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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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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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

You can find great stamp sets, ink, cardstock and amazing embellishments in my online store.

Click HERE and see the possibilities for creating fabulous projects this year.

I’d love to be your creative coach and share with you as you begin this hobby or if you are ready to step it up a notch.

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Creation Station -From the Garden

Creation Station -From the Garden

There is nothing better than Fresh Fruit from the garden, right?

The new Fresh Fruit stamp was excellent to use for a few thank you cards and a gift and even better for a new Creation Station blog hop.

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Fresh Fruit

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Russ and I don’t have a garden but we do have a little orchard we are pretty proud about.

Last year we planted 2 plum trees and 2 orange trees.  One of our orange tree’s didn’t make it this year due to a cold snap, but the other orange tree is flourishing.  We are so excited to see all of the oranges on this tree.

I told Russ I’m ready for a lemon tree and I’ll be happy as a clam.

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My first thought when I started stamping with the Fresh Fruit set was Strawberry Jam.  Homemade!!  My mom use to make homemade fruit jams when I was little and they were SO yummy.  I’ve never ventured into making homemade jam, so the next best thing is my strawberry thank you card.

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Tips & Tricks

  • This card has many layers, most of which is cardstock and designer paper.  The Fresh Fruit set has the coordinating Fruit Stand Designer Paper- it’s SO fun.
  • Burlap ribbon was added by folding in accordion style and then stapled onto the circle die cut to stay in place.
  • The new Enamel Dots are perfect to add a small embellishment to your projects. Typically when I place these on my cards I always use 3.  If you follow your finger to each Enamel Dot, you can see it will form a triangle.  This keeps the card elements well balanced.

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Basket of Fruit

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Another idea I couldn’t get off my brain was a basket of fruit.  Except I didn’t want to make a basket.

The next best thing was to create a smaller version of a basket by weaving a few pieces of Kraft cardstock.

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Tips & Tricks

  • To create the basket, I cut 12 strips of Kraft cardstock at 1/4″ x 3-1/2″.
  • Lay all of the strips vertically by placing only a small amount of adhesive at the top.  Then weave each of the remaining strips and adhere to the card front.
  • Underneath the Kraft cardstock I used the stamp set Touches of Texture to create the splatter background.
  • The added touches include a Delicate White Doily, a small strip of the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper and the Enamel Dots.

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Sweet Thank You Gift

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Lastly, I was at the ice cream shop the other day and this little shop has an entire wall of sweet candies that I can never resist.  The best part is the way they are displayed.  You can fill a mason jar with your desired candy.  I found the yummiest fruit slices and instantly thought about creating a thank you tag for the jar- perfect gift for a friend.

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Wrapping it Up!

The Fresh Fruit stamp set is perfect for the garden lover or the paper crafter at heart.  Strawberries, pears, peaches, lemons, oranges, flowers… so many great ideas wrapped up into this one stamp set.


Click HERE to purchase the Fresh Fruit stamp set.

You can see all of the products used in today’s projects in the clickable links below.  

Now it’s time to see what all of the other great designers have in their garden.  Click the links below follow along on the blog hop.

Bringing Birthdays Back, Stampin' Up!

Bringing Birthdays Back, Stampin' Up!

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Have a wonderful 4th of July!  XOXOXO

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