Lots Of Heart

Stampin Up Lots Of Heart

I hope everyone had a nice Valentine’s Day and that you could spend time with someone or something you love.  Rob and I are enjoying our time in Florida.  There is nothing like a little sunshine, sand and water to soothe your soul and relax you.

Here is another Valentine I made this year using the Lots Of Heart stamp set and the coordinating dies called Many Hearts.  This bundle is in the 2021 January – June Mini Catalog and you can save 10% by purchasing them together.   You know, you can always use hearts year round and not just for Valentine’s Day.  Hearts are great for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays or any other time you want to show someone you care.

When I designed this card, I found a piece of Well Suited Designer Series Paper that I had cut a piece out of.  I decided to cut off that section and was left with a odd shaped piece so I ended using the corner of it.  I adhered it to a piece of Basic Gray cardstock that was also a leftover and fit perfectly.

After that I stamped the heart in Cherry Cobbler ink using the plaid heart in the Lots Of Heart stamp set.  The best way to ink up and stamp this heart is to use your Stamparatus.  That way if the solid area does not come out totally covered in ink you can ink it up again and re-stamp it in the exact same place.  Then I cut it out using the coordinating heart die.  The Many Heart Dies include a die that cuts out the outline as well as the inside heart so I used that die three times.  I cut the plaid heart out and then two more out of Basic Gray cardstock.  I layered the outline of one around the plaid heart and the other to use by itself.

The sentiment if from the stamp set called Meant To Be which is in the 2020/2021 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog. 

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Lots Of Hearts

 

Stampin Up Lots Of Hearts

Every year my family has a tradition of sending Valentine cards to each other.  Ii send them to both of my sisters, my Mom, my children and my grandchildren.  I think it is a really nice tradition and I love getting those cards from them.  This year I decided to keep with my resolution to use my beautiful Stampin’ Up!® Designer Series Paper.  I had too keep is pretty simple since I had to make a lot of them!

I knew I wanted to use the Love You Always Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This paper is just gorgeous.  The colors are beautiful and soft and very shiny!  It pairs perfectly with the Love You Always Foil Sheets.  Both of these products are part of the Love You Always Suite that is in the 2021 January – June Catalog.

This card is what you call a CAS (Clean and Simple).  Designer Series Paper is great to use for this kind of card because it adds so much to it.  To make this card I first cut a piece of the Love You Always Specialty DSP in Rococo Rose.  I add a small strip of the Love You Always Foil Sheets and adhered it to a piece of Basic White cardstock that I had embossed using the Tasteful Textures Embossing Folder.  I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Meant To Be in Rococo Rose ink and cut it out using a heart die the Many Hearts Die set which is also in the Mini Catalog..  Then I cut out the outline heart in the Love You Always Foil sheets to put around the sentiment heart.  Simple but very pretty.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

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Another Mystery Part Card

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog about Mystery Parts card challenges that I am participating with my downline.  This is where one of us send some “parts” and we have to make a card using them.  We can add anything we want to the card but we have to use everything they send us and everything has to be Stampin’ Up!® products.  Here are the parts that Lynette sent us.

The parts included Whisper White and Night Of Navy cardstock, a piece of Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper and a piece of retired white ribbon.

Here is the front of the card I made using these “parts”.

Here is the card opened up.  I am not sure what this fun fold technique is called but I CASEd a card by another demo named Rachel Tessman that I found online.

Here are the measurements for this card:

5.5″ x 8.5″ of Whisper White cardstock and scored it at 1 1/2″ and 4 1/4″.

3 pieces of Feels Like Frost DSP: 5 1/4″ x 2 5/8, 5 1/4″ x 1″ and 5 1/4″ x 2″

3 pieces of Night Of Navy cardstock:  5 3/8″ x 2 3/4″, 5 3/8″ x 1 1/8″, 5 3/8″ x 2 1/8″

The sentiment on the front of the card is from the stamp set called Beautiful Autumn that is in the 2020 August – December Catalog.  I stamped it in Night Of Navy Ink and cut it out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. The inside sentiment is from Meant To Be.

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Meant To Be

Happy Valentine’s Day!

There are big changes coming to my life soon.  Some are a little scary. Some are sad and some are going to be fantastic!  All in all I think when the dust settles, it is going to be fun and exciting!

As some of you may know, I retired on December 31st as a Judge in my hometown.  My husband, Rob is retiring on February 29th from his job of 23 years.  We have always had this dream that when we retire we would buy a cottage on Lake Ontario for the summers and get a place in Sarasota, Florida for the winters.  We have had this plan for many, many years.  Three years ago we made the first part of that dream come true by purchasing a cottage.  We love the cottage.  It is our happy place.  If you follow my blog on a regular basis then you have seen my beautiful sunsets I get to enjoy every night.

Anyway, at that time we both figured that we would retire in 2020, sell our main house and go south for the winters.  My son, Sam, one day said to us that he thinks we should move to Nashville, TN to be near him, his wife and children.  He asked why move to Sarasota where you don’t know anyone when you could be near them?  Plus, my youngest son, Zachary and his family only live 4 hours from Nashville.   We thought about it for about ten minutes and said ok! It is actually the best of both worlds.  I would be near two of my sons and their families for about half a year and near my eldest son, David and his family the other half!

