Happy Valentine Day

I am sharing a sweet Valentine card for you today.  This one is actually for my sweet husband, but since he doesn’t look at these posts, I don’t have to worry about him seeing it. LOL!

 

Meant to Be Bundle, 150587

 

I used my favorite Valentine Bundle.  Although it would work wonderfully for anything that requires hearts.  I love the various dies and the ways they can be used.   I chose the All My Love Designer Series Paper to pair with the gorgeous hearts.  This pattern is my very favorite of the cute paper in that pack.  I love pairing it with the Balmy Blue.  A nice twist for a romantic look.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you will return tomorrow after enjoying this sweet day.  As always, the complete supply list is at the bottom of the post.

 

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

 

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For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


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Otter Be My Valentine

This is a really cute Valentine card, and I love it.  However , I keep invisioning it as a Baby Card.  I am going to have to work on that idea.  My Valentine version is a Clean card for me.  Not really a lot of stamped area or layers.  Here it is:

 

Stampin' Up!, Hey Love, Beauty Abounds, Jackie Beers

Hey Love, 148644

 

I really love using the little Bocca dots from the Beauty Abounds stamp set.  (I hope that is the correct term!).  And I think the little Otter is just adorable.  I stamped the dots, which look like bubbles to me, in Coastal Cabana Ink.  The Otter is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends.

The gorgeous ribbon is the Reversible ribbon of Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple Green.  I think the shine is just perfect.

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you have a great weekend and will stop back in on Monday for another new project.  All of the supplies are listed at the bottom of the post.

 

JOIN PROMOTION:

For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


Additional quick pictures

 


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Gift Card Holder

I know you have seen variations of this gift card holder.  It is my “GO TO” for gift cards.  It is also a fold that I do even when not including the gift card pocket.  Hopefully you will like the different little twist I have added today.

 

Stampin' Up!, Meant To Be, Garden Impressions, Jackie Beers

Meant To Be Bundle, 150587

 

I have been doing really bright cards lately, so today is no exception!  But I do love this Garden Impressions DSP.  Truthfully, it can go either Subtle or Bright with the colors.  That is awesome!

Have you figured out the little twist I mentioned about the card?  Yes, it is the little card attached to the front.  You are such good guessers!!  Here it is pulled out.

 

 

And here is the inside.  Just in case you have never seen it before.

 

 

I have directions listed below.  This may actually be my first video.  I am terrified, but I will get through it.  But in the meantime, you will have the directions.  If you have any problems with it, please contact me.

NOTE:  I used the 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch to punch the hole the ribbon is run through on the tag.  That is going to be no longer available once supplies are depleted.  Apparently the manufacturer says they can no longer make it.  That is a bummer!  So if you do not have it I would suggest grabbing it up before it is gone.

Thank you for visiting today!  The Join Promotion is still live and SAB is not even halfway over.  So Happy Stamping!!

Directions:

  • The basic card:
  • Base layer is 4 1/4 X 10, scored at 5 1/2 and 8 1/4, fold and burnish
  • On the short section, use a circle punch and punch a half circle for a finger slot
  • Fold the short section into the inside of the card
  • Place Tear & Tape along the very edges of the short section. Place the gift card or a piece of card stock into the slot as you adhere it down to insure enough room for the card.

 

  • The top layer:
  • Card stock layer is 3 3/4 X 5
  • DSP is 3 X 5
  • Also, inside white piece is 3 X 5 (so that it does not show from the outside)

 

  • Front Pull Out Pocket:
  • Card stock is 2 3/4 X 5 1/8
  • score down short side and 1/2, and 2 1/4
  • score long side at 2 3/8
  • Fold and burnish score lines
  • Cut away the outside 1/2 scores on both sides of the longer section
  • Use the Trio Corner Punch and round the corner of the longer section
  • Use the 1/2″ circle punch to punch a finger hole in the short end
  • Add adhesive to the fronts of the flaps on the short section so that when you fold them in they adhere to the back longer section.
  • The tag is the Everyday Label Punch with the hole punched with the 1/8″ handheld punch and add ribbon of your choice.

 

JOIN PROMOTION:

For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


Additional quick pictures

 


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Price: $110.00

 

 

Jump Start

It is so hard to make masculine birthday cards most of the time.  And it is even harder to make masculine Valentine Cards.  Most valentine cards are sort of “mushy” or at least that is guy speak for I don’t want any part of it!! LOL!!!  Well, today I have a non-mushy valentine card.  I hope you will think that it fits that description.

