Love Notes

Hello Stampin’ Friends! Are you having a fun crafty week?  Today I have a fun little project that is sure to get you in the craftin’ mood! It showcases the Sealed with Love stamp set and the Love Notes framelit dies. Although Valentine’s Day has come and gone, this bundle of products is fun to use all year long!  It can be used for all sorts of love themed events like anniversaries or weddings. It can also be used to send a little love note to someone…just because.

To make this card, start with a piece of Whisper White cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 4 x 4 inch piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock and emboss it with the Falling Hearts embossing folder. Adhere this piece to the top part of your white card front. Cut two 3/4 x 4 inch pieces of your favorite designer series paper. For this card, I used some of the Sending Love Designer Series Paper (DSP). Adhere the strips of DSP across the bottom part of the 4 x 4 embossed pink piece. Slightly overlap the pieces. Cut out two little love note envelopes using the framelit and the DSP. The framelit cuts and scores the envelopes which makes it super simple to put together. Stamp the “Love Notes” and a set of hearts on a scrap piece of white cardstock, cut them out with the coordinating framelit and tuck one in each envelope. Adhere the envelopes to the card front as shown. Glue dots work perfect for putting the envelopes together.  For the finishing touch, embellish with a few wooden hearts from the Sending Love Embellishments. Enjoy!

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Rose Buds

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Happy Valentine’s Day!  I thought I would share one more love-themed project with all of you…after all, it is Valentine’s Day 🙂  This is one of my favorite cards that I create one year ago today!  It showcases the Bird Builder punch and an elegant way to create a love-themed card for Valentine’s Day or any other love themed event.  Now the Bird Builder punch is a retired item but if you have it, or know someone that does, this is a fun card to make!

1.  Start with a piece of basic black cardstock for the base of your card. Cut an 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of black cardstock in half. Cut at 4 1/4 inches (on the 8 1/2 inch side). You will end up with two card bases. Score the 11 inch side of one of the pieces at 5 1/2. Fold on the score line to create your card base.

2.  Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Stamp a little “love” sentiment in the bottom right hand corner of the white cardstock using black ink. Emboss the cardstock with the softly falling embossing folder and adhere this piece to your the front of your black card base.

3.  Cut out a medium-large size oval using the Oval Framelit set. Optional:  Complete a bit of paper piercing around the oval.

4.  For the Rose Buds:  Punch out 6 bird wings using Stampin’ Up’s bird punch and some cherry cobbler cardstock. You will be layering 3 of the wings together. Start by layering 2 of them, side by side, leaving a slight opening in between the tips of the wings. Take the 3rd wing and layer it behind the 2 wings so that the tip of the 3rd wing is in the middle of and slightly higher than the first 2. (Refer to the picture above). Use glue dots to adhere the 3 wings together. Repeat these steps to make your second rose bud.

5.  Punch out 2 branches with the bird punch, using always artichoke cardstock. Using a scissors, cut off the middle leaf in the branch. Adhere the branch to each of the rose buds as shown using glue dots.

6.  Adhere the roses and branches to the center of the white oval and embellish with a bit of ribbon. Tip:  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals for the oval and rose buds.

7.  Enjoy!

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Sealed with a Kiss

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Today is the last Valentine’s Day card idea I have to share with you!  Valentine’s Day is on Tuesday!  I can’t believe it’s almost here!  This particular card was created with the Sealed with Love stamp set.  It’s a fun little card that showers the recipient with kisses!

To make this card, start with a piece of Whisper White cardstock for the base of the card.  Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of Basic Black cardstock. Cut a 5 x 3-3/4 inch piece of one of the patterned papers from the Sending Love Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack.  Grab the “lip” image and randomly stamp it all over the DSP using Real Red ink. Adhere these pieces to your card front. Cut a 2-1/2 x 4 inch piece of Basic Black cardstock and adhere it across the center of the DSP as shown. Use a brayer and some Real Red ink to color one of the Lace Doilies. Cut out a heart shape using the Sweet & Sassy framelits (or you can cut it out by hand). Stamp the sentiment in black and “lip” image in red. Adhere everything to the card as shown.  For the finishing touch, embellish with rhinestones and/or silver metallic enamel shapes. Enjoy!

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Sending Love

Hello Stampin Friends! This week I have more “love-themed” cards to share. After all, Valentine’s Day is one week from tomorrow! Are you ready? Well if you are still looking for some fun cards ideas then be sure to follow along this week!  Today’s project showcases the Sealed with Love bundle and is one of my favorite Valentine’s Day projects!  I just love all of the fun little shapes you can create with the Love Notes Framelit set.

