Valentines

Valentine and a Christmas Card in "lights"

I'm sharing a sweet valentine card that we made at Card Class recently. Its made with the "Making Everyday Bright" stamp set and Christmas Bulb punch.

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I used the new petal pink cardstock as well as Stampin' Blends markers in petal pink, flirty flamingo and lovely lipstick. I colored the bulbs in with the lighter of the petal pink and flirty flamingo and shaded with the darker of each color. The tiny hearts are colored with the lovely lipstick Stampin' Blends.

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I punched out the petal pink bulb with the Christmas Bulb builder punch and popped it up with a mini dimensional.

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Here, you can see that I added the light rays in blushing bride ink, under the bulbs.

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A sweet and simple sentiment is stamped inside.

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I love the simplicity of this card and the short and sweet message for Valentines day.

This set will retire soon, so if you like it, get it before the end of December!

I also made a similar card at one of my classes, using the "Making Christmas Bright" stamp set (which coordinates with the Making Everyday Bright stamp set, above) and the Christmas Bulb punch. This set can be bundled with the punch for a 10% discount. This is a bright and cheery Christmas card.

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The background is stamped with the Buffalo Plaid background stamp in call me clover ink, onto call me clover cardstock. The card is granny apple green. The bulbs are stamped in lovely lipstick and mango melody inks.

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I really enjoyed designing and stamping these fun cards. One, soft and sweet the other bright and bold. Both adorable!

Both sets and the punch will retire soon. Get yours soon, if you don't have it already!

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Tiny Favors- Acetate Treat Boxes

I made several of these cute little favor/treat boxes for both, the On Stage Stampin Up Convention, and my Team Christmas Party attendees.

I used the adorable, Nothing Sweeter stamp set and framelit dies for all of the treat boxes.

These are the cute little boxes that I made for my team Christmas Party favors.

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The call me clover cardstock insert is cut at 2"x4" and the 2018-2019 In Color Designer paper (lovely lipstick) is cut at 1 3/4" x 3 3/4". I simply slid it into the front of the box and closed the lid. The tree outline was stamped in call me clover ink and the tree was stamped in the same color, but stamped off on scratch paper first.

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I filled the boxes with big peppermint M&M's and tied a shaded spruce colored ribbon around the cardstock- which can be used later as a bookmark as well!

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These are so quick and easy to make. The acetate boxes are 2"x2" and come in packs of 16. Perfect size for small treats or even candles and jewelry!

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I made the heart boxes to pass out to special Stampin Up demonstrator friends at the Convention last month.

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These were made with the same stamp set and dies- Nothing Sweeter bundle, and the same designer series paper. The silver paper is the Galvanized Metallic paper from the Holiday Catalog and the ribbon is the Black glittered organdy ribbon from the same catalog.

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The ink is lovely lipstick and stamped off in the same way as I did the tree above.

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I also made boxes with the Candy Cane Season bundle that I gave out at my Card Class this month. I don't have a photo, but I will take one and post it later.

These are such great little extras to give out or use as favors on a holiday table. I hope you'll give them a try!

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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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Heart Happiness Valentine Card

Its no secret that I love making Valentine cards. I've already been stampin' up Valentines for a month now.

However, this is the first time I have had a chance to use one of the brand new stamp sets from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Spring Catalog, called "Heart Happiness."

I love all the different sizes and shapes of the hearts in this set. I wanted to use them all! Lol.

So, here's the first card that I made today.

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The cardstock colors are whisper white, calypso coral and rich razzleberry. I also used those colors of ink, as well as melon mambo and sweet sugarplum.

I used the gold glimmer paper to add sparkle to this fun valentine, and popped the hearts up with dimensionals. The Sweet and Sassy heart framelit dies coordinate perfectly with the Heart Happiness stamp set.

The greeting is from the new Petal Palette stamp set in the Occasions 2018 catalog as well. I thought it was totally fitting for this card. I stamped it in rich razzleberry ink and punched it out with the Classic Label punch.

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Don't forget the inside...

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 This card makes me happy, happy, happy and it was so easy, easy, easy!

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You too, will be able to order this set (and much, much more) in a few short days. The Stampin' Up Occasions Catalog 2018, will debut on January 3rd, as well as the fabulous Sale A Bration Brochure. If you don't have a copy and would like one, email me at the link above and I'll send one out to you!

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Valentine Cards - Part Two

I've got a few more Valentine cards for you today. As I mentioned yesterday, these cards are from swaps that I participated in with other Stampin' Up demonstrators around the country.

I picked out a few of my favorites to share with you. I'm sure you'll love them as much as I do!

The first card was made by Genieve Ko, from Canada. I love the simple elegance of this card. The silver embossing really makes the greeting stand out against the real red cardstock. See her blog here.

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This gorgeous card was made by one of my team members, Darlene Nanni. I love all the special details that Darlene added to this card, right down to the gold foil arrows. I'm in "love" with this amazing card. Click here to view Darlene's blog.

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This card could not only be a Valentine card, but it also looks like  beautiful wedding card to me. It also kind of reminds me of a tuxedo. Jan McClurg did a great job designing this Valentine.

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The last card that I'll share today was made by me. This was one of my make n take cards that I designed for my team meeting a couple of months ago. I used the Pop of Pink washi tape over a piece of whisper white cardstock and then die cut it with the Sweet and Sassy framelits. I also used the gold foil sheets to cut the circle with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I love, love, love these framelits. I pretty much use them on everything, lately.

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Well, that's all for my Valentine favorites. I hope you all got some great ideas for making your Valentine cards ..(if you haven't already made them all)

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