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Hearts a Flutter Valentine’s card

I’ve had a nice break from blogging and enjoyed Christmas with my family.  However I’ve been so excited to play with my new stash from the Stampin’ Up! Spring mini catalog 2013.  This week’s challenge on Hand Stamped Sentiments is a color splash challenge of Primrose Petals, Pool Party and Basic Black.  This project is based on a photo frame project in the spring catalog.  Here’s my project giving you a sneak peek of the Hearts a Flutter Bundle.  It contains the hearts a Flutter stamp set and framelits.  It’s perfect for making a variety of cards.

Stampin' Up! Hearts a Flutter Valentine's card

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Please join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.  We would love to see your color splash project.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Hearts a Flutter Valentine’s Card

Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Hearts a Flutter, Delightful Dozen

Paper:  Whisper White, Primrose Petals, Pool Party Basic Black

Ink:  Whisper White, Primrose Petals, Pool Party, Basic Black

Embellishments:  Big Shot, Hearts a Flutter framelits, White Baker’s Twine, Vintage Faceted buttons, Basic Rhinestones

Happy Valentine’s Day…You’re just my type!

Today is Valentine’s Day and I wish you love!  This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a Valentine’s day Challenge.   I love the old fashion typewriter image in the Established Elegance set but I also love all the sentiments in the ‘You’re my Type’ set so I combined both.

Valentine's day card

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I was going for a vintage feel and used Cherry Cobbler with Very Vanilla.  For a bit of sparkle I used the Dazzling Details in Cherry Cobbler on the embossed background.  I also punched the hearts from red glitter paper. The label framelits are fast becoming one of my favorites.  I love all the different sizes.  The paper in the typewriter looks like it’s coming up from the rollers because I cut a notch at the paper holder on the typewriter and put the paper behind it.

I hope you’re inspired to join us this week and spread the love by posting you’re Valentine project at HSS.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

You’re Just my Type Valentine Card

Size:   4.50″ w x 5.00″ h

Stamp sets: Established Elegance, You’re my Type

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler

Ink: Early Espresso

Accessories: Big Shot, Label Framelits, Adorning Accents Hearts Embossing folders, Stripes and Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folders, 1-1.4″ square punch, Heart to Heart punch, Small heart punch, Owl Builder punch, Basic Pearls, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Hat pin

A Valentine gift from the Heart

After weeks of anticipation, it’s finally here–Sale-A-Bration is now in full swing! During Sale-A-Bration 2012, you can earn free products in three different ways.

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-brationStampin' Up! Sale-a-brationStampin' Up! Sale-a-brationTo celebrate  Sale-a-bration I’ve been creating projects with some of the products in the Sale-a-bration catalog.  This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments the challenge is gift items.  With Valentine’s just around the corner I made this heart box using the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper which you can earn with a $50 purchase.

Stampin' Up! heart box

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I used the Heart Framelits to create the box and I embellished it it with quill roses and butterflies die cut from the Beautiful Wi Sizzlit.  To make this box I adapted the tutorial from SCS.  I love the colors in the Everyday Enchantment DngsSP – Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla and Soft Suede.  These colors are so pretty together.

Stampin' Up! heart box

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I added some extra sparkle to the roses with Dazzling Details and embellished with basic pearls.  The sentiment and the heart on the sentiment are embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. To make this a sweet gift I filled the box with Hershey’s kisses.

Stampin' Up! Heart box

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I hope you’re inspired to join us at HHS for this week’s challenge of gift items.  Click here to see more inspiration from our very talented design team.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Valentine Heart Box

Size:  approx. 5.00″ h x 5.50″ w

Stamp sets: Delightful Dozen, Four Frames

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade, Everyday Enchantment DSP

Ink: Poppy Parade, Soft Suede,  Versamark

Accessories: Big Shot, Heart Framelits, Beautiful Wings Sizzlit, Bird Builder Punch, Scallop Circle punch, Decorative label punch, small Heart punch, Basic Pearls, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Very Vanilla Satin ribbon, non- Stampin’ Up! lace trim

Sea of Love Valentine Card

How these days in January make me long for the beach.  I guess I shouldn’t complain since the weather here has been sunny and in the 70’s but I just can’t help thinking of long summer days at the beach.  This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a beach theme but I still have Valentine’s day on the brain.  So when I began to think of what to create for this challenge I thought of the sea…love…Eureka!!…The Sea of Love!  So here’s my interpretation of this week’s beach theme challenge.

