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Valentines Stuff Already?

Valentines Stuff Already? 

Earlier tonight Alexis and I made a trip to our local dollar store and we came to a complete halt.

There it was starring right at us, Valentines stuff.

When your 13 year old looks at you and say’s “Really Mom?”, you know it’s early.

The funny part… I had just created a Valentines card yesterday.  I didn’t have the heart to tell Alexis.

Although she knows her mama is crazy and celebrates all holidays months before they actually happen because that is how I roll.

 

Create a Fruity Valentines 

Thought I would share my Valentines card using the Fruit Stand Suite in the main Stampin’ Up! catalog.

Valentines, Stampin' Up!, Fresh Fruit

 

I pulled out my neglected Fresh Fruit stamp set and the coordinating Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper  so I could create this Valentines card.

One thing about fruit stamps, you can use them all year long.

When creating this card I was inspired by something I say to my kids all the time… “You are the apple of my eye!”

While there may not be hearts fluttering all over the card, hopefully the greeting and the “apples” capture my inspiration for Valentines.

 

Create It!

Creating this card uses minimal products and quick to pull together.

Valentines, Stampin' Up!, Fresh Fruit

 

  • Cardstock base is Whisper White Thick cardstock 4-1/4″ x 11.
  • Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper measures 4″ x 5-1/4″.
  • Both of the apple images were stamped using Real Red and Watermelon Wonder inks, and Garden Green for the stems onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 3″ x 4″.  This is placed onto a mat of Watermelon Wonder cardstock 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″.
  • The greeting is stamped using Watermelon Wonder onto Whisper White cardstock and die cut using Stitched Shapes Framelits.  These framelits will be back in stock mid January.  I’ll keep you posted.
  • I added two of my favorite embellishments, 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon (pulling one thread to wrap in a circle) and a small piece of a Delicate White Doily.  I’m a huge fan of the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon because of the individual threads. I find I use this all the time on my cards.  You can see another example HERE and HERE.

Valentines, Stampin' Up!, Fresh Fruit

 

 

Fight the Winter Blues Creating

I’m not sure if the fruit will fight the winter blues, but I know crafting does.

Whether it’s Valentines you are creating or fun wintery cards,  creating makes anything better.

Make sure to check out this post with some great ideas using this stamp set HERE.  It’s one of my most popular posts using this set.

Valentines, Stampin' Up!, Fresh Fruit

 

You can find all of the products used for this card in the clickable links below.  

Don't Miss Out, Valentines, Stampin' Up!, Fresh Fruit

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Steady Stream of Stamps

Steady Stream of Stamps

A stream of stamps is exactly what I’m trying to tap my way through.

 

My Jar of Love stamp set was at the top of the list to be inked today.

 

Jar of Love

The Jar of Love stamp set is packed with amazing images.  In fact, I didn’t do this stamp set justice!  There were so many images I could have used and I failed to put them on the block.

Stamps, Stampin' Up!, Jar of Love

 

Stamps, Stampin' Up!, Jar of Love

 

The stamp set and coordinating framelits are outstanding and you have so many options.  Fish, flowers, hearts, gumboils, a vase… the ideas are endless. Stamps, Stampin' Up!, Jar of Love

 

Watercolor Background

I started this card with a watercolored background with Mint Macaron, Island Indigo and Smoky Slate using an Aqua Painter.

 

There are tons of great greetings in this stamp set.  My favorite is the one I placed on this card- Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti.  We could definitely use more kindness around us.

Stamps, Stampin' Up!, Jar of Love

 

 

Small Details

To finish this card I added a few small details-

  • layered doilies overlapped with a small piece of Linen Thread stapled in place
  • Metallic Enamel Dots were added near the greeting.  By far these are one of my favorite embellishments.

Stamps, Stampin' Up!, Jar of Love

 

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Jar of Love will be must have stamp set this year with the potential of using other stamp sets that will coordinate perfectly.
If you are a new stamper, this is a great stamp set to start with.  With the amazing greetings and images you will be on your way to creating amazing cards quickly.
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Touches of Texture, Stampin' up!

It’s Not Just for Lovers!

It’s Not Just for Lovers!

I can definitely say that I did not make enough Valentines this year for my lovely friends and family.  Normally this is a holiday I am all over.  I didn’t even get to make my Prince the mass of cards I normally do.

 

Here is the thing… this always gets me thinking.   Valentines is all about love.  I *love* 365 days of the year.  Why do I have the mindset that I can only send love cards on one specific day of the year?

 

We need to think bigger than that and let’s be honest here friends… our world can use a WHOLE lot more love spreading around.  Truth?

I pulled out my Bloomin’ Love stamp set and decided to make it NOT so “Valentines” but still all about the love.

 

Lovers, Love, Bloomin' Love, Stampin' Up!

