A Snail Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day!  What better way to celebrate than by sharing this adorable snail who’s stopping by to say Hi!

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Isn’t he so sweet?  This little guy can be found in the Snailed It Suite of the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.  He is stamped in Jet Black Stazon Ink and colored with Watercolor Pencils.

The little hearts are from the same catalog and part of the same suite.  They are the perfect addition to this card.

The sentiment comes from the January Paper Pumpkin Kit – which coordinated with this suite.  If you aren’t a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber and live in North America, I highly recommend it. (More information below).

The stitched trail around the outside of this panel I thought was perfect!  It is made using the Stitched with Whimsy Dies.

The heart paper behind the panel is from the Snail Mail Desginer Series Paper Pack.  I’d say, just get the entire suite, you won’t regret it!

Basic Black and Real Red cardstock complete the card.

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For The Coffee Lovers

Hi!  Today I have a card for the coffee lovers out there.  One of the first bundles I purchased from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog was the Nothing’s Better Than bundle.  This is such a great bundle and sparks so many ideas.  Coffee, Love, Nothings Better Than, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

This would make a great Valentine’s Day card!  The heart background is made using Pool Party Cardstock and the Detailed Hearts die.  The words are die cut from Blushing Bride, Petal Pink, Rococo Rose and Early Espresso Cardstock.   The cup is stamped in Blushing Bride and Early Espresso inks.  The splats are Pool Party.  A layer of Pool Party Designer Series Paper is placed behind the Basic White stamped image panel.  The base of the card is Early Espresso.

I am not a coffee drinker -but I do love chocolate – so for my Valentine’s Day card, I believe I’ll switch it up using the chocolate image in this bundle.  What about you?  Coffee or chocolate lover?

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Squirrelly Love

Hi! Today I have the second card I made during this past Tuesday’s Facebook Live featuring the Special Someone Stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.

Isn’t he cute?  Once again I used the Blender Pen to color the squirrel after stamping him with Early Espresso ink.  You’ll note that the squirrel and balloon are die cut – this is because Stampin’ Up! has created a set of dies that will be available on Feb 4 as part of the Coordination release!  LOVE IT!!!

The grass is also one of the dies in the set.  I used Old Olive cardstock for that.

The balloon is stamped in Real Red ink and is 2-step stamping.  I did the full heart first and then the outline as I find it easier to stamp this way.

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings set in the Annual catalog.  Inside says Happy Valentine’s Day which was one of the greetings in the January Paper Pumpkin Kit.

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Here’s the video showing the use of the Blender Pen to color the squirrel:

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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)

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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!

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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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