To make this card, start with a piece of Real Red cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of Basic Black cardstock and adhere it to the front of your card. Cut a 4-3/4 x 3-1/2 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Take the heart shaped edgelit, from the Love Notes Die set, and cut the heart shapes into the right side of the white cardstock using your Big Shot or other embossing machine.  Cut a 3-1/2 x 4 inch piece of one of the heart shaped patterned papers from the Sending Love Designer Series Paper pack and adhere it to the white cardstock as shown. Cut a piece of 3/8″ silver metallic ribbon and run it along the edge of the DSP as shown. Wrap the ends of the ribbon around to the back of the white cardstock and adhere the entire piece to the card front. Stamp the “Hello Love” sentiment on a piece of scrap cardstock and cut it out with a circle die or punch. Note:  I used the Stitched Framelits but you can use any circles or shapes that you have on hand. Next, cut a slightly larger circle (2 inches) out of a piece of silver glimmer paper. Adhere the 2 circles together and then adhere to the card front with a few dimensionals. For the finishing touch, cut out a few hearts and a little arrow to tuck around the circles and embellish with some silver metallic enamel shapes. Enjoy!

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Watercolored Love Notes

Hello Stampin’ Friends! Can you believe it’s February already? Wow! Where does the time go?  Valentine’s Day is fast approaching so if you haven’t started working on projects yet, I have a few ideas for you!  Today I want to share another fun project created with the Sealed with Love bundle. Hopefully you had a chance to get your hands on this adorable little bundle of products!  This is such a popular set that they have sold out of their stock!  But don’t worry, it will be coming back and should be available by the end of this month. Even though Valentine’s Day will be over, this particular bundle of products can be used all year long to create some simply adorable cards for any occasion! In the meantime, find a stamp set that has a little heart image and you can easily recreate this card…just without the little love note.

To make this card, start with a piece of pool party cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of shimmery white cardstock. Shimmery white cardstock works perfect for watercoloring. Grab an aqua painter and some pool party ink. Dip the tip of your aqua painter into the pool party ink (don’t use an aqua painter directly on your ink pad). Once you have some ink on the aqua painter, gently squeeze the aqua painter and sweep the brush back and forth across the card to create a watercolored background. Let it dry. Grab the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and stamp the splatter image and the “lines” image randomly on the card using real red ink. Grab a little heart stamp, ink it up with pool party ink, and stamp it in the upper left hand corner of the watercolored background. Keep stamping the heart, without re-inking it, to achieve lighter shades of blue. Then simply embellish the card with a metallic doily and your favorite Valentine or “love themed” sentiment. You could even make this into a birthday card!  Enjoy!

 

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Delicate Details Lace

Hello Stampin Friends! Today I have another fun “love themed” project to share and a great way to use your photopolymer stamps.  This particular project showcases the Delicate Details stamp set which is one of the FREE products you can choose, with a qualifying order, during Sale-a-bration.  Since I really love all things lacy and girlie, the Delicate Details stamp set was the first item on my Sale-a-bration list!  There are so many fun things that you can do with it!

This card was super simple to create! To make this card, start with a piece of basic black cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Grab your favorite ink color…in this case I used Real Red since I was busy making Valentine’s all week. However, you can use any color you prefer. And you can also use this design to create cards for just about any occasion, just change out the sentiment!

So you might have noticed that the Delicate Details stamp set has 5 different stamp images. Now you can stamp each image individually on your card or…you can stamp them all at once (which is the method I prefer). Simply lay all of the stamp images on your crafting table. Arrange them in any order that you prefer but be sure the flat surface is facing upwards and the image is facing downwards (on your table). I arranged them as close together as possible. Once you have the layout you like, take a large clear acrylic block and press it down onto all of the photopolymer stamps. When you pick up the block, your stamps will be neatly arranged and ready for stamping!  I love this little trick because the images will be identical no matter how many times I stamp them!

Lay the block down, as shown, and ink up the images with your preferred color. Practice stamping the images on a scrap piece of paper to ensure they appear the way you would like them to. If not, simply re-adjust them and practice again. When you are ready, take the white cardstock you cut earlier, ink up the images, and stamp them on the top of the cardstock, then re-ink the images and stamp them on the bottom of the cardstock. Leave a little space in the middle to stamp a sentiment!  For the finishing touch, embellish with some rhinestones and silver glimmer hearts! Enjoy!

 

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Falling in Love

Hello Stampin’ Friends! Today’s “love-themed” project was created with products from the Falling in Love Suite.  The products in this suite make it so simple to create beautiful cards for any celebration of love…like anniversaries! The patterns in the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper pack are absolutely stunning! I hope you enjoy this simple, yet beautiful project idea.

