die cut using the coordinating framelits.  Stampin’ Blends were used to color the animals – Smoky Slate both light and dark, Calypso Coral light and Pool Party light were used for the Rhino and bird while Daffodil Delight light and Crumb Cake light were used for the Giraffe.    You can order the stamps and dies as a bundle and save 10%!

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Love You Valentine

Hi! Today I am sharing a more masculine Valentine!  I am pretty happy with how this turned out and think it suits my guy pretty well.

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I shared this card this past week during my Tuesday with Teresa Facebook Live.  The background is created by using a Sponge Brayer and the Basic Gray ink pad on Glossy White Cardstock.  Love the ombre look I achieved.

The rest is straight forward die cuts – the heart and LOVE are dies in the Sunshine Wishes framelits while the YOU is from the Celebrate You die set.

Just realized – no stamping!  Wow!  I just wanted to share that while you may not own a set specific to Valentine’s Day – you probably have products that you can use to make a Valentine’s Day card.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card!

Come back on Saturday – I’ll be sharing a cute treat holder using the Animal Outing suite in the Annual Catalog.

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Paper Pumpkin Valentine

Hi!  Thank goodness I am a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber!  In my last minute mode, I needed to make Valentine’s for my family and didn’t have much time.  Paper Pumpkin to the rescue!  January’s Heartfelt Notes was the perfect kit and they were a big hit with the kids!

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The kit contains enough materials to make 16 adorable pocket cards. Untie the ribbon, and there is a note tucked into the pocket.  You could also put a gift card or small, flat piece of candy like a Ghiradelli square.   The kit comes complete with everything you need (except scissors) to make these cards.  Since I didn’t need 16 Valentines, I’ll be changing this up just a bit to make Gift Card Holders for Birthdays and Anniversaries.   They are just perfect for that!

What is Paper Pumpkin?  It is a box of creativity that arrives at your door every month!  The box contains all supplies (except scissors) to make that month’s project.  The projects change every month – from cards, to treat packaging, to home decor – its a crafty surprise!!  It takes about 30-45 minutes to make the projects.   Who doesn’t deserve a little creative time each month?   Monthly cost is $19.95 plus tax (S/H is already included!)

Did you know that Paper Pumpkin is celebrating its 5th Birthday in March?  As such, all subscribers by March 10, will get a FREE gift in their Paper Pumpkin box!  How cool is that?

Want more good news?  Purchase a 3, 6, or 12-month subscription before March 31st and earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products (you will need to pay a minimum of $6.95 S/H to receive your FREE item if that is all that you order)

3-Month Prepaid Subscription – $59 1 Free Level 1 Sale-A-Bration Item
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Subscribe today!  Here’s how:

  1. Purchase a Pre-Paid Subscription in my On-line Store here using Hostess Code: NYGZFRDW  (Please use the Hostess Code if you order is below $150 prior to S/H and tax).  You will receive an email containing your pre-paid code.
  2. If you are a brand new subscriber, create an account here.
  3. Log in to your account and click on the pre-paid code link to add your code.

Current Subscribers – now is a great time to purchase a pre-paid subscription and earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products!!

Cancelled Subscribers – re-activate your account to get March’s Kit!!  You don’t want to miss out on the 5th Year Celebration!!  You can also purchase a pre-paid subscription!  The kits are better than ever!

These kits are perfect for kids as well!  Need a little quiet time, you’ll be sure to get it while they work on their monthly kit – and they’ll LOVE getting a happy package every month!

I hope you’ll join me in celebrating Paper Pumpkin’s 5th Birthday!!

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Mini Ghiradelli Treat Holder

Hi!  Welcome back to the last day of Valentine Treat Holders!  I hope you have enjoyed this mini-series and are able to find a pattern for your Valentine Treats!

 

 

Ok, on to today’s project:

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This cute little box can hold 3 Mini-Ghiradelli squares or 4 Hershey Kisses or 2 Dove Hearts!   For this holder, I used the Melon Mambo Card Stock for my box and decorated with the Painted With Love Specialty Designer Paper.  The hearts and sentiment are from the Tabs for Everything Stamp set.

