Heart Collage Card

Today I’m sharing a heart collage card. This is one of the cards we made in my Valentine’s Day class and it features the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper in the From My Heart suite in the Mini Catalog. Some of the papers in this set include red and pink foil accents – such fun!

I used the Meant to Be stamp set pictured on page 76 and the Forever Lovely stamp set on page 81 in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, along with the Stitched Be Mine Dies on page 195. These three products were originally in the 2019 Occasions catalog and I was so happy to see them carried over this year. I love the images and the set of dies is fantastic!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and fold in half.
  • Cut piece of red foil DSP at 5 1/4″ x 4.” Tie piece of Whisper White Bakers Twine around sheet and adhere to card base.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4 1/2″ x 3″ for the collage base.
  • Use the filigree die to cut a heart from a scrap of Real Red cardstock.
  • Stamp the heart image with Real Red ink and die cut.
  • Use a scrap of the striped DSP and die cut with one of the elongated heart dies.
  • For the foil heart, punch out with the plain edge punch from the Heart Punch Pack in the product suite. I chose not to purchase the punches so I cut it out with the paper snips.
  • Arrange the hearts in a pleasing design and adhere. I adhered the filigree heart first, using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.
  • Attach the collage piece to the foil paper with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • For the inside of the card cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp a Valentine’s Day greeting of your choice in Real Red ink. I used a greeting from the Forever Lovely stamp set.
  • Stamp the scattered heart image from the Forever Lovely set twice with Flirty Flamingo ink along left side of cardstock.

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Hello! Today’s card features products from the Parisian Blossoms mega-suite and it is for Valentine’s Day. There are two bundles in the suite and I used both of them for this card. I especially love the Eiffel Tower images. Over the years, Stampin’ Up! has included images of the Eiffel Tower in other stamp sets, however, I think this is the best one of all – it is tall and elegant!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base: Cut piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11,” score and fold in half.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Using the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder, run through your embossing machine. Adhere to card front.
  • Die cut the Eiffel Tower out of a piece of a Black Foil Sheet using the die from the Parisian Dies set. Adhere to card front. Die cut “Amour” out of a piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock using the die from the same set. I had originally planned on using Cherry Cobbler but it didn’t show up as well as I thought it would as there didn’t seem to be enough contrast. In the end, I really like how the Flirty Flamingo looks! Adhere to the lower part of the tower. I used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen for this.
  • Using the single flower image from the Forever Blossoms stamp set, stamp flowers with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Cherry Cobbler and Flirty Flamingo cardstock and cut out with the die from the Cherry Blossoms Die set. I like to use an odd number in groupings so decided on three flowers for each of the two groups. Arrange them on the card and glue them down with Multipurpose Glue so that you have some wiggle room to move them around until they are positioned to your liking.
  • I used a few gems from the From My Heart Faceted Gems in the From My Heart suite for a touch of bling.
  • For the inside of the card I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and stamped the Valentine’s greeting from the Meant to Be stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink. This set was in the 2019 Occasions catalog and was carried over to the 2019-2020 Annual catalog. It is a lovely set and has a fantastic set of dies, Stitched Be Mine, that were also carried over. I used the Stamparatus to partially position the large blossom image from the Forever Blossoms stamp set and stamped it with the Tuxedo Black ink.

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24-Hour Flash Sale Coming on Wednesday!

Stampin’ Up! has announced a 24-hour flash sale on Wednesday, October 23rd from 12:01AM MT until 11:50PM MT.  Selected stamps will be sold at 15% off, so if you have any sets on your wish list now is the perfect time to purchase them at a discount, as SU seldom offers a sale on current stamp sets!  Click here to download a PDF list of stamp sets that are included in the sale.

Here are additional details:

  • All selected stamp sets can be applied to Starter Kits.
  • Discount applies to select stamp sets only when purchased individually during the 24-hour promotion period.
  • Bundles featuring stamp sets from the promotion will not be discounted.
  • If you purchased a stamp set prior to the sale, we will not be offering exchanges or credits.
  • In the event that we run out of any item offered, promotional pricing will be honored on items backordered, up to the point it reaches the backorder limit. Once an item reaches the backorder limit and is not orderable, it will no longer be available during the promotion and will not be available to order until additional inventory arrives in your market.

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Slice of Happiness

Today I’m featuring a card I made to send to my friends and relatives for the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. It has been many years since Stampin’ Up! has had a Jewish holiday stamp set, except for a few occasional Hanukkah greetings, so every year I take on the challenge of using SU products to create my holiday cards. It is amazing what you can come up with! When I received the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, as soon as I spotted the pomegranate image in the new Slice of Happiness stamp set pictured on page 129, I knew it would be perfect for my cards. The pomegranate is a symbol that is frequently used in Jewish imagery as it signifies fruitfulness, knowledge, learning, wisdom and has special meaning for Rosh Hashanah because it is said that the pomegranate has 613 seeds, which is the exact number of commandments that are found in the Torah so it is customary to eat the fruit on this holiday. While I created this as a holiday card, you can substitute any greeting to the front and inside of the card and use it for another occasion. One note: I used a set of Jewish holiday greetings from Papertrey Ink that were designed specifically for this holiday.

Here is how I made the card.

