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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Special Moments Card Samples

Special Moments Card Samples

Stampin’ Up! lovers everywhere do a dance of joy today! Why? Two new catalogs go live today.

The January-June 2022 Mini Catalog boasts almost 90 pages of brand-new paper crafting products, including stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, dies, punches, ribbon, and embellishments for Valentine’s and Easter and more Look for a host of inspiration with the samples provided.

In addition, SaleABration begins. The exciting promotion gives you the opportunity to earn free, exclusive stamp sets and Designer Series Paper. Choose from nine different products with minimum purchases of $50 and $100 before tax and shipping.

Special Moments Card Samples

The card featured above uses Stampin’ Up!’s Special Moments stamp set available free during SaleABration for a $100 purchase before tax and shipping. I love this sentiment-only set for its font and the huge variety of sayings. Something for every occasion.

Stampin' Up! Special Moments

I also used the Island Vibes stamp set (free with a $50 purchase before tax and shipping) and a piece of Designer Series Paper from the Daffodil Afternoon 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper package. 

Please enjoy these other card samples as well as the video (a Facebook live replay).

Special Moments Card Samples

This card uses Stampin’ Up!’s Island Vibes stamp set and Special Moments stamp set, both available during SaleABration.

Special Moments Card Samples

This card uses Stampin’ Up!’s Special Moments stamp set and Daffodil Afternoon 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper, available during SaleABration.

SaleABration Starter Kit Special

Do you have a long wish list after seeing the brand-new catalog? Consider Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit promotion. For just $99 + tax (shipping is free), choose $125 worth of any product of your choosing. In addition, get two free stamp sets of any value FREE. Then, receive a 20 percent discount on your future Stampin’ Up! purchases. No requirements to host parties or workshops or teach classes, unless you want to. Just enjoy your discount. 

And, enjoy being part of Kim’s Paper Krafters and Stampin’ Up! It’s a great community of people who share your love of paper crafting. Click here to start the process. Please contact me if you have any questions about the Starter Kit and its many benefits.

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Sweet Talk Suite Tutorial

Sweet Talk Suite Tutorial

Now that Christmas has passed, my attention turns to Valentine’s Day! As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I have the opportunity to preorder products from upcoming catalogs. One of my first choices was the Sweet Talk Suite. It’s available beginning Tuesday, January 4, in Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2022 Mini Catalog. See this post for a host of other card samples. 

The suite (#157629–$86.25) includes:

  • Sweet Conversations Bundle: Sweet Conversations stamp set and coordinating Sweet Heart Dies.
  • Sweet Talk 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper
  • Gingham Embossing Folder
  • Sweet Little Boxes
  • Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Real Real 3/8″ Faux Linen Ribbon

Sweet Talk Suite Free Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Sweet Conversations (157618)
  • PAPER –Basic White Card Stock (159276), Real Red Card Stock (102482), Sweet Talk 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper (157616)
  • INK – Real Red (147084), Highland Heather (147103), Pool Party (147107)
  • OTHER – Sweet Hearts Dies (157623), Layering Circles Dies (151770), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653)

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Real Red – 11” x 4 ¼” scored at 5 ½”, 2 ½” x 2 ½”, 3” x 3”
  • Basic White –5 ¼” x 4” and scraps
  • DSP – 5 ¼” x 1 ¼” (3) pattern shown above, 2 ½” x 2 ½” and scrap Petal Pink design

Instructions:

  • Fold the Real Red card stock in half.
  • Adhere the three DSP pieces equal distance apart on the front of the card.
  • Die cut a scallop circle from the 2 ½” x 2 ½” Real Red card stock. Die cut a nesting circle from the Petal Pink design DSP. Adhere these together and use Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up on the front of the card.
  • Die cut the mini envelope from the Sweet Hearts Dies from the 3” x 3” Real Red card stock piece. Fold on the score lines to make an envelope. Use adhesive to place on the top of the circle.
  • Stamp one each of the solid, middle-size heart with Pool Party and Highland Heather ink on the Basic White scraps. Die cut.
  • Stamp the Luv U sentiment with Real Red ink on the Petal Pink DSP scrap. Die cut.
  • Use Glue Dots to place the Pool Party and Highland Heather in the mini envelope.
  • Attach the Luv U heart to the front of the envelope.
  • Stamp the three-heart, solid stamp with Real Red ink on the 5 ¼” x 4” Basic White card stock. Adhere to the card middle.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. If you’re not currently working with a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’d love to help you with your paper crafting needs. In addition to my blog, I offer a free, email newsletter. I send two to three emails a month that include a free tutorial, video, and updates on Stampin’ Up! news, notes, sales, and products. Subscribe by clicking here. Then, be sure to check your email for a confirmation from AWeber. They just want to be sure you want my emails!

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