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!

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Wishing you a lovely Valentine’s Day

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a sweet card to send for Valentine’s Day! I just love the Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets, which you can still earn for free with a qualifying $50 purchase from the SAB catalog while supplies last, so making a Valentine’s card with Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets is a must! I really wanted to create a card that would be sweet and let someone know that you are thinking of them, but not necessarily one traditionally made with hearts. Using the combination of the Forever Lovely Bundle and coordinating DSP from the All My Love DSP made it super easy.

The card base is Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I cut a ½” strip off the card front for the strip of DSP that will be peeking out from the inside:

Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 ¾” x 4”and use the flower edgelit to cut/emboss one end of the cardstock. Cut a piece of Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet at 2” x 3 ¾”and then used the coordinating edgelit to cut out the foil sheet to layer under the Whisper White cardstock:

The rest of the items you will need for this card will be the sentiment stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the 2ndlargest Oval Stitched Shapes Framelits, and then layered on a piece of Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet cut out with the 3rdlargest Scalloped Oval Layering Framelit, the small flowers are cut out with the framelit in Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet with a Pearl Basic Jewell in the middle, the leaves are cut out of Soft Sea Foam cardstock, the strip of DSP measures 3 4/” x 5 ½”, the rose is stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die, the leaves are stamped in Soft Sea Foam ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die:

To assemble the card front, adhere the foil sheet to the back of the Whisper White cardstock, and then adhere to the card base, the Soft Sea Foam leaves are adhered to the back of the sentiment and then popped up with dimensionals, the foil flowers are adhered with glue dots, and the DSP is adhered to the inside edge of the card:

The inside sentiment is stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink and the leaves are adhered to the back of the flower, which is then adhered to the corner of the inside:

Isn’t this a lovely card that would be great to hand out for Valentine’s Day? This is another great way to send a card to let friends and family you are thinking of them!

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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Valentine’s Day Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Valentine’s Day Theme Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller, I’m an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia, and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop or you have hopped on over from another site, thank you for letting me share my creation today! So, let’s get started!

For this blog hop, I thought I would create a sweet and simple treat bag which is easy to make using the Gift Bag Punch Board. This bag also includes a gift tag, which is another great way to use up those scraps! If you do not have the Gift Bag Punch Board and are interesting is seeing how it works, you can watch the video here.

For the bag size, I chose to use the small size, cut at piece of 8 ½” x 11” piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock down to 6” x 10”, and followed the punch board instructions for cutting and scoring. The multiple heart stamp from Forever Lovely was stamped on the front and back of the bag in Lovely Lipstick ink:

I used the 2nd largest elongated heart die from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits to cut out one side of the bag:

I adhered a piece of Window Sheet, cut at 2 5/8” x 3 7/8”, over the cut out (on the inside) with the Fine Tip Glue Pen. I put this aside with some stamp blocks on top to dry:

Using one of the leftover pieces of Lovely Lipstick cardstock, cut a piece at 2” x 4”, punch one end using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and use the scalloped edgelit die from Be Mine Stitched Framelits on the other end. The 2” x 3” piece of DSP is from All My Love DSP, large heart is from the bag cut out, the small heart is from using the coordinating die from Be Mine and the sheet of All My Love DSP, the sentiment is from Beauty Abounds stamp set in Lovely Lipstick ink on a ¾” piece of Whisper White cardstock with one end punched with the Banner Triple Punch, and enough Silver Metallic Thread to wrap around your fingers a few times:

Adhere the DSP to the tag and then layer the two hearts on top. Place some adhesive on the back of the sentiment piece to secure the metallic thread and then adhere on top of the hearts with dimensionals:

By now the glue should be dry for the window sheet, apply adhesive to assemble the bag together. I put some Hershey’s Kisses in the bag, secured the top with a binder clip, and then used Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon to thread thru the holes and tie into a bow:

The tag is then attached to the bag using Silver and Whisper White Baker’s Twine:

This is a fun and easy way to make little treat bags for Valentine’s Day, whether it’s for family, friends, co-workers, or even classroom treats! If candy is not an option for you, other little goodies can easily fit in this bag.

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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!

This month’s giveaway:

The winner from the New Year’s Theme Blog Hop is:

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

1. Tami White  
2. Julie DeGuia  
3. Pam Nichols  
4. Luly Gonzalez  
5. Danette Herera  
6. Rachel Nichols  
7. Linda Cullen  
8. Tina Wardell  
9. Rachael Rife  
10. Lori Mueller  
11. Gianna Melone  
12. Teresa Howe  
13. Christina Miller  

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Make a Valentine’s card with All My Love DSP cut outs

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features All My Love Designer Series Paper and Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies! In case you didn’t know, a couple of the heart framelits coordinate perfectly for cutting out the flower hearts from one of the sheets of All My Love DSP. I thought this would be a great way to create a Valentine’s card with very little stamping. Also, some of the dies emboss stitched hearts, which is a great way to create a background!