So, we. have spent the last couple of months getting our house ready to put on the market. I don’t know how we accumulated so much stuff!  It has been a hard job but we are almost ready.   The sad part is I have to put my stamp room away.  Sigh. I am hoping we find a house in Nashville that has a room I can use as my craft room!  Plus, I have been doing classes for the last 12 years and I have to end them.  These ladies have been a big part of my life and I am really sad to leave them.  I love being a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator and will miss them all.  I am hoping to set up some kind of online class in the future, though and I hope all of you will continue to use me as your Demonstrator.

So, in the meantime, I have been madly making cards to try to keep my blog going.   I am been writing blog posts like crazy.    When I realized that I had to put things away it meant I had to make 58 cards for 58 blog posts!   That is a lot of cards and posts to do in a short amount of time. I am apologizing ahead of time if I post something that may not be available due to supplies running out or if something is on backorder.   Buffy, Jackie and I have planned our Stamp Off Challenges to the end of May so I am able to participate in all of them.  I hope to be moving to the cottage in May where I will be able to stamp again.  In the meantime, my cards are definitely going to be CAS (clean and simple).

If you are still ready this you deserve a medal.  The card I made about using the stamp set called Meant To Be and the matching dies called Stitched Be Mine. Both of these products are in the Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.  If you purchase these you would be eligible to get the Designer Series Paper I used on this card called Golden Honey Specialty for FREE! during Sale-a-bration!

I wish you all happiness and love.  Go hug someone today.  It can be someone in your family, your neighbor or a stranger.  Most everyone likes a hug every now and then.

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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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  • A New Mini Paper Cutter
  • A 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler
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Grandchildren Valentines

I made these Valentines for three out of four grandchildren this year.  I will admit I did not make one for Olivia.  It is not because I don’t love her but she is only 8 months old and I think she would just eat it.  Everything goes in her mouth.  Then I would feel bad because she ate something that might not be so good for her.  Plus she might get Highland Heather Ink on her face and her parents probably wouldn’t like that.  I figure a grand has to be at least 2 before they get cards from me.  Until then, they just get lots of hugs and kisses.

To start with, I used the Note Cards & Envelopes that are in the 2020 Annual Catalog.  The cards are 3 1/2″ x 5 and you get 20 cards and 20 envelopes in the pack.  They come in Whisper White (I used this one for the Toucan card) or Very Vanilla (which I used for the elephant cards).

The top Valentine is for Nolan.  I used  the stamp set called Bonanza Buddies and the matching dies called Bonanza Dies.  They are part of the Birthday Bonanza Suite that are in the 2020 January – June Mini Catalog and you can save 10% if you purchase them in a Bundle.  The Suite also includes a ribbon, tiny little pompoms and gusseted cellophane bags.  This Suite is perfect for birthday parties and valentines!

To make Nolan’s card I first cut the tag out in Mango Melody cardstock using one of the dies from the Bonanza Dies.  I cut the Toucan out of the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper.  I love that the dies match some of the designs in this DSP.  The heart balloons are from a retired punch (sorry about that) and the sentiment is from the stamp set called Meant To Be.  It is in the Annual Catalog.

The next card was the one I made for Madelyn and Emy.  I used the Little Elephant stamp set and the Elephant Builder Punch.  I stamped the larger elephant in Highland Heather ink and the smaller one in Blushing Bride. Both granddaughters love sparkly things so I used some Wink of Stella on the heart and the elephants.  Every girl needs a little sparkle in their lives

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  • A New Mini Paper Cutter
  • A 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler
  • Your choice of any stamp set offered in the current catalogs (Hostess sets and Sale-a-bration sets are excluded)
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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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Meant To Be

 

This is another card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting.  I used products from the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  The stamp set is called Meant To Be.  It has matching dies called Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies.  These dies are so much fun because some of them are very different.  Some only do stitching and others cut out.  Here is a video that Stampin’ Up!® did showing you this stamp and die set.

The colors I used to make this card are Balmy Blue, Mint Macaron and So Saffron.  I wanted to show the club members that you don’t have to just use the usual Valentine colors and that this set can be used for more than just Valentines.

The background for this card was cut out using the Rectangle Stitched Dies.  I am warning you now.  You are going to see a lot of cards made with these dies.  They are awesome and my favorite thing in the Occasion Catalog.

Another great thing is if you buy the Meant To Be Bundle, you will be eligible to get free products from the 2019 Sale-a-bration Catalog!  There is nothing better than free!

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Meant To Be

The of the great things that Stampin’ Up!® now does is to add dies to a set that do something different than just cut out an image.  Yes, of course, they cut out the images in the matching stamp set but they have also been including dies that do something different.

I made this card using the stamp set called Meant To Be from the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  This stamp set is perfect for Valentine’s Day.  It also has a set of matching dies called Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies.  The fun thing is they also added some special dies to this set.  If you look at my card you will see the stitched scalloped edges on both sides of the All My Love Designer Series Paper.  That was done by a die in this set.  The other special thing is the heart itself was cut out using two separate dies.  One cut the stitching around the heart and the other cut the heart out.  Actually, there is a second thing that die does.  It cuts the heart and cut a stitched scallop around the heart.  I used it in this card (bottom right in Whisper White).  Isn’t that fun?!

The colors I used for this card are Lovely Lipstick and Whisper White.  I popped up the heart with Dimensionals and used a piece of 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon in Lovely Lipstick.

If you purchase the Meant To Be Bundle you can save 10% AND get a free item from the 2019 Sale-a-bration Catalog!  You can also get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 single or group order or Join my Stampin Up! family and get a $175 worth of products for $99  or get the Carry & Craft Tote and $175 worth of products for $129!

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