Valentines Day

Valentine’s Z Fold Card

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Today I am sharing a Double Z Fold Card that I made for a Valentine’s Day class that I was teaching.  This card uses the Sending Love Suite of Products from Stampin’ up!

The stamp set is Sealed with Love from Stampin’ Up! which is part of the Sealed with Love Bundle (144705).  Don’t forget that you save 10% by purchasing the stamp set and coordinating famelits together!

The Designer paper is the Sending Love Designer paper (142733) which coordinates with Real Red and Whisper White cardstock.

So the details on this Z fold card…  Warning that this card is not a quick card.  There are a lot of moving parts and it does take some time to assemble.  But they are beautiful when they are done!

The card base is a piece of Real Red cardstock cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 3″ and 5 1/2″.  The first panel has a 2 3/4″ x 4″ piece of Sending Love Designer paper layered on a 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ piece of whisper white cardstock.  The middle panel is a different piece of the designer paper cut to 2 3/8″ x 4 1/8″.  The 3rd panel is cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″ layered on a piece of whisper white cardstock cut to 4 1/8″x 5 3/8″.

The piece that makes this card fun is the front piece that makes the Z Fold.  This is a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 1″ x 11″ scored at 3″ and 5 1/2″.  The key to this piece is you fold it in the same Z pattern but attach it in the opposite direction.  The end of the 5 1/2″ piece is attached to the front 3″ panel and the 3″ piece is attached to the 5 1/2″ panel.  Warning:  Make sure to fold your card before you go any further to make sure the fold works correctly.

The front panel is decorated with a couple of 7/8″ pieces of the Sending Love Designer paper.  Now the fun part!  Stamping all the embellishments and you can go crazy with this!  I used Real Red ink with Whisper White cardstock to stamp the Happy Valentine’s Day message on the 3rd panel.  This is cut out with a circle from the Layering Circles framelits and is layered on a larger scallop circle cut from Real Red cardstock.  These Love Notes framelits are so much fun.  There are a lot of pieces to this set!  I cut the cupid’s arrows from scraps of Real Red cardstock and used these to enhance the Happy Valentine’s day message.  

Other embellishments are rows of hearts that I stamped with real red ink on whisper white cardstock and cut out to line the Z panel.  The 3D Heart Flowers were stamped with real red ink on whisper white and with white craft ink on Real red cardstock and embossed with white embossing powder.  The Heart flowers are cut out with the die that makes them 3D and attached to a 1/8″ strip of cardstock to make a “stem”.  These are attached to a 1/2″ x 4″  piece of cardstock that is run from the card base to the front strip so the hearts can pop when the card opens.  Also included with this framelit set is two small envelopes that you can add Love Notes to.  

The envelope is a scrap of whisper white cardstock cut using the envelope die.  The little love note is a piece of whisper white that I stamped the string of hearts on and cut out with the love note die.   The heart on the outside of the envelope is a scrap of blushing bride cardstock with a single heart stamped and cut out with the dies.  I added a second envelope in Real Red cardstock with a another love note to the middle panel.  This die set is a great way to use up lots of scraps!  I made other embellishments from scraps of Red Glimmer paper.  This is my favorite Valentine stamp set that Stampin’ Up! has made in several years!  Such a great versatile set!  I think that I will make a couple of Wedding and Anniversary cards with this set.

Stay tuned for my video which is being edited that shows the details of this card.

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Valentine’s 3D Candy Box

Today I am sharing a 3D Valentine’s box for this week’s Global Design Team Challenge.  I made this box from a pattern that one of my team members on the Stamping New England Team, Margaret Galvez created.  She is a very creative and talented person and a great asset to my team! 










So the details on this project. The box is made from a 4 1/4″ x 9 1/4″  piece of Real Red Cardstock.  Score the piece at 3, 3 1/2″ , 6 1/2″, 7″.  Score the two long sides at 1/4″ x 5/8″.  Fold along the score lines and then cut out tabs along the top and bottom flaps. 

