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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Valentine Clear Treat Box

Hello Stampers,
This is the third project in the Heartfelt Valentine series that I have published and I thank you for stopping by and taking a look.  This is a very easy and cute option when you want something fast but handmade to give to a friend or family member for Valentine's Day.  Here is how to make it and look for the video to show specifically how I made it...coming soon!

EQUIPMENT:  All Stampin' Up Products

  • Mini Clear Boxes
  • From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Heart Punch Pack
  • Stitched So Sweetly dies
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Versamark Ink
  • Heat Gun
  • Flirty Flamingo card stock
  • Real Red card stock 
  • Heartfelt Stamp set.
  • Flirty Flamingo Ribbon
  • Small hole punch
  • Little Ladybug Stamp set (Sale A Bration catalog, 2020)
  • White Bakers Twine
  • Hand hole punch, small
  • Take the mini acrylic box and assemble.
  • Cut a piece of the DSP 2 x 6 " of your choice of pattern.   Score at 2 and 4 inches.
  • Line the inside of the box with the DSP after folding on the score lines.
  • Punch two scalloped hearts from the heart punch pack in Flirty Flamingo card stock.  Punch two plain hearts from Real Red Card Stock.
  • Stamp with Versamark the filigree heart image on the red heart and heat emboss with white embossing powder.
  • Adhere the heart sets to the clear box with tear and tape.
  • Cut out two scalloped rectangles from the Stitched So Sweetly die set, one from Real Red card stock and the smaller one from Flirty Flamingo card stock.
  • Stamp the smaller scalloped rectangle with "You're So Sweet" image with Real Red ink from the Little Ladybug stamp set.
  • Adhere the two rectangles together and punch a small hole with the hand punch in the upper left corner.
  • Add Flirty Flamingo ruched ribbon by tying around the box in a bow.  Add the tags with white Bakers twine and tie to the ribbon.  You have a very cute gift after treats are placed inside.  

Heartfelt Valentine Treat Tote

Welcome Stampers!  Happy you decided to visit my blog page where you will learn how to put together this very cute Valentine Treat Tote bag.  Here are the elements you will need to gather together to complete this project:

Equipment:All elements used are from Stampin' Up!

  • All Dressed Up Die set 
  • From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Heart Punch Pack
  • Heartfelt Stamp Set
  • Itty Bitty Stamp Set
  • 1/8" narrow ribbon, Real Red
  • Flirty Flamingo Card Stock
  • Real Red Card Stock
  • Silver Foil Card Scrap
  • Whisper White card stock (scrap)
  • Real Red Ink
  • Mini Clothespin (not Stampin' Up! product)
  • From Flirty Flamingo Card Stock cut two patterns for the tote bag and two handles using the All Dressed Up Die set.
  • Assemble the tote bag with tear and tape to ensure the tote will stay together.
  • From the From My Heart DSP, cut just the front panel from a narrow piece of DSP, trimming to fit the front of the tote bag.  Adhere with snail..
  • Cut two "buckle" pieces from the All Dressed Up Die set using Silver Foil card stock.  Attach the buckles to the ends of the handles using liquid glue or glue dots.  Adhere the handles to each side of the tote bag with tear and tape or liquid glue to ensure the handles stay on well.
  • Punch a scalloped heart from the Flirty Flamingo card stock. On a piece of Whisper White card stock, stamp the dotted heart image and the "for you" in Real Red ink and punch out the image with the plain heart punch.
  • Adhere the scalloped punched heart and the stamped plain heart together using snail.
  • Stamp the Happy Valentine's Day stamp on Whisper White card stock and punch with the plain heart punch. Punch out a scalloped heart with the scalloped heart punch and adhere the two punched and stamped hearts together with snail.
  • Take the mini clothespin and adhere the hearts punched and stamped with tear and tape to one side of the clothespin.  Clip the clothespin to the handle.
  • Tie a ribbon bow to the other side of the tote, adhering with a couple of glue dots.
  • I added some scrap cut out hearts I had left over from the Heartfelt Valentine Card and decorated the ribbon ends by adding the hearts with glue dots.  And there you have it, a completed and cute tote bag to fill with Valentine treats!

