I know Valentine’s Day is over but I wanted to show that you can use Valentine stamp sets for other occasions too. This particular card could also be used as a birthday or thank you card as well as a Valentine. Wouldn’t it make a perfect card for one of my granddaughters?
I used a lot of the products from the Sweet Talk Suite which is in the Stampin’ Up!® January – June Mini Catalog to make this card. This suite includes the stamp set called Sweet Conversations and the coordinating dies are called Sweetheart Dies. If you buy them in a bundle you can save 10%. Also included in this suite is the Gingham Embossing Folder, boxes, ribbon, embellishments and Designer Series Paper. Do you remember those hard heart candies that would have words on them? Some companies called them Sweethearts and other called them Conversation Hearts, which is why Stampin’ Up!® used both names in this bundle. I don’t know if they still make these candies but I would assume they still do. They were really popular when I was a kid many moons ago.
To make this card I first ran a Blushing Bride card base through my Cut & Emboss machine using the new Gingham Embossing Folder. Then I cut out a piece of Highland Heather card stock using the Stitched So Sweetly die set. I layered a piece of the Sweet Talk Designer Series Paper on top of that and adhered both to the card base. Next I stamped the sentiment heart and cut that out using the Sweetheart dies. I cut an additional Highland Heather Heart and the Blushing Bride tag. I added the bow using the Baker’s Twine Essentials pack and adhered all of that to the card using Dimensionals.
On a side note, I want to wish Rob, my husband a very happy birthday. He is the best and I hope he has a wonderful birthday! I love you!
*As a side note, as I am sure you can tell, I wrote this post in January and forgot to schedule it so I thought today would be a prefect time. Happy Valentine’s Day to all my family and friends!
Now that Christmas is over and all the decorations are put away, it is time to concentrate on the next important holiday, Valentine’s Day. Rob and I will be away during that time so I needed to get things going quickly. I now have six grandchildren and, of course, they are the very important, so I have to send them all Valentine’s. I also send them to my sisters and my mom. Of course, I have to make Rob one too. That is a lot of Valentine’s to send.
The Valentine’s in the photo are the ones I made for the girl grands. Girls love hearts and pink so I thought the Sweet Talk Designer Series Paper was perfect for this project. I cut some 4″ x 5.25″ pieces and adhered them to a Basic White card base. I cut the heart out in Blushing Bride card stock using the largest heart in Love & Happiness bundle. This bundle includes the stamp set of the same name, the Bouquet Of Love die set and the Bouquet Of Love Hybrid Embossing Folder. It is called hybrid because the dies and the folder can be used together to cut and emboss at the same time. It does work well but I still find it easier to cut and then emboss buy you can do it either way. After cutting out the heart I put it inside the embossing folder and ran it through my Cut & Emboss machine. It embossed those beautiful flowers onto the heart.
Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Conversations stamp set.
This has been such a crazy winter weather-wise. It has been cold everywhere in the United States with lots of rain, snow and ice. As you know, we are in Florida right now. We have been here for 2 weeks and it has mostly been in the 50’s and 60’s. I understand that the Northeast has temperatures below zero and some places it is in the 20’s and 30’s but when you go to Florida for a winter vacation you hope for warm, sunny weather. I am not really whining (well maybe just a bit) but I wish it was just a tad warmer! Luckily is has not rained much so I haven’t needed my rain boots.
Flowering Rain Boots is a stamp set in the 2022 January – June Mini Catalog. It has coordinating dies called Rain Boots and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a bundle. This set is so cute with rain boots (of course), flower pots, watering cans, flowers and stems and a few nice sentiments. Plus the dies include a couple of different shapes that can be used on their own.
To make this card, I first decided I wanted to use the Simply Marbleous Designer Series Paper which is available for FREE in the Sale-a-bration catalog with a qualifying order. I love this paper because it is so different. It reminds me of swirling water so I thought it would fit perfectly with the Flowering Rain Boots Bundle. I cut a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of it and adhered it to a Basic White card base. Then I stamped the boots in Highland Heather ink, the flower pots in Cinnamon Cider ink, the stamps in Shaded Spruce ink and the flowers in Daffodil Delight ink and then cut them out using the Rain Boots dies. I used a Sale-a-bration stamp set called Special Moments for the sentiment and cut it out using a die from the set called Sweet Heart.
There are still a few weeks left for Sale-a-bration. If you placed a qualifying order you could get the Simply Marbleous Designer Series Paper and the Special Moments Stamp Set. There are also a lot of other products to choose from. It all ends February 28th so you will need to order soon!
