Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentines and More

It’s amazing how much more fun it is in my stamp room studio now!  I know some of you are waiting to see pictures, but you’re going to have to wait a little longer.  The weather is not cooperating and the light hasn’t be good enough to take pictures with.

I will also be posting close-ups weekly with organizational tips that I hope are helpful.

On to the fun stuff.  Here’s what I’ve been doing:

SCALLOPED VALENTINE

I used:  Scallop circle & Scallop circle #2 dies, embossing folder (oops, I think I grabbed a non-stamping up one). I won’t name the guilty party who gave it too me! Modern Label & 1 3/4 circle punch.  Pretty in Pink taffeta & treat cups. It was really quick to make.

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OK, so I thought this would be perfect for my daughter (7yrs) to make for her classmates.  In fact I had her in mind when I made it.  Only one stamp and the Big Shot, which she loves.  She took one look at it and said “I don’t like it.  I already have an idea.”  So she proceeded to make up her own.  She used punches, an embossing folder, and treat cups. My son says she’s my “mini me”. I have no idea what he’s talking about…I think she ended up making 18 of them.  The bummer is I forgot to take pictures of them!!!

ALL MY HEART VALENTINE

I used: Finial Press & Perfect Polka Dots embossing folders, New Scallop Trim Corner & XL Fancy Flower punch, 1” circle, Modern Label, & Designer Label punches, & With All My Heart stamp set.

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I made this for my daughter, at the last minute, for Valentines.  You can’t tell by the photo but the big flower is embossed.  I decorated the inside and embossed it also.  I figured since I forgot to get her candy, I’d make the inside a surprise….She didn’t ask where the candy was, so maybe it worked.  :0)

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SCALLOPED CIRCLE FAVOR

I used: Scallop Circle & Scallop Circle #2 dies, Modern Label & Heart to Heart punch. I {Heart} Hearts & Fundamental Phrases stamp sets.  P1090644_edited-1

The idea for this favor, came from Mandy Grant (the best upline ever!).  She always has something I can steal. You could put all kinds of things in it. Mint sticks, glow sticks, you name it.  I was going to put Pixie Stix in there but I ate them!

VALENTINE CIRCLES

I used: Scallop Circle, 3/4” Circle & Modern Label punches, Basic Black 1 1/4” striped grosgrain.

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I just realized that I didn’t use the Big Shot for this card.  I can’t believe it! Lately it seems like I can’t make a card without it. :0)  I had a request to make a Valentine that was for a girl, but from a guy.  He didn’t want it to be to girly and the only heart stamp I have is definitely girly!  This is what I came up with.  The idea came for a swap card.  There was no name on the back so I can’t give credit to anyone, sorry. :0(  It’s hard to tell but I used Very Vanilla cardstock instead of Whisper White, so that it would match with the ribbon.

FEBRUARY STAMP CLUB CARDS

FRIENDS EASEL CARD

I used:  Elegant Bouquet embossing folder & Scallop Trim border punch (Free – during Sale-a-bration), Vintage Vogue stamp set.

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This is my first easel card.  (you can find directions for an easel card here) Folded down it measures 4 1/4 x 4 1/4.  It was so easy and I love the way it looks.  You could put a photograph on here and not only would you be send a card but they would receive an instant picture frame.  I totally came up with the idea for both of these cards, all by myself, can you believe it!  They came out way better than I thought they would.  Not that I’m bragging on myself, or anything like that….

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BIRTHDAY EASEL CARD

I used: Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Scallop Circle, Modern Label, 3/4” Circle & Scallop Trim border punches, Party Hearty stamp set.

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I just love this color combo!  It’s hard to tell by the photo but I used Soft Suede and Brocade Blue.  They work really well together.  This easel card measure like a regular card when folded flat – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

Not to make you feel bad, but, if you’d come to the Technique Club this month you would have made these 2 cards!  Not to worry though, I’ll be modifying both of these for a Birthday Card Stamp-A-Stack in March.

Thanks for looking I hope you were inspired to go create something!

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