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. 

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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


  • 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.

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