Valentine's projects

The Elegant Bird die and More of February 12 in 12s

I told you a little about my February 12 in 12 list and today I will tell you about another one.  Send Valentine's cards.  Should be easy right?   Yes, it should be until it dawned on me that it is only a few days away.  EEK!   So I have been making an even simpler version of the card I showed you on Tuesday.   Hard to believe I could make it even simpler huh?

Lots of elegant birds
I started out using the Mocha Morning DSP and then went on to the Flirtatious DSP.   Once I started making these cards I got a little carried away and am now finishing up the 30th one.  

Here's the inside of the card.
Inside of elegant bird valentineNow I need to get writing and get them in the mail.   Once I do that i will have completed 4 out of the 12 on my list.  Good thing it is a leap year and there are 29 days  this month!

Elegant Bird Valentine

It always seems to happen this way.  I plan a day of stamping and nothing happens, no inspiration, no  nothing.   I know tomorrow when I have a busier day planned I will be itching to get into my stamp room.    It is crazy.  This is about all I could come up with and it could not get any simpler.  

Elegant bird die with heartI was going to send this to the Boy but before I do I am going to cut a new wing for this bird.   Maybe I am being silly but I just think  it would be better with another wing.   

I am going out for a slow walk.  As predicted I am a little sore.  Actually I feel great as long as I don't move.  Maybe after my slow walk I will  be a little more inspired.   Hope you are having a wonderfully creative day!


CPC Origami Valentine Box & Card!

Here’s a cute little origami box and card that you can make up, fill with a treat, and give to your special little Valentine next month!  The origami box is easy to make and can easily be adapted to any occasion depending on the paper design that you use!  This project is also a fun class or club project!

Origami Valentine Box & Card
This pretty Valentine project comes to you designed by Kim!  I am looking forward to making this project.    To recieve the instructions to make this project  and 9 others go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of Janaury.  

CPC Valentine Heart Box and Card

It is Friday the 13th but do not fear,there are only good things for you here!  Okay was that too corny?  Probably, but you are in luck I do have something beautiful to show you today.

Valentine Heart Box & Card
Love it!  This beautiful project was designed by Monika Davis for Craft Project Central.  I am looking forward to making this project and  know it will make a great gift.  Hmmm, this would also be a fabulous class!  Interested?  You can go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of January and get all the details on how to make this beautiful project and 9 others.   

MDS(My Digital Studio) Be Mine Hybrid Card

Can you guess where I got this background paper from?

If you read the title of this blog post you got a huge hint.  This background paper is one of the My Digital Studio's downloads for this week.  Every Tuesday Stampin'Up has new digital downloads available for purchase.    All I did here was print the Be Mine Framable Designer template onto text weight paper and cut out a portion of it to use as my background paper.   Here is what the download looks like.

Here are the products I used to make this card:
Stamps: Tiny Tags
Ink: Basic Gray
Paper: Be Mine Framable Designer Template, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray,Whisper White
Big Shot: Scalloped Heart of Hearts embosslit, Scallop Squares Duo Bigz die
Twine: Cherry Cobbler twine
Punch: Jewelry tag 

 I also printed the Be Mine Framable design onto Whisper White card stock.  I'm still working on the project  and will show you when I am done.  It is going to be a little something for the wall.   Check out the Digital Crafting downloads HEREand check back every Tuesday for more cool downloads!


Sneak Peek: You're My Type

Just 2 more days until you can order from the new Occasions Mini Catalog and it is a good one! One of the sets  I really like in the new mini is , You're My Type.   I like the simple, bold image.  This is perfect for manly type cards.  You know those manly cards can be tough to make but this new stamp set will make it much easier.   In addition to a great image there are 6 sentiments.  

Tara swap card

I had to use the super cute Fashionable Hearts embosslit!  If you are wondering where the sentiment on the bottom of the card is from, check out page 43 of the mini.    Here's a close up look at the Houndstooth Heart.

Closeup tara swapSo cute right?  Have a fantastic day!  Let me know what you would like to order from the new mini catalog!


CPC Mini Circle Valentine Box & Card

I know this says Valentine's but these little boxes would be perfect anytime!  In fact you still have time to make some for your New Year's celebration!  

Mini Circle Valentine Box & Card

This adorable project was designed by Julie Edmonds.  To get all the details on this project go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to December and you will receive this tutorial and 9 others!  

Sneak Peek Fashionable Hearts Embosslit

I love this new Embosslit.  What is not to love?  You get 5 different sizes of hearts and they are all embossed.    The largest heart is embossed with a houndstooth pattern!  Truly adorable and a must have.  This new little die ranks pretty high  up on my list, right there with the Beautiful Wings embosslit so you know this is the real deal.   

Rhea swap
So cute, right?  I layered 3 of the hearts with Stampin' Dimensionals on Sahara Sand card stock.   I used my trusty Perfect Polka Dot TIEF and be sure to check out the Real Red strip.  Do you see it ?

Heart emboss close up

Do you see it now?  Yes, little embosed hearts!  This is part of the new Adorning Accents TIEF.  It is a 3 pack of  3 different edges.  Two of the edge designs just so happens to coordinate with the Adorning Accents Edgelits die.  This kind of coordination just makes me so happy and there is even  a stamp set that has an image that coordinates too.  This Occasions mini catalog is just filled with this kind of thoughtful products.  All the coordinating products makes crafting much easier and more fun too.   If you do not have your own copy of the Occasions Mini catalog let me know and  I will send one to you.    

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hope your day will be a sweet one!

I made a bunch of these cards but did not think about taking a picture until the very end!  Sorry the lighting is not very good.

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I purchased the little magnet bookmarks at the Leadership meeting I went to in January.  I decided to dress them up with the owl punch.  
Stamps:  Word Play
Ink:  All the In Colors
Paper:  In Colors, In Colors DSP (level 1 hostess set) Red Glitter paper, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Black and Whisper White
Big Shot:  Perfect Polka Dot TIEF and Tasteful Trim (still available)
Extras:  Basic Rhinestone

I have an extra one of these cards.  Would you like it?  Leave me a comment and I will pick a name and send you one of these fun SU! magnetic bookmark cards. 


While in Nashville TN for  SU Leadership I participated in a shoebox swap with 40 other demonstrators!  The organizer, Sherrie does a great job of managing the swap and it is a lot of fun.  How this particular swap works is you bring the supplies to make 20 cards (same design) and you bring 20 completed cards.  Here are 2 of the cards we made.  I apologize that I do not know who designed these cards. 
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Stamps:  XOXO (Occasions mini catalog)
Ink: Basic Gray
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Gray, Love Impressions DSP (Occasions mini catalog), Glimmer                 Paper(LOVE this!  Occasions mini catalog)
Punches:  Scallop edge punch
Ribbon: Real Red grosgrain
I hope that we get lots more colors of the Glimmer paper.  It is so sparkly and leaves no glittery mess.  You need this!

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Stamps:  Valentine Defined
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Real Red
Paper:  Blushing Bride, Real Red and Love Impressions DSP
Punches:  Full Heart ,  Curly Label and Dotted Scallop Ribbon border
Big Shot:  TIEF Framed Tulips (another must have in the Occasions mini)
Ribbon:  Real Red 5/8" grosgrain ribbon and Blushing Bride 1/2" stiched ribbon
Extras:  Rhinestone bling

I will be sharing more from the swap and also the card I made.  Check back soon!