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Posted on January 8, 2019

Are You Ready For Your Valentines to “Rock It” This Year?

Classes / Events/ Facebook LIVE/ Online Classes

Hey Stampers! If you're ready to “kick it up a notch” as Food Channel guru Emeril says, and take your Valentine cardmaking to the next level, I'm here today with the solution: my “To You With Love” Facebook LIVE class.

Are You Ready For Your Valentines to "Rock It" This Year?

In my class, I'll teach you how to make these 4 cards. I'll also teach you a little treat holder that will be your answer whether you have 3 or 30 to make this year!

For all the details, AND to register at the special, early bird price, click HERE.

PS: each card shown here, as well as all the tips I teach you in class, can be used for any occasion where an expression of love is needed; not just for Valentine's Day!

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Posted on January 16, 2017

Emerald Envy… For Valentine’s Day?!

Big Shot/ Classes / Events/ Die Cut/ Holidays / Special Days

Hey stampers! Now I know, when you think about making Valentine's Day cards, red, pink and white usually come to mind, but not…GREEN!

I've got a whole new twist to show you today. My stamping team and a lot of customers were part of a big event here yesterday and I think you'll love two of our projects that show off Emerald Envy and Mint Macaron; two of Stampin' Up!'s shades of green. One of my favorite things to do is to use “non-standard” colors on “traditional” holidays for fun effects. I hope you enjoy a new idea for Valentine's Day. 🙂

You only use one 6″ x 6″ piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) for both cards! That means you can get 96 cards out of one DSP Stack…talk about stretching your supplies!

Instructions and supply list follow. One note, although Stampin' Up! does not presently sell the little 3″ x 3″ envelopes, here are some alternatives:

  • Use an Envelope Punch Board to create your own, either out of neutral cardstock or out of matching DSP. You cannot mail these but this size of note card is perfect for a a note to be hand delivered. These would be perfect for classroom Valentines, just substitute the “Happy Valentine's Day” sentiment in the stamp set and have your child sign.
  • If I want to mail this size I create my “pretty envelope” with my Envelope Punch Board and then I put it inside of one of our clear envelopes to mail. These clear envelopes are only $5.00 for 50 envelopes!Depending upon your post office you could pay a little more in postage but I don't mind…my card recipients are worth a few additional cents!
  • If you want to just purchase a supply of envelopes, click here.

I'll be sharing more Valentine projects and tips throughout the week, so be sure to visit often!

Project instructions:


  • Stamp Set: Sealed with Love Bundle
  • Paper: Sending Love Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack, Real Red , Emerald Envy, and Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink pads: Real Red, Mint Macaron
  • Miscellaneous: SNAIL Adhesive, Emerald Envy Bakers Twine, Fine-Tip Glue Pen, Sending Love Embellishments


  • Sending Love DSP: 6″ x 6″ piece cut to 3″ x 3″
  • Whisper White layer on front: 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (you can also put a layer this size inside of card)
  • Real Red scrap to die-cut arrow
  • Emerald Envy scrap to die-cut heart


first notecard:

  1. Cut two arrows using Big Shot and Real Red scrap
  2. Fold DSP in half
  3. Stamp “hello love” sentiment on Whisper White layer using Mint Macaron ink and attach to front of DSP card base.
  4. Attach arrow and bow with Fine-Tip Glue Pen

second notecard:

  1. Stamp I Love You sentiment with Real Red ink onto Whisper White layer.
  2. Stamp bold “swipe” using Mint Macaron ink and attach to DSP card base.
  3. Cut out heart with Big Shot using Emerald Envy scrap and attach to front with Fine-Tip Glue Pen.
  4. Attach second red arrow and wood heart embellishment using Fine-Tip Glue Pen.

To order the products used for these two notecards, simply click on a picture below and go right to my online ordering site.

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Posted on January 16, 2017

Technique Tuesday – Ombre Pad Valentine’s Day Heart

Holidays / Special Days/ Stamping/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques/ Tuesday Tips/ Videos

My friend Maggie won a Stampin' Up! Rich Razzleberry Ombre Pad at our local stampin' event this past weekend so I thought I would feature this awesome product for Technique Tuesday, and show you a stamped heart that is perfect for your Valentine cards. Let's get started with my info and tips; I think you'll learn something new.


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Posted on February 3, 2014

Fun Valentine For Young Artists!

Holidays / Special Days/ Paper crafting/ Punch Art

Here's one more Valentine Punch Art project. You could also use buttons instead of 1/2″ circles, but that can get expensive!

circle heart punch art

For this project, you will need 16 circles, punched out of Real Red Cardstock, using a 1/2″ circle punch. For a fun twist, emboss your cardstock first and this will add some texture to your project.

Figure out where you want to start the bottom of your heart and place a small dot on your paper. Then center two circles, then the next row up will have three, then four. At the top of these rows, you will place 3 circles in a triangular shape. I would suggest getting your layout first and then putting down each circle using either a glue dot or Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue. SNAIL is not a good choice for this project because of the size of the circles.

Once your heart is done, it will look like a small “v” inside of a larger “v”. Stamp a greeting on the bottom and you're done.

With supervision, even younger children can complete this project; it would be a low cost Valentine for the class and would be a fun family activity!

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Posted on January 11, 2014

Love Is In The Air!

Holidays / Special Days/ Projects/ Punch Art

love ya box insidelove ya box outside

One of this month's stamp club projects is an adorable Valentine box card. It is easier to put together than you might think!

My color scheme is Strawberry Slush. Of course, you can add many embellishments; clubs are doing 2 lengthy projects this month so did minimal for time's sake.

Steps: Cut cardstock for card base to 8.5″ x 12″ (Sahara Sand used here – it has become my “go to” neutral color for so many projects; it looks so different depending upon what other colors you use). Score on the long side at 2.75″, 5.5″, 8.25″ and 11″. Cut off a 2″ x 12″ piece and set aside for use later.

Turn the 6.5″ x 12″ piece a quarter turn to the left and score at 2.75″. At the 11″ score line, cut in at a slight angle up from the edge of the cardstock to remove the excess above the score line, which creates a “tab”.

Cut the 2″ x 12″ strip at 4.75″ from the end with the 1″ score line; then cut the strip in half the long way to create 2 strips, each 1″ x 4.75″. Fold tabs back.

Measurements for patterned paper that is used to decorate each “panel”:
1 for inside back panel – 2.5″ x 6.25″; 3 for lower panels (outside) – 2.5″ x 3.5″; 6 for upper panels (sides and front), inside and outside – 2.5″ square.

Fold the decorated box on the 5.5″ score line and attach the tab to the inside (I used Mono adhesive for the entire box). Apply adhesive to the end tabs of each 1″ x 4.75″ piece and adhere them to the inside of the opened box, making sure to align with the top of the opening.

Fold the box down in both directions using a bone folder (do this several times) to ensure your box will lay flat for mailing.

I used the Heart Punch and Heart Framelits to cut out pieces to decorate my box. The transparent heartin the front (just peeking out) is punched from the Quatrafancy Specialty Paper…who would think this could be used for a Valentine's Day card?

Questions? Email me and I'll be glad to help! There is also a great tutorial on SCS!


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