For this card, the base layer is Lovely Lipstick cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and I used the 2ndsmallest stitched heart to emboss the paper:

For the front of the card, you will need two of the heart outline cut-outs, one of the Flirty Flamingo flower hearts, one of the Lovely Lipstick flower hearts, Flax Ribbon, and Heart Epoxy Droplets:

To assemble the front, use Tear & Tape to adhere the Flax Ribbon across the base layer between the stitched hearts, I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the heart outline cut-outs around the stitched hearts, the two flower hearts are popped up with dimensionals (I used a small amount of adhesive at the top of the Flirty Flamingo heart to adhere to the Lovely Lipstick heart), and then I used one of each size of the Heart Epoxy Droplets in the two opposite corners:

This is then adhered to Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11″, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 4” x 5 ¼”, stamped the sentiment from Forever Lovely in Lovely Lipstick ink, and then adhered two of the smaller hearts that I cut out from the DSP:

This really is a quick and easy card to make for Valentine’s Day! I just love how the framelits coordinate with the paper to cut out! I really am not one to fussy cut, so this makes it so much easier!

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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Love is in the air!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super cute and easy Valentine’s Card! I thought the Lift Me Up stamp set and the Up & Away Thinlits Dies would be perfect for making a alternative type of Valentine’s Day card, meaning if you didn’t want one that was “frilly and gushy”, lol! 

The card base is Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. The base layer is Lovely Lipstick cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and the next layer is this design from the All My Love DSP, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”. Since this is a horizontal card, make sure that you are cutting the DSP in the right direction. First adhere the DSP to the cardstock base layer:

The front of the card elements includes the big detailed hot air balloon and heart dies, cut out of Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets, the sentiment is stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink and punched out with the Classic Label Punch, 1 big and 2 small clouds stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Powder Pink ink and cut out with the coordinating die, and then 3 Heart Epoxy Droplets, one in each size. Notice that one of those hearts are colored? Well, you can use those Stampin’ Blends to color them whatever color you would like! I am using clear for this card:

To assemble the card front, I wanted the hot air balloon to pop up, so I used Mini Dimensionals, which I cut in half, and placed in areas that they would not be seen, all three clouds are popped up with dimensionals, the foil heart is adhered to the DSP with the sentiment adhered on top, and then I placed the 3 epoxy hearts:

For the inside, I stamped the two small hot air balloons in Powder Pink ink and the bigger balloon in Lovely Lipstick ink. The sentiment is from Forever Lovely in Lovely Lipstick ink:

This card was so easy to make that I actually made 6 cards from this sheet of DSP and yes, there are pieces of DSP left over that I could easily make another 2-3 cards out of. I figured I better get a move on for my cards that I send out to friends and family! Lol 

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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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Quick and easy Valentine’s Day card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy Valentine’s Day card I made with pieces of cardstock and DSP with the Be Mine Stitched Framelits. When Sweet & Sassy Framelits retired from the last annual catalog, I was bummed! So, when I saw the Be Mine Stitched Framelits, I just had to get them! Now I didn’t get the coordinating stamp set, Meant to Be, which is totally ok, this isn’t the first time I’ve bought the framelits and not the stamp set. However, these framelits do coordinate with the All My Love DSP and this is how I came up with today’s card.

The design from All My Love DSP with the Flirty Flamingo and Lovely Lipstick flower hearts can be cut out with the 3rdlargest and the smallest heart framelit. The 3rdlargest heart actually cuts out twice, giving you a heart design and then a scalloped stitched heart frame:

Then if you flip over the white heart frame, you have the other side of the DSP! Rather than wasting these hearts, I thought I would try and do something to incorporate them into a simple Valentine’s card.

To create the card front, start with a piece of Real Red cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and use Real Red ink to stamp the Crackle Paint background stamp. The bigger heart is cut out of Blushing Bride cardstock using the largest narrow heart and sponge some Frost White Shimmer Paint all over. The two small white hearts are from the long multiple heart framelit and I put some Wink of Stella on them, but you can’t really see it. Finally, you will need two of the scalloped heart frames and a piece of Flax Ribbon, cut about 4”:

To assemble, I adhered the ribbon with Tear & Tape across the middle of the Real Red cardstock, adhered the heart frame with the Fine Tip Glue Pen, adhered the Blushing Bride heart with dimensionals, adhere the second heart frame with the Fine Tip Glue Pen, and then adhered the small hearts with mini dimensionals. This completed piece is adhered to a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock. The inside heart is cut out of Real Red cardstock and adhered with the Fine Tip Glue Pen, the sentiment is stamped in Real Red ink, and the small hearts are stamped in Blushing Bride ink:

If you are like me and send Valentine’s cards to family and friends, you kind of want them to be not so much on the romantic side, but still cute and fun! This is a great way to send a card and let them know you are thinking of them! 

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! 

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What kind of crafter are you?