 

I kept the colors for this card nice and bright.  Filled with love and sunshine.

Create It!

I started this card by stamping the flowers using Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay.  Three colors I’m very much drawn too lately.

I created a textured background on the Bermuda Bay cardstock using the Lovely Lace embossing folder.

Lovers, Love, Bloomin' Love, Stampin' Up!

My favorite part of this card is the tiny doily sticking out at the top right of the card.  Do you see it?

 

Another addition to this card was the tiny pearls.  You can see them near the flowers as I scattered them randomly around them.

Lovers, Love, Bloomin' Love, Stampin' Up!

 

This goes to show you that the Bloomin’ Love stamp set is not just for lovers day.

I’ll be sending to a friend to brighten her day.  Spreading a little more love is something we should do more.  Not just for birthdays…. but for the everyday.

 

Love.  Every. Day.

 

You can find all of the products I used for this card below in the clickable links.

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Be still my HEART!

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Going Global – Inspiration

Going Global – Inspiration 

Happy Saturday! I’m bringing inspiration to you today using the Going Global stamp set.

 

This entire suite is versatile for any occasion throughout the year.

 

Going Global, Stampin' Up!

 

The greetings in this set was the eye catcher for me and the perfect coordination with the images.  Let’s take a peek at these pretty samples.

 

Going Global, Stampin' Up!

 

I don’t know about you but most of my friends live a LONG distant from me.  Probably why this greeting was perfection in my eyes.  I love the encouragement it would send to my friends via happy mail.

Going Global, Stampin' Up!

Going Global, Stampin' Up!

 

The 2″ Circle Punch coordinates beautifully with the compass.  It can also be used with the globe image.

Going Global, Stampin' Up!

The Sweetheart punch (our heart punch) also coordinates perfectly.

Going Global, Stampin' Up!

 

Notice that each of the cards use the World Traveler Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  This folder not only coordinates perfectly for this set but would also be great to use with the following stamp sets:

 

 

 

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Lastly, the Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack has 48 sheets: 4 each of 12 designs all 6 x 6 in size.  A few of the sheets have the very trendy “marbled” look that I’ve noticed in big box stores on stationary and party essentials.  I always love to see trends like this come into play with my crafting.
Here are a few more samples from the catalog that I just LOVE.
 Going Global, Stampin' Up!
Going Global, Stampin' Up!
Going Global will make a great addition to your stamp collection and one that you can use for many occasions.  The samples above are just a highlight of the potential this set has to offer.  Are you ready to add this to your collection? You can easily click the links below to add this set and the coordinating products to your shopping cart.

Life is Precious-Love it!

Life is Precious-Love it!

Life… Love it.

Love this Life, Enjoy the Little Things, Stampin' Up!

 

Sometimes that’s a hard pill to swallow- love this life!

I love when we can take a piece of paper and create something to lift up the spirits of another human being.

 

 

Enjoy the Little Things

Today’s NEW favorite stamp set should be on every paper crafters stamp table- Enjoy the Little Things.

This stamp set actually coordinates with a fantastic kit that would make a great addition to anyones home, but the stamp set speaks VOLUMES to me.

Enjoy the Little Things, Stampin' Up!

 

Below is the kit that coordinates with the stamp set.  Look at this amazing kit!  All of these pieces below fit onto a clip board that comes with the kit.

You can find the kit in your Occasions catalog on page 33.  It’s jam packed with products.

 

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Of course you can use the stamp set to make SO many great projects like this one below.

 

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I loved using this set with the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Die and Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit.

 

Love this Life, Enjoy the Little Things, Stampin' Up!

 

Tips & Tricks 

  • Use the Precision Base Plate and the Magnetic Plate together when using the Blooming’ Heart Thinlits Die.  This helps to cut this intricate die MUCH better easier.  I know that typically we say to not use the Magnetic Plate with the Precision Plate, but for this particular die cut- it works better.
  • If you are die cutting Glimmer Paper, place the die cut so it will cut through the back of the glimmer paper making it easier to die cut.
  • The Big Shot Die Brush can be your new BFF (Bigshot Friend Forever) when using intricate dies.
  • Use the Fine-Tip Glue pen to adhere this die cut onto your cardstock.  It’s perfection when trying to get into the small areas.

I love the “faux” embossed look this card has by placing the Whisper White die cut onto Whisper White cardstock.  Ewwwww Weeeee I love it.

The last thing I added was the trinkets from the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit.  The Acrylic dots- SWOON!

 

Love this Life, Enjoy the Little Things, Stampin' Up!

 

 

Love this life!  We know that there can be dark days and there are many people around us dealing with hard times.  Lift the spirits of others by sending the paper hug.  This set is PERFECT. Be Brave. Enjoy the little things. Dream Big and let’s not forget to celebrate the joys.

Have an AWESOME weekend, you are loved.

XOXOXO

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