Valentine's Ideas

The Sky Is The Limit - but only for 2 more weeks!

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Sky is the Limit stamp set and Perfectly Artistic paper!

 

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This delightful "Sky is the Limit" stamp set from the 2016 Stampin' Up! Sale a Bration brochure is retiring in just 2 short weeks!!  Can you believe that!? 

The Perfectly Artistic 12x12 paper pack is also retiring on February 15, 2016!

If you have had your eye on these 2 free Sale a Bration gifts, don't delay.. get them soon!  Each one is a free gift choice with your $50 Stampin' UP! order!

 

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I think this would make a fun Valentine... isn't that a cute saying.. You Send Me Soaring! :)

The blue swirly paper in the background of both of my samples today is from the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series paper pack, found on pg 19 of the 2016 Sale a Bration Brochure.  I thought it was a great background for the airplane image in this stamp set! I used  a heart from the January Paper Pumpkin refill kit (available to subscribers here).

 

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And this great card could be used for a congrats card, a birthday card, or almost any occasion.  The greeting stamps in this stamp set are SO versatile!

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The Sky is the Limit stamp set IS LIMITED.. yes! Limited time offering.. it retires after 2/15/16!

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All of the supplies used to create these cards are shown in the photos at the bottom of the post.  Click any photo to go right to my online store and purchase your crafting supplies there.  Some of the fun accessories I used in these cards are:

  • Cupcake Builder punch to make the clouds out of the corrugated paper
  • Wink of Stella glimmer pen to highlight the swirling propeller and the clouds
  • Real Red and Smoky Slate Stampin' Write markers to color and highlight the airplane
  • Banner Triple Punch for the greeting banners
  • Basic Black Stampin' Write marker to draw border around heart card
  • Striped heart from the Cute Conversations Paper Pumpkin refill kit

I know it's really hard to "capture on film" but the Wink of Stella glimmer pen is the perfect fun touch to this airplane propeller and the clouds!

 

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Thank  you for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed these 2 card ideas!

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Paper Pumpkin Special and January Alternate Designs

 

I am always so excited to open my monthly Paper Pumpkin crafting kit from Stampin' Up!

Don't you love that day when it arrives in your mailbox!? Fun Mail!

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When I opened my January kit and saw the hearts I was in love!!  I didn't really need a banner because I just don't decorate our home for the seasons throughout the year (I was better at that when Jason was little!)... so, I decided to make cards out of the supplies in the kit, and I added my own cardstock and designer paper!

 

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I made about 30 cards using the hearts and banners in the kit, and they were all different.. this gives you a taste of some of the fun combinations I came up with!

 

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I used the hello stamp from the FREE Sale a Bration set you can select with your $50 order, but ONLY UNTIL FEB. 15, 2016!!!  It's on pg 19 of your Sale a Bration brochure and it's just the cutest set ever!! 

"You're Sweet" is from the Paper Pumpkin kit.

The large hearts and banners are from the January 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit:

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I added the Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron cardstock cut to 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" and folded in 1/2, and Birthday Bouquet Designer paper cut to 4" x 5-1/4", and punched hearts from the scraps:

 

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Once you have your cardstock cut and folded and your designer paper cut, use these tips below to assemble your fun heart cards!

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I hope my Stampin' Up! customers love these cards when they get them in their mailbox!!  I mailed 30 of them yesterday and have another batch to send soon!

 

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I did all of the stamping with the new Basic Black Archival ink pad.. it's such a wonderful true rich black ink!

I love these fun patterns from the Birthday Bouquet paper pack.. I'm going to try some of the hearts on some of the It's My Party paper next!

 

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Small pink heart above was punched from the Love Blossoms paper stack (pg 17, Occasions catalog).

I added a Mint Macaron enamel dot to each card too... did you spot that?

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Alrighty.. so now that you know what cute cards you can make.. are you inspired!?

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Thanks to Patricia Allison for her inspiration on this design!

Use your imagination with the Paper Pumpkin kits like I did, or make the kit exactly as the step by step instructions indicate.. the choice is yours!

Above: my alternate design

Below: the Stampin' Up! video with the banner version of this kit

  

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Bloomin' Heart Thinlit Valentine Card

DIY Bloomin' Heart Valentine card featuring Stampin' Up! thinlit, Botanicals vellum (from Sale a Bration), and the Bloomin' Love stamp set heart and banner. Love Blossoms Embellishment kit is the perfect touch for adding a vintage touch to this card by Patty Bennett, pattystamps.com

The amazing and gorgeous Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Heart Thinlit die is so pretty and so versatile!  You can either cut it out and layer it onto your project (see THIS POST) or you can try the technique from my card above... die cut it but leave it in the piece of paper you put through the Big Shot and only push out the little inside detail pieces! (do that with your Big Shot Die Brush).

