Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day

Merry Tags Valentine!

What, did I title this post Merry Tags Valentine?  Yes, I did!!  The Merry Tags Framelits are on sale this month for 50% off!!!  This price is while supplies last so hurry over to MY STORE and get yours!

I used the medallion ornament as a layering piece for this Valentine's Day Card.

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I die cut the fancy ornament out of Basic Black and trimmed off the ornament hanger.  I also die cut the solid ornament from Whisper White and cut the hanger off of that piece too.  I layered them together and added a heart cut from Bushing Bride Glimmer Paper.

I cropped a scallop circle from Melon Mambo to place behind the ornament, I used the #5 scallop.  You can download a printable sizing chart for all of our layering framelits. Download Layering_framelits_sizes

The greeting is from the Tin of Tags stamp set and I inked it in Memento Tuxedo Black and added a few Melon Mambo sequin hearts to make it pop.

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Lindor Truffle Valentine Treat - VIDEO

Here is a fun little treat that you can make up for any occasion with any colors depending on which of the yummy Lindor Truffles you happen to have (or will go buy!!)

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Have_a_cuppa_valentineThe side of the treat where you can see the chocolatey goodness!

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Here is a video showing you how to create the pouch.  And it shows you how to create this fun adorable treat for Easter next month!!

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Pot o' Gold Treat Pack

I received the cutest treat from my friend Laurie Krauss last week and had to show it to you.  It holds a small package of cookies...yum yum!!!

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You start with a strip of card stock cut to 9-1/2 x 2 and score at 4-1/4 and 5-1/4.  Use the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch on both ends and fold on score lines.  Add a line of Fast Fuse or Sticky Strip on the inside to secure your package of cookies.

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The Pot is the 1-3/4 Circle Punch
Pot Rim - Word Window Punch
Pot Legs - Word Window Punch cut in half
Clover - Itty Bitty Accents Punch pack (heart, 3 of them folded in half)
 and a skinny sliver of card stock for the stem

Tie the ends together with some Gold Satin Ribbon to finish it off.

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Snuggles and Smooches Photopolymer Set

I made these treats with the Tiny Treat Boxes, Snuggles and Smooches Photopolymer stamp set, the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack and the Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Snuggles_smooches_boxesThese adorable Tiny Treat Boxes measure 2" square and are the perfect size for a few chocolate treats.

I ran a 3/4" strip of the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack from the back, along the bottom and up the front.  I trimmed it off and used the 1/2" circle punch for the thumb slide.

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I stamped various heart images from the Snuggles and Smooches Photopolymer stamp set and punched it out with the Sweetheart Punch.  The 2" circle under the heart was embossed with the Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Snuggles_smooches_boxI also lined the inside of the box with a 2" x 5-1/2" strip of the Designer Series Paper scored at 2" and 4".

Fun way to use up some of those scraps of Designer Series Paper that we all have in our craft stash.

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One Tag Fits All Valentine

You_brighten_my_daySome Valentine fun with a few sets.  In addition to the One Tag Fits All, Snuggles and Smooches and Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp sets, I also added a couple of images from the FREE Sale-a-bration stamp set called You Brighten My Day. (see photo to the left)

You can earn this set FREE with a $50 order placed in my store and I am also offering a FREE Mini Treat Bag Kit with a $50 order, get those details HERE.

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I enjoy making Z-Fold cards, they are fun and interactive and pack a WOW.  I used some of our fun new Heart/Valentine themed products and you can use these products all year. 

Some of the fun products used on these cards include the Confetti Hearts Border Punch, the Stacked with Love Designer Washi Tape and the Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  It is hard to see in the photo but if you click on it to view it larger, you will be able to see the Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on the Basic Black the left panel

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I love the Note Tag image in the One Tag Fits All stamp set and I love it even more as it coordinates with our Note Tag Punch.

