Forever Lovely Valentine Card

Forever Lovely and Heartfelt

Stampin’ Up! Forever Lovely and Heartfelt

This Forever Lovely Valentine card combines elements from two of Stampin’ Up!’s stamp sets–Forever Lovely and Heartfelt–that are perfect for celebrating this special day, which is just two weeks away.

This card comes together pretty quickly. It starts with a Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock base, followed with a Cherry Cobbler layer, and another Very Vanilla layer on which I stamped the hearts from the Forever Lovely set. On a separate Very Vanilla scrap, I stamped the heart from the Heartfelt set and then punched it out with the Heart Punch. I used the Heart Scallop Punch with Cherry Cobbler card stock. I layered the two hearts and used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the hearts onto the card.

Forever Lovely can be found on page 81 of the Annual Catalog and Heartfelt and  its coordinating punches can be found on page 10 in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog. 

At the very end of this post, look for a list of ingredients to create this Forever Lovely Valentine. Click on any of the graphics to be taken directly to my online store where you can shop 24/7.

Remember: Sale-A-Bration is underway. Through March 31, receive your choice of a free product when you make purchases of $50 and $100. Choose from exclusive stamp sets (have you seen The Gang’s All Meer?), Designer Series Paper (the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper is amazing), the Small Bloom Punch (such cute little flowers), and more. There’s still time to get your favorites.

And, February 4, Stampin’ Up! is releasing a host of coordinating products. See the flyer below to get a look. The dies and  Designer Series Paper coordinate with products from both the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration brochure. These items are available while supplies last, so if something catches your eye, I recommend you order right away February 4. Contact me for more information or to help you order.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting!


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Music from the Heart Valentine

Stampin' Up! Music from the Heart

Stampin’ Up! Music from the Heart

Music from the Heart, a brand-new Stampin’ Up! stamp set in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog, is perfect for any music lovers in the your life, and it also makes a great Valentine card. The set was designed by demonstrator Dawn Olchefske, who is a Stampin’ Up! Million Dollar Achiever. Look below for instructions on creating this fun card. There’s some heat embossing involved, and that’s always a fun technique for beautiful cards. At the very end of the post, I’ve included a list of supplies. Click on any of the graphics to be taken directly to my online store.

Just a reminder that Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration sale is ongoing. You get to choose free product for your purchases at $50 and $100. There are some awesome choices, including exclusive stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, dies, and more. Contact me if you have any questions about this promotion. There are still two months left to take advantage of getting free product.

Thanks for stopping by today! I’d love to be your demonstrator if you’re not already working with one!


Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Music from the Heart (151674), Detailed Bee Dies (151526)
  • PAPER – Whisper White (100730), Real Red (102482)
  • INK – Versamark Pad(102283), Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (100082), Shimmer Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder (149512)
  • OTHER –Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Detailed Bee Dies (151526), Paper Trimmer (152392), Heat Tool (129053), Fine Tip Glue Pen (138309), Stamparatus (146276), Ruler or straight edge


Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Whisper White – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Whisper White- 4” x 5 ¼”
  • Real Red Scraps – 2 ¾” x 4 ¼” (for hearts)          



  • Using a ruler or straight edge, draw 5 lines diagonally across the 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White using the Black Stampin’ Write marker. Lines are approximately ½” apart.
  • Stamp the Treble Clef, notes and greeting using versamark, add the Shimmer Black embossing powder and heat set
  • Die cut the small hearts from the Detailed Bee dies in Real Red. Note: The smaller hearts were used on the notes, and one of the larger ones by the greeting. Attach using glue.
  • Attach project to the card base using dimensionals.
  • Create shine/dimension on the hearts by carefully using the Fine Tip Glue pen on them, let dry.


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Maui Achievers Blog Hop: The Gang’s All Meer

Maui Achievers Blog Hop is live! We are a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world who have achieved the Stampin’ Up! bonus of the Maui trip. We want to celebrate this achievement by organizng a monthly hop which helps us to continue to inspire you creatively.

You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there is a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. Be sure to visit them all.
My card below uses a blend of two stamp sets you can earn free during Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion: The Gang’s All Meer and Sending You Thoughts.
Maui Achievers Blog Hop

Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration: The Gang’s All Meer and Sending You Thoughts

You can earn each of these stamp sets free with a $50 purchase (before tax and shipping) in the US. This is Stampin’ Up!’s most exciting promotion of the year, and it runs through March 31. See the Sale-A-Bration brochure here. (Look for more items to be added March 3.)

With my recent move to Mesa, Arizona, I was drawn to the cactus in the Gang’s All Meer selection. With a little watercoloring and a little masking, I made a desert come to life. I added a couple of pieces of patterned paper from the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper.

