Hello Stamping Friends,
I hope your weekend was an extension of Valentine’s day like mine was! Our newest grandbaby is 4 1/2 months old and changing so fast that we decided a trip to Steamboat for her first Valentine’s day (month) was essential. Here’s mommy and daddy with little Emma. Daddy had just taken a group of guests for a hot air balloon ride. If you are ever in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, he would love to take you on a flight as well! Click here for Wild West Balloon Adventures.
My prior Valentine post showed all the gorgeous cards my club members designed. Using the same trifold and designer series paper (DSP), I made one card in pinks and one in reds. Click here for my previous Valentine Post to see all the card dimensions and to take a look at the amazing ‘Be Mine Stitched Framelits’ set.
The heart in the middle of the doily with all the flowers is cut from the ‘All My Love’ DSP with a framelit. I colored the leaves with the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend and added a touch of light Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blend on the tiny flowers so the heart would match the DSP. ‘Dazzling Diamonds’ glitter was added to the center of the flowers for a little sparkle. I used the framelit with the multiple little hearts to cut hearts from the matching DSP to go around the edge of the doily. The middle heart is a ‘Heart Epoxy Droplet’ with a piece of the Flirty Flamingo cardstock, fussy cut to size,behind it.
For the red valentine I decided to use glimmer papers in red and blushing bride for the middle hearts to add sparkle and to use the skinny hearts in the framelits since the DSP has both heart shapes:
The hearts your see stamped below the ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ greeting are stamped in Lovely Lipstick with only one stamp from the ‘Forever Lovely’ stamp set. It matches the ‘All My Love’ Designer Series Paper perfectly and the stamp is made to have all the different levels of color. Check out page 5 of the Occasions catalog to see the stamp set and DSP.
For a little addition to this blog post I wanted to add pre-blog valentines to have a record of the past. If you go to the Recipe Box tab you can see valentines made over the past four years but we are missing inspiration from before that. March will mark my 10th year with Stampin’ Up! but I have only blogged since November of 2014.
I made this valentine for one of my first Stampin’ Up! convention contests. I learned that Stampin’ Up! does not like ‘Karen Cards’ as my DH, Paul, calls them. The winners were all very ‘Clean and Simple’ thirty minute cards not something like this multiple hours card that used several stamp sets, multiple techniques and even had the greeting stamped on red satin ribbon. My daughter and son-in-law met on a bike path so I made this with them in mind:
The next one is a trifold with a heart cutout in the middle of each side and a dangling trifold glimmer heart. One card just doesn’t say enough for a husband like Paul so this card is a three in one:
For club one year we made this card with its floating hearts in the middle:
To prove I can make clean and simple cards check out these two:
The first card is on Whisper White though it looks Very Vanilla like the second one. The top card pictures I took in the morning with more natural light so I need to remember to do that for future pictures.
It is time to move on from valentines to birthdays and Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. We have so many fun stamp sets and bundles it is hard to choose! If you have the same problem you might consider joining as a demonstrator and getting $175 of product for $99 during Sale A Bration. Just saying…….
Paper Pumpkin will be celebrating their sixth birthday in March! They are going to have a special box and the kit will include two stamp sets instead of one:
Click on the Paper Pumpkin image to sign up! Click on little SAL in the computer to go to the online store.
SAL, Sharing A Love
Hello Stamping Friends,
Our current hostess code is FCGZVMVE and Joy is our online party hostess if you would like to order.
Next Saturday, the 23rd, is our Make a Kit party day and Terri’s code for ordering a kit is MKATNKJV. Join us at 10:00 with your kit or a Paper Pumpkin. Order today to receive your kit in time.
Finally, February 15 is here with its second offering of free Sale A Bration products with a $50 or $100 order. This is the official brochure and I will add it to the catalog page. Click on the image to download the pdf (or just keep scrolling.)
Let’s take a look at the products up close and personal:
Here’s my favorite:
And here is a bundle free with a $100 purchase:
The home office shows it best with a video:
WHAT! Did you see that fine print? There are framelits to go with this? Yes! And with many of the other Sale A Bration products as well. We just have to wait another two weeks.
I love the one stamp: “Because Adulting Is Hard”; of course it would be nice to have “Easter Wishes”, “Christmas Wishes”, “New Year’s Wishes” and “Birthday Wishes” for greetings, as well as having stamps that add to the ‘Hello Cupcake’ set and the frogs in ‘So Hoppy Together’. I have had occasions I needed to say “Thanks for hopping by”, “Thanks For Jumping In”, or “Leaping for joy is easy to do…when I have a friend as amazing as you”. I could use the Bravery greeting right now for someone going through a really tough time. Sigh….I think I just sold myself on this set I told myself I didn’t need!!
Order online from me outside of club parties using the hostess code FCGZVMVE and receive a free embellishment for your crafting pleasure! If your order hits $150 (whew, three Sale A Bration products earned) don’t use the hostess code since you will get 10% of your order total in hostess dollars to spend on anything you please. Want to party with us at club?
