Valentine's projects

Awesome Otters...Guess Who Loves You?

Yesterday I posted two cards featuring the Awesome Otters stamp set and the Sweet Talk DSP.  I actually made 3 cards using the same supplies.  Here is the third card I made.


Here's a little funny about this card.  I showed this card to my son and he said he thought the gophers were pretty cute.  I laughed and told him they were otters and he said they look like gophers.  If you didn't know they were otters, they do look like gophers!  Without the clues of the long tail, fish or water they could pass as gophers.  


I used 2 more patterns from the Sweet Talk DSP and fussy cut some hearts too.  The sentiment is from the Banner Year stamp set.  I cut the sentiment apart so I could have the one otter/gopher holding it like a banner.  


Inside another strip of DSP and a fussy cut heart.  Simple and cute way to dress up the inside of the card.


The Awesome Otters stamp set is a Sale-A-Bration choice and free with a qualifying order of $50 (US).  If you like cute animals then this just might be a perfect set for you.  If you would like a J-F 2022 Sale-A-Bration or J-J 2022 Mini Catalog and do not have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator please contact me and i will get them sent to you.  


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Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!  Hope you have some fun plans to celebrate the day. 

Valentine gift card

Did you know that a gift card fits in a Sweetheart Treat bag?

Sweetheart treat bag close

It is a perfect fit!  

Treat bag open

Here are all the supplies I used to make this card: 

Be sure to check back later tonight or for sure tomorrow, I have a little surprise for you.  Consider it a belated Valentines!

CPC Valentine's Trio

It’s time to get ready for Valentine’s Day!  These projects would be a great way to show your special Valentine that you care.  Give them a little candy treat in the heart pouch, put a little gift into the Valentine gift bag, and let them know you love them by giving them a special double easel Valentine card.  This would also make a great Valentine’s Day class.

Valentine's Day TrioThese great projects were designed by Christy!   To receive the directions on how to make this beautiful trio of projects all you have to do is subscribe to Craft Project Central for the month of January.  In no time at all you will have all the information on how to make these gorgeous projects.

Language of Love Scalloped Tag Candy Holder

I confess I bought a big bag of Ghiradelli Chocolate squares at Christmas time thinking I would make lots and lots of cute little favors.  I did make quite a few favors but I think I  might have eaten even more!  So, instead of eating even more I am going to make these favors using the Language of Love stamp set.

Scalloped Tag Language of Love candy holder

I LOVE that gold is back in style!  I embossed the Language of Love heart in gold on Real Red card stock  and embossed a strip of the Gold Foil paper with the Adorning Accents folder.  Notice the vanilla and gold twine-love!

Here are the basic measurements to make the candy holder.  Cut a piece of Real Red card stock a smidge less than 2"x 6-1/2".  Score 3-1/8"  from each end.  Use the Scalloped Tag Topper punch and punch out both ends.    Add all your gold touches, candy, and tie a bow with the twine and you are done!

Scalloped punch language of love side

Fast, pretty and hopefully this will deter me from eating anymore of the chocolate.  Have a creative day and I will try and stay away from the chocolate.

CPC Valentine Mini Cards and Treats

This set of mini Valentine cards and treats are perfect for the children in your life, or the young at heart! It includes a cute tote bag to carry them for distributing, or for children to use at school for collecting their Valentines. It makes a great gift bag as well.

  Valentine Mini Cards & Treats

This fun project comes from the creative mind of Yapha.  You will receive this project tutorial and 9 others when you subscribe to Craft Project Central for the month of January.

Monster Hugs

Yes, it is time to start gearing up for Valentine's Day!  I think these little monsters are so cute!

Monster Hugs

As cute as she is from the front, check her out from the back!


This is a kit from the Whole Lotta Love promotion and you get 18 of these girl monsters.  The kit includes everything except for the candy and the large heart.  There is also a boy monster and he is just as cute.  I added the large heart to cover the candy.  The heart is from the Language of Love set in the Occasions catalog.

Are you wondering just where in the heck do I find these cute little monsters?  Click HERE to see the flyer or click on the link below each monster and it will take you to where the product is located in my online store.



Monster Hugs Boy

These adorable monsters are available until January 27 or while supplies last so don't delay and order your set today!

