Valentine's Cards

Quilted Bloomin' Heart Card

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Bloomin Heart Thinlits #140621, Silver Foil Sheets #135314, Rhinestones #119246, designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects, go to stampinscrapper.com

At my workshops (parties) we make 2 cards and I demonstrate a technique.  Sometimes the hostess decide on a theme for their workshop and Stacy's was Valentine's Day.  That got me thinking of what technique I could do that would relate to that theme.  I saw the quilting technique on another demonstrators blog and I knew it would be perfect.  

At first when you look at this card you will think that it is difficult to make, but it really isn't.  On the top Real Red piece of paper, you are going to score it from one corner to the opposite corner (I did the top right corner to the bottom left corner first).  You can make your diamond shapes any size you would like, mine are 3/4".  

Once you determine the size you want you will move your paper over that far and score it.  Keep doing this until you have all the lines across you paper.  Then turn your paper 90 degrees and do the same thing to get the diamond shape that you want.  

Fold the paper on all of the score lines but DO NOT use your bone folder.  With all the sponging you are going to be doing you will be folding your paper a lot.  If you use your bone folder to crease the lines, your paper may end up ripping.  

Using a sponge dauber and Real Red ink, sponge the edges of all the lines on both sides.  Fold your paper on one of the score lines and sponge the edge, then flip over your paper and do the other side. This will give the shading that makes it look quilted.

I added the littlest rhinestones on all of the points.  

To make this project you are going to need the following products:

Real Red Cardstock #102482

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5"
  • scraps for the little flowers  

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Silver Foil Sheets #132178

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 4" x 4" 

I did not pop anything on this card because of all the layers and the rhinestones.  

Isn't this card just stunning?  I am so happy with the way it turned out.  

We have the basement almost finished!  I just have to have Mr. Wonderful hang my new curtains, then I will take pictures of the finished project.  This is how it looked during all the plumbing work.  

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The two top pictures are from when the plumbers were working.  If you notice we now have 3 holes in the ceiling, but the put caps on them and they look great.  That way if we ever need to get to the pipes again, it will be easier.  The bottom two pictures are us working on putting things back and rearranging the furniture.  I love how it has turned out so far.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a fabulous Friday and weekend.  

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Happy Valentine's Day!

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Sealed with Love #142815, Love Notes Framelits #142752, Layering Circle Framelits #141705, designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com

Happy Valentine's Day!!!!  I hope all of you have a day filled with love.  I can't thank you all for the love and encouragement you have given to me.  I love all of you!  

This is a fun card to make.  If you look closely you will see that you open the card from the left hand side, not the right.  It is different which makes it fun and special.  I designed this card for a swap I did with other demonstrators and loved it so much we made it at Stacy's workshop.

To make this card you will need the following products:

Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock #141418

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 3 1/4"

Pink Pirouette Cardstock #111351

  • cut at 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"
  • scrap for heart

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"
  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Silver Foil Paper #132178

  • cut at 2" x 2 1/2 or scraps for each

There is a little bit of a trick for you to make this card.  Once you have scored your Sweet Sugarplum card stock you will want  your score line on your left hand side.  Then put the long framelit with the hearts on the right hand side of the paper.  You will want to put the edge of the framelit about 1/8" from the edge of the paper.  Here is a picture from another card I made that shows how far to put the framelit.

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Once you have cut out the hearts you will need to score you paper so that it can fold over.  You will want to put the top and bottom edge on the 1/2" line and score.  See the picture below.

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Once you have this done you will need to adhere the whisper white paper for the inside of the card.  Then you will want to adhere the side with the hearts.  To finish the card decorate the front as in the first picture of the card.  I popped the little pink heart.  

Update on the basement pipes:  The plumber will be working on it next week, which is good.  It will give me a week to have my Stamp Camp and then move everything out of the way.  I will have to totally move 1/2 of my craft room to the other side of the basement.  Then I have to move an area in our unfinished area that has all of my daycare extra items, which is a lot, and things that I have saved from the girls.  