Find this Bloomin' Heart die on pg 16 in the new 2016 Occasions Catalog, and find the Big Shot Die Brush on page 19.  You can also click on the photos of each product at the bottom of this post to see them online and purchase in my online store.

I think you could use this for a Valentine or an I Love You card.. maybe an anniversary or wedding.. just change out the Friend Greeting to something else!

 

DIY Bloomin' Heart Valentine card featuring Stampin' Up! thinlit, Botanicals vellum (from Sale a Bration), and the Bloomin' Love stamp set heart and banner. Love Blossoms Embellishment kit is the perfect touch for adding a vintage touch to this card by Patty Bennett, pattystamps.com

Save 15% when you purchase both the Bloomin' Heart thinlit die and the Bloomin' Love stamp set! See it in my online store:  CLICK HERE!

To embellish this pretty heart card, I used some accessories from the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit #140551, on pg 17 of the 2016 Occasions Catalog.  The pretty glimmery enamel dot flower centers and the pearls are from the kit.

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More noteable design features of this card:

  • die cut the small flowers using printed vellum from the Botanicals vellum stack (FREE Sale a Bration item on pg 4 of the 2016 Sale a Bration brochure) using the small flower dies in the Bloomin' Heart Thinlit die set
  • use a piece of the Botanical Vellum as an overlay to your base card
  • Stamp the heart image from Bloomin' Love (pg 17 of the 2016 Occasions catalog) then punch it out with the Sweetheart punch!
  • banner image is stamped with the banner from Bloomin' Love and FRIEND from the Helping Me Grow set, then die cut using the banner die in the Large Numbers framelit die set
  • Fun In Color combo of Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder

 

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Sending you Bear Hugs for Valentine's Day!

 

Stampin' Up! is amazing when it comes to stamp set artwork in their catalogs.. I am just amazed at every single creative stamp set, the matching/coordinating framelits or thinlits, punches, papers, and tons of accessories in the 2016 Occasions Catalog!!

And without exception, the BEAR HUGS stamp set is so creative and fun!!  Who doesn't want a BEAR HUG for Valentine's Day!? 

Create a cute Bear Hugs Valentine Card with Stampin' UP! Supplies including: Hearth & Home Window frame thinlit, Bear Hugs stamp set & Framelit die bundle, Color Me Irresistible woodgrain paper, and It's my Party Enamel Dots.  I Love You This Much card by Patty Bennett, www.pattystamps.com

Don't you love my bear holding his Valentine, peeking out the window at us?  I stamped him with Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla cardstock then used my AquaPainter to lightly go over his fur and slightly blend the ink color.  Cindee and I made this card together yesterday... we had so much fun! :)

This seriously adorable Bear Hugs stamp set and matching framelit dies are available as a bundle.. save 15% when you buy them together!! The Bundle is available in wood mount or clear mount.. see it on pg 40 of the 2016 Occasions catalog.

 

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Yes, he is even sporting a red bow tie, just for Valentine's Day!  The bow tie stamp and die are in the bundle!

Create a cute Bear Hugs Valentine Card with Stampin' UP! Supplies including: Hearth & Home Window frame thinlit, Bear Hugs stamp set & Framelit die bundle, Color Me Irresistible woodgrain paper, and It's my Party Enamel Dots.  I Love You This Much card by Patty Bennett, www.pattystamps.com

Another die that I used in this card is the Hearth & Home window thinlit.. I die cut it out of the Color Me Irresistible paper with the woodgrain pattern.. too cute!  I sponged some Soft Suede ink onto the paper and the woodgrain pattern resisted the ink for a cool effect!  It's found on pg 142 in the Annual Catalog.

Create a cute Bear Hugs Valentine Card with Stampin' UP! Supplies including: Hearth & Home Window frame thinlit, Bear Hugs stamp set & Framelit die bundle, Color Me Irresistible woodgrain paper, Stampin' Write Markers and It's my Party Enamel Dots.  I Love You This Much card by Patty Bennett, www.pattystamps.com

Coloring in all of the little flowers was quick and fun with the Stampin' Write markers.  I used Calypso Coral, Real Red, Watermelon Wonder, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Cucumber Crush.. basically my "go to colors" right now!

