January 2017 Blog Hop

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I’ve been creating lots of Valentine’s cards for a class I’m conducting next week.  I’ve had a wonderful time designing cards with the Sealed with Love Bundle.  There are so many different stamps and the die sets are amazing in this set.  I encourage you to add this to your SU collection if you don’t have it already.


This first card was inspired by Sue Vine who used the multiple heart die in the Sealed with Love Bundle to cut off the edge of the card front for a nice effect and I added 6 red hearts to the image.  I used Real Red ink to stamp the heart cluster image to make my background on a piece of blushing bride cardstock and I attached it to the basic black card front.  I really like this image as it reminds me of the many Amish designs I used to see in Penn. Finally I used the stitch  die to cut out a circle and stamp Happy Valentine’s Day in basic black.  It’s a quick card to put together for a class.



My second card was inspired by my love of quilting and the beautiful papers in the Sending Love designer paper pack.  There are so many amazing papers it was impossible to pick just one so I decided to use two different patterns and to make a pinwheel quilting design alternating the red and white paper backgrounds.  Again I used the stitch die to cut out a circle out of real red cardstock and to attach a “love note” to the front using the stamp and dies from the Sealed with Love bundle.  I added a pearl to the O in Love.  The card didn’t seemed finished so I added the “Sealed with a Kiss” stamp in basic black.  This was another simply card to make.



img_2590-revisedMy third card was designed for a new “Occasions Catalog” swap with a group of demonstrators. I started this card with a very simple image but it quickly turned into a more time consuming card. I love how it turned out! I started with Real Red cardstock for the card base and for a strip to put on the front of the card.  I’m so happy the Happy Heart embossing folder was not retired as I love to use the multiple heart background for cards and for this card I embossed the images using Whisper White cardstock.  I made a small envelop using the Sending Love DSP and added a love note with Real Red ink that comes out of the envelope that says “Sending Love” from the Sealed with Love Bundle. I placed the envelope and love note on a small square of Blushing Bride paper. I also stamped and used the die to cut out the heart in the center of the card and added a Blushing Bride arrow using the die set to go through the heart. Finally, I used another die to cut out a fold up card that I stamped the word “Kiss” on the inside and placed it on a small piece of DSP and then on another Blushing Bride square.  This card takes more time but I think you will agree that the final product was worth it.

Please leave a comment on my site and then enjoy the beautiful Valentine’s cards made by the rest of the group.  Happy Stampin’



Valentine for My Sweetheart

I made a special card for my husband, David.  We’ve been married for 32 years and every day is special.  I decided to make my first “gate” card.  It turned out to be very easy.

David 2        David 1

I used  Stampin’ Up “Stacked for Love” designer papers, the happy heart embossing folder, heart framelits, and my new itty bitty banner.

Hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day 🙂

A Valentine Whirl

Valentine Pinwheel 1         Valentine PinWheel 2

My son asked me to create a valentine card for his girlfriend but he didn’t want anything too mushy.  I was honored and I knew I needed to make something special. Here is what I came up with using the Stampin’ Up “Stacked with Love” designer papers and the new Pinwheel Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers.  Then I made another version using a variety of papers. I left the banners blank so he could write his own message.



Fun n Crafty Blog Hop – February


This card was created using inspiration from Diane Caro and the following Stampin Up products:

Stamp Sets: Petite Petals and Language of Love
Punch: Petite Petals
Framelits: Hearts Collection
Embossing Folder: Happy Heart
Paper: Whisper White and Real Red
Ink: Strawberry Slush

Valentine 2

For this second card I took inspiration from my mother who is an amazing quilter.  I “pieced” together the “Stacked with Love” designer paper and cut it with the Hearts Collection framelit. I especially like the Happy Hearts embossing folders and used Strawberry Slush paper to help the heart pattern stand out.

Stamp Set:
Ribbon: Cherry Cobbler
Framelits: Hearts Collection and Deco Labels
Embossing Folder: Happy Heart
Papers: Stacked with Love DSP, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, and Strawberry Slush
Ink: Cherry Cobbler


Fun & Crafty Blog Hop

Pam W. of Stinky Tofu

Jennifer B. of Northwest Stamper

Stacey L. of A Work of Carte

Tobe B. of The Craft Sea

Susan S. of Stampin’ By The San Francisco Bay