The two flaps are decorated with pieces of the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog!   The tricky part with this box is the arrow on the top.  Margaret used the Heart framelit from the Love Notes Framelits die which has two sides that fold up.  She cut an arrow on the top  of the box and fed the sides of the heart thru the arrow to make a closoure.  When you fold the sides of the heart down, it makes a heart on top of the box.  I used Red Foil to cut the heart for the closure.




This box holds 6 of the Hershey nuggets.  You can wrap the nuggets in 1″ x 3″ pieces of Sending Love Designer paper – perfect for using up the scraps!

I love this cute little box!

Perfect for a small Valentine’s gift for a friend or teacher!
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How to make a Masculine Card

Today I am going to show you how I took a Valentine’s card that I made a couple of days ago and transformed that card into a Masculine card.  One of my customers asked me “How to make a Masculine card” using the Stampin’ Up! Warmth and Cheer Designer paper from the Holiday catalog.  She specifically wanted to use this paper for a Masculine Valentine’s card. This paper has a very masculine look with plaids that look like flannel shirts or masculine sweaters.

The card base is Cherry Cobbler cardstock cut the long way at 4 1/4″ x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.  Next is a layer of whisper white cardstock cut to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.  The third layer is a piece of Warmth and Cheer Designer Series Paper cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″. 

The band on this card is a crumb cake version of the same pattern of Warmth and Cheer DSP cut to 1 1/2″  x 5 1/4″.  I like the modern images of this DSP and I especially love the fact that Stampin’ Up! Designer papers always coordinate with Stampin’ up! cardstocks.  There are several shades of red and each Designer paper has the colors listed so It makes it so easy to match colors when crafting.  You always know that the colors listed on the DSP will coordinate with the rest of your project!

I stamped the sentiment “Love – Note” with Cherry Cobbler ink on a 3/4″ x 3″ piece of Sahara Sand cardstock.  I cut the end to look like a tail. and added a few of the enamel shapes to the end of the tail.

Next I stamped the String of hearts with real red ink on whisper white cardstock and cut out the strings of hearts using the matching thinlit dies! 

Last I added a layer of Whisper White cardstock cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″ to the inside of the card.  I stamped “Happy Valentine’s Day” with a string of hearts along the bottom.  A quick and simple card! 

So the lesson here is if you see a card that you really like but need to change the tone of the card, just change the Designer Series paper!  Stampin’ UP! products make that easy.  All the Designer papers are labeled with all the colors included in each paper pattern.  

Happy Stamping!

Valentine’s Card for Global Design Project

Today I have a Valentine’s card that I made for this week’s Global Design Project. This card uses Stampin’ Up!’s Sending Love Designer paper stack and the Sealed with Love Stamp set and coordinating thinlits from the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog.

This is a quick and simple card made from the following sketch.  It only requires a couple of ingredients:  Real Red Ink, Real Red cardstock, Whisper White cardstock and the Sending Love DSP and coordinating Sealed with Stamp set  from the Occasions catalog.















So the details on this card:

The card base is Real Red cardstock cut the long way at 4 1/4″ x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.  Next is a layer of whisper white cardstock cut to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.  The third layer is a piece of Sending Love Designer Series Paper cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″. 

The band on this card is a second pattern of the Sending Love DSP cut to 1 1/2″  x 5 1/4″.  I like the modern images of this DSP and I especially love the fact that Stampin’ Up! Designer papers always coordinate with the cardstocks.  It makes it so easy to craft.  You always know that the colors listed on the DSP will coordinate with the rest of your project!

I stamped the sentiment “Love – Note” with Real Red ink on a 3/4″ x 3″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I cut the end to look like a tail. and added a few rhinestone jewels to the end of the tail.

Next I stamped the String of hearts with real red ink on whisper white cardstock and cut out the strings of hearts using the matching thinlit dies! 

Last I added a layer of Whisper White cardstock cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″ to the inside of the card.  I stamped “Happy Valentine’s Day” with a string of hearts along the bottom.  A quick and simple card! 

Stay tuned – next I have taken this card and made a masculine version!