CPC Love Banner Frame, Love Notes, and a little Bonus

Today I get to share the project I designed for Craft Project Central.  Valentine’s Day is near and a perfect time to showcase the ones you love.  This Love Banner frame is perfect to display pictures of those special people in your life. We will also make a quick and easy holder for some little love notes and a couple of little cards to put in your holder.  There is also a little bonus project that will come in handy when you want to pretty up a gift card.  This would be a fun project to do in a class and it would make a wonderful gift.

Love Banner Frame, Love Notes & Bonus

When you subscribe to Craft Project Central for the month of January you will receive this tutorial and 9 others!   I have seen half of the projects and you will be happy you subscribed!  Head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe today!

Oh, Hello and Cupid's Arrow

Just wanted to drop by for a quick post.  I have been wanting to do this ever since I laid my eyes on the Oh, Hello stamp set in the Occasions catalog.  

Oh Hello heart arrow

The fletching (are you impressed by my knowledge of the anatomy of an arrow?  Don't be I totally Googled "parts of an arrow" and learned it was called a fletching and not the feathery thing at the end of the arrow)) is the chevron patterned stamp from the Oh, Hello stamp set.  I used markers to color the different sections and then cut it out.  The point is fron the  Hearts a Flutter stamp set.  I though it would be cute to carry on the chevron theme.   The large Real Red hearts were cut from the Hearts Collection Framelits and the sentiment is from the Seasonal Sayings stamp set.  The Seasonal Sayings stamp set was originally featured in the Holiday Catalog but has been carried over and can still be ordered.  You can check out all the stamp sets and products that have been carried over on page 36 of the Occasions catalog.  

That is it for now.  I am running behind schedule and need to get some paper cut and projects prepared.   I am planning to post again later in the day but to be sure you do not miss any posts become a susbcriber of my blog and you will be notified when I post.  It is easy, just go to the left hand side of the blog and fill in your email address iright below the sign up block for my mailing list. Super simple!

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Word Play Be My Valentine

Today's card mixes a little something new, chevron image from the Oh, Hello stamp set and the great sentiment from the Word Play set.  

You mean the world card
Stamps: Oh, Hello, Word Play, Delightful Dozen
Ink:  Black and Old Olive Stampin Write marker
Paper: Basic Gray, Real Red,  Very Vanilla ,  More Amore DSP, Red Shimmer paper
Punches: Owl Builder, Small Heart punch
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dot folder, Needlepoint Border folder
 Extras: Basic Gray/Basic Black Two-Tone ribbon 

You mean the world card inside

Have a creatively wonderful weekend  and remember it is Sale-A-Bration time!  I will be back to share a fun little project featuring some of the fabulous and fun Sale-A-Bration products.  

Button Buddies Cherry Hearts

Today we are mixing a little old, Button Buddies stamp set and a little new, Hearts a Flutter stamp set and framelits and I am pretty tickled with the results.  There is only one problem.  I could not decide on  which layot I liked best so i am going to show you all three.

Button buddies cherry hearts1

Here we have a little side banner action.  Don't you  love the cherry hearts?  Both of the hearts were stamped in Real Red ink and the images are from the Hearts a Flutter stamp set.  The cherry stem was colored in with Gumball Green and Soft Suede Stampin Write Markers.

Button Buddies cherry hearts 2

Here the banner was placed in middle with the cherries layered on the Real Red Polka Dots from the Polka Dot Parade DSP.

Button Buddies cherry hearts 3

So, right about now you are wondering why didn't I just make all three cards.   Here's the sad truth....I only had that one little strip left of the Real Red Polka Dot Parade DSP!   I have two open packs of Polka Dot Parade DSP and just that one little strip of the Real Red.  I guess it is plain to see what colors I like to work with.  I am going to try and exercise some willpower and not order more of the Polka Dot Parade DSP until I use up some of the other colors.  We shall see how long I can stand it.  

Are you wondering which layout I decided to commit to with my last little bit of Real Red Polka Dots?  Which one do you like best?  I am posting the finished card to my Facebook page.  I am working on posting more often to my page so click on over and see the finished card and let me know if I made the right choice.