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!

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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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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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