Here is how the box is made:

  1. Score an 8 1/2″ x 5″ piece of cardstock at 2″ and 3″ on the 5″ side.
  2. Score at 2 “, 4″, 6″  and 8″ on the 8 1/2” side.
  3. Scallop punch the panels between the 2″ and 4″ score lines and the 6″ and 8″ score lines.
  4. Cut off the 2 corners on the 1/2″ end.
  5. Cut up on the score lines on the top and bottom.
  6. Score the 2 scallop panels at 1″ from the top of the scallop.
  7. Fold on all score lines.
  8. Use Fast Fuse Adhesive to adhere the tab to form the box shape as well as on the bottom flap to seal the bottom.
  9. Use ribbon to hold the 2 scallop tops together.
  10. Decorate the sides with 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ mats.
  11. Add sentiment and fill box with goodies.

Here is a picture of the template:

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Just an FYI, yesterday’s box and today’s box can be made from 1 sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ card stock.  This pattern requires 8 1/2″ x 5 and yesterday’s requires 8 1/2″ x 6.  So you can get 2 from 1 sheet!  Pretty cool!

You can shop in my on-line store!   Use Hostess Code: AWRFCDQY to qualify for FREE goodies!  All $50 orders (US, prior to S/H and tax)  qualify for

  • FREE Glitter and Clear Enamel Shapes ($7 value) – (good through Feb 10)
  • FREE Love You Still Tutorial (good through Feb 14)
  • FREE Level 1 Sale-A-Bration Set

That’s quite a bit for FREE with just $50 order!

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Valentine Treats – Day 2

Hi!  Did you try yesterday’s Treat Holder?  What did you think?

Back again today with another Valentine Treat holder for you!

Valentines, Chocolates, Painted Love, Scallop Topper, Stampin' Up!, SU!This treat holder is perfect for holding a single Lindt Chocolate or a few Hershey Kisses.  Just the perfect little treat for someone sweet!

Here are the directions to make this:

  1. Score an 8 1/2″ x 6″ piece of card stock at 2″ and 4″ on the 6″ side
  2. Score at 3″ and 5 1/2″ on the 8 1/2″ side.
  3. Cut off all 4 corners
  4. Using the Scallop Tag Topper punch, punch the two long ends.
  5. Make a small mark on the 2 short ends at 1 1/4″
  6. Score from this mark to the corners on both small sides like this:Your card stock should now look like this:Scallop Topped Treat Box, Stampin' Up!, Treat Holder, Valentines, Pattern, Template
  7. Fold on all Score lines.  Apply Tear & Tape to one triangular flap on the short side to adhere the back scallop flap.
  8. Use ribbon to tie the front scallop flap and close the box.
  9. Decorate as desired.

For my box, I used Melon Mambo for the base and decorated with Designer Series Paper from the Painted With Love Specialty pack.  These pieces measure 1 3/4″ x 2 1/4″.

I then used the small scallop circle punch from the Occasions Catalog and adhered with dimensionals a Gold Foil heart created with the Lots to Love framelits.   You could add a sentiment to go over the heart or above or below if you’d like.   The Ribbon is the Blushing Bride double stitched ribbon.

Pretty quick to put together if you are looking to mass produce a treat.  If you need treats that are not food, try small erasers or stickers for children or a piece of jewelry for someone special.   Little notes telling the recipient what you love about them would also be sweet to tuck inside.

You’ll find all supplies to make this box in my on-line store!  Use Hostess Code: AWRFCDQY when placing your order to receive FREE Glitter & Enamel Epoxy Shapes ($50 order prior to S/H and tax placed by Feb 10) and this tutorial:

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Time for Valentines

Hi!  Today I am kicking off 3 Days of Valentine Treat Holders!

First up, this easy-peasy Ribbon Pull-Up treat holder!

Valentines, Love, Treat Holder, Lots to Love, Painted Love, Stampin' Up!, SU!It is amazing how quick and easy this little treat holder is to make.  All you need is a 4×6 piece of Designer Series paper, a hole punch and ribbon!  If you have a definitive pattern to your paper, you want the length to be 6″ and the height 4″.  For my holder, I used the Painted Love Specialty Designer Series Paper found in the Occasions Catalog.

