A sweet little Honey Bee Valentine card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a cute and fun Valentine’s Day card made with the Honey Bee Bundle and coordinating Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper! If you are like me, I send cards to friends and family for Valentine’s Day, because why not?? Lol What inspired me to use this bundle and coordinating DSP into a Valentine card, is the little double heart die in the Detailed Bee Dies. I recently shared my mini card and treat holder combo in the Team Stamp It Blog Hop which combined this bundle, DSP, and the Heartfelt Bundle, but I thought about how about just making a card with the Honey Bee Bundle and DSP? Which shows you another great way to create with these products!

The base layer is this design from the Golden Honey Specialty DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front you will need:

1. Use the fourth largest layering Rectangle Stitched Die to cut out of Whisper White cardstock.

2. Stamp the hive stamp in So Saffron ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die.

3. Stamp the small bee stamp twice in Memento Ink on Whisper White cardstock, color in the back lines with a Blender Pen and So Saffron ink, and cut out with the coordinating die.

4. Stamp the sentiment on Whisper White cardstock in Real Red ink and punch out with the 1” Circle Punch. Use the 1 1/8” Scallop Punch to punch out of Real Red cardstock, this will be layered under the sentiment.

5. Use the double heart die to cut out of Real Red cardstock two times.

To assemble the card front, first adhere the rectangle stitched Whisper White cardstock to the DSP base layer and then adhere the bee hive on top. The bees and sentiment are both adhered with dimensionals and the hearts are adhered with mini glue dots. Tip-since the small hearts are too small for the glue dots, I used the paper piercing end of my Take Your Pick tool and “rolled” the glue dot around the tip and applied to the small heart:

This completed piece is adhered to a Real Red cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Real Red ink, and adhere a ¾” x 4” piece of DSP along the bottom:

This is such a super cute card to give out for Valentine’s Day! Using Real Red cardstock is what I feel really turned this bundle into a Valentine card. Another tip that we sometimes forget about, is that if you do not have Stampin’ Write Markers, you can use a blender pen to pick up ink from the lid (or you can use a clear block to “stamp” the ink pad) when you squeeze the lid. You can also color the bees and/or the flowers on the DSP if you want to add just a little pop of color!

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Valentine Card on the fly!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy card made with products from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog! The thought process behind this card is for you not to forget about products from the annual catalog that you can also make super cute cards for Valentine’s Day. The From My Heart Suite in the 2020 Mini Catalog is absolutely adorable, but it may not appeal to everyone or you may simply want to use what you already have. Whatever the reason, this card is super easy to make, whether it’s just a few or many!

The base layer is a piece of Champagne Foil Sheet, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Tufted 3D Embossing Folder:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Use the detailed heart die to cut out a piece in Blushing Bride cardstock.

2. Use the multi-heart die to cut out a piece in Melon Mambo cardstock.

3. Stamp the sentiment in Melon Mambo ink on Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the Classic Label Punch.

4. Use the middle-sized heart die to cut out of Flirty Flamingo cardstock. This die cuts two hearts, a stitched scallop outline and a solid middle, you will use the solid middle. This heart will be layered under the detailed Blushing Bride heart piece.

To assemble, adhere the Blushing Bride detailed heart on top of the Flirty Flamingo heart and then adhere the punched sentiment on top. Adhere the Melon Mambo multi-heart to the embossed base layer and adhere the heart with the sentiment on top with dimensionals:

This completed piece is adhered to a Melon Mambo cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Melon Mambo ink, and stamp the heart background stamp in Flirty Flamingo ink:

Another easy and super cute card for Valentine’s Day! A tip that I can pass on when you have detailed die cuts, such as the two heart dies used for this card, when you need to adhere them is this: you can use the Fine Tip Glue Pen, Snail and use the pierce end of the Take You Pick to get any of the excess in-betweens, use a Stampin’ Sponge with some Multipurpose Glue (for easy clean up, place your Silicone Craft Sheet underneath for these two options), or if you have Sizzix Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets. Even though Stampin’ Up! no longer has the adhesive sheets and if you didn’t stock up on them when they went on the retirement list last year, you can still find these available online. 

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Pleased as Punch Valentine Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which feature’s the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper! This is part of special product release available for purchase February 4th and features four designs of double-sided DSP (for a total of twelve sheets) that coordinate with punches from the 2020 Mini and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs. How fun is that?? So, I thought I would show you a fun and easy Valentine’s Day card paired with the Heartfelt Bundle!

