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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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!

Kim

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Sweet Talk Suite Card Samples

Sweet Talk Suite Card Samples

Now that the holidays have passed, I turn my attention to the next “big” holiday: Valentine’s Day. It’s exciting playing with a suite of brand-new Stampin’ Up! products from the Sweet Talk Suite. This suite is available with the launch of the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog Tuesday, January 4, 2022. (The products and the catalog aren’t live, so I can’t provide links yet.)

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 Card Samples

Enjoy these other samples using this fun suite of products.

Sweet Talk Suite Card Samples

The card above also uses Stampin’ Up!’s Heart Punch Pack found on page 150 of Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog.

Sweet Talk Suite Card Samples

Sweet Talk Valentine

The above card also uses the Highland Heather 1/2″ Grosgrain Ribbon.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Talk Suite

I just love that you can die cut the hearts from the Sweet Talk 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper for the card above.

Sweet Talk Suite Card Samples

The Supple Shimmer Specialty Paper is a new offering in the upcoming mini catalog. I die cut some hearts with it for the above card. 

January-February 2022 SaleABration

In addition to the release of a new catalog, SaleABration begins Tuesday, January 4. Receive free your choice of exclusive stamp sets and Designer Series Paper packs with minimum purchases of $50 and $100 (before tax and shipping). This is a great time to add to your paper crafting collection. 

If you’re not currently working with a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, contact me. I’ll send copies of these catalogs for you to browse.

Thanks so visiting my blog today. I’m happy to help you in your paper crafting journey whether you are a brand-new or veteran stamper. I also teach local classes in Mesa, Arizona.

Looking for more inspiration? Sign up for my free email newsletter by clicking here. I send two to three newsletters each month that feature a free tutorial, video, and Stampin’ Up! updates. (Once you sign up, be sure to check your email for a confirmation from AWeber. They want to be sure you want my emails!) 

Kim

 

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Friendly Flamingo Mirror Technique

Be sure to watch the video below to learn about the Friendly Flamingo Mirror Technique.

Frinedly Flamingo Mirror Technique

Stampin’ Up!’s Stamparatus, a unique stamp positioning tool, is a must-have for any craft room. Its uses are many and varied. It:

  • helps you get the image straight every time;
  • allows you to re-stamp an image if it’s not dark enough or not all of it appeared;
  • makes it easy to create multiples quickly and easily;
  • is gentle on arthritic hands; and
  • lends itself to a variety of fun techniques such a hinge-step stamping, two-step stamping, the mirror/reflection technique and more.

Today’s card features the Friendly Flamingo stamp set and the Stamparatus. It’s a Valentine/love card using the mirror/reflection technique. Be sure to watch the attached video below.

The Stamparatus costs $49. With just an additional small purchase, you qualify for a free SaleABration item.

SaleABration

This is Stampiin’ Up!’s most exciting sale of the year. Earn free products with $50 and $100 purchases (before tax and shipping.) Choose from nine different products which include exclusive stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, and a stamp set/paper combination. Take this opportunity to get free items and stock up an array of beautiful paper. Begin shopping here.

Have a long wish list? Consider the purchase of Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit. Choose $125 worth of ANY product (it’s shipped free) for only $99 + tax. In addition, during Sale-A-Bration you receive FIVE packages of 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper free. That’s 200 sheets of patterned paper free (a $50 value). After purchasing the Starter Kit, you receive a 20 percent discount on future purchases. No need to host parties or workshops (unless you want to). Just enjoy the discount.

Top 10 Reasons to Purchase Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit

1. The discount! 20% off products!
2. Early release and preordering opportunities.
3. Extra income while doing something you love.
4. Access to the Stampin’ Up! website.
5. My exclusive team Facebook page, Zoom meetings, and in-person gatherings (hopefully back in 2021).
6. Fun team challenges for ideas and monthly recognition with my Crazy Cash program.
7. Exclusive Facebook Page with Stampin’ Up!
8. My team training and one-on-one training to help you get started and continue successfully.
9. Earn Stampin’ Rewards toward products you love by hosting in-person and online workshops. (Definitely not required. Do as much or as little as like! Your choice.)
10. Share your love of Stampin’ Up! products with others as you build your business with Stampin’ Up! and ME, your team leader.

Click here to start the process!

SaleABration ends February 28, so be sure to get your freebies before they’re gone.

Friendly Flamingo Mirror Technique Video

 

Thanks for stopping by today. I’d love to help you with your paper crafting journey.

Kim

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