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Screen Shot 2014-08-01 at 8.46.25 AMDo You own a Big Shot Yet?  YOU NEED TO GET ONE THIS MONTH!! It should be a gift to yourself.  This is an investment, however, it is one of my (and many others) favorite tool.  It can be used with dies to cut  endless shapes, use it with framelits that match your

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Happy Watercolor Magic

Hi Stampers.

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How long have you been stamping?  I have recently discovered since I have been stamping since 2000, things are coming back in style.  What was old is new once again.

Magic cards are one of those items.  I don’t mean the type that you shuffle.  Stamped magic cards are the ones with a black and white image.  When you pull the tab, magically color appears.

I learned this technique years ago at a local craft store that had stamp classes.  The secret is a Stamp-a-ma-jig and Window Sheets!                                              image

First, I stamped on the white card stock with black Stazon Ink.  This image was colored.  Next, using the stamp-a-ma-jig, I aligned the image to match the one on the white card stock.  That way when the card is opened the black outline will look like one image.

I have been working on this project for awhile.  When I learned to do this technique, the card was pretty close to a standard size card.  I could not find my template from years ago.  I spent many nights with copy paper, folding and cutting to try to get it right.  I am not sure that it is exactly the same as the template I used years ago, but pretty close I think.  Here are some photos of my trial versions.

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I was getting the hang of it by the time I created the flower version. I goofed it up on the  very last stamped flower I stamped. I forgot o stamp it off once first so it would be more of a pastel color.  So they became my prototypes (that’s what my friend calls it :) )

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Supplies needed to make this project:

  • #133188 (wood mount) # 133191 (clear mount) Happy Watercolor Stamp Set
  • #114323 Window Sheets
  • #101406 Jet Black Staz-on Ink Pad
  • #101049 Stamp-a-ma-jig
  • #133439 Big Shot Machine
  • #129381 Ovals Collection Framelits Dies
  • #130514 (wood mount) #130517 (clear mount)  Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set
  • #132058 Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set
  • #127526 Elegant Butterfly Punch
  • #120907 Decorative Label Punch
  • #119677 Daffodil Delight Marker
  • #126944 Daffodil Delight Ink Pad
  • #100730 Whisper White Card Stock
  • #126953 Old Olive Ink Pad
  • #100702 Old Olive Card Stock
  • #119868 1″ Circle Punch
  • #129291 Old Olive 3/8″ Striped Organdy Ribbon

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Get Well Card

 

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Good Morning Stampers,

Here’s a photo of a Get Well card I made this week for my wonderful customer.  She had to have her hip replacement replaced.  Ouch!  God Bless her for having to have it done twice due to a recall.  I hope it cheers her up while she has to have physical therapy.

The designer series paper is actually retired.  However, it can be easily substituted with any designer paper.   I used Crumb Cake card stock as the base, I used the Hardwood background stamp with Early Espresso ink.  I layered a piece of designer series paper on the bottom.  Next, I added the burlap ribbon.  I stamped images from Chalk Talk on the Crumb Cake card stock with Midnight Muse ink.  I cut them out using the Chalk Talk framelits.  Everything was sponged with Midnight Muse ink. Once the corner was folded back, I placed Neutral Candy Dots on to it.

I hope it brings a little joy.  Isn’t that the point to our stamping?

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Supplies needed to create this project:

  • #133035 Hardwood background stamp
  • #120953 Crumb Cake Card Stock
  • #126860 Midnight Muse Ink Pad
  • #126974 Early Espresso Ink Pad
  • #102892 Sponge Daubers
  • #132140 Burlap Ribbon 1 1/4″
  • #130934 Neutrals Candy Dots
  • #132730 (clear mount) #132731 (wood mount) Chalk Talk Bundle
  • #113439 Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • #130658 Magnetic Platform
  • Designer Series Paper of your choice

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See Ya Later Alligator

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I posted a close up of this project to see if anyone could guess what it was.  The closest I got was “an eye” of some sort.  Which was pretty close.

