Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day

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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Stamps
• My Little Valentine*
Paper
• Whisper White Cardstock
Ink
• 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

Place your orders anytime in my Online Store, orders over $150 qualify for Stampin' Rewards!

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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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*Product Shares from the Spring Catalog available now, see them HERE!

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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  • Four complete stamp sets (including a clear-mount set and clear-mount block)
  • A Stampin' Around wheel, handle, and ink cartridge  
  • Assortment of Designer Series Paper and card stock
  • White envelopes (40)
  • Four Classic Stampin' Pads
  • Two Stampin' Write markers
  • VersaMark Pad
  • Whisper White 5/8" satin ribbon
  • Always Bird Décor Elements and applicator
  • Adhesives
  • Blender pen
  • Color Coach
  • Cupcake Punch
  • Stamping sponge
  • Stampin' Scrub and Mist 
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  • One clear-mount stamp set (including a clear-mount block)
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  • Four Classic Stampin' Pads  
  • Real Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
  • Brights Designer Buttons
  • Always Bird Décor Elements and applicator
  • Adhesives
  • Blender Pen
  • Stampin' Scrub and Mist 
  • Box of Idea Book & Catalogs
  • Business forms and tools

Chicks & Chocolate Project-Candy Cone

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Here is another project we made at my Valentine Chicks & Chocolate camp.  It is a Scallop Circle die cut rolled into a cone.  We added a small cello bag with some Hershey's Kisses.

The bag is tied shut with some White Baker's Twine and we used the Simply Scored Tool to make a rosette accent to finish it off.

Order the supplies to make this project in my Online Store.

Supplies:
Stamps: P.S. I Love You
Paper: Brights Patterns Stack, Subtles Patterns Stack, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circle Die, Simply Scored Tool, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Small Cello Bag
Embellishments: Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, White Bakers Twine

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Outlined Occasions Love

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This is another card that my Be a Big Shot at Home Members made in January.  It is a very simple card using the Adorning Accents Edgelits and the Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders along with a couple of items from the Sale-a-bration Brochure.

I stamped the "Love" image from the Outlined Occasions stamp set in Basic Black on Crumb Cake and colored it in with the Versamarker and the Real Red Marker.  I punched it out with the Extra Large Oval Punch and layered it on a piece that was embossed with the Big Shot and the (dotted oval) Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders and then cut out.

OutlinedoccasionsYou can earn the Outlined Occasions stamp set as well as the set of Designer Frames Folders FREE when you place your $50 orders with me during Sale-a-bration. 

We added a strip of Real Red Striped Designer Series Paper from the Brights Patterns Paper Stack along the inside bottom edge of the card.

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Supplies:
Stamps: Outlined Occasions - choose it FREE with your $50 order
Paper: Crumb Cake, Brights Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack
Ink: Blasic Black, Real Red, Versamarker
Accessories: Big Shot, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Extra Wide Oval Punch, Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders - choose it FREE with your $50 order

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Quick Valentine with the Notecards and Envelopes

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The Stampin' Up! Notecards and Envelopes make it so easy to create simple, quick and beautiful cards.  This is a Valentine Card that we made at Lisa's workshop last week and the gals loved it.

We started with a notecard and ran it through the Big Shot with the hearts folder from the NEW Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.  We then took the heart image from the NEW P.S. I Love You stamp set, inked it with Pretty in Pink, punched it out with the Full Heart Punch and added it to the card with a couple of Stampin' Dimensionals.  The greeting is stamped in Real Red and the heart is stamped again on the outside of the envelope and the Love image is added in Basic Black.  The tiny Red Glimmer heart punched with the Heart to Heart punch really finished it off.

Both of the heart punches I used on this project are in the main catalog in the new style but they are both also on the Clearance Rack in the old style so you could get the stamp set, both punches and a set of notecards and then choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration Brochure if you order with the Clearance Rack.

Place your orders in my Online Store.

Supplies:
Stamps: P.S. I Love You Wood 125460, Clear 125462
Paper: Note Cards 107311, Red Glimmer Paper 121790
Ink: Real Red 103133, Pretty iin Pink 101301, Basic Black 101179
Accessories: Full Heart Punch 119883, Heart to Heart Punch 119881, Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 125601, Big Shot


Chocolate "Lollipop" for your Valentine

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While working on a project for my Be a Big Shot at Home Class in the mail, this idea came to me.  I made a baby rattle card for their packets that I will share later this week and then I thought the layout would work great as a lollipop Valentine card.

I used the New Paper Doily Large Sizzlit Die and punched out most of the little pieces, I left those in the middle ring attached. 

This die layers nicely on the Scallop Circle Bigz die.  The little row of hearts under the greeting is from my favorite set right now, P. S. I Love You and the greeting is from the Sweets for the Sweet set.