I guess this will be a great time to go through things and get rid of stuff we haven't touched in years.  I have been wanting to change around my craft room a little bit and I guess this will be the time.  

I am planning on this weekend to get my blog post and other social media done for all of you to enjoy.  

Have a great Valentine's Day!

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Sealed With Love Card

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Sealed With Love #142815, Love Notes Framelits #142752, Sweet Sugarplum 3/8" Ruched Ribbon, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects, go to stampinscrapper.com

On Saturday my good friend, Stacy, had a workshop and the theme was Valentine's Day.  Stacy loves, loves, loves Valentine's Day.  When I looked at the 2017 Occasions catalog and saw the Sending Love Suite with the Sealed With Love stamp set, Love Notes Framelits, paper, ribbon and embellishments to all coordinate, it was the first thing on my order.  I really like this suite, you can use it for more than just Valentine's.  

I saw a card like this with the heart strips on Pinterest, but it didn't say who made it.  Thank you whoever it was for this great idea.  When you look at this card you may think that it is a difficult card to make, but it really isn't.  The thing that takes the longest is to cut out 9, three of each color, heart strips, and that doesn't take long.  

To make this card you will need the following supplies:

Chocolate Chip Cardstock #102128

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut 3 at 1 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Pink Pirouette Cardstock #111351

  • cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
  • cut at 3 1/2" x 4"
  • cut 3 at 1 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock #141418

  • cut 3 at 1 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4" for the inside of the card

The first thing you need to do is to cut out your strips.  Here is a picture to show you how to put the framelit on the paper so that they are all even.  You will want to center the framelit on the paper from the top to the bottom.  You will cut out 3 of them from each color.

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To get started on the heart strips you are going to lay your 3 1/2" x 4" piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock with the 4" side on the top.  You take your first strip and put it at a diagonal from the top left corner to the bottom left corner.  You will adhere that one, but make sure you are only putting adhesive on the edge of the solid part of the strip. This is the section on the left hand side in the above picture that does not have the framelit on it.  You need to be able to tuck the next piece under the first piece.

Take your second piece and adhere it under the first piece alternating your hearts.  Continue doing this going up to the right hand upper corner and then going down to the bottom left corner.  Make sure you are covering the piece of paper underneath.  You don't want that showing through.  

At the end you may have a little section that needs to be covered.  If you look at my card you can see in the upper right hand corner there is just a tiny piece of the Sweet Sugarplum paper.  I did the little pieces after I had trimmed the paper and used scraps.  When you are finished, make sure you press on your paper to adhere the strips firmly.  Then flip over your paper and trim the edges.  Your scissors will get sticky from this.  I have an old pair of scissors that I only use for projects like this one.  

Before you adhere this to the large Pink Pirouette paper, doing your stamping.  You always want to stamp first then adhere your paper.  If you make a mistake, and trust me I make a lot of them, you just flip your paper over and use the other side.  Once you have the finished strips adhered you then add your ribbon before you adhere the whole thing to the Chocolate Chip card base.  

I hope my instructions make sense to you.  If you have any questions, please let me know. I will be happy to help you.  

Today we have the plumber coming to look at the pipes in our basement.  When our house was built 17 years ago, they didn't pipe it for a water softener.  So we have only had our hot water softened all of those years.  We have a finished basement and to fix it you have to cut into the ceiling.  Well, in that time we have gone through 4 dishwashers, numerous expensive filters on our refrigerator and too many times to count having to change the inside mechanism on our toilets.  This is the first plumber who told us all of this is caused by the cold water not being softened and it really needs to be fixed.  

So, he is coming today to figure out how long it is going to take and when they can do it.  Usually it isn't a big issue, but my craft room is in the basement and all of my stuff is right under where they have to cut into the ceiling.  That means I am going to have to move all of my stuff out of the way so they can work.  This is going to be a lot of work. :(  

I am going to try and get my blog post done and scheduled before they start working so you won't miss any post.  If however, there is a few days that you don't hear from me, that is why.  I really hope it isn't too much of a mess and not too dusty.  It will however, be very nice to have all the water softened in our house.  