Cut piece of Merry Merlot cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 11″ and fold in half.

Cut piece of Rococo Rose cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″and die cut with the 5th largest die from the Stitched Rectangle die set. Cut piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 3″ x 4 1/2″ and die cut with the 6th largest Stitched Rectangle die.

Stamp pomegranate image with Merry Merlot ink. Stamp dewdrops with Delicata Celestial Copper ink in opposite corners of the rectangle . Adhere this piece to the Rococo Rose piece.

For the decorative border cut a piece of copper foil at 1 1/2″ x 6″ and run it through your die cutting machine with the floral die from the Delicate Lace die set. Use a light layer of liquid glue to adhere to bottom front of card. Snip off ends at each side of the die cut piece. Center the image above the foil piece and adhere to card front.

For the inside of the card cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp greeting. Stamp dewdrops at bottom left of piece with the Delicata Celestial Copper ink. Adhere to card.

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Healing Vibes

Hello and for those of you in the U.S. Happy Labor Day! Today I’m participating for the first time in Kylie Bertucci’s International Stampin’ Up! Blog Highlights. Readers get to vote on their top five favorites in the gallery and the top 10 ten winners will get to participate in an International Blog Hop later this month. The theme is encouragement and I hope you like my card.

I chose to work with Healing Hugs, a stamp set in the Distinktive line of photo-realistic stamps. I love the sentiments as well as the type fonts in this set. A group of women that stamp with me a few times a year recently asked to make some get well and sympathy cards and this was one of the cards we made. As it turns out, I needed two cards shortly after we made them so they came in handy.

Here is how I made the card:

  • Cut a piece of Rococo Rose cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and fold in half.
  • Cut a piece of the handwriting paper from the Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to card base.
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3″ x 4 1/2″. Stamp flowers with Merry Merlot and Rococo Rose inks, slightly overlapping them. Stamp leaves with Pear Pizzazz ink. Stamp cross-hatch design with Soft Suede ink. Adhere to a piece of Merry Merlot cardstock cut at 3 1/8″ x 4 5/8″. Adhere to card.
  • On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock stamp sentiment with Soft Suede ink. Cut with the stitched label die from the Smooth Sailing dies. You can use any other similar dies or punches. Add a small Rococo Rose faceted dot. Adhere to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Noble Peacock Trio

Hello! Today I have a trio of cards I made for a recent class I gave using the gorgeous Noble Peacock Suite of products pictured on pages 24-26 in the annual catalog. I previously posted a fourth card here.

The first card is 4 1/4″ square. Card base is cut at 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ from a piece of Old Olive Noble Peacock Specialty DSP. Cut piece of Old Olive cardstock at 3 1/4″ square and run through Subtle 3D embossing folder to give the piece some texture. Attach to card base with dimensionals. Cut two peacock feathers from a piece of copper foil using the Detailed Peacock Dies and adhere to the textured piece. Stamp greeting from the Floral Essence set in Old Olive ink on scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock and cut with a rectangle from the Stitched Rectangle Dies. Attach to card with dimensionals. Add green Noble Peacock rhinestones to the feathers.

For the next card cut piece of Blueberry Bushel cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and fold in half. Cut piece of Blueberry Bushel paper from the Noble Peacock Specialty DSP at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to card base. Cut two pieces of cardstock, Highland Heather at 3 1/2″ x 5″ and Whisper White at 2 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ and run through the Beads & Baubles embossing folder. Adhere Highland Heather piece with Snail Tape and the Whisper White with dimensionals. For the peacock cut a piece of Shimmery White cardstock at 3″ x 5″ and using sponge daubers, first add a patch of Blueberry Bushel ink across the piece, followed by Pretty Peacock and then Highland Heather until the piece is covered entirely. Cut a piece of an adhesive sheet and adhere to the back. SU no longer sells these sheets so if you do not have them you can use the fine tip adhesive or other glue of your choice. Cut out with the filigree peacock die from the Detailed Peacock Dies. Cut three leaves from the die set with Pretty Peacock cardstock and trim the stems. Peel adhesive backing off the peacock and lightly glue leaves to the back of the peacock. Adhere peacock to the Whisper White embossed piece. Stamp greeting in Highland Heather ink, cut with one of the small Stitched Nested Labels, attach with dimensionals and add purple rhinestone to the greeting.

For the last card I wanted to use my favorite Designer Series paper, Perennial Essence. I thought that some of the blue and green papers would work well with the peacock image and I love how it looks! Cut piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and fold in half. Cut one piece of DSP at 4″ x 5 1’4″ and adhere to card base. Cut two pieces of Old Olive cardstock, one at 3″ x 3 1/2″ and the other at 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″. Cut piece of DSP at 2 7/8″ x 3 3/8″ and adhere to larger piece of Old Olive cardstock. Tie piece of reversible ribbon around this piece and adhere to card. Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 1/8″ x 2 5/8″. Stamp top part of peacock in Old Olive ink on left side. Stamp tail feathers around peacock in Bermuda Bay ink. Adhere to smaller piece of Old Olive cardstock and then adhere to card. Stamp greeting in Bermuda Bay ink and die cut or punch out circle. Cut Bermuda Bay circle with die from the Stitched Shapes Dies and adhere to greeting. Adhere to peacock image with dimensionals.

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