Cactus Cuties Valentine Card

Welcome to Team Stamp It’s January Blog Hop! Thanks so much for joining us. This month, we feature Valentine and love-themed cards and projects. Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop and leave a comment with the #hashtag #stampitcontest. You could win a Lots of Happy card kit. See the list of hoppers at the end of this post. Prepare to be inspired!

My project uses the Cactus Cuties Bundle. Buy the stamp set ad punch as a bundle and save 10 percent. Find it in Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2022 Mini Catalog.

Cactus Cuties Valentine Card

When I moved to Arizona more than 2 1/2 years ago, I had no idea how beautiful the cactus plants are here in the desert. It’s amazing to see all of the different varieties and their beautiful blooms. Now, I like to include cactus images for a variety of greeting cards, including Valentine’s Day.

Cactus Cuties Valentine Card

Cactus Cuties Valentine Card

In addition to the Cactus Cuties Bundle, I also used the:

  • Sweet Conversations stamp set and the Sweet Heart Dies. (Buy these as a bundle and save 10 percent.)
  • Daffodil Delight 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper (free with a $50 order before tax and shipping during SaleABration
  • Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder

I stamped the cactus with Old Olive ink onto Old Olive card stock and fussy cut it. And, I stamped the pot with Real Red ink onto Real Red card stock and punched it with the coordinating punch.

See this blog post for additional Valentine’s Day card samples using the Sweet Talk Suite. 

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. Visit all of the blogs on the hop and leave a comment with the #hashtag #stampitcontest to win a card kit.

Congrats to last month’s winner: Judi Dempton

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Sweet Little Boxes Valentine

Sweet Little Boxes Valentine

I just love treat packages! From boxes to bags and more! So, I purchased many packages of Stampin’ Up!’s Sweet Little Boxes available in the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog. You receive 10 boxes for $10.

They are about the same size as the little boxes filled with conversation hearts. And you can decorate them any way you want. Fill them with anything you want — from chocolate to gift cards.

Today, I share four of the boxes I’ve decorated. Be sure to watch the video at the end of this post.

My first box draws on my love of cactus as a rather new Arizona resident. Stampin’ Up!’s new Cactus Cuties Bundle makes this really fun.

I also used the:

  • sentiment from the Sweet Talk stamp set;
  • heart from the Sweet Hearts Dies;
  • patterned paper from the Daffodil Afternoon 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper (available free with a minimum $50 purchase before tax and shipping during SaleABration). This piece measures 7 inches by 3 1/4 inches.

Sweet Little Boxes Valentine

The above box uses the same supplies except for the Designer Series Paper. This comes from the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper, available in Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog as a host selection.

Sweet Talk Suite Treat

The box above uses elements from the Sweet Talk Suite as well as the Highland Heather 1/2″ Grosgrain and the Supple Shimmer 12 x 12 Specialty Paper.

Sweet Little Boxes Valentine

For the box above, I die cut a circle with Stampin’ Up!’s Layering Circles Dies and added a Window Sheet before I put the box together. 

Sweet Little Boxes Valentine Video

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Blessings of Home Birthday

Blessings of Home Birthday

My January calendar shows a ton of birthdays. I need to make a stack of cards and get them in the mail. I pulled out Stampin’ Up’s Blessings of Home stamp set, now available in the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog

Below, I offer a free tutorial and include 14 additional card samples using this stamp set and coordinating Flowers of Home Dies. (Purchase the Blessings of Home stamp set and Flowers of Home Dies as a bundle and receive a 10 percent discount.) See this post for another card and video using products from the Blessings of Home Bundle.

