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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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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.
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.
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.
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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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)
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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