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For the Birds – Valentine Miss You Card

Sometimes Valentine’s aren’t close by…and sometimes you don’t have to stamp a Valentine in bright Real Red.  Here’s a perfect card for someone you miss…

For the Birds - Miss You Pool

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Angel Punch Art with Pennant Punch

This summer I hosted a Crazy About the Pennant Punch stamp camp.  We really were a little crazy that evening!  I wanted to bring in a Christmas card to the mix, so I shared this one with my stampers.  It really goes together quickly!

Christmas Angel Pennant Punch

 

Punches needed are as follows:

  • Pennant Punch for dress
  • Scallop Circle for wings
  • Owl for hair and heart
  • 1″ Circle for hair bangs and face
  • Cupcake for cheeks
  • 1/2″ and 3/4″ Circles for halo

Of course, the Scalloped Tag Punch is the backing for the angel.

Although this is a Christmas card, it could easily be transformed into a child’s birthday card, a thank you card, a baby card, or even a get well card!

In my religion, today is also All Saints Day so although it is not a traditional card-giving holiday, it does go with the theme of the day.

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Camera Punch Art Birthday Card

Today we celebrated the birthday of one of our dear nieces, Julia, who is a budding photographer.  She’s also quite a smart and beautiful young woman!

Here is the birthday card I made for her:

Camera Punch Art Card

Love you, Julia!

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Perfect Couple Word Bubbles Framelit Masking Technique

My Technique Tuesday classes are always quick and fun nights out for my stampers.  I love the teaching aspect and hearing the oohs and aahs from my customers.

At a recent Technique Tuesday, I taught the framelit masking technique.  They loved it!  I’ll share the technique details later in this post, but here is the finished card:

Perfect Couple Word Bubble Framelit Masking

First off, may I please mention – PROTECT YOUR WORKSPACE.  I have leftover spritz spray all over my countertop.  It will eventually come off, but I did want to forewarn you.

You will need the magnetic plate for the Big Shot.  You will also need a 9″ x 6″ large piece of scrap paper to PROTECT YOUR MAGNETIC PLATE!  For this card, I used the Word Bubble Framelits, but I could have also used the heart, circle, flower, or many other framelit pieces.

Here are the other supplies –

  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Dye Reinkers
  • Stampin’ Up! Spritzer
  • Neutral Card Stock
  • Baby Wipes

Fill the spritzer 2/3 full with rubbing alcohol.  Add several drops (I used 12 drops of Real Red) of refill for the desired hue.

Layer the Magnetic Big Shot Plate with scrap paper.

Place your neutral card stock (I used Naturals Ivory) on the scrap paper.  Layer the framelits in the desired design.

Spritz the spray over the framelits.  It is ok to leave less sprayed areas.

Make sure to rub off all ink with baby wipes – and then dry them.

I know you can use all of our neutral card stock, but I liked the way the spritz soaked in to our Naturals card stock.

This card would be perfect for an anniversary card or a Sweetest Day/Valentine’s Day card.

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White Embossed Swallowtail

A few of the items used in this card are retired…but it is so pretty I wanted to be sure I shared it.  I'm hoarding my glossy card stock ;(.

 

Swallowtail-pink and white

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Saying Goodbye to 2013 Occasions Mini Products

The 2013 Occasions Mini Catalog had several wonderful stamp sets and accessories which will no longer be available after May 31st.  Here are a few samples:

 

Soda Pop Tops – #129388  $3.95

Crayon Resist-Poppies

 

Crayon Resist-Poppies close up

Sniff, sniff – we are also saying goodbye to our Glossy Card Stock! 

Honeycomb Folder-bottlecap

 

Parker's Patterns Designer Series Paper – #131021 $10.95

Punch Art-Dog Paw

 We are also saying goodbye to our double petal punch and our Scallop Rectangle Die!  Plus, Not Quite Navy is leaving our color palette.

Basics Designer Buttons – #129325  $5.95

The Open Sea-dude thank you

 

Cloudy Day Embossing Folder – #127022  $7.95

Easter Card Ears to You

 We're also saying goodbye to our Certainly Celery in our Subtles Color Group.

Collage Curios Stamp Set – #129099 (W) $20.95  #129102 (C)  $15.95

 

Honeycomb Folder-bee

 

1-1/4" Two-Tone Ribbon – #129294 (Pink)  #129295 (Gray)  $6.95

Triple Time Technique-blooming with kindness

 You can still order these products until May 31st!  Get them while you can!

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Saying Goodbye to…Button Buddies

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).

 

Button Buddies-vase mini brads triangle

 

Button Buddies-glassy cherries

Button Buddies-embossed pig

Button Buddies-elegant flower EF

Button Buddies-rattle

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Valentine Owls on a Swing Card

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.

Valentine Owls -All About Men 2013

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!

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Valentine’s Day Photo Frame

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:

Calendar Flip Photo Frame

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!

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Honeycomb Heart Technique Valentine Card

Honeycomb Heart Technique

 

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 –

 

Honeycomb Heart 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!).

 

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