Score your 4×6″ piece of paper at 1/2″ along the 6″ side.

Fold and add Tear & Tape along the 1/2″ strip and along the bottom.

Adhere the side tab and then starting at the tab end, adhere the bottom.

                  

Use a bone folder to flatten the pouch.

Punch a hole (I used a 1/4″ retired Stampin’ Up! punch) in the center of the top and run a 14″ piece of ribbon through the holes.

 

 

Place treats in pouch – using the treats to push the ribbon down into the pouch.

Tie ribbon or use a piece of Baker’s Twine to tie the ribbon together and decorate the front as desired.

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The recipient just needs to pull up on the ribbon to pull the treats out of the pouch!

I am still celebrating my 13 years as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator with 13 days of Giveaways on my Facebook page here.

I am also offering FREE Glitter and Clear Enamel shapes with all $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) orders placed in my on-line store using Hostess Code: AWRFCDQY through February 10th.

Lastly, all orders of $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) also qualify for this FREE Tutorial featuring the Love You Still Stamp set through February 14th.

 

Big news!!  The Fast Fuse promotion is coming back on Feb 8!!  Order 1 Fast Fuse adhesive and get 2 Refills FREE!!  Offer runs Feb 8-12 or WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!  So shop early on February 8 to get in on this great deal!

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Hedgie Hugs

Hi!  How are you today?  In need of a hug?  Well, I have just the card for you!

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Aren’t these little guys adorable?  This is the new stamp set Hedgehugs in the Occasions Catalog.  How cute would this be for a Valentine’s card or to wish someone a Happy Birthday?

The base of my card is Crumb Cake and the little flowers were stamped with Crumb Cake ink.  The Hedgehogs were stamped in Soft Suede on Whisper White card stock.  I used the Early Espresso watercolor pencil to add some shading on his body and then blended it with a Blender Pen.  The little flower he’s holding was colored with a Real Red Marker.  The sentiment is stamped in Soft Suede as well.  The flower is colored with Real Red and Old Olive markers and stamped next to the sentiment.  It was punched out with the 1 1/2″ Circle Punch and layered on a 1 3/4″ Soft Suede Circle.  I added a thin strip of Burlap Ribbon to finish him off.

What do you think?  Could you use a hug?  If so, email me your address at: teresa.howe@verizon.net and I’ll send you a hedgie hug!

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Team Stamp It Valentine’s Blog Hop

Hi!  Welcome to the Team Stamp It! Valentine’s Day Blog Hop!  I hope you are enjoying the projects we have prepared for you for Valentine’s Day!

I went a little non-traditional on my color scheme – hope you don’t mind.

SU! Love You Lots, Envelope Punch Board

My all time favorite hostess set is the Love You Lots set – the animals are just adorable and make great cards for any occasion.  Today I am using this little frog.  I used the new Watercolor Pencils to color him in along with a blender pen.  The hearts on the top of the card and on the tag for the box are punched using the Confetti Heart punch.  The heart on the sentiment is one of our Brights Enameled Embellishments.  I used solid black baker’s twine wrapped around 4 times as my ribbon.

Here is a close up of the card:

SU! Love You Lots

Here is the box – thanks to Michelle Long from the Artisan Design Team for the idea:

SU! Love You Lots, Envelope Punch Board

The box is made using the Envelope Punch Board as follows:

  •  Cut a 6×6 piece of Designer Series Paper
  • Score and punch each side at 2 1/8″ and 3 7/8″
  • Cut in to form tabs on two opposite sides
  • Fold on all score lines
  • Adhere tabs using Tear & Tape

Here is a picture of the box scored and the tabs cut:

The belly band around the box is a 7 1/2 x 2″ strip of Vellum card stock.  Score at 6 1/4″, 5″, 2 1/2″, and 1 1/4″.  After scoring, use the Scalloped Tag Topper punch to punch both ends.  Tie together and add a tag.

These boxes hold around 5 Hershey Chocolate hearts.

Leave a comment using the #stampitcontest below and be entered into a drawing for this great prize!

Make sure you hop on over to the next blog and see what else is in store for you!

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