The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. The next layer is this design from the Pleased as Punch DSP, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

Since the other side of the plaid DSP are hearts that you can punch out with the regular heart punch, I trimmed the DSP down and punched all the hearts out, which gave me a total of 30 hearts. I separated them into groups of three colors. For the first card, you will use the Highland Heather, Blushing Bride, and Pool Part Hearts. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Lovely Lipstick ink and punch out with the heart punch. I used the scallop heart punch to punch out a Vellum cardstock layer for under the hearts:

Adhere the DSP layer onto the embossed base layer and after adhering the heart layers together, adhere to the DSP layer at slight angles. The sentiment heart is adhered with dimensionals:

This is then adhered to a Petal Pink cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. I used the Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends to color two small Heart Epoxy Droplets:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Lovely Lipstick ink and the small hearts in Petal Pink ink. I also adhered at ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom to coordinate with the card front:

I did the same thing for card 2, just used the Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, and Petal Pink DSP hearts. I changed the sentiment from Lovely Lipstick to Poppy Parade and colored the epoxy hearts with Dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends:

Super easy card! I did use two of the three sheets of this design, one sheet was to punch out the hearts and the other for the second base layer. What I did with this, is first I cut a 1 ½” strip off the bottom and then I cut the rest for the layer. This way I could trim that long strip down into ¾” x 4” strips for the inside of the card since the card front layer is at 3 ¾”, thus making it too short. I made six cards, three of each design, and I still have four sets of the hearts and a whole sheet of DSP. So, I can make four more cards just like these and then make two of whatever, with the end result of twelve Valentine cards and the majority of the DSP used up!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Valentine’s Day Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Valentine’s Day Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop tour or have hopped on over from another blog, thank you for letting me share my creation with you today! Let’s get started!!

I thought I would create “little goodies” for my Valentine’s Day, which are perfect for co-workers, friends, or even if your child has a or attends a Valentine’s party! These are quick and easy, which is awesome if you have several to make. I combined the Heartfelt Bundle and the Honey Bee Bundle, with just a hint of the Golden Honey Specialty DSP, for this super sweet mini card and treat holder.

For the 3” x 3” mini card:

1. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3” x 6” and score at 3”. Tip-if you use 12” x 12” Whisper White cardstock, you can make 8 of these cards with no leftover scraps.

2. On a piece of Gold Foil Sheet, stamp the stitched heart and sentiment in Stazon ink and punch out with the heart punch. 

3. Use the double heart die from the Detailed Bee Dies to cut out of Gold Foil Sheet.

4. Stamp the bee in Memento ink on Whisper White ink, color in the body with a Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Write Marker, and cut out with the coordinating die.

5. Use the honeycomb die to cut out a piece in Basic Black cardstock.

Adhere the honeycomb and die cut hearts to the card front and then use dimensionals to adhere the bee and heart. The sentiment is stamped on the inside with Memento ink:

The treat holder is for a piece of Ghirardelli candy (have you tried this one?? Crème Brulee is delicious!!):

1. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 2” x 5 ½”, punch each end with the Delightful Tag Topper punch, and fold in the middle. Tip-if you use 8 ½” x 11” cardstock, you will make 8 of these with only a ½” strip left over.

2. Cut a 2” x 2” piece of the Golden Honey Specialty DSP and use the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners.

3. Stamp the bee on Whisper White cardstock, color in the bee with a Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Write Marker, and cut out with the coordinating die.

4. Cut a piece of Black Satin Ribbon to tie the treat holder closed.

The DSP is adhered to the cardstock and the bee is adhered with a dimensional. The candy fits perfectly if you fold the flaps in:

To tie this all together, I stamped the heart sentiment on the 3” x 3” envelope in Pineapple Punch ink, the bee’s in Memento ink, and colored them in with a Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Write Marker:

Isn’t this just adorable?? This is a fun and easy way to make a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day! I really like it when I can combine different products for special occasions and the Honey Bee Bundle pairs perfectly with the Heartfelt Bundle.

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

This month’s giveaway:

The winner from last month’s New Years Blog Hop is:

Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your FIRST and LAST NAME and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop Tour:

1. Tami White  
2. Luly Gonzalez  
3. Christina Miller  
4. Pam Nichols  
5. Tina Wardell  
6. Rachael Rife  
7. Shannon Lorenz-Hatch  
8. Dawn’s INKlings  
9. Gigi Melone  
10. Karen Page  
11. Kim Quade  
12. Linda Cullen  
13. Lori Mueller  
14. Margaret Wiley  
15. Lori McBride 

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Fun and easy Triple Stamping card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy Triple Stamping card featuring the Heartfelt stamp set from the 2020 Mini Catalog! Since Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it, I thought I would show you a #simplestamping card, with a twist! This stamp set is part of the From My Heart Suite, which has lots of super cute products for your Valentine crafts! Even if you are not that big into Valentine’s Day crafting, the stamp set with coordinating heart punches should get a second look! Layering heart punches? Yes, please! Super cute stamp set that you can use outside of Valentine’s Day? Of course! To refresh your memory, simple stamping is ink, paper, and stamps-that’s it! So, whether your limited by supplies, time, or just simply want to make a few Valentine cards, then today’s Triple Stamping card may be for you!