To create this card, start with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of one of the patterned papers in the Falling in Love DSP pack and adhere it to your card front. Take a lace doily and adhere it to the left side of the DSP as shown. Cut a  4 x 1-1/4 inch piece of vellum. Cut a 3-1/4 x 3/4 inch piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the “happy anniversary” sentiment on it, and snip the end into a banner. Use sahara sand ink. Adhere these pieces to the doily with a bit of SNAIL adhesive.  Cut a 4 inch strip of some of the Very Vanilla ribbon and tuck it under the bottom part of the doily.  Cut a 5 inch piece of Very Vanilla Lace Trim, fold in half, and secure it with glue dots as shown. For the finishing touch, add a little Falling In Love Embellishment. Enjoy!

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Hello Love

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Since Valentine’s Day is less than a month away, I thought I would share several different “love themed” cards with all of you over the next week or so to help you get prepared! It will be a mini-blog series focused on “Love.” The cards can be used for Valentine’s Day, Weddings, Anniversaries or any other special occasion in which you want to spread the love!  Today’s project showcases a fun way to use the Sealed with Love Bundle of products.

To make this card, start with a piece of Real Red cardstock for the base of the card. Cut a 3-1/2 x 3-12 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Using the heart edgelit (from the Love Notes Framelit Die set) cut out the right side of the cardstock. Then grab the Sealed with Love stamp set and stamp your sentiment and the fancy scroll image in black ink and the hearts in Real Red ink.  Cut a 3/4 x 3-1/2 inch piece of basic black cardstock and adhere it slightly behind the left side of the whisper white cardstock, as shown. Be sure to allow around 1/2 inch of the black cardstock showing. Tuck a lace doily under the black cardstock, as shown, and adhere everything to the Real Red card front.  For the finishing touch, embellish with a little Sending Love heart embellishment. Enjoy!

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Sealed with Love

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  The week is half over already! Wow time flies when you are having fun, right?  Especially if the fun involves a bit of stampin’ and craftin’! Today I have a fun little Valentine’s Day project to share with you. Yes, I know…I can’t believe Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! It’s less than a month away so I thought I better start sharing some ideas! The project I have for you today was created with the products from the Sending Love Suite! Let’s take a look at how to make this card!

Start with a piece of Real Red cardstock for the base of the card. Using the heart edglit die, found in the framelit set, cut the right side of the card front. The edglit die will actually cut out those adorable little hearts right on the side of your card! It’s pretty awesome!  Next, cut a 5-1/4 x 3 inch piece of one of the patterned papers in the Sending Love Designer Series Paper (DSP) Pack. Adhere it to the front of your card using a bit of SNAIL or other adhesive. Cut out two little “love notes” envelopes using the die in the Love Notes Framelit set.  Use different patterned paper for each envelope. The die will actually cut and score the little envelope which makes it super simple to put together. Then simply decorate the envelopes as desired! You can embellish them with some of the Sending Love Ribbon and/or those adorable little wooden embellishments. Stamp a little love note, cut it out with the coordinating framelit, and tuck it into one of the envelopes. Adhere both envelopes to the card front as shown. You can also add a bit of bling to the hearts by adding some rhinestones.

On the inside of the card, cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white carstock. Cut a 1 x 5-1/4 inch piece of one of the red patterned papers in the DSP pack and adhere to the right side of the white cardstock.  This piece will serve as a “matte” for those adorable hearts you cut into the front of the card. Enjoy!

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So In Love

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  I have started working on some Valentine’s Day and  “Love-Themed” cards using the Falling in Love product suite. Today we are going to focus on a “Love-Themed” project created with the Falling in Love product suite. If you haven’t seen the products in this suite, you need to check them out!  They are simply gorgeous and it’s one of my favorite product suites in the new catalog. Yeah, I know, I seem to have a lot of favorites! 🙂 The products in this suite focus on “love-themed” events like anniversaries and weddings. However,you could certainly use these products to create projects for other occasions as well. So today I want to share one of my favorite projects created with this suite.

To make this card, start with a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock for the base of your card. Randomly stamp some of the images from the “So in Love” stamp set on the front of your card base using Blushing Bride ink. Just a little tip: Stamp the images in a cluster, overlapping them slightly, to create an elegant background. Lay one of the Lace doilies over the stamped images. I recommend not adhering the doily until you have the desired amount of stamped images on the card. This gives you the ability to remove the doily and stamp a few more images to fill in the background. Once you have the desired look for your background, adhere the doily to the card with a few glue dots. Cut a few pieces of white ribbon and some lace trim just a little bit longer than the size of the doily; adhere them across the center of the doily.  Take some linen thread and make a few loops around your fingers with it. Slide the loops off and adhere the bunch of linen thread to the center of the doily; use glue dots to hold it in place. Stamp a sentiment on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Sahara Sand ink; stamp some leaf images over the sentiment using Blushing Bride ink. Cut the Very Vanilla cardstock into a banner and adhere over the ribbon, trim and linen thread as shown; use dimensionals to secure it.  For the finishing touch, add a little Falling in Love Embellishment! Enjoy!

 

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