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Make a quick album that’s all you. We’ll show you how you can color window sheets to create unique album pages—it’s fast and fun! Watch this video to learn how.

 

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Quick Tip - Hearts Border Punch & the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

The Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack is on sale this week for 25% off making this set of three adorable punches only $12.71.  Use the small heart punch in this pack along with the Hearts Border Punch to create this WOW!!!

Hearts1After punching a row of hearts with the Hearts Border Punch, slide the small heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack around it to create a fun new heart shape.

I added few of these in Real Red to a card I am working on.

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*Strip of Basic Black hearts - one of the dies in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit set
*Diagonal stripe strip - Stacked with Love Washi Tape
*Scribbled circles - use the dots mask and scribble Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details randomly in some of the dots.
*Open hearts - Punch a strip with the Hearts Border Punch and then come in over the hearts with the small heart punch.

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Better_than_emailBetter Than E-Mail - This is our latest Photopolymer stamp set. Use these stamps on the back of your cards, on a tag attached to a baked goodie or the packaging for a knitted or crocheted item.  

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Technique Geeks - Stacked Sentiments

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Another technique we learned in September, Stacked Sentiments.  This technique creates greetings that pop and beg to be touched.

Use a greeting from of our framelits sets and cut four of them.  Layer them together to create a stack.

These Die sets all contain greetings or individual letters


I chose the "love" sentiment for this project and cut four of them, three from Bermuda Bay and one from our Silver Foil Sheets.  The sentiment comes from the Expressions Thinlits which can be found on the Clearance Rack at 40% off!!  I used a Two-way Glue Pen to adhere all four of them together placing the Silver Foil on top.  Wonderful 3-D effect without the bulk.

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I added some hearts from Groovy Love and a border created with the Filigree Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

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Telescoping Hearts

A card from my Treats for The Sweet Valentine Class.  We used the telescope technique.

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Telescoping_heartsThe Flowerful Heart Single Stamp was stamped twice onto Whisper White card stock.  Take the smallest heart from the Hearts Collection Framelits and place it in the middle of one of the stamped images.  Take the next smallest heart and place it in the middle of the other stamped image.  Finally, take the third smallest heart and place it around the image with the smallest heart on it. 

Run through the Big Shot and you have three sizes of hearts.  Stack them on top of each other with Stampin' Dimensionals matching the stamped images.  Easy Peasy!!

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The I {heart} U die cut is from the Label Card Thinlits Die Set and the XOXO on the envelope is from the Circle Card Thinlits Die Set

NOTE: The Flowerful Heart stamp is only available though February 14th so get yours today.

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Hearts a Flutter with Sequins

Had some fun combining a number of products to create this Valentine's Day card. I started with the Hearts a Flutter stamp and the Hearts a Flutter Framelits.

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Added the greeting from the That's the Ticket stamp set and the small row of hearts on the tag is from the Language of Love set in the Occasions Catalog.

The tag is punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and I added a skinny strip of Gold Foil Paper near the bottom of the tag.  The Real Red strip was run through the Big Shot Machine with the Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folder set.

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My Chocolate Valentines!

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Another club project my members created in January.  We used the More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper to create some fun chocolate goodies.  The doily heart is one of the laser cut desgins you receive in this package of paper and there is a sheet of Real Red and a sheet of Primrose Petals laser cut hearts so you could make 32 of these yummies. :-)

The ribbon is from the Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack, one of the 19 FREE items you can earn with your orders during Sale-a-bration.  Download Sale-a-bration_Flyer!

We used the Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Full Heart Punch and Small Heart Punch to cut the other hearts out of different patterns in this Designer Series Paper along with some card stock hearts.  The chocolates are adhered to the papers with glue dots and then the papers are secured to the sticks with a hot glue gun.

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Honeycomb Valentine

This Honeycomb Valentine Card was one of the projects that my Be a Big Shot at Home members made in January. I send them all the precut supplies, email the instructions and they complete the Big Shot projects on their time in the comfort of their homes.