I added some yellow enamel dots to the centers of some flowers for dimension.  The dots are on pg 6 of the Occasions catalog in the It's My Party suite.

The window box is die cut from the Love Blossoms 6x6 Designer Series Paper pack and the Hearth & Home window frame die on my Big Shot.

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138439 Stampin' UP! Color Me Irresistible In Color paper - embossed images on white and on the Stampin' UP! In Colors.  Customizable Designer Paper!

The Color Me Irresistible paper package comes with 6 sheets that are already colored in the In Colors, like the Tip Top Taupe sheet here with the woodgrain embossed resist image, and it also comes with 6 White on White sheets.. so you can custom color those 6 sheets with any color using your Aqua Painter, Spritzer, Sponge, Dauber, Brayer... endless color possibilities!

When assembling your card, I found it easiest to put the die cut bear on the Whisper White cardstock that was going behind the Window Frame die cut, then trim the excess bear image away from the white rectangle.  I layered a window sheet on top and then the window frame die so that in person it really does look like a window!

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MAKE IT:

  • Whisper White folded card: 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", folded in 1/2
  • Real Red layer: 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Color Me Irresistible woodgrain layer: 3-3/4" x 2-1/2"
  • Window Sheet (behind window frame): 2-1/2" x 3-3/4"
  • White piece (behind window): 2-1/2" x 3-3/4"

Thanks for sticking with me through this whole blog post.. I know that was a lot of info and photos, but I wanted you to have all the grizzly details... LOL.. get it? :)

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Glimmery Valentine Heart Card

 

One of the very best products in the new 2016 Occasions catalog from Stampin' UP! is this glorious Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper!!   It's so stunning in person... I know it's pretty in the photos, but it's even better in person!!! :)

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This pretty card could be used for Valentine's day, for an anniversary, for a wedding, or just because I Love You!

I've combined layers of the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper stack with the Blushing Bride Glimmer paper and it's just so pretty!

Love Blossoms heart card featuring Blushing Bride Glimmer paper and the Bloomin' Heart Thinlit die from Stampin' Up!.  Card by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

We die cut this pretty heart using the Bloomin' Heart thinlit die at the OnStage Stampin' UP! event last November, and we got to use the GREAT Big Shot Die brush and foam pad to help remove the little pieces from the die. It works like a charm, especially when you use the Precision Plate in your Big Shot when die cutting the heart or any other die that is really intricate.

 

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A few of the pretties you'll notice on this project, are the Curvy Corner Trio Punch on the corners of the Glimmer Paper, and the pretty glimmery pearls from the new Love Blossoms Embellishment pack!

Love Blossoms heart card featuring Blushing Bride Glimmer paper and the Bloomin' Heart Thinlit die from Stampin' Up!.  Card by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 I also tied this card up with the 5/8" organza white ribbon.. it truly goes with almost any project and is a must have in your ribbon arsenal!

I added the extra little flowers to the heart.. they are also die cut with the Love Blossoms paper stack paper and the little flowers in the Bloomin' Heart thinlit set.

Thought you might like a close up of the patterns in the Love Blossoms paper stack:

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Watch a great Stampin' UP! Video about die cutting the beautiful Bloomin' Heart thinlit die and using the Precision Plate and the new Big Shot Die brush below!  Having trouble watching the video?  See it HERE on YouTube.

 

 

 


 

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Wood You Be Mine Valentine's for my Guys

 

Woodworking, Valentine's Cards and a Hot Date!

I just had to share the "manly Valentine's" I made for my two Sweethearts...

They are both woodworking enthusiasts so I decided this stamp set "wood" be perfect for their Valentine's Cards!  See the Wood You Be Mine stamp set here!

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If you want to hear about our "hot date" for Valentine's Day... I'll fill you in on that at the end of this post :)

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In addition to the new Wood You Be Mine stamp set, I used several pieces of paper from the Adventure Bound Paper Stack... it is a GREAT paper stack, especially for anyone who likes the outdoors or for guy cards!  Find it on pg 40 of the Occasions catalog or HERE in my online store.

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I cut around some of the logs above, and pieced it over another piece of paper from the same Adventure Bound paper stack... I like these 2 pieces together!

I tore pieces of the Adventure Bound paper stack for the inside of the cards.. I really like how both of the insides turned out!!

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(UPDATE... they liked their cards!! :)  Yay!)

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The photo below was taken a couple years ago when they were making organizational products for crafters.. my woodworkers..

