Hello Stamping Friends,
I hope your weekend was an extension of Valentine’s day like mine was! Our newest grandbaby is 4 1/2 months old and changing so fast that we decided a trip to Steamboat for her first Valentine’s day (month) was essential. Here’s mommy and daddy with little Emma. Daddy had just taken a group of guests for a hot air balloon ride. If you are ever in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, he would love to take you on a flight as well! Click here for Wild West Balloon Adventures.
My prior Valentine post showed all the gorgeous cards my club members designed. Using the same trifold and designer series paper (DSP), I made one card in pinks and one in reds. Click here for my previous Valentine Post to see all the card dimensions and to take a look at the amazing ‘Be Mine Stitched Framelits’ set.
The heart in the middle of the doily with all the flowers is cut from the ‘All My Love’ DSP with a framelit. I colored the leaves with the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend and added a touch of light Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blend on the tiny flowers so the heart would match the DSP. ‘Dazzling Diamonds’ glitter was added to the center of the flowers for a little sparkle. I used the framelit with the multiple little hearts to cut hearts from the matching DSP to go around the edge of the doily. The middle heart is a ‘Heart Epoxy Droplet’ with a piece of the Flirty Flamingo cardstock, fussy cut to size,behind it.
For the red valentine I decided to use glimmer papers in red and blushing bride for the middle hearts to add sparkle and to use the skinny hearts in the framelits since the DSP has both heart shapes:
The hearts your see stamped below the ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ greeting are stamped in Lovely Lipstick with only one stamp from the ‘Forever Lovely’ stamp set. It matches the ‘All My Love’ Designer Series Paper perfectly and the stamp is made to have all the different levels of color. Check out page 5 of the Occasions catalog to see the stamp set and DSP.
For a little addition to this blog post I wanted to add pre-blog valentines to have a record of the past. If you go to the Recipe Box tab you can see valentines made over the past four years but we are missing inspiration from before that. March will mark my 10th year with Stampin’ Up! but I have only blogged since November of 2014.
I made this valentine for one of my first Stampin’ Up! convention contests. I learned that Stampin’ Up! does not like ‘Karen Cards’ as my DH, Paul, calls them. The winners were all very ‘Clean and Simple’ thirty minute cards not something like this multiple hours card that used several stamp sets, multiple techniques and even had the greeting stamped on red satin ribbon. My daughter and son-in-law met on a bike path so I made this with them in mind:
The next one is a trifold with a heart cutout in the middle of each side and a dangling trifold glimmer heart. One card just doesn’t say enough for a husband like Paul so this card is a three in one:
For club one year we made this card with its floating hearts in the middle:
To prove I can make clean and simple cards check out these two:
The first card is on Whisper White though it looks Very Vanilla like the second one. The top card pictures I took in the morning with more natural light so I need to remember to do that for future pictures.
It is time to move on from valentines to birthdays and Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. We have so many fun stamp sets and bundles it is hard to choose! If you have the same problem you might consider joining as a demonstrator and getting $175 of product for $99 during Sale A Bration. Just saying…….
Paper Pumpkin will be celebrating their sixth birthday in March! They are going to have a special box and the kit will include two stamp sets instead of one:
Click on the Paper Pumpkin image to sign up! Click on little SAL in the computer to go to the online store.
SAL, Sharing A Love