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A Valentine Kiss

Who would have ever thought you love stamping so much that you would “KISS” your stamp.  For Valentine’s Day I’m bringing back an old technique presented by Stampin’ Up’s Emily Montoya.

I hope everyone gets to enjoy this sweet day with that special someone in your life.  If not, chocolate is a great substitute.  Happy Valentine’s!

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Mother’s Day at The Loft’s

Had a great time making Mother’s Day cards at The Loft’s.

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Proof you made this card for your mother and even added glitter.  Sorry this came out blurry.

Proof you made this card for your mother and even added glitter. Sorry this came out blurry.

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Valentine Bouquet

Who wouldn't love getting this sweet little bouquet?

Who wouldn’t love getting this sweet little bouquet?

Love the 1-1/4" Two Tone Ribbon.

Fast and easy sweet treat,  Just adhere the lollipop to the back of the heart.

Fast and easy sweet treat, just adhere the lollipop to the back of the heart.

Sample of laser cutouts from More Amoré DSP.  Total of 32 hearts, imagine how many projects just from these two sheets.

Sample of laser cutouts from More Amoré DSP, for a total of 32 hearts.  Just imagine how many projects you can make from these two sheets.

These lollipops came in a ten pack for $1.00 at the Walmart Neighborhood Market.

These lollipops came in a ten pack for $1.00

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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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Supplies:
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.

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

White and Black

Black an White

Supplies:

Stamp Sets:  Embellished Events, Bordering on Romance, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Glimmer Paper

Ink:  Black Stazon and Whisper White Craft

Accessories:  Adorning Accents Edgelits, Typeset Alphabet Bigz, Rhinestones, 1/8″ Taffetta Ribbon Basic Black, Scallop Trim Border Punch, White Embossing Powder, Color Spritzer Tool, Stampin’ Dazzle Marker and 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).

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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.

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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 Festival Designer Printed Tags

The Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags on page 12 of the holiday catalog are not just for tags. See how you can turn these tags into fast and easy cards. You get 25 double-sided tags; 5 each of 5 double-sided designs. They are also acid-free which works great for scrapbook page accents. Did I mention they are only $3.95!

My favorite

Stamp Set: Greetings of the Season and Snow Swirled
Paper and ink: Baja Breeze
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Rhinestones and dimensionals

Create your own background paper. I used the reindeer from Joyous Celebrations in soft suede for a subtle tone on tone look. Love the tiny dot of Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to bring out the reindeer’s nose.

Stamp Set:  More Merry Messages, Joyous Celebrations
Ink:  Soft Suede
Paper: Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede
Accessories: Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details and dimensionals


Stamp Set:  Joyous Celebrations and More Merry Messages
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Cherry Cobbler Twine, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details and Dimensionals

Tip: Let the cherry cobbler ink dry a minute before handling.

Stamp Set:  More Merry Messages
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder and Dimensionals

I love how the argyle background matches the hearts on the tag.

Stamp Set:  Christmas Lodge
Ink:  Gumball Green
Paper:  Primrose Petal and Gumball Green
Accessories: Argyle Embossing Folder and Dimensionals

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One more Halloween Card

This adorable Halloween card took only five minutes to make. It would have been less if I didn’t take the time to cut her out, but she looks so cute popped up.

Stamp Sets:  Make a Monster, Monster Munchies

Ink:  Black Stazon

Paper:  Whisper White

Accessories:  Googly Eyes, Dimensionals

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Peekaboo Frame Surprise

We did this fun peekaboo card in our last class.

Inside peekaboo frame

When you open the card you get a batty surprise hanging from transparency thread.

Supplies:

Stamp Sets:  Monster Munchies, Spooky Bingo Bits, Wicked Cool

Paper:  Basic Black, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, MDS2- Pick Your Poison DSP

Ink:  Black Stazon, Lucky Limeade, Stampin’ Write marker Pumpkin Pie

Accessories:  Spider Web Embossing Folder, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Basic Black ½” Scallop Dots Ribbon, Postage Stamp Punch, 1” square punch, Peekaboo Frames Bigz Die, Googly eyes, Transparency thread (for bat inside of card) and dimensionals.

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