Blessings of Home Birthday

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Blessings of Home (157390)
  • PAPER – Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650), Night of Navy Card Stock (100867
  • INK – Night of Navy (147110)
  • OTHER – Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder (152718), Stitched So Sweetly Dies (151690), Pearl Basic Jewels (144219), Night of Navy Stampin’ Bends Combo Pack (154891), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108), Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653)

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Night of Navy – 8 ½” x 5 ½” scored at 4 ¼”, 4 ¼” x 3”
  • Very Vanilla – 5 ¼” x 4” (2), 4 ½” x 3 ¼”, 3 ¾” x ½”

Instructions:

  • Die cut the 4 ½” x 3 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock with the scallop rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies that measures 4” x 3”.
  • Stamp the smaller flower bouquet from the Blessings of Home stamp set onto the above die cut piece with Night of Navy ink.
  • Use Stampin’ Seal to adhere this piece to the 4 ¼” x 3” piece of Night of Navy Card Stock.
  • Emboss one of the 5 ¼” x 4” piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Fold the Night of Navy base in half and adhere the embossed piece to the front of the card.
  • Add the stamped and layered image to the top of the card.
  • Stamp the birthday sentiment with Night of Navy ink on the 3 ¾” x ½” Very Vanilla Card Stock.
  • Use Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop this up on the card front near the bottom of the card as shown above.
  • Color three of the Pear Basic Jewels with the Night of Navy Dark Stampin’ Blends. Add them to the front of the card.
  • Stamp a portion of the flower image with Night of Navy ink onto the remaining Very Vanilla Card Stock. Adhere to the center of the card.

Blessings of Home Card Samples

Please enjoy this other card samples created by members of my team, Kim’s Paper Krafers, for a recent swap during Stampin’ Up!’s virtual gathering. I hope you find some papercrafting inspiration!

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Blessings of Home Card Sample

Blessings of Home Card Sample

Last week, Stampin’ Up! debuted two brand-new catalogs: the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog and SaleABration. Both offer fun, new, and exciting products.

As a demonstrator, I was able to order many of the components of the Heart & Home Suite. It’s a robust suite that includes two stamp sets, two coordinating die cut sets, the Hive 3D Embossing Folder, Denim Ribbon, Classic Matte Dots, Heart & Home Doilies, memories and more cards and envelopes, and the Heart & Home Designer Series Paper (DSP).

Blessings of Home Card Sample

The card above uses the Blessings of Home stamp set in conjunction with the Heart & Home Designer 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper. The die cuts comes from the Stitched So Sweetly Die Cuts.

Blessings of Home Stamp Set

I’ve seen a lot of cards on Pinterest and Facebook that feature this “block” design for Designer Series Paper. It allows you to showcase three different designs all on one card. The large piece on the left measures 5 1/16 inch x 1 7/8 inch. The two squares on the right each measure 1 7/8 inch by 2 1/2 inches I can see using this design for all of the packages of awesome DSP Stampin’ Up! offers.

I used the coordinating colors of Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia, and Garden Green.

Stayed tuned for Saturday’s blog post where I share a host of other card samples using this same suite!

Blessings of Home Card Sample

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Sunshine & Rainbows #simplestamping

Sunshine & Rainbows #simplestamping

Each month, Stampin’ Up!’ hosts a #simplestamping challenge to demonstrators. Create a handmade greeting card using just rubber stamps, ink, and paper. This month, January 2022, it calls for us to use a SaleABration product and a birthday theme. The challenge demonstrates that, as paper crafters, we can create something handmade that doesn’t require a lot of expensive equipment or products.

This card design of three equal panels allows you to showcase different pieces of the patterned paper. Just think of all the possibilities with the array of paper available today.

Sunshine & Rainbows #simplestamping

I created two cards for this challenge. I chose the 6 x 6 Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper. Earn this package of 48-double-sided sheets free through February 28 with a minimum $50 purchase (before tax and shipping). The bright colors and patterns make this paper fun to work with.

Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper

January-February 2022 SaleABration

SaleABration is one of Stampin’ Up!’s most exciting sales. (This year, look for another SaleABration sale this summer.) Earn FREE exclusive stamp sets and Designer Series Paper with minimum purchases of $50 and $100 before tax and shipping. Grab all nine choices. See the brochure here

See this blog post for other card ideas using SaleABration products.

Have a long wish list? Purchase the Starter Kit during SaleABration. For $99 + tax, choose $125 worth of any product and select two additional stamp sets FREE. Shipping is included. Then, enjoy a discount on your future purchases. No need to host parties or workshop or teach classes — unless you want to. Click here to start the process. Have questions? Contact me. I’m happy to help!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Mesa, Arizona, I’m here to help you with your paper crafting journey.

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