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Valentine with a fun Surprise inside

Another valentine card made and ready to be given to someone sweet. I used the Heart Happiness stamp set and coordinating Sweet and Sassy framelits. Because, as you know, I LOVE Valentines and hearts and pretty paper!

I only used one ink pad on this card- calypso coral. It looks like the heart has more than one color, but that is because of the unique carving of this beautiful stamp.


The cardstock used is whisper white, pink pirouette and melon mambo. I also used the gorgeous Painted with Love designer paper and Gold Glimmer paper.


I used the new gold tinsel trim to make a bow and attached an Enamel Glitter Dot over the knot in the ribbon.


So, do you want to see what's inside?


A cute little "pop up" heart <3


For instructions on how to make a pop up heart: click here to view a previous post.

I can't get enough of this beautiful designer paper..


The verse is borrowed from the Painted Palette stamp set.


I hope you are having fun making your valentines for next month.

Thanks again for stopping by!

Until the next time...

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Valentine Card in 3-D

I'm going to share a pretty simple Valentine, (love, wedding or anniversary) card with you today. There's not much stamping going on, just some simple die cuts and folds.

I used the Sweet and Sassy heart framelit dies, the Diagonal Stripe Background stamp, berry burst metalic edge ribbon, sweet sugarplum cardstock, powder pink cardstock and rich razzleberry ink for this 3 dimensional valentine.


This is the card from the top, looking down on it.


And here it is from the side.


I cut 8 of the largest hearts in the Sweet and Sassy framelit set. And then scored them down the middle with the Simply Scored tool. This photo shows 3 of the 8 hearts.


Next, I attached them back to back on only one side of the heart.


I did this with all 8 hearts.


The back will end up like this. This will be what you will adhere to the card. NOTE: the hearts in these photos are smaller than the hearts on the card. But still the same technique was used.


This is what the front of all the hearts looks like, once you have all 8 attached to each other.


After you attach the 3 D heart to the front of the card- fluff it out. The hearts actually lay flat inside an envelope and pop up once taken out of the envelope, so its easy to send in the mail!


I hope you give this 3 D pop up a try. It really is simple, but packs a punch!

Thanks for visiting today.

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She thought she could... so she did- Another Eclipse Technique card

Well, its not a Christmas card that I'm posting on the day before Christmas, but a congratulatory card that I made for a sweet friend.

I've been so busy preparing for Christmas Eve and Christmas day, that I haven't had a chance to post on my blog!

I made this card a couple of weeks ago and wanted to wait to share it, until my friend received it. So, today, is the day.

Its a card that I made with the "This Little Piggy" stamp set. I again used the Eclipse Technique for this special card.

I had this idea in my head and couldn't wait to get it on paper. My friend accomplished something great, so I wanted to celebrate her achievement.

"Yay" was what came to mind... so thats what I spelled out with the Large Letters Framelit dies.


I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them in with our New Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.

I love how it turned out.

To learn how I did the Eclipse Technique, click here to see an earlier post, explaining the technique.


I used the pink pirouette light and dark markers as well as the pool party and the light rich razzleberry marker to color in the images. I also added some dazzling diamonds glitter with a thin swipe of the fine tip glue pen and patted it with my finger.

Of course, I can't forget the inside!


The cardstock colors are whisper white, pink pirouette and sweet sugar plum. I think my friend liked the card- she said it brightened her day!


Although this isn't a Christmas card, I would like to wish you all a blessed Christmas and hope you are celebrating with lots of family and friends.

Until the next time...

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Craft Night- Button Trees and Sequin Ornaments

My friends and I got together to have a craft night to make Christmas trees using some retired Stampin Up buttons as well as many other buttons that we had collected.

I got this idea from Patty Bennett last year and we have been planning on making these trees for a year now!

We bought the styrofoam trees from a craft store. We really had a blast making these. They are very easy, but take about 2-3 hours to attach all the buttons, depending on how big your tree is and how big your buttons are.


We used pins with the white pearl on the top. They come in a short and a long length. We used the longer ones at the bottom of the tree and the shorter ones at the top. We started at the bottom and worked our way up.

Here's BJ and Lori posing with their trees. Lori is almost there...


We all decided to make our first tree in Christmas colors of red and green.


Tracy posing with her perfect button tree- she was the first one to finish.


We used about 350 buttons and pins. That was for the largest tree. It was about 12" high.


I also made a smaller tree, which is about 6" high. Some of the styrofoam trees were green and some were white. I don't think it really mattered once the buttons were on.


For the stars, I used the retired medium star punch from Stampin Up and the Stampin Up gold and silver glimmer paper. I punched 2 stars and placed a toothpick in between them and attached it with Stampin Up tear and tape. I tied a little lemon lime twist ombre ribbon on the top of this tree.


