There are so many new and wonderful stamp sets in the Occasions catalog and I have really enjoyed creating cards with them. But my other stamps sets were feeling neglected.
I pulled out Tap-Tap-Tap and decided to use it in a different way. In the past I have used this typewriter to create hello or thinking of you cards. By adding sentiments from the new Bloomin’ Love I was able to use it to create a fun Valentine.
The Blushing Bride glimmer paper added just the right amount of bling!
The MojoMonday432 sketch was my starting point.
Do you like to use sketches or start from scratch? Using a sketch for inspiration makes it much easier for me to be creative. Often I never complete a project because I can’t make a decision. Sketches help me focus and get the job done!
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Did you see that many stores had Valentine’s Day candy out before we even celebrated Christmas? Good Grief! I know Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it but really???? I don’t like my holidays to overlap. One holiday at a time is enough for me.
When I saw the Global Design Project sketch this week I knew exactly what I was going to try. I had been thinking about creating this card for a long time, but didn’t have a layout in mind. Sketch #GDP018 is just what I was looking for!
To help you get ready for the next big holiday I have a colorful Valentine! It does not have a lot of stamping on it, but it uses a lot of our wonderful products. Here is my card using this sketch.
This is the perfect card to use up some of your tiny scraps. Do you save tiny scraps? I do…. probably too many scraps but they just might come in handy some day. Just saying.See the tiny hearts dripping off the paint brush? I used the Confetti Heart Border Punch to get these drops.And the paint brush??? It is the bird wing from the bird builder punch. So many ways to use our punches in a creative way.
I decided to try my hand at a sketch challenge today. I subscribe to a few challenge pages but never seem to get around to making a card and linking it up. But today I managed to do it!
The Global Design Project Challenge this week is by Brian King. He is a fellow demonstrator from the Atlanta area and he is so talented! I love his clean and simple cards. He chose to go with a color challenge. That leaves your layout up to you. Yikes!
These colors are perfect for a Valentine’s Day card in my opinion. I kept it simple and it was easy to get 5 of these stamped and assembled in a short amount of time. That’s my kind of card!
I used a new product on the butterfly – Wink of Stella. It adds just the right amount of sparkle without having to use glitter. One other new item I used is part of our Project Life suite of stamps. These stamps are designed for memory keeping but they work just as well on cards. This one is called Memories in the Making. I love the bold scribble circle and the sweet I Heart You saying.
Here is a close – up of the butterfly.
Sweet and sparkly!
Thanks Brian for a fun color challenge. I hope to try more of GDP challenges in the future.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner so I have card to share with you. We made this card in Stamp Club last week and the ladies loved it. It looks complicated but it really was easy to put together once they got the hang of it. Using the tag topper punch in a new way made me happy. Love how our tools are so versatile.
For this card I used the stamp set – You Plus Me and I paired it with the Stacked With Love Designer Paper.
The Confetti Heart punch created the sweet border. Can you feel the love that went into this creation?
I am so excited to have an early start on my Valentine cards. I am usually stamping late into the night trying to get them completed and in the mail!
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There are so many tempting items in the new Occasions catalog. It is hard to decide where to start.
What goodies are on your wish list? I would love to know what others think are “must have” items.
Last week I sat down and made a bunch of tags to go on Valentine treats. One of the new stamp sets is Petal Potpourri and it has this sweet lacy flower image. I thought it would make great vintage looking Valentines.
Then I decided one of those tags would make a great card. It’s funny how that works out sometimes.
No school for one more day. The roads are clear in most places but some roads in neighborhoods are still very icy. I know the students are happy….but parents are going stir crazy!
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. I know you need at least 40 cards to send to all your sweet friends. I need to get busy finishing my cards so I can get them in the mail.
Being snowed in gave me time to get some of my cards designed and put together. The first card is one that we will make at my Valentine card class….whenever that is!
I had fun creating this card. I colored the the silver glimmer paper with blue and pink re-inkers. I liked having the variety of heart sizes and colors. Glitzy hearts make me happy. How about you?
Can you tell I like glitter and bling? Here is a another glittery card but this time I used Champange glimmer paper. Some of us decided to hold a card swap and this is my card for the swap. Hope they like it 🙂
The gold washi tape makes a great accent!
Stampin’ Up released a new card kit this week. It looks like a lot of fun! Why get your cards at the store? You’ve got 20 cards at your fingertips. They’re thoughtful, they’re beautiful, they’re handmade, and they take just minutes to make! The Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit contains everything you need (minus scissors) to create 20 beautiful cards for a variety of occasions. The kit is excellent for people who are just getting started as papercrafters, and it would also make a great gift!
Included in Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit:
* Cardstock and envelopes for 20 cards
* Twine, clips, and adhesive die-cut embellishments
* Three-piece Hip Hip Hooray Stamp Set & clear stamp block
* Stampin Dimensionals
* Basic Gray Stampin’ Spot (mini ink pads)
* Full-color instructional brochure
If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to email or call me!