Tag Archives: Love

Chevron on Chevron – Thinking of You

Tea for Two Chevron Thinking of You Oh Hello Stampin Up5

Chevron designs are all the rage! In the new Spring 2013 Catalog, there are several Designer Series Paper sets that include this popular design, including this one: Tea for Two DSP.

Here, I paired the chevrons of the DSP with embossed cardstock using Chevron Folder.  I love  the elegance of subtle details!

PAPER: Lucky Limeade Cardstock, Early Espresso Cardstock, Tea for Two DSP (Spring 2013 Catalog), Whisper White Cardstock.

INK: Lucky Limeade Stampin’ Pad, Marina Mist Stampin’ Pad, Early Espresso Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SETS: Oh Hello Clear (Spring 2013 Catalog) Teeny Tiny Wishes Wood, Tea Shoppe Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Modern Label Punch, Chevron Folder for Big Shot Embossing. Snail AdhesiveScallop Dots Ribbon Chocolate Chip.

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--Audrey

Valentine’s Day Purse with Heat Embossed Details

Valentine's Day Purse Heat Embossed 3D Gift1Back by popular demand! After the rave reviews of my Sparty Purse (Click here for Instructions), I resolved to use this template again to hold a special Valentine’s Day surprise for my little sister.  Happy Valentine’s Day, Makayla!

This pattern is so awesome – no trimming involved! Just score and fold, then glue and embellish!  I modified by pinching the sides and adding the lid (made with a Label Collection Framelit, then trimmed).  Incredibly versatile way to create a standard box or purse.

PAPER: Raspberry Ripple Cardstock, Silver Glimmer Paper, Love Impressions DSP (CLEARANCE for $4.79).

INK: Raspberry Ripple Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SET: Flowering Flourishes Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Crop-A-Dile, Silver Grommets, Stitched Satin Ribbon Raspberry Ripple, Label Collection FramelitsSimply Scored Scoring ToolSimply Scored Diagonal PlateSticky StripBone Folder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Emboss Powder Clear, Snail Adhesive.

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--Audrey

A Special Anniversary

Anniversary Seasonal Sayings Neutral Patterns Stampin Up5

I made this special card for my husband on our four-year wedding anniversary this month.  Using a masculine pattern from the Pocketful Of Posies DSP (Now on Clearance for $2.19), I layered subtle textures in a soft color palette.  I was even able to sneak in some purple. It has always been our color :)

PAPER: Pocketful Of Posies DSP (Clearance), Perfect Plum Cardstock, Patterns Pack Neutrals, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Early Espresso Cardstock.

INK: Versa Mark Pad, Perfect Plum Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SETS: Thoughts and Prayers Clear, Seasonal Sayings Clear, Teeny Tiny Wishes Wood.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Ovals Collection Framelits (Spring 2013), Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Pearl Basic Jewels, Seaming Ribbon Crumb Cake, Snail Adhesive, Emboss Powder Clear, Dimensionals, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.

--Audrey

Valentine’s Day Print Poetry | Technique: Origami Flower

Valentine's Day Origami Flower Card Stampin Up Print Poetry DSP1

For my second attempt at intricate paper folding, I attempted a paper flower.  (Check out my first adventure: Origami Butterfly.)  For the template, see the Technique feature below.  I added some heat embossing to add texture to the Whisper White background.  I love this new Print Poetry DSP from the Spring 2013 Catalog.  Its a short stack – so trimming is a breeze!

PAPER: Print Poetry DSP, Raspberry Ripple Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock.

INK: Raspberry Ripple Stampin’ Pad, Versa Mark Pad.

STAMP SETS: Delightful Dozen Clear, Everything Eleanor Clear, Teeny Tiny Wishes Wood.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Stitched Satin Ribbon Raspberry Ripple, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Emboss Powder Clear, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Bone Folder, Snail Adhesive, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig. Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint in an alcohol spritzer.


TECHNIQUE: Origami Flower

1. Following this basic shape, sketch onto cardstock.

2. Cut along bold exterior lines.

3. Score along dotted interior lines.

4. Fold the flower tips outward.

5. Fold the flower petals inward working around clockwise.


--Audrey

Layers of Love with Tea Lace Paper Doilies

Valentine Layers of Love Paper Doilies Stampin Up at Stamping Art Studio2Tea Lace Paper Doilies are a great new embellishment from the Spring 2013 Catalog.  They can add great texture and (with a little sponging) soft textured color.  Here, I paired my favorite Valentine Designer Series Paper (Love Impressions DSP – only $4.79 on clearance right now) with a few layers of love!

PAPER: Love Impressions DSP, Real Red Cardstock, Pink Pirouette Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock.

INK: Real Red Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SETS: Ciao Baby Clear (SPRING 2013), Teeny Tiny Wishes Wood, Affection Collection Clear (HOLIDAY 2012).

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Paper Doilies (SPRING 2013), Petite Curly Label Punch (SAB 2013), Real Red Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals, 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch, Snail Adhesive.

 

--Audrey

Happy Wedding Day! Affection Collection with Love

Wedding Stampin Up Affection Collection Love 9

Happy Wedding Day to my dear friends Tami and Armando!  This is a special card I created for today’s occasion.

