Valentine Blitz

Tomorrow starts my Valentines Blitz!  You may remember last year when I showered the Prince with tons of Valentines when he was living in DC and I was still in CO.  It was so fun making the cards and even better hearing his voice once he received them.  Actually it was stinkin' COOL! So tonight I started my blitz of Valentines cards that I will be leaving for him every morning- letting him know he really is a Prince.  

Here is my first card.  I also had a workshop on Saturday and we made this card.  This card has all kinds of elements so let me share!

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen



Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen



I started with the Petal Cone Die Cut (#121810) in the Spring Mini Occasions.  WOW! I love this die cut.  There are a ton of great things you can do with it. I die cut two of the Petal Cones and then adhered them together but kept it flat to make the heart.  SWEET!  I used the Delight in Gladness Builder Wheel (#121950) from the Mini Catalog and wheeled Real Red ink onto the Real Red cardstock.  I used the Hearts & Brackets Die Cut (#115955) with the Red Glimmer Paper (#121790) which created that amazing heart!  Now this is where the card gets tricky!  I used all kind of stamp sets.  I couldn't choose just one and they kept getting more fun!  Let me start on the front! Those three chubby birds ROCK MY WORLD! They are from the Clearly for You (#121976 clear) stamp set.  It's a GOTTA have stamp set. The banner with "Amour" came from the same set.  Just yummy! The inside of the card I used Crumb Cake cardstock as my base and punched the top using the Spiral Punch.  Fit perfectly for my "love note!"  The Note and Line images comes from the stamp set Notes & Details (#122060) and the Love image comes from Valentine Defined (#123057). The last element I added was a punched Red Glimmer heart using the Heart to Heart punch.  Ta-Da!  It's a Big Love Note!  Believe it or not I was super excited to find that this little gem fits in a square envelope.  Yippie.  You have to manipulate it a little but it does fit.  Now I just have to right some sweet somethings on it and give it to my Prince. 


I have one more….

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen



Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen



I think this one is perfect for a Prince.  Kinda "guy-ish".  Wanna know what else is PERFECT??? It's a Sale-a-Bration set.  Yippie! It's the BEST sale in the whole Stampin' Up! world.  So fun!  I used the Sweet Summer stamp set. YOU could have this for FREE when you spend $50! Oh I love this time of year.  The XOXOXO came from Fundamental Phrases (#114968).  Again, the little birdie just ROCKED my WORLD!

Okay… One last thing! I think this is the BEST! It's my girl.  Remember I told you recently that both of us had to get new glasses.  We both have never worn them.  It was a BIG deal here at the house.  She has been so excited about getting them.  I only pray that the excitement continues.  Looks like these will be a part of her life for awhile.  Here she is modeling for me.  I think she looks adorable. The only thing she worries about is, "Do you think Justin Bieber will like them?" Oh good grief!

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen


Have a fabulous week.  For those of you getting snow… start marathon stamping!  It makes us happy!



  1. Your projects are FABULOUS! I love visiting your blog to see what you have created, no doubt your Prince will LOVE his first Valentine. BTW, the glasses are CUTE!

  2. Love those glasses, very stylish. I've been wearing glasses since I was 13 (a VERY long time!) & the childrens ones are so much better than in my day.

  3. She looks beautiful with those glasses!  When are we gonna see a pic with you wearing yours?  🙂

  4. Love the cards!  Love all the cards you make!!  Tell sweetie glasses are no big deal! Been wearing mine since grade school, and now I am oooolddd!  So old, I need the glasses to get out of bed and I hear better with them on too!!  My first kiss involved my glasses!!  Maybe you better not tell her that one!!

  5. Your daughter is just too cute and I love her glasses!! I can't wait to see you in yours!! AND you know that I just LOVE all your work!! These creations are no exceptions either!! Just want to let you know that your heart project will be featured on My Crafty Picks this Sunday, 2-6-11. If you wish to decline please email me at

  6. Loved getting this card in the mail.  It was a great surprise waiting for me when I got home from the ER on Monday.  Thank you.  Tell Alexis that she looks great in her new glasses.