I've enjoyed using these stamps, and I'm sorry to see them go! You can stil purchase Button Buddies until June 3rd – (122735 – Wood Mounted $29.95 or 122737 – Clear Mounted $21.95).
I host an All About Men stamping event every winter. At this event, my stampers always create a valentine for their someone special. My customers love the owl punch so I knew I had to work it in to one of my projects.
The tree branch is from the Take Care stamp set. I was inspired by another demonstrator's non-Valentine card using the owls on a swing. Thanks Michelle!
At one of my events this winter, my customers came to pick up the new catalogs (spring and SAB). This was the make and take they created that evening:
This was SUPER easy, but so versatile. You can still get the flip photo case (DESKTOP DISPLAY CALENDAR CASE-#127033-$1.95) from me. The Valentine insert was created with Big Shot items and our new Delicate Details Lace Tape. Sadly, the Happy Valentine's Day phrase is no longer available, but you can certainly find another heart or image in our fabulous catalogs!
What I really love about these cases is you can always change up what you are displaying since you can insert a new piece anytime! I'll be using this idea throughout the year and sharing my creations on my blog.
Share the love…today and every day!
This is one of the techniques I taught at a recent Technique Tuesday stamp class. This Honeycomb Heart technique uses 8 punched shapes and some Tombow glue. I love our Polka Dot DSP! It was perfect for this card. After you punch out the hearts, fold them in half and then glue them together, tapping them on the folded section so they line up correctly.
Here's a side view of the technique -
I used the Patterned Occasions Sale-A-Bration stamp set for the latte image – just colored in the heart with a Real Red marker.
The tent card format is one of my favorites – the base is 8" x 4" . Just be sure to use your Stampin' Up! grid paper or an envelope to make sure you place your tent "topper" at the right spot (oh, and don't forget to only put adhesive on the bottom portion of that topper!).
Today is the SUDSOL Blog Tour! Our blog tour is featuring projects using the Sale-A-Bration and Occasions Mini stamp sets and products.
Heart Framelit 3D Valentine Project
I am sharing a wonderful project from last weekend's Mom and Me Valentine's Day Stamp Camp. I had three girls attend - who ranged in ages from 6 to 11. This project was simple enough so the girls could easily recreate it for a Valentine's Day class handout. All of the ladies loved it!
The project features the new Heart Framelits from the Occasions Mini Catalog…it took me a while to open up this package and use it. BUT I AM NOW HOOKED. Oh, it is so much fun creating with these beauties!
Here is the project we made:
For this version, here are the supplies needed:
Here are our proud stampers – thank you Erica, Heather, and Katie for stamping with me today. You were so sweet!
Want to see a "Blinged Out" version of the project? This one could be made for your child's teacher or maybe tucked in your sweetie's lunch on Valentine's Day. I embossed the back Pretty in Pink heart using the Polka Dots Embossing Folder – plus added some smaller Melon Mambo hearts before embossing the front Pretty in Pink heart. I also added a backing to my phrase and colored the heart in with a Pretty in Pink marker and then topped it with Dazzling Details.
Heart Framelit-Quilted Heart Technique TUTORIAL
I teach a Technique Tuesday stamp class every month. We did take December off, but I was ready to go tonight with a fabulous new technique. I taught my stampers how to do a Quilted Heart card. Here is the finished card:
Hidden Treasures Technique
Another technique I taught my customers tonight was the Hidden Treasures technique. SO SWEET! We used lots of Sale-A-Bration items including the Everyday Enchantment DSP, Everyday Enchantment ribbon pack, and the Sprinkled Expressions stamp set. Here is the card:
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I hope you've enjoyed this stop of the SUDSOL blog tour.
CONTINUE on the Blog Tour
I'm saying farewell to another long-standing favorite, Simply Said. This was a fabulous go-to stamp set!
Here is an example using the Polka Dots embossing folder.
My stampers know I love to mix in Chocolate Chip with pinks and blues. Here is an example with a wheeled section:
Another reason why I loved this stamp set is it worked well with techniques as there were bold images and fine line images in the stamp set. Here is a card using the Vanilla Double and the Direct to Paper techniques.
Today's long farewell is to Friends 24-7 stamp set. I love the baroque styling and the bird especially. Here is one of the Christmas gift projects my customers made a couple years ago:
Here is a card featuring a brayer technique and the Bride DSP (oh, how I loved that!):
Here is a mix of stamp sets – the Medallion background and the bird from Friends 24-7. The bird is stamped on the wood sheets and punched out.
Starting today, I'm going to be posting some of my favorite cards using some of the retiring Stampin' Up! stamp sets from the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog.
Today's share features Always!
This background for this card was created using the Chalk Lines technique.
Here is another sample using the Z fold card format. The Top Note die is a perfect addition to this format!
For this card, I color embossed using my VersaMark pad and my Rose Red pad.
I will truly miss this set – it was also great for the collage technique!
I expedited my demonstrator order to get some of the new goodies. I absolutely LOVE the Perfect Pennants die…my mind is just whirling with ideas! For this card, I used the new Wisteria Wonder ink and card stock and Elegant Eggplant ink and card stock, Flirtatious Designer Series Paper, Artistic Etchings stamp set, and Strength & Hope stamp set plus my favorite organza ribbon and basic gems.
Here is how it came out – I think it is quite elegant!
It was my niece's 16th birthday this weekend, and she recently became obsessed with Jane Austen's writings and cinematic masterpieces. I wanted to create a special card for her, but sadly, Stampin' Up! does not have a famous authors stamp set (YET). So I did my best with help from the world wide web and created this card:
I did use the music wheel and my beloved Sizzix Big Shot machine. The inside of the card looked like this -
I just realized there were hyperlinks in blue…oh well….it was fun nonetheless!