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 Ok, so back to the Hot Date...

I have been wanting one of these turning organizer trays for a LONG time.. I kept seeing them on Pinterest, and last week when I found out that they are available right here locally at Harbor Freight, I was .. shall we say EXCITED!!!!!!

For Valentine's Day we decided that we were taking our first day off since Christmas to go run errands and stop at Harbor Freight to get this tray!!

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So yes, that was our HOT DATE for Valentine's day... a trip to Harbor Freight, a few other errands and lunch at Cocina Medina!

It was a very fun day off, and Eric and Jason LOVE Harbor Freight because it's nothing but tools and hardware!!  As I type this, they are both putting it together for me and I'll share pix of what I organize in it in a future blog post.

Hope you all had a great Valentine's day with those you love!

 

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Update on the Valentine's for the Office cards

 

You may remember that I blogged about the handmade Valentine cards I sent in to my hubby's office for the guys to select from... well, I asked you which set of card you thought the guys would like best.. and I have an update..

The "Love Story" Project Life card cards and the Stacked with Love cards went first (See them all here).  One person selected the Sheltering Tree cards.

Since these Project Life cards were the most popular, I thought I'd do an update with more info on them.  These were SO easy.. Here is the HOW TO:

  • I just grabbed some of the Love Story Project Life cards (see them on pg 189 of the annual catalog or here online) and I trimmed 1/2" off the length so they'd fit perfectly on a standard size card! How easy is that!?
  • I cut and folded Real Red cardstock as the base.. super simple!
  • I stamped I DO LOVE YOU in Real Red on the card below.  You'll find that great stamp on pg 24 of the Occasions catalog, or see the Big On You set here online.

 

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I added the sweet little "love" heart on the Love you to the Moon card .. the heart is from the You Brighten my Day free Sale a Bration set on pg 11 of the Sale a Bration catalog.  I punched it out with the Itty Bitty Punch pack and then put an Itty Bitty Epoxy heart sticker on top!  See below at the bottom of this post for ordering info.

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The only thing I added on the cards above was to stamp you on the card on the left.. that's in the Countless Sayings 2 stamp set, seen here online.

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Isn't it so cool how the love stamp from the "You Brighten My Day" Sale a Bration set coordinates with the Itty Bitty Punch pack heart punch and the Itty Bitty Epoxy stickers! Wow! Way to go Stampin' Up! for all these coordinating products!!!

See more about the Love Story Project Life by Stampin' Up! cards in this video:

 

 

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Sending you a Little Love

 

I have a couple more Valentine's cards filled with love for you ... since it is Valentine's week.. right?  Well, I am IN LOVE with the beautiful flower stencil piece found in the Stampin' Up! Artisan Embellishment kit!!! 

Read on for more details about creating this flower background with the stencil:

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Can you go wrong with Black, White and Red?

I think not.

LOVE CARD on left: The cute images are from the Snuggles and Smooches stamp set.  Do you recognize them from yesterday's blog post?  And the tiny love heart is a FREE CHOICE stamp set during Sale a Bration (from the You Brighten my Day set).

LOVE CARD on right: this sentiment is from the Build a Bouquet set

 

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So you're wondering how I created that beautiful floral background, right?

Grab one of the stencils in your Artisan Embellishment kit (pg 27 Occasions catalog or HERE online) and a sponge dauber, and apply ink onto your cardstock!  Alternating between light and dark really gives this interesting dimension.

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Artisan Embellishment kit available here online.

I used Rose Red ink and my Sponge Dauber for these samples.

I'm just tickled over how well these products coordinate... I LOVE it when a stamp matches a punch.. and then when you find an embellishment created just for the image.. wow!! TOO FUN!!  Itty Bitty Accents punch and Epoxy Stickers are the bomb!

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I was looking for a sentiment with "love" in it, and I came across this one in the Build a Bouquet stamp set.. it's on pg 29 in the Occasions catalog, or here in my online store.  I think it just fits this tag perfectly, and I loved the scripty font and the message!

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I cut a 2" wide strip of Whisper White cardstock and punched the top with my Ornate Tag Topper Punch, stamped the sentiment with Rose Red ink, then added 2 pieces of Stacked with Love Washi Tape.  I tied a piece of Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and Sahara Sand Lace trim on the top of the tag.

 The tiny hearts paper is from the Stacked with Love paper stack - limited time only and it's the best seller in the Occasions catalog!! Find it on pg 5.