I love how they turned out.


Once I finished the tree, I had an idea... I bought some styrofoam balls and did some Christmas ornaments.

I had a bunch of retired Stampin Up bold brights buttons, so I thought it would be fun to make a super colorful Christmas bulb.


To attach the Stampin Up red tinsel trim, I simply tied a loop in a knot at the top and pinned it to the styrofoam bulb with the same pearl top pins and then made a bow with red ribbon and pinned it down as well.


If there was too much white styrofoam showing, and I didn't have a small enough button to fill it, I just placed a pearl top pin there to fill the space.


I used 100-150 buttons/pins on this ornament.

So, then I had another idea. I have tons of Stampin Up Sequins! I got out my Stampin Up Metallic Sequin Assortment and went to town on another Christmas bulb. This time I used a tiny styrofoam bulb as I knew it would take me a while to pin all the tiny sequins on.

I used these pins for the sequin ornament. I probably used about 700 sequins/pins for this 2" ornament.


I did not use the black or copper sequins from the Metallic Sequin Assortment. I did use the Stampin Up gold ribbon and gold satin trimmed ribbon for the bow and the loop.


I love how shiny and sparkly they are! The ornament below is made with retired Stampin Up sequins and ribbon from the 2017 Occasions catalog.




They look gorgeous on my tree.



If you're looking for a fun Christmas craft, grab some buttons or sequins and make some pretty trees and ornaments for your own tree or to give to special family and friends.

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Another Eclipse Technique Valentine Card

I'm in the midst of baking, wrapping, stamping, crafting and cleaning for Christmas, so why not throw in a Valentine card while I'm at it!

I am totally in LOVE with the Eclipse Technique and I have been making a few cards for Valentines day and for a couple of my friends using this unique technique.

You will definitely want to try this and you will definitely need the Large Letters Framlit dies to pull it off.

I also used the Bloomin' Love stamp set for this lovely card.


The whisper white cardstock was stamped with the heart in real red and the flowers in rose red ink. Then I placed the Large Letters Framlit dies over top of the images and cut the word LOVE out with the Big Shot.

I then attached the whisper white cardstock onto the card, and attached the letters in the cut out holes with mini dimensionals.

It helps to attach basic black cardstock behind the letters. It gives in more contrast and depth.


I added a few rhinestones for sparkle. This could also be used for a wedding, anniversary, engagement or bridal shower as well.

I've got another really cute eclipse card to share, but I want to make sure that my friend received it before I post.

Stop back again soon- I have more crafty crafts that I will be posting this week.

Until the next time...

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Cookie Exchange & Cute Cookie Packaging

Last week, my friend, Deb, hosted a cookie exchange for our neighborhood. There were 14 of us who participated and we all made 14 dozen cookies each. We then met at Deb's house to swap our cookies with the other bakers. There was a junior baker who we exchanged 2 cookies with as well.

I decided to make Hershey Kiss Peaunt Butter Cookies. These cookies are a favorite of my kids and I make them every year. This time I rolled them in sprinkles to make them more festive.


Of course, for me, it was all about the packaging. So, I got out my stamps and went to town making the perfect little bag to hold all of those yummy cookies.

I used smaller Stampin Up cellophone bags that I had on hand. I wish I had the 6 x 17 that we now carry tho- they would have worked so much better and I would have had more room to work with. I added two layers of cardstock inside the bag so that I could stack two rows of cookies. I then used the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and Cookie Cutter punch to decorate the bag. So perfect for a cookie exchange, don't you think?


Here are all the cute little tags I made with crumb cake and whisper white cardstock as well as some red glimmer paper. I added pearl jewels and used a chalk marker for the icing on the gingerbread girl. I think she turned out pretty cute.


Fourteen dozen, is a lot of cookies...


I also made Deb a small gift for hosting. I gave her one of my hot chocolate jars ( like the ones we made at my holiday packaging class) as well as a cute little stocking from the Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin November Kit, which I filled with candy, a gift card and a lottery ticket.


I packed up my cookies and goodies and headed off to Debs that morning.


When I arrived, I was greeted by this adorable snowman wreath on Deb's door. Deb makes wreaths for every holiday and occasion and ships them nationwide. She does the most amazing work. Check out her facebook page: Creations by Deb-


I gave Deb her little gift and she was nice enough to allow me to take a photo of her cute self.


Check out all the amazing cookies! ( and cute packaging)




It was a lot of work, making all those cookies, but so totally worth it! The cookies were so delicious and I received so many cookies that we had never tried before.


I love the Christmas season and all the fun events that come with it. I hope you are enjoying many creative gatherings as well this season.

Until the next time...

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