Heartfelt Valentine Card

 Heartfelt Valentine Card

Glad you joined me to see how easy this card is made.  It has an interesting tab closure that is different and I hope you and your recipients will wonder as to how we did it.  So the following are the directions and measurements of how to make this card.  Will also be adding a video so you can see first hand the details of each card element.


  • Flirty Flamingo Card Stock
  • Real Red Card Stock.
  • "From My Heart" Designer Specialty Paper
  • Heart Punch Pack
  • Classic Label Punch 
  • Heartfelt Stamp Set 
  • Stitched Be Mine Dies

  • Cut Flirty Flamingo Card Stock to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches.  Score at 4 1/2 inches.  This is the card base.
  • Remove 1 1/2 inches from the card base and save for use as the tab closure.  Score this piece at 3 1/4 and put through the scalloped Heart Punch pack to create a scalloped design on the tip of the strip.
  • Cut a piece of DSP 2 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches and adhere to the card base front.
  • Take the Classic Label Punch and punch through the card stock and the dsp to make a hole for the tab.
  • Depending on how far into the card you punched the hole, take the strip of Flirty Flamingo that you have scored and adhere the scored side to the back of the card base.  Ensure that the tab will reach the hole you punched before gluing to the back of the card.
  • Punch two scalloped hearts with the scalloped heart punch in Real Red card stock.
  • Punch two plain edged hearts with the plain heart punch in Flirty Flamingo card stock.  
  • Find the scalloped heart designer series paper and punch a Flirty Flamingo printed scalloped heart from the pack of DSP.
  • With the Big Shot cut out two Flower / Leaf patterns shaped from Real Red card stock from the Stitched Be Mine Die set.  Also cut a multi heart piece from the Stitched Be Mine Die set in Real Red card stock.
  • Glue the scalloped hearts to the plain hearts and add the floral / leaf pieces together. You will have two sets when completed.
  • Take the embellished hearts and attach to the front of the card closure with the tip of each heart just covering the hole you punched with dimensionals. Place one heart at the top and at the bottom of the hole.
  • Take the punched scalloped DSP heart and stamp with Real Red Ink "Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue" on the front of the DSP heart and attach this heart with dimensionals but only on the left side of the hole punch.  This will allow you to pass the tab closure through the hole and this will hide the hole itself, so the front of the card and the hole is covered.
  • Add the multi heart die cut piece to the tab, trimming off the excess to decorate the tab closure.
  • Add a piece of Real Red card stock measuring 4 x 5 1/4 inches as a liner to the inside of the card base.
  • Take a piece of Whisper White Card Stock measuring 3 3/4 x 5 inches and stamp "So Lucky To Have A Friend Like You" and Happy Valentines Day to the card.  Add additional small hearts in Flirty Flamingo.
  • Adhere the just stamped piece to the inside of the card and you are DONE!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Birthday Cheer --Easel Style

It's been a while since I did an easel style card and I thought it would be a great opportunity to do one this week for my classes.  They have been asking for a "man" card and the stamp set "Geared Up Garage" fit the bill.  So let's get started...

As Shown, you will need the following:

  • Night of Navy Card stock, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, scored at 4 1/4 inches.
  • Two pieces of Garden Green card stock, 2 3/4 x 1 7/8 inches.
  • Two pieces of DSP, (Argyle Patterned paper in this example), 1 1/4 x 4 inches.
  • Scrap pieces of Whisper White card stock for the "All Geared Up Greeting", using the Nested Stitched Dies, the car stamp, from the Geared Up Garage stamp set and cut out with the Garage Gears dies, and the greeting "Birthday Cheer To You All Year" from the Parcels and Petals stamp set.
  • Navy and white Baker's Twine
  • One piece of card stock of Soft Sea Foam, 4 x 5 1/4 inches
  • One piece of scrap Night Of Navy card stock for the Pretty Label Punch and to cut out the gears.
  • After scoring the card base, using the paper trimmer, cut on each side a 1 1/2 inch strip just to the score line, thus making two thin flaps, and one larger middle flap.  
  • On the middle flap, score at 2 1/8 inches.
  • Adhere the Soft Sea Foam inside liner to the Night of Navy card base.
  • On the two outer thin flaps, adhere the argyle DSP, one on each flap.'
  • On the middle flap, adhere the Garden Green card stock pieces, gluing one above and one below the score line.
  • Stamp the car on the Whisper White card stock scrap in Night of Navy ink and cut out with die and adhere to the lower portion of the middle flap on dimensionals.
  • Tie the bakers twine in a bow after wrapping around the flap twice.
  • Cut out the gears from the die set and adhere to the top area above the car roof.
  • On the scrap Whisper White card stock, stamp "All Geared Up to Celebrate" in Garden Green ink and cut out with the stitched nested die and adhere to the upper middle flap.
  • Glue down the two thin flaps to adhere to the Soft Sea Foam interior.
  • Bend the middle flap at the score line and lean against the punched Night of Navy / Whisper White stamped "Birthday Cheer To You All Year" greeting which you will adhere to the card base with dimensionals.  This birthday greeting card will make someone smile when they receive it.  Enjoy making this simple "man" card!

