Flowering Cactus Valentine Card

Flowering Cactus Valentine Card

Since moving to Arizona more than a year and a half ago, I’ve become fascinated with the cactus here in the desert. The varieties amaze me as well as the different blooms each exhibits.

Imagine my excitement when I saw the Flowering Cactus Product Medley in Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2021 Mini Catalog. The stamp set, coordinating dies, and designer series paper make it easy to send tailored greetings from this part of the world. It sells for $70. A refill is also available.

So I just had to make a Valentine card using this fun medley.

Flowering Cactus Valentine Card

  • Old Olive base
  • Real Red layer cut at 4 1/2 x 3 1/4
  • Designer Series Paper cut at 3 x 3
  • Crumb Cake cut at 3 x 1 3/4
  • Old Olive strip measuring 3 3/4 inches x 3/4 inches and embossed with piece from die cuts
  • Heart stamped in Real Red and punched with Kiss Punch
  • Cactus stamped in Old Olive and die cut with coordinating die
  • Sentiment from Meant to Be stamp set (Annual Catalog) in Real Red ink

Here’s a cute little mini card love note created with the stamp set and dies. It fits perfectly in one of Stampin’ Up!’s 3 x 3 envelopes. Tuck it under someone’s pillow or in a lunch box.

Flowering Cactus Mini Card Love Note

Sale-A-Bration is Ongoing

When you purchase the product medley for $70, you receive your choice of a free level one item from Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration brochure. This promotion runs through February 28.

With minimum purchases of $50 and $100 (before tax and shipping), you earn FREE exclusive stamp sets or designer series paper. It’s a perfect opportunity to add to your collection of paper crafting supplies without breaking the bank.

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!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Please let me know if you have any questions about product or projects. I’d love to help you on your paper crafting journey.

Kim

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2021 Valentine’s Day Card Samples

2021 Valentine's Day Card Samples

Do you remember Valentine’s Day as a youngster? I folded a piece of red construction paper in half and cut the shape of the heart. And, then I decorated it and gave it away. Of course, I signed it with the obligatory “Love, Kim.”

I also remember decorating shoe boxes to collect the little Valentine cards we collected in school.

Paper crafting has certainly come a long way in the last fifty years! We have access to awesome rubber stamps, coordinating punches and die cuts, beautiful Designer Series Paper, and much more.

Valentine’s Day is one of the largest card-sending holidays of the year. Are you ready? Today I’m sharing a sampling of cards using a variety of current Stampin’ Up! product.

Also, enjoy the video inserted at the end of this blog post. I showcase an array of cards and make one with the Hearts & Kisses Bundle.

2021 Valentine’s Day Card Samples

The cards featured here use a range of supplies from Stampin’ Up’s Annual Catalog and January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.

From the Annual Catalog:

  • Meant to Be stamp set
  • Coordinating Stitched Be Mine Dies
  • Heart Punch Pack
  • Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
  • Memento Black, Rococo Rose, and Blushing Bride ink and card stock

From the mini catalog:

  • Hearts and Kisses stamp set
  • Kiss Punch
  • Love You Always Designer Series Paper
  • Love You Always Foil Sheets
  • Blushing Bride Metallic Ribbon
  • Matte Black Dots

2021 Valentine's Day Card Samples

I heat embossed the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings with white embossing powder.

Love You Always Specialty Designer Series Paper

I did a bit of white heat embossing to make the sentiment pop.

Valentine's Day Card Samples

For the background, I used the “splotch” from the Hearts & Kisses stamp set. I inked it in Blushing Bride and stamped “off” on scratch paper before making the background.

Valentine's Day Card Samples

More white heat embossing to make the sentiment pop! Isn’t the foil paper gorgeous?

Take a look at this video that shares a bit more information about the card.

2021 Valentine’s Day Card Samples Video

Thanks for stopping by today!

Kim

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