I have had a crazy time making Valentines this year. First I had to make 34 Valentines for Madelyn and Nolan to give to their classmates and teachers. I had a fun time making them using products each one would love. Nolan’s were dinosaurs because his life is only about dinosaurs. Madelyn’s were frogs because her teacher loves frogs. I am not going to show you their Valentines because I used all retired products but they turned out really cute. Now I am working on making Valentines for the rest of my family. February is my month I take off from stamping. It is not because I don’t want to stamp but it is because we spend that month in Florida and I just don’t have a place to set a stamping room. Therefore, I spend the month of January making as many cards as I can so you will still see blog posts from me.
I made this card using a couple of different bundles in the Stampin’ Up!® 2022 January – June Mini Catalog. The first thing I did was cut out the big heart in Basic White cardstock using the Bouquet Of Love die set. I love how the heart cuts out the stitched edge on the outside of it. I actually did this for another card but kept the outside to make this one. I adhered this to a piece of Sweet Talk Designer Series Paper using Dimensionals, which I then placed on top of a piece of Coastal Cabana card stock. I took a Basic White card base and ran it through my Cut & Emboss machine using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. I like how it adds texture to the card stock instead of being plain and smooth. I stamped the sentiment in Highland Heather ink using the stamp set called Sweet Conversations and cut it out using another die from Bouquet Of Love. I love how these die sets can be used together. Lastly I added some Polished Dots around the heart.
This is the Valentine I made for my grandson, Nolan. Nolan is four years old and smart as a whip. He definitely takes after his Dad. He has one of those minds that can see something once and remember it. His big sister, Madelyn teaches him a lot since she is almost three years older than him so he is way ahead of most of the kids in his pre-school. I know. I am his grandmother so I am a little prejudice but it is true.
To make this card I first cut a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper. This DSP is in the Sale-a-bration Catalog so you can get it for free with a $50 order! There are 48 6″ x 6″ pieces of bright and cheery paper in this pack. It is one of my favorites. I ran this piece of DSP through my Cut “n Emboss machine using one of the dies in the set called Picture This. There are two dies in this set. One cuts out three large rectangles and the other cuts out all these circles. There is stitching around each circle. Before I adhered it to the Basic White card base, I lay this cut piece of DSP on top and drew circles on card base with a pencil so I would know where they lined up. I stamped the X’s and O’s inside the pencil circles using Misty Moonlight and Granny Apple Green ink. Then I erased the pencil marks. By the way, I use a Papermate Clear Point .07 mechanical pencil to do this. I find it completely erases the pencils marks easier than most pencils. You can get them pretty much anywhere like Amazon, Staples or Target. After this I adhered the piece of Designer Series Paper onto the card base.
The Sweet Talk Suite is in the 2022 January – June Mini Catalog. This suite includes the stamp set called Sweet Conversations, coordinating dies called Sweet Hearts Dies, and embossing folder, ribbon, embellishments, little boxes and the Sweet Talk Designer Series Paper. This DSP is where I got the hearts with the words on them. I just fussy cut them out using my Paper Snips. I, then, adhered them inside the larger circles using Dimensionals.
Remember, Sale-a-bration is only until the end of February. There are some great products in it that coordinate with some of the products in the Mini Catalog. You can get anything for free in that catalog with a qualifying order and there are no limits to how many you can qualify for.
If you haven’t seen the new Stampin’ Up!® 2022 January – June Mini Catalog you are missing out a lot of wonderful products. Just click on the catalog cover to the right of this post to see it.
One of the suites I really like is called Sweet Talk. It includes the stamp set called Sweet Conversations, the dies called Sweet Heart, an embossing folder, some cute little boxes, embellishments, ribbon and Designer Series Paper. As you can see, it is a very large sweet and is perfect for making Valentines. One of the nice things about this suite is you can use the dies to cut out some of the hearts in the Designer Series Paper. That is exactly what I did to make this card.
I started with a So Saffron card base. I cut out a thin piece of Highland Heather card stock and ran it through my Cut & Emboss Machine using a die from the Tailor Made Tags. I cut it once on the left side and once on the right side and pieced them together so it looks like one long line. Then I adhered a piece of the Sweet Talk Designer Series Paper over that.
Next I cut out one of the Tailor Made Tags in Basic White card stock. I stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Conversations stamp set and cut out all the hearts from the DSP using the various dies in the Sweet Heart set and adhered them to the tag. Then I cut out 3 So Saffron hearts and layered them on top. I used Dimensionals to adhere the tag to the card.