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The card uses Real Red, Primrose Petals, Pool Party and Very Vanilla.  The colors are from the More Amore' Specialy Designer Series Paper.

I ran the Primrose Petals layer and a small swatch of the More Amore' DSP through the Big Shot with the Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossig Folder.  I trimmed the hexagons from the DSP just inside the scored area and randomly placed them inside the Honeycomb pattern on the card stock. 

Valentineclose I stamped images from Hearts a Flutter stamp set (order it in Clear #129252 or Wood #129249) and die cut them with the Hearts a Flutter Framelits, order it #130159

The cute little "love you " banner comes from one of the sets you can earn FREE with your $50 orders during Sale-a-bration 2013 called Itty Bitty Banners and they can be cut with the Bitty Banners Framelits set.

I used the Pool Party Ribbon from the  Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack for the small bow and I think it adds just the right touch. 

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My Little Valentine Tag Set

Fun Valentine Tags using the Full Heart Punch and the My Little Valentine set. Purchase this stamp set and receive a FREE Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit.

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• My Little Valentine*
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• Whisper White Cardstock
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• Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker
• Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker
• Gumball Green Stampin’ Write Marker
• Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker
• Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
• Pool Party Baker’s Twine
• Full Heart Punch
• Paper Piercing Tool

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*Get the Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit FREE when you purchase this exclusive set—only available through January 21, 2013!

 

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Sealed with Love Simply Sent

From January 3rd - 21st, 2013, you can get the Sealed with Love Simply Sent kit FREE when you purchase the My Little Valentine stamp set for $9.95 - details HERE.

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Have you seen this adorable kit on page 35 of the Holiday Catalog?  It is called the Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit and is available through February 14th, 2013 for only $7.95. 

This kit makes ten acid-free 4 3/4 x 3 7/16 Love Notes and includes:
10 notecards: 5 ea. of 2 designs; 3-3/8" x 4-9/16"
10 double-sided envelopes: 4-3/4" x 3-7/16"
20 printed paper buttons
10 pieces Whisper White/Real Red Baker's Twine: ea. 10" (color exclusive to this kit).
24 Stampin' Dimensionals.
Note: The US Postal Service cannot process or deliver.
Colors used - Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Real Red, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White.

SealedwloveflowerI added a little detail to the front of the envelope using the 1-1/4 Scallop Punch to make the 3D flower.  I punched five scallops from Pool Party card stock, poked a hole through all five and secured them together with a brad.  I spritzed them with water to make them more pliable, formed them into the 3D flower and let dry. After it was dry, I added a bit of sparkle by rubbing some Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details on the dried flower with my finger.  The flower and leaf sprig from the Bird Builder Punch were glued to a Calypso Coral Decorative Label punchout and my sentiment from Fabulous Phrases (Clear #120501 or Wood #117002)was added in Real Red ink.

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These notes are the perfect size to tuck in a lunchbox, back pack or briefcase.  Order your Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit today in my Online Store.

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*Single Stamps only available through January 2nd!


Kids Valentine Stamp Camp

A friend asked me to do a Valentine class for her daughter and some of her friends.  I wanted the projects to be simple as the girls were only eight and this is what I came up with.

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I needed the projects to be cute but easy enough to be completed in about an hour.  I did all of the die cutting as well as a bit of the stamping and punching beforehand. 

I used the Loads of Love stamp set, the NEW Hearts Collection Framelits and the Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon on the hanging Valentine in the back.  I love this ribbon and can you believe that it is only $1.39 per roll on the Clearance Rack!!!  Get there are get you some quick! 

The girls had a blast and I took my daughter along to act as my assistant and that worked beautifully.  We both had a blast and the girls had fun making the Valentine projects their own.

Are you in the Sheridan, Wyoming area and looking for a fun and unique kids birthday party idea, contact me and we can work out the details.

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