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3D Swing Card

Today I am sharing a 3D Swing Card that I recently made for my Stamper’s Club.  My theme for January and February classes is Cards that Move also know as Fancy Fold Cards.  This is one exampmsc Valentine3D-wle and actually not too difficult to make!

After demonstrating this card at my Stamper’s Club, I promised that I would record a video on how to make these cards – so HERE it is!

This card is made using the Bloomin’ Love stamp set and the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog.

The cardstock is Rose Red and Whisper White with Rose Red ink.  The frame is cut using the Deco Labels framelits.

The Details on this card:
Cut a full piece of Rose Red cardstock into quarters to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.  Cut 4 coordinating pieces of Designer paper to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and attach to the front of the cardstock.  Score and fold each piece at 2 1/8″ the long way.

Stamp the Heart from the Bloomin’ Love Stamp set with Rose Red ink on Whisper White cardstock 4 times.  Cut out each heart and score down the middle of the heart.  Attach one folded side to the folded side of the 2nd heart.  Cut an 8″ piece of Baker’s Twine and place thru the center of the heart.  Add the next folded heart with the baker’s twine thru the center. 

Using Fast Fuse, add adhesive to half of one side.  Line up the next piece and secure.  Add adhesive to half of the 3rd piece and fold back.  Repeat with the 4th piece.  Add a little fast fuse to the folded seam of the card.  Lay the 3D Heart with the baker’s twine to the center of the card.  Add adhesive to the last side and seal the card!

Check out my Video on You Tube HERE.

Here are the supplies that you need to make this card:

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This card does fold flat to put in an envelope.  If I am mailing a card like this I use a small padded envelope or an invitation envelope that is a size larger than the standard invitation envelope.

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Weekly Specials and Sale-a-bration Card

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Today I have a card made with the Sale-a-bration stamp set the Sky is the Limit to share with you.  This stamp set is a limited time offer and is perfect for masculine Valentine’s or Birthday cards.  So what is Sale-a-bration?  It is the best sale of the year at Stampin’ Up!

And there are 3 ways to earn FREE Stampin’ UP! products during Sale-a-bration:

  1.  Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products for every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend.  Check out the choices HERE!
  2. Host a party (it can be a book party where you collect orders from your family and friends) – Place on on-line order of $250 or more (before shipping and tax), and receive an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards.  You will still earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item for every $50 you spend.
  3.  Purchase the $99 Starter Kit and get up to $155 in your choice of Stampin’ Products.  Shipping is FREE AND you receive $56 in FREE product.  Once you join, stock up on your favorite Stampin’ Up! items at a discount.  If you have a big Wish List…this is the way to go!  I would LOVE to have you join my team! Click Here to read more and to join!

Don’t be disappointed… The three Sale-A-Bration items pictured on pages 16 – 19 are ONLY available through February 15, 2016.


Ready for the details of the card?  The background is Berumda Bay cardstock cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ to form the card base. The card base has been embossed with the Happy Heart embossing folder. Next is a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″.  The plane is stamped with Bermuda Bay ink.  The plane’s tail is stamped with Basic Gray ink and the heart is colored with the Real Red Marker.  The clouds are lightly stamped with Basic Gray.  To do this, ink up your stamp and stamp on scrap paper first – then stamp your clouds so they are stamped with a light gray color.  Layer this onto a piece of Real Red cardstock that is 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″. 

Next stamp the message “you send me soaring” with black ink on a scrap of whisper white cardstock.  Cut the end of the scrap to make a banner and layer onto a piece of real red cardstock.

A very cute card!  and don’t forget that this Sale-a-bration set is only available until February 15th!

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And don’t forget about this week’s specials!

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Valentines Card

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Today I am sharing a Handmade Valentines Card that we made yesterday at my Stamper's Club meeting.

The card base is made with Blushing Bride cardstock cut to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4.  The card base is then embossed using the Decorative Dots embossing folder. 

Next is a 3 5/8" x 4 7/8" piece of Love Blossoms Designer paper layered onto a piece of 5" x 3 3/4" piece of crumb cake cardstock.

The Bloomin' Heart Thinlit die is used to cut an outline of the heart from the designer paper.  HINT:  Cut out the heart before you attach the designer paper to the crumb cake layer.