I also added some of the new Pink Rhinestones that come with the Blossom Builders Designer Printed Kit.

I layered my Chocolate Crunch Heart on a heart die cut with the New Hearts Collection Framelits and sponged the edge a bit so it would stand out.  I used Confetti White card stock as my base.

Sale-a-bration starts Tomorrow, WOO HOO!!!


January 2012 Control Freaks Blog Tour - Love Is In the Air!

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Welcome to the Janaury 2012 Tour de Freaks Blog Hop! We are so excited to have you join us today.

This month we are featuring cards and projects for your special Valentine.

Our tour is nice and short and features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers. You may have just come from my fellow freak Sandy Mathis, you may be one of my blog stalkers or you may have just stumbled here…however you got here, you’ll be very glad you did!  Be sure to take the whole tour!  Note:  If you are arriving here on the 19th, please note that not all links may be working yet.  The tour officially begins on the 20th.

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My first project uses the NEW P.S. I Love You stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog and a number of Big Shot dies including the NEW Hearts Collection Framelits, the Serif Essentials Alphabet Bigz Die set and the Petal Cone Bigz L Die for the banner.  I used the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper that you can earn FREE with your orders during Sale-a-bration next week for the "X" and "O" and the strip down the edge.

The letters are layered on the scallop heart from the Hearts Framelits Collection.  The smaller hearts are punched from a piece of card stock that was run through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I did add a bit of Pool Party ink to the edges of all the hearts.  This is one of the projects my Be a Big Shot at Home gals will be making this month. 

XOcardcloseUI cut the banner with the Petal Cone die, sponged some Poppy Parade ink around the edges and stamped the greeting.  I stamped the greeting again on a scrap of Pool Party card stock and punched out the "u" with the small circle from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack.

I ran the banner over my Bone Folder on both sides like I was curling ribbon, added it to the card at an angle with Mini Glue Dots and cut off the excess.

My second project is another class project, it is part of my upcoming Chicks & Chocolate Valentine Stamp Camp.  It is a pouch made by attaching two die cut Scallop Envelopes together.  I cut two of the envelopes from Real Red and cut about 1" off the bottom flap.  Fold on three small score lines and glue it together.  I prefer to use the Multipurpose Adhesive for all my boxes.

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This little pouch holds two Ghirardelli Chocolates that I have wrapped in a strip of paper from the Brights Collection Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack.  I used the P.S. I Love You set again (I cannot get enough of this set!!!) on all the projects.

That does it for me, your next stop is fellow freak Lisa Young and I am sure you will love what she has to share.

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Thanks for visiting!!!!


Chicks & Chocolate Valentine Stamp Camp

I am having a Chicks & Chocolate Valentine Stamp Camp, I have two dates available, choose the one will work best for you.
 
Tuesday, January 24th at 6:00
 
OR
 
Saturday, January 28th at 10:00
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All chocolate/candy is provided!!!
Cost is $8 or a $15 order placed that day.
Please bring your adhesive and a friend!!
 

Place your orders in my Online Store!!

There are still lots of bargains on the Clearance Rack!

 


Gnome Sweet Gnome Treat Pouch

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This is a treat pouch that I made as a prototype for one we are making in my Chicks & Chocolate Valentine Camp later this month.  I got my colors off the Color Coach.  The adorable little gnome girl from the new Gnome Sweet Gnome set was stamped in Jet Black Staz On and colored in using Stampin' Write Markers and a Blender Pen.  I cut her out with one of the NEW Labels Collection Framelits dies and added the Pear Pizzazz layer with a larger Framelit.  The small heart she is carrying is a greeting from the P.S. I Love You stamp set cut out with the smallest framelit in the Hearts Framelits Collection.

GnometreatwisteriasideThe pouch is a sheet of Wisteria Wonder card stock cut in half the long way making it 4 1/4 x 11.  I placed it on my Simply Scored Tool horizontally and scored it at 4 1/2, 5 1/2 and 6 1/2.  I used mountain and valley folds to create a pouch.  

I then ran it through the Big Shot using the smaller sized Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to create the heart pattern near the bottom edge of the pouch.   A Small Cello Bag of candy was stapled inside. 

The topper measures 3 x 4 1/2 and I ran it through the Striped Textured Impressions Embossing Folder before folding it in half and securing it to the pouch with a couple of Small Silver Brads.  You can get the Stripes folder FREE during Sale-a-bration which starts on January 24th!!

If you are in the Sheridan, Wyoming area and would like to attend the Valentine Camp, the dates are: Tuesday, January 24th at 6:00 and Saturday, January 28th at 10:00.