Sweet Conversations Valentine Card

Sweet Conversations Valentine Card

February is the month of love. Be ready for Valentine’s Day. Stampin’ Up!’s Sweet Conversations Bundle makes it easy to create a great variety of cards for everyone in your life. 

Purchase the Sweet Conversations stamp set and the coordinating Sweet Hearts Dies together and save 10 percent. See a host of other card samples in this post. Find this on pages 8-11 in Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2022 Mini Catalog.

Sweet Conversations Valentine Card

This card uses:

  • Thick Basic White card stock base
  • 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.

SaleABration Continues

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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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!

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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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