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As you can see, the Artisan Embellishment kit comes with LOTS of goodies in it.. I'll have a video showing more of the contents of this kit on Friday, Feb. 20th, so please check back then for more info and ideas!

 

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 Stamp Tip!  Remember.. always stamp first, then use your punch "upsidedown" to center it over your stamped image, then punch!

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Valentine's Cards for the Office

 

My Hubby works in an engineering office with about 10 men, and I guess they were talking about Valentine's and cards and all that jazz last week... so I volunteered to make some cards to send in to the office so that the guys could pick a card to send or give to their wife, girlfriend, etc.  

I couldn't settle on just one Valentine Card design, so I made several different selections... which ones do you think they'll like best?

 

Valentine Card Selection #1: Project Life Love Story cards

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Valentine Card Selection #2: Sheltering Tree heart cards

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Valentine Card Selection #3: Stacked with Love DSP cards

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I'll be back in a day or 2 with an update on which cards they liked best and some more details on how I made and embellished the cards.

 

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Post-It Note Holder for Valentine's Day

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What a sweet little goodie treat this would make for your co-workers, bank teller, Post Office worker, etc.!!  Give this for Valentine's Day or anytime!

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I found these cute printed Post-it Note pads in the Dollar Spot at Target and decided they'd make great little gifties!!  Of course, that means decorating them a bit with Stampin' Up! cardstock and embellishments!!!

You will need the Stampin' Up! Stacked With Love paper stack for this project. See it on pg 5 of the Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog or HERE in my online store.

HOW TO MAKE the Post-It Note Holder

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Stacked with Love paper stack available here in my online store!

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Since my Post-It Note was about 3"x3", my cardstock strip was about 3" x 9" which allowed me to wrap it all the way around and make the little stapled flap to give it that fun matchbook look.

I decorated it with a piece of 2-3/4" square Stacked with Love striped paper and punched hearts with the Sweetheart punch and one of the other patterns in the Stacked with Love paper stack.  Rhinestones and Red Ribbon finish off the sweet project.

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Valentine's Mini Treat Bag

 

It's February!!!

That means it's time to finish up making your treats, little gifts and tokens of love for Valentine's Day!

How about these super easy Treat Bags created with the Mini Treat Bag Framelit and your Big Shot from Stampin' Up!?

What would you put in one? Gift Card? Candy Bar? Love Note?

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You could leave the image uncolored and include a small pack of crayons for the recipient to color it! :)

I used some of the paper in my FREE Best Year Ever Sale a Bration package to create the little bag.. although they are just dots, they kind of look like bubbles... right?

I stamped the cute Hey, Valentine fishies from the Hey, Valentine stamp set in memento black ink on Whisper White cardstock, then colored them with Blendabilities markers from Stampin' Up!   Does coloring just take you back to your childhood!? It does for me... and why I remember that Burnt Sienna was my fave color is beyond me!   But anyway.. back to this cute project...

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If you haven't tried the Stampin' Up! Blendabilities markers yet, why not consider getting a FREE pack with your $50 order during Sale a Bration!?  See page 20 of the Sale a Bration brochure for more details!

You'll find the Hey, Valentine stamp set on pg 8 in the 2015 Occasions catalog, and the Mini Treat Bag framelit on pg 9 in the same catalog.

I used the heart shape and banner shape to die cut accessories for this project - they are also in the Mini Treat Bag framelit set.. you can see it pictured below if you want to see all the pieces.  You can also see it or buy it now in my online store.

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Watch a GREAT video by Stampin' Up! for more info about assembling

your Mini Treat Bag bags!  (view it here online if you are reading this in an email)

  

 

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Valentine Pencil Topper Treats

 

Need a cute, quick and easy project for a Valentine's Treat!?

Check out the Dollar Spot at Target for bargains on CUTE Pencils, then stamp and decorate them with the Stampin' UP! Hey, Valentine stamp set!

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 I stamped them with the Memento Black ink pad on Whisper White cardstock, colored them with Stampin' UP! Blendabilities Markers, then cut them out, punched holes and slipped them onto pencils. 

Hey, Valentine stamp set is on pg 8 of the Occasions catalog, or here online

HOW TO:

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Aren't they just so cute!?  Oh my gosh.. LOVE these cuties!!

Here are the Blendabilities colors I used...

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If you haven't tried Blendabilities markers yet, you can get a pack free as your Sale a Bration FREE GIFT selection!! Didn't know that? check out pg 20 of the Sale a Bration catalog for the colors you can select free with your $50 order during Sale a Bration!  View all Blendabilities in my online store here.