Hello and welcome to today’s blog, which is geared towards you and what kind of crafter you are. Have you ever given it any thought? Are you just beginning your crafting journey? Maybe you have been making cards for a while and make them as needed? Better yet, you have a designated crafting area and like to spend time making cards to have on hand and readily available? When I attended OnStage in November, Stampin’ Up! talked about this and really gave some food for thought. Sometimes as a demonstrator we get caught up in all the new products and how to incorporate them all and make all these fabulous cards, but if you are just starting this can be very overwhelming and not know where you should start! So today I am going to make 3 cards and discuss what kind of crafter you are!

#simplestamper

You may or may not have seen this, but what a simple stamper is, is someone who is just starting out as a crafter. As I said before, figuring out where to start can be very overwhelming. One of the things that attracted me to SU! years ago was the color and product coordination. When you start, it is easiest to start with paper, ink, and stamp. No matter what catalog you are first introduced to, not only are there beautiful example for you to CASE (Copy and Share Everything or Copy and Selectively Edit), but you are given a list of colors for coordination. So now where do I start? The best suggestion I can give is start with what kind of card you want to make. I have 3 categories that I put my card making in, starting with the most made to have on hand/make as I need: 1) Birthday 2) Holiday (Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s) and 3) All Others (Anniversary, Wedding, Baby, Condolence, Get Well, ect). Whether you are limited on time, space, or even budget, start off with what works best for you and do not ever think that you cannot make a beautiful card with just paper, ink, and stamps! We all start out as a #simplestamper! Lol

#simplestamper

For this example, I chose to use the Forever Lovely stamp set, Lovely Lipstick and Whisper White cardstock, and Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo, and Memento inks:

Lovely Lipstick cardstock base: 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”

Whisper White cardstock: (2) 4” x 5 ¼”

On the base layer of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the heart image in Lovely Lipstick and Flirty Flamingo inks and the sentiment is stamped in Memento ink:

The inside piece of Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment is stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink and the small hearts are stamped in Lovely Lipstick and Flirty Flamingo inks:

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#casualcrafter

What is a casual crafter? This is generally someone who has basic supplies and start adding punches, embellishments, and ribbon to their cards. They may or may not have a designated crafting area, but make cards “as needed”.

For this example, I used the Forever Lovely stamp set, All My Love Designer Series Paper, Lovely Lipstick and Flirty Flamingo inks, 3 punches, ribbon, and an embellishment:

Lovely Lipstick cardstock base: 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”

All My Love DSP base layer: 4” x 5 ¼”

Punches-Starburst in Lovely Lipstick cardstock, 2” Circle Punch in Flirty Flamingo cardstock, 1 ¾” Circle Punch in Whisper White cardstock

Ribbon-Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon cut at 6”

Embellishment-Heart Epoxy Droplets

Since the sentiment is too long for the circle punch, I first stamped You Are, cleaned the stamp, and then stamped Loved underneath. Since this is photopolymer, it made it very easy to see the words at the edge of the ink pad, however, you can always mask what you don’t want inked with a piece of tape. I layered the circles, stamped the small hearts in Flirty Flamingo ink, and then added 3 of the smallest Heart Epoxy Droplets. The ribbon is adhered to the DSP, the layered circles are adhered with dimensionals, and then this piece is adhered to the card base:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the heart stamp along the side and the small hearts in Flirty Flamingo ink, and stamp the sentiment in Lovely Lipstick ink:

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#avidcrafter

What is an avid crafter? This is generally someone who has a designated crafting area/room, makes cards for any occasion, and spends time making cards ahead of time. An avid crafter also has really everything they need to create a card, big shot, heat tool, ribbons, embellishments, etc.

For this example, I used the Forever Lovely Bundle, All My Love DSP, and the Be Mine Stitched Framelits to create this card:

The card base is Soft Sea Foam, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”.

The base layer is All My Love DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”.

The sentiment is stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink.

I used the Lovely Flowers Edgelits Dies on the sentiment cardstock, the Lovely Lipstick cardstock layer underneath, and cut two leaves in Soft Sea Foam cardstock.

The heart is cut out of Vellum cardstock using the biggest heart framelit.

For added embellishment, I used Whisper White Baker’s Twine wrapped twice around the DSP, 2 of the large Heart Epoxy Droplets colored with Dark Flirty Flaming Stampin’ Blends, and traced the cut out rose with Wink of Stella:

The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink. The flowers are stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink, cut out with the coordinating die, and the leaves are stamped in Soft Sea Foam ink, cut out with the coordinating die. One of the flowers and both leaves are popped up with dimensionals:

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So, after all this, what kind of crafter are you? Of course, I’m an avid crafter! But then again, it took me a long, long time and it also required a bedroom that I could turn into a craft room, which didn’t happen until my oldest son left home (we are “empty nesters”, both of my sons are serving in the military). I definitely started out as a simple stamper, budgeted, and planned what supplies I needed…and I still do! Remember that you don’t have to feel overwhelmed and need to buy the whole store! Lol Even if you feel that you’re “not that crafty”, Google is your friend and you will find so many beautiful cards to inspire you and/or CASE! 

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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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