Club members have a fun day making a technique sheet and a special card. I have Tuesday morning and Saturday morning clubs that meet every other month. March is our last rotation for the past year and we will be planning new rotations starting in May. We need more members so consider joining and having fun with fellow crafters! Try club out on Saturday, March 9 at 10:00am or Tuesday, March 12 at 9:00am. Text me at 303-815-0838 or email me at [email protected] if you are interested.
At January’s club I taught the Shrinky Dink technique using the humming bird in the ‘Humming Along’ set, page 36 of the Occasions catalog, # 148758. The paper is our ‘Petal Promenade’ Designer Series Paper in the Annual Catalog page 190, #146913. It has sheets of paper with realistic little images to cut out like I have done here. The greeting is from ‘A Big Thank You’ in the Annual Catalog page 122, #147377.
The technique sheet is 6″ X 6″, perfect for putting in a photo album of that size for future reference.
I have some Valentines to post, since it is the day after the party and I won’t spoil the surprise, so I will sign off this post and begin another.
SAL, (Shrink Anything Large)
Karen – Click on little SAL to order
Hello Stamping Friends and Happy Valentines Day!!
(Hostess code for Terri’s kit party February 23 at 10:00am : MKATNKJV)
(Hostess code for Joy’s online party: FCGZVMVE)
I hope you have wonderful plans to celebrate all the loves of your life next week. How about celebrating our “LOVE” of stamping?
At club last month I gave the stampers a card base with a special trifold and then had lots of the new designer paper, the new stamp sets and dies offered in the Occasions catalog and the free foil paper from Sale A Bration available for them to use and design their own Valentine! The results were amazing!
I cut and stamped the Meant To Be stamps with the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies so we could see all the wonderful things we could make. The All My Love Designer Series Paper (DSP) even has one side with hearts that exactly match the framelits. Can you tell which ones are from the DSP and which ones are stamped? What a great bundle this is for many occasions. Check out page 6 of the Occasions catalog.
The card bases were a fun trifold layered with DSP from All My Love Designer Paper.
- Card Base: 11″ X 5 1/2″; Score at 1 1/4″ then 4″ then 6 3/4″
- DSP (X2) for front flaps: 1″ X 5 1/4″
- Coordinating DSP for next flap: 2 1/2″ X 5 1/4″
- Whisper White Message Panel: 2 1/2″ X 5 1/4″ (If Whisper White is your base, cut a coordinating DSP first with these measurements and then make a Whisper White Panel that is 2 1/4″ X 5″
- DSP Panel on the right side matching DSP of the front panels: 4″ X 5 1/4″
Now the fun begins! Check out these beautiful valentines my club ladies created:
Valentine 1 by Joy:
Valentine 2 by Jo:
Valentine 3 by Terri:
Terri used the Lovely Lipstick foil. I missed the closed version of her card.
Valentine 4 by Lucille:
I love how she mounted the foil on a white background and used the little flourish and a heart in the middle!
Valentine #5 by —-:
How creative to pull in the color of the DSP with ribbon and to layer a DSP heart on a white heart!
Valentine #6 by Sharon:
The little Heart Epoxy Droplets pick up the color of the shiny foil beautifully. See page 5, item # 148583. The little flowers she used are the Frosted Flower Embellishments on page 11, item #148782.
Valentine #7 by LIsa:
Check out the embossed heart embellished with a flourish and the top little stamped heart holds the front flap down.
Valentine #8 by Christine:
I love how Christine placed the red outline of the heart so it perfectly matched her front white heart.
Valentine 9 by —–:
The white on the DSP is lovely and there is a plethora of hearts from the one framelit!
Valentine 10 by —-
Look at how she used the Crumb Cake to stamp the greeting and the heart so everything coordinates!
Help me with names dear stamping friends. Send me a comment with which numbered Valentine is yours and I will update the post. After all, it will be sort of a scrapbook for us.
Next post I will share the Shrinky Dink fun that we had for our club technique as well as the new Sale A Bration free products that will be available February 15 and the coordinating products we can purchase March 1 to go with many of the free stamp sets.
This is the Christmas card we made in 2017 with the same folds:
The DSP used here is retired but the stamp set and framelits are still available!! See page 102 of the Annual Catalog for the Ready For Christmas stamp set and the Christmas Staircase thinlits dies on page 216. There is a little Dachshund in this set so it was a must have for me! Check out the other trifold card we made with this set at the card buffet:
I think I started down a rabbit trail, one trifold leading to another and then to another! Thank you for stopping by!
I have a couple people interested in doing a monthly or bimonthly Christmas Card Stamp A Stack starting now so we have lots of cards made by November. Leave me a comment if you are interested.
Shop online and get a free Sale A Bration product for each $50 or $100 spent! Click on SAL and he will take you to the online site.