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You can either punch a 1/8" hole and thread ribbon through the hole to tie it to the pencil, or, punch two 1/4" holes and slip the pencil through per my photo tutorial above.

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 What do you think!? Do you like them!? Leave me a comment if you do!

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Hey Valentine Treat from Wendy

 

How cute is this fun Valentine Treat!?

My friend and fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator Wendy Cranford sent this cute little treat to me!! So colorful and fun! I love how she stamped the fishies on the banner.. isn't that a fun twist!?

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If you, or your kids, grandkids or anyone you know enjoys coloring (like I do!) then you are sure to love this fun set!!  Wouldn't it be cute to stamp these images and give a little pack of crayons with them as a gift or Valentine Treat!?

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The Hey Valentine stamp set may be purchased in Clear Mount or Wood Mount my online store!

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Lots of Love Control Freaks Blog Hop

 

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Our theme this month:

Stampin' Up! projects featuring

Lots of LOVE!

 

   You have probably reached me after visiting the amazing Connie Babbert's blog, and if not, be sure to travel backwards on the tour and visit her! :)

Project #1: So Sweet Heart Note Card

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This sweet 4x4 heart note card was one of the projects that I made "live" with my Luv 2 Stamp Group of demonstrators when we met via the internet this past weekend.  The card base is Whisper White, the pink piece is Pink Pirouette embossed with the new Stampin' Up! Happy Heart embossing folder and the Big Shot. I punched a 2" circle out of the embossed piece and we stamped the "so sweet" and the hearts on the white card so that they would show through the circle opening. 

I added a strip of designer paper from the Stacked with Love paper stack in the Occasions catalog and some black 1/8" tafetta ribbon to add pops of color.

A sweet little heart button from the Sweet Dreams Button package tied with Black and White Bakers Twine finishes off this sweet greeting.

 Project #2 and 3: Dotty Angles Heart Cards

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My next project is something I've had in my mind for a few weeks.. I used the Stampin' Up! hearts framelits to die cut a heart in the center of two 4x4 pieces of Whisper White cardstock, then I removed the hearts and stamped one frame piece and 1 heart piece with the dots from Dotty Angles in Real Red and Calypso Coral ink.  (my current favorite happy color combo!).

As I assembled the cards, I placed the hearts back in the heart openings... one is recessed and one is raised up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Each card is stamped with the LOVE greeting from the Hello Life stamp set (pg 6 Occasions catalog) in Real Red ink.

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The card still needed something so I stamped the 2 little hearts from the Hello Life set in Calypso Coral and then drew stitching lines around the edge with my Real Red Stampin' Write marker, then mounted the 4x4 white piece on a folded Real Red card.

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After stamping the Dotty Angles dots on this whisper white square, I mounted it on a folded Calpyso Coral folded card using Stampin' Dimensionals, then placed the white heart back inside the opening.  Organza White RIbbon finishes off this card.

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 Hope you had fun feeling the LOVE we have to share with you today!!

Please continue our tour this month and visit the fabulous and amazing Heidi Boos and the fun projects she has to share with you!

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Irresistibly Yours Specialty Paper - Sale a Bration 2015

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Irresistibly Yours Specialty Paper...

a FREE Gift Item choice during Stampin' Up! Sale a Bration 2015!!

(Sale a Bration runs Jan. 6 to March 31, 2015)

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I know it's hard to believe, but with Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day out of the way, we need to start thinking about Valentine's Day!!  Ok there, yes, I said it!  On this sweet little 4x4 Valentine card I used the scalloped pattern from the Irresistibly Yours paper to make the folded card, then added some NEW Designer Paper from the Occasions catalog .. it's called Stacked with Love and it's on pg 5 of the Occasions catalog.  I stamped Be Mine and the hearts using the new You Plus Me stamp set on pg 5 of the Occasions catalog as well. This is a sweet mix of Calpyso Coral, Real Red and Black and White... LOVE it!

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See pg 15 of the Sale a Bration catalog for this amazing paper!

So, you are saying... Patty, tell us how to color this new paper! Well, check out my tutorials below.. you can use markers, sponges, sponge daubers, a brayer or spritzer to color this unique specialty paper! This paper acts like an emboss resist because of the glossy white pattern on the paper.. you can leave it white or custom color it to any color to match your project!

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 So, what do you think.. will this Irreisitibly Yours paper be one of YOUR choices as a free gift during Sale a Bration!?

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