I saw a card on Pinterest. Brenda Quintana was the original designer. I cased her alligator using her directions.  Because of this card I wanted to make, I had to place another order to get  the Saleabration set See Ya Later.  I love how she could think outside the box on this one.  I think this card is going to be awesome to send nieces, nephews, and little baby cousins.

Are you ready to learn how to make this card?
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Thank you Brenda for sharing your talent with us.

Supplies needed to create this project:

  • #133533 (wood mount) #133536 (clear mount) See Ya Later
  • #133519 Banner Punch
  • #133520 Decorative Dots Embossing Folder
  • #125598 Labels Collection Framelits
  • #113439 Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • #130658 Big Shot Magnetic Platform
  • #120908 Small Oval Punch
  • #119869 Circle Punch, 1/2″
  • #101610 Stamping Sponges
  • #126972 Always Artichoke Ink Pad
  • #105119 Always Artichoke Card Stock
  • #105118 So Saffron Card Stock
  • #108641 Wild Wasabi Card Stock
  • #121045 Basic Black Card Stock

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Hexagon Hive Soccer Scrapbook

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Good Morning Stampers.  Yesterday, I mentioned I learned how to make a soccer ball with the Hexagon Hive Framelit from Lynn Starzl.  As soon as I saw her little soccer card, I knew I HAD TO HAVE the Hexagon Hive Framelit.

My daughter had played soccer last fall and between myself and the school photographer, I ended up with several nice digital photos.  Now I need to get them printed.

My daughter is also participating in Spring Indoor Soccer.  I may be making lots of soccer ball scrapbook pages and cards for coaches.

imageI cut the Hexagon Hive Framelit from Basic Black card stock and then glued it to a piece of Whisper White.  I the then placed everything on my magnetic  plate in my Big Shot.  When using the Circle Framelits to make the balls, you can get at least two depending on the size of the balls you make.  In this photo, I used the 3rd and 4th circles from the center of the set.

The base of the scrapbook page is a piece of 8″x8″ Soft Sky card stock.  The grass is Wild Wasabi cut 1 1/2″x8″.  I used the Fringe Scissors to make the grass. I cut a photo frame 4 1/4″x 6 1/4″.  Finally, I used the Banner Punch to cut So Saffron banners to trim the photo. The year was stamped using ABC-123 Alphabet & Number  clear stamp set with Tempting Turquoise ink.

I’m off to the store to pick up my photos.

Suppllies needed to make this project:

  • 133325 Fringe Scissors
  • 132965 Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die
  • 130911 Circles Collections Framelits
  • 113439 Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • 130658 Magnetic Platform
  • 131203 Soft Sky Card Stock
  • 108641 Wild Wasabi Card Stock
  • 100730 Whisper White Card Stock
  • 105118 So Saffron Card Stock
  • 126952 Tempting Turquoise Ink Pad
  • 130565 ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet & Numbers
  • 133519 Banner Punch (Free from the Saleabration Catalog with $50 purchase)

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Something Special for Someone Special

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Do you ever need a cute little pouch to put something in?  Perhaps something for a CD or photographs?  This is one of the fastest and cutest projects you will ever make.  A half sheet o f Designer Series Paper, a half sheet of white card stock, and a little bit of ink is all you need.

Start off with a 6′ X 12″ piece of Designer Series Paper(DSP).  I used  Crips Cantaloupe in this sample.  You want to score it at 4″ and 10″.  I punched a 6″ strip of Whisper White card stock with the Scallop Boarder Punch.  I adhered this to the smaller flap, which will become the top flap. This helps cover the small gap when the flap is closed. Place a strip of sticky strip on the two outer edges of of the 4″ piece.  This will form the pocket.

Next you will want to make a belly band for the top.  It is 1 1/2″x 11″.  It does not quite go all the way around the top of the package.  That’s ok, do not panic.  Use your Decorative Label punch with another coordinating color from your DSP.  I used Baked Brown Sugar.  Place a dimensional on each edge of the whisper white band.  Place the punched piece of Baked Brown Sugar over the dimensionals.  This will make the spacing come out perfectly.  Use coordinating ribbon as well.  I used about 13″-14″ of the Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8″ Ruffle Trim.