Sea of Love Fish Punch Art Valentine Card

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I used the Lots of Love Letterpress plate for the background.  I inked it up with Versamark then ran it through the Big Shot and to add sparkle I heat embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  The sentiment is stamped in Indigo Blue and also heat embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.

Punch Art Fish Valentine Card

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I hope you can see how the Sea of Love  shimmers with the Iridescent Ice.  The fish are made with various Stampin’ Up! heart punches.  I couldn’t resist the wiggle eyes.  The sand is Crumb Cake card stock sponged with Soft Suede ink.  This card would be perfect to give to your hubby or wife.  Either way love is in the air or rather the sea.

I hope you’re inspired to join us this week with your beach themed creation.  Hop on over to HSS for more inspiration from our very talented design team.

Sea of Love Valentine Card

Size:  4.25″ h x 5.50″ w

Stamp sets:  Short and Sweet

Paper: Card base:  Island Indigo, Card stock:  Pool Party, Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride, Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake

Ink: Island Indigo,  Soft Suede, Versamark

Accessories: Big Shot, Lots of Love Letterpress Plate, Full Heart Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, non-Stampin’ Up! branch punch, non-Stampin’ Up! wiggle eyes

Take it to Heart Forever & Always Valentine Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments the challenge is Pleats and Ruffles.  I’ve used lots of items from the new mini catalog to create this card.

Stampin Up Valentine Take it to heart card

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I love the bird image from the Take it to Heart stamp set.  I used ink pads and blender pens to color the image.  To give the image a bit more sparkle I used the tiniest bit of Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to the flowers.  I also heat embossed the textured background with touches of gold embossing powder.  Since the challenge calls for pleats or ruffles, I ruffled a piece of Victoria Crochet ribbon on a hat pin.  The top of the pin also features small punched flowers.  This is my first Valentine card of the season.  Let me know what you think and also what your favorite items are from the new mini.

Hand Stamped Sentiment ruffles and pleats challenge 100

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Take it to Heart Valentine Card

Size:  5.00″ h x 5.00″ w

Stamp sets: Take it to Heart, Loving Thoughts

Paper: Card Stock:  Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Watercolor paper

Ink: StayzOn Brown, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Versamark

Accessories: Big Shot, Finial Press, Paper Doily Sizzlit, Heart Collection Framelits Dies, Hat Pin, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Gold Embossing Powder, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, Blender Pen

Button it up!

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments it’s all about buttons.  Since I didn’t have a button I liked I decided to make a heart paper button. There is an easy to follow tutorial for making paper buttons on SCS.  The dressmaker form can be found here.  This card came together very quickly and was fun to make.  Join us this week for our Button Challenge.

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All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Dress maker form card

Size: 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamps:  Bliss, Artistic Etchings

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake; DSP:  First Edition

Ink:  Soft Suede, Blushing Bride

Accessories:  Antique brad, 5/8 Inch Crochet Trim Victoria ribbon, Black Satin ribbon, Basic pearls, Eyelet border punch, Heart to Heart punch, Ticket corner punch, 1 inch circle punch, 3/4 inch circle punch, Crop-a-dile

Technique: Die cutting, stamping

Strength & Hope Butterfly Card – Let’s Fight Breast Cancer!

This past weekend I held a workshop and my make-and-take was a card I saw in the May issue of SUCCESS.  SUCCESS is a magazine for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and is a valuable tool to helping us with our business.   I used the colors and punches I own to create the card.  My customers loved making it.  Plus it showcased the stamp set so well.  With each purchase of this stamp set Stampin’ Up! will donate $2 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  BCRF is dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime by funding clinical and translational research worldwide.

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All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Strength & Hope Butterfly Card

Size:  3″ w x 6″ h (card fits into SU’s Small Open End Envelops item#107286)

Stamps: Strength & Hope

Paper: Card stock:  textured Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla,

Ink:  Versamark, Blushing Bride, Regal Rose, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso

Accessories: Small Heart punch, 1-1/4 circle punch, 1/4″ Very Vanilla ribbon, Basic Clear Rhinestones

Technique: Stamping, die cutting

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