Welcome to Team Stamp It’s January blog hop. Prepare to be inspired! We’re so glad you joined us! This month, we feature Valentine cards and projects. Be sure to visit all of the participating stampers and leave a comment with the hashtag #stampitcontent. You could win a Take Your Pick Tool.
For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been playing with Stampin’ Up!’s Country Bouquet Bundle (buy the stamp set and punch as a bundle and save 10 percent). The punch has been so popular, it’s on backorder for a bit, but the stamp set itself is a winner. Especially if you want to make a variety of Valentine cards. Find the bundle and the suite beginning on page 8 of Stampin’ Up!’s January-April 2023 Mini Catalog.
Country Bouquet in Gold
The large heart image features a two-step stamping technique. You can choose two coordinating colors to create the heart, or do like me and heat emboss both images with gold embossing powder. I love how it turned out. It makes a great handmade Valentine card for a loved one.
A few details:
Used Stampin’ Up!’s Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut the first three layers of Very Vanilla and Petal Pink card stock
Heat embossed the heart and sentiment with gold embossing powder, using the Stampartus to help me best position both stamps of the image.
Colored baker’s twine with Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends
Added the Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins
Embossed the bottom Very Vanilla layer with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder
Click here to see another post and video with other cards using the Country Floral Lane Suite of paper crafting products.
Thanks so much for being here. I hope you’re inspired to create some handmade cards of your own. Remember to visit all of the blogs and leave a comment. Congrats to last month’s winner: Cliffie Wilson
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Can you believe it’s time to think about creating your handmade cards for Valentine’s Day? It’s less than a month away! In today’s post, I share a sample of Valentine cards made with Stampin’ Up!’s Country Floral Lane Suite of products. Find this suite beginning on page 8 of Stampin’ Up!’s January-April 2023 Mini Catalog.
The suite includes:
Country Bouquet Stamp Set
The Country Bouquet Punch (purchase these first two as a bundle and save 10 percent)
Country Gingham 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper
Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins
Country Floral Lane 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper
Real Red & Burlap Ribbon
Country Floral Lane Samples
In the handmade greeting card at the top, I also use the heart frame from the Framed Florets Dies. It works perfectly here for Valentine cards. I also love that the Country Bouquet Punch coordinates with the Country Floral Lane Designer Series Paper. You can punch the images directly from the paper in addition to punching the stamped images.
The next card uses the two-step feature of the Country Bouquet Stamp Set. I stamped with both Sweet Sorbet and Mint Macaron (using the Stamparatus) and then punched the image with the Heart Punch Pack. Look at those Heart Pearls! I colored them with the Sweet Sorbet Stampin’ Blends and added them to the card. Be sure to watch the video at the end of this post to see how these cards are made.
This final card uses strips of Designer Series Paper (each measuring 1 x 3) from both the Country Gingham 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper and the Country Floral Lane 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper.
How To Paper Crafting Video
Check out this post here to see two twisted easel fun folds using products from this suite.
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Welcome to the Stamper’s Dozen monthly blog hop. We’re so glad you joined us! This month, we feature handmade greeting cards and paper crafting projects using items from Stampin’ Up!’s SaleABration brochure. Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop to gain inspiration. Links are at the end of this post.
What is SaleABration? It’s Stampin’ Up!’s most exciting sale of the year. Now through February 28, earn your choice of free products with purchases of $50 and $100 before tax and shipping. Click here to view the PDF of this catalog.
Adorable Owls Twisted Easel Card
My handmade card features the Adorable Owls Stamp Set with the twisted easel fun fold. These cute little owls add a lot of fun to any card. (This stamp set can be earned free with a minimum $50 purchase.)
In addition to the Adorable Owls, I used the Country Floral Lane 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up!’s January-April 2023 Mini Catalog.
At first glance, this little card appears to open normally. But gently grab corner and it folds. Use the sentiment on the bottom piece as a “kickstand” to make the card stand up.
I started with a Sweet Sorbet card stock base measuring 8 1/2 x 4 1/4. On the long side, score at 4 1/4. Turn the left side of the card stock, and score diagonally from the top left corner to the bottom right corner. Fold the card in half. On the left side, bring the bottom left tip to the middle top, folding on the score line. Add a Basic White base measuring 4 x 4 and the Country Lane Designer Series Paper measuring 3 3/4 x 3 3/4. Decorate as you wish. Use the same measurements for the bottom piece. Stamp a sentiment and pop up on the bottom to use as a “kickstand.”
This video shows step-by-step visual instructions.
Here’s a sample of another one I created.
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Stamper’s Dozen Blog Hoppers
Click on all of the links below to see cards and projects created by other crafters.
Real Red card stock layer measuring 5 1/4 x 4 inches, run through the Gingham Embossing Folder
Basic White card stock piece measuring 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, die cut with the largest rectangle scallop die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies
Use Blending Brush to apply a light Real Red background
Tag die cut from the Sweet Talk 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper
Heart stamped in Real Red ink on white card stock, die cut with coordinating heart
Happy Valentine’s Day stamped in Real Red ink
Tie a small bow with the Real Red Faux Linen Ribbon. Adhere with a Glue Dot.
Add a few Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Please enjoy this video (Facebook live replay) showing how this card goes together.
Remember, SaleABration continues through February 28. Earn your choice of free, exclusive stamp sets and Designer Series Paper packages with minimum purchases of $50 and $100 (before tax and shipping). This is a great way to add to your paper crafting supplies and get more for your money.
Click here to view the SaleABration brochure. Be sure to place your order before the end of the month to take advantage of this special offer.
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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!
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
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.
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