Archive for ‘Valentine’

February 9, 2013

Pinkies Spring/Summer Blog Hop Weekend…

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We’re so glad you could join us on Part 1 of the Pinkies Spring/Summer Blog Hop. We are showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin’ Up!® Spring/Summer Catalogue. We have so much inspiration to share with you so we will be offering two Blog Hops – Part 2 will be tomorrow (Sunday 10th February). Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep on hopping. Do come back tomorrow to see what Part 2 has in store. We love comments, so please tell us what you think!

If you have arrived here from Michelle’s blog, welcome and I hope you enjoy looking at the lovely new products …

Valentine double easel card side on

I know there’s been a lot of hearts on my blog lately, but I literally fell in love with the more amore specialty designer series paper, and couldn’t resist using it with the core’dinations cardstock to make a double easel Valentine’s card.

The core’dinations cardstock really comes into its own when it’s embossed and sanded to reveal the lighter core, highlighting the designs of the embossing folders.

I added a row of the vanilla flower trim –

gorgeous vintage dimensional flowers on strips of tulle …

Valentine double easel card close up

With a sprinkling of adhesive pearls and a tiny bow of very vanilla seam binding ribbon …

Despite being so dimensional, the card folds flat to fit into an envelope for giving.

Valentine double easel card

There’s a helpful video showing how to make the basic card on Melissa’s blog here.

Here’s what you need to make today’s card – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

cardstock: pool party and primrose petals core-dinations; dies: hearts collection framelits; accessories:  more amore specialty dsp, very vanilla seam binding ribbon, adhesive pearls, big shot, simply scored scoring tool, perfect polka dots and woodgrain textured impressions embossing folders, stampin’ dimensionals, mini glue dots, snail adhesive.

So next stop is Erna’s blog, and she has some wonderful projects to share with you.

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January 29, 2013

Serendipity Valentine …

I love the word serendipity – the word itself sounds so lovely and its meaning is even better – a happy accident.  Today’s card is just that – a happy accident.

I was tidying my craft desk and had lots of scraps left over from other projects.  I don’t know about you, but I hate throwing away my scraps, especially if they are punched shapes ‘cos I always think they’ll come in useful for something.

I just loved these colours together  …

 Serendipity Valentine card

 The stamped heart in the centre is from a piece I’d been experimenting with designs for my daughter’s wedding invitations some months ago.   The world and compass stamped images were perfect – my Valentine means the world to me and he is my north, south, east and west … serendipity …

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Here’s what you need to make today’s card – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

stamps: open sea, “love you” sentiment (retired); cardstock: very vanilla, cherry cobbler, crumb cake; inks: crumb cake, early espresso, cherry cobbler; punches: heart, small heart, oval, scalloped oval, corner rounder; accessories: stampin’ dimensionals, first edition dsp, festival of prints dsp.

Thanks for dropping by today

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