I added a few fun textures with varying embossing folders and took it up a notch with some heat embossing using the Classic Stampin’ Pad ink and Emboss Powder Clear on the main greeting and the floral details.  The glamour of Silver Glimmer Paper sets the stage for this classic wedding cake design.

PAPER: Midnight Muse Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Silver Glimmer Paper.

INK: Midnight Muse Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SETS: Petite Pairs Clear, Affection Collection Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: 7/8 Scallop Circle Punch (Spring 2013), Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Ovals Collection Framelits (Spring 2013), Stitched Satin Ribbon Midnight Muse, Emboss Powder Clear, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Basic Pearl Jewels, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals, 3/16 Corner Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Folder, Fancy Fan Folder, Finial Press Folder (Retired) for Big Shot Embossing.

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--Audrey

Ribbon Word Valentine’s Day Card

Ribbon Word Valentine Card Stampin Up4

I had a lot of fun with this one!  Writing with baker’s twine was super easy and makes a great statement.  I found inspiration from the Stampin’ Royalty sketch challenge and my new Spring Catalog loot – including these adorable Paper Doilies.  To check out more Spring catalog inspiration, check out the other SUO Challenge Participants here.  So many fun ideas to try!

PAPER: Basic Gray CardstockPatterns Pack 2012-2014, Raspberry Ripple Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock.

INK: Raspberry Ripple Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SET: Delightful Dozen Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Paper Doilies, Stitched Satin Ribbon Raspberry Ripple, Baker’s Twine Early Espresso, Basic Gray Satin RibbonSnail Adhesive, 2-Way Glue Pen.


TECHNIQUE TIP: Ribbon Writing

  1. Draw the word lightly with pencil first.
  2. Then add small amounts of glue along the word path, working in small areas at a time.

*For best results, use the 2-Way Glue Pen when applying Baker’s Twine to cardstock.


 

--Audrey

Clearance Showcase: Sending a Kiss with Love Impressions DSP

Love Impressions Pink Gray Valentines Day Stampin Up 1

 

“VINTAGE” Stampin Up – Now on Clearance!

Love Impressions DSP:  Now only $4.79

Basic Gray Satin Ribbon: Now only  $3.49

I am in LOVE with this Specialty Designer Series Paper called Love Impressions DSP.  It is currently on the Clearance Rack at Stampin’ Up for $4.79 and includes some RED HOT designs as well as these soft tones (as shown here).

The past meets the present in this project, as I paired a few current CLEARANCE products with a new SPRING 2013 products. What a great way to express a never-ending love!

PAPER: Love Impressions DSP (Clearance for $4.79), Pink Pirouette Cardstock, Basic Gray Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock.

INK: Basic Gray Stampin’ Pad.k

STAMP SETS: Teeny Tiny Wishes Clear, Petite Pairs Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: 1 1/4 Circle Punch, Paper Doilies (Spring 2013), Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Basic Gray Satin Ribbon (Clearance for $3.59), Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive.

Click on any of the hyperlinks above to view product descriptions or purchase from my online store.  Don’t miss these RED HOT Clearance prices while supplies last!

Check out this project and more Romantic cards on The Paper Players Challenge #127: Love is in the Air.

UPDATE: I was selected as a finalist – “A Cut Above the Rest” – check it out here

--Audrey

i HEART Primrose Petals

Stampin Up Affection Collection Love Card 2

 

I am just crazy about the 2012-2014 In Colors, especially Primrose Petals!  Super cute!  It is a great pair with the Raspberry Ripple as well.  In this project, I created small rectangles with 1.5″x4″ pieces of DSP and cut down the diagonal for slim triangles.  This created a Starburst pattern and I added sponged ink for dimensional shading.  The centerpiece showcases a few stamps from the Affection Collection Clear Stamp Set found in the 2012 Holiday Catalog.

 

PAPER: Primrose Petals Cardstock, Raspberry Ripple Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, 2012-2014 In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper.

INK: Raspberry Ripple Stampin’ Pad, Primrose Petals Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SET: Affection Collection Wood / Affection Collection Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Stamping Sponges, Label Collection Framelits for Big Shot Die-Cutting, :
Dimensionals, Stitched Satin Ribbon Primrose Petals.

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--Audrey

Wisteria Wonder, You Are Loved!

Stampin Up You are Loved Stamp Set 6

In a moment of true Purple Passion, I created this Thinking-of-You card with the gorgeous You Are Loved Wood stamp set.  I used the Marker technique to create a simple yet elegant centerpiece.

For the interior, I used the Flower Garden Folder to carry the flower theme.  I love the soft look of Wisteria Wonder ink on Whisper White.  Clean and Simple.

PAPER:
Elegant Eggplant Cardstock
Wisteria Wonder Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
INK:
Wisteria Wonder Stampin’ Pad
Many Marvelous Markers: Wisteria Wonder, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant
STAMP SET:
You Are Loved Wood / You Are Loved Clear
TOOLS:
Flower Garden Folder for Big Shot Embossing
EMBELLISHMENT:
Scallop Dots Ribbon Elegant Eggplant

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--Audrey
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