The cardstock colors I’m using are Whisper White and Real Red, you will cut three layers of Whisper White at 4” x 5 ¼”, 3” x 4 ¼”, and 2” x 3 ¼”. Then cut the base layer Real Red at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, and then two layering pieces at 3 ¼” x 4 ½” and 2 ¼” x 3 ½”:

You will be layering the Whisper White cardstock pieces together, but NOT permanently. I use a small strip of snail on the back and then use my fingertip to tap it, this remove some of the stickiness, and then adhere the layers:

Since these are photopolymer stamps, I used my Stampin’ Pierce Mat underneath to get a good stamped image: first stamp the sentiment on the smallest layer in Real Red ink, stamp the arrow stamp in Smoky Slate, ink stamp the medium detailed heart in Rococo Rose ink, and the small heart in Real Red ink:

You will remove the Whisper White layers from each other, adhered the Real Red cardstock mat to the back of the Whisper White layers first, and then first adhered the middle layer to the Whisper White base layer, then the small layer:
This completed piece is then adhered to the Real Red cardstock card base (4 ¼” x 11”):

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Smoky Slate ink and the small hearts in Real Red ink down the sides:

Seriously, can you believe how easy this card is? You can easily make several variations of this card with different color combinations and take it up a step with the punches, three of the hearts in the stamp set coordinate with the two punches! I just love how fun the sentiments are from the stamp set and can be used for other occasions!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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A different kind of Valentine’s Day card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is an alternative card made for Valentine’s Day! While I’ve made several Valentine’s cards to inspire you from the Occasion’s Catalog, I thought my final card this week would be something “outside the box”! Whether hearts and flowers are not really your thing or maybe you only make one card for Valentine’s Day, I put on my “creative cap” to find a set from the current Annual Catalog. I first thought about Animal Outing, which would be perfect since this month’s Paper Pumpkin coordinates with Animal Outing, but then I thought about Little Twinkle and thought the sentiment would be perfect! Add a little heat embossing, Rose Glimmer Paper, and Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems…you get a super cute Valentine’s Day card! 

The DSP used for this card is from the Twinkle Twinkle DSP, the base layer is 4” x 5 ¼” and the next layer is 3 ½” x 4 ¾”:

For the card front, you will need two of the largest Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems (hexagon shape), another piece of the DSP big enough to heat emboss the sentiment in Silver Emboss Powder and cut out with the 3rdsmallest Rectangle Stitched Framelits, and use the Twinkle Builder Punch for the moon, two of each size stars, and one dot from Rose Glimmer Paper:

To assemble the card front, layer and adhere the two pieces of DSP together, adhere the moon to the sentiment, use the Take Your Pick Tool to help pick up and adhere the stars and dot with the Fine Tip Glue Pen, and then place the gems. This is then adhered to the card base, which is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, I used a sponge dauber with Night of Navy ink to sponge the moon with a mask I created from old cardstock and the punch and then heat embossed the stars and dot stamp in Silver Emboss Powder. **If you have the Spooky Sweets stamp set, you can always use the moon from that instead of masking**:

Isn’t this a great card?? You can easily use the Twinkle Twinkle Suite to create your cards, just change up the colors used! Have a retired heart punch or die set? Substitute the stars for hearts!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!  

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Create a fun Valentine’s Day card with lots of layers and textures!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is an easy and fun Valentine’s with textures and layers! The thought process behind this card started with the Buffalo Check background stamp, which would not be something you might associate with making a Valentine’s Day card. To make this a softer colored card, I chose to use Gray Granite cardstock for the card base and ink for stamping and then for pops of color Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo. I even spritzed some Frost White Shimmer Paint to give this card some added sparkle!

The base layer is 3 ½” x 4 ¾” Blushing Bride cardstock, embossed with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF, and then I spritzed Frost White Shimmer Paint (I filled a Stampin’ Spritzer with Rubbing Alcohol and a few drops of Frost White Shimmer Paint). The next layer is 3 ¼” x 4 ½” Whisper White cardstock and the Buffalo Check background stamp is stamped in Gray Granite ink:

For the front of the card I used the hearts from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits, the largest heart is a left over from another card I made from Vellum cardstock, the detailed heart is cut out of Melon Mambo cardstock (I placed a piece of adhesive sheet on the back before cutting out), use the 2ndsmallest elongated heart to cut out Blushing Bride cardstock, then embossing with the Garden Trellis TIEF, and tie a piece of the Gray Granite Textured Weave Ribbon into a small knot:

To assemble the front, use a strong adhesive or liquid glue to adhere the embossed Blushing Bride cardstock to the card base at a slight angle, the cardstock may be a little warped from embossing and spritzing, then adhere the stamped cardstock on top at a slight angle the other direction:

The vellum heart is layered on top of the stamped cardstock, I used a small amount of Snail where the embossed heart will be, adhering the embossed heart with a dimensional, and then taking the adhesive sheet backing off the detailed heart, placing it on top of the vellum heart (this helps adhere the vellum heart in place). The knotted ribbon is adhered with glue dots:

The inside sentiment is from the Forever Lovely stamp set on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, the multiple heart stamp is in Blushing Bride ink, the small hearts are stamped in Gray Granite ink, and the sentiment is stamped in Melon Mambo ink:

This is such a quick and easy card to make! Don’t need a Valentine’s Day card, this can easily be used for a wedding, anniversary, or even a birthday card!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!  

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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