Third, stamp the large label from Chalk Talk on Whisper White card stock with Baked Brown Sugar ink.  Cut it out using your Big Shot and the coordinating Chalk Talk frame lit dies.  I hooked the label onto the ribbon.  I placed a dimensional near the top just to help hold it in place a little better.  Make sure it is only on the white belly band so it doesn’t stick to your pouch.

Here is the pouch opened.  It is the perfect size to place a stack of  4″x6″ photos.  Or if

imageyou’d like to give hundreds of photos, place a CD inside the pouch.  Maybe some sort of thin chocolate bar would fit in there instead of photos? Hmmm….  What will you put in your pouch?

Supplies need to make this project:

  • 130031 Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon
  • 120907 Decorative Label Punch
  • 130136 In Colors Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 100730 Whisper White Card Stock
  • 131174 Baked Brown Sugar Ink Pad
  • 134439 Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • 130658 Magneti Platform
  • 132731 (wood mount) or 132730 (clear mount) Chalk Talk Bundle- save 15%

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I Can’t Thank You Enough

“I Can’t Thank You Enough”  is how I feel towards everyone who comes to visit my little

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I have been enjoying the 2013-2015 In Colors.  They are so cheerful and springy.  As I told someone the other day, there’s so much snow here it makes my flip-flops cry.  I am probably the only person who has ever scrapbooked a page about their flip-flops! I’ll share that story later.

Back to my card.   The card base is Coastal Cabana.  The top layer is Strawberry Slush.  I bet you are wondering what stamp set has the circles that are stamped in Strawberry Slush, aren’t you?  Believe it or not, it is from Chalk Talk.  I am sure you are looking at the images and saying “Stace, there isn’t a circle stamp in there”.   Inside the image with the flowers and leaves, there is an open circle area.  Save that cut out piece,  it makes a great circle stamp.

The verse is stamped with Coastal Cabana on Whisper White card stock.  Then I used the Big Shot with the Magnetic Platform to cut out the verse using the Chalk Talk Framelits. I just love when we have matching bundles, it makes my stamping even easier!  A little ruffle trim and a button add great dimension and texture to a simple card.

Supplies need to make this project:

  • 132731 (wood mount) 132730 (clear mount) Chalk Talk Bundle
  • 113439 Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • 130658 Big Shot Magnetic Platform
  • 104332 Snail Adhesive
  • 104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • 130024 Coastal Cabana 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim
  • 130938 In Color Boutique Details
  • 100730 Whisper White Card Stock
  • 131175 Coastal Cabana Ink Pad
  • 131297 Coastal Cabana Card Stock
  • 131178 Strawberry Slush Ink Pad
  • 131295 Strawberry Slush Cardstock

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Chalk Talk & Butterflies

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Here is a card I have been meaning to make for awhile, I learned how to make this from the wonderful Ronda Wade.  I just love these colors together.  Pistachio Pudding, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla.  It sounds like something to eat!

The card base is another simple, yet elegant design.  The card base is Pistachio Pudding.  A layer of Early Espresso.  The Very Vanilla was embossed with the Beautiful Baroque embossing folder. Look closely and you will see only about 3/4 of the layer was placed in the embossing folder to leaver the bottom section smooth for added dimension.  A piece of Pistachio Pudding ribbon was placed across the seam.

The image from the Chalk Talk stamp set was stamped with Early Espresso Ink.  It was then punched with the Extra Large Oval Punch.  Using a blender pen and just a touch of Pistachio Pudding ink to highlight the words “there’s you”.   I used a framelit to cut the Early Espresso Core’dination card stock.  A few scuffs from a sanding block gives it the aged look.  The verse was attached with dimensionals.  Early Espresso Candy Dots were placed on the edges of they Early Espresso layer.  Click on the image to get a better view.