Have a fabulous week!

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Sunshine Sayings Card

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My two favorite colors together again,  Calypso Coral and Night of Navy.  I am in love with these two colors that I am drawn to them anywhere I see them.  It is really bad in a store, I am instantly drawn to them.  I am not quite sure why, as I don't even have those colors together in my home.  Hmm maybe I need to change that.   Shhh don't tell Mr. Wonderful!

I knew I wanted to use the stamp set Sunshine Sayings and so I went looking for inspiration. When I need inspiration or ideas for cards, I look in a lot of different places.  I go on Pinterest (don't you just love it), Facebook, google or other demonstrators blogs.  There are so many creative  people in this world.  I am in awe sometimes by other peoples talents.  I am extremely thankful that they so willing share their talents will all of us.  

One of the many things I love about Stampin' Up! is how most everyone is so willing to help out, share their talents and are very encouraging of one another.  I don't know too many companies, especially direct sales, that others encourage you, support you and just such wonderful people.  I am so blessed!

To make this beautiful card you will need the following products:

Night of Navy Card Stock #100867

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 2 1/4" x 6 1/4" for the flowers

Calypso Coral Card Stock #122925

  • cut at 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
  • cut at 1 1/4" x 2 1/2"

Whisper White Card Stock #100730

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
  • 1/2" x 1 1/2" for banner

Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper #1416663

  • cut at 3/4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 1 3/4" x 5 1/4

The first thing I did to make this card was run one of the Whisper White card stock pieces through the big shot using the Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder.  I then put on the larger of the two pieces of designer series paper on then the second piece.  I over lapped the two oval framelits and adhered them to the card with dimensionals. The two flowers cut out using the Flourish Thinlits are overlapped and adhered using snail adhesive, but only on the center on the bottom of the flowers.  

To pop up the "love I used the edges of the stamping dimensionals (the long skinny side).  I also used them for the banner.  I then added Rhinestones to give it a little bit of bling.  

To decorate the inside of the card and the envelope I used the flower that is in the stamp set with Night of Navy Ink.  

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a  blessed Sunday!

Happy Stampin!

Joyce

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Happy Valentine's Day!!!!!!

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Happy Valentine's Day!!  I don't get to spend the day with my Mr. Wonderful, aka my husband Mark, as I am in Texas with my daughter Emily.   We will get to make Valentine's Day last longer when we celebrate it when I get back home.

This card just puts a smile on my face every time I look at it.  It just warms my little ol' heart!  I knew I wanted to use the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack #140548 as the background and the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper #140550.  This is what I came up with those two things in mind.  

To make this card I used the stamp set Bloomin' Love #140643 from the Occasions 2016 Catalog.  The base is made with Blushing Bride cardstock #131198 cut at 5 1/5" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4".  

The Designer Series Paper and a piece of whisper white #100730 (for the inside of the card)  is cut at 4" x 5 1/4".

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Bloomin' Love - Workshop Card

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Do you believe in perfect timing?  I certainly do!!  I sat down at my desk to design a card for Stacy's workshop, but wasn't sure what I was going to make.  I knew it had to be a Valentine's card, but that was all I knew.  So, to procrastinate a little bit longer, I go on Facebook.  I don't know if you are like me, but I think I am only going to be on there for a little bit and end up on there a lot longer.  Stacy, the host, had tagged me in a post asking to make a card she saw online.  Yes, I had a starting point!!  This is the card I came up with to make at her class.  I used the stamp set Bloomin' Love #140643 to make the heart on the front.  

The base is made with Real Red ##102482 cut at 5 1/5" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4".

You will need the following;

Designers Series Paper Stack (Subtles) #138437 cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Real Red cut at 1 1/4" x 5 1/4" and a piece at 2 5/8" x 2 5/8"

Whisper White #100730 cut at 4 x 5 1/4" (for the inside of the card) and a piece at 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"

I saved the little hearts that were punched out with the Confetti Hearts Border Punch #137415 to decorate the front and inside the card.  

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