Next I cut a heart from a piece of Blushing Bride Glimmer paper.  I love that Stampin' Up! keeps adding new colors of Glimmer paper!  The Glimmer heart is attached over the cut out of the heart on the designer paper.

Then I stamped the banner image using Rose Red ink and the "BE MINE" using crumb cake ink.  I also stamped a couple of flowers using crumb cake ink on a scrap of whisper white cardstock.  These were cut out using the flower dies in the Bloomin' Heart dies.  The flowers are attached with glue dots and I added a Rhinestone Jewel to the center of each flower.  The Banner is attached with dimensionals.


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Valentine Easel Card

Today I am sharing a handmade Easel Card that I made for Valentine’s Day. 
Valentine Easel CardThis is a really cool 3D card guaranteed to put a smile on your Valentine’s face.

This card is made using the Heart Framelits, real red cardstock, whisper white cardstock and the Stacked with Love Designer paper.

I will tape a video and post how to  make this easel card.

Here is what the card looks like opened up.

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On the front layer (outside of the card) I layered the You & Me sentiment on a piece of DSP and a scalloped circle cut from whisper white cardstock.  This is layered on half a doily and a banner cut from the Stacked with Love designer paper.  I100_0469side accented the sentiment with a bow made with the bow punch and Designer paper.

The inside layer is made with a real red card base layered with a piece of Stacked with Designer paper.   The “Love You” sentiment is punched out with the Decorative Label punch and layered onto a piece of black cardstock also cut from the Decorative Label punch. 


Stay tuned for my video.

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Handmade Valentine’s Card

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This is a handmade card that I am making for one of my upcoming Stampin’ Up! Valentine’s classes.  This is one of the new sets from the upcoming Occasions catalog that has all the great products for the Spring!  The card layout is inspired by this week’s MoJo Monday sketch.

Here are the details for this card made with the Hello Life Stamp set from the upcoming Occasions catalog.

Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede and the Back to Black Designer paper.

The background is a piece of pink pirouette cardstock that has been stamped with the so sweet stamp from the Hello Life stamp set and then embossed with the decorative dots folder.
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Marilyn’s Tip for today:  Did you know that you can color Dazzling Details glimmer paper with Blendabiltiies?  I colored the strip of Glimmer paper with the melon mambo marker to blend in with the pinks in this paper.

The scallop circle for the card focal point is cut from a piece of soft suede cardstock with the 2 3/8″ scallop punch.  The whisper white layer is cut with the 2″ circle punch and stamped with the two little hearts using Rose Red ink. 

Don’t you love the outline image of the Heart??  To make this outline Heart shaped piece:  punch out a scrap of Melon Mambo with the Sweetheart punch and then used the Heart image from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits to cut around the cut out image.  That creates the outline of Heart image.    The pink pirouette heart is punched with the Sweetheart punch and is embossed with the decorative dots embossing folder. 

And of course every card needs a little bling.  So I added a few rhinestone jewels along the bottom edge of the heart and along the bottom below the so sweet sentiment!

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Happy Valentine’s Day

lang love_edited-1 Happy Valentine’s Day!!  I hope that you all have plans to spend the day with someone special. This is a card that one of my customers made for her Son’s wedding. Arlene used the Language of Love stamp set and embossed the hearts in silver and gold.  She then layered the hearts onto the lacey heart from the Hearts a Flutter Stamp set. The hearts are mounted onto a piece of the silver vellum from the Occasions catalog.  The Love expressions framelit is lang love_cup2 cut from both silver foil and gold foil card stock and layered together. The hearts are finished off with a piece of the silver ribbon from the Occasions catalog. Enjoy your day!! signature line-003

Roses for Valentine’s?