The last little touch to the card are the butterflies.  The Elegant Butterfly was punched from   Pistachio Pudding card stock and the Bitty Butterfly was punched from Pistachio Pudding Designer Series Paper.  A Very Vanilla Candy Dot was placed in the center of the butterfly. the butterflies were attached with a dimensional as well.

Supplies needed for this project:

  • 130917 Beautiful Baroque Embossing Folder
  • 132731 (wood mount) 132730 (clear mount) Chalk Talk Bundle
  • 113439 Big Shot Die Cutting tool
  • 119859 Extra Large Oval Punch
  • 129406  Bitty Butterfly Punch
  • 127526 Elegant Butterfly Punch
  • 130024 Ruffle Stretch Trim
  • 130934 Neutrals Candy Dots
  • 129956 Core’dinations Card Stock
  • 129367 Stampin’ Sanding Block
  • 131294 Pistachio Pudding Card Stock
  • 119686 Early Espresso Card Stock
  • 126974 Early Espresso Stamp Pad
  • 101650 Very Vanilla Card Stock
  • 130137 In Colors Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 131177 Pistachio Pudding Ink Pad
  • 102845 Blender Pen
  • 104332 Snail Adhesive
  • 104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Simple Happy Watercolor

Today I made another simple card using the 2013-2015 In Colors.  As I said yesterday, one

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of my favorite things about Stampin’ Up! is that they have so many items that coordinate.

Here I have used the Baked Brown Sugar for a card base.  I layered it with a piece of Pistachio Pudding DSP (Designer Series Paper).  I used Baked Brown Sugar Ruffled Trim as an accent. I stamped the flower image from Happy Watercolor with the  Baked Brown Sugar marker.  It doesn’t show well in the photo, but I colored the flower stems and greenery with the Pistachio Pudding marker. Then I cut out the flowers with the Chalk Talk Framelits.  The image is raised with dimensionals.

Card making does not need to be complicated.  Clean and simple lines can be just as beautiful as cards with multiple layers.

Supplies to make this project:

  • 131298 Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock
  • 130022 Baked Brown Sugar 3/8″ Ruffled Trim
  • 131260 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers
  • 120136 In colors Designer Series Paper Stacks
  • 133188 (wood mount) or 133191 (clear mount) Happy Watercolor
  • 104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

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About You Gift Card Holder

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Do you have one of those friends or relatives that has everything?  Do you need another gift card holder idea?  Here is a fun and easy gift card holder that you can make in just minutes before you head out the door.

All you need is your Big Shot, Deco Label Dies (two largest sizes), and a stamp and you are ready to go.  I cut two of the largest size dies from Crisp Cantaloupe card stock and a half piece of Designer Series Paper for the inside.  With the second largest die, cut one piece from white card stock.

I stamped the image from Really Good Greetings with Strawberry Slush ink on the white card stock.  I wrapped two layers of ribbon. One in Strawberry Slush and one in Crisp Cantaloupe.  I layered it onto the top layer of Crisp Cantaloupe with dimensionals.

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On the inside of the card to make the pocket, I cut small amounts of red sticky strip  to place around the outside edges of the designer series paper.  I actually cut the sticky strip in half length wise so it was 1/8″ wide.  I wanted the most room possible for the gift card.  (I know you’re thinking that’s chocolate Stace, not a gift card.  Well, it is easier to find chocolate in my house.) I also cut a piece of Strawberry Slush card stock 1/4″ wide for decorative trim at the top of the pocket.

Once the top and bottom layers were completed, I used a small silver brad at the top to connect the two.  It makes a nice little swivel hinge.  There you have it.  A simple gift card holder.

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You Are My Sunshine!

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Need a little sunshine in your life.  We are having snow again in Maine.  At least is warming up enough for the kids to go outside and play.

I am dreaming of sunshine, warm weather and flip flops.

My card was inspired by Liisa Rhine. I saw her card online (Pinterest I think).  And thought it was adorable.  It was so cheery when it was snowing here.

