Archive for ‘Valentine’

January 27, 2013

Sale-a-brate good times, come on!

It’s a sale-a-bration!

(OK, so now that song will be going around my head for the rest of the day!)

I made this gift set using some of the fabulous stamp sets available for FREE during Stampin’ Up’s sale-a-bration

– madison avenue, vintage verses and patterned occasions (my favourite)…

Saleabration heart trio

The colour inspiration came from the candlelight Christmas specialty designer series paper – a great way to use up any Christmas papers you may still have around…

Hints of sparkle were added with small hearts punched from champagne glimmer paper, and tiny bows of early espresso scalloped tulle ribbon for texture.

I bought some chocolate hearts from my local suparmarket and adhered to the card with mini glue dots …

heart insert

These projects are good for Valentines, anniversaries, birthdays or just because …

and they fitted in perfectly with my cake from cake class this week…

chocolate mocha heart cake

… a coffee cake covered with chocolate icing, embossed with roses.


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

stamps: sale-a-bration sets – patterned occasions, madison avenue, vintage verses; cardstock: whisper white, early espresso, champagne glimmer; punches: heart, small heart, circle, scallop circle; accessories: stamp-a-majig, candlelight Christmas specialty dsp, early espresso tulle ribbon, mini glue dots; additional: chocolate heart.

Thanks for dropping by today


January 29, 2012

Chocolate Valentine …

More projects from the recent craft night… I love the way these colours look so good together – just perfect for Valentines, but by changing the colours and the sentiment, the card could be used for an anniversary, an engagement, a wedding, or even just because …

We used the ink resist and direct to paper technique on glossy white cardstock to make the central heart, and popped it up on stampin’ dimensionals over the linen thread, wrapped around a square of textured whisper white cardstock.

And a little sweet treat box in matching colours …


All three projects together … 

Margaret made us all giggle – we had sweeties to go inside the sweet treat box but she’d nearly eaten all hers by the time we came to make it! 

All supplies from Stampin’ Up!

Card recipe: stamps:  I heart hearts, sentiment (retired); cardstock: whisper white textured, whisper white glossy, crumb cake, chocolate chip, real red; inks: real red, whisper white, early espresso; accessories: linen thread, chocolate chip satin ribbon,  stampin’ dimensionals, small heart punch, large heart punch, heart to heart punch, word window punch, crop-a-dile, dotted scallop ribbon border punch.  

Thanks for dropping by today

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