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A Valentine from the Boys

Wishing everyone a sweet day.  Happy Valentine’s from Max and Cooper.

Blog Valentine


Stamps:  Netting background stamp

Ink:  Soft Suede

Paper:  Very Vanilla and Soft Suede

Accessories:  Needlepoint Border Emobssing Folders (pg 5 in spring catty), Apothecary Accents Framelits, Full Heart Punch, Typeset Alphabet BigZ, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Basic Rhinestones, Linen Thread.


Hearts a Flutter at Leadership

This is my card sample that will be shared at the Leadership conference here in Orlando.  I decided to use the “chalk board” technique simply by sponging the edges using Whisper White craft ink on Basic Black card stock.

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Stamps:  Hearts a Flutter, Word Play, Pennant Parade

Ink:  Whisper White Craft

Paper:  More Amoré Specialty DSP (love this paper), Basic Black Card Stock, Red Glimmer Paper

Accessories:  Pool Party Seam Binding, Linen Thread, Designer Builder Brad, Bigz Clear Oval Accent, Framelit Hearts, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Small Heart Punch, White Embossing Powder and Dimensionals.


Just for You

A quick post before I head to Stampin’ Up’s Leadership Conference tomorrow.

Just for You


Stamp Set:  En Francais, Just for You (from the Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit)

Ink:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso

Paper: Naturals White, Melon Mambo, Garden Green, Elegant Eggplant

Accessories:  Secret Garden Framelits, Blossom Punch, the new 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, new Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dimensionals.

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Ornament Keepsake Tutorial

I finally had time to make the beautiful Ornament on the cover of the 2012 Holiday Catalog. Special thanks to Linda Heller for her insightful tips.

Following is a step by step tutorial on how to put it together. A list of supplies are at the end of this post.

Start by cutting six 3″ x 12″ strips of Very Vanilla card stock. Then stamp 20 of each ornament then run through the Big Shot.

To save time run both dies through the Big Shot at the same time.

Once they are all stamped and cut out. Place them in piles of four.

Fold three of the four ornaments in half.

Then use your bone folder to give it a tighter crease.

Use liquid glue (Tombow), to glue the three creased ornaments together. DO NOT attach to the non-folded ornament.

Using a two-way glue pen, glue around all the edges of the ornament, then add Dazzling Diamonds.  Set aside to let dry.

Next take your Scalloped Cherry Cobbler Tulle Ribbon and cut five pieces at 5.” Approximately three scallops wide.

Punch a 1-3/8″ circle out of card stock. Then glue the top part of the ornament upside down on the circle.

When the Dazzling Diamonds has dried, glue the 3-D ornament to the flat piece.

Using a hot glue gun, take your tulle and insert between each of the ornaments.

Quick Tip:Pinch the tulle in the middle then twist the bottom end then glue the twisted end to the base. The open end should be facing out when attached.

Next cut five pieces of Linen Thread at 12″ each.  To make double loops, fold in half to make 6″ then fold in half again to make 3″ then tie a knot at the bottom.

Next take your loops and lay them down the center of the 3-D ornament, then hot glue the knotted end at the base.

While the hot glue is drying. Take the smaller 3-D ornament and attach to the flat ornament.

Insert the smaller 3-D ornament at an upward angle on top of the tulle (between the green ornament).


Using the Rosette Bigz Die, cut a 1″ x 12″ strip of DSP. (I used Be of Good Cheer DSP). Then attach to the center with hot glue. Then hot glue a large Vintage Faceted Designer Button, topped off with a large pearl.

To give it a finished look on the backside, add a sentiment using a 2-1/2″ circle punch and adhere to the back.


To make the hanger, punch a 1/8″ hole at the top of the and string through an 8″ piece of Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon. Tie a knot at the ends then pull through showing the loop on top.

Your final project. Give it a try, it's easier than you think.

Your final project. Give it a try, it’s easier than you think.

Supplies:Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes

Ink:  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler

Paper:  Very Vanilla Card stock and scrap card stock for 1-3/8″ circle

Accessories:  Holiday Ornaments Framelits Die, Designer Rosette Bigz XL die, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, 1/8″ Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon.  Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Tulle Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, Large Basic Pearl, 2-1/2″ circle punch and 1-3/8″ circle punch, 1/8″ handheld circle punch.

Adhesive: Tombow Liquid Glue, Hot Glue Gun and 2-Way Glue Pen.

Let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks for looking.

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Snow Much Fun

Watercoloring has always been a challenge for me.  However, with a little practice, I think I’m finally getting the hang of it and am happy with the results.   Notice how the Holiday Frame Texture Folder adds a nice dimension to the popped-up art piece.  To add sparkle to the card-front, the Stampin’ Spritzer was used with Champagne Shimmer Mist and alcohol.

Stamp Set:  Snow Much Fun
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green and Watercolor paper
Ink:  Black Stazon, Gumball Green, Early Espresso and Baja Breeze.  Stampin’ Write Markers for the bird, Summer Starfruit and Tangerine Tango
Accessories:  Aqua Painter, Holiday Frame Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelits, Cherry Cobbler Dazzlling Details, Cherry Cobbler Twine, Stampin’ Spritzer with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and Dimensionals


Scentsationally Simple

We all know that less is more and these simple cards say it all. I love this new stamp set, Scentsational Season with the matching Holiday Collection Framelits Dies. It’s also available as a bundle set (see page 16 in the holiday catty).

Save time by running everything through the Big Shot in one pass.

Try it with the new scented embossing powders, Sugar and Spice and Peppermint Sticks. The scent lasts for two weeks and you can always refresh the scent by using a Versamarker pen, then heat emboss.

I can’t wait to try the new Early Espresso embossing powder for the gingerbread man and the Gumball Green embossing powder for the Christmas tree.

All images are popped up with dimensionals and rhinestones top it off for that sweet blingy touch. Ink colors used, real red, gumball green, early espresso and daffodil delight. I used Very Vanilla card stock and the corner rounder to finish it off.

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Framelits Dies Video with Donna Griffith

Check out the new Framelits Dies video with Donna Griffith from the Stampin’ Up home office.

Labels Collection Framelits Die

Hearts Collection Framelits Die

Adorning Accents Edgelits Die

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