I embossed the Bermuda Bay card base with Decorative Dots Embossing Folder from the Saleabration Catalog.  The sun was punched from Pumpkin Pie with the 2 1/2″ circle punch.  Next time I think I will go a little smaller. The sunshine rays are Daffodil Delight punched with the Banner Blast punch also from the Saleabration catalog. If you read the fine print it will also be in the 2014-15 Catalog. The fluffy white clouds are made with new Word Bubble Framelits.  I love when you can use an item for more then one thing, don’t you??

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Love Ya Chocolate!

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Here is another treat holder.  Super simple! It is made with a 2″x12″ strip of Designer Ser
These can be made any size.  They just need to be 2″ wide, and scored equal distances from both ends.ies paper.  The ends are punched with the new Scallop Tag Punch.  I scored 4 3/4″ from each end as well.

Isn’t the verse just adorable??  This is the Just Sayin stamp set and it has coordinating framelits.  Want to know what is even more adorable?  It comes in a Bundle.  What is a Bundle you ask?  It is a stamp set and the coordinating framelits, when ordered together you save 15%!  Talk about the love from Stampin’ Up!

The package is probably going to my daughter, so of course it needs a little bling.  I punched the heart from red glimmer paper, with the small heart punch. Easy Peasy.

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Birthday Gift Card Holder

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Before I our family was sick with the flu, which left me with no stamping time since I am in bed, I made this birthday card.  Sorry I didn’t post it sooner.

If you look closely at the decorative paper, there are little tabs holding this card shut.  These two tabs were made with the envelope punch board.

When the card opens, the insert lifts the gift card.  In our family, the kids have nicked named gift cards as “kids debit cards”.  Man, are they smart cookies to understand how a debit card works.

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I used some of the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper (DSP).  That was the start of my card.  From there I chose the Strawberry Slush card stock which is one of the coordinating colors.  The card was for one of the girls in our family so pink was perfect.  I then selected Crushed Curry for a layer since that was used in the DSP.

I used Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Strawberry Slush markers for varying parts of the Birthday Cake stamp.  I love how the chevron pattern in the cake mirrors the chevron in the paper.  Don’t forget, your markers can provide you with lots of versatility on one image.  Remember to give your stamp the “breath of life” after you have colored it.  Give your stamp a little huff of air, the moisture in your breath will keep the ink wet.  I did the same thing with the verse on the inside using a stamp from Make A Wish.

I will make a video on how to create this card as soon as I am out of bed for more than a few minutes at a time. I have my laptop in bed with me.  Now to figure out how I can roll my bed into the craft room next to my desk.

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Hugs & Kisses

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Did you purchase the Circle Card Thinlits Die?  You don’t have to use all the extra pieces with just circle cards.  Here I cut the “XOXO” from Basic Black and the banner, also from the Circle Card Thinlits set, from Whisper White.  I traced just the edges with the side of my Basic Black marker to give it a little pop against the Rose Red and White card.  The Basic Black hearts in the corners are from the thinlet set too.  I am not sure if it will show if you click to enlarge the photo, but I traced the edge of the black with the white chalk marker.

This card was very easy to make.  It is just a Whisper White card stock base.  The En Francais background stamp is used with Rose Red ink.  A 1 1/2″ strip of Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper (DSP)  was added to a Basic Black strip of card stock that had been punched with the Scallop Border Punch.

There you have it, another quick and easy card just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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Banner Blast- Saleabration Sneak Peek

imageHere is a card using lots of products from the Saleabration catalog that will start Jan 28, 2014.  It also uses the 2012-2014  In Colors.  They will only be available a few more months as well.  I will miss them, will you?

The base is Raspberry Ripple. The top layer is Primrose Petals embossed with Decorative  Dots Embossing Folder our first Saleabration item.

The small banners are from a set called Banner Blast; each one was colored with one of the 2012-2014 In Color markers.   These are the perfect size for markers.  Don’t forget, markers are a great way to get lots of color on a project. Banner Blast is the second item from the Saleabration catalog.