Here are some of the measurements if you’d like to create this card at home. From the top down:

Shimmery White: 2 x 3 3/4″

Designer Series Paper: 2 1/2 x 3 3/4″

Cajun Craze: 2 3/4 x 3 3/4″

Designer Series Paper: 3 3/4 x 5″

Whisper White: 4 x 5 1/4″

Cajun Craze base: 4 1/4 x 8 1/2″ (scored and folded in half)

Thanks for stopping by today to view the Maui Achievers Blog Hop. Below is a list of all of the people participating. After this list of hoppers, I’ve included a list of the supplies I used to create this card. You can shop for any of them 24/7 from my online store.




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Stampin’ Friends Birthday Bash

Stampin' Friends Birthday Bash

Welcome to the Stampin’ Friends Birthday Bash Blog Hop. This month’s hop features birthday cards. Everyone has a birthday, and we always need inspiration. If you are following along on the hop, you have arrived from Lisa Ann Bernard’s blog. Be sure to read through my blog, comment below, and continue to Heidi Collins’ blog.

Here are the projects I created for this month’s hop.

Stampin' Friends Birthday Bash

Stampin’ Up! Tropical Oasis Suite

My inspiration comes from many places, and a version of today’s card can be found in Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2020 Mini Catalog. It uses brand-new items from the Tropical Oasis Suite found on pages 38-40. There are many fun, beachy, tropical elements to the suite: from the stamp set to coordinating dies, the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder, Braided Burlap Trim, and the ever-so-cute Tropical Oasis Trinkets.

Here’s a link to the catalog: January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.

i just love everything tropical, so this suite spoke to me. My favorite flamingo images can be found on a couple of sheets of 12 x 12 paper included in the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper. This birthday card could be used for both males and females.

The card is layered on a Crumb Cake base and includes a patterned piece from the Tropical Oasis DSP. I stamped the palm trees (found in the Timeless Tropical stamp set) with Early Espresso ink and cropped them with the palm tree die from the In the Tropics Dies. The birthday sentiment is stamped with Pretty Peacock ink onto Whisper White card stock. I punched the image with Stampin’ Up!’s Timeless Label Punch. I added a small strip of Mango Melody for some color and added a bit of Linen Thread tied in a bow.

In addition to the birthday card, I decorated one of Stampin’ Up’s Mini Pizza Boxes. This 3D item makes a perfect gift card holder!

Stampin' Friends Birthday Bash

I carried the birthday card design to the box, using pieces of the Tropical Oasis DSP, the palm trees, and the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by the Stampin’ Friends Blog Hop today. Please let me know if you have any questions about the card or the pizza box. I’m happy to help. Look for a list of products used (and links to my online store) at the very end of today’s post.

A list of all the blogs is below. Lots of great ideas!

  1. Rachel Rife –
  2. Kim Lamos –
  3. Teri Pocock –
  4. Cheryl Taylor –
  5. Jo Blackman –
  6. Steph Jandrow –
  7. Katja Ettig –
  8. Lisa Ann Bernard –
  9. Kim Quade –
  10. Heidi Collins –
  11. Maureen Rauchfuss –
  12. Jean Bolen Beaulieu –
  13. Anne Marie Hile –
  14. Barbara Welch –
  15. Melissa Thomas –
  16. Sue Vine –



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Valentine Card with Heartfelt Bundle

Who needs Valentine card ideas? It’s about a month away! Stampin’ Up!’s Heartfelt Bundle offers a perfect combination of a stamp set and two punches to get the job done. Add a package of the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper and you’re good to go. I love that the DSP has a couple of sheets of heart images that can be punched directly from the paper. This card features one of the hearts, and I layered it on a scallop heart punched through Silver Foil.

Purchase the Heartfelt Bundle for $45.75 (that’s 10 percent discount for purchasing the stamp set and punches as a bundle) and add the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series paper for $14.50 and you qualify for one free item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Choose your favorite from among exclusive stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, a punch, framelits, shiny baker’s twine, a card kit, and more.


It’s underway. Stampin’ Up’s biggest promotion of the year. It offers three great opportunities for those who love to rubber stamp and scrapbook.


For each $50 and $100 purchase (before tax and shipping) receive your choice of a free, exclusive product from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Look for new stamp sets, a punch, a die, Designer Series Paper, card kit, and glimmer baker’s twine. Earn them all. 


Invite your friends to a Stampin’ Up! party. When your sales reach $300, you earn a super cute free Little Ladybug stamp set.


If you have a large wish list, consider purchasing the Starter Kit. For $99, select $125 worth of product (your choice). It’s all shipped free. And, receive an additional stamp set from the Annual Catalog or the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog of any value as well as a mini paper cutter and 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Sampler.

Once you purchase the Starter Kit, you earn a 20 percent discount on all of your purchases. This is a great time to stock up on supplies and get your hands on brand-new products. This a great opportunity to be a part of my awesome team (Kim’s Paper Krafters) and be eligible to attend Stampin’ Up! events.

Here’s a link to explore the Starter Kit opportunity:

Thanks for stopping by today. Please let me know if you have questions. I’d love to send you a tutorial for creating this Valentine card at home.


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