Timeless Tulips

Hello Friends,
I have made another card for my card class and thought I'd post it on my blog so you can see how this pop - up card came together.  Although it looks too complex to consider, it is mostly comprised of stamped flowers that you must cut out by hand.  That is the most time consuming part of making this card.. so if you are willing, I would be happy to show you how this card comes together.


  • The card base is made from the Highland Heather card stock made by Stampin' Up!  It is cut at 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches and scored at 4 1/4 inches.
  • The liner for the face of the card is Whisper White card stock, 4 x 5 1/4 inches.
  • The scalloped strip is punched from the Ribbon Punch (retired) by Stampin' Up! and it measures 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches.
  • The striped DSP is from the collection of Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, 3/4 inch x 5 1/4.
  • Whisper White card stock is used to stamp a large and medium size tulip flower and two leaves that are stamped in Gorgeous Grape and Petal Pink inks for the flowers and Old Olive for the leaves.  Punch out the large tulip and the leaves with the Tulip Builder Punch available from the mini catalog on the Stampin' Up web site. Hand cut the smaller tulip.
  • Adhere these two flowers and leaves with dimensionals to the front of the card after you have stamped your choice of tulips, stems, and leaves to the Whisper White card stock liner.
  • Adhere the ribbon strip you punched to the back side of the horizontal striped DSP and adhere to the front of the card with dimensionals.  At this point the front of the card should be complete
Inside of the Card:


  • Cut a piece of Whisper White Card stock 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches and score at 4 1/8 inches.
  • See the grid pictured below.  Draw light pencil marks from the tick points on the ends and in the middle of the card.  Then take the paper trimmer and score where outlined and cut where highlighted.

  • After cutting and scoring the interior of the card, push out the middle and fold on the card fold line and you will have the interior that looks like this:

  • Take each half and apply glue tape to the outline and adhere to the inside of the Highland Heather card base.  Glue each half separately to ensure that the interior of the card is centered in the card base.
Now to Assemble the Interior of the Card:

  • Take a piece of designer series paper that has a wood grain pattern in it to resemble a tub.  My piece measured 3 x 2 inches and I took a small wedge off of each side of the paper to shape it to look like a tub.  
  • Take all of the stamped flower images and leaf images that you cut out by hand and arrange them on top of the top of the tub and add additional flowers behind.  When adding flowers and leaves, be sure to position them so that they will not protrude out of the lines of the card when the card is closed.
  • Take a piece of Highland Heather cardstock, 5 x 2 3/4 inches and emboss using the embossing folder of your choice. Adhere to the top inside of the card interior.
  • Stamp the "happy birthday" greeting in Highland Heather ink on a piece of scrap Whisper White card stock and cut out using the Painted Labels dies. Adhere to the embossed piece with dimensionals.  Add a tulip and leaf for accent.
  • Wrap ribbon around the base of the tub and adhere a knotted piece on top with glue dots.
  • Add all the flowers and leaves and arrange to suit.
  • Add the vertical strip of DSP 1 1/4 x 5 inches and line with another punched strip with the ribbon punch to the bottom of the card.  Your beautiful card is ready to bring a smile to whoever is the lucky person to receive it.  
This card is a birthday greeting but you can also use this card for Mother's Day, Sympathy, Thinking Of You, Easter, or Spring.