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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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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.


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.



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.



Valentine’s Day Project Planning: Do Your “Home” Work

CLEARANCE – Candy Conversations Stamp $5.39


While you are planning for the next card-sending occasion, challenge yourself to look in a few unexpected places for fresh ideas for Valentine’s Day projects.

CLEARANCE - Love Impressions DSP $4.79

CLEARANCE – Love Impressions DSP $4.79


1) Clearance Rack

There are many Valentine products available at SUPER clearance prices.  A few of my favorites right now:

2) Your Old Favorites

Year-Round Stamp Sets with Valentine appropriate images:

We have all been ignoring the post-holiday themed stamps in our stamp arsenals for the last few months as we conquered our never ending lists of christmas cards.  Now, its time to turn our eyes to the hearts we have been neglecting.  With a quick glance at the 2012-2013 Annual Catalog, I have come up with a few ideas of stamp sets that include at least one Valentine image. So, without further ado:

  • Easy Events Wood (“Sending You Love”) page 34
  • For the Birds (“When I’m With You I Can Be Me”) page 34
  • Animal Talk (Bird: “You’re Sweet”) page 35
  • Up, Up & Away (“Up in the Air Over You”) page 37
  • Fabulous You page 39
  • Got Treats (“Got Love”) page 51
  • Pretty Postage (Heart 24-7) page 57
  • Tea Shoppe (“You Suit Me to a Tea”) page 57
  • Field Flowers (“With Love”) page 78
  • Tiny Tags page 124
  • Artistic Etchings page 124
  • Forever With You page 132
  • Teeny Tiny Wishes (“Happy Valentine’s Day”) page 133
  • Petite Pairs (“Sending a Kiss”) page 134
  • Itty Bitty Banners (“Love You”) page 134
  • Friendly Phrases (“You Are Simply Wonderful”) page 137
  • Delightful Dozen (“Be My Valentine”) page 140
  • Wacky Wishes Hostess (“Happy Valentine’s Day) page 204

With a few of these Stamp Sets you can create gorgeous Valentine’s Day projects for your sweeties this year.  I challenge you to stretch the functionality of your current stamp library with creativity!

3) Current Valentine’s Specials

Simply Sent: Sealed with Love FREE with purchase of My Little Valentine Stamp Set $9.95

There are 2 Valentine Kits available under current promotions.  Click here for more information on these kits, which are available until January 21, 2013.


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


Sweet Friend Card | Technique: Origami Butterfly

This is my very first origami project and I was reading that I should start with a small and simple object.  This butterfly fit the bill.  I love the polka dot pattern DSP! Perfect for a whimsical butterfly!  See below for Origami tutorial. Simple and easy to create!

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

INK: Many Marvelous Markers, Primrose Petals Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SET: You Are Loved Wood / You Are Loved Clear.

TOOLS: Modern Label Punch, Bone Folder, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.

EMBELLISHMENTS: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dimensionals, Stitched Satin Ribbon Primrose Petals.

Click on any of the images above to enlarge and scroll through this project’s photo gallery.


TECHNIQUE: Origami Butterfly

1. Cut two 2-inch squares from Designer Series Paper.

2. Position paper square on the diagonal, printed side down.  Fold square on the diagonal, wrong sides facing (Fig. 1).

3. With fold positioned at bottom, fold triangle in half (Fig.2); unfold.

4. Fold top of triangle down (Fig. 3) so that top point extends somewhat below bottom edge (Fig. 4).

5. Fold sides down on the diagonal (Fig. 4).  Resulting shape should look like butterfly wings (Fig. 5).

TIP: Use the Bone Folder at each step to get a tight crease.  This will help with the bulk of multiple layers of folding.

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