 

Geared Up Garage Bundle, 150610

 

Some guys may be thinking that the car jump starts their heart!  I know there are some who really loves classic cars.  Hopefully this will work for your guys as well.

This is also a very quick card, which makes it one of my favorite kind.  All it took was some cutting, two stamps, and one crank of the Big Shot. Woohoo!!

The touch of red is a bid towards the female classic of black and white with a pop of color.  I thought of that when I saw the black DSP from Classic Garage Designer Series Paper.  The red is actually the reverse side.  How convenient is that?

The sentiment is stamped and then die cut.  The two pieces are created from one die.  It embosses the little ends and cuts out the center all at once.  I think it would be great to heat emboss the sentiment on a different color and then pop it into the center.  But I wanted to keep things simple on this card.

Thank you so much for visiting today.  I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s blog hop and today’s card.  I will have another project for you tomorrow, so please come back.  And as always, all of the supplies are listed at the bottom of the post.

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Base card of Basic Black = 4 1/4 X 11
  • Whisper White = 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • DSP = 4 X 5 1/4
  • Red DSP strip = 1 1/4 X 5 1/4

 

JOIN PROMOTION:

For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


Additional quick pictures

 


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True Love for InKing Royalty Blog Hop

 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around LOVE. You’re certain to see some amazing ideas for Valentine’s Day in the hop, but there are other ways to honor love in the lineup, too. What fun! We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

My card definitely follows the “LOVE” theme.  Just not in the way you would expect maybe.  I adore all , well almost all, animals.  Especially dogs and cats.  So when looking through stamps for this Love project, I couldn’t help but give Happy Tails and Nine Lives a second look.  Since I couldn’t decide on one of the sets……….I chose to use both of them…….together!!  What better kind of LOVE!!

 

Stampin' Up!, Happy Tails, Nine Lives, Dog Punch, Cat Punch,Be Mine Framelits, Wood DSP, Jackie Beers

Happy Tails Bundle, 150631

 

I tried to not get too fancy with the colors of the animals.  That can be a bit tricky sometimes.  I went with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede, which pairs beautifully with the Flirty Flamingo.  The Wood Textures DSP was a great find, which led to the stitched heart “cut out” of the fence behind them.   I do love the Be Mine Framelits and the fact that some do not cut out pieces but embellish them.

The sentiment is from the Nine Lives stamp set and is so true!!  In case you were not aware, the Nine Lives stamp set pairs with our Cat Punch from the Annual Catalog.  And isn’t it perfect that Stampin’ Up! designed the two so they face each other?  A match made in heaven, at least to me.

As always, I have all of the supplies listed at the bottom of the post.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. I would love to hear from you.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Nina King at InkPaperSequins. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  7. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  10. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  11. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  12. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  13. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  14. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
     

    JOIN PROMOTION:

    For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

    • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
    • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
    • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
    • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
    • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
    • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
    • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
    • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
    • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

     

    Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

    • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

     

    • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

    (I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

    Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


    Additional quick pictures

     


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    Price: $18.00

    Price: $110.00

     

     

Stinkin’ Sweet Valentine

I have made a super quick , and super cute, little #SimpleStamping card for you today.  I made a little 3 1/4 square card.  There are no frills, just a sweet little card.  It would be a great gift card or even attached tag/card.  All you would need to do is punch a hole in the corner.  See what you think.

 

Hey Love, 148644

 

This little guy is just so darn cute!!  Who wouldn’t love him!  I stamped the little guy and colored with the Stampin’ Blends.  I made him look like what I think a skunk would look like, not necessarily an accurate looking one.  And I did it in Smoky Slate as opposed to Black so you could see the cute features.

My valentine color this year is going to be this Lovely Lipstick.  I think it is such a versatile color.  The little hearts that are stamped are colored in with Lovely Lipstick dark Stampin’ Blend.  As is the Heart Epoxy Droplet.

Have you noticed these adorable hearts in the catalog?  I had one person comment that they didn’t think they would want a clear heart on the card.  But when I showed the ability to make it any color you want by using the Stampin’ Blends, it was a total game changer!  I wish I could say that I thought of it, but of course many others thought of it first.

Of course, this entire stamp set could be used for other than Valentine cards.  They are just adorable little animals.  I am going to be playing with them to see what I can come up with.

I outlined the little guy with the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend just to give him a bit of a stand out look.  I got this idea from fellow demonstrator Susan Itell.  She does this quite often and I love the look it gives.

Thank you for visiting again today.  I really do appreciate it.  I have included all of the supplies at the bottom of the page.  And once again, please check out the Join Promotion.

 

JOIN PROMOTION:

For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


Additional quick pictures

 


SUPPLIES: