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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.

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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.

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

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

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A cute little "pop up" heart <3

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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..

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The verse is borrowed from the Painted Palette stamp set.

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

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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.

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

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And here it is from the side.

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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.

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

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I did this with all 8 hearts.

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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.

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

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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!

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

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Fun Fold - Gift Card Holder

I used the super cute, Smitten Mitten set to make this awesome gift card holder for Christmas.

The small mittens hold the flap closed and when opened, it exposes the little pocket inside to hold a special gift card.

I used the Christmas Quilt designer paper from the Stampin Up Holiday Catalog as well as a touch of red glimmer paper to make the gift card holder sparkle.

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The card is 4 1/4" x 11. I scored the card at 4 1/4" then 9 3/4". The bottom flap folds up and I attached the two die cut mittens with mini dimensionals. The top flap tucks in under the mittens to hold the card closed.

Here's the inside. I used tear tape on the far edges of the bottom flap, so that a gift card can be easily tucked inside.

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Did you notice the red rhinestone gems? I colored our basic rhinestone with the Stampin' Blends cherry cobbler marker. These markers are permanent and can be used on non porous surfaces. SO cool!

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We made this card at this months Card Class and the ladies loved it!

You should give it a try!

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My Talented Team and their Fabulous Swaps and 3-D Creations

I want to share my teams swaps from our Christmas Party with you. The theme was gift packaging. Some of the girls made boxes and others did gift card holders. They were all very cute!

This adorable little gift box was made by Sue Brennan. She used the "Bella and Friends" stamp set to decorate the front of the box.

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This gift card holder was made by Tauni Caylor- its got a little surprise inside... wait for it...

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How cute is this?? (inside) Wait for it.....

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Ta Da! Love those mittens from the "Smitten Mitten" stamp set.

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Another cute gift box made with the Santa's Suit stamp set, by Teresa Fisher

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Birthday packages that I made with the new Silver Gable boxes from the upcoming Occasions Catalog 2018.

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This is the coolest gift card holder... Its a "zipper card" made by Lori Wiest. Pull the tab and it unzips the card to reveal a gift card inside. I don't have instructions, but I'm sure it can be "googled."

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We have so much talent on our #1 Stampers team. Speaking of talent, Heidi Carr brought some of her fabulous creations to share with us that night. Take a look at some of these over the top, amazing cards that Heidi made.

Ready for Christmas stamp set bundle:

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Hearts Come Home stamp set bundle

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Christmas Stocking thinlit dies:

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Santa's Sleigh Bundle:

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This is the amazing and uber talented, Heidi Carr.

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That's all for now, folks.

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I'll be posting some more fun stuff this week so be sure to come back soon!

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Stampin Up Convention- Part Two- the Swapping

One of the most fun aspects of Convention is the swapping. There is swapping going on everywhere, from the time you land at the airport until the last day of convention events.

We always have a special team swap at our Convention pre- party that we host each year. As I mentioned in my last post, I would share some of our team cards with you this week. Swapping is making one card design and creating it multiple times- then trading with everyone else in the swap.

Our theme was to create a card using any "bundle" in the Holiday Catalog. Bundle, because of the Warm and Fuzzy themed breakfast and "bundling" up to stay warm.

I'll share a few of the great swaps with you today.

This one was made by Zeny Lucey from Hawaii. Remember Zeny, our amazing hula dancer? Zeny used the beautiful "Hearts Come Home" bundle. This card is stunning in every way. I love Zenys style, its so elegant and detailed.

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This swap was made by my uber talented downline and friend, Lori Wiest. She used the "Musical Season" bundle. I think these colors are perfect for the multi fold card. I love all the patterns and the texture on this gorgeous card. Lori is a master at creative folding.

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Here's a card by the creative Kathy Sullivan. Kathy used the cute Christmas Sweaters stamp set. This card would be perfect for invites to an ugly sweater, Christmas party- even tho this card is not ugly in any sense- its adorable!

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Kathy even made all of us a darling little bag tag for our Convention totes.

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This swap was created by the fabulous Gretchen Galiardo. Gretchen used the Christmas Quilt bundle for this intricate and amazingly detailed swap card. I appreciate all the time and love that Gretchen put into making the perfect card. I also love that this set isn't just for Christmas as Gretchen proved here.

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Here's a look at the inside. ... check out how Gretchen embossed over the designer paper. Fantastic!

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You can get measurements on how to make a z fold card like this on an earlier post HERE

That's all for now folks. I hope you enjoyed the talent of these awesome stampers!

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Stampin Up "Ready for Christmas" Card with a Fun Fold

This is another fun fold for a cute Christmas card using the new Ready for Christmas stamp set. Ready for Christmas, comes with a coordinating framelit bundle, however, I only used the stamps to create this card.

I also used the brand spanking new Stampin Blends alcohol markers! Oh how I love these awesome pens!

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The designer series paper is from the Be Merry 12 x 12 paper pack and the cardstock colors are whisper white, cherry cobbler and pear pizazz.

When using the Stampin' Blends markers, the Tuxedo Black Memento pad is a must. It is designed to work with alcohol markers. Can you see how well shaded and blended these markers make my image look? They are so easy and effortless to use.

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Here's a closer look at the fun Z fold of the card. This fold was very simple to create. I folded the  4 1/4" x 11" cherry cobbler cardstock in half. Then I folded the front flap of the card, back up to the fold. So, I actually just folded the front flap in half to meet the side fold of the card.

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Here's another angle of the Z fold card.

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There are so many stamps and dies in this adorable stamp set and coordinating framelit set that the possibilities really are endless!

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