Saturday, February 13, 2016


Between all three of my grandkids we needed about 90 Valentines. Yikes!
They had to be simple. Tags all ready to be stamped.
This is Jocelyn. She is using a retired stamp set for hers. I can't remember which one and I put all my retired stamps away........

Gianna (my crafter) wanted to use the Bloomin' Love set. She did some that were Bermuda Bay and Some Melon Mambo.

We stapled the tag to the bag of treats.

Added that cute little heart from the Blushing Bride Glimmer paper. I think we ended up skipping the ribbon. Kids don't care. But one thing both of the girls said, we are the only ones that "make" our Valentines. They had a sense of pride, I think. Made me feel good.

This one the hearts are Silver Glimmer Paper.
For my grandson, (he was at his Dad's house, so my daughter and I made his), we used the No Bones About it stamp set. It was perfect for a "boy" Valentine, and he loved them. I think he was a little sad he didn't get to stamp them, but they had one Holiday and we had to get them done or they wouldn't get made.

For his, they all have a Red Glimmer Heart.
These were the treats my daughter bought. They all had something different. 

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Playful Pals Frog

My Stamp Club Gals made this card and the Frog Candy Holder. 
Isn't it funny how you start to case something (from Pinterest) and then it turns out so different than the one you saw? That is kind of what happened here. I thought the "googly" eyes just made this frog. All of "his" pieces are dies from the Pyramid Pals Thinlits dies. With the exception of the body, you have to fussy cut that piece out, but the rest have matching stamps and dies. I used the 4th largest Circle Framelits to cut the Circle. I also cut off the bottom of the right corner and glued the circle to go in that corner. The frog is adhered with Dimensionals.

This sentiment is from Suite Sayings in the Occasions Catalog. I added some Linen Thread to the back of the sentiment (that was punched with the Large Oval Punch). Then used more dimensionals to pop it up.

Too fun!

Then of course we had to make a Frog Pyramid Box to go with our Frog Card.
Make sure you don't put adhesive on both pieces or you won't be able to get your treat out without destroying the box. I used the Softly Falling Embossing Folder on both pieces.

This is a huge set, 50 Photopolymer Stamps, and 18 matching dies. Good news is you can get it in a bundle and save 15%. Yeah! 

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Water Colored Rose Garden

This is such a fun technique. Did you know you can use your Wink of Stella to watercolor? Yep you sure can! My Club Gals did one of these cards and loved it. I used both Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo as my card bases. Also both Gold and Silver Foil to cut the Rose out. We just used the outline for this card.
Here is a mini Tutorial for you. Since I didn't take photos as I was making these cards I re-created it but used the single rose and the leaves from the larger rose.
Did you know that you can use our Shimmery White cardstock to water color? It works great. I'd love to see your Water colored Rose.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Birthday Bouquet Fun Fold Card

I've showed you this kind of card before. Check out my January 6th post HERE!

Don't you just love this Paper? It is one of my favs. I used the Birthday Blooms stamp set as well as the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper. See the bow clip on the flap, we sell those too! Score!

You can see a quick review of how to punch the 2" circle in your card. Easy peasy!

I stamped the flower right on the Designer Series paper, how cool is that? Then cut it out and mounted on top of the stamped image on the scrap of Whisper White cardstock. Colored in the leaves with the Mint Macaron marker. Also had to "Wink" it with the Wink of Stella Brush, just the center of the flower.

Did you notice? Not one dimensional and I didn't use my Big Shot! How did that happen?

Here is a list of all the products I used.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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