These beautiful paper roses would be a great present for Valentine’s Day!  They will certainly last much longer than the real ones. Each year my Stampin’ Family gets together for a Yankee swap of 3D items.  When I was a new demonstrator, this event started out as a DSCN0044_e Christmas party.  However over the years, we have moved it to January since everyone is so busy around Christmas time!  This year – I went with a Valentine’s theme for my 3D item.  I really wanted to try out the new spiral flower die (item# 129379) that is in the Occasions catalog for spring. I love this die.  This will be my next video technique to record.   Making the flowers does take a little practice.  These roses are made with Real Red card stock and a  piece of wire.  You will also need a container and a glue gun. DSCN0045e_cu   So to make the flowers:
  1.  Cut a piece of real red card stock to 4″ x 4″.
  2. Run the die through your Big Shot to cut out the spirals.
  3. Use a bone folder to break down the stiffness of the card stock.  You want the card stock to be more pliable.
  4. Cut a 12″ piece of wire.  With a pair of  pliers, bend over one end of the wire to make a loop on the end.  This becomes the center of the flower.
  5. Wrap the narrow end of the spiral around the loop of the wire and pinch with your fingers.  Begin to wind around while pinching the bottom.  Use a dot of hot glue to hold the bottom together as you are wrapping around.  There is a tab at the larger end of the spiral.  This becomes the bottom of the flower.  I put a dab of hot glue in the center to hold the whole thing together.
DSCN0045e_edited-1 6.  The leaves are made with the large oval punch and a piece of old olive card stock. 7.  The oval is folded in half the long way and then I poked a hole in the center of oval to feed it onto the wire. 8.  I painted the tips of the flowers with Red Dazzling Details to add a little bling to the flowers! The container is a wooden container that I got at the local craft store.   The container was painted white with gesso paint.  I added a decorative layer with Real Red card stock and Fresh Prints designer paper stack. DSCN0045e2The center heart is stamped in silver and embossed with silver embossing powder from the Language of Love set also in the Occasions catalog.  The heart is layered onto a heart cut from red glimmer paper.  All the hearts are cut using the Hearts Framelits set.  The large hearts are layered onto a doily.  I added a couple of pieces of ribbon scraps that I had around. To make the filler for the container:
  1. Cut narrow strips of pool party card stock.
  2. Run through a crimper and add to the container.
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Valentine’s Card Kits

DSCN0028e Here are a couple of Valentine’s cards which I would be offering as my Valentine’s Class if my classroom were functional.  But since I am “homeless” right now, I will offer card kits for this month. The first card is a silver and white card made with the new silver embossed vellum and layered onto silver foil. The stamp set is the Language of Love – however, if you don’t have this set – Heart’s a Flutter will work for these cards too. DSCN0039e   The second card is made with the Fresh Prints Designer paper stack and the Language of Love stamp set.  Again – the Hearts a Flutter stamp set would also work for this card. 2014-01-09 09.36.57 The third card is also made with the Fresh Prints designer paper.  The hearts are cut from red glitter paper using the Hearts a Flutter framelits.   Ang Coastal Cabana Card-2 The fourth card has a modern flair and is made with coastal cabana and real red card stocks and the silver embossed vellum.  The stamp is from the Hearts a Flutter set.     So the details: I will precut the card stock and provide all the embellishments – just like you are taking the class with me.  You can purchase this pre-cut card kit for $24.95 for 8 cards (2 of each of the 4 designs). Or  – I am offering the full set of directions for these Valentine’s cards and more as follows: First 3 card directions for $11.95 Directions for 6 different cards for $19.95 (these 4 cards plus 2 other cards) Directions for 8 different cards for $24.95.
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Valentine’s Card

Today’s post is a handmade Valentine’s card that I made with the new Silver Vellum designer paper from DSCN0028e the Occasions catalog.  This card would also be great for a wedding or anniversary as well!   So the details: The card base is Whisper White with a layer of Silver Foil paper.  The vellum with the embossed hearts is cut just a tad smaller than the silver foil. The Heart from the Language of Love stamp set in the Occasions catalog is stamped and embossed with Silver embossing powder.  The heart is cut out using the Heart shaped framelits.  The heart is layered onto a doily with a piece of silver ribbon attached. I used a scrap of the silver foil paper to cut out Love with the Expressions framelits from the Holiday catalog. Like this card?  This card is one of the cards from my Valentine’s class. Happy Stampin’! signature line-003
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