Family Valentines

This is one of the cards I sent to some of my family members.  My sisters and my mother have always sent Valentines to each other.  It is a really nice tradition that we have been doing for years.  Sometimes my sisters even send me hand made cards, which are always my favorites!

This is a very simple and easy card to make.  I used the stamp set called Meant To Be and the matching dies called Stitched Be Mine.  The colors I used are Whisper White and Terracotta Tile (one of the 2019/2021 InColors).  I first stamped three hearts and cut them out using the coordinating die.  I layered these on top of a piece of Terracotta Tile cardstock I had cut out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I used Dimensionals to pop them up.  The sentiment was punched out using the Classic Label Punch.  The Designer Series Paper is called Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP.  All of these products are in the Stampin’ Up!® 2019/2020 Annual Catalog

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Beautiful Bouquet & Be Mine

Hearts aren’t just for Valentine’s Day and the Be Mine Stitched Framelits can be used all year round.  I know some of you have purchased these dies and put them in the back of the pile after February 14th.  You don’t have to!  Here is an example of a birthday, wedding or any special day card using a heart from this set.

To make this card, I first stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Stitched All Around in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Then I cut it out using one fo the hearts from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies.  I lightly traced around the heart with a pencil on another piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the flowers and leaves from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set around the pencil mark.  The colors I used were Flirty Flamingo, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green, and Daffodil Delight.  I then added a few of the Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins to give the sentiment a little color.  I added some Foam Adhesive strips to the back of the piece of cardstock with the image on it and layered it onto the Whisper White card base.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Did you know approximately 150 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas.  What better way to give a Valentine than to make one!

To make this card I used the stamp set called Meant To Be.  This set is in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  It has a set of matching dies called Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies.  You can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  I know it is too late to purchase them for today but this set can be used for other occasions too.  The sentiments are great for anniversaries, weddings and friendship.  The dies are amazing.  They cut out regular hearts and stitched hearts that can all be layered together.  There are sixteen dies in the set.  It is a great value!  Plus if you buy the stamps and dies in a Bundle you will be eligible to get something free from the Sale-a-bration Catalog!

I first stamped the sentiment in Berry Burst Ink on Whisper White cardstock and then cut it out using two of the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies.  One die cuts out the scalloped heart and the inner heart.  The second die adds the stitching around the sentiment.  Then I cut out another heart in Berry Burst cardstock so I could layer them together.  The little hearts are actually a border die that cuts them out all at once.  I took one of the leftover hearts from this border and added it to the bottom of the sentiment heart.

The Designer Series Paper I used is called Animal Expedition.  I bet you didn’t expect that.  The ribbon is gorgeous.  It is 3/8″ Metallic Edged Ribbon in Berry Burst and has a silver edge to it.  It just adds a bit of sparkle.

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Another Valentine!

Here is one more Valentine I made using the Meant To Be Stamp Set and the matching dies called Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies.  I am sure you can tell I have a lot of Valentines to make.  I send them to all my children, my grandchildren, my sisters and my mother.  I always thought Valentine’s Day was a great day to show everyone you care about that you are thinking of them. As they say, in my opinion, Valentine’s Day is not just for lovers.  Anytime I get in a card in the mail, it always makes me smile whether it is associated with a holiday or not.

To make this card I first ran a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock through my Big Shot using the Quilt Top Embossing Folder.  Then I stamped the sentiment in Berry Burst ink and cut it out using a heart die and then the border to go around the heart.  I cut the little border hearts die once in Whisper White cardstock and once in Berry Burst.  I layered them together off center so it would look a little 3D.  Lastly, I added the little hearts and the flower doohickey to the top of the heart.  I know that is a very technical name!

You still have a couple more days to get making some and send them to people you care about.

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A Valentine Challenge

Today’s BS & J Productions Stamp Off Challenge is to make a Valentine.  This was not a hard challenge because Stampin’ Up!® has some awesome stamp sets and Bundles to make them.

To make my card I used the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies for the background.  I cut out five of the heart border die and adhered them to a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock.  I wanted the hearts to hang off the edge so I trimmed to cardstock to 3.75″ x 5″.  I added some of the hearts randomly back that were left when I cut the background.  Then all I had to do was stamp the sentiment from the stamp set called Another Wonderful Year in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and attach it to the card.

Now let’s go see what kind of Valentine Jackie and Buffy made.  I can’t wait to see!

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