After the little banners were stamped, I punched them with a coordinating banner punch.  Item number three from the Saleabration catalog.  This punch will also be carried over in the 2014-2015 Big Idea Book & Catalog.

The large banner was stamped with an image from Love You to the Moon.  It was then cut out with the Hearts a Flutter Framelits and Big Shot.  All the banners are hung on a piece of  the new silver bakers twine.

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Hearts, Dots & Chevron!

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Are you tired of Hearts a Flutter yet?  I remember when this was a new set last year.  I liked it and never really got a chance to play with it as much as I liked.  This year I am playing with it like it is a brand new set.   I guess when it sits on the shelf for almost a year, it is like getting a new set!

I also was getting a little tired of pink and red cards.  On Pinterest I saw a card by Holly Krautkremer. It had reds, pinks, white and green.  I really liked the green aspect, but I was getting tired of Cherry Cobbler and Blushing Bride.  I took Strawberry Slush, Wild Wasabi, and Smokey Slate.

The chevron design in the little heart inspired using the Chevron Embossing folder. The large green heart was punched with the Large Heart Punch.  I embossed it with Decorative Dots embossing folder that will be available during Saleabration.  Finally, I added a little strip of designer series paper with dots for another visual layer.  There it is, a nontraditional Valentine’s Day card.paper therapy order_22-001

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Hearts A Flutter with Perfect Pennants

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Have you ever had stampers block?  I do. I usually go to Pinterest for inspiration.  I made three cards using Pinterest for a starting point.  This card was inspired by a card that was created by Chantal Caste.

I used Blushing Bride for the base. The top layer is Very Vanilla.  I stamped the banner and verse with Cherry Cobbler and Blushing Bride ink using the new stamp set, Perfect Pennants.

I used Hearts of Flutter stamp set and framelits to to stamp and cut the hearts.  I sponged the edge of the large heart to give it added dimension.

After cutting both hearts out with the coordinating framelits, I used dimensionals to make them pop off the page.  Easy peasy once you get a little inspiration.

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Sweetheart Treat Box

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What Valentine wouldn’t like a container of dark chocolate? It doesn’t show, but there is a baggie of dark chocolate candies inside the box.

This cute little project uses only one sheet of card stock.  A half sheet for the box, and a half sheet for the two hearts that are cut with the Heart Framelits.

The box is 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.  On the two long sides score 1 1/2″ from each edge.  On the two short sides score at 3 1/2″.  On the short side snip on the fold to the intersection.  Use red sticky tape to close the sides of the box.

I placed the top of the box with the center of the heart top, you know, the little divot between the two curves…The point at the bottom of the heart is longer than the box so I just used my scissors to cut that off.

The banners are cut from the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack.  They were scraps, but I would say they are pretty close to one inch wide each.  I stamped the image from Love You to the Moon on white card stock with Coastal Cabana.  I punched it with the 1 3/4″ circle punch and layered it on the large scallop circle punch.  What Valentine’s project would be complete without a little bit of bling?  The tiny heart was punched with the owl punch out of the red glimmer paper.  Don’t you just love Stampin’ Up! glimmer paper.  It is the only one I have used that I don’t end up with glitter all over myself.

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Happy Watercolor with Gratitude

Here is one of the beautiful flowers from Happy Watercolor.  This flower stem could be used for Mother’s Day, Easter, or a birthday.

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The card base is Elegant Eggplant.  The Wisteria Wonder layer was embossed with Decorative Dots embossing folder that will be available in the Saleabration catalog coming out later this month. Wrap a piece of white taffeta ribbon around the base.

I colored the flowers with a blender pen and Wisteria Wonder and Wild Wasabi.  I cut an oval with the Oval Framelits and mounted it on a larger oval cut from Elegant Eggplant.

I stamped gratitude, from the Fabulous Phrases stamp set, with Elegant Eggplant ink on white card stock, punched with the Word Window punch.  Then layered it onto Elegant Eggplant punched with the Modern Label punch.

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